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  • Tweet Untweet: Everyday Romney Writes the Book

    Tags: Barack Obama, Health Care, Mitt Romney, Tweet Untweet, Twitter
  • Tweet Roundup: Get Your DNC in Gear

    Now that we're knee deep in the DNC, it's time to say that what's good for the elephant is good for the jackass. Here are some of the most hilarious tweets about Democrats…

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    Tags: Bill Clinton, Democratic National Convention, Dennis Miller, Health Care, Michelle Obama, Rachel Maddow, Tweet Untweet, Twitter, Women's Rights
  • Mitt Romney's Own Book Endorses Obamacare at RNC

    There's been a lot of talk in the press about the Republican Party's efforts to keep a tight on any in-party dissent or between-faction squabbling as they head into their party convention. And, for the most part, it looks like they're going to do a pretty good job.

    However, there's these two guys who they just cannot get to see eye-to-eye and one is always popping up to contradict the other. Obviously, I'm talking about Mitt Romney and a-couple-years-ago Mitt Romney

    All credentialed media checking into the Republican National Convention are being given a swag bag featuring brochures and items from various sponsors such as sunglasses and a pocket fan. But the bag also contains a copy of the original hardcover version of Mitt Romney’s book No Apology, in which he suggested his approach to health care in Massachusetts could be accomplished in the rest of the country

    On page 177 of the hardcover version of No Apology that’s being given out at the RNC, Romney describes his Massachusetts health care law, and writes: "We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care."

    Ugh! Who decided to use old copies of Mitt Romney's book? Newer versions of the book have that part cut out because… well, because socialism. This is bush league shit, I'm telling you! Bush league!

    Convention staffers should know: Never use any Romney quote that is older than a week ago, because there's even odds that he doesn't believe that anymore. Anything older than 24 hours is also a little bit iffy as well, but I guess we have to draw the line somewhere.

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    Tags: Books, Health Care, Mitt Romney, Republican National Convention
  • Stephen Colbert Looks at Barack Obama's War on Pizza

    "14 cents? 14 cents?! That's three times the value of a Papa John's pizza!" – Stephen Colbert on skyrocketing pizza costs

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    The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Food, Health Care, Mitt Romney, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
  • Romney Campaign Alarms Conservatives by Admitting to Policy Accomplishment

    Appearing on Fox News, Mitt Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul pushed back against a Priorities USA ad that linked Bain Capital to the cancer death of a laid-off steelworker's wife (this is where we are in the campaign cycle, guys), which is a bit scurrilous, as there's no evidence to suggest that Romney has literally murdered anyone.

    Did Saul counterattack by pointing out the advertisement's discredited timeline? Or shift attention to the 42 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent that is Barack Obama's greatest electoral weakness? No! Saul pointed out that if the family featured in the Super PAC ad had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by Romneycare.

    "To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," said Saul.

    Obviously, this whole "highlight Romney's most important policy achievement, which helped working families purchase health insurance" is very dangerous, according to conservatives. Red State's Erick Erikson tweeted, "OMG. This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election. Wow," a sentiment shared by the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein. That's a little much. Very few votes will be affected by this. Mitt Romney has murdered more people than the number of conservatives who will vote for Obama because they hate Romneycare.

    But it does highlight a problem with the Romney campaign: "Vote for me because of the life-saving program which I implemented in Massachusetts and will swiftly repeal everywhere else in the country when I'm elected," is hard to fit on a bumper sticker.

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    Tags: Health Care, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney