“Are they making proposals that risk making the debt problem worse?” said Alice Rivlin, a former head of the Congressional Budget Office and Federal Reserve vice chairman who now serves on the group’s board. “On that score, all of these candidates fail. They all reduce the revenue that is available to the government over time.”
Q: WTF is wrong with this picture?
A: No women on a panel testifying about contraceptive coverage.
“This is an unscripted fuck-up of heroic dimensions, radiating downward from the highest levels of our society, playing out in real time for all of us to watch. Our oligarchy has thrown a rod.”
In you got to be fucking kidding me news:
Karl Rove’s recent comments on the “Halftime in America” ad narrated by Clint Eastwood:
“I was, frankly, offended by it,” said Karl Rove on Fox News Monday. “I’m a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, I thought it was an extremely well-done ad, but it is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics, and the president of the United States and his political minions are, in essence, using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising.”
Full article here: http://wapo.st/wDLW2D
(Source: Washington Post)
“I’m not concerned about the very poor.” - Mitt Romney
No face, and no backbone. A candidate truly fit for the 1%.
The violent events of Occupy Oakland over the weekend was the first nail in the coffin for the Occupy movement.
Change through non-violent direct action must remain the goal of Occupy in order to remain legitimate in the eyes of the public.
Images like the one above will only fuel the fire by the Right to portray the Occupy movement as “terrorist-like.”
#ANOTHERWORLDISPOSSIBLE but #NOTLIKETHIS
That awkward moment when John Boehner cries for a legitimate reason.
What he said: [W]e need to change our tax code so that people like me, and an awful lot of members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes. Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes.
What he meant: Here’s looking at you, Mitt.
What he said: Let’s remember how we got here. … In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly four million jobs. And we lost another four million before our policies were in full effect. What he meant: Romney needs to get his facts straight.
What he said: Let’s remember how we got here. … In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly four million jobs. And we lost another four million before our policies were in full effect.
What he meant: Romney needs to get his facts straight.
As he walked from the Oval Office to the residence, Obama said he was still finishing up the speech — there “may be a few touch-ups” to make before tonight.
Asked if he was pleased with the speech, he responded with a grin: “Not bad.”
“Pokemon!” they screamed. “Pokemon!”
“The Pokemon thing,” Cain said, before treating them to a dramatic recitation. “Oh, I know me some Pokemon words.”
The first television advertisement from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign will start airing in battleground states across the country today. Typically, the first advertisements of presidential campaigns are upbeat and heartfelt, but the President’s campaign was forced to act when the Koch brother’s Super PAC, Americans for Prosperity, launched a $6 million ad campaign in battleground states distorting some of the facts about the administration’s involvement and oversight of Solyndra. The last thing Obama needs is for Solyndra to become like Bain Capital for Romney.
The 2012 race has officially begun, sit back, tune in and hold on.
“We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” - President Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC released a new television commercial today in South Carolina, in advance of the upcoming underfunded GOP Primary. The ad, entitled “Not Abel,” shows support for Stephen Colbert’s possible candidacy by offering voters a way to show support for Stephen Colbert’s possible candidacy.” - John Stewart, The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC