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  •  Funny moments on Joe Scab this morning as he (12+ / 0-)

    issued forth on the awful "conservative entertainment complex" and how it had LIED to voters--completely and very ironically believing that he and his morning panel of GOPers are not a thriving part of it.  

    Really funny what an unexamined life that guy leads.

    If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

    by livjack on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:48:58 AM PST

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    •  he has always been Romneyesque in his ability to (3+ / 0-)
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      dance away from his positions and mistakes.   A gigantic ego maniac, who like most egomaniacs, is unaware that he is.

      And shame on Mika for playing wet nurse to that idiot for all these years.

      ecstatically baffled

      by el vasco on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:57:46 AM PST

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    •  Morning Joe covered the "mandate" thing recently (3+ / 0-)
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      which is really a "message" thing, after all.  Or, rather David Frum covered the Republican "message" thing - for 2012.

      That's right, that David Frum, the former Bush speechwriter and the author of the phrase, "axis of evil."

      He's talking like Rachel Maddow on politics as he flogs his new eBook, Why Romney Lost.  Check it out:

      Mitt Romney's message is:

      I am going to take away Medicare from everybody under 55, I'm going to cut Medicaid for everybody but about a third, and I'm going to do that to finance a giant tax cut for me and my friends, and the reason I'm doing that is because half the country contribute nothing to the national endeavor.

      http://delong.typepad.com/...

      Hilarious.  And then David Frum starts to sound like Paul Krugman on economics:
      I mean, we have not yet emerged from the greatest national catastrophe, the greatest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. And what are we talking about? The deficit and the debt.  And these are important problems, but they're a lot easier to worry about if you are wealthier than you were in 2008, which most of the people on television now are again, if you are securely employed, which most of the people on television now are. But that's not true for 80% of America.
      So - here's the snarky part:  What is or was Barack Obama's message?  [Note:  this is me, not David Frum, speaking]
      I am going to work with Republicans in the coming weeks and months to reach across the aisle and come up with "a balanced deficit reduction plan" that:  (a) raises the Medicare retirement age to 67; (b) ratifies cuts to Medicaid for millions of uninsured Americans who would otherwise receive health care coverage under the ACA; (c) raises payroll taxes on working families; (d) eliminates supplemental unemployment insurance despite widespread joblessness; (e) does nothing about our lack of infrastructure spending; but instead (f) provides $2.50 dollars in domestic discretionary spending cuts for only $1.00 in increased revenue, including a small increase in the top marginal tax rate from 35% back to the previous 39% level.
      Is that what we voted for when we re-elected President Obama?  Was that his "mandate?"

      What, then, will the President do?

      I will then sit back and watch the economy stagnate, and my own party's butt get kicked again in the 2014 midterm elections in two years' time.
      And what will the Republican message be in 2014?

      Republican message, 2014

      1.  Where are the jobs?

      2.  Obama wants to cut Medicare.

      Oh, wait.  That was the Republican campaign message back in 2010.  Two years ago.  They won big that year, too.  But - heck - why not again in 2014?

      You go with a winner.

    •  Beware (1+ / 0-)
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      of the "conservative entertainment complex."

      "Is that your vegetarian leather jacket?" George Harrison

      by nellgwen on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:33:02 AM PST

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