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Tonight could have been Rmoney's death knell

With the latest polling data, many of Rmoney's big money donors were quietly looking for the exit and potentially getting ready to stitch sides in order to be with the winner. Slimebags like Rove were beginning to shift monies away from Rmoney and put them instead in down-ticket elections for Senate and House. A good performance by the President might well have been the final touch to push all of them and make Rmoney's Presidential bid a dead item. But I fear that with the President's lackluster performance tonite, particularly when combined with his inability to challenge Rmoney on the myriad of lies he spouted are going to breathe a whole new life into the Rmoney campaign. The end result may well be an election a hell of a lot more in doubt than it should have been and that's a damn shame. I don't know why the President is unable to show more balls in confrontation with Rethuglicans. It's a trait which has in large part ruined much of his first term and may in the final analisys cost him his second term.

God, Chuck Toad is a loathsome little

woodchuck of a TV commentator. Watching Hardball and heard him pontificate on why Obama is only ahead because he got 3 or 4 'lucky breaks' during the course of the campaign until now, and how we can expect miracles from Rmoney because he's a 'seasoned debater who does well coming from behind in debates'. Do they really have to keep uttering this shit to keep the 'this is still a horserace' meme going?

The reviews for the First Presidential debates

are in from RW sources (With thanks to and acknowledgement of the source of these, the great BartCop):

"I thought Romney clearly won that debate. He looked confident,
- his answers were sharp and he appeared more presidential than Obama."
-- Bill Kristol, reviewing next Wednesday's debate

"It wasn't even close - not even close. Romney clearly won that debate.
Obama was flailing for answers - the president didn't have a good night."
-- O'Reilly, reviewing next Wednesday's debate

"Romney clearly won that first debate. Obama embarrassed himself.
Obama seemed tentative and meek, while Romney was calm and presidential."
-- Hannity, reviewing next Wednesday's debate

"Romney by a mile - and our post-debate polls show exactly that."
-- Lou Dobbs, reviewing next Wednesday's debate

" I half-expected Monica to come out and blow Obama."
-- the vulgar Pigboy, being the giant dick that he always is

Rude Pundit knocks it out of the park

with his description of Christie's eulogy to Republican Economics:

"Imagine you have a friend who a few years back heard that if you feed poodles money they will shit out gold bricks. So your friend starts feeding his hard-earned cash to all the pampered poodles he can find, and they gobble those bills down." clip

"Still, he clings to this bizarre, completely disproven idea: poodles shit gold. Now, after some time, he's low on cash. You tell your friend to stop putting out plates of money for the goddamned poodles. No, your friend says. Instead, he must cut back on other things, like doctor visits and food and more, just so he'll have the spare money to give the fucking dogs. "One day, these little bitches are gonna pay off," he tells you, sounding completely crazy, "and I'll be on easy street." But until then, he's just got hands that stink like dog shit. clip

I give up. How do you counter

the absolute witches brew of lies, distortions and half truths that the Rethugs and their willing handmaidens in hate radio and RW TV land of Faux spew into peoples' conscious and subconscious over the course of years now?

Had occasion to talk to a young guy who's putting in edging for some flower beds around the house. Turns out he's 20 years old, married a girl who he didn't love at 17 because she had a kid with another guy who left her and had nowhere to turn, is expecting his fourth kid soon and is struggling to start his own edging business. He loved to chat and I wasn't in any hurry. Somehow the topic of the November election came up and he asked me who I was going to vote for - I told him Obama.

He thought about it and then told me, "well, he (Obama)'s OK but I won't vote for him." So I asked him why. "It's because he's adding 14 billions of dollars in defect to the economy every year". I did my best to try to explain to him the deficit Obama was left with because of things like the Bush off-balance sheet wars, Medicare prescription drug expansion, etc, and he seemed to be getting it. But then, when I thought I might have actually made some progress he floored me with "well, it's really because of Obama's Health Plan that was caused when the Congress couldn't pay for the debt last year".

I tried my best to explain to him what had happened with the debt ceiling hostage negotiations last year and the Bush tax cut extensions, but I could see it just wasn't making any impression. What was apparent was that he had ingested a steady stream of RW talking points day after day, year after year and, although he had them all mixed up in his mind and didn't really understand any one of them clearly, what was clear is that his mind was made up. He's voting against Obama. Period.

How do we reach people like this nice kid who's one of the people Obama's policies will MOST help when they've been poisoned with the steady drip-drip of Rethuglican invective? Wish I knew...

Snow Snooki

Couldn't resist sharing the latest nom de guerre de Sister Sarah, compliments of a poster over at "News Hounds". Strikes me as absolute perfection.

Oh Shit! The secret of ACA has finally gotten found out!

The Morans over at FR are now having a hissyfit since they 'discovered' that the 'real' reason for ACA is so the gubmint' kin git a list of all yourn names who has gunz and then take 'em away!!

Ammoland ^ | June 28, 2012 | Ammoland.com

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2012 3:02:14 PM by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Led by feckless chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the ObamaCare law by a 5-to-4 decision, with Roberts voting with liberals Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan.

While the decision means many harmful things for the American public, the Second Amendment community remains greatly affected, as the law requires Americans’ medical information to be culled and entered into a national database.

Centralizing these medical records will allow the FBI to troll a list of Americans for ailments such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to deny them their gun rights, in the same way that the Veterans Administration has already denied more than 150,000 veterans their right to bear arms.

Just managed to watch some of Fux News coverage

It's a thing of 'beauty'. First up was Lindsay Graham, so pissed off that he could barely talk (literally). He was red in the face and everything. "It's a tax increase - really- it's a tax increase". Then, Megan (I'm a blonde lawyer) Kelly now firming up the other talking point de jour - that since public displeasure (i.e. Town Halls) was instrumental in getting Rethugs elected in 2010, we're now going to have a whole new summer of Town Halls now, which will sweep Democrats from Congress. The Murdock-Fux news plan is twofold:

1- Keep repeating that, since the USSCt found the authority to fund the ACA was based on Congress' TAXING authority, that the ACA is now a MASSIVE TAX INCREASE. (I found that meme repeated by eight people in less than an hour watching Fux)

2- Try and gin up false public outrage again like the manufactured Town Halls of 2010. Get the people scared about the unknown and LIE to them once again about death panels, and, of course MASSIVE TAX INCREASES.



How are we ever

How are are we ever going to be able to overcome the huge disparity of reporting in the MSM which is critical of Obama and non-critical for Romney? Watching tonite's news shows on a variety of channels I was struck (and more than a little discouraged) by the overwhelmingly critical reporting re Obama's truncated statement that the 'private sector was doing fine'. To say it got beaten to death would be a polite understatement. Compare and contrast that with the glaring free pass the Romney gets for not only stupid statements (like his bitching about Obama wanting to 'hire more teachers, firemen and policemen') but also for his many outright lies, as documented by Rachel last night. Every broadcast station - ABC, CBS, NBC as well as the cable networks CNN and MSNBC seem to be getting their scripts right from Rove's playbook. If we add to that all the truly vicious partisan propaganda now freely allowed under Citizens United it becomes an almost insurmountable amount of negative information repeated over and over and over, ad infinitum. And, as Josef Goebbels pointed out years ago, for propaganda to be effective it must, above all, be repeated over and over and over.

Seeing as this election will depend in the final analysis on our persuading the so-called Independent voters to vote for Obama, how are we ever going to be able to counter this deluge of slanted coverage designed to convince the disinterested, disengaged or low-information voters that they should vote against Obama (not FOR Romney) in November? I for one confess I haven't a clue.

Is anyone else having trouble accessing Media Matters?

Are they under some kind of DOS attack?
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