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Paul Ryan, Certified Lyin' King

Mitt Romney pollster Neil Newhouse recently said that the Romney campaign is “not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.” If the past few weeks are any indication, Paul Ryan is sticking pretty close to that strategy. Here are his most recent lies, going back to his universally fact-checked Republican National Convention speech. Come back: We’ll update throughout the rest of the campaign.

10. “I voted for the Budget Control Act. But the Obama Administration proposed $478 billion in defense cuts. We don’t agree with that, our budget rejected that, and then on top of that is another $500 billion in defense cuts in the sequester.” Truth: Ryan has been doing back flips to explain why he has been criticizing the Democrats for the $600 million “sequestration” cuts that will automatically go into effect if there’s no budget compromise by December. Ryan, in fact, voted for those cuts. The sequestration cuts, along with $487 million in other defense cuts, were both a part of the Budget Control Act. (September 9, 2012)

More: http://www.salon.com/2012/09/11/the_lyin_king/



Can someone here explain how Elizabeth Warren is polling behind Scott Brown?

Isn't Massachusetts supposedly a deep-blue state? I'm baffled about how Obama is the clear favorite over Romney there by double-digits, yet Warren has been polling behind Brown.

Republicans See California Comeback

TAMPA, Fla. – California Republicans resolved to keep their focus on November’s election and the future of the state party Monday, Aug. 27, as Tropical Storm Isaac churned into the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to steal thunder from the GOP’s national convention.
Most of the day’s planned events were scuttled due to the storm, and organizers consolidated the program into just three days. But with Republicans intent on generating as much momentum as possible from the convention, California’s political leaders and delegates pushed forward with a morning rally at a beach side resort about 30 miles outside of Tampa.
At the event, hundreds of the state’s delegates, alternates and guests – including dozens from Riverside and San Bernardino counties – cheered as GOP leaders shifted focus from the national ticket to California, promising a new day for a state in which Republicans don't hold a single statewide office.

More: http://www.pe.com/local-news/politics/ben-goad-headlines/20120827-gop-convention-republicans-see-california-comeback.ece

If Republicans hate gov't so much, why do they desperately want to run ours?

Ever since Ronald Reagan's pronouncement that "Government is the Problem", Republicans have been running against the government, and at the same time, they desperately want to run, or own the government.

I'd like to explore this dichotomy, and try to analyze why it exists, and try to determine if the Republican behavior matches their rhetoric. I suspect it won't, but will provide my argument and you can decide for yourself.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/21/1122705/-If-Republicans-hate-government-so-much-why-do-they-so-desperately-want-to-run-and-own-ours

Would You Vote For Mitt Romney Or An Empty Chair For President?

In the spirit of the GOP Convention/Circus, I'd Like To Do The Honors:

Obama Achievements (with citations):
1. Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse. http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5

2. Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money. http://n.pr/hcgBn1

3. On his first full day, he froze White House salaries. http://on.msnbc.com/ewJUIx

4. He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending. http://www.cio.gov

5. He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems. To that end, he also signed the Democratic-sponsored Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, which attempted to put a stop to waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system. http://bit.ly/hOw1t1 http://bit.ly/fz8GAd

6. Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. http://bit.ly/hwKhKa

More at [link:http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html|

These are enough Republicans to start a baseball team


Famous people from your astrological sign who you're proud and ashamed of

I'll start.
Proud of: Miles Davis, Tupac Shakur, JFK, Johnny Depp
Ashamed of: Donald Trump, Joe Arpaio

Are You Going To Watch Monday's Upcoming RNC Circus?

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