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POLITICO Breaking News
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President Barack Obama will issue a memo in Cushing, Okla., tomorrow telling federal agencies to expedite the section of the Keystone XL pipeline between Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast, the White House announced today.

For more information… http://www.politico.com

Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (feat. Eminem)


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Mitt Romney raps to the tune of Eminem. Hope you like it and share it.

By Hugh Atkin

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Can I have your attention please.
Can I have your attention please.
Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.
I repeat. Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.
We’re gonna have a problem here.
Y’all act like you haven’t seen a Mormon before.
Jaws down on the floor.
I’m not concerned about the very poor.
Got it wrong. Sorry. That’s not what I meant.
I want every American to be in the top one percent.
I’m really named Willard. That’s my first name.
I’m not looking for a colony on the moon. Just for someone to blame.
I like being able to fire people.
“I’m Newt Gingrich.” You’re fired.
“I’m Rick Santorum and I’m….” Fired
Boom. Boom. Boom.
“Conservative women love Mitt Romney.” And I love cars and I love lakes.
I’m running or office for Pete’s sake.
With regards to abortion. Pro-life? Pro-choice?
I firmly believe in my own singing voice.

For purple mountains’ majesty, above the fruited plain.
“Where were we at John?”

Uh… with regards to abortion… uh….
You can choose your own adventure.
It’s a Republican dementia.
And I’m more concerned about the banks: they’re unable to lend.
Corporations are people my friend.
My dog is on the roof. My dog is on the roof.
Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?
Understand I’m an exception. The Obama contraception.
Not a vulture, I’m an eagle.
Look I’m gonna get my lawn cut by illegals.
There will be an influx. Hispanic voters in trucks.
Look, if you don’t believe, I’ll tell you what, ten thousand bucks?
Well, I made a lot of money matter of factually.
I drive a couple of Cadillacs actually.
I have emotion and passion. That’s a joke for the record.
But if you want the soul of America restored,
Come on board. Take your fair share and every
Mormon wave your underwear.
Sing the chorus, papa bear.

I’m Mitt Romney. Yes, I’m the real Romney.
All the other Mitt Romneys are just mass debating.
So would the real Mitt Romney please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

I’m Mitt Romney. Yes, I’m the real Romney.
All the other Mitt Romneys are just mass debating.
So would the real Mitt Romney please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

Mitt Romney - The King of Bain

Mitt Romney - The King of Bain (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Mitt Romney fully embraces Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan


Originally Posted 12-08-12

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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Mitt Romney fully embraces Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

One of the key stories of the day — perhaps the one that will have the greatest long term political impact — has to be that Mitt Romney has now fully embraced Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.

After previously hedging on the Ryan plan, Romney is now fully declaring his support for it, as a way to wound the surging Newt Gingrich among conservative voters. Newt, you’ll recall, famously referred to the Ryan plan as “right wing social engineering,” and Romney, in a post on his Web site, has revived this Newt quote, and is suggesting he’d sign it into law as president, in order to portray himself as the only true conservative in the race.

“With friends like Newt, who needs the left?” the Romney Web site now blares.

The reason this matters: It will give Dems a weapon in the general election against Romney. “In order to make this attack, Mitt Romney has now given himself ownership of the Ryan plan,” Jed Lewison writes. “Let me say that again: Mitt Romney is now one hundred percent committed to Paul Ryan’s proposal to end Medicare and replace it with vouchers.”

Steve Benen added: “This is the line Democrats have waited eight months for Romney to take.” [WASHINGTON POST: MORE]

There Goes the GOP…Again


They’re back at it again. Today, GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan launched his campaign to re-brand the Republican plan to end Medicare.

Don’t fall for it — and don’t let your friends and family fall for Ryan’s smoke-and-mirrors either. Get the facts:

  • Paul Ryan’s new Republican budget will still replace the Medicare guarantee with vouchers for seniors. When your voucher runs out, it runs out. Seniors are left on the hook to pay any additional health care costs. (1)
  • While seniors pay more (2), the Republicans’ budget protects tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires, and Big Oil companies. (3)

Forward this e-mail to 3 friends right now so they have the facts.

Then, join the fight at our Medicare Madness 2012 Action Center: Help us reach 100,000 strong demanding that Republicans stop putting Millionaires before Medicare >>

You can also share your Medicare storywrite a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, and share the facts on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest. Budgets are about priorities, and the Republicans’ priority is that millionaires come first and seniors’ Medicare comes last.

The American people rejected Republicans’ extreme scheme last year. With your help, they will do it again.

http://MedicareMadness2012.com

Thanks for standing strong.

Steve

Rep. Steve Israel
DCCC Chairman

“Walking While Black” in Florida Can Get a Kid Murdered!


Like you, I am just learning about this hate crime (sic).  I am encouraged by US Attorney General Eric Holder‘s decision to investigate this case where the killer walks around free while every layman says that the police had probable cause to arrest Mr. Zimmerman in the case of the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Does Florida law let killers go free?

By Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Senior Legal Analyst
updated 10:34 PM EDT, Tue March 20, 2012

Trayvon Martin went out to buy some Skittles — and was shot dead before he made it home. The case is horrifying, maddening, grotesque. CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says perhaps worst of all, there may be nothing Florida law enforcement can do about it. FULL STORY

Oh, Say Can You See…the New America?


Originally Posted May 18, 2011

Gee, what does the GOP want America to be like in the future? I begin by saying that the top 1% of the country (where the nation’s wealth is concentrated) can be assured that they can live anywhere in the world leaving behind New America (ten years from now).  So, it troubles them not that our future will be like that of a third world country where many of our students won’t be able to go to school due to cuts in education.  They won’t be able to rise to top leadership posts in business and government.  They will not have had the benefits of Head Start, Sesame Street and educational TV. Colleges and universities will be so expensive that only the rich will be able to afford them.  The one hope for meritorious students, scholarships, will be diminished.  The cuts that Paul Ryan & Co want to establish will surely shrink our field of good nurses and doctors.  How will lawyers survive?  The good jobs of today will be filled in New America by the less qualified who are paid less. [Are you picturing New America in your mind?]

Republicans in Congress want to solve our economic problems on the backs of the poor and the middle class.  The latter two are the ones always called to “lift that barrow, tote that bale.”  They are the ones who strap on a gun to defend our Constitution.  They are the ones who will grow old in New America and find retirement and old age pure misery.  Right now Medicaid is suffering trying to take care of the aged poor in nursing homes. Although the middle class retired pay a monthly premium to be on Medicare, Paul Ryan and John Boehner want to shut down Medicare as we know it. In New America the retired will be given a voucher (not unlike a grocery store coupon) to use when going out to find medical insurance.  What insurance company in the future would give a policy to someone who has the illnesses that afflict the elderly? None!   Heaven help them if they touch Social Security, except to extend its life and benefits.  The top 1% of the country will live on accumulated wealth in their literal “golden years.”  The rest of us will look for Social Security benefits to live on.  Although we will be too old (and too sick) to work, our daily expenses will continue. Social Security will be our lifeline!

It has been heartening to hear that many republicans got lots of flack when they went home the other day and presented their vision for “New America” to their constituents. We saw a town hall where Paul Ryan, himself, was harried and had to sneak out of the building and leave secretly. [No images of the latter.]

Meetings are going on at the Whitehouse to reach a compromise on the budget,debt ceiling/spending cut problems. Vice President Biden came out of one meeting yesterday and gave a hopeful message.  Speaker of the House, John Boehner held a press conference where he painted a picture of democrats cowering and panicking as they were being forced to yield to the republicans.  Just a few months ago Mr. Boehner said that he could see both sides reaching “common ground.” Now he shows no will to compromise. He sweats and defies the will of the people saying republicans will not vote for tax increases on the rich.  The financial pull of the rich is remarkably strong. RICH PEOPLE! REPUBLICANS! You sit at the table of life eating high on the hog. Please elbow a little room so that the poor and middle class can eat. It’s the American thing to do!

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Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (feat. Eminem)


Uploaded by  on Mar 19, 2012

Mitt Romney raps to the tune of Eminem. Hope you like it and share it.

By Hugh Atkin

youtube.com/hmatkin
twitter.com/hmatkin

Can I have your attention please.
Can I have your attention please.
Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.
I repeat. Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.
We’re gonna have a problem here.
Y’all act like you haven’t seen a Mormon before.
Jaws down on the floor.
I’m not concerned about the very poor.
Got it wrong. Sorry. That’s not what I meant.
I want every American to be in the top one percent.
I’m really named Willard. That’s my first name.
I’m not looking for a colony on the moon. Just for someone to blame.
I like being able to fire people.
“I’m Newt Gingrich.” You’re fired.
“I’m Rick Santorum and I’m….” Fired
Boom. Boom. Boom.
“Conservative women love Mitt Romney.” And I love cars and I love lakes.
I’m running or office for Pete’s sake.
With regards to abortion. Pro-life? Pro-choice?
I firmly believe in my own singing voice.

For purple mountains’ majesty, above the fruited plain.
“Where were we at John?”

Uh… with regards to abortion… uh….
You can choose your own adventure.
It’s a Republican dementia.
And I’m more concerned about the banks: they’re unable to lend.
Corporations are people my friend.
My dog is on the roof. My dog is on the roof.
Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?
Understand I’m an exception. The Obama contraception.
Not a vulture, I’m an eagle.
Look I’m gonna get my lawn cut by illegals.
There will be an influx. Hispanic voters in trucks.
Look, if you don’t believe, I’ll tell you what, ten thousand bucks?
Well, I made a lot of money matter of factually.
I drive a couple of Cadillacs actually.
I have emotion and passion. That’s a joke for the record.
But if you want the soul of America restored,
Come on board. Take your fair share and every
Mormon wave your underwear.
Sing the chorus, papa bear.

I’m Mitt Romney. Yes, I’m the real Romney.
All the other Mitt Romneys are just mass debating.
So would the real Mitt Romney please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

I’m Mitt Romney. Yes, I’m the real Romney.
All the other Mitt Romneys are just mass debating.
So would the real Mitt Romney please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

Mitt Romney - The King of Bain

Mitt Romney - The King of Bain (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

From Joe Biden on the Campaign Trail…


I’m officially back on the campaign trail. And it feels great to be out there.

Because really, what being on the campaign trail means to me is simple: talking to you.

What supporters across the country are thinking about right now is what’s going to be on our minds every day between now and Election Day. And for four years after that.

So I’d like to ask you one question right now: Of all the issues important to you, what’s the bottom-line reason you’re with us in this fight?

You can answer that question here.

We’ve all got a dog in this fight.

For some folks, it’s making sure we’re continuing to create millions of good jobs here at home, and building an economy that’s made to last — not for the next election cycle or the next couple years, but for the long run. Or the idea that we ought to be protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare for future generations of Americans.

We want to take each of those reasons, and drill them into this thing we’re building together.

And right now, I’m asking for your help. Let us know what’s on your mind, and help shape the conversation in the months to come:

http://my.barackobama.com/Your-Bottom-Line-Issue

I’ll see you out there.

- Joe