Despite a printing professional’s sworn testimony, Republican canvassing board members still have no idea that Calibri comes in a 12-point font. So democracy gets fucked again because none of them have ever used Microsoft Word apparently. Surely it’s not because they’re trying to protect their anti-worker agenda.
Nice going, Michigan Republicans. Aces. I’m sure this will all work out great for your party - the party of bullshit obstructionism.
Don’t kid yourselves. The real power behind Mitt’s campaign - the moneyed interests - don’t give a crap about what Republican voters want. Their only concern is how Mitt’s policies benefit them. And benefit them they will. If this charlatan buys the election, you and I and everyone who isn’t named Koch will be in the damn poorhouse.
1. “Corporations are people, my friend.”
2. $360,000 is “not very much” money.
3. “I’m not concerned about the very poor.”
4. $10,000 is a friendly bet.
5. “I like being able to fire people.”
6. “The only tax I want to completely repeal is the investment income tax.”
7. Made $21.6 million in 2010, says “I’m unemployed too.”
It’s ridiculous that we have to even have a conversation about “what is a ‘person’?” It’s like haggling over what the definition of “is” is. (Yes, I went there. It was stupid then and it’s stupid now.)
Let me make it plain for anyone who’s still unclear on the concept: a “person” is a living breathing human being. A “statutory business organization/tax shelter” is not. Any questions?
The San Jose Mercury News has made it known who they support for governor of California, and it ain’t Meg Whitman:
[Whitman] has demonstrated through her campaign a loose relationship with the truth, a poor understanding of government and a penchant for platitudes. Her carefully packaged positions offer pat solutions for problems whose depth and complexity clearly elude her. We recommended her in the Republican primary over the shape-shifting Steve Poizner, but as the campaign has unfolded we’ve come to see that she utterly lacks the qualifications to be governor.
Whitman is spending more than $140 million on this campaign — breaking all records — largely to buy misleading ads and pay a herd of consultants to tell her what to say. Their aim is obvious, targeting various interests. What we don’t know is who Meg Whitman really is, how she thinks or what she values.
Whitman is no Sarah Palin - she has a brain and actually did something with her life. But she decided it was better to offer “platitudes” and manufactured outrage than real solutions. Better to play fast and loose with the truth than say what you’re really about. I suppose we’ll find out who the real Meg Whitman is if she gains office, but I have a funny feeling Californians will be worse off for it.
Frankly, if you can’t run on your own beliefs, you are a charlatan and a con artist. Or a Tea Party candidate Republican.
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin is the Democratic candidate for Senate in that state, but you wouldn’t know it to see his latest ad. You know, the one where he shows off his National Rifle Association endorsement (and his rifle) and proceeds to plug the cap-and-trade bill full of holes?
It just goes to show that while conservative Republicans may have common threads that tie them together, the Democratic party is a cobbled-together group of varied interests that sometimes work at cross-purposes. And that, my friends, is not always good for business.