We missed the press release from Trump, Palin, and Hoekstra demanding Romney come clean with his long-form birth certificate. Maybe they sent it to the wrong address? I’d just hate to think that this four-year-long muckraking quest for more documentation of the President’s place of birth was all just a cynical race-baiting ploy or something. — Mitt Romney released his birth certificate yesterday, in advance of his summit with Donald Trump. We sort of felt like that warranted a rant. (via motherjones)

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Jon Stewart Explains Republican Mitt Romney

  • Jon Stewart: It's like putting ten percent down on a car, then using the value of that car to get another loan and repay yourself that ten percent and and maybe a little twenty percent... on top for your troubles and then walking away, leaving the car on the hook for the payments.
  • But, for Bain Capital to borrow money from other people, knowing that those debts might never be repaid, while still profiting themselves, I don't know. I don't know how I feel about that business practice. Does it make anyone else uneasy?
  • [video of Romney]: I think it's simply immoral for us as a nation and as a generation, to keep spending more and more money, by borrowing money from other people knowing that those debts will never be repaid during our lifetimes.
  • Stewart: I don't know who that ruggedly handsome guy is but I agree one hundred percent. So there you go and his pitch to Americans seems to be, elect me as your president. I have twenty five years of business experience doing something I believe this country should never ever do.
truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Here’s what Mitt Romney said after he won the Florida Republican primary last night:“While we celebrate this victory, we must not forget what this election is really about …”… What do you think he said? Not getting the economy moving. Not keeping America safe. Not improving people’s lives.“While we celebrate this victory, we must not forget what this election is really about: defeating Barack Obama.”Then he launched a “One-Term Fund” drive to get his backers to contribute $1 million to make Barack Obama a one-term president.It may not take the Romney camp very long to get to a million — they announced today that just 9 percent of their money comes from donors giving less than $200.It’s also clear that there’s lots of money to be raised from far-right Tea Party types appealing to a very personal dislike of Barack Obama. When Romney tells a reporter that we need a president “who believes in American principles” or that President Obama will be just a “footnote in history,” that’s who he’s talking to.Last night Romney summed it up in one line — for them, it’s all about beating one man and sending his family packing from the White House.Everything else the Republicans say or do is just means to that end.Our campaign is different. It’s about bringing people together to protect the progress we’ve made and make a lot more in a second term.
Jim MessinaCampaign ManagerObama for America

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Here’s what Mitt Romney said after he won the Florida Republican primary last night:

“While we celebrate this victory, we must not forget what this election is really about …”

… What do you think he said? Not getting the economy moving. Not keeping America safe. Not improving people’s lives.

“While we celebrate this victory, we must not forget what this election is really about: defeating Barack Obama.”

Then he launched a “One-Term Fund” drive to get his backers to contribute $1 million to make Barack Obama a one-term president.

It may not take the Romney camp very long to get to a million — they announced today that just 9 percent of their money comes from donors giving less than $200.

It’s also clear that there’s lots of money to be raised from far-right Tea Party types appealing to a very personal dislike of Barack Obama. When Romney tells a reporter that we need a president “who believes in American principles” or that President Obama will be just a “footnote in history,” that’s who he’s talking to.

Last night Romney summed it up in one line — for them, it’s all about beating one man and sending his family packing from the White House.

Everything else the Republicans say or do is just means to that end.

Our campaign is different. It’s about bringing people together to protect the progress we’ve made and make a lot more in a second term.

Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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