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Thursday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed one of the hottest political news topics of the 2012 Republican National Convention, the steaming pile of lies in vice presidential nominee  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s speech from Wednesday.  Ryan, known — like Newt Gingrich — as a Republican “ideas guy,” took the mic on Wednesday night to thunderous applause from the delegates in attendance.  It’s too bad that, as Colbert said, the biggest idea in Ryan’s speech was “Lying is handy.”

“But the real game changer was when Ryan brought the hurt-stick to Obama,” said Colbert, cueing up the part of the speech where Ryan talked about the now-infamous GM auto plant in Janesville, Wisconsin that closed before President Barack Obama took office, but which the GOP is currently trying to blame Obama for, in spite of the fact that the Janesville canard has been debunked again and again.

“It’s a shame that factory couldn’t have lasted another year,” Colbert said. “It would have still been open when Obama took office.”

The host blamed the “Lamestream nit-pick patrol” for casting a pall on Ryan’s brilliant crowd-pleaser of a speech.

“Here’s where they say he was lying,” said Colbert, re-starting the speech. “Right…there when he starts moving his lips!”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/31/colbert-biggest-idea-from-ryans-speech-lying-is-handy/

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Posted August 31, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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Published August 30, 2012

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On the other hand, to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/30/paul-ryans-speech-in-three-words/

Posted August 30, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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Mitt Romney is advancing a new — mostly ahistorical — reason voters should throw President Obama out of office: A Democratic Congress gave Obama everything he wanted and he still failed to turn the economy around.

“I do believe that people of this country are looking for someone who can get the country growing again with more jobs and more take-home pay, and I think they realize this president had four years to do that,” Romney told Politico in an interview published Monday. “He got every piece of legislation he wanted passed, and it didn’t work. I think they want someone who has a different record, and I do.”

The argument obscures the important policy-making role Republicans had in the first two years of Obama’s presidency, when they used a record number of filibusters in the Senate to weaken — and in some cases thwart — large pieces of his agenda.

The $787 billion stimulus package in 2009, which was ultimately too small to fully reverse the economic downturn, had to be scaled down because a GOP filibuster required Democrats to win over 60 Senate votes for final passage. Repeated filibusters on health care reform ate up nearly a year of the Democrats’ legislative time, and Obama’s subsequent efforts to boost the economy were met with the same wall of Republican opposition — one that became insurmountable after the GOP’s congressional victories in 2010.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/mitt-romney-obama-congress-everything-he-wanted.php

Posted August 28, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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Mitt Romney is standing by a joke about his birth certificate he made on Friday, despite complaints from President Obama’s campaign that the line was a nod to racially charged conspiracy theories regarding the president’s origins.

The Republican nominee told CBS Friday, after the campaign appearance where he made the remark, he saw nothing wrong with the comment, in part because it drew cheers from the crowd.

“Well we’re in Michigan and Ann I and I were both born in Detroit and of course a little humor always goes a long way” he said. “So it was great to be home, to be in a place where Ann and I had grown up, and the crowd loved it and got a good laugh.”

Romney, reminiscing about his childhood at an event earlier Friday, said that “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.”

 

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/romney-defends-birther-line-the-crowd-loved-it.php?ref=fpb

Posted August 26, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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Bill Maher  “The grown-up answer to our massive national problems is “Identify them scientifically and prioritize.” The Republican answer is “There isn’t a problem, and anyone who tells you different is a liar who hates America. We don’t have to make hard choices. We just have to ignore science and math. That’s why God gave us values.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/25/bill-maher-is-the-gop-made-up-of-%E2%80%98magical-thinkers%E2%80%99-who-mistake-%E2%80%98superstition-for-science/

Posted August 25, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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Ezra Klein “When I talk to legislators from both parties, I tend to hear some variation of the following: “This is a choice election. The American people are getting two very different visions and they’re going to pick one of them.”

That’s fine as far as it goes. But in a political system with three branches of government, a bicameral legislature with a supermajority provision in the upper chamber, and staggered elections, it doesn’t go very far. In a parliamentary system of government, the fact of being chosen implies the power to govern. In our system of government, it doesn’t. President Obama could win reelection and find himself facing Speaker Eric Cantor.

Which is why my standard follow-up question is, “If you think this is a choice election, will you let the other side govern if they win?” No one has ever said yes.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/23/debates-dont-lead-to-deals/

Posted August 24, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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