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Harvesting

By The Reverend Published: September 29, 2012

Obama explaining in July what Mitt Romney did at Bain Capital....

“If you’re head of a large equity firm or hedge fund, your job is to make money. It’s not to create jobs. It’s not even to create successful businesses. It’s to make sure you’re maximizing returns for your investor,” President Obama said during an interview with CBS in July...

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Jobs And The Economy

By The Reverend Published: September 28, 2012

I've heard just about enough of Mitt Romney's claim that this presidential election is all about "jobs and the economy."

The Economic Policy Institute has run the numbers and finds that President Obama’s budget would boost economic growth far more than Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s.

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Deja-Voodoo

By The Reverend Published: September 27, 2012

Paul Ryan told a reporter on Tuesday that Barack Obama believes that "our natural rights are not enough...that the government must invent and create new rights. But if we put the government in that position, to grant us and define new rights for us, then they're assuming the right on how we exercise those rights......that's giving the government a lot of power....."

This "natural rights" stuff is a pet peeve of mine....so....Consider....

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It's Not About The Policies

By The Reverend Published: September 26, 2012

I haven't eaten a sandwich from McDonald's in a very, very long time. Just a personal choice, I have no bone to pick with the fast-food joint. However, family members recently told me that McDonald's is now listing calories alongside their menu items....which, I think, is a good thing.

After all, when you purchase groceries, every food item you purchase lists not only calories per serving, but also other information....sodium, fat, cholesterol, etc. And with the nation's obesity rate near 30%, more information on caloric detail at fast-food restaurants at least provides information to consumers upon which choices can be made...you know, or not. To me, more information is always better than less.

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60 Minutes Of Lies

By The Reverend Published: September 25, 2012

If you are still planning on voting for Mitt Romney for president, I would encourage you to read the transcript of his interview from Sunday's 60 Minutes program.

Mitt describes his too-many-to-count flip-flop positions on issues such as a woman's right to choose, signing a "no new taxes" pledge, or passing an ObamaCare look-a-like healthcare program in Massachusetts....this way....

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A Taxing Situation

By The Reverend Published: September 22, 2012

Romney, this summer...

“I did go back and look at my taxes, and over the past 10 years, I never paid less than 13 percent,” Romney said in August.

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GOP Fighting Itself

By The Reverend Published: September 21, 2012

David Brooks, NY Times conservative columnist, writing about Mitt Romney's 47% remarks.....

First, it suggests that he really doesn’t know much about the country he inhabits.

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Romney's Candidacy-Ending Answer

By The Reverend Published: September 20, 2012

One more go around on what Mitt Romney told rich donors at a fundraiser held this past May.

...who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them.

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"Producers" And "Parasites"

By The Reverend Published: September 19, 2012

In a late October speech at the Heritage Foundation, well before he became the vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan warned, “We’re coming close to a tipping point in America where we might have a net majority of takers versus makers in society and that could become very dangerous if it sets in as a permanent condition.”

“We’re dismayed at the injustice that nearly half of all Americans don’t even pay any income tax,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry said when he began his presidential campaign.

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Pompous AND Self Righteous

By The Reverend Published: September 18, 2012

I've never really understood the right making such a big deal about poor people not paying any income tax. I suppose this has happened because President Obama has been demanding a higher income tax rate on the top 2% of earners.

Conservatism is nothing at all if it isn't a servant of the rich and powerful. To counter any attempts to raise income tax rates on millionaires and billionaires by some 3 1/2%.....I suppose conservatives felt that it was necessary to bash the working poor as freeloaders.

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Walker Union Busting Unconstitutional

By The Reverend Published: September 17, 2012

Remember Scott Walker? He's the governor of Wisconsin and the front man in the Republican Party's conspiracy to outlaw public sector unions. After purposely dividing Wisconsin's electorate with his 'end collective bargaining for public sector workers' law, Mr. Walker survived a recall election which he took as a vindication of his take-no-prisoners leadership style.

Now it seems that Walker's 'end collective bargaining' law has been found to be....unconstitutional.

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Cafeteria Amnesiacs

By The Reverend Published: September 16, 2012

Conservative media in America have perfected what I would call a unique skill.

Cafeteria Amnesia.

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Mitt: Middle Income=$200,000

By The Reverend Published: September 15, 2012

“Is $100,000 middle income?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less,” Romney responded.

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Zombie Lies

By The Reverend Published: September 14, 2012

One of the zombie lies coming from the conservative side of the aisle these last four years has been the notion that President Barack Obama has spent his presidency going around the world saying he's sorry for what America has done. That Obama, somehow, is the Apologizer-in-Chief. I'm certain you've heard this zombie lie. Fox, Rush and Hannity display this lie daily in bright neon lights.

Although there is absolutely no evidence that Obama has ever apologized for anything America has ever done.....the zombie lie lives on, only to be repeated again and again by all the usual-suspects each and every day.

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Stick Fork In When Done

By The Reverend Published: September 13, 2012

So much craziness, so little time.

If you have not watched the movie trailer which catalyzed the recent protests and violence in Libya and Egypt.....go here and watch it...then read this latest AP account about who made the movie "Innocence of Muslims." Also, here's a good timeline of the events.

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Post 9-11 Bipartisanship

By The Reverend Published: September 12, 2012

The one policy that both major political parties agree upon is our 11 year-long war on Muslim countries.

The reason Mitt Romney, in his RNC acceptance speech, omitted any criticism of President Obama's handling of our 11 year-long war on Muslim countries is because he, and the Republicans who made him their candidate, agree with what Obama has been doing in our 11 year-long war on Muslim countries.

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The "God Card"

By The Reverend Published: September 11, 2012

Mitt Romney, in Virginia Beach last Saturday....

“That pledge says ‘under God,’ and I will not take God out of our platform,” Romney said at the rally, heavily attended by military veterans. “I will not take God off our coins, and I will not take God out of my heart.”

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RomneySpeak

By The Reverend Published: September 10, 2012

Fluffy Gregory, NBC's Press the Meat anchor and the former backup dancer for Gangsta Karl Rove, asked multiple-choice Mitt Romney what he would do as president when it came to a woman's right to choose.

Mitt's response.....

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When Obama Had "Total Control of Congress"

By The Reverend Published: September 9, 2012

Lies are easy to get away with if they are repeated often enough and given voice by many different people. Repeat a lie often enough and that lie often becomes conventional wisdom. Repeating a lie doesn't change the lie into the truth, it changes the people hearing the repeated lie. They begin to accept the lie as truth. One huge example: 'Iraq has WMD.'

Lies make it impossible for people to communicate with each other......lies make it impossible to, as the Villagers often talk about it, have a real "conversation."

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Purposely Killing Job Growth

By The Reverend Published: September 8, 2012

Republicans cheered when the August jobs number came out yesterday. Not because the number was a good number, but because it was not so good. 90,000, plus or minus, new hires in August is better than a negative number but not enough to make a dent in the sea of currently unemployed.

But it was very good news for Republicans intent on damaging the economy and job growth, just enough, so voters will kick President Obama out of the White House.

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A Word To Those 55 Or Older

By The Reverend Published: September 7, 2012

This seems counter intuitive to me....

Seniors prefer Romney over Obama, 49 percent to 41 percent, but most voters prefer Obama on issues affecting seniors, 46 percent to 34 percent.

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Collective Punishment To Oust One Individual

By The Reverend Published: September 6, 2012

Bill Clinton, last night at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C.....

"You see, we believe that “We’re all in this together” is a far better philosophy than “You’re on your own.”"

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Hostage Taking Election

By The Reverend Published: September 5, 2012

Sometimes a quick review is helpful.

On the same day that Barack Obama was inaugurated in January, 2009, Republican operatives met to plan how to obstruct the new president's..... presidency.

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Labor Management Day

By The Reverend Published: September 4, 2012

Mr. Eric Cantor, GOP House Leader.....

“Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success. I am committed to keeping taxes low and reducing red tape to make it easier for Virginia’s small business owners to start hiring again, create more jobs and ensure a thriving economy for the future so more people can achieve the American dream.”

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