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RoboRomney Agrees With You... Just Ask Him

Boing Boing found a RoboRomney site where you can ask for liberal, moderate or conservative Romney positions on any issue, and the site will print out Romney quotes, where he took that position.
Oh, it will also give you a video with Romney taking those positions!
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Why Todd Akin is a Better Person Than Mitt Romney

Over the past few years I've written many posts here at SMP about Rep. Todd Akin, detailing his bizarre pronoucements and what I often assumed was his typical GOP mendacity. Akin's behavior during his current campaign for the Senate, however, has convinced me that he actually believes his own BS, or, in the few cases when he doesn't, he thinks he's serving a higher purpose. He's really just that dumb ...
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How a Dressage Horse Becomes a 'Small Business'

Not everyone knows that the food, training and stabling of Mitt and Ann Romney's dressage horse, the one that competed in the Olympics, is also considered a "small business" by the Romneys, allowing them to claim a $77,000 deduction for "business losses" on their income taxes. How can such a travesty happen? Well, Romney created a "business" called
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House GOP Flees Vote on Probe of Sandusky Investigation

House GOP Flees Vote on Probe of Sandusky Investigation
House Dems forced a vote this afternoon on HB 520 which calls on the U.S. Attorney to investigate Tom Corbett's investigation of Jerry Sandusky. House Republicans proceeded to flee the floor even though the House remained in session. Serious questions have arisen about the Attorney General's probe, why it took so long, why only a single Trooper was assigned until the Gubernatorial election and why a serial sexual predator was allowed three more years on the lam while Corbett buried the case. Insiders from the AG's office have said Corbett didn't want the case and didn't want it disturbing his run for Governor.
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FDR: 'Government by Organized Money is Just as Dangerous as Government by Organized Mob'

"For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace-business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."
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An In-Depth Look At Mitt Romney’s Taxes

With the documents Mitt Romney released recently, we know a bit more about his taxes.
We know, for instance, that Romney paid a rate of 14.1 percent on $13.7 million in income on his 2011 tax return, which he achieved by purposely overpaying. Though he was entitled to deduct $4 million in charitable contributions, Romney deducted only $2.25 million to keep his tax rate above 13 percent.
But there’s still a lot we don’t know. “I think most of the major questions we had before [last Friday] are still out there,” said Brian Galle, a tax law professor at Boston College.
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Scott Brown Dedicates Entire Website to 'Swift Boating' Elizabeth Warren

We all know Brown's latest low brow tactics to win the Senate seat this year. The tactics from his campaign War Whooping Warren, to his supporters making professional sign depicting Warren as an Indian chief.
Now, the Brown campaign proudly started a website to "swiftboat" Warren and of course, the "indian" story is on there. Yes, the sitting Republican Senator has a "birther" section on his little micro site and promoted it on his own website.
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Akin's Cantankerous Town Hall

Todd Akin spoke at locally organized open candidate forum in downtown Clinton, Missouri this evening. From his campaign it was advertised as one of the stops on his bus tour across the state.
It went as badly as you might imagine.
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MN Tea Party Still Loves Cravaack

The Tea Party Express rolled into Duluth, MN yesterday. But Tea Party Republican Chip Cravaack was nowhere to be found. After riding the Tea Party wave into Congress, Cravaack is staying away from such gatherings -- he is trying to convince everyone he's a moderate now.
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Graves on Bachmann: Fear-Mongering Doesn't Create Jobs

Bachmann's challenger, Minnesota hotel magnate Jim Graves, 58, entered the fray in early April, quickly rallying state Democrats to his side and, perhaps more importantly, convincing Independence Party leaders and candidates to stay out of the mix, putting as much as 10 percent of the electorate up for grabs.
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