Mitt Romney

Paul Ryan: 30 Percent of Americans Don't Believe in the American Dream

What is with the Romney campaign and outright dismissing large portions of the country? First, Mitt Romney said he's not concerned about 47% of the country. Now, a tape has leaked from just a few years ago with Paul Ryan stating 30 percent of Americans believe in the "welfare state" and not the "American dream"... This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM
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Repackaging Mitt

Up until now, Romney’s stories on the campaign trail have been about business successes — people who started businesses in garages and grew their companies into global giants, entrepreneurs who succeeded because of grit and determination, millionaires who began poor. Horatio Alger updated.
Curiously absent from these narratives have been the stories of ordinary Americans caught in an economy over which they have no control. That is, most of us.
At least until now.
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Romney Torture Memo Leaked

Cenk Uygur and Ben Mankiewicz discuss on The Young Turks:
"...In one of his first acts, President Obama issued an executive order restricting interrogators to a list of nonabusive tactics approved in the Army Field Manual. Even as he embraced a hawkish approach to other counterterrorism issues — like drone strikes, military commissions, indefinite detention and the Patriot Act — Mr. Obama has stuck to that strict no-torture policy. By contrast, Mr. Romney's advisers have privately urged him to "rescind and replace President Obama's executive order" and permit secret "enhanced interrogation techniques against high-value detainees that are safe, legal and effective in generating intelligence to save American lives," according to an internal Romney campaign memorandum..."
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Chris Christie Raises Expectations For Romney

You have to think this isn't what the Romney people were looking for from their surrogate on the Sunday morning shows leading into the debate this week:"This whole race is going to be turned upside down come Thursday morning," Christie said on CBS's "Face the Nation." Added Christie. "The campaign hasn't had a good two weeks. But the bottom line is it changes Wednesday night."
On ABC's "This Week," Christie said he has "absolute confidence that when we get to Thursday morning... you're all going to be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race," he said.
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VIDEO: Homer Votes 2012

This is BOR's Video of the Day, or VOTD, our nightly video clip segment highlighting must-see content.
In this video, Homer Simpson is troubled by the 2012 election, and learns the dangers of what a Mitt Romney presidency could bring.
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The Contributor's Collection of Scarborough Ripping on Romney

The Contributor's Collection of Scarborough Ripping on Romney
While thoroughly enjoying Joe Scarborough's reaction to Mitt Romney's efforts to include his own name in a crowds' chants of "Ryan-Ryan" again, we here at The Contributor decided to bring you a small series of "Sweet Jesus" moments over the last year.
Please post your own favorites in the comment section below. We are gleefully stuck watching these for a while.
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The Samuel L. Jackson Alarm Clock: Wake the Blank Up!

Samuel L. Jackson's hilarious video in support of President Obama has finally arrived. Jackson uses the same Dr. Seuss story-time device as he did in his 2011 viral video Go the F--- to Sleep to point out all of the drastic changes a Romney presidency might bring. The four-minute ad, sponsered by the Jewish Coucil for Research and Education, follows Jackson around a house full of apathetic voters who have lost the energy of the 2008 election. In the usual Sam Jackson style, he reasons with everyone in the household to consider what they may be losing if they don't "Wake the F--- Up!"
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Romney: Both President Obama and I Care - DNC: Half True

Romney: Both President Obama and I Care - DNC: Half True
According to the Washington Post's Greg Sargent, Mitt Romney is pulling all of his existing advertising in favor of the ad below, which seems to be aimed at reversing the damage caused by Romney's "47 percent" remarks. In the ad, Romney says "President Obama and I both care about poor and middle-class families.
Unfortunately for Romney, the DNC has already prepared their own ad in response. It contrasts Romney's new ad with some of the things he's said throughout the campaign, reminding voters of exactly why he has to run his new ad in the first place. In ends with a brutal skewering of the Romney slogan: "Believe in (half of) America.
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Joe Scarborough reacts to Romney clip - 'Sweet Jesus'

Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe on MSNBC reacting to a clip of Mitt Romney trying to interrupt and include his name in the crowds' chants of "Ryan - Ryan."
Scarborough, who has criticized Romney continually in recent weeks, laughed and covered his face and moaned, "Oh, sweet Jesus."
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Poll: Rural CO Republicans Don't Know They Prefer the Democratic Immigration Position

Poll: Rural CO Republicans Don't Know They Prefer the Democratic Immigration Position
National Rural Assembly Poll results on the presidential race released Monday found unsurprisingly that swing-state rural voters preferred Mitt Romney over Barack Obama by 14 points. Also not surprising is that the pollsters found that party identification likely matters more in determining whether or not a position will draw support or opposition from these voters than does the substance of the policy position in question.
Demonstrating the point, 600 likely voters were asked to choose between the Republican and Democratic party platform position statements on immigration. A majority of the rural voters (50 percent to 39 percent) chose the Republican position. When party labels were removed from the same two position statements, however, opinion among the voters swung to support for the Democratic position by virtually the same percentage spread (40 percent to 49 percent).
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