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On behalf of the right-wing Christian population of the US of A, I would like to express the collective Christian outrage at Obama's failure to take any number of opportunities to bring about a worldwide nuclear holocaust signaling the Biblical Rapture.

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Here's a word we should get our heads around: dekamillionaire. It's a great word, meaning one who has wealth measured in the tens of millions of dollars. The word just sounds like it is referring to a massive amount of money (which, generally, it is), and at the same time its Greek roots give it a ring of exotic foreignness, and of, dare I say, the decadence that can be associated with a love of wealth eclipsing empathy for others.

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Tue May 21, 2013 at 08:10 AM PDT

Yes, Obama can win a third term

by Dem Bones

There is a scenario -- a nightmare scenario for RWNJs -- under which President Obama can legally and constitutionally win a third term as President of the United States. Of course, we should know that Barack Obama is too honest and honorable a person to pursue this course of action. But do the RWNJs know that?

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Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:48 PM PDT

Fox News lining up a steal?

by Dem Bones

Fox News has recently reported supposed incidents of voting machine errors where an intended vote for Romney turns out as a vote for Obama. Is this intended as an excuse for why the election was lost? Or is it to give cover when election-day votes are switched in the other direction?

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I am grateful for the steady leadership of President Obama as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast with historic ferocity.  While Mitt Romney has turned tail and run in fear, without leaving behind an ounce of support, President Obama has calmly met with his disaster response team and provided for rescue teams, vital resources, and economic aid to be provided to the areas within the storm's projected path of devastation.

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Today I saw a slew of Mitt Romney adds lamenting the state of the economy, and specifically contending that the unemployment rate is over 8%. Except, that's false. Anybody who has remotely been paying to the news would know that the unemployment rate has now dropped to 7.8%, the lowest level in four years, palpable evidence that Obama has broken the back of the recession and brought about the current upward trajectory of our recovering economy.

Except, Romney is somehow unable to adjust to this new economic reality. His ads still complain of unemployment being above 8%, as though he has nothing else to say, no other argument for his candidacy. And that argument is gone.  Now it may be that for a multi-decamillionaire like Mitt Romney, the real economic situation eludes his understanding. His life is just as luxurious, his horses are as well manicured, whether unemployment is 12%, where it was headed when Obama took office, or if it drops to the 4% Obama's leadership is on course to reach. So maybe that's why Romney has trouble with the numbers, trouble pivoting away from a now clearly and absolutely false-message. He simply cannot escape from his bubble of ignorance of the lives of regular Americans.

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Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 09:14 PM PDT

Romney's outsourcing deductions

by Dem Bones

In the first debate, Mitt Romney pleaded ignorance about the tax credit for companies which move US jobs overseas, joking that maybe he needed a new accountant. But, wait, isn't this the same Mitt Romney who has a proven track record of sending US jobs overseas? And isn't this the same Mitt Romney who claimed it would be irresponsible of him to pay more in taxes then he has to under the law?

Aha! Mystery solved. The reason Mitt Romney is keeping his tax returns hidden is because he has shipped US jobs overseas and then personally pocketed tax deductions for so doing. Perhaps he has taken this same deduction six, seven, eight times, which would account for all those years of tax returns he's keeping hidden.

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Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM PDT

Sabotage!!!

by Dem Bones

Are Republicans actively trying to bring about a new recession to obtain a political advantage? Well, of course.

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Mitt Romney has called for "legitimate rape" proponent Todd Akin to withdraw from the Missouri Senate race.  Romney has thereby embarked on a vital test of his leadership skills - after all, if Romney can't negotiate a withdrawal from an irreparably damaged member of his own political party, he can hardly be expected to deal with challenges ranging from intransigent foreign leaders to right-wing rebellions in Congress.  So far, however, Romney is failing this test, and badly.

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 11:23 PM PST

New Hampshire - write in Obama

by Dem Bones

A strange quirk of the New Hampshire primary - this year a wholly Republican affair - is that it is a semi-open primary, and one in which write-in candidates are permitted, and in which delegates are allocated proportionately, instead of winner-take-all. In theory, if enough Independents (or even Republicans) could be persuaded to write in Barack Obama, he could actually win a delegate or two.

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In the New Hampshire Republican primary, progressives should encourage voters to:

55%11 votes
25%5 votes
5%1 votes
15%3 votes

| 20 votes | Vote | Results

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The Republican middle-class hostage crises, wherein the Republican party is holding a proverbial knife to the throat of the middle-class taxpayer in order to extract tax cuts for the rich, may be quite the spectacle to watch. But, let us not get distracted from the even more damning facts on the ground. Why are taxes set to go up for the middle class in 2011? Or, to be more exact, which party voted overwhelmingly for legislation designed to raise taxes dramatically, in 2011? Read on...

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Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 10:58 PM PDT

Judges, jobs, and justice denied

by Dem Bones

Astoundingly, the Republicans have made it a point of pride that they are suppressing job growth in one important sector -- that of federal judges. Through procedural roadblocking, the Senate Republicans have prevented the vast majority of federal judicial vacancies from being filled. This Republican unemployment-boosting effort has far-reaching consequences, suppressing economic growth at a time when they should be trying to do exactly the opposite.

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