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    downlo:

    Biden being charming at Costco vs. Mittens looking awkward as hell at McDonald’s. He also reportedly was there ahead of his lunch with Obama today. Does he think the White House isn’t going to serve a good lunch? Weird.

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    — 1 year ago with 824 notes
    #joe biden  #mitt romney 
    Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job →

    paxamericana:

    If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.”According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.”

    There is now widespread condemnation of the program as being sloppy and poorly deployed.

    John Ekdhal atAce of Spades wrote:

    What is Project Orca? Well, this is what they told us:

    Project ORCA is a massive undertaking – the Republican Party’s newest, unprecedented and most technologically advanced plan to win the 2012 presidential election.

    Pretty much everything in that sentence is false. The “massive undertaking” is true, however. It would take a lot of planning, training and coordination to be done successfully (oh, we’ll get to that in a second). This wasn’t really the GOP’s effort, it was Team Romney’s. And perhaps “unprecedented” would fit if we’re discussing failure.

    So what caused the breakdown and why didn’t it get fixed in time? Well according to sources who worked closely with the program, the blame is at the feet of consultants.

    Specifically Targeted Victory, FLS Connect, and The Stevens and Schriefer Group. While the Romney campaign did work with other consultants, they were apparently not part of the problem.

    They say that the truth is the consultants essentially used the Romney campaign as a money making scheme, forcing employees to spin false data as truth in order to paint a rosy picture of a successful campaign as a form of job security.

    Zac Moffatt, Digital Director for the Romney campaign, was specifically named as having “built a nest egg for himself and co-founder of Targeted Victory, Mike Beach,” and that they “didn’t get social” media and ignored objections from other consultants and staffers in the campaign.

    It keeps looking more and more like the guy who was championed for his business experience was really bad at competently delegating and running a business.

    — 1 year ago with 19 notes
    #romney  #mitt romney  #politics  #election 2012 
    Fox News Claims Obama’s Win Triggered ‘Massive Layoffs Across America’ →

    justinspoliticalcorner:

    According to Fox News’ Fox Nation website, the re-election of President Obama has triggered a wave of layoffs across the country. Fox Nation is featuring the claim prominently on its website (screenshot above). The evidence? One Utah company owned by a prominent Romney supporter has decided to lay off workers in the wake of election day:

    A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners.

    The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election.

    The layoffs are necessary because of the president’s “war on coal,” the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    Fox also linked to a series of other unrelated layoff stories, including those announcing layoffs in other countries, as if they proved the point. There are hiring and firings at firms all the time, and Fox presented no evidence that these layoffs were either related to the election or unusual in any sense.

    Also, the claim that Obama has launched a “war on coal” is nonsense: coal employment hit a 15 year high last November, and coal jobs are either higher or at the same level as four years ago in West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio.

    The coal CEO laying off workers is the same one who forced his workers to attend a Romney rally in August. Those workers had to forgo a day of pay in order to attend the rally. In the past, Murray has also forced his workers to make campaign donations to Republicans.

    h/t: Pat Garofalo at Think Progress Economy

    — 1 year ago with 12 notes
    #Fixed Noise  #FNC  #Jobs  #Economy  #Obama Derangement Syndrome  #David Siegel  #Robert Murray  #Murray Energy  #Mitt Romney 
    "In a Romney administration, instead of depending on big government, you’d be rescued by private sector volunteers, like Paul Ryan, who will personally come to your devastated town and wash your already clean pots."

    Stephen Colbert

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    — 1 year ago with 27 notes
    #politics  #news  #romney  #mitt romney  #mitt  #fema  #big government  #private sector  #paul ryan  #ryan  #privatize  #disaster relief 
    dropfox:

Steve Doocy says that as he recalls, Mitt Romney’s plan saved the auto industry. Seriously.

    dropfox:

    Steve Doocy says that as he recalls, Mitt Romney’s plan saved the auto industry. Seriously.

    — 1 year ago with 8 notes
    #Ohio  #Mitt Romney  #Barack Obama  #auto industry 

    ericmortensen:

    Rudy GiulianiBrit HumeLouie GohmertRick SantorumJohn McCainNewt GingrichRon PaulMike HuckabeeRick Perry and Colin Powell talk Mitt Romney.

    Brutal. 

    What Republicans USED to say about Mitt Romney…

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    — 1 year ago with 112 notes
    #Mitt Romney  #Election 2012  #GOP 
    At this point, the Romney Campaign is pretty much telling the Red Cross to F*ck Off →

    After Mitt Romney’s campaign rally faux “storm relief” event / photo op on Tuesday in Ohio, the Red Cross has stated that they do not want or accept donations of items and goods like food, clothes, blankets, etc. Not only do goods create a huge burden on volunteers because of the necessary storage, sorting and distribution, but many items may not even be needed. It’s a request that has been posted to their website for … forever.

    Of course there are no photo-op moments in writing out a check to the Red Cross, so what can Team Romney do if they want press attention for pretending to help victims of the recent weather disaster?

    From Zeke Miller | Buzzfeed:

    “Start Packing.” The order was given by a campaign staffer about 20 minutes before Paul Ryan entered the GOP victory office here. Two dozen campaign staffers and volunteers pulled boxes from under six tables laden canned food and dry goods to be shipped to New Jersey for storm relief. Just across the tables were an equal number of reporters, videographers and photographers.

    […] In Hudson, the packing was proceeding too quickly, and the supporters wearing red “Team Wisconsin” t-shirts were given the order to slow down and then to stop to be sure there were still goods to be packed when Ryan entered. One by one the boxes were filled and loaded into a waiting U-Haul, and then they stopped to wait for the candidate…


    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #news  #politics  #mitt romney  #paul ryan  #hurricane sandy  #new jersey  #red cross 
    All of Romney's latest ads are lies →

    abaldwin360:

    downlo:

    Steve Benem went to the Romney campaign’s website and YouTube channel to evaluate their latest ads. The campaign has released six English-language TV ads since the last presidential debate was held. Every ad had one troubling thing in common:

    1. The day after the debate, Romney unveiled this spot, accusing the president of having gone on an “apology tour.” The ad was based on a lie.

    2. Romney then unveiled a minute-long spot, boasting about his plan to create “12 million new jobs.” The promise has been exposed as completely fraudulent.

    3. The next Romney ad accused Obama of shrinking the military to the point that our Navy is now the smallest since 1917. The claim has been exposed as ridiculous.

    4. This week, Romney unveiled an ad suggesting Chrysler is moving Jeep jobs to China. It’s an absurd lie.

    5. Romney then launched a Pennsylvania-only ad, boasting about how much he loves coal. Romney is also on record saying he believes coal plants kill people.

    6. Romney’s latest spot says Obama “gutted the work requirement for welfare.” That’s a lie.

    I’m not cherry picking the offensive ads built around falsehoods; I’m merely listing all of the ads Romney has unveiled since the third debate.

    Throughout this election, Mitt Romney hasn’t been particularly straightforward with voters about his positions or record, but these ads signal a new low for him. Are the ads a sign of his desperation or is the campaign simply, finally revealing its utter contempt for the American electorate?

    He thinks Americans are stupid. Sad part is he’s right about a good deal of us.

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    — 1 year ago with 163 notes
    #mitt romney  #election 2012  #news  #politics  #lying liars 
    quickhits:

Hurricane Sandy and the election. What I’m seeing a lot of right now is an assumption that Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath will hurt Obama more than Romney. This strikes me as a case of not thinking things all the way through. Yes, Sandy will hit a region where President Obama is mostly doing well and it’s sure to depress turnout. But keep in mind, we’re not extremely concerned with the popular vote. If, for example, only three people turn out in Massachusetts and two vote for Obama, the president wins twelve electoral college votes. Turnout is only a factor when compared to the other candidate’s turnout — and Romney voters will face similar challenges. In fact, Romney voters may actually have things worse. Mitt rules the rural regions, which means — due to priorities and population densities — that their infrastructure problems like washed out roads and bridges will likely be dealt with slower. Finally, Obama has a big lead among early voters — the advantage here speaks for itself. In the end, the effect Hurricane Sandy might have on the outcome of the presidential election hinges more on how presidential Obama seems in a crisis than on the logistical challenges of getting voters to the polls. I’d say that the odds of Obama letting this go all Katrina are pretty slim. In fact, if Obama pulls a Cory Booker and helps stack sandbags someplace or serves meals at an emergency center, his odds would probably increase.
For those reading this in the region, stay safe. If you haven’t already, I’d hit the liquor store.

    quickhits:

    Hurricane Sandy and the election.

    What I’m seeing a lot of right now is an assumption that Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath will hurt Obama more than Romney. This strikes me as a case of not thinking things all the way through. Yes, Sandy will hit a region where President Obama is mostly doing well and it’s sure to depress turnout. But keep in mind, we’re not extremely concerned with the popular vote. If, for example, only three people turn out in Massachusetts and two vote for Obama, the president wins twelve electoral college votes. Turnout is only a factor when compared to the other candidate’s turnout — and Romney voters will face similar challenges.

    In fact, Romney voters may actually have things worse. Mitt rules the rural regions, which means — due to priorities and population densities — that their infrastructure problems like washed out roads and bridges will likely be dealt with slower.

    Finally, Obama has a big lead among early voters — the advantage here speaks for itself.

    In the end, the effect Hurricane Sandy might have on the outcome of the presidential election hinges more on how presidential Obama seems in a crisis than on the logistical challenges of getting voters to the polls. I’d say that the odds of Obama letting this go all Katrina are pretty slim. In fact, if Obama pulls a Cory Booker and helps stack sandbags someplace or serves meals at an emergency center, his odds would probably increase.

    For those reading this in the region, stay safe. If you haven’t already, I’d hit the liquor store.

    — 1 year ago with 6 notes
    #news  #politics  #hurricane sandy  #election 2012  #blogwire  #barack obama  #mitt romney