Friday, 17 August 2012

Paul Ryan’s Stimulating Hypocrisy

This sort of thing is nothing new. Politicians try to fudge their records all the time (indeed, Candidate Romney is almost literally doing it all the time). But this is pretty bad for someone who has crusaded against President Obama’s stimulus (despite it being voted for before Obama was in office), while privately lobbying for stimulus funds for his district:

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A lot has been written about Ryan ever since he was picked as Romney’s running mate. I haven’t been able to read it all just yet, but I hope to do so in the next few days. It’s certainly going to be interesting to see how this election shapes up, and whether or not Ryan helps or hinders Romney’s current bid for the presidency.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Is this technically “News” anymore?

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In case that text is too small::

“Mitt Romney’s newest attack on President Obama is over a Republican idea that was supported by Governor Mitt Romney.”

This is something that has happened quite a bit over the Obama presidency – as the Democrats move more towards the centre and even, on occasion, to the right of centre (or, the right of Old Centre, perhaps), President Obama has found himself in a position in which he’s supporting formerly Republican position and proposals, while the Republicans and conservatives declare the idea to be socialist and a desire to destroy America (adjusting down for hyperbole, there…). Just one more example in which we see how the Republican leadership has no interest in governing and is solely interested in defeating Obama by any means necessary.

Here’s the clip on the Welfare reform attack (presented by Alex Witt, standing in for Lawrence):

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