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Republicans have created this completely fictional President: his name is Barack X, and he’s an Islamo-socialist revolutionary who’s coming for your guns, raising your taxes, slashing the military, apologizing to other countries, and taking his cues from Europe — or worse yet, Saul Alinsky!

And this is how politics has changed: you used to have to run against an actual candidate. But now, you just recreate him inside the bubble and run against your new fictional candidate. That’s how Bush won in 2004 — by running against John Kerry, a French war criminal.

And speaking of Bush, I know conservatives are saying ‘Oh Bill, come on — Democrats did the same thing to him.’ No. Say what you will about the left’s hating of Bush, (but) at least we were hating on the real guy. We didn’t invent a boogeyman who tanked the economy, took us to war on false pretenses, and tortured prisoners — that was the actual guy.

But run down the list of complaints about ‘Fantasy Obama’. He ‘wants to raise your taxes,’ even though he’s lowered them; ‘confiscate your guns,’ even though he’s never mentioned it; and ‘read terrorists their rights’ — yeah, like he did Tuesday in Somalia.

…You see, the difference is the Republicans’ hatred of Obama is based on a paranoid feeling on what he might do; what he’s thinking; what he secretly wants to change. Anger with Bush was based on what he actually did. What Bush was thinking didn’t matter — because he wasn’t.

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— BILL MAHER, Real Time (via inothernews)

(Source: inothernews)

"I am the only candidate that’s been there. I went because I support their sentiment. Something is wrong with Wall Street. The big check beats the good idea. It’s the same thing that’s wrong with Washington, DC. I don’t take the big check, PAC money. Im free to lead, that’s what this campaign is about. I support the protesters PERIOD."

How many other GOP candidates do you think even know what Reddit is?

- GOP presidential candidate Gov. Buddy Roemer in a Reddit AMA answering the question, ”What’s your opinion of the Occupy Wall Street movement?” (via newsweek)

(via newsweek)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
inothernews:

Bob Engelhart / The Hartford Courant

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

inothernews:

Bob Engelhart / The Hartford Courant

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Right there, in the fine print of (Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating) downgrade release, they said that a big factor was that, quote, “the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues,” unquote. And they give an example of how to fix that: “initiatives, such as the lapsing of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for high earners.” In other words, S & P would like to see higher taxes on rich people.

Folks, whatever you think of Standard & Poor’s, when a Wall Street firm run by rich people recommend higher taxes on rich people, they might just know what they’re talking about.

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CBS Radio commentator DAVE ROSS. (via inothernews)

inothernews:

“This Old Republican” by Brian McFadden via the New York Times.
Click through to see and read it in all of its glory.

inothernews:

“This Old Republican” by Brian McFadden via the New York Times.

Click through to see and read it in all of its glory.

So basically, 67% of the GOP doesn’t like what’s on offer….oh dear.
soupsoup:

Poll: 67% say they’re not enthusiastic about any Republican candidate 

So basically, 67% of the GOP doesn’t like what’s on offer….oh dear.

soupsoup:

Poll: 67% say they’re not enthusiastic about any Republican candidate