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Yeah, Romney being a bully in high school has no real bearing on anything today. Just as Obama spending time in Indonesia as a child has no real bearing on anything today. The only difference is that the “right” is silent when it comes to Obama’s non-issues, while the “left” has too many voices trying to point out that Romney’s bullying is a non-issue.

Why? Mitt Romney does not need your help.

kileyrae:

Daily Kos: Obama leads Mitt Romney by landslide numbers
The big difference from 2008, when Obama got 365 EVs to John McCain’s 173 is that Obama loses Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska’s single electoral vote from its Omaha-based district. But that’s it. The end result is still a 341-197 landslide.
And with Romney losing Latinos and women by landslide numbers, any effort to turn this slide and claw back some of these states will be particularly difficult—and he still has to hold on to those few states in which he currently leads.
So what do Republicans have to say about all this? Gas prices! Gas prices! Gas prices!
Last time I checked, gas prices were high now. It ain’t doing Romney a lick of good.

kileyrae:

Daily Kos: Obama leads Mitt Romney by landslide numbers

The big difference from 2008, when Obama got 365 EVs to John McCain’s 173 is that Obama loses Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska’s single electoral vote from its Omaha-based district. But that’s it. The end result is still a 341-197 landslide.

And with Romney losing Latinos and women by landslide numbers, any effort to turn this slide and claw back some of these states will be particularly difficult—and he still has to hold on to those few states in which he currently leads.

So what do Republicans have to say about all this? Gas prices! Gas prices! Gas prices!

Last time I checked, gas prices were high now. It ain’t doing Romney a lick of good.

(via apsies)

cheatsheet:

Obama: ‘I Don’t Bluff’ on IranDays before his upcoming talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama warned that the U.S. could take military action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. “I think that the Israeli government recognizes that, as president of the United States, I don’t bluff,” Obama said in an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. 

The words of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Kevin Drum: Infrastructure = Jobs

bull-moose:

America’s crumbling infrastructure is no small secret. One need look no further than ASCE’s 2009 report card; America’s infrastructure GPA averaged out to a dismal letter grade of D. Not a single category (including the bridges, roads, and rail many of us traverse each day) received a score higher than a C.

Kevin Drum suggests that Obama’s speech focus on one thing only: putting people back to work by letting them get their hands dirty. And as the provider of public goods, it is in the government’s best interest to serve as the underwriter of this critical investment.

Drum writes:

All of us have our fantasies about what we’d like President Obama to say in his big speech next week about jobs. Here’s mine: ask Congress to appropriate a trillion dollars to be spent on infrastructure upgrades over the next five years. That’s it. That’s the jobs plan. A trillion dollars to make us into a first-world country again. And as part of the enabling legislation, ask for emergency powers to temporarily streamline the regulatory red tape, interagency approval processes, environmental-impact statements, and labor rules that might otherwise keep the money from being put to work speedily.

Gaddafi has progressively impeded the interests of U.S. and Western oil companies by demanding a greater share of profits and other concessions, to the point where some of those corporations were deciding that it may no longer be profitable or worthwhile to drill for oil there. But now, in a pure coincidence, there is hope on the horizon for these Western oil companies, thanks to the war profoundly humanitarian action being waged by the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner and his nation’s closest Western allies.
From broken promises (Gitmo, taxes) to capitulation on key policy initiatives, from an expanded war in Afghanistan to his continued tacit and blatant support of the greed in corporate America, Barack Obama has been at best disappointing and at worst a Republican lite in the way he has handled the job and his relationship with the progressives and others who put him in office. Many, like myself, have completely given up on him. In my mind, the only thing Obama has going for him is the fact that he isn’t as maniacal, nuts, immature, or deranged as every person on the right or in the Republican Party has become. Compared to such raving madmen and singing assholes as Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, T-Paw, and S-Pal, Obama looks like the only sane adult in the room. In other words, 2012 is shaping up to be another election where many of us will end up voting “not Republican.”