Boehner’s Gloria Gaynor moment

You remember Gloria Gaynor — thump, thump, thump, thump — “I will survive.”

Even as he joked “I just hope I survive,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to defend Mitt Romney’s now-infamous 47 percent remarks Thursday, and insisted the Republican ticket can still win.

Asked repeatedly about Romney’s secretly videotaped admissions that he doesn’t care about the 47 percent of people who he said pay no income taxes and therefore won’t vote for him, Boehner demurred, instead saying the election is about jobs.

You’ll be OK, Johnny. Just keep that liquor cabinet stocked.

What Mitt and Occupy have in common

Paul Krugman:

Do today’s Republicans really believe that 47 percent of Americans are “takers”, living off money confiscated from the “makers”?

No: the evidence suggests that the GOP believes that the fraction of takers/moochers is much higher, in fact at least twice that high…

…In a way, people like Romney agree with Occupy: it’s them against the 99 percent, except that they consider the 1 percent to be the people being exploited.

Virtually Speaking tonight

Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | 6pm pac | 9pm eastern
Jay visits with Glenn Carle, 23 year veteran of the Clandestine Services of the Central Intelligence Agency and author of The Interrogator: an Education, in which Glenn tells the story of one of the most secret and sensitive CIA interrogations during the US War on Terror.

They discuss the upcoming Senate bill on intelligence practices.

Links

http://glenncarle.com/
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2012/09/21/glenn-carle-virtually-speaking-with-jay-ackroyd

GOP candidates running from Romney’s ’47 percent’ remarks

Don’t believe Democrats who say that tape of Mitt expressing contempt for half of America has hurt his chances of being elected. Believe the Republicans who are distancing themselves from him:

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on Wednesday became the latest Republican Senate candidate locked in a competitive race to distance himself from GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remarks, which came to light after the wide release of a hidden camera video that documented Romney’s appearance at a Boca Raton fundraiser. Heller joined Connecticut Senate aspirant Linda McMahon and Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in disowning Romney’s take on the portion of the electorate he deemed to be “victims” who could not be convinced to forego government assistance…

Rats deserting a sinking ship

Guess Pawlenty is trying to sidestep the taint of defeat?

(CNN) – Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, was named Thursday as president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a Washington-based lobbying group.


Pawlenty will step down as a national co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to assume the new role, which will formally begin November 1.

Lynch mentality lives on

From ThinkProgress:

Burnt Orange Report published a picture of a chair hanging from a tree in front of a house in Austin, Texas. In a dark twist on Clint Eastwood’s empty chair meme, it appears the resident, Bud Johnson, lynched the chair as an effigy of President Obama. When asked about the unnerving racist display, the homeowner, a Republican, responded, “I don’t really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not. You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you. I don’t give a shit. If you don’t like it, don’t come down my street.” Another chair was lynched last week in Virginia.

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