MEAN MACHINE ALERT: Adelson Gives $10 Million to Romney Super PAC

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich’s failed presidential campaign alive during the GOP primaries, is giving $10 million to a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The $10 million donation to the super PAC Restore Our Future appears to be the largest single donation toward Romney’s efforts so far.

via Adelson Gives $10 Million to Romney Super PAC.

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You Can’t Strap The Big Dog to the Roof!

You Can’t Strap The Big Dog to the Roof!

Former President Bill Clinton warned Tuesday that a Romney presidency would be “calamitous for our country and the world.” “The Republican Congress and their nominee for President, Governor Romney, have adopted Europe’s economic policies,” Clinton charged.

 

“Their economic policy is austerity and unemployment now, and then a long-term budget that would explode the debt when the economy recovers so the interest rates would be so high, nobody would be able to do anything,” Clinton said.

via Clinton: Romney president ‘calamitous,’ Republican economics ‘crazy’ – ABC News.

GOP Mean Machine ALERT: Kochs, Rove Planning **$1 Billion** Ad Blitz

Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress, according to officials familiar with the groups’ internal operations.

That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states. POLITICO has learned that Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections – twice what they had been expected to commit.

Just the spending linked to the Koch network is more than the $370 million that John McCain raised for his entire presidential campaign four years ago. And the $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign.

via GOP groups plan record $1 billion blitz – Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei – POLITICO.com.

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Mean Mitt’s Record as Governor: “Severely Conservative”, Dangerous to Pets, Families

Mitt Romney and Richard Whitney

Mitt Romney and Richard Whitney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The Republican contender was the governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007. And during that time, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the state ranked 47th in the entire country in jobs growth. Fourth from last.

The only ones that did worse? Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana. In other words, two rustbelt states and another that lost its biggest city to a hurricane.

The Massachusetts jobs growth over that period, a pitiful 0.9%, badly lagged other high-skill, high-wage, knowledge economy states like New York (2.7%), California (4.7%) and North Carolina (7.6%).

The national average: More than 5%.

This was after four years. So far Obama has been in office for just one year. How was Romney’s performance by his first anniversary?

Fiftieth out of fifty.”

Reuters – Mitt Romney’s economic record questioned

Biden Blasts the Bain Bully

“Middle class Joe” goes after Mean Mitt

KEENE, N.H. – As President Obama’s campaign continues to face criticism for its attacks on Mitt Romney’s history at Bain Capital, Vice President Joe Biden  made clear that he’s happy to be the designated hitter.

Casting himself as “Middle Class Joe” in a speech to 450 people at Keene State College in New Hampshire, Biden used layman’s terms to argue that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s private equity experience “no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber.”


Biden called “totally legitimate” attacks on Romney’s previous employment at Bain, in light of complaints from both sides Republicans and Democrats that the topic isn’t fair game. “The fact of the matter is, when the company succeeds, they make money. When the company fails, they still make money – a lot of money,” Biden said. “Folks, making money for your investors – which Romney did very well – is not the president’s job.”

Amid signs touting the campaign slogan “Forward” scattered throughout the student center where he spoke, Biden also criticized the former Massachusetts governor for failing to come up with original ideas. “To paraphrase President Clinton,” Biden said, Romney “doesn’t want to just go back to the old administration. He wants to do it on steroids.”

Romney “is starting to sound like the horse that just won the Preakness – ‘I’ll Have Another’ – except the horse is a real winner!” the vice president joked.

But even as he tried to paint himself in contrast to Romney as “Middle Class Joe… who climbed out of a Scranton, Pennsylvania coal mine with a lunch bucket in his hand,” Biden said, he admitted that “I do very well – you pay me a lot of money [as vice president] … and I have a beautiful house.” Biden lives in the official vice presidential residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.

Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul issued a statement slamming Biden’s claim that the economy is recovering under the Obama administration: “He must not be talking to the millions of Americans who are suffering from declining incomes, fewer jobs, and skyrocketing household costs in the Obama economy,” she said.

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Mitt is Mean Goes National on CNN

Mitt Romney Steve Pearce event 057

Mitt Romney Steve Pearce event 057 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It would be easy to dismiss all of this as political silliness were it not for one troubling fact: Sometimes the way a president connects with critters can affect the way voters relate to him.

For all the headaches on the campaign trail, you would not think a candidate would be hounded by his own dog.

That, however, has been the relentless fate of Republican contender Mitt Romney. A trip to Canada 30 years ago with the family pooch in a car top carrier, has been the gift that just keeps giving to Democrats. They’ve lampooned him as cruel at worst, foolish at best, with bumper stickers and T-shirts that say “Dogs aren’t luggage!” and “Mitt is Mean!”

Republicans have counterattacked by pointing out that President Obama wrote in his own book about eating dog as a child, helping the dog fight become a theme at this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel nipped at both of them. “If Mitt Romney offers you a ride, call shotgun. And if President Obama starts buttering you, run!”

It would be easy to dismiss all of this as political silliness were it not for one troubling fact: Sometimes the way a president connects with critters can affect the way voters relate to him.

via White House pets have long pedigree in political squalls – CNN.com.

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Shouldn’t a grown man know better!?

“This is what my 3 year-old twins set up this morning.  I asked why the dog was on top, and Brooke said that he didn’t fit in the van. 
I asked if the dog liked riding on top, and she said yes.  She also said that the cat and bunny liked riding atop the van (together). 
Again, she is 3, so doesn’t know any better.”              – Lisa Tomlinson, Mitt is Mean supporter

                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Paul Ryan’s Budget Inspired by Ayn Rand, Not Jesus Christ – Brad Bannon (usnews.com)

Paul Ryan’s Budget Inspired by Ayn Rand, Not Jesus Christ

April 27, 2012

Republican politicians like to wear their faith on their sleeves and talk about their Christian values. But when it comes to practicing what you preach, the GOP has a long way to go.

Republicans don’t have any more respect for the Bible than they do the Constitution. Conservatives talk about their dedication to the Constitution but they support the Arizona anti-immigration law which is a mockery of our founding document. Right wingers talk about their the importance of their faith but they completely ignore the biblical injunctions to help the poor.

On Tuesday, 90 faculty members and priests at Georgetown, the Jesuit University in Washington, criticized Mitt Romney’s budget buddy, Rep. Paul Ryan, for saying his budget plan which includes cuts in antipoverty programs and school lunches and tax breaks for bankers and billionaires—was inspired by his Catholic faith. The letter to Ryan reads, “Your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

read more: Paul Ryan’s Budget Inspired by Ayn Rand, Not Jesus Christ – Brad Bannon (usnews.com).