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The 20 Best, Worst, Most Offensive and Most Ridiculous Tweets About Romney And the NAACP

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Romney was booed about an hour ago at the NAACP convention (unless you‘re a conservative, in which case it sounded like a standing ovation) in the most predictable outcome to anything ever. But Twitter is a void that must be filled, and fill it we all did. Here are the ten best, worst, most ridiculous, unbelievable or flat-out strangest responses to Romney’s vowing to repeal Obamacare to a room full of Democratic voters:

 

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NAACP Boos Mitt Romney Cuz Why Wouldn’t They (VIDEO)

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“I believe,” Romney started strongly, “that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president.”

He put his hands on the pew on smiled. Nobody applauded, but nobody booed. Until Romney vowed to repeal Obama’s health care reforms, the crowd at Wednesday’s NAACP conference maintained a comfortable silence interspersed by light clapping. Then they booed, leaving Romney to grin awkwardly while he waited for the crowd’s vocal disapproval to end….Read more

 

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Romney Campaign Outraises Obama By $35 Million

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Team Romney outraised Team Obama $106 million to $71 million in June, making for the highest fundraising numbers yet of the 2012 campaign.

Obama’s campaign upped its haul by $11 million from last month, but that’s nothing compared to the 50% jump made by Romney’s campaign, which leapt from $77 million. It’s the second straight month that Romney has outraised Obama, and he has just about closed the gap between the two treasuries (Obama, who didn’t have a contested primary, got a head start on his Republican challenger). 

The numbers reflect the combined totals of the individual campaigns and the party committees. Romney and the RNC also have a joint fundraising committee, Romney Victory, which, yes, sounds like an evil spaceship….Read More

 

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Are Negative Ads Working For Obama?

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Buried in an otherwise dumb USAT/Gallup poll on Monday is this nugget:

In the battlegrounds, one in 12 say the commercials have changed their minds about President Obama or Republican Mitt Romney — a difference on the margins, but one that could prove crucial in a close race.

At this point, Obama is the clear winner in the ad wars. Among swing-state voters who say the ads have changed their minds about a candidate, rather than justconfirmedwhat they already thought, 76% now support the president, vs. 16% favoring Romney.

This is exactly what the Obama campaign has been working hard to hear. If half of Romney’s entire campaign logic (complimenting the “Obama = economy = bad” half) is “Romney = businessman = good,” the counterstrategy of the Obama campaign has been to simply call that bluff. What kind of businessman was Romney? If he was successful, who benefited from his success, stockholders or workers? Why did so many Bain companies go backrupt, especially while Bain profitied? How has Romney faired in transferring his business acumen to the executive before, given Massachusetts underperformingemployment rate under his tenure? … Read More

 

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Obama Calls For Tax Cut Extension On Middle Class; Romney Does Or Does Not Agree

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Just days after the third woeful jobs report in a row, Barack Obama will call on Congress Monday to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for one year on individuals making less than $250,000.

Obama extended the Bush tax cuts almost two years ago, striking a lame-duck session deal that exchanged tax cuts for the wealthy for middle-class tax cuts and stimulus measures. The compromise proved a winning one for Obama, who came out of the lame duck session with the wind at his back, but was deeply unpopular with liberals. More damaging, the extension of the tax cuts on the wealthy exacerbated the deficit, for which the Republicans have hammered him ever since. Not surprisingly, Obama has been adamant that the compromise will not happen again, and today’s announcement is a confirmation of that determination….Read More

 

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Who Will Win North Carolina

Who Will Win North Carolina

Yesterday, The Fix moved North Carolina from toss-up to lean Romney, echoing aprediction PoliticOlogy made about two months ago: that the Tarheel State would make its 2008 Democratic shift a one-time swing, and revert back to its Republican ways.

Obama was the first Democrat to win North Carolina since History’s Greatest Monster. But despite a thirteen-point swing to the Democrats in 2008, North Carolina barely awarded Obama its 15 electoral votes: he grabbed just 14,000 more votes than John McCain. Still, the state had moved enough to the left to get the DNC’s attention. The Democratic Convention will be held in Charlotte this year, and the DNC is spending big on ads, possibly enticed by the state’s 111% growth in Hispanic population in the past decade.…Read More

 

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Mitt Romney Has An Argument With Himself Over Jobs

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Here’s a little video side-by-side for you, where Romney explains that it takes a while for the economy to gain more jobs. Watch as Romney uses the same issue to simultaneously defend his jobs record as Governor and defame Obama. It’s pretty wonderful:

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Economy added 80,000 jobs in June, well below expectations

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released June’s jobs report Friday morning, and the numbers were not encouraging: the U.S. economy added only 80,000 jobs last month, below what analysts had projected, and not enough to keep pace with population growth. June is now the third straight month of anemic job growth, following a winter that saw inflated hiring.

 

The unemployment rate remained at 8.2%, the same as May and up one notch from April’s 8.1%. The labor force participation rate stayed the same, after some mildly encouraging numbers last month that suggested more people were joining the labor force (which probably what kicked the rate up to 8.2%). The U6 rate, the real-world measure of unemployment, rose one-tenth of a percentile, to 14.9%.…Read more

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Romney To Swing State Governors: Shut Up About All The Jobs

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PoliticOlogy has reported before about the problem Mitt Romney is having campaigning against Barack Obama’s terrible economy in swing states where the economy is actually rebounding at above average rates.

Half of Romney’s entire campaign is that Obama has failed to turn the economy around, and his vehicle for delivering that message is ads titled “Despair” and stump speeches long on apocalyptic forebodings, i.e., Obama’s-campaign-slogan-is-‘Forward’-as-in-‘Forward-off-a-cliff’-ha-ha-get-it?… Read More.

 

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