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Romney to Jindal in flood-ravaged La.: “Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?”

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Willard Romney toured a post-Hurricane Isaac flood-ravaged area of  Louisiana with Gov. Bobby Jindal. He wondered aloud about where the water came from. L.A. Times:

Jindal told the former Massachusetts governor about relief efforts by the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other organizations. Romney inquired about how many people were out of their homes or in shelters. “Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?” he asked. The answer could not be heard.

Perhaps he was concerned about undocumented water.

Meantime, the Dems were all over Team Romney's hypocrisy:

Romney’s visit triggered a harsh reaction from Democrats in Congress, who charged that his running mate Paul D. Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, has proposed a federal budget that would gut money for response to disasters such as Hurricane Isaac.

Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, said in a statement: “It is the height of hypocrisy for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to make a pretense of showing sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Isaac when their policies would leave those affected by this disaster stranded and on their own.”

Romney and Ryan also make a pretense of showing sympathy for the elderly, the poor, and the disabled while trying to snatch Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as we know it right out from under them.

But hey, the photo op will get some play. Not as much as that Clint Eastwood's chair visual, but some just the same.

Romney: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. [Pause. Laughter.] MY promise … is to help you and your family.”

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Karl Rove: “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

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The GOP conspired on inauguration night to obstruct and destroy President Obama’s every attempt to reach across the aisle in order to create programs and laws that benefit Americans. More to the point, they were out to destroy the president himself.

This is how Repubicans operate. It's all about political homicide, killing bills, doing away with the Obama presidency, you name it. They're a cold, nasty, self-serving bunch. And the nastiest, self-servingest of all is Karl Rove.

Via Bloomberg's " Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser":

On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to about 70 of the Republican party’s highest-earning and most powerful donors. During the more than hour-long session, Rove explained to an audience dotted with hedge fund billionaires and investors—including John Paulson and Wilbur Ross—how his super PAC, American Crossroads, will persuade undecided voters in crucial swing states to vote against Barack Obama. He also detailed plans for Senate and House races, and joked, “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

You remember Todd Akin, don't you? Paul Ryan's BFF and co-sponsor of a federal personhood bill? Mr. "Legitimate Rape"? Mr. "Magic Vagina That Kills Rape Sperm Only" Akin?

Apparently, Karl Rove is so "pro-life" that he feels comfortable joking about killing a guy who's throwing a wrench into his Sugar-Daddies-Will-Buy-Us-This-Election plans.

UPDATE: Akin camp says Rove apologized privately for the murder joke, but it's not enough.

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VIDEO: Oops! Mitt Romney misspeaks, calls America a "company"

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: Lakeland, FL - August 31st, 2012

We... will find good people who like us, want to make sure this company deals with its challenges..."

How presidential of him.

Hey Willard, the United States is not a business, and you can't run it like one. If you did, you'd have to pay profits to investors, meaning citizens. And that's socialism!

And no matter how hard you try, you can't outsource an entire country. Well, maybe if you tie it to the roof of an enormous ship, but that wouldn't be very cost effective.

Add this to his endless list of Romney gaffes.

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"The only health care mandate they embrace are trans-vaginal probes for women."

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Martin O'Malley, the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, during a press conference call put on by Team Obama (via Buzzfeed):

"The only health care mandate they embrace are trans-vaginal probes for women."

The GOP is really good at whining about Big Government, but they're extra ultra super duper really good at hypocrisy, because they are the ones with the mandates, the ones who are making law after intrusive law that come between women and their doctors.

They're the ones who are demanding that women undergo forced trans-vaginal ultrasounds.

They're the ones who are shutting down abortion clinics as fast as they can.

They're the ones who are trying to make women's birth control, Planned Parenthood, contraception, women's reproductive rights a thing of the past.

They're the ones who are trying to ban all legal abortions. Watch:

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"A woman becomes two people, essentially, as soon as she rounds 3rd base."

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VIDEO: Cafe owner after hosting Romney event: It "felt like mocking. You don't want to have him back. With how he treated me, is that how he's going to treat others?"

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Watch and listen to an Iowa cafe owner's account of what it was like to have Team Romney visit. Let's just say she was not impressed with their, as she called it, arrogance. And after all the aggravation, she never even got to meet Willard.

According to the news anchor in the video, "he left a pretty big mess." The campaign broke several items and "forgot their manners." Imagine how he'd treat America (and the rest of the world) were he to become president.

Then again, after how he and Bain Capital threw away livelihoods, "ripped off and wadded up" people like they were cafe table cloths, and fired, aka "broke," employees, this incident comes as no surprise. Romney's a cold, uncaring automaton who gets what he wants regardless of how others feel or are (mis)treated.

Via, of all places, Fox News:

She described many of their demeanors as "arrogant".

"Stuff got broke. My table cloths they just got ripped off, wadded up and thrown in the back room... My dad's picture, an emblem my dad gave me, it got broke. Those aren't things you can replace."

"[Romney] responded, 'Well, I'm sorry your table cloths got ripped off, wadded up and thrown in the back room' and I took it as a mocking. We're the ones he's wanting to get the votes from. You'd think we would have been treated better. With how he treated me, is that how he's going to treat others? You know, if he gets in office is he going to be that way to us little people?"

This is what it will be like if Willard Romney lies his way into a win.

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Quickie: WI Attorney General will send criminal investigators and lawyers to polls during Tuesday's recall election

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Today's Quickie:

Wisconsin's Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen, is sending criminal investigators and lawyers to the polls on Tuesday during the recall elections to unseat Gov. Scott "divide and conquer," "under investigation" Walker, conservative Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and a few abominable GOP senators.

Yes, that's right, teams of special agents and assistant attorney generals will be fanning out statewide. Seven-- count 'em, seven!-- of those groups will be in Milwaukee... which leans-- wait for it--Democratic.

Well, come on, why wouldn't he take precautions? Because, you know, there's all that rampant voter fraud out there.

Oh wait.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?

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WI Gov. Scott Walker denies being target of investigation. "But that's not quite true. In fact, it's a pretty galling lie."

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(David Shuster recaps WalkerGate on the Young Turks. Via Crooks & Liars)

Scotty Walker has been in denial about the legal hot water he's in, saying that he's not a target of any investigation, and that we'll all find out what a stellar guy he really is when he's cleared. Capper, over at Cognitive Dissidence, thinks otherwise (Please follow the link, because his post is chock full o' great information):

But that's not quite true.  In fact, it's a pretty galling lie.

There is a code that US Attorneys follow that requires them to provide a letter to a person stating that they are not the target of their investigation.  And word is, like they're supposed to, Walker's attorneys have been asking for such a letter for weeks.  And if Walker had such a letter, he would be free to produce it and remove any doubt about his innocence once and for all.

But Walker has produced no such letter, basically because none exists. [...]

By the way, there is also another code that forbids them from filing charges within sixty days of an election, so that there is no appearance of trying to influence said election.  I also learned that in these types of situations, it is common practice for the state, in this case DA John Chisholm, to defer to the DOJ, which is why he also hasn't filed charges against Walker yet. [...]

From what I understand, the charges will be more along the lines of mail and wire fraud and the such.

I also learned that, despite what my friend, H. Nelson Goodson at the Hispanic News Network, insists upon, at the stage their in, any indictments won't be for weeks or even months, if they choose to try him at all on the federal level.

And then Capper goes on to say that there's also a "Walkergate West" which he explains fully in his post.

He adds that "there is a very strong likelihood that Walker will be indicted on a federal and/or state level before the year's out," and "whether it's by recall or by indictment, the odds are pretty good that Walker won't complete a full term."

The problem with that is that Governor Rebecca "Minivan" Kleefisch would then be in charge.

And so we have the bottom line: Wisconsinites, please vote for Tom Barrett, because if Walker wins, so does Kleefisch, and that would be catastrophic.

Here's how those in Wisconsin can help other voters (free cab rides to polls June 5th in Madison, WI).

Bonus link: Wisconsin Democrats Call on Scott Walker to Produce Exoneration Evidence

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