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VIDEO- The 47% - Seniors: "We have paid IN to Social Security!... Sorry he sees me as a victim. He would be a tragic president."

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Romney thinks more than half of senior citizens don't "care for their lives." We talked with Americans who disagree.

"We have paid IN to Social Security all our working life!"

"More than 9 million senior citizens are VETERANS."

"It's just offensive, I think."

"We invested in our Medicare..."

"Medicare is very useful to people, and they PAID for it!"

"Romney says nearly 20 million seniors 'believe they are victims."

"I'm not a victim. Sorry he sees me as a victim. He would be a tragic president."

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Video- Scarborough and Halperin Accuse Obama of Using 'Medi-Scare' to Frighten Seniors

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I dare you to find me two bigger hacks than those asshats. Via Heather.

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Mitt Romney econ adviser posts deport-seniors joke on blog

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HOW FREAKING TONE DEAF ARE THESE MAGOOKS? Honestly people, to a man they are butt stupid. Yeesh. It's just a joke, but very stupid.

By GLENN THRUSH- |Greg Mankiw, the Harvard professor who serves as one of Mitt Romney’s top economic advisers, has managed to take a shot at two key constituencies – Hispanics and seniors – in a single linked post on his popular economics blog.

Under the header “A Fiscal Solution,” Mankiw, who served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush, posted an uploaded photo of an unidentified newspaper clip, a joke, that read:

“Budget Cuts: The Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. Older people are easier to catch and less likely to remember how to get home.”

It’s unclear what the source of the original clip was – but it doesn’t appear to be The Onion. Mankiw offered no comment other than “Thanks to the reader who sent this along” – but he clearly thought it was funny.

If Mankiw was just a Harvard professor, the joke wouldn’t likely resonate. But he posted it on Tuesday – the day when Paul Ryan released a budget Democrats instantly decried as a Medicare killer and two days after Romney scored a big win in Puerto Rico’s primary – which counter the flurry of criticism he’s drawn from Hispanic groups for his embrace of the controversial “self-deportation” immigration strategy.

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Video Mid Day Distraction- Grandparents Discover Photo Booth

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LOL. Via Daily What.

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Cartoon of the Day- GOP loves seniors

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Breaking: House GOP to move this week on health care repeal

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Screw America, screw the middle class, screw kids with pre-existing conditions, screw legislating on the important stuff like creating jobs, screw the polls that tell us that Americans say health care reform didn't go far enough, just keep doing what you can to sink Obama's presidency, right GOP?

Washington (CNN) - CNN has learned that Republicans plan to try to repeal the health care law almost immediately after taking control of the House, setting the stage for an early confrontation with President Obama.

House GOP sources tell CNN that on Friday, only two days after claiming the House majority, Republicans will hold a critical procedural vote – the first step towards passing the repeal. A final House vote will likely take place next Wednesday. [...]

Because House Republicans will have such big numbers in their new majority, they likely have the votes to pass the health care repeal. But Republicans admit the repeal will almost surely die in the Senate, where Democrats maintain control.

Given that reality, Republicans say their long term strategy for doing away with the health care law is to try to use Congress' power of the purse to choke funding and make it hard for the administration to implement the law.

My earlier post with more details about this here, including the Democrats' response plus a bonus animated video.

UPDATE: As Rep. Jim Moran just said on MSNBC, this is about the GOP appealing to their base. Period.

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Senate Dems warn Boehner: Don't bother with healthcare repeal + Bonus! Latest animated VIDEO!

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Via the wonderful Next Media Animation, the group that provides all the hilarious, on-point animated entertainment we are all now so familiar with:

John Boehner and the Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives when they ride back into Washington on Wednesday.  Their first order of business is to repeal President Obama’s massive healthcare overhaul that was passed last year.

Efforts, however, will likely be stopped by the Senate.   Also, President Obama has the ability to veto the appeal.

But unless there’s a sweeping repeal, Republicans vow to dismantle ObamaCare piece by piece, hoping it will crumble.

The Hill has more, but the video pretty much nails it:

The Senate's top Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), wrote incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday warning the new GOP House against advancing legislation that would undo the sweeping healthcare overhaul.

"The incoming House Republican majority that you lead has made the repeal of the federal health care law one of its chief goals. We urge you to consider the unintended consequences that the law’s repeal would have on a number of popular consumer protections that help middle class Americans," the Democrats said. [...]

The vote on repealing the law is expected to be largely symbolic as long as Obama is in the White House and Democrats control the Senate. It would take a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override a presidential veto of the repeal legislation.

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