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Shallow Thoughts: Look over there!

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Today's Shallow Thought:

During my weekly spot on Nicole Sandler's radio show today, we were discussing all the various news [sic] reports on Rick Santorum's religious squawking about whether or not President Obama is really Christian, how Ricky plays the role of Super Christian, how unChristian it is to get an abortion or use contraceptives, how theologically ineptly unChristian believers in man-made climate change are, and so on and so on ad nauseam.

The national conversation has once again moved to the right, the GOP has framed it for the 1% media, and they (and everyone else) are buzzing endlessly about it.

Shiny keys! Diversion! Look over there! Ignore the president's successes! Nobody talk about this!

Meanwhile, it would be helpful if more attention was given to: Obama pushes Congress on initiatives for middle class.

That was today's Shallow Thought. Thank you for wading in.

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VIDEO- Shallow Thoughts: Media bias edition

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The video is 4 seconds long.

Today's Shallow Thought:

When Sunday talk show hosts ::coughDavidGregorycough:: start a question with, "How has the president botched this...?" rather than, "What do you think of the way the president has handled...?" then I'm pretty sure the host is either 1) biased 2) desperate for ratings 3) biased.

That was today's Shallow Thought. Thank you for wading in.

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Shallow Thoughts: Romney cuts into a pig

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Today's Shallow Thought:

CNN has the photo. But the headline, well, that's nearly as disgusting, and yet somehow fitting. A pig cutting into another pig.

Sorry for the blatant name-calling, but my temper is short today, at least when it comes to what passes for GOP candidates and their surrogates. Between their disrespectful comparisons of PRESIDENT Obama to a coward accused of manslaughter, demanding that liberals "get the hell out of the U.S.", using not-so-subtle code words to appeal to racist voters, and their generally putting themselves and their corporate pals ahead of 99%+ of Americans, my crankypants factor is rising quickly.

Some days it's more difficult to come up with quips and punch lines than others to try to deflect the outrage.

Today is one of those days.

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Shallow Thoughts: John McCain trusts Libyan national transitional council but not his own president

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Today's Shallow Thought:

Via TPM Livewire:

Sen. John McCain on the BBC said he has "great confidence" in Libya's national transitional council, saying the opposition force members are largely a trustworthy group.

How supportive of him. If only he could also trust his very own president of his very own country.

Here's an idea, McCain: Since you're so devoted to Libya [<-- please read], move there.

That was today's Shallow Thought. Thank you for wading in.

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