Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Things to Know - 26 July

1.  This is actually a carry-over from what should have gone out for 25 July. It has merit to be attempted again.  The Congressional Budget Office clearly points out that ACA does reduce the budget deficit - just part of the nagging that the Republicans find uncomfortable in their campaign to repeal "Obamacare":

2.  The Aurora massacre highlights an example of what the Affordable Care Act is created to assist, and it puts a face and an actual event to bring it all home:

3.  In Arizona - seemingly the site of the most extreme right-wing zealots, as of late - there is a Tea Bagger leader who is picking a fight with John McCain for his denouncement of Michelle Bachmann and her latest looney-tunes tirade.   The extreme-right is bashing the Republicans, which should present an interesting conundrum for Mitt Romney on how he responds, if questioned on his this.   What will Romney say?  Does he know what to say?:

4.  The incompetent and confused come together in the Romney campaign.   Off to Jolly old England, and doing their best to convince the Brits that they are foreign diplomats with no peer, the comment that Mitt Romney has " a better understanding of Anglo-Saxon heritage" than his opponent......   well stop right there.  It's just too painful to watch F-Troop try and be what they ain't:

5.  Paul Krugman withdraws to a higher view of the campaign and shows that Romney's insistence that he is the best man for the job because he knows how to run a business has nothing to do with the qualifications of being president.  The Nation is Not a Business.   Maybe Mitt should be running for president of the US Chamber of Commerce, but that is about all he should be allowed to do.  His demonstrated lack of people skills and his disregard for demands that he be more transparent about his tax returns, are just but two flaws in his character.:

6.  Regarding the Romney campaign's "Anglo-Saxon Heritage" comment, the resulting confusion of denials and Keystone Cop coordination of who said what, the embarrassment is just an indication that they have no idea what they are doing:

7.  Honestly, Romney has no idea what the sequestration arrangement that the Republicans put into place last year is about.  Either that, or he figures that he can just lie his way around an inconvenient truth - which is pretty much what he is always doing:

8. a Political figure in the presidential campaign has come forth and mentioned that a specific step should be undertaken to start curbing gun violence.  The mere mention like this is not, in itself going to start up a program overnight, but it does show that bringing up an action that goes contrary to the NRA wishes is possible, and may in fact draw overt support:


"Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them." 
       -- Robertson Davies
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." 
       -- Albert Einstein
"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision." 
       -- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?" 
       -- Artemus Ward

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