A Great Nation

Does not behave like this.

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Just a reminder. The NRA is an industry lobby for the gun industry. The industry that makes consumer products largely designed to kill people. Not deer. Not rabbits. People.
Jay Ackroyd at Eschaton

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On economics, as in hard science, modern conservatives don’t want to hear anything challenging their preconceptions — and they don’t want anyone else to hear about it, either.
Paul Krugman

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”I can’t believe that my fellow Americans elected a man who allowed four men to be murdered,” said Craig.

The Agony And Ecstasy Of Election Night | TPM Media

This from a woman who most likely voted for George W. Bush. Twice. I don’t know how these people keep from bursting into flames from the cognitive dissonance going on in their heads.

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A week ago, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne sent employees an email saying that because of the “public debate” over the Jeep jobs (i.e. because of Romney’s lies), “I feel obliged to unambiguously restate our position” that Chrysler is not only not moving jobs to China but expanding its American workforce. And now all those Ohio and Michigan workers have the day off to vote.

Daily Kos: Chrysler gives workers the day off to vote

Here’s hoping Chrysler shows that lies have consequences.

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Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) told a church group in Georgia last month that embryology, evolution, and the Big Bang theory were “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” … Now a spokeswoman for Broun, Meredith Griffanti tells CNN Broun will not comment on his remarks. But she added that they weren’t meant for public consumption and that Broun was “speaking off the record to a large church group about his personal beliefs regarding religious issues.”

Rep. Broun Spox: Comments Decrying Science As Satanic Lie Were ‘Off Record’ | TPM LiveWire

That’s your answer? “You weren’t supposed to see that.”?

This clown is on the House Science Committee.

Just shut the country down and board it up. If this is how we’re going to run it, might as well close up shop.

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The question now is whether the revelation that he was making stuff up matters. Is our system shallow enough — and in particular, are our media so much into appearances rather than reality — that it’s OK to lie to win an argument, with no further consequences?

A Test of the System - Paul Krugman

Romney is widely credited with having “won” the debate. By lying, apparently.

Winning by cheating is sadly a fact of life in politics, business, sports, personal relationships and saving your immortal soul (see my published works). Hopefully, however, the Obama campaign’s promise to hit Romney on his lies and evasions will not only be implemented fully, it’ll resonate.

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GOODRIDGE: Governor Romney, tell me — what would you suggest I say to my 8 year-old daughter about why her mommy and her ma can’t get married because you, the governor of her state, are going to block our marriage?

ROMNEY: I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.

Romney’s Insensitivity To LGBT People: ‘I Didn’t Know You Had Families’ | ThinkProgress (via Mike Monteiro)

I’m speechless.