Democratic soundbites: What Democrats should be saying
On the basis of faulty intelligence, the Obama admin. made a statement. On the basis of faulty intelligence, Bush invaded Iraq. (Benghazi)
2 + 2 = TBD
Romney gave an excellent performance in the first debate. Like Johnny Depp, he was unrecognizable from all of his other performances.
So Mitt Romney is saying it’s fine for your state govt to require you to have health insurance, but socialism for the federal govt to require it
Mitt Romney needs to listen to a few Mitt Romney speeches to decide what he does and does not advocate
It was Ken Duberstein, Reagan’s last chief of staff, who said in 2008, “the right wing never wants to be satisfied; they are professional whiners. They are never happy. So don’t kill yourself trying.” The past four years has shown just how right he was. (Time, 11-17-2008, p. 83)
If you didn’t stand up for the free-speech rights of the Dixie Chicks, then why are you standing up for the free-speech rights of anti-Muslim bigots, Mr. Romney?
Not presidential timber. Maybe kindling.
Memo to Mitt: Playing politics with the murder of American diplomats is unworthy of anyone who would be president
Whether you’re a surgeon, a car mechanic, or president, your only hope of solving a problem is to start by understanding what caused it. Republican leaders have devoted the past four years to burying the memory of how their irresponsible ideology caused the recession.
Translating Republican rhetoric into English: “Compromise” = Do it Grover Norquist’s way. “Excuses” = Facts. “Blame” = Remembering how Republican ideology created this mess. “All Americans” = The superrich (as in “Lower taxes on all Americans, not just 98%”)
Omni-Romney, The Cartoon
Would it be more or less funny if it were not true?
Democrats stand for the most good for the most Americans. Republicans stand for the most good for the most wealthy.
Republican leaders want you to pay a tax and the superrich to pay a tip.
There is no question the country is better off now than when Pres. Obama took office. When was the last time you heard economists warning of an impending depression? About four years ago.
Republican leaders should stop insulting our troops by trivializing war. ["Class warfare," "Obama's war on (fill in the blank)"]
Omni-Romney. He’s everywhere: moderate, conservative, extreme conservative–wherever he thinks he can find votes today.
For over three decades, Republicans have been singing the same song about “less government.” For most of that time, they’ve been running the government. So why has it always gotten bigger on their watch?
Yesterday’s glib answers to today’s tough problems
When someone offers the same solution to any and all problems, that’s called snake oil.
It’s their same old rain-or-shine panacea that didn’t work yesterday, is clearly not working today, and can’t hope to work tomorrow. Are they even paying attention?
For decades, irresponsible Republican leaders have offered the same panacea rain or shine for whatever ails America: Make the rich richer.
What caused this recession? Financial institutions running amok. Why were they allowed to run amok? Because that’s a centerpiece of Republican ideology, and they got their way. What solution do Republicans offer now? More of the same. It’s like trying to treat cancer with more cigarettes.
Mitt Romney deserves a lot of credit for pioneering health-insurance reform in Massachusetts
President Obama wakes up every morning obsessed with how he can help America prosper. Mitt Romney wakes up every morning obsessed with how he can become president.
President Obama prevented the depression that irresponsible Republican ideology had us hurtling toward.
Republican fiction writers’ masterpiece is the straw man they have created to run Mitt Romney against.
To anyone who imagines that experience as a business executive prepares you for the presidency, let me introduce you to the United States Congress.
Business executives create as few jobs as they think they can get by with, and overseas if that will be cheaper. That mindset may make sense in the board room, but not in the Oval Office.
Mr. Romney would be shocked to discover on Jan. 21 that the tools available to a business executive to create jobs bear no relation to the tools available to a president to create jobs.
Running a business makes you an expert in the economy like swimming in the sea makes you an expert in oceanography.
Memo to Mitt: A president does not get a bonus for outsourcing jobs to Asia
Memo to Mitt: A president doesn’t get to fire Congress
Paul Ryan’s budget proposal would be Vioxx for the economy: Promising pain relief while delivering a heart attack.
You don’t get to sit in the boat with your oar in your lap and complain that the only guy rowing isn’t getting us to shore fast enough.
For the past four years, while America has needed every oar pulling in the same direction toward prosperity, where have Republican leaders been? On strike.
You don’t get to block needed change and then decry the inertia.
You don’t get to dash the American people’s hopes so you can run out the clock to capitalize on their frustrations.
The Party of the Perpetual Filibuster does not get to complain that nothing is getting done.
The problem is that Democrats are trying to govern, and irresponsible Republicans are trying to rule.
It’s a raid on the treasury [tiny taxes for superrich]
Restore traditional tax rates for the superrich
The kinds of jobs the superrich create are maid, gardener, and nanny. Irresponsible Republican leaders’ fix for the economy is more nanny jobs.
The superrich are to the economy what fishermen are to the sea: They benefit from it far more than it benefits from them.
Experience has shown that if financial institutions holding your money are not tightly regulated, chances are they will either give your money away, gamble it away, or steal it.
Financial institutions running amok is what caused this recession. Yet irresponsible Republican leaders have the gall to tell us with a straight face that the solution is to let them keep doing it .
The best way to support our troops is to send them only on worthy missions in the first place.
The ReFoxlican Party
Facts are not their forte. [Fox News]
Homeopathic Christianity: 90% Republican politics, 10% Old Testament, 0% Jesus [The Christian Right]
Show me your scripture. Show me your scripture. No, really, show me your scripture. [The Christian Right]
For 35 years the Republican Party has played well-meaning Christians like a violin.
Fox News has found a way to teach ignorance.
Landmines and cluster bombs are how yesterday’s wars kill tomorrow’s children.
Mitt Romney stands for election—and not for much else.