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Old 08-17-2011, 02:43 PM   #871
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:19 PM   #872
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This is pretty funny too

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No joke: Presidential candidate Rick Perry and comedian Stephen Colbert, who last week barraged Iowa voters with advertisements urging voters to support “Rick Parry,” shared the same political committee treasurer--until they didn’t.

Salvatore Purpura, who has represented numerous political committees as treasurer over the years, told POLITICO that he resigned on Thursday as treasurer of Colbert’s super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. Then, on Monday, Perry--not Parry--formally filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission listing Purpura has his campaign treasurer. “Obviously, there was a potential conflict of interest,” Purpura said. “I told [Colbert lawyer] Trevor [Potter] on Thursday I would not be able to be treasurer anymore.”

Colbert, in an email to POLITICO, praised Purpura’s service. “We’re not surprised. Sal is the best in the business. That’s why we went with him,” Colbert wrote. “We’re happy for Sal and we are even happier that Governor Parry has sent the clear signal of which super PAC he trusts to receive all that unlimited money waiting to pour in on his behalf. Loud and clear, sir. Unofficially, loud and clear.”

...Purpura’s online LinkedIn resume indicates he’s served as treasurer or “director of treasury” for George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, John McCain 2008 presidential campaign, the US Senate campaign of Carly Fiorina in California and the campaign of Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), among others.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:01 PM   #873
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Elvis blared from loudspeakers as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann emerged from her campaign bus here Tuesday.

So much in politics is theater and, in theater, music matters. But how can any musical choice that involves The King go wrong?

It only can if — as Bachmann did — you play an Elvis song as a birthday tribute. "Before we get started," Bachmann told her audience, at the Beacon, a local eatery, "let’s say ’happy birthday’ to him."

One teeny-tiny problem: Tuesday was the 34th anniversary of Elvis’ death.
I'm sorry but you can't rail against the "elites" and then get something like this wrong. Elvis' death is Red State 101. Michele Bachmann has been exposed as a fraud in my mind.

Reminds me of Obama in 2008 and his failure to produce one player's name from his so-called favorite baseball team, the Chicago White Sox. But then no one really expects a Messiah to concern himself with such mortal trivialities do they?
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It's just a bit of humor, I never said Obama has never made a mistake and he's no "messiah". Bachmann is planning a visit to Graceland, but she said it's on the West Coast so it'll take her a while to get there on her bus

Hey I think the first shot might have been fired at Graceland, and Paul Revere told everyone to eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
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More like People Over 50 101, which is fine, but no one else really gives a damn. Same with John Lennon.
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I look forward to many more gaffes from her, it's like a bubble machine of gaffes
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Michelle bachmann's candidacy is about as serious as Donald trump's.
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Today she promised to be the "hombre-ette" to stand for her supporters in the White House. Maybe not a gaffe exactly, but calling yourself a man-ette is just weird.
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Did anyone see Anderson Cooper last night-keeping them honest segment about jobs "created by Rick Perry"?

Keeping Them Honest – Anderson Cooper 360 - CNN.com Blogs


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Greenville, SC (CNN) -- Presidential candidates are known for making promises on the campaign trail.

Republican contender Michele Bachmann told a crowd of supporters in Greenville, South Carolina on Tuesday that she will bring down gas prices when she's president.

"Under President Bachmann you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again," said Bachmann. "That will happen."

If she is elected, it may be a tough promise to keep.

Gas prices are tied to global oil prices and are not controlled by Washington.

Bachmann did not say specifically how she would help gas prices come down again, but her website says as president, she would ease restrictions on drilling.
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Did anyone see Anderson Cooper last night-keeping them honest segment about jobs "created by Rick Perry"?
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I did not see it.

But I know the jobs claim is a total bullshit claim.

There are 25 states that have lower unemployment rates than Texas.

Unemployment Rates for States

Also he (Texas) has not really created new jobs.
He has poached them from other U S States with very weak enviomental laws and 'right to work' laws, that means no minimum wage law.

He should be running for President of Malaysia.
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Many of the jobs are actually public sector, and created or saved by stimulus money. Also due to the large population influx and the resulting increase in demand for goods and services.

Under President Bachmann coffee will cost a quarter and the movies will be fifty cents
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In the last 2 years.

Texas is no. 3 in adding new jobs, not no. 1.
North Dakota is number 1 with a 6.9 % increase.
Alaska is second with a 3% increase.

and Texas is 3rd at 2.9 % increase.

If Texas is number 1 in adding new jobs.
Then California is number1 in employment.
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In the last 2 years.

Texas is no. 3 in adding new jobs, not no. 1.
North Dakota is number 1 with a 6.9 % increase.
Alaska is second with a 3% increase.

and Texas is 3rd at 2.9 % increase.

If Texas is number 1 in adding new jobs.
Then California is number1 in employment.
Which is why the unemployment rate is important.
Being tops at adding jobs is almost meaningless if your population rate is increasing faster than your job creation rate. So, kudos to Perry for being adequate.
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Somewhat ambivalent article about Perry by Rich Lowry in the National Review--he sounds torn between pre-emptive indignation at the onslaught of kneejerk-elitist Texas-bashing he's sure awaits Perry, and on the other hand hoping that Perry will choose to play up Texas' "dynamism" and diversity rather than focusing on tossing red meat to the culture warriors.
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You could be mistaken for thinking that Perry set out from his infancy to trample on certain eastern sensibilities. Born in nowheresville Texas to a family of cotton farmers. An Eagle Scout. Attendance at Texas A&M, where he was a “yell leader”—basically a male cheerleader—and in ROTC. After earning a degree in animal science and serving in the Air Force, he entered politics and eventually ascended to the governorship in the wake of another hated Texan—George W. Bush. Perry makes Bush look like a sniveling elitist, what with his patrician, highly credentialed family. Perry went to Paint Creek Rural School in Haskell, Texas; Bush went to Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and then on to Yale and Harvard. Perry is a great partisan of Texas and has mused about its leaving the union. He’s an evangelical Christian who unembarrassedly prays in public and for his state. He’s a tea partier who extols the Constitution and seeks a drastically limited federal government. He’s a law-and-order conservative in a state that still executes people.

It’d be almost impossible to come up with a background and cluster of affiliations so provocative. Texas has all the negative charge for liberals that Massachusetts does for conservatives. Perry will be branded as a backward, dimwitted, heartless neo-Confederate. A walking, talking threat to the separation of church and state who doesn’t realize people like him were supposed to slink away after the Scopes trial nearly 90 years ago.

...Perry apparently lacks all ironic detachment, the quality that so endears liberals to Pres. Barack Obama even though they constantly exhort him to become a fighter.
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The cultural static around Perry could well distract from his core economic message. He’d do well, as he began to do in his announcement speech, to cast his personal story and his state in terms of aspiration: Rural life, the Scouts, the military, and his faith inculcated in him the virtues necessary for success, and he lived in a state wide open and free enough for him to rise. No matter how big his belt buckle and his boots, Perry should work to belie the image of Texas. It’s not the TV show Dallas of 30 years ago. It’s a dynamic state that has created jobs to absorb a population growth of 20% during the past ten years. It has thriving big cities and a diverse economy no longer exclusively dependent on the oil-and-gas industry. It has close ties to Mexico and a large Latino population.
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I did not see it.

But I know the jobs claim is a total bullshit claim.

There are 25 states that have lower unemployment rates than Texas.

Unemployment Rates for States
deep, what is the other variable in the unemployment rate? The number of people seeking employment. There aren't 25 states whose population has grown the past decade as fast as Texas. In fact there are only 2. Texas' population grew twice as fast as the nation as a whole did. 20%. Texas is gaining 4 seats in the U.S House because of their growth. That's what makes the number of jobs created more impressive than the unemployment rate.
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Also he (Texas) has not really created new jobs.
He has poached them from other U S States with very weak enviomental laws and 'right to work' laws, that means no minimum wage law.
That's like saying In-n-Out poached customers from McDonald's and Burger King with a better hamburger. Dah?


Maybe companies relocate to Texas because of its pro-business regulatory and tax policies along with open shop rules?
Maybe people move to Texas to follow the jobs and to enjoy lower personal taxes (no income state income tax), a lower cost of living and lower housing prices?

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