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Name: William Rivers Pitt
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Hometown: Boston
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Chris Rock: Message to White Voters

^^ This ^^

...and this -----> http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1637779


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Is it just me, or do a lot of DUers seem on edge/hostile today?

Plenty of reason for it, of course.

So here:

, and another


Wow: Washington Post editorial board absolutely eviscerates the Romney campaign.

For good reason, I have been very, very down on the Washington Post. In several short years, it has gone from an essential daily read to little more than fishwrap.

Which is why this, from the Post's editorial board, is nothing short of astonishing. I read dozens of articles a day, every day, and few have done better to eviscerate Mitt Romney's campaign than this. Color me gobsmacked.

Mitt Romney’s campaign insults voters
Washington Post Editorial Board


THROUGH ALL THE flip-flops, there has been one consistency in the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: a contempt for the electorate.

How else to explain his refusal to disclose essential information? Defying recent bipartisan tradition, he failed to release the names of his bundlers — the high rollers who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. He never provided sufficient tax returns to show voters how he became rich.

How, other than an assumption that voters are too dim to remember what Mr. Romney has said across the years and months, to account for his breathtaking ideological shifts? He was a friend of immigrants, then a scourge of immigrants, then again a friend. He was a Kissingerian foreign policy realist, then a McCain-like hawk, then a purveyor of peace. He pioneered Obamacare, he detested Obamacare, then he found elements in it to cherish. Assault weapons were bad, then good. Abortion was okay, then bad. Climate change was an urgent problem; then, not so much. Hurricane cleanup was a job for the states, until it was once again a job for the feds.

The same presumption of gullibility has infused his misleading commercials (see: Jeep jobs to China) and his refusal to lay out an agenda. Mr. Romney promised to replace the Affordable Care Act but never said with what. He promised an alternative to President Obama’s lifeline to young undocumented immigrants but never deigned to describe it.

Much more, keep reading, well worth it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitt-romneys-election-campaign-insults-voters/2012/11/02/69fcc1fc-2428-11e2-9313-3c7f59038d93_story.html

Nate Silver: "The Simple Case for Saying Obama Is the Favorite"

Nov. 1: The Simple Case for Saying Obama Is the Favorite
Nate Silver
New York Times


If you are following some of the same people that I do on Twitter, you may have noticed some pushback about our contention that Barack Obama is a favorite (and certainly not a lock) to be re-elected. I haven’t come across too many analyses suggesting that Mitt Romney is the favorite. (There are exceptions.) But there are plenty of people who say that the race is a “tossup.”

What I find confounding about this is that the argument we’re making is exceedingly simple. Here it is: Obama’s ahead in Ohio.

A somewhat-more-complicated version: Mr. Obama is leading in the polls of Ohio and other states that would suffice for him to win 270 electoral votes, and by a margin that has historically translated into victory a fairly high percentage of the time.

The rest: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nov-1-the-simple-case-for-saying-obama-is-the-favorite/

"Colin Powell endorsed Obama because of race."

Absolutely fantastic Elizabeth Warren ad...the closing argument.


New election day lie making the rounds. Please read and share.

"Because of Hurricane Sandy, Republicans will vote on November 6th and Democrats will vote on November 7th to ease crowding at the polls."

Not true.

Please spread the word as best you can if you are in or near the affected areas.

Mr. Burns Endorses Mitt Romney

Poor doggie, but
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