Thursday, August 2, 2012
Keith Olbermann joins Tumblr to share peaceful cityscapes with the world. ᔥ BuzzFeed Jared Diamond is convinced Mitt Romney didn't read his book. ᔥ NYTimes Chick-fil-A sold a shit load of chicken sandwiches yesterday. ᔥ Gawker Comedian John Fuselang just might have a new show on Current TV. ᔥ Hollywood Reporter Michael Moore may be voting for Obama, but he won't say he "supports him." ᔥ Politico
Just so we're clear, the government can claim responsibility for adding jobs but not helping build businesses?
The man who compared Mitt Romney's positions to an Etch A Sketch and declared that the health care penalty is "not a tax" invokes the Army-McCarthy hearings to attack Senator Harry Reid. ᔥ TPM
Mike Huckabee thinks "if they believe that will help their cause, to put people of the same sex kissing each other in a public place in front of families" then they should totally go for it. ᔥ GOP12
Stephen Colbert warns the Democrats against messing with Grover Norquist when it comes to the fiscal cliff.
President Obama is finally embracing the rhetoric of Occupy Wall Street. Though the movement has largely faded from public view, you could see its influence in a speech Obama made to a crowd of supporters in Ohio yesterday. Citing a new report from the Tax Policy Center, Obama noted that Mitt Romney's economic plan would amount to a huge tax cut for the "wealthiest one percent of all households" while the average middle class family would have their taxes increased by $2,000. This is the clearest President Obama has been thus far in elucidating why his plan of letting the Bush tax cuts expire for those making more than $250,000 per year will help the overall economy far more than Mitt Romney's plan of additional tax cuts for millionaires. And it's that framing device of the 99% vs. the 1% that allows him to communicate it so well. Back in October, Obama was doing everything he could to avoid a direct endorsement of the Occupy movement, even doing them the diservice of equating them to the Tea Party. But if he is ultimately able to connect with voters on these issues of economic fairness and win the election, he will owe them a greater debt than anyone could have predicted. Follow @TheMattWilstein