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GE to hire 5,000 U.S. veterans, investing in US plants

Andrew Sullivan: How Obama Set A Contraception Trap For The Right

Paul Krugman: Severe Conservative Syndrome

Soros: GOP Hurting Economy To Win Election?

Sarah Palin: “I’m Not Convinced” Mitt Romney Is A Conservative

McConnell: Any Employer Should Be Able to Deny Contraceptive Services

Santorum Suggests Romney ‘Rigged’ CPAC Straw Poll

Who Is Foster Friess? Seven Facts You Need To Know

10 years after Salt Lake City Olympics, questions about Romney’s contributions

Priests Accused of Molesting Children Hiding in Plain Sight


H/t: Randi Rhodes’ Homework

GOP Hubris · Grover Norquist · Mitt Romney

Why The GOP Puppeteers Favor Mitt Romney

It can’t get any clearer than the words straight from Grover Norquist‘s speech at CPAC and Mario Piperni‘s illustration and analysis of Norquist’s suggestion that Romney should be the GOP’s presidential nominee because he’ll do what he’s told…

Mario Piperni

Grover Norquist, in his CPAC speech, revealed exactly why the GOP establishment favors a Romney win.

All we have to do is replace Obama. …  We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. … We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.


Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.

How’s that for in-your-face honesty?

Choose Rick Santorum and Republicans are stuck with a Christian Taliban leader whose top priority will be to enact a ‘Sex For Procreation Only‘ law.

Go with Newt Gingrich and and they’re facing an ego of untold proportion who takes orders from a single god. Clue: initials are N.G.

Ron Paul and they have a man who has no intention of listening to anyone or anything except the intergalactic voices in his head – the very same voices that have commanded his every move of the last four decades.

And then, of course, there’s Mitt Romney – the man who will in all likelihood become the Republican nominee in the general election. If ever there existed a politician lacking any trace of core convictions, a man more than willing to say whatever it took to be accepted by those from whom he craves recognition, a man who would strap the family dog to the hood of his car if it helped him get to where he so desperately wanted to go…if that’s what Republicans want or need, then Mitt Romney is their man.

If I was running the DNC ad campaign to reelect Barack Obama, I would have that Norquist quote playing every day between now and November.