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Journal Sentinel: Thompson announcing at firm receiving stimulus money

Thursday, Dec 1 2011

Journal Sentinel: Thompson announcing at firm receiving stimulus money

On December 1, 2011, the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported:

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson hasn't been afraid to attack others for backing President Barack Obama's controversial stimulus package. [...] So isn't it odd that Thompson is officially launching his bid for the U.S. Senate today at a company that directly benefited from the Recovery Act?

Thursday, Dec 1 2011

#KoolMitt: Romney's New Look

In perhaps the greatest development for high-end fashion since Derelicte, witness the look being modeled by Mitt Romney on the campaign trail this year: Averàge. Averàge is designed to give the impression that you’re just an average guy. With the help of a team of image consultants, Mitt Romney’s traded in his suits and ties for jeans and loafers. And while his wallet may still be flush with the money of someone who owns a couple mansions, that wallet is now in a pair of jeans that says “Corporations The super wealthy are people too.” And for that extra “cool” factor, you can even supplement the look by lying about smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer once.

Averàge is the perfect complete transformation for the candidate who wants voters to know that stances on the issues aren’t the only thing that can be abandoned and changed if you think it might help you have a better chance of getting elected.
We can only hope that this fashion trend continues, so that by 2020 Mitt’s quadrennial failed bid for the presidency will see him wearing a tank top and actual flip-flops on the campaign trail.

Thursday, Dec 1 2011

TPM: Exclusive: Mitt Romney’s Son Talks Up Family’s ‘Small’ $12 Million Home

On December 1, 2011, Talking Points Memo reported:

There appears to be a very different definition of “small” in the Romney clan. In an appearance at a Mitt Romney campaign office in Iowa, one of the candidate’s sons, Josh Romney, recalled a cozy Thanksgiving with the family at his parents’ “two-bedroom house, pretty small.” Democratic trackers American Bridge provided TPM with video of the event.

Thursday, Dec 1 2011

Allen's Fake Supporters

First George Allen was caught faking endorsements from the Tea Party. Now, as reported by NBC Washington and Progress VA, it appears he's featuring fake photos of his supporters on his website: [gallery link="file" columns="2" ids="10272,10271"]

Thursday, Dec 1 2011

AP: GOP Candidates Make Flubs, Big And Small: Fact Check

On November 30, 2011, the Associated Press reported:

Newt Gingrich didn't know when he would take office if he wins the presidency. Rick Perry got the voting age and the date of Election Day wrong. Herman Cain didn't realize the president does not sign amendments to the Constitution. In ways large and small, Republican presidential hopefuls are proving on multiple occasions to be "factually challenged," as Gingrich rather haughtily described a rival, despite getting some things wrong himself.

Thursday, Dec 1 2011

Now That He's Running For Senate, Will Tommy Thompson Finally Give Up His Lobbying Ties?

American Bridge 21st Century issued a press release today welcoming Tommy Thompson to the Wisconsin Senate race:

Just as he has been pretending not to be a lobbyist, Tommy Thompson has spent the last few months pretending not to be a candidate for Senate. Maintaining this “unofficial candidate” status has allowed him to continue working for his corporate clients while raising money from them for his campaign with a wink and a nod. Now that Thompson is officially announcing his candidacy and dropping the charade, the question remains, will he sever his ties with his corporate clients? [...] “It is impossible for Tommy Thompson to serve two masters; either he will represent the interests of Wisconsinites or those of his corporate clients. It is time for him to choose,” said Matt Thornton, spokesman for American Bridge 21st Century.

Thursday, Dec 1 2011

Now That He's Running For Senate, Will Tommy Thompson Finally Give Up His Lobbying Ties?

Just as he has been pretending not to be a lobbyist, Tommy Thompson has spent the last few months pretending not to be a candidate for Senate. Maintaining this “unofficial candidate” status has allowed him to continue working for his corporate clients while raising money from them for his campaign with a wink and a nod. Now that Thompson is officially announcing his candidacy and dropping the charade, the question remains, will he sever his ties with his corporate clients?

Thursday, Dec 1 2011

Plunderbund: Josh Mandel’s salary database even has his own salary wrong

On November 30, 2011, Plunderbund reported:

A few months back, as the SB5/Issue 2 battle was heating up, Treasurer Josh Mandel put up his “transparency” website which allowed people to search for the salaries of public employees in Ohio. The data, obtained from the right-leaning Buckeye Institute, not only excluded the salaries of a number of key advisers to Mandel, but it also highly overstated the salaries of many public employees. As all this was going on, Mandel was delaying the release his personal financial disclosure forms with the United State Senate for 6 months supposedly to make sure everything was exactly right. Here’s the thing: if you compare his own salary for 2010 on the website against the salary he listed on his PFDs, they are different...

Tuesday, Nov 29 2011

CNN: Tough illegal immigration foe set to endorse Perry

On November 28, 2011, CNN reported:

An Arizona sheriff who has gained a national reputation for his tough stance against illegal immigrants is set to endorse Texas Governor Rick Perry Tuesday in New Hampshire, Perry's campaign confirmed. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose tactics have caused controversy and spurred civil rights lawsuits, will give his nod to Perry in a Tuesday morning event. Arpaio will also campaign with Perry at several events throughout the state.
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Monday, Nov 28 2011

Dean Heller's Wall Street Doublespeak

In a blatant attempt to hide his record of standing up for Wall Street at the expense of Main Street, Senator Dean Heller went on KLAS-TV8 to lament how “there's no shame on Wall Street.”  (Video here)  The fact is, Heller voted repeatedly to protect taxpayer-funded bonuses to Wall Street executives while filling his campaign coffers with their money. “Did Dean Heller feel any shame as he voted to hand taxpayer money to Wall Street CEOs?  Did he feel any shame when he gladly cashed their contribution checks?  Nevadans deserve better than Dean Heller’s Wall Street doublespeak,” said Matt Thornton, spokesman for American Bridge 21st Century.

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