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Suddenly surging in the polls: Herman Cain. Herman Cain?!
He’s tied with Mitt Romney for first in one poll and ahead of Rick Perry in another. Months ago, Herman Cain’s presidential campaign seemed like something of an underdog, with many people unaware of the former pizza chain executive. Now, with multiple straw-poll wins under his belt, the non-politician is within shouting distance of the lead. RealClearPolitics has him in third place, but if you take out the two oldest polls listed, he rises to second, ahead of Rick Perry, thanks in part to consistent poll numbers and Perry’s own faltering of late. Cain’s worth watching, suddenly. Wow. (photo via Gage Skidmore) source
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He’s tied with Mitt Romney for first in one poll and ahead of Rick Perry in another. Months ago, Herman Cain’s presidential campaign seemed like something of an underdog, with many people unaware of the former pizza chain executive. Now, with multiple straw-poll wins under his belt, the non-politician is within shouting distance of the lead. RealClearPolitics has him in third place, but if you take out the two oldest polls listed, he rises to second, ahead of Rick Perry, thanks in part to consistent poll numbers and Perry’s own faltering of late. Cain’s worth watching, suddenly. Wow. (photo via Gage Skidmore) source

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The government cannot force you to buy things. It can only tax you; draft you; seize and sell your property; arrest you; incarcerate you; and execute you. But it cannot tell you to buy insurance! Only a gecko can do that.
STEPHEN COLBERT, on the Republicans’ stubborn insistence that the federal government can’t require people to be covered by health insurance, on The Colbert Report (via inothernews)

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However, if calling for an end to millionaires having lower tax rates than their secretaries is class warfare, Obama is only the latest class warrior to occupy the Oval Office. In a June 6, 1985 speech at Northside High School in Atlanta, Georgia, then President Ronald Reagan explained that tax loopholes allowing a millionaire to pay lower taxes that a bus driver were ‘crazy,’ because they allowed the ‘truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share.’

VIDEO: Reagan Called For An End To ‘Crazy’ Tax Loopholes That Let Millionaires Pay Less Than Bus Drivers | ThinkProgress (via how-to-kiss-distinctly-american)

“But he was talking to high schoolers so it doesn’t count!!!” yelled conservatives.

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Has anybody been watching the debates lately? You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It’s true. You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have healthcare and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay. That’s not reflective of who we are.
President Barack Obama • tugging on some low-hanging fruit from the GOP debates. Good timing, bro. (via zainyk)

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Huntsman staffer says she is ‘sick and sad’ for the Republican Party after watching presidential debates
 
In a post on her Facebook page, Sarah Reidy, who joined Huntsman’s campaign in August but was not speaking on its behalf in this instance, said the behavior of audience members made her “sick and sad” for the Republican party.
“For years I have tried to prove that the GOP isn’t the Party of elitist, stereotypical people that lack compassion,” Reidy wrote on her Facebook account Tuesday. “When did creativity and growth become secondary to hate? Hearing the debate crowds go crazy over things like executions and the uninsured dying makes me sick and sad for my Party that I devote my time and efforts.”
 
In an interview with The Ticket, Reidy said that she has heard similar complaints within Republican circles.

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Huntsman staffer says she is ‘sick and sad’ for the Republican Party after watching presidential debates

In a post on her Facebook page, Sarah Reidy, who joined Huntsman’s campaign in August but was not speaking on its behalf in this instance, said the behavior of audience members made her “sick and sad” for the Republican party.

“For years I have tried to prove that the GOP isn’t the Party of elitist, stereotypical people that lack compassion,” Reidy wrote on her Facebook account Tuesday. “When did creativity and growth become secondary to hate? Hearing the debate crowds go crazy over things like executions and the uninsured dying makes me sick and sad for my Party that I devote my time and efforts.”

 

In an interview with The Ticket, Reidy said that she has heard similar complaints within Republican circles.

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Rick Santorum? He didn’t get half of what Ron Paul got. (Santorum) lost to the guy who lost so bad (Pawlenty), he dropped out of the race. Santorum?!

Jon Huntsman? Hunstman got 69 votes. If all of Jon Huntsman’s supporters met at the same Ames, Iowa Quizno’s, the fire marshall would say ‘Yeah, that’s fine, no problem.’ Huntsman was the only (other) Mormon running in the straw poll, and he came in second amongst Mormons.

And by the way, this “Pretending Ron Paul doesn’t exist” for some reason — this has been going on for weeks. (Plays MSNBC clip citing Michele Bachmann’s fourth-place finish in a recent USA Today / Gallup poll — behind an unmentioned Ron Paul.) Fourth behind who? Behind who? How did Libertarian Ron Paul become the 13th floor in a hotel? He is Tea Party patient zero! All that small-government grassroots business? He planted that grass!!!

…He’s the one guy in the field — agree with him or don’t agree with him — who doesn’t go out of his way to regurgitate talking points or change what he believes to fit the audience he’s in front of, and you’re treating him (like Gary Busey)!

JON STEWART, on the mainstream media (and even Fox “News”) all but ignoring GOP Ames straw poll second-place finisher Ron Paul, on The Daily Show.

This whole bit was pretty epic.

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