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pants on fireThree times a week I sit in front of this desk and try think up ideas for a new Far Left Side cartoon, and ever since it became clear that Mitt Romney was to be the Republican presidential candidate the first thing that ALWAYS comes to mind is "How can I best illustrate what a big, fat, duplicitous, liar-hypocrite-douchebag Mitt Romney really is?"


Thankfully, most people already understand this about Mitt, without my help, which is why his likability rating is below 50%. Way below. Yet the polls still have him seemingly running neck-and-neck with the president. How?

Simple. All you have to do is ask the right questions of the right people and even your Uncle Murray, the guy who cops feels on the subway, could hit the sweet spot.

Unfortunately for us it's in the media's interest to play along with bad polling, to make the race look tighter than it really is... so they can continue to make vast sums of money on political advertising. If they were to really tell you that Mitt doesn't stand a chance all the contributions would dry up and the media would be back to hawking pimple cream and potato peelers again.

But vote, anyway. It's important. There are a lot of congressman riding the president's coattails and it would nice to have a bullet-proof Congress, just to see if this thing we call a government actually still works.

=Lefty=

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Oh, That Mitt.

romney has no planMitt Romney says that his health plan offers help for those with preexisting conditions. He's lying.

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Mitt Romney says that President Obama has not signed one free trade agreement. He's lying.


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Mitt Romney says that abortion is not part  of his agenda. He's lying.

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Mitt Romney blamed President Obama for not getting a desperately-needed farm bill signed. He's lying.

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Mitt Romney's speech at the Virginia Military Institute was the most dishonest speech yet.

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Mitt Romney lied when he said: "I think about half of the green firms Obama has invested in have gone out of business." Only 3 of 26 companies have filed for bankruptcy.

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Mitt Romney lies to himself.

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Mitt Romney gets pissed and loses his cool when a reporter catches him in a lie.

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Quote For The Day

"The difference between Mr. Romney and myself is that I feel I could afford to pay a little more in taxes." - a tweet by LOLGOP

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Today's video: Mike Papantonio is vun schmott guy. When he says the Republican Party is "circling the drain" you best listen to him.


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President Obama's Top 50 Accomplishments

Number 14: Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending

barack obama's top 50 accomplishmentsAs part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans. Starting July 2010 all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. Treasury will save $67 billion over ten years, $36 billion of which will go to expanding Pell Grants to lower-income students.



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And now our Chart of the Day: The Massive Romney Defense Budget Increase (So much for cutting the deficit.)

romney's defense budget

Larger, considerably more legible, version of chart here.

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Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creationFor the past two years the Republican-led House had the chance to pass any number of jobs bills to get this country back on its feet. Instead, they did nothing, hoping that the lousy economy they were nurturing would ruin Mr. Obama's chance at reelection. That's the Republican way.

For the full 2001-2012 list of Republican sloth please visit republicanjobcreation.com.


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Today's Google Chow.

Me: Hmm, gettin' late. Need to think about something to eat.

Me again: Let's see... do I want Tacobama or McRomney's?

Me one more time: Yeah. Reeeeeeally want this election to be over.






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