"There’s no question in my mind…that a baby at 20 weeks after conception can feel pain…I thought the date was far too late…Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. They feel pleasure. Why is it so hard to think that they could feel pain?"
"But now that Romney has been defeated, prominent GOPers are once again mulling rule changes that could make it harder for Democrats to win the White House—and easier for Republicans to claim Electoral College votes in states where they lose the popular vote."
"When I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense [of the extreme right wing], and to repudiate it directly."
— Steve Schmidt, top GOP consultant and MSNBC commentator… who, you may recall, ran John McCain’s campaign and lobbied hard for Sarah Palin to fill out the ticket. Hm.
Just Can’t Beat Him: These are the districts that Dem Jim Matheson has won in Utah over the past 12 years. The state Republican party has repeatedly gerrymandered Matheson’s districts during the time he’s served in Congress. It hasn’t worked: Matheson won again Tuesday night, beating highly touted GOP challenger Mia Love.
The president was warned of an impending threat of terrorism. He failed to act. The attack came, Americans died, and now the administration is covering up the truth.
That’s what Republicans are arguing in 2012. Which is pretty funny, if you don’t count the dead Americans, because it’s the opposite of what the GOP said 10 years ago. Back then, the conspiracy theories and the 20/20 hindsight were about the original 9/11 attacks. And the Republican Party line was that anyone who accused the president of neglect or deceit was unpatriotic…
Maybe, if Obama and his underlings had heeded the danger signs, those four Americans would be alive today. But it’s pretty rich to hear this complaint about “the events of September 11, 2012” from the people who presided over the original events of Sept. 11. You know, the ones in which nearly 3,000 Americans died.
"Well, you know, Andrea, there’s no delicate way to put this, but he lied. He blatantly lied, and brazenly. A number of different things have been fact checked by members of the media, independent fact checkers… Facts are powerful things. We didn’t hear many of them last night."
— Stephanie Cutter, the Obama campaign’s deputy manager, on Paul Ryan’s RNC speech Wednesday night.