July 10, 2012 Archives

July 10, 2012 Archives

Obama: "This Will Be My Last Political Campaign No Matter What"

"This will be my last political campaign no matter what," President Obama said at a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa today. "I've got nothing else to run for."

Carville: Dems Made "Fundamental Error" Conceding Deficit Is Biggest Problem

James Carville says Democrats made a "fundamental error" backing off on their steadfast support of entitlement programs to give way to the idea that they need trimming in order to cut the deficit. "I think we make a fundamental error," Democratic strategist James Carville said on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow" program tonight. "The biggest problem we

Palin: Romney Needs To Remind People "That His Private Bank Accounts Are Not The Problem" With Economy

"I think that Governor Romney should vigorously defend his record and the fiscal decisions he's made as a private citizen and with his private company. But we need to remember and Romney needs to remind the public and the media that his private bank accounts are not the problem. That is not what is causing the economic demise of this country," form



Levin: U.S. More Vulnerable To Terrorist Attack Than In Recent Past

MARK LEVIN: It's been a while since 9/11, but I'm going to tell you something. We are vulnerable to another terrorist attack in this country. I know we're always vulnerable to it, but we're more vulnerable to it today under this President and his policies then in any time in the recent past. And I want to make this point, I want to underscore th

Limbaugh On Romney: "We Don't Have The Ideal Nominee"

RUSH LIMBAUGH: No, I'm not giving up at all, folks. Quite the contrary. The whole point of yesterday's program is identifying the problem. Here's what we're up against. This is what we have to do. The whole point yesterday, for example, Boehner had this quote. We had a caller irritated at Boehner who was asked about Romney. (paraphrasing) "N

Biden To Latinos: Romney "Wants You To Show Your Papers, But He Won't Show Us His"

“Mitt Romney wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his. It's kind of fascinating," Vice President Joe Biden said at a La Raza event in Las Vegas. "So many question."



James Earl Jones: Tea Party Is Racist

From Sunday's edition of the syndicated Smiley & West show: JAMES EARL JONES: I think I have figured out the Tea Party I think I I do understand racism because I was taught to be one by my grandmother. My grandmother was part [tribal affiliation] Indian part black, she hated everybody and she taught all of her children and grandchildren to be ra

Romney: Obama "Added Insult To Injury" With Plan To Hike Taxes

"This week the president added insult to injury with another kick in the gut by announcing that he has a plan, he said, to lower taxes," Mitt Romney said at a campaign event in Grand Junction, Colorado. "Now we were all excited when we heard that. But you've got to be careful when people from Washington say they're lowering taxes, hold on to your w

Wasserman Schultz: "It Would Be Nice If We Had A Candidate for President Who Was Committed To America"

Alex Wagner, MSNBC host: Do you think there is something illegal here because there's certainly -- the line, the rhetoric would certainly seem to suggest that as it has been voiced by folks on the left and the president's reelection campaign? Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC: That's the problem. We don't know because Mitt Romney has released one ye



Toure: "The American Dream Is Dead"

"I mean, you know, we have that sense of hope for our children, but what I see, you can't just make it if you try. The American dream is dead. What the American dream was all about was intergenerational mobility, that if you work hard and go to school, you can do better than your parents did," MSNBC's Toure said. "And more and more, you will be

Andrea Mitchell Struggles To Respond To Claim Obama Outsourced Jobs Via Stimulus

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell struggles in her attempt to respond to a charge by guest John Sununu that President Obama is the job outsourcer, not Mitt Romney. Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC: Isn't it a winning issue for the White House, fundamentally, granted that the PolitiFact folks and the Washington Post pointing out that the President's campaign ad on

McConnell: Obama's Plan For Small Business Is "You Earn, He Takes"

“Look: Yesterday’s announcement was many things. But let’s be honest: it wasn’t a plan for deficit reduction. And it sure wasn’t a plan for job creation. “First and foremost, it was a distraction. “By any standard, the President has a nightmarish economic record. By demanding higher taxes on the few he’s trying to deflect atte



Obama: Catholic Employers' Refusing To Fund Birth Control "Not Fair"

Question to Obama from Catholic voter: "What can you say about a healthcare bill that’ll mandate insurance companies to provide birth control, sterilization, etc. to employees of Catholic universities, hospitals and churches since this goes against the Catholic religion?" Reporter, WWL-TV: "We know there is compromising language in place. Some

Obama: Abraham Lincoln Is "My Homeboy"

"Abraham Lincoln is in the house! My homeboy from Illinois and an outstanding Republican endorsee," President Obama said at a campaign event in

Michelle Obama: Find Unregistered Voters And "Shake 'Em"

During a campaign stop for her husband in Miami, Fla., on Tuesday, first lady Michelle Obama urged grassroots volunteers to find unregistered voters and "shake 'em," reminding them that President Obama has predicted this election "will be even closer than the last one." Obama also told voters to "multiply" themselves to help get the president reele

Obama: I Hope Malia And Sasha Get Rich "If That's What They Want To Do"

Obama at a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: “We love folks getting rich. hope Malia and Sasha, you know – go out there and, if that's what they want to do -- that's great!"

Rep. Rangel: GOP Wants To "Embarrass President Obama"

"The Republicans have made up their mind they are not going to do anything, no matter how logical or how much sense it makes, that’s going to make the president look good in the political light," he said during an appearance on MSNBC's "Jansing & Co." Tuesday. "They said this three and half years ago, but I never thought that a bill that would co

Napolitano On What Would Happen If You Refused To Pay For ObamaCare

Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on the issue on today’s Fox and Friends, saying that if someone chooses to pass on the health care plan and pay the tax, the IRS can withhold tax refunds, put a tax lien on your house, and send threatening letters in order to collect the tax. “Because Mrs. Pelosi and company wanted unanimity amongst the Dem

Plouffe: Campaign "Assumed All Along" That Romney Would Raise More

“We assumed all along that Governor Romney and the RNC would out-raise us. The real new dynamic in this race is obviously the Super PAC,” top Obama strategist David Plouffe said on "Good Morning America" today. Plouffe said this morning that “money matters in politics” but “you have to have enough money to run and win your campaign and

West: We're At A Perilous Time And I Will Use The Necessary Words

"I don't care about my critics," Rep. Allen West (R-Fla) said about the response to his comments about slavery

Durbin: Romney's Either Concealing Transactions Or Betting Against Dollar

Ed Schultz, MSNBC: "Is it tax avoidance or is it Romney just not trusting American banks and the American currency? What do you think it is?" Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL): "Ed, I am serious. I have asked business leaders, I have asked Republican Senators, I asked Warren Buffett the following question: 'Why would anybody need a Swiss bank account?' Wa

O'Reilly: Obama Believes Tax Hikes On Wealthy Will Stimulate The Economy

O'Reilly reviews Monday's events at the White House and on the campaign trail.

Fineman: Middle Class Tax Cuts Are The Best Way To Create Jobs

Ed Schultz and Howad Fineman discuss President Obama's tax speech on Monday.

Cillizza: A Presidential Campaign Is National In Name Only

Michael Smerconish, Susan Page and Chris Cillizza discuss the television ads of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Holder: Arizona Voting Law Emits Race-Based "Cloud Of Suspicion"

Addressing the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said despite the Supreme Court's ruling striking down most of Arizona's voter ID law, he remains wary of the provision that allows local law enforcement to verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect to be illegal. "No American should ever live und


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