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Friday, November 19, 2010

News Roundup for 11/19/10

Horse's ass
Rep. Mike Pence

-Headline of the Day-
"Quote of the Day"

The quote: "Jim DeMint and I are offering legislation on Capitol Hill today to say, look, let's make all the current tax rates permanent, uh, and then let's start to work from there toward putting in place the kind of policies that'll really get this economy moving again. You know, I think it's fair to say, if the current tax rates were enough to create jobs and generate economic growth we'd have a growing economy. It's not working now. Let's at least give some certainty there and then we'll fight for more tax relief."

The quoted: Rep. Mike Pence, House Republican conference chairman and likely 2012 presidential candidate.

My quote of the day: "Pence thought Bush's tax cuts would work wonders. He was wrong. This leads Pence to now believe we should keep the policy that he knows didn't work, and then do more of it. It's the patented 'fail and fail again' approach to economic policy.

"The 112th Congress really is going to be a national nightmare."

That's Steve Benen, I say, "Amen," and you can quote me on that. (Political Animal)

-Dear sweet God this is perfect-
Jon Stewart took on Glenn Beck last night and the result was purest beauty. First, he took on Fox News in his opening segment:

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George Soros Plans to Overthrow America
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And then things got really lovely:

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The Manchurian Lunatic
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Jon's doing what Stephen Colbert does so well; pointing out the absurdity of an argument by applying it to something only slightly different. If it weren't for logic, the only comedy we'd have would be slapstick.

Deep... Think about it. (Comedy Central, Comedy Central)

-Bonus HotD-
"After Promising To 'Listen To The American People,' Pence Rejects Americans' Call To Not Cut Social Programs."

Yeah, Pence again -- this time with an odd definition of the word "listen." You know, I'm not a big fan of English-only legislation, but it seems to me that people in Congress should at least speak the language. (Think Progress, with video)

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