- Sean Hannity has reached the conclusion that the "idea that Americans are going to bed hungry" simply isn't true because "you can survive" on a diet of nothing but cheap rice and beans. Which might help explain why the Republican's budget kicks more than a quarter million children off school lunch programs: in Sean Hannity's America, those kids can always simply ask 'for more gruel please.' And besides, how else are they going to pay for further tax cuts to multimillionaires?
- I'm going to suggest that having Robin "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" Leach explain how “It appears today it’s wrong to be successful. And, that is the true meaning of socialism… That’s a great tragedy. These are the beginnings of a socialist state,” might not be a winning strategy for Republicans. BUT, I will absolutely watch if he does a new special on Romney's homes.
- Meanwhile, the Minnesota GOP continues to show that the Republican Party is the Party of Fiscal Responsibility by facing eviction for failure to pay rent on their headquarters for the last 9 months. Let's definitely put these guys in charge of the economy.
- Meanwhile, Jesse Kelly, the Republican running for Gabby Giffords old seat, thinks that access to healthcare (not health insurance, healthcare) is "a privilege you earn."
- Mitt Romney wants you to know that this election is "about the economy, and we're not stupid." Which doesn't really explain why Republicans are listening to the Club for Growth's calls to let student loan rates double. Or for that matter why Romney thinks that telling students that if they can't afford college to just "borrow money if you have to from your parents" is evidence that he's "not stupid."
- For that matter, his campaign say that his "position on the [auto] bailout was exactly what President Obama followed," isn't that smart either. I mean best case it means that Obama did exactly the right thing, and worst case people might remember that Romney is a lying idiot who would have destroyed the American manufacturing sector. But hey, what do I know, I'm not "not stupid" like they are.
- Meanwhile Senator Scott Brown is attacking Elizabeth Warren for only releasing four times as many tax returns as Mitt Romney has. So presumably he'll start demanding accountability from his Party's presumptive nominee any day now. Meanwhile, Romney is waiting to start his Vice Presidential search until he hires an army of accounts to "take a look at tax returns and things of that nature" for his potential picks.
Welcome to the working week!