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stephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 10:21 AMWhen history suffocates philosophy or something like that | ShortFormContent at Blogger http://t.co/AEuQKc0f
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 10:12 AM@matwilson6 Mildred has a mind of her own. Like you, she appreciates Voltaire (and venerates Candide).
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 10:05 AM@KarlRove @marcthiessen @washingtonpost @MittRomney And pigs fly.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 10:04 AM@KarlRove @BarackObama Karl you usually just promote yourself. Now you are clearly getting desperate. You have a flawed candidate.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:59 AM@stefcutter Thanks for flagging this devastating look at Romney's cobbled-together tax fiasco plan. http://t.co/eWSKnyeE
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:58 AMRomney tax plan "would increase taxes much more on families with children than on childless adults." http://t.co/4zmHzB39
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:56 AM"If Romney tries to pay for tax reform by cutting spending, it becomes much more regressive." http://t.co/4zmHzB39
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:56 AM"Romney campaign...referred to the TPC’s work as 'objective, third-party analysis' during the primary. Oops." http://t.co/4zmHzB39
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:53 AM"No one can say that the details of Romney’s plans for governing the country are irrelevant to this campaign." http://t.co/4zmHzB39
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:52 AM"Actors with more credibility than the Romney campaign are showing what the Romney campaign was trying to hide" http://t.co/4zmHzB39
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:51 AM"The Tax Policy Center bent over backwards to make Romney’s promises add up. " http://t.co/4zmHzB39
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:23 AMObama cracks 70 on Nate's win index. Election Forecasts - FiveThirtyEight Blog -http://t.co/EscrqiaD http://t.co/kN9gFrXZ
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 09:09 AMMildred Purse says Sarah Palin will not allow Mitt Romney to be President | ShortFormContent at Blogger http://t.co/gHUkIMGn
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 08:56 AM@MittRomney I think you will not be nominated. Sorry.


stephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 08:55 AM@MittRomney Mitt I think you better talk to Rachel. You are going down. Fess up. #retromitt http://t.co/TyjpSuGa
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 08:51 AMDaily Kos: Rachel Maddow Helps President Obama Expose Romney's Achilles’ Heel http://t.co/TyjpSuGa
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 08:11 AM@fasteddiekc That's the key and it should work save in states like Texas which have some time to go before they become sane.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 08:10 AM@MargoArrowsmith @adbridgeforth @MittRmoney Romney argued they were his. And hid them from future public view.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 08:05 AM@Harringtonkent @BhumiGopalPatel "Appetite for animal flesh [a] driving force behind environmental damage " http://t.co/PsG1kxOK
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 07:58 AMTea Party Influence Could Reshape Senate Republicans http://t.co/Wc3S4erU
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 07:47 AMSo govt. can function till next March at its current low spending level and then who knows? At least the GOP eats some crow.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 07:45 AMAfter Budget Deal, No Government Shutdown This Year http://t.co/zTQ7Fb7P
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 07:41 AMCivil liberties may be the biggest casualty of the leak vendetta and the GOP response to it.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 07:31 AMNational Security Leaks Lead to F.B.I. Hunt and News Chill http://t.co/vRYJZMmX
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 07:27 AM@2000moxie Collect.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 06:53 AMRT @stephencrose: RT @MittRmoney: Romney's records as Governor are gone. He ordered staff to destroy computer hard drives after buy... http…
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 02, 03:58 AMRT @stephencrose: RT @stephencrose: Four years ago, @BarackObamapromised to stand up for women's health. Here's a look at how h... http://…
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 09:22 PM538 (Nate) says faster income growth helps President's numbershttp://t.co/RBxrCrWy Give Mitt's ineptitude some credit.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 06:50 PMWave of Volatile Trading Unsettles U.S. Markets http://t.co/KGhpiCUI
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 06:31 PMThe House GOP is losing its capacity to lie convincingly.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 06:28 PMThere is nothing in Mitt Romney's vague budget plan that suggests that there is a word of truth in any of his ad promises.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 05:49 PMMitt will have plenty of quality effete time with his ponies after he loses the election.

stephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 05:45 PMThe keys to wealth are not hard work or intellect - they are the ability to borrow large sums and profit from adversity.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 05:37 PMMitt Romney may be the first candidate widely rejected prior to being nominated,
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 04:21 PMQuin poll gives Obama nice margins over Romney among women and independents. Rove's Lie Op is sure to take note.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:53 PMShrum on Mitt: "He’s just not up to the job."
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:39 PM"The event draws renewed attention to the increasing fragility of the United States stock markets " http://t.co/8Cv6GNxR
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:38 PM"Traders immediately pointed fingers at one of Wall Street’s most powerful brokerage firms, Knight Capital Group, " http://t.co/ZSKj0yJD
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:36 PMWave of Volatile Trading Unsettles U.S. Markets http://t.co/wtwA8f5W
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:28 PMIs Google + or Minus???| TechCrunch http://t.co/WwSajqIC
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:27 PMAxelrod and Pelosi are stars when it comes to getting attacked on Twitter by wingnuts from the GOP.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:22 PM@PhilipRucker When you get a chance, ask Romney about his Stanford penchant for imitating state troopers in real road stops.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:05 PMRT @stephencrose: RT @stephencrose: Boycott Koch Productshttp://t.co/VxUCsIRc
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 03:00 PM@maxw3st @MittRomney LOL No doubt!
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 02:56 PM@anedaigle18 Ron Paul calling Romney to reveal his hidden taxes in Tampa would be delicious.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 02:53 PMSen. Tom Coburn (R. Ok) joined fellow GOP conspirators 1/20/09 to bring down the new President. http://t.co/PnyaAjPc

stephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 01:04 PM@SpeakerBoehner Obama is acting, John. The difference is he has the cards and he isn't bluffing. Tell that to your lobbyist keepers.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 01:01 PM@NancyPelosi Nancy, you are a wintertime soldier. Through all this horrible GOP time in Congress, you have been strong and positive.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 12:59 PM@MittRomney Still no Tweet since July 19. Even fake followers deserve better, Mitt. Are you still running?
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 12:45 PM@Liberalibrarian Wealth can do that to you.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 12:42 PMPower Is Restored Across India After Worst Blackout in Historyhttp://t.co/jKHdRJxx
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 12:06 PMC-SPAN | Congress, Politics, Books, U.S. History http://t.co/q9zwygV6
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 12:04 PMObama back to Clinton tax levels sells in Ohio.Live online now. | C-SPANhttp://t.co/PWiCnBzc
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 12:03 PMPresident Campaigns in Battleground States of Ohio, Florida & Virginia | C-SPANhttp://t.co/PWiCnBzc
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 11:27 AMGOP won a pig in a poke with their debt ceiling antics and now want to blame their stupidity on the President.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 11:14 AM@e_r_i_c1 I am sure you are right. But would we elect either W or Palin knowing what we know? We are defining Mitt.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 11:11 AMAd Spending in Three Swing States - Graphic - http://t.co/EscrqiaDhttp://t.co/UA2Y45bp
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 11:11 AMRT @stephencrose: RT @RBReich: Rom says unemp shld be 4%. I was Sec of Lab last time it was 4%. We got there by raising taxes on rich and...
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 09:34 AMHow Can David (Democrats) Beat Goliath (GOP)? | ShortFormContent at Bloggerhttp://t.co/fh5ynqOi
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 09:01 AMUptick for Obama today Election Forecasts - FiveThirtyEight Blog -http://t.co/EscrqiaD http://t.co/kN9gFrXZ
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:51 AM"GORE VIDAL, 1925-2012 Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer" http://t.co/aKCqMKjiRIP we'll miss you
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:47 AM@InequitySpeaks LOL I think we are feeling better about things this morning. Grab it while you can.

stephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:45 AM@Ozilad LOL Just keeping it simple. I left out that Mitt would precipitate a Hoover-sized depression.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:43 AMThis is one of those days when you wonder if the GOP will actually nominate Mitt Romney.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:40 AMDowd on Mitt - "Not like President Obama and Bill Clinton, where you always see the brain whirring behind the eyes." http://t.co/KijHEFsU
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:38 AMDowd - "Wherever he went, whatever situation he was in, he remained frozen in himself. " http://t.co/QDypPlyA
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:37 AM"You know, I tend to tell people what I actually believe" That's the problem Mitt. $10,000 bet? http://t.co/SGzTr6K8
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:32 AMHard sell from Obama campaign does not exactly work with folk who are already committed 24/7. http://t.co/vavEZkmb
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:27 AMRomney is going down because he cannot convey anything that people admire or like.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 08:26 AMPolls Give Obama Edge in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida http://t.co/3IjzyzkX
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 07:47 AMRomney plan would raise deficit in eight major ways. http://t.co/gc81MOOp
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 07:45 AM"On top of the Romney-proposed increases in Pentagon spending, here are his additional (substantial) deficit increase … http://t.co/gc81MOOp
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 07:25 AMAugust 1 -Welcome To ShortFormContent | ShortFormContent at Bloggerhttp://t.co/YjhrhdkD
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 06:58 AMEhud Barak - "President Obama is doing in regard to our security more than anything that I can remember " http://t.co/4jWdy1NC
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Aug 01, 06:56 AM"Vegas would have been so much more appropriate than Jerusalem. "http://t.co/3T1nYrEk



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