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not an especially good week for press person (folks)

via: Think Progress

NUMBER 1:

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) has been lampooned in recent days after his office clarified his wildly inaccurate statements about Planned Parenthood in the Senate Floor last week by telling CNN it was not intended to be a factual statement.”

Yesterday, Kyl walked back his walk back, saying he “misspoke” on the floor and that the “factual statement” statement “WAS NOT ME – THAT WAS MY PRESS PERSON.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/15/kyl-aide-not-intended-to-be-a-factual-statement/

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NUMBER 2:

former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)

FANG: Today, you unveiled your new campaign slogan, “Fighting to make America America again.” But was it intentional that this line was borrowed from the pro-union poem by the gay poet Langston Hughes?

SANTORUM: NO, BECAUSE I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT, so

FANG: Oh, alright thanks. Wait did you have a clarification there?  Was it just a coincidence?

SANTORUM: I didn’t know that. The folks who worked on that slogan for me didn’t inform me that that’s where it came from, if in fact it came from that.

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/15/rick-santorum-langston-hughes-poem-gay/

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“If in fact it came from that”, yeah well it did.

“Let America Be America Again” – By Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

Note: Hey, I’m only guessing here, but perhaps Santoum’s ‘person’ STOPPED READING at this point, and didn’t get to this:

I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,
I am the Negro bearing slavery’s scars.
I am the red man driven from the land,
I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek–
And finding only the same old stupid plan
Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.

http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/Langston-Hughes/2385

April 16, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons, Kyl, Santorum | , , , , , | 1 Comment

The teabaggers simply don’t get it!

via: (CBPP) Center on Budget Policy Prorities

http://www.offthechartsblog.org/top-ten-tax-charts/

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MESSAGE to the BAGGER: Let the BUSH Tax Cuts EXPIRE, dummy!

April 16, 2011 Posted by | deficit reduction, GOP morons | , , , , | Leave a comment