***Epic failure. What if the Left threw a protest and nobody came?
David Koch held a fundraiser for Mitt Romney this afternoon at his home on Long Island. At this point in the election cycle, that’s how the candidates are spending much of their time–attending fundraisers. But leftists thought they could make some hay out of connecting Romney to the Koch brothers, perhaps because they assume, wrongly, that most people share their detestation of the Kochs. So for some weeks, a consortium of left-wing groups including MoveOn.org, Occupy Wall Street, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Greenpeace, Strong For All, United New York, the Teamsters Union and others have been urging their members and supporters to turn out for a protest at David Koch’s home.
At its peak:
Now THAT'S funny!
***Here's an interesting factoid: Unemployment rate dropped in every state that elected a Republican governor in 2010.
In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an Examiner.com analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.
What? You haven't heard this reported on the news? Well, I'll be darned.
***RIP, Ernest Borgnine.
***Roger Federer wins 17th Wimbledon title. That guy's phenomenal.
***I love practical jokes. This would take some time, but I'm definitely gonna keep this one in mind...
***Obama, GOP signal deadlock over Bush tax cuts.
Obama plans to call for a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 on Monday in a Rose Garden announcement, The New York Times reports. House GOP leaders want to extend the cuts permanently for middle- and -upper income people, and a vote is expected in the House later this month.
And the move potentially puts Obama in a position to oppose Democratic leaders including Representative Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Charles E. Schumer who want to extend the cuts for everyone earning up to $1 million. But Obama, facing a tough re-election fight with increasingly bad economic numbers, is hoping the move will make Republican leaders appear inflexible.