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Tag: Romney

2012 Presidential Election: Electoral Map

This is the map Maddow started with when she was illustrating on her show how there could be an electoral college tie.

It works from a point of nine swing states.

via 2012 Presidential Election: Electoral Map.

It makes for an interesting game to move around the swing states to see what different things could happen.

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The Internet Works Quick

A friend set up these sites.

Syria is Iran’s Path to the Sea

Syria is Iran’s Route to the Sea

If you see a map with tiny tanks and arrows, I made it to help out.

Mitt is a walking talking meme generator.

Mitt Sorta Admit’s to Outsourcing Mid Debate

I did not really think much of this exchange when I was watching the debate but a friend pointed out to me just how significant is was. (The whole transcript is available at CNN.) 

Obama:…. Right now, you can actually take a deduction for moving a plant overseas. I think most Americans would say that doesn’t make sense. And all that raises revenue…..

Romney:…. The second topic, which is you said you get a deduction for taking a plant overseas. Look, I’ve been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you’re talking about. I maybe need to get a new accountant….

He doesn’t outright say he moved a factory overseas but the implication is pretty clear, otherwise why would he need a new accountant?