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Democratic strategist: Romney-Ryan ticket ‘doesn’t make sense’

Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis on Tuesday compared Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to Sarah Palin, saying the new vice presidential candidate was likely to appeal to conservatives but not independent voters. “This ticket doesn’t make sense,” he said on Current TV. “It doesn’t makes sense politically… In terms of battleground [states],…

Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin challenger: He is ‘completely out of touch’

Democratic candidate Rob Zerban said Tuesday that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) had done a poor job of representing his Congressional district. “He supported unfair trade practices and trade agreements that have moved our manufacturing base overseas,” Zerban told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur. Zerban is running for Ryan’s seat…

McCain: Reid wrong about Romney not paying taxes

There is no truth to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) claim that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years, according to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun set to air on Tuesday evening, McCain said that his 2008 presidential…

Biden warns Romney will ‘put y’all back in chains’

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s financial policies would put voters “back in chains.” At a campaign stop in Virginia, the vice president told a crowd — which included many African Americans — that Romney was “going to let the big banks…

Obama mocks Romney for putting dog on his car roof

President Barack Obama for the first time on Tuesday personally took a jab at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for strapping his dog to the roof of his car. At a campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the president pointed out that Romney had invested in several companies that were…

Ohio senator: ‘Jim Crow has been resurrected’

An Ohio Democratic senator slammed her state’s Republican party and accused them of racially-motivated voter-suppresion tactics during an interview with CNN’s Deborah Feyerick Tuesday. “It’s tragic that in the 21st century, 2012, we have voter suppression going on,” Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) said. “Jim Crow has been resurrected, making repeat…

Romney surrogate to CNN host: ‘Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead’

The chairman of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s national steering committee on Tuesday angrily shouted for a CNN anchor to “put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead” after she tried to fact check Republican claims about Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to overhaul Medicare. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien pointed…

Maddow: Ryan pick better than ‘Christmas in August’ for Democrats

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” veteran newsman Dan Rather joined host Rachel Madddow to discuss Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s difficulties as be steps out of the right-wing media bubble and into the view of actual American citizens, who, it turns out, are neither…

Joe the Plumber calls to ‘start shooting’ immigrants at the border

At two separate events in recent days, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher has proposed to “put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.” Wurzelbacher first made the remarks during a campaign rally for Arizona Republican state Rep. Lori Klein on Friday, according to video published…

Protesters interrupt Ryan in Iowa: ‘Stop the war on the middle class!’

Speaking from the same stage in Iowa where Mitt Romney once declared that “corporation are people,” presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan found himself on Monday being interrupted by protesters who accused him of waging a “war on the middle class.” During an stump speech at the Iowa State…

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