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The Daily Grind: 'A Pyromaniac in a Field of Straw Men'

7:30 AM, Apr 14, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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Remember way back in 2010 when Obama said, "We're not going to be able to do anything about any of these entitlements if what we do is characterize whatever proposals are put out there as, ‘Well, you know, that's -- the other party's being irresponsible. The other party is trying to hurt our senior citizens. That the other party is doing X, Y, Z."

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Paul Ryan on Obama’s speech: “Rather than building bridges, he’s poisoning wells" and my personal favorite, "He’s basically a pyromaniac in a field of straw men.”

"The president also called for undoing the Bush tax cuts for upper-income taxpayers, and for canceling other tax cuts many of them receive such as the mortgage interest deduction -- items that instead of labeling 'ax increases' he called 'spending reductions in the tax code.'”

Back to the drawing Board? "CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 billion touted."

"Pawlenty urges lawmakers to reject 2011 budget deal"

Stephen Colbert, "thoughtful Catholic," is oddly resolute in his defense of Planned Parenthood.

"If you wonder whether Donald Trump is serious about running for president, tune in to the finale of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on May 15."

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