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The Daily Grind: Welcome to Potemkin, Iowa

7:30 AM, Apr 21, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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"Welcome to Potemkin, Iowa."

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The DCCC is only fooling some of the people some of the time.

"From suicidal astronauts to bestiality, you can learn a lot about what makes the world's worst tyrants tick from the terrible books they write."

"Can anything Think Progress says about the Kochs be believed?"

"Of all the banal and empty-headed Democratic debating tricks, this one is one of my least favorite: to pretend that somebody who believes a particular government service should be changed or reduced has a moral obligation to forgo the use of that service."

Soak the rich? "In 2008, the most recent year for which full data is available, the infamous top 1% – those earning over $380,354 – paid 38.02 percent of federal income taxes, according to an analysis of IRS data by the Tax Foundation. Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent of income earners – the group that, according to the liberal world view, is subsidizing tax handouts to the wealthy – shouldered just 2.7 percent of the federal income tax burden."

The editor of Wonkette is pretty much the sanctimonious, unfunny jerk you imagined him to be.

"Notice how casually this imputation of racism is made. The white working class were not terribly impressed by the abstract, almost-entirely-irrelevant agenda item of getting a half-black man into the Oval Office, but instead sought concrete, wallet-level proposals from Obama on how to actually fix the economy."

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