Romney Trying To Make “Lemonade Out Of Turds” Says Reporter Who Published Video

The reporter who helped bring national attention to video of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissing 47 percent of the electorate says Romney is now trying to make “lemonade out of turds” with his explanation of what he meant. Mother Jone’s reporter David Corn appeared on Democracy Now this morning to talk about how a grandson of former President Jimmy Carter helped him find the video, but then talked about how Romney has handled the uproar the video has caused. Romney told a Univision town hall Wednesday night that “so many people have fallen into poverty that they’re not paying taxes.” Which is only partially true since most people in poverty are still paying sales taxes and many of them are paying property taxes. Corn says those same people Romney is trying to sound compassionate about were the ones he dismissed in the video.

First Day Highlights at Netroots 2010

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TheUptake.org interviewed 13 people on Thursday July 22 at NetRoots 2010. The complete interviews are at http://blip.tv/search?q=nn10&view=list&page=1
Highlights include Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, Ed Schultz, MSNBC Show Host, Krista Sinema, Arizona State Representative, Marcus Moulitsas, Daily Kos Founder and Sam Seder. Writer Producer Director Actor

GOP Or Dem Led-“War Is War” Says Amy Goodman

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Investigative journalist Amy Goodman spoke to The UpTake at Netroots. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama, both the objects of her harsh assessment. Reids numbers, Goodman said, are as low as Las Vegass unemployment is high. And his unwillingness to adopt climate change legislation transcends policy to be a matter of survival. ;
She pointed out that President Obama was elected on an antiwar platform, but voters didnt hear the second part of what he said about Afghanistan.