* Here are the sad facts about Paul Ryan:
Paul Ryan has voted against women's reproductive rights 59 times. He is against abortion, even in the case of rape or incest. Would he feel the same way if his daughter had been raped or would she not be allowed to make that decision on her own? He is against IVF (invitro fertilization). Paul Ryan also voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Act. Paul Ryan's record is just awful. Why would anyone, especially a woman, vote for him knowing that he is against your rights?
* Rush Limbaugh is trying to get the moderators for the debates to go easy on Mitt "the whiner" Romney. As Lawrence O'Donnell said this evening, the public needs to let the moderators know the questions they should ask. Here are the Twitter contacts for the moderators, courtesy of Lawrence O'Donnell: @newshour @crowleycnn @bobschieffer @martharaddatz
(O'Donnell suggested that Romney should be asked why he provided all those years of income tax returns to John McCain, but now refuses to release information to the American people.)
>>>> Josh Mandel's "accent" is a big topic of conversation. Mother Jones did some investigating about Mandel's "accent" that suddenly appeared when he spoke in Beallsville, Ohio.
On Wednesday, Republican Josh Mandel, who's hoping to defeat Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) this November, took the stage alongside Mitt Romney in the tiny village of Beallsville in the eastern Ohio coal belt. In a brief speech, Mandel blasted President Obama for having "waged war on coal" and for buddying up with "people in California and New York City who think coal is a four-letter word, who never stepped foot in Appalachia Ohio and don't understand coal."
Mandel's talking points weren't new. His delivery, however, certainly was. Backed by a phalanx of coal miners, Mandel soaked his speech with a distinct southern accent, a drawl never before heard from the candidate. Mandel, a former US Marine and now Ohio's state treasurer, is no southerner. He hails from the Cleveland area, in northern Ohio, where he still lives with his wife. He attended college at Ohio State University in Columbus and law school at Case Western in Cleveland. Neither qualify as southern cities—not even close....