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I’ve only heard portions of it.  But Krugman likes it.  That’s good enough for me I guess.

Addendum:  Huh.  Boehner isn’t rabidly opposed to the plan.  Is he bucking the fringe?

I’m not holding my breath.  But if the discourse does switch from deficits to jobs, they may have a problem.  And maybe Boehner is smart enough to realize that.

And with Bachman bringing the “circus” meme to full attention (she obviously hasn’t read George Lakoff), the Republicans may be regretting their decision not to issue a formal response.

Second addendum:  Calculated Risk summarizes the American Jobs Act.

The Lost Coast Outpost has the details.  We keep Weott in the Second District, but the map looks kind of silly.  All of the Fortuna suburbs go into the first, so credit Clif with accepting a proposal which cuts into his primary base so that Sohum can remain intact – assuming he ultimately votes for it.  Rex is out of the First – at least at his present residence.  Blue Lake leaves the Fifth and joins the Third.  I’m not noticing any other significant changes at the moment.  I’ll take a closer look later.

You can view the whole map here.

TPM “liveblogged” it for those like me who didn’t have the time (nor really the desire) to watch it last night.  It’s not an unbiased blogging, but it’s entertaining.  You can follow it here, here, here, and here.  TPM awards the win to Romney, mostly because he forced Perry into a corner on Social Security, and Republicans have to be worried about electability as they think about the general, even if the refusal to rule out ending Social Security earns him points in the primaries.

The largest applause of the night came when the moderator asked Perry about the 234 executions he has presided over.

Perry also blamed the low health care coverage rate of his state on….. former President Bush!

A few other highlights.  Bachman accused Reagan of being too liberal because he agreed to tax increases, but suggested that he really didn’t mean it.  Or something like that.

Ron Paul is still nuts.

Huntsman tried to defend science, which drew an awkward silence.

There were a couple of other names who will be out of the running come Iowa.

Addendum:  The debate in 45 seconds – capturing the essence.


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