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The Guy Behind the Romney '47 Percent' Tape Unmasked: VIDEO

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He'll talk about the video and....show his face!

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Mitt and Ann Romney Talk About Being Losers in First TV Interview: VIDEO

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As I mentioned last Friday, Mitt and Ann Romney gave their first post-election TV interview on FOX News Sunday and told Chris Wallace why they lost, what it felt like, whether they think the media was in it for Obama (yes, they do), and why Ann decided to not compete on Dancing with the Stars.

Watch the full interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Lech Walesa Wants Gays 'Behind A Wall'

LechWalesaHas Lech Walesa completely tarnished his image as a peacemaker?

Walesa, the union organizer who became Poland's first democratic president in 1989, shocked fans and foes alike by saying last week that gay people should basically stop trying to be involved in the democratic process and go back to the proverbial kitchen, or, to be more precise, "behind a wall," especially in Parliament, because "a minority should not impose itself on the majority."

From ABC News:

Walesa said in a television interview on Friday that he believes gays have no right to sit on the front benches in Parliament and, if represented at all, should sit in the back, "and even behind a wall."

"They have to know that they are a minority and must adjust to smaller things. And not rise to the greatest heights, the greatest hours, the greatest provocations, spoiling things for the others and taking (what they want) from the majority," he told the private broadcaster TVN during a discussion of gay rights.

"I don't agree to this and I will never agree to it."

"A minority should not impose itself on the majority," Walesa said.


Obviously many people are outraged over the Nobel Peace prize winner's remarks, but the most concise criticism may come from liberal Polish politician Jerzy Wenderlich, "It was the statement of a troglodyte."

"From a human point of view his language was appalling," Wenderlich said of the devote Catholic's comments. "Now nobody in their right mind will invite Lech Walesa as a moral authority, knowing what he said."

But most people also know that Walesa's labor past doesn't mean he's progressive. He did, after all, supported Mitt Romney during the last election, and was pretty chummy with Ronald Reagan, who was of course no friend of friends of Dorothy.

(Image via Christofer C. Dierdorff.)


Mitt and Ann Romney Realize the Ride's Over and They're Nobodies: VIDEO

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Ann and Mitt Romney characterize their feelings about losing the election in an upcoming interview on FOX News Sunday.

Said Ann:

"In our church, we're used to serving and you know, you can be in a very high position, but you recognize you're serving. And then all of a sudden, you're released and you're nobody. And we're used to that. It was really quite a lot of energy and a lot of passion and a lot of -- a lot of people around us and all of a sudden, it was nothing."

Said Mitt:

"It's different. But it's like riding on a roller coaster. We were on a roller coaster. Exciting and thrilling, ups and downs, but the ride ends. And then you get off. And it's not like, 'oh, can't we be on a roller coaster the rest of our life?' It's like, 'no, that ride's over'.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lead Romney 2012 Strategist: Mitt Lost on Gay Marriage, Contraception

Romney's lead strategist Stuart Stevens writes in the Washington Post today that it wasn't the so-called "tech gap" that lost Romney the election, it was the substance of his platform:

Concession_romneyYes, the Romney campaign won seniors and lost voters under 30, though our numbers were a significant improvement from the 2008 presidential campaign. But was this a tech-driven gap or more reflective of substance?

Like most things in life, the answer is a bit of both. I don’t think it’s very controversial to suggest that a candidate who favors gay marriage and free contraception might have more appeal to a younger demographic. Does anyone want to argue that free contraception is seen as a more pressing issue to your average 21-year-old than to a 55-year-old voter, or that there are more gay rights organizations on college campuses than in VFW halls?

Likewise, why did Mitt Romney win older voters? They are more concerned with the economy than with same-sex marriage, and they are more skeptical of or opposed to Obamacare.

"Content is king" argues Stevens, and the Republican party's content at the moment, just isn't.


Lawrence O'Donnell Salutes CPAC for Inviting 'Biggest Loser of Them All' Mitt Romney: VIDEO

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Lawrence O'Donnell last night shredded CPAC's lineup of losers, including Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum, but saved special words for their latest announced guest:

"Will Romney be cheered for saying the extreme, conservative stuff that everyone knows he doesn’t mean? Or will he be booed for being such a loser?"

Watch O'Donnell shred what he suggests be renamed LPAC, AFTER THE JUMP...

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