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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 08/26/2012

Morning Bits

Shocking (not), but the liberal media got the GOP platform on abortion wrong. Bravo to Wonkblog for correcting the record, but where is the rest of the media? Birds chirping.

Staggering (not), but Michael Steele left the RNC one last reminder of his incompetence, a convention in the path of a hurricane. Somehow the GOP will muddle through with only three days of convention speeches.

Stunning (not), but the left-wing Guardian came up with an excuse to dump a conservative columnist after the only-our-free-speech left squawked. Shame on them.

Jaw-dropping (not), but Todd Akin’s still clueless. “Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) announced on Friday that he will remain in the race for Missouri’s Senate seat. ‘We’re going to be here through the November election and we’re going to be here to win,’ he said.”

Amazing (not) that Mitt Romney’s not the best retail politician in the family: Ann Romney is. And she does an awfully good job of reminding people that the Romney family is from Michigan. (Without offending anyone!)

Incredible (not) that all those New York City gun laws didn’t stop the shooter. But gun control advocates think there just aren’t enough laws. Some of the pols’ statements are almost comically naive (“long past time to fix our gun laws to prevent future tragedies from occurring”).

Mind-blowing (not), but Obama’s “recovery” was worse for many than the recession. “American incomes declined more in the three-year expansion that started in June 2009 than during the longest recession since the Great Depression, according an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Sentier Research LLC. Median household income fell 4.8 percent on an inflation- adjusted basis since the recession ended in June 2009, more than the 2.6 percent drop during the 18-month contraction, the research firm’s Gordon Green and John Coder wrote in a report today. Household income is 7.2 percent below the December 2007 level, the former Census Bureau economic statisticians wrote.”

Bizarrely (not), but Obama’s vicious campaign has hurt his own likability. He’s dropped nine points since May. Meanwhile, he trails on handling of the economy and budget deficit.

By  |  07:45 AM ET, 08/26/2012

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