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Drive-By Muthings: September 21, 2012

Item 1: Steve Sebelius calls this “the most awesome political ad ever made.” And he’ll get no argument from me. It hits on all cylinders for all kinds of reasons. Click here to watch it.

Item 2: Gotta love this gaffe: President Hope & Change actually said, “You can’t change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside.”

Really? Then what’s the liberal/socialist argument for keeping Barack Obama inside the White House?

Item 3: Give Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown credit; he had no problem going for Democrat challenger Elizabeth Warren’s jugular right out of the gate in Thursday night’s debate. From David Cantanese of Politico:

“Professor Warren claimed that she was a Native American, a person of color and as you can see, she’s not,” said Brown, who repeatedly called on Warren to release her personnel records to put to rest whether the claim helped her gain employment at Harvard University or the University of Pennsylvania. “When you are a U.S. Senator, you have to pass a test and that’s one of character and honesty and truthfulness. I believe and others believe she’s failed that test.”

Indeed. Big time.

Item 3: Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia suggested in a debate that there should be a minimum federal tax paid by all Americans…and Republicans pounced on him.

Um, not so fast gang. Sure, it’d be a tax hike, but why shouldn’t every American who uses our roads, attends our government schools and lives in the safety afforded us by our military pay at least something toward the general good…even if it’s, say, just a token $10 bucks a month?

And as Mitt Romney has so infamously pointed out, who is it that isn’t paying their fair share right now? Obama supporters!

Of course, we’d have to reduce taxes somewhere else so that such a reform would be revenue neutral and not a violation of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. I suggest total elimination of the death tax. No taxation without respiration!!

Item 4: New Mexico’s loss is Nevada’s gain. From the Associated Press today:

“Party officials confirmed Wednesday that the GOP Victory campaign’s director, Hispanic outreach director and communications director will be transferred to more competitive states as part of a shift in the Republican National Committee’s resources.”

Morning Score adds that a spokeswoman says some New Mexico staffers are being redeployed to Nevada. Good. We clearly need the help!