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Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, July 19, 2012

TERRY MCAULIFFE AND THE OTHER GREEN PARTY
BY MARK LEIBOVICH
NEW YORK TIMES

One quaint maxim of the Political Class is that there is no such thing as Democrats and Republicans in Washington, only the Green Party. Green as in money, not GreenTech, or anything having to do with clean energy. In his speech at the GreenTech opening, [Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee] said that during the ’90s, “President Clinton created more millionaires and billionaires than any other president in the history of this country.” At which point, Barbour, who had been chatting onstage with Clinton through much of McAuliffe’s remarks, gave the former president a special nudge.

FROM VICTIM TO VICIOUS
BY CHARLES M. BLOW
NEW YORK TIMES

Romney’s first response to recent questions about his wealth was an odd one: he embraced victimization. He claimed to be a victim of Obama’s aggressive, out-of-control campaign. But whining is a sign of weakness. For Romney, it didn’t work out so well. So now the Romney campaign appears to be planning to shake the Etch A Sketch again and this time draw an angry face. ... But this is a tricky proposition for Romney and may just be the briar patch that Obama wants to be thrown into.  While there are legitimate concerns about whether Romney has been upfront and transparent with voters, personal attacks on a personally popular president may very well backfire.

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