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The former mayor of New York City appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, and he was asked to square his previous bashing of Mitt Romney — which hit a fever pitch during the 2008 campaign — with his current support. “Well, I mean, there’s a certain amount of personal ego in that. At that point I was probably comparing his record to my record,” Giuliani said.”That’s all part of campaigning.”

Then he preceded to praise Romney’s record, but only by pointing out that his own record was “far superior.” He explained:

Maybe it was circumstances or whatever, but I had massive reductions in unemployment. He had a reduction in unemployment of about 8, 10 – I think it was 15%. I had a reduction of unemployment of 50%. He had a growth of jobs of about 40,000. We had a growth of jobs of about 500,000… So I was comparing what I thought was my far superior record to his otherwise decent record, but numbers weren’t as great.”

Giuliani’s “far superior” record has been buttressed by a decade of lobbying. Most recently, he’s been working for anti-democratic Serbian nationalists.

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Sean Parnell, the Trump-anointed candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, dropped out of the race a week ago after a custody hearing that featured lurid details of his relationship with his ex-wife. Laurie Snell alleged that Parnell had struck her, choked her, left her by the side of the road and hit one of their sons hard enough to leave a welt on the boy's back. Parnell countered that she had invented all of it.

Custody battles are infamous for exaggerated accusations and heated denials, and it's difficult for outsiders to know whom to believe and how much. But Parnell's comments off the witness stand didn't burnish his credibility. Appearing on Fox Nation, for example, Parnell opined, "I feel like the whole 'happy wife, happy life' nonsense has done nothing but raise one generation of woman tyrants after the next." He wasn't finished. "Now there's an entire generation of men that don't want to put up with the BS of a high-maintenance, narcissistic woman." Well. Someone seems to be dealing with anger issues. The would-be — er, rather, won't-be — senator concluded with a short sermon on biology: "From an evolutionary standpoint, it used to be, you know, women were attracted to your strength because you could defend them from dinosaurs." Where does the GOP find these geniuses?

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