Posts Tagged ‘GOP primary’
WTF Wednesday – Weird News Wednesday
News regarding Mittens and Co.
1. For counties, the greater the dependence on federal aid, the greater the support for Republican candidates.
2. “His eyes are just so blue. It’s like looking into a Smurf’s anus.” – Jon Stewart.
The Daily Show 8/13: http://on.cc.com/NgSZDk
3. Mitt Romney campaign rep freaks the fuck out on CNN when questioned about differences between Romney’s and Ryan’s Medicare plans. Tim Pawlenty responds by suggesting the anchor doesn’t speak English.
5. Reddit: “My name is Rob Zerban. I am the Democratic Congressional challenger to Rep. Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st District.”
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Weird News Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: GOP primary, jon stewart, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, paul ryan shirtless, politics, reddit, republicans
“Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn’t feed our families,” Rubio writes in his memior, An American Son, which went on sale today. “If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn’t give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn’t a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here.”
Ooh, that’s going to hurt his intrade numbers. I think Rubio just shot his VP nomination in the foot. The fear of picking someone too bold still haunts the GOP.
Latinos are underrepresented in swing states and remember that the immigrants in Rubio’s home state of Florida are largely Cuban, who tend to vote more conservative anyway.
Also, WaPo: Marco Rubio isn’t being seriously vetted by Romney campaign, adviser confirms.
[Edit: Nevermind. WaPo: Romney: Marco Rubio is being seriously vetted as possible vice presidential choice.
Double Edit: John Avlon says Romney lying about vetting Rubio for VP. Haha. What the hell, Romney campaign.]
I’m going to go ahead and put my money down on Paul Ryan, whom I already have going on in a private bet. I’m a little hesitant because he doesn’t have great foreign policy cred, but economics is a bigger debate topic this year than foreign policy. And I think he has higher name recognition than Rob Portman.
I haven’t been through many primaries in my adult life. I’ll be a little impressed if i’m right.
We will see by the RNC convention on August 27.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: Florida, GOP primary, marco rubio, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, politics, Rob Portman, vice president, vp speculation
I tried to continue my Annotated Transcript series. But, honestly I’m burned out, and this debate was dryer than Michelle Bachmann’s vagina. If only Mitt Romney would awkwardly touch an inflammed Rick Perry. It would have almost made those 90 or so minutes of my life worth it.
Full video here: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2011/11/video-watch-the-full-cnbc-republican-debate-from-michigan/
The one part that made my blood boil Ron Paul was towards the end when they asked Ron Paul about wildly inflated education costs and he somehow ended his statement by suggesting to audit the Fed.
Inflation has risen 250% since 1978. Tuition costs have risen over 900%. We already have private colleges; where’s your free market now? According to Ron Paul’s answer, somehow subsidized loans are the cause.
I’ve had a superficial bet for sexual favors going since early last year that Mitt Romney was going to win out over Perry. It’s looking like I’m getting some. By the time I made this bet, I had already won my bet that Mike Huckabee wouldn’t run, but hindsight 20/20, Mike Huckabee must be crying himself to sleep every night for not running.
The Winner of the Debate:
Jim Cramer – for braving national TV without the context of funny sound effects.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: CNBC debate, CNBC debate full video, CNBC debate winner, GOP primary, Michigan debate
Rick Santorum awkwardly pretending he’s not suing one of the sponsors of this debate.
Not only is Google-Fox an awkward partnership, but Rick Santorum, who seemingly forgot how freedom of speech works, is in the middle of litigating Google because his children can’t Google search his name.
Mitt Romney: “My book has absolutely no lies and has been ratified by Massachusetts, our Founding Fathers, and Joseph Smith. But nice try, Rick Perry, nice try.”
Rick Perry: “I have no articulate rebuttal to Mr. Great Hair, because I have the debate skills of a drunk marmoset. I would, however, like to see Cain and Gingrich mate and make their lovechild my VP.”
Jon Huntsman: “I can prove I’m less of an asshole this round!”
Herman Cain: “We can fix everything because everything is broken! Just use the Chilean model (minus the trapped miners).”
Rick Santorum: “I forgot what DADT was.”
Michelle Bachmann: “I forgot that Ronald Reagan actually had a lower approval rating than Obama has right now.”
Ron Paul: “I’m only relevant in straw polls!”
Newt Gingrich: “I’m only relevant in the 90s!”
Gary Johnson: “Since Tim Pawlenty is out I claim his ‘Who the Fuck is That Guy?” title!”
FOX Crowd: “Where’s the tail-gate party for racist homophobes?”
Read the live-blog from the last debate, the CNN/Tea Party debate, here or my annotated transcript from the September Politico debate here.
Read the real, full transcript at Politisite. Or watch TPM’s Debate in 100 Seconds video. Some of the jokes here (like the Cain-Gingrich lovechild joke) will make more sense if you do.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: Fox news, Google, GOP primary, GOP Primary candidates, GOP primary debate, Rick Santorum, September 22
This is a spontaneous endeavor, so bear with me. Popping my liveblogging cherry!
8:03 I haven’t watched many debate openings, but is that how networks normally present them? “Rick Santorum – The Fighter?” Isn’t “the guy who needs to quit now or will go broke” a more appropriate epithet? I love how they later referred to Herman Cain as the “pizza guy.” Is this a debate or a reality TV Show? I guess both.
8:10 Wolf Blitzer indeed has a glorious beard.
8:13 Nice of you to talk to Michelle Bachmann first, unlike MSNBC’s snubbing of her last time. Her answer was still terrible though.
8:18 “We’re having a conversation, right now.” Mitt Romney to Rick Perry. The moderators are letting some bickering go on. The crowd loves it. The “ooh ooh ooh ohh!” coming from the crowd is deserving of some fist-pumping.
8:30 I wasn’t really paying attention to Mitt Romney’s talk about growing the private sector, because I was busy admiring at his gorgeous salt and peppered coiffure.
8:39 “[The stimulus] created zero jobs.” Rick Perry blatantly lies.
[The Indecision Live-blog says, “Does Ron Paul for serious think that we’d ever elect a person who wears a plaid tie?”]
[Andrew Sullivan says Rick Perry has a “smug teflon smirk that this crowd is lapping up… As he strutted onto the stage he looked like a rooster in an Italian suit.” Accurate analysis.]
8:49 Finally a Ronald Reagan reference. Thanks Newt!
8:58 Michelle Bachman talking about leashes. Fiscal… Discipline!
9:07 If this was a slow talking contest, Rick Perry would win. He’s so ashamed of his Gardasil stint.
9:09 Still, I get the impression Rick Perry is really afraid of dying of cervical cancer.
9:20 Ron Paul wants to legalize “alternative” medicine. That’s the cure for rising health care costs. Leeches for everyone!
9:25 “I’m Wolf Blitzer, now back to the… psych! Back to commercials.” What was the point of that? Thanks for letting me know your name, Wolf Blitzer.
9:31 Ooh, Rick Perry got his first boos. I’m glad the mods and other candidates are calling out RP on his hypocrisy.
9:38 My immigration attorney boyfriend got Jon Huntsman’s H1-B reference. He’s the only one.
9:46 What would you bring the White House if you moved in? A Bible. A Bible. Another Bible. An army of unvaccinated foster children. And not Mexicans.
9:50 There’s nothing I want more than a creepy bust of Winston Church in my house.
That’s a wrap! All that happened tonight is that we’re reminded that Michelle Bachmann is against the violation of little girls, Rick Perry regrets violating little girls, and Tea Partiers will boo at anything that doesn’t involve wrapping themselves in the copies of the Constitution to ward off the terrorists (and the Mexicans).
Click here to read to my annotated transcript of the Sept. 7 Politico-sponsored bitch-fest.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: CNN debate, GOP primary, live-blogging, liveblogging, Tea Party