Saturday, September 29, 2012

Must Reads

John Weaver and Mark Warren: Why the GOP's Voter-Fraud Scheme Is Complete Bull

Matt Sledge: Linda McMahon Proposed Social Security "Sunset" At Tea Party Forum

Mark Shade, Reuters: Pennsylvania Voter ID Law May Be At Least Partially Blocked, Judge Signals

LOLGOP: Mitt Romney Says The Fundamentals Of His Campaign Are Strong

Jonathan Capehart: 'Romney’s nightmare scenario' was a year in the making — at least

Politcol: Ann Romney – I Don’t Consider Myself Wealthy

99 Problems

This is pretty awesome in the art of editing alone.

President Obama's Weekly Address - September 29, 2012

It’s Time for Congress to Help Responsible Homeowners

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oh! It Was a Joke!

Silly me, thinking that only a sociopath would joke about his wife's emergency landing experience.

The Los Angeles Times story that relayed Romney's airplane remark to the world was based off a pool report written by the New York Times's Ashley Parker. When we asked Parker this morning whether it seemed as if Romney made the mark in jest, she left no doubt. "Romney was joking," she e-mailed. Parker told us that while the pool report didn't explicitly indicate that Romney was joking, it was self-evident that he was. "The pool report provided the full transcript of his comments on Ann's plane scare," she said, "and it was clear from the context that he was not being serious." 
The Blaze hears the same thing from William Everitt, who attended the Saturday night Beverly Hills fund-raiser where the remark happened:
"Basically he was retelling the story and when he said ‘I don’t know why they don’t have roll down windows on airplanes,’ he looked at the audience and everyone laughed,” Everitt told TheBlaze. “It was a clearly delivered joke … There were 1,000 people there that will tell you the same thing.”
Yeah. He was joking. Everyone was laughing. Except I don't think it was. There was no stiff line reading by the Romneybot. There was no laugher. And if it was an obvious joke, it would have been reported as such in the first place. Judge for yourself.

(Cross-posted on ABLC)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dumber Than Palin?

...I didn't think that was possible.

I knew Mitt Romney wasn't very quick on his feet, and hopefully most of America will see that once the debates with President Obama roll around. But while I vehemently disagree with his policies and ideology, I would have expected that Mitt Romney was at least a smart man out of his element in politics who will say anything because he has no moral compass. I didn't realize that he is a nitwit.

While the problems that arose with Ann Romney's airplane are nothing to make fun of, the following Mitt quote is one for the ages:

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem."
Mitt Romney doesn't know why we can't open windows on high flying aircraft. ...This guy is running for president. Maybe he really does watch Jersey Shore.

(Cross-posted on ABLC)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sarah Silverman on Voter ID Laws


Quote of the Day

"Bush was president during the financial meltdown, the Obama team has turned that around pretty well." 
~Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol
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