The most outrageous part is that this kind of intimidation is legal.
Ana Marie: “Examine some corn” is probably not one of those things that appear on the president’s daily schedule. But it is like holding a baby. You have to feign interest in a similar way.
Jason: “Oh, hey. Let me hold that for you.”
Ana Marie: “Yup. Corn. That’s what we have here.”
Governor Romney: I created the TV Show ‘Friday Night Lights’ and came up with the phrase ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose.’ I was not thrilled when I saw that you have plagiarized this expression to support your campaign … Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series. … Please come up with your own campaign slogan.
We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance… We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack.’ No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital.
Eww, your beard. Your eye twitch. Your grin. Your face. But really, your stupid policies. Also, stop mansplaining to Debbie Wasserman Shultz you idiot.
I am being supes productive today.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Prime Minister of Australia kicking ass and taking names (mostly Tony Abbott’s). [x]
Honestly, Americans would watch the hell out of CSPAN if our Congress was an actual deliberative body…
The Telegraph has some excellent background on Julia Gillard’s epic righteous beatdown of the Conservative leader.
Aussie PM for the win.
Progressive opinions on Barack Obama’s first term are as conflicted as his record. These differences are a sign of a diverse and spirited left, and we welcome continued debate in our pages about the president’s record and policies. But that discussion should not obscure what is at stake in this election. A victory for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in November would validate the reactionary extremists who have captured the Republican Party. It would represent the triumph of social Darwinism, the religious right, corporate power and the big money donors who thrive in a new Gilded Age of inequality.
From The Archives: Mister Rogers Defends PBS: “In 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significant proposed cuts by President Nixon.”
This fight sure could use him.
I would have rather just watched these for 90 minutes last night.
“Sometimes it helps to laugh. But Romney’s smirk is disturbing. It betrays a preternatural sense of entitlement and self-satisfaction that comes out, often inappropriately, in all sorts of ways, from his odd remark that “I like to be able to fire people that provide services to me” to insulting the cookies supporters served him or the rain gear fans wore to a NASCAR event. It seems related to the calm self-importance with which he belittled British planning for the Olympics, insulting our closest ally. The smirk is a cousin to another odd Romney tic – his tendency to chuckle at the wrong time, like when he was trying to deny cutting the hair of a gay high school classmate. Who chuckles when they’re trying to project compassion?”
-Joan Walsh, “Romney’s haunting smirk”
“A Vigorous Man”: A Poem Composed of Excerpts From Mitt Romney’s Doctor’s Note
He has reserves of strength,
The ability to meet unexpected demands,
No physical impairments,
The next President of the United States.
regular heart rate
Rigorous and demanding,
Intensive exercise with regular running,
Close observation of the prostate,
He is a vigorous man.