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March 13, 2012

How did the also-rans do in Mississippi?

  • 1,016 Republicans in Mississippi voted for Rick Perry tonight.
  • 729 voted for Michele Bachmann instead.
  • 296 voted for Gary Johnson. He was once Governor of New Mexico. source

» Reminder: None of these candidates are running for the Republican nomination anymore.

22:33 // 2 years ago
March 9, 2012

Are Republican presidential candidates killing voter morale?

  • 12.2% voter turnout during six 2000 GOP primaries or caucuses before Super Tuesday
  • 13.2% voter turnout during the same period in the 2008 Republican primary and caucus cycle
  • 11.5% voter turnout during the 2012 election cycle in the contests ahead of Super Tuesday source

» More highlights from the report include: An abysmal 7.8% voter turnout in Massachusetts, the state where Mitt Romney served as governor, can’t bode well for the Republican presidential hopeful. Though it still wasn’t as bad as Virginia, where only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul appeared on ballots, and a mere 4.6% of the eligible voting population actually cast a vote. Read the full report here.

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13:16 // 2 years ago
March 6, 2012
Not many presidential candidates come to Steubenville, Ohio — much less make their victory speeches here.
GOP presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, in televised remarks from Steubenville, Ohio just now. He added that weight room of the school he’s at “doubles as our war room” where he “pumped iron” to get ready for his speech. Riiiiiight. (via inothernews)

They don’t come to Steubenville because it sounds like Stupidville! 
21:24 // 2 years ago
February 7, 2012
newshour:

Follow live returns from Missouri’s primary and Minnesota and Colorado’s caucuses with these maps.

Who do you guys think is going to win big tonight?

newshour:

Follow live returns from Missouri’s primary and Minnesota and Colorado’s caucuses with these maps.

Who do you guys think is going to win big tonight?

19:36 // 2 years ago
January 24, 2012

pantslessprogressive:

What do some of the GOP presidential hopefuls have to say about tonight’s State of the Union Address?

“This is the most activist, big government leftist president that has ever served in this country.” - Rick Santorum

Santorum called the President’s address tonight “a bunch of flowery rhetoric and all this stuff about all the things he has done.” He criticized President Obama’s time in office by drawing attention to Dodd-Frank, the nation’s debt, unemployment, “Obamacare,” and our country’s bond rating. [ABC News]

“Tonight, the president will explain it was all George W. Bush’s fault. This is the fourth year of his presidency, he needs to get over it.” - Newt Gingrich

He dropped another “Saul Alinsky radical” mention on the President, saying he “taught radicalism in Chicago.”

Gingrich couldn’t pass up another opportunity to bust out his professor creds, saying, “And unlike the president, I studied American history.” [LA Times]

“What he’s really offering are partisan planks for his re-election campaign. As I’ve traveled across the country, I’ve heard similar stories in virtually every corner of America, high unemployment, record home foreclosures, debt that’s too high, opportunities that are too few. This is the real state of our union. But you won’t hear stories like those in President Obama’s address tonight. The unemployed don’t get tickets to sit next to the first lady.” - Mitt Romney

In a “prebuttal,” Romney today called President Obama “divisive” and a “desperate campaigner-in-chief.” Like Gingrich, he said the President should not blame others for “how we got in this mess.” [CBS News]

Word of the day: ”Prebuttal.”

20:37 // 2 years ago
January 15, 2012

apoplecticskeptic:

joshsternberg:

Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has released its first ad to air in South Carolina - narrated by Jon Lithgow, the ad goes after Mitt “The Ripper” Romney. And of course, there’s a press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC Releases First Ad, Begins To Regret Length Of Name

AMERICA – The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC released its first TV ad today, in advance of South Carolina’s upcoming unnamed GOP Primary. The ad, which takes an objective look at Mitt Romney’s private sector experience, is entitled “Attack In B Minor For Strings.”

“Mitt Romney claims to be pro-corporations,” said Jon Stewart, President of The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. “But would you let him date your daughter’s corporation? Americans have been clamoring for a comprehensive study of this crucial issue, so we splurged for the full sixty-second commercial. We think South Carolinians will agree – they deserve a leader who shares their state’s values, and perhaps even their state’s initials.”

The new spot begins airing today in a major ad buy that will blanket South Carolina from Charleston all the way to North Charleston. Those of you with some free AOL hours left can view the ad here.

The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, officially known as Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, is an independent, expenditure-only committee that’s been proudly serving the community since late Thursday.

Click through to Colbert’s Super PAC site for more information, including a note from Jon Stewart.

It seems everything Colbert does is pure unadulterated genius.

Nothing like a video that openly suggests Mitt Romney is a serial killer.

(Source: joshsternberg)

10:17 // 2 years ago
January 3, 2012
imwithkanye:

In case you weren’t sure, President Obama is the projected winner of the Democratic Iowa Caucus. He is expected to receive all delegates. 

Don’t be so stingy, Barack. Mind offering a few this way? We won’t do anything with them you wouldn’t do.

imwithkanye:

In case you weren’t sure, President Obama is the projected winner of the Democratic Iowa Caucus. He is expected to receive all delegates. 

Don’t be so stingy, Barack. Mind offering a few this way? We won’t do anything with them you wouldn’t do.

23:59 // 2 years ago
Nibiru is ridiculous because it doesn’t exist — it never existed as anything but a figment of the imagination by pseudo-scientists who don’t seem bothered by a complete lack of evidence.
Dan Yeomans, director of NASA’s Near-Earth Object program • Dismissing some of the 2012 apocalyptic theorizing that’s become something of a cultural meme leading up to this year. The fear that Earth will be struck by a planetary body known as Nibiru (also sometimes called “Planet X”) represents one such theory, distinct from  similarly stoked fears about whether the Mayan calendar can somehow forecast the end of the world. source (viafollow)
15:10 // 2 years ago
January 1, 2012

This one’s for Dick Clark, who has not let a stroke get in the way of letting him do what he loves. It’s heartwarming.

(Source: jjangs, via the-bryman-deactivated20120620)

0:01 // 2 years ago
December 16, 2011

washingtonpoststyle:

The GOP field, beyond the glare and noise.

Jon Huntsman: A study in understatement.

Mitt Romney: A Dudley Do-Right in a Kim Kardashian world.

Rick Perry: Confidence man.

Michele Bachmann: A life of striking certitude.

Newt Gingrich: The smartest in the room.

Ron Paul: The alternative, a force to be reckoned with.

Rick Santorum: The longshot.

Photos by Melina Mara (The Washington Post)

This is a post ripe for parody, friends. They’re staring into your souls and begging for your vote. Who’s staring the hardest?

12:35 // 2 years ago