Because it deserves repeating. Here’s Mitt Romney’s mom talking about what an awesome thing welfare is and how much it helped her husband:
But, no, Mitt is not the product of the society that housed his father and gave him a home and without which his life wouldn’t be the same.
I told someone today that I’d be much more afraid of Governor Mitt than I am of Presidential Candidate Mitt. That’s cause Mitt in his current form is a damn hypocrite.
Unrelated question: how the hell did George Romney get away with running for president if he was born in Mexico?
"To the people who are upset about their hard earned tax money going to things they don’t like… Welcome to the fucking club! Everyone pays for shit they don’t want to all the time. You know what? Reimburse me for the Iraq War and oil subsidies. And diaphragms are on me."
"Think about how much cheaper it would be for all of us if they were raped just the right amount."
Sometimes, you can’t help but make it personal. Liz Trotta is just an awful, awful person. It really is that simple.
She shouldn’t just be fired from Fox News. She should be fired from Fox News out of a cannon.
News Roundup for 9/27/11
Where perfect GOP candidates come from
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"Five Things Conservative Voters Would Hate About Chris Christie."
Hey, remember Shelly Bachmann? She was totally going to be the president earlier this summer, when she was voted Queen of the Iowa State Fair. But it turned out that she was dumb and crazy, so that cost her a little bit of support, and then she ate a corndog and it was over.
So off all the Republican voters ran to Texican President Rick Perry — he’s got a gun! Yay! But he turned out to be dumb and not nearly crazy enough, so that cost him a little bit of support, and then Mitt Romney got all competent on his ass and he’s looking like he might be done.
Now everyone’s all fired up over former pizza delivery guy Herman Cain, but he’s just Shelly Bachmann in drag, so he’s going to be done soon.
Enter new shiny object, Gov. Chris Christie of the Garden State. Everybody loves Christie for the same reasons they loved Bachmann, Perry, and Cain; they don’t know anything about him, so it’s easy to pretend he stands for exactly the same crazy stuff that any given GOP voter stands for. Chris-Chris has said he isn’t going to run, his buddies say he isn’t going to run, his family says he isn’t going to run — which I guess means he might run.
Anyway, the nuts aren’t going to like him because, like Perry, he’s insufficiently insane. Turns out he wants to give illegal immigrants amnesty, take everyone’s guns away, believes in global warming, supports an Obama education program (which is automatically communism), and — worst of all — doesn’t hate Muslims. At all.
Turns out that the biggest drawback for a GOP presidential candidate lies in not being imaginary. (New York Magazine)
-While we’re on the subject…-
Jon Stewart elaborates.
So it’s like that… (Comedy Central)
"Tony Perkins Says Christie’s Anti-Bullying Position Will Be Problem For GOP."
See? Christie’s against bullying and this is a problem.
This is what we’re talking about. (ThinkProgress)
Stories to Watch: 7/29/11
One good thing about a heat wave; the grass doesn’t grow. But now it’s over and it’s back to the absurdity of harvesting a crop once a week and throwing it away. Somebody please come up with something better. This is stupid. Now here’s the news…
Sen. Chuck Schumer says, “It’s hard to imagine the Senate Republicans would actually filibuster the nation into default.” I hope I’m not writing later about Schumer’s lack of imagination.
David Kurtz offers a much more detailed and much less optimistic assessment of the debt ceiling situation; “[E]ven though my gut says there’s no way the U.S. is stupid enough to default, I still can’t see a clear, viable way out of this.”
Dana Millbank sees Boehner’s failure to push through his bill last night as a vote of no confidence for the Speaker.
Let me give you an idea of how insane the debt debate in Washington has become; Reuters reports that growth is “anemic” and that the debt standoff risks recession. So, of course, everyone agrees that this is the perfect time to reduce demand and increase unemployment by drastically cutting spending. DC is officially an irresponsible bubble of crazy completely insulated from reality. “I realize it’s fallen out of fashion to talk about things such as economic growth and job creation, and it’s apparently far too late for a conversational detour,” writes Steve Benen, “but it’s worth appreciating the jaw-dropping disconnect between what’s needed and what’s being discussed by policymakers.”
Jon Stewart has been on fire lately.
Krugman once again takes on the brainless, kneejerk, lazy evil of centrism. Irony alert: he does so while filling in for David Brooks.
Finally, The New Republic points out that the GOP no longer has a coherent foreign policy — in fact, it looks like they don’t have a foreign policy at all. Noeconservatism has failed and now they have no idea what to believe.
Stories to Watch: 6/2/11
Changed all my Gmail passwords. Did you change yours? Now here’s the news…
Wisconsin isn’t the only state with a recall effort going on. Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce — author of that state’s infamous “papers please” law — is also facing recall. And it’s going really, really well.
That twitpic that Rep. Anthony Weiner’s doing a really lousy job of dealing with? Yeah, those may actually have been as planted as he says. A trail of evidence is beginning to reveal itself and it leads to a tea party twitterer and Andrew Brietbart. Try to act surprised.
The New York Times points out that no president has won reelection with unemployment this high since FDR. Here’s what’s wrong with that.
Obama’s approvals continue to rise. Just as importantly, disapprovals fall to an 18 month low.
If you missed last night’s rant by Jon Stewart on pizza, Trump, Palin, and forks, do yourself a favor. It was classic.
Finally, a lot of local news broadcasts say that they’re “there when news happens.” St. Louis’ KSDK currently holds the best claim to that slogan.