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Paul Ryan tried to teach me how to high-five. I hit his wife with my forearm.
A fictional Mitt Romney from “Eavesdropping on Obama and Romney’s Lunch Meeting” in Rolling Stone. (via quickhits)

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tpmmedia:

The 2012 Election In One Photo

The wild ride that was the 2012 presidential election came to another end today after President Obama hosted his Republican challenger Mitt Romney for lunch at the White House. TPM’s Michael Lester had some fun with the official White House photo. Can you name all the characters here?

thegoddamazon:

thisblackwitch:

aliceinnappyland:

I refuse to fall head over heels for actors or singers or performers or people in general because as soon as I do-OPPS! DIDNT KNOW YOU WERE A TOTAL ASSHAT! 

Dis why I’m real stringent with my love. I’m a music person (I dun like movies much and don’t watch a lot). My main musical faves are LP, P.O.D. and Janelle Monae, so I think I’m pretty safe, judging from my experiences. But I do feel bad for those who follow the bigoted actors/performers and thus deal with their favorite saying something so pungent a remark.

I refuse to love them fully. I refuse to view them outside their work for this very reason. You know how sad I was when I found out Kevin Sorbo was a flagrant Romney supporter? My nigga Hercules was a racist this whole time?
Man.

Hercules supported Romney??!!

thegoddamazon:

thisblackwitch:

aliceinnappyland:

I refuse to fall head over heels for actors or singers or performers or people in general because as soon as I do-OPPS! DIDNT KNOW YOU WERE A TOTAL ASSHAT! 

Dis why I’m real stringent with my love. I’m a music person (I dun like movies much and don’t watch a lot). My main musical faves are LP, P.O.D. and Janelle Monae, so I think I’m pretty safe, judging from my experiences. But I do feel bad for those who follow the bigoted actors/performers and thus deal with their favorite saying something so pungent a remark.

I refuse to love them fully. I refuse to view them outside their work for this very reason. You know how sad I was when I found out Kevin Sorbo was a flagrant Romney supporter? My nigga Hercules was a racist this whole time?

Man.

Hercules supported Romney??!!

(via womanistgamergirl)

dcdecoder:

Vice President Joe Biden holds Ava Janssen after giving a speech during a campaign stop in 2008. Photo by Andy Nelson/ The Christian Science Monitor  

You Asked, We Decoded: More than public figures, Decoder reporters have the latest on 4 political superstars

Joe Biden goes shopping at Costco. Why there?

Vice President Joe Biden went to a new Costco Thursday morning. There are several reasons a man who’s a heartbeat away from the most powerful job in the world might spend a few minutes there.

Chris Christie’s star is shining bright. How long can it last?

Polls show Gov. Chris Christie – who is seeking reelection – with sky-high approval ratings, thanks to his handling of hurricane Sandy. Whether that lasts long enough for a presidential bid remains to be seen.

Mitt Romney lunched with President Obama in the White House. Why?

The White House announced Wednesday that Mitt Romney will drop by for lunch Thursday. It helps President Obama look gracious and bipartisan while helping Romney rebuild his status.

Amid GOP rage against Susan Rice, how Hillary Clinton has remained unscathed

Unlike Ambassador Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not come under fire for Benghazi – a reflection of strong relationships she built in the Senate, and the broad popularity she currently enjoys.

Sugar Bo and Gingerbread White House!!!

quickhits:

Stories to Watch: 11/29/12.

The state of Washington will issue gender-neutral marriage licenses. Not surprisingly, Fox News reports it as practically the end of the freakin’ world.


The UN recognizes Palestine as a state.


Mitt Romney visits the White House for a post-election lunch. Everything went very sportsmanlike until Pres. Obama could no longer resist the urge to spike a football in Mittens’ mac and cheese. Passersby could hear, “You like that? That’s the kitchen’s ‘Sucks to be you’ special! I have it every day, because I live here — I’m the president!


John Boehner is so supremely disappointed that Democrats aren’t serious about cutting Medicare that he just may turn on the waterworks again. Ezra Klein notes that Boehner is the unserious one, since “Republicans are refusing to name their Medicare cuts” and are instead just complaining. Klein thinks the GOP can’t get specific, in part, because they only had one plan — privatization — and that was shot down by the election. I think it’s simpler; Boehner’s demanding the Democrats take the blame for unpopular cuts. The White House should demand specifics from the Orange One and, when he fails to come up with any, kindly invite him to STFU.


McJobs are jobs — and they deserve a union.


The Weaselliest Dodge of the Day award goes to Republican Rep. Chris Gibson of New York. Gibson says he’s off the hook for Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge because he signed it when he was representing New York’s 20th congressional district. There’s since been redistricting and it’s been changed to the 19th — totally different. Points for doing the right thing, but a big deduction for being so ridiculously dishonest about it.


An association with Donald Trump seems to be dragging Macy’s down in public opinion.


One good cop.


Finally, is it too early for 2012 in review?


[photo via AP]

topherchris:

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk in the Oval Office following their lunch, Nov. 29, 2012.

topherchris:

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk in the Oval Office following their lunch, Nov. 29, 2012.

(via think-progress)

NO, Mr. President!!!! Keep far, far away from him!!!!

yahoopolitics:

“They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future,” the statement said.

Uh huh.

Mittens - the election is over. You don’t have to keep pretending to slum with us 47%.

inothernews:

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Wonder what he ordered…

In other McDonalds news, fast-food workers in NYC are on strike.

Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Said at the McDonald’s Counter:

10.  ”I’d like my money back.  These fries aren’t actually French.”

9.  ”You guys don’t serve beer?”

8.  ”Yes, I’ll gladly put on the Hamburglar costume.”

7.  ”If I order the Number Two, do I also get to use the bathroom?”

6.  ”Hey look — a 47 percenter!”

5.  ”OMG.  These are so delicious.  I can almost taste a whole chicken in these Chicken McNuggets!  How do you do it!  Is there a special McNugget technology that you guys have available in the kitchen?  And what goes into this crisp, aromatic breading?  It is like nothing I have ever tasted before in my life!”

4.  ”But I don’t know how to ‘swipe your debit card.’”

3.  ”What do you mean the Shamrock Shake isn’t available because it’s a seasonal item?  WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?”

2.  ”Excuse me — have you seen Steve?”

And the number one Thing Mitt Romney Said at a McDonald’s Counter:

1.  ”This Happy Meal isn’t working.”

  • OBAMA: Mitt! Welcome to the White House.
  • ROMNEY (meekly): Mr. President.
  • OBAMA (gesturing to chair): Just throw your coat anywhere.
  • ROMNEY: Thanks, Mr. President. (Sits.)
  • OBAMA (sitting): So, how are you?
  • ROMNEY: Fine, Mr. President. (Looks around, warily.) Are we being videotaped?
  • OBAMA: Nope.
  • ROMNEY: Are you sure? Do you have waiters who have secretly planted iPhones behind water glasses, perhaps?
  • OBAMA: Don't be paranoid, Mitt.
  • ROMNEY: Okay, sorry. It's just that -- you know, the whole 47 percent thing.
  • OBAMA: There are no waiters here. No covert videotaping. No iPhones behind glasses of water. I can, however, offer you a beer. What do you drink?
  • ROMNEY: I'll take a Schlitz. Do you have Schlitz?
  • OBAMA: Seriously?
  • ROMNEY: Or whatever you've got laying around.
  • OBAMA (reaches into mini-fridge, pulls out a Bud; opens it): Here.
  • ROMNEY: Thanks.
  • OBAMA: So -- what've you been up to?
  • ROMNEY: I've been to Disneyland. You?
  • OBAMA: Still President!
  • ROMNEY: Sigh.
People will long remember Mitt Romney’s politically tone-deaf attack on half the nation’s population for being losers, leeches, and moochers because he accurately articulated the right-wing worldview.

Hope the president doesn’t lose his lunch listening to Mittens.

quickhits:

Stories to Watch: 11/26/12.

The homophobic National Organization for Marriage warns against actually knowing any gay people. If you know gay people, you might think they deserve rights and then all hell breaks loose.


Rick Santorum answers the complete lack of enthusiasm for Rick Santorum by leaving the door open for another presidential run.


In response to a nightmarish Bangladeshi replay of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, Fox News hits an unforgivable new low. These people are garbage.


Walmart makes an appearance in the aforementioned Bangladeshi tragedy.


Also in Fox’s alternative reality: the “War on Men”.


Still more from down the Fox News rabbit hole: THE UN IS GOING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR INTERNETS! You’ve got to wonder why their audience never notices this horseshit never actually pans out. Some people want to be fooled, I guess.


And speaking of media and chumps; media chumps get punked by a fake Google press release.


Climate talks in Qatar aim to help poor nations fight global warming.


America to Washington: “Soak the rich!


At this point, it’s just a reminder and a public service announcement, but Mitch McConnell is a liar. And while we’re on the subject, can we stop calling them “whoppers” or “fibs?” These are adults we’re talking about, not delightfully naughty children. These are lies. They are liars. Yes, it upsets people to be called liars. And that’s the whole freakin’ point.


Surprising no one, Chris Christie will run for another term as Governor of New Jersey. After throwing Romney under the bus, Christie’s approvals are now 77% — so he’d be a fool not to.


Finally, Thom Hartmann and his producer Sam Sacks make an excellent analogy; i.e., Black Friday = The Hunger Games. Really a great — if disturbing — point.


[photo via Reuters]

Ensue pointing and laughing at will:

That’s the kind of press money can’t buy. When you’re working in public radio, you don’t have any money to advertise. That would have been awesome. And I was watching the debate and thinking “Please say us, please say us.” And I know we were just not quite big enough. I knew that if he mentioned the car guys [from Car Talk] or Morning Edition, and I was just like ugh, we are so second tier! We are almost there.
Ira Glass is awesome, wishes Mitt Romney had attacked This American Life instead of PBS. (via wilwheaton)

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stuffmittromneymightsay:

To the 99%, be thankful this Thanksgiving that I, Mitt Romney, am not your president.