We can now safely crown the queen of this election season’s videos.

iambetteroffnow:

In the last four years I:

  • increased my salary by upwards of $12K
  • got health insurance
  • upgraded my living situation (from a crappy apt. to a nicer one w/in-unit washer and dryer and a dishwasher)
  • paid off my car
  • nearly completed my master’s degree (I’m a thesis project away.)
  • started paying off my student loans
  • got a new job (thus the salary increase and insurance) largely in part because of skills learned while pursuing master’s degree)
  • traveled - I hadn’t taken a vacation in years and years until 2010. Since then I’ve been able to take a big vacation and a couple small ones each year.

So yes, Mitt Romney, I am far better off than I was four years ago and I’m optimistic that things will keep improving for me. Thank you for asking.

If you’re better off than you were four years ago, submit a post.

More or less: ditto.

John Kerry is KILLING it right now.
tornoe:

Fox News gets it’s veep…(Source: Media Matters)  

Mr. Tornoe is new to tumblr. Give him a follow, libtards.

tornoe:

Fox News gets it’s veep…

(Source: Media Matters)  

Mr. Tornoe is new to tumblr. Give him a follow, libtards.

If Obama offers what well-paid elites call a “jobless recovery,” Romney offers the only thing worse: a promise to restore the policies that led to the joblessness that made a recovery necessary.

- Drew Westen, who one time tackled me in a game of touch football.

(h/t)

via elledeau:

As fun, and funny, as it is to keep responding to the Republican/Fox News misconstruction of President Obama’s stump speech (yes, imagine that, they edited his words in a way that creates the message they want to pretend he said…not the one he actually said!) it’s just a distraction.

Every post that responds to the conservative attempt at making this a story - indeed helps make it become a story and it takes away from the real story - Romney’s sketchy time at Bain and his refusal to release his income taxes.

Don’t take your eyes of those proverbial balls for a second. If you do, they win. He who controls the narrative wins the race. Don’t give them the control.

liberalsarecool:

Mitt Romney, in 1965 as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School:

“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled.A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.

So not gay of Mitt to do that. *wink*

This just reeks of repressed homosexuality.

liberalsarecool:

Mitt Romney, in 1965 as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School:

“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled.

A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.

So not gay of Mitt to do that. *wink*

This just reeks of repressed homosexuality.

elledeau:

Is there a better time to bring out this old campaign promise?
Q - Whose war on marriage is it again? (Answer Below)
Via.
(Answer: No one’s war on marriage.Marriage is marriage. It’s a concept. You make the concept feel tangible by signing a piece of paper. Concepts and paper cannot wage wars, nor can they be the target of attacks. You can have whatever concepts and papers you want and no one will stop you. If other people have similar concepts and similar papers, your concept and paper will still exist and will be as valuable to you as you want them to be. The only person who can destroy your marriage is you and/or your partner.)

And there it is.

elledeau:

Is there a better time to bring out this old campaign promise?

Q - Whose war on marriage is it again? (Answer Below)

Via.

(Answer: No one’s war on marriage.Marriage is marriage. It’s a concept. You make the concept feel tangible by signing a piece of paper. Concepts and paper cannot wage wars, nor can they be the target of attacks. You can have whatever concepts and papers you want and no one will stop you. If other people have similar concepts and similar papers, your concept and paper will still exist and will be as valuable to you as you want them to be. The only person who can destroy your marriage is you and/or your partner.)

And there it is.

progressivefriends:

God Does Not Believe In Rick Perry

And what on earth is an American candidate doing giving an interview to a foreign newspaper, deriding his own president as “weak” and backing the foreign government over his own? (A foreign newspaper owned, I might add, by an American). This has now become so routine for the Likudnik GOP we don’t notice how offensive this, how, if a Democratic candidate addressed a foreign country in order to foil his own president’s foreign policy, we’d never hear the end of it.

But then, increasingly, Israel-Palestine is no longer a foreign policy question for the GOP. It’s a domestic question, related primarily to how to channel religious devotion, and to demonstrate one’s own theological cred. Like running for office in Tunisia.

Andrew Sullivan
Santorum Reached Out to Google

Rick Santorum told Poltico he contacted Google about his “Google problem" but says the search company isn’t interested in fixing it.

Said Santorum: “I suspect if something was up there like that about Joe Biden, they’d get rid of it. If you’re a responsible business, you don’t let things like that happen in your business that have an impact on the country.”

He added: “To have a business allow that type of filth to be purveyed through their website or through their system is something that they say they can’t handle but I suspect that’s not true.”

Santorum, I’m sure, knows a shit ton about how to run a wildly successful search engine.

2012 republican candidates for president

2012 republican candidates for president

Beirut, Texas
Politicians should probably try visiting Beirut, where they’d encounter  that beloved concept: a land without restrictions… or sidewalks,  water, or electricity.
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Beirut, Texas

Politicians should probably try visiting Beirut, where they’d encounter that beloved concept: a land without restrictions… or sidewalks, water, or electricity.

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