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Posts Tagged: republican primaries

fromthemitten:

THIS GUY IS BATSHIT INSANE

FUCK THIS GUY

it’s people like this who make me afraid to get out of bed in the morning

this is so vile

Source: terminalimpacts

ShortFormBlog: Obama opens up big lead over Romney in general election polling

shortformblog:

  • 9 point lead for Obama over Romney in the latest WaPo/ABC News Poll source

» It’s the largest lead either candidate has held over one another since The Washington Post/ABC News started polling Romney-Obama match-ups in April of last year. It’s also a huge reversal from just a month…

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rick santorum's communist relatives are kind of embarrassed of him

fromthemitten:

Santorum often touts his grandfather’s flight from Italy “to escape fascism,” but he has neglected to publicly mention their close ties with the Italian Communist Party. “Rick’s grandfather Pietro was a liberal man and he understood right away what was happening in Italy,” Mrs. Santorum told Oggi. ‘He was anti-fascist to the extreme, and the political climate in 1925 was stifling so he left for America.’”

Source: terminalimpacts

"I don’t think I’m going to win."

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Newt Gingrich, re: his chances in Iowa. This is what they mean by “lowering expectations.” (via shortformblog)

well, with you there Newt

(via shortformblog)

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Having declined an invite the Donald Trump-moderated GOP debate, Jon Huntsman will instead face off one-on-one with Newt Gingrich at a Lincoln-Douglass style debate.

schwegler:

isnteverything:

shortformblog:

This is a win-win for everyone involved. Huntsman gets to enjoy some of Gingrich’s residual press coverage, and Gingrich gets to debate a candidate who actually knows something about foreign policy. Sounds like a good idea to us.

In the year of too many goddamn debates, this is one I’m actually glad to hear about.

Me too. Gingrich may be a bit of a dick, but at least he’s relatively smart. And, Huntsman is “the normal one.”

(via schwegler)

Source: shortformblog

Michele Bachmann says that, if elected president, she will close the US embassy in Iran. The US does not have an embassy in Iran, and hasn't for roughly thirty years.

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The ex-boyfriend of one of Herman Cain's accusers has backed up her claims that Cain harassed her, telling reporters that the pizza magnate “touched her in an inappropriate manner.”

shortformblog:

Also, the guy is a Republican, so Cain can’t claim that this is an coordinated attack from the “Democrat machine.” At least, he says he’s a Republican. He could be lying. So could Cain’s accuser. So could Cain! So could everybody!

Source: shortformblog

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You wanna add another candidate? It’s like the Republican primary is like a season of American Idol in reverse, where every week, you just add another idiot. …First you guys wanted (Michele) Bachmann, then (Rick) Perry — now (Chris) Christie? You know what, Republican base? Meet me at camera three!

(To camera three.) Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe your candidates aren’t the problem — maybe it’s you? You’re hard to please or figure out! You’re unrealistic! I mean, you’re pro-life, yet — (rolls tape of GOP members applauding Texas’s death penalty) — what was that? You’re afraid of ‘death panels,’ yet for uninsured coma patients — (rolls tape of GOP members shouting ‘YEAH!!!’ when Ron Paul was asked if a patient without health insurance should be allowed to die) — that’s the crowd: ‘YEAH!!!’ You guys ‘support the troops’ — well except for Captain Creatine over here (rolls tape of gay U.S. Army soldier who asked GOP candidates if they’d repeal DADT — and was booed by GOP debate crowd).

It’s like the Republican base is at war with its own talking points: ‘I want someone who’s gonna cut taxes — and balance the budget! Someone who’s a skilled orator — that doesn’t talk all fancy! The child of poor immigrants — who will build a fence to keep them out of this country! Someone who’s strong enough for a man — but Ph-balanced for a woman!

…It’s like your ideal candidate is a rare, super-heavy element that can only exist in a particular particle accelerator. And even then, only for a fraction of a second. Before you all remember how much you hate science.

You guys need to take a long, hard look in the mirror, and not come away thinking ‘Hey, there’s something wrong with this mirror.’

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JON STEWART, on media-fed rumors that New Jersey governor Chris Christie may enter the GOP presidential race — as well as the hypocritical sentiments of the Republican party — on The Daily Show. (via valjeans)

This whole bit was brilliant, favorite line in the whole thing was “Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe your candidates aren’t the problem — maybe it’s you?”

-Joe

This quote is perfection.

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Jon Stewart: my love. my loins.

(via stfuconservatives)

Source: inothernews

"You know what, Republican base?… Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe your candidates aren’t the problem — maybe it’s you?"

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Jon Stewart

Too good not to have its own post

-Joe

(via stfuconservatives)

preach.

(via liberalsarecool)

Source: stfuconservatives

"[Rick Perry] needs a debate coach, and if he already has one, he needs to fire a debate coach and hire another."

- Ed Morrissey, skewering Perry’s debate performance last night. The attached link has the rather cringe-inducing video, wherein Perry inexplicably blows an easy, obviously rehearsed attack line. (from HotAir)

(via shortformblog)

Source: hotair.com

shortformblog:

pantslessprogressive:

Treasurer of Steven Colbert’s SuperPAC resigns, now serves as Rick Perry’s campaign treasurer
Not the Onion.

We had to click twice to be absolutely convinced that this wasn’t The Onion. It’s not.

I feel like my life is slowly just becoming an absurdist fantasy

shortformblog:

pantslessprogressive:

Treasurer of Steven Colbert’s SuperPAC resigns, now serves as Rick Perry’s campaign treasurer

Not the Onion.

We had to click twice to be absolutely convinced that this wasn’t The Onion. It’s not.

I feel like my life is slowly just becoming an absurdist fantasy

(via shortformblog)

Source: politico.com