A PSA for executive branch bureaucrats.
If you are a member of this or any other government agency, please take this test. Please look around your desk Monday and see if you can see anything that will make you go Man, if Darrell Issa ever hears about this one then the fecal matter is going to impact the oscillating blade.
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Ryan/Biden debate: two word clouds, a YouTube video, and some idle speculation.
Via the Foundry comes these two word clouds of yesterday’s debate: …and here’s an interesting game to play: quick, which one is which?
A look at the brutal Flake ad on Carmona (AZ SEN).
To understand this ad from Jeff Flake whaling on Richard Carmona in the AZ-SEN race… …you need to know the background. Essentially, the woman in the ad is former Acting Assistant HHS Secretary Cristina Beato, who was Carmona’s boss back when he was Surgeon General under GW Bush. You might remember that Mr. Carmona had an epic meltdown and public break with the previous administration | Read More »
President Obama promises to be incompetently nasty at next debate.
I’m paraphrasing: the exact line from the ABC article was “President Obama says he was “just too polite” and that voters should expect “a little more activity” next week in round two.” How is this funny? Let me count the ways: ‘Too polite’ is not actually semantically equivalent to ‘walked into an ambush fat, dumb, and happy.’ Which is what happened. And while ‘a little | Read More »
The “It’s Party Time, Chumps” Tuesday Memorial Open Thread.
This may be the single best Bad Lip Reading video EVER. Particularly since there may be just the faintest sound of grinding teeth from the people who put it together. Admittedly; it’s pretty much impossibly hard for them to have made Mitt Romney look worse than Barack Obama, given that Romney spent pretty much the entire debate looking remarkably better. Open thread. Eye of the | Read More »
VMI speech, 10/08/2012: Mitt Romney will promise to arm Syrian rebels, if elected.
From the text of his prepared remarks: In Syria, I will work with our partners to identify and organize those members of the opposition who share our values and ensure they obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad’s tanks, helicopters, and fighter jets. Iran is sending arms to Assad because they know his downfall would be a strategic defeat for them. We should be | Read More »
Welcome to the new Media paradigm, Mister Gibbs.
It’s one where you get interrupted when you try to spin the stupid things that your candidates say. For those without video, it shows: George Stephanopoulos (!) playing a clip of Joe Biden’s infamous ‘buried’ gaffe*; asking Robert Gibbs whether gaffes like this will hurt the Vice President in his upcoming debate with Paul Ryan**; and stopping Gibbs cold when Gibbs tried to claim that | Read More »
“The Dinner Table.”
No spoken dialog in this ad. No spoken dialog needed, either. This is where we are, right now. And this is where we’re going to stay, because the people running things right now don’t think that they need to change. Mitt Romney for President.
SECRET ROMNEY CHEAT SHEET REVEALED! MUST CREDIT REDSTATE!
I will admit, when I first saw this superficially insipidly stupid report ‘accusing’ Mitt Romney of being able to fit everything he needed to gut Barack Obama like a fish in Wednesday’s debate on a single sheet of paper (a so-called “cheat sheet”), my first thought was Wow. That’s incredibly insulting… to Barack Obama; surely you’d need at least an eight-page chapbook. But, once I | Read More »
Joe Biden touts the fiscally progressive ideals of his Delaware homeland.
While I understand that it’s absolutely fascinating to watch Joe Biden campaign on the unique message Let’s have a trillion dollar tax hike! BIDEN: “On top of the trillions of dollars of spending that we have already cut, we’re gonna ask – yes – we’re gonna ask the wealthy to pay more. My heart breaks, come on man. You know the phrase they always use? | Read More »
We won the debate; now, let’s move on to the next thing.
So, I had the opportunity to talk with Senator Marco Rubio last night, and ask him a question. I’ll spare you the verbal tics and whatnot: what I asked Rubio, effectively, was “What advice did the Romney campaign take heed off, out of all of New Media’s unsolicited offerings along those lines?” This is how Rubio responded: Rubio 10/03/2012 The funny part was: at the | Read More »
What the Obamaphone Woman Video ACTUALLY teaches us.
So, via Erick I see that the Atlantic is having a tizzy – or possibly an episode – over this Obamaphone Woman video… Oh, dear: wrong video. Can’t imagine how that got in there. Here’s the real one.
Obama: ‘protecting’ American lady-parts. Egyptian ones? …Well, not so much.
Let’s connect the dots: One. This is from the official Tumblr of the Obama re-election campaign (click it fast, because it won’t be there soon): [UPDATE: Well, that was fast.] Two. We are giving aid to Egypt. Which is to say, we are giving Egypt $450 million of your tax money. Three. Egypt, of course, is run by the Muslim Brotherhood. This is what | Read More »
RS Interview: Vernon Parker (R CAND, AZ-09).
Arizona’s Ninth District is a new one created because of redistricting, and it’s shaping up to be one of the interesting races* this cycle: not least of which is because the Democrat tapped for it is, well, nuts. I spoke with Vernon Parker – the non-crazy one – about the race: Vernon’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost) *Also possibly one of the nastier ones, | Read More »
RS Interview: Jeff Landry (R, R-CAND, LA-03).
This one is a little late, thanks to various annoying, yet dull, technical difficulties. The race in question is Louisiana’s Third District: the loss of a House seat in redistricting has caused two incumbent Republican Congressmen to face each other in this November’s… “Election Day primary” is probably the best way to describe it: everybody runs at once, and if no candidate gets above 50% | Read More »