Wednesday, August 22, 2012
David Letterman compares himself to Todd Akin and Rachel Maddow agrees that if our politicians had to resign every time they said something stupid, we wouldn't have very many people left in the government.
"Little Face Mitt" will give you nightmares. ᔥ UPROXX Joe Biden will just happen to be making a campaign stop in Tampa next week. ᔥ Huffington Post The Tampa stadium housing the GOP "We Built This!" convention was most definitely built using public funds. ᔥ Political Wire If Hurricane Isaac hits Tampa next week, what will God be punishing the GOP for? ᔥ Wonkette It's like Shazam, but instead of telling you what song is playing it tells you if the politician on your TV is lying to you. ᔥ Mediaite Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden movie is getting pushed to after the election, but people who read books are in luck. ᔥ Atlantic Wire If Stephen Colbert can have his own super PAC, so can the Hall and Oates fan club. ᔥ Death + Taxes
Country singer Trace Adkins "forever sullies" Charlie Rose's career with a discussion about "badonkadonks." ᔥ Huffington Post
Paul Ryan has been telling the same terrible joke on the campaign trail for the last couple of weeks. ᔥ BuzzFeed
She didn't say "y'all" and was just talking to one white person so this can't be racist, right?
With his controversial history on abortion rights for women, Mitt Romney cannot be happy about the attention his fellow Republican Todd Akin has brought to the issue. But it does mean that the media's focus has been drawn away from the Medicare debate just as some revealing new facts are emerging. In The New York Times today, Jackie Calmes reports on new research from policy analysts that says the $716 billion in Medicare savings that the Romney/Ryan campaign is promising to "restore" would "immediately add hundreds of dollars a year to out-of-pocket Medicare expenses for beneficiaries." This of course runs completely against their message that under a Romney/Ryan administration Medicare coverage would not change for Americans 55 and older. Just this morning, Romney put out this ad called "Nothing's Free," which essentially makes the exact opposite argument. Before this new information from The New York Times, the Romney/Ryan campaign could at least argue that their plan wouldn't have a negative effect on current seniors, such as the ones they desperately need to carry Florida. But the facts point to everyone paying more out of pocket for health care now and into the future. Follow @TheMattWilstein
When a local CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh asked Paul Ryan "should abortions to be available to women who are raped?" this was his response:
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"Well, look, I’m proud of my pro-life record. And I stand by my pro-life record in Congress. It’s something I’m proud of. But Mitt Romney is the top of the ticket and Mitt Romney will be president and he will set the policy of the Romney administration."
Rep. Todd Akin hits the mainstream media to explain why he's the still the best person to represent Missouri in the Senate despite demonstrating a complete lack of knowledge on one of his signature issues.