Monday, October 8, 2012

DAILY SHOW: This Week with George Snuffleupagus Presents 'Patriot Street'

Puppet versions of Jon Stewart, John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac discuss how Sesame Street can make itself "more palatable to conservatives."
"Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Patriot Street?"

Pauly Shore Plays Pool with Herman Cain

So far, this is only good thing to come out of Pauly Shore's awkward Pauly-Tics project.

HARDBALL: Chris Matthews Reacts to 'SNL' Portrayal

Chris Matthews cannot believe that Jason Sudeikis' impression of him is as accurate as everyone else knows it to be.

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Obama Campaign Juxtaposes Public and Private Romney

One of the biggest criticisms from the left on President Obama's debate performance last Wednesday night was that he did not bring up Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments or anything else from the leaked fundraiser videos. David Axelrod suggested that it wasn't an oversight, but rather a conscious decision by the campaign to take the high road and focus on big issues rather than personal attacks.
If Mitt Romney had stuck by the hard-right ideology he displayed in that closed fundraiser, this strategy might have made sense. But since Romney Etch A Sketched so far to the center, denouncing the policies he's been running on in public for the last year, the Obama campaign has no choice but to point out his hypocrisy.
While it would have been smart for Obama to make this strategical shift during the debate while 70 million people were watching, that medium may not have proved terribly effective in making those points. But the online video format, at which the Obama campaign has always excelled, offers the perfect platform to juxtapose what Romney has said quietly in private with what he's now shouting loudly in public.
Tonight, Obama released two new videos that do just that, showing the inherent contradictions that Mitt Romney has made over the last week on both taxes and foreign policy.
These videos have the potential to reach a large number of people on YouTube, but unfortunately will not be seen by anywhere close to the number who watched the debate. We can expect these messages to appear in TV ads as well since at this point, they are the most effective way of showing voters how dishonest Mitt Romney really is.

Gotcha Links of the Day | Mitt Romney Farts on Elementary School Students

Mitt Romney visits Virginia elementary school, promptly farts on students.
ᔥ NY Daily News
43 years ago, Mr. Rogers defended federal funding for PBS in front of the U.S. Senate.
"Clueless Actress Endorses Romney" is the most appropriate way to phrase this news.
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The New York Times stages a walkout for those who are not too busy to take a ten minute break in the afternoon.
ᔥ The Atlantic Wire
Mitt Romney not only hates Big Bird, but is also not crazy about Nickelodeon.
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Paul Ryan Abruptly Ends Local News Interview in Michigan

Paul Ryan, so often compared to a boy scout, shows off his short temper during an interview in Flint, Michigan.
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SNL: Joe Biden vs. Sarah Palin Debate Flashback

This week, Vice President Joe Biden gets his one and only shot at Paul Ryan in a debate that's taken on far more importance after last week's debacle. Paul Ryan is a very different animal than Sarah Palin and it would be hard for his expectations to be any lower than hers were back in 2008. Palin's folksy charm carried her through, but ultimately Joe Biden looked like the more serious choice.
Perhaps more memorable for most people than the debate itself was the SNL parody that followed. Tina Fey's Palin appeared in two sketches before this one (both times alongside Amy Poehler, first as Hillary Clinton, then as Katie Couric). But this was the first time Jason Sudeikis' spot-on Biden came fully into view.

Obama and Romney Both Love Adele's 'Skyfall' Theme

Adele's newest song is even better than her previous hits "Someone Like Newt" and "Romney Has It."
ᔥ HuffPost Comedy

White Rappers for Romney

This is awfully sincere for something that is so obviously a parody. And there is no world in which "election" rhymes with "solution."

Mitt Romney Gets Face Wiped in Florida

When President Obama visits local restaurants, people lift him off the ground with bear hugs. With Mitt Romney, it's more likely to be agressively unwanted face sweat wiping.
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Trailer: 'Hating Breitbart'

It's been less than a year since the world lost Andrew Breitbart and there's already a documentary about how much everyone hated him.

CNN: Soledad O'Brien Confronts Romney Advisor on Israel-Palestine Contradictions

Soledad O'Brien asks Romney Communications Advisor Tara Wall to justify Mitt Romney's private concession that peace between Israel and Palestine will remain an "unsolved issue" with s speech the Governor plans to give today promising a two-state solution.