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Saturday Morning Snark

by: DocJess

Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 07:13:32 AM EDT

Just 4 more weekends of phone banking and canvassing. And the bated-breath wait for Tuesday night. So here's a collection of snark I've found to fire you up for working for our team this weekend:

Yet another anti-choice right wing wacko gets caught: this time trying to convince his mistress to get an abortion. Yesterday, he claimed she wasn't really pregnant (yeah right) but it's irrelevant to the fact that at the time, he was a practicing physician, and the rule is no sleeping with patients. It will cost him his license. Bad boy.

A nice review of the debate is here. My favourite parse:

Republicans love to mock Joe Biden for being an idiot...Paul Ryan, though, is admired by many Republican politicians as the brains of the Republican Party.

And Joe Biden creamed Paul Ryan. He laughed in Ryan's face and left him speechless. He shook Ryan's ideas until they fell apart like the crepe paper and chicken wire that they truly are...Biden out-argued, out-spoke, and out-thought the smartest man the Republicans have to offer, and he did so armed with the courage of his convictions.

Another take on Biden's demeanor is here, including:

Biden did absolutely roll his eyes, snort, laugh derisively and throw his hands up in the air whenever Ryan trotted out his little beady-eyed BS-isms.

But he should have! He was absolutely right to be doing it. We all should be doing it. That includes all of us in the media, and not just paid obnoxious-opinion-merchants like me, but so-called "objective" news reporters as well. We should all be rolling our eyes, and scoffing and saying, "Come back when you're serious."

Plus some info on the theory that Ryan expropriated his daughter's name Bean from Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. 

Salon contends the daughter-naming thing wasn't the biggest lie, though. That was this:

If the gods punished political candidates for chutzpah, there was one moment during the vice-presidential debate when a dozen lightning bolts from the hand of Zeus should have instantly fried Paul Ryan into cinders.

In the middle of an exchange on tax policy, Ryan looked at Biden and said, “You know, I understand you guys aren’t used to doing bipartisan deals …”

And Ryan defending Mitt for being nice to a couple who were in a car accident? Not so true about the unconscionable actions he took as a Mormon leader back in Boston. Read here, while you're sitting down.

And if none of that gets you fired up to get out and work today...here's an oldie but a goodie.

Elections are won one voter at a time.
Get yours today.

DocJess :: Saturday Morning Snark

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Remember when......... (0.00 / 0)
Remember when the Republicans were going to make this about the Economy and are you better off today? The unemployment number was better, but still not good, yet instead of saying that, they are getting all caught up saying that somehow the numbers are cooked. Loved Jon Stewart saying that if this is cooking, it isn't very good cooking. But on that point, there is one more release of unemployment numbers prior to Election Day. November 2nd will be one more. That release could have a last minute effect. But, or should I say BUT. There is one number that came out this last week that isn't getting much attention that is even bigger. The UMich sentiment gauge rose to 83.1, it's highest level in over 5 years.  The sentiment gauge, which covers how consumers view their personal finances as well as business and buying conditions, averaged about 87 in the year before the most recent recession.

So Unempolyment heading in the right direction - check
Consumer Sentiment heading in the right direction - check
People applying for Unemployment going down, heading in the right direction - check
Housing Starts increasing, heading in the right direction - check
Auto Industry heading in the right direction - check

And many more indicators of a slow, but recovering economy. In fact, a slow and stable recovery is one that has a better chance of being a lasting recovery.

So the republicans have shifted to Bengazi and the Blame Game. A game that they critize the current administration of every time that they are reminded that it was under the Bush Administration that the economy failed. Instead of working towards solutions, it's sit back and blame. I hope the American Voter is sick and tire of it. I know I am. You want to talk about Bengazi, talk about how to prevent such incidents or limit them.

I've rambled on long enough. LOL.........

we aren't the only ones noticing that it's getting hard to vote (0.00 / 0)
And colleges are doing something about it -


"Every four years, volunteers swarm university campuses, clipboards in hand, to register newly eligible voters for what is generally the only presidential election of their undergraduate careers. This year they found large numbers were already registered...

"The voter registration process has become more cumbersome and difficult as there's been a competition to define who is eligible to vote," said Dan A. Lewis, director of Northwestern University's Center for Civic Engagement, which started incorporating voter registration into its freshman orientation last year. "You almost have to have a Ph.D. now to figure out how to do it if you're not sitting in the same house for the past 20 years."  




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