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.
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