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Mitt Romney

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Brooklyn's Shark? Are Beer-Swilling Grand Theft Auto V Sell-Outs

    The Coors Light-loving, California girls-hating, noise-pop-obsessive dudes in Brooklyn locals Shark? are helping lead an ever-bulging batch of on-the-rise indie rock bands who champion one another, play gigs together and have formed a camaraderie. Even, dare we say, a formidable scene, albeit with t ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 26, 2012

    2012: The Year in Review

    From a deranged Dirty Harry to the rise of Honey Boo Boo, it was a long, strange, sad, and silly trip

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Even After the Election, Mitt Revisits His '47 Percent' Mentality

    It's been over a week since the country (well, half of it at least) decided that Obama should have another shot at this whole being-President thing. We spent a few days philosophizing about what it meant for our country, then heard from the racists, then heard about Petraeus and, now, here we are. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Two Reasons Given For Romney's Loss

    That is, two out of the multitudes of available reasons. For now, let's leave out the 47% remark, the flip flopping, the Big Bird thing, the "whole binders full of women," the running mate, the "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" editorial, the FEMA remarks, and everything else Romney stood for--or didn't st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Rightbloggers' Solution to Obama's Reelection: Bring Back Culture War and White People!

    It would be cruel to take too much pleasure in the rightblogger reactions to last Tuesday's events. Lest we forget, Democrats too have been known to lose faith in their fellow Americans when a big election doesn't go their way. So let us, after a brief review of their wrathful ejaculations, focus o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    The Hurricane Actually Did Help Obama

    The Republicans may well be right. Hurricane Sandy prompted a near blitz of Presidential politics on TV news the week before the election, helping to short circuit any attempt by Mitt Romney to create some kind of last-minute storm surge. What's more, Obama was included in a great deal of the hurr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Mitt Was Too Moderate To Win, Say Conservatives

    Funny, I thought he was too conservative to win. But the really right-wing Repubs are furious that their candidate let them down and came out with views that were too-soft for them to find him inspiring and triumphant. Says one Tea Party Patriot in the linked blog, "We wanted someone who would fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    "My Job Is Fucked": NY Republicans Respond To Four More Years Of "Obamunism"

    New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox started last night's "victory party" in a ballroom at the Westin Grand Central hotel in Midtown by assuring the roughly 300 attendees that he was confident that Mitt Romney would be the country's next president.By the end of the night, Cox looked like someon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    FoxNation's 2 a.m. Wishful Thinking

    This screengrab was snapped by our own Alan Scherstuhl from the FoxNation blog at 2 a.m. -- several hours after Governor Mitt Romney conceded defeat in last night's presidential election.It came roughly four hours after precisely none of these predictions came true.Wishful thinking?To quote Alan, "D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The First Election Day Ballots were Counted at Midnight, and Someone got Blown Out

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney completed their final full day of what will go down as one of the most incessant, important, negative and, yes, divisive presidential races in the history of the United States. The two candidates spent their last 24 hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    SWING STATE UPDATE: The North Carolina Decision

    In his first swing state win of the night, NPR calls North Carolina, with 15 electoral votes, for Mitt Romney. The electoral college now stands at 244-178 for Barack Obama.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Presidential Race: Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

    It's a virtual tie between Obama and Romney as we enter the final stretch of the reality show known as the Presidential election, and I'm getting scared. At least that's according to a poll that the Wall Street Journal had something to do with (along with NBC). Bear in mind, that paper is a Murdoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2012

    Rightbloggers Anticipate Romney Landslide, Denounce Nate Silver, Katy Perry

    The election's Tuesday, and the whole political blogosphere is one endless screaming rah-rah for one candidate or another. We advise against all direct contact with it from now till next weekend. The preemptive victory dances of the left blogosphere are, as we never tire of paraphrasing Jed Leland, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Last Chance To Not Vote For Nazi Germany

    Yes, that title was a tawdry, rotten ploy on my part, but it's explained in the new column--a feverish, panicked screed that urges you and all your friends to not vote for Mitt Romney. His time-travel politics will surely throw us back to a land of way too much concern for the pampered rich and not ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 31, 2012

    Last Chance Not to Vote for Nazi Germany!

    Why I’m not voting for the smug car salesman

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    No Matter What We Do, the Election Has to Leak Into Hurricane Sandy

    Serious conviction: Most of New York's media folk are stuck indoors, looking for something to write about to fill blogs with content. Guilty as charged myself. However, while social media collapses with updates of Sandy's destruction, there have been flares of America's severe electoral illness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    "President Mitt Romney"

    Say it loud and it's like car exhaust spraying. Say it soft and it's almost like braying. Mitt Romney... We just got a Prez named Mitt Romney.... OK, let me not offend Sondheim one more second. It's just that, while it's "the most horrible sound I've ever heard," we'd better get used to it jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Mitt Romney's Partying With Kid Rock Tonight; NY GOP Outrage Nonexistent

    New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox has spent a good chunk of this election season kvetching about the amount of time President Barack Obama has spent hobnobbing with celebrities.But when Cox's horse in this year's presidential race parties with celebs, the chairman's outrage is nonexistent -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    The Mayor On The Election: Romney, Obama Economic Plans "Are Not Real"

    Since he endorsed then-President Bush in 2004, Mayor Bloomberg has remained relatively mum during the election season. He didn't endorse anyone in 2008 and will not do so this year either. The Republican-turned-independent politician likes to pull strings from the outside instead: just last week, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2012

    Rightbloggers Say Romney Won 2nd Debate, And If He Didn't No Fair Because Liberal Media Bias

    Don't look now, but the Presidential race seems to be neck-in-neck with just 16 days to go. Nervous? Think how they feel. Both Romney's and Obama's campaigns undoubtedly spent last week gearing up for the final push with phone banks, GOTV, last-minute ad blitzes, election fraud monitor training, etc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    "Binders Full Of Women" Is Romney's New Big Bird

    With each debate, Mitt Romney says a bunch of hogwash, but one remark tends to stand out as particularly egregious every time. Last time, it was his contention that while he loves Big Bird, he wants to pull funding from PBS. (It seemed so bullying and misguided, and besides, does he really think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Last Night's Debate: Nothing Is More Humiliating Than Getting Ditched By Hofstra's College Republicans

    College Republicans -- at any college campus -- are a unique breed; they tuck their shirts in, they (say they) don't use drugs, and they've somehow managed to avoid the cliche brand of idealistic college-age liberalism that consumes so many young students who think they're going to change the world. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    I Couldn't Watch Last Night's Debate

    The presidential one that preceded it was one of the most painful experiences I've ever had. I cringed watching slick Mitt, with all his lies and flip flops, wipe the floor with Obama, who came off like a nice uncle who'd wandered in for some tea and some chit chat. I felt like I was watching my f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Killed Navy Seal's Mom To Romney: Stop Using My Son!

    Mitt Romney has repeatedly dredged up the story of how he years ago met Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, who was recently killed in the attack on the US consulate in Libya. And Doherty's mom is appalled. "He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda," said Barbara Doherty. "It's wrong to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Paul Ryan's Bicep Writes Funny Tweets

    Someone with a wry sense of humor--and an impressive knowledge of body building regimens--has started a twitter account called @PaulRyansBicep. And reading the tweets is a pretty good workout. Among the best mini-missives from Ryan's non-bipartisan, non-bisexual bicep:

  • Columns

    October 10, 2012

    Mitt Romney Leads Us Into an Age of Stupidity

    And other points you should consider this election

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Mitt Romney Will Lead Us Into An Age Of Sheer Stupidity

    My new column is a bracing look at what a vote for Mitt Romney will amount to: A solid endorsement of intolerance, lies, and most of all changing his mind!!!

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2012

    Unlike All Of The Media, Paul Ryan Is Not So Psyched For The Debate

    Over the past two weeks, as the media buries the grave for Romney's campaign and writes its tombstone, we've heard it a million times, over and over again: the debates could change everything. The debates are going to be the most exciting television this fall. The debates will finally show the human ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2012

    N.Y. Doesn't Love Mitt: SuperPAC Valve for Romney Dries Up

    The Daily Show with Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cMoment of Zen - Mitt Romney's Boyhood Dreamswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on FacebookThroughout the summer, our 'Mitt Loves N.Y.' series followed the money trails of New York's wealthies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2012

    As Romney Goes Down, Rightbloggers Double Down on Liberal Media Bias B.S.

    By now you've heard about the Romney 47% video and the lousy poll numbers he's been getting. Were you aware that it's all the fault of the liberal media? Yeah, we know, you've been hearing conservatives talking about liberal media bias forever. It's their version of the Bowery Boys' Routine 11. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    The Wall Street Journal Ran 20 Op-Eds Without Disclosing The Authors' Ties To Romney

    BREAKING: A lot of the people who write op-ed pieces for the Wall Street Journal are in the tank for Mitt Romney. That information might not come as a shock to anyone possessed of basic media literacy. But a report released today documents 20 different instances in which the Journal ran columns by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    "Today, Mitt Romney Lost The Election"

    Hallelujah. Whoopee. Don't even tell me how, as long as it happened for sure. No, wait, let's find out what's behind this supposed nail in the coffin of Romney's flip flopping, vague, slippery, but otherwise FABULOUS campaign. Using the above headline, here's what Josh Barro wrote on bloomberg.com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Retirees Strike Back Against Romney's Remarks Over 'Dependent' Seniors

    Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, has this response to Mitt Romney's views on those who look for government support: "Mitt Romney's offensive comments show his true colors, a callous indifference to millions of hard-working Americans. "No, Mitt Romney, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Mother Jones Releases Full Secret Video From Mitt Romney's May Fundraiser

    Yesterday, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign took a hit when David Corn from Mother Jones released a video, shot in May, of the candidate's private fundraisers in which he said: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2012

    Mitt Romney is a Snooki Fan, Reaffirming That He's Out of Touch with America

    As reality television slowly drags itself into the oblivion, it is safe to say that we, as a country, are pretty much done with MTV's 'Jersey Shore.' The greased-up guido and obnoxious fist-pumping fad came and went but, nonetheless, it did happen: at one point, the show was the highest rated show e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Planned Parenthood's Worried About Money Problems (As Explained In $4.6 Million Ad Campaign Bashing Mitt Romney)

    Planned Parenthood is worried that a Mitt Romney presidency would leave the group strapped for cash -- and it's explaining the potential predicament by spending more money on political attack ads bashing Romney than it's ever spent before.We'll repeat: Planned Parenthood is concerned about potential ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Mitt Romney's Remarkably Political Non-Political 9/11 Speech: A Translation

    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney vowed yesterday to keep the anniversary of the September 11, terrorist attacks non-political -- no attack ads, no rhetoric, etc."There is a time and place for that, but this day is not it," Romney said yesterday.Romney, it turns out, was full of shit.Despite his st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Michelle Obama Is Our Mom In Chief!

    She even likes the title, as she mentioned in her convention speech last night, which is getting raves. Michelle talked about her husband as "a man you can trust." She spoke about the long-term process that growth is, and how we have to hang in there and keep working at it. Also remarkable was wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Nicki Minaj Is Probably Not Voting For Mitt Romney

    After a year in which her rep as a legitimate rap artist has been dented by an album that split its time between dense rhymes and enormous, danceable beats, America has suddenly decided to take Nicki Minaj seriously. And all it took was her bigging up rich white dude Mitt Romney on a verse over G.O. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2012

    NY AG Eric Schneiderman's Subpoenas Aimed at Private Equity Firms, Bain Capital & Romney Donors Included

    In a few weeks, this might be the Issue of the Election or the Story That Brought Romney Down. At this point, only time can tell.Yesterday, the New York Times reported that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun to send out subpoenas to investigate the tax situations in numerous priva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2012

    Hurricane Romney, "Go Home and Call 211" and the Politics of Everything

    With Clint Eastwood's to-hell-with-this-wooden-chair speech in the past, the brutally drawn-out Republican National Convention has come to an end, leaving the Romney campaign to finally focus on the last three months of the election season. And these upcoming few weeks are the most important: as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Paul Ryan Fails To Realize That Classic Rock Is Pretty Much The New Elevator Music

    Much ink has been spilled on the fact that Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a relative whippersnapper—born in 1970, the Wisconsin representative is 42 years old. Depending on who you're talking to, this makes him part of "generation x," or "the 13th generation," or "that demog ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Mitt Romney's Five Sons Don't Drink, Don't Smoke, And Really Love Their Dad. They're Terrifying

    Mitt Romney's five adult sons have been making the cable news rounds leading up to the Republican National Convention -- which has cued TV news hosts to go to great lengths to get the men to say at least one bad thing about their old man.Despite the valiant efforts, both CNN's Piers Morgan and Fox N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    With Business/Birther Quips, Romney Flip-Flops With Humor

    A week or so back, fellow Voice scribe James King argued that Vice President Joe Biden brings nothing to the Democratic ticket except awkward gaffes and constant smacks to the head by the DNC. This came off the news that Biden told a crowd of mostly African-American citizens that Romney's polic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    So...Gawker Just Released 950 Pages of Mitt Romney's Confidential Financial Records

    Today, Gawker's John Cook published an explosive article called "The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney's Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes." And in it, Cook says that he's exclusively obtained 950 pages of confidential financial documents that show just how much of a tax-dodging slimy robot of a man the Repub ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2012

    Fear and Loathing in Tampa

    From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas, your gonzo guide to the Republican National Convention

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2012

    BREAKING: Mitt Romney Chooses Rep. Paul Ryan as His VP

    Whelp, it looks like the unbelievably hyped media might have gotten it right this time.At a campaign stop in Norfolk, Virginia this morning, Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced to whoever was listening that the Representative from Wisconsin, Mr. Paul Ryan, would run alongside him in this race ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Even Fox News Thinks Obama Is Winning

    The fair and balanced channel just polled a random sampling of voters, and the results seem fair and balanced! In fact, Obama got 49% of the votes, as opposed to only 40% for Mitt Romney. This is the President's biggest lead over Romney since the latter became his opponent, and it's easy to see wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    The Good, the Bad and the Bromance: Clint Eastwood Endorses Mitt Romney

    This is the best Presidential endorsement by a famous old guy since Jon Voight (who now supports Romney as well) told reporters in 2008 that Rudy Giuliani's "commitment to keeping our military strong and his track record of transforming New Yorkers makes him the right man at the right time for ... More >>

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