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rachelfershleiser:

Winning over those plugged-in, edgy, millennial influencers!

Aww, Heritage Foundation… you tried.

rachelfershleiser:

Winning over those plugged-in, edgy, millennial influencers!

Aww, Heritage Foundation… you tried.

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Romney wanders in a daze, his hair not perfectly gelled. And his campaign advisers continue to express astonishment that a disastrous campaign, convention and candidate, as well as a lack of familiarity with what Stevens dismissively calls “whiz-bang turnout technologies,” could possibly lead to defeat. Who would ever have thought blacks would get out and support the first black president? Who would ever have thought women would shy away from the party of transvaginal probes? Who would ever have thought gays would work against a party that treated them as immoral and subhuman? Who would have ever thought young people would desert a party that ignored science and hectored on social issues? Who would ever have thought Latinos would scorn a party that expected them to finish up their chores and self-deport?

A Lost Civilization - NYTimes.com (via jerriann)

Join us, Willard. It’s lovely in here.

(via noraleah)

Durrrrr.

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Oh how vividly I can hear this girl saying That’s disgusting.

Oh how vividly I can hear this girl saying That’s disgusting.

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You would think that the world came to an end Tuesday night. And depending on your worldview, it might have. If your idea of America’s power structure is rooted in a 1950s or even a 1920s sensibility, here’s an update: that America is no more. Republicans are trying to hold back a storm surge of demographic change with a white picket fence. Good luck with that.

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But the country is changing. And this may be the last election in which anyone but a fool tries to play — on a national level, at least — the cards of racial exclusion, of immigrant fear, of the patronization of women and hegemony over their bodies, of self-righteous discrimination against homosexuals. Some in the Republican party and among the teabagged fringe will continue to play such losing hands for some time to come; this shit worked well in its day and distracted many from addressing any of our essential national issues. But again, if they play that weak-ass game past this point, they are fools.

America is different now, moreso with every election cycle. Ronald Reagan won his mandate in an America in which 89 percent of the voters were white. That number is down to 72 percent and falling. Fifty thousand new Latino citizens achieve the voting age every month. America will soon belong to the men and women — white and black and Latino and Asian, Christian and Jew and Muslim and atheist, gay and straight — who can comfortably walk into a room and accept with real comfort the sensation that they are in a world of certain difference, that there are no real majorities, only pluralities and coalitions. The America in which it was otherwise is dying, thank god, and those that relied on entitlement and division to command power will either be obliged to accept the changes, or retreat to whichever gated community from which they wish to wax nostalgic and brood on political irrelevance.

David Simon, creator of “The Wire” (via alexblagg)

Amen.

(via thepathealy)

Yep!

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nevver:

Exit

Mitt, bye.

nevver:

Exit

Mitt, bye.

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"You Don’t Own Me" PSA

EXCELLENT. And they even got Lesley Gore herself to participate!

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You see, if you ever want to get a Republican to stop listening to you, just say the ‘R’ word: racism.

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Ugh.

Ugh.

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Why Aren't Conservatives Funny?

electionism:

A brief break from convention coverage…Joshua Green, Washington Monthly: “Surveying this landscape, Dagnes concludes that conservatism is philosophically incompatible with satire. “The nature of conservatism does not meet the conditions necessary for political satire to flourish: conservatism is harmonized and slow to criticize people in power, and it originates from a place that repudiates humor because it is absolute.” Any member of the Obama administration would heatedly disagree with the first claim; and there’s plenty of conservative humor if you know where to find it. Conservative satire flourishes in places like the Weekly Standard, particularly in the essays and articles of Matt Labash and Andrew Ferguson, and the cover art of Mark Fredrickson and Thomas Fluharty, whose paintings travestying braindead hippies and aging radicals are dead on and piercingly funny.”

Been thinking about this a lot recently. Serendipitous dashboard arrival.

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We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,

Neil Newhouse, Mitt Romney pollster, at the 2012 RNC. 

“Nope, we just don’t care about the facts.” - an adult human being

(via nedhepburn)

lol lol lol

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Me to Paul Ryan right now. #RNC2012 (Taken with Instagram)

Me to Paul Ryan right now. #RNC2012 (Taken with Instagram)

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kottke.org: RIP Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012

jkottke:

Columnist Rex Huppke mourns the death of facts in contemporary American society.

To the shock of most sentient beings, Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet. Though few expected Facts to pull out of its years-long…

Facts: not open to debate!

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Ashley Judd, Katy Mixon, Michelle Trachtenberg, & Eliza Coupe teach Rick Santorum a lesson about aborting his campaign.

Nice job, ladies.