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VIDEO- Mitt Rommey and Seinfeld have something in common: Pitching "nothing"

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Just as Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza pitched a show about nothing, so is Willard M. Romney pitching an entire campaign to American voters centered around absolutely nothing. Hopefully, unlike Seinfeld's and Costanza's fictional TV series, nobody's buying it.

There's plenty of fiction in the products Romney's trying to sell us, and there's also plenty of nothing. He refuses to offer details about his budget plan, he suggests the U.S. should "kick the ball down the field" in his comments about how to deal with ongoing crises in the Middle East at his $50,000 a plate fundraiser, and at that same event, he has nothing to say to 47% of America because it's not his job "to worry about those people."

He's got nothing.

He did give us one thing that was a pretty stupid "something," and that was to instruct Iran and Hezbollah on how they could smuggle a dirty bomb into Chicago and hold America hostage, which could ultimately leave many Americans with... nothing.

Of course, we voters did get something from what he said in those secret tapes, and that something was  his profound ignorance about this, which was astounding: He did not know the difference between a dirty bomb and a nuclear bomb.

Rachel Maddow takes it from there:

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"The United Nations of Wrong," indeed.

"A new list of problems" for Romney, indeed.

"They target poor people for taxes" indeed.

"This was not a misstatement, it was a blunt statement" indeed.

"Boom!" indeed.

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What the Romney campaign and Seinfeld have in common

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Pleaseohplease link over to Think Progress for details. The gist of their report is this:

In a stunning interview with Breitbart.com, two top advisers to Mitt Romney revealed the campaign’s plan to largely ignore journalists in favor of right-wing conspiracy websites.

Yes, we pretty much knew this was their Big Plan, but now Team Romney is admitting it publicly.

Remember when Former Half Gov Illiterata McInWhatRespectCharlie refused to answer questions from the "lamestream media"? Remember when Sharron Angle literally ran away from the press? Looks like Team Willard is following in their avoidy little footsteps.

Gosh, now why would that be? The answer is obvious. They are more than aware that they have no substantive answers to any reporter's questions, they know any answers that they would give would be rejected by voters, and they know that distracting America with emotional responses rather than direct, informative ones can get the desired result, at least in the short run.

The choice this November gets clearer by the hour: President Obama is rational, responsive, and accomplished. The other side is irrational, evasive, and vacuous.

When you've got nothing, that's what you give back, which means the GOP can be easily compared to this Moment of Levity:

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President Obama zaps "the other side"

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President Obama has popped out with a few good zingers today, a mini-trend that will hopefully end the ridiculous 24/7 recycling of the dreaded "gaffe" story that has unnecessarily monopolized cable news for days now.

In Baltimore at a rally just a few minutes ago, MSNBC aired the president's speech. Here a couple of quotes I jotted down:

"This time their agenda's on steroids!"

And on Willard Romney's out of touchitude: "You can't fix it if you don't see it."

And via HuffPo, at a Baltimore fundraiser:

"The other side feels that it's enough for them to just sit back and say, 'Things aren’t as good as they should be and it’s Obama’s fault,'" the president continued. "And you can pretty much put their campaign on, on a tweet and have some characters to spare."

Speaking of having some to spare... I couldn't resist:

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Video- CNN Republican Debate: Mitt Romney Misquotes George Costanza?

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So awkward. Via BuzzFeed.

Romney, tonight at the Arizona debate (one he's used before:

"What's the George Costanza line? When they're applauding, you sit down..."

The actual quote (from "Seinfeld" episode 172, "The Burning"):

JERRY: Showmanship, George. When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off.

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Quickie: Jim DeMint on God's shrinkage

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Today's Quickie:

Via Think Progress, it seems Jim DeMint has been watching too much Seinfeld:

DeMint told host Tony Perkins that the size of government and the size of God exist in an inverse relationship – “the bigger government gets, the smaller God gets”.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?

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Afternoon Distraction

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Did I ever mention that I can't stand Seinfeld?

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GOP wants to be committed. Agreed. They should be.

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By GottaLaff

Contracts are out, commitments are in. Who knew the GOP was so trendy schmendy?

And I do have to agree-- The Rushpublics should be committed:

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) gave peeks Sunday at the "Commitment to America" that would replace the GOP's "Contract With America" in the run-up to midterm elections. [...]

He said the "Commitment" would place a greater emphasis on Internet tools to get the message out and "help restore trust... using our principles to find what's best for America."

Those wacky Rushpublics and their crazy pledges. They take so many of them, and yet...

See, they know how to take the pledges, they just don't know how to keep the pledges...

"If we do not do the job, throw us out," he said.

Now that's a pledge I hope they keep.

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