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VIDEO-- Romney supporter: Pres. Obama's father was a "Muslim, an atheist, and a communist... All three."


Election observers believe that Ohio is the state most likely to decide who becomes our next President. These interviews were conducted with Ohio voters at a recent Romney rally in Defiance, OH.

See Interview B-Roll - Social Issues here:

Produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviewer) & Erick Stoll.

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A Muslim, and atheist, and a communist walk into a bar... and they were all Barack Obama's dad.

These are the people who can't answer simple questions about their own claims. These are the people who claim their freedoms are being taken away... as they vote to take away the freedoms of others. These are the people who support Mitt Romney.

"Rapists shouldn't be allowed into this country."

I wonder if he'd say the same about ignorami.

"I don't believe that gay people should be given the same rights."

"Same sex marriage is unnatural... it would happen in nature. It doesn't."

H/t: @judme


VIDEO: CNN's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Cringeworthy Statement About Mitt Romney


Thank you Tommy Christopher and @OTOOLEFAN for spotting this. As Tommy describes it so aptly, this is "The Most Ridiculous Statement I’ve Ever Seen On Television"... and CNN aired it. Right out loud. On purpose. Gloria Borger:

“In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American, but Mitt Romney was right in the middle of it.”

In the middle of what, a pile of cash? A patisserie filled with delectable French goodies? Why, he was so brave, I bet he even slept with his windows wide open!

What a hero. What nerves of steel it must have taken to live in a Paris mansion with a "cook, a servant, stained glass windows and expensive art, that later became an embassy" after he demonstrated in favor of a Vietnam War draft but got that religious deferment.

So, CNN’s story is that Mitt Romney had it tough during Vietnam because the protests in France made it hard for his dad to send him money. 

Willard Romney is right in the middle of it alright.


VIDEO: Sarah Palin calls Herman Cain "Herb"... repeatedly


Gretchen Van Susteren has once again lost her senses and decided to interview Sasha Palin. See what I did there?

Yesterday Rick Perry did his best Palin impression, so apparently Palin was concerned about being out-dumbed and felt obligated to try to regain her Idiot Crown.

Previously, Donald Trump called Rick Perry "Jim", and apparently Palin thought that was so cool and rogue-y and mavericky that she had to follow suit with blurting out "Herb" a few times.

Which, of course, leads to the inevitable:

FYI (H/t: Keith Olbermann for reminding me about this Herb Caen):

Herbert Eugene Caen (April 3, 1916 – February 1, 1997) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist working in San Francisco.


VIDEO: Rick Perry does his best Sarah Palin impression


First, Former Half-Gov Shameless McFactless got it wrong:

Then Rick Perry got it wrong:

Rick Perry says people had to disguise themselves to go out in public in the 1770s.

But Think Progress got it right.

Ricky made a whole lot more sense in this video.


Rick Perry: F'ed Up! If he "is elected to the White House, we may look forward to conditions prevalent in the 19th century"


(H/t to Keith Olbermann for coming up with the "F'ed Up!" play on words used in the blog title.)

Today's L.A. Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:

He's 'Fed Up!'; what about us?

Re "What Rick Perry's 'Fed Up!' about," Aug. 23

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's bizarre statements regarding Social Security being an illegal Ponzi scheme and the unconstitutionality of federal laws such as those governing food safety, the minimum wage, child labor and environmental protection defy belief.

If this man is elected to the White House, we may look forward to conditions prevalent in the 19th century, when people were apt to eat tainted food, often worked for a pittance and many children were sent into the mines to work. Let's not even begin to imagine more rivers filled with factory waste.

Is this an absurd scenario? Not at all, and we should be very afraid.

Anneke Mendiola

Santa Ana


I have no problem with Texas going its own way and embracing Perry's philosophy. Do away with unconstitutional regulations on food safety, environmental protection, child labor and the minimum wage. Protect citizens of the state from the failed socialist policies of Social Security and Medicare.

Of course, other states will have the right to refuse to do business with Texas if they believe, for example, that importing agricultural products from Texas could present a health problem, or they object to buying products manufactured with child labor.

Let's see what happens after a few years. I'd bet we would have to build a wall to keep Texans from illegally crossing into the United States to take advantage of some of those government handouts.

Howard S. Blum

Thousand Oaks


Rick Perry equates homosexuality with alcoholism



Rick Perry: The "cowboy with French cuffs"; the inept guy who can't untie his own tongue trying to defend his position on abstinence; the religious zealot who thinks religion trumps government; the corn dog fellating hypocridiot who set a new record for executions; the GOP candidate who is now ahead in the polls.

Yeah, that guy.

Now Steve Benen finds one more thing to pin on Cowpoke Rick, via a book Perry wrote [sic] in 2008 called On My Honor, in which he has the unmitigated gall to assert:

Even if an alcoholic is powerless over alcohol once it enters his body, he still makes a choice to drink... And, even if someone is attracted to a person of the same sex, he or she still makes a choice to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same gender.” [...]

He wrote that he is “no expert on the ‘nature versus nurture’ debate,” but that gays should simply choose abstinence

You read that right: He actually compared being gay to being an alcoholic. That being attracted to someone, that falling in love with someone of the same gender is the same as an addiction, a disease, and/or substance abuse.

Then he was mentally ill enough to suggest that gay people should refrain from having sex... never make love... go their whole lives without engaging in sexual relations... suppress all urges... wear a big ol' collective chastity belt. In other words, he believes that people like Marcus Bachmann should stick to what he himself was caught on camera doing: eating corn dogs.

This crackpot should not be allowed to run for or hold office.

Now he'll probably distance himself from his own words again by saying that, hey, that was then and this is now, that he really didn't mean anything he wrote only 3 years ago, and that it “is not meant to reflect the governor’s current views."

If even Karl Rove bashes his own party's flavor loon-of-the-month, you know it's bad.


VIDEO- Rick Perry: The bad economy is a lesson from God


Via BoingBoing and Cynical-C.

Yes, Ricky, this economy is just an excuse to experience a "great revival" for those of us who are lousy investors and apparently need to go back to "biblical principles". 

This from the same folksy, spiritual, pious, sweetheart of a guy who Taegan tells us set a new record for executions:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry "brings to the presidential race a law-and-order credential that none of his competitors can match -- even if they wanted to," the Washington Post reports.

"In his nearly 11 years as chief executive, Perry, now running for the GOP presidential nomination, has overseen more executions than any governor in modern history: 234 and counting. That's more than the combined total in next two states -- Oklahoma and Virginia -- since the death penalty was restored 35 years ago."

I loved this comment under the BoingBoing post:

[A]nd the worst part is he got the story wrong. Pharaoh created a Big Government grain hording initiative during the seven years of plenty so he would have enough to feed his people during the seven years of famine. ie: he taxed the rich to establish a social safety net. if you're gonna pander, at least get the story right, asshole.

And this one:

"I happen to think our greatest days are ahead of us" (the Rapture, for example.)

"Biblical principles"?  You mean like. . . helping the poor and the sick a la Jesus?

Why anyone would listen to a word this "cowboy with French cuffs" (as Cliff Schecter describes him in his excellent piece here) has to say is beyond me. But do heed Cliff's warning:

Rick Perry is dangerous. He is a dominionist, meaning the Biblical Law, to him, supersedes that of the US Constitution. He possesses slightly less gravitas than a half-eaten bowl of chili. The amount of hairspray he uses might actually be a threat to national security. And as conservative intellectual Bruce Bartlett put it, he's kind of an "idiot".

Perry's also already shown his willingness to do anything to win, no matter how potentially damaging to the US and its economy - starting his campaign with an attack on the patriotism of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (specifically intended to hamstring his economic response to this crisis), who you may remember was originally put in that job by none other then George W Bush. [...]

Make fun of him, because it's enjoyable!

But don't for a second think this is the way to beat him in a race for the presidency. The way to do that is to tell the truth about him. That he's as fake as a three-dollar bill, all hat and no cattle, or to put it in a language Perry can understand - he's Blazing Saddles, not The Unforgiven.