Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.
For a while, I managed to hold it together. There was pie to eat and wine to drink and a couch to sink gratefully into. There were friends to laugh with and sigh with, dishes to clean up, and an 8am meeting on my calendar to shake my fist at. There were distractions galore.
Around midnight Tuesday night, when my friends trickled out of the apartment, yawning, and I was alone again, I stretched out on the couch for the long wait. I remember how I felt in 2008 watching Obama’s acceptance speech, and I wanted that feeling again. Keep reading »
Listen, my guy may have won on Election Day, but I am not without sympathy for the presidential race’s loser, Mitt Romney. It totally sucks to be out of work, especially when you’re not sure what profession you’re going to pursue next. (Mitt has said that if he didn’t become president, he would be done with politics.) Because I really care about Mitt, and know those millions of dollars in the Cayman Islands won’t last forever, I thought I would help him out with some suggestions…
Obama won last night. Four more years! Four more years! Some of you are totally stoked on the re-election, some of you may even be bummed. Where ever you stand on the political spectrum right now doesn’t quite matter when there are so many ridiculous political gag gifts out there for all you red and blue girls.
Seriously though, the fact that these things exist means people buy them. The Hillary Clinton Nut Cracker, I eat a lot of nuts (and have been know to trample on a few myself) so I’d totally buy one of those, but I am just not sure who the ObamaBop Punching Bag is for? Welp, girls, get ready to have your political sensibilities shaken with these 18 super crass political gifts. Read more…
Who’d've thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is “God’s will,” that some rape is “legitimate” while other rape is not, and saying a woman’s body has “a way of shutting the whole thing down” so pregnancy does not occur from rape DOES NOT MAKE WOMEN WANT TO VOTE FOR YOU. Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin may have found two women — including one who was raped and had an abortion — to appear in a campaign ad proclaiming him the second coming of Gloria Steinem, but the rest of us ladies were not buying it. Keep reading »
You know, President Obama may have won the election, but during his victory speech last night in Chicago, all eyes were on the woman in the crowd behind him, who ingeniously tucked one of her American flags in hair. But I was stunned to learn that this method of flag adornment is actually a time honored tradition among some of the greatest women in our country’s history. Click on for photographic proof…
Oh my God, you guys. I didn’t realize just how BIG us pro-choice feminists won last night’s election until compiling this list. It’s not just that we have more four years of President Obama — we also have our first openly gay person to serve in the Senate, the first Asian-American women in both the House and Senate, the first Hindu to serve in Congress, and several other “firsts” too numerous to list.
I could honestly not be prouder to be a progressive American than I am today. And yes, I’m including 2008 in that statement! After the jump, thanks to EMILY’S List, here is a list of all the pro-choice female politicians who won last night.
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Did you watch all of the election coverage last night? We did, and we weren’t the only ones. Celebs were all fired up on Twitter last night as they waited for the election returns come in. We gathered up some of the best, funniest Twitter responses — including RuPaul‘s amazing “Drag Race” comments (which have been retweeted more than 26,000 times), above — after the jump!
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With the cold winter months approaching, it’s time to heat things up. Our new newsletter, Hump Day Hotties, will bring our favorite eye candy directly into your inbox every Wednesday. (Subscribe here!) Feel free to drool. We won’t judge.
Sure, Barack Obama won the presidential election last night and we are, admittedly, incredibly excited. But the politician we can’t stop drooling over is actually Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark, NJ. The 43-year-old, Washington, D.C. native was elected mayor in 2006, having turned to politics after gathering degrees from Stanford University and Yale Law School; he was also a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. You know, no big deal. But his intellect isn’t the only reason he’s the hottest man in the Garden State (sorry, Bruce)… Keep reading »
Between tweeting from two accounts (The Frisky’s and my own), updating the liveblog with election results, and bouncing back and forth between the networks, I somehow managed to keep my sanity last night as the presidential election was decided. Here are 10 moments you might have missed… Keep reading »