Though a few states are still too close to call, Barack Obama’s win in Ohio has secured him the presidency for another four years, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Check out our liveblog of all the returns and check out the site tomorrow for more election coverage. Forward!
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Well, our long national nightmare known as ELECTION SEASON is almost over. Later tonight, we will (probably) know who will be the President of the United States for the next four years. Will Barack Obama secure himself another term? Or will Mitt Romney succeed in getting me to move to Mexico? In addition to updating this post with relevant news as the returns come in, I’ll be sitting on my couch, bottle of cheap champagne in hand, livetweeting the whole nerve-racking debacle. You can follow me on Twitter at @xoamelia – where more of my bleeding heart liberal spewing will occur — and also @TheFrisky. Play our Election Night Drinking Game with me! It’ll be fun. Keep reading »
How are you going to get through the next 24 hours of election news, voting and results? If you’re anything like us, you’ll need a stiff drink or three to watch the votes roll in tonight. We are nervous as heck, and this drinking game should help us, and you, relax a little bit. Until the cold, harsh light of Wednesday morning hits us, anyway.
I grew up in a house with a Democrat mom and a “Republican” dad. I put Republican in quotes because technically my dad wasn’t registered as anything — he did that to avoid jury duty or something — but he did like to argue with my mom and me about our progressive politics. And he definitely didn’t have strong enough convictions to ever publicly display a yard sign in support of his candidate. Not so for this equally divided house, where the husband’s public support of Mitt Romney prompted his wife to put up a conflicting sign. Ah, the struggles of the bipartisan household! [NYMag.com]
“Dillon is a classic American town filled with hard-working, middle-class Americans, who just want to lead productive, healthy lives. And the women we represented on the show — the women we are in real life — are like the millions of women across the nation. Women who want to make our own health care decisions. Women who want to earn equal pay for the work we do. Women who want affordable health care. In fact, it is President Obama who has shown his values to be more closely aligned with those represented by the phrase. … So as women, let’s take ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts’ back and use it as it was always intended — as a motivator for progress, power, and greatness.”
– “Nashville” star Connie Britton and her former “Friday Night Lights” executive producer Sarah Aubrey penned an op-ed for USA Today taking Mitt Romney to task for co-opting the show’s slogan ”Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” for his campaign. Tami Taylor is not happy, y’all! She explains how Obama’s positions on issues like fair pay, reproductive choice, and affordable health care would have helped various different characters on the show in real life. [USA Today] [Photo: Splash News]
Joss Whedon is probably best known for creating “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “The Avengers.” He’s also an ardent supporter of the zombie apocalypse, whether it be the fast moving zombies of “28 Days Later” or the slow, stubborn zombies of “Night Of The Living Dead.” Either way, Joss wants more zombies. And that’s why he supports Mitt Romney for president. Joss believes Romney will bring on the zombpocalypse faster than President Obama. What’s your take? Which candidate is more likely to bring on the zombies? [Buzzfeed]
- Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign says it still supports the Tea Party’s Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who mind-bogglingly said that “God intended” pregnancies that result from rape. Mourdock is running a TV ad featuring Romney; the presidential campaign is apparently A-OK with continuing that endorsement. Keeeeeeep digging yourselves in a hole, boys. The election is ever so close. [AP, Guardian UK]
- A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that Planned Parenthood in Indiana cannot be denied government funding under Medicaid even if the state objects that clinics provide abortion care. The ruling affirms “patients’ statutory right to obtain medical care from the qualified provider of their choice.” [Democracy Now, Feminist.org]
- The “Floral Kiss” laptop and six other patronizing for-women-only products. [The Week]
- Bitch magazine editor-in-chief on why she didn’t run the Caitlin Moran interview. (ICYMI, here’s a post in which I go into the back story.) [Bitch Magazine]
- Fuck No Sexist Halloween Costumes is just what it sounds like: one big ol’ headdesk. [Fuck No Sexist Halloween Costumes via Feministing]
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‘Tis the season for celebrity political endorsements, and just yesterday comes another one — this time from Kelly Clarkson. Kelly says that while she considers herself a Republican, she can’t abide by Mitt Romney’s anti-gay marriage stance, and has decided to support Obama. Additionally, she said, “I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again … I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married.”
Additionally, she voiced concern over women’s rights issues. “I’m not a hardcore feminist but we can’t be going back to the ’50s,” she said.
Last year, Clarkson voiced her support for Ron Paul, but then retracted it after it was found that Paul was linked to several racist and homophobic pamphlets. “I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights,” she said.
To learn about celebrity political endorsements, check out our handy chart above!
- This rocks: Rookie Mag’s Tavi Gevinson, model/presenter Alexa Chung, writer Miranda July, and a whole bunch of other ladies got together for a cover of Lesley Gore’s iconic song “You Don’t Own Me.” As if you needed another reminder that Mitt Romney is like the boyfriend that you can’t believe you ever thought was not a douchebag. [YouTube]
- Uh oh: “Lea Michele” and “pregnancy rumors” in the same sentence. [Celebrity Cafe]
- Watch 17 actors in the tiny background parts they played before they got famous, like Ryan Gosling on “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” [The Week]