Posts tagged "mitt romney"

Clint Eastwood Talks To Empty Chair In Bizarro Speech At The Republican National Convention

I ask this not as a liberal, not as a woman, not as a person who thought "Gran Torino" was a piece of shit; I ask this as just a human being who, yeah, hasn't had much sleep in the last few days -- what the hell was that? Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republica…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2012

Ann Romney Is Offered A Plum Role On “Modern Family”

"Thrilled Ann Romney says [Modern Family] is her favorite show. We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam's wedding. As soon as it's legal." --"Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan tweeted this response to Ann Romney after she told "Entertainment Tonight" that the sitcom was her favorite TV show. As you probably know,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 29, 2012

5 Things To Know About The First Night Of The Republican National Convention

Political theater like the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are a big swamp of blerrgghhh to me. My opinion is that it's all just a dog-and-pony show and not really the best way to get to know a candidate, their viewpoints, or their cronies at all. But yes, it's still a big to-do. What happe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2012

Ron Paul Supporter Hawking RomneyRyan.com

Surf over to RomneyRyan.com, and you'll pretty quickly realize that it's not a Romney campaign site. It features a link to Romney's tax returns, a link to a list of his top contributors, and the message, "This site, much like Mitt Romney himself, is for sale to the highest bidder." That last bit is the…

By: Newser / August 16, 2012

Political Reporter Marin Cogan On How Mitt Romney’s A Mansplainer

Have you ever dated a mansplainer? You know, one of those dudes who feels the need to tell you exactly how the world works by spouting off incredibly obvious information. According to Urban Dictionary, mansplaining is simply: "To explain in a patronizing manner, assuming total ignorance on the part of those listening. The mansplainer i…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2012

Did Romney’s Campaign Steal Its Logo From Robinson BMX?

Well, it sort of appears so. Wonder who tipped the Romney/Ryan team to the idea -- I'm guessing it was one of Romney's five hot sons...

By: Julie Gerstein / August 15, 2012

Janna Little Ryan: 7 Things To Know About Paul Ryan’s Wife

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate, is not the only new, youthful face that has stepped into the spotlight in the last week. Janna Ryan, Paul’s wife, has quite a history of her own on Capitol Hill. Here are seven things to know about Janna Ryan...

By: Daley Quinn / August 15, 2012

Mitt Romney Clinches The All-Important Jenna Jameson Endorsement

"I'm very looking forward to a Republican being back in office. When you're rich, you want a Republican in office." -- Not everyone in Hollywood is in the tank for Obama! Jenna Jameson knows who she is voting for and it is the clean-cut Republican who I am fairly certain has had one sex partner…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2012

Caption This: Mitt Romney Speaks To The NAACP

Earlier today, Mitt Romney spoke at an NAACP conference — that's the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization  — and, well, it did not go so hot. Romney got booed for a whole 15 seconds after he promised to repeal health care reform, which he called "non-essential" and "expensive."…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2012

Giant Birth Control Pill Package Trailing Romney’s Campaign

A giant pack of birth control called Pillamina can now be found flowing, er, following behind Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and recently showed up at events in Ohio and New Hampshire. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, creator of the costume, hopes the massive pills will draw attention to Romney’s opposition towards President Obama’s birth control coverage…

By: Daley Quinn / June 21, 2012

President Obama Talks Gay Marriage, “50 Shades Of Grey” On “The View”

President Obama appeared on "The View" today, and damn, the talk was serious as if he appeared on "Meet The Press." But there were very serious matters to discuss: last week's announcement that the president believes lesbians and gays should be allowed to marry, the economy, and of course whether or not Mitt Romney i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2012

Mitt Romney’s “Gay Guy Impression” When Offered A Pink Tie Caught On Camera

Attention To Politicians: when cameras are rolling or even just present, it is not the best time for you to do a lispy impression of a gay guy's voice when offered a pink tie. There is never a good time to impersonate a gay guy's voice. But for fuck's sake, you do it when camera…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Mitt Romney Spokesman Furiously Deleting Sexist Tweets

A new spokesman hired by Mitt Romney has furiously deleted tweets in which he made sexist comments about Callista Gingrich, Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama. Richard Grenell has defended himself by saying tweets about Callista Gingrich's appearance, for example, were only meant to be tongue-in-cheek. Uh huh. [Talking Points Memo]  Wisconsin's Planned Parenthood…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2012

The Soapbox: On Ann Romney & Women “Marrying Up”

Another day, another bombastically link-baity piece on the Internet to get everyone's feathers ruffled! Today's linkbait comes courtesy of The New York Daily News op-ed page, in which writer S.E. Cupp hammers away at Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen for a foot-in-mouth comment she made on "Anderson Cooper 360" last week, that stay-at-home  mother (SAHM) of five…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2012

Ann Romney Says Family Dog “Loved” Traveling On Top Of The Car

Whoa boy, DogCarGate just won't end, and now it's Mitt Romney's wife Ann who's speaking out and defending the family's practice of traveling with their dog Seamus on top of the car. The Romneys had previously gotten flack for admitting to a strapping Seamus (in a crate) to the roof of the car during a…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 17, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Women Swing State Voters Back Obama Over Romney

More women voters in swing states support Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to a poll by USA Today/Gallup. Obama leads with women 51 percent to Romney's 42 percent, with the number of women under age 50 who support Romney shrinking. [MSNBC] Black women have more trouble clearing HPV from their bodies, which puts them…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

Mitt Romney Promises To “Get Rid Of” Planned Parenthood

Mitt Romney must think low-income women don't really need breast exams. And those Pap smears that could detect cervical cancer? So frivolous! Surely that's the only thing the GOP frontrunner could have meant when he told folks in Missouri he would "get rid of" Planned Parenthood, as well as a number of other programs, to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2012

The Most Ill-Conceived Pro-Rick Santorum Ad Ever

Okay, you've heard about how Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's name has also been associated with "the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex," right? (Thank you, Dan Savage). So why, why, why would supposed Rick Santorum supporters create an ad in which mud -- suspiciously resembling the…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 15, 2012

Mitt Romney Calls Morning After Pills “Abortive Pills”

Fact checking time! Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in Colorado last night and referred to emergency contraception/the morning-after pill as "abortive pills." This could be because he or his team genuinely doesn't understand that emergency contraception (Plan B) and the abortion pill (RU-486) are two completely different pills. Or it could be because he'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2012

Jon Rips Mitt Romney’s Tax Rate

Jon Stewart ripped into Mitt Romney's tax return last night, and Elizabeth Warren showed up later to hammer home the point. "How can you justify making more in one day than the median American family makes in a year, while paying an effective tax rate of the guy who has to scan your shoes at the airport?"…

By: Newser / January 26, 2012