Generally Awful

image of Mitt Romney and Texas Governor Rick Perry awkwardly hugging
That's just a solid picture of two great dudes who definitely like each other showing genuine affection for one another, and is not a picture of two garbage nightmare d-bags who despise each other trying to choke back barf while awkwardly pseudo-hugging for the Republican Rabble to raise cash. FACT.

Speaking of Rick Perry, who is definitely no longer in the race and has totally dropped out and doesn't even want to be Romney's running mate so shut up, the ex-candidate says that Romney's veep pick won't matter: "The announcement of Mitt Romney's running mate won't do much to change the dynamics of the presidential race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday. Perry said the running mate pick will likely grab headlines for a couple of days before the focus of the race quickly shifts back to the choice between Romney and President Barack Obama." Give that governor a gold in stating the obvious! Good job on knowing the basics of US politics, sir!

If you were one of the millions of Americans I'm sure who have been withholding judgment on the presidential race until Jenna Jameson weighed in, well, your day has come! Jenna Jameson is a Romney supporter. "When you're rich, you want a Republican in office." Ha ha PERFECT.

In other ha ha PERFECT news, Josh at Think Progress reports: New SuperPAC,, Smears President Obama for 'Racism Against White Folks.' ", a new Super PAC registered with the Federal Election Commission this week, makes no bones about its aim. It intends to run an attack ad that it says will hit President Barack Obama for 'his disturbing, yet crystal-clear pattern of tacitly defending black racism against white folks before and since being elected president'."

Where "black racism" = "pointing out and challenging white privilege." Oh the horror etc. Go to hell, Stephen Marks.

Meanwhile, on the Senate floor: The toast, the toast, the toast is on fire! "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his [campaign] concerning Mitt Romney's personal finances to the chamber floor Thursday, repeating his unsubstantiated claim that the wealthy Republican paid no federal income taxes for 10 years. ... The Democrat, in remarks to the Senate this morning, said 'the word's out that [Romney] hasn't paid any taxes for 10 years.' Of course, that 'word' has come from none other than Reid himself."

Speaking of Mitt Romney and his dirty secrets, Todd Purdum observes in Vanity Fart (a typo I will leave for your amusement) that Romney is pretty cagey about who he really is, beyond the adjectives that comprise his bio.

The other possibility, of course, is that Romney is just as comprehensive an empty suit as he appears to be. Just a flesh sack full of contradictory soundbites and a seething urge to bully.

Finally: Maybe you would like to vote for the Peace and Freedom Party ticket? The ticket is topped by Roseanne Barr, and her running mate is Cindy Sheehan. Barr: "The American people are sick and tired of this 'lesser evil' garbage they get fed every election year. ... I'm here to tell the voters: if you want to tell the government and the two domineering parties that you're sick and tired of all their evil, register in the Peace and Freedom Party and vote for me and Cindy." I've heard worse ideas.

Like, for example, voting for Mitt Romney.

Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.

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