"This fuckin' election!"
Here is all the latest news (or at least some of it!) from the long national nightmare that is The Presidential Election 2012: Vote for Whoever You Think Will Destroy the Country Less Quickly!
If you were waiting to decide how to vote based on what British asshole and inexplicable US television personality Piers Morgan thinks, well, you are IN LUCK today! "He's one of the least principled politicians I've met. But I believe Mitt Romney might just save America." Sure.
I know what you're thinking! BUT WHAT DOES JAY MCINERNY, AUTHOR OF ICONIC 80'S SECOND-PERSON NOVEL BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS?! "We have to give Obama a second chance."
Boy, it just doesn't get any easier, does it? Piers Morgan says Mitt Romney will save America, WHICH IS PRETTY GOOD, but Jay McInerny says that President Barack Obama deserves a second term, WHICH IS ALSO COMPELLING. I hardly know where to turn.
It's no wonder that it's still a tight race going to debate #2!
Hey! Speaking of the debate! The one thing EVERYONE can agree on is that scheduled debate moderator Candy Crowley, Woman, stinks! She has suggested that her role in moderating the town-hall style debate, in which average voters who do not have decades-long careers as professional journalists ask questions of the candidates, could include asking follow-up questions, especially in the event that the candidates are evasive. Naturally, both campaigns are OUTRAGED! They selected a competent female journalist to moderate the perennially awkward to the point of infuriatingly useless town-hall style debate so that she would STFU!
As Crowley put it last week, "Once the table is kind of set by the town-hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, 'Hey, wait a second, what about X, Y, Z?'"Reconfirm her function. Yiiiiiiiiikes. The American Democracy at work!
...After Crowley made her "x, y, z" remarks to Suzanne Malveaux on October 5, the two campaign counsels, Bob Bauer for President Obama and Ben Ginsberg of the Romney campaign, jointly reached out to the Commission to express concern that the moderator’s comments seemed in direct conflict with the terms of their agreement. The Commission sent back word that they would discuss the matter with Crowley and reconfirm her function.
[Content Note: Racism.]
And in other news, Republicans are still super racist toward the President!
Mark Sanford Says Obama Will 'Throw a Lot of Spears' at Next Debate: "The disgraced former Republican governor of South Carolina on Sunday used a racially-coded term in his prediction that the nation's first African-American president would go on attack and 'throw a lot of spears' at Tuesday's town hall debate. ... 'Completely coincidentally, and not at all related to this, the term 'spearchucker' is a racial slur against black people, but what would a 52-year-old white guy from South Carolina know about that?' [Mediaite's Tommy Christopher] quipped sarcastically."
Wisconsin Senate Candidate's Son Says We "Have The Opportunity" to Send Obama Back to Kenya: "Jason Thompson, the son of former Governor and Wisconson Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, speaking this morning at a brunch attended RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that 'we have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago—or Kenya.' ... The Thompson campaign emails: 'The Governor has addressed this with his son, just like any father would do. Jason Thompson said something he should not have, and he apologizes.'"
And Getty Images photographer Jamie Sabau snapped an image of a white man at a Romney campaign event in Lancaster, Ohio last Friday wearing a t-shirt reading: "Put the white back in the White House." He was also sporting a Romney/Ryan campaign sticker. Gee, it's almost like running a campaign full of racist dog-whistles and overt racism attracts racist supporters! GO FIGURE!
Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.