According to the AP, Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States after members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election.
There wasn't much suspense. Neither Gallup nor Dean Chambers nor even Dick Morris could find a way to predict a Mitt Romney landslide amid the 538 electors who actually cast ballots selecting the president. But there was still one open question: could Arizona's Electoral College delegates supplant Arizona State University as that state's most embarrassing college?
As Arizona's electors cast 11 electoral votes for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, two Republicans — state GOP Chairman Tom Morrissey and elector Don Ascoli — said they still doubt the legitimacy of the birth certificate that Obama released in 2011.
"I'm not satisfied with what I've seen," Morrissey said. "I think for somebody in the president's position to not have produced a document that looks more legitimate, I have a problem with that."
In Arizona's defense: yes, this is racism, but it's dry racism.
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Tags: Arizona, Birthers, Electoral College
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Tags: Birthers, Christmas, Comedy Central, Daily Links, Debates, House of Representatives, Kate Middleton, Mitt Romney, Senate, The New Yorker, The Onion, Twitter, Wonkette
This sounds like a made-up thing, but it is totally not a made-up thing. In fact, it's so not a made-up thing that "Trump’s rep denies any such meeting ever took place," so you know it's gotta be at least a little true…
Donald Trump's hatred of Barack Obama allegedly led his three eldest kids to do an Obama-vention before the election. Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka discussed telling their dad to calm down, then decided collectively to approach Trump (below) and ask him to turn it down a notch with the presidential bashing.
"The three of them met and went to see their dad in his Fifth Ave. office. They showed a lot of respect, but told him he’s worked too long and too hard to build up the reputation he has. They understand completely he’s always been outspoken and that he likes attention, but this is too much," says a source who knew about the mid-October meeting.
For me, the biggest tragedy is that they didn't save it for the TV cameras.
There could have been a whole Apprentice/Intervention/Fox & Friends crossover thing happening.
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Tags: Birthers, Donald Trump
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This is Jason Thompson — son of former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson — proving to a crowd of brunch-eating Republicans that he is truly his father's son…
In case you missed it, that day at the end says something like, "We're taking donations for that Kenya trip." Which is kind of sweet. Because that's not a cheap trip. According to Priceline.com, it should run conservative America about a thousand dollars.
Though, they can probably afford it, what with all the taxes they won't be paying.
Tags: Barack Obama, Birthers, Tommy Thompson, Wisconsin