The great post-election identity freak-out has begun. We all knew it was coming; we just didn't know which side of the ideological divide was going to be the featured player. As luck would have it, it's happening on the conservative side. Which is good for everybody, in my opinion, not just because shifting demographics show their brand to be in peril, but also because they are the funnier side.
Speaking of which, Herman Cain is very concerned that when the dust settles in his party, the general consensus could be that Republicans should focus on nominating candidates who are tethered to reality and rely more on reasoned policy choices than on fun-to-say catch phrases. I'm concerned about that, too. So, what we clearly need is a brand new party. One with impeccably hilarious standards. Because we will need a place for all of the Rick Santorums and Michele Bachmanns and Sarah Palins — or rodeo clown candidates — of the world…
Tags: Conservatives, Herman Cain, Republicans, Third Party
Why is it taking Obama so long to call Sandy an act of terror?
— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) October 29, 2012
— Romney's Storm Tips (@RomneyStormTips) October 29, 2012
Tags: Herman Cain, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Tweet Roundup, Weather
For Americans who can't see Russia from their porch, pocketbook issues and social controversies are much more familiar than the ins-and-outs of foreign policy. That's why this primer exists. Of course, unlike most such guides, it's not written for idiots. Just by (elected) idiots.
From Afghanistan to Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, here's what you need to know ahead of this evening's foreign policy-oriented presidential debate…
Continents: How Do They Work?
The administration's response to the embassy attack in Benghazi, Libya is expected to dominate discussion in at least one segment of tonight's discussion. But what is Libya? Is it part of the female anatomy only Todd Akin knows about? A European principality?
Tags: Barack Obama, Debates, Foreign Policy, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney
When Herman Cain was unceremoniously and unfairly forced from the Republican primaries simply for being unqualified, uninformed and a tad too sexually liberated, we all assumed that Big Pizza would be playing the role of the kingmaker.
Well, if this press release masquerading as a news item is to be believed, it looks like we were all wrong. And don't we all feel pretty stupid right now…
The Pizza Party is offering free pizza for life to an official attendee who asks either of the participants the age-old burning question – Sausage or Pepperoni? – during the live telecast town hall format presidential debate on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University.
Tags: Barack Obama, Debates, Food, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney
* The Mitt Romney boys try to solve the mystery of unions.
* Slate reminds us how we ended up with Romney.
* Paul Ryan as an advertising tool.
* Behind the scenes at Romney's debate prep.
* The Simpsons pokes fun at Mitt Romney, but subtly.
* The Onion is tired of taking on contemporary politics.
* Here's a handy tool to help you pick your politics.
* This explains a lot about the Romney campaign.
* The Postal Service is still releasing stamps, in case anyone cares.
* If he only had a heart right now, we might all be worried about it.
* Mitt Romney can get the black vote, from Funny or Die (NSFW).
Tags: Daily Links, Debates, Herman Cain, Huffington Post, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Slate, The Onion, Unions, Video Games