Coverage continues with Rep. Marcia Fudge's emotion-infused defense of Susan Rice after the jump.
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Tags: John McCain, Jon Stewart, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, Marcia Fudge, Senate, State Department, Susan Rice, The Daily Show, Video
First, a number of Republican gave speeches. Then, Chris Christie gave the same speech, but louder, and while imagining the audience as a bunch of unionized school teachers in their underwear (because he had taken their pants, alongside their lunch money). The day drew to a close with a performance by Three Doors Down, because torture is still a part of the GOP platform.
Here's what else you may have missed from all the evening's events…
Number of times Chris Christie mentioned Mitt Romney: 7
Number of times Christie mentioned himself: 37
Number of Republicans besides Christie who are happy about this: 0.
Tags: Chris Christie, John Boehner, Kelly Ayotte, Marsha Blackburn, Reince Priebus, Republican National Convention, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz
Inspired by a true story.
This is not the first attack by this particular [mama] grizzly bear in the [political] campground. The bear has assaulted [candidates] on more than five separate occasions; it is not yet clear whether any of the victims will survive.
Wildlife officials have made several attempts to capture the mama grizzly. The bear [Sarah Palin], estimated to weigh 130 lbs to 140 lbs, was lured into a trap fashioned from culvert pipe set, [six packs, and American flags] near the dead victim's tent Tuesday evening. The bear tore down the tent again and was able to escape the trap, said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Adams.
"This is the fifth victim within a month, all [endorsed] by the same bear," Adams said. "We are stepping up our efforts to capture this grizzly."
Tags: Joe Miller, John McCain, Karen Handel, Kelly Ayotte, Sarah Palin
Here's the thing about endorsements from Sarah Palin. In a sense, they're good because they really go a long way toward shoring up support among the insane xenophobic idiot demographic.
The problem is, they tend to make regular non-insane non-xenophobic non-idiot suspect that you might maybe be the second worst person in the world…
51% of New Hampshire voters overall say they're less likely to vote for a candidate endorsed by Palin to just 26% who say a Palin endorsement would make them more inclined to be supportive. The disparity is even larger when it comes to moderate voters — 14% of them are positively swayed by a Palin nod while 65% say her support is more likely to turn them against one of her preferred candidates.
When we polled New Hampshire in April we found [senatorial candidate Kelly] Ayotte's favorability numbers with moderates on positive ground at 32/27, something very unusual for a Republican candidate. Now in the wake of the Palin endorsement that is no longer the case- 27% of moderates see Ayotte favorably while 46% see her unfavorably- a 24 point drop in her favorability spread over the last three months.
You know, Finneus von Comedycentral, the Archduke of West Viacom, is always coming into my office, pointing his monocle at me and demanding to know why this blog's numbers are so low. Next time, when he does that, instead of giving my usually excuse ("Because I'm bad at my job"), I think I'll just tell him that it's because Sarah Palin has decided to endorse us.
I mean, it wouldn't be that hard to buy, since everyone knows she reads all the websites.
(via Andrew Sullivan)
Tags: Kelly Ayotte, Midterms, New Hampshire, Polls, Sarah Palin, Senate, Tea Party