Hello and welcome to our very last post of 2012. Thanks for reading, commenting, following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Tumblr. What better way to review the year that's almost past than with an exclusive interview?
Indecision: Hi, 2012. Thanks for talking with us.
2012: [stares, dazedly]
Indecision: It's okay. You've been through a lot.
2012: I'm so tired. I'm just so tired.
Tags: Barack Obama, Debates, Hillary Clinton, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Primaries, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Sex, Twitter
As my colleague Lisa Beth Johnson reported yesterday, Mitt Romney won 2012's Twitter battle, easily besting Barack Obama as the year's highest trending political figure. If only RTs really were endorsements, President Romney and Vice President #tcot would be leading their transition teams right now.
Not to be outdone by the top of the GOP ticket, Paul Ryan was declared by Google to be the highest trending politician of 2012, besting Ron Paul, Obama, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson, Todd Akin, Joe Biden and Rick Perry, respectively.
The Romney-Ryan presidential campaign/world's greatest SEO team also took the top four spots in the category of most searched for political gaffes with Big bird, 47 percent, binders full of women and airplane windows all beating out Akin's musing about legitimate rape.
As expected, all these new media conquests have left conservatives positively giddy.
Now, if only there was some process for determining which side's political ideas were really more popular with the American public.
Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Google, Internet, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ron Paul, Twitter
Have you heard? There's a new dance craze sweeping the empty stadiums of the Republicans' 2012 presidential campaign! It's called "the urban turnout," and it explains President Obama's win with coded language that moves gracefully across the dance floor…
>Former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says that his party lost the White House in 2012 because so many "urban" voters went to the polls, not because Americans rejected his Medicare and other budget policies.
"We were surprised with the outcome," the Wisconsin Republican told WISC-TV's Jessica Arp. "We knew this was going to be a close race. We thought we had a very good chance of winning it. I think that the surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout especially in urban areas, which definitely gave President Obama the big margin to win this race."
Everybody dance along! The steps are: 1. Slide to the right; 2. Slide to the right; 3. Slide to the right; 4. Bump against the right wall; 5. Slide to the left; 6. Lose the election; 7. Point to a minority demographic; 8. Cha-cha-cha.
The best thing about this dance is that only white people can do it.
Photo by Mark Wilson/Staff/Getty Images
Tags: Barack Obama, Medicare, Paul Ryan, Racism
* Tim and Eric's path to the Presidency.
* President Obama's hoop dreams.
* Our journey to today, via graphic novel.
* The returns for South Park have come in.
* Things to do while you wait in line to vote.
* Paul Ryan has a reminder for displaced voters.
* Can you spot the dangers in this voting booth?
* Your guide to avoiding social media bullshit today.
* Public health campaigns have never been so unhealthy.
* Hahajk's Guys With Feelings spill their guts about the election.
* McSweeney's has compiled some excellent Election Day reading.
* Mitt Romney calls David Letterman to shoot the shoot on national T.V.
Tags: Daily Links, David Letterman, Election Day 2012, Facebook, Funny or Die, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, The Onion, Twitter