* You've got to admit. Former RNC chair Michael Steele seems a lot less silly all of a sudden.
* One small business owner is doing his part to help fix Obama's devastatingly not-so-bad employment numbers.
* Why won't David Petraeus release the birth certificate of the person he was sleeping with?! I'm just asking questions, people!
* The leader of the Tea Party Express is suddenly against tossing around blame. Next thing you know, she's going to place a moratorium on Uncle Sam hats and unintentionally-ironic protest signs.
* Download our free iPhone and iPad app Indecision Election Companion and jump up into the the Peanut Gallery — our liveblog/instant reaction arena — to watch and respond as David Axelrod and Lindsey Graham discuss election results on CBS' Face the Nation this sunday at 10:30 am ET
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Tags: Chelsea Clinton, David Petraeus, Michael Steele, Pork Barrel, Reince Priebus, RNC, Unemployment
This new RNC ad, entitled "Smirk," hits the President hard for his, well, you'll see…
Can we really afford four more years of a Commander-in-Chief with un-presidential muscles in his face?
Tags: Barack Obama, Debates, Mitt Romney, RNC
If you've ever wondered, how, a, uh, you know, a legendary speech is conceived, we finally have some insight into Clint Eastwood's process.
“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it."…
“They vett most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood recalled.
Clint Eastwood was going to write the speech out, but every time he started, he had to stop and yell at an inanimate object to shut up. Besides, he works best on the fly…
…he was taken backstage to wait for his cue. And that was when inspiration struck.
“There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down,” Eastwood said. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”
Thank God for screenwriters or else no one would be quoting, "Make my, uh, you know, uh– I'm not going to tell him to do that, gun! You're getting worse than my lamp — the thing that happens after night… uh, day."
Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images
Tags: Clint Eastwood, Republican National Convention, RNC
Hey guys! There's a new website on the Internet! I know! Exciting, right?! I love when they release a new one of those things.
This one is called "Obamarama Occupied." Or, no. Um, it's "Obanamara Overdrive," I think. Hmmmmm… Maybe it's "Oberlin College Outing Club." No, that's an older website. Just as exciting though!
Anyway, it's something like that. Close enough at any rate…
The RNC website is labeled "Obamanomics Outsourced," and focuses on "how Obama shipped the recovery overseas." It is a catalogue of how U.S. taxpayer money spent as part of the $831 billion economic stimulus in 2009 went to foreign-owned companies, or to companies that hired workers overseas…
The RNC site has examples of U.S. jobs being outsourced to 22 countries. General Electric, which got more than $1.2 billion in stimulus funds, is mentioned more than once. There is a claim that a British private equity firm, Terra Firma, "received over $40 million in stimulus funds through an American wind consortium it bought just days before the stimumuls [sic] funds were awarded."
Okay so, every news article I've seen about this has stated that the website was created by the RNC in an attempt to turn the conversation around and get people talking about how good Barack Obama is at outsourcing jobs to other countries instead of talking about how good Mitt Romney is at outsourcing jobs to other countries. But I'm not totally convinced.
Has anybody checked to make sure that this wasn't secretly put up by the Obama people, hoping to eat into Romney's support base by highlighting the President's strong conservative ideals?
Photo by Rich Sugg-Pool/Getty Images/Getty Images
Tags: Barack Obama, RNC, Stimulus, Unemployment
You know what I love about Florida? It’s NEVER boring. Like NEVER.
From the Miami man who ate another man’s face because he was free-basing bath salts (like you do), to bomb-lobbing wingnut/rhetoric-bot Allen West, to the ongoing Trayvon Martin tragedy with its toxic brew of racial acrimony and paranoia, the Sunshine State has occupied the headlines for months.
No wonder: This is the state that gave us Hulk Hogan, Flo Rida and Gatorade. It's also home to Tom Petty and Ricky "Rose" Ross. For those of you who don't keep up with the news, Ross is the rapper so real they found a bloody corpse on his front lawn a couple of months back. What the hell? Florida is an enigma wrapped in terror wrapped in humidity. And I say this as someone who comes from Texas, the state that gave us Rick Perry and Vanilla Ice.
Tags: Florida, Indecision Delegates, Rick Scott, RNC, Voter Suppression