It's been a while since we checked in on the civic-minded Americans who have flooded the White House "We the People" website with petitions to "punch Grover Norquist in the dick" or demand secession for the states in the wake of Barack Obama's re-election. The demand for a redress of grievances has not abated. Here are some of the best–not smartest, not most sensical, just best–recent petitions.
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We've looked over the 5 Funniest Congressional Ads of 2012 and the 5 Funniest Local Campaign Ads of 2012, but who among us can resist the urge to revisit the fact that Herman Cain actually ran for president?
Best Trolling of Social Conservatives
Campaign: Obama for America
The Ad: "Lena Dunham: Your First Time." Compared casting a ballot to losing one's virginity. Considering it took 3 hours instead of 30 seconds to cast a ballot in Florida, this turned out to be very, very far from the truth.
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Looks like the Ron Paul Revolution will be getting a reboot even faster than the Spider-Man franchise…
"I'm not going to deny that I’m interested" in a 2016 presidential run, the Republican told ABC News. "I am different than some in that I'm not going to deny that I'm interested. I'm not going to deny that I think we have to go a different direction because we’re not winning."…
"I think we have to go a different direction because we're just not winning and we have to think about some different ideas," Paul said. "States should be allowed to make a lot of these decisions. I want things to be decided more at a local basis, with more compassion. I think it would make us as Republicans different."
The way I figure it, Rand is going to have to run as a states rights advocate in 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028 and 2032, at which point his son William will be old enough to take over for him.
William should really only have to carry on his family's ideological message in 2036 and maybe 2040. By then, the U.S. economy will almost certainly have collapsed due to poor sales of Justin Bieber, Jr.'s concept album.
Then, the Paul family can begin its crusade for village rights.
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Reading from a 16-page prepared
screedspeech before Congress today, Rep. Ron Paul said goodbye to the legislative body in which he served for so many years…
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) delivered a blistering farewell speech on the House floor Wednesday in which he ripped the drastic tilt of the U.S. toward expanded government, a devalued currency, persistent wars and the constant erosion of personal freedoms…
"In spite of my efforts, the government has grown exponentially, taxes remain excessive, and the prolific increase of incomprehensible regulations continues," he said. "Wars are constant and pursued without congressional declaration, deficits rise to the sky, poverty is rampant and dependency on the federal government is now worse than any time in our history."…
He also said the financial crisis the U.S. faces is actually a moral crisis, because it was borne of decisions that allowed government power to expand beyond what the Founding Fathers imagined.
He covered a lot in those 16 pages, but somewhere in all that he sent back a bowl of soup that was too hot, expounded upon the superiority the old Price is Right and chased Eric Cantor off his lawn with a broom.
It was, all in all, a very moving speech.
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Ron Paul — who did not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2012 — is scheduled to deliver "part one" of his congressional farewell address momentarily. Yes, there will be several parts. Yes, it will be long. Beyond that, the speech's contents are anyone's guess, but we can set out the betting odds on what the Internet's favorite crusader for liberty will say and do…
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