Remember Eric Hartsburg? He was paid $15,000 to get a five inch Romney campaign tattoo on his face. Hartsburg did it as an auction. His only requirement for bidding on the ‘ad space’ was that it could not be racist or offensive.
“I’m the guy who has egg all over his face, but instead of egg, it’s a big Romney/Ryan tattoo. It’s there for life.
“I’m hoping this opens some other doors in the entertainment business.”
Hmmm. Opening doors in the entertainment business? I was trying to think of a situation where that would be possible, outside of a film about Romney’s loss… not something I see much of a market for. Perhaps the logo could be sold to an auto manufacturer (Rolls Royce?) and Hartsman could become a car dealer’s mascot.
How much do you want to bet that Hartsman will be whining about the tattoo to his grandchildren.
- Man Who Tattooed Romney Logo Onto Forehead Speaks Out (huffingtonpost.com)
- Romney campaign’s lasting mark (politico.com)
- Indiana man stuck with Romney face tattoo (thegrio.com)
- From the Dept. of Regrettable Tattoos: The Romney Ryan Logo (towleroad.com)
- Fan Tattoos Romney Logo On His Face (mix1041.cbslocal.com)
- Man With Romney Tattoo on His Face is ‘Disappointed,’ Tries to Look on the Bright Side (nymag.com)
- Interview with a Man Who Got a Romney/Ryan Face Tattoo (slog.thestranger.com)
“I know there are some people who do a very good job acting and pretend they’re something they’re not. … You get what you see. I am who I am. I don’t think everybody likes me.”
Well, at least he knows.
Thanks to Dogs Against Romney
- Liberals rally around Politico reporter suspended for saying Romney is only relaxed with whites (twitchy.com)
- Paul Ryan Is a Romney Whisperer (theatlanticwire.com)
- Hee hee hee… Mitt Romney’s Joking Quote of the Day… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Politico reporter Dave Catanese explains Akin sort of has a point about rape and magic ladyparts (dailykos.com)
- Quote of the Day – a Republican evaluates the prospects of winning… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
M. Wuerker in Politico:
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… and who knew Republicans would limit their concern for life to pre-birth?… Hey wait, we did!
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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:
… and who knew that voters could be manipulated to fear certain issues?… Gee, we did!
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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
… and did you know that Obama is objected to by the stupid?… We certainly did!
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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:
Fortunately, we have the Republicans’ view of History.
- Politico’s Matt Wuerker on His Pulitzer-Winning Cartoons (washingtonian.com)
- Editorial Cartoons Are Stale, Simplistic, and Just Not Funny (slate.com)
Matt Wuerker in Politico:
Some things never change…
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… other things don’t change by law…
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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:
… some personality traits may never change as well…
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John Cole in the Scranton Times-Tribune:
…some American opinions don’t change, either…
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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
… and, as I said before, some things never change…ever.
… he avoids the discussion. Does it mean anything?
The Congressman was referring to the 76 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The Communist Party has publicly referred to the Progressive Caucus as its allies. The Progressive Caucus speaks for itself. These individuals certainly aren’t proponents of free markets or individual economic freedom.
Asked to comment on these charges, Libero Della Piana, a vice chairman of the party, stated that there were no Congressional lawmakers who were party members and that West’s comment is a “sad ploy.”
And now some folks like Sarah Palin are suggesting West as a potential VP candidate. Who would have thought?
This from Ben Smith at Politico:
On her victory lap of Iowa yesterday, Straw Poll winner Rep. Michele Bachmann paid repeated tribute to her local roots, and repeatedly mentioned her family reunion that day, citing it as an excuse for her late arrival at a local party event in Waterloo.
But Bachmann’s mother and two cousins told POLITICO’s Emily Schultheis that Bachmann didn’t attend the reunion, though her husband and children did. Her spokeswoman, Alice Stewart, didn’t respond to two emails asking for an explanation of the disparity.
So who was she having a secret meeting with? God?
- Michele Bachmann lies about own family reunion? (dailykos.com)
- Michele Bachmann Caught Lying About Family Reunion [Politics] (jezebel.com)
- Disgusting Michelle Bachmann Photo: An Example of the Left’s Evil & Their Desperation (via Short Little Rebel) (wdednh.wordpress.com)
Today there was a string of articles…started, I think, by Politico (whose affiliation with the political right has been sort of present since its creation)… warning Democrats in advance that it was going to rain next Tuesday. On top of the weather report is the series of “expert” statements that bad weather keeps Dems home from the polls, while Repubs seem to love voting in the rain.
Now, as one who has stood in line outdoors with many other Democrats to vote over the years, I’m not sure I want them to convince me that I don’t vote in the rain. In reality, I’ve voted already, as have more Dems than Repubs as I understand it from the news, and it was raining the day I voted. Oh well, I didn’t know rain was supposed to keep me home. I should have asked the other Democrats who were voting that day (there were a bunch) if they knew about our weather wariness. Apparently they didn’t.
And this piece turned up at The Hill (which also, it seems to me) is a non-progressive publication:
According to Laurel Harbridge, a Northwestern University political science professor, GOP voters are not typically discouraged by rain. “Republicans are helped by bad weather … it does harm Democratic prospects.”
Wendy Schiller, a political science professor at Brown University, echoed Harbridge. “Bad weather almost always hurts Democrats,” she said. “The traditional Democratic base tends to include lower-income people and the elderly. Both of those demographic groups have a hard time getting to the polls.”
Anyway… I think this time bad weather might even help Democrats. We will realize much more clearly that a great pile of these Republican/Tea Party candidates are more like bad weather than good government.
- Another Bad Forecast for Democrats (politicalwire.com)