Category Archives: Campain 2012

Romney Makes you Miss the Point

The always appreciated Washington Post Fact Checker hands out one of his rare “Four Pinocchio” ratings a stunningly tactless distortion by the Romney Campaign.  By lifting an unprepared statement made to a group of democrats out of context Romney intimates that Obama defended his current fiscal record as “working” when the fill comments clearly indicate he was actually speaking about the Clinton era economic plan.


This is exactly the kind of depressing politics this site was created catalog.  while the horribly deceptive, out-of-context claim clearly earns Romney an accusation of Felony Douchebaggery the sheer audacity of it also nets him a secondary charge of Second Degree Dumbassery.

Sad, Sad GOP-on-GOP Action

As reported by Politico and the Times Free Press, Tennessee’s Republican Gov. Bill Haslam (pictured left) is being criticized by (at last report) nine local and at least one national republican groups.  The resolutions request that Republican leaders take  “appropriate action against the administration of Governor Bill Haslam” because his actions have created a loss of “confidence in our Governor during an election year.”

Haslam has committed two infractions worthy of this action.  One, he hired, Samar Ali, an incredibly talented new International Director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Affairs and two, for retaining employees from the previous (Democratic) administration.  Oh, by the way, that director is a Muslim and one of those retained employees is openly gay.

Both the Williamson and Stewart County resolutions are available for review at The Tennessean.  Amongst a host of tenuously linked assertions, unrelated facts and out-of-context citation in the Williamson County resolution offers:

“WHEREAS, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has elevated and/or afford preferential political status to Sharia adherents in Tennessee, thereby aiding and abetting the advancement of an ideology and doctrine which is wholly incompatible with the Constitution of the United States and the Tennessee Constitution.”

The Stewart Country resolution is more simplistic but attacked Ali more directly:

“One of the latest Executive Service Employees has included Samar Ali, an expert in Shariah Compliant Finance which is one of the many ways Islamic terrorism is funded. She is also a one-time Obama appointee and her family has a long history of supporting the Democrat Party.”

The Stewart Country resolution also added that the governor “allowed and retained openly [sic] homosexuals to make policy decisions in the Department of Children’s Services.”


The groups making these statements clearly do not understand the difference between a talented lawyer that happens to be Muslim and a terrorist.  They also  intimate (without defending the position) the a homosexual is unable to make decisions where children are concerned.

In a sweeping judgment we accuse every single individual that has signed these documents of Dumbassery and Dickory, both in the Second Degree.   To his great credit there is no indication that the governor plans to change his policies based on these resolutions.

Limbaugh Still (Still) an Asshat

With two posts in two days it looks like we’re going to have to start giving Limbaugh a pass or else do nothing but report on his sad, depressing stupidity.   But this was just too good to pass up.

As reported by The Mary Sue in, “Rush Limbaugh Thinks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Bane Is Part Of A Political Agenda [LOL]” Rush Limbaugh seems to think that the film’s villain, Bane, is a direct reference to Bain Capital designed to hurt Mitt Romney in the election.  From his show today:

Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in the Dark Knight Rises is named Bane. B-A-N-E. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran, and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain.

He blathers on for quite a while on it, really.  You can read the whole transcript at his own site here.

Of course the character, Bane – a fan favorite – was introduced in 1993 where he was made famous for (literally) snapping Batman like a twig in one of the biggest comic book events of the 90’s.  As for the films Bane first appeared – horribly – in 1997’s truly terrible Batman & Robin.  The official announcement of Bane for The Dark Knight Rises was made in Feb, 2011 and rumors of his inclusion were made as far back as 2009.


As neither insanity or stupidity is a defense in our court we are sadly forced to charge Limbaugh with First Degree, Felony, High-supreme Dumbassery on this one.  It feels like charging an infant with disturbing the peace for crying but it must be done.

Limbaugh Still an Asshat

Politico reports in, “Rush Limbaugh: Mitt Romney booed at NAACP because white,” that Rush Limbaugh said that the candidate’s speech was “over these people’s heads” and of Obama: “He’s confident they’ll boo Romney, simply because Romney’s white.”


We fairly sure that Limbaugh can’t open his pie-hole without committing, at very least, Dickory in the Second Degree.

Obama Campaign Claims about Romney’s Outsourcing are Sad

Several televisions spots produced by the Obama campaign focus on his record as an outsourcer of jobs while he managed Bain Capital.  As both the Washington Post Fact Checker and review in-depth there is no reasonable evidence to support this claim.

Here’s one of the ads in question:

As an aside: while the focus of this has been on his time at Bain the ad also claims that he outsourced jobs as governor of Massachusetts.  This is also more complex that presented and is covered well in the piece.


The Obama campaign is leaning heavily on official (but unconvincing) SEC filings to support their claims.  Even if correct they provide only the most tenuous of connections leading us to consider an initial finding of Felony Douchebaggery.

However, in response to criticism, they are scrambling to provide any compelling proof for the claims but are still running the ads without that proof making this a clear case of Dickory in the First Degree.