I’ve been scratching my head for about a week now wondering where is the explosion of outrage against a candidate who promised them the moon, sun, and stars.
Thoughtful voters who believed they were backing a candidate of integrity, who’s not “just another career politician,” should be livid about this.
Guess what? They’re not. They don’t give a fat rat’s ass. So what are they getting for their loyalty?
Cover. They get cover for their once-again legitimized bigotry, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia. Nothing else matters to them, apparently – they just want agency to insult and demean people not like themselves.
They never ever believed he’ll deliver what he promised. They don’t give two shits if he does. They got what they crave: permission to be assholes.
And you know what THAT means –
The oldies radio stations have started playing Christmas songs.
The air is crisp, the sun’s beams are lengthening, and the wind is warm and pleasant. Labor Day is over, the kids are back in school, football season hasn’t officially kicked off yet, and there’s still a couple of weeks until fall begins.
Which means, naturally, that Walmart is putting out its Christmas merchandise.
It’s in east central Minnesota, on state highway 95, about halfway between Cambridge and Princeton.
By reading the sign, you’re defeating its intended purpose.
From the Atlantic Wire, by way of the awesome blog Under The Mountain Bunker:
“By all accounts, the past month has been most difficult on Romney’s wife, Ann, who friends said believed up until the end that ascending to the White House was their destiny. They said she has been crying in private and trying to get back to riding her horses.”
This is Eric Hartsburg, the guy who took $15,000 to get the Romney campaign logo tattooed on his face. You didn’t exactly need to be Nostradamus to have seen this one coming: he’s now going to get it removed. From the HuffPo:
Eric Hartsburg Plans To Remove Tattoo Of Romney On Face
The indignities of losing a presidential race don’t stop on election night.
Since November 6th, Mitt Romney has seen his Facebook followers dwindle and his merchandise land in the discount bin. Now, a professional wrestler with a Romney/Ryan logo facial tattoo is planning to remove it, calling Romney’s post-campaign performance “pretty shameful.” Eric Hartsburg told Politico the final straw came when the former GOP presidential candidate attributed his loss to President Barack Obama’s “gifts” to minorities.
“It stands not only for a losing campaign, but for a sore loser,” Hartsburg said. “He’s pretty shameful as far as I’m concerned, man. There’s no dignity in blaming somebody else for buying votes and paying off people. I can’t get behind that or stay behind that.”
Hartsburg, who said he hoped the 5-by-2-inch tattoo would make politics more fun, had initially resigned himself to keeping the mark. “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,” he told Politico after the election, saying he was a man of his word.
But the 30-year-old is now planning to fly to Los Angeles to have the tattoo removed, a year-long process. He hasn’t ruled out getting another tattoo, maybe in 2016 when the “R” could do double duty for a potential Marco Rubio candidacy.
Or, maybe, he said, he’ll just get a yard sign next time.
Just when you thought the political season couldn’t get any stranger. Seriously, I thought this was from The Onion:
An Indiana man has auctioned off space on the side of his head, where he tattooed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign “R” logo in a 5-by-2-inch spot for a bid of $15,000.
Eric Hartsburg posted the eBay listing in August, and told ABC News that he was paid $15,000 by a Republican eBay user, who preferred to remain anonymous, to get the Romney logo permanently inked on the side of his head.
“I am a registered Republican and a Romney supporter,” Hartsburg said. “I didn’t mind getting this tattoo because it is something that I could live with and it’s something that I believe in.”
The 30-year-old professional wrestler says that he wants his tattoo to send a message to young people. “I want young people to know that it’s okay to be young, and it’s okay to be a Republican. You don’t have to be rich or elderly to be labeled as a Republican, and I want everyone to know that.”
The rebellious wrestler isn’t going to stop at his Romney tattoo, though. He is now auctioning off his forehead space as well, but this time he is doing a private auction rather than using eBay. The minimum bid for this prime real estate is $5,000.
When asked if he would get an Obama tattoo stamped on his forehead if requested by the highest bidder, Hartsburg says that was one question he wasn’t prepared to answer.
“No one has ever asked me that,” he said. “That is one question that I wasn’t prepared to answer. But no, no, I would definitely not get an Obama tattoo.”
Of course not, no. Because that would just be crazy.