i just spit my drink everywHERE omfG
I’m not even sorry
Just in the interest of full disclosure, Mitt Romney’s family did not spell his name wrong. It’s photoshopped. Here’s the original:
I’m not defending Mitt. Or his spelling. After all, his iPhone app touted his plans for “A Better Amercia,” wherever the hell Amercia is (I think it’s what he calls his off-shore accounts where he hides his money from the IRS). Anyone who followed me during election season knows how much I loathe Mitt Romney. I’ve got 12 pages of posts dedicated to it.
So it doesn’t bother me that people are having fun at his expense. The jerk deserves it. I just want to make sure everyone’s in on the fact that it is indeed a joke. An intentional one, unlike Mitt’s presidential campaign (which was a complete joke, but by accident).
if you ever get really embarrassed just remember that mitt romney prepared a victory speech and launched his official presidential website before the election was over and that motherfucker lost and now he’s fallen off the face of the earth out of shame
Sometimes I go to his tumblr and read the last part of his final post (the part that quotes him as saying “this is when you know we’re going to win”), and then I just smile because we made sure that shit didn’t happen.
Number Crunch - Tumblr’s President
I crunched some numbers. It’s not a political post (though it is election-related), just statistical, so I’m going to share it here too.
So if any of you are wondering if the tumblr community made a difference in the election, let me present this to you:
In the 18-29 age group, 49.3% of eligible voters showed up and voted (the final tally may be as high as 51% once all votes are counted). Not too many elections ago, according to the census bureau, closer to only 30% of young voters were voting. It’s been rebounding over the past three elections, possibly because of how heavily contested the result of the 2000 election was; nobody wants a repeat of that election, where 537 votes in Florida were the deciding factor between President Bush and President Gore.
The 18-29 crowd made up 19.4 percent of all voters…almost one out of every five.
Obama handily won the young vote, with 59.8% of their votes. Romney received 36.5%.
Tumblr rocked the vote.
Votes are still being counted, but as it stands right now, the vote tally is:
Out of over 118,000,000 votes, the difference is only 2,841,759.
The 18-29 age group accounted for more than 22 million votes.
If young people hadn’t shown up, it would have cost Obama 13,689,416 votes. It would have cost Romney 8,355,580.
This would have made the vote total
I don’t have a state-by-state breakdown of youth voting to know exactly how the electoral college would have been affected, but Barack Obama would have lost the popular vote by 2,492,077 if you hadn’t shown up, tumblr. It’s also possible that up to 80 electoral votes could have swing to Romney, making him the next president with 286 electoral votes to Obama’s 233 (Florida could add 29 votes to either side, but Romney would still win in this scenario).
Barack Obama is your president. You helped him win. Your voice was heard, loud and clear.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference, or that your vote doesn’t count.
Help elect Mitt & Paul Ryan tomorrow with 30 minutes of your time today. http://mi.tt/Vu8vmD
I could do this.
“Hello, sir or madam, I’m calling on behalf of Mitt Romney, and he’d just like to thank you for your support of his bigoted stance against same-sex marriage. It’s hateful people like you who will help us carry this election and ensure that freedom remains a word that we say but don’t truly mean. It will forever remain a code word for “free to live the way you are told to live, because anything else is an abomination to my version of God” just as Mitt Romney believes it should be. I mean, what’s next, women thinking for themselves? Please! Thank you for your time!”
Romney staff is holding children hostage at a frostbitten rally right now, according to NY Times reporter Michael Barbaro and USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich.
romney just lost the election
Holy shit wow, I would love to read about what’s going on, but there’s really no info other than some tweets.
Jesus Christ Romney these people aren’t your dog, you can’t keep them caged up in the cold.
Just went outside to check. Yep, it’s fuckin’ cold here in PA. Get out of my state, Mitt. Just get out.
For anyone wondering who Jackie Kucinich is, she’s a political reporter for USAToday.
And as always, Romney supporters who were NOT at the event and had no idea what was happening were quick to call her a liar:
Another tweeter, Ashley Parker, had this to add:
So did the Fire Marshall approve an arrangement where 25,000 people would be trapped in an enclosed space and unable to leave without it taking “a little while to sort it out?”
I’m not going to speculate on what really happened, because I wasn’t there and I haven’t seen any video. And unlike the “class acts” in the tweets to Ms. Kucinich, I’m not going to pretend I know more than someone who was there. I just wanted to add more of the story to this post.
In a way, I blame my friend Greg Sargent. In the first week in January, he noted, almost in passing, that Mitt Romney seemed to be making a lot of false claims, and someone “really should document them all.” That struck me as a good idea, so I decided to tackle this on my own.
After all, I thought at the time, how hard could this be? Once a week, I’d let readers know about Romney’s whoppers, which I assumed would total about a half-dozen a week, and maybe after the election, I’d do a top 20 list of my favorites. The project would be a nice little Friday-afternoon feature.
Little did I know at the time that Romney would become an ambitious prevaricator, whose rhetoric would come to define post-truth politics. Nearly 11 months after Greg Sargent’s harmless suggestion, I’ve published 40 installments in this series, which, before today, featured 884 falsehoods. (If you include today’s edition, the new total is 917 falsehoods for the year.)
I wish that were a typo. It’s not.