FLOTUS FILES  11:15 am September 5, 2012

Twitter Elects Michelle Obama President of Speeches

by Blair Burke

That's MRS. Flotus to you...Last night, First Lady Michelle Obama gave her DNC speech, and in a pink Tracy Reese dress (stylish and symbolic, of course), our FLOTUS verbally kickboxed Mitt Romney in the junk. There were those lines, “Being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are,” and “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” The libruls drooled, Michelle Malkin’s brain exploded a little, and the Twitter was bananas! “First Lady Michelle Obama garnered nearly double the tweets-per-minute during her speech than GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.” And we all know that this is very important for November, when we all use our Twitter machines to vote. Twitter voting reduces fraud!

Did you know there is a thing called a “Twindex?” Michelle Obama’s Twindex is out of control, whatever that means!

Michelle’s Twindex, a measure of favorability on Twitter, rose from 71 before her speech to 84 after. Romney’s wife Ann’s Twindex increased more dramatically after her own speech in Tampa, from 45 to 83.

The first lady didn’t just beat Romney; she beat her husband’s 2012 State of the Union address, which peaked at 14,131 TPM.

Who especially liked talking about Michelle Obama on Twitter? Why, THE WOMEN, of course! The women were all curling their hair and eating birth control and sobbing about Michelle Obama.

“She was stunningly powerful, straight from the heart,” tweeted actress Ashley Judd, who is a Tennessee delegate to the convention. Judd said Obama was “breathtaking” and that the first lady’s remarks left her “rather speechless.”

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who ran Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000, posted on Twitter that she thought Obama delivered an “inspirational” speech.

She also noted the reaction inside the Time Warner Cable Arena. “Love is in the air,” Brazile said.

So as they say on the Twitter, #winning #freedom #buthershoeswere”rhubarb”coloredwhichiscodefornomorefrenchfries
[Politico / USA Today]

 

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{ 183 comments }

EatsBabyDingos September 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

She should arm wrestle all 407 Romneys at once. She would still win. And look stunning doing it.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

I think there's more than 407 – those randy Mormons did a lot of begatting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romney_family

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

She could do it one-handed and still fap the President

sbj1964 September 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

I want to have her baby!

JustPixelz September 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

He really isn't good enough for her.

nounverb911 September 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

And Romney is president of the twats.

Terry September 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

Michelle Obama was so good last night that the GOP smear machine really doesn't have any fuel this morning.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 11:24 am
Terry September 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

They're scraping bottom. The GOP talking heads didn't get their one thing from the speech to hammer on.

freakishlywrong September 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

I'm sure Limbdouche will be calling her "fat" any second now.

HistoriCat September 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Be fair to Rushbo – she does weigh more than, say, a ten year old Dominican boy.

DemmeFatale September 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Ha, ha, ha!
Eat shit, losers!
(Shouldn't have read the comments.)

SorosBot September 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Um, what the fuck does referring to our beautiful first lady as "Mooch" supposed to mean? Oh and I read the first few comments; ugh these are truly awful people.

Steverino247 September 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Emotionally stunted, I think is the term you're looking for. Probably beaten as children and do the same to their own, assuming they found an emotionally stunted female to inseminate.

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Emotionally stunted may be accurate, but it's very far from comprehensive. Oh, and by the way, they don't call it "beating", they call it "daring to discipline", because they have psychological disorders.

gullywompr September 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

All Fox News could do was acknowledge that it was a powerful speech, and quickly sign off for the evening. I predict their demise within about a decade. Or less.

Terry September 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

If Rupert Murdoch and his son end up in jail, Fox News will be changing sooner than that.

Lascauxcaveman September 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

I predict their demise within about a decade.

I've thought about this before, since obviously, a big chunk of their viewership is old and infirm (physically, mentally, both; take your pick.) and Murdoch himself probably wont live another 10 years. I guess it all depends on his heirs and how they see best to butter their bread.

Could FOX be more profitable if it wasn't such a niche product? Or is carving out that particular corner of the market its best play? Be interesting to see how it changes, once Rupert is six feet under and it's no longer his pet project.

gullywompr September 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

More fundamentally, I think their game is over, because they lost. The Great Bagger Bubble of 2010 has burst, never again to regain traction, and it's just not going to be any fun anymore for persons of that ilk. They're done.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I agree. I think once this election is over, no matter how well Mitt places second, there will be wholesale changes at FOX. Right now, they need the more strident voices to whip up a froth in the Teabaggers, but barring a major political shift in their direction, which I don't see happening, Baggers will be unwelcome at FOX starting next year.

The Teabagger movement has lost momentum, at the very least, and probably is going to give back some of the angry ground they took in 2010. This means Cantor, Bachmann, et al lose an awful lot of influence, so FOX will probably moderate their tone

gullywompr September 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

And become boring, and fade away.

philpjfry September 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I switched to fox as well to see what they could piss and moan about. I also niticed how quickly they went off air. As far as the baggers being done…..from your lips to Gods ear

gullywompr September 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

They vamoosed in a hurry, didn't they? All night long, they did their best not to discuss the content of any of the speeches, but just relied on their old "tax and spend liberals" talking points. Completely irrelevant to the actual goings-on of the evening. I was starting to feel sorry for the poor dears, they had no game at all last night.

FakaktaSouth September 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

Love is in the air? I guess, it was a lot of that, but come on ladies! How bout "them's fightin' words"? I mean, yes, it was lovely and inspirational, because Michelle is both, but mostly it re-examined the dickbag notions and hateful bait and switch screw up this country policies that are Mitt Romney and his ilk and blasted them as such. And yes I cried. I am a girl. Shut up.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I thought she made a powerful argument for us to stop sitting around on our arses, & go do something to improve our communities.

kittensdontlie September 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I have no doubt tens of millions watched…and cried also.

4TheTurnstiles September 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

Sorry for the OT Michelle but WTF is this?
http://tvp2012.org/

Lascauxcaveman September 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

A very, very small third party candidacy. That's allowed, I think.

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Write-in, apparently.

James Michael Curley September 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm

The Lost Star Trek Episode?

redarmyzombie September 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Is…is that a pyramid scheme?

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

Out of the ballpark. She's amazing.

FlownOver September 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

How many times does Malkin's head asplode, anyway? Shouldn't she be running a pawn shop in NYC by now?

nounverb911 September 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

Subic Bay House of Ill Repute.

BaldarTFlagass September 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

There's room to move as a three-holer.

LesBontemps September 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Is that a bowling ball or an outhouse?

BaldarTFlagass September 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

No. Try again. Heh.

rickmaci September 5, 2012 at 11:50 am

Anchor baby Michelle Maglalang Malkin needs to have her head and her ass asploded regularly.

SorosBot September 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

"Twindex"? "Peaked at 14,131 TPM"? Can someone translate this into English?

gullywompr September 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

Tweets per minute

Chow Yun Flat September 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

Many zillions of people love Michelle and wrote about it on the twitter.

SexySmurf September 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

I think it means that our once proud news figures are too lazy or fat to get off their asses and do some real journalism so they just report what they see on the Internet.

MissTaken September 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

I *think* it's twin bottles of Windex shot their blue load at 14,131 talking point memos. Obviously Windex is racist against the Castro twin brothers.

Incitefully_Joe September 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm

No.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

I use Twindex on my iPhone screen to make it sparkly clean

Crank_Tango September 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

I can't use twindex since that campaign with mary kate and ashley…

WhatTheHeck September 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Well, you wouldn’t have to, if you could ever stop viewing porn on your iPhone.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

There's porn apps?

I usually just use my iPad to browse the We–

Um, I mean, porn? What's that?

Gratuitous World September 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

i can't believe this is the 1st time youre proud of twitter

Chow Yun Flat September 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

While Mrs. O would look great in a dress made from a burlap sack, she just killed in the metallic Tracy Reese.

LibertyLover September 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

It certainly was nicer than Ann's dress from Costco…

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Ann's dress was Oscar De La Renta. Turns out, who wears can make a difference.

Also too, why does Ann hate her country so much she won't wear an American designer?

Terry September 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

I loved the fabric. The pink and gold are expected together, but the pale blue on the skirt was wow.

FakaktaSouth September 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

And her nail polish maaaatched that blue!! Oh my gosh it was so great. Oh MAN I don't think I have gotten to talk about fabric and nail polish and be so happy. She was BEAUTIFUL!

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

I loved her hair too. That subtle flip on her right side was like the Prez brushing off his shoulder. And, believe it or not, I'm not being snarky.

Terry September 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

…and not just arm candy. Our girl brings it on all fronts. Smart, accomplished, highly skilled, great family, and does all that while looking great.

FakaktaSouth September 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

That is EXACTLY what I mean about talking about nail polish and fabric and it makes me happy. It is all about how cool the lady adorned with such is that makes it even better. She is brilliant and beautiful, I respect her immensely, she gets her points across amazingly and her NAIL POLISH MATCHED HER DRESS. Just, icing.

MissTaken September 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

And she rocked the purplish-gray fingernails. So pretty and fresh!

Dudleydidwrong September 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

Obama''s real tweet
But Romney's a twit
The Republican bunch
Is just full of shit.

Burma Shave

janicket September 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

If you want truth
Just ask Michelle
If you want lyin'
Ryan's swell

Burma Shave

Crank_Tango September 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

Yeah, but 57 states.

ManchuCandidate September 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

I'm confused I thought that was Communists, Feminists, Nazi-Muslins or Liebruls in the State Department.

nedbeaumontjr September 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

57 States and there's still nothing on worth watching.

MissTaken September 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

I see teleprompterz!1!

SorosBot September 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

Which have never been used by any President before, certainly not every single one since the teleprompter's invention, and the assumption that Obama can't give a good speech without one even though he has many times is in to way racist.

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Yes, only Obama uses a prompter.

Lucidamente1 September 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

There is also the fapindex. Which was very high during the speech.

LesBontemps September 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Locally, it was off the charts.

Dumbedup September 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

yes, so all the ladies was crying and all the mens was fapping, or vice versa! Ha! Take that haters.

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Not long into the speech, I was thinking something along the lines of "oh, there won't be a dry pair of knickers on a Wonketteer tonight".

redarmyzombie September 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Well, it's a good thing mine disappeared by then…

BigSkullF*ckingDog September 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

Now that is what a first lady should look like.

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

I wish I could give this more upfists.

Dumbedup September 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

yes, if every FLOTUS was a superhero who could speak poetry and kick down doors and use the word love and have everyone believe them and had massive sexy shoulders and a forgiving heart. Yeah, that's what they look like.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

Did not watch. Why? Could not love/admire/respect her more.

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

Just for the sheer pleasure of the cascading love and logic. I'm still in afterglow mode.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

Good for you but dangerous for me at my ageSent from my iPhone

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

From what I saw of the wonkette party pictures, I'm sure you still enjoy plenty of afterglow moments.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

Great fun, great people! Sent from my iPhone

rickmaci September 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

Yah. You probably would have been sobbing like a teenage girl at the end of a Twilight episode.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

No doubt.Sent from my iPhone

widestanceromance September 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

Give it a listen and see if you couldn't. I bet you will.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

Heart would burst.Sent from my iPhone

prommie September 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

That was just the sweetest thing to say!

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

Sweet? Maybe. True? Absolutely!Sent from my iPhone

prommie September 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

It was just the nicest way to say it. I was impressed. I like words, and people who know how to use them good.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hee, hee!Sent from my iPhone

ManchuCandidate September 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

Mrs Mittens, you just got OWNED*

* not in the way you would think aka master/slave kind of owning but in the lingo of "you people" as in that intelligent woman just kicked your ass and the horse you rode in on all the way down your San Diego elevator shaft.

Terry September 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

Mr. Mittens just got owned, too.

EatsBabyDingos September 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

And in further Goode news, Virgila Goode has qualified to be on the ballot in Virginia, where he should steal 2-3% of Romney's votes. Goode, a former Democrat-then-Independent-then-Republican, has locked up the Reef flip-flop vote, and his "I'll say anything to get re-elected" should resonate with R-money voters. Poor repubs will nader their way into obscurity. Neener neener!

IncenseDebate September 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

Virgil Goode is the guy in the Band song about driving olde Dixie down right?

calliecallie September 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

"Virgil Cain is my name and I rode on the something train."

IncenseDebate September 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

Til (so much?) calvary came and tore up the tracks again.

James Michael Curley September 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Stoneman's Calvary came – Not Sherman Ms. Baez.

Steverino247 September 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

That's cavalry, if you please. Calvary is a fictitious location in a Bronze Age morality play.

MosesInvests September 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

…worked the Danville train.

SayItWithWookies September 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

The Danville train. When Grant trapped Lee at Appomattox, the Confederates were attempting to get to Danville via the rail line that ran from Richmond to there to make it the provisional capital. Lee's troops evacuated Richmond by crossing the James River into the town of Manchester and got on a train not too far from where I live, burning the 14th Street Bridge behind them and possibly setting off what's called the Evacuation Fire that destroyed one third of the city that night. The stone footings of the old bridge are still standing in the middle of the river.

gullywompr September 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Interestingly enough, that fire was brought under control by the Yankees when they took control of the city. I think they extinguished it in about 24 hours? When I visit there, I like to stay in a hotel that was gutted by that fire and later rebuilt. Love RVA (most of it anyway, some of it's scary).

Steverino247 September 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

It was troops under Generals Custer and Chamberlain (and others) that trapped Lee. Grant and Meade went through Richmond with the main forces.

James Michael Curley September 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

One can go nuts trying to reconcile Robbie Robertson's lyrics with historical fact but "'til Stoneman's Cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.' suggests the Battle of Chancellorsville two years before.

James Michael Curley September 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Danville – maybe VA.

Crank_Tango September 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

I thought that said "beef flap vote"

rickmaci September 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

You're thinking Lindzee Graham.

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Ham biscuits libel!

redarmyzombie September 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Oh, yeah! I forgot about those!

djneedlz September 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Those are the drapes.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Yes, but when does Ron Paul get himself listed on the ballot to drain away much-needed Rmoney votes?

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Ron Paul knows he won't get that sweet, sweet pork barrel money if he doesn't stand in line like a good boy.

SayItWithWookies September 5, 2012 at 11:30 am

It was no string of rich white assholes introduced by pretty Latina faux-correspondents, but it was — shit, her damn speech was six fuckin' ways to awesome in a sleeveless dress, who am I kidding? I'm getting a jackhammer and carving that motherfucking speech over the bas relief of General Lee on that mountainside in Georgia.

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Julian Castro's speech seemed impossible to top until Michelle got started. Barack should be worried about how high the bar has been set. Wowser.

Goonemeritus September 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

She is a better First Lady than we deserve.

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

No, she is a better First Lady than the wingnuts deserve.

Goonemeritus September 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

Well maybe we can agree that she’s not better than you deserve.

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Well, I do deserve the best, so I'll agree. (as do you)

Dumbedup September 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

not worthy, not worthy

Sharkey September 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

Twindex is great for cleaning the fedora off your windows.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

Is that what is referred to as an "asshat"?

Baconzgood September 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

She's hawt!

Baconzgood September 5, 2012 at 11:35 am

Michelle Malkin criticized the speech before she saw it? Now that's journalistic professionalism.

rickmaci September 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

Anchor baby Michelle Maglalang Malkin is a twit.

freakishlywrong September 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

It's like a A Tale of Two Conventions. We really are two countries. Upbeat, enthusiastic, positive, nurturing on one side and hateful, bitter, white, old and resentful on the other.

BaldarTFlagass September 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

It's just like my extended family!

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

Yes and it gives me a sad.

Naked_Bunny September 5, 2012 at 11:50 am

Both conventions play to their base.

BaldarTFlagass September 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

To quote Sergeant Hudson in Aliens, "Why don't we put her in charge?!?!"

JustPixelz September 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

Like when Ripley tells Malkin "Get away from her you bitch!"

sewollef September 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Well, I could certainly see a Michelle Obama/Andrew Cuomo ticket….. they'd take the White House at a canter.

SnarkOff September 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

The dress definitely emphasized her twindex without showing too much. Bravo.

Dr_Zoidberg September 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

Damn, our Flotus is fine!

freakishlywrong September 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

She needs to be careful. She'll end up in a McNaughton painting.

Troglodeity September 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

Ya beat me to it!

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

He can't draw wimmenz. Obvsly.

ifthethunderdontgetya September 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

"Burble, warble, Simpson-Bowles!", gargled David "Applebee's salad bar" Brooks.
~

Troglodeity September 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

I don't know what to think of her until I see Jon McNaughton's artistic interpretation.

MozakiBlocks September 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

"Now is ze time on ze DNC vhen ve dance!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58T0NlhNweA

No, I couldn't help myself, so shut up!

calliecallie September 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

I watched the whole video. Made me want to go back to the 1970s.

Chow Yun Flat September 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

Is it too early to start the Draft Michelle Obama for 2016 bandwagon rolling?

SayItWithWookies September 5, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hillary's gonna be soooo pissed. But I was thinking that too.

Chow Yun Flat September 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Maybe Joe Biden would run as VP. He could be the permanent Vice-President for the Obama family.

Naked_Bunny September 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

Michelle Obama’s Twindex is out of control

They run commercials for pills that treat that late at night.

Sharkey September 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

I think she would have come across better sporting enormous breasts.

Dumbedup September 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

fear not, she could feed 100 infants from her magic breasts of power!

James Michael Curley September 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Low fat and sugar free.

fuflans September 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

when i grow up i want to be michelle obama.

Naked_Bunny September 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

Last year you wanted to grow up to be Twilight Sparkle. So adorable.

Mahousu September 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

Rhubarb is not a color. Rather, it is a poor substitute for strawberries. Let's be clear about this, now.

prommie September 5, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Anything that Garrison Keillor sings about, I will not eat. One of my rules of life.

docterry6973 September 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

I wouldn't buy a head of lettuce without knowing its twindex rating because I am 'hep' to what the kids today are 'laying down'.

Dr_Zoidberg September 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Yeah, those kids nowadays, with their 'hula hoops' and 'fax machines'.

DahBoner September 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

And their Jive Boom Boxes, also.

Dumbedup September 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I dig!

Mahousu September 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

While this should probably go without saying, avoid the comments on the Wall Street Journal article. Though I notice this time there's a lot of pushback on them.

randcoolcatdaddy September 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

It's no wonder the Republicans lost in the ratings to Honey Boo Boo.

Blueb4sinrise September 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Big Shaking in Costa Rica.
http://insidecostarica.com/2012/09/05/breaking-es

The tsunami watch was initially meant for the Pacific and was inadvertently sent to the Caribbean by mistake by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
http://stormcarib.com/reports/current/report.php?…

Guppy September 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Why would the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center be issuing warnings in the Caribbean, anyway? Last I heard, that's more the West Coast and Alaska TWC's jurisdiction (despite the name).

Blueb4sinrise September 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Dialed the wrong number?

Mojopo September 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Ari Fleischer looked like he was going to puke afterwards. He had to say something negative, of course, but for once I don't think he enjoyed the taste of it coming out of his mouth.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

He's more a swallower, true

freakishlywrong September 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Before I lunged for the remote this a.m. one of the bubble blondes on Fux was talking about Solyndra?! Fuckers.

fuflans September 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

well, we did box them in last night. also, this administration has had very few good scandals. what's a fox to do?

LibertyLover September 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Repub thinking: Investing in Solyndra is wrong, but Bain Capital shuttering leveraged companies is good. Got it.

Nostrildamus September 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

“Being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are,”

So we'll never find out who Romney is.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

We can run third level diagnostics on his neural net.

HistoriCat September 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I'm OK with that.

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Yeah, from what we know already, the rest I can definitely do without.

DahBoner September 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Mitt's response: WAAAAH! I WANT MOR MONEYZ!!!!

Jus_Wonderin September 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I know it is just plain old hate but how can anyone not love this woman??????

calliecallie September 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I am wearing leopard print shoes today. What do you suppose that's code for?

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Has Rupert Murdoch now purchased the BBC?

On the BBC America program last night, some obnoxious Brit was damning Michelle Obama with faint praise on the radio an hour or so later, some American commentator on the BBC World Service was actually saying that Mrs Obama's speech was designed to appeal to single mothers because that was the demographic that Mrs Romney ignored. WTFF?

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Well, knock me up and call me a single mother!

Steverino247 September 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I think our President is a very lucky man to be loved like that by such a woman.

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Had to miss last night and came home to hear everyone raving about this. Oh, to be a fly in one of Ann Romney's Cadillacs…

sullivanst September 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Mmm… just read all the Michelle tweetporn over on HuffPo. Brought tears to my eyes again. Not good at work, especially when your boss is a Republican ;)

Starbursts.

sewollef September 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Holy crapola…. I watched her speech, which was good. But, I think she's the first First Lady I've ever wanted to do.

Guppy September 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Did you know there is a thing called a “Twindex?”

Is it related to twincest, I hope?

iamrrm September 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Mr. Prez is one lucky fucker.

mbobier September 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

FLOTUS made me cry. Go, FLOTUS!!

The GOP has haughty plutocrats for a would-be First Couple. The Democrats have a couple of rock stars who are very much real people. Cuddle up to your moneez, Romneys, because you do not have the love of your party, and you never will.

finette_ September 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Who especially liked talking about Michelle Obama on Twitter? Why, THE WOMEN, of course!

I dunno, on my Twitter it was all the guys who had the little Pepe LePew hearts in their eyes. Woke up to this from Jeopardy nut (and Mormon!) Ken Jennings: "Mrs. Obama, I brung you these here posies. (stares at shoes, twists one foot in circle on White House porch)"

lulzmonger September 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm

This is awful news … for Cindy McCain.

The cynic in me wonders just what the hell candidates' spouses have to offer to their respective campaigns in terms of substance. The spectator in me was sky-punching like a motherfucker.

Not one single mean word in the entire speech … yet she may as well have run the GOP through a wood-chipper, feet-first. The contrast with Ann "You People Should Be Licking Our Boots" Romney was brutal. Unless the DNC plans on matching Eastwood's FAILapalooza with Matt Damon doing a Dadaist interpretive dance skit in prime-time, the Convention bump-off is gonna be a blowout.

prommie September 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

And now suddenly all I can think of is the line in Blazing Saddles, when Slim Pickens compliments Harvey Korman on how well he speaks.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Now I'm chubbed up! Thanks a lot! All dressed up an nowhere to go ;(Sent from my iPhone

SayItWithWookies September 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

It's been improving over the years, and a lot of the old abandoned buildings near downtown have been fixed up for businesses and condos.

Steverino247 September 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Yeah, I know about the "Daring" bullshit. When they get carried away, which they often do, so do their children. Been there, done that. Unleash the social workers!

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