SOMEONE FETCH THE SMELLING SALTS  9:23 am October 19, 2012

Lawrence O’Donnell Not Amused By Mitt Romney’s ‘Over The Line’ Al Smith Dinner Standup Set (Video)

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

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Here is Lawrence O’Donnell with his frowny disturbed face, noting that President Obama directed three jokes at Mitt Romney at last night’s Al Smith Dinner, but Mitt Romney directed eight jokes at President Obama. “WAS IT OVER THE LINE?” “Oh, yes, it was definitely over the line.” Lawrence O’Donnell, get your lace panties out of your butt and come the fuck on. And Krystal Ball, we like you. You don’t need to be an agony aunt either. And other dude who is there, you are also there. We see you. But we stopped watching this clip right where we ended it here, so maybe you were fine! But you were still involved in this ridiculous bit of waaah, so you get no points sir! Watch Mitt Romney’s “over the line” standup set and Barack Obama’s totally right one, after the jump.

Spoiler alert: Mitt Romney can be funny! It’s a good set! We LOLed!

Now here’s your boyfriend.

Even rightwing torture chamber Newsmax didn’t get all crybaby like Lawrence O’Donnell, who is a little bitch, the end.

 

Hola wonkerados.

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Poindexter718 October 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

LO'D gettin' his Olbermann on.

Nibbler of Niblonia October 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

I think the criticism was legit in that Romney's jokes were increasingly mean-spirited and based on conservative abstractions of who democrats are and what they believe.

Obama's jokes were more about situations and circumstances, and not aimed at the caricature of the GOP) the way Romney did.

WWKO (what would keith olberman say?)

Poindexter718 October 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

Keith Olbermann would compare Romney to Hitler and demand that he immediately renounce his candidacy and repair to a monastery, all the while popping multiple cerebral blood vessels.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Truly, Nibbler. I like Keith Olbermann OK, but I'm not a huge fan. I've only ever seen Lawrence O'Donnell via the Internet and have no idea who he is, and I'm not really interested in finding out. But his criticism of Romney is sound. And no matter how much I love to kiss our Editrix's charmingly rounded bottom, I have to stick to that position.

mavenmaven October 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

Obama totally won this "debate". It did sort of come off like Gallagher vs Seinfeld.

Texan_Bulldog October 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

Mittens was meaner spirited but I honestly think he doesn't know how to be funny & self deprecating because he's never had to been. I love how Barry tells a joke, lets it sink in & then grins from ear to ear.

BadKitty904 October 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hard as he tries, Mitt's "inner bully" always shows thru…

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

He enjoys the joke, even when he's the butt of it, and that comes through. Plus, he has a really charming smile. It makes him look like a little boy. Mitt was funny, but a lot of his jokes were driven by, I don't know, meanness, bitterness, some kind of inner hurt. He's upset about something. Losing?

Texan_Bulldog October 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Perfectly put, Mittborg. I just don't think deep down inside (or even superficially) that Mitt is a very nice, warm guy. And when he pretends he is, it's just so painful for him … and us.

Boojum October 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I completely agree, although Mitt really does seem more comfortable around other wealth units.

freakishlywrong October 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

Pimms cups and French dips suit you, editrix.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, Pimm's. I'd love a Pimm's Royal right about now, with Moet, s'ils vous plait.

eggsacklywright October 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

LOD has the strangest vocal delivery this side of Woof Blitzer.

Beetagger October 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

I blame Candy Crowley.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

I actually thought his line about wearing the white tie was the funniest line of the night, and second was the Biden joke.

commiegirl99 October 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

I thought "Obama embraced by Catholics; Romney eats dinner with rich people" was the best.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

I haven't seen the whole thing yet, so I can only go by what the mandarins on my TeeVee play back.

Redgyal October 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

And true, no?

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I vote for this one, too. It was deeply felt, which surprised me.

freakishlywrong October 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

Wait, Miffed didn't interrupt and badger Barry?

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Surprisingly, no.

FlownOver October 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

Because these folks demonstrate their own comedy chops daily.

(Not that they're entirely wrong – Romney's "jokes" were mostly smarm that would have worked better in a Bob Hope monologue – during Bob Hope's lifetime,)

JackDempsey1 October 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

Romney didn't get the chance to break out the "blue" material, which is like taking away half of the sister wives.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

You know how they say a tie game is like kissing your sister?

Romney knows all about tie games, let's just say.

Toomush_Infer October 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

Hey, I stayed up to watch Lawrence put on his own PX90 act….calling out the Romney lad, "come get me, baby boy – yer dad wears pink pajamas!"….this was soo sad, Larry….don't flex those arms again, it made me see green….

Radiotherapy October 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

I'd call it a draw.

eggsacklywright October 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

What a sight, O sitting next to a pedo cult leader in a funny costume.

Yellerdawg October 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

The Boy Scouts were there too?

freakishlywrong October 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

All I had to see was Jabba the Ailes in the audience at this thing and would have enjoyed it more if Obama had bitch-slapped that fat face.

PuckStopsHere October 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

"I wish I could use my middle name…"

AngryBlakGuy October 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

…it's not like Republicans ever let him forget it!

Limeylizzie October 19, 2012 at 10:09 am

Funniest line of the night.

Generation[redacted] October 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Even Hannity thought that was funny. Of course Hannity probably doesn't make the connection that it's funny because he and his ilk have spent the past 4 years their entire lives promoting bigotry against Muslims.

Disassembly October 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

It was a bit of a call back to the speech he made there four years ago: "Many of you — many of you know that I got my name Barack from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for 'that one.' And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didn't think I'd ever run for president."

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 12:52 am

You know, everyone was laughing, but in the humor I was sad, because it was true, and also because many people in that very room engaged in that fear-mongering shit about his name and will continue to do so. It was a realization. It felt like a defeat. Notice how he avoided even saying the name as part of the joke. I don't think that was just for comedic effect, it's because he actually still can't really remind people of it.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

Irritating things about O'Donnell:

1. He always says "jerning" instead of "joining," as in "Jerning us now, Krystal Ball and her incredibly irritating rich-girl gargle voice."

2. He ridicules Romney and other candidates who've never been in the military for not having been in the military, when he himself is of Veet-nahm draft-bait age and, uh, didn't serve.

3. His show generally sucks.

eggsacklywright October 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

And he's bangin' Tamron Hall. Also.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:45 am

That's it. Life is truly not fair.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

That was too painful to mention.

trampndirtdown October 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

Nooooo! she's my pretend gf.

Lucidamente1 October 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

In O'Donnell's defense, he has it in for pols who dodged Vietnam and who enthusiastically supported it and every subsequent war.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

True. His sanctimony gets irritating though, to me at least.

Lucidamente1 October 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

Agreed. When he keeps it in check, he's almost as good as Rachel; when he doesn't, he's almost as bad as Keith: The Crying of the MSNBC Lot, I guess.

eggsacklywright October 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

It's a regular Gravitas Rainbow.

DocChaos October 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

O'D rarely goes full-Obemann, but yeah, his "outrage" is often a little too self-serving.

But shut up about my TV GF Krystal Ball, I can't think of too many women who still look sexy with shoulders like Michael Phelps'.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

She's lovely, but that voice. But Tamron….oh my.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Tamron looks like something you would pour into a tall frosted glass, and it would taste like chocolate cream … uh, BRB

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

Oh, he's not shy about Vietnam and himself. He freely admits that. What he hates, and rightly so, are these chickenhawks of today who rattle for war who didn't want to go themselves.

I'm not a big fan of him, myself. He has a seething self-righteousness for damn-near just about everything he makes and issue of on his show. It's really why I love Rachel. Even when she's angry and bitter, she doesn't seem angry and bitter, and better yet, you can tell she absolutely LOVES her job, like, it's her total and utter passion. Some of the dudes in the primetime line-up seem to just be collecting checks, mostly.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:36 am
StillGoinGreen October 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

Thanks a gazillion! I didn't want to start my day listening to Mitten's gold plated Liar McLieLie pipes! Ya know, McCain/Palin may have won if all media was in print. Thank GOD and JESUS for teh TALKIES!!

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I don't think so. Have you ever read a transcript of Palinspeak? It makes even less sense. Which, I know, doesn't seem possible.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

You hurted my brain.

FeloniousMonk October 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Just a little. Four years ago, I read a bit in the NYT about an interview in which she said "I'm not one to attribute all human activity to global warming". She got a fair amount of flak over this, but all about what she thought she was saying, not about the fact that she can't speak English.

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2012 at 9:36 am

Romney should have sent John Sununu in his place.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

That guy is a laugh riot.

weejee October 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

Nate Silver wuz funnier on the Daily Show. 538 haz upped Bamz to 70.4% chance of winning, too, also.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

Only funny to geeks like us. Chi squared rulez!

weejee October 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

For the degrees of freedom!

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

Sadly, those of us who are cable challenged cannot watch it without selling our souls to Coca Cola.

viennawoods13 October 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Can't you watch it online?

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Youtube has taken it down for copyright infringement, and to watch it on the legit site, you have to take “survey” that involves sharing your email with Coke. Which I might do, if I ws sharing it with coke.—

viennawoods13 October 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Well that sucks. Here in Canada we have the Comedy network site which is remarkably crap-free

gullywompr October 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

He shows my state of Virginia flipping back and forth from 49.9% to 50.1% over the last few days.

My vote could literally decide this elections.

I'll be accepting any enticements you Wonketeers want to offer….

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Okay. Picture Rmoney sitting in the White House. Now picture Bamz. That should be enticement enough.
(I was considering offering you a handjob, but figured getting a hj from a fat old hippy hippie wouldn't be much of an enticement.)

HistoriCat October 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

from a fat old hippy hippie wouldn't be much of an enticement

well now, let's not be too hasty here …

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Well, let's see. What state will you be voting in, and what do you need enticements for?

gullywompr October 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm

As an old hippie myself, I think you're in the ballpark.

stopthemovie October 19, 2012 at 9:38 am

I loved when Larry called out the rmoney men as a bunch of chicken hawks.

FakaktaSouth October 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

I don't give a flying fuck what Mitt said last night that he thought was funny, the guy's whole campaign is a fucking joke, why stop now?

(also, just on a personal note – ACK! Are you calling Jonathan Capehart, my unwitting stylist-boyfriend "other dude"??? I don't care what he says/waaahs over as long as he does it in a beautiful suit with an impeccable pocket square and matching silk tie. I want to live in his closet)

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

Then you must like the also-impeccably-styled Stuart Scott on ESPN, nest-ce pas?

FakaktaSouth October 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

I do, I just know I wouldn't be able to tell if Stu was looking at ME, or like, one eye over my shoulder – but yes, he is very dapper as well.

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

"Cool as the other side of the pillow!"

commiegirl99 October 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

Haha, I have updated with a link to Newsmax, which is paying us lovely muneez to get you to hate-click them. But it is only for a month, while they test how many of you hate-click. So please, hate-click away!

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

Before I do that, I must know if there is some way to take a cyber-dump over there. Also, are their trolls going to follow me back here?

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

And you call yourself a COMMIE?

Sell out, man! Selling out for the bux??

I loved how Newsmax, understanding the level of intellect and decrepitude their audience has achieved, has to explain jokes like "He didn't really build the House That Ruth Built"

FakaktaSouth October 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

Is there a go fuck yourself link? I wanna make sure they REALLY know what I mean. I'm down with helping the cause, but if I'm gonna get dumbed down, I just wanna make sure they know I do it with malice.

Texan_Bulldog October 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

Wonkette & Newsmax in a relationship. What next–cats and dogs getting along?

Goonemeritus October 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

So Newsmax is funding a leftwing site that has an unhealthy obsession with Buttsexx. How long can it be before Breitbart’s site indorses Obama?

sudsmckenzie October 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

Will this make us "job creators"?

AlterNewt October 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Yes.

Nibbler of Niblonia October 19, 2012 at 10:30 am

oh baby you know i want you to get the moneys and all, you're brilliant and you deserve it, in spite of your lady parts which technically mean you're only worth 72% of the blogging income as normal male bloggers….

but at what cost? i don't think my blood pressure can handle the hate clicking.

An_Outhouse October 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

I clicked a link! You know that Obama documentary that is breaking box office records? You can own it for only $4.95. For Realz!

fuflans October 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

WARBLOG!!

Biel_ze_Bubba October 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

Some amusing, and revealing, links on the right side of the Newsmax page. Clearly they're following the Faux News wingnut echo chamber model.
I'm beginning to understand why folks who read this crap for their "news" are constantly outraged when reality intrudes.

smitallica October 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

Luckily, nobody watches this event or gives a fuck about it.

MUHAMMED_PBUH October 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

Mitt Romney will extend Al Smith's secret Holland Tunnel to the Vatican all the way to Planet Kolob.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

Ixnay on the unnelTay!

How else do you think we natives get to the Jersey Shore so quickly???

sudsmckenzie October 19, 2012 at 9:45 am

All I care about is what Tamron Hall was wearing last night.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

Before or after she got back to O'Donnell's place?

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

I have not forgiven Lawrence O'Donnell for being bedmates with Tamron Hall.

MUHAMMED_PBUH October 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

I have not forgiven Al Smith for being bedmates with Tammany Hall.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

Surely she's dumped him by now…

sudsmckenzie October 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

yes, he will always be my "Jay Cutler" of pundits.

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

Why does everyone hate Jay Cutler!? He just doesn't want to hear any of your shit after throwing a pick, and goddamn it, he will throw this football right into your face if that linebacker beats you again!

An_Outhouse October 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

I never heard of this event before. Who's stupid idea was it? I did like the Sesame St related comment.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

The Al Smith Dinner is a traditional campaign stop. its been held every year since 1945, but every four years, both campaigns make a pilgrimmage to kiss the ass ring of the Archbishop/Cardinal of NYC.

I was kind of hoping Obama would give it a miss this year, after the contraception flap, but it's a good thing he didn't

You'll remember at least one joke fro the 2000 dinner: "This is an impressive crowd. The haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite. I call you my base."

FeloniousMonk October 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I was hoping he'd give it a miss after Dolan strongarmed the Dems into inviting him to give them a scolding.

Weenus299 October 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

I find LO'D to be insightful, daring, and specialtastic when I press the Mute button.

prommie October 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

Isn't there some fancy-schmancy word for "shark-like?" Something beyond just rapacious, something malevolently excessive even for a vicious predator. I have heard that if wolves get in among the sheep they will sometimes kill dozens and just like eat the lips and testicles from each one, just wasteful wanton savagery. This fucking Mitt Romney, he is out to fuck the whole world, he really seems angry at the whole fucking world and wanting revenge on it. I can't figure why, some deep fucking resentful insecurity, either because he is a member of a self-pitying whacky cult, or because he needs to show his daddy he's as good. Something has him wanting revenge, though, thats the look on his face.

FakaktaSouth October 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

What is it that preys on the wounded? Like a coyote or a jackal or something? I told you earlier I could not figure him out, but here's my latest theory – I think it's the power he has in his cult doesn't transfer over into real life, nobody really gives a rat's ass what he is in the stratosphere of hat-gazers, so it's like, a pain in his ass and makes it possible to go overboard with the vulture capitalism and despising half the population of the nation. I really do think that's it. His Mormonism made a guy that was otherwise rich and "classically" soap-opera smarmy handsome still not quite fit in, like even in the GOP…you know? And that is the hardest I have ever thought about that guy. Thanks for that.

prommie October 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

Thats what I was thinking too, he knows, he fucking knows, that no matter how rich and succesful and powerfulhe is, when he leaves the room where the rest of the regular old GOP bohemian grove oligarchs are having their blood-of-the-innocnts cocktails, the minute he leaves, they all look at each other with that, "what the fucks with this mormon shit" look and he just fucking knows, they'll never ever ever really let him in the club. He's fucking butthurt about it bad, too.

tessiee October 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

"when he leaves the room where the rest of the regular old GOP bohemian grove oligarchs are having their blood-of-the-innocnts cocktails, the minute he leaves, they all look at each other with that, "what the fucks with this mormon shit" look and he just fucking knows, they'll never ever ever really let him in the club."

Like this, even though Mitt himself is about as white as it's possible to be:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjkdynBFHuQ

You're right; no matter how white he is, how rich he is, or how much he ass-kisses them, he'll never really be one of them, and he knows it, and it eats his guts out. That's why he always looks pissy, even when he's "smiling".

MosesInvests October 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

You're thinking of hyenas.

FlownOver October 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

It's also convenient for him that he's so committed to a religion that's willing to abandon inconvenient tenets without so much as a look back. Good training for his political trajectory.

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 1:06 am

This.

At the end of the day, he's still Mormon. Everybody knows it, but no one would ever say anything. So, he's going to take that out on everybody by proving he's the biggest, baddest dick in America. In a better world, he'd have just become some eccentric billionaire. In 2012 America, it leads this type of man to run for President of the United States.

We are being punished because he can't silent his demons and come to peace with himself. Fuck him.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

Carcharodonic will suffice.

eggsacklywright October 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

Maybe sadistic-rapacious, takes pleasure inflicting pain. And I'm going with daddy-problems, like Shrub.

Toomush_Infer October 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

daddy problems, definitely…..

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

Were any previous candidates or presidents driven by daddy issues? Let's think…

Chimpy, JFK, FDR, John Quincy Adams…

That's just a start. Of course they retired the trophy after GWB. And what was the title of Barry's book?

BerkeleyBear October 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

GW (absentee father died in disgrace), Andy Jackson (never knew his father ala Obama), Abe Lincoln (father was remote, Abe morose), Andrew Johnson (abusive family/apprenticeship), Teddy Roosevelt (dad died while he was in college and screwed family over financially), Bill Clinton (bio dad dead, step-dad a hell-raiser). If you had a truly awesome relationship with your parents and felt supported and nurtured but not spoiled or isolated in any way, why would you ever run for President?

faster_kittycat October 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

Perhaps the ultimate way to say, "Fuck you, Dad, I made it despite your abuse/abandonment/etc," is to be elected president. Also, too, can we add Walnuts to your excellent list?

BerkeleyBear October 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

But he didn't win.

Seriously, his family is dysfunctional in a classic American way – the whole multi generational officer corps discipline uber alles bullshit. Interestingly, one of his own kids regressed to the mean so much they couldn't even get him a commission – he served as a jarhead grunt in the sandbox. But his half-brother went to Annapolis, carrying on the family line.

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 1:09 am

Honestly, can we just elect a female president, already?

BoroPrimorac October 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Like George W., Romney has some fucked up daddy issues to deal with.

mavenmaven October 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

Equating George Bush with Pope John Paul II does shed light upon the GOP world view.

AngryBlakGuy October 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

…the programmers at Microsoft must have spent the last 4 years writing software codes to re-program Mitt-Bot with a sense of humor.

tessiee October 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm

They didn't do a very good job, did they?

starfanglednut October 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

God, Romney looks exhausted .

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

Nothing a cup of coffee or a drink wouldn't help.

sudsmckenzie October 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

Dont tell him about "Mormon Tea"

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

The ultra-rich aren't used to spending so much time among The Great Unwashed. It's tiring.

BadKitty904 October 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

Not exhausted *enough*…

BerkeleyBear October 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

He got knocked for not campaigning enough – now you know why he didn't. It's one thing to spend 14 hours in an office focused only on what interests you, quite another to spend that same time traveling and talking and being jerked in 8 different directions at once all the while trying to act like you actually give a shit about the sort of people your entire life has been dedicated to avoiding.

I'm doubting he'll be able to pull off the sort of 5 day, 15 state final push most candidates do – and it will cost him in media and turnout.

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 1:11 am

Living off of Sith Lord engergy will do that to you.

lulzmonger October 20, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Yep.

Convention bump? Take the next day off.
Veep announcement buzz? Take the next day off.
1st Debate Bump? Take the next day off.

He's not going to have that luxury in the final two weeks – & I suspect it'll lead to another McCain "My fellow prisoners …" moment. Stay tuned for FUN!

starfanglednut October 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

Gah, who writes Romney's stuff?!

BadKitty904 October 19, 2012 at 10:09 am

The Ministry of Truth?

starfanglednut October 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

The ministry of silly walks.

Generation[redacted] October 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Nobody. All his jokes were lifted from previous campaign speeches.

lulzmonger October 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm

The Angel Moroni?

magic_titty October 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Mittens was kinda funny, I can't lie. Lawrence O'Donnell was kinda being a bitchass about it all, which is weird because I generally don't notice anything he ever says.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

I think we found out last night that Mitt needs time to be reprogrammed into "funny mode" and that it's not compatible with "campaign mode"

BadKitty904 October 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

~ C. S. Lewis

eggsacklywright October 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

Yes to that. The Christers and Mormonics who would "save" us. If we'd only see the light.

tessiee October 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Brilliant.

Hera Sent Me October 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

I thought Romney was funny, even almost lifelike.

BadKitty904 October 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

Cyberdyne installed a new app!

Jus_Wonderin October 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

I could only get through 7 minutes of Romney stand-up. In fairness, I could only get through 9:32 of the President's.

Limeylizzie October 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

Lawrence clearly has a certain something for the ladies, because he was dating Kerry Washington , at one point, married to Kathryn Harrold, IMDB her if you don't know who she is, and well… so I'll have what Tamron Hall is having.

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

WHAT ABOUT THE WIVES? Were they wearing the same dress? This is all anyone wants to know.

calliecallie October 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

Barry's standup is fine, but wouldn't you rather hear him sing Al Green?

MozakiBlocks October 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

"I've heard some people say, Barack, you're not as young as you used to be, where's that golden smile? Where that pep in your step and I say, settle down Joe, I'm trying to run a cabinet meeting."

Heh!

I do love it when Barry cracks up at his own jokes. He's just cute as a dickens.

Joey_Blau October 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

Obama has a lot of self depreciating humor. he does that a lot. Romney was all on the attack..

I thought his "brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion" was a low shot. why is it that republicans think Obama created the entire national debt?

faster_kittycat October 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

They know PBHO didn't create the entire debt; it's just not in their best interests to be honest about it. Or maybe I'm giving the fuckers too much credit. Given Mitt's Libya moment during the debate, perhaps he does believe the lies about the debt.

Generation[redacted] October 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Yeah, but since Barry took office, it's all "new spending."

If he had just canceled all checks, frozen all the bank accounts and laid off all federal workers including the military, the deficit would only be 12 trillion right now.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

See reference to "echo chamber" above.

Redgyal October 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

Don't know what this dinner is…never heard of it before. And I am Catholic. It kind of looks like an overly politicized event disguised as a fundraiser for a charity. Either way, I am impressed to see that the Catholic Church still has the type of influence on people's lives and opinions that would make two non-Catholics attend one of their events to pander to them. Especially when one of the two belongs to a religion that actively tries to convert Catholics to their brand of Christianity…a brand of Christianity that it officially considers wrong. It also impresses me that the Church would be willing to overlook that simply for support in opposing certain social issues. It makes me wonder what the Church really values and what their true goals are. But yes, Rebecca, that Romney guy had someone write a few nice jokes for him. That is a very good indication of his ability to read.

On another note, Africa has the fastest growing Catholic population in the world. This is good news for Mitt Ronmey.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

"After my foreign trip in 2008, I was attacked as a celebrity because I was so popular with our allies overseas. And I have to say I'm impressed with how well Governor Romney has avoided that problem."

I LOLed.

larrykat October 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

When O'Donnell is right, he's right. What side are we on here?

gullywompr October 19, 2012 at 11:57 am

Now, when you say "Krystal Ball, we like you", you're not including me, I hope, 'cause I'm not her biggest fan. If you're going to dress hubby up as a reindeer on a leash with a dildo nose, and run for office in my state, and hand the seat to a Republican because of the photos of you and hubby dressed up as a reindeer on a leash with a dildo nose, I'm going to be take your political analysis with a grain of salt.

Generation[redacted] October 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I'm starting to get the impression that those two really don't like each other.

Tequila Mockingbird October 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

KRYSTAL BALL???

There is a human woman on the teevee named KRYSTAL?? BALL?? who is NOT wearing clear stripper platforms?!

DoggerelCDogg October 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Yes, Tequila, Mr. and Mrs. Ball thought they were being clever in naming their daughter Krystal. She is highly intelligent, personable, educated, and probably should have changed her name to something like Lucille for professional purposes, but she didn't. Please don't let it upset you too much, Tequila.

Tequila Mockingbird October 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

You're new around here, aren't you?

HistoriCat October 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Surely you remember her last mention in Wonkette! If not, see her name in the Tagged section. Good times.

DoggerelCDogg October 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Lawrence O'Donnell is my favorite TV commentator — pointed, intelligent and the best person in the room to flatten a Republican liar. His comment only referred to the relative nastness of Obama vs Romney at the event. He wasn't whining, he was reporting the facts. Obama made three mild jokes, Romney made eight nasty jokes. I think that's worth commenting upon.

a_pink_poodle October 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

OutRAAAAAGEOUS

But was it truly, truly, TRULY outrageous?

Sir_Fartz_Alot October 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

anyone else notice the lack of diversity in the crowd?

Gleem McShineys October 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Lawrence O'Donnell may be having a rash in his Olbermann diapers over this, but that doesn't erase the fact that Mitt was kind of being a dickhole.

Which is totally in character for a dickhole. The wingers are proud of him, because here's another example of him actually sticking by his earlier position (of being a dickhole).

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Romney was surprisingly good. But snippy and mean. Barack, on the other hand, is a star. He was very careful to keep from sniping at Romney and showed me once again why I put my cynicism aside to support him.

ttommyunger October 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Lawrence O’Donnell would be a lot easier to tolerate if he would just lose that "I know something you don't know" smirk for a fucking minute or two, just once.

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 1:18 am

I particularly like it when he tells his viewers how stupid they are for believing something that is verifiably true, but that he has a problem with.

ttommyunger October 20, 2012 at 6:44 am

I swear he and Bill Maher are related.Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

moseyon October 20, 2012 at 12:16 am

Well all I can say belatedly is, that President Obama bow tie sat better than Willard's.
I can't stand Willard, so I have to agree with Lawrence.

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 12:50 am

Romney did well, but what I noticed very early on when Obama started was that the audience was VERY CLEARLY on Romney's side. Even some of Willards lesser jokes killed with the audience when they shouldn't have.

That said, he was taking a lot of lowblows. The one where I particularly cringed was when he made a joke about his loving wife, and then paired Obama up with Bill Clinton. It was a bitchy move on his part to diss Michelle like that, even as a joke.

GunToting[Redacted] October 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

*slow clap*

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Ears and tail to eggsackly!

HistoriCat October 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Alas, I am in Texas – pretty much disqualifies me for anything.

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I think you'd be entitled to a pity hand job then.

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