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Comical Connecticut Senate Candidate Cries ‘Whore’ During Debate

Fun Connecticut lady Lee Whitnum appears to be a fixture in pretty much every “Nutmeg State” Democratic primary for any national office. She gets up there and starts hollering about a valid concern — how every Connecticut Democrat, as well as every other politician, just does whatever Israel wants 100% of the time — with absolutely no tact. For example: the Senate debate last night when she called Rep. Chris Murphy a “whore.” Look, Lee, that was a long time ago and Murphy had to pay for law school somehow, okay? Read more on Comical Connecticut Senate Candidate Cries ‘Whore’ During Debate…
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Sarah Palin Not Embarrassed Enough This Week, Would Like to Debate Obama, Please

Self-awareness does not seem to be Sarah Palin’s strong suit. (Her strong suits are winking, licking her lips, and quittin’ stuff.) Having made herself an easy target for anybody with iMovie, with her rather odd assertion that Obama, a known Lyin’ African, would like to take America back to the good ol’ slavin’ days, Sarah Palin was simply terribly offended that an Obama campaign video-capture-person might take her appearance and, you know, show it. And now Sarah Palin is out for revenge, via her Facebook page. Read more on Sarah Palin Not Embarrassed Enough This Week, Would Like to Debate Obama, Please…
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Wolf Blitzer Blog Post Answers Every Question You Had About Politics

Are you confused about how last night’s Republican debate “will play” with the voters of Arizona and Michigan? Or what about politics in general: Are you confused about what politics is? Your Wonkette had no idea about any of these things — all these years we’ve just been liveblogging SportsCenter for each post — until we read the latest installment on BLITZER’S BLOG, in which Wolf Blitzer types nonsense about politics in the exact same hilarious voice he uses to deliver non-news and military propaganda on his daily CNN program. What does he have to say about politics today? Read more on Wolf Blitzer Blog Post Answers Every Question You Had About Politics…
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Santorum: Contraception Is Evil Because This Racist Author Said So

During Wednesday night’s debate in some temporarily politically relevant zone of America, Rick Santorum defended his belief that contraception is dangerous and the cause, as opposed to the solution, to social problems like single motherhood and attendant issues e.g. poverty, but not zygotes, because they are not a problem but are excellent in every imaginable scenario. To bolster his claims, Mr. Rick invoked the thoughts and somehow not self-published words of Charles Murray, an author widely considered to be racist, or at the very, very least, severely blinkered, deranged and stuck in antebellum times. Murray is the author of a book called “The Bell Curve,” which apparently “argues that black people score lower on IQ tests because they are genetically inferior to whites.” Yes, truly shocking, Santorum’s interest in this “theory.” In that book, Murray and his co-author also conducted “research” “showing” that the average IQ of African Americans is 85, while the average IQ of whites is 103 and the average IQ of Hispanics is 89. Read more on Santorum: Contraception Is Evil Because This Racist Author Said So…
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Liveblogging The Last Arizona Apocalypse & The End Of All Things

Is it really already the last debate? Have there even been any before tonight? Wait, the intern telling us something… !!!… okay, so there have been about 20 debates! Thanks, intern. (You’re fired.) Well, this process has certainly made us a better nation. So let’s watch tonight’s CNN debate live from the gay Mexican firecracker hellscape of Arizona and type some nonsense about it. Read more on Liveblogging The Last Arizona Apocalypse & The End Of All Things…
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What Strange Terrorist Ads Will Air During Tonight’s Debate?

Are you one of those humans who watches the Super Bowl “for the commercials,” which are always uniformly terrible? This is why those of us who live in Washington watch presidential debates! Oh the interest groups, they love buying DC ad time during hilarious presidential debates. There’s usually an Israel Project/AIPAC thing about how scared we’d feel if Maryland or Virginia wanted to nuke its neighbor, an energy trade group’s spiel about how we need to blast water at underground rocks, a Pete Peterson Institute series in which smarmy elementary school children explain why we need to dismantle Social Security, and others. The best, though, is this cheap sketchy one from lobbyists who are trying to get the exiled-Iranian terrorist group MEK taken off the State Department’s official list of terrorist groups, for the sole reason that MEK doesn’t like the current Iranian government either. Why is this always on the TV? Read more on What Strange Terrorist Ads Will Air During Tonight’s Debate?…
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Mitt Romney & Rick Santorum Pull Out Of March Debate, CNN Cancels

Precious Mittens McRomney is too scared to debate his three historically incompetent remaining rivals on March 1, in Georgia. That means next week’s debate in Arizona will be his last until March 19, by which time he hopes to have purchased the Republican party’s presidential nomination. Now everyone go in the comments and call Mitt Romney a pussy, thx. UPDATE: Oh and now Rick Santorum has dropped out, too? It is raining pussies today. But a Gingrich-Paul-only debate moderated by Wolf Blitzer could be hilarious, for 20 minutes or so. UPDATE II: Today, we are all pussies. CNN has canceled the debate. How will the people of Georgia make an informed decision when they head to the polls now? UPDATE III: Anyone else want to drop out of or cancel anything? Fill it in here, ______________________, we’re done with this post. UPDATE IV: The universe has been canceled, all of us are reduced to nothingness. Read more on Mitt Romney & Rick Santorum Pull Out Of March Debate, CNN Cancels…
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Oh, Look, Romney Attacked Kennedy’s Blind Trust During 1994 Senate Race

Mitt Romney, who was slightly more humanoid in 1994 than he is today, also thought blind trusts, of which he has one, and which he passionately defended during Thursday night’s Jacksonville debate, were terrible, devious things. How exactly did he put it? Oh yes, a blind trust is an “age-old ruse.” Read more on Oh, Look, Romney Attacked Kennedy’s Blind Trust During 1994 Senate Race…
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Newt Gingrich Was Lying About ABC’s Interview With His Ex-Wife, Of Course

Comedy chuckwagon Newt Gingrich got a ton of mileage out of his cranky and peevish take-down of CNN’s John King, and by extension the whole of the liberal media empire. (And for Gingrich’s gross vehicle weight rating, tons of mileage don’t come cheap!) You will recall that ABC was scheduled to air an interview with one of Newt’s former wives almost immediately following last Thursday’s debate in South Carolina and that King decided to open the debate with a question about ex-wife Marianne Gingrich’s allegations that Newt had pressed her for an open marriage. Graduate-level reprobate Newt naturally and easily lobbed this softball out of the park in part with an angry claim that his campaign provided family friends who could testify the story was false but that ABC had rebuked the offers. This claim, it seems, was just a fall-back to one of Newt’s most trusted rhetorical techniques: Flat-Out Lying. Read more on Newt Gingrich Was Lying About ABC’s Interview With His Ex-Wife, Of Course…
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The Longest Apocalypse: Liveblogging Yet Another GOP Debate

Hello from your Wonkette liveblogging team, taking part once again in America’s “national pastime,” which is trying to get web video streams to function for long enough to hear whatever racist crazy talk the GOP candidates offer tonight. Are you ready? Does a recently converted-to-Catholicism serial adulterer/divorcer shit in the woods? No, because the Newt needs two bathrooms, which is one less than the number of wives he has needed, so far. Read more on The Longest Apocalypse: Liveblogging Yet Another GOP Debate…
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Romney Short-Circuits Over Debate’s Tax Return Questions

In Thursday’s debate in South Carolina, the one where Gingrich soared, Romney stuttered, Paul sniggered and Santorum … was also there … moderator John King prodded the gentlemen with questions on tax returns, a segment that greatly overshadowed any attempt to remind people that Gingrich isn’t good at monogamy. King’s express interest was in trying to get Romney to either a) be bold, like his father, and release a decade or so of tax returns, b) self-destruct, or c) somehow get carried to safety by the little flapping wings of supportive South Carolinian audience members. The fun part was the contrasts that ended up getting drawn between Romney the barely-taxpayer and everybody else who pays taxes. Ron Paul said the main reason he wasn’t releasing his returns is because he’d be “embarrassed” by how little income he makes. “No one’s challenging me because I have no conflict of interest,” Paul said. Touuuuuch√©. Read more on Romney Short-Circuits Over Debate’s Tax Return Questions…
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New Gingrich Ad Has No Content

Newt Gingrich’s latest campaign ad is the shoestringiest thing you could possibly make if you wanted to simply remind people that you speak loudly and forcefully in debates, insult your competitors whilst sounding like a hormonally-charged high school debate team member, and categorically cannot stand the President. The ad consists of Star Wars-like music combined with two debate snippets and some applause. And that’s kind of it. Muffin does show up at the very end to approve the message…of himself speaking and being applauded. Read more on New Gingrich Ad Has No Content…
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Rick Perry Continues to Think He’s a Scholar of Turkey

In Monday night’s debate, Rick Perry made the claim that Turkey was “ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists.” Just as bafflingly, people from as far and wide as actual Turkey and D.C. have taken time out of their busy days Tuesday to condemn Perry’s par-for-the-course proclamation. But he’s been to Turkey, for god’s sake. He lived there. Have you? Read more on Rick Perry Continues to Think He’s a Scholar of Turkey…
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Rick Perry Bungeeing His Way to Zero, But CNN Letting Him Debate Anyway

CNN decided Wednesday to let Rick Perry into its upcoming Republican debate in South Carolina January 19, despite the fact that he technically doesn’t qualify for it, since his polling average is not that much higher than the average of people who aren’t even in the race anymore. “Oh but he’s fun!,” they cry, and this isn’t so shocking from the network that tries to please everybody by pleasing no one. Read more on Rick Perry Bungeeing His Way to Zero, But CNN Letting Him Debate Anyway…
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Romney Likes Firing People

After Mitt Romney’s on-the-defensive appearance in Sunday morning’s MSNBC/Facebook debate, the frontrunner showed up at the Nashua Chamber of Commerce in Nashua, NH Monday to give an address in which he admitted that he “likes being able to fire people who provide services to me.” The context was health care: Romney evidently thought that the word “fire” would be an appropriate term for what Americans could do if they weren’t happy about their health care provider. But ummmm, can you go away now, The Man? Read more on Romney Likes Firing People…
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Thanks For Ruining Our Weekend, GOP! Liveblogging Debate #666

Ready to ruin your Saturday night? Then please join us, as we liveblog the New Hampshire ABC News secret-handjob 2012 debate. Let’s hurt together, the way Santorum would want Jesus to hurt us, should we accidentally have the buttsex. Mitt Romney, known as “the guy who is really spending a lot of money to be the nominee, despite nobody liking him at all,” has a chance to … oh who knows. Maybe a circuit will blow! Rick Santorum might finally “come out,” if you know what we mean! Read more on Thanks For Ruining Our Weekend, GOP! Liveblogging Debate #666…