It turns out Paul Ryan has not run a marathon in less than three hours—or even less than four hours.
A spokesman confirmed late Friday that the Republican vice presidential candidate has run one marathon. That was the 1990 Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, where Ryan, then 20, is listed as having finished in 4 hours, 1 minute, and 25 seconds.
Ryan had said in a radio interview last week that his personal best was "Under three, high twos. I had a two hour and fifty-something."
What Bill Maher did to that lying sack of shit Dinesh D'Souza tonight on Real Time was fucking amazing. I've never seen someone so thoroughly pantsed in American media. It was actually like watching foreign media, where the media takes an adversarial position with the people they interview.
Maher ended the interview abruptly with "Good luck with your movie," but I swear all I heard was go fuck yourself. Video here.
"Ask not what your corporation can do for you, ask what you can do for your corporation." -Mitt Romney. Not really. Maybe.
"It's not that [Obama] wasn't trying, in my view. He was pulling the wrong direction. He didn't know what it takes to actually make the economy work. Paul Ryan and I understand how the economy works. We understand how Washington works. We will reach across the aisle and find good people who, like us, want to make sure this company deals with its challenges. We'll get America on track again."
Welcome to America®. Corporations are people my friend.
I have no doubt Mitt Romney would give the term "Corporate America" a whole new meaning.
Karl Rove is very worried about failing to win the senate in November thanks, in part, to Todd Akin's "legitimate" rape comments.
On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to about 70 of the Republican Party's highest-earning and most powerful donors. During the more than hour-long session, Rove explained to an audience dotted with hedge fund billionaires and investors—including John Paulson and Wilbur Ross—how his super PAC, American Crossroads, will persuade undecided voters in crucial swing states to vote against Barack Obama. He also detailed plans for Senate and House races, and joked, "We should sink Todd Akin. If he's found mysteriously murdered, don't look for my whereabouts!"
Then Rove pleaded with his audience for more money—much more.
Todd Akin is an epic buffoon and misogynist, but joking about murdering him is completely out of bounds.
And the consider the fact that Rove doesn't necessarily disagree with anything Todd Akin said. He's simply upset that Todd Akin made his job harder.
The best part is the revelation that Democratic messaging really is working.
Rove spoke almost exclusively about defeating Barack Obama and retaking control of the White House. There was sparse praise for Mitt Romney—either as a candidate or as a future leader and policy maker.
One of the few Romney mentions was by Haley Barbour, who jumped in to explain how Democrats hoped to define the nominee: "You know, 'Romney is a vulture capitalist who doesn't care about the likes of you. He doesn't even know people like you—he'll lay you off, cancel your insurance, shit jobs. He's a plutocrat. Married to a known equestrian!'"
I propose a toast to David Axelrod, Stephanie Cutter, and everyone else at OFA.