Friday, August 24, 2012

Birther Defect


Today's piece for the Daily Banter takes a look at Mitt Romney's decision to go full birther -- and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's decision to publicly blow him for it.

Here's the opening shot:

"A little inside baseball here: Cranking out four pieces a week for this site isn’t easy. Writing takes enough time as it is, but it’s coming up with a topic almost every weekday that really makes me crazy. Especially on Fridays — Fridays are the worst because I’m typically burned out by the end of the week. This is why I’m thanking the blogging gods for CNN’s Jim Acosta right now. He did me a very thoughtful solid by dropping a giant-ass topic right into my lap when I needed it most. And all he had to do was make an unbelievably fucking stupid comment about Mitt Romney’s unbelievably fucking stupid comment..."

Read the Rest Here

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Much like a sinker ball pitcher needs to be tired, you seem to save the gems for the end of the week as well. I spit out my froot loops over that Millard Fillmore line!!

CNNfan said...

Perhaps they're counting on Obama to drop his fight against birther charges the way Armstrong did in his fight against doping charges?

Hey, but don't blame CNN’s Jim Acosta, for flattering Mitt Romney, while becoming noteworthy for reporting that the story has actually reached this high in the Republican party.

Mart said...

Recent polling has 45% of republicans believe Obama is not a citizen, and another 30% are not sure. Romney kissing racist base ass again. Fox, Rush and their ilk have made it impossible to talk to conservatives. Conservatives are sure your politics are
crazy, and you know their politics are crazy. There is no place for mutual uderstanding.

Anonymous said...

My first thought was that it was the Mittster acknowledging the birthers; the second was that he just trying to make a joke. Then third, he was being just a bit dismissive of the birthers? There's already enough reasons to dislike him and there will be more. It's not worth getting too worked up about this.

Matt said...

I wonder if someone could start a rumor that Romney intends to bring back Prohibition since he wants to convert everyone to Mormonism. No drinking, smoking or caffeine. That would go over really well in the south.