‘Spinulation’: Earnest says 2014 ‘not a true national election’

http://twitter.com/#!/gtcanhelp/status/529377173988442112

The White House isn’t feeling to well about tomorrow’s elections. First Joe Biden has already started talking about Republicans “compromising” and now Josh Earnest is saying tomorrow isn’t a ‘true national election.’

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Wait. The President said that?  Oh, yes he did.

Let him be clear…

Awkward.

Heh.

Wasn’t he mostly focused on how to circumvent it though?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/11/03/pre-election-spinulation-earnest-says-2014-not-a-true-national-election/

NRCC-anointed amnesty shill may have lost to ‘some GOP no-namer’ in WA-01

http://twitter.com/#!/ryanpougiales/status/496971808487518208

In Washington state’s first congressional district, longtime amnesty supporter Pedro Celis had the backing of the National Republican Congressional Committee and big money donors. As of July 16th, he had raised a whopping $428,925, while his more conservative opponent Robert Sutherland had raised only $4,601, according to Federal Election Commission filings (as reported by the Bellingham Herald).

The two candidates’ home pages drive home the funding disparity: This is Celis’ snazzy home page; here is Sutherland’s more economical one.

Celis was expected to easily defeat Sutherland and several other minor candidates. But early returns from last night’s primary indicate it may not work out that way. In Washington, primaries are open (i.e. open to all parties rather than segregated into multiple races). The top two candidates, regardless of party, move on to the general election. As of this writing, Celis is in third place with 12,906 votes (15.1 percent of the total) whereas Sutherland is in second place with 13,626 votes (15.9 percent of the total). (The candidate in first place is Democrat Suzan DelBene.)

http://twitter.com/#!/Redistrict/status/496871491112550402

Amnesty proponent Chris Vance, a former state representative and county councilman, took the news in stride:

http://twitter.com/#!/Chrisvance123/status/496867158677135360

It will be tough for Republicans to win this seat either way.

Editor’s note:

In response to two commenters who asked, this post has been updated to explain how Washington’s open primary system works.

Update, August 10th:

Good news for the NRCC and the Open Borders Lobby: Celis pulled ahead and has declared victory.

http://twitter.com/#!/Jim_Brunner/status/497932020350464000

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/06/bad-news-for-gop-establishment-nrcc-anointed-amnesty-shill-may-have-lost-to-some-gop-no-namer-in-wa-01/

‘Insane’: ‘Pseudo candidate’ Mike Dickinson can’t stop being creepy

http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/471722897405661184

Mike Dickinson is a self-described left-wing liberal who claims to be running to unseat Rep. Eric Cantor in Virginia even though he reportedly missed the filing deadline to appear on the ballot as a Democrat.

The unhinged Dickinson has previously made degrading “F, marry, kill” comments in reference to conservative women, but yesterday he added a conservative male to the list:

Another day, another F, Marry, Kill.
@nikkihaley @AnnCoulter and @SenTedCruz
it's all fun and games. Who would pick? This one is easy— DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) May 27, 2014

Disturbing, right? But not to be outdone, today Dickinson made it all about himself:

http://twitter.com/#!/VoteMike2014/status/471698330507300864

We can’t say it enough: An intervention is in order.

http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewHClark/status/471725278537199616
http://twitter.com/#!/AsheSchow/status/471730811717566464
http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewHClark/status/471731177582518273

On or off the ballot, Dickinson sure seems to think he’s funny:

http://twitter.com/#!/VoteMike2014/status/471743467979571201

Loony?

Loony.

http://twitter.com/#!/Chris_Clukey/status/471743844250562560

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/28/seems-like-a-stable-individual-pseudo-candidate-mike-dickinson-cant-stop-being-creepy/

This is just a very good GIF of Mitt Romney ironing a tux while wearing it

This is just a very good GIF of Mitt Romney ironing a tux while wearing it

Greg Whiteley, a documentarian whose previous films explore high school debate and the life of New York Dolls member Arthur Kane, has been following the Romney family since Mitt was first pondering a presidential run in late 2006. After seven years of filming, Whiteley, a longtime family friend of the Romney’s, is finally releasing the Mitt, his documentary about the 2008 and 2012 Romney campaigns.

You can see the full trailer here but if you’re short on time, the above, amazing GIF of Romney ironing a tux while wearing it will have to suffice. Thanks to Ethan Klapper for the idea (though the above, bigger GIF is my creation).

Click “Know More” to read the Boston Globe‘s Michael Kranish on Romney’s 2012 campaign, and how Whiteley was almost brought in to film a campaign documentary showcasing various personal acts of kindness Mitt had performed over the years. See Sean Sullivan’s post at The Fix for more on Mitt the documentary, which premieres on Netflix January 24.

Read more: http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/this-is-just-a-very-good-gif-of-mitt-romney-ironing-a-tux-while-wearing-it/