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Colbert pans Romney’s Hispanic outreach

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the fact that Republicans are having a hard time scoring new voters among the changing demographics of the U.S.. The mostly white conservative party’s hard line on immigration and social programs have made it hard to recruit among non-whites, who…

Sarah Silverman explains voter ID: ‘Lawmakers are trying to fu*k you’

Appearing in a short film published to YouTube on Thursday, comedian Sarah Silverman attempts to explain why 12 states have passed laws that require voters present photo identification before casting a ballot. In short, she said that “lawmakers are trying to fuck you in the asshole” and ended up recommending…

Bill Clinton tells Jon Stewart: Romney driven by ideology instead of evidence (full interview)

On his show Thursday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton, praising him for using actual facts in his speech at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton explained that he didn’t want to talk down to the American people. He accused Republicans of basing their economic plan…

Barney Frank: You couldn’t get Scott Brown to say ‘Romney’ with a subpoena

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on Thursday night weighed in on the debate between Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren. Frank pushed back against Brown’s claims that he was willing to work with Democrats, describing him as a “cog in this right-wing Republican machine.” “A key moment came…

SNL mocks Fox & Friends over Romney ’47 percent’ video

Saturday Night Live on Thursday night satirized the Fox News morning program Fox & Friends. In the spoof, the three hosts of the program attempted to defend Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s controversial remarks at a private fundraiser earlier this year. “So you have this 47 percent that don’t pay…

Dan Savage on Romney: That man is a homophobe

Gay activist and columnist Dan Savage said Thursday that it didn’t matter if Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was personally anti-gay or just had anti-gay policies. “I think he is 100 percent anti-gay,” he told Current TV host John Fugelsang. “I don’t make a distinction between an honest bigot and…

Parody: Obama’s anger translator on the ’47 percent’ video

President Barack Obama and his anger translator Luther reacted Thursday to video of Mitt Romney describing nearly half of Americans as government-dependent victims who pay no incomes taxes. “You know, you probably wouldn’t have liked the White House anyway,” Luther said. “There’s no elevators for your cars, man. They’re gonna…

Liz Cheney blames Obama for protests in the Middle East

Fox News contributor Liz Cheney on Thursday said the protests in the Middle East were a result of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. “Look the president, at best, you can say he is AWOL on this, but in fact I think what you’ve seen in the Middle East is a…

Reid: No votes tonight so Scott Brown can debate Elizabeth Warren

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday announced there would be no more votes so that Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) could debate his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. “I wanted to make sure that one of the senators who wanted to go to a debate would be able to do…

The Simpsons lampoons GOP-backed voter ID laws

In a preview of its season premiere, the animated comedy The Simpsons released a snippet of an episode in which Homer is forced to deal with the new voter ID laws being implemented around the country. Upon arriving at his polling place on Election Day, Homer is told he must…

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