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Santorum suggests ‘eating’ Big Bird: ‘You can kill things and still like them’

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday suggested that Big Bird’s death at the hands of GOP hopeful Mitt Romney didn’t have to be in vain because the Sesame Street character could be suitable for “eating.” During Wednesday night’s presidential debate Romney had told moderator Jim Lehrer, “I like…

Romney surrogate claims ‘Etch A Sketch’ lying is ‘good campaign tactics’

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) admitted to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Friday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in fact changing his position on numerous issues just to pick up skeptics in the political center, adding that lying to voters is so “typical” for Republicans and Democrats that he sees…

Mass. gov.: Brown a ‘Bay State birther’ for attacking Warren’s heritage

The governor of Massachusetts is blasting Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) as a “Bay State Birther” for attacking Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren over her claim of Native American heritage. “Sen. Brown has turned into a Bay State birther for goodness sake,” Deval Patrick told WCVB’s On the Record. “And it…

West Wing actor Richard Schiff: Romney like a used car salesman

West Wing actor Richard Schiff on Thursday night said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had the demeanor of a “car salesman.” “It’s so easy to pick a lie and stick to it,” he told Current TV host Cenk Uygur. “It’s much harder, if you have any semblance of wanting to…

New Mexico Republican official caught training polls challengers to suppress votes

A liberal group in New Mexico claims to have undercover video showing the vice chair of the Sandoval County Republican Party training poll challengers to use illegal tactics that could suppress voters’ rights. ProgressNow New Mexico on Wednesday published video of a September 26th official “Poll Challenger Training,” in which…

Minority students attacked with ‘bleach bombs’ in Texas

Authorities in Austin are investigating claims that black, Hispanic and Asian students at the University of Texas have been attacked with balloons full of bleach — but many at the school are insisting that it’s not a hate crime. “A bleach-bomb fell and hit me, my roommate; well almost hit…

Gary Johnson: ‘Every face on Mt. Rushmore was a third party candidate at some point’

In a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday night, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson told longtime CNN host Larry King that if Americans want true change, they should vote for a third party candidate. “Every face on Mt. Rushmore was a third party candidate at some point or another,” he said.…

Romney surrogate Sununu calls ‘lazy’ Obama performance ‘the mess the president left on the floor’

Former governor and George H.W. Bush appointee John Sununu (R-NH), currently serving as a surrogate for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, appeared on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” to blast Presdent Obama’s Wednesday night debate performance. In the process of doing so, however, he used what many liberal and African-American commentators called a…

Obama: ‘Thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on Big Bird’

President Barack Obama on Thursday stood up for Sesame Street character Big Bird after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to end funding for public broadcasting. “I would stop the subsidy to PBS,” Romney told debate moderator Jim Lehrer on Wednesday. “I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually…

Soledad O’Brien’s son ‘devastated’ over Romney plan to ‘kill’ Big Bird

CNN host Soledad O’Brien says that her son was “devastated” after Wednesday night’s presidential debate because he believed that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney wanted to kill Sesame Street character Big Bird. “I would stop the subsidy to PBS,” Romney told debate moderator Jim Lehrer. “I like PBS. I love Big…

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