March 1, 2012
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- whose views alienate both Hispanic and independent voters alike -- is probably the last person the Romney campaign wants to be associated with. But in 2008 the Sheriff was a vocal Romney surrogate, serving a chair of his Arizona campaign and hosting a conference call for the Governor on immigration.
This has to be from "Modern Family". Plus, dolphins can stampede and Ron Paul's wife is still a teenager. These and other Buzz that flew under the radar await your clicking pleasure.
Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum takes a sharp partisan line. But in 2006 when the Pennsylvania Senate candidate was in a tough reelection fight he tried to appeal to moderate voters by touting a record of working with liberal leaders Bill Clinton, Barbara Boxer, and Dick Durbin among others. He lost by 16%.
BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti, a HuffPo cofounder, recalls their brief partnership on the record for the first time. "At war with himself," but at least it paid for the remodeling of his kitchen.
Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was in for an uphill and ultimately losing battle in his reelection bid in 2006. In an effort to turn around his campaign Santorum descended into uncharted waters. Santorum attempted to link his opponent, State Treasurer Bob Casey, to a union leader who called him the "anti-Christ." The screenshot below comes from his website in October 2006.
Sometimes, once you're president, politics means doing the easy thing. The Republican National Committee is sending out this video in response to Obama's energy speech today. Going after the oil companies "may be sufficient to get us through this election, but after the election, people then are going to say, 'OK smart guy, what are we going to do about energy?'"
Rep. Steve King of Iowa says he's been carrying an acorn around in his pocket for two years because of Breitbart.
Women on birth control are sluts. Limbaugh was attacking Sandra Fluke, the law student who was denied the right to speak at the congressional hearing about contraception. Skip to the 3:00 mark for some truly terrifying insight into how he believes women should be treated.
Down by 15% in the polls in his failed reelection bid against then State Treasurer Bob Casey, the Pennslyviana Senator pulled out all the stops, and descended into negative campaigning. Santorum accused Casey of corruption, not showing up for work, and not answering any questions on the issues at all. Here's one clip in which Bob Casey hit back at Santorum on the issues.
Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney's campaign confirmed yesterday to BuzzFeed that he owns two shotguns. The admission is sure to bring up old reruns of Romney's claim he only hunted "small varmints." Here's Romney addressing the issue, albeit in a joke, in 2007: "The Easter Bunny didn't come. He heard I was packing heat"
He was a playful figure in a disruptive media age, and the immediate, overwhelming swirl of confusion, sadness, and anger around his death has been in keeping with his work.
The conservative provacateur was 43. His business partner Larry Solov reported his death on Big Government this morning and ABC News confirmed it with the L.A. Coroner's Office.
Today on Bill Simmons' podcast, Barack Obama said "I knew about Jeremy Lin before you did." Who knew our President had a hipster side?
The President dishes on break out Knicks sensation in a 25 minute interview with Bill Simmons saying he seems like a the "wonderful young man" and acknowledging he's "been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for a while."
His relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been rocky, but Israelis seem to be warming to him. At least, they prefer him to Mitt, Newt, and Rick.