Mitt Romney may have graciously conceded the election to President Obama Tuesday night, but some conservative pundits and bloggers didn’t accept defeat quite as calmly.
Donald Trump made some of the most controversial comments of the night, calling the election a ‘total sham and a travesty’ on Twitter.
‘We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty,’ he wrote. ‘Let’s fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.’
He deleted others that called for ‘revolution,’ which he wrote when he thought Romney won the popular vote but lost the electoral college.
Rocker and Romney supporter Ted Nugent also went on a Twitter tirade.
‘Pimps whores & welfare brats & their soulless supporters hav (sic) a president to destroy America,’ he wrote. ‘Goodluk (sic) America u just voted for economic & spiritual suicide. Soulless fools.’
The New York Daily News, “Republicans React to Obama Triumph With Anger, Gloom and Calls to Fight.”
Second coming of the Tea Party, here we come!
Nothing says “us vs. them” like a little “us vs. them.”
Also, it’s always interesting to me that more people — especially in this day and age — don’t shoot more video or record more audio from behind these “closed-door” meetings. Especially since that’s (apparently) where most of the honest appraisals of the American electorate — by our candidates — take place.
While last week’s Libya response did no favors to Romney, my educated guess is that today, barring any other electoral shocks, will be seen as the day that Mitt Romney lost the presidency because this has much more of a domestic frame to it.
I’ve said this before, if Obama and the Democrats don’t take the club Romney just handed to them today and beat the living snot out of him with it…well, as Ann Coulter said, “Shut it down”
Rep. Steve King, one of the most staunchly conservative members of the House, was one of the few Republicans who did not strongly condemn Rep. Todd Akin Monday for his remarks regarding pregnancy and rape. King also signaled why — he might agree with parts of Akin’s assertion.
King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest.
“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King told KMEG-TV Monday, “and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.”
A Democratic source flagged King’s praise of Akin in the KMEG interview to TPM. But potentially more controversial for King is his suggestion that pregnancies from statutory rape or incest don’t exist or happen rarely. A 1996 review by the Guttmacher Institute found “at least half of all babies born to minor women are fathered by adult men.”
The tie between statutory rape and teen pregnancy has been the subject of ad campaigns from groups like United Way.
H.R. 3, the bill co-sponsored by King, Akin and Paul Ryan in 2011, originally called for an exemption in the federal ban on abortion funding only in the case of “forcible rape.” That language was dropped after pressure from women’s advocates and Democrats. At the time, the Republican sponsors of the legislation weren’t too interested in discussing their reasoning for the wording.
Jesus fucking Christ already. White conservative men just need to shut the fuck up.