Christie told Romney he wasn’t going to back anyone in the near future. It’s too soon, he said, I’m not ready. (What Christie thought was less diplomatic: This guy will be delighted with my endorsement whenever I decide to make it.) He also told Romney something else — that until Christie made up his mind, he wanted none of the candidates, including Mitt, to raise money in New Jersey.
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Double Down: Game Change 2012 (2013)
Christie: “Stay outta Jersey.” Gangsta shit.
I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag. Now what are you going to do?
All of the new Oklahoma laws aimed at limiting abortion and contraception are great for the Republican family that lives in a gingerbread house with a two-car garage, two planned kids and a dog. In the real world, they are less than perfect.
Doug Cox, “The GOP and abortion legislation,” The Oklahoman, May 29, 2013
There’s a way this kind of rhetoric can become real strawmanny, but Cox is an Oklahoma Republican state representative and he really puts his finger on the logic of conservative politics: it’s great for your gingerbread family. The corollary is that if you’re not a part of the gingerbread family, it’s your own fault and you shouldn’t expect encouragement or sympathy.
Anonymous asked: What other tumblrs would you recommend to people who are big fans of your own tumblrs fantastic meditations on politics and pop culture?
This is kinda tough to answer; do you like me stanning over Taylor or stanning over Kendrick? Do you like me throwing shade at libertarianism or shaking my head at National Journal columnists who think making up cute names for cultural stereotypes is the same as serious political analysis? Anon, how am I to know what you might like?
I do like these people:
I like plenty of other people, too! No shots at anyone I didn’t mention. I’m not T.I.
Jeez, I feel like I’ve made a best friends list and it’s about to be passed round the primary school playground.
- Pilot! I really did mean to mention Pilot as well. Pilot is great.