” President Obama did something extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, in his post-election news conference Wednesday: He claimed a mandate on behalf of voters who didn’t vote.
” To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you,” the president said. “To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you, too.”
What did that mean? What did those non-voters say?
It would probably be more useful to ask what the president heard. And apparently Obama heard expressions of support from non-voters across the land.
The president explained that many more voters turned out when he was elected, and then re-elected, than in Tuesday’s midterms that left Republicans firmly in control of House and Senate. “One of the things that I’m very proud of in 2008 and 2012, when I ran for office, was we got people involved who hadn’t been involved before,” Obama said. “Part of what I also think we’ve got to look at is that two-thirds of people who were eligible to vote just didn’t vote.” “
This collection of tweets says it all , among them this one stands out …
” Hey, Obama, the two thirds who stayed home don’t like you either–you’ve alienated them from politics by betraying their hopes in you
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 6, 2014 “
New Yorkers Demonstrate A Small Measure Of Common Sense In Shunning These Two Cretins
” New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who began his campaign as a long-shot but surfed a late wave of momentum by tapping into liberal anxiety over the three-term administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overwhelmed his opponents on Tuesday to finish first in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary.
If De Blasio is forced into a runoff, he would face the second place finisher, former city comptroller Bill Thompson, the race’s lone African-American candidate.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a lesbian who would have been the city’s first female mayor, finished in a disappointing third place, her once-invincible campaign collapsing under the weight of her ties to Bloomberg.
City comptroller John Liu finished fourth, followed in a distant fifth by former Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose candidacy imploded earlier this summer after he admitted to having more lewd conversations with women he met on the Internet.
Republican Joe Lhota, the former top deputy to Rudy Giuliani, won his party’s nomination, defeating John Catsimatidis, the colorful grocery store maven who pumped millions from his personal fortune into the race.”
Paul Ryan sipped from a cup and looked like a beleaguered altar boy.
Fair or not, those were just two characterizations of Thursday’s vice presidential debate on Twitter, where a Greek chorus of jokesters kept up a witty commentary throughout the 90-minute event. As with any live TV event in the social media age, the people of Twitter let no gaffe or verbal tic go unnoticed.
Here are 25 of our favorites:
Best zingers from VP debate
Jeffrey Wisenbaugh – Biden is yelling less. I think it’s getting closer to his bed time. #sleepy #VPDebate
Ana Marie Cox – I actually happen to have “malarkey” in the drinking game! Oh geez…
Jill Morris – The VP candidates get to sit because they’re exhausted from standing up for our values. #VPDebate
Morgan Murphy – Biden’s teeth are so white they’re voting for Romney. #VPDebate
‘ Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, has been watching presidential and vice presidential debates for a long time, so that’s really saying something. Here’s his full quote:
I have to say I think I have watched almost every presidential and vice presidential debate since the first four Kennedy-Nixon debates in 1960, and thinking back over the last few minutes I don’t believe I have ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan tonight. And that’s what it was. You can talk about the smirks, the smiles, the head-shaking, the mugging. He was openly contemptuous and disrespectful.”
“Assessment — Not sure how to rate this. I wonder how Biden’s constant laughing, smirks, and bombastic language (“bunch of malarky”) played with the viewers.
Biden also talked over Ryan constantly, and the moderator often cut short Ryan’s answers. Ryan also didn’t get a chance to respond to many of Biden’s over the top comments.”
Starting off with Libya. I hope Joe tells her nobody cares about it except Romney and Ryan.
If biden laughs one more time i’m going to jump thru the tv and slap him. #Debates
ThisguyisnotreallyVPoftheUS #breath #breath
Check them all out .