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Election 2012: The Night In Tweets

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You almost have to feel sorry for them. Almost.

Twitter can be an easy service to look down upon, or overlook entirely, thanks to the many excesses of its userbase. Endless trending hashtags about Justin Bieber and One Direction, the stereotypical tweets about food or bowel movements, etc. Appreciating it can be difficult sometimes.

This is especially unfortunate because a lot of very funny and insightful people are on Twitter and nothing brings out the best in them quite like an American election.

So feast upon these, the best tweets I personally observed during last night’s battle for the White House. And for dessert we have the opposite form of Twitter comedy, a slice of digital schadenfreude: the rapid decline of Donald Trump’s mental state. You can find that on Page 2.

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election 2012 tweets

election 2012 tweets

election 2012 tweets

More Anti-Endorsements: Mr. Burns For Mitt Romney

Move over, Joss Whedon! Who better to stand in Mitt Romney’s corner than Mr. Burns, Springfield’s highest profile 1%er?

Sadly, Springfield’s other visible Republican figures – Rich Texan, Count Dracula, Krusty, the blue-haired lawyer, among others – were not available for comment. But hey, it’s nice to know that they’re still in the same digs.

Say what you want about The Simpsons these last ten years or so versus the golden age that was its earlier seasons, it makes me happy that they’re still capable of biting this hard, and with exactly the right timing. The election is just a few days away, y’know.

Source: Warming Glow.

Joss Whedon. Mitt Romney. Zombies.

In this quick little video taken straight from Joss Whedon’s lovely kitchen, the Avengers director and Buffy scribe has managed to stumble upon the one voting bloc in America crazy enough to vote for Mitt Romney: zombie apocalypse survivalists.

I can see the attack ads now: “Barack Obama says he’ll chase down the terrorists wherever they are, but is he weak on the walking dead? Vote Romney.”

Coincidentally, most of Romney’s supporters could be old enough to actually be undead, or rich enough to be a Count of some kind. They certainly have the right deathly pallor going on.

Source: Facebook.

Republicans Frown Upon State Senate Candidate’s World Of Warcraft Character

With the 2012 election cycle in full swing it can be easy to forget about the smaller races, such as those going on for the state senates. Of course, most of those clashes would be pretty forgettable anyway even without a major political confrontation brewing on the national stage. This is boring, boring stuff at the best of times, which means we’re overdue for one side to do something really stupid.

Such as this attack flyer recently mailed-out by the GOP in Maine against Democratic candidate Colleen Lachowicz. Platform? Issues? Values? Nah! Naturally, they go after her tweets. About her World of Warcraft character. Obviously.

I swear on my pretty floral bonnet that this is the real, undoctored image. You can also find it on the Maine GOP’s website if you’re still doubtful.

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That is not what “DPS” means. But nevermind that.

Memo to the GOP: People play games sometimes. It’s a perfectly normal pastime for a grown adult to have in this, the 21st century. Being able to distinguish reality from fantasy is something everyone learns to do, usually before they learn their times tables, and certainly long before running for political office. Going after someone for their Warcraft hobby would be akin to politicians in the 80s and 90s attacking each other over their favourite television shows, or their musical tastes in the 70s.

The smell of desperation here is more likely to earn eyerolls than votes, but hey, if that’s how the GOP in Maine want to play it, then I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours. I’m sure the thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours they spend on the putting green is all well spent and completely in-line with the lives of their constituents.

On the other hand, maybe Republicans do play World of Warcraft; they just all roll Alliance characters and this is the inevitable result of those battles spilling out into the real world. Or, it’s a predictable anti-Horde, anti-Orc sentiment. Racists.

Source: arstechnica / Image: Elsinne’s Blog