Hashtag time: What are some common things Democrats promise for votes?


Democrats promise tons of goodies when running for office.

#ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes anything to get a vote

— Trey (@Earendil82) June 23, 2012



Other people's stuff #ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes

— DANEgerus (@DANEgerus) June 23, 2012


#ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes U.S. citizenship.

— Slam Joe (@slamjoe__) June 23, 2012

#ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes A Nobel Prize and a war, but you get to pick the sequence.

— 'Teahadist' h/t@DMat (@smitty_one_each) June 23, 2012

#ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes rent free home in Zucotti Park

— Tiffiny Ruegner (@therightmixx) June 23, 2012

While there are many broken promises, here are some things the Dems deliver on.

#thingsdemocratspromiseforvotes unlimited spending without even passing a budget

— Charlie (@charliemax) June 23, 2012


#ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes Free guns for Mexican Citizen #tcot #fastandfurious

— DanStlMo (@DanStlMo) June 23, 2012

A Nanny State #ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes

— Melissa (@1crazystlgal) June 23, 2012

To make the IRS even more abusive. #ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) June 23, 2012

Death panels. #ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes

— Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) June 23, 2012

#ThingsDemocratsPromiseForVotes to give Mexican druglords more guns #fastandfurious

— NoLibiots (@NoTransparency) June 23, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/23/what-are-some-of-the-most-common-thingsdemocratspromiseforvotes/

Ace, Twitter call out the unbearable whiteness of being Obama’s campaign headquarters


Oh, snap. But seriously; take a gander at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago.

It's “Game On” In Chicago: The first @buzzfeedben @mmhastings @zekejmiller triple-byline http://t.co/22F2gDtR

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 9, 2012

Via barackobama.com

via barackobama.com

What diversity! It’s almost as diverse as the MSNBC masthead.

@AceofSpadesHQ has a field day, and rightly so.

A Blizzard of Obama staffers? A pale of Obama Staffers?

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) April 9, 2012

Bear in mind the liberal media has made hay time and time again about the whiteness of the tea party.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) April 9, 2012

And yet everytime I see liberals on a media staff or at a convention, I think I'm looking at a Freikorps Mixer

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) April 9, 2012

Alternate picture captions: "Obama's campaign staff greets the news that they're opening a Crate & Barrel in Middletown, Connecticut"

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) April 9, 2012

More tweeps cleverly weigh in.

@AceofSpadesHQ @buzzfeedben Actually, I think that was the Parent Day at Lil' Ayrans Pre-K.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 9, 2012

@AceofSpadesHQ It's like Obama was created in a lab to appeal to upper middle-class whites.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) April 9, 2012

@AceofSpadesHQ Obama: my son would look like Trayvon, and I wouldn't hire him at Chicago Campaign HQ

— YoungMizzy (@MizzedOut) April 9, 2012

@AceofSpadesHQ a croquet of Obama staffers

— Brandt (@UrbanAchievr) April 9, 2012

Huh. Thought it was the Tea Party that is lacking diversity and inclusiveness? Looks like President Obama is bitterly clinging to his all-white campaign staff. Maybe his new slogan should be Hope and Vanilla, baby.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/09/ace-twitter-call-out-the-unbearable-whiteness-of-being-obamas-campaign-headquarters/

Hickenlooper: Shooting of Colo. prisons director an ‘act of intimidation’


Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was shot to death at his home Tuesday night.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Tom Clements, the executive director of the DOC who was killed in his home last night.

— Colorado House GOP (@COHouseGOP) March 20, 2013

Speaking at a press conference this morning, Gov. Hickenlooper called the murder an “act of intimidation.”

Says he doesn’t know if it was an act of retaliation, but says it could bean act of intimidation. Says the cabinet will go on w/its work.

— KKTV 11 News (@kktv11news) March 20, 2013

Gov. Hickenlooper calls #ClementsMurder an “act of intimidation,” says he plans to go ahead signing #GunControl bills today.

— Brandon Rittiman (@BrandonRittiman) March 20, 2013

TheDenverChannel.com reports that the shooter is still on the loose and authorities are investigating. No motive has been mentioned and in published reports, authorities do not give any indication that the shooting was an “act of intimidation.”

Hickenlooper reportedly said that “we don’t know enough” about the killing at this point in the investigation and the motive is unclear.

WATCH LIVE: Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper says “we don’t know enough” after corrections dir. killed on9news.tv/13bEtsy – @9news

— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) March 20, 2013

Hickenlooper: Says he can’t answer about the investigation, doesn’t know enough.

— KKTV 11 News (@kktv11news) March 20, 2013

He doesn’t know enough, but he can suggest that this was an “act of intimidation”? Best to not worry about details like that. Time to go ahead and sign that anti-gun legislation. Forward!

Hickenlooper: “We will continue to move this state forward.”Says that what Clements would want.

— KKTV 11 News (@kktv11news) March 20, 2013

Gov. Hickenlooper has signed the gun bill which violates the US constitution. I hope this guy knows he will lose his next election. #tcot

— Zakery daniel (@ConservativeZak) March 20, 2013

Gov. Hickenlooper has signed mag limits, expanded background checks, new fees on checks. #coleg twitter.com/IvanJourno/sta…

— Ivan Moreno (@IvanJourno) March 20, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/20/gov-hickenlooper-shooting-of-colo-prison-system-director-an-act-of-intimidation-but-motive-unclear/

‘I didn’t know’: Tiger Woods takes to Twitter to speak out on rule violation and penalty; Update: Canseco chimes in


As Twitchy reported earlier, the Twitterverse was buzzing about Tiger Woods Saturday morning. Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty, but was not disqualified for his drop at hole 15 at the Masters on Friday.

Woods took to Twitter to explain his take on what happened.

I didn’t know I had taken an incorrect drop prior to signing my scorecard. Subsequently, I met with the Masters Committee Saturday morning..

— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 13, 2013

and was advised they had reviewed the incident prior to the completion of my round. Their initial determination…

— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 13, 2013

was that there was no violation, butthey had additional concerns based on my post-round interview. After discussing the situation…

— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 13, 2013

…with them this morning, I was assessed a two-shot penalty. I understand and accept the penalty and respect the Committees’ decision.

— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 13, 2013


Twitchy readers weigh in:

Tiger Woods cribs from Steve Martin: “I forgot.”j-walkblog.com/index.php?/web…@twitchyteam

— Razor (@hale_razor) April 13, 2013

@twitchyteam complicated, extraneous, excessive rules. Kinda sounds like #TaxLaw.

— Jason(@Veritas1977) April 13, 2013

Here’s the statement from Fred Ridley,  Augusta’s competition committee chairman.

Statement from Augusta National rules committee on Tiger Woods matter: ow.ly/k28AR

— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 13, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, the Rules Committee was made aware of a possible Rules violation that involved a drop by Tiger Woods at the 15th hole.

In preparation for his fifth shot, the player dropped his ball in close proximity to where he had played his third shot in apparent conformance with Rule 26. After being prompted by a television viewer, the Rules Committee reviewed a video of the shot while he was playing the 18th hole. At that moment and based on that evidence, the Committee determined he had complied with the Rules.

After he signed his scorecard, and in a television interview subsequent to the round, the player stated that he played further from the point than where he had played his third shot. Such action would constitute playing from the wrong place.

The subsequent information provided by the player’s interview after he had completed play warranted further review and discussion with him this morning. After meeting with the player, it was determined that he had violated Rule 26, and he was assessed a two-stroke penalty. The penalty of disqualification was waived by the Committee under Rule 33 as the Committee had previously reviewed the information and made its initial determination prior to the finish of the player’s round.

But do we really want to hear from Tiger and the rules committee? Or do we want to hear from José Canseco?

85% of all golfers are taking illegal drops. hug for u tiger @tigerwoods

— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 13, 2013

There it is.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/13/i-didnt-know-tiger-woods-takes-to-twitter-to-speak-out-on-rule-violation-and-penalty/