Say What Now of the Day

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Say What Now of the Day
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken), scion of presidential hopeful and idealistic college student darling, Ron Paul, was quoted as saying that he didn't think President Obama's views on same-sex marriage "could get any gayer."

Paul said this during an event sponsored by Iowa's Faith and Freedom Collation to laughs, because nothing says "freedom" in America than to smack talk someone's opinion about gay marriage.

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Mitt Romney's Hypocritical Words of the Day

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Mitt Romney's Hypocritical Words of the Day
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Yesterday, Mitt Romney spoke at the Christian college, Liberty University, where he tried breaking through his Mormon image to become the Evangelical Christian candidate to beat. Pandering to the crowd, he made a couple interesting statements about gay marriage and the state of Christian values in America. To wit:

Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.

But in the same speech, Romney also said:

Whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.

Of course the "persecuted" in question, sadly, does not include same-sex couples who were denied legal unions in North Carolina, but rather the downtrodden wealthy white males who bully and assault gay teens.

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Golden Girl Presidential Endorsement of the Day

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Golden Girl Presidential Endorsement of the Day
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Betty White got a nice little tribute from President Obama for her 90th birthday, so it's no surprise that she's publicly endorsing him, though it's hard to think that America's Sweetheart (other than Justin Bieber) would give her vote to a guy whose name is the same as a baseball glove. Hopefully, this isn't just some well-orchestrated joke for her prank show.

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Russell Brand in Court of the Day

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Russell Brand's, um, brand of comedy isn't everyone's cup of tea, but, if anything, he's pretty good at being on his toes when it comes to making light of a dull situation. As such, when Brand was testifying about the UK's drug policy to Parliament, he made quite the show out of it, which also happened to be better than his stand-up.

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Libertarian Presidential Nominee of the Day

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Libertarian Presidential Nominee of the Day
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Former New Mexico governor, Gary Johnson, is rocking his way to the White House on the Libertarian ticket. Johnson announced his intention to run under the GOP banner last December, but has been crushed under the infighting between Romney, Gingrich, and Rick Perry. This weekend, during the Libertarian National Convention in Las Vegas, Johnson made his debut as the party's nominee. Johnson has yet to comment on whether he'll bring on the world's most famous Libertarian as his running mate, Ron Swanson.

Awesome Vice President of the Day

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Vice President Joe Biden may be a public grump who bares a resemblance to wrestler Bob Holly, but he certainly isn't afraid to speak his mind. As is the case this morning, while Biden was on Meet the Press, he made some pretty strong comments regarding marriage equality:

I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights.

Biden even further articulated a thought that will hopefully put less-than-gay-friendly bros (see: Rick Perry) to shame

Who do you love? Who do you love and will you be loyal to the person you love? And that's what people are finding out what all marriages at their root are about. Whether they are marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals.

While President Obama has come out in support of civil unions, Biden is the highest ranking official to endorse marriage equality.

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Presidential Rally of the Day

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Presidential Rally of the Day
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In his first two official rallies yesterday, President Obama stopped in Columbus, OH and Richmond, VA to discuss what he hopes to accomplish if he's reelected for a second term, as well as highlighting his accomplishments in revitalizing the American auto industry and ending the war in Iraq. Unlike Romney's comments about "borrowing money from your parents," Obama continued to discuss the realities of a crumbling middle class: "This is a make or break moment for the middle class, and we can't turn back now."

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