Skip to main content

Who knows why he did it? Zinger? Ad lib? Piss off Jim Lehrer?

Doesn't matter. Mitt Romney's little toss-off has ignited a serious firestorm among America's most-scrutinized consumers, little giants among meme-movers: the rug rats. If you think preschoolers don't have an outsized influence on their parents' choices, well, you've never seen them in action.

What's more delicious, congressional Republicans couldn't help bragging about how they've been trying to kill Big Bird for years.

Santorum's serving suggestion was pure lagniappe.

I imagine there are those who think (or hope) the giant avian "trend" is last week's news, that the Republican's fatwa on felt has blown over.

They need to get out more, meet a few five-year-olds. . .



As always, a direct link is provided for those having trouble seeing embeds.

Originally posted to Crashing Vor on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 05:03 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Thor Heyerdahl, Kitty, Jeff in CA, Angie in WA State, Mimikatz, Sylv, jo fish, dwellscho, Bill in Portland Maine, hannah, filkertom, murphy, abarefootboy, Powered Grace, Dave the Wave, emal, Sherri in TX, LynChi, Wintermute, mlharges, SanJoseLady, DCDemocrat, Stein, willyr, polecat, MarkInSanFran, Creosote, eyeswideopen, Delilah, bronte17, indybend, cyberKosFan, Wee Mama, nyceve, djMikulec, Loquatrix, KMc, Pithy Cherub, Dhavo, ivote2004, limae, jennifree2bme, poe, fumie, Glinda, kitebro, navajo, Cedwyn, lirtydies, high uintas, aitchdee, Texknight, Getreal1246, psnyder, emmasnacker, TexDem, figbash, CitizenOfEarth, ranger995, kj in missouri, Damnit Janet, dwahzon, 42, kalmoth, 313to212, Brian82, MeToo, Diana in NoVa, WisVoter, tomjones, Emmy, furi kuri, boran2, Ohkwai, gnutpnut, maybeeso in michigan, bloomer 101, historys mysteries, radarlady, boji, blueyedace2, LarisaW, Tonedevil, PBen, KnotIookin, kitchen sink think tank, dewtx, Mahler3, stagemom, Dobber, Gary Norton, Beetwasher, LNK, SaraBeth, Pam from Calif, jimstaro, where4art, aaraujo, markdd, sunbro, Savvy813, WisePiper, Thursday Next, FindingMyVoice, daddybunny, WayBeyondSoccerMom, Land of Enchantment, xaxnar, Mother Mags, RodSerling, BachFan, Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, 417els, BlueInARedState, hungrycoyote, seefleur, kestrel9000, KenBee, raincrow, luckydog, SherriG, jguzman17, 4Freedom, Libby Shaw, bleeding heart, Zwoof, justiceputnam, llbear, engine17, thenekkidtruth, CA Nana, doingbusinessas, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, SD Goat, Statusquomustgo, RickBoston, Friend of the court, 73rd virgin, NonnyO, Tamar, Sapere aude, phonegery, Donkey Underpants, dotsright, Cronesense, Loudoun County Dem, Dartagnan, ColoTim, gloriana, Positronicus, glescagal, Blue Waters Run Deep, Zappa Fan, deepeco, newpioneer, Pengu1n, davehouck, HCKAD, ubertar, cyncynical, jnhobbs, Bridge Master, gchaucer2, OIL GUY, uciguy30, BasharH, Empower Ink, VA Breeze, JDWolverton, jwinIL14, MKinTN, JaxDem, GAS, Cordwainer, Sixty Something, Youffraita, cindymutti, Involuntary Exile, elwior, alasmoses, jamess, mikeconwell, Lujane, pamelabrown, hwmnbn, icebergslim, triplepoint, catly, envwq, Gemina13, luckylizard, DavidW, enufisenuf, Diogenes2008, statsone, pileta, litoralis, greengemini, hummingbird4015, ronnied, CanyonWren, Ohiodem1, dfe, DefendOurConstitution, Remediator, MKSinSA, oxfdblue, mksutherland, papahaha, kevinpdx, stevenwag, chadwick G, sfarkash, Tortmaster, rebel ga, Lefty Ladig, greenmt, BlueOak, Railfan, Amber6541, smileycreek, mamamorgaine, political junquie, Laurilei, flitedocnm, estreya, gramofsam1, Tea and Strumpets, catwho, michelewln, luvsathoroughbred, Simple, gulfgal98, samanthab, pixxer, Anne933, Puddytat, sharonsz, nawlinscate, addisnana, rja, orlbucfan, ericlewis0, Otteray Scribe, cocinero, soaglow, Wisdumb, Onomastic, annieli, Mike08, MidwestTreeHugger, mama jo, stone clearing, vahana, cv lurking gf, myadestes, Possiamo, BillyElliott, FarWestGirl, asterkitty, Nicci August, California06, deeproots, NormAl1792, princesspat, MysteriousEast, lallard, thomask, BarackStarObama, KVoimakas, tacklelady, antooo, sound of progress, poliwrangler, Caddis Fly, bluck, JenS, Cpqemp, ChiTownDenny, ParkRanger, Azazello, mikeVA, livingthedream, daysey, ridemybike, Cordyc, KiB, OldDragon, nellgwen, tb92, a2nite, Deep Texan, 2thanks, congenitalefty, Lorinda Pike, cherie clark, belinda ridgewood, reginahny, Olkate, ricklewsive, New Minas, avsp, jim in IA, Glen The Plumber, history first, Melanie in IA, ShoshannaD, Rosedale, nomandates, DamselleFly, seetreeme, ebailey, countwebb, JayRaye, SheilaKinBrooklyn, Yo Bubba, paccoli, howabout, northerntier, Icicle68, Smoh, blue91, Kay Observer2, chicklet, workingclasszero, CapitolBadger, Dog Day Afternoon, Catkin, TheDuckManCometh, El Chuco

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site