misc: 2012 election

These are Donald Trump’s tweets from the 2012 election, during a brief point where it looked like Romney was carrying the popular vote (before the west coast was counted). If you read them without that context, it looks like he’s admitting his own failure now, encouraging people to deny his inauguration.

It’s worth posting just for that, never mind his hypocrisy on display.

Do I expect Trump to feel any dissonance between his accepting victory now and his calls for revolution because he (wrongly, oh so wrongly) thought Romney won the popular vote in 2012?

Of course not, what a stupid question.

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As promised, here’s some more work left over from the past election season.

The first is “Tools with Tools,” a piece done in India ink and gouache circa  Oct. 2012. I believe this was directly after the first debate, when it looked like Romney had Obama locked in a corner. Obviously, that changed.

Afterward are some studies of old Mitt. I found he was surprisingly difficult to caricature.

And finally, like all rancid food, Mittens is tossed aside for collection.

Chuck Asay sure does love the ‘Ant and Grasshopper’ parable. It lets him call large swathes of people lazy moochers without actually calling them 'lazy.’

Though this cartoon actually does work. The ants are rich, white heterosexuals and the grasshoppers and bees and whatever other insects are in the background make up the diverse coalition that reelected Barack Obama and will continue to make up a larger and larger portion of America. As Republicans and Fox News ignore them, they ensure their own losses in future elections.

Also: Obama’s supporters actually liked him and reveled in his success, while Romney’s supporters were dour and subdued. Clear difference in voter enthusiasm.

It’s not that our message — we think abortion is wrong, we think same-sex marriage is wrong — didn’t get out. It did get out. It’s that the entire moral landscape has changed. An increasingly secularized America understands our positions, and has rejected them.
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R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Yes, Mr. Mohler.  And we thank you for making your issues so abundantly clear.  It helped us know exactly what we were rejecting and why we were rejecting it with much greater clarity.

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