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2012-12-31 12:57:37 PM  
 Following up the other subtab contests from earlier today, here are the top-voted headlines from the Poltics tab. You know the drill, vote for your favorites.
 
2012-12-31 01:00:14 PM  
Herman Cain suspends campaign to spend more time with your wife

http://www.fark.com/comments/6785074
 
2012-12-31 01:00:39 PM  
Dan Quayle endorses Mitt Romneye

http://www.fark.com/comments/6789995
 
2012-12-31 01:00:58 PM  
French, Americans, Germans and Saudis now allied against Iran, but will have to come up with a less-awkward acronym before the bombings begin

http://www.fark.com/comments/6834885
 
2012-12-31 01:01:14 PM  
Meghan McCain blasts Santorum. Well, I guess we all know now what she was doing earlier

http://www.fark.com/comments/6863785
 
2012-12-31 01:01:49 PM  
Gabrielle Giffords needs Congress like she needs a

http://www.fark.com/comments/6895367
 
2012-12-31 01:03:12 PM  
After yesterday's razor-thin victories in Mississippi and Alabama, Santorum continues to win the battles and lose the war. Which when you think about it, is a fairly common Southern strategy

http://www.fark.com/comments/6993729
 
2012-12-31 01:03:39 PM  
Arizona GOP legislator says women should have to watch an abortion before having one, though the state doesn't currently have the funds to buy that many "According to Jim" DVDs

http://www.fark.com/comments/7006697
 
2012-12-31 01:04:13 PM  
Romney offering "preferred status" to Inauguration for donors who cough up $50,000. Still unsure where the party tent will be set up to get a good view of Obama's swearing in, though

http://www.fark.com/comments/7052389
 
2012-12-31 01:04:37 PM  
Arizona Sec of State to Hawaii "Can you prove Obama was really born in your state?" Hawaii "Can you prove you are really Secretary of State?"

http://www.fark.com/comments/7113747
 
2012-12-31 01:08:48 PM  
The Obama administration is working to arm Syrian opposition fighters. Mitt Romney disagrees with this approach and thinks we should arm Syrian opposition fighters

http://www.fark.com/comments/7132414
 
2012-12-31 01:09:08 PM  
Republican spokesman who suggested throwing acid at female Democrats steps down. Guess it didn't go well with the base

http://www.fark.com/comments/7143402
 
2012-12-31 01:09:27 PM  
Romney says "Without me, the US will become like Europe", invoking fear of 6.8% unemployment, a budget deficit of 1% GDP, and universal medical care

http://www.fark.com/comments/7167621
 
2012-12-31 01:09:50 PM  
Romney describes lemonade: "Lemon. Wet. Good." The Onion: "Oh COME ON"

http://www.fark.com/comments/7198194
 
2012-12-31 01:10:07 PM  
Jenna Jameson endorses Mitt Romney for President, further cementing her reputation as someone who enjoys getting f*cked

http://www.fark.com/comments/7248246
 
2012-12-31 01:10:36 PM  
Gov. Nikki Haley: "Our health care system remains broken despite Obamacare spending almost $6 billion next year in South Carolina." What do we want? TIME TRAVEL. When do we want it? IRRELEVANT

http://www.fark.com/comments/7295912
 
2012-12-31 01:10:57 PM  
Dammit Fox News, how could you have a list of the unhealthiest Presidents and not include William Howard Taft? He weighed 325 pounds. He got stuck in the White House bath tub. Teddy Roosevelt tried to hunt him for sport

http://www.fark.com/comments/7301904
 
2012-12-31 01:11:19 PM  
Bill Clinton doesn't have interns anymore, so he nailed his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention instead

http://www.fark.com/comments/7310811
 
2012-12-31 01:11:41 PM  
This November, a pro-gay marriage amendment may win a statewide vote for the first time, but let's not start sucking each other's dicks just yet

http://www.fark.com/comments/7341547
 
2012-12-31 01:12:02 PM  
Tomorrow's debate will feature two candidates with wildly opposite takes on every issue. Oh, and the President will be there, too

http://www.fark.com/comments/7359754
 
2012-12-31 01:12:20 PM  
Obama to have Mitt Romney for lunch. This is not a repeat from November 6

http://www.fark.com/comments/7457114
 
2012-12-31 01:15:32 PM  
A few extra headlines that I liked that didn't quite make the cut but deserve some love:

Callista Gingrich makes rare campaign remarks. And I quote: "ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"
http://www.fark.com/comments/6848218

Rick Perry loses Iowa contest, loses New Hampshire contest, and...uh will forget the third contest
http://www.fark.com/comments/6889087

Arizona court forces potential candidate off of city council ballot because her English isn't good enough, setting a dangerous precedent that may leave the entirety of the south ungoverned
http://www.fark.com/comments/6931346

Romney: any focus on the massive wealth gap is just "envy." He then proceeded to consume a kilo of beluga caviar in front of a homeless man, pausing to burble, "Ugh. I don't know if I can finish this"
http://www.fark.com/comments/6875402

At campaign rally, Ron Paul denounces Woodrow Wilson, who he ran against several elections back
http://www.fark.com/comments/6953846

Wingnuts: we don't need a protocol droid. Romney: Sir, I've also been programmed for over thirty secondary functions. Wingnuts: What we really need is a droid that understands wharrgarbl. Romney: It's like a second language for me
http://www.fark.com/comments/6933740

Obama's 2005 Chrysler fails to sell on eBay. Buyers afraid that the car would start slowly, always pull to the left
http://www.fark.com/comments/6922281

Congressman apologizes for his "joke" about gunning down a few Senators to break the gridlock in Washington. Besides, Robert's Rules of Order specifically forbids murder of a legislator without a proper Motion to Recommit
http://www.fark.com/comments/6964705

Ron Paul says he and his supporters are "nibbling at the heels" of Mitt Romney, making Romney the first candidate in US history to be in danger of being nibbled to death by dicks
http://www.fark.com/comments/6876434

Joe Lieberman plans to call hearings on Secret Service prostitution scandal. Hearings to be aired on C-SPAN, Cinemax
http://www.fark.com/comments/7064266

Members of Congress now have the vocabulary of 10th-graders, down a grade from five years ago, and before that Daniel Patrick Moynihan kept throwing off the curve
http://www.fark.com/comments/7117765

Mitt Romney runs winPrimary(String location) function on "Maryland", "Wisconsin", and "District of Columbia", making boolean assuredVictory = true
http://www.fark.com/comments/7032136

Hot, black, GOP Lieutenant Governor of Florida caught in lesbian affair with Puerto Rican aide. Angry Republicans pound fist on table with one hand
http://www.fark.com/comments/7210834

Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter to end write-in campaign for 6th term, return to Victorian novel from whence he came
http://www.fark.com/comments/7140880

Nancy Pelosi says she saw ghosts in the White House. In response, White House has removed all mirrors from any room Nancy Pelosi visits
http://www.fark.com/comments/7259230

The Obama campaign does not seem to be bothered by the fact that it spent more than it raised in June, calls it "practice"
http://www.fark.com/comments/7227832

Weather Underground predicts that a hurricane might strike during the Republican convention. But should we really trust a site run by Bill Ayers?
http://www.fark.com/comments/7277416

Caroline Kennedy campaigns for Obama in an effort to show that guano psychosis is bipartisan
http://www.fark.com/comments/7186352

Still no answers in the arsenic poisoning death of coroner's technician linked to Andrew Breitbart's death. THAT'S JUST WHAT YOU'D EXPECT THEM TO SAY
http://www.fark.com/comments/7461693

55% of doctors say they would vote for Romney if the election was today. Apparently, the Hippocratic Oath obligates them to help anyone on life support
http://www.fark.com/comments/7363041

Timothy Geithner advocates lifting the debt limit to infinity. Congress immediately springs into action, begins researching how to overspend it
http://www.fark.com/comments/7445352

Hurricane Sandy forces unexpected New Jersey tax hikes. Governor Christie promptly moves to have Sandy officially registered as a Democrat
http://www.fark.com/comments/7435211

Election campaign ends with chess match. Romney's next move is an en peasant
http://www.fark.com/comments/7413859
 
2012-12-31 01:20:24 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Gabrielle Giffords needs Congress like she needs a

http://www.fark.com/comments/6895367


That's horrible. I am a lesser person for having been amused by that one.
 
2012-12-31 01:35:14 PM  
Too bad the gay marriage one contains a somewhat obscure reference to an awesome movie.
 
2012-12-31 01:59:28 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Romney describes lemonade: "Lemon. Wet. Good." The Onion: "Oh COME ON"

http://www.fark.com/comments/7198194


THIS one made me laugh like a goon!
 
2012-12-31 02:35:00 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Headline of the Year candidate: Romney describes lemonade: "Lemon. Wet. Good." The Onion: "Oh COME ON"

http://www.fark.com/comments/7198194

THIS one made me laugh like a goon!


That.
 
2012-12-31 03:04:41 PM  
Not as many good choices in the politics tab. Who'd have guessed? I don like the Herman Cain and Giffords ones though.
 
2012-12-31 03:13:11 PM  
The best politics headline is not even on here

"Netanyahu is expected to publicly harden his line against Iran during a meeting with Barack Obama." ( •_•)⌐■-■ Well, that might stiffen into into a.... (⌐■_■) sticky situation

http://www.fark.com/comments/6974392
 
2012-12-31 03:28:11 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: Arizona GOP legislator says women should have to watch an abortion before having one, though the state doesn't currently have the funds to buy that many "According to Jim" DVDs

http://www.fark.com/comments/7006697


This is the sickest burn ever.
 
2012-12-31 04:40:15 PM  

Headline of the Year candidate: French, Americans, Germans and Saudis now allied against Iran, but will have to come up with a less-awkward acronym before the bombings begin

http://www.fark.com/comments/6834885


not mine, but i'm happy to see that headlines from the end of december 2011 still got remembered.

/mine is Obama having Romney for Lunch, which needs moar votes.
 
2012-12-31 04:43:12 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Too bad the gay marriage one contains a somewhat obscure reference to an awesome movie.


Yeah I don't get that one, mind letting me in on the joke?
 
2012-12-31 05:31:53 PM  
"Tomorrow's debate will feature two candidates with wildly opposite takes on every issue. Oh, and the President will be there, too"

I was off the grid for the holidays with travel and all, but I really didn't recognize that this was one of my headlines!  Woot!

/can haz more votes please?
//please??
 
2012-12-31 05:43:07 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Britney Spear's Speculum: Too bad the gay marriage one contains a somewhat obscure reference to an awesome movie.

Yeah I don't get that one, mind letting me in on the joke?


Pulp Fiction
 
2012-12-31 06:06:19 PM  
test
 
2012-12-31 08:04:45 PM  

Unfreakable: Wingnuts: we don't need a protocol droid. Romney: Sir, I've also been programmed for over thirty secondary functions. Wingnuts: What we really need is a droid that understands wharrgarbl. Romney: It's like a second language for me
http://www.fark.com/comments/6933740


This is the best, but unfortunately not up for voting.
 
2013-01-01 06:32:34 AM  
I think I deserve an honorable mention:

Obama signs Boehner's extension
http://www.fark.com/comments/6841965
 
2013-01-02 05:29:15 PM  

Sargun: Headline of the Year candidate: Arizona GOP legislator says women should have to watch an abortion before having one, though the state doesn't currently have the funds to buy that many "According to Jim" DVDs

http://www.fark.com/comments/7006697

This is the sickest burn ever.


Gracias.
 
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