From the best political bits on late night to a few unintentionally hilarious moments from the politicians themselves, 2012 was a great year to laugh at politics in America.
One of the strangest memes to come out of the Republican Party in recent months has been their critique of Obama supporters as people who just want stuff. This is an extraordinarily bizarre view of politics which lends itself to criticism in many different ways.
Though I can't speak for the other guys he claimed to be our allies in the war on Christmas, I'm going to explain to Bill why gays aren't at war with the holiday season at all. In fact, I'm about to tell him how gays make the holiday season better.
What is truly amazing about "The Factor" and the WWE is their ability to bring their illusions close enough to reality so that millions of Americans find each show entertaining enough to suspend belief for one or two hours.
Bill O'Reilly believes that "traditional" America is dead. Maybe he's right. Maybe the positions taken by Obama supporters this election season aren't "traditional positions." But here's a question, Bill: Just how far back do you want to set the clock to "traditional" America?
Bill O'Reilly doesn't get "Gangnam Style." And who did O'Reilly think could help him understand? Why, the courageous, renegade, maverick psychiatrist on the Fox News Medical A-Team, Keith Ablow.
We now live in a changing world, one where a pudgy Korean guy can be an American and global phenomenon and James Bond isn't just the coolest man in the world, he's also one of the hottest.
Well, today she watched the incredible new documentary film Chasing Ice and left the theater determined to educate all of her friends (whom she had convinced that global warming was fake) about the reality of climate change. Have you seen Chasing Ice yet?
What exactly is wrong with a diminishing white establishment? Apparently, being a minority is just fine with Mr. O'Reilly as long as he isn't one.
The whole election was about free stuff versus closet space. And car elevators. Romney promised car elevators to everyone needing one. Since Obama won I can hardly wait to get my free stuff.
The notion that American poverty now needs to be viewed primarily in relation to poverty elsewhere, or else the quality of life in the U.S. a hundred years ago, is silly. It ignores the reality of poverty in the United States.
Those are conspicuous handcuffs the GOP is wearing: Fox News has hijacked the party's communications apparatus and is pushing the type of paranoid, blame-the-voter rhetoric that loses elections, and the type of rhetoric Romney's now being blamed for.
As media coverage of Mitt Romney's remarks about women and people of color getting "gifts" to vote Obama washed over media, I had one thought: I wish...
Of all the many grasping theorists, Bill O'Reilly jumped out early, trying to sound important, profound. Instead, he sounded like Mitt Romney when Mr. Romney didn't think he was being recorded.
There are many problems with O'Reilly's argument but none is more fundamental than his assertion that past majorities of Americans (as a group, as white as the folks at a Republican convention) were not interested in "stuff from the government."
The outcome of the 2012 presidential was not a fait accompli, as many are now arguing -- not by a long shot. This election could have gone either way. Anyone who thinks the Obama victory was inevitable or predetermined is in a worse state of denial than the hucksters at Fox News.