11 Reasons That Debate Was a Good Laugh

By Jami Smith

Originally published on Advocate.com October 04 2012 12:39 AM ET

Liberals on MSNBC were mired in either a state of depression or revulsion after President Obama's sometimes passive debate performance.

But on the @gaysayer comedy feed (which you should follow for live tweets from these debates), our comedians were more amused than angry. Here are 11 of the best reasons for Chris Matthews to let out a big LOL.

 

"I love Big Birds. I just flipped one to 47% of you."

— Jami Smith (@jamismithcomic) October 4, 2012

 

Romney: "I disagree with your decision to marry Michelle. On Day One, I'll reverse it." #debate

— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) October 4, 2012

 

"Fuck this I'm going to dinner by myself." -Michelle Obama

— Bob Powers (@bobpowers1) October 4, 2012

 

Romney was fascinated with the coin toss because it's been a long time since he's seen a coin up close. #MockTheVote

— Erik Shmerik (@evilmonkeymt) October 4, 2012

 

"Let me just finish ---" #whyidontdatemen #debates

— Lianna Carrera (@LiannaC) October 4, 2012

 

Jim Leher: Both of you have spoken abt a lot of different things. I'm frightened & confused. My eyes have no pupils. Where am I? #debate

— Barbara Haynes (@barbhaynes) October 4, 2012

 

The reason @mittromney identifies with Big Bird is because Mitt Romney has tax returns that only he can see. #snuffleupagus #debate

— Chris Doucette (@Chris_Doucette) October 4, 2012

 

Democrats: OBAMA IS WINNING!Republicans: ROMNEY IS WINNING!Tea Party: THERE'S A MORMON AND A MUSLIM ON TV!!

— Not a Real Hooker (@WordsOfaHooker) October 4, 2012

 

"I apologize for saying 'poor kids'.I meant 'ragamuffins.' Or 'guttersnipes.' Or perhaps 'urchins.' Adorable urchins." #debate

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012

 

Some good points from Romney but I disagree that “every women of breeding age should have a mini-prison built around her uterus.”

— rob delaney (@robdelaney) October 4, 2012

 

Romney's crush list: Coal, Green Energy, Dead-eyed blond women, golden tablets. #debate2012

— Guy Branum (@guybranum) October 4, 2012