On a radio show in North Carolina yesterday, Mitt Romney's oldest son Tagg was asked what it felt like "to hear the president of the United States call your dad a liar" during Tuesday's debate. Romney, presumably after swigging a bottle of Cutty Sark and exhaling a giant plume of smoke from a Marlboro cigarette, replied, "Jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the stage and take a swing at him." It's good to know we weren't the only ones disappointed that neither of the candidates used those designated folding chairs behind the moderator's desk.

One could argue that this is just one of those candid, endearing moments from a rambunctious Romney son, but as Ta-Nehisi Coates points out, Sean Hannity would disembowel himself with rage if a black person made the same joke about assaulting a (white) President of the United States.

Tagg Romney continued:

But you know you can't do that because, well, first because there's a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because that's the nature of the process. They're gonna try to do everything they can do to try to make my into someone he's not. We signed up for it, we've gotta try to kind of sit there and take our punches, and then send them right back the other way.

And by "punches," Romney means lies: about the deficit being doubled during the Obama administration, about the middle class paying $4,000 more in taxes under the president's plan, about his "support" of fair pay legislation for women—just look at all those punches!

[Buzzfeed]