Tag: Republican Crazy

Donald Trump Speaks On Abortion – And It’s Just As Bad As You Imagine

Filed in National by on March 30, 2016 46 Comments
Donald Trump Speaks On Abortion – And It’s Just As Bad As You Imagine

Via The Daily Beast: There must be “some form of punishment” for women who have abortions, Donald Trump said Wednesday afternoon Adding… “you go back to a position like they had where they would perhaps go to illegal places, but we have to ban it.” and the exact punishment would “have to be determined.” And […]

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Does Anyone Really Believe Reince Priebus Is In Control Of The Clown Car

Filed in National by on November 2, 2015 6 Comments
Does Anyone Really Believe Reince Priebus Is In Control Of The Clown Car

No way. No how.

Via TPM:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday morning said that the committee still has control over the Republican presidential debate process despite reports that the Republican campaigns want to reduce the RNC’s role.[...]

Stephanopoulos asked if the RNC expects candidates to propose changes other than demands for opening and closing statements, equal number of questions for candidates, and approval of graphics.

In response, Priebus said that the RNC won’t make changes to the debate contracts or schedules going forward.

“The ability to sanction or de-sanction a debate is with the RNC. And the candidates want that to be with the RNC because we’ve got the leverage to make that happen,” he said.

He said that he will communicate with the campaigns and “fight for what the candidates want” when they reach a consensus.

“When we started this process, we only wanted to do a few things: One, we wanted to set a reasonable calendar. We didn’t want 23 debates,” Priebus added. “We wanted some say over who the moderators were. And we did all that.”

Which is it? The RNC won’t make changes to the debate contracts or schedules, or the RNC will “fight for what the candidates want” for the debates? Or is he saying that the RNC won’t make any more changes once these yet unknown candidate conditions are implemented?

Good luck with that. This appears to be the shiny new thing in GOPland. Contest everything and whine about how everything is a plot to make you look bad. Remember the skewed polls. This is the skewed debates.

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The Benghazi Hearing Scorecard: Republicans – 0, Hillary – Gazillion

Filed in National by on October 23, 2015 71 Comments
The Benghazi Hearing Scorecard: Republicans – 0, Hillary – Gazillion

11 hours. That’s how long the Republicans took to question Hillary Clinton on Benghazi. And what did they walk away with? Let’s let Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the chair of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, tell us:

“I think some of Jimmy Jordan’s questioning — well, when you say new today, we knew some of that already. We knew about the emails,” Gowdy said in response. “In terms of her testimony? I don’t know that she testified that much differently today than she has the previous time she testified.”

Shorter answer: They got nothing.

But Hillary Clinton got something. In fact, she got a lot. I watched the last three hours of the hearings last night. Talk about keeping your cool and looking Presidential. In the end, Republicans basically gave Hillary 11 hours of free press. Their hope was to bring her down, instead they strengthened her.

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The New York Daily News Calls McConnell, Cotton, Cruz and Paul Traitors

Filed in National by on March 10, 2015 42 Comments
The New York Daily News Calls McConnell, Cotton, Cruz and Paul Traitors

Sounds about right. As the Daily News reported, the four lawmakers were among 47 Senate Republicans who argued in an open letter to Iranian leaders that any agreement they may strike would not last beyond President Barack Obama’s administration. “We will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress […]

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Republicans Cut Urban Kids Out Of Food Program

Filed in National by on May 21, 2014 4 Comments
Republicans Cut Urban Kids Out Of Food Program

I keep thinking this can’t be true. And in a surprising twist, the bill language specifies that only rural areas are to benefit in the future from funding requested by the administration this year to continue a modest summer demonstration program to help children from low-income households — both urban and rural — during those […]

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This Week In Republican Outreach And Re-Branding

Filed in National by on February 25, 2014 45 Comments
This Week In Republican Outreach And Re-Branding

Let’s see how things are going with the Republican wooing of gays, minorities and women.

First up, the LGTB Republican love letter – that the Arizona legislature has passed (and sealed with a kiss) and the only thing that may stop Jan Brewer from signing it into law is the threat of losing the super bowl.  Priorities, people.  Anderson Cooper delivered the ultimate smack-down to Arizona state Sen. and gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin.  Seriously, watch the video.  Melvin isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but it seems Arizona is full of tools.

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Oh Look! Conservative Freak Out Over Coca-Cola Ad!

Filed in National by on February 3, 2014 44 Comments
Oh Look!  Conservative Freak Out Over Coca-Cola Ad!

I’m sure Reince Priebus will be demanding apologies any minute!.

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In Case You Were Wondering If Republicans Got Their Act Together And United…

Filed in Delaware by on January 28, 2014 3 Comments
In Case You Were Wondering If Republicans Got Their Act Together And United…

They haven’t. Here’s who the GOP has responding to the President’s State Of The Union address:

1. The official GOP response is to be delivered immediately after the SOTU by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
2. Americans will also get a rebuttal from Tea Party Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
3. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will give a pre-recorded address (because he’s psychic?)
4. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) announced Monday she will deliver her own State of the Union response in Spanish

That’s four – count ‘em, FOUR! – different Republican responses.

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Republicans Become Dumber – Is That Possible?

Filed in International, Science and Health by on December 30, 2013 6 Comments
Republicans Become Dumber – Is That Possible?

Yep, it’s possible.

Belief in evolution among Republicans has dropped more than 10 percentage points since 2009, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.

Pew found that 43 percent of Republicans said they believed humans and other living beings had evolved over time, down from 54 percent in 2009. More (48 percent) said they believed all living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.

Oh my, that’s embarrassing.  Guess all this talk of the importance of STEM classes doesn’t resonate with the GOP.  Science, technology, engineering and math are obviously not Jesus approved.  Good luck with that.

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How’s That Republican Outreach To Women Going?

Filed in National by on October 6, 2013 2 Comments
How’s That Republican Outreach To Women Going?

Well… let’s take a look.   Honestly, Republicans have added new heights to stupid.  In the words of Tom Levenson at Balloon Juice, “Please proceed, GOP”  

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Republicans Are No Longer the Party of Business

Filed in National by on October 4, 2013 2 Comments
Republicans Are No Longer the Party of Business

That is the remarkable title from an article in BloomburgBusinessweek:

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Welcome to the GOP Government Shutdown

Filed in National by on October 1, 2013 1 Comment
Welcome to the GOP Government Shutdown

As of today, the great government of the United States is shut down, but guess what? You can buy health insurance on the exchanges today, because it is the law today. This bit of stupidity is courtesy of the teajhadis in the House. The NYDN gives this just the right cover today:

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Thursday Afternoon Funnies

Filed in National by on September 26, 2013 3 Comments
Thursday Afternoon Funnies

I’m just gonna put this out there — post your snark in the comments:

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Sam Wilson and the Lesbian Bible Killers

Filed in Delaware by on July 31, 2013 45 Comments
Sam Wilson and the Lesbian Bible Killers

Sam Wilson is the Vice President of the Sussex County Council and is pretty het up over the defeat of the Bible Study course at Cape Henlopen School District. Het up enough to have taken to the airwaves (not sure what program this is) to tell the radio host that he was plenty disturned over the 3-3 vote. According to him, at least one of the Cape Henlopen Board members is a *gasp* — lesbian! And (according to Wilson) lesbians are “not strong on the bible”. He seems to think that said lesbian(s) had too much influence over the vote. But thank goodness there is western Sussex to hold strong on the bible and morals, because I think that eastern Sussex doesn’t have time to demand that their neighbors “Show Us Your Bibles!” — since they are too busy tending to their own lives (and getting reservations to all of the good restaurants). Take a listen (approx 4 minutes):

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Let’s Check On That Republican Outreach

Filed in National by on May 31, 2013 0 Comments
Let’s Check On That Republican Outreach

Okay… this is confusing.  Rick Chick?  Peeps? Republican Michigan Governor Rick Snyder brought along stickers that said “I’m A Rick Chick” to the annual Mackinac Policy Conference in his home state yesterday. The stickers included a pun based on the popular chick-shaped “Peeps” marshmallow candies.   Have a great weekend. Guess I’ll hang out with my […]

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I’m Calling It For Santorum

Filed in National by on May 20, 2013 10 Comments
I’m Calling It For Santorum

Know why?  Because we’ve seen this scene before.  My guess is that Santorum will be the 2016 Republican nominee.  He was first runner-up in 2012, so… it’s his turn.  Rand Paul will take over his father’s role and act as spoiler.  His Libertarian supporters will be rabid, as usual, and the Evangelical community won’t trust him.  Meanwhile, the “business and money” side of the GOP will once again run a Jon Huntsman and lose quickly.

Which means… the nomination is Santorum’s.  And I think it will be an easy win, mainly due to the make-up of the Republican primary voter.  These voters are incapable of seeing past a primary to the general, and when you consider how many moderate Republicans have left the party then you understand who will pick the nominee.

The Republican’s base motto of “He’s not Conservative Enough” will finally be tested. 

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Here’s Another For The “Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Files

Filed in National by on April 12, 2013 16 Comments
Here’s Another For The “Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Files

Via TPM: Rep. Steve Stockman @ReElectStockman Our campaign bumper sticker: If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted. http://stockman2014.com #gosnell #tcot pic.twitter.com/CVaYrQAeK9 1:44 AM – 12 Apr 13 Can a fetus even hold a gun?

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Republicans Love Living In Their Bubble

Filed in National by on February 21, 2013 6 Comments

Steve Benen looks at the latest polls, and – surprise! – Americans still aren’t buying what Republicans are selling.

This poll suggests the GOP isn’t just wrong, its understanding of public attitudes is the exact opposite of reality. The public is prepared to hold Republicans responsible for this self-inflicted wound that will undermine the economy, the military, and public needs. The one thing the GOP is counting on — avoiding blame at all costs — is already failing miserably.

Indeed, looking ahead, voters were asked, “What should be the focus of steps to reduce the deficit?” A whopping 76% majority said there should be a combination of spending cuts and new revenue. Only 19% of the public — fewer than one in five — agrees with the Republicans cuts-only approach. Given the number of Americans who self-identify as members of the GOP, this suggests the Republican Party has failed to even persuade some of its own voters.

Wait, it gets even worse for Republicans (and better for Democrats).

On specific issues, the same poll found that Americans side with President Obama over the GOP on who has the better approach to reducing the deficit, who’s right on reducing gun violence, who has the better plan to deal with immigration, and by a huge margin, who’s better on the climate crisis.

What’s the good news for Republicans in these new national polls? There is no good news for Republicans in these new national polls.

Meanwhile, the Koch brothers are scratching their heads in confusion.

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It’s True! People Are Losing Their 2nd Amendment Right To Bear Arms

Filed in National by on November 16, 2012 8 Comments

But it isn’t President Obama who’s taking away people’s 2nd Amendment rights.

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Conservatives Expand Their Base With People Who Share Their Values

Filed in National by on November 12, 2012 3 Comments

NOM (National Organization for Marriage) is organizing a boycott against Starbucks for the company’s support of gay marriage. Oh… you haven’t heard about it? Perhaps that’s because you live in the wrong place.

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Apparently This is How Low the Bar Is Set for Republicans

Filed in National by on November 10, 2012 20 Comments

The 31 Worst People On the Planet Just go over there and see what passes for acceptable commentary by thse folks on Twitter in response to the President’s win on Tuesday. Just click on the link — I won’t replicate any of that here.

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QOTD — What Story Do These Maps Tell You?

Filed in National by on November 10, 2012 21 Comments
QOTD — What Story Do These Maps Tell You?

Just look.

Some more self evident maps inside.

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The Geoengineering of Hurricane Sandy

Filed in National by on October 29, 2012 21 Comments

So has anyone heard this story? This seems to be another giant bit of tinfoil hat being spread around the wingnut universe — namely that President Obama is somehow responsible for the geoengineering of Hurricane Sandy. In order to disrupt election coverage, to interfere with voting, to skew the polls. I’ve only been able to manage bits and pieces of this lunacy, but somehow chemtrails are involved. Chemtrails!

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Here We Go Again

Filed in National by on October 5, 2012 1 Comment

Expect more of this:

Someone vandalized an Obama campaign building in Des Moines by spray painting the words “Muslim Lier” on a large banner, police said. The word “liar” was misspelled on the sign, officers said.

Sigh. And we know it’s only going to get worse from the functional illiterate group.  Everybody… buckle up.

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The Party That Cried Wolf

Filed in National by on October 2, 2012 7 Comments

So I read this today… American Crossroads and its affiliate Crossroads GPS are going up today with their biggest paid media push so far in the 2012 cycle, with a $16 million one-week buy on TV and radio in eight presidential battlegrounds and four Senate contests, POLITICO has learned. On the presidential level, American Crossroads […]

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