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Virginia GOP Sneaks Through Redistricting

Taking advantage of the absence of one Democrat who attended the inauguration, the otherwise evenly split Virginia state senate passed through a redistricting map that will enhance the GOP’s advantage: The state Senate is split 20-20 between Republicans and Democrats. On Monday, … Continue reading

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Chik-Fil-A and bigotry

If the KKK wanted to open a bar in Logan Square, a bar that is open to all people and contains no indication of racist beliefs, the GOP would not rally around the bar when Boston’s mayor vows to block … Continue reading

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The Texas GOP Platform

Friend of the blog MW forwarded me the Texas GOP Platform today, and it is worse than I could have guessed. If you’re curious just how bad it could be, here’s a sample: Further, we urge Congress to withhold Supreme … Continue reading

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John Adams was the last decent president!

The party that can’t seem to get enough of Founder Fetishism has apparently drawn a line in the sand, and apparently even Thomas Jefferson was too oppressive: The House voted Wednesday to eliminate the detailed surveys of America that have been conducted … Continue reading

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We need a one hand washes the other metaphor for a one handed man…

After that last post, I’ve looked into the Catholic League a little more, coming across this amazing interview with Bill Donahue and several Irish radio hosts, discussing the Irish pedophilia and abuse scandal: It’s just stunning. Meanwhile, the League also … Continue reading

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But we hardly knew ye…

With Santorum winning Alabama and maybe winning Mississippi, it sure seems like Newt’s got no argument left for staying in the race. If he can’t win the deep south, what does he think he brings to the table? I’d put … Continue reading

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In need of rebranding

I couldn’t immediately find numbers for how often birth control is prescribed for reasons other than birth control, but Balloon Juice posted an anecdote that should remind everybody that, in fact, oral contraceptives do a lot of different things. And … Continue reading

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By their fruits will you know them

Fred Clark at slacktivist posts on a topic that we’ve harped on a lot here, but it’s something that is true, that is important, and that is purposefully ignored by the modern GOP: In 1960, Jackie Robinson was a Republican. … Continue reading

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Must be a new Apprentice season coming up…

I guess someone stopped paying attention to him for 5 seconds. I hope they learned their lesson! Donald Trump’s top political adviser told ABC News he’s speaking to “high-level political operatives” to explore a third-party bid for the real estate … Continue reading

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It’s bigots all the way down

Except for Mitch McConnell, who is also a turtle. James Fallows apparently watched the Fox “News” “Debate” and was displeased. But thanks to his sacrifice, I got to see one of the most disgusting things I’ve even seen, courtesy of … Continue reading

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She did make 5 babies for him, too

In tonight’s GOP debate, Bret Baier asked Michele Bachmann about the story where her husband told her to take a tax class or something, and she didn’t want to, and yet she did because a wife should be submissive. He … Continue reading

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Waiting for Snooki to call for decorum…

I can’t believe that Newt Gingrich is my “most sane republican of the week” already (via Weigel): O. Kay Henderson reports on Gingrich’s heretical debt limit views. Gingrich is asked by a person in the crowd if it’s true the US would … Continue reading

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I’ve Said it Before and I’ll Say it Again

There is only one explanation for the coordinated GOP effort, in a range of states across the country, to disenfranchise voters in time for the 2012 election.  The answer is not voter fraud; it’s that the people the GOP is … Continue reading

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I mean, “strapping” is kind of a compliment…

Jeffrey Goldberg has a great interview with the most mystifying candidate in the GOP race, Herm Cain.  Over at Balloon Juice, ABL pointed out the stupidity of Cain saying Obama was raised in Kenya, but I think there’s more meat … Continue reading

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Medicare is safe for now

Via TPM: The GOP continued its bloody walk into the Medicare buzzsaw on Wednesday, when 42 out of 47 Senate Republicans voted for the House GOP budget, and its plan to phase out and privatize the popular entitlement program. The … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is out for 2012

But not without maintaining delusions: “I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run,” he said, “I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election.” I can’t believe I miscalled this, seriously thought his … Continue reading

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War, forever, everywhere

The GOP is trying to expand the Authorization for Use of Military Forces that they passed after 9/11 and that has operated as the legal backing for the entire war on terror. Via TPM: With Osama bin Laden dead, McKeon … Continue reading

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Are you ready to … ignore hockey?

Tonight at 9PM is the GOP debate. I’ll be live blogging here while drinking lots of Dos Equis. The other boys may hop in in the comments to snipe at my drunken typing. Everybody’s welcome! In case you think that … Continue reading

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