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Bryan Fischer: ‘Clamp down’ on ‘socialist’ Hispanics who voted for Obama

While many Republicans are calling on their party to be more inclusive after stinging losses in the 2012 election, the director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization says that it’s time to “clamp down” on immigrants because Hispanics voted for President Barack Obama. “Hispanics are not Democrats,…

Paul Ryan: Obama won because of ‘urban’ turnout

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says that his party lost the White House in 2012 because so many “urban” voters went to the polls, not because Americans rejected his Medicare and other budget policies. “We were surprised with the outcome,” the Wisconsin Republican told WISC-TV’s Jessica Arp. “We…

Maddow previews opportunities of Obama’s second term

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow speculated on some of the likely courses of action for Democrats now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected. The liberal MSNBC host noted that Obama would almost certainly fight to prevent the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans from…

Robert Reich: Republicans pledged to Norquist, not the American people

University of California professor Robert Reich said the election had not changed Republican’s unwillingness to let the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy Americans. “We are back to where we were before the election in some respects,” he told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “There is a core — and…

Rep. Randy Neugebauer: Unemployment benefits ‘incentivized people not to work’

A Republican congressman from Texas on Monday suggested that many people were too lazy to get a job because unemployment benefits had “incentivized” them not to work. “We’ve got to the point in this country where we incentivized people not to work, instead of incentivized them to work,” Rep. Randy…

‘Raising Hope’s’ Martha Plimpton: ‘No disguising’ Republican misogyny after election

Actress and activist Martha Plimpton says that “binders full of women” voted in the 2012 election because there was “no disguising” the misogyny in the Republican Party after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown University student a “slut” for supporting birth control. “It was a very clear referendum…

Callista Gingrich on Petraeus: Affairs are ‘painful’ for the family

The woman who married former House Speaker Newt Gingrich after cheating with him while he was married to his second wife says that former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair is “sad” and “painful” for his family. “I think it’s personally very sad for he and his family,” Callista Gingrich…

Scarborough rips FBI for taking down ‘rising star’ Petraeus with ‘fishing expedition’

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for what he said was a “fishing expedition” to take down former CIA Director David Petraeus. Petraeus, a retired four-star general, resigned on Friday after admitting an extramarital affair that had been uncovered when the FBI…

Peter King: FBI may have been ‘derelict’ in Petraeus probe

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) criticized the FBI’s handling of the investigation of the extramarital affair that resulted in CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation. “To have someone out there in such a sensitive position who the FBI thought perhaps could have been compromised or was under the scope of an FBI…

Norquist: Obama won because voters thought Romney was a ‘poopy-head’

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist says that President Barack Obama did not win re-election because of his promise to raise taxes on the wealthy, but it was because attack ads made voters thing that Mitt Romney was a “poopy-head.” During a Monday interview on CBS, Norquist suggested that Republicans had a…

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