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Ann Romney: Mitt ‘makes me laugh’

Republicans crowned Mitt Romney their presidential nominee as his wife Ann sold their wholesome family and sweetheart love story to US voters in a prime-time convention speech. Romney took to the stage at the packed convention center in Tampa, Florida to proffer a polite thank you kiss as part of…

Santorum defends ‘good man’ Todd Akin

Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) said Tuesday that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), whose comments about “legitimate rape” stirred up a rhetorical firestorm, is a “good man” who just made “a ridiculous statement.” Speaking to CBS News from Tampa, Santorum added that Akin “didn’t do a very good job in dealing…

Chris Christie: Republicans shouldn’t have to ‘cater’ to women

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is advising his party not to “cater” to women with a different message than men because it would be “condescending.” During an interview on Tuesday, Christie told CBS host Charlie Rose that there was a “fallacy about having to cater to a particular sector…

Paul Ryan redefining rape as ‘forcible rape’ was just ‘stock language’

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Monday insisted that wording in a bill that he co-sponsored with Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), which Democrats say would have redefined rape as “forcible rape,” was just “stock language.” Under the proposed “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” only victims of “forcible rape”…

AZ Governor: Republicans losing Latino vote because Obama is ‘race-baiting’

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) angrily accused the Obama administration Monday of “race-baiting” in an effort to wrest Latino voters from the Republican party. In an interview with Politico, Brewer said there was “no doubt” in her mind that Obama, through his campaign, was accusing her party of being “bigots.”…

Bachmann: GOP is ‘a party of women’ because I won straw poll

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) dismissed the idea of a Republican war on women Tuesday morning because she won the Iowa straw poll during her failed presidential campaign. Bachmann appeared on Fox & Friends to fire back at the accusations against her party’s policies regarding reproductive rights, saying they have come…

Rove counting on ‘white Democrats’ to vote for Romney

Republican strategist Karl Rove says that part of Mitt Romney’s plan to win the White House has to include getting “white Democrats” not to vote for President Barack Obama. During a discussion with Politico’s Mike Allen on Monday, Rove made it clear that politics had actually become more racialized since…

Maddow: Tea Party group will use whites to question black voters

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow talked about the group True the Vote, and how that group is planning on posting white operatives in black voting precincts on election day to challenge those voters’ authenticity. The fact that the Republican Party is using suppression of…

Coal miners say they were forced to attend Romney event and donate

A group of coal miners in Ohio feel they would have been fired if they did not attend an Aug. 14 event with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and contribute to his campaign — and to make matters worse, they lost of day of pay for their trouble. In…

Granholm: GOP only pro-life on one side of the cervical wall

Current TV host Jennifer Granholm on Monday said that while the Republican Party considered itself “pro-life,” they were more concerned with the unborn than the recently born. “Republicans are definitely pro-birth,” she said. “They will do everything they can to make sure the baby comes out, regardless of how it…

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