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Dan Rather: Republicans turning against Citizens United ruling

Dan Rather, host of Dan Rather Reports on HDNet, said Monday that Republicans and conservatives were beginning to re-think their support for the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. “When the decision first came through, I think it was practically unanimous thinking among Republicans and self-described conservatives,…

GOP debate audience boos Romney’s Mexican heritage

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be in the lead in the Palmetto state, but that doesn’t mean South Carolinians necessarily like him. During a Fox News debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Monday, the Republican audience booed loudly after being told that Romney’s father was born in…

Dylan Ratigan: Racism was rebranded ‘the war on drugs’

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan on Monday highlighted the concerning racial disparities that existed within America’s war against illegal drugs. “Our big story on this Martin Luther King holiday is the new math of racism in America,” he said. “The greedy bastards have rebranded racism, calling it ‘the war on drugs.’…

Karen Santorum: Gays ‘vilify’ my husband

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s wife, Karen, on Monday accused the gay community of vilifying her husband. At an event with mothers in South Carolina, a woman, who said her son was gay, told the candidate that she felt guilty for supporting him due to his opposition to gay rights.…

Tea party speaker: ‘Force these Mexicans’ to build border fence

A speaker told a coalition of tea party groups in South Carolina on Monday that the U.S. could save $260 billion on the border fence if they “force these Mexicans to make $5 a day” to build it. Speaking to the inaugural South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, author Colin…

Conservative leader: Democratic Party is ‘party of the KKK’

The founder of a movement to increase racial diversity within the Republican Party told a crowd of tea party supporters on Sunday that they weren’t racists because “the Democratic Party is the party of the KKK.” Speaking at the first ever South Carolina Tea Party Convention, Raging Elephants leader Apostle…

Gingrich: ‘I’m probably gonna win’ South Carolina

After finishing fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday that he would take first place in the upcoming South Carolina primary. “I’m probably gonna win next Saturday, because as a Georgia Reagan conservative I fit much more comfortably,” the former House Speaker told CBS…

Colbert: ‘The more money you have, the more you can speak’

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert declared Sunday that he believes in Super PACs because “the more money you have, the more you can speak.” Last week, Colbert turned the Super PAC that he founded over to Comedy Central host Jon Stewart so as not to run afoul of campaign laws…

Colbert Super PAC attack ad: ‘Romney is a serial killer’

The Super PAC founded by Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has launched its first ad in South Carolina attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “Mitt the Ripper” for his record of destroying businesses as the head of Bain Capital. Speaking at the Iowa State Fair last year, Romney asserted…

Maddow to the GOP: ‘Just how anti-gay do you want to be?’

On Friday’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel looked at the aftermath of the New Hampshire Republican primary. Now that the national press have left town and the candidates pushed on to South Carolina, the state party is drafting an initiative to enshrine into their state’s Constitution that marriage should be…

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