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Romney appeals to racing fans: My friends own NASCAR teams

For decades Republican presidential candidates having been heading to the racetrack to lockdown the “NASCAR dad” vote, but Mitt Romney’s pandering at the Daytona 500 on Sunday may have backfired. A reporter from The Associated Press casually asked the candidate if he followed the sport. “Not as closely as some…

Conservative columnist: ‘Romney is a dork’

While discussing Mitt Romney’s admission of owning multiple cars, Washington Post conservative columnist Kathleen Parker labeled the GOP presidential candidate a “dork” Sunday morning. “You know Mitt Romney has a very hard time connecting, I think we’ve accepted that,” Parker said on Meet The Press. “And I think we can…

Will blasts West for complaining about gas while driving a Hummer

Conservative columnist George Will says it’s “economic nonsense” for tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) to blame President Barack Obama for the high cost of putting gas in his Hummer. Writing on his Facebook page last week, West charged that Obama’s energy policy was “insidious political gimmickry.” “Here is…

Gibbs zings Gingrich: We’ll call him for lunar colony advice

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Sunday dismissed foreign policy criticism from Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, quipping that his advice was only valuable “[i]f there’s a problem on a lunar colony.” Last week, Gingrich had blasted President Barack Obama for apologizing to Afghans after U.S. troops reportedly…

O’Malley mocks Gingrich on $2.50 gas: He also promised moon colonies

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Sunday suggested that Newt Gingrich’s recent promises about lowering the price of gas in America were absurd. Gingrich vowed to get gas prices down to $2.50 per gallon if elected president by increasing domestic energy production. But economists noted that the U.S. would have to…

Santorum: Obama wrong to apologize for Quran burning

Rick Santorum says there’s no reason to apologize for burning holy books as long as it’s just an innocent mistake. The Republican presidential candidate on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama for expressing regret after U.S. troops burned a number of Qurans in Afghanistan. CBS News reported last week that at…

Brewer: ‘I would not disrespect the president’

Despite her infamous finer wagging incident earlier this month, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) said Sunday morning that she would never disrespect President Barack Obama. In an appearance on Meet The Press with California Governor Jerry Brown (D), Brewer was asked by host David Gregory if it was inappropriate for…

Santorum: JFK’s secularism ‘makes me throw up’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Sunday that former President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to the separation of church and state made him “throw up.” In a 1960 speech, Kennedy had assured Southern Baptist leaders that as the nation’s first Catholic president, he would not take orders from the…

Romney: ‘Vote for the other guy’ if you can’t relate to me

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said Americans should “vote for the other guy” if they couldn’t related to him because of his enormous wealth. The former Bain Capital CEO on Friday noted that his wife drove two Cadillacs. It was just one of a number of gaffes that…

Dutch TV host tells Maddow his country is furious over Santorum remarks

Rick Santorum’s comments about involuntary euthanasia in The Netherlands have triggered a furious backlash from that country’s citizens. On Friday’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel welcomed Dutch news anchor Erik Mouthaan, who discussed how the Dutch people are reacting to the former Republican Senator’s remarks. Mouthaan did a quick negation…

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