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Right-wing columnist urges GOP to abandon outreach: ‘Colorblind conservatism’ is futile

Disgraced conservative columnist John Derbyshire is urging the Republican Party to abandon its meager efforts to court voters who aren’t racist white men. Derbyshire, who lost his job with the National Review after publishing a “nasty and indefensible” 2012 column about his racial prejudices, told Communities Digital News on Friday…

Lawmaker suggests ‘duct tape’ strategy for GOP pols: Shut up until November elections

A Tennessee congressman feels confident that Republicans can pick up six seats in the U.S. Senate, if only candidates would stop talking until the November election. “I would suggest when we nominate people we give them a roll of duct tape to put over their mouths so they don’t say…

U.S. Attorney subpoenas Christie campaign and GOP state committee over bridge scandal

U.S. Attorney subpoenas Christie campaign and GOP State Committee over bridge scandal (via NJ.com) The U.S. Attorney for New Jersey has issued a subpoena for documents to both the Christie for Governor reelection campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee, an attorney for both organizations confirmed today. According to…

GOP strategists warn party to stop playing games with debt ceiling

Republican strategists are attempting to warn the party that they have seen the biggest threat facing the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections and that it is themselves. Talking Points Memo reported on a blog post at The Hill that said the party’s tactical gurus are urging conservatives not to…

The GOP’s ‘Hey Ladies, Me Love You Long Time!’ outreach is probably gonna fail big time

The GOP is taking great pains to prove to the wimmins of America that, despite their fumbling attempts  to transvaginal wand-love the gals for their own good, they are super cool with other things that the ladies want as long as it doesn’t have anything to do with equal pay…

Ten GOP senators voted for LGBT rights. The culture war as we know it is over

After the ENDA vote and Tuesday’s election, it’s clear conservatives must face the inevitable and support equality The passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (Enda) in the US Senate yesterday, with the votes of 10 Republican senators, is not the decisive victory civil rights activists might hope for – the…

GOP congressman: Everything in the House should be about winning back the Senate

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) said Tuesday that House Republicans should have a single goal: Help the GOP take back the Senate. “Everything we do in this body should be about messaging to win back the Senate,” Sessions, the former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and current chairman of…

Chamber of Commerce: Enough ‘silliness,’ we need Republicans who understand the free market

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it will be more engaged in next year’s midterm elections to help elect Republicans who understand business. After watching House Republicans and their tea party-backed allies in Senate bring the nation to the brink of default in their quixotic effort to derail the Affordable…

GOP congressman likens Republicans to Confederate soldiers who ‘stumbled into’ Gettysburg

According to the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York, an unnamed GOP congressman expressed surprise at the government shutdown. “To be honest with you, I did not think we’d be in a government shutdown situation,” he said. He blamed “the Cruz phenomenon” for “disrupting” the plans of House Republicans, likening the current…

The Republican ‘defund Obamacare’ disorder shows their denial of political reality

The Republican party is not in a good place right now. They are historically unpopular (particularly House Republicans); they have no discernible governing agenda; they are under assault from their own supporters; they continue to say stupid things that upset key voting groups … and – guess what? – things…

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