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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…

The GOP Worries About Its Reputation, But Should They?

Andrew Breitbar, patron saint of assholes. Back from SXSW, and ready to get back to blogging business. I’ve been following the media coverage over the Republican crisis of faith and the dawning realization that catering to straight white men who believe they’re superior to everyone else may not work as…

Happy Easter From The GOP, Folks

This Easter Sunday, the NY Times has this Jason DeParle story on red states shredding welfare safety nets and the people who keep falling through them. Faced with flat federal financing and rising need, Arizona is one of 16 states that have cut their welfare caseloads further since the start…

Maddow mocks ‘war on caterpillars’: GOP needs to own up to its agenda

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday night said the Republican Party needed to either own up to its legislative agenda or stop doing it. She mocked the idea that the Democrat’s huge lead among female voters in battleground states was the result of media bias, as RNC chair Reince Priebus…

Reince Priebus: GOP ‘war on women’ is fictional like ‘war on caterpillars’

Reince Priebus is talking out loud again: “If Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that the Republicans have a war on caterpillars then we would have problems with caterpillars,” Priebus explained. “The fact of the matter is that it’s…

Dear GOP: You do know how pregnancy works, right?

In light of ABLC’s move to Raw Story, I decided to re-up a couple of posts for our new readers. This is the second of those posts.  I have been pregnant four times. These pregnancies led to the following four results, in this order: abortion, baby, miscarriage, baby. These pregnancies…

Why Stupid Questions About Stupid Contraception Are Smart

Irin Carmon has a great rundown of Mitt Romney’s botchtastic answer on the constitutional right to contraception at Saturday’s GOP debate, which can be fairly summarized as such: “It is silly that you would ask me about whether something is constitutionally protected. After all, nobody is threatening it. It’s constitutionally…

GOP presidential candidate pledges pardons for marijuana prisoners

LOS ANGELES – Speaking to this year’s Drug Policy Alliance conference on Thursday, GOP presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson promised to pardon all federal marijuana prisoners if he’s elected to the nation’s highest office. Citing recent polling, Johnson excitedly proclaimed that because 50 percent of Americans…

CNN and Arizona GOP to host December presidential debate

CNN announced on Thursday it was teaming up with the Arizona Republican Party to host a presidential debate on December 1. “Arizona is a key state that will play a pivotal role in helping Republicans choose their presidential nominee,” said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president.…

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