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Republicans’ latest abortion ban is staggeringly stupid

The white male-dominated Republican party is still living in the stone age on social issues. It just goes from bad to worse It’s a truism verging on dogma that history favors steady progress toward equal rights for gays. The last election cycle saw incredible gains for marriage equality and representation…

Jon Stewart mocks conservatives’ obsession with ‘animal f*cking’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked the Republican Party’s attempt to rebrand itself as more tolerant and accepting. He observed that prominent conservative figures such as Dr. Ben Carson and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had recently compared same sex marriage to bestiality, causing him…

Republican congressman refers to Latino workers as ‘wetbacks’

Update (below): House Speaker condemns ‘wetbacks’ remark Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska on Thursday used a racial slur during an interview with a local radio station. “My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 or 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” Young said in the interview with KRBD.…

House passes GOP budget proposal that slashes taxes for the rich

The US House of Representatives approved on Thursday a contentious Republican budget proposal for fiscal year 2013 that would slash trillions in federal spending, revamp Medicare and reduce taxes for wealthy Americans. The spending plan, unveiled last week by Representative Paul Ryan, is unlikely to become policy, but it frames…

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,…

Lo, And The Demon Came From The Fiery Pits

The day after an incredibly corporate-friendly health care bill with few, if any protections for women’s reproductive rights barely passed the House, Nancy Pelosi is Satan, according to the Republican Party. Part of me wishes that we could pass this bill on a weekly basis, though, because the right has…

Well, This Is A Pickle

A couple of our nation’s finest Republican Party chairmen have spoken up about the money-watching abilities of Senator Jim DeMint, and boy are they not offensive: After a Democratic state senator wrote in The State that DeMint didn’t bring enough money back home, Bamberg County GOP Chairman Edwin Merwin and…

PRESS RELEASE: Republican Party Issues Apology For Future Racism Using Future Technology

JUNE 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) – Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele today issued the following statement concerning the GOP’s use of technologies, past, present and future: Recently, the Grand Old Party has found itself at the center of numerous controversies surrounding its usage of technology and social media. Our…

David Duke loses it over Michael Steele at RNC

OK. Now this is seriously funny. The BFF of Tony Perkins (of the Family Research Council), former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, is going apesh*t over the election of Michael Steele to run the RNC. He refers to the former Maryland Lt. Gov as “Obama Junior” (if only!):…

GOP Congressman: Republican party should rebuild on ‘sanctity of marriage’

Here we go, people. The marriage amendment wins for the bible-beaters in 2008 has convinced the dim bulb wingnuts in the Republican party that the way to remake its tattered image is to focus on social conservatism — womb control and same-sex marriage. The Republican brand is still alive and…

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