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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…

Study: GOP guests dominate Sunday morning talk shows

If you feel like the Sunday morning political talk shows are overrun by Republican politicians, their surrogates and other right-wing spinners, you’re actually right, according to a study by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), a media watchdog group. FAIR’s magazine, Extra! tracked the breakdown of guests featured in one-on-one…

How Republican politicians see their base

This round-up of Republican race-baiting ads by Alex Pareene at Salon is at turns hilarious and frightening. But it also gives us an excellent glimpse of what Republican politicians think of their base—how they feel they need to speak to them to get a message across. Conservatives are always accusing…

Republicans spar over ‘death’ of Tea Party movement

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) disagreed Sunday with a notion put forward by a fellow South Carolina Republican senator that the Tea Party would eventually “die out.” “Lindsey’s a great friend but he is wrong on this,” DeMint said on Fox News. In an interview with the New York Times Magazine…

Peter out or get crazier?

It’s the question on the minds of those of us who’ve been alarmed watching the teabaggers give up all pretense of civility (not that they had much) in the run-up to the health care reform vote in the House. Now that it looks likely that we’ll actually get health care…

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