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Conservatives complain there were too many black people at the ‘racist’ Oscars

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The response by conservative cultural and political writers to the subject of race and gender at last night’s 87th Academy Award ceremony was, to put it lightly, less than ideal.

Breitbart Hollywood’s Editor-at-Large John Nolte, for example, aimed to prove that liberals are the real racists by tracking every time anyone applauded anything related to the film Selma:

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Nolte wasn’t the only conservative to notice that these Academy Awards were all about race:

Some conservatives even hijacked the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag to make some casting suggestions:

When racism failed, conservatives had some other old saws to rely on. National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg apparently didn’t get Reese Witherspoon’s memo that people should focus on more than a woman’s appearance, as he spent much of the evening commenting on exactly that:

Comic Larry the Cable Guy couldn’t help himself either:

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Basically, they just weren’t very happy about women who speak:

Conservative film critic Debbie Schlussel was a little more politically pointed in her criticism of the evening’s festivities:

As the previous tweet indicates, she was particularly upset when anything related to Selma or Common and John Legend appeared on screen:

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As Raw Story documented, conservatives are not happy about American Sniper losing out to Birdman for best picture, but as one sage individual on Twitter noted:


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South Carolina woman who told cops they can’t arrest a ‘white, clean girl’ pleaded guilty to DUI: report

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Last year, 34-year-old Lauren Cutshaw of South Carolina was arrested in Bluffton after running a four-way stop sign at 60 miles an hour. Her blood alcohol level was registered at 0.18 — more than double the legal limit — and she admitted to being high and had marijuana paraphernalia in her car.

According to police reports at the time, Cutshaw offered an unusual defense of her behavior to the arresting officer: she shouldn't go to jail because she's a "thoroughbred ... white, clean girl" who was a cheerleader and sorority sister who graduated with "perfect grades" from a "high accredited university."

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Republicans are getting nervous about Trump’s chances in Wisconsin: ‘There’s no way he’s gaining supporters’

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President Donald Trump's election chances, once again, will likely hinge on Wisconsin's suburbs -- but he can't expect a "free ride."

Hillary Clinton infamously lost the crucial state after failing to campaign there in the waning days before the 2016 election, but some GOP voters there are souring on the president, reported Politico.

“For the president to win Wisconsin again, he’s not going to have the free ride he had last time,” said Brandon Scholz, former executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party. "He’s not going to have Hillary Clinton sitting on her hands “He’s going to have a completely engaged opposition party on the ground.”

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Covering up the corruption: GOP tries to block new Mike Pence investigation

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Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Ireland — or more precisely his curious stay at one of President Trump’s hotels — has prompted multiple congressional probes. But the Democrat-led oversight investigations have already drawn complaints and pushback from Trump’s loudest Republican defenders on Capitol Hill, including the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.

Democrats in both the House of Representatives and Senate have sent official letters of inquiry to the vice president’s office seeking specific information on the costs of Pence's recent stay at Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg, Ireland. They have imposed a Sept. 19 deadline for the administration and the Trump Organization to turn over relevant documents. Democrats have raised concerns that Pence’s stay at Trump’s resort could have violated the emoluments clause in the Constitution. They’ve asked for details like the cost of the stay, Secret Service protection, and comparable rates for hotels nearby as well as across the country in Dublin, where Pence held meetings with Irish officials and business leaders.

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