Redistricting created ultra-conservative districts so they don’t have to answer to national political sentiment, only the white-hot anger of their right-wing constituency. It doesn’t matter if they can’t govern. They can make the country ungovernable.
We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.
I want to shoot [Hillary Clinton] right in the vagina and I don’t want her to die right away.
This time last year, we had some fun at the expense of 10 conservatives cruising Craigslist for discreet gay sex at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual Republican Woodstock held in Washington DC. Either the discreet M4M subset wised up after the post went viral or they’ve moved to location-based apps like Grindr or Scruff, but there isn’t any Craigslist action going on at CPAC 2013…
Holy hell, Dominican Republic political party meeting turns into chair-throwing, gun-firing all-out brawl. MORE HERE.
Weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater. A majority of Americans agree with us on this. And by the way, so did Ronald Reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the Second Amendment, who wrote to Congress in 1994 urging them — this is Ronald Reagan speaking — urging them to listen to the American public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of military-style assault weapons.
And in Missouri, Todd Akin … was asked by a local news source about rape and he said, ‘Look, in a legitimate rape situation’ — and what he meant by legitimate rape was just look, someone can say I was raped: a scared-to-death 15-year-old that becomes impregnated by her boyfriend and then has to tell her parents, that’s pretty tough and might on some occasion say, ‘Hey, I was raped.’ That’s what he meant when he said legitimate rape versus non-legitimate rape. I don’t find anything so horrible about that. But then he went on and said that in a situation of rape, of a legitimate rape, a woman’s body has a way of shutting down so the pregnancy would not occur. He’s partly right on that.
So if the Republicans are for the rich and the Democrats are for the middle class, who is fighting for the ever-growing poorer class? Whose tent is growing as more people fall down the ladder from middle class to poor?
Today, we’re learning that House Republicans will likely reject the Senate’s fiscal cliff patch, a legislative compromise that passed the U.S. Senate 89-8. Speaker Boehner said the Senate must act; it did. Now there’s no excuse. The House GOP is dominated by severe conservatives who believe that any and all tax increases are bad. But where are the moderate Republicans right now? I don’t understand what’s stopping moderate Republicans from assembling 20 or so of their colleagues, crossing the aisle and cutting their own deal? It happens in state legislatures every day. My message to those moderate Republicans in the House of Representatives is simple: Stand up! Right now. The wingnuts are ruining your party and ruining our nation. Cross the aisle, talk to Nancy Pelosi, make a deal.
Powerful conservative Jim DeMint is resigning from the Senate. He’s headed to the equally conservative Heritage Foundation. What happens next?
There’s about to be a political circus in South Carolina, the state that entered “hiking the Appalachian trail” into the lexicon, the state proudly represented by a Good Ol’ Boy wannabe who yelled “You lie!‘ at President Obama in a joint session of Congress because he was opposed to expanding health-care coverage for more Americans, the state in which the Senate President posed at a party in Rebel garb with a pair of African-American slaves, and the state where horse-bonking seems to be the sport of choice.