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95% Of Republican House Districts Are Majority-White

95% Of Republican House Districts Are Majority-White

Political Scientist Christopher Parker has a theory as to why Republicans don’t back immigration reform. He surmises that House Republicans are balking because they “represent constituencies haunted by anxiety associated with the perception that they’re ‘losing their country’ to immigrants from south of the border.” Recent polling backs this up. Significant numbers of conservatives, and [...]

Obama: Dems Are ‘Fact-Based, Reason-Based’ While The GOP Denies Science

  During a comprehensive interview with The New York Times, President Obama attacked modern conservatism and the GOP for being too ideological and extremist. He continued by describing the Democratic Party like so: And by the way, it generally is fact-based and reason-based. You know, we’re not denying science, we’re not denying climate change, we’re [...]

New Mexico GOP Sec Of State Paints Over Party Name In Campaign Signs

  Now read this:Joe The Plumber Has The Solution To Rid Ferguson’s ‘Cockroaches’ (Aug 20, 2014) Connecticut Man Fakes Death To Avoid Wedding (Aug 18, 2014) Iowa State Rep Arrested For Sex With Incapacitated Wife (Aug 18, 2014) Hospital Nurse Arrested For Penis Collection (Aug 18, 2014) Morgue Attendant Admits To Sex With Corpses (Aug [...]

Republican Congressman: Democrats Waging ‘War On Whites’

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks believes Democrats are hurting themselves with white voters by its stance on immigration. “This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” he said during an interview [...]

So How’s That Rebranding Working Out, Reince?

There are (at least) two stories that ought to be percolating up to Republican Marketing Genius Reince Priebus’ short attention span today, both of which might have an impact on his attempt to rebrand the Republican Party as new! and with lemon-scented freshness! The first is of, course, the Hobby Lobby case, of which the theocratic [...]

Ralph Reed: Preventing Gay Marriage A Winning Issue For Republicans

Ignoring that a growing number of voters, and especially younger ones, aren’t opposed to gay marriage, Ralph Reed sees opposition to marriage equality as a winning position for the Republican Party. During an interview with Bloomberg TV over the weekend, host Al Hunt asked Reed if evangelical Christians would reject any candidate who supported same-sex [...]

Ronald Reagan Weeps

Ronald Reagan Weeps

Ronald Reagan is by no means my hero. His presidency marked the beginning of the era when republicans began thinking of government not as a solution to anything but the problem with everything. Reagan spawned Grover Norquist, who wanted to shrink government down to a size where he could drown in the bathtub. Norquist the [...]

Republican Talking Point: ‘Uh, I Don’t Know’

Last week Texas Governor Rick Perry compared homosexuality to alcoholism.  This week he said he didn’t know whether gay people could be “converted.” Earlier this month, the Texas Republican Party adopted at its convention a policy endorsing “reparative therapy” for gays and lesbians who seek to change sexual orientation through counseling. Asked if he believes [...]

GOP: Bergdahl Deal Is Obama’s ‘Willie Horton Moment’ Even Though Bush Released More Detainees

Yes, the Republican leadership went there. Back in 2012, when a deal to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American POW held by the Taliban for five years, was first on the table, Republicans reportedly described the idea as President Obama’s “Willie Horton moment.” As you may or may not know, Willie Horton was the subject [...]

Purdum: Republicans Can Lose By Winning

Todd Purdum at Politico explains how defeat can be snatched from the jaws of Republican victory: If Republicans prevail in this year’s midterm congressional elections, it will be because of their party’s sharp-edged stances on topics like abortion and Benghazi, Obamacare and immigration, gay marriage and the minimum wage — issues that energize the GOP’s [...]

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