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The Defeatocrats Cheer

(Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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The GOP Has Hope For America

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Michael Steele Is SO Gonna Be Fired

As if he wasn’t in enough trouble with the all the back and forth with defacto GOP head Rush Limbaugh, nominal GOP head Michael Steele has now totally signed his own death warrant. From an interview with GQ, as reported by Political Wire: On if women have the right to choose an abortion: “Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s ...

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Rachel Maddow On Bobby Jindal

I thought President Obama’s speech last night was fantastic. Almost as good is Rachel Maddow’s take on Bobby Jindal’s response and the rudderless GOP. I think Jindal was trying to channel a genial used car salesman or something. Fail.

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Colorado State Sen. Scott Renfroe:
Gays Are Like Murderers

The asshats are coming out of the woodwork every day lately. During the Colorado state senate debate on extending health benefits to the same-sex partners of state employees, Sen. Scott Renfroe (R) compared gays to murderers and quoted Bible verses calling for homosexuals to be put to death. Via ProgressNow Colorado: On the floor of the State Senate, right-wing Senator ...

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GOP Head Michael Steele: Olbermann’s Worst Person In The World

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GOP Head Michael Steele Calls Civil Unions For Gays “Crazy”

After weathering a storm of criticism for saying that the Republican Party should reach out to gay voters, RNC chairman Michael Steele said yesterday that the GOP would not budge on LGBT rights, calling even the consideration of civil unions “crazy.” From a radio interview with Mike Gallagher: GALLAGHER: Is this a time when Republicans ought to consider some sort ...

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Minnesota’s Gay Senator Flips Us The Bird

Openly gay Minnesota Republican state Sen. Paul Koering is under fire for refusing to support same-sex marriage because the state has “more important” items on the agenda. Koering is getting a lot of understandable flack from his fellow gays and this, in part, is how his assistant is responding to complaining emails: I can testify all day long about how ...

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Gay Republicans Are Creating
Change From The Inside

Minnesota gay Republican state Sen. Paul Koering won’t support same-sex marriage. Because the state is too busy with important things. State Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, told KLKS on Friday that he will not vote for the Marriage and Family Protection Act, a bill that would make Minnesota’s marriage laws gender-neutral, allowing same-sex couples many of the rights currently denied ...

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Kentucky GOP Moves To Ban Gay Adoption

Kentucky state Sen. Gary Tapp (R) wants to make double-extra sure that no dirty homos are allowed to adopt children and yesterday introduced a bill that will ban all unmarried couples from adopting. Human rights group The Fairness Campaign called Senator Gary Tapp’s bill “deceptively-worded.” “It is identical to a measure recently passed in Arkansas that prohibits adoption or foster ...

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McCain’s Daughter To Address Log Cabins, RNC Head Michael Steele Invited Too

Meghan McCain, the flashy socialite daughter of Sen. John McCain, will address the opening session of this year’s Log Cabin Republicans convention. John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, 24, has agreed to headline the annual convention of the Log Cabin Republicans, a GOP group which advocates on behalf of gays and lesbians. “Her willingness to reach out to organizations like ours ...

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Stimulated: Liberal Media Gives GOP Twice The Airtime Of Democrats

Via Think Progress comes this graph showing who the cable news programs are going for commentary on Barack Obama’s stimulus package. In total, from 6 AM on Monday to 4 PM on Wednesday, the networks have hosted Republican lawmakers 51 times and Democratic lawmakers only 24 times. Surprisingly, Fox News came the closest to offering balance, hosting 8 Republicans and ...

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Sarah Palin Sets Up PAC (For 2012?)

Sarah Palin is denying that she intends to run for president in 2012, but she’s just set up a political action committee…you know, just in case. Via US News’ Robert Schlesinger: Asked if her new political action committee was an early signal that she is running for president in 2012, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin replied: “No, not at all, not ...

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Zero GOP Support For Stimulus Plan

Not a single House Republican voted for Barack Obama’s stimulus plan yesterday, but it passed anyway. A nearly $820 billion stimulus package passed the House of Representatives Wednesday without a single Republican vote. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it stands a better chance of picking up at least a modicum of bipartisan support. Approval of the bill ...

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GOP: Things Are GREAT!

Pam Spaulding points us to the homepage of the National Republican Congressional Committee. The Democrats tear in: “It’s stunning that the Republicans believe that ‘Thanks to Republican economic policies, the U.S. economy is robust and job creation is strong,'” said Jennifer Crider, the Communications Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Republicans’ stunning claim flies in the face of all ...

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Donors Rescue Log Cabin

A couple of weeks ago we learned that the Log Cabin Republicans were going into 2009 with a substantial debt. Today the Washington Blade reports that things are looking up for the LCR. A number of donors have come to the rescue of the Log Cabin Republicans in an attempt to alleviate the group’s debt of at least $100,000, according ...

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The Maine Marriage Fight Is On

An anti-gay Republican group (are there any others?) is organizing opposition in Maine to last week’s announcement of a coming bill to approve marriage equality in the legislature. A Republican political action committee said it’s organizing a grassroots effort to defeat a gay marriage bill that was introduced last week. The Maine Republican Project is opposing a bill to repeal ...

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Fuck You And Goodbye, Dubya

Turn it up and sing along. (Unless you’re at work; there be dirty words here.)

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Ken Blackwell: Gays Suffer From Compulsion

Now that he’s up for chairman of the Republican National Committee, an interview Ken Blackwell did with Michelangelo Signorile during last summer’s convention is getting wide condemnation from progressives. According to Blackwell, even if he were gay, he would have been able to suppress that “compulsion.” Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a leading candidate for the chairmanship of ...

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Money Woes For The LCR

Get out your hankies….the Log Cabin Republicans are in debt. The Log Cabin Republicans, hampered by lackluster 2008 fundraising, is facing financial difficulties and ended the year at least $100,000 in debt, according to Patrick Sammon, the organization’s president, who spoke to the Blade Friday. Sammon said he expects the organization to have around $100,000 in debt or “maybe a ...

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