Tag Archives: GOP

Non-Apology Apology

“If anyone from other religions felt disenfranchised by the language, I want to say I am sorry. I am sorry if I offended anyone in any way. I will never deny being a born-again Christian. I do have core beliefs and I will die with those core beliefs.” – GOP Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on his highly-criticized statement that non-Christians ...

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Rep. Weiner: The GOP Lies So Much About Health Care It Should Be A Drinking Game

CLASSIC rant from our favorite House Democrat.

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MARYLAND: GOP Leader Steps Down Over Backlash For Civil Unions Support

Maryland state Sen. Allen Kittleman has announced that he will step down as GOP minority leader over criticism he’s received for sponsoring a civil unions bill. The decision by Sen. Allan H. Kittleman (R-Howard County) came two weeks after he announced plans to sponsor legislation allowing civil unions in Maryland for both same-sex and heterosexual couples. Kittleman’s position put him ...

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GOP Lawmakers: You Can’t Have Health Care, But We’re Keeping Ours

Think Progress compiled this clip of GOP House members who today will vote to repeal “Obamacare.” But none of them intend to give up their own “government-sponsored health insurance.”

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AL GOP Gov. Robert Bentley: If You’re Not A Christian, You Need To Convert

Newly-elected GOP Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley made it clear yesterday that non-Christians will have a tough time under his regime. Bentley made the remarks during a speech at Dexter Street King Memorial Baptist Church, the Montgomery church once led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., saying that non-Christians were “not my brother” and he hoped they would convert to ...

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TENTHER: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) Says Child Labor Laws Are Unconstitutional

Newly elected GOP Sen. Mike Lee (UT) says that federal child labor laws are unconstitutional because as per the Tenth Amendment, only laws expressly laid out in the Constitution are legal. Lee is part of the new class of “states rights” Congress members intent on overturning all federal legislation not mentioned in the Constitution.

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Actual Name Of The Bill: “Repealing the Job Killing Health Care Law Act”

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UTAH: GOP State Sen. Chris Buttars Wants To Repeal Anti-Bullying Rules

Republican state Sen. Chris Buttars has introduced a bill that would repeal the Salt Lake City school board’s recently instituted anti-bullying rules. Pride In Utah reports: Speaking at a meeting for the anti-gay group Eagle Forum, Buttars said: “We’re in big trouble in our public education system. I didn’t realize how much until a month ago when I was asked ...

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Reince Priebus Elected RNC Chairman

Reince Priebus, former head of the Wisconsin GOP, has been elected as chairman of the Republican National Committee. A general foe of LGBT rights, last month Priebus promised NOM’s Maggie Gallagher that he would oppose marriage equality as head of the RNC. Known for chasing pork barrel projects for Wisconsin, his last gig was as part of his legal firm’s ...

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Michael Steele Drops RNC Chair Bid

Three ballots so far and no one has reached the 85 votes needed to win. Reince Priebus leads with 54 votes, but Michael Steele is reportedly telling his backers to throw their support behind Pfizer lobbyist Maria Cino.

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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter To Introduce Bill To Blockade DADT Repeal Certification

Wingnut GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter plans to introduce a bill that would require all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to sign off on the certification of the repeal of DADT. As you may recall, USMC Commandant James Amos loudly protested DADT’s repeal late last year. Hunter’s measure would require the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps chiefs to ...

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GOProud Issues 2011 Agenda

GOProud prefaces the release of its 2011 agenda with this message: The so-called “gay agenda” is defined by the left through a narrow prism of legislative goals. In contrast to the approach of the left, GOProud’s agenda emphasizes conservative and libertarian principles that will improve the daily lives of all Americans, but especially gay and lesbian Americans. On their list ...

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Wingnuts Back Crazy Eyes 2012

The religious right is lining up behind Rep. Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann’s possible plan to run for president in 2012, which she said she’ll do only upon direct orders from God. Some tout her as the next Ronald Reagan — with a twist. Religious leaders supporting her include Matt Barber of the late Jerry Fallwell’s Liberty Council, who said, “To ...

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GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson To Retire

Three-term moderate GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (Texas) told supporters today that she will not seek reelection in 2012. Hutchinson was trounced in her 2010 bid to unseat Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Hutchison is one of the Republican Party’s brightest stars, often appearing on political talk shows to press the GOP agenda. Still, she broke ranks during the health care ...

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As You Were

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: State GOP Leader Says Repealing Gay Marriage Not On Agenda

A short but very interesting item just popped up on my Associated Press feed. House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that jobs and the economy will be the top priorities that Republicans will use as their scorecard to measure themselves by for the next two years. Bettencourt said social issues will take a back ...

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SENTENCED: Former GOP Majority Leader Tom DeLay Gets Three Years In Prison

Former GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to three years in prison for funneling corporate money to Republican candidates. The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay was once one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 ...

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Ban On Arizona Shooter’s Gun Clip Was Overturned By The GOP In 2004

The Glock 19 bullet magazine used by Jared Lee Loughner had been banned under a 1994 assault weapons law instituted during the Clinton administration. But under enormous pressure from the National Rifle Association, in 2004 the GOP successfully worked to allow that ban to expire. AmericaBlog posts this excerpt from Salon: According to police and media reports, the alleged shooter, ...

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Crocodile Tears

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Today In Teabagger Asshattery

Teabagger Rep. Allen West says that President Obama is a chickenshit for secretly landing Air Force One under the cover of darkness when visiting Afghanistan. The president should totally come under the same enemy fire that our brave soldiers do every day!

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