Tag Archives: GOP

Fireworks At Obama Q&A With House GOP

The president met with House GOP members today for an extended question and answer session that we’re hearing got quite hot and heavy. I haven’t gotten a chance to watch much of it yet, but here’s the entire meeting. In a session that resembled the British custom where a prime minister responds to questions in Parliament, Mr. Obama took questions ...

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PA Politician: We Need A State Firearm

How in the world has Pennsylvania gotten along these hundreds of years without an Official State Firearm? Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh County, is sponsoring a bill that would designate the Pennsylvania Long Rifle as the state’s official firearm. Pennsylvania would become the first state in the country to have a state gun, according to the National Rifle Association. To Browne ...

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GOP Response To SOTU

Of course they gave the job to one of the newly elected GOP state governors. Cuz, you know, that was a message to America. Bonus points for the Scott Brown shout-out!

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Rep. Michele Bachmann: Teabaggers Are Taking Over The GOP

Could this be the first true thing she’s ever said?

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Quote Of The Day – Andre Bauer

“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got ...

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Indiana Tries For Marriage Ban

GOP state Senators in Indiana are trying to push through a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 6-4 to approve a proposal that could eventually lead to a constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions in Indiana. Even if the proposal clears the full GOP-led Senate, it will likely go nowhere in the Democrat-controlled House. ...

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Glenn Beck On Scott Brown: This Could End Up With A Dead Intern

Glenn Beck attacked Senator-elect Scott Brown today on his radio show, slamming Brown for joking about his daughters’ availability during his victory speech. Beck launched into a long rant about how Brown had just put his daughters up for grabs on a “meat market” and how shocked he was that anyone could say something like that on national television. Then ...

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“The Next Scott Brown”

Conservatives are rushing out videos supporting candidates they are now trumpeting as the “next Scott Brown.” First out of the gate is California U.S. Senate teabagger and birther candidate Chuck DeVore, who is running in the GOP primary against former HP CEO Carly Fiorina for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat.

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Scott Brown: Seat Me At Once

The polls haven’t even closed in Massachusetts yet, but Scott Brown is telling the media that he is going to Washington tomorrow to demand that he be seated at once so that he can immediately begin tearing down our tyrannical Marxist overlords. The GOP has been screaming that Democrats are plotting to delay Brown’s official recognition until the coming healthcare ...

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Brown Vs. Obama’s Mama

Reporters asked GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown if he apologizes for saying that the president’s mother wasn’t married when she had him. Brown, who apparently does not have internet access or a very good memory, denied having said it. The special election to replace Ted Kennedy is today.

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GOProud: Gay Liberals Suck For Not Supporting Our CPAC Sponsorship

GOProud’s chairman of the board Christopher Barron is angry that liberals haven’t supported their sponsorship of the ultraconservative wingnut CPAC conference. Barron writes in a Metro Weekly editorial: In a case of truly strange bedfellows, the gay left has joined the most radical elements of the social conservative movement in attacking GOProud’s participation. You can understand the fear of extremists ...

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39 GOP Congress Members Join Fight Against DC Marriage Equality

This time with the support of 39 GOP Congress members, Stand For Marriage DC has once again filed a petition to force putting marriage equality to a vote in Washington. Same-sex marriage supporters and opponents faced off in D.C. Superior Court for a hearing Wednesday on whether the city should be required to allow a ballot initiative that would define ...

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Rep. Michelle Bachmann: Put The Teabaggers In Charge of The GOP

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Sally Kern Tries To Ban Divorce

OK state Rep. Sally Kern must be among the wingnuts who don’t realize that the attempt to ban divorce in California is a hoax, because now she’s trying the same thing in Oklahoma. Scheduled for introduction in the 2010 legislative session by state Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, House Bill 2279 would restrict the “use of incompatibility as a ground ...

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CNN’s Rick Sanchez Ambushes Sen. John Ensign Over Ethics

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Quote Of The Day – Rep. Pete Sessions

“I love you and believe in you. If you want my ear/voice — e-mail.” – Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) to billionaire Ponzi swindler Allen Stanford, hours after Stanford was arrested by the feds. After the arrest, Sessions denied that he knew Stanford at all, despite having been photographed with him many times and accepting $44,000 from Stanford for his re-election ...

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PhoboQuotable – Andy Martin

“I helped expose many of Barack Obama’s lies in 2008. Today, I am fighting for the facts about Mark Kirk. Illinois Republican leader Jack Roeser says there is a ‘solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual.’ Roeser suggests that Kirk is part of a Republican Party homosexual club. Lake County Illinois Republican leader Ray True says Kirk has surrounded himself ...

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CPAC Organizers: GOProud Can Attend But Cannot Speak About LGBT Rights

Bowing to increasing pressure from the religious right, organizers of the 2010 CPAC say that while they will allow GOProud to attend and co-sponsor the event, they will not be given an opportunity to speak. Because gay rights are not open to debate. CPAC director Lisa De Pasquale told Hot Air last week that she was “satisfied” that GOProud “do ...

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Sen. Coburn’s Prayer Backfires, Other Oklahoma Senator Misses Health Care Vote

Remember when Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) asked for prayers that a fellow Senator miss the crucial cloture vote on health care reform, presumably due to illness or death? This morning, teabaggers were wondering if their prayers backfired when Coburn’s Oklahoma GOP colleague Sen. James Inhofe failed to show for a second procedural vote. From a caller to Sen. John Barrasso ...

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PhoboQuotable – Tim Pawlenty

“That statute is not worded the way it should be. I said I regretted the vote later because it included things like cross-dressing, and a variety of other people involved in behaviors that weren’t based on sexual orientation, just a preference for the way they dressed and behaved. So it was overly broad. So if you are a third-grade teacher ...

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