Tag Archives: GOP

Boehner’s Office Reacts To DOMA News

House Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman just issued this terse statement: “While Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, the President will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation.” Talking Points Memo sez: “Boehner could, in theory, intervene as a third party …

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A Sample From Palin’s Fake Facebook

It’s since been deleted, but JMG reader Dave saved us a screen shot example of Sarah Palin sock-puppeting her daughter’s Facebook account.

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Ed Shultz Rips Crazy Eyes

This weekend Rep. Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann told a Minnesota GOP group that she’s “all in” for the 2012 presidential campaign. She added that she would put Glenn Beck in charge of fixing the economy, saying, “That man can explain anything.” Ed Shultz had a field day.

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MONTANA: Bill To Ban All Local LGBT Rights Passes House 60-39

Montana’s House yesterday voted 60-39 to approve Rep. Kristin Hansen’s bill to ban all local LGBT rights ordinances in the state. The House took the first steps Tuesday toward striking down Missoula’s 2010 ordinance that bans discrimination against city residents based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Missoula’s Democratic legislators were infuriated by the passage of House …

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NORTH CAROLINA: 23 GOP State Pols Sponsor Ballot Ban On LGBT Unions

North Carolina GOP state Sen. James Forrester has introduced a ballot measure that would constitutionally ban the state from recognizing all LGBT unions. North Carolina already bans same-sex marriage by state statute. Three-fifths of both the House and Senate must approve the amendment before it can appear on the ballot; the governor has no veto authority on amendments. Forrester, a …

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John McCain: Social Security Is A Ponzi Scheme That Madoff Would Be Proud Of

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Sarah Palin Has A Fake Facebook Account

So that she can praise herself on her own official page. Wonkette has the scoop: Sarah Palin has apparently created a second Facebook account with her Gmail address so that this fake “Lou Sarah” person can praise the other Sarah Palin on Facebook. The Gmail address is available for anyone to see in this leaked manuscript about Sarah Palin, and …

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CALIFORNIA: Tea Party Pol Introduces Bill To Force State To Defend Ballot Measures

Tea Party-backed California GOP state Sen. Tom Harman has introduced a bill that would require the state to go to court to defend all voter-approved ballot measures. The bill reads: The Attorney General shall not refuse to defend a constitutional amendment or an initiative statute on the basis of it being unconstitutional, or in conflict with, or in violation of …

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Thurston Howell III Approves

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Palin As AK Gov: I Hate This Damn Job

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MONTANA: Bill To Ban All Local LGBT Rights Passes Committee Vote

The Tea Party-backed bill to ban local LGBT rights ordinances in Montana today passed a committee vote and will move forward to the full state House. The committee voted to endorse House Bill 516, by Rep. Kristin Hansen, R-Havre, which would prohibit local governments from enacting ordinances or other policies like Missoula’s that include, as a protected class from discrimination, …

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Stomped

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Rep. Anthony Weiner Calls On GOP To Defund Their Own Damn Health Care

Another classic from our hero. And how gross is it to see whackjob Rep. Virginia Foxx referred to as “Madame Chair”?

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WISCONSIN: Dem Rep Goes Off On GOP

Buzzfeed’s Matt Stopera calls this “Anthony Weiner-esque.”

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CNN On Santorum’s Google Problem

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MONTANA: Tea Party Rep Introduces Bill Overturning All Local LGBT Rights

Tea Party-backed Montana GOP Rep. Kristen Hansen has introduced a bill that would overturn all local LGBT rights laws in the state. The bill “limits all local rights ordinances to state-protected classes” of people. Montana House Bill 516. Via Montana Capitol Report, we learn that GOP lawmakers refused to allow opponents of the bill to be heard, even though anti-gay …

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House Defunds Planned Parenthood

Even though Planned Parenthood has been long banned from using any of its federal money for abortions, today the GOP led a lopsided vote to completely defund the agency. The vote was 240-185 with ten Democrats siding with the GOP. The measure would eliminate about $330 million through the end of September for preventative-health services, including federal funding for contraception …

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“Draft Trump” Site Launches

The just-launched Draft Trump 2012 site begins: Donald Trump is one of the most successful business leaders in the world; he would bring a unique perspective to a Republican primary field populated with has-been and never-were politicians eager to curry support with traditional political horse-trading and backroom favors. As a global manager and executive, owing no favors to any political …

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GOP 2012 Favorables/Unfavorables

Nate Silver: It does look like Republicans have some legitimate reason to worry. In the previous five competitive primaries — excluding 2004 for the Republicans, when Mr. Bush won re-nomination uncontested — each party had at least two candidates whose net favorability ratings were in the positive double digits, meaning that their favorables bettered their unfavorables by at least 10 …

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Frothy Mix Dogs GOP 2012 Contender

Former Sen. Rick Santorum’s potential bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination continues to be dogged by Dan Savage’s eight year-old website. Roll Call asked Santorum why he didn’t reach out to Google to try to remedy the problem. He said he never contacted the search giant directly, and his longtime consultant John Brabender dismissed the problem as a matter …

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