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November 30, 2013
11:18 // 9 months ago
November 20, 2013

(Florida Congressman Trey Radel and) rising Tea Party star was caught in a coke bust. Apparently he forgot the part of the Tea Party story where you dump the product in the harbor before the cops show up.

Personally, I hated to lose a Congressman who was so fiscally conservative that I’m sure he snorted his blow through a one dollar bill. And so committed to family values, folks, that he actually voted to drug test people who received food stamps. He’s not a hypocrite, because he doesn’t get food stamps from the government.

Just his paycheck.

STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)

Trey must’ve known the food stamp criticism was coming, because during a press conference that was held after the Colbert taping, he announced a leave of absence—and that he was donating his salary to charity until he came back.

23:47 // 10 months ago
November 10, 2013
17:51 // 10 months ago
November 8, 2013
Want to be a Republican talking head? Now you can, thanks to this helpful internal House GOP memo acquired by the folks at Roll Call. It outlines in depth how good anti-Obama foot soldiers should go about demonizing the plan, and even contains a sample op-ed, presumably for Senators too lazy to write their own. The document also has a “fact sheet” with a lot of numbers in it; one number that’s missing is the percentage of Americans who actually support the GOP’s plan to repeal Obamacare (that would be 30 percent). source

Want to be a Republican talking head? Now you can, thanks to this helpful internal House GOP memo acquired by the folks at Roll Call. It outlines in depth how good anti-Obama foot soldiers should go about demonizing the plan, and even contains a sample op-ed, presumably for Senators too lazy to write their own. The document also has a “fact sheet” with a lot of numbers in it; one number that’s missing is the percentage of Americans who actually support the GOP’s plan to repeal Obamacare (that would be 30 percent). source

18:43 // 10 months ago
November 7, 2013
theatlantic:

What if Rand Paul Were a Woman?

Rand Paul’s acolytes often claim the senator gets marginalized because of his ideas. It’s because he’s a libertarian, they say, that he’s not treated fairly by the media. It’s a hard argument to make. Paul is a staple of the mainest of all mainstream media, the Sunday shows, and widely considered a top-tier presidential contender by middle-of-the-road analysts.
But let’s imagine the junior senator from Kentucky were a woman. Not just any woman—let’s call her Randi—but, for the sake of this argument, a beautiful woman. The “men want to sleep with her, women want to be her” echelon of physical attractiveness. Everything else is identical: self-certified eye doctor, first-term senator, and she got the job with a boost from her father.
Read more. [Image: Gary Cameron/Reuters]


Sick burn, Tina Dupuy.

theatlantic:

What if Rand Paul Were a Woman?

Rand Paul’s acolytes often claim the senator gets marginalized because of his ideas. It’s because he’s a libertarian, they say, that he’s not treated fairly by the media. It’s a hard argument to make. Paul is a staple of the mainest of all mainstream media, the Sunday shows, and widely considered a top-tier presidential contender by middle-of-the-road analysts.

But let’s imagine the junior senator from Kentucky were a woman. Not just any woman—let’s call her Randi—but, for the sake of this argument, a beautiful woman. The “men want to sleep with her, women want to be her” echelon of physical attractiveness. Everything else is identical: self-certified eye doctor, first-term senator, and she got the job with a boost from her father.

Read more. [Image: Gary Cameron/Reuters]

Sick burn, Tina Dupuy.

21:25 // 10 months ago
October 24, 2013
You know that we can hear you, right?
Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi • Speaking, visibly shocked, to Buncombe County, North Carolina GOP party official Don Yelton, who said a number of extremely racist things during an interview with Mandvi about the state’s voter ID law, as well as this shocking admission of the law’s intention: “The law is going to kick the Democrats In the butt.” He was forced to resign today, because, seriously, what the hell?
19:52 // 11 months ago
October 22, 2013

Number of defections from the GOP caused directly by the shutdown: At least one—Texas judge Carlo Key, who plans to run for re-election as a Democrat. Key also cites the party’s social issues.

0:19 // 11 months ago
October 20, 2013
The president’s actions and attitude over the past couple of weeks have certainly poisoned the well and made it harder to work together on any issue.
A GOP leadership aide • Discussing the chances of the party being willing to work with Democrats on anythingincluding immigration, which is what led to this response. While many believe comprehensive immigration reform—which passed the Senate painlessly this summer—could survive in the House, the problem is that it would pass via a bipartisan majority, something which John Boehner has gone out of his way to avoid as speaker.
9:52 // 11 months ago
October 17, 2013

What an official “Tea Party” would change in 2016

pbump:

I did a projection of what a new third, Tea Party could do to the 2016 electoral map.

Nice map, Philip:

image

How to turn a map blue: Kill the RINO once and for all and admit that RINOs were on the far end of the spectrum, not the near.

18:56 // 11 months ago
October 14, 2013
We stand a good chance of defaulting.
U.S. President Obama says on the government shutdown and debt ceiling negotiations between Democrat and Republican parties. 
18:50 // 11 months ago