Tag Archives: gop

Government Shutdown Open Thread

Shutting down the entire government in a hissy fit because you don’t want your fellow citizens to have health care seems like a good move, yeah? Discuss.

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VAWA and the far-right GOP

I’m writing in Al Jazeera today about how the fight over the Violence Against Women Act exemplifies the increased extremism of the Republican party. A bit:
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The real Republican rape platform

My latest on Mourdock, Republicans and rape in the Guardian:

Some Republicans, like Mitt Romney, have tried to distance themselves from their party’s rhetorical obsession with sexual violation. What they’re hoping we won’t notice is the fact that their party is politically committed to sexual violation.

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19%? Now that’s a number I can get behind

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: President Bush’s approval rating has sunk to a new low in a Wisconsin poll by the firm Strategic Vision, with only 19% of those surveyed approving of Bush’s job performance. In 15 previous surveys by … Continue reading

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Shorter Mark Noonan: “They might demonize you, spread scurrilous lies about you, and seek to criminalize your very existence, but at least they will never pretend that this is not exactly what they’re doing.”

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Hot GOP Cheerleaders Are Waiting for You

Um. Perhaps she’s just trying to impress Derbs? Thanks to Ali for the link.

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“No, it’s getting worse because you drew up the postwar plans on the back of a cocktail napkin at Applebee’s.”

Bill Maher tells us how Democrats should respond to GOP talking points. Brilliant. Thanks to Chrissy for the link. Don’t forget to vote tomorrow.

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State-by-State GOP Scandal Scorecard

Having a tough time keeping track of all the indictments, ethics violations and scandals plaguing the Grand Old Party? Well worry no more, friends, because the state-by-state GOP Scandal Scorecard is here. This handy-dandy tool lets you keep all the … Continue reading

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