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Christine O’Donnell Isn’t You. She’s A Space Alien.

Parody of Christine O’Donnell’s I’m You campaign advertisement, in which Christine O’Donnell isn’t a witch. She’s a space alien. [...]

Paul LePage Has an Anger Management Problem

“As your governor, you’re going to be seeing a lot of me on the front page, saying ‘Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.” — Paul LePage, September 2010

“Bullshit!” — Paul LePage, before storming out of a news conference, September 2010

“I’m about ready to punch A. J. Higgins!” — Paul LePage, September [...]

Sholley Attacks Muslims and Atheists Alike

Earl Sholley’s campaign of scapegoating against Muslims and atheists should serve as a reminder that when the freedom of religion of one cultural minority is threatened, the religious freedom of all minorities is made vulnerable. [...]

NY Republican: Ban Religion in NYC to prevent the spread of Repression

In his latest display of mental gymnastics, Republican candidate for Governor of New York State Carl Paladino has just completed either a disastrously unsuccessful triple lutz or a spot-on bellyflop:

As Governor I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument [...]

Tea Party Contributions to State Candidates: 92% Republican, 0% Democrat

Looking at data on federally-organized political action committees and Section 527 groups that identify themselves as part of the “Tea Party” movement, we’ve discovered that such openly-disclosed grassroots groups have levels of activity too low to account for the highly visible “Tea Party” activity seen splayed across the national media. Indeed, most of them are [...]

Maze of Websites Brings Unity12 Operation Back to GOP Consultant Jim Jonas

Back in 2006, the Unity08 corporation formed to select its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. Unity08′s pitch: why not have a bipartisan team of one Republican and one Democrat working together in the White House? Given that the office of the President is imbued with power while the office [...]

Meet Paul LePage, Creationist for Governor of Maine

Two weeks ago, the moderator of a Republican gubernatorial debate asked candidate Paul LePage a simple and straightforward question: “Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?” Paul LePage’s complete answer:

I would say intelligence, uh, the more education you have the more knowledge you have [...]

House GOP Calls News Conference to Condemn News Conferences

Or, Republican Whip: Someone Shot at Me Too, but I Don’t Talk About That Or, Eric Cantor: How Dare Democrats use Fear of Attacks as a Political Tactic? Stealers! Or, Republican Leadership Outraged at Sleazy Democratic Tactic of Receiving Death Threats

Sometimes it’s just so hard to choose a headline.

How would you sum up [...]

Republican Steve King: Only Christians Don’t Like Killing Dogs

Yesterday, Truman identified a particularly yummy bit of babble by Representative Steve King of Iowa in which he asserts that America is a Christian nation because we speak English and derive our cherished values from the ancient Greeks. Roll that thought around your brain a little bit. It’s just so savory.

As with all yummy, [...]

Palin and Pawlenty Point the Way for GOP in 2012: Outside Agitators for President

This week, Republican former governor Sarah Palin enthusiastically endorsed NY 23rd District Conservative Party congressional candidate Doug Hoffman. Her statement left no doubt of her position:

The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs [...]

In Swag Searches, GOP Attention Still Focused on McCain and Palin

This past March, I looked into the number of searches made by people looking for various forms of gear at CafePress featuring the names of various possible Republican presidential contenders for 2012. (If you log in to CafePress.com, you can find out how many people searched for bumper stickers, buttons or shirts for sale featuring [...]