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How Moderate Is Olympia Snowe?

Over the past week, political pundits have been writing paeans to Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, who has just announced that she will not run for re-election. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, in a typical editorial, pronounced Senator Snowe a “moderate” and “one of the last reasonable lawmakers.”

How “moderate” is Olympia Snowe’s record?

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Neutrality? Americans Elect Leader Mark McKinnon Expresses Support for Presidential bid of fellow Americans Elect Leader David Walker

Talk about inside games.

Despite bylaws and handbooks written by Americans Elect forbidding the Americans Elect organization, its leadership and its staffers from speaking or acting to promote a presidential candidate, it was confirmed earlier today that a day after David Walker was introduced to the country as an Americans Elect presidential contender, Americans Elect […]

In Arizona, Americans Elect Party Registrations Heaviest in Republican Areas

Is Americans Elect a political party? Despite its protests to the contrary, the answer is a hearty Yes Indeed. The latest proof of Americans Elect’s status as a political party comes from the state of Arizona, where the Secretary of State has released counts of registered Americans Elect political party members in Arizona counties, U.S. […]

Americans Elect Officer Dan Winslow goes on TV and helps Mitt Romney, violating Bylaws

Americans Elect bylaws, the most recent version of which were enacted on July 1 2011, make it very clear how Board Members and Officers of Americans Elect are to behave in regard to presidential candidates:

Officers shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President or Vice President […]

134th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Pull a Religious Bigotry Twofer

… in which Herman Cain and Susan Lynn dream up schemes to infringe on American Muslims’ civil liberties now because they just might put a door ding in the metaphorical Hummer of American Christianity later. Read on … […]

GOP Joe Miller Sez Turn America Into East Germany, Goes Stasi on Reporter

“If East Germany can do it, we can do it!” — Joe Miller

Yes, Republican candidate for Senate Joe Miller actually spoke those words yesterday, asking his audience in Alaska why America can’t build its own Berlin Wall.

There are two aspects to Joe Miller’s admiration of East Germany and its very special border fence […]

I Stand Against Demon Drink, said the Bartender

“I don’t think it’s proper to watch a couple of grown men grind against each other,” said the landlord for two gay bars.

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 […]