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The GOP Rape Advisory Chart: Volume III

Yes, that’s right. Just like Peter Jackson’s production of The Hobbit, I’ve found so much raw material to work with that I decided to break what was originally a single story into two, and now three sections.

As I reported yesterday, in addition to being front-paged here at Eclectablog and at dKos, the first chart went utterly viral, hitting everything from Alternet and Balloon Juice to the New Civil Rights Movement, Dan Savage and even (and it doesn’t get more surreal than this) Neil Gaiman by way of Wil Wheaton.

dKos even did an email alert blast thingie with it.…

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The GOP Rape Advisory Chart

UPDATE: Volume II of the GOP Rape Advisory Chart can be found HERE and Volume III is HERE.

A week or so ago, someone posted her version of the GOP Rape Advisory Chart to help sort out all of the confusion about the wide variety of rape “flavors” that today’s Republican Party seems so hell-bent on bringing to light.

I thought she did a fantastic job, but, given the latest entries into the “rainbow of rape flavors” yesterday and today by Richard Mourdock and John Cornyn, I decided to create a revised version that plays it straight–I’m just including the actual quotes themselves.…

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It’s time to apologize for Rick Santorum

Santorum’s concession speech is the closest he’ll ever get to an “It Gets Better” video

Of all this President’s many progressive achievements—the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Student Loan Reform, Health Care Reform, pulling out of Iraq—the one that isn’t mentioned enough in the feeds I follow is the the ending of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

The DADT compromise enacted during the Clinton Administration made the closeting of gays and lesbians policy for the US military. It sent a message that homosexuals needed to lie or risk losing everything.

In one of the last acts of the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, this ridiculous policy was ended.…

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Rick Santorum exits stage left

Missed it by THAT much

As of this afternoon, we won’t have Rick Santorum to kick around anymore. He has suspended his campaign which, in politispeak, means he reserves the right to get back in if Romney crashes and burns. It’s a shrewd move because if anyone could crash and burn when he has the advantage, it’s Mitt Romney.

So, good-bye, Rick. Goodbye to the teleprompter-using candidate who thinks teleprompters should be illegal.

Goodbye to the guy who fought tooth and nail in Michigan for one lousy delegate (smart!)

Goodbye to the man aspiring to be the Leader of the Free World™ who thinks wanting American kids to get a college education if they want one is “snobby”.…

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Obama takes big lead on Romney in latest Gallup poll

Women make ALL the difference

Barack Obama has taken a 4-point lead over Mitt Romney in Gallup’s latest national poll, up from a 47-47 tie in their last poll.

He’s up over Rick Santorum by an even larger 51-43 gap.

The big change came mainly from from women under 50 years old where President Obama enjoys a more than 30-point lead. This confirms recent polling by the Pew Research Center showing the gap between the president and Romney among all women at 58-38.

In other words, the latest Republican attacks on women appear to be taking their toll on the GOP candidates and that is exactly as it should be.…

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Think Rick Santorum won the day yesterday? He didn’t. (Updated)

Rick, you’ve been Romney’d

All the headlines this morning are blaring “RICK SANTORUM WON THE DAY AND YES I’M SHOUTING!!!


[Image credit: Daily Kos via Newseum]

But they are wrong. As it turns out, even in Mississippi where Santorum got the most votes, Mitt Romney walked away with more delegates that poor Rick. In fact, yesterday Romney ended up with 43 delegates and Rick Santorum got only 36. (Newt Gingrich got 24 and Ron Paul got 1.)

That’s what happens when you have rich friends who are Superdelegates and you and your SuperPACs outspend your rivals by leaps and bounds:


[Chart courtesy of Zeke Miller | Buzzfeed]

And yet Mitt still can bring it home, can he?…

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Rick Santorum: “It should be illegal to read off a teleprompter” a month after he used one a CPAC

Hypocrisy, thy name is Rick Santorum

Good goddess, are you freaking kidding me??? Rick Santorum actually said, “it should be illegal to read off a teleprompter”. No, seriously.

You mean like this, Rick, when you were at CPAC?


Photo credit: Washington Post

Let’s review, from my post last month:

Here’s Joe Scarborough with his teleprompters.

And Marco Rubio with his.

And House Speaker John Boehner with his.

And Senator Jim Demint with his.

And Senator Mike Lee with his.

And Herman Cain with his.

And Michele Bachman with hers.

And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with his.…

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Santorum campaign protest rally outside Mich GOP HQ for that ONE delegate draws three. People.

The never-ending Clown Show™

As I wrote about yesterday, Rick Santorum is fighting tooth and nail for that one Michigan delegate that they believe was inappropriately awarded to Mitt Romney. So, they staged a protest rally outside the headquarters of the Michigan Republican Party (MRP) headquarters.

It drew three. Not three busloads. Not three dozen.

Three. People.

These Republicans could sure learn a thing or two about how to protest, amirite?

Only three people showed up to a rally at Michigan GOP headquarters in Lansing to show their dissatisfaction with the party’s allocation of delegates between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum following the Feb.
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Santorum continues fight for that one Michigan delegate – UPDATED

Dele-gate

Honestly, I never thought that Michigan GOP Primary Clown Show™ would still be the gift to Democrats that keeps on giving a week later but, well, it is.

Though the state’s primary was almost a week ago, the Rick Santorum campaign is continuing to dispute the primary’s results. The campaign has taken their fight over the way the Michigan Republican Party apportioned two of the state’s at-large delegates to the Republican National Committee.The campaign is also organizing a rally to be held later today in front of the Michigan Republican headquarters in Lansing. Santorum supporters will call on Michigan GOP leaders to reconsider their decision to award both the party’s statewide delegates to Mitt Romney.
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Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney expose their hypocrisy on use of government money

Hypocrisy, thy name is ‘Santorum’. Wait. It’s ‘Romney’. No, it’s BOTH!

Both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney rant and rave about the use of government funds for all sorts of things. However, neither has much of a leg to stand on in this regard.

Rick Santorum took federal funds to home school his kids.

As he presses for the conservative votes he needs to overtake GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum is hammering away at the role state and federal governments play in running schools.Santorum plays up how he and his wife have home-schooled their seven children and says parents should be the ones responsible for educating their kids.…
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