Why I’m literally going after the @GOP

Why I’m literally going after the @GOP

Republicans have been getting their news from clowns for years

As @LOLGOP, I try to use GOP tactics to mock the GOP and GOP tactics. Basically I’m an enraged, ranting megalomaniac—at least on Twitter.

Over 60,000 fine Twitter users follow LOLGOP. That’s more than follow the corporate sponsors of the tea party movement @FreedomWorks and four-times more than a likely VP nominee, former Bush Administration spokesmodel @RobPortman.

I have thank the GOP—Mitt, Santorum, Newt, Trump, Rick Perry, Bachmann and Palin, especially. Their seriously scary policies and personalities are so easy to LOL at.

But we cannot stop now.…

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Federal Appeals Court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional


In a major step forward in giving same-sex couples the ability to marry and have the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples, a federal appeals court in Boston today ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. [More after the jump.]
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Pete Hoekstra sinks to a new low, calls for a Birther Office in Washington, D.C. staffed by the FBI & CIA

Are there really that many tea partiers out there to pander to???

After the embarrassment of his “Yellow Girl” video ad and numerous other faux pas over the years, Senate candidate Pete Hoestra dialed the “Whack-a-Doo” machine up to eleven recently by suggesting that there a department in Washington, D.C. with the sole purpose of investigating the birth certificates of presidential candidates.

Answering questions at a Lapeer County Tea Party Patriots forum recently, Hoekstra said that it’s too late to investigate President Obama because, well, John McCain screwed that all up. But, he wants to be sure it never happens again.…

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Is Democrat Steve Pestka buying Facebook “Likes” for his MI-03 campaign page?

Those are some interesting demographics you have there, sir…

A few weeks ago, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer sent a letter to the two Democratic candidates running for the seat in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, Steve Pestka and Trevor Thomas. In the letter (pdf), he asked them to sign a pledge to run a “clean and fair” primary campaign. The pledge contains six items, most of which are pretty standard fare. But one of them is not. It has the candidates pledging to “avoid attacks on each other’s records and positions by any means, including the media, campaign literature, advertisements, phone calls, mailings, e-mail, and speaking engagements.”

This is a condition that clearly favors the 60-year old politician Steve Pestka.…

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We’ve looked at Romney’s business experience, now let’s take a look at his governing – devastating new video

Wait, this is just as bad as his business approach...

The media, helped along by the Obama campaign, has spent considerable time recently looking at Mitt Romney's past as a businessman and top dog at Bain Capital. With the release of a devastating new video this morning titled "Broken Promises: Romney's Massachusetts Record", it appears they are turning their attention to his past as the governor of Massachusetts. It's not pretty. [Video after the jump]
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Michigan Rising’s effort to recall Rick Snyder hits the ground running

Get your democracy on

Michigan Rising, the group working to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, has hit the ground running. According to spokesperson Bruce Fealk, the group already has tens of thousands of petitions in the field in the first few weeks of their signature-gathering drive.

As of this week they have distributed more than 50,000 petitions in 57 of Michigan’s 83 counties.

There are currently eight permanent signing locations in the state in Traverse City, Frankfort, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Mt. Pleasant, Allegan County, Ypsilanti, St. Clair and Macomb County. You can find the exact locations of the fixed petitions HERE.…

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Beer With Bloggers TOMORROW! Don’t miss it!


Our Beer With Bloggers event tomorrow is turning out to be quite a gala affair. With so many bloggers in attendance, it may be the "most blogged about" event in southeastern Michigan in quite some time! [Meta update and the current Beer With Bloggers bloggers list after the jump]
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The GOP is Threatening Your Job

The GOP is Threatening Your Job

If you have to sabotage the economy to win, your ideas suck

Of all the terrible lessons the Republicans have learned since 2009, the worst is: Economic sabotage works.

In 2009, the President’s immediate efforts to stimulate the economy and rescue the auto industry took us from losing 800,000 jobs a month to creating thousands. But, before the policies were even in place, the GOP called it a failure.

KNOW THIS: The Stimulus was the most successful economic effort since World War II. Yet the GOP was able to make it a bad word by employing Karl Rove tactics with Koch brothers money–carefully crafted talking points repeated endlessly.…

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