Tag: GOP

How Rick Santorum Could Beat Mitt Romney in Michigan

Metaphorically Rick Santorum should believe in God. The fact that he’s still in this race is a tribute to some higher power or, more likely, the weakness of the GOP’s bench. It’s also a tribute to his appeal to the sort of Republican who hates both birth control and abortion—breeders, as @Azrielenish calls them. Now, I see that Santorum is […]

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Setting the record straight about Pete Hoekstra’s racist and inaccurate ad

Lies, damn lies. Take your pick. The racist ad by Senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra was not just racist. It is based on a complete lie. Here’s what is said in his ad by a woman who is clearly faking her Asian accent in what Hoekstra is calling “satire”: “Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow. Debbie spend so much American money. […]

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GOP seeks to end limits on ALL corporate campaign donations including to parties & candidates

At the moment, as egregious as the Citizens United Supreme Court decision was, it’s still illegal for corporations to give directly to candidates or political parties. If the GOP has its way, that will end. The century-old ban on corporate donations to federal political campaigns should be junked as unconstitutional, the Republican National Committee argued in a legal brief filed […]

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The GOP debate train wreck finds it’s way to Michigan. Help Planned Parenthood and others “welcome” them.

The GOP debate train wreck finds it’s way to Michigan. Help Planned Parenthood and others “welcome” them.

This Wednesday, the train wreck known as the GOP primary crashes its sorry way into Michigan when the skabillionth debate will be held at Oakland University. As you might imagine, there are a few folks that would like to “welcome” them to our fair state. First, Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPOM) will be there to meet the GOP contenders, every […]

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Gov. Rick Snyder faces the tea party music, Lt. Gov. Calley denies reality

On Mackinac Island at the GOP Leadership Conference this week, Governor Rick Snyder got a frigid reception from tea party types on his position on a new bridge to Canada, Right to Work for Less bills, and a new proposal for doctors to report children’s body mass indices in an effort to curb childhood obesity. The question, at this point, […]

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GOP: Snakes on a (jobs) plan

GOP: Snakes on a (jobs) plan

This would be hilarious if these idiots weren’t serious. Democrats and Republicans all agree that the nation needs to move on a jobs agenda. And Republicans have a new plan: unleash the reins of snake commerce. GOP members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today called attention to a proposed regulation that would restrict the transportation and importation […]

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BREAKING – More Mich GOP freakout: Robocalls warn against identity theft from signing petitions.

Yesterday, I wrote about how the Snyder administration is freaking out over the legal challenge to the Emergency Manager law. On that same day, residents on the west side of the state starting getting these robocalls: NOTE: this player requires Flash. Click HERE if it doesn’t work for you. This is an identity theft alert. Petitions are being circulated door-to-door […]

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Newsweek columnist John Avlon asks “Are Republicans at war with reality?”

Whoa. A mainstream media figure gets it. John Avlon, senior columnist at Newsweek and Daily Beast contributor asks, in a piece for CNN, “Are Republicans at war with reality?”. So here’s what I learned watching Thursday night’s Republican debate: States’ rights should rule the day, unless you’re gay. Small government is the rule unless a rapist impregnates his victim. Loyalty […]

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Nice job, GOP

Nice job, GOP

Nice job, GOP. The Dow Jones Industrial average dropped more than 500 points today, one day after the index staged an impressive late day rally erasing a more that 200-point drop to end the day in the black . The 512-point plunge makes Thursday Aug. 4, 2011 one of the top 10 worst days in Dow history in terms of […]

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The debt ceiling & the individual mandate: how you know GOP negotiators were NEVER serious

With Mitch McConnell’s declaration earlier this year that his main political goal is ensuring that Barack Obama is a one-term president, everything else that has happened since makes sense. But there’s something that happened in the negotiations between the White House, Congressional Democrats and Congressional Republicans that tells you, beyond a doubt and without any room for argument, that the […]

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Missouri Republicans defy voters, vote to block regulation of puppy mills

I’m pretty stunned by this. Last fall, the voters approved “Proposition B”, a bill that puts stronger regulations on so-called “puppy mills”, breeding facilities that prioritize cranking out large numbers of puppies over the welfare of the animals themselves. Last week, Republicans in the Missouri House of Representatives overturned the will of the voters by passing a bill to reverse […]

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