Fiorina: Faith Makes Better Leaders


Over the weekend there was a public forum put on by the Iowa Family Leader, the most powerful Christian right group in that state, featuring several of the Republican presidential candidates. Carly Fiorina was in full pander mode, making the ridiculous claim that faith makes people better leaders because it makes them humble and gives them empathy. Seriously, empathy. … [Read more...]

Silver: Trump Supporters About Same Number as Moon Landing Deniers


Nate Silver has an amusing column telling the media to stop freaking out about Donald Trump's poll numbers, pointing out that the number of people currently supporting Trump are about equal to the number of people who think the moon landing was faked. And he still thinks Trump's chances of winning the Republican nomination is less than 20%. … [Read more...]

Trump Reiterates Demand for Database, Promises Waterboarding


Donald Trump made his typical appearance on a Sunday morning talk show, this time the one with George Stephanopoulos. And he made his typically uninformed, ridiculous and appalling statements. He started by declaring the Syrian refugees to be a "Trojan horse" because he saw a picture of the Syrian refugees in Europe and they looked like "strong powerful men." … [Read more...]

Nolte: Mockinjay ‘Tanked’ Because Jennifer Lawrence Insulted Trump


The terminally ridiculous John Nolte, who covers the entertainment industry for, has a rather bizarre definition of a movie tanking. The 4th Hunger Games movie, Mockinjay Part 2, was the #1 grossing movie in its opening weekend with over $100 million in ticket sales. But Nolte says it's "underperforming" because Jennifer Lawrence said mean things about Donald Trump. … [Read more...]

PolitiFact Debunks the Lie About Syrian Refugees Being Mostly Men


It has become virtually a mantra on the xenophobic and Islamophobic right that most of the Syrian refugees are "young men of military age" or some such nonsense. Carly Fiorina goes even further and says that the "vast majority" of the refugees are "able-bodied young men." PolitiFact points to data from the United Nations, which tracks all of the refugees, that completely refutes this claim: … [Read more...]

Trump Tweets Non-Existent Crime Statistics


Donald Trump continues to show his complete disregard for truth and accuracy by tweeting out a graph full of wildly inaccurate crime statistics, allegedly from an organization that does not exist, for 2015, a year for which we do not have crime statistics yet (the official crime stats in the Uniform Crime Reports from the FBI will not come out until well into 2016). … [Read more...]

Trump Endorses Violence at His Rallies


As Donald Trump campaign stops begin to look more and more like Nazi rallies, complete with his own brownshirts beating up protesters multiple times, Donald Trump says it's okay, maybe they had it coming because they were being "obnoxious." To hell with Godwin's law, which I am declaring officially suspended with so many Republican leaders literally proposing policies borrowed directly from Hitler. … [Read more...]

Trump Threatens to Sue Kasich Over Campaign Ads


I have no idea why, but John Kasich apparently thinks he's still in the Republican presidential race and is preparing to spend $2.5 million on a series of ads in New Hampshire attacking Donald Trump. Well, a Super PAC with ties to Kasich is doing so, and it's illegal for them to coordinate with the Kasich campaign (wink, wink). Trump is, of course, threatening to sue them over it. … [Read more...]

Luntz a Paid Shill for the Koch Brothers


Frank Luntz knows how to make a buck by double dipping. He gets paid by CBS as a political analyst, a job in which he has many times defended the Koch Brothers, without bothering to disclose that their primary political organization paid him $1.5 million to consult with them on messaging. This is like having a campaign manager as a paid pundit for a network, but without disclosing that they're managing a candidate's campaign. … [Read more...]

Ben Carson Wants to Ban Religious Hate Speech

Credit: Michael Vadon

Ben Carson released his plan to defeat ISIS in a Washington Post column on Wednesday and, as one might expect, it's mostly ignorant babble for someone who is utterly clueless about virtually everything. That includes the Constitution, because the weirdest part of his plan is that he wants to ban religious hate speech -- but only Muslim hate speech, I'm sure. … [Read more...]

A Muslim Marine Brilliantly Trolls Trump


After Donald Trump has publicly entertained the idea of creating a national registration database of Muslims and making them carry special identification, a Muslim man in the Marine Corps brilliantly trolled Trump on Twitter by showing the ID badge he already carries: … [Read more...]

Carson Dishonestly Retreats From Schiavo Position

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As I expected, Ben Carson is trying to walk back statements he made about the Terri Schiavo case a decade ago because those comments are likely to anger the Christian right base he is trying to appeal to. And he's doing so quite dishonestly, pretending that the only thing he said was that it was "much ado about nothing" and that this was -- of course -- "taken out of context." … [Read more...]