Over 100 GOP ex-lawmakers endorse Democrat opponent to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

It’s a hard knock life for Sam Brownback, the Tea Party governor of Kansas.  He’s gotten to do everything the Tea Party has ever wanted: tax cuts on top of tax cuts (especially for the rich), spending cuts (especially with education), and pretty much everything else in the Tea Party playbook.  How’s it working out?  [Read More...]

Bryan Fischer is not happy about Obama’s equality order.

Bryan Fischer took to twitter to express his outrage about Obama’s anti-discrimination order which prohibits companies that work for the federal government from discriminating against gay people.  Apparently if you don’t let Christians discriminate against gay people, you’re oppressing the Christians. Sexual deviancy?  Deviant in regards to what?  How Bryan Fischer thinks people should have [Read More...]

Family Research Council not happy with Obama’s anti-discrimination order.

I’ll just post the FRC’s press release about the executive order Obama signed today forbidding companies who work for the federal government from discriminating against LGBT people.  My thoughts, as I read the release are in red: Today, President Obama issued an Executive Order mandating that all federal contractors and subcontractors grant special treatment to [Read More...]

Colbert on child immigration.

Having lost its ass on Obamacare and gay rights, the GOP has shifted its focus to immigration.  Last week Obama requested 3.7 billion dollars to augment our border security, presumably to appease the Republicans…and the Republicans in the House shot it down.  Dude just can’t win. But one of the main points of focus right [Read More...]

37% of Mississippi Republican would side with the Confederacy.

A new poll has revealed that 37% of Mississippi Republicans would support the side of secession in the Civil War: A new Public Policy Polling survey found that 37 percent of Republicans who voted in the Mississippi primary runoff election between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) said they would [Read More...]

Wyoming candidate for governor would open Yellowstone National Park to mining.

Taylor Haynes wants to be governor of Wyoming.  How would he improve the state?  By opening Yellowstone National Park up to mining and grazing.  Oh, and any representatives from any of the federal land-management agencies would be arrested. Wyoming long has had an independent streak in its right-leaning politics, but a position on federal lands [Read More...]

Republican in Arizona on bus of migrant kids: “I saw the fear on their faces.” Except they were YMCA campers.

Republican congressional candidate and state legislator Adam Kwasman was in the process of protesting migrant children being given shelter in the United States when he thought he had the chance to exploit a bus of such children.  He tweeted and told reporters that he saw the fear in the children’s faces, implying this bus proves [Read More...]

GOP candidate in Minnesota believes humans and dinosaurs live together…like right now.

Bob Frey is a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in Minnesota.  He wants a position of responsibility in an era dominated by science, which suggests that our leaders should have some knowledge and/or appreciation for science. So how does Bob measure up?  Well, he’s actually testified before the states’ Senate Education Committee, where [Read More...]

County Commissionar in Maryland defies judge, plays martyr at the thought of going to jail.

Back in April both Hemant and I wrote pieces about Carroll County (Maryland) Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier.  Frazier opened city meetings with sectarian prayers to Jesus.  Some members of the community felt it was inappropriate (including a local Catholic) and the American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit on their behalf, which they won.  Frazier twice [Read More...]

Turns out Republicans love Obamacare.

A part of the Commonwealth Fund study I missed yesterday was that Republicans generally like Obamacare: Overall, 73 percent of people who bought health plans and 87 percent of those who signed up for Medicaid said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their new health insurance. Seventy-four percent of newly insured Republicans liked their plans. [Read More...]