This poor guy: BREAKING: Rep. Paul Ryan wins enough votes to be next House Speaker, roll call continues. — The Associated Press (@AP) October 29, 2015 Liberals like myself are unhappy because Ryan is pretty anti-gay. Me? I’m elated because the hardcore right wingers in the House, y’know…the ones who made Boehner so miserable with [Read More…]
Louisiana has already had a judge tell them they can’t defund Planned Parenthood without an appropriate reason (and dishonest videos delivered to a wilfully gullible political party are not an appropriate reason). Now a federal judge in Alabama has done the same. This is a huge win because other states in the South like Arkansas [Read More…]
Indiana Republican opposed to anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people has profile on a gay hook up site.
Meet Brent Randall, a candidate for City Council in Goshen, IN and a Republican: Randall, a local sports broadcaster and businessman, is running to represent the citizens on Goshen, Indiana on the city council. Goshen does not have an LGBT civil rights nondiscrimination law, and Randall says he opposes one, claiming LGBT people are already [Read More…]
Gov. Sam Brownback has put most of the tax cuts that some other Republican only talk about into action in Kansas. The result has been the complete draining of the state’s coffers in a few years and no sign from Brownback that he wishes to do anything different. And yet they re-elected him. As the [Read More…]
Jeb Bush switches gears, begins appealing hard to the religious right as poll numbers and donations decline.
I’m not going to lie, out of the stadium full of GOP candidates for President there were two I was ever really worried about. One of them was Jeb Bush, and I’ll explain why. Primaries see a much, much, much smaller voter turnout than the general election, which means you’re only seeing the most passionate [Read More…]
In response to outcry that the IRS was unfairly targeting conservative groups for audits or to prevent the acquisition of tax-exempt status the Justice Department launched an investigation of the IRS back in 2013. Finally that investigation has concluded revealing…fucking of course they weren’t unfairly targeting conservative groups: The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday [Read More…]
It came to light earlier this week that Texas is trying to sunder Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, a move of questionable legality (which prompted PP to file a lawsuit in Louisiana where they tried to do the same). Yesterday state investigators in Texas served subpoenas to several Planned Parenthood clinics asking for patients records, personnel [Read More…]
The guy didn’t exactly have a negative showing at the first Democratic debate, but it wasn’t a particularly moving appearance either. Chafee’s doing the sensible thing now and bowing out. He used the opportunity to vocalize his opposition to war: Democratic presidential hopeful Lincoln Chafee announced Friday that he is withdrawing from the race, ending [Read More…]
While Donald Trump’s campaign has confirmed repeatedly that his mastery of foreign policy and military acumen are both lacking, he apparently envisions himself a tactical mastermind of a different war: the war on Christmas: “I’m a good Christian,” Mr. Trump said in Burlington, Iowa on Wednesday. “If I become president, we’re gonna be saying Merry Christmas [Read More…]
Soooooo…Bobby Jindal’s campaign isn’t exactly going well: Jindal ranked eleventh, with just 0.8 percent, in the RealClearPolitics.com average of national GOP polls. He registered eighth, with 4 percent, in the average of Iowa surveys. The governor is campaigning almost exclusively in Iowa, with a strategy of using a surprise finish the Feb. 1 caucuses to [Read More…]