Posts tagged gop

Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was.

E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia, in a 2012 “Message to Black Christians.”

(h/t ABC News)

*facepalm

Absolutely disgusting.

elizs:

tpmmedia:

“Something strange is happening in the 2012 campaign. Conservative pundits are increasingly accusing Rick Perry — that’s the Rick Perry who shoots coyotes with a laser-sighted .380 handgun on his morning jogs — of being a closet liberal.”

reblogged because of the wonderful graphic.

Oh, honey. Come to Texas and tell me he’s a liberal. You’ll be laughed out of the state.

elizs:

tpmmedia:

“Something strange is happening in the 2012 campaign. Conservative pundits are increasingly accusing Rick Perry — that’s the Rick Perry who shoots coyotes with a laser-sighted .380 handgun on his morning jogs — of being a closet liberal.”

reblogged because of the wonderful graphic.

Oh, honey. Come to Texas and tell me he’s a liberal. You’ll be laughed out of the state.

Mother Jones magazine on Tumblr: We've noticed a trend.

At the Reagan Library debate in California, attendees memorably broke into a spontaneous round of applause in support of Rick Perry’s record on the death penalty. At last week’s debate in Tampa, a handful of audience members cheered the prospect of a man without health insurance being left to…

It’s almost refreshing that these people are being so openly vile.

Robert Reich: A Good Fight

robertreich:

So the really big fight — perhaps the defining battle of 2012 — won’t be over Medicare. It won’t even be over Obama’s jobs program.

It will be over whether the rich should pay more taxes.

The President has vowed to veto any plan to tame the debt that doesn’t increase taxes on the rich. The…

yahoopolitics:

 
Huntsman staffer says she is ‘sick and sad’ for the Republican Party after watching presidential debates
 
In a post on her Facebook page, Sarah Reidy, who joined Huntsman’s campaign in August but was not speaking on its behalf in this instance, said the behavior of audience members made her “sick and sad” for the Republican party.
“For years I have tried to prove that the GOP isn’t the Party of elitist, stereotypical people that lack compassion,” Reidy wrote on her Facebook account Tuesday. “When did creativity and growth become secondary to hate? Hearing the debate crowds go crazy over things like executions and the uninsured dying makes me sick and sad for my Party that I devote my time and efforts.”
 
In an interview with The Ticket, Reidy said that she has heard similar complaints within Republican circles.

yahoopolitics:

Huntsman staffer says she is ‘sick and sad’ for the Republican Party after watching presidential debates

In a post on her Facebook page, Sarah Reidy, who joined Huntsman’s campaign in August but was not speaking on its behalf in this instance, said the behavior of audience members made her “sick and sad” for the Republican party.

“For years I have tried to prove that the GOP isn’t the Party of elitist, stereotypical people that lack compassion,” Reidy wrote on her Facebook account Tuesday. “When did creativity and growth become secondary to hate? Hearing the debate crowds go crazy over things like executions and the uninsured dying makes me sick and sad for my Party that I devote my time and efforts.”

 

In an interview with The Ticket, Reidy said that she has heard similar complaints within Republican circles.

motherjones:

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s 2010 book Fed Up! has some pretty radical ideas: He calls Social Security unconstitutional, suggests the 16th and 17th Amendments should be repealed, and that states should be allowed to ban gay people from having sex. But he didn’t pull these ideas out of thin air; Perry’s controversial views on federalism and the nation’s Judeo-Christian roots come straight from the pages of one of his favorite books: The Five Thousand Years Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen. Here’s what else is on Rick Perry’s reading list, and why you should care.

motherjones:

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s 2010 book Fed Up! has some pretty radical ideas: He calls Social Security unconstitutional, suggests the 16th and 17th Amendments should be repealed, and that states should be allowed to ban gay people from having sex. But he didn’t pull these ideas out of thin air; Perry’s controversial views on federalism and the nation’s Judeo-Christian roots come straight from the pages of one of his favorite books: The Five Thousand Years Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen. Here’s what else is on Rick Perry’s reading list, and why you should care.

Great read at Texas Monthly.

Great read at Texas Monthly.

motherjones:

cajunboy:

Republican presidential candidates smell like corndogs.
(via)

Et tu, Perry? Is this, like, some erotic Iowan gauntlet for GOP candidates that we’re just learning about?
Also, it never seems to occur to anybody to eat a corn dog from the side? I mean, just percentage-wise, some candidate must do it that way, right?

I sincerely do not believe Rick Perry gay rumors. That being said: Too easy.

motherjones:

cajunboy:

Republican presidential candidates smell like corndogs.

(via)

Et tu, Perry? Is this, like, some erotic Iowan gauntlet for GOP candidates that we’re just learning about?

Also, it never seems to occur to anybody to eat a corn dog from the side? I mean, just percentage-wise, some candidate must do it that way, right?

I sincerely do not believe Rick Perry gay rumors. That being said: Too easy.


This super committee is about as dumb an idea as Washington has come up with in my lifetime… The idea that 523 Senators and Congressmen are gonna sit around for four months while twelve brilliant people, mostly picked for political reasons, are gonna sit in some room and brilliantly come up with a trillion dollars or force us to choose between gutting our military and accepting a tax increase is irrational. They’re gonna walk in just before Thanksgiving, and say, “Alright, we can shoot you in the head or cut of your right leg. Which do you prefer?”

This super committee is about as dumb an idea as Washington has come up with in my lifetime… The idea that 523 Senators and Congressmen are gonna sit around for four months while twelve brilliant people, mostly picked for political reasons, are gonna sit in some room and brilliantly come up with a trillion dollars or force us to choose between gutting our military and accepting a tax increase is irrational. They’re gonna walk in just before Thanksgiving, and say, “Alright, we can shoot you in the head or cut of your right leg. Which do you prefer?”

DEAR YANKEE: Eight things you ought to know before you start writing stories about Rick Perry. You’re welcome. [via Texas Monthly]
elizs:

Taken by Steve Hopson on Saturday. [Austinist]
Related:Texas Tribune: Perry Will Make Clear He’s Running for President
motherjones:

Last February Rick Perry told Texans the only the thing that could compel him to leave office would be an untimely death. On Saturday, he’ll kick off his presidential campaign in South Carolina.
The lesson, as always, is you should never trust anyone who  “goes jogging in the morning packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights and  loaded with hollow point bullets and shoots a coyote that is  threatening his daughter’s dog.”

To think we could’ve had Bill White.

motherjones:

Last February Rick Perry told Texans the only the thing that could compel him to leave office would be an untimely death. On Saturday, he’ll kick off his presidential campaign in South Carolina.

The lesson, as always, is you should never trust anyone who “goes jogging in the morning packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights and loaded with hollow point bullets and shoots a coyote that is threatening his daughter’s dog.”

To think we could’ve had Bill White.

motherjones:


What was once seen as a dramatic coming out party for a latter-day  Moses, in which Perry would emerge as a bona fide leader of the  Christian right against the big-government “Pharaoh” (to use Perry’s  Exodus metaphor), is looking  more and more like a flop.  Just 8,000 tickets have been sold—not enough to fill a high school  football stadium in Texas, let alone a 75,000-seat professional one. Of  the 49 other governors Perry invited to attend, just one, Kansas  Republican Sam Brownback, has said he’ll show up. Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka, the dean of Texas political analysts, is calling the event an “utter failure.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s day of prayer and fasting for America is tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.

Thank god, amiright?

motherjones:

What was once seen as a dramatic coming out party for a latter-day Moses, in which Perry would emerge as a bona fide leader of the Christian right against the big-government “Pharaoh” (to use Perry’s Exodus metaphor), is looking more and more like a flop. Just 8,000 tickets have been sold—not enough to fill a high school football stadium in Texas, let alone a 75,000-seat professional one. Of the 49 other governors Perry invited to attend, just one, Kansas Republican Sam Brownback, has said he’ll show up. Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka, the dean of Texas political analysts, is calling the event an “utter failure.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s day of prayer and fasting for America is tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.

Thank god, amiright?