Category Archives: 2012 GOP nomination

Morning Awful: Saint Paul

The man who would do away with the Civil Rights Act, the 14th Amendment, Roe v Wade, and the Federal Reserve refuses to give up on his quixotic quest to save the GOP from itself: “The truth is, I’m trying … Continue reading

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Romney’s 1% Humor

I can’t stop laughing, but it’s a rueful laugh of pre-schadenfreude. Because this is only one percent funny: Romney’s story involved the time more than 50 years ago that his father, George, an American Motors executive, shut down a factory … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Romney Incoherent on Afghanistan

Americans have been there for a decade, but Mitt Romney won’t take a stand on whether American troops should withdraw from Afghanistan until he’s heard from the generals on the ground. That doesn’t mean he isn’t full of criticism, though: … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Santorum in Puerto Rico

The ‘net was abuzz with Rick Santorum’s latest faux pas yesterday after he told a Puerto Rican newspaper that islanders would have to learn English before becoming a state. The real question, however, is not whether Santorum will lose voters … Continue reading

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Brokered Convention Prep Video

A weak Republican field may wind up in the first brokered convention in years, meaning that delegate races may actually become more important than caucus or primary results. Here, conservative commentator Carl Boyd, Jr. explains how a brokered Republican National … Continue reading

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Santorum, Gingrich Appeal to Authoritarians in Alabama

The Laurens County, South Carolina Republican Party has high standards for its candidates. They have to pledge their opposition to abortion under any circumstances, their support of unlimited gun ownership, and a federal budget balanced even on the back of … Continue reading

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Santorum’s Stump Speech

Mia Raven bravely attended Santorum’s stump speech in Montgomery yesterday and uploaded her video to my YouTube account.

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Morning Awful: Santorum-Gingrich Debate

Mitt Romney might have been shrewd to sit out the Alabama Republican Presidential Forum in Birmingham last night, because it gave Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich a chance to try and out-wingnut each other in isolation. My favorite part is … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Likes ALL the Amendments

He’s as intelligible as Sarah Palin, without the trailer-trash charm. He’s less likeable the more we get to know him. He will do just fine for an opponent.

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Pigeons Come Home to Roost

Your takeaway from last night is that Republicans have alienated working class and Muslim voters. Here’s how Democracy Now! covered the results. If you can’t stand the recap, skip forward to the interview with Chris Savage and Dawud Walid because … Continue reading

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Elon James White’s Teachable Moment for Rick Santorum

At the 2:50 minute mark, he simplifies why Republican women are drawn to Rick Santorum’s candidacy, even though he espouses (pun intended) some of the most repressively anti-women social ventures imaginable in the 21st Century … Quite simply, Rick Santorum … Continue reading

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