Posts tagged "2012 election"

Republican Tom Smith Compares Rape To Sex Out Of Wedlock

Alright, Republicans, you can go home now. Tom Smith of Pennsylvania wins for the most absurdly offensive thing that could be said about rape and ladies who be havin’ promiscuous sex. The Tea Party-endorsed Smith, who is challenging Democratic Senator Bob Casey, actually compared rape to having a child out of wedlockin some misguided…

Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2012

NH Sheriff Candidate Would Use “Deadly Force” To Stop Abortions (Because That Makes Sense)

“I would make abortion illegal after 12 weeks.”

“Yeah? Well, I would make it illegal even in cases of rape and incest.”

“Well, I would use deadly force to stop a woman from having an abortion.”

Wait, what? Yes, this is a thing a dude actually said.

Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2012

Paul Ryan Backpedals On His Politically Inconvenient Views Regarding “Forcible Rape”

Poor anti-abortion Republicans. It must be so hard having the general public pay attention to your extremist views. Case in point: Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is against legal abortion and joined Republicans — including Rep. Todd Akin! —  last year to try to rewrite language in the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortio…

Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2012

Republican Party Platform Drafting Anti-Abortion Amendment

As the Republican Party pieces together its official platform to present at the Republican National Convention, a draft has been seen by CNN. It allegedly includes “a human life amendment” which makes references to the “unborn child” and a “right to life.” You can read in more detail about the specifics of the draft…

Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2012

Kirk Cameron Defends Rep. Todd Akin On “The Today Show,” Obviously

I am not even the teensiest bit surprised that Kirk Cameron, star of “Growing Pains” and well-known anti-choice/anti-gay marriage crusader, came to the defense of Rep. Todd Akin when he appeared on “The Today Show” this morning. They share the same values. Bros before hos who get raped and pregnant, right? Anyway, I am, however,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2012

Rep. Todd Akin Asks For “Forgiveness,” Finally Admits Pregnancy Can Result From Rape

Well, I guess I can finally put away my hand mirror. My wrist was starting cramp up and I think I threw out my back. See, I’ve spent the last 36 or so hours looking for my APRMT — that stands for Anti-Pregnancy Rape Mechanism Thingmajig — which Rep. Todd Akin said kicks in whe…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2012

Republicans Asking Rep. Todd Akin To Drop Out Of Race

Republicans are calling on poorly informed Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of his Senatorial race in Missouri.  Like, begging him: Seriously, please, dude. You are making us look terrible. [Huffington Post]
Other things Rep. Akin believes to be true about the uterus! [The Awl]
And here’s Em and Lo’s send-up of the…

Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2012

Representative Todd Akin Says “Legitimate Rape Victims” Don’t Get Pregnant

Exhale. Just give me a moment, would you? I’m trying to relax, get centered, you know? I’ve got a hand mirror and I’m ready to spend some quality time with my vagina and its mysterious, miraculous abilities. See, this weekend, a politician named Todd Akin, a representative for the state of Missouri, said that according…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2012

Political Reporter Marin Cogan On How Mitt Romney’s A Mansplainer

Have you ever dated a mansplainer? You know, one of those dudes who feels the need to tell you exactly how the world works by spouting off incredibly obvious information. According to Urban Dictionary, mansplaining is simply: “To explain in a patronizing manner, assuming total ignorance on the part of those listening. The mansplainer i…

Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2012

Did Romney’s Campaign Steal Its Logo From Robinson BMX?

Well, it sort of appears so. Wonder who tipped the Romney/Ryan team to the idea — I’m guessing it was one of Romney’s five hot sons……

Julie Gerstein / August 15, 2012

Janna Little Ryan: 7 Things To Know About Paul Ryan’s Wife

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s choice of a running mate, is not the only new, youthful face that has stepped into the spotlight in the last week. Janna Ryan, Paul’s wife, has quite a history of her own on Capitol Hill. Here are seven things to know about Janna Ryan…

Daley Quinn / August 15, 2012

CNN’s Candy Crowley Will Be First Female Presidential Debate Moderator In 20 Years

Good news! The Presidential Debate Commission announced today that Candy Crowley of CNN will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years. Crowley is CNN’s chief political correspondent and anchors the hour-long show “State Of The Union.” She’ll moderate the second town hall meeting-style debate on October 16 at Hofstra Univeristy…

Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2012

Hey Girl, Follow Paul Ryan Gosling On Twitter!

Hey girl, take a quick second and follow Paul Ryan Gosling, the Twitter account for the better, smoother, sexier Paul Ryan. Above, a selection of some of our favorite tweets. Cutting Medicare has never sounded so erotic. [Paul Ryan Gosling]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 13, 2012

Gay Rights, Planned Parenthood On Agenda At Democratic National Convention

Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about nominating a candidate, though, but an overall PR blitz for their party’s values.

Politico has seen drafts (“a starting point”) of convention-planning document…

Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2012

Female Reporters Are Jealous Of Ann Romney Because They Want A Pony, Too!

“You’re just jealous!”

It’s not just a playground taunt for 5th grade girls anymore. It’s also Fox News contributer Liz Trotta’s eye-roll-inducing comment on why female reporters — just female reporters, mind you, because a male reporter has never once written anything about the Romney family’s wealth, ever — have it out for…

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2012

Mitt Romney Clinches The All-Important Jenna Jameson Endorsement

“I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office. When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.”
– Not everyone in Hollywood is in the tank for Obama! Jenna Jameson knows who she is voting for and it is the clean-cut Republican who I am fairly certain has had one sex partner…

Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2012

Caption This: Mitt Romney Speaks To The NAACP

Earlier today, Mitt Romney spoke at an NAACP conference — that’s the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization  — and, well, it did not go so hot. Romney got booed for a whole 15 seconds after he promised to repeal health care reform, which he called “non-essential” and “expensive.”…

Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2012

Giant Birth Control Pill Package Trailing Romney’s Campaign

A giant pack of birth control called Pillamina can now be found flowing, er, following behind Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and recently showed up at events in Ohio and New Hampshire. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, creator of the costume, hopes the massive pills will draw attention to Romney’s opposition towards President Obama’s birth control coverage…

Daley Quinn / June 21, 2012

Republican Rep.’s Spokesman: “Hurl Some Acid” On Female Democratic Senators

The campaign spokesperson for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), a guy named Jay Townsend, wrote a Facebook message about senators who support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act but paid their male staffers more than their female staffers.  Townsend wrote, “Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they…

Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2012

Anna Wintour Shills For Barack Obama

It’s perhaps no surprise that the fashion world would come out in support of a more liberal presidential candidate. But what is shocking is that the normally quite demure Vogue editor Anna Wintour would deign to make a campaign video on behalf of one. But yet here is Ms. Wintour, openly praising and supporting Barack…

Julie Gerstein / June 1, 2012
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