Posts tagged "2012 election"

The Most Ill-Conceived Pro-Rick Santorum Ad Ever

Okay, you've heard about how Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's name has also been associated with "the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex," right? (Thank you, Dan Savage). So why, why, why would supposed Rick Santorum supporters create an ad in which mud -- suspiciously…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 15, 2012

Rick Santorum Frets Your Ladylike “Emotions” Are Bad For Military Combat

"I want to create every opportunity for women to be able to serve this country ... but I do have concerns about women in front-line combat. I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2012

President Barack Obama Now Has A Playlist On Spotify

In between running the country and ramping up re-election his campaign, President Barack Obama made a Spotify playlist. Well, okay, his campaign team did, with some of the Prez's favorites. What's Obama listening to these days? A smattering of Wilco, Arcade Fire, U2, James Taylor and, of course, Al Green. Among the president's more questionable…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 9, 2012

Mitt Romney Calls Morning After Pills “Abortive Pills”

Fact checking time! Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in Colorado last night and referred to emergency contraception/the morning-after pill as "abortive pills." This could be because he or his team genuinely doesn't understand that emergency contraception (Plan B) and the abortion pill (RU-486) are two completely different pills. Or it could be because he'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2012

Ron Paul Says Abortion Is OK If It’s An “Honest Rape”

Oh, the bounty that is What Old White Men Think You Should Be Allowed To Do With Your Uterus! This weekend, Republican presidential wannabe Ron Paul sat down with Piers Morgan and, in a departure from his usual "no abortion under any circumstances" position, said he would support abortion if the woman had been raped…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2012

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Shoves A Finger In The President’s Face, People Flip Out

Maybe I shouldn't get so worked up about things that I read on other people's Facebook feeds. But I couldn't help but feel a lump in my stomach this morning when I saw a former classmate from NYU — from the gender studies program, no less — post the now-infamous picture of Arizona Governor Ja…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suggests Pregnant Rape Victims “Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation”

Rick Santorum visited Piers Morgan on Friday night and got to talking about abortion and everything he wants to do with your uterus. His cruel comments about how women who are pregnant as a result of rape — it's a "gift" from God, y'all — are presented without comment (emphasis mine): "... [Y]ou can make…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2012

Newt Gingrich Throws A Hissyfit Over GOP Debate Question About “Open Marriage”

Last night's Republican debate got off to an uncomfortable start last night when Newt Gingrich was asked the first question of the night about his ex-wife Marianne Gingrich and whether he asked for an "open marriage." CNN moderator John King asked the question because Marianne Gingrich appeared in an ABC News interview that also aired…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2012

This Happened: President Obama Sings Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”

Putting aside your feelings on his "success" as a President, I think we can all agree that Barack Obama has a pretty mean falsetto. Sing it, sir!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 20, 2012

Yes, Newt Gingrich Is Really Icky — But Let’s Not Demonize Open Relationships

Marianne Gingrich, ex-wife of Republican presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich, will appear on "Nightline" tonight and dish the dirt on their marriage, which ended after Marianne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and he filed for divorce. Marianne Gingrich will reveal all sorts of unsavory things about what Newt wanted to do with his penis, including asking…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2012

Newt Gingrich Plays “Gotcha!” With An Old Lady

We can't pretend to know what's happening here in this photo taken at a Newt Gingrich campaign stop in South Carolina. But ... we can imagine. He's playing "Got your nose"? He's performing much-needed emergency triage on a bloody beak? He's trying out his correspondence course magic tricks? What's your guess?
By: Julie Gerstein / January 19, 2012

8 Hot Reasons To Care About The Republican Presidential Candidates

Buckle up, because we've got another 10 months of intense campaigning, debating and intense political infighting before the 2012 election season is out. To make the journey slightly more pleasant, we've selected a some of the candidates' more attractive assets -- specifically their hottie sons. We thought some eye candy couldn't hurt (And okay, okay,…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Male Reporters Dominate Campaign Trail Coverage

Reporters on the campaign trail are skewing heavily male, according to an examination by the Columbia Journalism Review. According to NYU journalism professor Meryl Gordon, politics reporters at newspapers, glossy magazines and blogs are mostly men, and when there are women, there is usually only one or two. This, of course, is echoed in coverage…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2012

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Makes Sexist Blowjob Joke Campaigning For Mitt Romney

When I heard yesterday that New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie made a blowjob joke while campaigning for Mitt Romney, I thought it just sounded, at worst, crude. (And embarrassing for Romney's squeaky-clean Mormon image, although that's another story.)  Christie was rallying for Romney at a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, when some women started chanting…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2012

Sadly, RuPaul Isn’t Running For President

In recent weeks, your love of all things draggy and sparkly may have momentarily given you a brain fart -- seeing all those mentions of Ron Paul everywhere certainly did remind us of a certain leggy '90s icon. But no, as much as we wish it were true, it's Ron Paul that's running for president…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2012

Newt Gingrich Doesn’t Support Legal Abortion In The Case Of Rape Or Incest

Just because Michele Bachmann dropped out of the 2012 presidential race doesn't mean we're in the clear — there are still plenty of candidates who would love nothing more than to restrict women's reproductive rights. Newt Gingrich was asked by a voter yesterday whether he supports abortion if the woman was impregnated via rape…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2012

Michele Bachmann Drops Out Of The GOP Race

Rep. Michele Bachmann dropped out of the GOP presidential race this morning, after placing nearly last place in yesterday's Iowa caucus. Bachmann will return to focusing her energies in Congress, where she represents the state of Minnesota, telling reporters today, "I will continue to fight to defeat the president’s agenda of socialism."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2012

Pro-Lifers Spank Ron Paul For Not “Rescuing” Aborted Fetus From Trash Can

I don't even know why we're talking about Republican Ron Paul, because he is never going to be president. (Unless Kelly Clarkson gets her way.) But I do find it entertaining that his campaign ad called "Life," about his opposition to abortion — despite otherwise being all "get the government out of people's business!"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 31, 2011

Rick Perry Flip-Flops On Abortion Twice In One Week

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has always been against a woman's right to choose. As Texas governor, he has supported bills to restrict access to abortion and made public statements like “Every life lost to abortion is a tragedy." However, Perry had believed abortion should remain legal in cases of rape, incest,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2011

Newt Gingriches Promises He Won’t Cheat On His Third Wife

Politicians and peanut butter go together like infidelity and chocolate. Wait. Hmm. Oh, you know what I mean. Anyway, wannabe GOP presidential nominee Newt Gingrich is now supporting a pledge from a social conservative group called The Family Leader promising to be faithful to his wife. The candidate issued a statement saying he agrees with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2011
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