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Paul Ryan To Deprive Us Of The Hilarity Of A Paul Ryan Presidential Run

Aw! It looks like I won’t be spending a good chunk of 2016 giggling maniacally over Paul Ryan photo ops. The former Vice Presidential contender and so-called “policy wonk” (HA) has announced that he will not be running for President in 2016, as if that were a thing that would work out for him anyway…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 13, 2015

7 Things I Am Qualified To Explain To Middle-Aged Republican Men

It seems like every day another Republican politician is bloviating about the definition of rape as if he, a middle-aged man, is the true authority on the subject. As Tina Fey said so perfectly in her speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights, “If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Paul Ryan: “War On Women” Like “War On Left-Handed Irishmen”

“Now it’s a war on women; tomorrow it’s going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that.”
— Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan in Florida yesterday handily dismissed the so-called “war on women” (as a left-handed Irishmen would say) as bollocks. So I guess this means tomorrow every left-handed guy across Ireland…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2012

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Workout Paul Ryan

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan? So one week ago. Workout Paul Ryan is the hot Paul Ryan costume this Halloween. You can likely get the costume straight from your own closet, but just incase, here’s everything you need. Ladies, be sure to put your hair up and stuff it under the cap. Plus, don’t forget…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 15, 2012

Conspiracy Theory: Paul Ryan Cribbed From Nirvana

We’re going to suggest taking this one with a shaker full of salt, but the Internet is buzzing with accusations that Paul Ryan stole the kinda-vaguely touching anecdote he told about his daughter during last night’s debate from, of all people, Kurt Cobain. In response to a question about abortion, Ryan told the story of…

By: Newser / October 12, 2012

VP Debate: Joe Biden Vs. Paul Ryan On Abortion

Towards the end of last night’s extremely entertaining (I thought) Vice Presidential Debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked Joe Biden and Paul Ryan the following question:
“We have two Catholic candidates, first time on a stage such as this, and I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 12, 2012

Paul Ryan’s Promo Shots For His Unreleased Track “Vice, Vice Baby” Leaked

These are some really cool outtakes from current Vice President candidate Paul Ryan’s “Vice, Vice Baby” music video. Haven’t heard of it? It goes something like this:
Yo VP, let’s kick it!

Hey yo stop, collaborate and listen
Vice is back with a brand new invention
Exercise grabs a hold…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 11, 2012

Facepalm Republican Tom Smith Assumes Women Are Talking About Shoes

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! Tom Smith, the Senate candidate from Pennsylvania who last week compared pregnancy from rape to having a baby out of wedlock, has verbal diarrhea again. Last week, Smith introduced vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan at a campaign event in PA and was filmed working the crowd. As you can see…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

Legitimate Rape: “Like Birth Control, Except As Imagined By Crazy People”

This parody video brilliantly eviscerates Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, and their 171 fellow politicians who sought to redefine the legal definition of rape and mocks Akin’s assertion that women can’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” Be warned, there is simulated violence, sexual and otherwise. [YouTube]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan’s RNC Speech Flunks Fact Check

Paul Ryan’s speech last night may have been rousing, but accurate it was not. Ryan is being lambasted today for what Sally Kohn of Fox News calls “an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.” Here’s what the critics are saying:…

By: Newser / August 30, 2012

5 Things To Know About The First Night Of The Republican National Convention

Political theater like the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are a big swamp of blerrgghhh to me. My opinion is that it’s all just a dog-and-pony show and not really the best way to get to know a candidate, their viewpoints, or their cronies at all.

But yes, it’s still a big to-do.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2012

It’s The Shirtless Paul Ryan Photo You’ve Been Waiting For!

In Very Serious Political News,  TMZ finally found the shirtless Paul Ryan photo the Internet has been dying to see. As soon as I heard about Paul Ryan’s insane workout routine, I knew I needed to see what the Republican vice presidential nominee was hiding under that Brooks Brothers button down. Not too shabby,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2012

Ron Paul Supporter Hawking RomneyRyan.com

Surf over to RomneyRyan.com, and you’ll pretty quickly realize that it’s not a Romney campaign site. It features a link to Romney’s tax returns, a link to a list of his top contributors, and the message, “This site, much like Mitt Romney himself, is for sale to the highest bidder.” That last bit is the…

By: Newser / August 16, 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…

By: 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…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 15, 2012

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down The Paul Ryan Gosling Meme

I must admit that I got a little squee-ish when I saw Rachel Maddow devote a couple of minutes at the top of her show last night to the Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling meme and its various incarnations. Of course, the purpose was to talk about the latest version of the meme, “Paul Ryan Gosling,”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / 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…

By: Daley Quinn / August 15, 2012

Ayn Rand Wouldn’t Love Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan adores Atlas Shrugged author Ayn Rand, calling her “the reason I got involved in public service.” But the feeling wouldn’t be mutual, writes Conor Friedersdorf in the Atlantic. First off, the very idea of “public service” is pretty un-Randian: She calls the notion of the “public interest” inherently unfair. And taking a look…

By: Newser / 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]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 13, 2012
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