Posts tagged "republicans"

57 Percent Of GOP Voters Would Make Christianity The National Religion

A survey of Republican Primary voters released this week and conducted by Public Policy Polling provides some interesting results and insight into the minds of GOP voters. The poll determined that Scott "Scabby" Walker is currently the lead potential 2016 candidate, followed, oddly, by Dr. Ben Carson. Scott Walker is at 25% to 18% for Be…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 25, 2015

GOP Senator Susan Collins Supports Gay Marriage

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine has come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage, making her the fourth GOP senator to do so. Hooray! [Bangor Daily News] Five thousand organizers in Raleigh, North Carolina, have cancelled their "Sexy School Girl 5K," a co-ed run in which participants were asked to wear skirt…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2014

Conservatives Are Trying To Make It Harder To Divorce

We knew that some conservatives have a boner for (heterosexual, of course) marriage. But did you know they get equally hard for stopping couples from being able to divorce?  As Scott Keyes writes in a must-read piece for The Washington Post, politicians in over a dozen states have introduced bills making…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2014

Republican Candidate Says Gay Marriage Makes God Punish Us With AIDS

Gay marriage and abortion are causing autism and AIDS, didn't you know? That's according to a Republican candidate in Chicago, everyone! Please keep talking to media outlets, wackadoo conservatives. Just keep on talking. [Jezebel] On President Obama's radical speech about sexual violence in America. [MSNBC] How to listen whe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2014

Republican Politicians Being Taught How To Talk About Women

More on how Republicans are training male candidates on how to speak about issues regarding women. This is on top of the rape sensitivity training they've already been receiving. (They could also just follow this advice from Rachel Maddow: "Don't talk about rape. Ever.") They could also sto…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

Congressional Republicans Willing To Let Government Shutdown Over Birth Control In Obamacare

What's more important: letting your boss refuse to cover your birth control pills in your health care plan or the jobs of 800,000 federal workers? You guessed right — it's your boss's input on your family planning decisions! Oh, Lord, I just can't anymore with Republicans. [CNN, Washington Post]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2013

Republicans Put Out “Game” In Which The Purpose Is To Slap Hillary Clinton

An anti-Hillary Clinton Republican Super PAC called The Hillary Project put out a Flash-animation "game" on their website in which the player slaps Clinton across the face. When did America start turning into a real-life version of "Idiocracy"? [Raw Story, UltraViolet] The National Institute of Health has finally made good…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2013

Men With Sisters Are More Likely To Become Republicans, Do Less Housework

My brother grew up with four sisters in the house. I know, right? Come to find out, there's more to having a bunch of sisters than just growing up to be a ladies' man. A new study published in the Journal of Politics has found that boys with sisters are more likely to grow u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2013

“God’s Law” Cited As The Reason Openly Gay Lawmaker Blocked From Speaking On DOMA Ruling

The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act is an enormous victory for same-sex marriage. Alas, there are always several assholes out there to remind us that ignorance and homophobia are still alive and well. On Wednesday, openly gay Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat from Philadelphia, was not permitted to speak about DOMA…
By: Mary Odell / June 28, 2013

House Of Representatives Passes Ban On Abortion After 20 Weeks

Yesterday, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives advanced a so-called "fetal pain" bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Fortunately, it is not expected to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Obama would veto the bill. Thus, the bill is largely symbolic. The Orwellian-worded bill called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is based…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2013

Not This Crap Again: Men’s Brains Just Understand Finances Better, Says Republican Politician

"From the other side of the aisle I hear the conversation being about 'free this is free, we need to take it and it's free and we need to do it now' and that's sort of the fundamental message that my brain receives. Now, my brain being a man's brain sort of thinks differently, because…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2013

Mitt Romney’s Ex-Intern Adam Savader Arrested For Stalking, Extorting 15 Women With Threats Of Nude Pics

He's got all the makings of a future star of the Republican Party: criminality, sleaziness, and treating women like shit! Adam Savader, 21, a former intern for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, has been arrested for sexual extortion. Savader has been accused of stalking 15 women in total over the past year by emailing them saying that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2013

CPAC Is Wack: 9 Things That Made Us Go “Huh”?

This weekend was the Conservative Political Action Conference, an uber-conservative political event where all kinds of crazy shit goes down each year. It was sad because some of these people are absolutely batcrackers crazers. Like, my dad is a Fox News-loving, Bush-voting Republican and he is embarrassed by these people. But at the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2013

Rachel Maddow Has Some Advice For Republicans On How To Talk About Rape

Did you know that House Republicans go on a retreat every year? (I imagine Democrats do the same, by the way.) Do they serve tea sandwiches and practice trust falls? Who knows. On last night's "Rachel Maddow Show," Maddow discussed one of the scheduled retreat activities we do know about (which took place between between archery…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

“Girls” Spoiler: Donald Glover’s Role Explained

We were simultaneously madly jealous/intrigued when paparazzi snaps showed Lena Dunham filming scenes of "Girls" with Donald Glover. Season two isn't back until next week but a lil' spoiler (after the jump!) at The Hollywood Reporter has some deets on what he's doing with Hot-Mess Hannah Horvath.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2013

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Calls For Birth Control Over-The-Counter

Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, calling for birth control to be made available over-the-counter for women over age 18. He argues that if contraception was available over-the-counter, employers who object to covering BC in their health insurance plans would back off. That idea makes sense. However, Jindal's advocacy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 15, 2012

10 Ways To Get Through Election Day When Your Mate Is Also Your Political Enemy

Election tension is boiling over; it seems like everyone from the office blowhard to the person in front of you at the post office is spouting off opinions that make your blood boil. But what happens when the one disagreeing with you shares your bedroom? Here are 10 tips to help you make it through…
By: Andrea Bonior, Ph.D / November 5, 2012

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

“Clueless” Star Stacey Dash Endorses Mitt Romney

Stacey Dash from "Clueless" has endorsed Mitt Romney for president with "a patriotic swimsuit picture" ... cueing umpteen number of "clueless" headlines. [Zap2It] Nicki Minaj might get fired from the show after physically threatening fellow "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey last week. Wow, they are really committed to this publicity stunt! […
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2012

G.O.B. Tampons: Because The Republican Party Knows Your Body

G.O.B. tampons: they're feminine hygiene products by the people who know a woman's body best — old Republican men! With flaps and wings and widgets and hooziwhatsits for all your confusing lady parts, a woman could not have invented it better herself. (No, seriously, she couldn't have: she's not allowed.) "Saturday Night Live" skits ca…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2012
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