Bad News GOP: 51% Would Blame Republicans for a Government Shutdown, Up from 40%

PolitcusUSA It’s bad news for the embattled Speaker of the House and the Republican congressional leadership. Just months ago, the public was much more confused about whom to blame if the government were shut down. But according to a new CNN/ORC International survey, the public would now blame congressional Republicans much more than they would blame… More Bad News GOP: 51% Would Blame Republicans for a Government Shutdown, Up from 40%

Six Crazy Stories From Wingnut Land You Might Have Missed This Week

So, let me get this straight:  They hate that President Obama won a second term so they have gone full throttle bat sh*t crazy with their insane rhetoric.  #Sorelosers  #Batsh*tCrazyPols. Some have bashed the president enough  and moved on to more homophobic attacks against the LGBT community.   #Getalife. Democratic Underground Joe Walsh Commemorates March… More Six Crazy Stories From Wingnut Land You Might Have Missed This Week

GOP May Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage To Enact Paul Ryan’s Budget

Think Progress House Republicans will hold the national debt ceiling increase hostage until President Obama agrees to mandatory spending cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, the National Journalreports, and will seek to use the leverage of default to force Democrats to enact the policies in Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget. Since slashing discretionary spending… More GOP May Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage To Enact Paul Ryan’s Budget

MSNBC’s Brzezinski And Heilemann Blast ‘Childish Purely Political’ GOP

TFC wrote about Sen. Pat Toomey’s “revelation” here. Mediaite On Thursday, Morning Joe took on Sen. Pat Toomey‘s (R-PA) remark about how many Republicans opposed background checks because they didn’t want to be seen helpingPresident Obama. The roundtable criticized the GOP for being “childish” about an important issue, making their moves based purely on politics. It may work… More MSNBC’s Brzezinski And Heilemann Blast ‘Childish Purely Political’ GOP

On Peter King, Republicans, Fleas…and Marco Rubio

I’m such a fan of Mario Piperni’s work… Mario Piperni GoldenBoy Marco Rubio shows up in New York to fundraise and one of the state’s Reps, Republican Peter King, protests. “Guys like Marco Rubio in Florida. All the money that your people have gotten in Florida over the years from every hurricane that came along. And… More On Peter King, Republicans, Fleas…and Marco Rubio

Worried Too Many Minorities Are Voting Republicans Try To Rollback the Constitution to 1913

Seems like an effort in  futility to me.  This demonstrates yet again, the GOP’s constant folly of walking the thin line between optimism and delusion… PoliticusUSA A group state representatives in Georgia are proposing a resolution that would ask Congress to begin the process of repealing the 17th Amendment, which provides for the direct election of… More Worried Too Many Minorities Are Voting Republicans Try To Rollback the Constitution to 1913

Republican New Mexico Bill Would Make Criminals Of Rape Victims Who Have Abortions

Uh…that GOP moratorium on the word rape seems to have dissipated… Alan Colmes’ Liberaland The bill by Rep. Cathrynn Brown would require victims of rape to carry fetuses to term or be accused of tampering with evidence. “Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a… More Republican New Mexico Bill Would Make Criminals Of Rape Victims Who Have Abortions

The GOP’s Five Greatest Disappointments In 2012

This couldn’t have happened to a more deserving group of fanatics… TPMDC This was a bad year for the Republican Party. What started out as a year of hope that they would return to power ended in a series of profound disappointments that left party strategists debating whether the GOP would become a permanent minority… More The GOP’s Five Greatest Disappointments In 2012