Today, once thought of Vice Presidential candidate for the Republicans is being investigated for alleged financial misdoings: His name is Bob McDonnell and he is the Governor of Virginia. That state’s attorney general is also being investigated for “gifts” from the same guy in the McDonnell scandal.
The unabashed face and voice of the Republican Party is Rush Limbaugh who is costing his company, Cumulus Media, millions as sponsors reject the vitriol that issues from Limbaugh’s ratty radio perch. Use my search feature to learn more about the excesses of Rush Limbaugh.
Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa recently said of Latino immigrants to the conservative site Newsmax: “They aren’t all valedictorians. They weren’t all brought in by their parents. For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called King’s statement “hideous” on Wednesday’s All In. “The GOP can try to spin this. They can condemn these remarks and claim Steve King doesn’t speak for the party. But, really, until proven otherwise by actions, he does. He’s the GOP immigration id, without the filter. And the id continues to run the party,” said Hayes.
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By Scott Keyes
Voting in North Carolina may soon change, much in the same way a wrecking ball changes a building.
The highly-conservative North Carolina legislature just released a new voter suppression bill that would enact not just voter ID, but a host of other new initiatives designed to make it more difficult to vote. A significant roadblock to the legislation was removed last month when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, making it easier for states with a history of racial discrimination like North Carolina to enact new voter suppression laws.