“Mitt Romney says Donald Trump will change America with ‘trickle-down racism’


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“End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First”


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“GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage”


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“While Lying Through His Teeth Mitt Romney Calls Hillary Clinton Clueless”


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REINCE PRIEBUS’ WHITE REPUBLICANS IN NC SHOW THEIR DARK HEART


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These Republicans Stink!


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First, Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney and his wife refused to release extensive tax returns to assure the American people that they were not hiding untold wealth offshore.

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BOB AND KEN

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.

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2010 file photo, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference in Honolulu. Director Betty Thomas said John Cusack's production company has a script ready that will star the actor as Limbaugh in a film planned for 2013. It's not typecasting: Cusack is an outspoken liberal. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file )

FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2010 file photo, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference in Honolulu. Director Betty Thomas said John Cusack’s production company has a script ready that will star the actor as Limbaugh in a film planned for 2013. It’s not typecasting: Cusack is an outspoken liberal. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file )

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.

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“Ken Cucinelli’s War on Oral Sex” 1


HUFFINGTON POST

Michelangelo Signorile

Editor-at-large, HuffPost Gay Voices

Sherri Shepherd of ABC’s “The View’ has not exactly been the most ardent champion of gay rights in the past, having supported Proposition 8 in 2008. But yesterday on the show she commented that if Virgina GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cucinelli — who is intent on reinstating Virginia’s Crimes Against Nature law — really thinks oral sex (between any two people) is the same as gay sex, then she, a self-professed evangelical Christian, “is gayer than a gay two-dollar bill.”

Is this really where the GOP is going in 2013, taking on straight sex too? And that raises yet another question: Is it time for a reporter to ask Cucinelli, currently the Virginia attorney general, if he’s ever engaged in cunnilingus or had anyone go down on him? Is American politics truly headed in that direction as the GOP defies political analysts as well as the beliefs and practices of the vast majority of Americans and continues to pander to extremists within in its base?

In 2012, we saw two political candidates who could not have been more starkly different on gay rights and some predicted it was the last time we’d see it. President Obama supported marriage equality, while Mitt Romney supported a constitutional ban on gay marriage. When Romney lost, and as polls showed majority support in the country for gay marriage, political analysts, pundits and even the Republican National Committee chair himself, Reince Preibus, predicted GOP candidates would need to change the tone on gay rights. After the Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings last month, the predictions only continued, with some even saying that momentum in the Republican Party is moving toward changing with the times.

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“Is Immigration the Only ANSWER FOR THE GOP?”


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Jul. 12, 2013

 Launching this month, DefenseOne.com, a new Atlantic Media brand covering trends and ideas that will define the future of U.S. national security.

IN THE NEWS: Napolitano resigns from DHS … Lawmakers hopeful on immigration … Some in Egypt backing Morsi on democratic principle … Reid weighing ‘nuclear option’ … Women in Washington … Snowden seeking asylum in Russia … Malibu and Nantucket‘s disappearing beaches … How Obama copied other presidents

THE TAKE

Is Immigration the Only Answer for the GOP?

Are Republicans doomed without passing comprehensive immigration reform? That’s been the underlying assumption in much of the media coverage over the last month. As the thinking goes, rejection of the Gang of Eight‘s legislation will permanently consign Republicans to the measly 27 percent of Hispanic voters that Mitt Romney received in the 2012 election.

Republicans face a serious challenge diversifying their coalition. But the narrow focus on immigration as a silver bullet understates their problems and neglects the possibility that other factors contributed to the GOP’s problem. President Obama didn’t touch immigration throughout most of his first term, only belatedly addressing the issue during a tight campaign. Yet he still won Latinos in a landslide.

Romney’s crack on “self-deportation” surely cost him minority support, but his economic messaging and privileged background didn’t help either. Indeed, Romney performed even worse among Asian-Americans than Hispanics—a sign that the GOP problems go well beyond immigration.

If Republicans focused on proposals for economic opportunity—education reform and worker retraining programs, to name two—it could yield greater dividends across racial lines than simply passing an immigration bill.

Josh Kraushaar
jkraushaar@nationaljournal.com

 

 

 

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