Texas GOP Leader Says Men Are Better Negotiators

Men are better negotiators, and I would encourage women, instead of pursuing the courts for action, to become better negotiators.

— Texas Republican Party Executive Director Beth Cubriel, quoted by Huffington Post, explaining the GOP’s position on fair pay legislation.

New Republican Party Anthem – ‘Jailbait’ by Ted Nugent: ‘I Don’t Care If You’re Just 13!’

Ted Nugent, 65, a has-been rock star whose endorsement has inexplicably been sought by family-values spouting Republican politicians from Mitt Romney in his presidential bid in 2012 to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott who is running for governor this year, has admitted to having had sex with girls under the age of consent multiple times. [...]

Flashback: Rand Paul Accused of Tying up, Blindfolding and Abducting a Female College Student in Aqua Buddha Bong ‘Prank’

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday to slander former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by suggesting she was somehow complicit in the affair her husband had with Monica Lewinsky nearly 20 years ago. When “Meet the Press” host David Gregory asked Paul if he was in fact blaming Hillary [...]

Poll: GOP Seen as Intractable, Dishonest, Unethical and Extreme by Most Americans

52% to 27%

Margin by which Americans perceive Democrats as more willing to work with the other party than Republicans, new Pew Research poll shows.”Democrats also hold a 20-point advantage when it comes to which party ‘is more concerned with the needs of people like me’ and a 10-point edge when it comes to governing in a more ethical and honest way. The GOP, meanwhile, is viewed as much more ‘extreme’ in its issue positions (54% to 35%) and more influenced by lobbyists (47% to 30%).”

Prominent Republican Propagandist Indicted for Voter Fraud
And, no, it's not Ann Coulter

One of the conservative movement’s most polished and successful propagandists was indicted yesterday for voter fraud: Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative commentator and best-selling author, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for arranging excessive campaign contributions to a candidate for the U.S. Senate. According to an indictment made public on Thursday in federal court [...]

Will the GOP Candidate in 2016 Run on an Anti-Obamacare Platform?

Is the Republican nominee for president in 2016 really going to run on a platform of taking health coverage away from 24 million Americans? Especially after the Republicans ran in 2014 on ensuring that Americans can keep their health plans?

— Avik Roy, writing in Forbes.

Ted Cruz Is Covered under His Wife’s Goldman Sach’s Gold-Plated Health Insurance Policy

$40,000

Annual cost of health-insurance premiums paid by Goldman Sachs to cover Canadian Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) and his family. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is the managing director of the Houston branch of Goldman Sachs, which received a $12.9 billion payout from the government’s bailout of AIG in 2008. The New York Times reported in 2009 that Goldman Sachs’ plans for executives and managing directors are worth $40,000.

Big Government Republicans Enacted 42 Anti-Choice Measures in 25 States Last Year
The tea party won control by campaigning on 'Jobs, jobs, jobs,' but the only thing they have done with their power is give the government control of women's uteruses

Via NARAL Pro-Choice America: Total Anti-Choice Measures Enacted in 2012: 25 states enacted 42 anti-choice measures in 2012. Arizona enacted the most anti-choice legislation in 2012, with four measures. Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin each enacted three anti-choice measures. Since 1995, states have enacted 755 anti-choice measures.

McCain Admits That Republicans Are Filibustering GOP Nominee for Defense Because He Spoke the Truth about Bush

Sen. John McCain committed a classic Washington gaffe yesterday — he inadvertently told the truth about his party’s motives in filibustering the nomination of Republican former Sen. Chuck Hagel are petty and vindictive: McCAIN: But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there’s a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because [...]

McConnell’s Embarassing Stunt: Forced to Filibuster Himself

Raw Story: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday, apparently with the intent of showing that even Democrats would not support such a bill. However, McConnell’s plan backfired after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called for a vote on the legislation, which would have given the [...]