Gov. Ultrasound’s Guilty Verdict and the End of the Era of Republican ‘Family Values’
Once an self-appointed arbiter of moral virtue, McDonnell threw his wife - and his family values - under the bus in a failed attempt to avoid prison time

With the guilty verdicts in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, the GOP’s claim to be the party of “family values” — a political messaging tool that served it well in the 1980s and ’90s — may have finally met its end. McDonnell’s status as an icon of the […]

Missouri GOP Leader Denounces Voter Registration Efforts in Ferguson

If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is.

— Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Matt Wills,quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, denouncing voter registration efforts amid continued protests in Ferguson, Mo., calling it “disgusting.”

GOP Voted to Delay Employer Mandate One Year Ago
Now they're preparing to impeach the president for delaying the employer mandate

The infographic above shows how House Republicans voted last July on H.R. 2667, a bill to require Pres. Obama to delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. Now, just one year later, these same House Republicans are suing Pres. Obama in order to lay the groundwork to impeach him on grounds that he […]

Republican Proposes Republicans Propose Solutions

Instead of people talking about problems all the time, I think the better exercise is: If you don’t like it, what would you propose instead?”

— Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), quoted by the Wall Street Journal, on the GOP opposition to Obamacare.

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.