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LePage Blames Asylum-Seekers for Bringing ‘Ziki’ Flies to Maine

Asylum seekers — I think the biggest problem in our state — and I’ll explain that to you… And what happens is you get hepatitis C, tuberculosis, AIDS, HIV, the ‘ziki fly’ [sic] all these other foreign type of diseases that find a way to our land.

— Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), saying that asylum seekers are the biggest problem for his state, MPBN News reports.

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This Generic GOP Stump Speech Could Be Used by Any Republican Candidate

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FiveThirtyEight asked former Republican speechwriter Barton Swaim to write a ?totally pandering stump speech for an imaginary GOP presidential candidate. If you’d like to see the version with Swaim’s annotations, go here.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Who’s ready to stand up for America? [applause] Who’s ready to take this country back? [applause] Who’s ready to send a message to the elites in Washington? [slightly waning applause]

You know, the Democrats want to make this election complicated. They want to convince you that taking more money out of the private sector and giving it to bureaucrats in Washington will somehow improve the economy.

How would that work? They’ll tell you, “It’s complicated; just trust us.”

They want to convince you that giving Iran’s extremist thugs whatever they want — and trusting that they won’t build a nuclear weapon — will somehow make the Middle East more stable.

How, exactly? “Well, it’s complicated. Just trust us. Just trust the Obama administration. Just trust the Democratic leadership in Congress, like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.”

They’re going to try to convince you that putting government in charge of your health insurance is somehow going to improve our health care system. You might wonder how putting government in charge of anything makes it more efficient or improves its quality.

It hasn’t exactly worked that way with the Postal Service, but hey — it’s complicated. You’ll just have to trust them.

[pause; wait for a few people to boo]

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Dr. Democrat: Don’t Be Fooled by Phony Hillary Email Scandal

doctordemocrat2Dear Dr. Democrat:

In light of this CNN story, which Republican or tea partier do you think will be our next president? Because it damn sure won’t be a Democrat.

Discouraged in Destin

Dear Discouraged:

Don’t be!

Honestly, truly, sincerely, this is nothing. Less than nothing.

Karl Rove wiped 22 million emails in the middle of the U.S. Attorney scandal and the Valerie Plame criminal investigation. Nothing happened to him — in fact, it was barely even a scandal at the time. This is all smoke and mirrors by the GOP. I’ll admit it’s working, but there’s absolutely no “there” there.

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The GOP Translation of Obama’s State of the Union Speech

You won nothing in November. The 2014 election had no consequences for my Administration whatsoever. You may have beaten my party and members of my team in the mid-term elections, but you’ve never beaten me. And, now you never will. All this talk about compromise and working together means you do what I want, because I’m not meeting you halfway on anything. My veto pen is ready and inked up. I will fight you and your agenda til the movers come on January 20th, 2017. I am still the President.

— GOP pollster Neil Newhouse translates President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Obama Inadvertently Helps N.C. GOP Candidate

The president has done a good job of helping refocus this race for us. Thank you, Mr. President.

— GOP strategist Paul Shumaker, quoted by the Washington Post, on how President Obama’s handling of the Ebola crisis has helped North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R).

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Clinton: GOP Doesn’t Want Voters to Think

They’re trying to get you to check your brain at the door, start foaming at the mouth. The last thing they want you to do is think.

— Bill Clinton, quoted by The Hill, on the Republican party.

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Jeb Bush: The GOP Has a Listening Problem, Not an Ideological One

We’re a center-right country, but conservatives won’t govern again soon unless we … get outside our comfort zones to listen.

— Jeb Bush, quoted by the Washington Examiner.

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NBC Staffers Dreading Network’s Clinton Mini-Series Fallout

We know there’s this giant firewall, we know that we have nothing to do with it, and we’re going to only own the negative, whether its negative because, you know, the Clinton people are upset that it’s too tough on them or negative because the Republicans think it’s this glorification of her.

— NBC News’ White House correspondent Chuck Todd, on Morning Joe Thursday, calling NBC’s planned miniseries about Hillary Clinton a “total nightmare for NBC News.”

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Prepare for the Economic Collapse — The End Is Nigh!

We need to prepare for the inevitable collapse that is going to happen: You know it’s going to happen. That’s right, I am a politician and I am standing up here and saying that.

— Washington state Rep. Matt Shea (R), quoted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, on the coming economic collapse.

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Fox News Propagandists ‘Disappear’ Romney’s Claim That U.S. Does Not Need More First Responders and Teachers

Mitt Romney’s latest gaffe came at the end of last week when he attacked Pres. Obama’s call to hire more first responders and educators. Pres. Obama, he said, “says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

How bad was the gaffe? So bad that the Republicans’ propaganda network made it disappear, according to Media Matters:

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