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Soon-to-be-Rep. Glenn Grothman pipes up with the dumb again

When he was elected, future congressional blight and potential challenger for the title of America's Dumbest Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI) made some mutterings as to how he was going to have to buckle down and not give his many detractors ammunition to use against him. Show More Summary

Congressman: Welfare Is a 'Bribe to Not Work That Hard' or Get Married

Newest Wisconsin congressman Glenn Grothman hasn't even taken his seat yet, but the 59-year-old Tea Party enthusiast has already set his sights on the Badger State's greatest scourge: low-income people who receive modest state and federal benefits. Grothman recently told a local news host that aid programs are "a bribe not to work that hard." Read more...

WI Rep-Elect Glenn Grothman: Government Bribes Women To Have Kids Out Of Wedlock

Wisconsin's Representative-Elect Glenn Grothman couldn't wait until he was sworn into office before entering himself in the dumbest congressman contest: In his run for Congress, the Republican state senator from Campbellsport said welfare...Show More Summary

Glenn Grothman has me pegged. I can’t stand Kwanzaa.

Glenn Grothman is the kind of Republican bomb-thrower the halls of Congress doesn’t need more of but will get in droves. His past comments have been so incendiary that Alex Isenstadt of Politico Magazine called him “a 59-year-old Tea Party firebrand who attracts headlines the way that character in ‘Charlie Brown’ draws dirt.” But there […]

Meet The Newest Wave Of Tea Party Congressmen

Goodbye, Michele Bachmann and Steve Stockman. Hello, Tom Emmer and Glenn Grothman. The post Meet The Newest Wave Of Tea Party Congressmen appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Meet The Newly-Empowered Right-Wing Radicals

Some of the most extreme right-wing radicals got elected to Congress Tuesday. Let's begin with Glenn Grothman, who won Wisconsin's 6th District. Grothman wants to eliminate weekends, and believes "no people...care about Kwanza, just white left-wingers." He co-sponsored a bill that equated single-parenthood with child abuse. Show More Summary

Meet The Newly-Empowered Right-Wing Radicals

Some of the most extreme right-wing radicals got elected to Congress Tuesday. Let’s begin with Glenn Grothman, who won Wisconsin’s 6th District. Grothman want to eliminate weekends,  and believes “no people…care about Kwanza, just white left-wingers.” He co-sponsored a bill that equated single-parenthood with child abuse. In addition… He calls Rick Santorum his “soul mate” [...]

Glenn Grothman is a contender for craziest Republican in Congress. Let's stop him from getting there

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Glenn Grothman, the craziest of the crazy Perhaps you read the title of this post and thought, "Congress already has so many lunatics, how could the GOP get any loonier?" I assure you that, sadly, it can—and if Republican Glenn Grothman wins in Wisconsin's 6th District next month, it will. Show More Summary

If you thought House Republicans were crazy now, just wait

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jody Hice If you thought current House Republicans were scary, brace yourself for the class of 2014. It's not just that you've got Jody Hice and Glenn Grothman poised to enter the House, bringing their anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-weekend positions with them. Show More Summary

Could there be a new America's Dumbest Congressman? Meet Wisconsin's Glenn Grothman

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Grothman (left) with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald during the 2011 battle over Gov. Walker's plan to slash union protections for state workers. Mother Jones offers up a short bio of likely new House Republican Glenn Grothman,...Show More Summary

This Republican Who Wants to End the Weekend Is Probably Headed to Congress

Glenn Grothman, a Republican state senator who is on track to be the next congressman from Wisconsin's sixth district, has never been shy about speaking his mind. He's a bomb thrower, a perpetual outrage machine for his liberal opponents,...Show More Summary

Boehner's troubles with House conservatives may only get worse

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

By David Lawder FOND DU LAC Wis. (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy....

Wisconsin Nominates Wingnut To Congress

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

In choosing State Sen Glenn Grothman on Tuesday, Wisconsin Republicans selected a congressional nominee who is anti-Martin Luther King Jr. Day and supported Uganda's anti-gay laws.

Most everyone seems to agree on term limits but career politicians

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — For voters who fancy congressional term limits, state Sen. Glenn Grothman might just be their man. Grothman, one of three Republicans running for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, on Monday sent out a press release pledging...

WATCH: God Frowns on U.S. for Condemning Ugandan Antigay Law, Says Pol

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat. Featured Image: read more

WI GOP Senator: John Kerry 'Upset God' by Supporting Uganda LGBT

8 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

State Senator Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin said the United States' standing had fallen in Africa and US Secretary of State John Kerry "upset God" by supporting Uganda's LGBT community against a recently passed anti-gay law. Read more...

Wisconsin’s Grothman wants to rid state of ‘huge diversity bureaucracy’

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — Affirmative action in America appears to be dying by degrees. State Sen. Glenn Grothman would like to hasten the death of race-based preferences in Wisconsin. The West Bend Republican is dusting off his old proposal to ban affirmative action policies and, at the same time, staking...

John Doe, as it is being used, must go, WI senator says

Part 44 of 44 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — State Sen. Glenn Grothman is no fan of Wisconsin’s longstanding John Doe law, at least as it has been applied by prosecutors secretly investigating conservative groups. The West Bend Republican tells Wisconsin Reporter he will work...

Goodbye To The Tea Party? Not So Fast

To those who say that the Republican establishment is successfully quashing the Tea Party insurgency within its ranks in 2014, I have three words: Meet Glenn Grothman. Glenn Grothman is a member of the Republican leadership in the Wisconsin state senate, and has served as a state legislator for over 20 years. Show More Summary

Republican Congressional Candidate Wants To Eliminate Weekends

Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman just announced he’ll challenge Republican Tom Petri for his  seat in Congress. In January, Grothman introduced legislation to eliminate a state requirement that workers get at least one day off per week. “Right now in Wisconsin, you’re not supposed to work seven days in a row, which is a little […]

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