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Chuck Todd realizes there are "too many crazy white guys" in the Republican Party

By Michael J.W. Stickings Actually, it's a party controlled and dominated by crazy white guys, to take nothing away from the craziness of the non-whites and/or non-guys, and it's not just on reproductive rights, which was the specific issue Todd was initially referencing, but on pretty much everything. Show More Summary

Women think the GOP is 'stuck in the past.' Reince Priebus tries to find the good news.

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Reince Priebus is frantically trying to spin the internal Republican polls finding that women don't like the Republican Party because it's "intolerant," "lacking in compassion," and "stuck in the past." The RNC chairman's main argument...Show More Summary

Republicans Know They Have a Woman Problem, but They Can't Stop Saying Sexist Things

13 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A Republican-sponsored poll has confirmed what everyone knows: The Republican Party has a serious woman problem. A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture...Show More Summary

PA Governor Supports Liquor Reform So Women Can Make Dinner Faster

Governor Tom Corbett, likely believing he was doing his part to help the Republican Party appeal to women, said one good reason for the state’s liquor reform law is that it would allow women to pick up liquor faster so they could get home and make dinner. You see, in Pennsylvania, you can buy liquor [...]

Breaking: GOP has a woman problem! But does it matter?

Politico reports today on a GOP-sponsored research project of women, the results of which will shock no one. Women are not just more unfavorable toward the GOP, they find the Republican Party "intolerant," "lacking in compassion," and...Show More Summary

A WHILE BACK, I suggested that conservative moneybags should be buying women’s magazines. Here’s …

A WHILE BACK, I suggested that conservative moneybags should be buying women’s magazines. Here’s more evidence: Women to GOP: Get with the times. Women think the Republican Party is “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past,” according to a new report from the Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS and American Action Network. The report, [...]

The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters

This will allow the Republican Party full access to voter data collected by the Koch's Freedom Partners entities and clients. The post The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Chuck Todd to RNC Chair: Does GOP Have ‘Too Many Crazy White Guys?’

16 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Following a poll obtained by Politico yesterday that showed 50% of women voters had a negative view of the Republican Party, Daily Rundown host Chuck Todd asked RNC Chair Reince Priebus if the reason the GOP couldn't appeal to women and minority voters was that the party was infested with crazy white dudes (and their progeny).

If You Weren't Looking, You Probably Miss It

The Republican Party's remarkable change of course on Obamacare has happened just slowly enough over the past few months that it hasn't yet registered in the broader political consciousness. But it's real and profound, as Dylan Scott reports.

Poll: Women think the GOP is 'stuck in the past'

A new poll has found that women are largely dissatisfied with the Republican party. The report, which includes survey results from eight national focus groups as well as a poll of 800 registered female voters, was commissioned by two Republican groups. Show More Summary

Poll: Gov. Scott Walker in tight race in Wisconsin, trailing among likely voters

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one of the Republican Party's national stars, and perhaps even a potential candidate for president in 2016. But right now, in the year 2014, he continues to be in a serious fight for his own reelection against the Democratic nominee, businesswoman Mary Burke. Show More Summary

Sen. Marco Rubio Scolds and Expels DREAM Protesters

YouTube This video is making the rounds today, because it's a sad look at how extreme and insane the Republican Party has become in the Tea Party era. Marco Rubio, once considered a pro-immigration Republican who favored the DREAM Act, scolds a group of Latino protesters in front of an angry...

Polls show GOP gaining steam in race to regain Senate

Forecasts of the political climate have consistently predicted that the Republican Party will regain control of the Senate this fall. The Washington Post's new Election Lab model has fluctuated, at one point giving the GOP as much as an 86 percent chance of becoming the majority. Show More Summary

Rand Paul is wrong about himself, Democrats, the Republican Party, and 2016

By Michael J.W. Stickings Rand Paul, riding a wave of egomaniacal hubris given his current position at or near the top of national Republican politics, thinks that Democrats are scared of him: "I think the American public is coming more...Show More Summary

In 'Long, Slow, Agonizing Process,' a Former Texas Operative Leaves the Religious Right

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

I f you met interior designer and business consultant Joyce Elaine White, you’d likely never guess that she was once the lobbyist for the group that formed the leading edge of the religious right’s takeover of the Republican Party in Texas—that she was once in the inner circle of political power in the second-largest state in the nation. Show More Summary

Rick Perry and the GOP's 'criminalization of politics' scam

The past week has been very kind to Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the Republican Party. That might sound like an odd statement to make after one of the GOP's 2016 highest-profile White House hopefuls was indicted for abuse of power back in the Lone Star State. Show More Summary

Chait Responds to Frum

Jonathan Chait responds to David Frum’s comments on the Republican Party in New York magazine. The Republican Party constructed a geriatric trap for itself. Just how it will escape is hard to see. It is a small-government party whose base is wedded to the programs that constitute a large and growing share of government. The [...]

Frum on the GOP

Conservative gadfly David Frum analyzes his party in Foreign Affairs. Three big trends have decisively changed the Republican Party over the past decade, weakening its ability to win presidential elections and gravely inhibiting its ability to govern effectively if it nevertheless somehow were to win.   First, Republicans have come to rely more and more [...]

The Republican civil war over taxes is coming

A specter is haunting the Republican Partythe specter of Ronald Reagan's tax cuts. For the last 35 years, the GOP has monomaniacally focused on lowering taxes on the rich. It's one part economic theory, and another party political mythology. The theory is that letting high-earners keep more of their money gives them the incentive to […]

Minn. GOP Has Own Candidate Removed From State Fair Booth By Security

The Republican Party of Minnesota barred Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald from the party’s State Fair booth on Thursday. MacDonald was ordered by security to leave. “We may as well look for justice on a stick because we can’t find it here!” MacDonald told supporters while leaving the booth following a 10-minute confrontation with a security [...]

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