Brownback Turns Harder to the Right, as if That Were Possible

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 9:15 am

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court not to take up the various appeals courts’ rulings on marriage equality cases has forced Sam Brownback into a corner. He’s in a big fight for reelection, with moderate Republicans bailing on the ultra-conservative GOP in Kansas. He faced a choice between two electoral strategies: (1) tone down the rightwing rhetoric, and reach out to the disaffected GOP moderates, or (2) write off the moderate vote and focus on ginning up the far right to boost their turnout numbers in November.

Brownback has gone with #2. Hard. And it’s not a pretty sight . . .

 

Cinema Veritank

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 1:30 am

Hard to believe a movie produced by the fertile mind of Rick Santorum would be a critical and commercial flop.

Santorum: Satan Controls Hollywood

By: Friday October 25, 2013 6:25 pm

Rick Santorum spat a frothy mouthful on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, plugging his first foray into film production, The Christmas Candle, due out this holiday season. The movie, from EchoLight Studio, is a period piece set in a Thomas Kinkade-esque village and tackles modernity vs (Christian) tradition as electricity and progressive thinking threaten the town’s visit from a Christmas angel.

Anti-Gay Activists Are Admitting Defeat, Even When They Think They Aren’t

By: Monday August 12, 2013 12:10 pm

You never used to hear Brian Brown, Rick Santorum, Ken Hutcherson or Chris Plante admit that they’re losing the national debate on marriage equality. They are now. Mr. Santorum openly admits it, while the rest try to hide it. However, if you listen closely you can hear that their remarks are premised in defeat, and their shrinking audiences consist of like-minded people who need no persuading.

The Dirty Secret

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 8:00 pm

It isn’t hard to conclude that Senate Republicans made colossal asses of themselves Tuesday, when they successfully (?) scuttled a UN treaty that essentially enshrines US law abroad, rather than the other way around they are always fearing. But considering their already shaky popularity with so much of America, the question is why it was so important for them to do so anyway.

How Low Can You Go? Senate GOP Tanks Disabilities Treaty, Siding with Paranoid Rick Santorum and Glenn Beck

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 11:45 am

Rick Santorum, who has been leading the fight against ratification, appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio program when Beck ominously cited language from the convention proclaiming that “children with disabilities shall be registered immediately after birth” to suggest that something “really Orwellian or, quite honestly, fascistic from the Nazi days” was going on; an assessment with which Santorum heartily agreed.

Late Night: The Dumbing of America

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 8:00 pm

This song by Randy Newman is a parody. Not the funniest parody, not super satirically biting, and minus the images it looses a lot. But sadly there are a number of commentors on YouTube that just don’t get that. Is America getting stupider? Both Clint “I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get” Eastwood and Rick Santorum seem to think a large percentage is.

Day 1, RNC: Random Thoughts

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 6:50 am

Some of these you may have picked up from my Twitter feed, which is where I’m likely to be camped for every day of this affair, but just in case you missed it…

Late Night FDL: Penis Envy

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 8:00 pm

Having read and heard a great deal about Romney’s Cranbrook hazing story today, at first I sort of agreed with Greg Sargent that it was an insignificant incident, happened when he was a teenager, etc. But I’d then have to ask Sargent and others: Did you really ever do anything like that?

Sex and the Pols

By: Sunday April 29, 2012 9:30 am

The Khomeinis and Santorums of the world are not just impotent voyeurs. Their odd obsessions advance dangerous, inhuman policies that demean, discriminate and kill.

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