Tomorrow’s News Today: The GOP on “How We Lost the House”

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 2:58 pm

This is a leaked copy of a secret memo [from the future] written by the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, dated Nov. 10, 2014.

 

Racism Is Not Over, Bob Dylan Getting Sued

By: Monday December 2, 2013 6:30 pm

We don’t trust each other to the point where it’s reflected in our rhetoric and by what dominates our attention. Controversy sells! How often do good things get covered? To what scale? We’re inundated with the sideshow in a circus with no main act.

What do we actually stand for?

RNC Votes to Prevent CNN and NBC Hosting Primary Debates

By: Friday August 16, 2013 12:06 pm

At their summer meeting the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution to prevent CNN or NBC from holding any Republican Presidential primary debates unless they canceled their planned Hillary Clinton biographies.

Fmr. RNC Chair Accuses Current RNC Chair of “Crapping” on His Legacy

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30 am

Michael Steele, the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, is less than thrilled with the current head of the RNC, Reince Priebus. Priebus came to power by beating Steele in the 2011 RNC chair election after Steele helped lead the Republican Party to taking back the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm election. Priebus, meanwhile, oversaw the Republicans losing 2012 elections in the Senate and an inferior infrastructure in the presidential election. Now Steele is accusing Priebus of “crapping” on Steele’s legacy.

RNC Looks at Shorter, Wider and Less Activist Driven Presidential Primary

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 6:40 am

After their 2012 failure Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus created the Growth and Opportunity Project to try to figure out what went wrong and how it could be fixed. The group just issued their recommendations. While much of the report focuses on the party’s obviously serious demographic problems some of the most interesting recommendations are about changing how the party selects its nominee.

Republican Flip-Flopping on Akin Is a Sign of Romney’s Failure

By: Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00 am

With Todd Akin standing firm in his decision to remain on the Missouri ballot as the GOP candidate for US Senate, it falls to the rest of the Republican party leadership to flip-flop on their condemnations and fall into line.

And they have.

What’s curious, though, is that one of the flip-floppers is former MO senator and current Romney security affairs advisor Jim Talent, who is rumored to be in line for a possible cabinet post should Romney win. Either Romney will soon flip-flop on Akin as well, or Talent has decided that there will be no Romney administration come Jan 21, 2013, and he’d better help the GOP take the Senate. (Or, of course, both.)

Here’s the GOP’s current political calculus, courtesy of Todd Akin: The more Romney’s fortunes founder, the more the GOP needs to pull out all the stops to win the Senate, and if principles like “women are human beings, too” need to be sacrificed to the cause, so be it.

Confessions of a Job Creator

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 2:05 pm

Some people think they know some things about us job creators. The guy whose job it is supposed to be to represent me in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who has of course been featured before on these pages, thinks he knows some things about us job creators. He sent me an email the other day, like he likes to do sometimes, to make sure I didn’t miss his latest op-ed, which ran August 30 in his favorite small-town, low-circulation weekly, which apparently lets him publish whatever disingenuous propaganda he thinks his corporate overlords might want to read. The title of his latest is “Survey Highlights Top Concerns of U.S. Job Creators,” and you can read it in its entirety here.

No Convention Bounce for Romney

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 8:44 am

Early indications are that the Republican National Convention was mostly a dud and did almost nothing to change the state of the Presidential Race. In addition to not generating much excitement, Romney’s speech received relatively poor reviews from Americans.

Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC

By: Friday August 31, 2012 4:33 pm

“USA!!! USA!!!” they chanted at us to drown out our own chants of “DREAM ACT AND FULL EQUALITY!” The gay priest was at the front of our little group, and a balding man with a red face and sunglasses got within a few inches of his face to scream. Balding Guy, a member of Gay Priest’s former congregation, grabbed the priest and pushed him back violently. The next thing I knew, a man in a cowboy hat and large, crooked, cigarette-stained teeth that he was baring bulled his way into our priest. Erika was behind him, and took a misfired punch in the face as Cigarette Teeth barreled forward, cursing, swinging and pushing. A few people were sent back into me, and for a minute there he stood in front of me in the open. I wasn’t sure if I should take a swing or not to slow the guy down for my friends.

Alternative programming

By: Friday August 31, 2012 1:30 am

It looks like viewers are turning off the RNC infomercial in droves.

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