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Are Republicans already giving up on their electoral college rigging scheme?

After getting their butts kicked by Democrats in 2012, Republicans huddled up to strategize how to win in the next presidential election.  Did they make any real effort to reflect on their own policy platform and rhetoric that turns off large swaths of the electorate? No, of course not.

Instead, they set up a scheme to steal the next election by rigging the electoral college in 6 states.  So far, 4 states look likely to reject these shenanigans, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, and Michigan.  Two additional states, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are still debating the GOP’s plan.

Via Talking Points Memo:

Not only does the Virginia bill appear to be dead, the media frenzy surrounding it has forced top Republicans in other states to take a ...

After getting their butts kicked by Democrats in 2012, Republicans huddled up to strategize how to win in the next presidential election.  Did they make any real effort to reflect on their own policy platform and rhetoric that ...

Musical Parody: “(Mitt’s got a) Fast Car”

This is a music video parody I made of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.” It’s sung from the perspective of Seamus, the Romney dog who was strapped to the top of the car. It’s meant to be funny but actually speaks to the insensitivity of Mitt Romney. It’s the same insensitivity that caused him to state that he doesn’t really care about 47% of the country. It’s the same insensitivity that allowed him to continue endorsing Richard Mourdock, even after he said that that a pregnancy resulting from rape is “something God intended.”  It’s the same insensitivity that made him say “I didn’t know you [LGBT people] had families.” It’s the same insensitivity we saw when he endorsed “self deportation” for immigrants. And, most importantly, it’s the ...

This is a music video parody I made of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.” It’s sung from the perspective of Seamus, the Romney dog who was strapped to the top of the car. It’s meant to be funny ...

On the last day to register to vote, exercise your right that others want to take away

 

There are 5 trillion reasons why you should be registering to vote today, but this should really be wake-up call to why: Because others are trying their damnedest — and possibly criminally — to make sure those rights aren’t exercised.

It’s true that voter suppression tactics are not new and it’s been a huge issue around the elections over the last year (a notable example was Florida Gov. Rick Scott being sued by the Department of Justice for attempting to purge thousands of eligible voters), but the incredible level of efforts happening in states across the country right now is pretty unbelievable. Just a few examples:

 Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) recently began conducting an investigation against Truth the Vote, ...

 

There are 5 trillion reasons why you should be registering to vote today, but this should really be wake-up call to why: Because others are trying their damnedest — and possibly criminally — to make sure those ...

Notes from a bitch…pondering what was missing from the debate…

Let’s jump right on in, shall we?

Women could decide the outcome of the 2012 General Election.

You know it, I know it, and odds are the candidates know it too.

But last night, two candidates and one sorta-moderator managed to talk for 90 minutes straight in a domestic policy debate without discussing women’s reproductive rights.

The payoff for Romney was that he was able to position himself as a moderate despite the fact that his party has spent the last four years escalating their multi-front war on women’s reproductive rights in general and access to birth control in particular.

President Obama missed the opportunity to highlight what’s at stake for women and the threat a Romney administration would be to women’s reproductive ...

Let’s jump right on in, shall we?

Women could decide the outcome of the 2012 General Election.

You know it, I know it, and odds are the candidates know it too.

But last night, two candidates and one sorta-moderator managed ...

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The Feministing Five: Mary González

This past May, Mary González won the Democratic primary in El Paso, Texas. Without a Republican challenger, this makes her her district’s next state representative. This is pivotal not just because she is a young, woman of color, a progressive candidate and doesn’t come from established money or politics. It’s historic because she is the first out pansexual legislator in the U.S.

In today’s political climate where one of the main political parties still touts the line that  marriage is strictly between a man and a woman, this is pretty damn revolutionary. I got the chance to talk with Mary to discuss her plans for El Paso, her fears about coming out, and more.

And now, without further ado, the ...

This past May, Mary González won the Democratic primary in El Paso, Texas. Without a Republican challenger, this makes her her district’s next state representative. This is pivotal not just because she is a young, woman ...

5 reasons why Michelle Obama would make a better president than Mitt Romney

Wow. If you saw Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, you’re probably one of many still shaking their heads in awe.

Despite several outstanding speeches (Nancy Keenan, Julian Castro and Gov. Deval Patrick FTW), Michelle’s has been overwhelmingly marked as the best speech of the night — and arguably the best FLOTUS speech ever given. Yes, it was marinated in mom talk (as was the entire night, really), but she spoke a truth with such transparency, integrity and hope — which is exactly what America needs right now. Reports say it took her a month to write the speech herself, but despite as long as it may have taken, this was undoubtably the speech of her ...

Wow. If you saw Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, you’re probably one of many still shaking their heads in awe.

Despite several outstanding speeches (Nancy Keenan, Julian Castro and Gov. Deval Patrick ...

What We Missed

More on the gender breakdown of election coverage from the 4th Estate.

Here’s a pretty adorable video about kids unlearning stereotypes and learning they can be anything they want.

Mitt Romney’s sister, Jane, assures us her brother’s “not going to be touching abortion.” Too bad she’s not the Republican nominee.

An Israeli religious women’s rights group is suing an Orthodox radio station for barring women from working as broadcasters or appearing as interviewees.

More on the gender breakdown of election coverage from the 4th Estate.

Here’s a pretty adorable video about kids unlearning stereotypes and learning they can be anything they want.

Mitt Romney’s sister, Jane, assures us her ...

Is Mitt Romney the most dishonest presidential candidate ever?

A lot has been written about just how dishonest the Romney campaign has been to date.  Maddow Blogs’ Steve Benen has a weekly roundup of the biggest falsehoods of the Republican presidential hopeful and he’s able to come up with exhaustive and lengthy lists every single week.

Sure, running for president in the modern era is about stretching the truth but Romney is in a class of his own when it comes to flat out….lying.  In fact, Romney is the new Sarah Palin when it comes to being dishonest even when facts emerge to debunk his claims repeatedly.

In a week where false attacks on the Obama campaign’s early voting lawsuit implied that Obama wanted to block veterans ...

A lot has been written about just how dishonest the Romney campaign has been to date.  Maddow Blogs’ Steve Benen has a weekly roundup of the biggest falsehoods of the Republican presidential hopeful and he’s ...

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