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Today in mansplaining: GOP Rep. tells CNN host ‘Carol, you’re beautiful but you need to be honest’

Today Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN), who was trying in vain to explain his party’s nonsensical shutdown of the U.S. government, mansplained big time to CNN’s Carol Costello, who wasn’t buying any of the bullcrap.  Of course because no Republican likes to be challenged by a mere woman about their current political tantrum, his only response to her tough questions was, “Carol, you’re beautiful but you need to be honest as well.”

I just love me some mansplaining! Wait, no, the opposite is true. Mansplaining makes my blood boil and I have secret daydreams where I’m pulling out a move like I’m the Black version of Angelina Jolie in Salt.  Unfortunately, because I’m anti-violence and can’t fight, I mainly have to ...

Today Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN), who was trying in vain to explain his party’s nonsensical shutdown of the U.S. government, mansplained big time to CNN’s Carol Costello, who wasn’t buying any of the bullcrap.  Of course ...

A sternly worded letter to the ‘Kamikaze Caucus’ that caused this shutdown

Dear House Republicans,

As we begin day three of the government shutdown, you and your colleagues, the “Kamikaze Caucus,” continue to hold America hostage. You are ideologues who have no desire to actually govern the country.

Even fellow Republicans are calling your latest stunts “reckless and unnecessary” and millions of Americans are signing up for Obamacare, finally able to afford health insurance for themselves and their families. I am currently uninsured and will be signing up for Obamacare as soon the traffic on the New York exchange lightens up. You see, because of all this unnecessary drama your fantasy land idea that you could somehow “defund” Obamacare backfired and made millions of Americans aware that they could start ...

Dear House Republicans,

As we begin day three of the government shutdown, you and your colleagues, the “Kamikaze Caucus,” continue to hold America hostage. You are ideologues who have no desire to actually govern the country.

Even ...

Did Wendy Davis just hint at a run for Texas governor?

This would be the best news! On October 3rd, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will announce her future plans.  The consensus is that she’s running for governor of Texas but until she officially announces we can only hope.

Her run against the sitting and forgetful Governor Rick Perry would be an epic battle of fundraising and outside cash is going to be key in how formidable Davis can be against Perry who has been in office for over a decade.

Certainly, Davis’ candidacy would fire up this website give folks outside of Texas a real opportunity to be excited about a statewide race in the traditionally red state.  If you would like to get Senator Davis’ announcement

This would be the best news! On October 3rd, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will announce her future plans.  The consensus is that she’s running for governor of Texas but until she officially ...

Chilling new ‘Stand Your Ground’ PSA reenacts the night Trayvon was killed

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has a new ad opposing so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that exist in 26 states.  The ad reenacts the night that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.  But for Zimmerman’s actions, Trayvon would be alive and laws like ‘Stand Your Ground’ give people the right to shoot and kill someone with very few consequences by just asserting that they acted in self-defense.  Zimmerman didn’t use ‘Stand Your Ground’ in his defense at trial, but the law is the reason that Zimmerman was allowed to go home the night Trayvon was killed.

Watch the chilling ad below (transcript to come).

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has a new ad opposing so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that exist in 26 states.  The ad reenacts the night that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.  But ...

Missouri lawmaker sues to personally exempt his family from the contraception mandate

Missouri state Rep. Paul Wieland and his wife used to opt out coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion services in their state insurance plan. But under Obamacare, the plan is required to cover birth control and they can no longer do so. The Wiedlands have filed a lawsuit, saying their religious freedom is being violated and asking for a personal exemption to the contraceptive coverage mandate.

Rep. Wieland explains, “I see abortion-inducing drugs as intrinsically evil, and I cannot in good conscience preach one thing to my kids and then just go with the flow on our insurance. This is a moral conundrum for me. Do I just cancel the coverage and put my family at risk? I ...

Missouri state Rep. Paul Wieland and his wife used to opt out coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion services in their state insurance plan. But under Obamacare, the plan is required to cover birth control and they ...

Quote of the Day: “Whole women” need gas, not abortions

Just eight percent of House Republicans are women and there are only four female Republican senators. And apparently, the GOP is starting to realize that this is not a great look for them in 2013. (Not that the Democrats have anywhere close to gender parity in Congress either.) As the National Journal reports, they’ve launched Project GROW (Growing Republican Opportunities for Women) to help the party with its messaging to female voters and recruit more women candidates to run for Congress.

Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway warns that Republican women candidates should avoid being too…womanly. Don’t make an issue of your gender and don’t talk about reproductive rights all the time. She explains:

“There are very few Democratic women who can begin or ...

Just eight percent of House Republicans are women and there are only four female Republican senators. And apparently, the GOP is starting to realize that this is not a great look for them in 2013. (Not that ...

Are Republicans going to try to impeach Obama?

I’m surprised it took House Republicans three years to talk impeachment.  Certainly, when they won back the House, which is where the impeachment process begins, I imagined “impeachment” would become part of our collective lexicon again as the Republicans went after another Democratic president.

The loss of the White House in 2012, allowed House Republicans the freedom to beat the conspiracy drum yet again, with no fear of a general election backlash for overreach.  With the current news cycle overflowing with “scandals,” that wouldn’t even make Olivia Pope blink, we now have to pretend along with the mainstream media that the president is in some second term “curse” and that the GOP is charging up the road with Articles of Impeachment ...

I’m surprised it took House Republicans three years to talk impeachment.  Certainly, when they won back the House, which is where the impeachment process begins, I imagined “impeachment” would become part of our collective lexicon again as ...

Republican Congressman attacks Sasha and Malia Obama

First it was the NRA, and now it’s Republican Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) turn to attack the Obama girls.  It all started when Breitbart.com bucked traditional protocol of never revealing the location of the First Daughters who spent their spring break in the Bahamas, for obvious security reasons.

I thought I made myself clear before when I said that Sasha and Malia Obama should be off limits.  Where are the responsible members of the GOP?  When something like this happens it shouldn’t only be liberals and feminist bloggers calling it out.  Republicans need to check their own folks, who don’t seem to have much sense not to attack two young women who are just enjoying their lives ...

First it was the NRA, and now it’s Republican Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) turn to attack the Obama girls.  It all started when Breitbart.com bucked traditional protocol of never revealing the location of ...

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