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Conservative Attacks Colbert’s ‘Vile Political Blackface’ As ‘Racism’

by David Badash ● 7:52 AM April 11, 2014
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Tea Party provocateur Ben Shapiro claims that Stephen Colbert, by playing a conservative on TV, is engaging in something akin to Blackface. Shapiro calls it “Conservativeface.”

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Cheating ‘Family Values’ Congressman ‘Most Non-Religious Person I Know’ Says Spurned Husband

by David Badash ● 4:54 PM April 8, 2014
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How sleazy can someone get? Take freshman Republican U.S. Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana.

Discrimination

Duck Dynasty Family Values Tea Party Congressman Caught Cheating On His Wife

by David Badash ● 8:51 AM April 8, 2014
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If Louisiana U.S. Congressman Vance McAllister didn’t mention his “family values” and religion in every campaign ad he ran, and if he didn’t claim, “I am running for U.S. Congress to ensure our conservative and Louisiana values are protected” on the front page of his campaign website, perhaps this story would be buried.

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Sarah Palin Endorses Candidate Who Brags About Her Pig Castration Skills

by David Badash ● 12:10 PM March 27, 2014
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Sarah Palin has unleashed a flood of political endorsements worthy of Noah’s Ark ahead of the upcoming Republican primaries, including one for a politician who grew up castrating pigs with her own hands.

Civil Rights

Sarah Palin’s Latest Lie Should Scare Republicans — But The GOP Noise Machine Won’t Allow That

by David Badash ● 5:25 PM March 5, 2014
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The right to a fair trial and the right to vote are the foundations of the American dream. Sarah Palin’s latest Facebook lie just made those inalienable rights a little bit less secure today.

Bigotry Watch

Anti-Gay, Anti-Immigrant Tea Party Favorite Slammed For Hiring Undocumented Workers

by Casey Michel ● 2:07 PM February 21, 2014
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Anti-gay, anti-immigrant, creationist Tea Party darling Dan Patrick, running for Texas Lt. Governor, stands accused of knowingly hiring undocumented workers.

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Michele Bachmann: We’re Suing ‘King Obama’

by David Badash ● 9:31 AM January 30, 2014
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Michele Bachmann and a few members of her House Tea Party Caucus announced after the State of the Union address that they’re going to sue President Barack Obama.

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Anti-Gay GOP Congressman Tweets Obama Is ‘Kommandant-In-Chef’

by David Badash ● 10:35 PM January 28, 2014
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Randy Weber is a Tea Party Republican Congressman serving Texas, who tonight called President Barack Obama a “Socialistic dictator” and the “Kommandant-In-Chef.” Yes, “Chef.”

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GOP’s Cocaine Congressman Quits

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM January 27, 2014
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Trey Radel, the “Hip Hop conservative” Tea Party freshman U.S. Congressman arrested for possession of cocaine in October, will resign today according to multiple sources.

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Listen: ‘One-Hundred Percent American’ From Texas Explains What’s Good For The US

by David Badash ● 4:13 PM January 22, 2014
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Texan tries to explain America to a veteran progressive journalist, and the hilarity ensues. Listen.

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RNC Official Praises Putin’s Anti-Gay Laws As ‘Common Sense In Russia!’

by David Badash ● 12:06 PM January 11, 2014
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RNC Committeeman Dave Agema is back — and now praising Putin’s anti-gay laws as “Common sense in Russia!”

Marriage

GOP Congressman’s Bill Would Strip Federal Recognition From Same-Sex Marriages

by David Badash ● 6:59 PM January 9, 2014
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A Tea Party Republican U.S. Congressman has introduced a bill into the House that would prohibit the federal government from recognizing legal marriages of same-sex couples.

Actions

Chief Justice John Roberts Tells Congress They Are Threatening Public Safety

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:53 AM January 4, 2014
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Chief Justice Roberts warns in his year end report to congress that the greatest threat faced by the judiciary is The Tea Party’s beloved sequestration.

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Meet Utah’s ‘Anti-Marxist Secessionist’ Who’s Been Fasting For Weeks To End Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 6:10 PM January 3, 2014
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Meet Trestin Meacham.

Meacham has been on a starvation diet since December 21, in an effort to end the legalization of same-sex marriage in Utah. A Mormon, Meacham describes himself as an “anti-Marxist secessionist.”