(Planned) Parenthood

Since July, the GOP has been parroting the lie that Planned Parenthood has sold the body parts of aborted babies for profit. Based on debunked undercover videos from anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress, the Republican-controlled House even went as far to open an investigation against the healthcare provider (predictably finding no misuse of federal funding).

Now the rhetoric from the right is proving to have truly disastrous consequences.

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Source: Getty Images

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American History X

Last week, I compared the leading GOP candidates’ responses of the Syrian refugees to the social media postings of your crazy Tea Party-loving uncle.

What a difference a week makes. 

These guys belong inside a cell between Miggs and Hannibal Lecter at the Baltimore State Hospital.

Source: MGM Studios

Source: MGM Studios

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Children of Men

Last Friday night, Paris was attacked by three cells affiliated with the terrorist organization ISIS, resulting in the country’s worst wave of violence since World War II.

As we learn more of the tragic events and the perpetrators themselves, many of the GOP presidential candidates intensified their rhetoric for the U.S. to cease accepting Syrian refugees.

The candidates’ comments blur the line between what you would expect from a presidential nominee and memes your crazy uncle posts on Facebook.

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Police Academy

In the weeks since Quentin Tarantino attended an anti-police brutality rally, the nation’s leading police unions have proved they are not above using the same tactics as conservative media to slander the film director.

Source: nationofchange.org

Source: nationofchange.org

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The Wild Bunch

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus referred to last week’s CNBC debate as “a series of ‘gotcha’ questions, petty and meanspirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates,” in a letter to Chairman of NBC News, Andrew Lack.

The RNC criticism against CNBC distracts from the real issue: the questions weren’t the problem, the answers were.

Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty

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