The Monster Squad

Earlier this year, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt referred to the CPAC convention as “the Star Wars bar scene of the conservative movement.” If CPAC is the Star Wars cantina, this weekend’s Values Voter Summit may just be the Death Star.

The Values Voter Summit

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Wayne’s World

Earlier this month the NRA held their annual conference.  With the defeat of new background check legislation in the rearview mirror, what new solutions did the NRA offer to the American people?

Wayne's Solution

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My Right Foot

Before originally moving to the West coast, I worked for years as a Vocational Instructor to people with disabilities.  To this day it has been one of the most rewarding professional experiences I have ever had.  One of my first jobs upon arriving in California was as a Community Advocate for people with disabilities.  So, you can imagine my reaction at the news that the Senate Republicans blocked the ratification of a U.N. treaty regarding the rights of the disabled.

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Three Days of the Condor

The confetti has fallen, the last patriotic song has played, the candidates have left the stage and that ends the 2012 Republican National Convention. This was a potential major turning point for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he reintroduced himself into the public spotlight. But before we discuss if that worked or not, join us for a crash course through the convention’s first two nights.

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Akin Skywalker

Last Sunday, Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin said during an interview while discussing the issue of abortion “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Besides the fact that this is scientifically false, one of the most shocking aspects of this outlandish quote is that it’s far from the first time a Republican representative has said such a thing.

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Spinal Tapped

This past weekend, Country music star Hank Williams Jr. performed at the Iowa State Fair. You may recall last year that Williams’ theme song was dropped by ESPN’s Monday Night Football for making outrageous comments against President Obama on Fox News (where else?).

Regardless of Williams’ past, it did not prevent him from saying something incredibly stupid last Friday night.

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Weird Science

Over recent years we have not only witnessed the Republican Party distance itself from proven science, but at times create its own fabricated version. In March, Republicans in the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill requiring doctors to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer. Of course, this is simply not true.

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