The GOP Elected Its Black Friends to the House and Senate

On Tuesday night, two black Republicans were voted into Senate and House. While I applaud Tim Scott and Mia Love, respectively, as pioneering African Americans, I am nervous about whatever right-wing political madness they are most likely plotting. As Zora Neale Hurston once said, "All my skinfolk ain't kinfolk." »11/05/14 11:30am11/05/14 11:30am

Four of the 80 Tea Party Candidates up for Election Are Women

In news that comes as a shock to absolutely no one, it turns out the Tea Party is having some trouble supporting women. In this year's election, 80 candidates have been endorsed by various national Tea Party groups like Tea Party Patriots and Club for Growth. Only four of them are women: Katrina Pierson (Texas,… »5/31/14 12:00pm5/31/14 12:00pm

People Still Donating Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Sarah Palin, For Some Reason

Sarah Palin's creatively named "Sarah PAC" has spent $774,000 in the third quarter of this year and taken in more than $800,000, ostensibly from an invisible class people that have tons of disposable income and somehow lack any goddamn sense. So what's the former Governor of Alaska cum professional shouting machine… »10/15/12 4:35pm10/15/12 4:35pm

Congressional Candidate Mia Love Is 'Disappointed But Not Surprised' by Racist Mail

Ugh: someone sent Saratoga Springs Mayor and GOP congressional hopeful Mia Love a packet of unarguably disturbing images, including a photo of Love and her husband, images of hooded KKK members, and some pictures of aborted fetuses for good measure. (The latter of which is kind of odd, since Love supports her party's… »9/27/12 10:50am9/27/12 10:50am

Mia Love Accidentally Confirms How Truly Awesomely Awful the GOP Approach to Women’s Healthcare Is

Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, as well as Republican nominee for the House of Representatives for Utah's fourth district, says things, and sometimes those things don't make what less abstract thinkers within the GOP would call "sense." It's okay, though — Love is considered a rising star within the… »9/10/12 10:00am9/10/12 10:00am

A Guide to the Ladies of the Republican National Convention

The 2008 Republican National Convention arguably belonged to Sarah Palin, who gave the speech that (thankfully) would later prove to be the apex of her political career while her daughter Piper (awesomely) styled her baby brother's hair by licking her hand and rubbing it on his head. Will the 2012 RNC have a similarly… »8/27/12 4:50pm8/27/12 4:50pm

Prominent Republican Fundraiser Allegedly Also Quite Gifted at Rape

Utah Tea Party activist and prominent fund raiser Greg Peterson owns a beautiful 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom 3,000 square foot cabin in the ruggedly gorgeous area outside of Salt Lake City. Over the years, with the help of his fancy cabin, Peterson has proven himself an adept host — entertaining and gladhanding with the… »7/19/12 6:30pm7/19/12 6:30pm

Can These Two Black Female Rising Stars Convince America that the Tea Party Isn't Racist?

Since the Tea Party made its rocky, socially awkward debut on the national stage by sending elected officials tea bags without knowing that "tea bagging" can also mean "gently resting one's ballsack upon someone's face," they've struggled to convince American voters that they're not comprised of a bunch of uncool… »6/26/12 2:10pm6/26/12 2:10pm