Texas Republican Launches and Quickly Folds 'Boats N' Hoes' Super PAC

A high-level employee at a prominent Texas firm that has provided consulting services to some prominent Republicans in the Lone Star State will be closing his Boats N' Hoes Super PAC this week, after people found out about it. This is a dark day in both the world of boats and the world of hoes. And in the candidacy of… » 4/17/14 5:30pm Thursday 5:30pm

'Kissing Congressman' Won't Resign Though He Has 'Wrecked' Lives

Updates from Congressman Vance McAllister's world: he will not resign from office; he fired Melissa Hixon Peacock, the aide he was caught kissing on camera; her husband says McAllister has "wrecked my life" and that he and Peacock are getting a divorce and McAllister has spent the past 24 hours responding to the texts of … » 4/08/14 1:30pm 4/08/14 1:30pm

Jan Brewer, Evil Queen of Bonkersvania, Won't Be Seeking a Third Term

Oh, Jan Brewer! What a wacky, lovable scamp you'd be if it weren't for all the bigotry and egregious human rights abuses! Deflating speculation that she might challenge Arizona law and pursue a third term as governor, Brewer announced today that she's decided to call it quits. Thank fucking god. » 3/12/14 6:40pm 3/12/14 6:40pm

50 Years Of 'Equal Pay' Lip Service From Presidents

On Tuesday night, President Obama was met with a standing ovation after mentioning in his State of the Union address that women shouldn't get paid less than men, that policies that don't promote pay equality are from the "Mad Men era." Turns out, Presidents have been promising to lift women out of the Mad Men era since,… » 1/30/14 3:20pm 1/30/14 3:20pm

Republicans Let a Woman Talk So Obviously They Don't Hate Women

Last night, the GOP's response to the President's State of the Union made history: a woman delivered it. Two women, actually. See? They're not alienating to women at all, unless you count the other stuff they did yesterday, which includes passing a bill that would make it all but impossible for many women to pay for… » 1/29/14 11:40am 1/29/14 11:40am

Happy 'Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day,' Ladies!

» 1/15/14 2:10pm 1/15/14 2:10pm

To be completely fair, every day is Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day if you look at things from the right (pun intended) angle. But even in the current anti-letting women mind their own bodies climate, today was special. Isn't it nice to know that some old guys in Washington who you'll never meet care so… » 1/15/14 2:10pm 1/15/14 2:10pm

Women Will Vote For You If You Appeal To Their Emotions, Says Man

With all this hullabaloo about conservatives taking classes about how to talk to female candidates for political office (lesson 1 is just a picture of a woman in a power suit with an arrow to her that reads PERSON, followed by a pop quiz where men frown and squint and fill in the same chart, this time with the word… » 12/10/13 3:40pm 12/10/13 3:40pm

Stephen Colbert Knows Exactly How to Solve The GOP's Woman Problem

As we've pointed out many times before (and as anyone who identifies as a lady can probably tell you), the GOP has a woman problem. A recent poll by the Washington Post says that 63% of women have an unfavorable view of the Republican party and the other 37% are, I dunno, Ann Romney? » 12/06/13 10:20am 12/06/13 10:20am

Republicans Offer Class on How to Talk to Women Without Being a Dick

The GOP has more problems than a math book with a distant father, but the problem that stings the worst, electorally speaking, is its problem with women. Now, party leaders are doing something about one aspect of that problem, designed especially with the hapless male conservative in mind: sensitivity training. I'm… » 12/05/13 4:30pm 12/05/13 4:30pm

Sorry, Republicans. Young Women Will Never Vote For You.

Stop me if you've heard this one: the Republican party can't help but notice that women don't like them much. Thankfully, they've got a fancy new consulting firm ON THE CASE. They've got pamphlets. They've got a polished message and nice fingernails. They've got pretty much the same plan they had after 2008, and, uh,… » 11/12/13 1:20pm 11/12/13 1:20pm

Nevada Assemblyman Would Vote for Slavery If Constituents Wanted It

Ahhh, the GOP, the party of hard work, strong values, and totally never ever ever being racist and HOW DARE YOU EVEN SUGGEST SUCH A THING. If there's one thing I know about the GOP, it's that they would certainly never abandon their extremely strong and heartfelt convictions in order to pander to uneducated bigots and… » 10/29/13 10:20am 10/29/13 10:20am

Oopsie! GOP Voter Suppression Might Keep Republican Women From Voting

After the Supreme Court's decision to strike down key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act this year, some states hit the ground running with new laws that would make it much more difficult for women and minorities to cast their ballots. Unfortunately, it now seems like this could bite them in the ass, as one of… » 10/25/13 3:40pm 10/25/13 3:40pm

Government Will Stay Closed For As Long As It Takes to Eradicate Sluts

Now that the government shutdown is in what feels like it elevendieth week, everything seems too stupid to be real, and here's a perfect example of why: the GOP's continued insistence that the United States government remain in stinky, stale deadlock until liberals agree to allow business owners to bar the sluts who… » 10/15/13 7:20pm 10/15/13 7:20pm

Michele Bachmann Outcrazies Herself In Bizarre 'End Times' Interview

» 10/08/13 12:40pm 10/08/13 12:40pm

Minnesota Congresswoman and firebrand head of the Congressional Whackadoodle Caucus went on the radio this weekend to talk about, I don't know, what she normally talks about I guess? Word barf that reads like Tea Party Magnetic poetry in a blender? But what she ended up talking about — in an excited, unsettlingly… » 10/08/13 12:40pm 10/08/13 12:40pm