Congressman: Welfare Is a 'Bribe to Not Work That Hard' or Get Married

Newest Wisconsin congressman Glenn Grothman hasn't even taken his seat yet, but the 59-year-old Tea Party enthusiast has already set his sights on the Badger State's greatest scourge: low-income people who receive modest state and federal benefits. Grothman recently told a local news host that aid programs are "a… » 12/02/14 4:00pm 12/02/14 4:00pm

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 12:00pm 5/31/14 12:00pm

Actress Booted from Vagina Monologues After Ad for Tea Party Candidate

A truly unfortunate political ad for the California gubernatorial race featuring a semi-famous Latina actress, her shivering old Chihuahua, and a state assemblyman who looks like he could be have had a small arc as a bumbling villain on Weeds has really, really pissed off San Francisco's Latino community. The… » 1/19/14 1:30pm 1/19/14 1:30pm

Michele Bachmann Outcrazies Herself In Bizarre 'End Times' Interview

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

Body Snarking Hillary Buttons a Lowlight at California GOP Convention

It’s time to consider the possibility that the GOP is the giant panda of political parties. That is, in much the same way that pandas simply refuse to fuck even to save their species, Republicans seem to be trying to will themselves out of existence one convention/gaffe/election cycle at a time. Case in point: at the… » 10/06/13 1:00pm 10/06/13 1:00pm

Republican Tells Little Girl He'd Deport Her Dad, Crowd Cheers Wildly

What do you get when you take one well-known philandering Tea Partying Congressman who— let's face it — looks a lot like a penis, a little girl whose father is an undocumented immigrant who would get deported if aforementioned penis-pol had his way, and a room full of Tea Party voters? FUN TIMES galore! » 8/19/13 6:15pm 8/19/13 6:15pm

Get Your Tri-Cornered Hat: It's the Tea Party Guide to the 4th of July

What is the best way to celebrate Independence Day? If you're like most people I know, you probably agree that the optimal way to honor our country is to gorge yourself on beer and meat products and then fall asleep in a hot tub, stewing in your own filth. For the Tea Party, though, it's the ideal time to reflect on… » 7/04/13 4:15pm 7/04/13 4:15pm

Most Depressing Raffle Ever: Asheville Tea Party Wants You to Win a…

Well, this is incredibly fucked. An Asheville chapter of the Tea Party is offering North Carolina residents a chance to win a DPMS Panther Oracle AR-15, a very similar rifle to the one reportedly used in the Sandy Hook shooting. Even scarier, they posted the raffle on Monday, so they were fully aware that there had… » 12/18/12 11:00pm 12/18/12 11:00pm

Women Responsible for Turning Susan G. Komen Into a Joke Might Run for…

Earlier this year, Susan G. Komen For the Cure did the public relations equivalent of pulling down its pants and taking a giant dump all over its shiny pink reputation by cutting off grants to Planned Parenthood for political reasons, and then lying and saying they were doing it because of new rules. The new-ish,… » 11/21/12 7:00pm 11/21/12 7:00pm

Senator Ron Johnson Sure Hopes Tammy Baldwin Can Understand Math

Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin was among the most progressive members of the US House of Representatives during her tenure as a Wisconsin Congresswoman. Wisconsin's senior Senator Ron Johnson is a Tea Party idiot. But so far, everything is hunky dory! Baldwin is confident that the two can work together in Washington, and… » 11/08/12 6:30pm 11/08/12 6:30pm

Pro-Life Pol Who Pressured His Mistress to Have an Abortion Says It's…

Scott DesJarlais, the pro family values anti-abortion rights Tennessee Tea Party Congressman who it turns out was actually only pro-family values and anti-abortion rights for people who aren't Scott DesJarlais, now claims that the tape transcript released last week wherein he pressured his mistress/ex patient to have… » 10/15/12 12:10pm 10/15/12 12:10pm

Woman Voter Says Women Shouldn't Be Allowed to Vote

Janis Lane, the lady leader of the Central Mississippi Tea Party thinks that women shouldn't be allowed to cast a ballot this (or any) election. In something that's akin to hamsters eating their young, Lane has turned on her own kind, and is practicing a brand of self-hatred that you just don't see many people… » 10/14/12 11:40pm 10/14/12 11:40pm

Meet the Pro-Life Tea Party Congressman Who Pressured His Mistress to…

Right now, you're going to want to dust off your Horrible Hypocritical Human Garbage Bingo cards; I have a feeling this story could finally be your lucky round. Tennessee Tea Party Congressman Scott DesJarlais, who ran for Congress on a FAMILY VALUES PRO LIFE IN GOD WE TRUST JESUS IS HUGGING AMERICA WITH HIS MEATY… » 10/10/12 3:50pm 10/10/12 3:50pm

Tea Party Congressman Demands His Wife Be His Porn Star

Florida Congressman and Tea Party darling Allen West is no stranger to idiotic crap. His 22-year military career ended when he couldn't resist torturing an Iraqi detainee, and once he was elected to the House, he wasted no time in establishing himself as one of this great nation's foremost asshats. He's a wild-eyed… » 10/02/12 3:40pm 10/02/12 3:40pm

Twitter's Newest Conservative Trend: Pictures of Little Girls With Guns

Hey, here's a thing that I hope my neighbors aren't doing! Moved by Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan's proud proclamation that his 10-year-old daughter has her very own pony gun, Twitter's most prolific conservative shriekers are showing their support by posting pictures of their own young female children… » 9/26/12 3:30pm 9/26/12 3:30pm

Christine O'Donnell Asked to Define Marxism, Inane Floundering Ensues

Soledad O'Brien has just about broken the on a roll sound barrier over the last couple of weeks. For most TV journalists, getting Romney mouthpiece John Sununu Rumpelstiltskin-level mad and then reducing Tim Pawlenty to asking her if she understood English would be enough to coast on Gabby Douglas interviews for the… » 8/20/12 6:50pm 8/20/12 6:50pm

Republican Who Led Planned Parenthood Investigation Loses Reelection to…

Cliff Stearns, the whackadoodle Florida Republican who led Congress's investigation into Planned Parenthood and Solyndra, just received his Thank You note from voters: a primary loss to a large animal Veterinarian named (I'm not kidding) Dr. Yoho who has never held public office before and spent a fraction of money… » 8/15/12 5:20pm 8/15/12 5:20pm