Romney and Our Conveniently Faulty Memory

Perhaps the single most important events of the 2012 election was the public release of a video showing Mitt Romney telling a group of wealthy donors that 47% of the country are lazy and dependent on the government and therefore would never vote for him because he can’t convince them to be responsible for their lives by voting for him. Romney seems to think he never said that:
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Wingnut: Muslims, Mexicans Killed Detriot

I’d never heard of Frosty Woolridge before finding a link to this column on a wingnut website. He’s an anti-immigration activist who has been everything from a dance teacher to a “lifestyle coach.” Whatever the hell that is. He used to live in Detroit but he says stupid things like this:
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King: Criticism of Me Shows America Will Not Survive

Rep. Steve King continues to deny that he said anything wrong in claiming that the overwhelming majority of Mexican immigrants are drug mules, appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio show to claim that criticism of him proves that America “will not be able to sustain itself in the long run.” Narcissism, much?
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West: ‘Marxist’ Obamacare Leads to Muslim Takeover

Diana West is one of those Worldnutdaily columnists who loves to play Wingnut Madlibs, tossing together as many totally unrelated but scary buzzwords and catchphrases together as she can. Columns like this one are the result, weaving together Marxism, health care reform, the Muslim Brotherhood and Anthony Weiner.
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Cruz: On His Knees to Stop Gay Marriage

Sen. Ted Cruz made quite an impression on that big group of evangelical Christian pastors he met with in Iowa recently on the first stop of his “I’m not running for president, wink wink” tour. He encouraged those pastors to mobilize their congregations to get on their knees to prevent gay marriage from becoming a reality:
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Dumbass Quotes of the Day

As previously noted, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to this year’s defense appropriations bill that bans the military from appointing humanist chaplains. Howard Friedman has some quotes from the debate on that amendment and some of the Republicans in favor of it were positively reveling in their dumbassery. Like Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma:
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Reason #Infinity Why Feminism Still Matters

A group of female former executives from Merrill Lynch are suing the company for a variety of forms of gender discrimination, one of which is that they were apparently all given copies of a book called Seducing the Boy’s Club: Uncensored Tactics From a Woman at the Top by a female ad exec named Nine DiSesa. New York magazine has some excerpts from that book that are truly appalling, like this passage on how to manipulate men into doing your work for you:
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Bishop Tutu’s Homophobic God

I had the remarkably good fortune to get to meet Bishop Desmond Tutu a few years ago and be part of a small group of people to sit and talk with him for a few hours. Tutu recently stirred up some controversy by declaring that he would never worship a homophobic God and would rather go to hell than to heaven with such a God.
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King’s Mendacious Defense

Rep. Steve King is rightly being blasted from all sides for his repulsive comments about there being 100 Mexican immigrant drug mules “with calves the size of cantaloupes” for every smart student among the Dreamers and he is doubling down on his racism. Appearing on the Laura Ingraham show he refused to back down:
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