Jim Newell

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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined Wonkette.com in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

A Children’s Treasury of Contrarian Republican Commentary on Hurricane Isaac

What is Hurricane Isaac to certain more outspoken member of the Republican party? A disaster, perhaps, that could destroy the northern Gulf Coast yet again? Maybe it's an Obama Commerce Department conspiracy. Or a welcome opening of the skies...

A Wonkette Interview With ‘Bailout’ Author Neil Barofsky, Part I

Welcome to your Monday Wonkette Interview Post! We were fortunate enough to speak with former Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP!) Neil Barofsky over the telephone, whose new memoir Bailout, recounting his stint in Washington from late 2008 until...

Republican Tracker Successfully Comes To Near-Fisticuffs With Elizabeth Warren’s Hired Muscle

Who is this manly man protecting Elizabeth Warren? Some funny guy... who gives Elizabeth Warren problems that she probably doesn't need right now? Watch, as this annoying Republican tracker gets exactly what he wants from the fella in the...

Early Furry & Sex Magazine Sightings in Tampa

Your Wonkette editor Rebecca is currently en route to Tampa, or dragged out to sea in the worst hurricane ever, who knows, but we've been getting crucial news reports from Tampa all weekend anyway. "I've seen two furries already...

That Wacky Dinesh D’Souza Obamapocalypse Documentary: All The Rage in Cinema!

The wingers are clicking their heels this morning, as the documentary 2016: Obama's America, based on the widely condemned works of pretend scholar troll Dinesh D'Souza, hit number 8 at the weekend box office! With total a haul of...

25 Things To Watch For At The Republican National Convention

25. Paul Ryan will poop his pants while giving a speech, it will be hella embarrassing. 24. A Florida alligator will eat Marco Rubio and then go "we all saw this coming." 23. Chris Christie will pour local seawater all over...

RNC Official Furious At New Mexico Gov Disrespecting General Custer, By Meeting Indians

Today is Wonkette Manifest Destiny history day! Well, there was this General Custer once who got himself and all his men killed after killing a ton of Indians himself. New Mexico GOP lobbyist and prominent local RNC official Pat...

Mitt Romney Wants To Be Your New James K. Polk

Which 19th century president do Mitt Romney's advisors want him to be? Karl Rove always hoped that George W. Bush would live up to his idol, William McKinley and... well, George W. Bush sucked, as president, however that stacks...

Ha Ha, Look At How Todd Akin’s Campaign Tries To Spin Losing By 10 Points

This morning a Rasmussen poll came out showing Missouri magical fetal dumphead, Rep. Todd Akin, trailing Sen. Claire McCaskill by 10 percentage points, 48% to 38%. Considering that any GOP Senate candidate who can spell his own name was...

Former Iraq Ambassador Ryan Crocker Arrested For DUI, Hit-And-Run

They say that astronauts become alcoholics after returning from space, because they were in space, which was better. This is perfectly analogous to the situation of former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker -- the man who SAVED IRAQ along with...

Mom-Hating Major Networks To Show Repeats of Dumb Shows Rather Than Ann Romney’s Speech

The Mitt Romney for President 2012 campaign had a smashing idea for night one of next week's convention: Get Ann Romney to speak! She's a nice gal who "humanizes Mitt Romney," don't you know. Have you heard? Once the...

Fox News Reveals (Possible) Name of Secret SEAL War Hero Author Guy!

Fox News loves the troops, protects the troops, and will stand in the way of anyone who would hurt the troops and national security and the heartland and troop families, and such. Just last year, when New York's gay...

Texas Judge Wants Tax Increase To Help Law Enforcement Fend Off Obama’s U.N. Takover

Now here's a case, maybe the only case, for raising taxes that could appeal to Bold Conservatives, straight from Judge Tom Head of Lubbock County, Texas: If that there Obamer fella were to win reelection, God Almighty forbid, and...

Rep. Joe Walsh Just Doesn’t Get Why Everyone Slammed Todd Akin Like That

Now that Missouri's finest reproductive sorcerer Rep. Todd Akin is "in it," by which we mean his Senate race, so as "to win it," we should expect to see many on the right to start saying, oh well, maybe...

Todd Akin’s Final Answer: He’s In It To Win It! (Also Too, 9/11)

Vaginal magic expert Rep. Todd Akin has just gone on the Mike Huckabee radio show to announce his final decision before today's 5:00 drop-out deadline and LOL, he's staying in. The reason is the same as yesterday: 9/11,...

Civil Rights: Warlord Condi Rice & Some Plutocrat Finance Lady Allowed To Join Fancy Golf Club

Ahh, so now we know why lying war monster Condolleezza Rice was going around giving wingnut speeches about socialism and such-like. It wasn't about getting on the presidential ticket -- who even wants that? -- it was about becoming...