December 9, 2013
Just in case anyone was wondering whether the hierarchy was listening when New Pope said that stuff about ratcheting back the whole culture war agenda, here’s your answer: Three chairmen of U.S. bishops’ committees outlined their opposition to the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA) in a letter to the U.S. Senate … The [...]
Chris McDaniel is just a good ol’ Constitutional Conservative who has addressed a conference held by a neo-Confederate group that thinks secession would be a nifty idea. McDaniel, a state senator who’s pursuing a primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, was prominently featured in last weekend’s New York Times story on the “GOP Civil [...]
There’s a very simple explanation for why Steve Lonegan lost last week’s special election for U.S. Senate to Cory Booker: The government shutdown. OK, that, and Lonegan’s being a loathsome asshat, maybe. But mostly the government shutdown, Lonegan told the Star-Ledger in an interview published Monday: “There is no doubt in my mind or in [...]
This feature brought to you by a conversation in the Sekrit Wonkette ChatCave immediately following the Senate’s vote to end the shutdown. Yr Doktor Zoom, shaking his head, observed that both of Idaho’s senators had voted for default. Yr Editrix recognized Mike Crapo on the roll call of miscreants, because who forgets a name like [...]
Here you go, Wonketteers: In a speech last Thursday, your favorite senator, Elizabeth Warren, took on the “anarchy gang” and their absurd version of “Liberty.” Best six minutes of video you’re going to see all week.
Here is Andrea Mitchell recalling a little run-in that she had last spring with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Poutine). Mitchell was on the Morning Joe gabfest yesterday, and said that Cruz appeared to be far more interested in pursuing his Presidential Destiny (as prophesized by his father), instead of making nice, being Senatorial, or passing laws: [...]
During his 21-hour not-quite filibuster, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) warned that “Any senator who votes [to allow debate on the House continuing resolution to fund the government] is voting to give Harry Reid the authority to fund Obamacare” because, of course, once debate was allowed, then Reid could strip the language defunding Obamacare from the [...]
Ted Cruz is so serious about defunding Obamacare (which is totes going to happen this time) that he has a serious backup plan: maybe the House could threaten to shut down the military? How would you like that, Obama, huh?
We are at the “Oh Jesus Not Again” phase of the awful news from Washington right now, and if you want accurate, up-to-the-minute reporting, we would suggest that you read an actual news website (we’re mostly going from the Washington Post liveblog). But here is what we seem to know so far, subject to the [...]
If you are a major political party that needs to lash yourself to a lifeboat of minority voters before the demographic tides suck you down to the bottom of the ocean, maybe one easy step would be to stop celebrating the dead racists that led you for many decades. Or you could keep talking about [...]
Senator Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign is trying the old “Sure, I care about ladies and their dumb concerns” strategy, even if it has to fib shade the truth just a little bit: A press packet that McConnell’s spokeswoman distributed to reporters at a Friday event titled “Women For Team Mitch” features testimonials from Kentucky women. [...]
Matthew Bevin, a “Louisville millionaire and tea party favorite,” announced yesterday that he will pursue a primary challenge against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Galapagos). While Bevins is a complete unknown who has never run for office before, McConnell may nonetheless be in for a fight because there is bipartisan agreement that Mitch McConnell is awful and [...]
After a worrying string of nearly statesmanlike actions that included co-sponsoring new banking regulations with Elizabeth Warren and shepherding through a compromise on presidential appointments, Sen. John McCain returned to his more characteristic “testy little douchecanoe” persona Thursday, vowing to hold up confirmation of General Martin Dempsey’s reappointment as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of [...]
Hey, remember how Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sounded sort of pathetic and sad when he found out that hot young MMA fighter Liz Cheney was planning to primary his ass next year? He said he just didn’t understand how she could do that, seeing as how she’d promised not to challenge him if he ran [...]
Since Fox News does not (yet) have representation in the United States Senate, torture fan Liz Cheney announced Tuesday afternoon that she is willing to let the state of Wyoming elect her in 2014, especially now that she owns a house there and everything. We now find ourselves in the curious position of kind of half-heartedly [...]