We all know what domestic policies rightbloggers favor -- tax breaks for the wealthy, persecution of minorities, and so forth -- but we don't usually hear much about their foreign policy preferences except Benghazi Impeach skreee. But last week was a busy one in that regard, and gave us a good loo ... More >>
In case you missed it, during the second half of December 2nd's Eagles-Cowboys game, NBC ran a story about the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the Carolina Panthers and how the team had dealt with the suicide of their teammate Jovan Belcher after murdering Kasandra Perkins, his 22 year old girlfrie ... More >>
Eleven years ago, Pamela Geller declared war on savages who were trying to take over the world. This November, she admits she lost.
Election Day is upon us, people. We cannot even begin to count the minutes, hours, days and months since this whole boondaggle started to consume the media's attention but it's safe to say that it's been way too long. And, once it's over, we can return to normalcy, which is a prolonged period of tim ... More >>
This has to happen. In what could be one of the most interesting Saturday Night Live episodes in recent memory, it has been reported that Lorne Michaels, the producer of the legendary sketch comedy show, has offered the Romney tent a chance for their candidate to show off his comedic flare ... More >>
When Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show Feb. 29, it sure seemed like the end of an era might be upon us. Public outcry prompted sponsors to pull support from the show, leaving many to wonder whether the conservative stalwart would ... More >>
A new study says that conservative Republicans have more orgasms than Democrats, but unfortunately they also have lower IQs. Confused? Aroused? Well, I sorted it all out on last night's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, along with guest host David Shuster. You can check out this video of the high p ... More >>
While Republicans duke it out in the Florida primary today, funnyman Stephen Colbert continues to mock the political process entirely with his Super PAC, which announced today that it had raised $1 million. The Super PAC (that's "Political Action Campaign" to you, sir), also known as the Americans f ... More >>
Chaos broke out in Oakland Saturday, after Occupy protesters tried to take over the vacant Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, in what they called "Move-in Day," a plan to turn a vacant building "social center, convergence center and headquarters." Hundreds of people were arrested, and three police o ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
You read that headline right. The Marist Poll came out with some stats today that say that nearly 20% of voters in South Carolina are "kinda somewhat likely" to vote for Stephen Colbert to be president of the United States. Playing along with the political satire (or whatever we should be calling t ... More >>
Vanity Fair has posted a hilarious mock calendar of various Repuglicans in various states of undress. (At least I think they're fake photos. The Repugs' real nudie spreads are no doubt buried somewhere deep inside their cell phones.)
You may have heard that Rick Perry's mind-meltingly horrible anti-gay campaign ad has more dislikes on YouTube than Rebecca Black's "Friday." The story has been covered by Time, the Today Show, and the Huffington Post, among many others. There's only one problem: that's not actually true. The ... More >>
Rosie GrayA small group of Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside the Union League Club on 37th and Park today to demonstrate against Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who was holding a fundraiser there. Gingrich famously told protesters to "go get a job right after you ... More >>
Last weekend former GOP pack leader and accused horndog Herman Cain finally called an end to his flailing Presidential campaign/book tour -- or rather "suspended" it, allowing the enterprise to keep drawing money. Some normally opinionated rightbloggers tip-toed away from the embarrassing subje ... More >>
Earlier this afternoon, Herman Cain delivered what was promised to be an important announcement about his presidential campaign. Short version: He quit. Long version: The glorious, unwavering, never-ceasing Plan B! (Not that Plan B). While Plan A involved becoming president, Plan B looks to b ... More >>
George Stephanopoulus' toe-curling interview with Ginger White, the alleged mistress of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, is the sound of a candidacy dying. White says Cain's not fit to be president, among other things.
The Republicans are engaging in their twelfth (that's right, an even dozen) debate tonight in Washington, D.C., in a CNN foreign policy debate sponsored by the Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute. Mitt Romney got things off to a fun start by lying about his first name (or, at least ... More >>
"She's fuckin' nuts!" declared Kathy Griffin at last week's Larry King event put on by the Friars. "She'll cut you!" The Sheraton shindig was supposed to be a tribute to Larry, but thankfully some roast-like moments like that snuck in.
With the New Hampshire primary less than two months away, candidates are taking to the airwaves with commercials and televised debates to get their messages out. They have been honing their talking points and refining their images to make you, the voter, comfortable enough to buy what they're sellin ... More >>
Last week, when we told you Newt Gingrich was the GOP's flavor of the month, you could have been forgiven for being skeptical. That Newt Gingrich? The former Speaker of the House who pissed off most of the country by shutting down the government? Who was fined by Congress for ethics violations? Who ... More >>
The GOP Presidential race has had its share of joke candidates -- all of whom rightbloggers have taken seriously. There was Donald Trump; then the black Trump, Herman Cain; then Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, and Herman Cain again. As erstwhile frontrunner Cain's campaig ... More >>
Tonight marks yet another Republican presidential debate, and podium enthusiasts across the country will be glued to their TV screens when the candidates take the stage. The CBS/National Journal/Pennzoil/Burger King/Papa John's/AMC Loews/Comcast/Olive Garden/Mercedes/StarKist/Beef 'O' Brady's ... More >>
These Republican debates are getting more bizarre every week, and last night, we were treated to not one but too epic moments. Herman Cain, the one time Godfather's Pizza CEO and implausible front runner in primary poling for the GOP nomination, has been on the ropes the past couple of weeks for, as ... More >>
On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>
BLRHerman Cain, only slightly less coherent when given the Bad Lip Reading treatment.For several months, it's been hard to take a stroll around the internet without tripping on the Bad Lip Reading video series, which overdubs new speech onto familiar popular videos. The results bear a super ... More >>
The above clip shows one of the tensest moments from last night's debate between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich. This no-holds-barred throwdown held in Texas was full of accusations, including Gingrich lambasting his opponent, "You had a great radio show," and Cain making the shocking assertion, "Y ... More >>
Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain just started living down that awkward smoking commercial starring his personality-free manager, cough cough. And now comes the sexual harassment scandal, whereby it's claimed that way back when he headed the National Restaurant Association, Cain sa ... More >>
Months ago, rightbloggers were celebrating the rise of Herman Cain. Then they grew restless, and moved on to Michele Bachman, Rick Perry, and Chris Christie, each of whom disappointed. Now Cain is back, hilariously leading in some GOP Presidential polls and winning some straw polls, too. Cain is pr ... More >>
There's a reason managers generally stay in the background. That's what they do! But in the case of Republican hopeful Herman Cain, his guy, Mark Block, ill-advisedly agreed to be on camera, and the result has aptly been dubbed the absolute worst ad of the season by the Washington Post.
That is Mark Block, Herman Cain's chief of staff and campaign manager, in the campaign's latest ad. Very DIY. Block is pretty composed for someone who is clearly ad-libbing on their cigarette break and who appears to be the kind of guy who carries a flask for emergencies.
It was a strange debate last night, even by the standards of this year's crop of Republican primary candidates. Michelle Bachmann (who looked disarmingly like a post Jedi Princess Leia) promised to build a "double fence" along the length of the United States/Mexico border; Herman Cain slipped into h ... More >>
The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread nationally and internationally, making it hard for even the American media to belittle it. This reality seems to have caught up to the rightbloggers who, as we saw a few weeks back, were at first eager to dismiss the phenomenon as a silly hippie effusion ... More >>
Well, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal have got something hard to top, even if you're in the pizza business: Herman Cain is now leading the pack of Republican presidential candidates in their poll with 27 percent, besting Mitt Romney by four points and trouncing the narcoleptic, unfortuna ... More >>
The economy sucks, and so do President Obama's poll numbers. Yet many smart people think Obama's got a chance at reelection next year. Why? Because he gets to run against the nominee of the Republican Party, which seems hellbent on throwing the election. In the GOP's latest slapstick routine, put ... More >>
In the future, everyone will be a serious Republican Presidential candidate for 15 minutes. We're close to that now. Last Monday several GOP contenders for the big job debated in New Hampshire, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's relatively lulu-free performance appears to have pushed he ... More >>
Last Tuesday a Democrat came from behind to win a special election in New York's overwhelmingly Republican 26th Congressional District. Kathy Hochul's surge coincided with heavy, issue-specific campaign advertising, reminding NY-26 voters that Republicans in Congress supported a plan to turn Medicar ... More >>
Despite the speculation of Fox News ("he has a proven record of managing the kinds of fiscal problems that beset our nation"), the Washington Post ("a Daniels candidacy probably would be taken as a sign that the games are over for the Republican Party, that it is time to buckle down and organize to ... More >>
There was some action in the GOP 2012 Presidential race last week, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul declaring themselves in and Mike Huckabee declaring himself out. Rightbloggers sifted the results, and found them good -- because there was at least one true conservative left whom they could support ... More >>