Take a moment to remember the Bush years, and the way liberals talked about our 43rd President. As we recall it, Bush was regarded as a dummy and, if not a bloodthirsty rightwing radical himself, at least an enabler of same. Occasionally you'd hear him called a fascist, which rightbloggers would lau ... More >>
Every so often rightbloggers look at their cause and their Party and chart a new course of action to guide them back to victory. Though their efforts have of late been about as successful as those of Wrong-Way Peachfuzz, you can't say they're quitters, nor that they aren't willing to try bold ideas ... More >>
Last week the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) met at National Harbor in Maryland near DC. If you heard anything about it, you probably heard about a CPAC forum called "Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" that was every bit the dis ... More >>
Jim DeMint, one of the most ideologically pure and least effective legislators in the U.S. Senate, announced he would leave Congress to run the right-wing Heritage Foundation think tank; or, as the Foundation itself put it, "Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas." It would seem to us that, compar ... More >>
The New York State Republican Party put out its post-election memo over the weekend and -- after blaming President Obama for the ills of the world (and the NYS GOP) -- Chairman Ed Cox echoed what political experts have been saying since Tuesday (and we've been saying for the last five years): Republ ... More >>
Powerful Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues to catch heat for his coverup of sexual harassment allegations against his former pal, disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez, and now New York Republicans are circulating a petition calling for his resignation.Granted, it's only a petition -- ... More >>
New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox has issued three statements in the past 24 hours -- which is three more than he's issued in the past two weeks -- each of which references shamed Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez's pervy-ness.In each statement, Cox seems outraged that Lopez allegedly is a d ... More >>
For anyone who takes their political cues from pop star Ricky Martin, the former Menudo member has thrown his support behind President Barack Obama in this year's election -- he's even throwing the president a pretty pricey fundraiser in New York tonight, which the state's Republican Party seems to ... More >>
Bill Clinton's not the only politician who likes a good cigar...Since 2008, New York politicians have spent nearly $50,000 on cigars and other tobacco products, a new study from the New York Public Research Group.The study, first provided by the group to the New York Daily News, finds that state law ... More >>
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is still pretending that he's running for president, and will be "campaigning" in New York next week -- which is hilarious for a number of reasons. For starters, he has literally no chance of winning the Republican nomination -- he currently has only 136 deleg ... More >>
The New York state Republican Party is holding its annual dinner next week, at which now-former presidential candidate Rick Santorum currently is scheduled to be a guest of honor. However, now that he's bailed on his campaign, it's unclear whether Santorum will actually show up -- and that's because ... More >>
We know what you were probably thinking when you woke up this morning: "what ever happened to Bobby Jindal after that ghastly response he gave to President Barack Obama's 2009 State of the Union Address?"Well, maybe you weren't...but we've got an update anyway.Jindal, a former U.S. congressman/cu ... More >>
Ron Paul might be a winner. Maybe. If you'll recall, Paul got pissed off about the Maine caucuses -- and not just because he lost to Mitt Romney. He said that the state Republican Party mishandled vote tabulation and because of that, the G.O.P.'s mess-up was disappointing. It looks like a ... 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 >>
And the Tea Party loses! In today's New York Times, Paul Krugman writes an op-ed piece that states what we've all been thinking about Occupy Wall Street.
Last week, hot on the heels of the Congressional debt-ceiling fiasco and the ensuing stock market drop, Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit rating of the United States of America from AAA to AA , and placed the ailing superpower on "CreditWatch with negative implications." The reactions of Ame ... 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 >>
And Is Mexico a Tea Party Paradise?
A political rally you can dance to
Heir to ReaganJimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, and his facial hair, will be joining forces with the GOP. PBS caught up with McMillan on St. Mark's and discussed his move. He was a hit at CPAC recently, and said he registered to be a Republican because "the Democratic Party s ... More >>
The 2011 Conservative Political Action Cnference (CPAC), held last week, was in some respects like the previous year's: For example, everyone loved that the place was full of young people, until the kids gave libertarian Ron Paul their straw poll vote. There were some changes, though. Perhaps hopi ... More >>
Decades ago, when I was new to the pages of the Voice and when my work actually appeared on pages, I was visited at the office by state investigators. They had in their hands a campaign filing by Al Vann, then a young and ballsy assemblyman from the heart of Bed Stuy. I was astoni ... More >>
By Samantha Cook "I feel very comfortable about where we are," Rick Lazio told voters during a meet and greet session at New York Penn Station just hours before upstart Carl Paladino destroyed him in the Republican gubernatorial primary, winning 64 percent of the vote compared to Lazio's 36 ... More >>
Ken Mehlman "is the most powerful Republican in history to identify as gay," Marc Ambinder boldly asserts in his lengthy outing of George W. Bush's campaign manager and the onetime head of the Republican National Committee. But will the new convert be welcomed with open arms in the streets of Chels ... More >>
Heidi Montag has appeared on the reality show The Hills and performed some dance music. She is best known, though, for her various plastic surgeries, including spectacular breast implants, which she has craftily used to retain media attention. Montag's lifts and load-ins have been covered in natio ... More >>
Last week's NY-23 race, hilarious while in progress, gets a pretty funny sidebar in the Washington Post's follow-up with Dede Scozzafava, who was hounded out of the race by national conservatives and whose endorsement of Democrat Bill Owens probably won him the election. The Post says durin ... More >>
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