For some reason, the media is still looking to the former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson for his opinions on social matters. This week, he expressed that he is not pleased with the Treasury Department’s decision to replace president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with the iconic freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman (insert the world’s tiniest violin).
A Republican staffer will resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama as the two appeared at the president’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony last week at the White House.
Elizabeth Lauten, who served as a communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), created a rant on Facebook that went viral.
Mia Love made history by becoming the GOP’s first black female in Congress last night when she won Utah’s 4th House district. Tim Scott did too, by becoming the south’s first black Senator since Reconstruction.
A week after baseball legend Hank Aaron’s comparison of Obama’s GOP critics to the Ku Klux Klan, the Hall of Famer is now receiving hate mail.
During an interview with USA Today, the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves told the publication: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
It was those remarks that caused a wave of hate mail to the Braves headquarters.
For a third time, Senate Republicans blocked a vote that would open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The act would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women.
The GOP candidate who publicly called for President Obama to be hanged got a visit from the Secret Service.
House candidate Joshua Black took to Twitter to voice his opinion on what should happen to the president a couple of weeks ago.
The president of major network MSNBC has apologized for an offensive tweet and fired the person responsible on Thursday after a member of the Republican party suggested that conservatives should boycott the news network.
Last week, a North Carolina GOP official resigned after calling blacks lazy during an interview on The Daily Show. Not to be outdone, Nevada Republican Jim Wheeler said that he’d vote to re-institute slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted him to do.
When a video of Wheeler saying this surfaced, he said his comments were being taken out of context.
“If that’s what they wanted, I’d have to hold my nose, I’d have to bite my tongue and they’d probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that’s what the citizens of the, if that’s what the constituency wants that elected me, that’s what they elected me for,” he said. “That’s what a republic is about.”
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is at the head of a group of GOP leaders meeting to impeach President Obama.
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the national healthcare law are some of the issues Dewhurst is bringing to the forefront of the impeachment talks.
Dewhurst’s comments were made during a recent Tarrant County Tea Party forum and were first reported on Twitter by a reporter for the Texas Observer.
What political party calls for a shutdown and then gets upset at the institutions affected by it? The grand ole Tea Party does. What was supposed to be a march in opposition of Obamacare, turned into an all-out bashing of the president.
Veterans and anti-Obama demonstrators occupied White House and other landmarks Sunday in protest of monuments being closed due to the shutdown.
The “Million Vet March on Memorials” rally was headlined by Sen. Ted Cruz who advocated for the government’s closing.