Hey, asinine GOP, ready to take comedian Stephen Kruiser’s IRS scandal advice?

Comedian Stephen Kruiser hasn’t shied away from brutalizing the “RNC clown car” and its asinine fundraising mailers. And we’re grateful for that. Maybe — just maybe — the GOP could put aside the squirrel suit long enough to do something useful?


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/21/hey-asinine-gop-ready-to-take-comedian-stephen-kruisers-irs-scandal-advice/

WaPost: ‘4 Pinocchios’ for Dems saying the GOP cut Ebola funding

Glenn Kessler in today’s Washington Post has a must-read fact check where he awards 4 Pinocchios to Dems and their ads claiming “that only Republicans are to blame for cuts to Ebola research.” Here’s his conclusion:

On many levels, this line of attack is absurd.

Obama’s Republican predecessor oversaw big increases in public-health sector spending, and both Democrats and Republicans in recent years have broadly supported efforts to rein in federal spending. Sequestration resulted from a bipartisan agreement. In some years, Congress has allocated more money for NIH and CDC than the Obama administration requested. Meanwhile, contrary to the suggestion of the DCCC ad, there never was a specific vote on funding to prevent Ebola.

There’s no doubt that spending has been cut, or at least failed to keep pace with inflation, but the fingerprints of both parties are on the knives. This blame game earns Four Pinocchios.

As you might imagine, conservatives have greeted this fact check as welcome news:

Washington Post fact checker notes it was the Obama WH, not Republicans, that proposed cuts to NIH's budget. http://t.co/Zh9eITX6yU

— Brian Walsh (@brianjameswalsh) October 15, 2014

@brianjameswalsh @GlennKesslerWP So WH strategy for Ebola: blame Rs in lieu of leading, fixing the problem.

— George Canty (@grcanty) October 15, 2014

WaPo Fact Checker: President George W. Bush, a Republican, is responsible for significantly boosting NIH’s funding http://t.co/IqjRHjAdCt

— S2 (@StewSays) October 15, 2014

Libs never let facts get in the way of hysterical rhetoric=> Absurd claim Repubs to blame for cuts to Ebola research http://t.co/TUKnvd749E

— L. North (@LadyLNorth) October 15, 2014

@DanaPerino @GlennKesslerWP that is the most low down vicious lie I've ever heard. Whoever came up with that has no morals sorry if believed

— russell jones (@rwjones61) October 15, 2014

And we like this idea:

@DanaPerino @GlennKesslerWP Might think of adding a 5th Pinocchio level just for those who truly deserve whacko level comments.

— John Kerber (@johnkiowa) October 15, 2014


Here is Paul Begala doubling down on desperate Ebola-blaming lies by blaming Bush. No, seriously

How much does Dem desperation reek? Paul Begala parrots pitiful ‘Ebola budget cuts’ spin; Gets schooled

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/15/liars-the-wapost-gives-dems-4-pinocchios-for-saying-the-gop-cut-ebola-funding/

‘Major trouble’: House GOP hopeful Carl DeMaio accused of sexual harassment [video]

That was bizarre and.. graphic. Still processing. RT @shiracenter: WTF just happened to Carl DeMaio on CNN just now. Wow.

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 10, 2014

Processing what, exactly?

@NoahCRothman Don't leave us in suspense. What happened? @shiracenter

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 10, 2014

@gabrielmalor Graphic accusation of sexual harassment by former staffer in on-camera interview.

— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) October 10, 2014

Oh dear.

So, DeMaio (R-CA) may have masturbated in a restaurant, and later sexually harassed a male aide.

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 10, 2014

From today’s edition of “The Lead”:

CNN has also posted a lengthy report on the allegations against openly gay GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio:

But behind the scenes, things are much messier. DeMaio’s former campaign policy director is accusing the candidate of sexual harassment, even saying DeMaio masturbated in front of him. DeMaio vehemently denies the allegations, saying they’re the cover story of a plagiarist and suspected criminal.

This is not the first time DeMaio has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior. Last year, a fellow city councilman said he twice caught DeMaio masturbating in a city hall restroom — an allegation DeMaio denied.

Hold DeMaio http://t.co/tG3lRLus3o

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 10, 2014

Well this has to be among the most NSFW scandals of the 2014 political season… http://t.co/f4JmlrcPM2 via @frates

— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) October 10, 2014

Womp womp wommmmmp https://t.co/L7Mjh632S4 idea: don't run for office if someone can plausibly accuse you of jacking it in a restaurant

— Neal Dewing (@Neal_Dewing) October 10, 2014

And San Diego continues to stay classy. RT @katherinemiller: These are some serious accusations against DeMaio http://t.co/zVSDleZzQK

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 10, 2014

Also against his accuser. RT @katherinemiller: These are some serious accusations against DeMaio http://t.co/iAP7z5908Y

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 10, 2014

For the record, DeMaio denies the allegations:

“This is an individual that was let go by our campaign manager for plagiarism. A well-documented plagiarism incident of taking a report from the National Journal and passing it off as his own work,” DeMaio said. “He was terminated. He admitted that he plagiarized. He apologized for plagiarizing and when we told him he was no longer welcome in the staff and in the campaign office, even as a volunteer, he left. Days later, he broke in.”

In any event, it looks like DeMaio’s got a tough PR battle ahead.

@baseballcrank: Hold DeMaio http://t.co/8SeYdwdZnG” yikes holy crap

— Heather (@hmfearny) October 10, 2014

Major trouble for GOP House candidate Carl DeMaio in #CA52. http://t.co/34jiVjANM6

— Chris Moody (@moody) October 10, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/10/major-trouble-house-gop-hopeful-carl-demaio-accused-of-sexual-harassment-video/

Florida GOP compares LeBron James to … Charlie Crist?

Talking Points Memo notes that the Florida Republican Party wasted no time capitalizing on LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years with the Miami Heat, issuing the following tweet.

Maybe the Florida GOP should have wasted a little bit of time discussing if the comparison really helped its cause. It is possible to strike while the iron’s too hot.


http://twitter.com/#!/StephenMcDuffie/status/487685202878017536Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/11/your-worst-tweet-ever-florida-gop-compares-lebron-james-to-charlie-crist/