U.S. Conservative Politics

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    December 26, 2013

    Minnesota tea partiers compare poor people to wild animals

    In a post published on their blog by a site administrator last weekend, the Central Minnesota Tea Party broke out one of Rep. Mary Franson's greatest hits.SEE ALSO: Mary Franson upset by "offensive" anti-Gulf oil spill House prayer Franson, you might recall, got herself in trouble in early 2012 when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Minnesota tea partiers fall for fake Islamophobic article

    The MNGOP's new social media memo must not have reached southern Minnesota, as late last month, the Rochester Tea Party Patriots sounded the alarm about an anti-Muslim "report" they apparently couldn't figure out is fake.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Winona County GOP official dismissed concerns about decried Michelle Obama gold grills post

    On the same day we wrote about the Winona County Republican Party's controversial anti-Obamacare Facebook post -- you know, the one containing a doctored image where Barack is shown without teeth and Michelle is adorned with gold grills -- a young woman named Carlyn Shanley wrote an email to Winona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah jumps into race for Bachmann's House seat

    Two weeks after Michele Bachmann announced that she would not seek a fifth term in the U.S. House, a second GOP contender has entered the race to replace her: Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah, who announced her bid Wednesday morning.See Also: - Tom Emmer first to announce bid for Bachmann' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Bachmann announcement: DFL and GOP statements appear to be about two different people

    On the heels of Michele Bachmann's "I-will-not-seek-re-election" bombshell this morning, both sides of the political aisle have been clamoring to weigh in.But while GOPers are hailing their congresswoman's service, the DFL isn't sparing her any potshots on her way out. Instead, comments from both pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Michele Bachmann inspires a sexy romance novel [INCREDIBLE COVER IMAGE]

    Michele Bachmann has inspired us to desk-slam our heads more times than we can recall. But she's inspired others in more positive ways. SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann has "sex appeal," top Pawlenty aide saysFor instance, she's moved author Trey Sager to write Fires of Siberia, "an old-fashioned bodice r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Tea Party leader: "I don't hate Obama because he's black. I hate him because he's red"

    Bill Whittle, the self-proclaimed "virtual president" of the Tea Party movement, was invited up to Bemidji by the Northern Minnesota Tea Party Patriots to give a speech Saturday.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: Contraception mandate step toward one-child policy [VIDEO] If the roughly 100 attendees at a c ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2012

    Conservatives stir the pot again

    Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann open their mouths

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    GOP platform's new anti-porn stance unexpectedly mirrors Bachmann's pledge

    SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann pledges to ban "all forms of pornography" if elected president-- Bachmann pledge: Black families were better off during slavery than they are under Obama-- Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: "There is a way to have a more 'forcible rape'" [VIDEO]While running for pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Cindy Pugh, candidate for state Rep., compares Muslim women to garbage bags

    Tea Party candidate for state representative Cindy Pugh uses her Facebook profile to defend Scott Walker, criticize Barack Obama and boast about her ongoing campaign to defeat incumbent state representative Steve Smith, a Republican from Mound. But she also used it recently to compare Muslim women ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Michele Bachmann, drowned out by Obamacare supporters, says: "We are surrounded by those who benefit from socialism"

    ​If a shrill, conservative tree falls in the woods but everybody around is making too much noise to hear it, does it make a sound?Apparently, it does. And it sounds something like: "We are surrounded by those who benefit from socialism."Those were Michele Bachmann's words today in the midst of a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Michael Brodkorb social media rules ordered Republicans to delete controversial material

    ​After Republicans took control of the Minnesota Senate and made Michael Brodkorb communications director for the caucus, Brodkorb sent out a memo laying out the rules of social media. Addressed to "all staff," the memo begins by explaining that caucus members have a stake in the Minnesota Senat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Kurt Bills, MNGOP Rep., seeking Republican endorsement to challenge Klobuchar

    ​Today, state Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, announced he is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar this November.Bills, 42, a high school economic teacher and former Rosemount City Council members, will compete against former state Rep. Dan Severson and decorated war veteran Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Santorum's low-turnout, symbolic Minnesota victory signals Republican dissatisfaction

    ​Well, with Romney finishing a distant third, T-Paw is looking less influential than ever, isn't he?Rick Santorum crushed his Republican presidential competitors during yesterday's Minnesota GOP caucus, but the victory is only as significant as the momentum it generates for his campaign in states ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2011

    Amy Koch Affair

    Sex, Lies, and Michael Brodkorb

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Rick Santorum and Bradlee Dean talked about gay sex last weekend

    Bradlee Dean, Rick Santorum: Track suit, empty suit.​Rick Santorum, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, announces that he's running for president every few days, waiting for someone to finally notice. With Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain (Herman Cain!) vacuuming all the oxygen from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Herman Cain's Metrodome moment

    WikipediaHerman Cain: This is the Metrodome!​Herman Cain is suddenly, remarkably ascendant in the Republican Party. That the Godfather's Pizza guy has shot to the top of the pop charts may say more about his competition -- including Michele, our belle -- than about Cain's own viability as the guy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Minnesota GOP fined $170,000 for FEC violations

    The state GOP failed to report nearly $1 million in debt.​The worst time to owe someone money is when you're in debt. That's the case with the  Republican Party of Minnesota, which is already in debt, but now owes the Federal Election Commission $170,000 for campaign finance violations. Funny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Michele Bachmann: Tell Joe Biden I'm not a "terrorist"

    Not only is Michele not a terrorist, she's a charity case.​Michele Bachmann is not a terrorist, and she needs your money. Bachmann sent out a fundraising e-mail yesterday attempting to raise money off of Joe Biden's reported comment that Tea Party Republicans "acted like terrorists" in the run-up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Michele Bachmann pledges to ban "all forms of pornography" if elected president

    ​Michele Bachmann just became the first GOP presidential candidate to pledge to ban "all forms of pornography" if elected president in 2012.Bachmann signed the promise yesterday in order to secure the endorsement of Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Iowa activist who is the CEO of The Family Lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Michele Bachmann to speak at National Press Club on July 28

    ​Michele Bachmann will speak at the National Press Club on July 28, according to an announcement today.This isn't the first time Bachmann has regaled national scribes--we've got the highlights of her previous appearances below--but it is the first time since her sudden vault to national prominence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Business as usual for state GOP during shutdown, including salaries

    Tony Sutton will still get paid during the shutdown.​With Gov. Mark Dayton and a slew of legislators not taking their paychecks during the state government shutdown, City Pages thought it would check up on the state political parties. Eleven of the 14 state senators skipping their salary are Repub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Bachmann warns Obama to fear the Tea Party, who are not all toothless hillbillies

    Michele, prepared to lead her red, white and blue hillbillies into battle.​Michele Bachmann has issued a warning to Barack Obama and the Democrats that they should "be afraid of the Tea Party."Bachmann, the self-anointed queen of the Tea Party, said the Democrats have the wrong idea about the grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Limbaugh defends Bachmann from right wing media attack

    Made for each other.​It's one thing for the mainstream media, or an alt weekly like City Pages, to call out Michele Bachmann for hypocrisy and political hackery. But it's another matter entirely when a conservative news website turns on one of its own and does the same thing. That's why we r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Pawlenty will run for president or get off the pot in two weeks [UPDATE]

    It's make-your-mind-up time.​Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Tea Party Caucus membership declines under Queen Bachmann

    Bachmann leads a shrinking Tea Party Caucus.​So much for a movement sweeping through the halls of Congress: Since Michele Bachmann founded the House Tea Party Caucus last summer and declared herself Receptacle in Chief, it has actually lost members. The Hill reports that the caucus now has 50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Michele Bachmann betrayed tea party with PATRIOT Act vote

    Did Bachmann vote against liberty?​Right before she showed up at CPAC and a drubbing in its presidential straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann voted for a a temporary extension of the PATRIOT, and proudly announced the vote on her Facebook page: "As a mother of five and a foster mother to 23 children ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann shellacked in CPAC poll

    Bachmann and Pawlenty get no love at CPAC.​Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty made a lot of media noise at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the event's presidential straw poll -- both Minnesotans slipped and fell i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    CNN justifies airing Bachmann's SOTU speech [UPDATE]

    Michele Bachmann: Equal time?​The tempest in a tea pot is now the perfect storm. Michele Bachmann's little State of the Union speech scheduled for an online-only audience tonight is now being put on a par with Barack Obama's address to Congress, and the official Republican response from Rep. Pau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Reince Priebus is the new Michael Steele

    What's a Reince Priebus?​Reince Priebus is chairman of the Republican Party in Wisconsin. And now he's also the chairman of the whole GOP shebang from coast to coast. Republicans elected him to replace Michael Steele today, and now they're going to have to learn how to pronounce his name.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Michele Bachmann wants to be president [UPDATES]

    What could possibly go wrong?​Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the pride of Waterloo, wants to be president. ABC News is out with a story today saying that she's soon going to huddle with GOP powerbrokers in the state of her birth about a potential White House run. Not that she or her staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Did Fox News just call Tim Pawlenty a wimp?

    Fox News thinks Tim Pawlenty is small fry.​Fox News news is up with a feature called "12 in 2012," a kind of working list made up of potential Republican challengers to President Barack Obama in the next general election. The good news for Tim Pawlenty is that he made the list. The bad news i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Bachmann "put that gavel in John Boehner's hands" [UPDATES]

    Bachmann bumps into Boehner.​Forget that, as the libertarian magazine Reason recently put it, Michele Bachmann is a bit of loon. She's also facing an uphill battle for a House leadership position because she wears a skirt. Maybe this is what Republicans mean when they talk about traditional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Minnesota Majority poll watchers accuse themselves of voter fraud

    Election Integrity Watch got its wires crossed.​It was a relatively peaceful day of poll-watching by a conservative group that appointed itself Election Day big brother...aside from a few hilarious blips. All that the volunteers of Election Integrity Watch wanted was to make sure that voting sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Minnesota Majority urges volunteers to flout the law

    Watch out for people wearing buttons--they're breaking the law. ​Minnesota Majority is urging supporters to commit civil disobedience by wearing their "Please ID Me" buttons at the polls today. A federal judge banned the buttons Monday, but the conservative group told followers to go ahead and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Keith Ellison rolling to re-election

    Ellison swept his opponents off the map​With 95 percent of the precincts reporting, looks like Keith Ellison has won a second term to Congress. The numbers came in fast and decisive: Ellison, 68.5 percent, Joel Demos, 23.6 percent.This race had more than its fair share of bigoted overtones. 

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    "Please ID Me" buttons not OK at polls

    Image by dbaird"Please ID Me" buttons aren't allowed here​Today a federal judge told tea partiers NO, they may not wear "Please I.D. Me" buttons to the polls. So if someone asks to see your photo ID, just give 'em the hand. And if they take your picture, take one right back. Minnesota election la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Michele Bachmann was for the stimulus while she was against it

    Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.​Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says. Turns out she had her h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Michael Steele set to embarrass MN GOP in secret

    GOP.comMichael Steele is in the heezy.​Michael Steele, the chairman of the National Republican Party famous for perpetually having a mouthful of his own foot, is rallying the faithful in Minneapolis this afternoon.The fund-raising lunch, being held at the Hilton at noon, is being hosted by the Ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Michele Bachmann dodges tea party smackdown with sick day

    Graphic: Matt BardinsTea partiers in Missouri were spoiling for a fight with Michele Bachmann​So much for the smackdown with Missouri tea partiers: Michele Bachmann called in sick. Instead of showing up in the Show Me state in a dialing-for-votes effort with Rep. Roy Blunt, she went home after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Keith Ellison says, yep, there's "extreme racists" in the tea party

    Photo: cometstarmoonKeven LawWhat about racism at tea parties?​The Republicans, led by Michele Bachmann, are trying to figure out how to co-opt tea partiers, and the Democrats said yesterday they're happy to let the Republicans do it. You want to stand with folks determined to end Medicare, pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Norm Coleman rumored for Michael Steele's job, but can he match the flubs?

    Steele is always ready with a colorful quote. We review some of the best blips of Steele's short career:

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Bachmann: I'm the "receptacle" of the Tea Party

    Michele Bachmann is queen of the Tea Party.​Michele Bachmann's crazy Tea Party Caucus press conference surpassed all expectations and was even loonier than we could have imagined.The first thing the Tea Party did was trot out their new Uncle Toms. Apparently stung by the accusation that they're a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus

    Michele Bachmann's House Tea Party Caucus​Crazy Congresswoman Michele Bachmann filed paperwork yesterday to form the House Tea Party Caucus.Bachmann claims that she started the Tea Party Caucus "to promote Americans' call for fiscal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution, and limited govern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    MN GOP calls poll an illegal campaign contribution

    Can a poll be considered an illegal campaign contribution benefiting IPer Tom Horner?​This is novel. The Republican Party of Minnesota has filed an official complaint with the state Campaign and Public Finance Board alleging that Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner received a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Michele Bachmann slammed for 'selling out the Tea Party'

    Taking advantages of teabaggers?​Who knew our District 6 congresswoman wasn't crazy enough? But it looks like it's true. New Jersey GOP congressional candidate Alan Bateman has posted a scathing broadside about Michele Bachmann on his website, claiming that she "has sold out the Tea Party move ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2009

    Michele Bachmann: Crazy like a fox

    The Minnesota congresswoman gives Sarah Palin a run for her money

  • News

    August 26, 2009

    Tony Sutton: Savior of Minnesota's Republican Party?

    "Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness

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