1. The Brad Pitt of the Republican Party is just a guy with long hair

    Politico has a profile this morning of congressional candidate Stewart Mills of Minnesota, who apparently has been “anointed the Brad Pitt of the Republican Party.”

     

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  3. America has had, for over 200 years, a great bipartisan tradition of honoring those who have fought for our freedom by f—king them over once they give their guns back.
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    Jon Stewart cuttingly reminds the GOP of its own terrible VA track record

    On Monday, Jon Stewart lit into the Obama administration for not fixing the problems in the Veterans Affairs Department health care system, even though he has known about the long waits since before taking office. On Thursday night’s Daily Show, Stewart reminded the Republicans now pouncing on the VA hospital scandal that their hands aren’t exactly clean on the matter, either.

     


  4. I’m not a Democrat. I’m an anti-Republican.

    The return of Benghazi is the latest evidence that the GOP is putting its unhinged obsessions before the good of the country

     

  5. Republicans are realizing that Jeb Bush is their only option in 2016

    Facing a Hillary Clinton juggernaut, the GOP has no choice but to go back to the Bushes

     


  6. Have you ever been at a coffee shop, probably working on a new screenplay, and thought to yourself, “Man, this Americano is tight — but it would be better with less bureaucratic waste and more free market principles”? Or maybe you’ve been out partying for the night with some buds when you suddenly realized that “YOLO” and “traditional family values” aren’t mutually exclusive.

    If thoughts like these have crossed your mind, then the Republican Party wants you to know it’s the party for you. To wit, the Republican National Committee is out with a new ad campaign featuring some rad young kids just like you explaining why they’re Republicans. 

    Watch these super-hip millennials try to convince you to vote Republican, because #responsibility

     


  7. If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted.
     

  8. Cartoon of the day: Looking dim 
    RANDALL ENOS © 2013 Cagle Cartoons

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  9. Cartoon of the day: Romney’s swearing-in
    NATE BEELER © 2013 Cagle Cartoons

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    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  10. Cartoon of the day: The choke hold
    MIKE LUCKOVICH © 2013 Creators Syndicate

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  11. Half of GOP voters think a non-existent group stole the election for Obama

    According to PPP — the pollster clearly having the most fun after the election — “49 percent of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama,” compared with 52 percent who said the same in 2008. The problem? ACORN no longer exists. The community organizing group went bankrupt and disbanded in 2010. I think there’s a fairly “charitable explanation” for this, says Jamelle Bouie at The American Prospect. It’s clear “a large number of Republicans don’t like President Obama, and when offered a chance to endorse something that signals that dislike, they did it, even if the ‘something’ is absolutely insane.” That’s too charitable, says Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog. After all, “Fox News keeps telling its viewers that ACORN still does exist — at least in altered form” — and its former employees are responsible for a “massive subversion of the American way of life.” 

    This week’s 4 most ridiculous, head-scratching poll results

    (Source: theweek.com)

     


  12. Let me be clear about this, as the Republican Party hasn’t always been in years past: If you’re a gay American, we love you. We want you to know that this is a party dedicated to helping lift all Americans. You can disagree with us on some issues. That’s fine. That’s okay. But we love you and we want you to join us. And if anyone says you shouldn’t be allowed to visit your partner in a hospital — I will personally show up and give them a piece of my mind. This is a party for all Americans.
    — The speech Marco Rubio should give, written by Matt Lewis

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  13. White people mourning Mitt Romney: Some people took GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s loss on Tuesday harder than others. This opportunistic Tumblr compiles the most heartbroken, furious, and disillusioned responses to the Obama victory from Facebook, Twitter, and news headlines. Sample tweet from Victoria Jackson: “Thanks a lot, Christians, for not showing up. You disgust me.” 

    The best memes, videos and gifs to emerge from the internet this week