The election was literally six days ago (well, okay, two days ago if you count Florida), and Florida Republicans are butthurt about the results. So the fine folks at Public Policy Polling thought it would be a neat idea to exploit that GOPer melancholy and the infinite sadness, and ask them to look ... More >>
Watching The Debate in a room full of GOPers with 60 or so televisions tuned to Fox News doesn't foster the idea that anyone other than Mittens won the evening. That opinion is to be expected. (And appears to be the consensus.) But neither does it instill the idea that the Romster decisively flipped ... More >>
Mike Huckabee has called for fans of "free speech" to celebrate today, August 1, as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. As the Fox News pundit, Southern Baptist minister, and politician said on his website and Facebook page: "Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executiv ... More >>
Good news, Chick-Fil-A: Your attempts to rebuild public opinion of your company and its gay-hating president has another supporter: In addition to failed governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and failed senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, both paragons of tolerance thems ... More >>
Sometimes there are slow news days. Washington Examiner commentary writer Joe Gehrke must have had the slowest of his life yesterday.He was criticizing a blog post by smirking HBO commentator Bill Maher, a nice, soft target for a conservative gentleman. Maher's post was a meandering meditation ... More >>
Newt Gingrich's campaign for the Republican presidential campaign is over. Done-zo. Finished. The guy is walking around his home state wearing a Mitt Romney sticker.But the former speaker of the House isn't even close to concluding the dealings surrounding his campaign, as documents filed over the w ... More >>
Former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush has taken the brave and politically risky move of endorsing presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a long-shot candidate who is only 300 delegates ahead of his competition.Romney has won only 16 primaries, including Florida's, which was held almost two months ago.
You probably read recently, maybe even here on County Grind, that Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has a hankering for some Rick Santorum. We were kind of grossed out by the whole affair, but after some tossing, turning, and musing, we let the sitch lie. However, someone brilliant over at Mother Jon ... More >>
Yesterday, the God of Speed Freak Metal, Dave Mustaine, sounded like he was endorsing Rick Santorum for President. Now, quicker than Mustaine can tap the Locrain scale off of a fretboard, he has taken it back. Rest assured Republicans, even though Demon Dave isn't officially endorsing Santorum, h ... More >>
The writers over at the Beast -- manic, vulgar folks who once prank-called embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pretending to be a Koch brother -- have released their annual "50 Most Loathsome Americans" list, and Gov. Rick Scott is featured prominently at number 18.The list describes him as "th ... More >>
"Andy Bernard does not lose contests. He wins them, or he quits them because they are unfair."-- Andy Bernard, The OfficeRepublican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich lost Tuesday's primary by 14 points, which means he doesn't get any of the state's 50 delegates and front-runner Mitt Romney can ... More >>
As you may have already heard 3 million or 4 million times, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Florida Republican primary last night with 46.4 percent of the vote -- though more than seven in ten Broward Republicans didn't even bother showing up to the polls.Only 28.7 percent of regist ... More >>
In case you were not aware, Florida's Republican primary is tomorrow, at which time thousands of Florida Republicans will emerge to support somebody and give the media a fresh narrative to invent and take into the upcoming caucuses. But it's perfectly natural to feel a little anxiety when it come ... More >>
Somewhere in the history of politics, a candidate stopped for a bite to eat and was spotted by his adoring public... That was probably the watershed moment that began the tradition of restaurant stops. After all, nothing says "I'm one of the people" like a politician with ketchup on his tie ... More >>
Though a Rasmussen poll released Monday showed Newt Gingrich well ahead of the rest of the Republican presidential field, a Univision/ABC News poll released this morning revealed Florida's Latino voters overwhelmingly favor former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.Of those polled, 49 percent went fo ... More >>
The Republican presidential candidates can figure out a way to disagree on any topic -- we saw last night they could argue about everything from Terri Schiavo to beet sugar -- but there's one thing they all have in common: None of them has any plans to go anywhere near gay rights, and two -- Sant ... More >>
Call it a match made in heaven.Rick Santorum is best-known (among 20-something alt-weekly types, at least) as the evangelical homophobe who likened gay relationships to "man-on-dog" sex and consequently suffered the wrath of Dan Savage's revolting Google bomb.Jim Naugle is known locally as the fo ... More >>
Tonight at 9, the remaining four contenders for the GOP presidential nomination take the stage in Tampa to talk about the issues -- and, usually, the nonissues.Either way, Florida's primary election next week is a winner-take-all contest for the state's 50 delegates, and the contest between forme ... More >>
Hey, Florida Republican, who do you plan on voting for in your party's presidential primary?Uh, Mitt Romney, I guess. Well, maybe.That's what the results from the latest poll of Florida Republicans reads like, as most people say they might change their mind, and most of the Tea Party members are pul ... More >>
Donald Trump, the chump of Palm Beach, is apparently still upset that nobody wanted to go to his Newsmax debate/circus that ended up getting canceled.Now he's taking it out on Rep. Michele Bachmann, saying so few people voted for her in Iowa's Republican caucus last night because she didn't want ... More >>
Segregationist also used to go public with this kind of hate.The first gay person I ever knew had just served me pasta in his home. He hadn't bought a dining room table yet for his new apartment, so we were sitting on his living room floor with plates in our hands. He had made a simple sauce with ... More >>
UPDATE: Newsmax figured it out at 3:11 p.m., posting it in a not-so-prominent location.Either Newsmax is the only national media outlet in the U.S. that doesn't know Donald Trump has pulled out of moderating their debate, or they're having a real tough time crafting their damage-control plan ... More >>
The GOP debate sponsored by the West Palm Beach-based Newsmax and moderated by Donald Trump is having some difficulties.It has two confirmed attendees -- former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum -- while four have declined, and Rep. Michele Bachmann hasn't responded.Aside ... More >>
With this afternoon's release of Public Policy Polling's survey of Florida Republican voters, Florida became the first Southern state polled by the firm that didn't select Texas Gov. Rick Perry as its front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination.Instead, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ... More >>
Another GOP presidential debate in Florida last night apparently presented the opportunity for audience members to make asses of themselves on national television again, this time by booing a gay soldier stationed in Iraq.During the Fox News/Google debate in Orlando, a question was given to Rick ... More >>
About a month from now, most of the GOP presidential candidates will be in Orlando for the Republican Party of Florida's "Presidency 5" straw poll.It'll work a little differently than the recent Iowa straw poll -- the 3,500 delegates will be pre-selected, and neither Michele Bachmann nor Mitt ... More >>
Love hurts sometimes.It looks like the guy who called Gov. Rick Scott "a stud" is currently leading the field of Republican presidential hopefuls for the 2012 election.According to a American Research Group poll of 600 Republican voters, 16 percent would chose Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the per ... More >>
In case you didn't notice -- between coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, Anthony Weiner, and Anderson Cooper probably wearing a skin-tight shirt -- CNN held a debate between hopeful Republican presidential candidates last night.You can guess what happened when Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Ne ... More >>
And other things the Republican Party wants you to believe on Election Day.
And other things the Republican Party wants you to believe on Election Day.
Jesus Christ, you're self-righteous, Bono!
You weren't duped for a teeny-tiny minute?
A Senate hopeful on the lam is busy tracking Saddam
The mainstream media ruin a perfectly good debate
With his voting record at issue, why won't U.S. Congressman Mark Foley just say that he's gay?