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I ain’t no Democrat, but JohnFugelsang nailed it here.
So this is what Planned Parenthood saw the House Majority do today.

So this is what Planned Parenthood saw the House Majority do today.

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said that contraceptive coverage proves that Democrats think that women are helpless and can’t control their own libidos without help from the government.  
 
How ridiculous! Of course women aren’t helpless. But birth control is expensive. The Obama administration’s no-cost birth control policy makes contraception affordable, and it’s not funded by the government.  
 
We’re going to hear this lie and these inexcusable stereotypes from now until Election Day if we don’t call our opponents on it. Tell Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to reject Huckabee’s false and offensive statement.

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Mike Huckabee’s comments about the contraceptive-coverage policy were way out of line and false—and you should reject them. Ninety-nine percent of American women use birth control at some point in their lives to be responsible and be healthy. And let’s be clear about the facts: the contraceptive-coverage policy is covered by premiums collected by insurance companies and isn’t related to government spending.

Two right-wing Senators are blocking a bipartisan mental health bill that would provide 40 ­million dollars to extend funding for mental health courts for five years, establish more crisis intervention teams to cooperate with law enforcement officers, and provide more extensive mental health screening for ­veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act, co-sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Representative Rich Nugent (R-FL), enjoys broad bi-partisan support. However, according to the Minneapolis Star & Tribune, an unnamed source reports that the legislation is being blocked from going to a floor vote by right-wing Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

House Majority Leader Brushes Off Young Girl As She Asks Him To Help Her Undocumented Father | ThinkProgress

As House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was walking down a Congressional office hall on Wednesday, a girl identified by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) as 9-year-old Liz Maquez attempted to ask him to help move immigration reform forward on behalf of her undocumented father. Without allowing Liz to ask her question, Cantor immediately responded that he couldn’t help her.

Absurdity from the twittersphere

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Shut up, GOP.

Damn, don’t you look good circling the drain, lady. You fill the GOP with all kinds of positive energy and great ideas.

Damn, don’t you look good circling the drain, lady. You fill the GOP with all kinds of positive energy and great ideas.

Governor Rick Scott Gets Booed Off Stage By Orlando Soccer Fans

…I know that Rick Scott’s poll numbers are in the tank in Florida, but you’d think he’d be able to do something as innocuous as congratulating the city of Orlando on getting a new pro sports team without getting booed off the stage. Seriously, the guy must be hated to such a degree down there that he can’t even take part in apolitical events without getting a negative reaction.

South Carolina Republican tweets out a brain fart.

South Carolina Republican tweets out a brain fart.