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A month after Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) came under fire for tweeting to thank a supporter for a sexist attack on a potential Democratic opponent, his chief strategist is following his lead…
The article slammed Davis’s gun views, identifying her as “Abortion Barbie,” and dismissed her as “even dumber than her fake blonde hair would imply.”
The Texas director for the Koch Brother’s Americans for Prosperity, Peggy Venable, admonished Carney that while she too believed Davis to be “out of step” with the views of Texas, it was “not an issue of Wendy Davis’ intelligence.”
Yes, you still have a problem with women.
A majority of women
Mind you, this is a woman who is currently fighting to speed up executions in Florida. Except for when she needs to raise funds, of course. Then Marshall Lee Gore can wait.
Phyllis Novick, the mother of one of the women murdered by Gore, speaks for many of us when she questioned the priorities of the elected officials in Florida, saying, “What’s going on down there? It’s ridiculous.”
Indeed. What the hell, Florida?
Wyoming Rep. Michael Madden’s reply to a constituent advocating for marijuana policy change.
Madden, a Republican, also called same-sex marriage an “amenity” and suggested that those who favor who gun restrictions, equal rights for LGBTQ people, and legal use of marijuana should just move. This is a man elected to represent all people in his district, and he’s telling them that he’d rather they leave the state than represent them.
Drop him a line and educate him about the responsible, legal use of marijuana: Mike.Madden@wyoleg.gov
Also, let him know Wyoming is not his birthright, a la Hans Hunt. You’re a representative for your district, not just Republicans. You’re not a feudal lord, choosing peasants to banish. Do your job. There’s already too many elected officials in Wyoming who believe this claptrap — if you have a life in Wyoming, but want to change the policies of the state, don’t get involved in politics, just leave.
That’s not the position of a democratic republic, and it’s not a policy any government official should be comfortable endorsing — especially ones who are elected. Take five minutes and email him. Hell, tell him to move. I’m sure he can find somewhere backwards enough for his tastes with the “amenities” he seeks.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney and her husband were more than two months late paying property taxes on a $1.6 million home they bought last year in the tony northwest Wyoming community of Jackson Hole, according to Teton County records. The oversight arose when they misunderstood the terms of their purchase of the four-bedroom, four-bath log home with views of the Teton Range, Cheney said Wednesday.
Awesome. Maybe that’s why Liz Cheney is running on “No taxes ever because reasons” as a key plank of her platform.
But this is my favorite part: “Cheney has lived most of her life outside Wyoming but traces her family roots in the state to 1907 settlers and describes herself as a fourth-generation Wyomingite.”
"Wyoming Miscellany" from Public Policy Polling, July 24, 2013.
Darth Dick Cheney?
In other words, at least 54% of Wyoming voters have lost their goddamn minds. We also have the highest rate of gun ownership in the country, and, in news shocking no one, Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to own a cowboy hat by an 11-point margin. A confused 1% aren’t sure if they own a cowboy hat or not.
And 75% of voters who cast their ballots for Mitt Romney would accept that hunting invite with Cheney, though 78% of those same voters have a favorable opinion of him. Essentially, 75% of Romney’s base in Wyoming is willing to forgive mistaking your friend’s visage for a covey of quail.
On the flipside, 81% of Barack Obama supporters still remember that one time Cheney shot a dude in the face, neck, and chest with birdshot, and therefore would turn down the invitation.
Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist on Liz Cheney’s decision to challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. in the primary. Norquist indicated his organization might support Cheney over Enzi because of Enzi’s support of the internet sales tax.
Cheney’s decision has been met with derision from Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. who referred to her as a “shiny new pony” and said Cheney’s choice was “bad form”.
Of course, Lummis ALSO had her eyes on the seat as the heir apparent should Enzi step aside, making one wonder if perhaps Lummis is the reason he chose to run again.
Yeah, Grover. We thought that too until she uprooted her family to move them to the luxury ski community of Jackson Hole — nothing says “just like you” like carpetbagging from one of the places where personal wealth is concentrated the most per capita in the U.S.
Spotted on the Facebook profiles of Wyomingites today, circulating among Democrats AND Republicans.