Tag: Extreme Rhetoric

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Dallas Morning News: Democrats Itch To See Texas Gov. Rick Perry In White House Hunt

On August 2, 2011, the Dallas Morning News reported:

Democratic operatives outside Austin are also scouring Perry’s record.

Last week, American Bridge 21st Century — a liberal PAC formed to raise and spend unlimited money in the 2012 elections — flagged a new report that Texas had 86 mass layoffs in June, up from 50 in May, with a substantial uptick in initial jobless claims.

“Rick Perry is the flavor of month” in a “weak, uninspiring field” of Republicans, said Rodell Mollineau, president of American Bridge. “Once the American people realize that his economic record as governor is based on smoke and mirrors, and his social record is miles out of the mainstream, his campaign will become an historical footnote just like Fred Thompson’s and Rudy Giuliani’s.”

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POLITICO: Allen West tirade: Wasserman Schultz 'vile…despicable…not a Lady'

On July 19, 2011, POLITICO reported:

Florida GOP Congressman Allen West this afternoon dispatched a scathing personal email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her “vile, unprofessional ,and despicable,” “a coward,” “characterless,” and “not a Lady,” and demanding that she “shut the heck up.”

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National Journal: In 2006 Interview, Bachmann Attacks Same-Sex Marriage, 'Big Love' Series

On July 20, 2011, National Journal reported:

“As a state lawmaker in 2006, now-Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., warned that efforts to allow same-sex marriage would open the door to polygamy and ‘group marriage,’ and she condemned a popular cable television series about a fundamentalist Mormon with three wives.”

More from National Journal after the jump.

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Think Progress: Romney Proposed Jail For Abortion Providers, Now Says No One Ever Talked About Criminal Sanctions

On June 3, 2011, Think Progress reported:

“With each step in this campaign, repeat GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney walks further away from the principles he once held. Quickly joining climate change, immigration, and health carein the grave on his progressive principles is his pro-choice stance.

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POLITICO: Akin invokes Joplin tornado to attack McCaskill

On June 2, 2011, POLITICO reported:

You’d think of all things, the Joplin, Mo. tornado that took 134 lives might be spared from partisan politics.

But Rep. Todd Akin is invoking the historic twister in a fundraising email against Democrat Claire McCaskill — a eye-raising move that is making even some Republicans uncomfortable as the clean-up continues in southwest Missouri.