Thomas Friedman Speaks The Forbidden Truth About The GOP
There's an entire industry based of pumping out columns blaming "both sides" for the state of America's descent in fascism. David Brooks, Chris Cillizza, David Brooks, Joe Scarborough, David Fucking Brooks, and, at least until Trump, Thomas Friedman. All of them make a very fine ...read more
Newt Gingrich's Deranged Tweet on Trump's "Intellectual Clarity"
As a rule, the words "Donald Trump" and "intellectual clarity" should never, ever be in the same sentence. That is unless you are a deranged political hack with delusions of grandeur like Newt Gingrich who has hitched what is left of his media career to shilling for the most ...read more
Newt Gingrich is Seriously Freaking Out About Mueller's Obstruction of Justice Investigation into Trump
If you want to know how serious the implications of FBI’s special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into president Trump's alleged obstruction of justice are, just take a look at Newt Gingrich's twitter feed. Gingrich, one of the (relatively) more sane Trump stooges in ...read more
Is Trump Stupid Enough To Fire Mueller? Who The Hell Knows Anymore?
As we plummet even further into the hellscape known as Donald Trump's America - where Nazis feel emboldened enough to say, "Hey! Quit picking on us just because we're Nazis!" - we've already watched as Republican senators sharpened their knives right in front of former FBI ...read more
Newt Gingrich's Crazed Attack On CBO Shows Conservative Movement Is Terminal
We already knew the conservative movement was in a lot of trouble but we're starting to get a clear picture of just how broken it is. Even before the Congressional Budget Office scored the Republican atrocity masquerading as a "healthcare" bill, the Trump administration was ...read more
Newt Gingrich Basically Admits Trump Lied About Wanting To "Drain The Swamp"
Since Trump won his illegitimate election, he's spent his time getting into twitter fights, going on an ego-boosting victory tour and breaking just about every single campaign promise he made. He's not building a wall. He's not "locking her up". He's not repealing Obamacare on ...read more
Gingrich Suggests Trump Just Pardon His Advisers Who Break The Law
Last week reports surfaced that President-elect Donald Trump has no intention of following the rules of the federal government when it comes to his family's role in the administration. According to multiple sources, the incoming president has decided to place his daughter Ivanka ...read more
Newt Gingrich Urges Trump To Investigate Hillary Clinton, Forgets Own Sordid Past
President-elect Donald Trump recently said that he has no interest in appointing a special prosecutor to go after Hillary Clinton for the big nothing-burger email controversy that Republicans have been salivating over for the last year. His decision to not waste taxpayer dollars ...read more
Serial Adulterer Newt Gingrich Attacks Megyn Kelly For Being "Fascinated By Sex"
Newt Gingrich, the family values Republican who cheated on his cancer ridden wife, went on Megyn Kelly's show last night to accuse the Fox host of being "fascinated by sex" and not interested in "the issues". Apparently taking cues from his candidate's rapidly imploding ...read more
How Not To Audition For Vice President
For those still remaining in the 2016 Veepstakes pool, here are a couple of shining examples of how not to do it. Sadly, our first contestant is Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, whose resume' is already a challenge, and who was doing pretty well until Chuck Todd asked him for his ...read more
Ted Cruz's Mind Blowing Hypocrisy on Texas Floods Shows Idiocy of Republican Philosophy
One of the fundamental problems modern Republicans have is their irrational hatred for the federal government. Traditionally, conservatives have been skeptical about the government's ability to solve peoples problems but never opposed to its existence. Fast forward to the 21st ...read more
Newt Gingrich, Michael Sam, and the Myth of Tolerating Intolerance
After labeling Michael Sam's live kiss on ESPN 'disgusting', Newt Gingrich told a panel of hosts on CNN’s Crossfire last weekthat gays should be more tolerant of those who are intolerant towards them. Discussing a tweet from former NFL player Derrick Ward who condemned the kiss ...read more
Newt Gingrich Shrugs Off Global Warming, Says 'Life Was Fine' During Dinosaur Age
You really can't make this stuff up. Here's one of the GOP's wise old men and self-described "amateur paleontologist" (underscore "amateur") discussing the Earth's climate during the age of the dinosaurs. “The age of the dinosaurs was dramatically warmer than this is right now ...read more
After Two Wars and a Bankrupt Economy, Newt Gingrich Finally Concedes Neo Conservatism is a Load of Bollocks
“I am a neoconservative. But at some point, even if you are a neoconservative, you need to take deep breath to ask if our strategies in Middle East have succeeded...It may be that our capacity to export democracy is a lot more limited than we thought." - Newt Gingrich speaking ...read more
Winter is Coming... Or is it Already Here?
This weekend sees the return of HBO's epic television series Game of Thrones. Those who are still uninitiated in the wheeling-and-dealings of the Seven Kingdoms must look upon their friends' excited talk of 'the Dothraki' or 'the Night's Watch' with a mix of confusion and ...read more
The Media Finds the ONE Stone They Failed to Uncover in 2012
After what seemed like a decade of 24/7 coverage of the Republican 2012 primary process, news has come out that there are still untold stories. Apparently, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum negotiated to team up against Mitt Romney. Ok, this doesn’t sound like a one meeting kind ...read more
The Republican's 5 Step Recovery Program
By Ben Cohen: It's fairly clear that the Republican Party is in a state of serious disarray after getting hammered in the general election. The once unified party has begun to crack at the seams, fracturing over issues that were once untouchable cornerstones of Republican ...read more
Gingrich on Meet the Press: Romney Lied About Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From TPM: Newt Gingrich called out Mitt Romney on Sunday for backing off his promise to cut taxes on the wealthy after winning the Republican nomination. “I think it’s clear he changed,” Gingrich said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” roundtable, ...read more
Newt Gingrich Cleverly Aligns Himself with 'Legitimate Rape' Candidate
You've got to give it to Gingrich - the man's ability to leap from astute political timing to disastrous miscalculation is nothing short of astonishing. Gingrich was once the Republican front runner until his fantasies about moon colonies and the enormity of his intellect ...read more
The Daily Banter Mailbag!! Gingrich as VP, 9/11 News Room Edition, and Obama's Re-election Chances!!
Welcome to this week's edition of The Daily Banter Mailbag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss the insider secret that Obama's victory is almost guaranteed, whether the latest edition of 'The Newsroom' was in bad taste and how crazy Romney would be to pick Newt Gingrich as his ...read more
Gingrich Campaigning for Veep with Race-Baiting, McCarthyism
By Bob Cesca: You can tell it's August in a general election year because Republican A-listers are jumping through Flaming Hoops of Crazy in order to be considered for the job of wingnut red meat chucker for the next four years. Take Newt Gingrich for example. Since he ...read more
Inside the Investigation of Leading Republican Money Man Sheldon Adelson
by Matt Isaacs, Lowell Bergman and Stephen Engelberg: A decade ago gambling magnate and leading Republican donor Sheldon Adelson looked at a desolate spit of land in Macau and imagined a glittering strip of casinos, hotels and malls. Where competitors saw obstacles, including ...read more
Mitt Romney Saddles Up to Donald Trump
The Romney camp is offering supporters a chance to “Dine with The Donald,” according to a new fundraising missive. “Donate today and you are eligible for a chance to win: Airport transportation in the Trump vehicle;” a “stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York;” a ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag!!: Double Standards in Racism, the Point of Wolf Blitzer and More!!!
Welcome to this weeks edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag! Today, we discuss the continued idiocy of austerity, whether there is a double standard when it comes to racism, and the point of Wolf Blitzer. The questions: Greece is about to default on its debt, Spain has 25% ...read more
Romney Fever Sweeps the Nation!
By Bob Cesca: Yesterday, Mitt Romney received another pulse-poundingly enthusiastic endorsement. This time from former President George W. Bush, who could barely contain his incurable case of Romney Fever when he said: "I'm for Mitt Romney." And that was all. It kind of ...read more
Politics is Weird and Creepy. Here's Why.
By Bob Cesca: Shepard Smith was mostly right about politics. It's weird and creepy and doesn't have much of an attachment to reality. I totally get it. It's difficult to observe the day-to-day events from Washington without eventually becoming disillusioned by the apparent ...read more
Newt Finally Says Goodbye
Newt Gingrich finally ended his Republican presidential candidacy Wednesday, unbowed and with a backhanded endorsement of the party's presumptive nominee. Flanked by members of his family at a suburban Virginia hotel, the former House speaker said he would work to elect ...read more
Newt Gingrich Expected to Stand Down, Endorse Romney
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is expected to suspend his campaign next week and endorse Mitt Romney, his spokesman has said. Mr Gingrich now says he expects Mr Romney, who won five primaries on Tuesday, to be the Republican nominee. The campaigns are said to ...read more
Romney to Take all Five Primaries
Mitt Romney will win all five Republican presidential primaries Tuesday night, completing a sweep of contests in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Delaware, CBS News projects. Romney boasted more than 50 percent of the vote in all five states, according to ...read more
Mitt Romney's Top Seven Vice Presidential Picks
By Ben Cohen: Now we know for certain that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for President this year, we can expect a brand new media circus over who he will pick for his running mate. We'll get fancy graphics, charts, polls, and hours of analysis from the pundits - ...read more
Daily Banter Mailbag: Missing Rick Santorum, Jon Stewart's False Equivalency and More!!!!
In this week's mailbag we discuss whether the media should apologize for subjecting us to a 24/7 GOP primary circus, Jon Stewart's continued assertion that there is equivalency between Democrats and Republicans, and whether we miss Rick Santorum or not! The questions: Would you ...read more
Newt Gingrich's Hilarious Career Self Sabotage
By Ben Cohen: The reason why Newt Gingrich never had a chance in the Republican Presidential primary wasn't because of his political views or even his lack of funding. Gingrich was destined to fail because every now and then, he spoke his mind. Before he decided to run for ...read more
Newt Gingrich: "CNN is Less Biased than Fox"
Newt Gingrich’s blistering attack on Fox News, in which the former House speaker accused the network of favoring Mitt Romney in its coverage, has drawn the ire of at least one of its on-air personalities. “I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said ...read more
How and Why Did Rick Santorum Make it to April?
By Bob Cesca: The big news of the last 24 hours isn't that Rick Santorum finally dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination, allowing Mitt Romney to focus his money and protocol droid attention on the general election. The truly big newsis the fact that Rick Santorum ...read more
Santorum Walks Because Money Talks
By Ben Cohen: Finally, former Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum has called it a day and suspended his Presidential campaign. This comes as no surprise as a win against Mitt Romney has been unthinkable for several weeks now given the discrepancy in funding and support from ...read more
Daily Banter Mail Bag!: The Implosion of Newt Gingrich, Being Stuck on an Island with Ann Coulter and Much More!!!
In this weeks mailbag, we talk about the reasons behind the Republican Party's extremism, the implosion of Newt Gingrich and who we'd rather be stuck on a desert island with - Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin or Ann Coulter!! The questions: Why do you think the Republican Party ...read more
Ron Paul Is Really Serious About Transparency
By Kim Barker: He may be in last place when it comes to delegates, but when it comes to filing expense reports with the FEC, Ron Paul beats everyone. His campaign's hyper-vigilance is notable, verging on fanatical. Every bank fee, every 22 cents at a FedEx, every $1 toll on ...read more
Romney Takes Maryland, DC and Wisconsin Primaries
Mitt Romney has taken a stride closer to the Republican presidential nomination by winning primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC. He routed his main rival Rick Santorum in Maryland, although his projected margin of victory looked leaner in Wisconsin. Mr Santorum, ...read more
Gingrich Campaign on the Ropes
Newt Gingrich is dramatically curtailing his campaign schedule, laying off about a third of his staff and dismissing his campaign manager as he focuses on a last-ditch effort to win the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention. Gingrich's strategy hinges on ...read more
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum's Pathetic 'White Minority' Race Card
Nobody knows what really happened during the tragic shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last month. As the facts stand, it doesn't look too good for the shooter, George Zimmerman. Martin was unarmed and was on the phone to his girlfriend at the time of the ...read more
Uncovered: TV Station's Data on Political Ads
By Daniel Victor: Every local broadcast station has a repository of documents about political advertising that you have a legal right to see but can do so only by going to the station and asking to see "the public file." These paper files contain detailed data on all political ...read more
Romney Takes Illinois
Illinois Republicans delivered a decisive victory to Mitt Romney in the state's presidential primary Tuesday, crushing Rick Santorum in what amounted to the first big-state head-to-head contest among the front-runners for the GOP nomination. With 98 percent of the state's ...read more
Daily Banter Mail Bag: Why Does the Media Go Easy on Republicans, Who Will Romney Pick for VP, and Much More!
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Daily Banter mailbag! In this weekly column, Bob Cesca, Ben Cohen and Chez Pazienza will answer mail sent in by readers. We'll pick the most concise, interesting and funny queries we receive and do our best to answer them! In this weeks ...read more
Ten Stupidest Things Mitt Romney has Said About Money
By Ben Cohen: Watching Mitt Romney attempt to 'connect' with voters is akin to watching your Grandfather parallel parking. No matter how hard they try, it never quite works and everyone is left feeling a little embarrassed at the end of it. 'Never mind Grandpa' I used to say as ...read more
Santorum Takes the South
Rick Santorum won Tuesday's Alabama and Mississippi GOP presidential primaries, with Southern conservatives again rejecting Mitt Romney, who earlier in the day said Santorum's campaign was reaching a "desperate end." Newt Gingrich, who had staked his campaign on a Southern ...read more
Romney Paid $17.14 Per Vote, Santorum $2.54
By Ben Cohen: Michael Scherer has a great article in Time Magazine on how much each of the Republican candidates spent vs. how many votes they have received in the primaries thus far. The breakdown: How much has the entire Romney campaign spent per vote received? $17.14, which ...read more
What You Need to Know About Super Tuesday
Here's a quick guide to what's at stake next Tuesday in the GOP primary: • Alaska—26 delegates, caucus • Georgia—76 delegates, primary • Idaho—32 delegates, caucus • Massachusetts—41 delegates, primary • North Dakota—28 delegates, caucus • Ohio—66 delegates, primary • ...read more
Will US Election Madness Ever End?
By Ben Cohen: Watching the Presidential election take shape in modern times is a painful process. I have been following US elections closely for 12 years and each time have been astonished at the spectacle. While half the country lives with chronic food insecurity, billions of ...read more
The End of the Republican Party?
By Ben Cohen: The Republican party is in serious trouble. You only have to watch one of the debates to understand how completely disconnected the Presidential candidates are from reality. This disconnect works well with the base (the crazier the better) but spells suicide for a ...read more
Gingrich: Obama Apology to Kharzai an 'Outrage'
Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has angrily denounced President Obama's apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. The former speaker took to his Twitter feed to condemn Obama's letter to Karzai, saying: "It is an ...read more