The Republicans In ‘Republicans Are People Too’ Ad Are All Stock Photos

Conservatives wanted to remind people that “Republicans Are People Too” with an ad campaign insisting that Republicans recycle and have tattoos.

But as The Daily Banter pointed out, the woman the ad used to prove that “Republicans are black” is actually a very popular stock photo.

Her image is featured on the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys’ website and a promotion for a discount on glasses.

And unsurprisingly, TPM found that the other every-man Republicans featured in the ads were also stock photos.

Musical chairs is a subtle game that teaches kids two things:

1) That there’s not enough of a certain thing for everyone to have it; and

2) If you’re the one who gets left out, it’s all your fault.

It’s a great way to indoctrinate kids into blaming the victim who couldn’t find a seat, rather than questioning the logic of the person who removed the chairs.

This seemingly harmless game is actually a lesson that shapes kids’ minds as they grow up.


Since 9/11, more Americans have died at the hands of homegrown “white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims,” the New York Times reported this week. Citing a count provided by Washington research center New America, the Times confirmed that with the race-base mass murder in Charleston, S.C. last week, 48 Americans have now been killed by “people espousing racial hatred, hostility to government and theories such as those of the ‘sovereign citizen’ movement,” as compared to 26 Americans who have been killed by “self-proclaimed jihadists.”

The numbers don’t lie

I live in the south and…

I see a lot of conservatives shout this word “freedom” though I’m not sure they know what it means.

If you don’t support or respect a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body then you do not support freedom.

If you don’t respect same/trans gender marriages, you don’t support freedom.

If you believe your religious views should control the lives of others you don’t support freedom.

If you believe your lifestyle is the only lifestyle you don’t support freedom.

You aren’t a patriot for simply yelling the word out of a megaphone, especially if it’s pointed at the people you’re fighting to oppress. If all you are fighting for is power for your group, then it’s not patriotism, and nationalism. 

Power can look a lot like freedom to those who have it, but like tyranny to those who don’t, and if you don’t support freedom for all, then you don’t value freedom at all

So take the bumper sticker off your truck, and say what you really mean, 

“I want to control the lives of people I don’t have the empathy to understand.”

I’ve been seeing a lot about how conservatism, when separated from Republicanism, isn’t necessarily sexist/racist/homophobic/etc

Actually, it is. There are other ways to oppress people besides through the federal government, and a federal government that ignores oppression of certain groups of its citizens and leaves them powerless is an oppressive government. You can oppress queer people without denying us marriage rights. You can oppress women and others with uteri without denying us abortions. You can oppress people of color without throwing them in prison disproportionately (although not doing that would certainly make a huge difference).

I could easily see this type of Conservative Small Government allowing me to marry a woman but giving me no protection when I get fired for being queer. I could see it denying people not only welfare, food stamps, and affordable healthcare, but even a minimum wage. I could get raped in a country with a government like that, and there will be no way for me to find help and justice because everybody *still* thinks I deserved it and the police think it’s not their problem. We can theoretically get as many abortions as we want, but we won’t be able to afford them unless we’re lucky enough to work in an industry that offers reasonable insurance. People of color will still be half as likely to get called for an interview as a white person with an identical resume, and they will still be socially and economically disadvantaged in almost every way they are now.

Some will claim that this is not oppression because it’s not intentional like it is with Republicans. Sorry, but incidental oppression is still oppression. Pretending that race doesn’t exist is still oppression. I’d almost rather deal with Republican conservatives because at least they’re upfront about who they are and aren’t fighting for, and I know where I stand with them.

Donald Trump is practically a mirror image of the Fox News psyche. Most of his speeches consist of repackaged stupidities plucked right out of the conservative mediascape. It’s kind of brilliant, really. Trump knows his audience, and he beams back at them every idiotic thing they want to hear. Which, of course, is exactly what Fox News does. The wonderful irony of all this is that the conservative media have ruined conservative politics, far more than liberals ever did. And the results speak for themselves. It’s true that Fox News has promoted the conservative brand and very likely energized grass-roots conservatism in some sense, but at what cost? The GOP, increasingly, is no longer a national party – it’s confined more and more to the South and to pockets of rural America.
It's so funny watching the left-wing media lose its collective shit over that Bruce Jenner is a Conservative.

Bruce: I’m a woman now.

Left wing media: YAAASSS BITCH!! SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!

Bruce: I’m also a Conservative Republican



Look how “Fair & Balanced” Fox “News” is. After leading out with “An anti-police activist group calling itself “Disarm NYPD” is aiming to strip officers of their firearms and boot them from certain neighborhoods entirely,” as if it were a human right to wield a state-sponsored pistol, check out the “You might also like” section. How much more cop-worship do you need? No, don’t report on the fact that already 290 people have been killed by police THIS YEAR, just offer a bunch of stories about cops playing football with kids so your viewers don’t have to care about the ones getting shot.  

For a more encompassing read of Disarm NYPD, check here


In his latest column at WorldNetDaily, paleoconservative commentator Pat Buchanan argued that given the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol grounds, a “rebellion” unlike any seen since the Civil Rights Movement “is likely to arise from the right.”

Buchanan situated this “coming era of civil disobedience” in a long tradition that began with the Founding Fathers. “What else was our revolution but a rebellion to overthrow the centuries-old rule and law of king and parliament, and establish our own?” he asked.

“A secession of the heart has already taken place,” he said using rhetoric that is in no way inflammatory

anonymous asked:

I don't mean to be stupid but who would be some conservative women in politics (governors/senators/congresswomen) because I just want to know some for reference when people tell me republicans are old men.

Martha Roby (Representative)

Alabama 2nd

Mimi Walters (Representative)

California 37th

Vicky Hartzler (Representative)

Missouri 4th

Elise Stefanik (Representative)

New York 21st

Barbara Comstock (Representative)

Virginia 10th

Michele Bachmann

Minnesota 6th

Jaime Herrera Beutler (Representative)

Washington 3rd

Diane Black

Tennessee 6th

Marsha Blackburn (Representative)

Tennessee 7th

Susan Brooks (Representative)

Indiana 5th

Shelley Moore Capito

West Virginia 2nd

Renee Ellmers (Representative)

North Carolina 2nd

Virginia Foxx (Representative)

North Carolina 5th

Kay Granger (Representative)

Texas 12th

Vicky Hartzler (Representative)

Missouri 4th

Lynn Jenkins (Representative)

Kansas 2nd

Cynthia M. Lummis (Representative)

Wyoming AL

Candice Miller (Representative)

Michigan 10th

Kristi Noem (Representative)

South Dakota AL

Martha Roby (Representative)

Alabama 2nd

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Representative)

Washington 5th

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Representative)

Florida 18th

Ann Wagner (Representative)

Missouri 2nd

Jackie Walorski (Representative)

Indiana 2nd

Amata Radewagen (Representative)

American Samoa

Mia Love (Representative)

Utah 4th

Michele Reagan (Senator)


Joni Ernst (Senator)


Kelly Ayotte (Senator) 

New Hampshire

Susan Collins (Senator)


Deb Fischer (Senator)


Lisa Murkowski (Senator)


Andrea Lea

Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives

Shantel Krebs

Member of South Dakota House of Representatives

Anna C. Little

Mayor of Highlands, New Jersey (2008-2010)

Sherri Ybarra

State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Arizona

Diane Douglas

Superintendent of Public Instruction in Arizona

Joy Hofmeister

Oklahoma’s State School Superintendent

Kelly Mitchell

Indiana State Treasurer

Julie Fedorchak

Public Service Commissioner of North Dakota

Rebecca Kleefisch

Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin

Mary Taylor

Lieutenant Governor of Ohio

Kay Ivey

Lieutenant Governor of Alabama

Evelyn Sanguinetti

Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

Kim Reynolds

Lieutenant Governor of Iowa

Mary Mosiman

Iowa State Auditor

Suzanne Crouch

Indiana State Auditor

Cynthia Cloud

Wyoming State Auditor

Susana Martinez

Governor of New Mexico

Mary Fallin

Governor of Oklahoma

Connie Lawson

Indiana Secretary of State

Ruth Johnson

Michigan Secretary of State

Barbara Cegavske

Nevada Secretary of State

Dianna Duran

New Mexico Secretary of State

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Phyllis Schlafly

Constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author

Sarah Palin

Former Governor of Alaska

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Conservative women’s movement

Ann Coulter

Lawyer, writer, columnist

Laura Ingraham

Radio talk show host, best-selling author, political commentator

Linda McMahon

Professional wrestling magnate and a former Republican Party candidate

Pam Bondi

Attorney, politician, and current Attorney General of Florida

Laura Schlessinger

Talk radio host, socially conservative commentator and author

Jeane Kirkpatrick

Was an American ambassador and an ardent anti-communist.

Dana Loesch

Conservative talk radio host and a host and contributor at TheBlaze

Jedediah Bila

Television and radio host, Fox News contributor, columnist, and author

S.E. Cupp

Conservative political commentator and writer

Andrea Tantaros

Conservative political analyst and commentator

Katie Pavlich

Conservative journalist, primarily known for her work at the online news magazine Townhall.com

Kimberly Guilfoyle

Cable news personality and one of the co-hosts of the programs The Five

Kayleigh McEnany

Conservative commentator who is currently in the second year of pursuing her J.D. at Harvard Law School

Dana Perino

Was the 27th White House Press Secretary, serving under President George W. Bush from September 14, 2007 to January 20, 2009, political commentator for Fox News, while also serving as a co-host of the network’s talk show The Five

Monica Crowley

Conservative political commentator, talk radio personality, and author

Lila Rose

Pro-life activist and the founder of the pro-life group Live Action. She conducts undercover investigations of abortion facilities in the United States

Bettina Inclan

Seasoned communications and political strategist

Mary Katharine Ham

Journalist, Editor-at-Large of Hot Air, a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine, and a Fox News Channel contributor

Anne Marie Murrell

Original PolitiChick anchor, Contributor to TownHall Finance, TheBlaze, DailyCaller, FrontPageMagazine

Rachel Marsden

Conservative political columnist, television commentator and university lecturer

Michelle Malkin

Conservative blogger, political commentator, and author

Scottie Hughes

Currently serves as the News Director for the Tea Party News Network

Katie Kieffer

Columnist, commentator and entrepreneur

Julie Borowski

Policy Analyst at FreedomWorks, YouTube

Alyssa LaFage

Activist, Blogger, Radio Show Host, Political Commentator

Dr. Gina Loudon

Tea Party activist, Conservative radio talk show host, two Master’s degrees and a PhD

Kristin Tate

Multi-media journalist and commentator, reporter for Breitbart News and a contributor for the Ron Paul Channel. 

Condoleezza Rice

66th United States Secretary of State

Elaine L. Chao

Public servant who served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor

Cleta Mitchell

Lawyer, politician and conservative activist

Peggy Noonan

Author of seven books on politics, religion, and culture, and a weekly columnist

Mary Matalin

Political consultant well known for her work with the Republican Party

Carly Fiorina

Former business executive and was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from California

Ana Navarro

Served as the National Co-Chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council and was a national surrogate for the McCain 2008 campaign

Marjorie Dannenfelser

Is President and Chairman of the Board of the Susan B. Anthony List, an American political organization that seeks to advance pro-life women in politics

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Television personality and talk show host

Maria Cino

Served as Deputy Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee

Megyn Kelly

Television host and political commentator on the Fox News Channel. As of 2014, Kelly hosts The Kelly File.

Jeanine Pirro

Former prosecutor, judge, and elected official from the state of New York, who is currently a legal analyst and television entertainer. Pirro is the host of Fox News Channel’s political commentary television show Justice with Judge Jeanine 

Shirley Temple

As an adult she ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Republican and served as a representative to the United Nations and as Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia under Republican presidential administrations

Ginger Rogers

Was a Hollywood actress, dancer and singer. A lifelong Republican and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), she appeared in the Nixon-Lodge Bumper Sticker Motorcade in Los Angeles and was a vocal supporter of the Hollywood blacklist.

Jeanette Rankin  

Was the first woman ever elected to Congress and a leader in the women’s suffragette movement. She is also the namesake of the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, a nonprofit organization that gives educational scholarships to low-income women over the age of 35.

Sandra Day O’Connor

Was the first female appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and is a winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Clare Booth Luce

Was a writer and Congresswoman from Connecticut. She was also Ambassador to Italy – the first woman to hold a major Ambassadorship abroad. She is also the namesake of the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute, which provides resources and training to up-and-coming conservative women.

Christina Hoff Sommers

Author and former philosophy professor known for her writings about feminism in contemporary American culture.

Sabrina Schaeffer

Executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum.