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Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll with 31 Percent of Vote

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Rand Paul won the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll, the WaPo reports:

Paul won 31 percent of the vote (compared with the 25 percent he won last year), beating a crowded field of more than two dozen names, including a number of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders. He crushed second-place finisher Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who came in with 11 percent.

Rounding out of the top finishers in the poll, which was voted on by 2,459 CPAC attendees, were former neurosurgen Ben Carson (9 percent) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (8 percent).

Paul's father Ron and Mitt Romney have been the top picks in the CPAC straw polls since 2007.


Rick Santorum and Stephen Colbert Froth Over Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Stephen Colbert welcomed Rick Santorum on The Colbert Report last night to discuss the 2016 presidential election, Santorum's new film The Christmas Candle, and the meaning of marriage.

"We're losing this one, aren't we?" Colbert asks.

Santorum_colbert"Marriage has slipped away from us," says Santorum. "Marriage has devolved into just a romantic relationship between two people, and that's not what marriage is."

"It's for transferring property," Colbert adds.

"But marriage is more than that, and heterosexuals have lost the definition of marriage so it's not surprising that other people want to see 'well this is all marriage is today, and so we should be involved in that'. The better debate is to talk about what marriage is and try to reclaim the institution as a man and a woman coming together to have children and raise them in a way that continues society."

Asks Colbert: "What if we just say...gays you can have marriage. Because at this point marriage is something that seems kind of gay!"

Santorum then froths on about children needing a mother and a father, and chooses not to respond to this barb from Colbert:

"What if they have mother and no father? Wouldn't it be better for them to have no parents than to be loved by two gay people?"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow on How Marriage is Leaving 2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls in the Dust: VIDEO

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In a Tuesday night segment, Rachel Maddow took to task Rubio, Christie, Rand Paul, Scott Walker and every single other Republican who wants to be considered a presidential nominee in 2016 "because they're supposedly a young fresh face who appeals to the kids" - not a single one has broken ranks to support marriage equality.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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California GOP Convention Buttons Mock Hillary Clinton: '2 Fat Thighs, 2 Small Breasts, Left Wing'

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Some disgusting buttons were photographed by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci on display at the California GOP Convention.

The buttons read: "KFC Hillary Special: 2 Fat Thighs, 2 Small Breasts ... Left Wing'.

Marinucci later tweeted that the buttons were displayed outside a VIP reception. And then later wrote that "Less than hour after we 1st tweeted, appears offensive #Hillary buttons gone from #cagop. Many here also appalled..."

(via huffpost)


Bryan Fischer: Hillary Clinton Won't Win In 2016 Because She'll Be A 'Saggy Old Woman' - VIDEO

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For Towleroad readers, the AFA's Bryan Fischer is the homophobic gift that keeps on giving. Any time there's a controversy surrounding gay people...be it human rights violations in Russia, homophobic politicians, or futile attempts to revive anti-gay laws, we can always count on Fischer to spew ignorant and hateful vitriol. 

But we'd like you all to know that Fischer is more than just a homophobe. He's also a vocal and blatant misogynist. His most recent brush with sexism came earlier this week on his radio show, where he dismissed the possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency simply because of what she might look like in three years:

"She's just going to be too old, going to be too saggy, gravity will have done too much of its mojo on her; she's just going to look old and tired next to virtually anybody that the Republicans run out there."

We're not exactly sure what's most problematic about his so-called "logic". Maybe it's the fact that Fischer doesn't seem at all concerned with his own sagginess...

Judge his comments for yourself, thanks to Right Wing Watch ... AFTER THE JUMP...

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Hillary Clinton Feels The Love, Crushes Christie And Cruz In New VA Poll

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Although no major candidates have confirmed a 2016 run for President, speculation has been brewing around several possibilities. Chief among them are former senator-turned-candidate-turned-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey who spoke out harshly against this summer's SCOTUS rulings, and Ted Cruz, a Texas senator who fears gay marriage will infringe on religious liberty. While the possibilities remain endless for now, a new poll out of Virginia indicates that early numbers for LGBT-supporter Clinton are on the rise.

Reveals a new Quinnipiac poll

Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to be the apple of Virginia voters' eyes, leading New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 46 - 37 percent, compared to 45 - 40 percent when Quinnipiac University asked that question in July. Christie continues to lead Vice President Joseph Biden, 44 - 37 percent today compared to 46 - 38 percent last month. Clinton crushes Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas 53 - 34 percent. Biden tops Cruz 47 - 37 percent. Virginia voters give President Barack Obama a split 48 - 48 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 46 - 51 percent score last month.

Will Clinton announce her presidential campaign in the coming months, or will Virginia voters be sorely disappointed? Early speculation can be futile, but it is hard to argue with numbers like these. If she runs Clinton could see the Virginia blue streak continue. 

Images via Quinnipiac press release.


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