The GOP platform

As you may have noticed, the right-wing fringe always telegraphs their plans in advance. It’s just that they’re so extreme, most voters don’t believe them:

TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs.


The document opens by warning that while the American Dream has long been of equal opportunity for everyone, “Today that American Dream is at risk.” It pledges that the GOP will “begin anew, with profound changes in the way government operates; the way it budgets, taxes and regulates.”

They never change

Republicans think about “The Coloreds” constantly.

An attendee at the Republican National Convention in Tampa allegedly threw nuts at a black camerawoman working for CNN and said “This is how we feed animals” before being removed from the convention, a network official confirmed to TPM.


The CNN official declined to confirm specific details of the incident to TPM but generally confirmed an account posted on Twitter by former MSNBC and Current anchor David Shuster: “GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying ‘This is how we feed animals.’”


It is not clear whether the alleged culprit was a delegate or attending the convention in some other capacity. It could not be immediately determined when the incident happened or where within the convention complex.

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