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The GOP Civil War Widens

Haley Barbour has cast his lot with Karl Rove. via TPM Republican stalwart Haley Barbour irked the right-wing Club For Growth after telling National Review that conservative donors should stop giving to them and other groups that spend money attacking … Continue reading
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Creepy Quote of the Day

Boss Hogg will probably regret saying this. “While I would love for Christie to put a hot poker to Obama’s butt, I thought he did what he was supposed to do.” -Haley Barbour on Chris Christie’s RNC speech Is Barbour … Continue reading

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This Is Way Out Of Line

Karl Rove is very worried about failing to win the senate in November thanks, in part, to Todd Akin’s “legitimate” rape comments. On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club … Continue reading

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No Question About It

Governor Haley Barbour testified before Congress on Thursday concerning matters on the Gulf Coast a little more than a year after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon. ThinkProgress caught up with him on Friday to ask him who he feels … Continue reading

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Haley Barbour Isn't Running

One less clown in the clown car. Awwww. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) announced on Monday that he will not seek the presidency in 2012, saying that his supporters “deserve no less than absolute fire in the belly from their … Continue reading

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Oh They're Totally Not Racist

Dropped randomly into this PPP poll (pdf) is the following line about Mississippi Republicans: 46% of these hardcore Republican voters believe interracial marriage should be illegal, while 40% think it should be legal. If anyone tries to tell you there’s … Continue reading

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Doof Quote of the Day

“When you’re under fire, and people are living and dying on split-second decisions, you don’t need any kind of amorous mindset that can affect saving people’s lives and killing bad guys.” Boss Haley Barbour discussing his support for reinstating DADT … Continue reading

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Boss Hogg is a Big, Sweaty Shill

Check this out: In a speech to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce today, [Haley Barbour] accused President Obama of purposely trying to drive up the price of oil, saying that “the Obama energy policy basically boils down to this: increase … Continue reading

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GOP Governors Get Big 'Obamacare' Grants

They’re not embarrassed. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday issued more than $45 million in new grants to various states for the implementation of the president’s health care law — some of which went to governors hostile both to … Continue reading

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Haley Barbour Defends Racist Group

Boss Hogg in the Weekly Standard: “You heard of the Citizens Councils? Up north they think it was like the KKK. Where I come from it was an organization of town leaders. In Yazoo City they passed a resolution that … Continue reading

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Haley Barbour is a Big, Sweaty Dumbstupid

Boss Hogg thinks the Jim Crow era in the South wasn’t “that bad.” In interviews Barbour doesn’t have much to say about growing up in the midst of the civil rights revolution. “I just don’t remember it as being that … Continue reading

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Deprived of a Fantastic Republican Candidate

I was really hoping that if it’s not Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee in 2012 might be Haley Barbour. Talk about an eminently winnable matchup. But fate isn’t being nice. Faced with the prospect of squaring off in 2012 against … Continue reading

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Any Comment, Governor Barbour?

On Mississippi beaches: Harrison County Emergency Manager Rupert Lacy said the material in Harrison County was “tar mats and patties … kind of the consistency of liver.” It was coming in over a 5- to 6-mile stretch from about a … Continue reading

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But It Ain't Poisonous No More

Boss Hogg is suddenly concerned about the oil spill now that it’s washing ashore in Biloxi. So much so that Hogg is screeching for more federal government support. Wait, Mr. Hogg, I thought the oil was just tasty food mousse … Continue reading

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Priorities

Boss Hogg knows what’s what. “The most important thing right now is the 2010 elections,” Barbour told reporters. The oil entered Mississippi sound this weekend.

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New Huffington Post Column

Move Over, Sarah Palin, There’s A Bigger Idiot In Town (It’s all about Boss Hogg.) Tweet and Digg often!

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Republicans Love, Hate the BP Escrow Fund

Classic Daily Show takedown of Republican contradictions and flip-flopping — including a doozy from Boss Hogg: How did I miss that Haley Barbour quote? Here it is for the record: “It bothers me to talk about causing an escrow to … Continue reading

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Haley Barbour Is Worried About BP

Oh, Boss Hogg. You doofus. I do worry that this idea of making them make a huge escrow fund is going to make it less likely that they’ll pay for everything. They need their capital to drill wells. They need … Continue reading

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Amazingly, There Are Oil Spill Deniers

Boss Hogg, for example, thinks his beaches in Mississippi are just fine and dandy. Here’s Haley Barbour on Fox News Sunday: “The truth is,” he said, “we have had virtually no oil. If you were on the Mississippi Gulf coast … Continue reading

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Haley Barbour is a Big, Sweaty Dumb Stupid

Boss Hogg opens his mouth for something other than pie. Stupid remarks pour out. Barbour described the oil as “weathered, emulsified, caramel-colored mousse, like the food mousse.” “Once it gets to this stage, it’s not poisonous,” Barbour said. “But if … Continue reading

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