It’s Thursday Threatcon, your intelligence briefing on right wing activity. Below are the best reports, investigations, exposées, and debunkery of the wingnutosphere this week. Due to the sudden divorce of Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa, our Threatcon Color-Code is HOOCHIE RED

  • The latest example of the brave, new Citizens United world we live in: Mitt Romney-linked Marriot has fired an employee who was running for local public office against their chosen candidate
  • Further evidence that big money has completely corrupted American politics: the Republican Governors Association has accidentally released proof that big donors pay specifically for access to politicians
  • The 7th Circuit has reversed Judge Randa’s ruling, allowing the John Doe probe into illegal campaign coordination during the Wisconsin recall election to proceed. Randa had applied the Citizens United ruling to a matter that is best handled by state courts, once again proving that right wing talk about “states rights” is completely hollow
  • Now that the Kansas supreme court has decided not hear Chris Kobach’s case trying to keep Democrat Chad Taylor on the ballot against his will, state Republicans are flying in John MicCain and desperately trying to attack independent US Senate candidate Greg Orman. The race may decide the balance of power in Congress
  • Almost three-quarters of Americans see religion losing influence in American life, but that also means religious people are working harder than ever to break down the barriers of separation between church and state
  • It turns out that the Charles G. Koch Foundation not only exploited the VA crisis, they stirred it up in the first place
  • Like his friend Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich has now embarrassed himself by getting upset over something he only imagined President Obama saying
  • What does progressive firebrand Thomas Frank have in common with the right wing conservatives he opposes? A blinkered view of political science
  • Tommy Christopher disassembles the National Review‘s attack on Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Why in the world is Geraldo Rivera still on Fox News? To debunk Steve Doocy’s conspiracy theories, of course
  • Your US RDA of outrage porn: facing a strong Democratic challenge, Georgia Republican Governor Nathan Deal blames his state’s highest-in-the-nation unemployment rate on a conspiracy in the Obama Labor Department

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  • OooShiny

    Didn’t Marriott announce a new policy of paying to print tip envelopes so guests will leave cash for Marriott’s binders full of poorly-paid housekeeping staff? Mittens wouldn’t convert housekeepers to tip-dependent staff so they don’t have to be paid minimum wage, riiiiight?

    I always tip housekeeping. Would like to know if Mittens tips generously to the 47% of Americans who serve him.