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Even the GOP understands the need to appeal to minority voters, so in October 2011, it launched RNClatinos.com, a Spanish-language site where "Republican National Committee can connect with Hispanic voters, and Hispanic voters can hear Hispanic Republican leaders."

Problem is, the top left corner of the site featured a stock photo of Asian children. (The photo was taken down earlier today after U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers blog got wind of it.)

Whatever -- photo or not, Obama still maintains a 43-point lead among Latinos.

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Normally, something akin to what Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in South Carolina would cause an uproar -- and it still has time to -- but his comments were typical Republican blame game stuff; all that people can do at this point is chuckle. What exactly did Rubio say?

For all the policy disagreements that we have with our president, it is hard to understate how much he inspired people across this country four years ago.

Rubio added:

We have not seen such a divisive figure in modern American history as we have over the last three and a half years.

Far be it to point out all the Republican policy blocks over President Obama's tenure (and there are way too many to simply link). This is a notion that Brad Woodhouse of the Democratic National Committee acknowledged with the ol' side-eyed rebuttal:

No one has tried harder to reach across the aisle on everything from jobs and trade to a plan to get our fiscal house in order than has President Obama and every step of the way Republican leaders have either buckled to the far right wing of their party or decided to put politics ahead of moving our country forward.

Can the cat claws come out any further?

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A few days ago, the GOP-led House passed a military budget with a hefty $642 billion price tag -- $8 billion more than what President Obama and the Pentagon had agreed on with Congress. With the defense budget skyrocketing, cuts are coming from other programs, most notably government-subsidized food stamps.

Chat Allen, a mother of three who works only part-time, offered this insight:

They have so much money that maybe they can tighten their belts and not live as luxuriously as they live. They've earned it, but there are people who are hungry and who dig in the trash every day just to get something to eat.

This certainly isn't polishing the GOP's image. The budget has been met with less-than-enthusiastic responses in the Democrat-led Senate, which likely will try to reallocate those funds back to public works.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken), scion of presidential hopeful and idealistic college student darling, Ron Paul, was quoted as saying that he didn't think President Obama's views on same-sex marriage "could get any gayer."

Paul said this during an event sponsored by Iowa's Faith and Freedom Collation to laughs, because nothing says "freedom" in America than to smack talk someone's opinion about gay marriage.

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In a swipe at President Obama's 2008 campaign slogan, "Hope & Change," the GOP is rolling out today new messaging -- Hype & Blame -- that accuses Obama of breaking promises to the American people during his first term in the White House.

Kirsten Kukowski, with the Republican National Committee:

"Obama has no record to run on so he's out on the trail resorting to the same tactics he campaigned against in 2008. He has a litany of broken promises so what does he do? Lay blame, make excuses, run on gimmicks and engage in divisive politics. Four years later we know the candidate of Hope and Change is now Hype and Blame."

The bumper sticker can be yours for $10.

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Newt Gingrich's financially unstable bid for the presidency will finally have its long awaited death on Tuesday, according to several reports. Gingrich's campaign has had its fair share of financial trouble. Gingrich came into a particularly ugly (re: sad) final attempt to stomp for delegates during the Delaware primary last week. It's unsure whether Gingrich can afford a trumpet player to play "Taps" in honor of his dead attempt to be president.

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Republican legislator Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC), cares nothing for your student loans because you don't need to borrow money for higher education. To wit (from Foxx herself): "I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there's no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that."

So if we've learned anything from Republicans this election year, it's [insert controversial statement about birth control here] and they don't want to pay for your education, so get a job and pay for it yourself.

[thinkprogress]

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