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#PRFail: You Know It’s Bad When the GOP Can’t Keep This Guy Happy

GOProud Jimmy LaSalviaMeet Jimmy LaSalvia. 

With his parted hair, used-car salesman smile and plush tweed jacket, the guy is a walking billboard for the Grand Old Party, no? Up until a few days ago, he was one of its most vociferous cheerleaders, too.

Oh, and he’s gay.

LaSalvia is founder of Republican activist/truncated fundraising group GOProud.org. You would think this guy resembles everything 2016 wishes it could be for Republicans, yes? Not so much.

According to Time, LaSalvia left the GOP for reasons this raging Independent finds baffling. Crisis communications lobbyists need to run to the nearest white courtesy phone.

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The GOP Debate: Many Questions, Some Answers, Lots of Grunting

Photo: David S. Holloway / CNN Saint Anselm College Manchester, New Hampshire

According to Mashable, Mitt Romney came out on top of the GOP debate last night in Facebook terms, adding 19,658 likes by the end of the night. In second place was Michelle Bachmann, who added more than 9,200 likes and made headlines with her announcement that she’s planning to run for office (which would explain why she was there in the first place, no?).

But The Washington Post puts her on top, not only for her big announcement, but also for being “quotable.” “She is a very good communicator,” said one of her pollsters Ed Goeas, with others also giving her the top nod.

The Daily Beast adds Rick Santorum to the winning line up for just looking the part. And everyone agrees Tim Pawlenty was one of the night’s losers, cowering in the face of his “Obamneycare” statement. Even FoxNews.com writes, “That was very bad news for a guy who has conservatives wondering whether he has the brass to go head to head with a sitting president.”

Actually, Salon says Americans were the big loser because it was clear that the candidates have some funny ideas about how the economy and basic math work.

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