March Badness -

The Selection Committee

ProgressNow has released the list and tournament seeding of the twenty most outrageous, radical, out of touch right-wingers who over the past year have proven that, for one reason or another, they belong in this year’s Not-So-Sweet 16 as part of 2014 March Badness. The competition is stiff this year; from one seed and defending national champion Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, to radical Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, the matchups this year pair the wackiest, most out of touch politicos in the nation.

How To Vote

Below each right-winger quote is a place to like, tweet, or plus the comment you think deserves to go to the next round. Share this on your social network of choice and we will tally the results at the end of each round to see who advances. Besure to check back at the end of every round of the real-life Basketball tournment to see who advances in March Badness!

The Schedule

Play In Round: Mon March 24 - Tue March 25
Not-So-Sweet 16: Wed March 26 - Thurs March 27
Crazy 8: Fri March 28 - Mon March 31
Infamous 4: Tues April 1 - Thurs April 3
Championship: Fri April 4 - Mon April 7
Champion Crowned Tues April 8

2014 March Badness Champion:
PA Governor Tom Corbett

#1 (PA) Governor Tom Corbett

Last year’s March Badness champion, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, has come back with a strong case for back-to-back victories. Corbett’s attorneys, in a filing to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses, compared gay marriage to allowing 12-year-olds to get married. 

After being chastised by equality advocates and editorials across the state, Corbett doubled down, comparing the marriage of same-sex couples to incest.

When asked about his lawyers’ comparison of gay marriage to 12-year-olds, Corbett said, "It was an inappropriate analogy, you know," Corbett said. "I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?"

Unfortunately, Corbett’s words have been matched by his actions.  He has consistently opposed marriage equality, supporting court cases and legislation that keep Pennsylvania as the only state in the northeast that does not have same sex marriage or civil unions.