“I think it’s a very bad thing for Cantor to have done,” Trump said, “because I’ll tell you, people love this issue especially in the Republican Party. And there’s something to what we’re saying.” – Donald Trump This is going to make the Tea Party Right and the 38% birther crowd that reportedly won’t vote [...]
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Waaaaaaah—waaaaaaaaah–wah. The big bad AARP is beating us senseless with their huge numbers, so the Republican We’ll Show Them Report is out. And Republican allies have come up with a scary title for AARP to rev up the Right: “AARP is the Death Star of American entitlements.” Through AARP the Right hopes to do a [...]
**UPDATED** It came very close for “Rawhide,” Pres. Reagan’s Secret Service code name. A remarkable report from CBS News adds to the history of this day. At 2:27 pm EST, thirty years ago today, Pres. Ronald Reagan was shot and critically wounded, though the American public didn’t know how grievously at the time. John Hinckley [...]
This story is incredible and shows who is actually the thug in Wisconsin’s union battle: Republicans. An Indiana deputy prosecutor and Republican activist resigned Thursday after the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism uncovered an email to Gov. Scott Walker in which he suggested a fake attack on the governor to discredit union protesters. Carlos F. [...]
Perhaps Pres. Obama let Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis out for Women’s History Month. But Sec. Solis finally, at long last, after waiting around forever, has come out from her previously undisclosed location inside the Obama bubble to write a post over at HuffingtonPost. In hard times, we all understand the need for sacrifices. Scapegoating [...]
cross-posted at The Moderate Voice But she won’t, nobody on the Right will, because their NRA streak seems to be wider than their civic conscience. Rachel Maddow covered this story last night, which caused quite a discussion in our house, as my husband is a gun expert and we are gun owners. This is an [...]
“nobody was threatening Gabby.” – Tucson Tea Party co-founder, Trent Humphries (h/t Frank Rich) Oh, those wacky conservatives over at Tucker Carlson’s place. They just can’t help themselves. That Mr. Fuller’s violent rhetoric was spurred on by getting shot never enters the minds of Carlson & Co., which has resulted in his involuntary commitment to [...]
“…civility is censorship…” – Rush Limbaugh show, 1.13.11 (1:30 p.m. EST) It would be one thing if the quote above had simply come from Rush Limbaugh. It’s quite another for his listeners to confirm it, which is what happened yesterday on his show, with Limbaugh wholeheartedly agreeing, amidst a defensive onslaught of talk radio babble [...]
more at Huffington Post Keith Olberman tweets the best news of the day. Rep. Giffords is “definitely ‘there’,” her aide tells Brian Williams. She’s made “V” sign with her fingers, scratched her nose… Pres. Obama will speak tonight from Arizona; word out that he will talk about the victims and the heroes. Juxtaposed against this [...]
–updated below– No one should be surprised that Andrew Breitbart would equate deserved criticism of former governor Sarah Palin with gang rape. This is the type of hate speech from the Right, especially towards women, that is common. Remember their depictions of Speaker Pelosi, Hillary Clinton before she became secretary of state? Unfortunately, the criticism [...]
Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times stated on “Daily Rundown” (see video) today that an “unofficial adviser” to Sarah Palin, also mentioning “supporters,” have told him that former Gov. Palin needs to speak out on the Arizona domestic terrorism tragedy. Not in a tweet or a Facebook post, but in an address. Now, “unofficial [...]
The Right doesn’t like feeling the intense heat of the blow back. Case in point, Glenn Reynolds writing in the Wall Street Journal, who luckily gets a rhetorical lifeline from Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz: The critics were a bit short on particulars as to what that meant. Mrs. Palin has used some martial metaphors—”lock and [...]
–updated below– “At a time like this, it is terrible that we do have to think about politics, but no matter what the shooter’s motivations were, the left is going to blame this on the Tea Party movement,” Mr. Phillips, from Tea Party Nation, said on his Web site. “While we need to take a [...]
Im sure this will be ont he front page here shortly but Dem Congresswoman Giffords has been shot along with 5 staffers at a public event. Cond. unkown. Oh this sounds so bad in so many ways.
Among the basic items of protocol blithely ignored by Palin as she set off into the wilderness in a Rambo-style headband was her failure to take practice shots, or check the sights of the rifle, which duly turned out to be off-kilter. She failed to carry her own weapon, relying on her elderly father and [...]
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