Hey, it’s a “free” country and Todd can live to secede if he wants! What matters is that he’s the kinda guy I want to have a beer with. He’s a middle class fisherman who doubles as Mr Mom. Sure, he puled a Rove and refused to comply with a subpoena, but what did you expect him to do, lie under oath? And since nothing says Pro-life Christian like a tacky attempt to intimidate a citizen, here’s Palin’s America — oh, and while you’re watching it just imagine if Todd were black, the outrage we’d be hearing:
Well, let me fill you in, lest you be caught unawares at the water cooler by a colleague who begins to spew Fox Talking Points. The RNC had a blog post about President Obama taking “another” vacation. Another brilliantly relevant and accurate political criticism of the President naturally ensued. Glaring as it was in hypocrisy, Republicans took a shine to it. They figure between the racial division they’re drumming up on one hand, this little nod to the lazy Black man on the other will really finish Obama off and get them the House back this fall!
I don’t know about you, but for years, I’ve been secretly longing for that Time Life moment post World War II; the kiss of a returning soldier, the final exhale of an exhausted nation. I can’t say that I pictured a happy America, but I had imagined a unified America. But we aren’t going to get that moment, because there was a war in between WWII and Iraq. We’re scared. Not only have we’ve been lied to rather recently (WMD), but we’re battling with our national scars from our defeat in Vietnam.
In what I can only describe as the reverse of the trickle down theory, the Republicans get to know their Mama Grizzly a bit better, more and more of them hop on the Not Fit to Lead bus. As GOP opposition to her grows, establishment conservatives are doing their best to put the brakes on the Palin crazy train.
It’s Friday people. Time for some light sparring and who can bring it? No one can bring it like Bill O’Reilly, King of the Moral Poutrage and also, too, superb pretender as Moral Authority of America. Who’s he goin’ after now? Well…..I’m willing to bet Moral High Grounder Bill O’Reilly will be taking pot shots at evil liberal elite Jen Aniston today, after her “R-word” slip up today on the Regis and Kelly show. Come on, you know conservatives are just salivating over this one, post-Dr Laura “N-word” rant! Cue the false equivalencies and impugned characters!
The dictionary definition of feminism is “the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.” In no way do you stand for that, Sarah. In no way have you ever worked toward these goals as an elected official. In no way do you use your celebrity to accomplish these goals or even raise awareness about the inequities.
The GOP media arm and political organization Fox News took to the airwaves today to continue their Fear And Anti-Law Campaign against the Cordoba Center (aka, the scary Mosque of terrorists). In order to really, really scare people, they dipped into their vast pool of political terrorists and came up with this guy, Walid Shoebat.
Your President spent a day in Real America to visit a smart energy grid manufacturing facility that is putting to use 1.3 million dollars in Recovery Act money. While your President was supporting green energy, he also supported keeping manufacturing jobs here in America. Does it never end?
While the constitution forbids prohibiting a mosque from being built blocks away from ground zero (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”), Republicans are salivating at the prospect of ignoring the constitution (again) and using this for political hay. Apparently, the Family Values Party is not concerned with the strip clubs (like New York Dolls) that surround hallowed ground (after all, we all know that Hooters is a family restaurant and Fox News is not conservative day time porn), because nothing says Christian Values and Apple Pie like a strip club.
There’s nothing like a little Right Wing silliness to make a Monday complete and this Monday does not disappoint. Sunday, Tea Partiers carrying water for the GOP’s new fear mongering Get Out the Vote tactic rallied on a private ranch owned by a hate group to show support for Arizona’s Papers First Law. This is, of course, all a part of the “Obama and the Democrats don’t keep us safe” narrative, buttressed by the fear of anchor babies and general resentment of brown people which has eclipsed the Right’s fear of gay people this election season.
If you thought politics was dirty, try justice. For the past ten years, runaway spending has been funneled into state judicial races so special interests could buy a friendly justice. After the February ruling of Citizens United further enabled the flow of corporate money into elections, the danger of judicial corruption threatens to undermine all confidence in justice.
Sarah Palin joins her next endorsee, John Thrasher, St. Augustine, Florida state senator and chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, to headline a Jacksonville fundraiser on August 26. You can’t say Sarah doesn’t learn, because just like Glenn Beck every event is now a production! Just as Beck is no journalist, Palin is no politician. This is just another razzle dazzle show for the faithful!
Running for US Senate in California, Republican Carly Fiorina has been touting her “executive” experience (thank you Sarah Palin) as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Her campaign bio makes her sound like she whipped that place into shape, managed a mega-merger with Compaq and helmed the “reinvention” of the company. But wait—behind the business leader façade of this Mama Grizzly pick we find some rather unpleasant facts. Carly was fired from Hewlett-Packard. How does that fit into “executive experience”? Couple that with the fact Hewlett-Packard is giving substantially more money to Carly Fiornia’s opponent, liberal Democrat Barbara Boxer, and you have to wonder if the Republicans vetted their picks this year.
Sarah Palin was on Fox News’ Freedom Watch yesterday with Andrew Napolitano (the “Judge”) to discuss the utter badness of Obama’s stimulus package (not to be confused or repudiated with his “cajones”, people—keep it clean, we leave the vulgar stuff to the Sister Sarah). So Sarah was tossin’ around those buzz words like “feds bribin’ the states” and she was feelin’ pretty good. Sarah loves being the attack dog and it looked like she was in her element…..Until The Judge asked her if she was upset about the Bush stimulus package and TARP. This is where poor Sarah teetered and fell right off her talking points into the great abyss of Things She Doesn’t Understand.
It’s the 75 anniversary of Social Security and so, naturally, Republican leaders and candidates want to take it away from us, being the modern day anarchists they are. Any government program that does not benefit the corporations needs to go. President Obama has sworn to honor and protect your Social Security benefits from the Republicans, whose candidates have made privatization a key part of their agenda.
Before Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Karen Handel conceded today, Georgia Republican Representative Jack Kingston was on the radio show “America’s Morning News” with John McCaslin & Amy Holmes when he expressed his displeasure with Sarah Palin sticking her nose into Republican primaries all over the country, and said he thought Georgians would be “doin’ their own thing”. Kingston prefers Palin “butt out” of Georgia politics and urges Republicans to “rethink Palin as someone who shoots from the hip.”
Yet another Palin loss in Georgia…… The media dubbed “GOP kingmaker”, huh? More like a Mama Grizzly slinking away with her tail between her legs. Karen Handel, the Palin endorsed and pushed GOP Georgia Governor candidate, conceded today after losing to primary opponent Nathan Deal, who was endorsed by Mitt Romney.
Sarah Palin is a petty, mean girl not fit for prime time. It doesn’t matter if she’s just a celebrity, even successful celebrities know better than to behave like this. But in Palin’s case it’s worse, because Palin is the person the Republican Party is seriously touting as their Presidential candidate in 2012. Over the weekend, Palin dipped a bedazzled toe into a nonsensical and stupid fight with Kathleen Gustafson, a schoolteacher.
Earth to the Republican Party: David Stockman, the architect of Reaganomics, declared on NPR that “Reagan would never support extending the Bush tax cuts.” Stockman took this assertion a step further in calling out the Republican leadership for perverting the notions of fiscal conservatism and betraying what the Party used to stand for. He laid his harshest blame on the Bush administration.
The sixth tenet of the Tea Party is to end corruption and yet they’ve aligned themselves with the most corrupt party. Corruption spreads on both sides of the aisle. Of late, it’s made a happy home in the Republican Party simply because like mold, corruption takes root in the right environment. The modern day Republican Party is loath to hold its leaders accountable for violating ethics laws. The list of busted criminals and cheats currently in office is astounding.