One of the paranoid theories that Arizona Republicans are floating to support their immigration law is that Hezbelloah is going to recruit Mexican immigrants as operatives to come across the border and attack the US. According to the GOP, Mexicans are not coming here for a better life. They're coming here as Hezbollah operatives determined to destroy our way of life. Who knew?
On his radio show recently Glenn Beck claimed that the fake racism charges trumped up by Fox News and Breitbart was really a plot by Obama to discredit Fox News. Beck asked, "Is there a possibility that anyone who is involved is going to use this emergency or plotted this as a way to destroy the credibility of Fox News?"
Here we are over a year later and Sarah Palin is still looking for someone to blame for her decision to quit her job as Alaska governor, and cash in on her fame. Her latest excuse is the media, "The media incentivized political opponents to file false ethics charges and expensive, wasteful, frivolous lawsuits against me, my family and my staff."
In a special comment on the Shirley Sherrod story, Countdown host Keith Olbermann dished out his usual wrath against Fox News and Andrew Breitbart, and he told President Obama that he must stand up against these racist attacks, "You, sir, must stand up against this attack on you and this nation."
On Special Report with Bret Baier, the host and Charles Krauthammer denied Shirley Sherrod's claim that Fox News has a racial agenda. Charles Krauthammer said, "She is a victim, but that doesn't entitle her to victimize others, and to use these kinds of attacks." In essence, Fox News smeared Shirley Sherrod then claimed to be the real victim.
On his Fox News program today, Glenn Beck attacked the rest of the media and charged that they are engaged in actively promoting propaganda for Barack Obama. Beck's latest media allegation is not just conservative spin, but he is also engaging in information control. Much like a cult leader, Beck wants to control information in order to keep his audience loyal to him.
Shep Smith once again broke with the party line at Fox News today as he explained why his show Studio B did not run Andrew Breitbart's edited video of Shirley Sherrod, "Because of the history of the videos on the site where it was posted, we did not, and do not trust the source." Shep managed to take shots at both his own network and Breitbart.
Glenn Beck dislikes government. He also dislikes social programs - such as Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Those who advocate such programs are, for Beck, "cockroaches." Beck, a radical conservative, thinks he channels Paine, an interesting feat considering Paine was a radical liberal, who is considered the real father of Social Security.
Never mind you evil elites that Sarah Palin can't speak English - she's inventing a new language and you'd be wise to adopt it soon, in light of her Second Coming, er Assault, on America. In the name of the troops and New Yorkers everywhere.
Apparently Glenn Beck has been speaking to God again, because on his radio show today, Beck proclaimed that Obama's policies are the enemies of God, "The policies that are being enacted in Washington. They are not enemies of ours. They are enemies of God, because God is about freedom."
On CNN's State of the Union today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) labeled the oil spill in the Gulf Barack Obama's fault due to incompetence. McConnell said, "This is mainly a failure of the administration... my point is, you can't legislate competence." McConnell supported his point with claims that were flat out untrue.
Vice President Joe Biden was on ABC's This Week this morning, and when he was asked if he thought the Tea Party contained racist elements, he delivered and answer that was the perfect counter to the race baiting of Fox News. Biden said that while there are people in the Tea Party who express racist views, he did not believe that the Tea Party is a racist organization.
Sen. David Vitter, that prostitute frequenting, diaper wearing, family values touting Republican joked Rachel Maddow not looking like a woman on a local New Orleans radio show. Vitter later apologized, and Maddow classily accepted his apology, but this just furthers Vitter's trend of anti-gay and anti-woman behavior.
In his weekly radio address today, President Obama lashed out at Senate Republicans who are blocking an extension of unemployment benefits. Obama essentially called the Republicans hypocrites, “They’ve got no problem spending money on tax breaks for folks at the top who don’t need them and didn’t even ask for them; but they object to helping folks laid off in this recession who really do need help.”
In the biggest sign yet that Republicans have very little confidence in their own ability to defeat Barack Obama in 2012, Fox News has started a not so subtle draft Hillary campaign. Tonight on The O'Reilly Factor guest host Monica Crowley declared, "She is totally running," without a single fact to back up her claim.
On his Fox News program today, Glenn Beck accused the NAACP of using racism as a tactic for political gain. Beck said, "Racism is now being used as a tactic for political gain. The NAACP is now trying to intimidate Tea Partiers passing a resolution to condemn 'the racist elements in the Party.'" Beck lecturing about racism is like an arsonist discussing fire safety.
President Obama spoke to the media today to give an update on the how the new cap is functioning to contain BP's oil spill in the Gulf. Obama stressed that the new cap is good news, "The new cap is good news. Either we will be able to stop the flow, or we will be able to use it to capture almost all of the oil until the relief well is done."
Just when you deal with one bit of insanity, along comes a recent CNN article on Congress debating the biblical stance on immigration. It gives me cause to wonder what would be transpiring in those hallowed halls were we talking about the Heathen stance on immigration.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) showed up on Fox and Friends today to claim that there is absolutely no evidence of racism in the Tea Party. Bachmann said, "The assertions that were made by some of my colleagues during the health care debate, there's no record of it. Nothing on audio tape, nothing."
A new Time poll released today found that while voters are skeptical about President Barack Obama's policies, his personal popularity remains solidly high. When matched up with the most visible and vocal of his GOP critics, Sarah Palin, Obama routs the former half term governor, 55%-34%.