I was having a great day today, all chilling out and lovin’ life, when I ran smack dab into Sarah Palin’s twitter bunker wherein she claims she never, ever told O’Donnell to speak only to Fox News. Sarah is super mad at the “lame stream media” and is askin’ them super nice like to “report the truth”, like the troops are over in the Iraq fightin’ for.
Colin Powell was on Meet The Press today where he tried to explain to his fellow Republicans that President Obama is not a Muslim. Powell said, Next, he is a Christian. He is not a Muslim." Powell and other establishment Republicans battle against churchers and birthers is a basically a conservative political suicide mission.
The conservative move to re-write history is not just about politics but ideology. The bogus controversy can't exist without the bogus history conservative Christians have constructed, and the bogus history is tied into hate and intolerance and a need to justify it.
The press isn’t encouraged when Palin gives her Dominionist talks for anti-choice organizations; she waters down the extremism and wraps it in a Reagan Mommie image palatable if not adored by the average American when presenting her image outside of the closeted, secretive venue of the far Right religious extremism, within which she operates.
The Republicans say taking prayer out of public schools leads to violence. But they offer no evidence, and cannot point to a more peaceful world when prayer was allowed.
This morning, Malia Litman (owner of MaliaLitman's "A Rebuttal to the Rogue" blog) alerted PoliticusUSA that she had uncovered a rather large lie Sarah Palin has been peddling to the American public. Litman did an exhaustive investigation which revealed that Palin has been fooling the American people about a fundamental aspect of who she is as a person.
On today’s (September 17) edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Geraldo points out O’Donnell has no qualifications for office. This moment of sanity doesn’t go over well with the Fox game show hosts and the infomercial hostesses, who are super busy trying to sell the oldsters some Christine O’Donnell as a “common sense conservative”.
In an interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night former President Bill Clinton explained and broke down the true purpose of the Tea Party. Clinton said that Tea Partiers are pawns in a game and, "The people that are funding this Tea Party are trying to weaken the government... so that they can have unaccountable private power."
Christine O’Donnell is an extremist who believes that a wife should be subservient to her husband. What I find most hypocritical about this, however, isn’t the fact that she and Palin are trying to sell women being subservient as the “new feminism”, but that at the very same time they are touting this kind of good girl routine, sucking up to the patriarchs with their winks and cheerleader smiles, they are also engaging in highly emasculating behavior.
Sarah Palin is learning that Fox News and all of its media outlets can be quite the fickle mistress as evidence by Kimberly Guilfoyle's Fox News Radio appearance where she basically touted Christine O'Donnell as the new Sarah Palin, "She is really becoming an engaging compelling figure. I think she definitely got a little bit of Sarah Palin appeal to her."
Palin went all Tea Party gangsta on Karl Rove for Rove's accurate analysis of the threat O'Donnell poses the GOP's big dreams of taking the senate back this fall. Tonight on the The O'Reilly Factor, Palin called Karl out, issuing a few body blows to the Great White Thug in round one of the battle for the helm of the GOP.
Vice President Joe Biden gave one of his best interviews since he has been in the White House on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC program, where he expressed why progressives need to get energized about this election, "Our progressive base, you have, you should not stay home. It, you better get energized. Because the consequences are serious for the outcome of the things we care most about."
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest to my new pals in the Tea Party that we start pushing Christine O'Donnell for President!
After all, Christine has never quit her job. She's hotter than Palin, younger than Palin, and she puts the cute in cute. Plus, while she doesn't know anything, at least she has no ethics violations under her belt. Sure, she's using campaign funds to pay rent and that ain't legal, but really, who cares? She hasn't been busted yet, and even if she is, we can just lie and say she hasn't been.
During election season arguments fly fast and furious. It can be hard to keep up; it can be hard to know what/who to believe. But if you listen carefully, you will find that the Republican narrative has made clear that Republicans don’t know what an argument is.
With the money, the polling and the endorsements breaking her way, it is no surprise that Christine O'Donnell was able to beat Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware U.S. Senate primary, but polling and modeling shows that Sarah Palin and the Tea Party have taken a likely November victory away from the GOP and quite possibly handed control of the Senate to the Democrats.
The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) held its annual fall Board of Directors meeting in Charleston, S.C. last weekend and naturally, trouble ensued. Of the Confederate kind. And the tax-payers paid for this little shindig. Nothing like celebratin’ slavery to say “freedom and liberty”, eh?
With the news that the NFL is investigating a claim by TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz that she was sexually harassed by members of the NY Jets organization, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have both weighed in and decided that Sainz deserved because of the shirt she wore and according to Limbaugh she is,"bootylicious."
Having trouble talking sense to your Republican neighbors and friends? Have no fear, Yuri is here.
Yuri Hertzberg of the San Fransisco Chronicle was fed up trying to talk about the facts behind the issues with his conservative friends, so he came up with a rather ingenious way of forcing an open mind. The trick is making an analogy to purchasing something innocuous like dish soap and then secondly, hiding the party names and just presenting the record.
These are dark days, festering with fear and deliberate manipulation of the masses into a frenzied rage against “the other”. But there are some voices speaking out against politicized hate; voices speaking out for the power of love, tolerance and acceptance. Their names may not be as recognizable as say, Frank Schaeffer, who is also doing plenty to speak out against hate as espoused by the modern day evangelical movement, but they are committed to peace and dialogue.
More and more, Republicans insist on creating a fantasy world that has nothing in common with the reality in which we all operate. They invent something, and then invent “facts” to support the fantasy tale. It’s all as true as a prince rescuing the princess in her tower from a dragon.