Yesterday on The Dennis Miller Show, The Weekly Standard editor, and FNC contributor, Bill Kristol urged Republicans to follow Sarah Palin's lead and co-opt the term progressive from Democrats. Kristol said, "Conservatives should not give up the notion that they're the progressive force now in American politics." Is the GOP so empty that they now have to steal from Democrats?
Up and down the radio dial today, right wing talkers are into full panic mode over the Senate confirmation hearing of Obama Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Rush Limbaugh claimed that he had to stop watching because she was "scary." Michael Savage called her a, "windbag liar," while Dennis Miller went for the cheap joke and labeled her, "Roseanne Barrio."
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh declared that Sonia Sotomayor's wise Latina comment was worse than George Allen's macaca comment. Limbaugh said, Sotomayor's comments are much worse than macaca, and they are frequent, and they are long held." The only problem with Rush's comparison is that wise Latina isn't a racial slur.
On her radio show today, Tammy Bruce claimed that the bogus photo of Barack Obama looking at a teenage girl's backside is an exposure of Barack Obama's nature. She said, "Let me tell you another president who will never be caught ogling someone's ass, President Palin." She also compared Obama to Bill Clinton.
On The Neal Boortz Show today host Neal Boortz said that global warming is a scam meant to destroy capitalism carried out by socialists and communists. Boortz also blamed the public schools, and claimed that the earth is really getting cooler as carbon dioxide emissions increase. This is the kind of nonsense that makes it clear why Republicans won't be winning an election for a long time.
Right wing talk radio led by Rush Limbaugh has spent the day freaking out over Al Franken's victory in the Minnesota U.S. Senate Race. Limbaugh called Franken, "a genuine lunatic." Fox News Radio's Brian and the Judge referred to Franken as,"hateful, maniacal, angry, and evil." While Jim Quinn claimed that ACORN stole the election for Franken.
Today on his radio show Rush Limbaugh said that Michael Jackson, "flourished under Reagan, languished under Clinton and Bush, and died under Obama." Limbaugh claimed that Jackson's successes took place under Reagan, so the metaphor is that America flourished under conservatives and is dying due to a Democrat.
On The Rush Limbaugh Show, host Rush Limbaugh claimed that today's 5-4 ruling on the Ricci case in the US Supreme Court was really a 9-0 decision. Limbaugh claimed that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent criticized Sotomayor, when, she is not even mentioned in the dissent. He also said that the Court found that Sotomayor is a racist. Once again, Rush is inventing facts.
In a startling bit of racism, Manuel Miranda, a former aide to Republican Sen. Bill Frist told conservative bloggers that, "We aren't like African Americans. We think like everyone else." This begs the question, for Mr. Miranda how do African Americans think differently from everyone else? I'd love an explanation.
While serving as guest host of Bill Bennett's radio show, RNC Chairman Michael Steele agreed with a caller's description of President Obama as Barack the Magic Negro. This is in contrast to his condemnation of this attack when he was running for RNC chair.
WTKK in Boston has indefinitely suspended conservative talk show host Jay Severin for blaming the swine flu on "some of the world's lowest primitives" in Mexico. He also referred to Mexicans as unhygienic leeches from a primitive country.
This week the movement to give RNC Chairman Michael Steele the boot came out into the open.
Today, the NAACP accused both Fox News and The New York Post of having a history of racist reporting.
Did you ever hear the saying that the worst kind of joke is one that you have to explain?
Usually the holidays are a dead zone for political news, but we can thank Chip Saltsman and the racist faction of the GOP for showing us the true spirit of the season for his gifting of a political satire CD with the track Barack the Magic Negro.
While speaking to reporters in Long Beach, CA, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin denied an AP analysis of her recent remarks suggesting that Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers is akin to Obama palling around with terrorists were racially tinged.
I love both politics, and the spoken/written word. I can appreciate a great quote, even if I personally disagree with what the speaker is saying. When I decided to put together a series where I listed my five favorite quotes from politicians both past and present, Barack Obama was an obvious choice for my first subject.