In calling the BP oil spill "Obama's Katrina"; conservatives infer that the President did not act fast enough. However, not only has this meme been debunked, but it goes to the central hypocrisy of the current conservative moment, whose only consistent value is to oppose Obama in order to destroy his Presidency. Conservatives are attempting to foist all responsibility for the clean up of the private sector caused oil spill onto the President. In fact, the conservative effort to label this as Obama's Katrina represents the Conservative endorsement of socialism.
A weekly round up of the Republican Wing Nut Circus: This week, Republicans were freaked out over good news about the economy (say it ain’t so, Joe!) so in their ever impressive attempt to "take back their country", they did what all Real Americans do -- they focused on animals. Yes, from suggesting we barter chickens for healthcare to comparing illegal immigrants to dogs,it's been a wild GOP ride this week. Please no comments on the disturbing Freudian slips of the party of Repression and Regression. This is tough enough.
Unwilling to let any chance for more publicity via her specialty of moral poutrage sprinkled over Dim-Sum pass her by, Sarah Palin takes to her facebook page to decry the Pentagon's decision yesterday to dis-invite Franklin Graham from National Prayer Day. In doing so, Palin demonstrates yet again how little she thinks/knows of the law, inviting satire as the only possible rebuttal available to all reading citizens.
Vice President Joe Biden was on "The View" this morning. Elizabeth Hasslebeck asked Biden if he thought Palin posed a threat for 2012. Biden didn't seem too worried about Palin as a contender, but he did say, "I say this and people look at me like I'm kidding, I like her," which is politico speak for she can't win.
Lest you think that the Palin 2008 rallies of hate were an anomaly, Palin fans are now attacking Senator Yee, who called for an investigation of Stanislaus State after University administrators refused to supply Palin's speaking contract, claiming they didn't have it. The rage, hatred, bigotry and violence that Palin fans have put on display here has a goal: to silence the Senator. In other words, this is political terrorism.
A weekly round up of the Republican Wing Nut Circus; from Teabaggers protesting their tax cuts to Rush's pagan paranoia causing him to blame a volcano on the passage of healthcare reform, it's been a wild ride.
It's hard to keep up with the Republicans these days. They're a regular three-ring circus being lead around by leaders like Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck -- two out of three of whom we know didn't finish college. We haven't seen Palin's degree from the 5th or 6th college she attended, but recklessly, we are taking her word that she graduated. Personally, I'm still waiting to see her high school diploma, but that's just me. At any rate, with leaders like this, it's no wonder that the Republicans are going up in flames.
Palin Demands RNC Take Her Name Off of Fundraisers
It seems Sister Sarah is too pristine to associate with the likes of the RNC (bondage themes aside, as she remains their Mistress of Scold). And while many are saying this is a bad move on her part, it’s actually more of the same quite successful tactics she has been using to get elected since she started her political career with around 600 votes back in Wasilla.
In an interview that will air on CBS' 60 Minutes on Sunday night, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel waded into the civil war that is going on within the Republican Party. Emanuel refused to identify the tea partiers by name, but he described the state of the GOP as being, "at the behest of a fringe group that's taken control of their own party and their own leaders are scared of it."
On his radio show, today Glenn Beck went off on a rant against the leaked RNC fundraising power point. Beck told his listeners that they should be "hacked off" at the RNC because they are playing on people's fears. Without a hint of irony in his voice, Beck was upset that the RNC was using people's fears to make money.
On Tuesday's The Daily Show, John Oliver followed Republicans to the RNC winter meeting in Hawaii, where Republicans continued to talk about fiscal responsibility while enjoying an expensive Hawaiian getaway. The point was that when Obama goes to Hawaii, to the GOP he is an elitist, but the RNC sees no irony in their own behavior.
What exactly does the modern day conservative stand for? They’ve got a lot of confusion going on there, and not too many solid, consistent values. We’ve got regression, rage, and stupidity as an on-going theme, and the omni-present hatred of the “other”.
With the news that Rep. Michele Bachmann's main Democratic challenger Elwyn Tinklenberg would not be taking her on again in 2010, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann thought that it was time to pay tribute to his favorite wing nut. Consider this video a best of Bachmann.