by Teh Nutroots | In honor of our sister blog's coverage of the Monica Goodling/Kyle Sampson report here and here, we thought that a look back at The Daily Show's ever-valuable coverage would be in order.
First a little problem the White House had recalling just what lies they've told:
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by Teh Nutroots | First off, I don't think Fox News caused Jim Adkisson to shoot those Unitarians.
If Fox News didn't exist, I'm sure he'd have found other crazy rhetoric
to justify the yowling demon inside him. I don't agree that Fox
'pushed him over the edge'---based on a certain amount of experience, I
suspect he jumped. Hatred of others is the disease; Fox is just the
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Mr. William Kristol is at it again (in an op-ed disturbingly entitled 'Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid').
He is striking fear into my guileless British heart by his claim to
have been frightened into an attack of moroseness. As the world now
knows, nothing is more dangerous then a frightened, morose neocon.
Think of Dick Cheney and you'll see what I mean. They're even scarier
than the cheery, clueless types (George Bush) who spout neocon
policy---getting every other word wrong---as if it's been drilled into them, or the jeering, strutting types like Karl Rove.
'On MSNBC’s Hardball last night, host Chris Matthews asked former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan if he saw “FOX television as a tool”
to get the White House’s “message out” while he was in the Bush
administration. “Certainly there were commentators and other, pundits
at FOX News, that were useful to the White House,” replied McClellan,
adding that they were given “talking points.”'
Mr. J.Q. Public [So Right It's Wrong] |
As the only right-winger posting at this blog, you can imagine that I
suffer a great deal of intimidation. I am almost afraid to write this,
as I am afraid that Damozel will accuse me once more of being a
'concern troll' and delete my post forthwith. Yet the subject is one
that is of deep concern to me and, I believe, to most Republican men.
I was very disappointed by this piece, 'White Men Can't Dance', penned by libertarian Megan McArdle in her blog ( 'Assymetrical 'Asymmetrical Information'). She remarks that 'for the last three seasons, the show So You Think You Can Dance has tended to be very, very white by the time it gets down to brass tacks,' as if this were a bad thing.
For centuries, white men---and, I believe, white Republicans
especially--- who try to dance have been discriminated against, to such
an extent that 'white men can't dance' has now become, to all intents
and purposes, a self-fulfilling prophecy.
by The Puppet Mistress | I think she has. Yes, I think she has.
Look at this: MoDo's account of Obama's meeting with Sarkozy, entitled Stalking, Sniffing, Swooning.
Read all the way through it if you can. You may first wish to take an
anti-emetic. It's more than a moderate dose of Dowd.
"I always believed as a speechwriter that if you could
persuade the president to commit himself to certain words, he would
feel himself committed to the ideas that underlay those words. And the
big shock to me has been that although the president said the words, he
just did not absorb the ideas. And that is the root of, maybe,
by John Q. Public [So Right It's Wrong] |
I am afraid that this post will offend my co-bloggers, all of
whom are lefties. Well, so be it. This is another issue I feel
strongly about: the superior power of Republican 'tough love' to
repair our damaged society.
My lefty cobloggers have been roughing up John McCain all day about
his campaign ad proving that Obama is indifferent to wounded troops and
who---unlike John McCain, I'm sure---doesn't show up for committees. I
must beg to differ: I liked it. I thought it was hard-hitting, aggressive, and manly, like a sucker punch.
Democrats seem to think a campaign should be about issues. What
they fail to grasp is that issues are boring. Look at Al Gore and John
Kerry. Why do they think almost half the country preferred Bush?
The reason is that he had a message and he sold it: 'I'm the
decider. If you elect me, you won't have to listen to a lot of boring
talk that scares you about things that make you uncomfortable, like
global warming, the falling dollar, companies moving overseas and
outsourcing all their American jobs, the daily violence in Iraq, the
expense of health care and the lack of health care insurance. or the
so-called 'housing bubble.'
by Teh Nutroots | I don't know which is more pathetic: McCain's pathetic, hamfisted attacks to take down Obama with lame little smears or the pathetic eagerness of formerly McCain-hating right-wing bloggers to dig up any information that might appear discreditable to him. Right wingers in America really have come round to thinking that the end justifies the means. In fact, they don't care anymore about what's true----what matters to them is what they can sell. And after trying to rationalize Bush Inc. all these years, they no longer know the difference between a suspicion, a belief and a fact.
On top of all that, Wingnuts are in general a trusting and credulous species when it comes to any information, no matter how suspect or incomplete, that they think will prove their points.
by The Puppet Mistress | Jonathan Chait has an interesting article at The New Republic on the way in which Democrats, by preempting traditional Republican issues, helped push them into campaigning on character (e.g., trust, honesty, and the rest).
[E]very four years, we have a Democratic candidate campaigning on health
care, the minimum wage, education, Medicare, or Social Security, and a
Republican candidate campaigning on themes like Trust, Courage, and so
forth. President Bush in 2004 was explicit about his elevation of
character over issues: "Even when we don't agree," he would say, "at
least you know what I believe and where I stand."
by Cockney Robin | Damozel at BN-Pol already covered the Berlin speech,
but a quick review shows that right-wing bloggers are
under-represented. With the help of the indispensable Memeorandum, I
thought I'd spend a little time gauging the reaction on the right ---
always a fascinating excursion for a simple Brit. [The views expressed
here are mine only etc.]
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You know, he missed his calling. He should have been a real comedian. He could have made fun of people like himself. He's obviously good at it. Sadly, there is a painful, ineradicable truth underlying his sly self-deprecatingness with this video portrays. .
by teh nutroots | This post at This is by Us (by ntrwriter)
sets out some pretty trenchant responses to the dumb-ass fake
"questions" and concern troll comments of certain very stupid
conservatives. (I found it through stumbleupon.) Entitled, "Who Told
You These Things?", it begins:
On a crisp September afternoon I sat on bench near a local park. A
man, close to my age, sat near me and took in the sights of the cool
day. We happened into conversation about life, family, and politics.
I made the mistake of allowing a stray comment from my lips regarding
the war in Iraq. The man turned to me with a sharp look in his eyes.
"Why don't you support the troops? Why do you hate our military? Why can't you just support the President's decisions?"
At that moment, something inside me snapped. My body began to shake
and my vision blurred. I had heard these questions before, several
times, doing my best to forget the ignorance from which they came. I
turned the other cheek when people asked me "Why do you hate America?"
or "If it's so bad here, why don't you move somewhere else?" I let
them question my patriotism, call me a traitor, because every one is
entitled to their opinion. I allowed myself to be marginalized and
called a left-wing wacko, though I knew the truth. In the greatest
democracy the world has ever known, I let them tell me that if I hadn't
killed for my country, then I had no right to speak. But not anymore. (More)
Posted by Cockney Robin | After all, he's still the president.
I found these at a blog called Forwarded to My Inbox.
I am hoping the person who posted them won't mind my quoting them. I
never get anything good in my inbox, especially from friends who are
fond of forwarding me things.
by Teh Nutroots |Are these guys kidding? Man, I loveConservapedia. For one thing, it gives them a place other than Wikipedia to propagandize. For another, it's endlessly entertaining.
Although, as this post hints, its representation that it's "an
encyclopedia you can trust" is a bit misleading in that it's an
incomplete sentence. It should be "An encyclopedia you can trust to
confirm all your pre-packaged misconceptions, fallacies, and
fundamental lapses in fairness and candor."
But people who want news and information pre-filtered to "Just the news conservatives need to know" deserve Fox News and Conservapedia.
Come on. Do you want those kids playing in the Big Kids'
field or trying to swim in the deep end? Be thankful for anything that
keeps them on their own turf. If it weren't for those "sources," they'd
find other ways to feed their preconceptions. Awesome.