Weakest, least effective speaker in the history of the House.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) defended his chamber against charges of inaction Wednesday, suggesting that the Democratic-controlled Senate is the ...
It appears that Republicans have blocked their last judicial nominee and Harry Reid is now ready to employ the nuclear option.
Via Greg Sargent:
Senator Harry Reid appears set to go nuclear — before ...
Via regular contributor E.A. Blair...
On this past Sunday’s Meet The Press, Representative Michael J. Rogers (R-MI-8) made the following statement:
"Here's the problem, you have 15 percent of the population that ...
Nothing short of another war in the Middle East will satisfy the bloodthirsty needs of John Bolton and his neocon cronies.
On the November 25 edition of Fox's America's News HQ, Former Ambassador to the ...
Why am I not surprised by this?
As the nation mourns the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, conservative media figures have attempted to appropriate his legacy and attribute to ...
It's gotten way past fun and games and par-for-the-course politics. Blatant abuse of the filibuster rule by Senate Republicans is forcing Harry Reid's hand.
As expected, Senate Democrats brought Cornelia ...
After his two terms as President of the United States, Bill Clinton started The Clinton Foundation with a focus on climate change, global health, economic development, religious and ethnic conflict ...
They're total idiots.
Leaders of the Republican establishment, alarmed by the emergence of far-right and often unpredictable Tea Party candidates, are pushing their party to rethink how it chooses nominees and ...
Now that a federal appeals court has reinstated most of Texas' Draconian abortion law, Hillary's statement defending reproductive rights and family planning takes on an even greater significance. One third ...
The ridiculous Jennifer Rubin takes a shot at cleaning up the Bush record – “Unlike Obama’s tenure, there was no successful attack on the homeland after 9/11.” Steve Benin counters.
I’m not sure Republican pundits have fully thought through the wisdom of the “other than 9/11″ argument.Bush received an intelligence briefing on Aug. 6, 2001, at which he was handed a memo with an important headline: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”
Bush, however, was on a month-long vacation at the time. He heard the briefer out and replied, “All right. You’ve covered your ass, now.” A month later, al Qaeda killed 3,000 people.
For Rubin and Bolling, the response is, in effect, “Yeah, but other than that, he kept us safe.” The problem, of course, is that’s roughly the equivalent of saying other than that iceberg, the Titanic had a pleasant voyage. Other than that one time, Pompeii didn’t have to worry about the nearby volcano. Other than Booth, Lincoln enjoyed his evening at Ford’s Theater.
And, other than…
the handling of Katrina
the selling of an illegal war that killed over 4500 American soldiers and injured tens of thousands of others
Abu Ghraib and the government sanctioning of torture
the collapse of the housing market
doubling the national debt
the loss of 2 million jobs
1001 stupid statements from a man with the intellectual curiosity of a carrot. (“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.”)
the loss of respect and moral authority from just about every nation in the world
…yep, other than that, the Bush presidency was the bestest ever!
Elections do have consequences but I don’t think anyone had this in mind.
Police say a woman who was upset over the outcome of the presidential election ran over her husband because he didn’t participate in his civic duty.
Holly Solomon, 28, chased her 36-year-old husband Daniel Solomon with the family Jeep SUV on Saturday night over a political argument stemming from the fact he didn’t vote… She pinned him between the underside of the SUV and the curb when he tried to run for help.
The husband told investigators that Solomon believed her family was going to face hardship from President Barack Obama’s re-election.
Witnesses told police that Solomon followed her husband in her car through a parking lot while screaming at him. He hid behind a light pole to protect himself while Solomon circled several times. She struck him as he tried to make a break for the main road.
There were no signs Solomon was impaired either by alcohol or drugs, KPHO said.
She was booked on an aggravated assault and domestic violence.
Her husband remains in critical condition at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center…
There’s no need for drugs or alcohol when you have Fox News, Limbaugh and most of conservative media to fuel right-wing crazy.
Conservative media has no shame. The big story yesterday in Wingnuttia, was the Obama video that was going to blow this election wide open. Steve Benen tells the story.
The whole mess just reeked of desperation. At issue was a speech Obama delivered in 2007, as a presidential candidate, not at some secret fundraiser, but in front of a large audience at Hampton University. Reporters covered the speech, which wasn’t seen as especially controversial, and all the major networks told the public about Obama’s remarks at the time.
In other words, Drudge, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity formed a strange sort of triumvirate to hype a five-year-old video that everyone already knew about, and which doesn’t include anything interesting anyway.
Perhaps my favorite part of this silliness came when Carlson proudly boasted to Hannity on the air last night, “People will say this has already been reported. Well, actually, it hasn’t been reported. And I know because I reported on it the first time.”
As I said, no shame at all. Issues aside, simply knowing that one side has serial liars like Carlson, Hannity, O’Reilly, Drudge, Savage, Levin, Malkin, Limbaugh and the other village idiots on Fox and beyond championing their cause is reason enough for anyone with a shred of decency and self-respect to question the entire conservative movement.
These days, I try to avoid commenting on the delusional diatribes of Limbaugh, Beck, Malkin, O’Reilly, Savage, Levin and the rest of the wingnut media. It’s just not worth the effort. This crazed bunch of lying loons live off the publicity that their unbelievably ignorant rants creates and there is no shortage of simpletons whose entire political belief structure is based on whatever it is that O’Reilly and Limbaugh want them to believe. Unfortunately, we all know someone who fits into that category. A naive and pathetic bunch if ever there was one.
That said, I find it difficult to let the latest from Limbaugh go by without a little ridicule thrown his way. This is too stupid to ignore.
Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie – what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises, Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in the Dark Knight Rises is named Bane. B-A-N-E. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran, and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental, that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?
Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful, and whether or not it will influence voters. It’s going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie. And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear ”Bane” in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie –”Oh yeah, I know who that is.” There are some people who think it will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think — “You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.”
Screenwriter and director Christopher Nolan had settled on Bane as the villain in the third installment of his Batman series soon after the release of The Dark Knight. That was back in 2008. Bane himself was introduced to the world by DC Comics all the way back in 1993. This information is readily available, yet Limbaugh has no problem treating his audience as the fools they are in spouting another piece of nonsense.
I suspect that Limbaugh, Beck, Savage and the rest of their cohorts get together every Friday night in some online chat room, count their money, tell stories and laugh at how gullible and stupid their fan base is. And they’d be so right about that.