The Cynthia McKinneys of the right

(Some) Republicans recognize the callowness of Bachmann Palin Overdrive but are scared to say so publicly, lest they attract the wrath of their groupies.

When Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was named to the House Intelligence Committee earlier this year, one of her Republican colleagues responded this way: “Is that a punchline?” Another simply said, “Jumbo shrimp. Oxymoron.”

Neither dared to attach his name to his comment. …

In just her third term, she has developed a fan base like 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s: Energized, fiercely loyal and capable of making a critic’s life miserable with threats of political retribution.

GOP candidates demonstrate reckless approach to foreign policy

Gary E. Johnson

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GOP foreign policy stalwarts George H.W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Condi Rice, James Baker and Robert Gates all support passage of President Obama’s START treaty. But only one Republican candidate for president in 2012, Gary Johnson, says he would vote to ratify it.

Johnson, despite impeccable conservative (true conservative, not the Palin variety) credentials, doesn’t have a shot in hell of winning the nomination because he supports marijuana decriminalization. The fact that he cut 10% annual growth in New Mexico’s budget while governor — and his focus on school voucher reforms — will be overlooked because the Christian fundamentalist base does not tolerate social libertarianism.

Those same voters don’t want Republicans to help Obama get any victories, even if the country benefits. Instead of leading on foreign policy, potential 2012 candidates are playing to the Palinites.

Does criticizing a racist count as racism?

Newly elected wingnut Allen West (R-Fla) plays the race card after reports highlight some controversial remarks made by Joyce Kaufman, his first pick to be his chief of staff.

In August 2007, when discussing illegal immigrants, she said on her show, “If you commit a crime while you’re here, we should hang you and send your body back to where you came from, and your family should pay for it.”

But West says those who reported the story are the real racists — misogynists, too.

“I think the American people are sick of, and that despicable, disgusting action and the way that they went after Joyce Kaufman shows that not only this liberal left has some issues with racism,” West told CNN. “I guarantee you, if I was a black Democratic Congressman-elect, they would not be doing these type of actions, and the fact that they’re attacking a woman like this, that shows me something about sexism and misogynist behavior.”

Willie Horton on steroids

The brown people are coming to rape your women and kill your children, warns wingnut Sharron Angle.
The Willie Horton ad is tame in comparison.
I’m surprised Angle didn’t advocate a “Second Amendment remedy” to combat those menacing Mexicans.

“What is a little bit disconcerting and concerning is the inability for sporting goods stores to keep ammunition in stock,” she told the newspaper. “That tells me the nation is arming. What are they arming for if it isn’t that they are so distrustful of their government? They’re afraid they’ll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways?” she said.

Note that her concern lies not with alarmists stockpiling weapons; rather, she’s worried about a lack of ammo. I’m sure it’s Obama’s fault.

The race remains a toss-up, and although Harry Reid is a turd, I could never vote for someone who pimps for the Cult of Scientology.

[Angle] defends her advocacy for a Church of Scientology-developed quack drug therapy program by claiming Scientologists are the victims of religious persecution.

These people are fucking idiots

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

“Where in the Constitution is separation of church and state?” O’Donnell asked while Democrat Chris Coons, an attorney, sat a few feet away.

Coons responded that O’Donnell’s question “reveals her fundamental misunderstanding of what our Constitution is. … The First Amendment establishes a separation.”

She interrupted to say, “The First Amendment does? … So you’re telling me that the separation of church and state, the phrase ‘separation of church and state,’ is in the First Amendment?”

One more reason not to live in Nevada

I don’t enjoy gambling, and I’d hate to have to choose between a corrupt, entitled hack (Harry Reid) and DeMint-ed loon Sharron Angle, who believes reporters should “ask the questions we want to answer, so that they report the news the way we want it reported.” She’s more of a Second Amendment gal.

More proof that a serious third party is needed. Forget ideology; the Dems and GOP have been overtaken by pompous windbags and dim fanatics. And if they’re not corrupted yet, they will be.

The GOP has nominated a pathological liar

Christine O’Donnell, who said she would never lie — not even if she was hiding Jews and the Nazis came a-knockin’, has been caught in another whopper, and this one calls into question her mental health. Seriously.

But in terms of the government, I think that there is a very carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America.

While I agree that China is not our friend, I am 100 percent certain O’Donnell is not privy to classified information, as she claims. (Audio: Part IPart II)

Though she’s 40 years younger and 200 pounds lighter, O’Donnell reminds me of my late step-grandfather, who lied at the drop of a drumstick.

When Ralph said he had lunch with Colin Powell, we indulged him, as we did when he claimed the cable company forced him to subscribe to the Playboy Channel. “I told them I want that filth off my TV, but they said it comes with the basic package.” “Oh really, Ralph. That’s a shame.”

Ralph later went bankrupt selling those pre-Direct TV giant satellite dishes, though he kept one for himself. We were to believe he was exposed to information unavailable to those of us with mere cable television.

Soon after Rock Hudson died of AIDS, Ralph told us veteran character actor Roddy McDowall announced he, too, had the disease. “I saw it on the satellite,” he said. “The satellite” also reported that Michael Jackson had third degree burns from head to toe after that infamous Pepsi commercial gone wrong.

“They don’t think he’s going to live,” Ralph told us. He saw it on the satellite.

Ralph (last name: Martinis) once said there were seven other Ralph Martinis’ (name spelled the same) staying at his hotel. “Really, Ralph. Wow, that’s something else.”

He also used to race speedboats on the Chesapeake Bay; “I was the prince of Bal-tee-more,” said Ralph, who had little tolerance for non-Yankees; once, when unable to find a Mobil gas station, he blamed their absence on “stupid Southerners.”

Palinites mimicking Politburo

Conservatives, please tell me you’re bothered by candidates who think they are above accountability. Liberal media or not, who else is going to ask our officeholders the tough questions: Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh or some other propagandist?

Sharron Angle cops to the farce:

[W]hen I get a friendly press outlet — not so much the guy that’s interviewing me — it’s their audience that I’m trying to reach. So, if I can get on Rush Limbaugh, and I can say, “Harry Reid needs $25 million. I need a million people to send twenty five dollars to” The day I was able to say that [even], he made $236,000 dollars. That’s why it’s so important. Somebody…I’m going on Bill O’Reilly the 16th. They say, “Bill O’Reilly, you better watch out for that guy, he’s not necessarily a friendly”…Doesn’t matter, his audience is friendly, and if I can get an opportunity to say that at least once on his show — when I said it on Sean Hannity’s television show we made $40,000 before we even got out of the studio in New York. It was just [great]. So that’s what I’m really reaching out to is that audience that’s had it with Harry, and you can watch that happen when I go on those shows. Go on my website, it starts coming in. We have an automatic…when you put your name in there and it doesn’t tell how much you gave, but it tells your name and where you’re from. And so you can just watch it; it just rolls like this. In fact, with Rush Limbaugh we put it all down. We couldn’t take the ticker going fast enough. And we’ve pulled in over [3,000,000] dollars just from that kind of a message going out.

Meanwhile, she barely acknowledges the local press. I’m no fan of Harry Reid, but this woman is scary.

Thou shalt not lie … unless it helps your career

O’DONNELL: A lie, whether it be a lie or an exaggeration, is disrespect to whoever you’re exaggerating or lying to, because it’s not respecting reality.

MAHER: Quite the opposite, it can be respect.

IZZARD: What if someone comes to you in the middle of the Second World War and says, ‘do you have any Jewish people in your house?’ and you do have them. That would be a lie. That would be disrespectful to Hitler.

O’DONNELL: I believe if I were in that situation, God would provide a way to do the right thing righteously. I believe that!

MAHER: God is not there. Hitler’s there and you’re there.

O’DONNELL: You never have to practice deception. God always provides a way out.

But the conservative Weekly Standard caught her, ahem, misstating fact, in what appears to be a frivolous lawsuit. But I’m sure she supports tort reform, so who cares if her actions don’t mirror her words?

According to the amended complaint, O’Donnell had considered not taking the ISI job because “she had applied for admission to a Master’s Degree program at Princeton University, to start in the fall of 2003, and was concerned that the ISI position would not fit with her plans.”

But, in fact, O’Donnell had not yet received her bachelor’s degree at that time and had not been accepted to a master’s program at Princeton.

‘One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar’

You can’t make this shit up, though I suspect GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell did:

“I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do,” she said.

“One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn’t know it. I mean, there’s little blood there and stuff like that,” she said. “We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.”

I trust Christine didn’t give in to her throbbing biological urges.

I’ll just die if I don’t get this Senate seat

Palinite Christine O’Donnell sticks to script: Play the victim card, add plenty of empty platitudes, identify as a patriot, repeat.

“Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There’s nothing safe about it. But is it worth it?” she said.

“Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it?” she asked, as the crowd chanted “Yes.” “Is America worth it?”

She used her middle-class upbringing in New Jersey to briefly explain one of the most perplexing charges that has dogged her campaign — why it took her more than 15 years to earn her college degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

“I never had the high-paying job or the company car. It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans. I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes,” she said, jabbing at Sen. John Kerry for dodging a six-figure yacht tax in his home state. ‘”And I’ll bet most of you didn’t, either.”

Comment du jour

So how do you feel about oral sex?

CD chimed in on U.S. Senate candidate, and anti-masturbation advocate, Christine O’Donnell and her claim that she’s being stalked by opponents.

charlesad | Friday, September 17, 2010 at pm | | Edit

Maybe they were trying to catch her masturbating.

Well played.