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…
GOP candidates demonstrate reckless approach to foreign policy
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…
This won’t help him with Palinites
From a 1995 New Yorker article: “I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.” –Newt Gingrich Actually, Newt’s biggest handicap in pursuing the presidency is his tendency to be a dick.
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…
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…
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?”…