Posts Tagged: Conservative

Modern Tea Party Republican: White Middle-aged Angry and Religious

Gallop released some updated poll numbers on the Republican party. Only 29 percent of the 78,000 Republicans polled said they were “Moderate/Liberal.” Seventy-one percent labeled themselves “Conservative” or “Very conservative.” The vast majority of self-identified conservatives are white, 55 or older and go to church regularly. Only 34 percent of moderate Republicans were 55 or… Read more »

David Brooks has a Mental Problem

In his column today, I thought for sure David Brooks was going to dazzle me – I was wrong. Brooks began today with a grueling story about a woman getting a mastectomy without anesthesia in 1811. “I felt the instrument — describing a curve — cutting against the grain, if I may so say, while… Read more »

Rightwing Morons Select Jimmy Carter as the Worst Person in American History

The blog, Right Wing News, asked 100 rightbloggers, “Out of all the gangsters, serial killers, mass murderers, incompetent & crooked politicians, spies, traitors, and ultra left-wing kooks in all of American history — have you ever wondered who the worst of the worst was?” Jimmy Carter. That’s right, of the 43 bloggers who responded, President… Read more »

Islam, Hitler and a Modern Day Crusades [#rightbloggers]

According to rightbloggers, such as Jonah Goldberg and Paul Berman, they’re not allowed to talk about links between Islam and Nazism. The gist of Goldberg’s argument today is that there was a connection between Islam and Nazis and no one in the mainstream media is talking about it, and so Goldberg and other rightbloggers are… Read more »

Rep. Mike Pence Tells Fox News Congress Should Investigate Obama’s ‘Slow Response’

On Wednesday, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto interviewed Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) about the congressional investigation into the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but Pence was more concerned with the alleged slowness of the Obama administration’s response to the disaster. Pence said the people “want to get to the bottom of what… Read more »

Keith Olbermann on the Tea Party Ruse with Politico’s Kenneth Vogel

Here’s more evidence that the Tea Party movement is not a movement but merely a political operation geared towards getting Republicans elected and making lobbyists rich. On Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night, Olbermann interviewed Politico’s Kenneth Vogel about his story on Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Express and the lobbyists who are backing it. As… Read more »

I Get The Tea Party Now

I’ve been scratching my head as to what this Tea Party thing is all about since it started last April 15 with people protesting paying their taxes, it didn’t make sense to me then, but I’ve got it figured out now. What has had me perplexed, besides the contradictions in their message, is why the… Read more »

Michael Steele Plays the Race Card

When it’s convenient, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele claims his race is a non-issue, and when he needs to do so, he uses his race to slither out of a tight spot. The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein has the story. On Monday, the RNC chairman told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that, as an African-American,… Read more »

Caller Tells C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan They Should Change the Name to BLACK-SPAN

I hate call-in programs because rarely does a caller make a valid or intelligent point. On Monday, C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan got a call from North Carolina complaining that “80 percent of your callers” are black and that C-SPAN should change its name to BLACK-SPAN. The caller said that he was just making “a little respectful… Read more »

Conservatives Ratchet Up Calls for Violence Against Democrats Who Voted For Health Care Reform

“Take Steve Driehaus, for example,” Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said. “He may be a dead man. He can’t go home to the west side of Cincinnati.” That was Boehner last week. Since then, Driehaus (D-OH) did vote for health care reform and he’s had several threats against his life. Photos of his children have been… Read more »

The Rachel Maddow Show: Republicans Go ‘Nuclear’ with Health Care Reform Lies

President Obama appears to have finally realized that Republicans will never support any effort to reform health care. On Wed., Obama is expected to release a plan to pass health care reform. According to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the president would like Republicans to not filibuster the bill in the Senate and allow a simple up-or-down vote, but that’s not going to happen.

Tea Party Poll Shows It’s No Movement

The mainstream media often refers to the Tea Party spectacle as a “movement.” It isn’t. A CBS News poll shows that Tea Party “members” are actually pretty dumb. Tea Party people believe that President Obama has already raised taxes – he hasn’t. One-third of Tea Party people think Obama favors the poor – that’s code… Read more »

Is Palin a Cunning Politico, Evil Genius or a Fool?

New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote that Sarah Palin may just be the smartest politician in America today.

Well, he didn’t say that exactly. What he did say was that while liberals, including White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, were yucking it up over Palin’s hand-scrawled Tea Party cheat sheet, she was building her base.