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

The Glenn Beck Rally Against ‘Them,’ ‘They’ and ‘The Other’

Glenn Beck held his “restoring honor” rally in Washington, DC yesterday. It was funny and scary all wrapped in an extravaganza of demagoguery. Sarah Palin whined that “they” are trying to take away her motherhood. “Say what you want to say about me,” Palin said, “but I raised a combat vet. You can’t take that

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

Historic Health Care Reform Passes Despite Lies and Fear Mongering

Barack Obama has been talking about health care reform since 2007. Back then he talked about single-payer and universal health care – and you elected Obama with a landslide victory. While you didn’t get universal health care or single-payer – you did get health care reform.

He’s Back. Ralph Reed Jumps Into Health Care Reform Debate

Ralph Reed was the head of the Christian Coalition. He was a major player in the 1994 Republican took-over of Congress. Then the Jack Abramhoff scandal broke. Abramhoff went to prison and Reed went into hiding for his well-documented association with the corrupt lobbyist.

Exposing the Truth about Reconciliation and the ‘Nuclear Option’

Almost all politicians stretch the truth, or outright lie, to convince people that what they’re doing is for their benefit. But what’s happening right now regarding a possible parliamentary move by Senate Democrats to use reconciliation to pass health care reform is just too much.

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

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.

The Progressive Problem

Sarah Palin has achieved what Ralph Nader never could – she’s the leader of a populist revolution. Palin is successful because she appeals to the lowest common denominator and progressives, like Nader, appeal to high level intellect.