By now, many of you have seen how Brian Ross of ABC, with an assist from former Clintonite George Snuffalupugus, committed arguably the worst cast of journalistic malpractice since Dan Rather’s forged memo story cost him his job. Immediately after the Colorado movie shooting, Ross found a guy with the same name as the shooter on a Colorado Tea Party Facebook page. Turns out that James Holmes isn’t that uncommon of a name and the shooter and “Liker” of the FB page weren’t the same guy. Go figure.
Anywho, this isn’t the first time the MSM has attempted to paint the Tea Party or conservative groups with the violent brush. There are at least six verifiable cases of the MSM employing this shameful tactic…and in every single instance, the MSM was 100% wrong. Excerpt:
After James “The Joker” Holmes committed unspeakable acts of violence at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” last Friday, ABC’s Brian Ross — in what can only be described as a sloppy act of journalism — practically jumped at the chance to tie the shooter to the Tea Party.
“There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, CO, uh Paige, on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last summer. We don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes, but it is Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado,” Ross said.
Problem: Ross and ABC never investigated the connection. Had they checked their facts, they would’ve discovered that the 52-year-old Tea Partier was not, in fact, the same man arrested by Aurora police that morning. But that didn’t stop Ross. He went on national television and casually tossed out the idea that the Tea Party might somehow be connected to the “Batman” massacre.
Of course, ABC and Ross have apologized for their sloppy reporting, but the speculation remains: Somebody, whether it was Ross or his producers, wanted to tie the conservative grassroots movement to the nightmarish events that took place that night.
But you know what? Conservatives should be used to this at this point. After all, it’s not like Ross’ undisciplined act of media malpractice is a first. Indeed, the media has a long and illustrious history of trying to tie acts of psychopathic violence to either the Tea Party or some other conservative group or personality.
Lawyer and Blogger Gabriel Malor has an op-ed in the New York Post that includes a sampling of some of the moments when the media, without any sort of evidence or proof, has falsely connected conservatism to random and senseless acts of violence. We’ve decided to pick six of them and go into detail.
You MUST read the whole thing, especially to be reminded of the specific cases where the MSM got it wrong. Yet they keep doing it!
This is what we’re up against, folks. A state-run MSM that has gone from reporting to advocacy in a couple of generations. Fortunately, we have the alternative media to call them to the carpet, and we will continue to expose them as the leftist hacks that they are.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Sen. Richard Lugar has been thumbing his nose at the conservative base for years. Back in 2006, he wanted Mexico’s permission to build a fence/wall along OUR border. Two years ago, he voted FOR the Dream amnesty act, fresh on the heels of the Tea Party wave. And let’s not forget his support for TARP and such.
So last night, he became the first incumbent Senator this election cycle to lose a primary. And it wasn’t even close.
If you want another reason to be glad he’s gone, his loss is being lamented by Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry, who is rumored to have served in Vietnam. If Kerry laments a Republican losing his seat, it’s probably a good thing.
DNC Chair Debs: On Tuscon anniversary, let us be more civil, and by “us”, I mean the Tea Partiers, who are to blame for shooting
You gotta love ol’ Mayo Hair…or not.
Well, as someone who spent nineteen years as a member of a legislative body, I really agree with you, that we need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy from a year ago where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords, who is doing really well by the way, and I know everybody –[applause]–making tremendous progress.
The discourse in America, the discourse in Congress in particular, to answer your question, very specifically, has really changed.
And I’ll tell you, I hesitate to place blame, but I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess and a lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement.
Got that? “We need to be civil and tone things down. By the way, Tea Partiers practically pulled the trigger themselves.” While that meme has been so thoroughly discredited that even most MSM fishwraps don’t go there anymore, that doesn’t keep this pointy-toothed demonspawn from politicizing something she swore she wouldn’t politicize.
Sums Verum Serum:
But the real question isn’t whether she explicitly (no) or implicitly (yes) blamed the Tea Party, that’s a dodge and the kind of thing Media Matters specializes in. The real question is this: What is the connection between political civility and the irrational actions of a diagnosed schizophrenic, i.e. Jared Loughner? Answer: There isn’t one. That’s why people like me are bent out of shape by Tucson being bandied about in this context.
Simply put, civility or lack thereof had nothing whatsoever to do with Tucson. That may not have been clear in the early days when hacks like Paul Krugman were stumbling all over themselves to lay blame at the feet of folks on the right, but it’s clear now. Given the facts, we’re not having any more of this nonsense from the left.
You know, it’s almost as if the left is a bunch of lying hacks with no moral compass whatsoever. Almost, that is.
Exit question: Someone tell me again how many vermin-infested vandals, rapists, elderly assaulters, public defecators, etc., have been arrested at Tea Party rallies vs. Occupy gatherings?
Short version: Occupiers want to destroy our country, and Tea Party wants to restore our country. Occupiers are violent and destructive, and Tea Partiers are non-violent and constructive. Amen!
Video (about 1:36 long): Newt tells biased media the big difference between Tea Party and Occupiers
I think Romney has a problem, though. He’s by far the best-known candidate in the race, and he’s at 17% in the polls. That’s not so good. If he gets the nomination, and I think the odds now are very heavily that he will, he’s got a big base problem. And usually that’s not a problem. Republicans are very disciplined, they’ll pull in behind him. Actually, even the Democrats pull in behind after a fight like this. This year you have the Tea Party. They are not playing with a full deck. I mean, they could go off the rails here.
Accusations of “not playing with a full deck” and going “off the rails”…from this guy?
I tend to dismiss race-hustling poverty prostitutes like Fredrica Wilson (D-FL gerrymandered district). But this one’s a hoot:
“Let us all remember who the real enemy is. The real enemy is the Tea Party — the Tea Party holds the Congress hostage. They have one goal in mind, and that’s to make President Obama a one-term president,” Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) said at a Miami town hall with constituents.
Yep, when she’s not busy blaming the current level of black unemployment on racism, she likes to pass her time uncovering America’s “real enemy”. The enemy is not a socialist, anti-American president who has done his level best to destroy our economy and crush the employment prospects of the very people for whom she purports to stand. The enemy is not bloodthirsty camel-humping jihadists trying to attack us again like they did a decade ago (sidebar: for those of you on the left, feel free to Google “9-11-2001″ if that doesn’t ring a bell).
No, indeed. The “real enemy” is a group of American citizens who believe that the federal government ought to live within its means just like every American family (nay, every family on God’s green Earth) must do. The “real enemy” is a group of American citizens who have the gall to be loyal to the same Constitution that Congresscreeps like Wilson have sworn to uphold and defend. The “real enemy” is a group of American citizens who actually don’t want their kids and grandkids to inherit a nation that is substantially weaker and bleaker than the one we’ve grown to know and love since its inception. These cretins, of course, are the “real enemy”.
Remember when Chairman Zero said to Latinos that they need to “punish our enemies”? That may be one point on which he and I agree. Vermin like ObaMao and his minions like Wilson must be punished at the ballot box by Normal America, and relegated to the dustbin of history when it comes to their policies. They have inflicted enough damage to the country I love, and they must be stopped before they achieve their goal: permanent American irrelevance.
Does anyone have the heart to tell her that The Village People are not holding auditions? Or maybe she’s attending a memorial to the late Macho Man Randy Savage of which I’m not aware?
NBC mouthpieces: Can you believe these insipid Tea Party freshmen, not allowing themselves to be bought like every other decent politician would do?
From Red State:
H/T Ace: Courtesy of Brian Williams and Andrea Mitchell at NBC –
W Andrea, you’ve seen ‘em come and seen ‘em go. This has hardly been a profile in courage. Have you ever seen anything like this?M … Now its stalemate, its gridlock. And I’ve never seen anything where there has been so little leadership and where people are angry, disgusted and, I think, really rebellious out there. People are wanting change and they don’t know how to get it.
W And a new dynamic, Andrea, in Washington – at least in the time you and I have been watching things. Some members have come to town and they don’t care if they get re-elected. That is a whole new dynamic. They are here for a single issue and are willing to go down in flames at the polls if they achieve it or don’t.
M There has always been anger and animus in among leaders and among the followers – the rank and file, the caucus. But these new members really are willing to tear the place down. And they not only don’t care whether or not are re-elected – they don’t want pork (laughs). There are no inducements to get them to follow the speaker or the other leaders. So they don’t want the traditional methods of buying loyalty here and that was a reform that now has changed the dynamic.
W Alright, Andrea Mitchell from our Washington newsroom. Wish there was better news to report to folks especially about our era in Govt.
Oh this is rich. The MSM is moaning about how Tea Party congressmen are willing to die on a hill for their convictions. “Getting re-elected? Pffffft. My country matters more to me than getting re-elected.”
Let that sink in for a second. Two NBC reporters are dismayed that freshmen Republican legislators who ran on a platform of curbing spending (which includes curbing pork) and not doing “business as usual” in DC are…well, are doing exactly what they said they would do! “I don’t care about pork or committee chairs, and if it costs me re-election, so be it. I care about my country, not my political career!” And NBC finds that sentiment lamentable?
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Those of you who have been here for a while know that I am conservative first, and Republican a way, waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy distant second. Stories like this explain why:
The Congressional Budget Office estimate shows that compared with current spending rates the spending bill due for a House vote Thursday would pare just $352 million from the deficit through Sept. 30. About $8 billion in cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid are offset by nearly equal increases in defense spending.
Speaker Boner is resorting to slaying the messenger, taking to task Red State bloggers he expected would be in his corner on this. Sorry, Speaker Tearjerker, but it was bad enough when you campaigned on $100 billion in cuts, then pared it down to $61 billion, then down to $38 billion. And now we see that $38 billion equates to a piddly $352 million in real actual savings?
Come on, Tea Party House Republicans, and vote “No” on the budget deal that Bonehead and his Cowboy Haiku counterpart in the Senate struck behind closed doors! If you’re not up for the job, Boehner, I’m pretty sure Paul Ryan will fill your shoes quite nicely.
UPDATE (04/15/2011 – 08:50 am EST): If you want to know how bad this budget bill is and how badly Speaker Bonehead botched this, simply ask yourself this: Why did Boehner and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have to ask House Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer for his help in passing it? I mean, 59 Republicans voted against the budget, which means that Democrats were needed to pass the bill. Boehner knew that he was having a revolt within his party over this, and rather than listen to his party’s members trying to talk some sense into him, Boehner opted to ask the other team to help him pass this bill. How truly shameful!
When he’s not busy working on stealing Republicans’ identity, Chuck the Schmuck likes to pass the time rehearsing his talking points with his fellow Senate Democrats…unaware that the phone call is not muted and reporters are picking up his marching orders. Details:
Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, began to instruct his fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process.
After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, Thomas R. Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how to cut spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John A. Boehner of Ohio, the speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. “I always use the word extreme,” Mr. Schumer said. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”
A minute or two into the talking-points tutorial, though, someone apparently figured out that reporters were listening, and silence fell.
Heh. Schmucky robotically parrots the “caucus” talking points. Obviously, the Dems are laying the groundwork for a government shutdown, and these talking points are merely practice for their justification for a shutdown: “These extremely extreme extremists are responsible. Not just responsible, but extremely responsible!”
And right on cue, Babs Boxer seizes the opportunity to…well, to stick with the telegraphed message. Isn’t that like a pitcher telling the batter “I’m going to throw a fastball down the middle” and then actually doing it? She just pretended like no one had heard it!
Then the conference call began in earnest, with the Democrats right on message.
“We are urging Mr. Boehner to abandon the extreme right wing,” said Ms. Boxer, urging the House to compromise on the scale of spending cuts and to drop proposed amendments that would deny federal financing for Planned Parenthood and for government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency.
Those extremists! Why, they don’t want to federally subsidize PP’s baby slaughtering or child sex trafficking! The nerve!
In the end, I don’t think this hurts Schmucky that much. After all, we’re talking reporters here…AKA Democrat constituents.
Notice something here:
But Obama, in his most candid moments, acknowledged that race was still a problem. In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent “Tea Party” movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted on their mortgages, and the poor, but wasn’t helping them nearly enough, he said. A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to “take back” their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn’t dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a “subterranean agenda” in the anti-Obama movement—a racially biased one—that was unfortunate.
So if “take back America” is racist, then how’s about a convention of bigots on the left where Obama has spoken TWICE?
Hypocrisy and bigotry: crunchy and good with ketchup.
You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear the New York Times is less interested in reporting and more interested in agenda-driving, even if they look hypocritical in the process. If I didn’t know any better, that is. From Jonathan Tobin:
In 2009 and 2010 the New York Times covered protests against the Obama administration’s stimulus spending bill and health care plan as the barely legal revolt of an unwashed and uncivil band of reactionaries determined not only to halt what the paper considered progress but also to thwart democracy. But anyone looking at the Times’ front page article on Saturday describing protests against the effort by Wisconsin’s newly elected governor and legislature to balance the state’s books got a very different view of a protest movement.
According to the Times, the activities of the Wisconsin public sector unions — whose expensive benefits have put their state on the brink of bankruptcy — are nothing less than the moral equivalent of the demonstrations in Tunisia that brought down an authoritarian dictatorship. As the headline “Wisconsin Leads the Way as Workers Fight Cuts” indicates, the whole focus of the piece is an effort to portray the unions and their Democratic allies as revolutionaries who are on the cutting edge of a movement that will, in effect, reverse the verdict of last year’s election.
Read the whole thing. It’s short, but he lays out the indictment against the Old Gray Hag quite nicely, including a video link contrasting liberal rhetoric vs. reality.
As for the NYT: Nope…no liberal media bias!
I’ve always said that leftists are impervious to facts and consistency. They are hypocrites and liars, and shamefully so. They lose no sleep over their sociopathic tendencies. They have no remorse for being the morally bankrupt vermin that they are.
So, away we go…
With the bodies of the AZ shooting victims not even cold yet, the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) were quick to jump on the “Palin/Tea Party/Beck/Limbaugh/Hannity/right winger du jour” bandwagon. As I pointed out in the last post, CNN had no trouble asking viewers to withhold judgment about the Ft. Hood shooter’s Muslim fanatic background being part of his motive. However, CNN had no trouble passing near immediate judgment on an ideology with which they are opposed, as well as important figures in said ideology.
Such hypocrisy and political correctness wasn’t limited to CNN. The Old Gray Hag blamed the right, nearly a year after pleaing for calmer heads to prevail with regards to the Ft. Hood Islamofascist shooting.
Now, we’re beginning to get some details on the shooter. Deranged wingnut? Hardly.
- “Left-wing pothead, quite liberal, political radical”;
- Registered independent;
- His favorite books are those frequently found on any libtard bookshelf: Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto;
- 9/11 Truther.
I guess since the left guessed wrong on…
- the Discovery Channel hostage taker, who was motivated by Al Gore’s An Incovenient Truth (but we righties properly dismissed that, recognizing that the dude was just nuts, period);
- the NYC Muslim cabbie stabbing, where the perp was a left-wing activist;
- the attempted firebombing of Democrat Congressman Russ Carnahan’s office, where the perp was a liberal blogger;
- the failed Times Square bombing, where the perp was a camelhumping Islamonut instead of the Teap Partier mad about ObamaCare (a theory floated by Mayor Bloomberg);
- the suicide pilot who hit the Austin IRS building, where the perp was a commie (i.e. a leftie);
- and now, the AZ shooter…
…they figure that they’re bound to get one right eventually. I guess it’s possible, just as it’s possible that with all the wrong lotto numbers I pick, I’m bound to get them all right eventually. Right? Right???
They always peg these acts of lunacy and barbarism on the right. They’re wrong every d#mned time. Since they’re the ones who are much more prone to violence, I’m thinking that their hollow accusations against us for behavior that they themselves perpetrate is merely a case of projection on their part.
But we’re not going to let them get away with it, just like we didn’t let them get away with forcing their sick, undesirable agenda on Normal America last November.
(Sorry for the delay, but I was wiped yesterday!)
Gloat away, friends!
Memo to President Oprompter, who now all of a sudden wants to “work together”: We won.
Drew has a great post on why slaying a RINO in DE turned out to be a bad idea. It’s not just “hindsight is 20/20″, but I’d say my foresight was pretty friggin’ awesome, too:
Look at how voters identified themselves by ideology…23% liberal, 66% moderate, 17% conservative. Coons cleaned up with liberals and moderates winning those groups 88 and 66 percent respectively. Do you really think those two groups were simply waiting for the ok from Karl Rove and John Cornyn to vote for O’Donnell?
Karl Rove and NRSC had nothing to do with O’Donnell’s defeat. In fact, as bad of a candidate as I think O’Donnell is, she had little to do with her defeat. It’s a deeply blue state that actually likes liberals. We had a chance to get a moderate-liberal Republican and passed on it. To me, that was tactically stupid. Yes, Castle would have been a pain in the ass but not as big a one when there were 47 or 48 Republicans in the House. The power of the moderates is when they are all the deciding vote, add a cushion and they are manageable. Personally, I would have like to have had another no vote on HCR in the Senate but others didn’t think that was important enough.
I seemed to recall mentioning that DE was a blue state. Numerous times.
Rasmussen has always been a great pollster, and remarkably accurate. But this election cycle, his polls were off. He overestimated conservative performance in a number of races. That allowed us to get our hopes up in places like NV and CO, where we thought our candidate was actually going to win.
A bunch of Democrat House bullies got their butts handed to them this week: Alan Grayson in FL, Ciro Rodriguez in TX (here and here), Baron Hill in IN (here), and Bob Etheridge in NC, just to name a few. Well, Etheridge (the guy who assaulted the college kid with the camera, “Hooer you?”) is losing to Renee Ellmers by 1646 votes, and after “refined” vote totals netted him an additional 453 votes, the “refined” vote total just so happens (conveniently) to now be below 1%, which triggers a recount. Funny how that happens with Democrats all the time, huh?
Point to ponder: Does Phil Hare (D-IL) care about the Constitution now?
This election showed that with the re-election of Corrine Brown (FL) and Barney Frank (MA), among several others like them, there are indeed some unwinnable seats. Mike Yost and Sean Bielat were, respectively, great candidates, and they both lost badly. So let’s please resign ourselves to the reality that there are some seats that will be hopelessly blue in perpetuity. For conservatives who live in those districts: move.
I wanted Reid’s scalp in the worst way. But leave it to the Tea Party and Sarah Palin to screw that up for me, as they decided to back the one person in the whole friggin’ state who couldn’t beat Harry Reid 5-to-1. While the Tea Party did have some success (Rob Portman in OH, Marco Rubio in FL, and Rand Paul in KY, among the notables), they did a horrendous job at vetting and backing other candidates (Buck in CO, Angle in NV, and O’Donnell in DE). While I love how the Tea Party invigorated American consciousness and ignited conservative turnout, I’d prefer they stay out of the business of endorsing candidates, as their track record is inconsistent. We would have had CO (Jane Norton), NV (Sue Lowden or Danny Tarkanian), and DE (Mike Castle) had Palin and the TP’ers stayed out of endorsing. I know many of you may disagree, and that’s cool, but I’m convinced that CO, NV, and DE would have been ours, period.
In his victory speech, Marco Rubio was right: the public didn’t vote for the GOP. They voted for an obstacle to Obamunism. The GOP now has a second chance. Don’t blow it, guys.
Had Charlie Crist taken his GOP primary beating like a man, then warmly endorsed and campaigned for Marco Rubio in the general election, then Crist would have been in a perfect position to destroy Bill Nelson in 2012. Nelson is as unpopular in FL as Reid is in NV, and unless the GOP produces a quality opponent (and please stay the hell away from FL during our primary in two years, Mrs. Palin!), a bad Nelson will be re-elected just as a bad Reid was. Crist could have been that guy to derail Nelson. Instead, his ego and his blind ambition caused him to commit career suicide. In one year, Crist went from Top Dog to In The Doghouse.
For you “Blue Dogs” who sided with Obama all the time: Now that you’re unemployed, was it worth it?
Russ Feingold lost in WI. I’m still trying to absorb that. The same state that voted for Michael Dukakis in 1988 actually voted for a conservative Republican to the U.S. Senate. Dude.
We didn’t get the Senate this time. But with a bunch of freshmen and/or red state Dems up for re-election in 2012, and since we’re only about 3-4 away from a majority, the odds are good we’ll prevail in 2012, irrespective of the outcome of the presidential election.
President Kick#ss isn’t convinced that the election was a referendum on him. Hmmm. A bunch of Dems representing districts (federal and 680 state) that haven’t been red in decades (and some since Reconstruction) got bounced. The same districts have been through awful economic times, yet they kept sending back Dems. But now, these once-blue districts are red. And it has nothing to do with Obama? Hey, whatever sweetens your dreams, Champ.
Even the Tea Party Express, the Sacramento-based national organization that launched a well-financed, late-stage advertising campaign which helped O’Donnell win her primary race, has dialed back its financial support for her.
Documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show that between O’Donnell’s September 14 primary victory and mid-October, the Tea Party Express paid for around $11,000 in e-mail blasts and radio ads supporting her. By comparison, records show the group spent more than $64,000 in support of Angle during that period. (Tea Party Express representatives did not respond to messages requesting comment.)
Tea Party last month: “We luv CoD!” Tea Party now: “C-O-Who? Never heard of her.” Can’t says I blame ‘em, though, as she’s getting trounced.
I told you, didn’t I? But hey, you wanted a RINO scalp, and you got one, all at the bargain basement price of a guaranteed Senate seat that’s now going to a self-professed “bearded Marxist”.
Liberal morons: Sarah Palin is an idiot for mentioning the year of the Boston Tea Party at…a Tea Party rally
Sarah Palin addressed a Tea Party rally in NV and mentioned that they needed to vote on November 2, and that they couldn’t “party like it’s 1773” quite yet. The leftosphere was atwitter, giggling like school girls (or Barney Frank) at a Justin Bieber concert. The lefto-meme: She’s so stupid that she didn’t know she was three years off!
There’s just one problem, rocket surgeons: 1773 was the year of the Boston Tea Party. Tea Party…Boston Tea Party…get it? Google is your friend. As “Otis, my man!” Day from Animal House might sing about the left: “Don’t know much bout history.”
It wasn’t just the moonbats who stepped in it, either. “Respected” lefties like Gwen Ifill even snarked on it. While many of them realized that they were the ones who looked like the morons, and others (like Gwen) tried to pretend that they weren’t implying what we know they were, yet other leftist boobs are continuing to ride that Titanic meme all the way into the icy cold depths of beclownery.
Enjoy the irony, friends, of this moment: a woman whom the left mocks as a dullard just made ALL of them look like the fools! Schooled by the Sarahcuda!
If you can’t beat them, insult and attack them…
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) released this “teabagger” election ad this week. They hope that by smearing all of those limited government protesters with an offensive sexual innuendo these patriots will stay home on election day.
And, of course, they don’t care that these vile ads are playing on the internet and are heard on the radio so your children can learn how to be mean and rude, too.
By “teabaggers”, they mean “taxpayers”, you know. Apparently, the irony of them sliming the people who fund their bloated salaries and pensions is totally lost on them. Unions are about as useful as boobs on a boar.
I’m about ready to swear off Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. They can kiss my backside, as far as I’m concerned.
In case you haven’t seen by now, Sarah’s gal up in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell, defeated Mike Castle in the GOP Senate primary. Every stinkin’ poll under the sun showed that Castle would easily defeat his Dem opponent, Chris Coons, in November and claim a Senate seat in a deep blue state. So what does Palin and the Tea Party Express do? They endorse O’Donnell, a woman who has so much baggage she ought to be Springer’s co-host on the game show.
What do you need to know about this race? Only this:
Democrats rejoiced along with her supporters.
Yes, Castle is a RINO, and like you, I don’t like RINOs. But for the love of Pete, people, this isn’t Lisa Murkowski we’re talking about! Murky was a RINO in a cherry red state, and we don’t need RINOs from red states when conservatives will do nicely. Castle is a squishy Republican who did vote for cap-and-tax in the House, but who also wanted to repeal ObamaCare and would have cast a vote for Mitch McConnell (or whomever the GOP picks) as Senate leader.
Let me repeat this: Castle was guaran-friggin’-TEED to win this seat! And now, thanks to a gal and a group of people who are more interested in RINO hunting than in preventing a Dem-controlled Senate from nominating more Elena Kagans to the Supreme Court, this is a seat that is guaran-friggin’-TEED to stay blue. But hey, at least Palin and the TP got ‘em a RINO scalp, right?
Get this through your head, people: Delaware is as blue as that stupid hen that serves as its state bird. Ace had a wonderful post last week whereby he stated that you move a blue state purple, a purple state red, and a red state redder. The electorate in DE is not going to move from blue to deep red! Just as Scott Brown won us over, despite not being a dyed-in-the-wool conservative, we could have endured Castle just as we’ve endured the Maine sisters (Snowe and Collins) because they were from blue states that wouldn’t be sending any Tom Coburns to the Senate anytime soon!
Palin and the TP pushed for Sharron Angle in NV, too. Every poll in the world showed the two other Republicans in that primary (Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian) as beating the snot out of Harry Reid. But since Lowden was an “establishment” candidate (but there was no reason to smack Tark, as he was not such a candidate), she had to be “purged” for Angle. That nomination has breathed new life into Reid, and it is now unnecessarily neck-and-neck.
So, to recap: Palin and the TP bag themselves a RINO, and in the process, this seat is now gone...along with ANY hopes of taking back the Senate.
Sorry if I’m coming across as a pessimist, but I’m just calling it like I see it. In this big red wave coming this year, the GOP (being led astray by Palin and the TP) looks poised to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Left wing journalist accuses arsonist who firebombed MO Democrat’s office of being Tea Party activist, then says Tea Party can’t “take a joke”
A writer for a St. Louis alternative newsweekly tells The Daily Caller he does not regret speculating in a story that the suspect of an attempted arson of a Democratic congressman’s campaign office was a Tea Party activist.It turns out that the suspect in this week’s firebombing of Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan’s campaign office in St. Louis was actually a liberal blogger and former paid campaign worker for Carnahan’s campaign.
“As to the legions of Tea Party adherents who are calling for my head: No, I have no regrets. I was having fun — at their expense,” River Front Times reporter Chad Garrison said in an email.
Outrage with Garrison comes from this paragraph in an article he penned about the incident. “Given what we know of him — 50, white, angry — he certainly fits the demographics of a Tea Party member.”
Garrison said his report was a “joke” and was not meant literally. He pointed to another section of the same story where he wrote: “On second thought, maybe he’s not a Tea Party member. Firebombing your opponent’s office seems a little too, um, sane for that group.”
On Thursday, Garrison said, “you’d have to be quite the literalist to believe I was actually accusing anyone of a crime. Then again, it’s becoming ever clearer that these are people who can’t take a joke and who have no emotion other than blind outrage and indignation.”
I have never been accused of being “humor-impaired”, but I don’t think I get the joke here. I’m missing the punchline or something.
OK, let me try a joke in the mold of this Garrison fellow:
A Republican and a Democrat walk into a bar the day after the 2010 midterm elections. The Republican asks the Democrat, “Say, how does my backside taste?” The Democrat says, “F### you!”
Get it? “How does my backside taste?” A retort with an invitation to self-fornicate? How funny is that?
As the first commenter points out at the blog, the MSM and the left (pardon the redundancy) is 0-for-5 in pushing the “Tea Party is violent” meme. Let’s recap, shall we?
1. Swarms of angry white Tea Party activists descended on Capitol Hill and called a group of black Democrat Congressmen the “N” word. Problem is, there is NO evidence that this occurred. Andrew Breitbart offered a $100k reward if anyone could produce any video/audio evidence that it really happened, and thus far, Breitbart’s wallet has not gotten $100k lighter.
2. The Times Square Bomber was supposed to have been a Tea Party activist, mad at the passage of ObamaCare. Turns out it was another bloodthirsty camelhumping Islamofascist. Who knew, right?
3. Last week’s cabbie stabber was supposed to be some right-wing intolerant Islamophobe nutbar. Turns out that guy was a liberal activist. Ouch.
4. The nutbar who flew his plane into the Austin, TX, IRS building was allegedly a Tea Party type. Turns out that guy was a communist, i.e. a left-winger.
5. The above story, in Missouri.
You would think that as hard as the MSM tries its level best to accuse the Tea Party types of being rabid racists and violent whack-a-doodles, they could find at least ONE case where it’s true. I mean, at least ONE? Try as they might, though, they can’t do it.
Yesterday was Primary Day in a few states, Alaska being one of them. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent RINO from cherry-red Alaska, drew a primary opponent in Tea Party fave Joe Miller. Sarah Palin endorsed Miller, which naturally caused the left to wig out and want Murkowski to win. Hilarity ensues.
On Tuesday, in her home state, Sarah Palin’s favorite will probably get trounced. Joe Miller is widely expected to lose by a large margin to incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary—an embarrassing defeat for the former governor, who has endorsed Miller, but also to Miller’s other major backer, the Tea Party Express.
Unfortunately for him, not even Chuck Norris in his most bad-ass role—which is, of course, Chuck Norris in real life—could rescue the Miller campaign. Always a long shot, Miller lags behind Murkowski, the heir to one of Alaska’s political dynasties, by double digits.
If, “lags behind by double digits”, you mean “looks like he’s going to win”, then yeah…Miller “lags behind by double digits”! As of this posting, Miller is up 51% – 49% with 98% of the precincts reporting (link here). He should win, but if he does lose a squeaker, Slate’s meme about Miller getting creamed goes down faster than Monica Lewinsky in her presidential kneepads.
Crow: the other white meat.
From President Kick#ss:
“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much,” Obama said. “Some of the same people who are saying the president needs to show leadership and solve this problem are some of the same folks who, just a few months ago, were saying this guy is trying to engineer a takeover of our society through the federal government that is going to restrict our freedoms.”
Oh. My. Stars.
Fox Nation attacks that stupid, moronic, petulant pseudo-retort from one angle:
Is the president saying that he didn’t react quickly because he was trying to placate Tea Party activists, thus blaming them for the slow response? Obama almost makes it sound like he let the Gulf die to make a point against those who are for smaller, more responsible government, doesn’t he?
Exactly. But I’m attacking it from another angle.
Oilbama doesn’t realize, or he does and he’s just being a jack#ss, that there are some things that the feds are not responsible for getting involved with (i.e. bailing out banks, taking over health care, nationalizing auto companies, etc.) and there are things that the feds are responsible for managing (i.e. environmental disasters, protecting federal waters, etc.). Tea Partiers are not clamoring for bigger government, President Urkel! They’re clamoring for the government to actually do something efficiently that it is supposed to be doing anyway. Dude, you suck at comparisons!
Worst. President. Ever.
Guys, I’ve got huge reservations about this race.
I mentioned on my radio show the other night that I think the Tea Party may have done more harm than good. Polls show that Reid has been unable to get over 42% in NV, but the biggest number I’ve seen Angle have is 44%. I think both Lowden and Tarkanian would have been better adversaries for Reid. It didn’t help when Lowden talked about bartering chickens for healthcare as an alternative to ObamaCare, and her numbers began to tank after that.
The Tea Party groups loved Angle, saying she was sufficiently conservative for their liking. Great! But was there anything about Tark and Lowden that showed they weren’t conservative, especially since those two were going to the Tea Party rallies, too? It makes me wonder if they didn’t just snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Reid’s already ramping up the attacks on Angle as a right-wing kook. NV is a centrist state that went for Bush in 2000 and 2004, but went for Obama in 2008. Nevadans hate ObamaCare and Reid, so hopefully, that will be enough to retire the senile old coot come November.
Phones open this week. Feel free to call in. This week’s main discussion will be the Tea Party impacts on the midterms, the BP oil spill, and more…Sunday night on Crush Liberalism radio!
Civility for thee, but not for me. From ABC News:
Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations.
In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year … That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”
Tea Party activists loath the term “tea baggers,” which has emerged in liberal media outlets and elsewhere as a method of mocking the activists and their concerns.
On Saturday, the president delivered a commencement address at the University of Michigan where he said one way “to keep our democracy healthy is to maintain a basic level of civility in our public debate … But we can’t expect to solve our problems if all we do is tear each other down.”
Hypocrisy: the other white meat.
MSNBC and both of their viewers are bummed that the Times Square bomber is a bloodthirsty camelhumping jihadist instead of a frothing Tea Partier. Mayor Bloomberg, elected shortly after jihadists brought down the Twin Towers in his city, doesn’t seem to recall that event, opining that he too thought it must have been Tea Partiers ticked off about ObamaCare.
The AP? They just fall back into reflexive and lazy mode…blaming Bush. Seriously.
D#mned liberals are intent on using political correctness to destroy this country!
Folks, as much as it pains me to say this, I have to be honest: Bubba was right.
Yes, indeed. Recall last week that Bubba took a break from poking portly interns to tell us that Tea Partiers are all potential Tim McVeighs. He warned us that the angst against elected government officials could translate into actual threats of violence. He was right, as was seen here in FL. From the Orlando Slant-inel:
FBI agents and representatives with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a Spring Hill man on a charge of threatening harm against U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite.
The Brooksville Republican’s office received a “telephonic threat” on March 25 from an unidentified male, authorities said.
Late Sunday, FBI agents and Hernando deputies arrested Erik Lawrence Pidrman, 66, in connection with the threat. The charge involves “threatening to assault or murder” a U.S. official, according to FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier.
Pidrman’s bail was set at $20,000 on Monday, and he was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring and home-detention device.
Hernando deputies and the FBI started a joint investigation after Brown-Waite’s Brooksville office received the threat.
Brown-Waite’s district includes parts of Lake, Polk and Marion counties, as well as all of Citrus, Hernando, and Sumter counties and portions of Levy and Pasco counties.
Her office released a text of the voicemail soon after it was received March 25.
The caller stated: “Just wanna let you know I have 27 people that are going to make sure that this [expletive deleted] does not live to see her next term. Goodbye.”
Wait, what? A threat against a Republican legislator? Is this what BJ Clinton was talking about?
It gets better: the nutbar who threated Congresswoman Brown-Waite is a Democrat, having donated to BJ’s wife’s failed 2008 presidential bid. Luckily, the Slant-inel pointed out the Hillary connection for us.
Of course I’m kidding! There’s no way the Slant-inel would point that out. That kind of deep digging and investigative journalism would have required a lot of resources…such as a Google search. Hell, a nanocalorie might have been burned if the Slant-inel‘s reporters would have done that! But nope, no liberal media bias!
The left’s narrative just took a big hit with this story.
Phones open this week. Feel free to call in. This week’s main discussion will be the Tea Parties under attack by the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy), “crashers”, Bubba, B.O., and more…Sunday night on Crush Liberalism radio!
See you there!
New Hampshire Democrats are engaged in a statewide search for liberal activists willing to attend so-called tea parties on Thursday and carry signs expressing racist or fringe sentiments, a Democratic source with knowledge of the effort tells NowHampshire.com.
According to the source, who sought anonymity for fear of reprisals, the Dems’ last minute scramble reflects a growing obsession among party leaders that they need to discredit the tea party movement soon or it will overwhelm them come the November election.
Former Democratic State Party Chairman Kathy Sullivan is heading up the search, the source said. Sullivan has been calling and e-mailing liberal activists trying to get them to attend tea parties in different parts of the state and hold signs denying the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and make racially disparaging comments to reporters.
“This is Kathy’s [Sullivan] project,” the source told NowHampshire.com. “She is absolutely obsessed with painting the tea party people as racists.”
Exit question: If Tea Partiers are actually, really mouthbreathing bigots toting racist signs and stuff, then why, pray tell, would the left need to manufacture racist tea Partiers…hmmmmm? I mean, the Tea Parties should be chock full to the brim of racists, right? Yet the Dems need to send some more?
AP: OK, there’s no proof that Tea Partiers used the N-word, but guess what? There’s no proof they DIDN’T use it!
Apparently, Dan Rather doubles as “Michael Blood”, beat writer for the AP.
If you recall, Dan Rather tried arguing in 2004 that the Bush Texas Air National Guard memos may have been fake, but the story was accurate. Moreover, he argued, those of us who called him on his forgeries never proved that Bush didn’t shirk his duties, which was the point of the memo. In other words, nobody ever proved that the…forged documents’…content…wasn’t…wrong?
Here’s what I’m talking about, courtesy of Andrew Breitbart:
Conservative columnist Andrew Breitbart disputed accounts that tea party activists in Washington shouted racial epithets at black members of Congress amid the health care debate, although he didn’t provide any evidence.
It used to be that in journalism, as well as in a court of law, Logic 101, etc., you can’t prove a negative. In other words, you can’t prove something didn’t occur. You need evidence to show that something did occur. If I were to say that Obama were a Martian, you would expect evidence from me to support that absurd claim. Were I a reporter or a liberal (pardon the redundancy), I would retort “Well, you haven’t proven to me that he isn’t a Martian, now have you?”
As a matter of fact, Andrew Breitbart nails Rather’s mini-me, Michael Blood:
It seems to me, that perhaps Mr. Blood needs to provide evidence that he’s not biased. How’s that, Mr. Blood?
Now, on to the assault on basic fairness: Is the AP now on record that the Tea Party activists who protest at these gatherings are ipso facto guilty of racism if someone accuses them of racism? Is that all it takes? Have there been any calls from the AP for members of the Congressional Black Caucus to prove that the protestors that day shouted the N-word? Just yesterday, the AP referred to Ft. Hood terrorist Malik Nadal Hasan as a “suspect.” Apparently, Hasan is afforded the right to be innocent until proven guilty, but tea party protestors are not.
Got that? Tea Partiers, bad. Ft. Hood terrorist, good. Thanks for the clarification, AP.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
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