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    What rightwing domestic terrorism?
“You may call tyranny a mandate or you may call it a tax, but it still is tyranny and invites the same response. If we refuse to obey, we will be fined. If we refuse to pay the fine, we will in time be jailed. If we refuse to report meekly to jail, we will be sent for by armed men. And if we refuse their violent invitation at the doorsteps of our own homes we will be killed — unless we kill them first. … I am on record as advocating the right of defensive violence against a tyrannical regime.”— Mike Vanderboegh, the ex-militia blogger…recently predicted that if the Supreme Court declared the health care reform bill to be constitutional, it would lead to violent insurrection against “government tyranny.”
Your Second Amendment right to bear arms gives you no right to use violence against those you disagree with.

    What rightwing domestic terrorism?

    “You may call tyranny a mandate or you may call it a tax, but it still is tyranny and invites the same response. If we refuse to obey, we will be fined. If we refuse to pay the fine, we will in time be jailed. If we refuse to report meekly to jail, we will be sent for by armed men. And if we refuse their violent invitation at the doorsteps of our own homes we will be killed — unless we kill them first. … I am on record as advocating the right of defensive violence against a tyrannical regime.”— Mike Vanderboegh, the ex-militia blogger…recently predicted that if the Supreme Court declared the health care reform bill to be constitutional, it would lead to violent insurrection against “government tyranny.”

    Your Second Amendment right to bear arms gives you no right to use violence against those you disagree with.

    — 1 year ago
    #news  #people  #politics  #security / safety  #vote!  #wingnuts  #ACA  #armed and dangerous  #dittoheads  #domestic terrorism  #domestic terrorists  #far right  #mike vanderboegh  #obamacare  #rightwing  #ruled constitutional  #rwnjs  #scotus  #Supreme Court  #upheld 
    Listen to me — everyone else is out to get you (and make you think) →

    “I think the conservative media model involves this one really important step that liberals don’t use, which is, ‘listen to me, I am the light and the truth and the way, you have to believe what I say and everybody else is out to get you and you can’t listen to anybody else, don’t change the channel, they’re trying to kill you.’ Liberals don’t say that. Conservatives tell their audience that.” — Rachel Maddow on the conservative media model.

    I imagine the “conservative media model” works hand in hand with its “ignorance Is bliss” audience base as well:

    WASHINGTON—The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. 

    And the more urgent the issue, the more people want to remain unaware, according to a paper published online in APA’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology®

    Read more: Ignorance Is Bliss When it Comes to Challenging Social Issues

    To be fair, becoming well-informed requires some brain work (ouch!) while remaining unaware does not. The less you know, the less you want to know. “Fair and balanced” though.

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #journalism  #media  #news  #politics  #religion  #American Psychological Association  #avoid becoming well-informed  #complex issues  #conservatives  #Democrats  #Fox News  #GOP  #ignorance is bliss  #Journal of Personality and Social Psychology  #liberals  #paranoia  #Rachel Maddow  #Republicans  #rightwing  #the conservative media model 
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IT ALL STARTED right after Team Obama debuted their new campaign’s slogan: “Forward“—the long-awaited sequel to 2008′s “Hope and Change.” And in those seven letters, members of the conservative commentariat detected a whiff of totalitarianism. On Tuesday, ThinkProgress editor Alex Seitz-Wald threw together aprimer on the bizarre, petty, andnot entirely unexpected freak-out. For example, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard criticized the president for having signed off on a word so closely linked to Chairman Mao’s mass-murder-tastic Great Leap Forward. (“[P]erhaps President Obama might rethink this slightly creepy slogan,” Kristol pondered earnestly.) Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak (this guy) wrote about how the seven-letter slogan is further proof that Obama’s political heritage belongs to a long line of Communist tyrants. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit took Forwardgate as his cue to yet again draw the Obama-Hitler connection. – Hitler, Obama Both Fond of Slogans
AND PEOPLE WONDER why our public discourse is so stunted – there’s more: National Review‘s The Corner: “I knew that sounded awfully familiar. From Wikipedia: Vorwarts (“Forward”) was the central organ of the Social Democratic Party of Germany published daily in Berlin from 1891 to 1933.” Daily Mail: “Mao, Lenin and a century of Marxist radicals: The controversial origins of Obama’s new campaign slogan ‘Forward’” The Washington Times: “New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism” – Moving ‘forward,’ into a red scare
WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION — Was Richard M. Nixon a closet Marxist?“Forward Together” 

    IT ALL STARTED right after Team Obama debuted their new campaign’s slogan: “Forward—the long-awaited sequel to 2008′s “Hope and Change.” And in those seven letters, members of the conservative commentariat detected a whiff of totalitarianism. On Tuesday, ThinkProgress editor Alex Seitz-Wald threw together aprimer on the bizarre, petty, andnot entirely unexpected freak-out. For example, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard criticized the president for having signed off on a word so closely linked to Chairman Mao’s mass-murder-tastic Great Leap Forward. (“[P]erhaps President Obama might rethink this slightly creepy slogan,” Kristol pondered earnestly.) Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak (this guy) wrote about how the seven-letter slogan is further proof that Obama’s political heritage belongs to a long line of Communist tyrants. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit took Forwardgate as his cue to yet again draw the Obama-Hitler connection. – Hitler, Obama Both Fond of Slogans

    • AND PEOPLE WONDER why our public discourse is so stunted – there’s more: National Review‘s The Corner: “I knew that sounded awfully familiar. From Wikipedia: Vorwarts (“Forward”) was the central organ of the Social Democratic Party of Germany published daily in Berlin from 1891 to 1933.” Daily Mail: “Mao, Lenin and a century of Marxist radicals: The controversial origins of Obama’s new campaign slogan ‘Forward’” The Washington Times: “New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism” – Moving ‘forward,’ into a red scare
    • WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION — Was Richard M. Nixon a closet Marxist?“Forward Together” 
    — 1 year ago with 5 notes
    #news  #politics  #president obama  #team obama  #forward  #campaign slogan  #rightwing  #republicans  #chairman mao  #nazis  #hitler  #communists  #bill kristol  #jim hoft  #vorwarts  #lenin  #marxist  #socialism  #richard m. nixon  #richard nixon  #forward together 
    Op-ed of the day — Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem →

    Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein wrote an op-ed that FINALLY says something constructive called: Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem. Here’s a snip:

    We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.

    The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.

    When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.

    […] What happened? Of course, there were larger forces at work beyond the realignment of the South. They included the mobilization of social conservatives after the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the anti-tax movement launched in 1978 by California’s Proposition 13, the rise of conservative talk radio after a congressional pay raise in 1989, and the emergence of Fox News and right-wing blogs. But the real move to the bedrock right starts with two names: Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist.

    […] This attitude filters down far deeper than the party leadership. Rank-and-file GOP voters endorse the strategy that the party’s elites have adopted, eschewing compromise to solve problems and insisting on principle, even if it leads to gridlock. Democratic voters, by contrast, along with self-identified independents, are more likely to favor deal-making over deadlock.

    Read all: Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem

    Paul Waldman remarks,

    Mann and Ornstein end with a plea to the media to start reporting more honestly on what’s going on in Washington in general and in Congress in particular—to dispense with the false equivalence that treats both parties as equally guilty of whatever bad behavior anyone is demonstrating, to stop treating the abuse of filibusters an anonymous holds in the Senate as if that’s just how the system works, and so on.Good advice, without question. And I’m quite sure that many if not most journalists in Washington have understood all the points Mann and Ornstein make for some time. Maybe they’ll start to feel like they have permission to say it, and let their reporting better reflect reality.

    I don’t know. I’m afraid it’s overly optimistic to think that most journalists were just waiting for permission to report “reality” as it stands, or that they were caught in some net of false equivalency from which they were unable to extract themselves individually. There is no liberal media, as the rightwing suggests. There is only corporate-owned media with profit as the bottom line: annual profits for shareholders, large bonuses for the CEOs, and reporting that doesn’t potentially enrage the loudest and least-informed (or the wealthiest) members of its audience — or cause any Malkin-type boycotts of its advertisers.

    The ‘both sides do it’ meme of journalism is a marketing tool and is probably a requirement, a feature not a bug. It’s the only way to soften one side’s insanity (GOP) against the other side. Without the daily exercise of creating false equivalency in the news between those who are mental and those who aren’t, straight reporting would automatically enrage and alienate about 20-25% of any given audience. Because the fact of the matter is: some people can’t handle the truth.

    It seems there’s no way a media corp would give up that much potential profit for something as unmarketable as straight reality.  Look what they did with the build up to the Iraq War.

    — 1 year ago
    #journalism  #media  #news  #opinion  #politics  #religion  #vote!  #evangelicals  #fundamentalists  #GOP  #Norman Ornstein  #op-ed  #Republicans  #republicans are the problem  #rightwing  #tea party  #teabaggers  #Thomas Mann  #TRUE! 
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GOOD NEWS, Arizona lawmakers are on the verge of doing what no one else could — defeat the secret United Nations plot to lower poverty, eliminate radioactive waste, and improve the public health. Obvious, glaring threats to our way of life. Arizona lawmakers appear close to sending to Gov. Jan Brewer a tea party-backed bill that proponents say would stop a United Nations takeover conspiracy but that critics claim could end state and cities’ pollution-fighting efforts and even dismantle the state unemployment office. A final legislative vote is expected Monday on a bill that would outlaw government support of any of the 27 principles contained in the 1992 United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, also sometimes referred to as Agenda 21. – What’s Wrong With Arizona?

    GOOD NEWS, Arizona lawmakers are on the verge of doing what no one else could — defeat the secret United Nations plot to lower poverty, eliminate radioactive waste, and improve the public health. Obvious, glaring threats to our way of life. Arizona lawmakers appear close to sending to Gov. Jan Brewer a tea party-backed bill that proponents say would stop a United Nations takeover conspiracy but that critics claim could end state and cities’ pollution-fighting efforts and even dismantle the state unemployment office. A final legislative vote is expected Monday on a bill that would outlaw government support of any of the 27 principles contained in the 1992 United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, also sometimes referred to as Agenda 21. – What’s Wrong With Arizona?

    — 1 year ago
    #news  #politics  #arizona  #un  #united nations  #conspiracy theory  #what's wrong with arizona?  #rwnjs  #rightwing  #republicans  #tea party  #gop 
    image: bobcesca
Enough with the Ann Romney hissy fit
And let’s not even get into all the housekeepers and who knows what other employed help there’s been over the years, for each of their many houses, in order to assist Ann Romney with being a “stay at home” mom.
Meanwhile on planet Earth, I think every woman who’s done either or both — stay at home mom, working mom — understands exactly what was said and what was meant. I did. The rightwing and Mitt and Ann Romney better wrap up their moment of outrageous outrage soon, before women really start thinking about it.
What Hilary Rosen said wasn’t aimed at stay-at-home moms — it was aimed at Mitt Romney. Furthermore what she said didn’t involve Obama and, in my opinion, what she said was valid.  Rosen criticized Mitt Romney for using his wife to claim he understood the difficulties faced by working women. Rosen’s exact words were: “Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”  Was that poorly phrased? Definitely. But if you’re a working woman / mother (inside or outside the home), do you seriously, even for a minute, think Mitt understands the difficulties you face because of his wife Ann?
Enough with this fake controversy. And no wonder they’re riding it: Mitt needs help:

To defend his position on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, he brought out Reps Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-Wash.) and Mary Bono-Mack (R-Cal.)—who both voted against the law. To defend the charge that raising kids is a full-time job, he brought out former First Lady Barbara Bush, hardly the archetypal working mom. They don’t exactly have their finger on the pulse of the American swing voter right now.

Or as Charles P. Pierce says,

Rosen gave them the opportunity to stage an ensemble hissy-fit, but, honestly, the problem is still there….

Ann Romney on Fox News Thursday morning said, “I know what it’s like to struggle.” She admitted that she may not have struggled financially as much as others in the U.S. “I would love to have people understand that Mitt and I have compassion for people who are struggling,” Ann Romney said. “We care about those people that are struggling.”

Nobody believes that. Nobody should believe that. It has not been demonstrated in the campaign for a single instant. (And what you may have done privately doesn’t count. Your husband is not running for chairman of the local Kiwanis.) The campaign thus far has been an embarrassing effort to win the affection of the most retrograde members of a party dedicated to retrograde policies, and its most consistent feature has been an abject cowardice in the face of those same policies. (How hard would it have been for Romney to disagree, however gently, when Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a repeal of that state’s pay equity act in the middle of the night?)…

    image: bobcesca

    Enough with the Ann Romney hissy fit

    And let’s not even get into all the housekeepers and who knows what other employed help there’s been over the years, for each of their many houses, in order to assist Ann Romney with being a “stay at home” mom.

    Meanwhile on planet Earth, I think every woman who’s done either or both — stay at home mom, working mom — understands exactly what was said and what was meant. I did. The rightwing and Mitt and Ann Romney better wrap up their moment of outrageous outrage soon, before women really start thinking about it.

    What Hilary Rosen said wasn’t aimed at stay-at-home moms — it was aimed at Mitt Romney. Furthermore what she said didn’t involve Obama and, in my opinion, what she said was valid.  Rosen criticized Mitt Romney for using his wife to claim he understood the difficulties faced by working women. Rosen’s exact words were“Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”  Was that poorly phrased? Definitely. But if you’re a working woman / mother (inside or outside the home), do you seriously, even for a minute, think Mitt understands the difficulties you face because of his wife Ann?

    Enough with this fake controversy. And no wonder they’re riding it: Mitt needs help:

    To defend his position on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, he brought out Reps Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-Wash.) and Mary Bono-Mack (R-Cal.)—who both voted against the law. To defend the charge that raising kids is a full-time job, he brought out former First Lady Barbara Bush, hardly the archetypal working mom. They don’t exactly have their finger on the pulse of the American swing voter right now.

    Or as Charles P. Pierce says,

    Rosen gave them the opportunity to stage an ensemble hissy-fit, but, honestly, the problem is still there….

    Ann Romney on Fox News Thursday morning said, “I know what it’s like to struggle.” She admitted that she may not have struggled financially as much as others in the U.S. “I would love to have people understand that Mitt and I have compassion for people who are struggling,” Ann Romney said. “We care about those people that are struggling.”

    Nobody believes that. Nobody should believe that. It has not been demonstrated in the campaign for a single instant. (And what you may have done privately doesn’t count. Your husband is not running for chairman of the local Kiwanis.) The campaign thus far has been an embarrassing effort to win the affection of the most retrograde members of a party dedicated to retrograde policies, and its most consistent feature has been an abject cowardice in the face of those same policies. (How hard would it have been for Romney to disagree, however gently, when Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a repeal of that state’s pay equity act in the middle of the night?)…

    — 2 years ago with 5 notes
    #politics  #news  #GOP  #Republicans  #Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act  #Mitt Romney  #rightwing  #outrageous outrage  #war on women  #ann romney  #hilary rosen  #stay at home moms  #working moms  #working women  #outside the home  #fake controversy  #sick of it 
    …
Pro-life
Reference

From a ‘Pro-life’ domestic terrorist cell in Wisconsin: Planned Parenthood Firebombed in Wisconsin – On Sunday April 1, 2012 at 7:41 P.M. the Grand Chute Fire Department responded to Plannned Parenthood, 3800 N. Gíllett St for a fire alarm. While investigating the cause for the alarm, firefighters found evidence of foul play and requested assistance from the Grand Chute Police Department. An unknown person placed a small homemade explosive device on an outside window sill to the buílding. The device later exploded, causing damage to the building. A small fire broke out at the time ofthe explosion, but it quickly burned itself out prior to the arrival of the fire department. The Grand Chute Police Department is investigating this incident. It is believed the incident took place around 7:30 P.M. If anyone has about this incident, please contact the Grand Chute Department at 920-832-1575.

    Pro-life

    Reference

    — 2 years ago with 75 notes
    #politics  #religion  #abortion  #birth control  #Christians  #domestic terrorists  #planned parenthood  #pro choice  #pro-life  #rightwing  #the bible  #war on women 
    [image: phroyd]
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‘Obamacare’ and the Right’s Own Private Universe — It is a small miracle of mass communication that complete and total bullshit is so quickly and easily converted into incontrovertible fact out of which can be created a world of public events completely real, but completely divorced from what the rest of us recognize as reality.Take poor Sandra Fluke. It is now an article of faith on the Right that she asked all of us to pay for “her” birth control. “Real women pay for their own birth control,” the crowd on the steps chanted today, and there were more than a couple of signs warning her not to expect “our” money to pay for her obviously overindulgent sexytime. Of course, Fluke did nothing of the sort. … Also, today, folks told me that Obamacare “finances abortions.” (It doesn’t.) I heard that it will mandate “euthanasia.” (It won’t.) Even the death panels got a workout again. We have half the country living in its own universe of belief, with its own history, its own politics, and its own physical laws. It’s like running elections against the anti-gravity party. It is not healthy for any of us. 

    [image: phroyd]

    ‘Obamacare’ and the Right’s Own Private Universe — It is a small miracle of mass communication that complete and total bullshit is so quickly and easily converted into incontrovertible fact out of which can be created a world of public events completely real, but completely divorced from what the rest of us recognize as reality.Take poor Sandra Fluke. It is now an article of faith on the Right that she asked all of us to pay for “her” birth control. “Real women pay for their own birth control,” the crowd on the steps chanted today, and there were more than a couple of signs warning her not to expect “our” money to pay for her obviously overindulgent sexytime. Of course, Fluke did nothing of the sort. … Also, today, folks told me that Obamacare “finances abortions.” (It doesn’t.) I heard that it will mandate “euthanasia.” (It won’t.) Even the death panels got a workout again. We have half the country living in its own universe of belief, with its own history, its own politics, and its own physical laws. It’s like running elections against the anti-gravity party. It is not healthy for any of us. 

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #news  #news  #politics  #healthcare reform  #teabaggers  #alternative reality  #rightwing  #fox  #obamacare  #anti-gravity party  #gop  #republicans  #conservative 'christians' 
    …
Because conservatives seem to always need remedial education on the First Amendment…
Deserving of its own post, directly from Oliver Willis (emphasis below, mine):

Remedial First Amendment For Conservatives (And Bill Maher)
Here, in full, is the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
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.
Our constitution explicitly says that you can say whatever you want to say without government interference. What it does not guarantee is any sort of platform to make that speech. The first amendment does not guarantee a right to a radio show, a tv show, a newspaper column, a website, or a stage show. It says that you can say things and the government has no right to squelch that speech.
[…] if people object to his speech and communicate those sentiments to his advertisers and they in turn choose to disassociate themselves from him — nobody’s rights are being infringed.
The market that conservatives claim to love so much, is in fact working.
Continue…

    Because conservatives seem to always need remedial education on the First Amendment…

    Deserving of its own post, directly from Oliver Willis (emphasis below, mine):

    Remedial First Amendment For Conservatives (And Bill Maher)

    Here, in full, is the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

    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.

    Our constitution explicitly says that you can say whatever you want to say without government interference. What it does not guarantee is any sort of platform to make that speech. The first amendment does not guarantee a right to a radio show, a tv show, a newspaper column, a website, or a stage show. It says that you can say things and the government has no right to squelch that speech.

    […] if people object to his speech and communicate those sentiments to his advertisers and they in turn choose to disassociate themselves from him — nobody’s rights are being infringed.

    The market that conservatives claim to love so much, is in fact working.

    Continue…

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #never forget  #politics  #advertisers  #boycotts  #First Amendment  #freedom of speech  #no guarantee of a PLATFORM for speech  #oliver willis  #Rush Limbaugh  #sandra fluke  #us constitution  #teaparty  #gop  #republicans  #rightwing 
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Twilight Of The RINOs? - It’s kind of pathetic for politicians who have spent decades exploiting the far right for political gain to complain now when those forces are becoming dominant in their party. That’s what you get for playing with fire. James Joyner has expressed the hope in several recent posts here at OTB that the Republican Party will return to sanity at some point. Even if it takes an election cycle or two, I hope he’s right because the one thing this country needs desperately is a strong two-party system populated by opposing parties that at least accept the idea that compromise is necessary. Right now, one of those parties has rejected that idea entirely and the current state of Congress is testament to the results of that attitude. But the blame for the current state of the Republican Party doesn’t just lie with Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum. It lies with the party leaders and conservative pundits who let them get away with what they’ve managed to do over the past five years.

    Twilight Of The RINOs? - It’s kind of pathetic for politicians who have spent decades exploiting the far right for political gain to complain now when those forces are becoming dominant in their party. That’s what you get for playing with fire. James Joyner has expressed the hope in several recent posts here at OTB that the Republican Party will return to sanity at some point. Even if it takes an election cycle or two, I hope he’s right because the one thing this country needs desperately is a strong two-party system populated by opposing parties that at least accept the idea that compromise is necessary. Right now, one of those parties has rejected that idea entirely and the current state of Congress is testament to the results of that attitude. But the blame for the current state of the Republican Party doesn’t just lie with Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum. It lies with the party leaders and conservative pundits who let them get away with what they’ve managed to do over the past five years.

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #politics  #far right  #rightwing  #becoming dominant  #gop  #republicans  #rinos  #lol 
    Texas Federal Judge responds to the idiocy of Newt Gingrich and rightwing evangelicals →

    I like this. So much.

    Texas Federal Judge Demagogued By Gingrich Fights Back — ‘You Should Be Ashamed’

    Texas federal Judge Fred Biery is a key villain in GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s narrative about why federal judges are out of control and must be intimidated into submission. Gingrich routinely cites a previous decision by Biery holding that the Constitution does not permit a public school district to sponsor a student-led prayer at graduation to justify eliminating courts that displease Gingrich […] In his order approving the settlement, Biery includes an unusual “personal statement” directed at the many lawmakers who, like Gingrich, have painted him as some kind of enemy of religion:

    To the United States Marshal Service and local police who have provided heightened security: Thank you.

    To those Christians who have venomously and vomitously cursed the Court family and threatened bodily harm and assassination: In His name, I forgive you.

    To those who have prayed for my death: Your prayers will someday be answered, as inevitably trumps probability.

    To those in the executive and legislative branches of government who have demagogued this case for their own political goals: You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Biery also includes a clever dig at the many Christian right groups that have attacked him:

    “Any American can pray, silently or verbally, seven days a week, twenty four hours a day, in private as Jesus taught or in large public events as Mohammed instructed.”

    Touché, Judge. And thank you for your service.

    — 2 years ago with 7 notes
    #news  #politics  #religion  #lol  #Christianity  #evangelicals  #federal judge  #Fred Biery  #GOP  #islamic  #Newt Gingrich  #prayer in public school  #Republicans  #rightwing  #separation of church and state  #Texas 
    Watching the rightwing unravel before our eyes… →

    Why? Politics — and fighting terrorists was supposed to be their job!  In fact, the only way the current Democratic (wimpy like Carter!) president, who happens to be black and was probably born in Kenya, could possibly have been successful with this operation is because of all the intel collected by George W Bush — the white president who was there before him. 

    Yes, of course the intelligence community has worked on OBL since 9-11.  But let’s not pretend Bush and Cheney didn’t drop the ball during their 8 years in DC.  To pretend they didn’t you must ignore the fact that six months after 9-11, Bush said he really wasn’t paying attention to bin Laden anymore.  You also shouldn’t wonder why, if Bush had all the intel, he didn’t act on it. And forget your common-sense that says if Bush had had the opportunity, wouldn’t he have taken another bullhorn-aircraft-carrier Mission-Accomplished moment?

    The RWNJs are in head-exploding-spin-mode, fueled by a mental anguish over the fact that President Obama was successful at something they’re supposed to own. Obama allowed the intelligence community to do their work, listened to them, and ordered the strike, allowing the military to do their jobs – in Pakistan (Note: OBL would still be alive if conservatives had their way).  The rightwing can see that Bin Laden’s death has obviously brought relief and closure to so many around the world.  So in their minds Obama just doesn’t DESERVE that kind of success. It’s like questioning how Obama got into Harvard…

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    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkl3yliIs01qengdjo1_500.jpgABC World News: The death of Osama bin Laden is an enormous and immediate political victory for President Obama, who has faced periodic criticism for his handling of the fight against al Qaeda and struggles to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan. While the immediate impact on the president’s job approval rating is yet to be known, experts say, the killing of bin Laden — one of candidate Obama’s top campaign promises in 2008 — will likely lead to a boost in his poll numbers and added credibility for Obama’s foreign policy message on the campaign trail. Read more at www.abcnews.com. AP Photo from Charles Dharapak.

    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #politics  #news  #dead  #Democrats  #George W Bush  #GOP  #intel  #Osama bin Laden  #President Obama  #Republicans  #rightwing  #rwnjs  #success  #tea party 
    "…the country’s three top Republicans—the speaker of the House and the GOP leaders in each chamber—have refused to condemn the spreading of lies about Obama’s faith and citizenship. These three men are confident enough in the personhood of fetuses to support banning abortion. They’re confident enough in the efficacy and justice of the U.S. health care system to block funding of the Affordable Care Act. They’re confident enough in Wall Street, despite the recklessness and bailouts of the last three years, to press for repeal of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law. But ask them whether Obama is a Muslim or was born in the United States, and suddenly they’re too humble to impose their beliefs on others. They can only describe “the facts as I understand them.” They can only speak “for me.” They can only “listen to the American people,” not “tell them what to think.”"
    — 3 years ago with 1 note
    #birthers  #teabaggers  #gop  #conservatives  #republicans  #fringe  #rightwing  #RWNJs 
    How a rightwing circle-jerk works →

    MMFA:

    RUSH LIMBAUGH: This governor out in Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie — a well-known socialist, by the way, longtime member of Congress, is now the governor of Hawaii…

    What does he mean “well known?”  Actually Limbaugh references a July/2010 article from WorldNutDaily. TOTALLY well known, right?

    Now that Rushbo has re-educated his Dittoheads, expect this information  to spread rapidly through the teabagger hotline via Pajamas Media, Fox and Friends, and Drudge (and, finally, the ALL CAPS emails full of rage and red and blue font) — then, Bingo! Abercrombie will, indeed, be a well known Socialist

    — 3 years ago with 2 notes
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