David Frum is learning how rigid the right is when it comes to criticisms from within. Maybe he didn’t realize how high the bar for ideological purity was when he penned his “Waterloo“, but he just found out:
This will memorialize our conversation at lunch today. Effective immediately, my position as a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute is terminated. I appreciate the consideration that delays my emptying of my office until after my return from travel next week. Premises will be vacated no later than April 9.
I have had many fruitful years at […]Full Story... →
A Florida conservative has registered an official “Tea Party” with the office of the Secretary of State, and is promising to run candidates against Republicans and Democrats in state and national races.
Whoops. GOPers will be in a frantic pile on top of Palin…er…um…Pandora’s box trying to get that pupply closed! Here the best part:
O’Neal compared his party’s role to that of the Conservative Party in New York’s 23rd District.
Oh joy! Someone please pass the popcorn.Full Story... →
Conservative Republicans at an “Americans For Prosperity” meeting erupt in applause and jubilation at the news of Chicago – an American city – losing it’s bid for the Summer Olympics in 2016:
First and foremost the irony of a group called Americans for Prosperity cheering the loss of around $23 billion US dollars coming to an American city that could damn well use it. Love it.
Second, don’t ever let ANYONE tell you that these assholes are about being American, protecting America, her Constitution, or any other bill of goods they are selling. These people are psychopaths of […]Full Story... →
…try about 15 seconds.
When you are proud to be called “some of the ugliest stuff on the web” what else would you expect?
These people are ill.Full Story... →
44 years ago today Medicare was signed into law by President Johnson with President Truman looking on. Johnson signed Truman’s original application form as a witness and called him “the real daddy of Medicare”. The irony is that the same old voices that tried to scare America into not making Medicare a reality are doing the same with universal health care. Same. Exact. Playbook.
By all accounts Medicare has been an overwhelmingly popular program with the American people. As Barack Obama hilariously noted this week, many people say to him “I don’t want socialized health care!…but don’t […]Full Story... →
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! So much for conservative ideology:
The list of governors threatening to decline federal stimulus money last month read like a list of Republicans considering running for president in 2012: Govs. Mark Sanford, Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin led the anti-stimulus charge.
But what began with a bang is ending with something closer to a whimper. All three of those governors have been forced to scale back their expectations, to varying degrees, as the push of conservative philosophy gave way to the pull of political reality.
All three found that praise from the conservative movement in Washington […]Full Story... →
You’d figure a guy who was lambasting the Democratic President for being anti-Constitution would actually know the document himself. Then again maybe not:
During his much-discussed keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, Rush Limbaugh accused Barack Obama of pursuing the “bastardization of the U.S. Constitution.”
It was one of the more politically acidic notes in a speech defined by rambling political assaults. But the conservative talk show host wasn’t exactly standing on firm footing. Just a few moments early he himself had actually — not theoretically — “bastardized” the Constitution by confusing it with the […]Full Story... →
Wow. I shoulda taken the under! Under a week into the new Presidency of Barack Obama and the right has clearly lost it’s ever-loving mind. I mean they are in full on meltdown “WTF just happened Tuesday” mode! It would be joyous if it weren’t so disturbing at the same time. Glenn Beck making an ass out of himself over the second swearing in with no Bible (despite facts). Rush Limbaugh wanting Obama (and America) to fail. Tom Blumer recycling yet again his old 6 degrees of Barack Hussein Obambi Obama terrorism post.
When you strive […]Full Story... →
I’m a big believer in redemption. I never expected the numbers of GOP defections this cycle though. Seems like everybody and their brother is jumping ship and seeking to get on the O-train. You know what? I welcome them all. It will take coalition of the willing to fix this nasty Bush mess. Scott McClellan, Welcome aboard:
Scott McClellan, the former White House press secretary who sharply criticized President Bush in his memoir last spring, told CNN Thursday he’s voting for Barack Obama.
“From the very beginning I have said I am going to support the candidate that has […]Full Story... →
Conservative Republicans always want the government to stay out of business and avoid regulation as long as they are making lots of money. When their greed, however, gets them into a fix, they are the first to cry out for rules and laws and taxpayer money to bail out their businesses. Obviously, Republicans are socialists. The Bush administration has decided to socialize the debt of the big Wall Street Firms. Taxpayers didn’t get to enjoy any of the big money profits on the phony financial instruments like derivatives or bundled sub-prime paper, but we get the privilege […]Full Story... →
Now THAT’S what I’m talking about:Full Story... →
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