12 Sep 2010

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Will Bunch, The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, Hi-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama

It’s been quite a few years. While the usual suspects on the Professional Right threaten to burn books, those of us in the reality-based community sometimes peer at them to try and make sense of an ongoing economic disaster and resulting surge in right-wing populism. These two gale-wind crises, working in unison, have given rise to both an inexorable oligarchic elite on the one hand, and on the other, a cavalcade of angry, middle-aged, portly, pasty whites wearing funny hats and saying not-so funny things about Americans and America.

Luckily for us, the past few months have provided some masterful works that have provided insight both into what has happened and what will happen, if we don’t take the violent and sometimes merely threatening deadly serious.

That’s where the great Will Bunch comes in–

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12 Sep 2010

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Will Bunch, The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, Hi-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama

It’s been quite a few years. While the usual suspects on the Professional Right threaten to burn books, those of us in the reality-based community sometimes peer at them to try and make sense of an ongoing economic disaster and resulting surge in right-wing populism. These two gale-wind crises, working in unison, have given rise to both an inexorable oligarchic elite on the one hand, and on the other, a cavalcade of angry, middle-aged, portly, pasty whites wearing funny hats and saying not-so funny things about Americans and America.

Luckily for us, the past few months have provided some masterful works that have provided insight both into what has happened and what will happen, if we don’t take the violent and sometimes merely threatening deadly serious.

That’s where the great Will Bunch comes in–

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14 May 2010

Palin Around With Terrorists’ Pals: Sarah Speaks To The NRA

must say that I was truly honored–humbled if you will–to have the former demi-term Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, contact me and ask me to write her speech for today’s family-friendly event–the NRA annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina [it must be all the nice things I’ve said about her. She even agreed to allow me to share with you an early copy.

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01 Mar 2009

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Will Bunch: Tear Down This Myth

“Will Bunch is writing a book.” When I heard those words a few years back from progressive polymath and all-around great gal Jen Nix I started getting excited. I only knew Will in passing at that time, an email between us here and there perhaps.

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21 Dec 2008

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Joe Trippi: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

There is perhaps nobody who has better understood, adapted to and in fact helped usher in the forces of political change in this country over the past generation than Joe Trippi. Yes, you read that right, and it is not hyperbole. He is most famous for his term running the Howard Dean for President campaign in 2004, but if that is all you know about him, you’re missing a lot of the story.

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21 Jul 2008

Odds And Ends

Hey guys and gals!

I apologize for my extended absence, Netroots Nation and a wedding this weekend have kept me on the run. Which is a great segue to the changes that will be going on here.

It turns out that while promoting a book full-time, fulfilling some previously made consulting obligations and actively helping raise a 21-month old, I can’t also be on top of political news 24/7 to the level

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17 Jul 2008

Sorry For The Lack Of Posting – At Netroots Nation

Hey folks, sorry posting has been so sporadic. I am on a 3-hour panel on Political Punditry right now. So I need to get back to things.

But if you are at Netroots Nation, please come by the fourth floor bookstore in the exibition center for my book signing at 11:30 AM tomorrow morning (Friday).

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16 Jul 2008

John McCain And The Comedy That Is Rape

Well, we already knew he liked to hang out with fundraisers who make rape jokes. But we didn’t know he liked to make them himself. Now we do.

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15 Jul 2008

Liddy Dole Uses French Plane Last Used By Saddam In Ad

Honestly, everytime you think things can’t get worse for Republicans….well, read the press release from the DSCC to fully understand the idiocy behind what Dole did (and then try not to laugh–I dare you!)

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15 Jul 2008

Rep. Bill Sali (R-ID) Is Vulnerable, Because As A Former High Ranking Idaho Republican Put It, “He’s An Absolute Idiot.”

Great article from the Wall Street Journal on yet another Republican who is vulnerable and abosolutely shouldn’t be. He is simply due to the fact that everyone–inlcuding members of his own party–pretty much hates him (think Rep. Jean Schmidt).

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