13 Dec 2007

HRC Campaign Bringin’ In Da Rove

About six months ago, I had a favorite in the primary. I’m now undecided. But if Team Hillary keeps this shit up, I’ll be solidly in the “Anyone But Hillary” camp.

A top adviser to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that Senator’s admission of illegal drug use as a young man could threaten his electability and be seized on by Republicans if he won the Democratic presidential nomination.

12 Dec 2007

For John Boehner, It “Sucks” To Be A Republican

John Boehner is such a fragile soul. When he’s not sobbing on the House floor, he’s crying about what a mess the GOP is.

Polls show the public holds congressional Republicans in low esteem. Boehner’s effort to craft a new agenda for Republicans remains under wraps. And in the minority leader’s own words, their fundraising “sucks.”

12 Dec 2007

Republican Primary Disintegrates Into Ugly Sectarian Conflict

It’s on.

In a New York Times article coming out Sunday, Mike Huckabee wonders — and I’m totally serious — if Mormons believe the Devil is Jesus’ brother.

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks in an upcoming article, “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”

Oh snap!

11 Dec 2007

Huckabee Snags Key Endorsement From Extremist Xenophobic Vigilante


Huckabee announced this morning the endorsement of Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the anti-illegal immigration and border security group the Minutemen.

Now I know Huck needs to bolster his keep-the-brown-people-out credentials for the Republican primary, but does he really wanna stage endorsement photo-ops with a guy who used neo-Nazis to work his phone bank?

11 Dec 2007

Torture Is Necessary To Defend The Fatherland. Therefore, Torture Is Good.

Up ’till now, the two favorite wingnut talking points about waterboarding have been a) “President Bush says we don’t torture; therefore, waterboarding isn’t torture!” and b) “Why, of course waterboarding isn’t torture! I mean, it’s just pouring a little water on someone!” Well, they’re both officially dead.

10 Dec 2007

My Letter To Clark Hoyt, New York Times

I sent this letter to Clark Hoyt, the public editor of the New York Times. I will post his response if I receive one. If you’ve contacted Hoyt after my Saturday post, let me know in comments or via e-mail if Mr. Hoyt has gotten back to you.

Again, I encourage those interested to e-mail Hoyt at public@nytimes.com.

10 Dec 2007

The Troops Hate Bush And Want Out of Iraq. Will Glenn Reynolds And Michelle Malkin Still “Support” Them?

Following up on Jane’s excellent post over the weekend, I want to highlight an important new poll that the wingnuts and warbloggers are ignoring — and shove their sniveling little noses in it.

One of the most despicable tactics of the pro-Bush right is the way they’ve shamelessly exploited the troops politically.

08 Dec 2007

Time To Tell The New York Times To Correct The Record On Romney

As I wrote yesterday, the New York Times has now published three articles (plus several editorials) on Willard’s moving and eloquent speech on Religious Tolerance in America and failed to mention his bigoted comments about Muslims.

After the first article was published, I contacted the reporter, Michael Luo, and asked why he neglected to give even a passing mention to Willard’s anti-Muslim remarks.

07 Dec 2007

Peggy Noonan Admits GOP Is Controlled By Fundies, “Idiots”

Nooner, who’s apparently been in a coma for the past 30 years, is shocked, shocked! to find that the GOP’s base is a bunch of flat-earther homophobic religious bigots.

“Did Mitt Romney have to give a speech on religion? Yes. When you’re in a race so close you could lose due to one issue, your Mormonism, you must address the issue of your Mormonism.”

07 Dec 2007

Why Is The New York Times Whitewashing Romney’s Religious Bigotry?

“Any believer in religious freedom, any person who has knelt in prayer to the Almighty, has a friend and ally in me.” — Mitt Romney, yesterday

“They’re radicals. There’s no talking to them. There’s no negotiating with them.” — Mitt Romney on why he would “probably not” have Muslims in his cabinet