30 Nov 2007

Hugh Hewitt, Romney’s Grand Inquisitor

So Willard the Mormon endorses religious bigotry in the Christian Science Monitor. His campaign doesn’t deny it. Then four witnesses back up the original account. Obviously, the only thing left to do is enlist apparatchik KGB interrogator right-wing radio host and Romneyite Hugh Hewitt to “interview” the man who dared expose Willard.


30 Nov 2007

Giuliani Time’s Up?

Poor Rudy just can’t catch a break this week.

This morning’s New York Times basically calls him a liar.

In almost every appearance as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph W. Giuliani cites a fusillade of statistics and facts to make his arguments about his successes in running New York City and the merits of his views.

Discussing his crime-fighting success as mayor, Mr.

29 Nov 2007

Republicans Debate, Wingnuts Whine.

After last night’s embarrassing spectacle, the wingnuts are predictably in no mood to talk about how pathetic their candidates looked. Cue the two minutes of liberal media hate!

Pajamas Media: (updated)

What we really saw tonight was CNN playing out its own agenda in front of a couple million viewers and seven or eight candidates, without anyone calling them on it.


28 Nov 2007

John Ashcroft, I’ve got a set of thumbscrews with your name on it.

I don’t quite understand this wingnut trend to “volunteer” to be waterboarded:

Ashcroft caused an uproar when he declared Guantanamo Bay was a “good place” for detainees. In addition, he defended the torture tactic of waterboarding:

Ashcroft also responded to questions from the audience. The first question came from a woman who asked if Ashcroft would be willing to be subjected to waterboarding.

“The things that I can survive, if it were necessary to

28 Nov 2007

Beg your pardon, Mr. President?

This really pisses me off:

During a campaign swing for his wife, former President Bill Clinton said flatly yesterday that he opposed the war in Iraq “from the beginning” — a statement that is more absolute than his comments before the invasion in March 2003.

Maybe my memory is faulty, but in the run up to the invasion liberation of Iraq, I remember hoping that both of the Clintons would say something —

27 Nov 2007

Romney: no Muslims need apply for my cabinet.

Willard, the Official Spokesman and Champion for Religious Tolerance, doesn’t think Muslims deserve to be in his cabinet. Nice! (updated below)

“…based on the numbers of American Muslims [as a percentage] in our population, I cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified.

27 Nov 2007

Dennis Prager: it’s not the world that hates America. It’s “the Left.”

DP has it all figured out. Despite what the leftist media says, America has never been more beloved than we are right now.

One of the most widely held beliefs in the contemporary world — so widely held it is not disputed — is that, with few exceptions, the world hates America.

26 Nov 2007

McCain’s victory expires in (half) a Friedman.

OK, I really can’t keep up with St. John’s narratives on Iraq. After the spike, he’s now flagging himself for excessive celebration. (updated)

From Mr. Party of Death at The Corner:I just got back from a journalists’ lunch hosted by Senator McCain…McCain notes that corruption and the lack of political progress are continuing problems.

26 Nov 2007

John McCain slams Petraeus Hillary on Iraq.

John McCain is spiking the ball in the end zone.

McCain, who is trying to ride the improved security situation in Iraq to an improved standing in the polls, took shots at several Democratic candidates, including Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) and former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.), for their suggestion that the United States should begin withdrawing its forces from Iraq soon.

“Is that the same Sen.

23 Nov 2007

David Brooks surprised that Rudy is acting like a Republican.

McBobo can’t quite figure out why Rudy seems to have changed:

At its current nadir, the G.O.P. had been blessed with five heterodox presidential candidates who had the potential to modernize the party on a variety of fronts. They could be competing to do that, but instead they are competing to appeal to the narrowest slice of the old guard and flatter the most rigid orthodoxies of the Beltway interest groups.