Tag Archive for wingnuts

Running on empty support tanking badly

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words – so here’s a couple of pictures that tell a story.

2 : 1 - the wingnuts were badly outnumbered but you wouldn't know that from the Times-Call coverage

It’s a sad story too – the support for the morally-bankrupt oil companies and the Koch-brothers-financed agenda is flagging hard. This is all that’s left? A rag-tag band of worn-out down-at-the-heels wingnuts stumbling from city to city?

Please. Stop. You’re embarrassing the entire country.

S&P Puts Blame for Downgrade Squarely on GOP

From OpEdNews.com

S&P Blames Republicans, MSM Fails to Report It

By Thom Hartmann (about the author)

Image from Wikipedia

Have you seen, anywhere, in any media, or even heard reported or repeated on NPR, the following sentence?

“We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.”

It’s right there on Page 4 of the official Standard & Poor’s “Research Update” — the actual report on what they did and why — published on August 5th as the explanation for why they believe Congress — and even the Gang of Twelve — will be unable to actually deal with the US debt crisis.   Perhaps it’s just lazy — the bullet points at the beginning of the report don’t mention the Republicans or taxes, but instead just say, for example (part of one of six quick bullet-points):

“[T]he downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges”

In order to figure out that one of the reasons why is that “Republicans in the Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues,” a hard-working reporter would have to read to page four of the eight-page report.

Read the rest at OpEdNews.com

So, once again the GOP has made things in government worse or, as the S&P report puts it:

“…will remain a contentious and fitful process.”

Couldn't fight off a bad case of diarrhea

MSM, our guard dog? You're kidding, right?

Hey that’s just great. Thanks again GOP for first lowering the discourse with endless dirty tricks, then activating all the angry wannabe-tycoons and their minions on the internet thereby throwing even more sand into the gears of our civilization. Barbarians.

When push comes to shove most of the people howling the loudest about the debt crisis (the 1%ers) will feel nothing – not that they ever do (except perhaps during a ‘spirited’ boar hunt or while abusing a subordinate). Nope, as usual the people that will end up under the bus the next time are America’s Greatest Generation. Hell of a way to treat the people that generated all the wealth the 2%ers now roll around on like Scrooge McDuck on crack.

One thing’s for sure – the existing news media is proving itself to be more of a frightened puppy than a trustworthy guard dog. Sure, it’s cute and cuddly and hardly ever piddles on the rug but it’s proven again and again when a threat comes to the door it tucks tail and hides. Call me old-fashioned, but I like journalists like Keith Olbermann who report the truth, even when it’s uncomfortable for my side. See, the problem is that the politicians of late have figured out that governance is really more about money and campaigns, not guarding the interests of the American people from the military-industrial complex.

Go ahead, try and hurt THAT kid.

Media has to be vigiliant and fierce, otherwise why even notice them?

Good news though, Americans are ingenious and we’ll find our own ways to make sure the truth is guarded. That’s what scares the far-right lunatic fringe the worst – an opponent that they can’t just kick into the corner and throw a moldy biscuit. Try that with a real guard dog and you’ll get the surprise of your life.

GOP violence escalating

Hat tip to “Say It Ain’t So Already

An Alan Grayson Fix

This from Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL):

One day, a Republican operative offers $100 to anyone who’ll punch me in the nose.

The next day, I get a death threat.

After Fox News spewed its usual clownish hatred about me yesterday, my office received a call. The caller told our receptionist – a young intern – that “10 people are going to kill the Congressman within 24 hours.” We gave the information to the Capitol Police; they are investigating.

Fox. You’d think that they would have learned their lesson after Dr. George Tiller was killed. And they did learn a lesson: a lesson in killing.

And why? Because I told the truth: the truth that by stalling on unemployment insurance, right-wingers revealed themselves to be heartless, selfish wretches, who have been taking food out of the mouths of children.

Am I the only one who has noticed this? Because if you’re with me on this, I’d like your support. I need your support.

First threatened assault. Then threatened murder. Do you see how they ratchet up the bullying, and try to cow us?

In his poem “The Second Coming,” the Irish poet William Butler Yeats described a time like ours as the “widening gyre.” A time when “the centre cannot hold.”

A time when “anarchy is loosed upon the world.”

A time when “the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” Up to, and including, death threats on Members of Congress.

But we have to stand up, and we have to fight back. Because what is at stake is . . . everything.

Hear that Obama?!

Karl at the Crossroads

From ‘Say It Ain’t So Already

Beware Karl Rove’s “Grassroots” Political Organization

This is a must-read – “Grassroots” Rove-Linked Group Funded Almost Entirely by Billionaires.

Here’s a snippet:

[UPDATED]Virtually all of the $4.7 million raised by Karl Rove’s new conservative outfit was contributed by just four billionaires, three of whom are based in Dallas, Texas, and two of whom made their fortune in the oil and gas industry.

The IRS filing of American Crossroad an outside 527 group that was conceived by Rove and ex-RNC chair Ed Gillespie, gives a good taste of who is funding the GOP effort to make big gains in the House and Senate come the fall. The group has already burned through $600,000 on ads attacking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is facing a reelection contest against Republican Sharron Angle (see one of the spots below). Chaired by another ex-RNC chair, Mike Duncan, American Crossroads has pledged to raise $50 million to beat Democrats in the midterms and has been seen by some as a competitor to the Republican National Committee itself.

And despite the group’s description of itself as “grassroots,” Salon’s review of its IRS filings show that four billionaires have contributed 97 percent of the $4.7 million it has raised to date. There are no limits on how much corporations, unions, and individuals can donate to 527 groups. Here’s a guide to American Crossroads’ four donors.

A few months ago I read (can’t find it now) that Rove essentially intends to render the Republican National Committee irrelevant and to make “American Crossroads” the dominant Republican organization.  Well, I mean, along with Rush, Fox and Breitbart of course.

The Fringe Element

Making a few adjustments

It's all a conspiracy. Really!!

Via the Times-Call:

If you go to a public meeting in Longmont and see uniformed officers who are not part of a presentation, check to see if Councilman McCoy is present. These are his cops. He calls them ostensibly to keep the peace, but they are really his body guards. If there’s an issue on any agenda that Mr. McCoy believes will draw a crowd, the cops will be there in force. Citizens with objections or discussion points = Fringe Element.