Category Archives: extreme rightwing ideology
Ricky wants to be President. That will never happen of course, but to that end he continues to open his piehole and this week was no exception. Playing the race card, Santorum waxed ignorant as is his usual. The following pov is from a rightwing site, the NationalJournal, from their Hotline on Call section:
Referring to Obama’s comment during the 2008 campaign that determining when human life begins is “above my pay grade,” Santorum tees off on Obama, saying: “Just about everything else in the world, he’s willing to have the government do, but he can’t answer that basic question, which is not a debatable issue at all. … The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — ‘Is that human life a person under the Constitution?’ And Barack Obama says no.”
Then, Santorum ices the cake: “Well, if that human life is not a person, then — I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘No, we’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.'”
This over-the-top statement is only the most recent from Santorum, whose 18-point drubbing in his 2006 re-election bid was attributed in part to a string of controversial remarks about gender roles and hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion.
Political observers following Santorum’s all-but-official campaign have witnessed in recent months a more subdued and calculated Santorum, leading many to wonder if the once-fiery socially conservative senator has turned a corner and learned from the plethora of self-inflicted mistakes caused by his seemingly careless tongue. It appears their question has been answered.
If you like Sarah Palin, you will adore Rick Santorum. We on the left, will have hours of yucks and laughter, not to mention plenty to write that shows how ridiculous the religious right is and how little they have in common with the moderates and the independent voters in our nation. There is a video on NJ’s site but really, do we need to watch it here? Do you seriously want to ruin your lunch?
Welcome back Ricky you sick fuck!
She released it in the dead of night (12am AK time) for starters. The transcript of Palin’s eight minute, bullshit-laden response can be read here. I can not believe she had the balls to actually use the phrase blood libel. Palin is not Jewish, and evidently she has no knowledge of the phrase and it’s meaning, otherwise she would of stayed as far away as possible from it. The uninformed, intellectually-challenged shrew couldn’t of found a more explosive term to use in her speechifying:
But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.
Palin is once again playing the victim card.It’s what she does best. She will attack first and then, when someone responds to her dehumanizing, usually violence-charged rhetoric, she will immediately play the victim.Such is the case with her use of the term blood libel. Tom Diemer at PoliticsDaily spells out the meaning of the phrase accurately and succinctly:
“Blood libel” is an extraordinarily loaded phrase because it recalls the false accusation by Christians against Jews that was used for centuries as an excuse for anti-Semitic persecution. The libel generally refers to the charge that Jews required human blood, and in particular the blood of Christian children, to bake matzoh bread.
Evidently Palin is a follower of the classless and outright lying bag of batshit Andrew Breitbart, as he used the phrase in a tweet yesterday. His use of the term was turned against the GOP itself. Since Breitbart has already been proven to be a thug who generates nothing but lies and then the right, without fact-checking, perpetuates them, we can ignore his bleating. Palin prattles on, attempting to deflect the criticism of her violent-laden rhetoric:
There are those who claim political rhetoric is to blame for the despicable act of this deranged, apparently apolitical criminal. And they claim political debate has somehow gotten more heated just recently. But when was it less heated? Back in those “calm days” when political figures literally settled their differences with dueling pistols?
Palin has used degrading, illogical rhetoric since the 2008 presidential campaign, it’s her stock in trade. Her ‘palling around with terrorists’ line, used to describe Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers, was unconscionable and an outright lie.You can count on one finger the number of times Obama and Ayers actually spent one on one time together.
Palin actually nails herself to the wall in the following:
As I said while campaigning for others last March in Arizona during a very heated primary race, “We know violence isn’t the answer. When we ‘take up our arms’, we’re talking about our vote.” Yes, our debates are full of passion, but we settle our political differences respectfully at the ballot box – as we did just two months ago, and as our Republic enables us to do again in the next election, and the next. That’s who we are as Americans and how we were meant to be. Public discourse and debate isn’t a sign of crisis, but of our enduring strength. It is part of why America is exceptional.
Palin can say now she meant voting but her rhetoric said otherwise to millions of extremists who began to carry weapons to political meetings. She has shown little, if any, respect to Democratic candidates. Her ‘crosshairs’ map was nothing more than a visual image of violence for her supporters. Palin of course, did not mention her crosshairs map in her speech. She actually seemed to defend her type of violent speech with the following:
No one should be deterred from speaking up and speaking out in peaceful dissent, and we certainly must not be deterred by those who embrace evil and call it good. And we will not be stopped from celebrating the greatness of our country and our foundational freedoms by those who mock its greatness by being intolerant of differing opinion and seeking to muzzle dissent with shrill cries of imagined insults.
Intolerance of hate speech is a good thing. Refusing to allow speech that uses words that invoke violent mental images should never be tolerated. Shrill cries of imagined insults? The crazy among us will take her at her word….literally.
If Palin and her ilk can not intelligently speak to the issues without invoking hate or violent mental images, we must stand up and call them out every chance we get.
If we take Palin’s words at face value her logic, as always, is skewed and intelligently infantile.Violent rhetoric, according to Sarah Palin, does not inspire violence…but criticism of the violence-laden rhetoric does.
If you don’t like a person’s vision for the country, you’re free to debate that vision. If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas.
The Republicans have already created a bill entitled To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.They do not propose any ‘better idea’s’ in that bill Sarah, not a one. Where are the proposals to replace what the R’s want to remove? The also have stated there will be little time for ‘debate’ on this bill and they will not allow any amendments. As attorney Jeff Golberg notes: No alternative Republican plan to reform the health care system is included or referenced. Why? Because Republicans don’t have a plan.
Like her brethren, Palin offers nothing in her speech to replace her negative rhetoric of violence and obfuscation. We should be pissed, but certainly not surprised.
When Congress starts up the 112th session later this week, we will have the displeasure of watching the newly elected teabaggers and their brethren open their pieholes and wax poetic about the meaning of the constitution, the debt ceiling, healthcare for all Americans, the separation of church and state, the environment and many other issues that the graduates from Nutter U seem to think are easily solved by just referring to the Constitution itself.
Oh, and Darryl Issa is vying for King of the Crazies with his rhetoric that Obama’s administration is “one of the most corrupt” in our history. His..cough.. list of Obama transgressions can be read here. Where was this fucking asshole/douchenozzle during Bush43’s administration?
Issa will have subpoena power come January 5th. Lindsey Graham, who used to be somewhat sane and a moderate, joined the ranks of the wingnuts Sunday on Meet The Press with his pronouncement that the debt ceiling will not get raised on his watch without a major overhaul of government spending.
I get a headache just thinking about it all. One thing is certain however…
It will be anything but boring. Hold on folks,because it’s gonna be a bumpy ride and the wingtards will be driving.
|Repubs are douchnozzles|
With the launch of the TeaBaggers after the 08 election of Obama, that compassion, however scarce, has left the building. Terrance Heath over at OurFuture.org, has a writeup entitled Compassionless Conservatism. In his writeup he quotes Molly Ivins from one of her 2003 columns, saying it’s just as timely today as it was 7 years ago when it comes to the R’s currently in the House and Senate, and I agree with him.From Mr. Heath’s writeup:
The difference between the “compassionate conservatism” of the Bush era and the compassionless conservatism ascendant in the GOP today is that there can be no claim of cluelessness or obtuseness. There is daily evidence that the people’s lives are being horribly affected by the GOP’s policies and political tactics — such as blocking the extension of unemployment benefits amid record unemployment and long-term unemployment. The rhetoric around this stomach-turning obstruction is a mixture of fickleness around “fiscal responsibility” and outright derision and hatred from the very people bearing the brunt of the economic crisis: the long-term unemployed who, after 99 weeks, face the exhaustion of their unemployment benefits. Today’s conservatives can’t claim not to know how their policies impact Americans’ lives. Rather than not knowing, today’s “uncompassionate conservatism” stems from not caring how their policies and political tactics impact people.
Lost in the debate of the president’s proposed “deal” with Republicans to “temporarily” extend the Bush tax cuts in exchange for a 13-month extension of the emergency extension of unemployment insurance benefits is one devastating reality. The proposed deal holds nothing for the 99ers, those Americans who have exhausted or are close to exhausting their unemployment benefits. In the proposed deal as it currently stands, the 99ers get nothing.
Any moderates that inhabited the republican party are now silenced by the extremists, or worse, were voted out of office this past November. For the R’s to steadfastly refuse to extend unemployment benefits to the 99ers during this recession/depression is unconscionable and down right fucking criminal in my eyes.
It’s also going to be harder on our economy since the current 99er’s (2 million citizens) are hanging by their fingernails, unable to spend money on the necessary things needed to stay alive: housing, food, clothing, etc.
Add to that number, the estimated four million more that will be in the same boat come 2011 and it makes the financial toll to our economy and our citizens even more heinous. Fucking assholes are really pushing the envelope not to mention they will be creating another 6 million poor folks.
And a sinister HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, but that is my reaction to their fuckery. From the link:
A legislative effort by House Republicans to prevent NPR from receiving public funding failed Thursday.
By a 239 to 171 vote, the House approved advancing a teleworking bill without the language that would bar local public radio stations from using taxpayer dollars to purchase NPR programming.
The public money at issue was funding to the stations from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The Republican move came in response to the controversy over the termination in October of journalist Juan Williams’ contract with NPR.
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) , the second-ranking official in the House Republican leadership, introduced the legislation as part of the GOP’s YouCut initiative in which members of the public recommend cuts in federal spending.
If you wish to read Cantor’s statement go to the link because I won’t post that fuckwits bs on this here blog.