Right Wing Wackos: Breathtaking Dishonesty and Stupidity

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Good morning:

Congress has not been in session this month. Our elected representatives and senators have returned to their districts and states. Many, especially those who will be seeking reelection next year, have been attending town halls where voters get a chance to let them know what they are concerned about.

According to this article, Republican voters are determined to impeach President Obama for a wide variety of sins. Republican Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma said,

President Obama is “getting perilously close” to meriting impeachment this week, joining the growing group of conservatives who are flirting with pushing out the president to appease radical fringes of the party.

“I think those are serious things, but we’re in serious times,” Coburn said when asked about impeachment at a town hall. “And I don’t have the legal background to know if that rises to ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ but I think you’re getting perilously close.”

“I am fed up. I am frustrated,” Coburn said to the cheering crowd, echoing his last Morning Joe appearance when he called Congress the “kindergarten of Washington.”

With Congress on August recess, Republican congressmen are flirting with birtherism and calls for impeachment as they respond to furious, polarized constituents.

I think the birthers are right wing wackos who are as stupid as stupid can get. I also harbor no doubts that right wing wackos are unapologetic racists and loud and proud to be stupid. Does anyone with a functioning brain cell not realize that the real reason they want to impeach President Obama is because he is black?

I do not understand why anyone would take pride in being stupid.

The Republican Party made a serious mistake when it courted the right wing wackos. They have been losing credibility ever since.

Now we have another exhibit of their stupidity to marvel at. I am referring, of course, to their claim that the Chris Lane murder in Oklahoma is a reverse Trayvon Martin case. They wonder why President Obama, Reverend Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have not spoken about his case as they did about Trayvon Martin.

Since the cases have nothing in common, I cannot imagine why they would ask such a stupid question.

Their unrivaled stupidity begins with a willingness to make shit up, pretend that it’s real and assume everyone will agree and not ask questions.

MSNBC reports:

Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Lane, a student at East Central University, was shot dead in Duncan, Okla., on Aug. 16. Lane’s death has drawn national attention because the teenage suspects allegedly told police that they shot him because they were “bored and didn’t have anything to do.” Many Australian press reports have focused on the easy availability of firearms in the United States.

Conservative media, however, have honed in on the argument that the three suspects are black and the victim is white. In fact, one of the suspects is white, an official from the Stephens County District Attorney’s office told MSNBC Wednesday. “That is not the case,” the official said when asked whether all three suspects were black. “One is black, one is half-black, half-white, the other is white.” Conservative media appear to have relied on an erroneous report in the Australian media about the identity of the suspects. Right-wing outlets have since singled out tweets from one of the suspects that include derogatory language aimed at white people.

Local officials have not presented evidence yet that the killing was related to or based on race, but for many conservative outlets, the assumed race of the suspects was proof enough that Lane’s killing was racially motivated. National Review posted a since-uncorrected summary to an Australian news site wrongly identifying the suspects with the headline, “Three Black Teens Kill White College Student; Racial Grievance Industry Silent.” As Mediaite columnist Tommy Christopher noted, Fox News aired a Fox and Friends segment Wednesday morning erroneously identifying all three suspects as black and asking why Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama hadn’t spoken out.

Breathtaking dishonesty and stupidity.

I do not understand why anyone in the mainstream media pays attention to these lying jerks and their willing followers who are too stupid to pound sand.

100 Responses to Right Wing Wackos: Breathtaking Dishonesty and Stupidity

  1. Malisha says:

    I’m even more cynical. I think the Fogen family has to fade before the state of Florida will do their fake trial of Michael Dunn and get him acquitted.

  2. Trained Observer says:

    Is it possible Fogen can make it through the entire Labor Day weekend without a vehicular incident or gimmicky “look-a-me” appearance?

    • colin black says:

      Why would a man allegedly overrun with threats on his life an his familys life.

      Whos own wife he allegedllly treated with tenderness claims he has crushed her emotionaly want to draw attention to himself.

      Keeping a low profile is preferable to having no profile but this family cant seem to fathom the depths of there depravity.

      From the beginning they have used the unjustifiable murder of a CHILD.

      To shove every vile though an beleifs they and those of there ilk have towards those they consider inferior..

      Whilst in reality they are exposeing there narrow minded bigoted beleifs to all.

    • ay2z says:

      I’m waiting for the fake split and make up story on some national show, but they should wait awhile to max the effect.

  3. Deborah Moore says:

    Hey there. Hi there. Ho there.
    Happy Labor Day, Fred, Rachel and all the Leatherheads. What’s everyone got planned for this holiday? Although it’s only 6:30, I believe I’ll go outside and take a walk around.

  4. Malisha says:

    I’m not sure I believe the historical reports of what the ORIGINAL tea-party consisted of, much less current reports of what the “new” tea-party is. I just think they’re the brownshirts. But they like the high fashion colors this time.

  5. colin black says:

    70s slang
    an ps I know whom the T Party is an the original tax riot that ocoured with the mixing of barrels an chests of tea being mixed with salt water.

  6. colin black says:

    Ive been praying for a chance to play the g The Scots gradfather of PUNK ROCK #

    An this chat of some thing or some people refered to as the Tea Party do they perchance celebrate that a murderer got of murdering a CHILD by lieing that he attacked him with 70s slant at a T Intersection?

  7. Judy75201 says:

    When President Obama was elected (twice!), it horrified the racist RWNJs (gop/nra/teaparty). They were beyond stunned, and have made it their goal to “impeach” PBO, to prove “something”.

    It brought every racist roach in America right out of the closet. Now they have no choice but to own it, and that will eventually turn them into dust. I don’t think they can maintain the frenzy for much longer.

    • Trained Observer says:

      “Every racist roach in America out of the closet” — that’s right, Judy, and we need to haul out cannisters of D-Con.

  8. MDH says:

    Why does this short film bear such a resemblance to the Tea Party’s relationship to greedy industrialists?

  9. colin black says:

    Plumbing failed PLUMBERS

    No idear what plumping is .

    Plumping up the pillows is a viable sentence.

    pls send answers written on the back of a fiver.

    • colin black says:

      The entire background to the secureing of the interview was turned into an excellent Movie I watched it recently but cant remember its title.

    • ay2z says:

      could be plumping, Nixon sure sounded like he was doing something, why not plumping! 😉 Sounds like a satire sketch by the Monty P crew.

      • colin black says:

        He started his covert tactics of bugging his suspected enemeys an oppents HQ ECT.

        The bungling burglary crew he put together were refered to as plumbers as they were originaly formed to find out the source of leaks within his campaign workers.

        They soon devolved into his go to crew for any nefarious dutys.

        Seems his code naming tactics were on a par with foggages an his peter pan lingo.

  10. ay2z says:

    Dav’id Frost, UK reporter, dies suddenly. His most memorable interview was done with Richard Nixon. Here’s Part 1.

    (what is ‘political containment’? Sounds like by its name, could be a tactic be applied other current issues??)).

    • ay2z says:

      David Frost Nixon Watergate full interview Part 2.

    • ay2z says:

      British broadcaster David Frost dies
      by The Canadian Press – Story: 97499
      Sep 1, 2013 / 7:11 am

      Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his TV interviews with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74.

      “The Nixon interviews were among the great broadcast moments — but there were many other brilliant interviews,” Cameron said. “He could be — and certainly was with me — both a friend and a fearsome interviewer.”

      The dramatic face-to-face was make-or-break both for him and for the ex-president, who was trying to salvage his reputation after resigning from the White House in disgrace following the Watergate scandal three years earlier. At the time, it was the most widely watched news interview in the history of TV.

    • colin black says:

      Political containment was in Nixons case similar to nuclear containment.

      In both cases failure to contain his under hand political tactics when his plumping failed to keep his secrets cool. Both lead to full scale MELTDOWN.

  11. MDH says:

    A problem with the USA is that, for about 100 years, there has not been a viable political party that represents proletarians while also loudly rejecting the use of race by the other parties as a divide and conquer strategy. The last party to do that was the IWW. Since that time a true left party has been systematically expunged.

    We forget that the liberal reforms that the Democrats enabled during the Great Depression applied to job classifications, at that point in time, that were largely held by whites.

    When Black Americans started moving into these job categories in the 1960s and 1970s, we started to see their legitimate right to use these programs as cannon fodder for the Republican party to divide white proletarians against black ones.

    That is why I have a dour view of progressive sites such as Daily Kos. They are “progressive” only to the point that it gets the Democratic party votes. All the Republican party need do is say “you are raising class warfare” and they tend to clam up.

    The commies may have been a failure but they did get one thing right:

    Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains.

  12. MDH says:

    Blue Collar is a fine film that delves into how the shitstem manipulates black vs. white in order to cover its dirty deeds.

    It was filmed in Kalamazoo, but the Checker Plant is fairly analogous to the infamous Dodge Main in Detroit. The bar scenes were filmed at the Rouge Bar which is outside the Ford Rouge Plant. Unlike most of the stereotypical crap out of Hollywood, I feel this film got most of it right.

  13. Rob_UK says:

    The powers that be know that their neoliberal policies are going to drastically reduce the living standards of the 99%, creating a two tiered society of very rich and very poor, so maybe they have decided to roll back of the rights of African Americans – gutting of the voting rights act, enabling vigilantism against blacks with the “Stand Your Ground” laws, stirring up fear and hatred against black people through their media etc, to provide the white majority with a scapegoat to blame for their increasing impoverishment, take all their frustrations out on and so they always have someone who is in a much worse position than they are as they get poorer – “well you know things are real bad right now, but at least I’m not a n****r”, so it keeps their anger over their increasing impoverishment in check and keeps the heat off the real culprits.

  14. J4TMinATL says:

    Repubs make me sick!

  15. ay2z says:

    B37’s ‘rioting’ belief, not mentioned here.

    • colin black says:

      To the likes of b37 if a waitress of African heritage sighed or rolled her eyes whislt she beratted her over the apaulling service an how bad the food was,At some restraunt unfourtunate enough to receive her custom.

      When recounting the incident to her cronies at a book club gossip fest.
      That look an sigh and eye roll would have just been a bad hair day away from being a riot / or a full blown revolution.

    • Malisha says:

      Well for B-37, two or more African Americans having the nerve to speak out, together, to petition their government for redress of wrongs, equals a riot.

  16. MDH says:

    The hyperbole of that racist tome is remarkable. Detroit, Michigan has had one of the highest murder rates in the USA for the last three decades at about 45 per 100,000 people. To put that in perspective, the death rate for automobile accidents is 27 per 100,000 people. I might also add that the suicide rate for black males is about 6 per 100,000 vs. a rate of about 20 per 100,000 for white males.

    I know white males living in the Metro Detroit area that will not enter the City of Detroit because they feel they will be killed by “the blacks”, yet they have no problem with loaded guns in their home and driving after having a couple of drinks 🙂

    “Lies, damned lies and statistics”

    – Attributed by Mark Twain to Disraeli

  17. acemayo says:

    http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/shooting-victim-says-he-had-his-hands-up-when-shot-by-man-claiming-selfdefense/-/10927008/21671826/-/24gp0i/-/index.html
    “Fuck you, fuck Trayvon, Zimmerman made this right” WTF is this a spoof?
    ———————————————————-
    Feral blacks
    For now anyway. The reason that I and many other whites are upset is that we realize the blacks are uncontrollable, and that’s a very different message that we’ve been led to believe. While we’ve been trying to afford violence because ‘violence is always wrong’ blacks have turned their neighborhoods into outdoor prison yards. Blacks are far more animal then human at this point. Whites are beginning to see we don’t have as much to lose by speaking up now, and eventually we’ll be in a positions where we either are willing to defend ourselves or end up apologetic victims like Emily from the Onion.
    We’re dealing with a concentrated propaganda machine created by leftists in the media and Hollywood to cover up the black communities inherent failures and embracing of rape, assault, and murder, even among their own kind. And it’s been in place for years. Thanks to the internet we can discover the truth, plus all the victims of black crime have family members and friends, and they are slowly willing to speak up.

    • Ace,

      Where did you get this feral-blacks garbage? It does not appear to be related to Henkel shooting Dixon, or is this something Henkel said about blacks?

      You need to source statements that you quote in a comment, otherwise someone might think those are your words.

      • acemayo says:

        This was left in the break room where I work
        Everything that is wrong with this country is blame on an black
        President Obama
        If we just get all blacks off of welfare
        If blacks quits using drugs the world will be safe

        Feral blacks
        For now anyway. The reason that I and many other whites are upset is that we realize the blacks are uncontrollable, and that’s a very different message that we’ve been led to believe. While we’ve been trying to afford violence because ‘violence is always wrong’ blacks have turned their neighborhoods into outdoor prison yards. Blacks are far more animal then human at this point. Whites are beginning to see we don’t have as much to lose by speaking up now, and eventually we’ll be in a positions where we either are willing to defend ourselves or end up apologetic victims like Emily from the Onion.
        We’re dealing with a concentrated propaganda machine created by leftists in the media and Hollywood to cover up the black communities inherent failures and embracing of rape, assault, and murder, even among their own kind. And it’s been in place for years. Thanks to the internet we can discover the truth, plus all the victims of black crime have family members and friends, and they are slowly willing to speak up.
        http://unamusementpark.com/2011/08/feral-blacks-on-racist-rampage-at-wisconsin-state-fair/

        • lurker says:

          I have seen the term used in some ‘blogs.’ Topix seems to be one of the worst offendors. They got their start providing comment sections of newspapers. However their refusal to enforce any standards of civility led most newspapers to drop them and start their own. They have become a real cesspool of folks whose racism (and stupidity) have to be suppressed in every day life to avoid real life consequences like social rejection, job loss and the like.

        • ay2z says:

          A little long for them to have copied it off a public washroom cubical wall.

        • Two sides to a story says:

          There seems to be a certain group that blames everything on Blackenstein.

        • crazy1946 says:

          acemayo, I just took the time to read the link you posted, wow! While the blog post by itself is offensive to the max, I read some of the comments as well. For the life of me, I do not understand the need to hate people because of the color of their skin that some people feel is necessary for their own ego trip…. What is really concerning to me, is that many of these individuals believe their own nonsense! I suppose that some people are right, President Obama is the most powerful man in the world, who else could inspire such hatred amongst so many people of another political party simply by being elected while being black… If this is what is required to cause a melt down amongst the ignorant and racist white GOP/TP, then I demand that President Obama be allowed to remain in office for a few more terms and these folks will self destruct and the country will be a much better place…..

  18. Nef05 says:

    Well, Yeah! But, other than the breathtaking stupidity, they are outright lying. Pres. Obama DID speak out about the Chris Lane murder some four days ago. But, you know – facts and all… they just don’t agree with the wingnuts brain function (or lack thereof).

    Christopher Lane, 22, was shot in the back while on a training run Aug. 16
    President Barack Obama issued a statement on the fatal shooting of Christopher Lane, the Australian college baseball player who was allegedly gunned down in Oklahoma by three teens who were “bored” and “decided to kill somebody.”

    The statement, which appeared in Australia’s Herald Sun via White House spokesman Matt Lehrich, offered condolences to Lane’s family and called out the senseless nature of the shooting:

    “As the president has expressed on too many tragic occasions, there is an extra measure of evil in an act of violence that cuts a young life short. The president and first lady’s thoughts and prayers are with Chris Lane’s family and friends in these trying times.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/27/obama-christopher-lane-shooting_n_3822521.html

    • Nef05 says:

      Hi, everyone. Popping in now and then, just to keep up with all you wonderful folks. It’s been a little hectic with Mom finishing up Chemo/radiation, and planning for the surgery – plus, I broke my foot Wednesday, on my way to her surgery consultation. Fortunately it was a clean break, with no complications and it’s forcing me to slow down and breathe, which is also a good thing for someone as hard-headed as I am.

      I guess sometimes the universe just takes things into it’s own hands. So… hopefully, I’ll be able to pop in more often, since I have strict orders to stay off my feet and slow my roll. I’ve really missed interacting and reading with you guys. Sometimes it seems like this blog is one of the few sane places in the universe. 🙂

      • Xena says:

        @Nef05. Good to hear from you. Here’s hoping the best for your mom, and for your foot. Ouch! Get well soon.

      • Deborah Moore says:

        Seems like your plate is fairly full.
        Here’s lifting you up. White Light for your mom.
        And, hugs for the foot.
        Fred and Rachel attract some pretty fine folks here.
        Take best care you can.

      • Two sides to a story says:

        Hugs to you. Similar things around here and I lost my little bro this week. Shoulda been me – I’m the eldest. Sad, sad. : /

        • Xena says:

          @Two sides. Sorry to hear about your brother. My condolence to you and your family.

          • Soulcatcher says:

            x2

          • Two sides to a story says:

            Thank you, all. I’ve taken a lot of comfort in spending many hours since his death scanning old photos and making a slide show for my family and my brother’s friends and a big photo album tagged to his Facebook page.

            Thank you, Soulcatcher, I appreciate your offer. I’m pretty sad but also philosophical. None of us get outta here alive, so it’s just the way of the nature. It’s hard to watch someone succumb to HIV over the course of thirty years, though. My brother was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known, and the funniest, and loved by many. A food program he volunteered for is having a big celebration of his life in a couple of weeks. He’ll be very much missed by many.

        • Sorry to hear that. Take care of yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

          • Soulcatcher says:

            Two Sides,

            Fred is right, and you know I’m not to far from you, so If there’s something that I can help with, let me know. Fred or CS has my permission to give you my e-mail if you need to contact me.

  19. Woow! says:

    Where is Mitch McConell he has been silent lately. I so hope he is voted out.

    Tea partiers are too stupid to know they are stupid trust me I have first hand experience working with them in Texas every day when I go to work. They will ask me a stupid ass racist question and when I throw it back at them they get angry and run to HR. In my last visit to HR I told them to fire me or leave me the puck alone because they know those folks are stupid. Usually they call me in and talk about something else then them that they had a talk with me.

  20. elcymoo says:

    Good chart for short answers to right-wingnuts:

    Is This A “White” Trayvon? A Handy Chart For Conservatives

    By Oliver Willis · August 28,2013
    http://thedailybanter.com/2013/08/is-this-a-white-trayvon-a-handy-chart-for-conservatives/

  21. lurker says:

    Obama has just taken on the issue of Congress. He is sending his Syria recommendation to them for their approval. In short, he is calling their bluff. Rather than sitting on the sidelines Monday morning quarterbacking, they are going to have to come together and make a decision based on their beliefs, national security and international relations. They asked for it, and now the hot potato has been tossed their way.

    I frankly don’t see easy solutions here. This is not primarily about the human rights abuses, as egregious as they may be. It is, as everything in the Middle East has been for some time, about the stability of the region and the impact of instability on the supply of oil. There are very few heroes over there, and truth be told, we have for some time engaged in buying off villains.

    Let Congress come back to Washington and chew on that one for awhile. Maybe the importance of supporting unpassable legislation (repeal of Obamacare), battling against women’s rights to health care and enforcing a do-nothing atmosphere in Congress will fade in comparison to dealing with real issues.

  22. boyd says:

    I stopped taking the media seriously once I understood it’s all about money. Cable TV news ruined it. Even C-Span panders to the right-wing. To me, Impeachment is their hope , that game plan will work like agian as in 2000..

    I don;t get it with the red states at all. Once I worked in Central Pa,. PA is red state 30 miles west of philly all the way to Pittsburgh. We say the midwest starts at King of Prussia. The pay was depressing out there. I don’t know how they do it and they remain staunch conservatives.

    .

  23. Malisha says:

    The strange thing about the Tea Party is that whereas most rational people either outright oppose them or claim to be embarrassed by them, they are steadily gaining power while the rest of us imagine that a bunch of people so obviously nuts cannot possibly push the country over the edge. But … wait a minute … isn’t that what rational, normal Germans believed in, say, 1932?

    • Two sides to a story says:

      Amen to that. The corporate control of govt that we have is basically fascist. Add a little push from far-right tea partiers at the grass roots and boom – big mess. They think they’re liberating us from big gov’t all the while paying dues into it.

  24. Girlp says:

    I don’t understand Teapublicans at all, some republicans have become independents and the American public is not happy with them with the exception of the South.

    • Xena says:

      The Tea Party was not organized by Republicans. It was organized by Democratics who were angry that Hillary was not nominated.
      Their sole agenda was to denigrate Barack Obama and if that meant throwing the race card into the process, then so be it. That is when sovereign citizens in Florida and Texas became interested. Now, the rest as they say, is history.

      • bettykath says:

        I disagree with this. Certainly many of those supporting Hillary were extremely disappointed that she didn’t win but, from it’s inception, the tea party has had extremely conservative views. I don’t see supporters of Hillary as being conservative. It did start right after the general election and it seemed to gather those upset with the general election more so than the primary election.

        • Xena says:

          @bettykath.

          It did start right after the general election and it seemed to gather those upset with the general election more so than the primary election.

          It started before the DNC. Might take some digging to get them up on Google, but there are loads of posts on CNN IReports from about June through November 2008 about organizing the Tea Party, written by those who supported Hillary Clinton.

          • Two sides to a story says:

            It’s my understanding that there is a real mix of people who got involved with the Tea Party, from dissatified Dems to blood red Republicans and even some LIbertarians. The political pendulum in this country has swung pretty far right and what they call liberal is moderate to moderate right most of the time. The far left doesn’t really enter the picture much at all these days.

      • elcymoo says:

        No, Xena, I think the people (mostly women) who were angry about Hillary’s loss of the nomination formed the PUMAs. I originally thought that the so-called ‘grassroots’ Tea Party groups were astroturfed by Dick Army’s ‘FreedomWorks’ and other corporate-backed goups, but it goes back further and deeper than that:

        Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers

        Posted: 02/11/2013 1:26 pm
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendan-demelle/study-confirms-tea-party-_b_2663125.html

        • Xena says:

          @elcymoo.

          No, Xena, I think the people (mostly women) who were angry about Hillary’s loss of the nomination formed the PUMAs.

          In order for anyone to understand what I mean, they will need to read those posts on CNN Ireports from June through Nov. 2008.

          • elcymoo says:

            I understand what you meant; I just disagreed with your conclusion. There were many Democrats who supported Hillary who voiced their anger and disappointment, but they were in a tiny minority, since most Hillary supporters – I was one – were happry to rally around Obama when she lost the nomination.

            The Tea Party as it is understood by most was the creation of corporate-funded organizations like Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks. Those folks were opposed to everything most liberals advocate.

          • Xena says:

            @elcymoo.

            There were many Democrats who supported Hillary who voiced their anger and disappointment, but they were in a tiny minority, since most Hillary supporters – I was one – were happry to rally around Obama when she lost the nomination.

            Sorry for the misunderstanding. I did not say, neither intend to imply, that all Hillary supporters turned Tea Party. I think that I expressed this in a comment to Leatherman. Based on what I witnessed, I still stand on the proposition that the concept and planning of the Tea Party was based on SOME Hillary supporters who went rogue. How they gained support for their agenda is another subject.

      • I do not consider myself an expert on the subject, but wasn’t Republican Dick Armey and his organization stirring up trouble by blaming Obama for all of our troubles and organizing and busing tea party enthusiasts to public protests and mischaracterizing their protests as a grass roots phenomenon of righteous and pissed off people instead of the bought and paid for astroturf show that it really was?

        • Two sides to a story says:

          That’s my understanding – there may have been a Dem movement but there was an astroturfed takeover.

        • Xena says:

          @Leatherman.

          I do not consider myself an expert on the subject, but wasn’t Republican Dick Armey and his organization stirring up …

          Don’t know, but that would be after the November election. What I am referring to was during the time or just after the DNC when the nomination of Barack Obama became official.

          • OK, I don’t recall hearing about the tea party during that time period. My mind is drawing a blank.

          • Xena says:

            @Professor.

            OK, I don’t recall hearing about the tea party during that time period. My mind is drawing a blank.

            That’s what I’ve been trying to say. 🙂 There was diversity in those who wanted Hillary to be nominated. The majority did not rebel against the Democratic party but there was a handful who didn’t support Obama because of his race, and they had big mouths, connections, and took all of their arguments about taxes and guns and turned it into the Tea Party after the election. They didn’t call it the “Tea Party” until after the election, but it was the same people before the DNC who pledged to destroy the Democratic party for as they described it, “throwing Hillary under the bus.”

            I would name names but don’t want to promote them. They were very active on CNN Ireport.

            After November 2008, my attention was diverted to my dying husband, but the “Tea Party” had organized gatherings before Obama was sworn into office in January 2009.

      • lurker says:

        It was my understanding that most of the Tea Party organizing expense was born by the Kochs. Their core beliefs certainly don’t align with those of Hillary or her supporters

        What you may be remembering is that there have long been rumors that birtherism was launched by some Hillary zealots. True or not, that movement has certainly taken on a life of its own.

  25. Xena says:

    About the Christopher Lane murder and the wackos wanting to know why Reverends Sharpton and Jackson and the President have not spoken out about it? Simple — there was an arrest.

    In the same manner,when GZ was arrested and Rev. Sharpton stopped talking about Trayvon and GZ, the wackos took the silence wrong. Law enforcement had arrested — then let LE do what they do.

    • Rachael says:

      Amen!

    • boyd says:

      Id like to know what’s with all the guns in teenagers/young adults hands. I don;t see it as a race issue. Its crazy.

      If you had a choice would you raise kids here or in Europe?

      • Xena says:

        @boyd.

        If you had a choice would you raise kids here or in Europe?

        Since I’ve not lived in Europe, I don’t know. My maternal grandparents came here from Scotland and I keep in mind that they had a reason to do so. I actually feel very concerned for parents in American now. Things are not like they used to be. When I was a little girl, I remember my dad talking about Al Capone and it sounded as though the only people who wanted guns were gangsters.

        • Two sides to a story says:

          When we were little kids, Xena, the only people in the cities who had handguns were either police or had some reason to carry for an occupation – private detective, etc. Out in the west, a few cowboy types might have an old-fashioned revolver to deal with varmints. Otherwise, most people had a hunting rifle or two in their homes and that was it.

          This right to bear arms crap has gone way too far. Too many overly loud and overly proud people with not enough brain power to make clear decisions about guns or anything else are making too much noise.

          • Xena says:

            @Two sides.

            This right to bear arms crap has gone way too far. Too many overly loud and overly proud people with not enough brain power to make clear decisions about guns or anything else are making too much noise.

            Yes, because very few people are asking why the constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms. What was the purpose of having “arms”? There’s the spirit of the law as there is the spirit of the constitution. When the constitution was written, the right to bear arms was to have citizen militia to protect the country against enemy evaders.

            The right to “bear arms” was not intended for citizens to use to harm and/or kill other citizens.

            “Arms” when the constitution was written was not limited to guns either. People were using bows and arrows and swords. Hunting was a way of life, so the constitution did not associate “bear arms” with hunting.

            You’re so right. People are not using brain power.

  26. MDH says:

    What percentage of these Birther-Tea Partyists felt the George Z was guilty? 10%? 1%? 0.1%? 1/infinity%?

    What percentage think global warming is a hoax?

    What percentage think that proletarians contribute less to society than they are paid in wages, thus being a wealth drain on the producers?

    What percentage of those who think proletarians are leaches also think this is a view espoused by Adam Smith?

    Once a large group of people get trained to believe what they want to believe, then it is quite easy to manipulate them.

    The media are either part of the manipulation or cowards.

    A real man would look that senator in the eye and tell him what he spouts is the ravings of a lunatic totally divorced from reality and, as a representative of the USA, he is making us look like fools to the rest of the world.

    Stupidity is not a virtue.

    • looneydoone says:

      ‘merica…geographically, linguistically, historically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world…
      has been honing it’s rightwing, xenophobic, anti-science, Calvinist religious fervor, militant nationalism since the first boatload of miserable outcasts waded ashore at Jamestown in 1608

      Roughly one half the population is willfully ignorant, and damn proud of it.
      *58% of xtians are creationists
      *-30% have ever traveled more than 1,000 miles from their birthplace
      *40% of adults are functionally illiterate
      *70%+ cannot name their State’s two Senators…an equal number cannot name their US Congressional Rep, their local Councilpersons, school board members or even look at a map and correctly name the 50 US States by their shape/placement

      ??? % believe the President controls gasoline prices

    • Malisha says:

      Stupidity is not a virtue?

      Uh Oh, then we DON’T have a virtuous society?

      HELP HELP!!!

  27. Trained Observer says:

    The once reasonable Grand Old Party (GOP) has become the Party of Stupid (POS).

  28. CarolMaeWY says:

    Only Sen. Enzi has been visible in my State. Guess why? Lizzie, the lawbreaker. We don’t like non-residents pretending to buy residents fishing and hunting licenses. CHENEY was responsible for reading our rules & regulations before buying a fishing license. She wouldn’t know the limit on fish or size acceptable to keep, etc. Evan hunting rules are specific. The size of barrel is regulated. You can carry your AK47 in pick-up, but don’t you dare shoot a non-human with it.
    Barrasso has only been seen on TV and Lummis, who cares. They both responded to my letters saying they wouldn’t be holding Public meetings in August.

  29. crazy1946 says:

    Has it ever occurred to folks that the news is controlled by money? Face it, black on white crime news sells, black on black news sells, white on black news some times sells, but white on white crime does not sell. That is why you see such Disproportionate Representation of some races in the news media. Now granted it is due to racism that the bulk of the represented news stories are to be found in the media at all, but money combined with racial interests is found in all media, with the exception of some blogs which resemble news media…

    • Rachael says:

      You have a point there. There is money in perpetuating racism. So effn disgusting!!!

    • Two sides to a story says:

      But both liberals and conservatives point the finger at one another and say the other side is racist. Who really is?

      • lurker says:

        Not really an either/or proposition. We shrink from understanding the larger systemic functioning of racism. As individuals, black and white, liberal and conservative, we all tend to be ‘carriers’ of bigoted thinking. We can consciously reframe our thinking and our experiences as individuals, but the needed changes are much larger.

      • crazy1946 says:

        I have said before that all of us are racist to a degree! Some people lack the ability (or perhaps the desire) to overcome the racist that lives inside and allow the hate to escape and expose their smallness. The key to control of any problem is to first admit to ones self that there is a problem…. I heard a man at the restaurant where I drink coffee make a statement a while back that went like this, if you agree with me you are a conservative, but if you disagree with me, you are a d*** liberal… I’m not really sure at this point in history that there really is a true conservative or liberal still existing in our country. The terms have lost their meaning and have begun to be used in a derogatory manner…

      • Drew says:

        Haha. Weird post, pal.

      • Drew says:

        Seriously, while there are racist attitudes and well-intended but poorly thought out color-blind junk throughout liberal circles, conservatism as we know it is inherently racist.

        For you to even ask that question makes me question your ability to function.

        Sorry!

  30. Rachael says:

    For all their talk about black people always “playing the race card,” why don’t they see they do the VERY thing they accusing?

    • crazy1946 says:

      Rachael, You have to remember that to them the rules only apply to us peons, not to the elite members of the GOP/TP! Could anyone actually expect the likes of Rupert Murdoch to admit to making an intentional error in their “news” reports?

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