Monday, August 8, 2011
EbbtideMB put together an excellent guest post highlighting the statements made by Republicans leading up to and following the downgrade of the
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Will she run or not? It’s time to go on the record one way or the other – and that means not only Sarah, but us! There are lots of good arguments on either side. But I gotta ask: why do a bus tour in
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Dusty17 has something that is talked about a lot, but is actually in short supply on the Republican side these days: common sense. In this guest post, she debunks some of the Tea Party’s key messages about ending bailouts, less regulation, reducing taxes and the size of government, and keeping government out of our private lives. She shows how utterly ignorant and hypocritical these arguments are. BBT: I think Thomas Paine must be rolling over in his grave every time Sarah Palin uses the term “commonsense [sic] conservative.” Empty rhetoric, better known as BS.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
If you haven’t seen the post yet, be ready to see Palin’s middle-school persona on full display, this time through her toenail polish…because nothing says “presidential” quite like polka dot toenails! Palin sucked the oxygen out of
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Rick Perry Enters GOP Field; Is There Room for Sarah?
Patrick's incisive post explores the question of whether there is still room for Sarah Palin in the GOP field of candidates for the presidency, now that Rick Perry has announced that he is running. Idealogically, Perry fills Palin's niche, and he does so without the baggage that she has (except maybe for the secessionist connections that they both have). In addition, he hasn't quit his day job yet, has even more ties to big oil, has better hair, didn't fake a pregnancy and doesn't paint his toenails (that we know of). The likelihood of Palin being his running mate seems dimmer by the day as well. Patrick also has a wise comment on why, even strategically, it is not a good idea to want Palin in the race.
Some comments and links:
Older_Wiser: So this right wing political stunt ENCOURAGED by the GOP, actually put us FURTHER into debt!
JCos: Palin says
ProChoiceGrandma: The only way to describe the action of the GOP Tea Party is TREASON. They are no better than Somali pirates taking a ship hostage and will kill their hostages and sink the entire ship if they don't get their ransom money. Boehner got his 98% ransom, at the expense of 98% of American citizens. The "ship" that was held hostage has returned to port much like the USS Cole, with a very large hole in it's hull.
SCmommy: …she's just becoming more & more like --who was it that said it today?-- the 24 year old guy who comes to show off his flashy car---at the high school. Just creepy. Stephen Colbert said that Sarah Palin's batsignal is someone else's spotlight.
HopeforAmerica: She is either mentally ill or a drug addict. There is no other explanation for her bizarre behavior.
Drpatois: Ironic. The bottom left (her left) front corner of her T-shirt says:
I am peace I am happiness I am full of love
I don't have to tell anyone here what it should say she is full of.
Zane1: She goes where she knows there is a crowd already & then steals the spotlight. Yes, she must have a family member present....I suspect she has abandonment issues or maybe she's just nuts. [Later] Crowd stealing is what she does best & she doesn't have to say where she stands on issues. It's the Rosie Ruiz (Boston Marathon cheater who took the subway to the finish line) approach to politics.
SondraT: …Sarah can't stand the fact that she simply can't manipulate people everywhere like she did in
Sunnyjane: Palin flaunts herself in a sloppy, ridiculous, and unprofessional manner, begging people to notice her roguish, just-your-average-American persona. Do you think she had her toenails painted to look like dice just to please herself? No. She EXPECTS, WANTS, and NEEDS to be noticed. So her feet, clothing, hairdo, and junk jewelry are fair game, in my opinion.
TripleMoon: Her entire strategy is by pretending to NOT be running for the presidency. This strategy can only work for so long. Right now she is getting attention. It's the only way she can. If she conducts herself in the same manner as the other SERIOUS Republicans, she loses her spotlight. She can not compete with the others using traditional campaign strategies.. She would be seen as severely lacking in comparison with the others. She knows that. Her advisers know that. A good portion of the American people understand that. Trouble is, her strategy has a short shelf life.
Indy_girl: Todd says "the family has been tested." So was that just for herpes, or a full STD panel? [to which Karen Collins added] I was hoping for paternity tests, or hell, maternity tests!
Older_Wiser posted this link on fiscal conservatism at work (H/T to cheeriogirl):
Juicyfruityy linked to David Schuster on the lies told in the GOP debate.
VeryPolitik posted this excellent comment from The Daily Beast via IM: My favorite, so far, is from @OhioBoy274. He writes:
"... During the Revolution, the conservatives were the Tories, who sided with the King and didn't want
In the Civil War, the conservatives were the Confederacy, who were willing to tear the nation apart so they could continue to enslave black people.
During the Civil Rights struggle, the conservatives were the ones lynching blacks and standing in schoolhouse doors to prevent
Conservatives fought Social Security, Medicare, and women's right to vote. They fought child labor laws. They fought the 40-hour work week and mandatory vacation time. They fought safe workplace standards. (Allof these labor-related benefits were brought to you by the efforts of unions.) They fought improved mileage for vehicles.
Today's conservatives are the far-right extremists in the Tea Party. They fight against the people's right to organize in unions and they fight for huge giveaways for rich people and corporations. Same crap, different day.
Conservatives have worked against
Here's a link to the Daily Beast article: