Before getting down to business, I have a comment to pass along to all of those right wingers out there who are striving so hard to earn a place in Wingnut Wrapup: Guys, it is not enough to be obnoxiously racist or intolerant, nor is it enough to just repeat your usual lies. You've got to show true lunacy. Learn from the experts like Renew America and World Net Daily. They produce world class idiocy every day, and you can too if you just put a little more effort into it.
On with the day's winners:
First, a little cartoon that you might like:
All I can say is, at least they didn't shoot her from a helicopter.
Jillian Bandes, Town Hall: "Unions Meet With White House Officials Today"
Oh my God, they were right! Unions in the White House! Communism is here already!
Town Hall: "Biggest Waste of Money Ever—Obama Spends $18 Million to Redesign Website "
Really? How about the $1 trillion George Bush spent attacking the wrong country? I think that would be an even bigger waste. But then, I can compare two numbers and determine that $1 trillion is actually about 55,000 times larger than $18 million. Apparently, that sort of advanced math is beyond the mental capacity of right wingers.
The ever-lunatic Burt Prelutzky, Town Hall: "Speaking of voting, there were only two surprises in the House vote for the insane Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Bill. The first surprise was that, in spite of Obama’s arm-twisting, 44 Democrats had a sufficient amount of nerve and integrity to oppose its passage. The other surprise was that eight Republicans voted for it. If even just four of them hadn’t sold out America along with their principles, it would have been voted down."
This interests me. I never knew that trying to make companies clean up the messes they created was selling out America.
On the other hand, I do see how Republicans who supported it would be selling out their principles, which consist, as far as I have ever been able to tell, solely in giving corporations any damned thing they want.
Star Parker, Town Hall: "fresh out of the Republican convention, with Sarah Palin on board, the Republican ticket moved out front. They were in the lead."
For two weeks, Star. Until people found out who she was. Remember that?
"She of the inadequate brain" Pammy Geller, Atlas Shrugs: "Al Frankenstein is Addressing Sotomayor
I will not live blog this, I don't have enough vomit bags -- Al Stanken, the twisted leftopath who stole the election right out from under Coleman is now on the judiciary committee .
Franken is projective vomiting - it's his fifth day in office and he is sitting up there."
Classy as ever, Pammy. Keep up your sincere efforts to make a responsible contribution toward our national discourse.
"it's his fifth day in office and he is sitting up there." What, he showed up for work? When will he demonstrate his responsibility and seriousness by resigning and going fishing?
And don't forget, girl, he may be Frankenstein, but he still beat your guy. Deal with it.
Newsmax: "Ex-CIA Boss Hayden: Congress Was Informed"
And who could be more trustworthy about whether the CIA is lying, than the guy who headed the place when the lying was going on?
Newsmax: "By claiming that the CIA lies to Congress, Democrats in the House are conducting a “jihad” to protect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Kit Bond, the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, tells Newsmax."
Thank you, Senator Bondenstein (see, Pammy, two can play that game,) for pointing out to us that "Democrat" is just the same as "Murderous Islamic Terrorist." That will help us in focusing on the issues all right.
Moshe Phillips, Renew America, "Who is Israel's Sarah Palin?"
A. Who gives a damn?
B. Let's hope for their sake that the answer is "No one."
Washington Examiner: "Political opposition is not a hate crime"
As of January 20th of this year. Before that, of course, it was.
Michael Barone, Washington Examiner: "Clarence Thomas: The courage of his convictions"
Or at least, the courage of Antonin Scalia's convictions.
And a last nice graphic before we're done for today: