Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wingnut Wrapup

A surprisingly rich mine of garbage, for a Saturday. Well, Obama must have gotten them riled up, what with the Nobel and all:

Rich Tucker, Town Hall: "It’s one of the biggest myths in Washington, a powerful idea that hangs around year in and year out no matter how hard we try to kill it. It’s the claim that liberals offer ideas and conservatives merely oppose them."

Hey, I see what you mean. Conservatives have plenty of ideas. Like, "let's start another war," "let people die to protect insurance companies' profits," "the law only applies to Democrats," "Negroes aren't really allowed to be president," and lots more. See, sometimes conservatives are right.

Dick (and I mean Dick) Morris, Town Hall: "Whether it was rewarding Jimmy Carter for criticizing the Iraq War or supporting Al Gore in his crusade against global warming, the Norwegian Parliament -- which chooses the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize -- has sought to use the award as a political tool to influence American politics."

That's true, Dick. After getting a good taste of what you guys did with our government the last eight years, they will do anything to keep you out of power. They're afraid of you, Dick, and so are we.

Jonah Goldberg: "In Defense of Glenn Beck "

God almighty in heaven above, that has to be one useless article.

Tom Borelli, Town Hall: "Corporations and Left-Wing Activists Join Hands to Promote Cap-and-Trade"

Huh? maybe it's okay, then, and not a scheme of Satan after all.

Moe Lane, Red State: "Senator Jim DeMint (R, SC) is back from Honduras - despite the best efforts of the Democrats to stop him from going - and he’s unkind about what has been pretty obviously an attempt by the American government to admit that we made a mistake and picked the wrong side of the Honduras issue"

The wrong side, as usual for Conservatives, being the democratically elected government. The right side is the military dictatorship, apparently. How long before Republicans like Senator Jim DeMint (R,SC) decide that they'd like some of that back here at home?

Dan Perrin, Red State: "The Democrats are raping the Congressional process to pass ObamaCare"

"Raping" in this case being the Republican word for "following," as in "following the Congressional process."

Vladimir, Red State: "Obama Makes New Orleans Miss President Bush"

You can sure understand how Vladimir doesn't want to let us know his full name, when he says things like that. How in the name of God is he going to try to convince people that that is true? Well, here he goes:

"Say what you will about former President George W. Bush and his administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath — the man knew how to put together a post-Katrina White House visit to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

They were exhaustive, exhausting, sunup-to-sundown, sometimes multiday and multistate affairs. And there were a lot of them: 13 in all to the New Orleans area in the three years after the storm."

And that really helped a lot, didn't it? I mean, all those visits were a lot more important than the fact that Bush turned FEMA over to a bunch of incompetent crooks who totally blew the relief effort, ignored the warnings about the impending disaster, and then spent the next year posturing and lying about how hard he was working on the problem.

This has to stand as one of the stupidest comments that have ever appeared in Wingnut Wrapup. I hope you appreciate the sewage Green Eagle has to wade through in order to present you with these gems of Republican thinking.

Paul Rahe, Power Line: "Krauthammer's point is simple and unassailable. There is, he argues, an intimate connection between the foreign policy being pursued by the Obama administration and its domestic policy....It will produce economic stagnation of the sort that the Europeans have suffered from for decades..."

Listen, Paul, after the economy that Bush and Cheney left us, European style stagnation would seem like dying and going to heaven.

David Patten, Newsmax: "Obama Nobel Reveals Committee's Biased Agenda, Conservatives Say"

Yeah. Biased against mindless warmongers. That's why they call it the Peace Prize.

Joseph Farah, World Net Daily: "Nearly everyone I talked to yesterday had the same reaction when they heard Barack Obama won the Noble Peace Prize for his stunning diplomatic efforts as president in the first nine months of office: This is a satire, right?"

Yeah, Joseph, but who do you talk to? I bet it's not Al Sharpton. Everybody I talk to thinks you are mentally ill.

Oh wait. That's true. Never mind.


Capt. Fogg said...

"They were exhaustive, exhausting, sunup-to-sundown, sometimes multiday and multistate affairs."

After Hurricane Frances beat hell out of Stuart Florida in 2004, Smilin' George showed up for a photo op with brother Jeb. They had the Bush Boys hand out a couple bags of ice to people who had been waiting in 90 degree heat for hours and then got into the air conditioned limo and went to the Red Cross office where my wife was working. All business stopped for hours as preparations were made for another rush photo-op and after than another limo and helicopter ride to Miami to party, "sundown to sunup" and forget all that hard work. Neither Bush nor FEMA were there to help me work all night in a shelter as a Red Cross radio operator or pay for the gas I used delivering meals to the elderly.

a week later we had another hurricane - even worse and in exactly the same spot, but George had had enough and when yet another hit us in exactly the same spot not even Jeb could be bothered. No elections in sight, you see.

Poll P. said...

Wonderful Comment, Capt. Fogg.

Green Eagle said...

I agree.

Whatever we run out of in the future, it apparently won't be cynical self delusion, judging from the idiocy of the idea that people in NO trust Bush more than Obama.

Derek said...

George Bush didn't have the authority to send help. FEMA had to answer to the Governor of Louisiana, same as G. W. Bush. There were troops lining the border of Louisiana for days before they were let in.

It was the governor's fault.

Green Eagle said...

Once again, a demonstration of one of Green Eagle's most cherished maxims: Conservatives can't take responsibility for anything. It's always someone else's fault.

Derek said...

"Conservatives can't take responsibility for anything. It's always someone else's fault."

Well, it was someone else's fault. Why should Bush take responsibility for something he didn't do?

I have never seen you blame a liberal, only conservatives. Hell, you blamed conservatives for the Oklahoma city bombing, the recession, and racism.

The fact that you try to pin those on conservatives shows you cant live up to your own standard.