This news about John McCain: "Appearing on Fox News Thursday morning, Senator John McCain (AZ-R) didn’t mince words when he told Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade that President Obama was to blame for the impasse in Washington over how best to extend the expiring payroll tax cut.
“The president should play much more of a lead role, rather than go shopping for his dog,” he said"
Well, I agree with you there, John. How about if he starts by throwing several dozen Republican congressmen in prison for treason, for deliberately sabotaging the economy? Would that satisfy you? By the way, if he had taken "more of a lead role," you would be screaming that he was interfering with Congress in a Socialist power grab.
And here's a funny comment on this story, from Town Hall:
"If Obama were an effective leader, no one, not even the reasonable Republican opposition would be criticizing him for these things. That is the key. "
Reasonable Republican opposition? What's that?
Or this one: "The Democrats are beside themselves with glee at the thought of pinning an increase in taxes on the middle class on the Republicans. Why else would Obama be so giddy as he buys a chew bone for his dog"
Huh? Man, they sure are angry that Obama has a dog. I'd sure like to see some Psychiatrist analyze that.
Michael Reagan, Town Hall: "Americans Angry at Senate Sycophants...Americans need to kick the Harry Reid Senate down the road not for a period of months, but for a lifetime. We have a clear message for Harry Reid and his utter failure to lead the Senate: The nation is angry and our anger is directed at a legislative body that under Reid's leadership can't do its job."
Of course, Republican betrayal of the country is Harry Reid's fault. You can't win.
Walter Hudson, PJ Media: "Tea Party Leader's Gun Arrest Highlights Tyranny of Law"
Laws don't apply to right wingers. Everyone knows that.
Dan Popp, Renew America: "Scrooge was a "liberal"...The resemblance of Scrooge to today's liberal is... perfect "
A greedy businessman totally indifferent to the fate of the poor...the poster child for liberalism. Right wingers will believe any lie. I've said it before, and I say it again. There has never been a group on earth (okay, except maybe Scientologists) with such an appetite for lapping up lies.
Jerry Shenk, American Thinker: "When you think about it, the only blameless party in our nation's student loan fiasco is the banks."
Of course, if you listen to Pat Buchanan, the only blameless party in World War II was Hitler. Go figure.
And now, for the willing delusion of the month, in the wake of the revelation that Ron Paul is a racist, antisemitic pig:
Leon Wolff, Red State: "I have long theorized that the base of Paul’s support is hardcore anti-war leftists who find Barack Obama insufficiently dovish."
Right, Leon. How astute you are. Hardcore leftists. That's why they have been members of the Republican party for decades.
Bob Owens: "It’s the dangedest thing. The Times is able to find radical support for Paul and use that to undermine the candidate, but were somehow unable to find support from Nazis, Communists, Maoists, socialists and racists for their own beloved Occupy Wall Street movement."
The Times was also unable to find support for Occupy Wall Street from Martians. And for exactly the same reason, interestingly enough. Anyway, what really bothers us is that Ron Paul supports the Nazis, not that they support him.
David P. Goldman, Pajamas Media: "The best option for the Muslim states of the Middle East and Western and Central Asia is liberal democracy. That, I have argued for years, is unattainable. For years, the second-best option was a dictatorship friendly to American interests."
Best for whom? Best for David P. Goldman, I guess. Not so good for the brown people who have to live in a dictatorship, but really, who cares about them. Well, at least I have to credit David with spitting it right out. David continues:
"Americans are not cold enough to initiate a campaign of destabilization."
Oh no, we'd never do that. We'd never, for example, push the democratically elected leader of Iran out, in favor of a vicious dictator whose overthrow led to the current Iranian govermnent. We'd never hire a bunch of drug dealing terrorists to overthrow the legal government of Nicaragua. And certainly, we wouldn't do anything to "destabilize" Iraq. No, we'd never do that. Our hands are clean.
Bob Owens, Pajamas Media: "Gunwalker Anger Goes Bipartisan: Joe Lieberman Joins Chorus"
Joe Lieberman and the Republicans. Now, there's bipartisanship for you. Almost like saying "Both Koch Brothers Agree."
Michelle Malkin, Town Hall: "The Year in Obama Scandals"
The shortest article of the month. Oh, except for "Republican Economic Ideas that Won't Actually Make Things Worse."
John Ransome, Town Hall: "John Ransom: If You Thought War Expensive, Wait Until You Pay for Obama's Peace. Think the “end” of the Iraq War as announced by Obama is the beginning of peace? Not so fast. In fact, it could be the beginning of bigger and worse war."
Yeah, but it could be the beginning of thousand dollar bills falling out of the sky, too. Or of free Corgis for everyone.
Mike Shedlock, Town Hall: "Attack Dogs Unleashed on Ron Paul...There is no need to rethink endorsements. Here is the deal: Ron Paul did not say the things attributed to him. Can anyone honestly tell me why things Ron Paul did NOT say over twenty years ago should be news today? "
Yeah, you've got a real point there, Mike. Ron Paul didn't say all of those racist, antisemitic, hateful things that were in his newsletter- he only wrote them. And so they clearly don't count. Writing is so left wing and elitist.
Bryan Fischer, Renew America: "When we pick a president, we are in fact choosing a minister of God"
No thanks, Bryan.
David Limbaugh, Town Hall: "my objective observation is that liberals tend to be less aware of and less willing to admit their biases."
Giving a new meaning to the word "objective."
Walter Hudson, PJ Media: "Meet Your SEIU Babysitter and the Left's Scheme to Unionize Everything"
You caught us, Walter. That's our "scheme" alright- to see that everyone has a good-paying Union job with livable working conditions like health insurance and a pension. What a malignant plot!
Rush Limbaugh: " I think there’s a commitment to Romney at the upper levels of the Republican Party."
No Shit, Sherlock.
Alan Caruba, Renew America: "(Obama) ended the year comparing himself to previous presidents whose shoes he is not fit to shine."
Hey, now black people aren't even fit to shine white people's shoes. Man, they are a bunch of good-for-nothing lazy bums.
Enough already. Let's just go out on this wonderful example of humorous Republican Photoshop talent, from the Astute Bloggers:
Nothing like tasteful, relevant political humor, huh?