I've really been very neglectful of Wingnut Wrapup lately because, in the runup to the conventions, practically all of the wingnuts coalesced behind the Romney party line. Consequently, for quite a while there, the right blogosphere has been dead boring. However, the miserable failure that was their convention, followed by the amazingly well produced Democratic one, have predictably unhinged them again, and it is business as usual. So, time for Green Eagle to get back to work.
Today's Wingnut Wrapup is respectfully dedicated to Dick Morris (the man who is never right,) who confidently predicted that Bill Clinton was going to use his speech to sabotage Obama, and when Clinton didn't come through on Dick's promise, had this to say:
"On Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” on Wednesday night, onetime Bill Clinton ally (now foe) Dick Morris suggested the former president secretly wants Barack Obama to lose the election but won’t say so publicly because the Obama administration is holding Hillary Clinton hostage and it will kill her if he loses."
Yes, you read that right. Obama has kidnapped Hillary and is threatening to kill her. And in a perfect sign of how deranged the right is in this country, this man was given a place on national television to utter this claim, with no one willing to contradict him. Well, onward and upward- I mean no one could be lower than Dick Morris, so whatever follows must be better, right?
Town Hall: "Before DNC Acceptance Speech, Obama Begs for Campaign Cash "
Because it is so much more seemly to just take tens of millions from crooks and lobbyists in private.
Neal Boortz, Town Hall: "By now you certainly know that the Democrats have been suffering from a self-inflicted injury since their convention began in Charlotte on Tuesday. For the first time in many presidential election years, the word God was omitted from their platform."
Big deal. I mean really. Republicans, could you get any more childish? Well, at least there's one self-inflicted injury the Dems didn't suffer from- the guy with the empty chair.
Michael Reagan, Town Hall: "Four More Years of Failure"
What, we're going back to George W. Bush? Hey, I guess we are if Mitt is elected. Thanks, Michael, for being so honest about it.
Michelle Malkin, Town Hall: "Circus of the Vagina-gogues"
Ever tasteful. Boy, something really has Michelle on a tear these days. And it ain't pretty.
Town Hall: "Lackluster Obama DNC Speech: Change is Hard! A Small And Angry President"
And which planet did you see that on? Oh right, it's that "angry black man" thing. Can't neglect that dog whistle.
Katie Pavlich, Town Hall: "Dems: We Totally Support Banning Corporate Profits"
Why sure they do. Sure they do. Wisdom from Town Hall's Junior Liar in Training, Katie Pavlich. But wait, Katie is not done spewing her hatred for today:
Katie Pavlich, Town Hall: "Democratic Chairman: Christians Want Jews Slaughtered"
Oh yeah, that's just what Democrats believe. That's just what they are going to run on. And here is the sort of response Katie's ugliness gets from Conservatives:
Michelle Malkin: “ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING! Intrepid investigative journalist Katie Pavlich rips the lid off Team Obama’s murderous corruption and anti-Second Amendment zealotry"
The "murderous corruption" and "anti-second-amendment zealotry" that needs a Katie Pavlich, because no sane American can find any trace of either. Like I said, Michelle really seems to be off her meds this week.
Emmett Tyrell, Town Hall: "Who cares about what Bill Clinton says?"
Yeah, who cares? Funny, Emmett, you guys were afraid to even bring out your last President. I wonder why that was? People still love Clinton. If he could run again, he'd beat Romney by the biggest margin in U.S. history, and you know it damned well.
Town Hall: "Obama advisers don't expect big bounce in polls"
They don't expect no bounce, either. That's what Romney got after "expecting" an 11% bounce. Sorry, it didn't happen. Republicans, we feel your pain.
And here's something from before Clinton's speech, brought to you with nostalgia:
Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall: "Will Clinton 'Go Rogue' Tonight at the DNC?"
Wishful thinking from the guys who had their convention's star speaker talk to a chair. Sorry, Republicans. It didn't happen. Unless "going rogue" is a translation for "ripping Mitt a new one." Republicans were so desperate after their convention, that I could have filled this whole post with this sort of thinking, but I will leave it here.
Michelle Malkin, Town Hall: "Obama's (Un)American Auto Bailout...But like all of the economic success stories manufactured by the White House, the $85 billion government handout is a big fat farce."
1,100,000 jobs saved. A big fat farce. Well, at least we know how much Republicans really care about "jobs, jobs, jobs."
And by the way, there goes Michelle again. Girl, get a grip.
Barry Rubin, Pajamas Media: "The Democratic Platform: Not One Word on Islamism "
They didn't go along with one of the right's favorite delusions- what a miserable mistake. And you know what? They didn't even talk about the evils of water fluoridation, or the Illuminati! They are utterly indifferent to the real threats facing this country, the dogs.
Roger Kimball, Pajamas Media: "Clinton’s Speech: Nasty, Brutish, and Long"
Hmm, an interesting take. Why would Roger feel that way?
"I snorted with contempt when the Left greeted Paul Ryan’s speech with the charge that it was full of “lies” (or, as someone at Salon put it, “brazen lies.”) As I and many others have pointed out, a look at the “factcheckers” of Ryan’s speech not only showed that he hadn’t lied, but that he wasn’t even mistaken:The $716 billion Obamacare pilfers from Medicare, the plant closing in Janesville — all that happened just the way Ryan said it did."
Lying about the fact-checking of the lies. You know what it looks like when you stand between two mirrors and look into one of them, and it seems to go on forever? Well, that's the Republicans, only you don't get endless tax cuts for the rich in the mirrors.
J. Christian Adams, PJ Media: "Lee Atwater couldn’t have written a better script for the Democratic National Convention that just ended in Charlotte. The Charlotte fiasco was a less violent version of the fiasco in Chicago in 1968, except the lunacy was now inside the venue, not outside...The young radicals of 1968 have become the old radicals who now control the Democrat Party. They put on a convention this week characterized by incompetence, radicalism, and race."
A perfect example by this anti-American Bush Administration tool, of the Republicals' attempt to accuse the Democrats of everything that Republicans do wrong, thus muddying the waters. Incompetence, radicalism and race is a virtually perfect description of the Republicans' Tampa fiasco, so they ludicrously accuse the Democrats, who just ran an almost perfect convention, of the same thing.
Alan Caruba, Renew America: "The DNC's orgy of lies and hypocrisy...So far there is little to be believed in the course of the Democratic Party convention. It is a great concoction of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. The hypocrisy fills the convention all like the musk of a dead, decaying animal corpse."
And another example of Republican projection as a political tactic.
James Lewis, American Thinker: "Barack Obama is an odd bird in American presidential politics...because he is so far out of the norm that he doesn't instinctively follow all the standard moves. American politicians have a certain standard set of rituals..."
The first and most important of which is to be born white. Obama failed that one right off the bat, and he hasn't even tried to correct it.
Well, there's so much more, but that's enough for now. Romney is launching his latest $100 million dollar corporate financed lie blitz today, so I'm sure that will give the wingnuts lots to be happy about. They'll be crowing away again, filled with pride at their rich, Wall Street vulture of a candidate, so I'm sure there will be lots more fun for us in the near future. See you soon.