Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wingnut Wrapup

And another visit to the never ending sewer of hatred and idiocy which is the right wing in America today:

Town Hall:  "According to Dividends: U.S. Entering Recession...We've identified recession territory as being consistent with more than 10 U.S. companies per month acting to cut their dividend payments to investors."

Yes, according to a measure that you just invented, because all of the real ones are going in the right direction.  That was convincing, guys.  Keep up the great work.

Rand Simberg, PJ Media:  "German Troops Riot in Italy over Disney Film!   Outraged over the insult to their Fuehrer by a film recently released by RKO, German troops reportedly engaged in violent attacks on Americans attempting to consolidate a beach head in the area of Salerno, Italy, today."

I guess this story is supposed to have something to do with Libya.  Well, leaving aside the issue of it being from seventy years ago, may I just point out that when one army attacks another army during a war, that is not a "riot."  Here's a comment on the above post:

“The building formally known as the Pentagon has become a G-d damned mega mosque whore house of servicing Muslims. The Perfumed Pimps there masquerading as Generals have no regard for America and it’s Constitution or their own troops and they are all out sons of bitches, traitors, and chronic dhimmis!”

So much for right wingers' "respect for the troops."

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "Democrats, Media Get Punk'd: Romney Releases Tax Returns..."

Not, of course the ones we asked for- just the one for this year, which Romney was able to carefully doctor to hide the fact that he is a greedy rich bastard.  Oh, and he also gave us a letter from the same accounting firm that told us all those real estate deals before 2008 were just wonderful investments, saying "I promise that Mitt payed his taxes, I promise, I promise."  Very comforting, that.

"Oops.  Now what happens to all those Obama ads claiming that Romney "probably" pays a lower rate "than you"?

Nothing, Guy.  He still demanded ten years of tax returns from Paul Ryan, but won't let us see the sleazy corruption that allowed him to amass a quarter billion dollar fortune.  Anyway, nothing that I could say would possibly explain this story as well as the picture used to illustrate this story:

The joke's on you America!  You know what, I remember a few months ago when the press was falling all over itself to tell us how "Presidential" Mitt looks.  These days, he looks to me like an overgrown frat boy with a bad attitude.

David Limbaugh, Town Hall:  "So what about the Democrats' would-be tempest about Mitt Romney's alleged 47 percent gaffe? Is there any "there" there?

Mitt's statement was made at a private fundraiser, where he was trying to explain that his message of reducing taxes would obviously not resonate with the 47 percent of Americans who are not paying income taxes. It's purely logical; you aren't going to entice those who aren't paying taxes with promises of lower taxes."

It's a Republican matter of faith that no one in America votes on the basis of anything but their immediate self-interest.  If Republicans can't offer people a bribe in the form of a promised tax cut, they're through, as they well know, because they've got nothing else but lies and voter suppression.

And by the way, David, you know what?  No one gives a God damn about the maunderings of Rush Limbaugh's brother.  Nice that you've been able to keep your job through the recession, though.

Linda Chavez, Town Hall:  "Media Bias and the 47 Percent...The narrative of the Romney campaign as portrayed by most major media last week has been one of a tone-deaf, elitist candidate."

Gee, I wonder why that is.

"It turns out, the version of the tape available via Mother Jones was edited, with important sections left out."

Gee, that sounds familiar.  Here we go again, blaming Democrats for Republicans' behavior.  Well, the tape wasn't edited in any way.  The whole thing was released within a day, and it was totally consistent with the original excerpt.  Turns out, Romney really is a "tone-deaf, elitist candidate."  Too bad, guys- you picked him.

Donald Lambro, Town Hall:  "Obama's Machiavellian Tricks and the Big Lie About Taxing the Middle Class...President Obama's entire campaign strategy is based on an age-old political trick that he can overcome his weakness on the economy by changing the subject."

Because it is a lie that the Romney-Ryan proposals will result in huge tax increases on the middle class in order to give huge tax cuts to rich people like Romney himself.  Only one thing wrong with this theory- Obama is not telling a lie, he's telling the truth.  And it seems like more people are figuring that out every day.

Kyle Olsen, Town Hall:  "Union Mob Hogs All the Seats in “Public” Negotiation Session"

Union mob- that would be 500 teachers who showed up for a public meeting about teacher salary negotiations.  How dare they?  Kyle continues:

"We have no idea how many ordinary citizens were able to get into the meeting"

So, Kyle has not a shred of evidence that the mob of union hogs prevented a single person from attending the meeting; what we do know is that people like Kyle don't believe working people have the right to participate in determining their own future.  No, that should be left to our betters, like Mitt Romney.

Town Hall:  "Romney plans more battleground events"

Well, that's nice to know. I was beginning to think that his strategy was to spend the entire rest of the campaign in fund raisers, and then on November 7th, take the whole billion dollars they've raised and just move to France or something.

Armstrong Williams, Town Hall:  "Are Black and White Conservatives Racist ?"

No, Armstrong, they are not.  White Conservatives are racist.  Black Conservatives are craven tools.  There.  Hope that helped you figure it out.

Ann Coulter, Town Hall:  "Wildly Out of Touch Media Complain Romney Not Regular Guy"

Hey, we all have car elevators and get a $70,000 tax deduction for our horses, right?

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media:  "'Fast and Furious' Report Not the End of the Issa-Holder Battle"

Of course it isn't.  The whole thing was a Republican lie from day one, so why should it stop now, just because the independent report exonerated Obama and Holder?

Andrew Klavan, PJ Media:  "Media to Romney: Stop Telling the Truth"

He's got to start telling the truth first.  Fat chance.

Jim Simpson, Renew America:  "Our nation is the last repository of free market economic principles, and a fundamental change in our government toward socialism will spell worldwide economic disaster from which we may never recover.

Yet this is exactly the endgame of the American radical Left — increasingly indistinguishable from today's Democrat Party — and offers the only internally consistent explanation for their historic obsession with divisive policy."

Oh yes, absolutely!  The Democratic party is devoted to causing a worldwide economic disaster.  You know, they didn't even need to go to the trouble- the Bush administration beat them to it.

Kathy Shaidle, PJ Media:  "As Thomas Sowell and many others like to point out, our “poor” enjoy luxuries the Sun King could only dream of: cell phones (or three), cars (or two), Playstations and big screen TVs."

I can't agree with that.  I doubt that the Sun King could even dream of Playstations.  Really.    Kathy continues her sociological ruminations:

"Back when “living” conditions in Victorian London were unspeakably appalling, Jack the Ripper was practically doing those women a favor…Instead, today’s poor are often petulant, entitled, irresponsible and ungrateful, caught up in a culture of crime and cheap thrills."

Yeah, I remember the poor in London demanding:  "Let Jack the Ripper be- I might be lucky enough to be next!"  And how can we doubt the truth of Kathy's claim that today's poor are "ungrateful" for the privilege of being poor?

"in 2012, I’d take that further: our “poor” have become the “rich” Jesus warned us about."

Oh yes, this very religious Christian feels totally comfortable with the notion that when the infallible God said "rich," he really meant "poor." Yes, it was really the poor that Jesus berated.  Remember when he went in the Temple and attacked all of those poor money changers?  I guess that proves the point. 

Has there ever been a greater combination of stupidity and evil (aside from Sarah Palin, of course?)  If so , I can't think of it.

Town Hall:  "Iran threatens attacks on US bases in event of war"

If they are attacked, they will fight back!  Well, what do you expect them to do if they are in a war?  Really, right wingers can get outraged over anything.  Of course, the United States is the most perfect, wonderful, moral country in the history of the universe, so if we attack someone, the only decent thing for them to do is to just lay down and die.

Karin McQuillan, American Thinker:  "Fixing the Economy Is Not Rocket Science"

Ruining it wasn't that hard either.  Even Bush managed to do that.

Paul Schlichta, American Thinker:  "A Call for a Pre-Election Day of Prayer"

Romney's only chance.

Alan Keyes, Renew America:  "I'll trust my vote to God"

Alan, if he votes for you, that would be voter fraud.  God isn't even a citizen.  Where did your patriotism go?  You are supposed to hate illegal aliens.

Madeline Crabb, Renew America:  "The Christian voting dilemma: Muslim or Mormon?"

They never give up.

Tim Dunkin, Renew America:  "Why I am now an Anybody But Obama voter"

Because you're a racist, Tim.  There, it didn't take 750 words to answer that question, did it?

And now, let's end with the delusion of the month:

Stella Paul, American Thinker:  "Was Obama's Illegal War in Libya A Trial Run to Attack Israel?"

You won't be surprised that, in some way I couldn't comprehend, this all has something to do with George Soros.  Oh well...


Saint Augustine said...

If God wants to vote for any of the rightwing clowns I'll need to see photo ID first!

Michael said...

I've never read your blog before - got here via C&L. THANK YOU! In each clip and response, you captured the madness / stupidity / cowardice / cynicism / evil of these rightists brilliantly.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if God will have to show picture ID - Now that would be an October surprise! These wing nuts will never stop!

Anonymous said...

"because all of the real ones are going in the right direction."

Except housing, manufacturing, durable goods, gdp growth, and unemployment.

"hide the fact that he is a greedy rich bastard."

Romney gives an average of 20% of his income to charity over the past twenty years: greedy

Obama gives 1% of his income to charity from 2000 to 2004 (he was in the top 1% of earners at the time)to charity: saint?

Seriously, how is Mitt Romney greedy? He gave 30% of his income to charity in 2011. That is absurdly generous.

"won't let us see the sleazy corruption that allowed him to amass a quarter billion dollar fortune. "

Because being a business genius and very talented is "sleazy". What's with the demagoguery? Why do you hate successful people? Oh, right, because they make you jealous and you want the government to take their money because you are greedy.

"These days, he looks to me like an overgrown frat boy with a bad attitude."

Except when he is the one suspending his campaign and delivering remarks on Benghazi while Obama is off at a fundraiser in Las Vegas and tweeting for donations.

"Well, the tape wasn't edited in any way"

Mother Jones admitted later that week that there were "one or two minutes missing" and blamed it on "a camera malfunction." Yeah, uh huh, sure.

"proposals will result in huge tax increases on the middle class in order to give huge tax cuts to rich people like Romney himself."

Every fact checking group, including many left leaning ones, have called this attack unfair or untrue. Romney's proposal is reducing every tax bracket's rate by 20%. How is that raising taxes? I presume the claim comes from limiting deductions, but this would apply for the highest earners as well and they tend to use them the most (e.g. charitable donations)

"White Conservatives are racist. Black Conservatives are craven tools"

Lol. No, you are racist. So is Obama, but he is more racist-ish than full blown racist.