Before getting going, I would like to mention what I think of as the mirror image of Wingnut Wrapup- a collection of links to really good blog posts, compiled weekly by Infidel 753. I always find numerous things there that I missed and that are well worth reading. Here's a link to the latest version.
Okay, enough with the compliments. Now, back into the sewer:
Guy Benson, Town Hall: "Priorities: Obama Habitually Late with Budgets, but not NCAA Brackets"
No one is going to call him a Communist because of his NCAA picks. Okay, maybe Jim Hoft.
John Ransom, Town Hall: "Out of Ideas, Governments Try a Bank Heist...With liberal ideas firmly in the saddle, civilizing us, so to speak, we have come a long way...This ladies and gentlemen is what Hope and Change! gets you eventually."
Yes, you read that right. Forced austerity, and making ordinary citizens pay for the misbehavior of banks, the centerpiece of conservative economic policy across Europe and at home, is now a liberal idea. Of course, these are the same people who insist that Nazis were liberals.
Mona Charen, Town Hall: " It's bracing that Republicans are grappling with their weaknesses but it's also important to remember that Democrats have problems of their own."
Yeah, that's right. Republicans have problems with losing and Democrats have problems with winning. Just the same, see?
Sarah Palin: “We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington. We have reality television.”
According to Sarah Palin, who quit her leadership position to make a reality TV show. This woman's lack of self awareness is mind-boggling.
Wes Vernon, Renew America: "Benghazi-gate coverup won't go away"
It's already gone away, Wes. Deal with it.
Daniel Wattenberg, Washington Times: "Sacred mystery: Blockbuster ratings for ‘The Bible’ continue to confound Hollywood"
Will it surprise you to hear that Mr. Wattenberg could not cite one person from Hollywood who was confounded by this? So, you right wingers got your audience of bigots and ignoramuses to tune into a TV show. That puts Jesus right up there with Honey Boo Boo. You know what Hollywood's real response to you is (and I'm sitting here looking out my window at Hollywood as I type)? Who cares, that's their response. By the way, good luck coming up with a sequel.
David P. Goldman, PJ Media: "The Russians Think We’re Wrecking the World on Purpose"
Well, they're wrong about that. We are not wrecking the world on purpose. We are wrecking the world as an insignificant consequence of our effort to give everything to the rich.
Richard Fernandez, PJ Media: "The Inscrutable Barack Obama...Why the president's trip to Israel is being described as a "mysterious visit."
Because you guys have not found a way to connect it to Benghazi yet?
Marielena Montesino de Stuart, Renew America: "SPECIAL REPORT: Francis: First "Pope" to have favored homosexual civil unions"
I love the quotation marks. Now, they don't even recognize the election of the Pope as legitimate? What, were the Cardinals threatened by the New Black Panthers?
I think this is a picture of the New Black Panthers outside of the Sistine Chapel trying to force the Cardinals to elect Snoop Dogg as Pope.
Now, cognitive dissonance, Republican style- the top two stories at Town Hall today:
"Three Years Ago, Today: Democrats Ram Through Obamacare... Three years ago today, the House of Representatives approved the Senate-passed healthcare bill, sending it to the president's desk to become the law of the land -- all without a single Republican vote in either house of Congress."
"House Passes Ryan Budget, 221-207... It passed on a mostly party-line vote, 221-207; every Democrat and a handful of Republicans voted no."
When the Democrats pass something, they ram it through. When the Republicans pass something, they just pass it. Because, you see, Democrats have no right to do anything but roll over and play dead. Running the country, that's the right of Republicans, no matter how bad they are at it.
Bill Tatro, Town Hall: "it’s very clear and I’m quite certain that if I show Gone with the Wind to my church group and take a donation for religious missions, the movie police will show up at my door and take me away."
Sure they will, Bill. They'll arrest you for showing a movie at your church. When did such a thing ever happen in the entire history of the country? I'll answer that one for you- it never happened. But you're certain that it would happen to you. Do you know what that kind of thinking is called, Bill? Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Bryan Preston, PJ Media: "The Perpetual Campaign... Obama’s Left-Wing Partisans Plan to Invade and Destroy Texas"
By "destroying" Texas, of course, Bryan means electing Democrats. Vote Democratic and you are helping to invade and destroy your State. Makes sense, right?
Gina Miller, Renew America: "Polite, gentle Republicans are wearisome. In the face of the America-destroying policies of this enemy-within horde of criminal thugs under the crook-in-chief, Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), I would think the Republicans would be brave enough – at least for America's sake – to leave their mealy mouths at the door and tell it like it is. But, with very few exceptions, they continue to pussy-foot around the outrageous actions and brazen lies of the oligarchy of communist Democrats ruling our nation."
Okay, Gina, if you say so. Now, back in your cage.
Town Hall: "Poll: 85 Percent of Americans Support Requiring a Balanced Federal Budget "
Probably until we get into a war and find out that the army is not allowed to buy any bullets, because the money was already spent on tax giveaways to Wall Street.
Guy Benson, Town Hall: "Senate Democrats Vote Against the Concept of Balancing the Budget"
Well, at least, Senate Democrats vote against pretending to balance the budget. What this bogus law would require is that Democrats take the responsibility for all the cuts necessary to accomplish a Republican goal:
"Senators defeated Jeff Sessions' provided that would have required the Democratic majority to balance their budget within ten years using any combination of tax increases, cuts, and reforms they'd like. This was essentially a "show us how you'd balance the budget" amendment. It failed 46-53, with all Republicans and West Virginia's Joe Manchin voting yes, and all other Democrats voting no. Thus, Harry Reid's caucus overwhelmingly defeated even the concept of demonstrating to the American people how Democrats would balance the federal budget ten years from now."
So, what Democrats really voted against was the concept of letting the Democrats be suckered into doing the Repubicans' dirty work. This is part of a four year old plan by Republicans to force government cutbacks but blame them all on Democrats. As stupid as Dems seem to be, they aren't dumb enough to fall for this one. Yet.
Mark Davis, Town Hall: "Obama Delivers Recipe For Disaster in Israel...The president’s wish is for Israelis to lose their resolve against Palestinian terrorism, to shrug and just let a Palestinian state sprout in their midst.
For the record, there are plenty of Israelis willing to do just that, which has confounded me for years. How is it that I, an American Christian, am more vigilant about the security of Israel than some Israeli jews?"
How is it that you, an American Christian, are more willing to let masses of Israelis die than Israeli Jews are? Boy, that's hard to figure out. Because that Palestinian State is coming whether you like it or not. The only question is how much its inhabitants hate Israelis when it does come.
Jonah Goldberg, Town Hall: "Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album."
Thousands of comic books and a Peter Frampton album. Why am I not surprised?
Loren Heal, Red State: "Why Pat Brady Will Not Long Remain Illinois Republican Party Chair"
I don't know who Pat Brady is, but I expect it's because they are going to replace him with Pat Buttram:
Now, that's a Republican.
Oliver North, Town Hall: "...a decade after we accompanied our troops across "the berm" into Iraq, we still can look Gold Star mothers and the spouses of our wounded in the eye and tell them: "By volunteering to go into harm's way, your American heroes made us all safer. Their selfless sacrifice was worth it."
Yeah, Ollie, you can still say that. It is a gigantic lie, worthy of Joseph Goebbels, but sure enough, you can still say that. Of course that is because you are a conscienceless traitor, but sure enough, you can still say it.
Crystal Wright, Town Hall: "RNC Growth & Opportunity Project: Dead on Arrival...Evidently, it takes four months and 100 pages for the RNC to figure out why the party lost the 2012 presidential election and how to fix it. Most of conservatives could tell you in three paragraphs"
Yeah, they could tell you in three paragraphs- three paragraphs of lies and self delusion. Knock yourself out, Crystal- go for it.
Moe Lane, Red State: "Joe Biden claims Gabbie Giffords was killed at Tuscon attack."
Maybe if you are going to smear her, Moe, you should at least learn to spell her name.
Joe the Plumber, Red State: "The Pussification of America"
I think we've read enough of that one already.
Rightappeal, Red State: "Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, most Americans appear to believe that the war was not worthwhile. Perhaps they are correct, but we cannot know for sure because we do not know what would have happened. Consider, for example, the run-up to World War II... "
Right. Iraq was great. Because, Hitler. Give it a rest already, dude.
Barry Rubin, PJ Media: "Obama’s Israel Visit: A Parable"
A parable illustrated by Barry with the following picture:
I'm just including this item because I thought they'd already called Obama every name in the book. Now he's Baron von Frankenstein. Oh well. It shouldn't be long before they are photoshopping Obama's face on Gollum.
Whoops, they beat me to it:
Andrew G. Bostom, American Thinker: "This morning at AT, Professor Emeritus Edward Bernard Glick described his frank 1958 discussion with Eleanor Roosevelt regarding her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's decision not to bomb the railway tracks connecting to the Nazi extermination camps for European Jews. Professor Glick also alludes to prevalent antisemitic attitudes in the State Department, and perhaps President Roosevelt, himself, whom he quotes as having stated to a prominent Jewish Congressman, "The Jews in America should know that they are tolerated here, but not more than that."
This is a great example of Conservative reverence for history. I spent quite a bit of time searching for this quotation online. There is not one single citation of it that occurred before today. TODAY! But already, this malignant lie has spread to many right wing websites. Someone just invented it within the last twenty four hours, and already it has become a part of the Conservative gospel that will never die.
Enough, already. See you soon.