Monday, November 24, 2014

Wingnut Wrapup

Well, I've been pretty unmotivated to plunge into the right wing maelstrom lately, but I guess it's time to get back on the job, so here goes:

What's interesting in Wingnut Wrapup today is not what is here, but what is not- coverage of the Republican House committee that just released a report refuting all of the Republican lies about Benghazi that have been forced down our throats the last two years.  Mostly, the right wingers are just ignoring it the way they do with global warming or anything else that doesn't have the potential of making money for their masters.  Of course, there are some exceptions, like this one:

Streiff, Red State:  "Lindsay Graham: House Benghazi report is “crap”

We'll just leave it there, and move on, what do you say?.

John Hawkins, Town Hall:  "How To Stop Being Poor...Once in college, on a trip out of town, I slept in an elevator all night because I couldnt afford to pay to share a room with friends and I was too proud to crash without paying."

Too proud to share with people you know, but not too proud to steal your lodging from someone you didn't know.  What a great Conservative.

David Limbaugh, Town Hall:  "Obama lied on his major selling points about the Affordable Care Act. Unlike many Democrats in falsely accusing President George W. Bush of lying about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, I don't use the term "lie" lightly."

How can you even begin to unravel the dishonesty of a statement like this?  Obama's "lies" gave health care to over ten million people, and severely slashed the rise in costs of medical care.  Bush's lies (no quotation marks necessary there) started a criminal war of aggression, killed several hundred thousand people, cost us three trillion dollars, contributed to wrecking our economy and left a God-awful mess in the Middle East.

Clicking on David's name, one discovers a three hundred word biography.  It really could be reduced to one sentence containing a fact it never mentioned:  "David Limbaugh is Rush Limbaugh's brother; if it weren't for that he would currently be employed sorting through garbage at the local recycling center."

Kevin Glass, Town Hall:  "Republicans Have No Obligation To Fix Obamacare"

Except, of course, the obligation that they have to the American people, but since when has that concerned them?

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart:  "Father Calls Out Obama: Bring Back My Son Murdered by an Illegal Alien with an Executive Order"

The illegal alien had an executive order to murder this guy's son?  Man, that is an impeachable offense.

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart:  "EMPLOYEE MORALE AT CNN COLLAPSES"

Really?  I'd have thought their morale would collapse every day they wake up and realize that they still work for the same company as Wolf Blitzer.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman:  "In the week following the shellacking of his party in the midterm elections, one might think that President Barack Obama would be conciliatory and humble. Instead, he has continued to be audacious..."

Really?  Based on Jackie's party's response to getting beat badly last time out, I would have thought that Obama's reaction would be sedition and subversion of the government.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr, Town Hall:  "Is Castro’s Cuba Still a Threat?"

A threat to what? The domestic cigar business?  When was it ever a threat, you lying jackass?

Erick Erickson, Red State:  "Dinner With the President...I had dinner with President Bush the other night"

A little confused about what year it is, huh, Erick?

Rich Tucker, PJ Media:  "What Are the Secrets to How Asia Works?  Journalist Joe Studwell's book points to three things governments can do to accelerate prosperity."

Accelerate prosperity, really.  Here's the secret to how Asia works:

All we have to do to emulate their "success" is make workers live like this.  Just keep giving in to the Koch brothers, fellas, and we're on the way.

Selwyn Duke, Renew America:  "It's official: the Democrats are the party of the Devil"

You don't even want to be bothered with the reasoning behind this one.  Trust me.  The story that Selwyn bases his post on doesn't even mention Democrats.

Michelle Malkin, Renew America:  "Big truthy is watching you "

Big truthy?  I only wish.

Todd Starnes, Town Hall:  "Why are 120 Christian College Kids About to Get Deported?  Myron Guiler wept...“It’s heartbreaking,” he said. “I can’t stand to see these 120 children go. It’s my heart. I’ve poured my life into it.”

Guiler is the president of Marietta Bible College, a small unaccredited school that provides Bible training mostly for impoverished international students.  On Sunday – Pastor Guiler delivered the bad news to his congregation – the federal government had denied their recertification for a program that allows foreign students to attend American schools."

Illegal immigrants?  Off with their heads!!!  Unless, of course, an "unaccredited" (i.e. bogus) college can make money off of someone pretending to educate them.  Then, bring 'em on in!  Of course the school, which is unaccredited, as I mentioned, offers a classic whine on its website about how it just couldn't allow itself to be accredited because that would be putting the State above God.  Right, guys- you are just so principled.

Rachel Marsden, Town Hall:  "Will Obama Finish as a Statesman or a Politician?"

Which brings to mind the obvious question, "Will Ted Cruz finish as a politician or a convict?"

Town Hall:  "Mitt Romney: Obama "Has Got To Learn That He Lost This Last Election"

Righ, Mitt.  Just as soon as you and your friends learn that you lost the one before that- big time.

Matt Mackiowiak, Town Hall:  "What the Midterms in Texas Taught Us"

Despite the usual Republican crowing from Matt, what the midterms in Texas really taught us is that voters in Texas are really stupid.

John Hayward, Red State:  "The government needs to start respecting us"

Why?  What would make them crazy enough to do that?

Shawn Mitchell, Town Hall:  "Make Obama Own the Shutdown."

I.e. screw up the government and then blame Obama.  Boy, that's an original idea.  How did you ever think of that one, Shawn?

David Horowitz, Red State:  "How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?"

None.  I don't think David, one of the worst Muslim haters in the whole right wing stable, deserves any more of an answer than that.

Pierre Comtoise, PJ Media:  "The 10 Most Fascinating Fantasy Worlds of All Time"

And Pierre didn't even include the through-the-looking-glass earth that Republicans live in.  Oh wait a minute...my apologies, Pierre.  That would be the least fascinating fantasy world of all time.

Rodrigo Sermeno, PJ Media:  "Only ‘Rudimentary Monitoring’ of Many High-Threat U.S. Volcanoes...Can take “a good 20 years” under the current budget for USGS to update instruments at one volcano."

Failed again, Obama! Of course, this fact has nothing to do with Republicans in Congress slashing funds for volcano monitoring, no, no, that has nothing to do with it.  It's all Obama's fault.

Bryan Preston, PJ Media:  "When a Republican Was President, Hillary Clinton Wanted to Limit Presidential Power. Now She Doesn’t."

The Republican President in question was a miserable, ignorant incompetent that shouldn't have been allowed to ride a bike without training wheels.  Bryan forgot about that, I guess.

Kevin Fobbs, Renew America:  "IMPEACH - Obama's executive order allows illegal aliens to destroy America's soul"

Listen, buster, if torture and invading the wrong country didn't destroy our soul, I don't think a few more gardeners and busboys will either.

Newsmax:  "Author Phyllis Chesler: Obama 'seems to be siding with the jihadists' 

By bombing the crap out of them.  That's siding with them.  Of course, that's how Bush sided with the Iraqi people, so maybe Republicans really believe this.

Joseph Farah, World Net Daily:  "Many are scratching their heads trying to figure out why Barack Obama appears to be doing everything in his power to spread the Ebola virus."

And doing such a bad job of it too, since there isn't a case of Ebola in the whole country.

So, that pretty much sums it up.  Back real soon.

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