And first a new height in malignant abuse from the Christian right:
Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall: "Texas Gov Bars Planned Parenthood From State Cancer Screening Program...All the good pro-life news seems to be coming from Texas lately. While Planned Parenthood supporters can’t fathom why the governor would be so cruel as to bar the organization from a program that provides health screenings to women, the necessity to do so comes down to one word: abortion"
Because of course it does. Because it's so "pro-life" to let people die of cancer in order to push your lunatic religious agenda. Because if they have to temporarily ease up on manipulating the Dylann Roofs of this world to murder for Jesus, they have to find another way to kill. Because that's just the kind of people they are.
Katie Pavlich, Town Hall: "US Under Highest Level of Threat...Ever"
Katie illustrates her article with this photo, of some guys carrying flags halfway around the world.
I think she's a little off base. Maybe she should have used this photo of a guy with a flag. He's ahead of the other ones by a score of nine to one.
David Limbaugh, Town Hall: "Of all the annoying things President Obama does, one of the worst is his hectoring Republicans and conservatives for their partisanship when he is the quintessential divisive partisan."
Unlike your brother, huh, David?
Ken Blackwell, Town Hall: "The Impending Collision of Obama’s Failures...Like two speeding trains heading toward the same collapsed bridge, the dangers and failures of Barack Obamas foreign, economic, and social policies are heading rapidly toward implosion."
Yeah, Ken makes a really good point about Obama's failures. Like his failure to start any three trillion dollar wars, his failure to cause a gigantic economic collapse, his failure to massively increase the budget deficit like all good Republican Presidents do, his failure to make a few hundred million more people around the world hate us, his failure to do the Koch brothers' bidding...well, you get the idea.
And here's an important contribution to our current national dialogue:
Mark Nuckols, Town Hall: Tarring Conservatives With The Brush of "Domestic Terrorism"...There is already a rush to call Dylann Roofs murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston an act of domestic terrorism. This is a deliberate political strategy, intended by its ultra-liberal authors to transform this terrible tragedy into an indictment of American conservatism"
While it is really, apparently, one of American Conservatism's crowning achievments. Here's a little of Mark's reasoning:
"How is Dylann Roof’s insane act of multiple murder different from (examples of Islamic terrorism)? Well, to go back to the legal definition, the PLO and al-Qaeda operations were carried out in furtherance of clearly articulated political objectives."
Whereas starting a new civil war and driving black people out of the country are not, apparently, clear enough political objectives.
Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media: "Fiorina: ‘We’d Better Have a Nominee Not Afraid to Throw Punches All Night Long’
Too bad they can't find one that isn't afraid to act sane all night long.
Bridget Johnson, PJ Media: "Unite to Demand Confederate Flag Come Down...Governor says while not all who display the flag are racist, fact that it "causes pain to so many" is enough to move it."
Yeah. The pain she is worried about is the pain to "so many" Republicans, of not getting re-elected.
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Statues of Confederate Generals Vandalized in Texas"
Oh, so sad.
And could this be the biggest lie/projection ever told about Barack Obama?
Ed Lasky, American Thinker: " Barack Obama is a master of trading future calamity for temporary gratification. As is true of most addicts...He doesn’t seem to even care about the future world he will be leaving behind."
This, from the guys who deny the existence of global warming and who spend most of their time trying to start more wars.
Selwyn Duke, American Thinker: "Keep the Confederate Flag Flying...What currently exists is an emotionally charged environment, and, as a rule, that’s the worst possible time to make decisions"
When is the best time to make decisions (except ones involving cutting taxes on the rich)? Never.
"And make no mistake about it, the current drumbeat to hang the flag is the mob’s handiwork..."
Because only the mob could want racial equality. And let's not forget the most important reason of all for flying that mighty flag high:
"In this, these “conservatives” side with Barack Obama"
Can't have that.
Ann Coulter, Town Hall: "Thank God it's extremely rare for whites to target black people for attack."
Well, maybe we can't count brown people as black people, or we would have that little thing of the three million dead in Vietnam and the one million dead in Iraq.
Derek Hunter, Town Hall: "Never ones to let a good crisis go to waste, Democrats made overtures on gun control. But after being unable to articulate a single proposed law that wouldve prevented the attack, they moved to plan B: the Confederate battle flag."
How about this proposed law: Anyone who sides with the Republicans can't even own an X-Acto knife, let alone a gun. That would have stopped this particular tragedy.
And boy are they angry at the Supreme Court.
Leon H. Wolf, Red State: "For all the liberal bloviating about the new direction of SCOTUS under CJ Roberts, today’s opinion in King v. Burwell demonstrates that essentially, nothing has changed. The court is still forced into feckless pragmatism whenever a conservative principle is at stake, but is perfectly willing to venture beyond the expressed will of Congress in order to advance liberal agenda items on their own initiative."
It's a little hard to remember that the guys that Leon is talking about here are the ones who said okay to Citizens United and who put George W. Bush in the White House; the ones who said we don't need civil rights laws any more because there aren't any racists left in America any more.
Bridget Johnson, PJ Media: "GOP Vows to Keep at Obamacare Repeals, Make It 2016 Issue"
Because, what else would they do? I wonder what bogus lawsuit they will come up with next.
Roger L. Simon, PJ Media: "90% of the Racism in America Comes from the Democratic Party and the Left. My conclusion is inescapable."
Of course it is. Because you are a Republican, and for you, lies about Democrats are always inescapable. So, get on with it. We barely hear it any more.
Tom Harris, PJ Media: "The Pope’s Climate Letter Urges ‘Dialogue with Everyone,’ So Why Did Vatican Single Out and Harass Us?"
Uh, maybe, because you are the only people left on earth that won't face reality on the issue?
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Breaking: House Republicans Considering IMPEACHMENT of Partisan IRS Commissioner"
If he's a Democrat, he's standing in a long line.
Cliff Kincaid, Renew America: "A Russian link to the Charleston massacre?"
Yeah, that's the ticket, it's the RUSSIANS! Anyone but the good old White American right wing haters that the murderer said were behind it. Some day they will face the truth about themselves. Nah, who am I kidding?
And while we are on the subject:
World Net Daily: "Is the problem 'racism' – or demonic evil? Exclusive: Pat Boone challenges Obama to recognize source of ongoing violence:
I think I'll go with racism. Really, which would you pick?
And now a really well-meant suggestion from a wingnut:
Fay Voshell, American Thinker: "conservatives must cry out loudly, Halt! Stop the iconoclastic frenzy. Next, let’s insist on telling history, including the history of the Civil War as it really happened in all its facets. Tell the good, the bad and the ugly history of the South, the North, the East and the West. Tell the truth. Tell it all -- the whole miserable, glorious, mixed up, fascinating and complex mess.
Keep the flags. Keep the statues. Keep the portraits. Teach about them."
Well, that's a good idea. And what should we teach?
"Son, this is a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was brilliant and courageous in battle, but he was brutal."
Oh, and he founded the KKK. I guess that wasn't worth mentioning.
"This park named after Robert E. Lee? Daughter, he was brave and a gentleman who was worshipped by his men, but it is said he was cruel to his slaves."
And he was a traitor who deserted his country to lead the fight against it, in furtherance of one of the most revolting practices in the history of mankind. Again, I guess that didn't make the list of things worth including in our history lessons.
"This portrait of Jefferson Davis, whose statue Mitch McConnell now wants removed from the capitol of Kentucky? Davis, my dear girl, argued against secession, but believed each state had a right to secede from the Union."
Of course, whatever Jefferson Davis did or didn't believe, he did agree to lead the country that fought a war of treason against the United States. Once again,I guess that fact is just too insignificant to include in the rolls of history, which has a different meaning, I guess, to people like Fay than it does to the rest of us.