Monday, October 19, 2015

Wingnut Wrapup

Well, between Trump and Jeb over whether Jeb's brother was President on 9-11, and the Benghazi committee self-destructing in one of the greatest specimens of Republican idiocy in recent times, it's hard for the wingnuts to outdo their leaders, but they are still trying. Let's just start off with a little wingnut reaction to the Democratic debate that took place on another planet than the one that was on CNN recently:

Jay Caruso, Red State:  "The Democrat Debate: As Horrible As You Think It Was...There were plenty of things that came out of the first Democrat debate last night. One of them was the conclusion that I would rather have flaming skewers shoved into my eyes and Mr. Blonde from the ‘Reservoir Dogs’ cut off my ears with a straight razor than have to sit through another one of these spectacles ever again. Forget waterboarding. “Watching Democrats debate” should be listed by the United Nations as one of the most extreme forms of torture ever devised...The event last night was not a “debate.” It was like a really bad variety show skit you might see at the Democratic National Convention: Grandma Moses And The Mosettes"

I'm not going to get into Jay's analysis of the individual candidates, except for this remark about Bernie Sanders:

"Bernie Sanders – I cannot stand Donald Trump, but at least he’s interesting to watch. Bernie Sanders is like Archie Bunker if you took away the bigotry"

Well, yeah, but what's your point?  People loved Archie Bunker except for the fact that he had the same piggish views that all Republicans have today.  Strip them away, and he might have been elected President too.

Leon H. Wolf, Red State:  "Hillary Clinton Was the Tallest Pygmy on Stage Last Night...I turned off the post-debate coverage last night because I simply could not stomach the feting Hillary Clinton was receiving..."

Can't handle the truth, huh, Leon?

Roger Simon, PJ Media:  "The Evil Party and the Stupid Party Debate"

Pretty much sums up Roger's viewpoint.  I'm not sure why it's evil and stupid to talk about the issues and not take cheap shots at each other for three hours, and reading Roger's article didn't really enlighten me.  Quel Surprise, huh?

World Net Daily:  "Hillary unhinged: Rails at GOP in Democratic debate"

Just not, apparently, the one that took place on earth last night.

G. Murphy Donovan, American Thinker:  "The first Democratic Party debate was everything we hoped it would not be: a boring coronation."

Oh well, the Republican debates were everything we thought they would be- a catalogue of various types of lunacy.  Can't wait for more of that.  And just one more right wing comment:

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart:  "Tuesday night’s debate featured a master class on lying from the lying liar who lies about her lies, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton"

So let me end this coverage of the right wing coverage with this historical reminder:  Remember the Bush-Gore debate where the polling immediately afterwards showed that Gore had badly beaten Bush?  That was followed by ten days of endless claims by the press that Bush had won the debate, resulting in the public, the great majority of whom had not heard the debate, deciding that Bush had in fact won.  So, this sort of thing is not just innocent merriment on the right, it is a continuation of their normal behavior, which is to lie about everything on earth, safe in the assumption that every lie they tell convinces some people.

Now, on to some other news items:

So, have you heard the horrible news?  I saw this myself in the supermarket the other day:

Brain cancer, blood clots, MS, strokes AND alcohol abuse.  And cruel Bill forcing her to stay on the campaign trail for some reason. And a bad photoshop job on the picture. The poor woman. And if that isn't bad enough, George dumps Amal!  Sad times we are living in.

Repair Man Jack, Red State:  "The Dark Side of Governor Moonbeam...Jerry Brown The Evil Materialist...Governor Jerry Brown plumbs to a depth of at least six feet under the ground. He has proven his indifference to the sanctity of life in end-of-life issues by signing an assisted suicide bill into law...In a sense, he has to. The ecology of the Post-modern Welfare State requires this."

Better that people at the end of their lives with no hope of anything but pain and suffering should have it prolonged, so Repair Man Jack can bow in obesiance to his evil God, who apparently rejoices at pointless human suffering.

Fox Poll:  "Hillary Trails All Republicans, Remains Strong Democratic Favorite"

Fox poll.  Enough said.

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "Humiliation: Iran Test Fires Long-Range Missile, Possibly Violating Nuclear Deal"

Translation of the phrase "possibly violating:  "Not violating in any way."  But Republicans have to find a way to make the American people think that this agreement, hailed all over the world, is a miserable failure, so here comes their standard response: lies.  I suppose it is telling that Guy was unable to quote a single person who actually said this, nor did he bother to explain what part of the agreement it supposedly violated.  Still, "possibly" violating the Nuclear deal.  Kind of like, Hillary is "possibly" dying of brain cancer, MS, alcoholism, etc.

Michael Brown, Town Hall:  "Legal Scholars Rise Up Against the Supreme Court’s Judicial Despotism..."

What scholars?

"These scholars, who teach at schools like Princeton and Oxford and Notre Dame and Boston and Boston College and Michigan State and Kansas State and Vanderbilt and Hillsdale and the University of Toronto and the University of Nebraska..."

Curiously, Michael is unable to identify a single one of them by name.   This seems to be somewhat of a theme today.  And here we go again:

Edward Klein, New York Post:  "Hillary’s been having screaming, child-like tantrums that have left staff members in tears and unable to work,” says a campaign aide. “She thought the nomination was hers for the asking, but her mounting problems have been getting to her and she’s become shrill and, at times, even violent.”

Once again, not one single actual name is mentioned as a source for this claim.  Wonder why that might be.

Kurt Schlichter, Town Hall:  "How Marco Rubio Might Win Back Us Conservatives"

By abandoning the few remaining shreds of self-respect he still has left.  In connection with:

Susan M. Goldberg, PJ Media:  "Marco Rubio Blames Obama, Clinton for Upswing in Palestinian Terrorism"

And there he goes- off to a fast start at winning back Conservatives.

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "UPDATE: Guilty; Verdict Reached in Case of American Journalist Obama Left Behind in Iran"

Obama left him behind? What, like, the guy missed his flight on Air Force One?  Obama was the designated driver and failed to bring the guy when he passed out in the bar?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "(Louise) Slaughter is the ranking member of the House Rules committee and initially put forward an amendment on October 6 to dissolve the committee, whose credibility has been undermined thanks to Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) recent comments that its existence is hurting Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers."

An interesting way to put it:  The Democrats want to end the committee because it's hurting their leading Presidential candidate.  How about this, Matt: the Democrats want to end the committee because Kevin McCarthy admitted what we have known all along; that the Benghazi hearings have never ever been anything but a partisan witch hunt fueled by lies and smears.

Joe Cunningham, Red State:  "Salon Truly Believes the NRA Are Mass Murderers"

So do I, for whatever that's worth.

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media:  ‘Another Sham Step in a Sham Process’: Iran Reportedly Convicts WaPo Reporter"

They must have taken lessons from the House Benghazi committee.

Helen Smith, PJ Media:  "Can Your Child Be Taught to Defeat a Gunman at Her School?"

So, that's what it comes to in Right Wing Solutions to our Problems:  Teaching third graders to attack armed terrorists.  That is a great alternative to cutting into gun manufacturers' profits, what with Freedom and all.

Rob Kackley, PJ Media:  "Alabama Officials Say Democrats Blowing DMV Closures Out of Proportion"

In case you didn't hear this story, Alabama's Republican legislature passed a law requiring a driver's license to vote, and then shut the DMV's in every district that had a black population of 75% or above.  Well, of course, liberals are blowing that out of proportion, because who cares if black people can't vote?  How are we going to elect any more guys like George W. Bush if black people just go ahead and vote?

Mark Levin, Talk Radio Schmuck:  "I’m going to tell you, Obama is going to use an executive order again to change the Second Amendment, and I’ve had enough of this. We need to use the I-Word, we need to say it’s an impeachable offense, and we need to start laying down barriers now. Enough is enough."

He's GOING TO DO THIS!!!!!!  He's going to CHANGE THE SECOND AMENDMENT!!!!!!!  Being accused by a right wing idiot of something is enough to impeach him RIGHT NOW!!!!!   ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!

A comment on Mark's demand:

"Undoubtedly, the Republican and Democrat elites and their friends in the mainstream media will pretend that Levin is going too far. I can hear them scream now — “It’s insane, he’s a radical, an extremist!” — but that’s not even almost true."

Well, in the sense that absolutely true is not "almost true."

And now a lesson in believing impossible things before breakfast:

Rick Moran, PJ Media:  "Study: Democrats Moving Left Faster than GOP Moving Right"

If you believe that, well, just go look at some more pictures of cats.  You're hopeless.

Jay Michaels, American Thinker:  "The Mask of Sanity: Psychopath-in-Chief?"

That would be the obvious crazy guy, Obama.  The characteristics that identify Obama as a psychopath, according to Jay?

“Poverty of emotional feelings, lack of remorse or shame, superficial charm, pathological lying, egocentricity, a lack of insight, absence of nervousness, an inability to love, impulsive antisocial acts, failure to learn from experience.”

Sounds just like the Obama we have seen over the last eight years, doesn't it?  Let's just look at this list in conjunction with a former high government "employee," Dick Cheney:

“Poverty of emotional feelings, check
lack of remorse or shame, check
superficial charm, well, he misses out on that one
pathological lying, check
egocentricity, check
a lack of insight, check
absence of nervousness, check
an inability to love, check
impulsive antisocial acts, check
failure to learn from experience check.

So ol' Dick scores a clear 9 out of 10.  Of course, if you compare this human monster to a psychopath, the right will shout you down pretty damned fast, but then as I have said before, so much of the seemingly insane charges they make about Obama are nothing but an attempt to argue away the grotesque inadequacy of Bush and Cheney by suggesting that the next President was just as bad.

Silvio Canto, American Thinker:  "Our next president will have to reverse the Obama way in the Middle East"

I.e. start a couple more wars.  Because what fun is life without American Boots On The Ground?

"It doesn't matter whether it's Sanders or Carson, Bush, or Clinton; we will be going back into the Middle East in 2017."

If Silvio and his friends have their way, anyhow.  That will be a great thing, I am sure you agree.  Just like last time.

Ken Blackwell, Town Hall:  "Most liberals and even some conservatives are arguing that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis must either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or quit her post. Where you stand on this issue too often comes down to a case of where you stand on the question of whether same-sex nuptials are now the law of the land because Justice Tony Kennedy and four of his black-robed cohorts say so."

It is.  End of discussion.

Doug Giles, Town Hall:  "Dear Europe & America: Those 'Poor Refugees' Sure Look And Act Like Radical Muslims To Me"

Of course they do.  Everyone with brown skin looks like a radical Muslim to you, unless their skin is too dark brown, in which case they are a black thug.

Alexander Hendrie, Town Hall:  "Congress Must Get to Bottom of Obamacare State Exchange Failures"

Now that the Benghazi hearings have been revealed to be a total fraud, House Republicans have to find something to lie about.  And Obamacare is such a time-tested victim.

Calvin Beisner, Town Hall:  "What Threatens Liberty and Increases Abortion, Human Trafficking, Government Debt, and Poverty?"

Why, doing anything about climate change, of course.  It also causes tooth decay and ill behaved pets.  Of course, not doing anything about climate change is going to cause the extinction of the human race, but that won't happen for decades, so who cares?

Tony Lee, Breitbart:  "HILLARY CACKLING ABOUT EMAIL SCANDAL ‘IS WHAT MAKES HER SO DARN UNLIKEABLE’

The Republicans are all subversive lunatics, but Hillary has a funny laugh.  The answer?  Vote Republican- keep your eyes on the important things.

Liam Deacon, Breitbart:  "HUGE ANNIVERSARY PEGIDA MARCH TONIGHT, AS GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA ATTEMPTS TO LINK GROUP TO VIOLENCE"

Influential American right wing website is ecstatic about an anti-Muslim hate group in Germany.  Breitbart was even willing, in an act of staggering lack of self-awareness, to include the following sentence in the article:

"PEGIDA experienced a slump in support after a photo surfaced of founding leader Lutz Bachmann dressed as a Nazi in January 2015."

Really, can't you liberals take a joke?

2 comments:

Infidel753 said...

Iran Test Fires Long-Range Missile

In the US-Iran nuclear deal, obviously a major issue is just how far the other side can be trusted to keep its word. With all these slavering fanatics in the Republican party openly threatening to tear up the agreement and start a war, it's quite rational for the Iranians to consider the possibility that, if a Republican wins the Presidency next year, Iran could be attacked. Thus it's also rational for them to press on with developing deterrent capabilities that don't violate the agreement.

Green Eagle said...

We overthrew their democratic government and left them with a vicious dictator. We had a President for eight years who identified them as our enemies, and as evil monsters. We aided their opponents in a long war. We shot down one of their civilian airliners and never even apologized. We destabilized the country next door, and left violent chaos behind. One of our two political parties has dedicated itself to having a war against them.

Under these circumstances, it is a near miracle that Obama was able to reach any kind of deal with them at all. The real threat to world peace is the Republican party.