Monday, May 23, 2016

Wingnut Wrapup

Just the usual output in this era of the voluntary destruction of the American dream:

Meghan McCain:   "Hillary Clinton is truly evil, and she's truly a liar and she's been responsible in my opinion for getting people killed."

Maybe you should look to your own party for that.  They kill them by the thousands and millions, not four at a time.

Alex Jones:  " I think Michelle Obama is a man. I really do. I really do. I believe it...her daughters don’t look like her — I really think this is some weird hoax they did again,” he said, “just like he didn’t get sworn in on the Bible, it was the Quran. All this weirdness, I mean, I used to laugh at this stuff, but man, it’s all about rubbing our noses in it. I think it’s all an arranged marriage, it’s all completely fake and it’s this big sick joke because he’s obsessed with transgender, just like some weird cult or something."

Well. at least we know Trump's wife is not a man.  She's posed naked plenty of times to prove it.
Classy, Donald.  And, as Kos points out, they complained when Michelle Obama showed her bare arms.
Carlos Beruff, Republican Senate candidate in Florida:  “Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an animal, OK — seven and a half years, has surgically and with thought and very smart, intelligent manner, destroyed this country and dismantled the military under not one, not two, but three secretary of defenses"

Animal.  I guess in some sense, all people are animals.  I don't think that's what this guy means, however.  "destroying the country," by the way, is apparently Republican speak for undoing the damage the Bush administration did.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Oh My: Financial Analyst Says Clinton Foundation Books ‘Riddled' With ‘Inconsistencies,’ Rises 'To the Level Of Fraud'

Financial analyst.  That would be one Charles Ortel, who writes for that esteemed economic journal, the Moonie owned Washington Times.  Here are a few of his other contributions to the world of journalism over the last couple of years:

"Will Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping humiliate Obama and humble America?" 
"Examining the economic delusions of Mad King Barack the Last" 
"President Obama is not prepared or inclined to avert the looming global meltdown" 
"Golfing during tsunami season — are tectonic plates shifting under Obama’s vacationing feet?" 
"Our new robot overlords won't solve our debt mess" 
"Obama relies on compliant media to hoodwink gullible Americans about jobs" 
"Under Obama, economic growth withers"

Ortel also claims that no new jobs have been generated in the United States since 2007.  None!  Not a single one.  All the statistics?  All lies!  Why, the last President to generate jobs was George W. Bush, and I guess that all stopped when Obama caused the 2008 collapse.  Anyway, this story about the Clinton foundation is all over the right wing blogosphere, even though we all know it is a malignant lie told by a paid smear merchant.  That's how Republicans get votes.

Justin Holcomb, Town Hall:  "PC Jeb Bush Criticizes Trump's 'Insensitivity' Towards Mexicans"

You see, it is the age of Trump now.  It is a sickening liberal perversion of fact to object to hatred.

Bob Barr:  "Obama’s American Vision -- 'A Shining Stall in the Restroom'"

One of the Republican impeachers of Bill, back to obsess on sex again.  Barr, of course, claims that our current focus on this issue is the result of Democrats failing to tackle any big issues.  Fat chance, with the subversive Republicans in Congress, but I guess that's Obama's fault too. And by the way, Bob, anyone with a little memory would be hesitant to see a Congressional Republican bring up the issue of restroom stalls.

Streiff, Red State:  "HOLD ON! Did Donald Trump Just Defend Ignorance As A Virtue?"

Oh, come on, guy, you Republicans have been preaching that for years.  Too late to walk away from it now.

Brandon Morse, Red State:  "Stop Using the Civil Rights Era to Legitimize Trans Issues"

You aren't allowed to use an argument unless Conservatives approve of it first.  For example, the claim "Torture is bad because it's evil to hurt people who don't agree with you" is right out of bounds.

Michael Van Der Galien, PJ Media:  "Ted Cruz Should Not Endorse Donald Trump...Cruz's base will abandon him if he abandons his principles."

Principles.  Lunatic religious delusions are not really principles, they are mental illness.

Michael Walsh, PJ Media:  "Congressman Says Iran's Treatment of Captured U.S. Sailors 'Shocking'-Another Obama administration foreign-policy triumph."

Shocking.  They kept them for a day and a half, and did not mistreat them in any way.  How does that compare to the people captured by us in Iraq and Afghanistan who have now been held for a decade and a half without any charges, and tortured in the process?  But of course, that's okay, because we're AMERICA, the greatest country on earth!

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "What a horrible candidate. Democrats are so screwed with Hillary. Watch Hillary Clinton’s awful Donald Trump impersonation"

She does a really bad Jimmy Stewart too.  Trump, on the other hand, is a whiz at imitating a decent human being, as long as the mainstream press provides him with lots of cover.  And we all know that people vote on who has the best vaudeville act- a statement that is ludicrous, but just may be true this time around.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Commie Pope Defends Middle East Tyrants, Killers and Clans"

Commie Pope.  Jim has been out of sorts, really since his medical problems a couple of years ago, but he finally seems to be getting his groove back.  Good thing, Jim, because you're not going to keep that title of Stupidest Man on the Internet forever, based on things you said a few years ago.

Cliff Kincaid, Renew America:  "Can conservative Ryan accept liberal Trump?"

Liberal Trump.  Listen, Cliff, let's just wait for November and see just which party's voters go for Trump before we call him a liberal.

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Illegal Immigrants Will Soon Be Allowed to Teach in NY"

Better than allowing Republicans to teach.  With illegal immigrants, at least the kids are likely to hear something once in a while that's true.

World Net Daily:  "Rafael Cruz finally responds to Trump's Oswald allegation "

Who cares?  I mean really, who cares?  Particularly coming from a guy who thinks his son was placed here by God to rule the Earth.  Doesn't really show much contact with reality, does it?

Bill Federer, Renew America:  "No country can endure when it kills its own children "

Well, probably not if it kills all of them.  On the other hand, I'm sure Bill would agree that it would be okay to kill certain children, if you know what I mean.

And, projection, what?

Marvin J. Folkertsma, American Thinker:  "Liberalism's Descent into Madness...How can sane citizens can function in a country increasingly dominated by liberal madness, or even attempt to change it from the “transformations” perpetrated over the past eight years?"

Clean your own house, Marvin.   And more of the same:

Jeffrey Shellan, American Thinker:  "The Democratic Party’s Evolving Racism Toward Blacks"

Because nothing works like accusing Democrats of Republican sins.  It sure muddies the water, particularly with the aid of a Republican friendly press that refuses to distinguish between Democratic truth and Republican lies.

And more of the same game:

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker:  "The Democrat establishment is waking up to the awful truth on Bernie Sanders: he is a mortal danger to not only Hillary Clinton, but the continued viability of the party’s strategy of mouthing populist rhetoric while practicing crony capitalism."

Because it's the Democrats who pander to the ignorant masses while serving the rich.  Right.

Russ Vaughn, American Thinker:  "So it's time we had a woman in the White House, huh? Guess who Hillary wants to run the economy if she's president.  Girl power, it ain't."

Guess who?  Why, the last person to balance the federal budget.  What a miserable choice.  What could he possibly have to contribute?

Now, a history lesson from the right.  Pay attention, students; there will be a quiz:

Joan Swirsky, Renew America:  "The coup d'état of 2008! Before that fateful year, America had experienced just about everything but not a coup. The term itself is defined as a sudden and often violent overthrow of an existing government by a small group. If you never heard or read about the Obama coup d'état, it is because this coup was anything but typical, and also because the leftwing media, which largely shills for every leftwing scheme, failed utterly to report the truth of this attempt to overthrow the America they loathe but most of the rest of us love and cherish."

Is it churlish of me to suggest that the reason we have never heard of "the coup d'etat of 2008" is because it only exists in the mad delusions of right wingers?  And maybe Joan ought to give some thought to the coup d'etat of 2000, in which five corrupt Supreme Court justices carefully packed onto the court by Republicans over the decades, gave the Presidency to a man who wrecked the country militarily, economically, and morally, but sure did manage to make a few thousand rich sociopaths a lot richer.  Of course, as I have often pointed out, the whole campaign of lies against Obama and now Hillary is totally about pretending that Obama did everything that Bush really did, and so we should forget about Bush.

Rand Paul:  "I'll be damned before I let the government take guns from the veterans who fought to preserve this country," he said.  "I will do whatever necessary to defend our god-given rights."

Well, you're safe, Rand.  Except for veterans who are felons or mentally ill, no one is talking about taking away their guns except you.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Escape From Venezuela: Failed Socialist Experiment Has Destroyed Law And Order, 'Thugs' Stealing Kids’ Lunches"

Terrible!  Here in America, thugs don't do that sort of thing, Republicans do.

And now, in News Nobody On Earth Cares About:

Red State:  "Jonah Goldberg lays out why he is not voting for Donald Trump"

Well, so much for that.

Jeff Sanders, PJ Media:  "Should the Story of Jesus Forgiving the Adulterous Woman Be in the Bible?"

Why, of course not!  Forgiving an adulterous woman?  Bite your tongue, Jesus.  Next, "Should the story of Jesus telling us to care about the poor, the sick, prisoners and the strangers among us be in the Bible?"  Things are so clear when you only look at them the right way.  Personally, I think all that stuff should be replaced with a nice story about Jesus beating up a transgendered person in an alley.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Breaking: Four Obama Refugees Diagnosed with Active Tuberculosis in Indiana"

Four!!!!!!  Out of 9563 active cases reported last year.  Incidentally, that number represents the first time that the yearly total of cases has increased in a long time.  The reason? Well, at least partly this:

"One contributing factor is likely to be reduced or stagnant funding for prevention efforts nationwide."

And I'm guessing that you can figure out for yourselves who is responsible for "reduced or stagnant funding."  Thanks, Obama.

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily:  "Thousands of people are expected to rally in Alabama this weekend in support of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was suspended by a judicial commission for his administrative order instructing judges to follow the state law and the state constitution.  The state’s laws continue to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman."

Well, if by "thousands," you mean about seventy, right on there, Bob.

Just one more in the near endless reports here at Green Eagle about the essential nonexistence of the hard right in this country.  It's all a Kabuki show put on by the Koch brothers and their ilk, to pretend that the American people support their fascist agenda.

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review Online:  "How Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy De-Stabilized the World...In 1939, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier warned Adolf Hitler that if ..."

Oh, enough of that, already.  Really.  In fact, enough of all of it.  See you later.


Marc said...

And to make Monday more special, I read that Newt is a major Trump advisor. As in angling for the VP slot. That would be a nice pairing to make the Republican (unfavorable) poll numbers skyrocket. This is why investing in popcorn futures now is not a bad idea....

Magpie said...

"Should the Story of Jesus Forgiving the Adulterous Woman Be in the Bible?"

Oh I love what gets picked for an edit-point...

Not, say, "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" or all the massacres and other groovy stuff like that.

ez said...

Obama was sworn in on a Bible. It was Congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn who was sworn in on a Quaran.

Alex Jones spews so may lies, half truths and utter bull shit that at times the details get missed.

FNZ-795 said...

If you made it through the right-wing garbage Green Eagle found, you deserve a reward.

Since Bob Dylan was born 75 years ago today, on May 24, 1941, here's a link to 100 of his songs.

Apologies if this makes you feel old.

--F.N. Zimmermann

Marc said...

FNZ-795: That doesn't make me feel old. What makes me feel old is my nephew tuning 40 this year. If he is 40, then I'm...older.....