September 16, 2009

Nutjob of the Week

Fortunately, this requires no further commentary or explanation. Enjoy the cringe...

September 14, 2009

Selective Revisionism: GOP on AP Financial History

"Obama Trying To Rewrite History Of Financial Crisis... credit markets were showing positive signs in January 2009, before Obama took office..."

(9/14/09 GOP "finding" based on a 1/13/09 Associated Press article concerning a single uptick in bond & commercial paper sales, as reported here:

September 13, 2009

DeMint's "Cross Section" of United States Population

“If anyone does a fair analysis of the [9/12/09 Tea Party] crowd, it’s a cross-section of the population.”

(Sen. Jim "Break Obama" DeMint, as reported here:

September 12, 2009

Tea Party with McCarthy

"The men and women in our military didn't fight and die for this country for a communist in the White House."

(Deborah Johns, vocal conscience of the rabid Tea Party movement, as reported by CNN here:

September 7, 2009

Republican Strategist Ed Rollins on the Virtues of Compromise

“Presidents don't come down by what the opposition party [does] and that's what we are, we're an opposition part… There are many things that Obama is offering that we don't believe in, so why should we compromise on our principles?”

(Ed Rollins, CNN’s State of the Union, 9/6/09, as reported here:

September 6, 2009

GOP Thought Leader on Obama “Stay in School” Speech

“Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me... I'm an American. They are Americans, and I don't feel that's OK. I feel very scared to be in this country with our leadership right now.”

(Shanneen Barron, grief-stricken, as quoted here:

September 2, 2009

Greer "Misinterprets" Obama Stay-in-School Speech

“The address scheduled for September 8, 2009, does not allow for healthy debate on the President's agenda, but rather obligates the youngest children in our public school system to agree with our President's initiatives or be ostracized by their teachers and classmates.”

(Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer, as quoted in the 9/1/09 RPOF press release found here:

Blackwood Circulates Debunked Chain Email

“Folks, while going over some emails in the office, I came some interesting information on the Democrats' big health care bill, H.R. 3200, America 's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. While this is federal legislation and not state, the topic is of enough significance that I thought many of you would be interested in reading it. Please find below page references and direct quotes from the proposed bill.”

(North Carolina Rep. Curtis Blackwood, in his 7/30/09 newsletter, referencing the chain email debunked here:

August 30, 2009

Hannity Spreads 2nd Cash for Clunkers Myth

“The Obama administration has done a lot of bragging about the success of the ‘cash for clunkers’ program — the government program that allowed Americans to trade in their so-called gas guzzling cars for a $4,500 cash rebate… Well, what team Obama forgot to mention was that those $4,500 dolled out by Uncle Sam will also be taxed by Uncle Sam as regular income!”

(Sean Hannity, 8/28/09, as reported in Hannity’s America here:,2933,543981,00.html )

August 29, 2009

RNC on Health Care Discrimination

“It has been suggested that the government could use voter registration to determine a person's political affiliation, prompting fears that GOP voters might be discriminated against for medical treatment in a Democrat-imposed health care rationing system.”

(Republican National Committee's "Future of American Health Care" survey, August 2009)

August 8, 2009

Delusions of Death Panels

“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care.”

(Sarah Palin, 8/7/09, as recorded here:

Limbaugh on Why Democrats are Nazis

“Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook. Now what are the similarities between the Democrat Party of today and the Nazi party in Germany? Well, the Nazis were against big business. They hated big business and, of course, we all know that they were opposed to Jewish capitalism. They were insanely, irrationally against pollution. They were for two years mandatory voluntary service to Germany. They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working one of which was the Autobahn.”

(Rush Limbaugh; rambling excerpt from 8/6/09 transcript of The Rush Limbaugh Show found here:

July 30, 2009

McCaughey on Death Counseling

“The Congress would make it mandatory … that every five years, people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner, how to decline nutrition, how to decline being hydrated, how to go into hospice care … all to do what’s in society’s best interest … and cut your life short.”

(Betsy McCaughey, former Republican lieutenant governor of New York, 7/16/09 as reported here:

July 29, 2009

Glenn Beck on Multiracial Racism

“This president I think has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or white culture–I don’t know what it is… I’m not… I’m not saying that he doesn’t like white people. I’m saying he has a problem. He has a… this guy is - I believe - a racist.”

(Glenn Beck, 7/28/09, Fox & Friends as reported here:

July 24, 2009

Glenn Beck on Reparations

"Everything getting pushed through Congress — including this health care bill — is transforming America. And it's all driven by President Obama's thinking on one idea: reparations... He believes in all the 'universal' programs because they "disproportionately affect" people of color."

(Glenn Beck, 7/23/09 as reported here:,2933,534643,00.html)

July 22, 2009

Dobbs in Bed With Keyes & Birthers

"There is no actual birth certificate. There is a document that says there is a birth certificate."

(Lou Dobbs, 7/21/09, as reported here:

July 2, 2009

Scheuer and Beck Wish for Terrorist Attack

"Scheuer: The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it's going to take a grass-roots, bottom-up pressure. Because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. It's an absurd situation again. Only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary.

Beck: Which is why, I was thinking this weekend, if I were him, that would be the last thing I would do right now. "

(Michael Scheuer and Glenn Beck, on Fox News, 6/30/09, as reported everywhere – including here:

June 24, 2009

Hannity Spreads Cash for Clunkers Myth

“Under the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program, all we've got to do is ... go to a local junkyard, all you've got to do is tow it to your house. And you're going to get $4,500.”

(Sean Hannity, 6/18/09 Fox News interview; debunked here:

May 13, 2009

Limbaugh Enabling Global Warming

“And I'm going to tell you something. I normally don't pat myself on the back. But today, global warming is an issue that has the concern of 30% of the American people. Years ago, it was over 50%… That's because somebody spoke up day in and day out and said, 'This is a hoax, this is BS.' That somebody was me.”

(Rush Limbaugh, 5/11/09, as transcribed here: )

May 12, 2009

The First Post

Let's lead with the only rational quote you'll find on this blog:

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." (John F. Kennedy)

It's all downhill from here. Enjoy...