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: