September 2013

Brian Tashman, Monday 09/30/2013, 4:45pm
Matthew Yglesias @ Slate: The ‘Vitter Amendment’ Is Total BS.  Alex Ruthrauff @ Wonkette: U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Suddenly Very Worried The Tea Party Lunacy They Fostered Might Shut Down Government.  Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: A ‘post-democracy’ phase. Zeke Miller @ Swampland: Hidden Hand: How Heritage Action Drove DC To Shut Down. Eric Boehlert @ Media Matters: What Epic Propaganda Looks Like.  Rob Boston @ Americans United: Misusing Madison: FRC Promotes Upcoming ‘Summit’ With Fake Quote From The Father... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/30/2013, 4:38pm
Looks like House Republicans’ latest stand against Obamacare will include an amendment “fixing” a manufactured problem.  It’s always nice to see Rick Santorum, of all people, lecture Republicans on how to win elections.  Even Texas First Lady Anita Perry considers abortion to be “a woman’s right”; we wonder if her husband Rick Perry will now give another condescending lecture on the issue.  Rick Scarborough hails Tom DeLay as a “modern day Job.”  Linda Harvey claims same-sex couples are... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/30/2013, 3:45pm
Alan Keyes somehow managed to include a rant against gay rights in a screed against the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which is already the subject of right-wing conspiracy theories. Keyes said that the treaty is—of course—a push to stifle the gun rights, classify “people who support the Second Amendment” as “prospective terrorists” and provide “a pretext for suppressing the constitutional rights of people.” “Can they figure out a way to reconcile their desire to give arms to Islamic extremists with their equally intense desire to disarm law-... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 09/30/2013, 3:14pm
Seizing upon a video of some guy telling anti-abortion activists that he wants to live in a world "where all your churches burn," Bryan Fischer repeated his warning that the Left will soon start forcing Christians to wear identifying patches and do to them exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews. Asserting that liberals are "the most totalitarian, close-minded ... intolerant bigots that you can find," Fischer warned his listening audience today that "if secular fundamentalists ever get the power, they will eliminate us from public society" by requiring Christians... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/30/2013, 2:45pm
Since 2008, End Times radio host Rick Wiles has maintained that bloodshed is on the horizon as a result of President Obama’s plan to drive the country into civil war. On his Friday show, Wiles pointed to a quote from Sen. Tom Harkin about how he believes the extreme rhetoric and polarizing tactics of far-right Republicans in Congress has brought the US to a point “every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War” as evidence that he was right all along. “I said in 2008 and 2009 that Mr. Obama’s agenda will be to start a civil war and I... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/30/2013, 12:15pm
After announcing November 19 as the date of his planned uprising against President Obama, Larry Klayman on Friday claimed that the anti-Obama putsch is now even more urgent due to the failure of Sen. Ted Cruz’s non-filibuster filibuster against the Affordable Care Act. “[I]t is clear that we have no representative form of government,” Klayman remarked on Cruz’s inability to defund Obamacare. “As in 1776, the people must now take action to rid the nation of this new, far more evil tyrant, who makes King George III look like a Boy Scout.” Now, the only way to... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 09/30/2013, 11:55am
Shortly after the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC earlier this month, Fox News contributor Erik Rush began declaring that the attack was a false flag operation that was "part political diversion, part gun-grabbing theater." Rush has since changed his tune slightly and started promoting the theory that the shooting was really an effort by the Obama Administration to stop the Navy from arresting the President for treason after having discovered his plans to detonate a nuclear weapon in the middle of Washington, DC in order to justify military action in Syria. On his... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/30/2013, 11:20am
In an interview published today on the conspiracy-theory-happy website WorldNetDaily, Rep. Michele Bachmann likens President Obama to a crack dealer, accusing him of trying to “get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care.” The Minnesota congresswoman, who has alleged that Obamacare denies healthcare to conservatives, implements death panels and “literally kills” people, even tried to link health insurance exchanges to supposed ACORN-esque voter fraud in which non-existent people will sign up for insurance to make money.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/30/2013, 10:20am
American Family Association radio hosts have a tendency to ignore real journalism and instead to rely on chain emails to back up their absurd conspiracy theories, including claims that Obamacare has a special exemption for Muslims and that President Obama wears a secret Muslim wedding ring. Last week on Focal Point, AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer mentioned a right-wing chain email that says Japan bans mosques, Qurans and Muslim immigration — all of which are measures that Fischer supports wholeheartedly. “Japan does not allow any Muslims to immigrate there,” Fischer said.... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 09/27/2013, 4:34pm
David Weigel @ Slate: 79-19: The Cruz Rebellion Against Obamacare Ends in Tears. Sam Stein @ The Huffington Post: Student Cited By Ted Cruz As Proof Of Obama's Failure Is Actually Grateful For Obamacare. Towleroad: New Jersey Judge Rules Gay Marriage Legal, Orders it to Begin. David Neiwert @ SPLC: Far Right Embraces Book That Rewrites Matthew Shepard Case. Alex Pareene @ Salon: CNN rewrites ethics rules to accommodate swindler Newt Gingrich. MORE
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