Birther Blowback

One of the most frustrating aspects of paying attention to our political process is that it seems politicians and pundits can say anything they want, regardless of how toxic, and rarely if ever fear for the consequences. It is as if words have no meaning other than the momentary political capital the carry...

Insanity Reigns

The current 14th amendment debate is driving me bonkers.  I have gotten within an inch of throwing my remote at right wing talking heads on the TV.  I have resisted this urge, at least for now.  While some, such as Senator Graham, are saying that it simply a call to “amend” it, making any case...

David Frum: “The central fact of the Sherrod story has been edited out of the conservative narrative”

Lots of great stuff has been posted by various commentators in response to Andrew Breitbart’s shameless, defamatory hit-piece on former low-ranking USDA official (and, as per TOTALLY NOT RACIST Tea Party Express spokesdouche Mark Williams, Colored Person) Shirley Sherrod. But apostate neocon and...

House Passes Resolution of Disapproval Against Joe Wilson

Politico has the story: House Democrats dealt South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson a formal rebuke Wednesday, taking the rare step of passing a resolution of disapproval for his famous “you lie!” outburst last week in the House chamber. The vote was 240-179, falling almost exclusively along party lines. While...

If a White Male Were to Make Such Racist Comments, He Would Have His Own Radio Show

I have a blog post up at The Moderate Voice about implied gender bias in a New York Times article about supposed concerns among SCOTUS watchers that Sonia Sotomayor’s so-called “sharp tongue” and “blunt style” raise “temperament” issues. Well, now G. Gordon Liddy...

Do You Believe in Magic?

Carmen D puts the latest iteration of the “Magic Negro” controversy in broader context by revisiting an old post of hers on the original source of the conservative meme, a 2007 LA Times op-ed by author (and OG Vast Left Wing Conspirator) David Ehrenstein: Ehrenstein seems to think that Barack...

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