Morning Maddow: “This Is What Republican Politics Is Like Now”

A sincere mea culpa for the lack of content over the last several days. Was a holiday weekend in my neck of the tubes, so yrs truly decided to go all-in with some R&R time. Anyway, we are back and, baby, the Republicans are still fucking bat-shit. With the recent deluge of sonogram-rape legislation and...

“He always got to see the final product”: Former Newsletter Associates Expose Ron Paul As Shameless Huckster

WaPo: The Republican presidential candidate has denied writing inflammatory passages in the pamphlets from the 1990s and said recently that he did not read them at the time or for years afterward. Numerous colleagues said he does not hold racist views. But people close to Paul’s operations said he was...

Dr. Laura Exits The Radio Booth (But Not Without a Whinge)

Quothe soon-to-be-consigned-to-the-slagheap-of-history (or a prime time slot on Fox News) talk radio misanthrope Laura “Nigger Nigger Nigger” Schlessinger: “I want my 1st Amendment rights back, which I can’t have on radio without the threat of attack on my advertisers and...

Sarah Palin, Fauxpulism, and Right-Wing Identity Politics

(Image: Tacoma Urbanist, Flickr) Sarah Palin is back — and, seemingly, everywhere, as she launches a book tour (and, perhaps, a run at the White House in 2012). Max Blumenthal: In a Republican Party hoping to rebound in 2010 on the strength of a newly energized and ideologically aroused conservative...

NY-23’s Mission Accomplished Moment: Thanks For Coming Out, Kids

Ban-happy GOP purity gatekeeper Eric Erickson struggles with maintaining his already tenuous hold on reality as he gamely attempts to squeeze broken eggshells into lemonade (or something): The race has now been called for Democrat Bill Owens. This is a huge win for conservatives. “Whaaaa. . . ?” you say....

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