Voter Suppression 101

Undermining Democracy is a very serious offense against our Constitution. Yet Republicans, with the help of Right-Wing front group ALEC, have done just that on a massive scale. The following is just a small segment of a brief  the Center for American Progress compiled… Center For American Progress How Conservatives Are Conspiring to Disenfranchise Millions of… More Voter Suppression 101

Right wing and a prayer: Michelle Obama attacked for appreciating prayers

I have concluded over the past few years that right-wingers are just plain nuts! Media Matters Right-wing media figures have attacked recent comments by Michelle Obama in which she thanked people for their prayers, calling her words “spooky” and accusing her of “feeling entitled to America’s pride and prayers.” Michelle Obama thanks “prayer circles” and… More Right wing and a prayer: Michelle Obama attacked for appreciating prayers

WAPO: Righty pundits on ‘suicide’ watch

This is going to be interesting to watch.  Will there be an implosion within the Republican party, resulting in a schism so wide that it might be irreversible?  Washington Post – Media Notes – Howard Kurtz  Conservative pundits are split on Christine O’Donnell’s victory, just as they were on her Delaware primary campaign. The question of… More WAPO: Righty pundits on ‘suicide’ watch

REPORT: Overview Of House Committee Chairmen In A GOP-Controlled 112th Congress

Think Progress With less than two months until the midterm elections, all eyes are on what a Speaker Boehner would look like if Republicans take back the House. Just as important, though, are those GOPers who would head the House committees. Republicans have vowed that House committee chairmen like these will see their power increase if their… More REPORT: Overview Of House Committee Chairmen In A GOP-Controlled 112th Congress

Conservatives celebrate Labor Day by attacking organized labor

Media Matters Conservatives attack unions as “socialist” “thugs” on Labor Day Beck guest host Thompson: “Happy socialism day!” During the September 6 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Glenn Beck Program, substitute host Doc Thompson opened the show by saying “Happy socialism day!” He continued: Today is America’s yearly tribute to that great political system… More Conservatives celebrate Labor Day by attacking organized labor

Memo to Media: Obama is not “the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show”

More right-wing whining… Media Matters Media outlets have run with the false claim that President Obama’s upcoming interview on The View will mark the first time a sitting president has appeared on a daytime talk show, when in fact, President Bush appeared on Dr. Phil in 2004. Right-wing media have seized on this false claim… More Memo to Media: Obama is not “the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show”

The “New Black Panther” Case: A Conservative Dissent

 I’m willing to wager a bet that not many people have heard of Abigail Thernstrom, a  Bush appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights who is calling charges that the Justice Department ignores the civil rights of whites, ridiculous.     Why is the mainstream media, and in particular, the right-wing media, not picking up this story?     Is… More The “New Black Panther” Case: A Conservative Dissent

Rinse, Repeat: Right-Wing Media Just Can’t Stop Pushing Fake Stories: Media Matters

Media Matters  – (See Media Matters’ Post for details) -Right-wing media eagerly spread absurd claim that Obama plans to “ban sport fishing.”       3/9/2010 -Fox, right-wing blogs snared by satire post about a global warming activist freezing to death.   3/29/2010 -Right-wing smear machine falls for fake Obama quote labeled as “satire.”   8/25/2009 -Right-wing media adopt “insane conspiracy… More Rinse, Repeat: Right-Wing Media Just Can’t Stop Pushing Fake Stories: Media Matters