Jon Stewart Slams CPAC: ‘As Jesus Once Said, ‘If You Give A Man A Fish, Don’t, Period, End Of Bible’

The Huffington Post This year’s CPAC convention offered plenty of material for Jon Stewart to dig into, and throw some shade upon, from Paul Ryan’s dubious “brown bag” anecdote to Wayne LaPierre’s intro music (Huey Lewis’ “The Power of Love”). To sum up Ryan’s point about the ills of giving free lunches to school children,… More Jon Stewart Slams CPAC: ‘As Jesus Once Said, ‘If You Give A Man A Fish, Don’t, Period, End Of Bible’

Slick, Paranoid Tea Party Video Aims for Violent Insurrection

Alternet Fear walks the land, and the Tea Party Patriots are here to package and sell it. Attendees at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) were reportedly thrilled by a short sci-fi video depicting a dictatorial near-future government and the underground “Movement on Fire” that springs up to resist it. The video, a thinly… More Slick, Paranoid Tea Party Video Aims for Violent Insurrection

Thursday Blog Roundup – 3-21-2013

I’ll be busy with some appointments today and tomorrow, so I’ll be posting the Blog Roundup today and Friday… This is Pretty Epic Rand Paul seems to have engineered the unconditional surrender of the Tea Party anti.. Stimulus Derangement Syndrome An economists’ affliction. An Introduction to American Politics Just published: American Politics: A Very Short… More Thursday Blog Roundup – 3-21-2013

Trump Tops Eastwood’s Rambling ‘Empty Chair’ Speech With Rambling ‘Empty Room’ Speech

The organizers of CPAC actually thought inviting Donald Trump was better than inviting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  Wow!  What were they thinking? Addicting Info In a display of “Huh?” worthy of Clint Eastwood and the Empty Chair, Donald Trump gave whatBusiness Insider is describing as “confusing and terrible:” Trump said he was upset that President… More Trump Tops Eastwood’s Rambling ‘Empty Chair’ Speech With Rambling ‘Empty Room’ Speech

Rick Perry: Immigrant Release Is A ‘Federally Sponsored Jailbreak’

CPAC has begun its annual parade of Tea Party fanatics bashing President Obama and his policies… TPM LiveWire Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside of Washington on Thursday, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry decried immigration authorities for releasing several hundred detainees in response to sequester cuts. President Obama’s handling of the sequester “would be… More Rick Perry: Immigrant Release Is A ‘Federally Sponsored Jailbreak’

Tuesday Blog Roundup – 2-26-2013

Your politics are in your genes Genes play a role in determining what our political opinions are, and how strongly we.. The Sequester: Myths And Facts Right-wing media outlets have advanced a number of myths regarding automatic across-. CPAC sends message, snubs Christie Associated Press The annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, is th..… More Tuesday Blog Roundup – 2-26-2013

Why The GOP Puppeteers Favor Mitt Romney

It can’t get any clearer than the words straight from Grover Norquist‘s speech at CPAC and Mario Piperni‘s illustration and analysis of Norquist’s suggestion that Romney should be the GOP’s presidential nominee because he’ll do what he’s told… Mario Piperni Grover Norquist, in his CPAC speech, revealed exactly why the GOP establishment favors a Romney win.… More Why The GOP Puppeteers Favor Mitt Romney