NAACP backs report that ties racist groups to tea party

Actually, this news comes as no surprise.  The good thing is that it’s all documented. Washington Post A new report, backed by the NAACP, has found what it says are efforts by white nationalist groups and militias to link themselves to the tea party movement, even as some tea party leaders have expelled members who […]

BP Oil Spill, NYC Terror Plot: Limbaugh & Co. Go Nuts

Politics Daily – David Corn Remember during the George W. Bush administration when a former Clinton official appeared on “Hardball,” stated that President Bush had allowed 9/11 to happen for political gain, and Chris Matthews nodded along in agreement? Of course, you don’t. Because that never happened. But this week former (and disgraced) FEMA chief […]

Texas lawmaker: Obama is ‘God’s punishment on us.’

I know this sort of talk from lawmakers, televangelists and just plain crazies across the country should not alarm me at this point, but it still does.   I still have to wonder what color is the sky on their planet? Talking Points Memo: On Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and several other elected officials boosted […]

Have Conservatives Gone Mad?

In a word: yes!  The push for an ultra conservative GOP has, in my opinion gone beyond the pale. The Atlantic:  Serious thinkers on the right have finally gotten around to a full and open debate on the epistemic closure problem that’s plaguing the conservative movement. The issue, to put it in terms that even […]

Tea-bagged Geico man fires back

I honestly thought this was satire until I read this article at Salon.com: That sonorous Geico voice has been silenced for talking politics. DC Douglas — the guy who deeply intoned Geico’s rhetorical questions — left an anti-Tea Party phone message for the listening pleasure of FreedomWorks. Douglas inquired after the percentage of “mentally retarded” Tea Party activists  (at […]

Think Progress: Vandals hit at least five Dem offices nationwide, threaten to ‘assassinate’ children of pro-reform lawmakers.

I have a dire prediction.  Even before I saw Think Progress’ headline today, I’ve been thinking for a few weeks now that something terrible is going to happen and that “something” will be perpetuated by a “teabagger”. When one hears Rush Limbaugh’s rhetoric, “we need to get rid of every last one of those bastards…” […]