Archive for the ‘Republicans’ Category

The “Bitch” and the “Ditz”

January 7, 2009

The “Bitch” and the “Ditz”

How the Year of the Woman reinforced the two most pernicious sexist stereotypes and actually set women back.

Redux; Nigel Parry

CPI-Syndication)

In the past few weeks, Sarah Palin has been variously described as a diva who engaged in paperwork-throwing tantrums, a shopaholic who spent $150,000 on clothing, a seductress who provocatively welcomed staffers while wearing only a towel, and a “whack-job”—contemporary code for hysteric. Worse, she was accused by a suspiciously gleeful Fox News reporter named Carl Cameron of not knowing Africa was a continent, of being unable to name the members of NAFTA, indeed of being unable to name the countries of North America at all. (“But she can be tutored,” Bill O’Reilly told Cameron, as though speaking of a small child.) More significant than the dubious origins of these leaks, or the fact that the campaign that cried “sexism” at every criticism of its vice-presidential nominee was engaging in its own misogynistic warfare, is the fact that all of the allegations were so believable. After all, Palin had earned herself a reputation as, in the words of one Fox News blogger, “something of a policy ditz.” (more…)

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Bush’s Final F.U.

December 15, 2008

The administration is rushing to enact a host of last-minute regulations that will screw America for years to come

TIM DICKINSON

Posted Dec 25, 2008 11:55 AM

With president-elect Barack Obama already taking command of the financial crisis, it’s tempting to think that regime change in America is a done deal. But if George Bush has his way, the country will be ruled by his slash-and-burn ideology for a long time to come. (more…)

10 Republicans Who Should Go Away

December 15, 2008

Ben Cohen Mon Nov 24, 10:04 am ET

With a new political era looming, veterans of the old political arena will scramble to redefine themselves in order to make a living. Politicians, media commentators and analysts may be ill equipt to deal with the changing electorate, increased power of the blogosphere and massive discontent with the status quo. Who will survive in the modern epoch? Here are 10 who should really think about calling it quits: (more…)

5 Reasons Sarah Palin Would Lose a 2012 Presidential Bid

November 14, 2008

Sarah PalinBefore John McCain’s presidential bid had even ended, many were touting Sarah Palin as a possible GOP presidential candidate for 2012. And in an interview with Matt Lauer this morning, Palin said that, “if there is a door open in 2012 or four yeas later…then I’ll plow through that door.”

If Sarah Palin tries to run for president in 2012, she’ll get plowed over. In fact, she probably wouldn’t even make it out of the primary. Palin-watchers can take their pick from a plethora of reasons as to why. (more…)

Sarah Palin Will Never Be President — Trust Me

November 12, 2008

November 12, 2008

Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer

Posted November 11, 2008 | 03:00 PM (EST)

The small smear of red on the otherwise blue electoral map looks more like a minor bloodstain on a dirty Band-Aid than anything resembling a national political party. Who voted for McCain/Palin in bigger numbers than they even voted for Bush/Cheney? Only one shrinking group: uneducated white folks in the deep south and a few folks in Appalachia. Take away the white no-college-backwoods-and/or-southern McCain/Palin vote and the Republicans would have been approaching single digit electoral college oblivion. (more…)

Ahmadinejad Offers Obama Landmark Congratulations

November 7, 2008

For the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an Iranian leader has offered well wishes to a U.S. president-elect.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

TEHRAN,Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday congratulated Barack Obama on his election win — the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to a U.S. president-elect since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (more…)

Look what happened at my house (A photo diary)

November 5, 2008

Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 03:13:23 PM PST

This is what was done last night to the Obama sign in my front yard. Last night was Halloween. So what do you think? Halloween prank or hate crime?

How about both. I’ll explain below. (more…)

What caused McCain’s poll numbers to fall?

November 3, 2008
latimes.com

Dan Schnur says that the race was essentially tied before the Wall Street meltdown badly hurt McCain’s chances. Bruce E. Cain says he originally overestimated McCain’s ability as a candidate.

November 3, 2008

Wall Street collapsed right on top of McCain

Point: Dan Schnur

The most decisive event in this campaign wasn’t anything either of the candidates said at their respective conventions or in any of the debates. It wasn’t a sound bite from a speech or interview, or a memorable assertion in a television commercial or e-mail attachment. The turning point in this election didn’t happen on the campaign trail but rather on Wall Street. In the last week of September, the race was essentially tied. Then Wall Street collapsed — and it collapsed right on top of John McCain. (more…)

Republicans are The Real Socialists

October 31, 2008

October 31, 2008

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart

Hale “Bonddad” Stewart

Posted October 28, 2008 | 10:15 AM (EST)

I’ve been watching the news for the last few days (or maybe the last week) and frankly the fact that any intelligent idea actually gets out and discussed in the national media seems far-fetched and impossible. According to right wing talkers/news outlets, Obama is a socialist and that’s bad. The country is really scared of that possibility. Unfortunately, the real socialists are the Republicans. (more…)

McCain Campaign Soaked by Stories of Palin Strife

October 31, 2008

10/27/08 at 9:00 AM

Not awkward at all.

Not awkward at all.Photo: Getty Images

Last Thursday we sensed some strife in the wind, buoyed by stories of $150,000 wardrobes and “lack of chemistry.” Get ready, we said, because as the McCain campaign begins to stumble toward the finish line, you’re going to start reading all sorts of stories about how John McCain and Sarah Palin are seriously butting heads. The very next day, the reports started hitting newsstands and the Internet, resulting in a weekend devoted to documenting every little bit of gristle in the tough, maverick-y meat of the Republican ticket. Turns out Palin is reportedly chafing against the former Bush aides tasked to manage her, and has added a constitutional amendment against gay marriage and campaign “robocalls” to the list of topics on which she publicly disagrees with McCain. Here are some of the best bits: (more…)