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Ironic News Roundup

Just some quick notes:

First, the only thing comforting about the thought that the Republicans will gain power in the upcoming mid-term elections is that that just means that they will be shooting themselves in the foot again. Just look what they did with 8 years with Bush as president, control of the Supreme Court, and 6 years with control of Congress. Unfortunately, they tend to screw up our country horribly while they are screwing up themselves. But the Republican civil war has already started. Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are attacking Karl Rove for pointing out the obvious: that the Republicans in Delaware just nominated a nutcase to run for Senate, and pretty much handed over that seat to the Democrats.

UPDATE: Rove Recants.

Second, Bill Clinton points out the obvious — the Tea Party is a corporate front:

They’re saying that Barack Obama represents the spearhead of this vast socialist conspiracy to have government swallow up the fabric of American life and he’s going to crush our individualism, and our freedom, and the vitality of small business … They tell us that they they represent America the way it used to be, self-reliant, virtuous individuals and small businesses. And the truth is, what they want to do is dismantle government so corporations, big corporations will control our destiny.

I always thought that Clinton’s presidency was just a little too much in bed with big corporate interests, so it is good to hear him say something like this.

Third, cartoonist Molly Norris, who thought up the idea of “Draw Mohammed Day” and consequently had a fatwa issued against her (putting her on an execution hit list), has been forced into moving, changing her name, and hiding. This, even though her original idea was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. At least now we know that the terrorists have no sense of humor.

Finally, Grey Path has a good rant about the fact that even though the economy is the number one issue to American voters, and Americans blame the Republicans for the current economic problems by a ten percent margin, they still plan on voting for Republicans in the fall election (by a ten percent margin). Are we nuts? But he has an explanation:

We’re mad at the President and the Democrats for not getting enough done to turn the economy around, but we also seem to understand that the Government is currently run by the minority party in the Senate. Republicans are on pace to triple the greatest number of filibusters by a Democratic minority. (ABC News, Mar 1, 2010). Filibusters have stalled critical appointments, only to be followed an almost unanimous vote in favor of each appointment. The Republican Party is using a tactic of stalling and stopping to make the Democrats look ineffectual. Are we really dumb enough to fall for this?



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    I am inviting all to donate to Chris Coons and Harry Reid to keep the nut jobs out of Congress which represents all of us. Once Sharron Angle mailed me a request for a donation, I did immediately-to Harry Reid.
    Chris Coons actually got his PhD in ethics. 2/3 of Delaware is below the Mason Dixon Line. Those are the ones who voted for the “Rent-A-Maid” Chris O’Donnel who seems not to be able to tell the truth if you paid her. She is not supported by the Republican party. She is supported by Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, neither one seem to care that she is a lier and a cheat. My sister is on three committees to get Coons elected.
    Side note: with all the talk of Mike Castle, he was five years ahead of me at school, in my sister’s class. I did not meet him but was visiting my mother when his mother was giving an engagement party for him so my mother took me with her. He married very late in life. I kept thinking I should congratulate him but people I hadn’t seen in many years kept coming to talk to me. I never got out of my corner.

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 6:36 am | Permalink
  2. It should be clear by now that Limbaugh is completely mired in “us” and “them” mentality, evidenced by his focus on that magic number 51.

    He should have stuck to sports. He should have been an American Football coach. Or a professional wrestler. Politics to him is nothing but a game where the shrewdest bastard wins.

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:26 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    “shrewdest” is being unnecessarily charitable.

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 9:06 am | Permalink
  4. RR Anderson wrote:

    As an underground hyper-local political cartoonist in the Seattle-Tacoma area, I was alarmed at the news of Ms. Norris being disappeared. She was a good cartoonist and it’s a damn shame.

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  5. Sammy wrote:

    O’Donnell is a “nutcase”? What,you mean believing masturbation makes men not want to have sex with women because they will realize women can’t do for them what they can do better for themselves isn’t weird? So all those bars are filled with men hoping NOT to get lucky so they can run home and J.O. NOW I get it!

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  6. Sorry, you’re absolutely right. I should have said that the “loudest, most obnoxious and doggedly insufferable” bastard wins.

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Permalink
  7. ZJD wrote:

    When Karl Rove insinuates that a fellow Republican is a not-entirely-mentally-stable liar, you know they’re crazy. And when that insinuation results in counterattacks by even crazier right-wingers, one can’t help but hope that the political right is starting to tear apart at the seams. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to matter to the American people; the only thing worse than being completely nuts is being an incumbent during difficult times, regardless of circumstances.

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Permalink
  8. BTN wrote:

    I wonder what would happen if the Dem Party in Deleware ran the same ads as the “mianstream” Republicans did in the primary.

    “Here is what the Rebublican party has to say about their candidate:…”

    Friday, September 17, 2010 at 12:10 am | Permalink