by Cockney Robin | You've got to hand it to him for always being able to come up with new ways of being a pillock. Here is exhibit A (for 'arsehole'), from his comments about the cowardliness of the students who got slaughtered at Virginia Tech, with some reactions from across the spectrum.
First he quotes a discussion of a recent study concerning the disappearance of America's white majority.
"If we don't invest in educating and training
African-American kids, immigrants and Latino kids, we won't have a
middle class," said Mark Sawyer, the director of the Center for the
Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at the University of California
at Los Angeles. "We'll have a very, very poor disposable class that's
largely black or brown."[link]
Posted by Teh Nutroots |Good for Colmes. Didn't think he had it in him. We generally type his name in the manner suggested by Al Franken: Colmes. But today he gets him some full-sized letters for talking back (reported by Crooks and Liars).
John Amato says: "The wingnut mentality is a wonder to behold, no?" Yep. For example, there's this.
by Teh Nutroots | The right wing megaphones are rushing to broadcast to their audience of gulls that Barack Obama isn't delivering the message of hope that America is longing for. Voters, they holler, want someone who will give them a positive upbeat message, no matter how dire the situation Bush has willed on us.
Funny how their previous scorn for Obama's message of Hope and Change goes out the window when he focuses for a few seconds on the current stark reality (or as I put it, The Judgment on the Bush Regime that is About to Come).
by John Q. Public I've been thinking about this topic for weeks, but have hesitated to publish my views. It is a controversial subject. Even my powerful brothers of the far right dare not address it (though they certainly secretly think it).
These days, it is difficult to find a woman who understands what it means to be a lady. Even Republican women, I am sorry to say---my ex-wife Judith is a tragic example--- seem to believe that they should be able to compete with men in the workplace, to hold political offices, and even to set up blog sites to offer political opinions. It is time for women of the right to think about the example they are setting to the next generation of Republican women. It is not a good one.
What finally pushed me over the edge was Michelle Malkin's post about the military tribunal at Gitmo. Michelle, please. That is not a suitable topic for a button-cute Republican lady and yet she has already received responses from several male right-wing bloggers that endorse her views without even a gentle hint to her that it would perhaps be best if she would stick to cheerleading and leave the heavy lifting for the men. (Why don't more right wing blogging ladies dress up as cheerleaders, I wonder? Or French maids? But I digress).
by Blue Stockings | It's much more like they think the public is really ignorant---or rather the part constituting their base.
Obama was talking about the tire gauge kerfuffle, but he could be describing the entire far right wing of the GOP. As skippy puts it, "they not only take pride in being ignorant, they take pride in preaching ignorance."
As usual they're picking on one miniscule point and basing a whole attack on it. They know their base better than I do, of course. Maybe that sort of thing works with Republicans. It worked with Michelle Malkin. These are people who don't have any tools but blunt ones to work with. Or rather, they don't need any tools but blunt ones to work with. You don't have to be subtle when you're dispensing ignorance.