This goes in the ‘we’re screwed’ chapter along with all the other far right idiocy. Want to know how badly we are screwed? The Pink Flamingo has made this post just using the headlines from August 25.
How are we going to lose? Let me count the ways. There is no real order of importance here. Erickson is not the worst offender, don’t allow him to be that important. He’s more a prostitute, selling himself to the highest conservative bidder.
It’s like this. As Republicans and conservatives we must deal with a double standard every day of the week. We must behave much better than the Dems. It was fine until the far right decided that their pundits must act like liberals and prostitute themselves to the highest conservative bidder.
1. People like Erick Erickson.
Leading conservative blogger and commentator, Erick Erickson, said he shifted his stance in a key Senate race because the company that publishes his RedState.com is “socially connected” to former Virginia Sen. George Allen.
Erickson told Allen’s challenger, Jamie Radtke, that he had to moderate his support for her because “my bosses are huge Allen friends,” according to an email he sent earlier this month, which her campaign manager forwarded to POLITICO.
The conservative media powerhouse Eagle Publishing, which owns the venerable conservative journal Human Events and the prolific Regnery Publishing, has published RedState since 2007. Eagle Publishing President Jeffrey Carneal contributed $1,000 to Allen’s last Senate campaign.
Erickson, who prides himself on breaking with the GOP establishment, softened his stand after initially casting a conservative challenge to Allen as a key tea party test, and his shift offers a glimpse at some of the forces at work behind the partisan commentariat.
He entered the primary with a bang in January. Warning that Allen’s record had “serious problems” on “issues which are, for the most part, at the core of the tea party movement,” Erickson endorsed Radtke, a conservative activist..
“This race may be the big grass roots vs. party establishment race of 2012 and a test of the tea party’s continued momentum,” wrote Erickson, who is also a CNN contributor. …”
2. Ron Paul and his idiot bots
3. Conservatives behaving like idiots the way Marco Rubio did the other day at the Reagan Library.
4. Michelle Malkin’s own special form of racism. She’s Tea Party so it doesn’t exist, right?
“…With her customary contempt, Malkin sneered about Rep. Maxine Waters’ “demagoguery” and “vitriol” before accusing her of “trying to get the gander up of the black community to distract from her own ethical problems.”
Only on Fox News would someone like Malkin – who last week complained that it might be too late to counteract “festering aggrievement in the inner cities” – be consulted for “insights” into minority communities. But this is just the kind of racial perspective Hannity has implicitly endorsed – without exposing his own neck.
With faux sympathy, Malkin accused Waters of “pandering to a lot of unemployed, dissatisfied people.” As if the constant fear mongering and hate mongering on Fox does not.
But then Malkin trotted out an explicitly racial attack, by accusing Waters of “joining hands with people who would rather see black Americans dependent and collecting food stamps and more unemployment benefits. I mean, that’s the ‘jobs program’ of the Congressional Black Caucus and that will be unveiled after Labor Day by President Obama and then also of joining hands with the open borders alliance… These are people who …want to recruit more illegal aliens so they can amnestize them and turn them into Democratic voters.”…”
5. Sean Hannity
8. Elected Republicans failing to capitalize and put more of a wedge between labor and the DNC.
9. The constant Tea Party crushes on the Glam Girls of the GOP, who are incapable of getting elected, and are doing serous damage to the role of women in the GOP.
10. Tone deaf libertarian promoted stupidity that makes good men like Eric Cantor look like heartless fools. It was bad enough when he made the remark that tornado victims should not have aid until the spending was off-set. This is NOT helping.
“...A while back, during a different debate, John Cole noted, “If these guys were comic book villains, no one would buy it because it’s just too over the top.” It’s a sentiment that comes to mind all the time.
Tom DeLay never went this far. No one has ever gone this far. U.S. officials have always put everything else aside when families and communities are hit and need a hand, but now, thanks to the new House Republican majority, those principles have been cast aside.
There’s also a 2012 angle to this, by the way. Mitt Romney in June agreed with the callous right-wing line, saying, “We cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids.”
In context, “those things” referred to aiding American communities ravaged by a natural disaster.
We can obviously hope for the best when it comes to Hurricane Irene, but at this point, Republicans are apparently intent on literally adding insult to injury….”
11. Homosexuals are not evil. Stop bashing gays. It’s getting old. It doesn’t matter what is said, it’s going to be used against us. Leave it alone.
12. Immigrants are not evil. Hispanics vote. If the GOP continues to allow women like Susan Tully to assimilate them with her FAIR ness, we’re screwed.
13. Pull the plug on FOX. It is not fair and balanced. It is for libertarians and Ron Paul lovers everywhere, not the GOP.
14. Don’t follow the Ron Paul libertarian anti-military agenda. Peace comes through strength, not sitting home twiddling your fingers as you donate to Dr. Demento (as Michael Medved calls him).
12. Stop looking for signs from God. I have news for the far right. The Good Lord loves Democrats and liberals just as much as He loves conservatives and Republicans.
13. Science is our friend, not enemy. Those of us who don’t have a problem with evolution, Darwin, and are still Christians are not bad.
15. Do not assume the fickle Murdock-Ailes created Tea Parties are going to support you. They aren’t. For the most part they are Ron Paul Bot losertarian trolls.
16. Don’t let far right organizations like the Heritage Foundation, Club for Growth, Americans for Prosperity call the shots. They have an agenda – money. They OWN the GOP. Republicans have sold their soul to their libertarian masters.
17. Stop slamming Obama. Jeb Bush is right. Do something concrete, positive, and jobs, jobs, jobs. We cannot win in 2012 without attracting independents. The way the GOP is going, they’re going to lose. Like Sally Vee says, just donate directly to the Dems and save the RNC middleman!
18. The Koch Brothers are NOT sacred. They are in it for themselves and the money. It’s all about the money, NOTHING else.
19. Someone needs to explain the facts of life to most of the conservative talking heads, including Rush, Hannity, Ingraham, etc. They’re killing us.
20. Stop bashing George W. Bush. I don’t vote for anyone who bashes The Great Man.
For an encore, bash Ronald Reagan as much as possible. Be rude, nasty, insulting, and have absolutely no sense of humor. The sky is falling, Barack Obama is the root of all evil, and only the tea parties can save us. Yep, that’s a sure fire way to LOSE!