Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Why Arlen Specter Left

In a blast email sent out yesterday Michael Steele shows why Arlen left the party. It's clear that the Republican base that Steele sees as his audience is so far out of touch that their sanity is questionable. Steele is blind to the problems with the party that Specter notes. He can not see how far to the wing-nut side of the spectrum the Republicans have moved. Then he proceeds to demonstrate just that. Steele characterizes the Obama administration as "radical leftists". He calls Specter a "craven politician desperate to keep his Washington power base". He refers to Obama's agenda as a "destructive agenda of income redistribution, health care nationalization, and a massive expansion of entitlements". He even references Benedict Arnold.

I can only hope that more of the thinking Republicans will see what their party has become and either correct its course or leave it to sink in its own bile.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Irony's a Bitch

The deliciousness of this is just too rich!
"But the political faction screeching about the dangers of the DHS is the same one that spent the last eight years vastly expanding the domestic Surveillance State and federal police powers in every area. DHS -- and the still-creepy phrase 'homeland security' -- became George Bush's calling card. The Republicans won the 2002 election by demonizing those who opposed its creation. All of the enabling legislation underlying this Surveillance State -- from the Patriot Act to the Military Commissions Act, from the various FISA 'reforms' to massive increases in domestic 'counter-Terrorism' programs -- are the spawns of the very right-wing movement that today is petrified that this is all being directed at them."

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The End of Christian America

When America stops trying to act like a "Christian" nation all kinds of potential improvements lay ahead.


Those idiots who spread the conspiracy theory that Obama was going to take away guns should be ashamed of themselves. It was that propaganda taking root in the Pittsburgh shooter that caused a horrible tragedy. Now in a classic case of unintended consequences the case for stronger gun control is much better.