Lefties love to blast conservatives for their “vitriolic discourse”, yet often fail spectacularly to maintain basic civility in their own discourse. The New Tone Award is reserved for liberal notables who wallow in this hypocrisy. Details about what each nominee said to deserve being singled out for this dubious honor, can be found below the poll.
We are starting to see some repeat offenders, and this week, one individual really distinguished himself by earning two slots in the poll.
Poll: New Tone Nominees For Week Of 4/09-4/15
Some choice derangement from his rants about GOP legislation to stop ‘net neutrality” and stop the EPA from regulation greenhouse gases without Congressional authority:
- the GOP is trying to shut down the Internet
- GOP stands for “gang of polluters”
- Republicans are trying to destroy the World Wide Web
- Republicans are trying to destroy the whole wide world
- from smokestacks belching massive amounts of dangerous global warming pollution
- human health (from a trace gas necessary for most life on Earth) should be our priority
- these two evil legislative twins would pull us in the opposite direction
In an interview with actress Ashley Judd about health issues in Africa, Chris Matthews declares 30,000 people will die because of the Paul Ryan plan.
After spending nearly thirteen minutes venting about the Republicans, in the final few seconds, Maher simply concluded, “I don’t know what to say about these people Rachel, I hate them as much as you do.”
Bonus: Mocks them using bigoted southern accent.
News Weak frames the budget debate as a War on the Weak: How the GOP came to view the poor as parasites—and the rich as our rightful rulers.
Republicans’ budget plan would put seniors’ lives at risk, the incoming chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) said Thursday.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman tapped by President Obama to lead the DNC, said she stood by her characterization of Republicans’ 2012 budget as a “death trap” for seniors.
When pressed on whether she intended to say that the GOP budget put seniors’ lives at risk, Wasserman Schultz doubled down.
“That’s exactly what I’m suggesting,” she said during an appearance on CNN.
Olbermann posted this on Twitter: “On so many levels she’s a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does RT @meow_6 #worstpersons S.E Cupp bashing PP on Joy Behar last nite. http://j.mp/hktGUX”
“Paul Ryan is acting like a bully. Bullies pick on people who have no clout. He’s not picking on the people who have the real money. He’s not asking his rich friends to sacrifice. He’s Acting like a bully. This has to be said out loud.”
Hardball’s Chris Matthews on Thursday slammed Fox News as a “roach motel” for possible presidential candidates, knocking the chances of that network’s analysts, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin. Yet, the MSNBC anchor, who obsesses daily about the so-called birther issue, admitted he hasn’t been as tough on Donald Trump as he could. (Trump, of course, hosts The Apprentice on parent channel NBC.)
…the debate was about the expansion of the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania, an expansion that would give more citizens the right to protect themselves from attack. Representative Davidson was attempting to make a point on how she felt the Castle Doctrine was a dangerous law and to illustrate her point she made reference to Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R, Butler County). Metcalfe is a strong Second Amendment supporter and one of the chamber’s conservative members.
In open debate, right on the floor of the House, Davidson said, “If the gentleman from Butler County stood yelling, knowing that he’s a gun-toter, and I felt threatened, would I be protected under court law if I blew his brains out.”
After this outrageous utterance, the Pilly Inquirer’s John Baer reports that Rep. Davidson was so pleased with herself she “giggled.”
As usual, you can make up to 3 selections, but you can only vote once, here.
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