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.
I had thought that with this being Holy Week, I’d have to scale down my poll to fewer than the usual ten entries, but boy, was I wrong. Nothing can stop the left’s assault on human decency, not even the holiest week on the Christian calendar. One of our nominee’s even used Holy week as a pretext to attack and insult the tea party.
I generally ignore left wing websites because who has the time (or the stomach) to slog through their bile on a daily basis. But Wonkette really distinguished itself, this week, and deserves some special recognition. After this week, maybe I’ll make Wonkette an honorary all time New Tone winner, so I don’t have to bother with them, anymore.
New Tone Nominees For 4/16-4/22
At the beginning of last week, the commentariat was in raptures over the Serious, Courageous, Game-Changing Ryan plan. But now that the plan has been exposed as the cruel nonsense it is, what we’re hearing a lot about is the need for more civility in the discourse. President Obama did a bad thing by calling cruel nonsense cruel nonsense; he hurt Republican feelings, and how can we have a deal when the GOP is feeling insulted?
Krugman last January:
You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.
MSNBC guest David Cay Johnston suggests that Paul Ryan’s admiration for Ayn Rand makes him pro-terrorist.
“You know, Congressman Ryan requires his staff to read Ayn Rand, whose fictional hero, Howard Roark, is a man who blew up a building because it wasn’t built exactly to his specifications as the architect,” Johnston said. “I mean, that’s the kind of society we want where our leaders say, not only are we taking from the sick and poor but we’re going to hold out as a model people who commit felonies like blowing up buildings. We really need to dig into understanding the kind of people who would put forth these ideas.”
Ed Schultz Again Calls Republicans Liars Before Lying Himself
Not surprisingly, the guy that just seconds earlier said, “Republicans have been lying about tax cuts for years” claimed it was Democrats that held spending in check when Clinton was President.
I guess he forgot that Republicans took over Congress in 1995 and that they’re the ones that held Clinton’s spending in check for six of his eight years.
Jack Steuf at Wonkette Makes Fun of Trig Palin, Calls Him “Retarded”
What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.
His mom went to a lot of trouble to leak amniotic fluid over 8 states to make sure that he arrived in this world somewhat alive,”
Enjoy yourself today, Trig. Have fun! Get drunk (on purpose this time)! We can hardly wait for 15 years from now, when you will finally be able to vote and will be sent off by your mother’s junta to fight the Union in the Great Alaska War. It’ll be quite a loss. You’re the smartest one in that family.
University Prof. Sends Vulgar E-Mail to College GOP: ‘Fu** You!’
When the College Republican club at the University of Iowa sent out a university-approved blast e-mail regarding its “Conservative Coming out Week,” one professor took umbrage with it. And she let the group know it with three some simple words: “Fu** You Republicans!”
Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, was outraged at the club‘s playful rundown of the week’s events, which included a friendly blood drive competition between Republicans and Democrats “for a good cause.”
Joy Behar: Bill O’Reilly Needs to Be Smacked Around
“Well, he is little bit intimidating as you say,” Behar remarked to MacLaine confirming her . He bullies you a little bit, I think. I felt that.” At the end of the segment MacLaine insisted that O’Reilly needs a motherly figure like Joy Behar to control him. “To smack him around,” Behar added, and MacLaine agreed.
Christian evangelicals who support the Ryan budget that hurts the poor and rewards the rich as the ‘Gospel according to Ayn Rand’ have some soul searching to do and Holy Week is a good time to do that.
“I think it’s fair to say that their vision is radical,” Obama told a town hall gathering at the headquarters of Facebook, the huge social network company.
“I don’t think it’s particularly courageous,” he said of the GOP plan to convert Medicare to a voucher program and make big cuts to the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor.
Bonus: Later, at a privaate fund-raiser in San Francisco, Obama scolded and blamed “climate change deniers”
In a tweet, Wonkette announces that their former advertiser, Papa John’s, is not only “shitty,” but “homophobic.”
Homophobic = not giving gays a pass on every nasty thing they say or do. That is the only possible definition of the word he can be using to get to this conclusion.
The site was just as gay when Papa John’s was advertising on it before. The only difference is that they posted that nasty Trig post.
So the only conclusion that can be drawn is that the gentleman scholars at Wonkette believe that only homophobes could ever hold gays responsible for their actions. Truly enlightened people give them a pass on everything.
Because they’re gay.
Homeland Security’s outgoing communications chief, Sean Smith threatened to “f—ing decapitate” the staff at the immigration office press shop.
After some back-and-forth among the staff, Smith sent an email to Nantel and her deputy Richard Rocha with the following:
“I swear to f—ing god I am going to come over to ICE and f—cking decapitate every single person in both the press shop and leg shop,” he wrote. “Not only does Eileen have all this information, she also knows the NYT has it. Only 3-4 people knew that, and most of them are on this email chain.”
He ended the note with, “John, we need to talk about the future of your press shop.” The last part was directed toward John Morton, the director of ICE who was copied on the email along with a few other officials.
Chris Matthews: Tea Partiers Just Want to Cut Funding to the Poor
“Well, the only cuts that they seem to want are the cuts to the poor people….you’re laughing because you know how right-wingers think.”
As always, you can make up to 3 selections, but you can only vote once,at Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse.