Sanctimonious 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. You’ll notice some repeat offenders, and familiar odious themes in today’s poll – Palin-bashing, Christian-bashing, and the good old race card is coming back strong.
I’m a bit late with this – I had an out of town trip, and a First Communion, this weekend. Normally the vote starts on Friday, and runs through the weekend. This weekend, it’s starting late Sunday, and running through Monday.
As always, you can make up to 3 selections, but you can only vote once, at Left-wing institute for Civil Discourse:
“Even Traister, an unabashed liberal and feminist who writes for the left-leaning online magazine Salon, is evidence of the way thoughtful writers treat Palin as a special-needs case…If there was ever a candidate who brought out the worst in people, who encouraged hollow rejoinders but made honest analysis almost impossible, it is she”.
Maher denounced Tea Party followers as “sad, unfortunate people” because they are “corporate America’s useful idiots” who don’t allow “facts” to “get in that tin foil helmet.”
Then he employed his usual “tea-baggers” phrase, but CBS silenced the “baggers” so viewers heard dead air when Maher spoke that foul term:
I don’t have any respect, no, I don’t have any respect for the tea-(baggers) [word silenced] and I do call them the tea-(baggers) [word silenced again] — even though they hate it. I will stop calling them Tea-(baggers) [word silenced for a third time] when they stop calling it Obamacare, that’s my deal.
Apparently, Jesus is a socialist. And, luckily, O’Donnell doesn’t come across as smug, self-righteous and sanctimonious in this clip.
This is what the Republican Party stands for, though: racism. I think Donald Trump is a racist.
Tavis Smiley on Tuesday said the upcoming presidential race is “going to be the ugliest, the nastiest, the most divisive, and the most racist in the history of this republic.”
One more sign the Age of Civility is over: an MSNBC host urging Dems to be more “vicious” toward Republicans. Oh, and to engage in more “name-calling.”Apparently writing off any career ambitions of succeeding to the Miss Manners slot, Cenk Uygur issued his recommendations last night in the course of disagreeing with a Dem congressman who was insufficiently coarse for Cenk’s taste.
First, bringing up Transcriptism, Clarence Page chuckled that “He [Trump] must have his presidents mixed up,” meaning it must be Bush who needed special help to get into Yale (and Harvard Business).
They both had themselves a laugh at that. How dumb Bush is! They’ve been saying that for ten years, of course.
Then, next segment, still marveling that only a racist could question a president’s academic ability, he said, quote, “They would never say this about a white president!!!”
Um? Didn’t you? Like five minutes ago?
Didn’t you? For ten years straight?
And then, in case you completely forgot about the last ten years, I repeat: Didn’t you just five minutes ago?
I’ll let NewsBusters tell you what happened, but let’s just say it includes Joy Behar calling Sarah Palin “illiterate” while comparing her to “jock itch,“ and also a panel member piling on by making the curious charge that Palin is ”anti-semetic:”
On Wednesday’s edition of the Rosie O’Donnell show, Rosie went after Sarah Palin as an ignoramus as she lamented that Obama had to go through hoops to produce a birth certificate: “[Obama] has just released his actual birth certificate…He asked [Hawaii] to break their law and release it to shut all these idiots up.”
But when you start attacking other people as ignorant, it’s probably a bad idea to start mangling words and getting things wrong: “Sarah Palin has ushered in a whole new level of ignorance as a consumerable quantity.” Consumerable? If Palin said “consumerable,” how many reporters and comedians would rejoice? (See “refudiate.”)
Rosie then said “When she was running, it was almost like a joke that she would say the things that she did, like ‘I can see Russia from my house.’” It wasn’t “almost” a joke. It was actually a joke by Tina Fey — and not something Palin actually said.
TalkingHead1Pledge as little as possible, so the rednecks who always demand spending cuts are satisfied.***eurotommSeriously, the Koch brothers who own Georgia Pacific and many other entities, are against federal and state social spending. They created the “tea party movement” with their massive fortunes. Now they should put their money where their mouths are. Each of these brothers own 21.5 billion dollars each. Consider this: each billion is 1000 million, so each of them are hoarding 21,500 million dollars for a grand total of 43,000 million dollars. I’d like to invite these American oligarchs to loosen some money from their purse strings and lead by example. give as much money as possible so that federal and state funds will not be necessary to help the people in the red states (their natural base). Thoughts?