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How to say nothing 140 characters at a time.
Can’t expect a Herman Cain supporter to say much, now can you?

How to say nothing 140 characters at a time.

Can’t expect a Herman Cain supporter to say much, now can you?

Hannity works for me this way.

Hannity works for me this way.

fuckanddestroy:

Just add tears!


Not all conspiracy theories are equal.

fuckanddestroy:

Just add tears!

Not all conspiracy theories are equal.

"Here’s a question for Jim DeMint: Who put him in charge of anything? The tea party movement has been grassroots driven. We understand that the tea party movement is an incredibly diverse movement united around the idea of getting government out of our business."

By joining with (gay conservative group) GOProud, the libertarian-minded tea partiers are trying to save their movement, not fracture it, says People for the American Way’s Montgomery. “They realize that once they get into the social issues, it will divide the movement. This is their shot across the bow to the religious right,” he says. Let the battle commence.

Stephanie Mencimer
The Coming Tea Party Civil War | Mother Jones

The first paragraph provided just a dollop of schadenfreude.

tchotkes for chumps

No surprises that this weasel supports this scam. Considering Slant Head is in on this, anyone who thinks that this will do anything besides line the pockets of the sellers is sadly deluded.

How to lead the Lemmings To The Nation’s Destruction via Facebook

How to lead the Lemmings To The Nation’s Destruction via Facebook

I, too, say enough of the false equivalency.

Then there are those who care more about decorum than empiricism who insist to persist and maintain that both sides are loud and boorish. I suppose they are the kind who don’t want to ruffle feathers and be invited to next week’s cocktail party. Say we both know who is peddling propaganda and calling it news; neither of us watch it, but one of worries if a third person absorbs the propaganda uncritically, takes the misinformation as the third’s own opinion and acts on it. And that makes me the Chicken Little of the two of us. But I don’t stop there, I use The F Word of politics; thus I become less credible in your eyes — my assertions no longer merit contemplation by rational people nor investigation of their veracity. That’s over the top, that’s crazy, he’s nuts, he’s an extremist you say. O.K. I got it - no sense in trying to argue with a wall.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usI hope I’m wrong, and I hope I never have to tell you “I told you” if your cocktail party is ever interrupted by the misinformed and bigoted amongst us who can and do vote. Olbermann, Maddow, I and others have all given you fair warning.

P.S: this comment to the Gawker piece is pretty good, too.

The voter fraud racket is back!

Voter fraud is a virtually nonexistent problem. Conservatives helped assemble the myth that now-defunct community organizing group ACORN “stole elections” by blurring the distinction between voter registration fraud — which is as easy as filling out a registration form incorrectly — and the actual act of casting a fraudulent ballot. Despite the fact that the Justice Department spent years in an effort to root out voter fraud that only produced a handful of prosecutions, none involving a large-scale conspiracy to steal an election, the belief that Democrats regularly steal elections through fraudulent votes is widespread. There’s a reason for that: As Chris Beam points out, even if you wanted to steal an election this way, it’s logistically unfeasible. Swaying the numbers in any significant way would require such a large number of well-trained co-conspirators that getting caught is a virtual certainty. So-called “voter integrity” efforts often have a more sinister motive — suppressing votes in Democratic leaning precincts, which often means areas where there are a lot of minority voters. It’s no coincidence that Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk indicated his intent to send ”voter integrity” squads to black neighborhoods in Chicago, or that a Tea Party group baselessly accused a voter registration group of colluding with the New Black Panther Party.

But while the voter fraud panic is mostly hype, voter suppression is a very real phenomenon. While the most egregious forms of voter suppression are largely a thing of the past, voter suppression efforts still exist in a more subtle form. Part of the reason there are so many outside Republican groups taking on “voter integrity” initiatives is that the RNC’s efforts have to be reviewed by the courts under the terms of a 1982 consent decree, as a result of its prior attempts to suppress the vote in black and Latino neighborhoods through illegal “caging” schemes. This is the point of the voter fraud racket — it provides a pretext for one side to try and disqualify the other sides’ voters, to cast doubts on the legitimacy of their opponents’ victory should they actually lose, and justify more restrictive voting laws that are more likely to negatively affect Democratic leaning constituencies. That’s why despite the ongoing non-existence of voter fraud, Republicans continue to pretend it’s a problem. It’s a lucrative and ideologically useful myth.

The President hasn’t been shy about going to the places where people are getting their information and trying to make his case. And I think that’s what he’ll do on the show.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs • Admitting that Obama’s reasons for going on “The Daily Show” are a last-ditch effort to build some momentum going into the midterms. Which, let’s face it, there are much worse ways to do that. We just wish it wasn’t so calculated. In other Jon Stewart-related news, TBD has a pretty entertaining takedown of all the media pundits who have been freaking out over “The Rally to Restore Sanity” and “The March to Keep Fear Alive,” many of which are along the lines of “omigodhe’sgonetoofarthistime” screeds. Use your heads, guys. It’s no worse than any other rally. source (via)