Cram This! by PW April 30, 2009

Dick Durban Speaks the Unvarnished Truth

All the Rethugs plus
Baucus, Bennet, Byrd, Carper, Dorgan ,
Johnson, Landrieu, Lincoln, Nelson (NE),
Pryor, Specter , Tester

Torture is like a box of chocolate by PW April 28, 2009

WTF! Churchgoers more likely to back torture, survey finds

Kristol Kills Satire! by PW April 28, 2009

Good News for Repugs!

Once a Dem....Twice a Dem. by PW April 28, 2009

THE N.Y. huff-POST by PW April 28, 2009

Tabloid Progressivism?

Porkulous by PW April 27, 2009

He Did by PW April 22, 2009

Devil or Angel? by PW April 21, 2009
What's an A.G. To Do?

Don't Look Back! by PW April 19, 2009

(watch your back!)

Rahm Emanuel sez NO Bush officials should be prosecuted over the torture memos

Pod Party by PW April 18, 2009

Strategy Meeting at the Republican National Headquarters

How else to explain how they do it!?

Sanity by PW April 17, 2009

Bye, Bye, Bybee by PW April 17, 2009
Here Come da Judge,
Here Come de Sade!

Jay Bybee, Author, of
Just Released Torture Memos
Impeach, Then Disbarr!
(then maybe draw 'n quarter!)

Impeach The Torture Judge

Stooges by PW April 17, 2009

At A Stooges Tea Party! 
Have a Cuppa?

A- Communist
B- Fascist
C- Socialist

(A hates B, B hates C, C hates A & B, B also hates A, and A also hates C!)

Go Figure!

Success! by PW April 16, 2009

Nothing Succeeds like Secession

History by PW April 16, 2009

It's Hammer Time by PW April 15, 2009

When You're a Homeland Hammer,
Every Wingnut Looks Like a Nail.

If you supported W's expanded wiretap,
and search and seizure powers, STFU!

Irony Alert by PW April 14, 2009


Mr. Ailes, Have You No Shame?

Rove Being Rove by PW April 13, 2009

Countdown: When Turdblossoms Attack

Karl Rove Concerned Obama Acting Sleazy?

Tea Baggin' by PW April 12, 2009

Let's all get TEABAGGED!

Pitcher or Catcher?

Godwin's Goon by PW April 12, 2009

Stiring Up the Aryans Americans!

Nowhere Men by PW April 09, 2009

Low Stress by PW April 09, 2009

The "Money" Quote

NRA-Holes by PW April 06, 2009

TARP Robbery by PW April 06, 2009

The Quiet Coup

Barack Goodwrench by PW April 06, 2009

Taxpayer Funded Warranties?

Bean & Bonuses by PW April 04, 2009

Bean Helps Banks Gut Bill to Limit TARP Bonuses

Clobberin' Time by PW April 04, 2009
It's Clobberin' Time

Conservatives Holding Up Increasing Number
Of Key Obama Nominees

Republican Roulette by PW April 04, 2009

Pitchforks and Pistols


Lately I've been consuming as much conservative media as possible (interspersed with shots of Pepto-Bismol) to get a better sense of the mind and mood of the right. My read: They're apocalyptic. They feel isolated, angry, betrayed and besieged. And some of their “leaders” seem to be trying to mold them into militias.

At first, it was entertaining — just harmless, hotheaded expostulation. Of course, there were the garbled facts, twisted logic and veiled hate speech. But what did I expect, fair and balanced? It was like walking through an ideological house of mirrors. The distortions can be mildly amusing at first, but if I stay too long it makes me sick.

But, it's not all just harmless talk. For some, their disaffection has hardened into something more dark and dangerous. They're talking about a revolution.

Some simply lace their unscrupulous screeds with loaded language about the fall of the Republic. We have to “rise up” and “take back our country.” Others have been much more explicit.

For example, Chuck Norris, the preeminent black belt and prospective Red Shirt, wrote earlier this month on the conservative blog WorldNetDaily : “How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution?”


Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, imagining herself as some sort of Delacroixian Liberty from the Land of the Lakes, urged her fellow Minnesotans to be “ armed and dangerous ,” ready to bust caps over cap-and-trade, I presume.

And between his tears, Glenn Beck, the self-professed “ rodeo clown ,” keeps warning of an impending insurrection by saying that he believes that we are heading for “depression” and “revolution” and then gaming out that revolution on his show last month. “Think the unthinkable” he said. Indeed.

All this talk of revolution is revolting, and it hasn't gone unnoticed.

As the comedian Bill Maher pointed out , strong language can poison weak minds, as it did in the case of Timothy McVeigh. (We sometimes forget that not all dangerous men are trained by Al Qaeda.)

At the same time, the unrelenting meme being pushed by the right that Obama will mount an assault on the Second Amendment has helped fuel the panic buying of firearms. According to the F.B.I., there have been 1.2 million more requests for background checks of potential gun buyers from November to February than there were in the same four months last year. That's 5.5 million requests altogether over that period; more than the number of people living in Bachmann's Minnesota.

Coincidence? Maybe. Just posturing? Hopefully. But it all gives me a really bad feeling. (Where's that Pepto-Bismol?!)

April 4, 2009 Op-Ed Columinst
New York Times

The Eliminationists

FDR's Advice to Blue Dogs by PW April 04, 2009

Evan Bayh And Ben Nelson Should Just Be Republicans

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March 2009