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This is a cross-post from Howie’s Corner
I had to laugh when I read this mornings edition of The Times. It seems that allies of the Prime Minister David Cameron have finally recognised that a lot of Tory activists are “mad, swivel-eyed loons”. That’s not going to win the PM and his chums many friends amongst [...]
Headlining a National Rifle Association rally in Houston, Glenn “Too Crazy Even for Fox News” Beck compared New York City’s Jewish mayor Michael Bloomberg to a Nazi (complete with a Photoshopped picture of him wearing an armband and giving a fascist salute).
Also in Houston the NRA elected James Porter, an Alabama attorney, as its new [...]
Steve Stockman is challenging Louie Gohmert for the title of Most Cringe-Inducing Republican Member of Congress from Texas (there’s quite a lot of competition).
Our campaign bumper sticker: If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted. stockman2014.com #gosnell #tcot twitter.com/ReElectStockma…
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@ReElectStockman) April 12, 2013
Now if only he had found a way to work [...]
It’s a sign of how far the Republican party’s center of gravity has shifted to the Right in recent years that the liberal Think Progress website can make a convincing case that a candidate with Margaret Thatcher’s beliefs would have a slim chance of getting anywhere in today’s GOP.
If Margaret Thatcher– rather than Al Gore– [...]
Posted: April 8th, 2013 under The Right.
Sounding (and dressing) like a goddamn hippie, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky told this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington that the feds need to chill out.
“The GOP of old has grown stale and moss covered. I don’t think we need to name any names, do we?”
“The new GOP will need to embrace [...]
This is a cross post by Phil at A Very Public Sociologist
UKIP may well be “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists” but they’re also riding high after last night’s by-election result. Farage must be kicking himself for not standing as just 1,800 votes separated his party (and it is his party) from the hapless LibDems. With his profile, [...]
Since losing in November to Barack Obama a second time, Republicans have been engaging in some navel-gazing and hand-wringing (practices usually associated with Democrats).
One of the more interesting and honest of these exercises was undertaken recently by Matt K. Lewis, who wrote:
Late last year, I criticized the notion that Barack Obama won re-election by buying [...]
I can remember a time when the primary concern of the political Right in America was “law and order”– or rather the lack thereof. Conservatives treated law enforcement officers with respect sometimes verging on reverence. They considered the police a “thin blue line” standing between civilization and rampant criminality, and they didn’t seem overly concerned [...]
Metaphorically, of course.
A remarkable post-election video from the PAC of the conservative Heritage Foundation:
If you missed “Atlas Shrugged Part I” (as apparently a lot of people did), you’ll surely want to miss “Atlas Shrugged Part II.”
Posted: October 12th, 2012 under The Right.