is in trouble. Following the conservative talk-radio host’s remarks about a college student, Sandra Fluke, who testified before congress during the contraception debate, numerous advertisers are pulling their ads from the show. After Fluke’s testimony, Limbaugh took to the airwaves. “What does that make her?” he asked. “It makes her a slut, right? It makes […]
Mitt Romney? Rick Santorum? Forget these guys – Commander Shepard is back… The internet will be abuzz tomorrow with predictions of Mitt Romney’s doom as the candidates gear up for ‘Super Tuesday.’ Ten states hold Republican primaries Tuesday, and the lack of enthusiasm for either Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney this election cycle is painfully […]
Stephen Colbert again, this time illustrating just how ludicrous the talk-radio right can be, and how the rest of the right follows in its silly wake:
Personally I think an Alice in Wonderland themed party in the White House is a pretty great idea.
Republicans drive me crazy. The Fox News/talk radio obsession with finding anything and everything they can to smear Obama is just ludicrous. I have serious problems with the president, but whenever I actually set him next to his conservative critics or his conservative rivals I realize just how good he is by comparison.
If only he would take the drug war and civil liberties more seriously. The ramping up of the drug war, deportations of undocumented workers and their families, and so forth are far more troubling to me than whatever contrived scandals the right drums up. The fact that they care more about costume parties than these other issues reveals just how bankrupt the conservative movement has become. Or perhaps it was always thus.
All I know is that we’re knee-deep in another election cycle, and the circus is as mad as ever – egged on by the usual suspects in the conservative entertainment industry. The true winner, of course, will not be the American people. It will be the Limbaughs and Becks of the world who profit enormously on keeping everything at fever pitch.
I could be wrong. Perhaps the only reason conservatism retains such a foothold in American politics is due to the very figures I’m criticizing here. But I can’t imagine it’s a sustainable political model.
The national conversation has shifted to austerity politics and deficit spending in spite of a strong case for stimulus and expanded monetary policy. The popular sentiment is anti-government instead of anti-corporate-greed. Tax hikes on the rich have become almost unthinkable in Washington, and accusations of class warfare have been leveled at anyone who suggests otherwise. […]