National Review Dodges Cliven Bundy’s Racism While Lionizing Him

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 9:28 am

Conservatives often complain about the word racist being overused, that it is a cudgel used on the left to beat the right with. That would seem to be a fairly reasonable critique of any political label – that opportunists as well as the sincere will use a damaging label where it is not appropriate. But [...]

Damon Linker Misses The Point Entirely On Homophobia

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 8:42 am

During the debate between scientist Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham one of Ham’s most frequent responses to being challenged by Nye to present evidence for creationism was “There’s a book.” The response was to invoke circular logic and say that refuting the Bible was wrong because the Bible says it is wrong. While it [...]

Dinesh D’Souza: America ‘Will Survive Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House’

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 11:33 am

Honestly, what is wrong with conservatives that they just can not handle a black president, its not even subtle anymore. Dinesh D’Souza, ironically the author of The End of Racism, tweeted that Barack Obama was a “Grown-up Trayvon.”  And yes I’m calling Dinesh D’Souza a racist so feel no need to claim I’m playing cute [...]

Heritage Foundation Faces Backlash Over Immigration Report

By: Friday May 10, 2013 6:01 am

Jim DeMint’s coming out party as head of the Heritage Foundation is not going very well. The conservative think tank’s immigration report – which labels the cost of immigration reform at $6.3 trillion and was co-authored by a white supremacist – has caused a backlash against the group from prominent Republican lawmakers and party donors. [...]

Latinos and the GOP: It’s the Intolerance, Stupid

By: Friday November 9, 2012 8:30 am

The real hope for bipartisanship in the next Congress, at least in the afterglow of the election, is on the issue of immigration. It really wasn’t so long ago that large sections of the Republican Party, on up to their sitting President, favored the policy. Right-wing talk radio and the proto-Tea Party basically defeated it. [...]

MA-Sen: Scott Brown Staffers Greet Elizabeth Warren With Tomahawk Chops and War Whoops

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 10:21 am

I would guess there is no shortage of Massholes in the greater Boston area willing to smile smugly while delivering a tomahawk chop and the kind of war whoops you would hear on Saturday morning cartoons to make a “joke.” My question is why Scott Brown couldn’t find people not on his staff to do [...]

Federal Judge Explains Racist Obama Email By Saying It Wasn’t Meant to Be Public

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 1:17 pm

The federal judge in Montana who forwarded a racist email about the President must resign according to the national progressive group Common Cause. But the judge has an excuse: nobody was actually supposed to see the email except for the recipients. Josh Glastetter at Right Wing Watch tracked down the racist email, reprinted above, that [...]

On Ron Paul and Progressivism

By: Tuesday December 27, 2011 9:45 am

I wrote previously about Ron Paul’s newsletters, and I still think there’s reason to condemn not only the writings but the worldview they espouse, one which Paul embraces even as he disavows some of the finer points of the newsletters. But I think there’s more to say about this incident and what it means about [...]

Ron Paul’s Newsletter Problem Re-Emerges

By: Thursday December 22, 2011 8:15 am

I think it’s fair to say that Ron Paul doesn’t like to take questions about the newsletters that bore his name in the 1990s. He walked out of an interview with Gloria Borger when she peppered him with questions about it. Paul’s argument is that this came up in the 2008 campaign, and therefore it [...]

Haley Barbour’s White Citizen’s Council Revisionism

By: Monday December 20, 2010 10:32 am

It’s a slow news day, so I might as well join the chorus in talking about Haley Barbour’s revisionist history. He claims that Yazoo City, Mississippi, his hometown, was an island of indifference amid a sea of racial intolerance in the Deep South. Both Mr. Mott and Mr. Kelly had told me that Yazoo City [...]

Contextless Right-Wing Puke Funnel Video Good Enough for USDA Firing

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 1:38 pm

I’m loath to jump on anything pushed by professional bully Andrew Breitbart, but since he rules the world of the traditional media and, apparently, key agencies in the executive branch, it’s worth retelling this sad story. Hoo boy. Conservatives apparently aren’t going to back down from ever more overt appeals to racial resentment this summer. [...]

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