Where would media be without end-of-year lists to fill in while the high-priced talent parties away? Since we all seem to love ‘em and hate ‘em, I’ve gathered up a few that caught my attention this past week and lovingly share them with you.
Happy New Year from me and Mr. Gimme. May your favorite deity wish a much better year on us all.
We may lose Nelson, but Coakley still looks good here. Will Sarah save Scotty Hollywood, or will he learn to embrace the simple joys of flannel shirts, crackling log fires and long walks in the Political Wilderness?
“As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war.
“He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency—social transformation—the restructuring of American society. President Obama’s first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war.”
Good Christ, what a despicable creature. I hope he chokes on a bowl of extra crispy chicken-fried Hobbit dicks.
[Updated with gratuitous cute dogs after the jump]
Furthermore, at this point there should be no doubt that if there’s ever a successful terrorist attack that the Republicans will call for the impeachment of President Obama. Or that they would have if Gore was president on 9/11.
Don’t forget that after the successful terrorist attacks of 9/11, Bush’s approval ratings shot up to 90 percent. The Underpants Bomber was a total fail, and, reading the wingnut blogs and Twitters, you’d think President Obama put him up to it. But the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil was a major win for Bush. How does that work?
If you wanna see how Mushy has morphed into the Scariest Henry Selick Stop Motion Puppet Ever and/or suffer through wingnut blogger Matt Lewis saying “Taylor’s right” over and over, you can watch the segment below:
A week or so ago Greg Sargent speculated that a Democratic strategy in the upcoming elections would be to pin down Republican Congressional candidates on whether or not they supported repealing health care reform (assuming *cough* that it actually *cough* passes by then).
The move represents a gamble on the part of Dems. They are hoping that if and when the now-unpopular proposal passes, the electorate will warm to it, giving Dems an opening to box Republicans in by asking: Do you support a full rollback of the legislation, taking reform gains away from voters, or do you support leaving reforms you opposed in place?
“Republicans on the ballot next November who opposed the bill will be in the precarious position of telling voters they plan to rollback landmark health care reform which will have afforded coverage to hundreds of thousands in their state,” DSCC spokesman Eric Schultz emails.
“We absolutely intend to make Republicans look voters in the eye next November and make it clear they want to take affordable health care reform away from them,” Schultz continues, adding that they intend to press the case that “if it was worth filibustering” to Republicans, then surely it’s “worth repealing.”
(It’s interesting to note that Mitch O’Connell, when asked about this very thing by Jake Tapper on ABC, declined to give a straight answer.) via
And the Republican response?
It’s remarkable . . . that Democrat strategists would even be thinking of making this an issue in next year’s election,” NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh retorts.
Maybe that’s because the Grand Old Party of No already have that in mind.
Alex Conant, a former RNC press secretary and an adviser to possible 2012 candidate Tim Pawlenty, said that while Republicans will push their own health care reform agenda in upcoming elections, they also plan to run on a promise to nullify what Democrats are poised to pass.
Conant then goes on to say
As for the repeal, Republicans have a truck full of ideas on how to expand access, improve quality, and lower costs.
Errr, pardon me for minute while I, while I, I, omigod BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!. Sorry. (wipes eyes) Well, OK, guess that truck got stuck back in Omaha or something the last several months because we’ve been waiting for all them there ideas but, well, never mind. (They wouldn’t have anything to do with “state lines” and “tort reform” now would they? OK, moving along now.)
[WASILLA, ALASKA] Gosh, can it possibly be a whole year ago since I sent the 2008 update to our family, friends, PACs, media outlets, separatist organizations, political allies, witch-hunting preachers, Alaskans and faith communities? After this whirlwind year, my brain screams out “No, it can’t be!!!” But the calendar yells “You betcha!!!” So it’s time once again to take pen in hand and update those interested in Palin family doin’s…
First on the agenda—Toad and I became grandparents!!! About this time a year ago, Toad, Brindle, Trogg, Pipple, Wigwam, Baby Prop and I welcomed Brindle’s bouncing bundle of joy, Tic, into the world! Spawned without direct paternal involvement, much like a wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, Baby Tic shared a bassinet with Baby Uncle Prop throughout much of the year while his mom lectured fellow teens on abstinence and yours truly—Governor Grandma, ha ha ha ha!—became a Best-Selling Author and GOP Frontrunner for 2012. You could say it was an eventful year!
ABC has exclusive photos of the Jihadi Jockeys of Smoldering Vengeance. Meanwhile, Talk Radio and conservative pundits are en fuego with sputtering indictments of Obama, Napolitano, Liberalism, Calvin Klein, Keynesian economics, the Great society programs, hip-hop music, The Catcher in the Rye, elastic waistbands, Smoot-Hawley, public schools and the Bretton Woods Agreement.
I’ve done my part. Now, go and fetch me the most hyperventilating, over-the-top, barely-holding-our-Teabagger-fudge links and selected quotes you can find, my Obot minions! It’s easy as shooting fish in your underpants!