House Republicans finally got their hearings on Benghazi, and we have learned that the Obama Administration, the CIA, and the FBI massaged their talking points before announcing the attack last September, and that at least a couple of people thought the U.S. military could have gotten to Benghazi qu ... More >>
Last week a Republican Senator filibustered on civil liberties in wartime -- and, get this, he was in favor of them! This remarkable event drew such attention that the filibusterer, Rand Paul, ended the week talking about running for President.
How did our friends the rightbloggers -- who generally ... More >>
Rightbloggers had one of their best weeks of the campaign. First their candidate, Mitt Romney, bested President Obama in a debate, and then the Labor Department posted a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate. Both events convinced them of impending electoral victory, as the first proved that the Presid ... More >>
After the panic over Mitt Romney's characterization of 47% of his fellow citizens as moochers, rightbloggers flailed for a way to make the maker-and-taker philosophy of the modern conservative movement sound less repulsive to normal people.
What they seem to be clustering on now is the idea that, ... More >>
In years to come, rightbloggers will tell their grandchildren many stories of the glorious summer of twenty-twelve. They'll tell 'em how they warned America about the socialist menace of the Olympics. They'll tell 'em how, in the wake of the Aurora shooting, they defended assault weapons against Dem ... More >>
Now that Newt Gingrich, newly amplified as a Presidential candidate, is regularly using Saul Alinsky as a club to beat Obama, the conservative obsession with long-dead community organizer has gone bigtime.
Perhaps overexcited by this new opportunity to lecture America about one more thing that they ... More >>
"Red China" had been effectively closed to U.S. trade for years when President Nixon began softening things up in the 70s. Subsequent Presidents from both parties have followed Nixon's lead, and now, along with state visits like the one Chinese Leader Hu Jintao made last week to the White House, we ... More >>
Happy Labor Day! You're probably thinking about picnics or sales, rather than about Joe Hill, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, strikes, solidarity, and such like.
That's okay. Enjoy your day off -- which, like any other days off you may have, was won for you long ago by union people getting ... More >>
In his West Point speech on Tuesday, President Obama announced 30,000 fresh troops would be delivered to Afghanistan early next year. He also said that "after 18 months, our troops will begin to come home."
"Begin to come home" is a vague term, perhaps purposefully so. In the 2007 surge, three a ... More >>
You may have heard that conservatives were planning to win back power with Twitter (yeah, we know, but hear us out). To this end a couple of bright fellows, Michael Leahy and Rob Neppell, started Top Conservatives on Twitter. It's more than a hastag (#TCOT) -- it's an important rightwing equity!
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Last weekend The Volokh Conspiracy did a three-part series on "the Nazification of the Bush Administration," recalling, TigerHawk said, the "tastelessness, shrillness, and sheer unhinged insanity" of liberals who called Bush a fascist. "As Obama Derangement Syndrome and condemnation thereof rise in ... More >>
In earlier Obama days, when the market was tanking, rightbloggers talked about the "Obama Dow Jones Death Watch," "Change we cannot afford," "DOW Collapse Signaling Fear of Socialist as President?" etc. Politics West huffed that Obama, "has essentially never been an investor," and that he and hi ... More >>
After Obama fired the General Motors CEO, we predicted rightbloggers would take to calling him a fascist. And we were right!
Now, to follow up -- fascism and related accusations since lunch:
"[Bill Maher] can't even see that FASCISM is right under his nose, under the name of Barack HUSSEIN Obama" ... More >>