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Aug 30, 2012 in Politics
Reminiscent of the “Party of No’s” post-2008 resurgence with its co-opting of the Tea Party mentality, the RNC is not interested in communicating anything real to American voters. Instead, they are expertly utilizing rhetorical and strategic propaganda to swiftly out-sound-bite any and all fact-checking measures that would dutifully render its rhetoric at the convention null and void.
As only the second Catholic to ever be nominated for national office by Republicans, Ryan all-but locks in the devout white Catholic vote. While Romney steers the argument over big business regulations and governmental power, his political antithesis – a career politician – is being sent in to hammer away at the Right’s Biblical sensibilities.
Aug 2, 2012 in Politics
In a June 25, 2012 post on The Nation, authors Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert L. Borosage make a compelling and poignant case for the dangers inherent with the possibility of a Mitt Romney victory in November.
How the latest Right wing attacks on Obama’s supposed “pro-big-government” speech are a complete and total fabrication playing to the comfortable ignorance of Americans.
May 2, 2012 in Politics
The Right is suffering from a bout of deranged jealousy and self-imposed indignation when it comes to the President’s public persona – especially when the most “presidential” actions leave them looking and feeling foolish enough to turn a patriotic gesture into an over-dramatized mockery.
Appalled by the “elite” media’s reluctance to cover a story that has no merit, Newsbusters staff writer Matthew Sheffield laments the would-be bombers’ connections to OWS yet offers absolutely no proof whatsoever to his condemnation other than one-dimensional assertions of guilt-by-association.
The Department of Labor’s proposed child safety regulations for American farms went largely combated by Right wingers across the country, who lamented the usual nonsense of anti-American handlings from the executive branch while supporting the gross misconduct of big business.
Right wing extremism caters to the impressionable who choose not to understand history, science and culture. In a country that is supposed to be leading the world in education, cultural and religious diversity, intellectual advancement and scientific discovery, we continually allow this incessant garbage to dominate and threaten our national dialogue.
Media watchdog group Media Matters has compiled a great video compilation from 2008 of Fox News explaining that it’s just not reasonable to blame the President for high gas prices. Four years later, the Right wing propaganda engine is whistling another tune.
Firing up the cause for regressive politics, Sen. Inhofe’s new book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” furthers his plight of inexcusable denial and conspiracy-theorizing while blaming “government regulations” for the state of energy insecurity in which the nation currently finds itself.