Friday, February 05, 2010

More conservatives behaving badly

Aside from Sen. Shelby's (R-AL) disgusing obstruction and partisanship, the last twentyfor hours have had a bumper crop of conservatives behaving badly.

Let's start with the Tea Party convention. Despite heavy criticism from within and without the movement, the high ticket and astroturfed convention opened last night. Tom Tancredo, the vociferousy anti-immigrant former congressman and failed presidential candidate opened the show with a call to return to one of the pillars of Jim Crow.
Because we do not have a civics literacy test before people can vote in this country. People who cannot even spell the word "vote," or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. Name is Barack Hussein Obama.

Of course, if Tancredo had a modicum of civics literacy, he would understand the racist history of literacy poll testing. Maybe he does know it and doesn't care. He also seeems blissfully unaware of the fact that as you go up the scale of edication, voters become more liberal. Among the Teabaggers, this idea was recieved with loud applause.

This morning, the general sessions opened without flags, without an opening prayer, and with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Anywhere but Wasilla
Sarah Palin is dealing with criticism for taking over $100,000 to speak at the Tea Party convention by saying she will donate the money to her PAC. What is the PAC going to do with the money? They are going to buy thousands of copies of Palin's book, thus laundering part of the money and returning it to her. This little ploy also makes sure she stays at the top of the best-seller list and looks influential as she plans her future political career.

Washington, DC
After denouncing stimulus funds as "fiscal child abuse," warning that the funds would lead to "a thing called slavery," and trying to get his state to refuse the funds, Gov. Mark Sanford (R) of South Carolina is in Washington demanding more funds.

His Mom and Dad's basement
ACORN stalker and accused phone tapper, James O'Keefe, Has an extensive history of race baiting and pallin' around with white supremists. Now that has come to light, his supporters are running for cover and making excuses (it's a conspiracy by the liberal media elite).

Washington, again
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the ranking member on the House Budget Committee just released a budget plan that is probably a rough draft of the counter budget the Republican Party will release next month. The plan calls for big cuts in Social Security and privatizing what's left. It calls for the phase out of Medicare. It fails to balance the budget in his lifetime.

Baton Rouge
It's been over a year since I demanded Bobby Jindal produce proof of his citizenship. He still maintains a studied and guilty silence.

It's been a target rich environment this week and I'm sure you have your own favorites to add. Go for it.

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