Right-Wing Going Off Deep End

Welcome to an America of your (Republicans) choosing.


  1. #1 by JM Bell on October 3, 2008 - 1:28 pm

    Dick Morris is obviously insane.

  2. #2 by bekkieann on October 3, 2008 - 2:09 pm

    Dick Morris again lives up to his name. O’Reilly must have lost a lot of money – this wasn’t righteous indignation, this was far more personal. If he keeps this up, he’ll be having a coronary on national television.

    Fox News is now saying they have exclusive interview rights for Sarah Palin. And that makes sense since her whole purpose is to energize the base which is the Fox audience (witness the 86 percent Fox viewers saying Palin won the debate, not anywhere near any other polls). If the rest of the media is smart, they will simply stop covering her. She becomes a non-issue in the election except to Fox viewers.

  3. #3 by DMC the Great on October 3, 2008 - 3:22 pm

    O’Reilly is an ass, but someone has to call out Barney Frank et al on Fan and Fred.

  4. #4 by Richard Warnick on October 3, 2008 - 3:31 pm

    DMC– You might want to check out my post from yesterday: Republicans: Don’t Blame Us, We Just Run the Government

  5. #5 by Paul Mero on October 3, 2008 - 4:19 pm

    It seems everyone in this chat room at some point would agree that a good “beat down” is appropriate sometimes. Barney is a pompous ass and always has been, and O’Reilly’s rant on him was very appropriate…and Alan Coombs, who has a face for radio, has that annoying, snotty little kid factor that needs a good spanking once in a while to remind him he’s still just a little annoying kid (and Hannity’s lapdog)…and Dick Morris gave it to him.

    I watched the BO’R/BF argument live. Reminded me, once again, an oft forgotten rule of politics: congress, not the prez, is typically the source of bad ideas and deficit spending…be they Reps or Dems.

  6. #6 by Paul Mero on October 3, 2008 - 4:22 pm

    And this is absolutely, off-the-hook, funny:

  7. #7 by bekkieann on October 3, 2008 - 4:25 pm

    Paul, that IS funny. Tears-running-down-the-face funny.

  8. #8 by Paul Mero on October 3, 2008 - 4:53 pm

    I am pleased to spread some cheer in here for once!

  9. #9 by Cliff Lyon on October 3, 2008 - 5:11 pm


    I commend you for having a sense of humor about your rhetoric. If this is meant to be an apology for your concurrence with Bill, it is an unremarkable start, but a start nonetheless.

  10. #10 by Cliff Lyon on October 3, 2008 - 6:33 pm


    When you say,

    …oft forgotten rule of politics: congress, not the prez, is typically the source of bad ideas and deficit spending…be they Reps or Dems.

    I assume you are pointing out the contrast between that ‘rule’ and the Bush years.

    What with the deFacto Unitary Executive rule and the rubber stamp REPUBLICAN congress ‘in all, ya’ know?

    An incisive obersarvation. I too long for the days of the oft forgotten rule.

    If only we could go back to the days of 5 trillion dollar national debt and 500b budget surplus when the coke head you voted for came to office.

  11. #11 by Paul Mero on October 3, 2008 - 6:59 pm

    Sorry, Cliff, I forgot you don’t have a sense of humor.

  12. #12 by Paul Mero on October 3, 2008 - 7:18 pm

    What is your point, Cliff?

    My point is that socialism has no bounds and no party affiliation…and really hasn’t since the mid-Sixties…you and your friends should be thrilled (except I know your beef is that the nation isn’t socialized enough). Tax and Spend…then abdicate harder decisions to the Supreme Court. No better recent proof of tax and spend than the bailout bill…a 3-page initial bill ending up nearly 500 pages? Congress is the problem and in much greater need of “change” than any presidential office.

    So, I ask again, what’s YOUR point? That Bush is really the big spender…and that Congress has been his helpless victim? Or is your point that Bush is so clever that he has been able to do what no president before him has: change the Constitution wherein Congress appropriates money and the Executive Branch administers the law?

    Congress is the problem and, pray God, one day, the solution…it could ignore the president…and keep this nation’s most controversial issues out of the hands of the Supremes. Our founding fathers were pretty smart after all.

  13. #13 by jdberger on October 3, 2008 - 8:32 pm

    Hey Cliffy?

    Since Obama actually admitted to using cocaine, are you going to refer to him as “the Cokehead” if he becomes President?

    Jus’ wonderin’…

  14. #14 by Cliff Lyon on October 3, 2008 - 9:15 pm

    Hi JD Berger,

    No, everyone has done coke (except maybe some post 60 codgers, but not everyone becomes a coke head and becomes known for the best coke/pool parties in town for years and years after graduating college.

    …or perhaps you have no idea what Bushie was doing between college and the string of business failures at his hand.

    Let me guess, you are another uninformed voter.

  15. #15 by jdberger on October 3, 2008 - 9:52 pm

    So….your jealous because you didn’t get invited to the parties?

  16. #16 by Cliff Lyon on October 4, 2008 - 7:53 am

    It doesn’t take a whole lotta fancy footwork to blame our system of gov’t it DOES however require a golden tongue to dismiss the recklessness of the republican party.

    Socialism in some form and function, is fact of good government in a pluralistic world economy.

  17. #17 by Paul Mero on October 4, 2008 - 8:28 am

    …only if you have an unusual meaning of “good government” and “pluralism.”

  18. #18 by Cliff Lyon on October 4, 2008 - 8:59 am

    Thanks for asking Paul,

    By good government, I mean well-run and for its intended purpose. Reagan is famous for saying ‘Government IS the problem.’

    While that phrase is praised and defines the Republicans party’s attitude toward government, it is naive and just plain stupid.

    Yesterday’s bailout is proof.

    People say Republicans cannot govern. Truth is they don’t want to. They just want to destroy it.

    By ‘pluralistic world economy’ I mean many different type of economies, rules, tariffs, legal frameworks, currencies etc.

    It would certainly be nice if the Bible provided us guidance here.

  19. #19 by jdberger on October 5, 2008 - 12:37 am

    Government is the problem, Cliff.

    And honestly, it baffles people like me and Bob and probably Richard and Paul why you want more of it.

    Aren’t you a little irritated that you need to hire an accountant to do your taxes? To wade through the latest additions to the 2 foot tall stack of paper that’s the tax code?

    Doesn’t it aggravate you that building and electrical codes are so arcane and fluid that even the contractors that deal with them every day can’t keep up with them?

    Doesn’t it bother you that legislators annually come up with tens of thousands of additional laws and new permutations of existing ones – and yet you can’t use ignorance of the law as an excuse? It’s so ridiculous, you can’t even use what a JUDGE told you as a defense.

    Something about Farenheit 9/11 struck me. Moore holds up a copy of the Patriot Act and is going on about how no one who actually read the thing could possibly pass it. And he interviews John Conyers (I think) who exclaims, “Of course I didn’t read it, we rely on a digest version” or something like that…


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