Archive for January, 2012

Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: Newt Gingrich

The Bryan Fischer award is given to those who displays weapons-grade projection in accusing their opponents of their own worst traits. Newt Gingrich is the walking embodiment of that concept, a man who, with a completely straight face, slams his opponents for negative campaigning when he, more than anyone else, taught conservatives how to do it. It was GOPAC, his group, that put out a 1996 memo telling followers how to portray their opponents in the most negative light possible using specific codewords. Read more

Obama and ‘European Socialism’

One of the constant features of Republican rhetoric about Obama, especially from Mitt Romney these days, is that President Obama is leading American down the path to “European socialism.” Andrew Sullivan explains why this is nonsense: Read more

Ron Paul Approved of Newsletter Copy?

The Washington Post has a long piece about Ron Paul’s now-infamous newsletters, which contained lots of racist and just plain insane rantings, and quotes several sources who suggest that Paul approved the newsletters before they went out and made a deliberate decision to put more extreme content in it for financial reasons. Read more

Newt: Saul Alinsky Radical

One of the more amusing memes coming from the loony right, especially the Glenn Beck set, for the last three years is the obsessive focus on the formerly obscure Saul Alinsky. Newt Gingrich has adopted the Glenn Beck line that Alinsky was plotting to destroy American society and that Obama is the Lenin to his Marx. Read more

Newt’s Lunar Dreams

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Newt Gingrich dusted off his famous penchant for coming up with big ideas and told an audience in Florida that if he’s elected, he’ll build a permanent base on the moon. Politico reports: Read more