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Rick Santorum Promotes His Loony Anti-UN Conspiracy Theory at the Daily Beast

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Apparently, Tina Brown, publisher of the Daily Beast, sees nothing wrong with sharing the opinion pieces of heartless bastard Rick Santorum with whacked out conspiracy website World Net Daily, because today Santorum shows up at the Daily Beast with another column, still lying about the UN disability rights treaty just voted down by Senate Republicans: Santorum: UN Disabilities Treaty Would’ve Had Bureaucrats Unseat Parents.

I won’t even quote from this repulsive drivel, in which Santorum again shamelessly uses his own disabled daughter to advance his dishonest claims. I’ll just point out that every word in it is utterly false, including “the” and “and.”

The fact is that no UN treaty can ever supersede the US Constitution or the laws of the United States, as ruled many times by the Supreme Court. Santorum is promoting a flat out, scurrilous, evil lie, deliberately told to mislead people. Why does the Daily Beast publish far right dishonesty like this?

From World Net Daily straight to the Daily Beast. Bad craziness on steroids.

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95 comments

1 researchok  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:06:06pm

New depths.

2 Targetpractice  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:06:33pm

He's playing to the base, which wants so badly to believe that everybody's out to get America and only guys like Ricky can protect them.

3 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:06:49pm

It's not very often that an alleged news organization so thoroughly, completely, and instantly discredits itself in my eyes. Usually it's a long, slow and depressing process.

Thanks for saving me time, Tina!

4 HappyWarrior  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:06:54pm

I don't know what pisses me off more Charles the fact that Santorum is a heartless prick or that he used his own poor sick daughter as a political pawn. He's a disgusting individual and it really needs to be pointed out that this crazy dick was the runner up in last year's Republican primary. Crazy's gone mainstream.

5 lawhawk  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:08:38pm

re: #1 researchok

No. Same depths - just treading in the same fetid waters.

And I'll once again refer to Reid v. Covert and my prior comments thereon as full rebuttal of Santorum's drivel.

6 dragonfire1981  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:09:47pm

Ok so any decent media outlets left with the name "Daily" in their name?

Daily Planet perhaps?

7 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:09:48pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Look, the fucking guy brought home an abortion for a show-'n-tell session with his children.

That's not the UN knocking at his door, it's social services.

8 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:11:42pm

Shark jumped.

9 HappyWarrior  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:12:43pm

re: #7 Ghost of Tom Joad

Look, the fucking guy brought home an abortion for a show-'n-tell session with his children.

That's not the UN knocking at his door, it's social services.

That sick fuck could well be the Republican nominee in four years.

10 Targetpractice  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:14:40pm

re: #8 Gus

Shark jumped.

My friend, we passed that point ages ago.

11 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:16:41pm

re: #8 Gus

Shark jumped.

Hey, if Jesus could herd cattle while riding bareback on a T-Rex, little Ricky can surely jump over a shark.

12 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:17:19pm

Rick Santorum: reactionary scum ball

13 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:18:13pm

re: #11 Ghost of Tom Joad

Hey, if Jesus could herd cattle while riding bareback on a T-Rex, little Ricky can surely jump over a shark.

I was thinking Daily Beast but I haven't kept up with them nor read their stuff much so maybe they've passed that point as well.

14 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:20:39pm

Right Fears ‘Purge’ As GOP Leadership Takes Control

Conservatives fear they’re being pushed aside by Republican leaders as the party looks to regroup from its election losses.

“At the end of the day we lost seats in the House, we lost seats in the Senate, we couldn’t win the presidency, and the response is to purge conservatives,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) said Tuesday during a briefing at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington.

Huelskamp is one of four Republicans who were stripped of committee seats this week for bucking leadership over the last term. Huelskamp lost his spot on the Budget Committee, where he voted against the House GOP’s budget last year along with Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), who also was removed this week. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Walter Jones (R-NC), who also voted against the budget from the right, lost seats on the Financial Services Committee.

“It confirms, in my mind, the deepest suspicions of most Americans about Washington, D.C.,” Huelskamp said. “It’s petty, its vindictive, and if you have any conservative principles you will be punished for articulating those.”

15 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:25:15pm

Boykin: Everything Obama's Doing has Come Straight Out of the 'Communist Manifesto'

Every year, WallBuilders hosts an event called "The Pro-Family Legislators Conference" designed to provide an opportunity for "conservative pro-family State legislators from across the United States to come together for an insightful briefing session with leading experts in a variety of fields that touch many of the most crucial areas of public service."

Among the speakers at this year's conference, held shortly after the election, included David Barton, Rick Green, Glenn Beck, Daniel Lapin, Kris Kobach, and Jerry Boykin. For the last few weeks, WallBuilders has been airing some of the speeches that were delivered at the conference and today aired part of Boykin's remarks in which he warned that, because President Obama was re-elected, Sharia law would continue to spread while religious liberty would come under even greater attack and America would continue on the path toward becoming a completely Marxist nation straight out of the "Communist Manifesto":

16 HappyWarrior  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:27:03pm

re: #15 Kragar

Boykin: Everything Obama's Doing has Come Straight Out of the 'Communist Manifesto'

I don't think Boykin has actually read the Communist Manifesto let alone anything except what the morons at these "pro family" groups tell him to say.

17 Targetpractice  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:28:51pm

re: #15 Kragar

Boykin: Everything Obama's Doing has Come Straight Out of the 'Communist Manifesto'

Which is why Boykin is making such statements from a gulag, right?

18 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:31:01pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior

I don't think Boykin has actually read the Communist Manifesto let alone anything except what the morons at these "pro family" groups tell him to say.

"The Pro-Family Legislators Conference"

At this point, any of these organizations with the term "family" in it immediately sets of my bullshit detector. Barton, Beck? Ugh.

Take off and nuke the site from orbit, just to be safe.

19 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:31:51pm
20 Skip Intro  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:33:38pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

I don't know what pisses me off more Charles the fact that Santorum is a heartless prick or that he used his own poor sick daughter as a political pawn.

My recollection is that he has been doing this for some time now. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a speech or article by him where he doesn't do it.

21 HappyWarrior  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:35:15pm

re: #20 Skip Intro

My recollection is that he has been doing this for some time now. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a speech or article by him where he doesn't do it.

Yeah I'm sure he has, but using her to put down a legislation that will help children like her around the world is particularly heartless even for him.

22 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:35:49pm

re: #19 Gus

Noun, verb, communism.

What lexical category is a Benghazi?

23 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:37:25pm

Dear Rick Santorum:

I would like to point out to you a better example of Catholicism then what you represent.

In Berlin, there is a house. Nondescript, ordinary, your typical residential apartment block. In that house there lives a group of Jesuits. These men take in the homeless. They help people overcome their addictions to booze and drugs. They even take in occasional illegal immigrants, and help them get their residency status sorted so they can stay in the country. They open their house every Saturday for breakfast for anyone who wishes to come. They ask for no money from those who stay there, only a little help around the house such as keeping it clean and with cooking and whatnot. They take people without regard to nationality, creed or color. They were my neighbors. They helped me learn more about the metaphysical dimensions of Sufism. They enjoyed going to the Sufi center and watching the dervishes and participating in the dhikr. They were good, decent, and in my opinion Godly men in every positive meaning of that term. They even invited the Sufi center's Sheikh over to help with spiritual counseling for Muslim immigrants and formed a small network with him for that very purpose.

These men were the servants of Jesus Christ (a.s.) and followed his example in their treatment of others. I would suggest that should you, Mr. Santorum, ever find yourself in Berlin, that you visit them. Perhaps even stay with them for awhile. You might learn something about the faith you claim to represent, but fail in its practice.

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Lizardo

24 Targetpractice  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:38:20pm

re: #22 erik_t

What lexical category is a Benghazi?

Come on, man, Benghazi is so last week. This week is all about the fiscal cliff!

//

25 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:39:26pm

re: #24 Targetpractice

Come on, man, Benghazi is so last week. This week is all about the fiscal cliff!

//

Damnit, I thought it was UN Black Helicopter week!

I can never keep up.

26 HappyWarrior  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:40:08pm

re: #25 Ghost of Tom Joad

Damnit, I thought it was UN Black Helicopter week!

I can never keep up.

I think that's next week. Or is next week Mayan Apocalypse day?

27 Lidane  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:40:11pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Which is why Boykin is making such statements from a gulag, right?

TWITTER GULAG! Eleventy!

28 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:42:59pm

re: #24 Targetpractice

Come on, man, Benghazi is so last week. This week is all about the fiscal cliff!

//

What if the Communists used their Manifesto to persuade Benghazians to carelessly wander over the Fiscal Cliff!?!?

Eleventy!

29 Targetpractice  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:44:08pm

re: #28 erik_t

What if the Communists used their Manifesto to persuade Benghazians to carelessly wander over the Fiscal Cliff!?!?

Eleventy!

My God, a conspiracy within a conspiracy!

30 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:46:58pm

re: #29 Targetpractice

My God, a conspiracy within a conspiracy!

Derpception.

31 Bulworth  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:55:57pm
I won’t even quote from this repulsive drivel, in which Santorum again shamelessly uses his own disabled daughter to make his dishonest claims. I’ll just point out that every word in it is utterly false, including “the” and “and.”

Haha.

"Well, some people say the Treaty would have replaced parents with bureaucrats who would have killed all our children. Some people say it wouldn't have. We'll air both sides of the debate."

32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:56:06pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

I don't know what pisses me off more Charles the fact that Santorum is a heartless prick or that he used his own poor sick daughter as a political pawn. He's a disgusting individual and it really needs to be pointed out that this crazy dick was the runner up in last year's Republican primary. Crazy's gone mainstream.

Keep in mind also that Santorum is a lawyer, and knows damn good and well that:

The fact is that no UN treaty can ever supersede the US Constitution or the laws of the United States, as ruled many times by the Supreme Court.

So, I suppose it's entirely possible that he has enough cognitive dissonance to somehow believe it, but most likely he's just lying his ass off to get the wingnuts riled up into a wave of frothy lather he hopes to ride to the 2016 primaries.

33 Jolo5309  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:56:30pm

re: #25 Ghost of Tom Joad

Damnit, I thought it was UN Black Helicopter week!

I can never keep up.

You are the ghost of Jim Keith and I claim my five pounds!

34 Bulworth  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:59:57pm

re: #15 Kragar

The Sharia cannot be stopped. /

35 Bulworth  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:00:44pm

re: #9 HappyWarrior

Be thankful that for now at least, we have dodged that particularly hideous bullet.

36 engineer cat  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:00:54pm

re: #32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Keep in mind also that Santorum is a lawyer, and knows damn good and well that:

So, I suppose it's entirely possible that he has enough cognitive dissonance to somehow believe it, but most likely he's just lying his ass off to get the wingnuts riled up into a wave of frothy lather he hopes to ride to the 2016 primaries.

b-but that would imply that politicians cynically manipulate public opinion for their own personal benefit!!

37 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:01:38pm

Over 100 Wounded In Egypt Protest

Supporters and opponents of Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi fought with rocks, firebombs and sticks outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Wednesday in large-scale clashes that marked the worst violence of a deepening crisis over the disputed constitution.

Egypt's Health Ministry said 126 people were wounded in the clashes that were still raging hours after nightfall.

Three of Morsi's aides resigned in protest of his handling of the crisis. With two aides who had quit earlier, now five of his panel of 17 advisers have left their jobs since the problems began.

38 engineer cat  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:02:05pm

santorum nominee => 49 state dem victory

39 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:02:32pm

re: #32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

That's pretty much all it is at this point. Go full-metal wingnut in hopes of winning the primary, pray the Repubs in Congress can continue to be intransigent pieces of flaccid shit that will make things bad enough that the country will vote Republican in 2016.

He's not crazy, he's calculatingly evil, which is way worse.

40 Targetpractice  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:02:34pm

re: #37 Kragar

Over 100 Wounded In Egypt Protest

Meet the new boss...

41 Bulworth  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:03:46pm
Apparently, Tina Brown, publisher of the Daily Beast, sees nothing wrong with sharing the opinion pieces of heartless bastard Rick Santorum with whacked out conspiracy website World Net Daily

Wow, that WND sure is some crack operation. We've gotta get in on that stuff.

42 Charles Johnson  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:04:04pm

re: #37 Kragar

The Egyptian people are learning a hard lesson about believing the claims of Islamist fanatics.

43 Romantic Heretic  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:11:35pm

re: #32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Keep in mind also that Santorum is a lawyer, and knows damn good and well that:

So, I suppose it's entirely possible that he has enough cognitive dissonance to somehow believe it, but most likely he's just lying his ass off to get the wingnuts riled up into a wave of frothy lather he hopes to ride to the 2016 primaries.

Can people stay frothy for four years? I'm under the impression that physical state becomes fatal.

44 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:12:26pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

The Egyptian people are learning a hard lesson about believing the claims of Islamist fanatics.

I wish the American people would learn their hard lesson about believing the claims of Christian fanatics.

45 nines09  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:15:17pm

re: #23 Dr Lizardo

Not enough money in that for Ricky Boy. He's a upright toad. Special. You know?

46 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:15:29pm

re: #14 Kragar

Right Fears ‘Purge’ As GOP Leadership Takes Control

“It confirms, in my mind, the deepest suspicions of most Americans about Washington, D.C.,” Huelskamp said. “It’s petty, its vindictive, and if you have any conservative principles you will be punished for articulating those.”

You will be punished by the voters for being a dickhead...

47 funky chicken  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:17:05pm

re: #14 Kragar

Right Fears ‘Purge’ As GOP Leadership Takes Control

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“At the end of the day we lost seats in the House, we lost seats in the Senate, we couldn’t win the presidency, and the response is to purge conservativeslunatics,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) said Tuesday during a briefing at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington.

better

48 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:17:58pm

re: #46 Sol Berdinowitz

But who will speak for the dicks if not these brave Republicans?

49 TedStriker  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:19:07pm

re: #14 Kragar

Right Fears ‘Purge’ As GOP Leadership Takes Control

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re: #46 Sol Berdinowitz

You will be punished by the voters for being a dickhead...

For a bunch of people that espouses "personal responsibility" and decries "victimhood", Teabaggers love to fucking whine, cry, and moan about how they're being put upon, don't they?

50 funky chicken  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:19:56pm

re: #39 Ghost of Tom Joad

I'd call it delusional, so more crazy IMO.

51 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:24:25pm

Just discovered a new wingnut by the name of Katie Pavlich. Behold the stupidity.

More Proof Climate Change is Real

Yes, climate change exists. The climate has been changing for billions of years according to scientists. The latest "whale grave yard" discovery in Chile is just another example of Earth's climate changes over the years.

Chilean scientists together with researchers from the Smithsonian Institution have begun to unearth one of the world's best preserved graveyards of prehistoric whales in the hopes of finding out how these bus sized animals wound up in the same corner of the Atacama Desert in Chile.

More than 2 million years ago, scores of whales congregating off the Pacific Coast of South America mysteriously met their end.

Maybe they became disoriented and beached themselves. Maybe they were trapped in a lagoon by a landslide or a storm. Maybe they died there over a period of a few millennia. But somehow, they ended up right next to one another, many just meters (yards) apart, entombed as the shallow sea floor was driven upward by geological forces and transformed into the driest place on the planet.

Today, the whales have emerged again atop a desert hill more than a kilometer (half a mile) from the surf.

Fossil fuel powered vehicles, driven by man, did not exist two million years ago. Sorry Al Gore.

52 RadicalModerate  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:25:27pm

re: #47 funky chicken

better

Looks like the first shot might have been fired in the Republican "civil war".

The rich will pay more taxes, Boehner says

Washington (CNN) -- Taxes on the wealthy are going up, House Speaker John Boehner conceded Wednesday in challenging President Barack Obama to sit down with him to hammer out a deal for avoiding the fiscal cliff.

Obama, however, continued to insist on Republicans first ensuring no tax hike for anyone but the top 2% of Americans as a first step toward a broader agreement on tackling the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt.
[...]
The major unresolved question of negotiations involving the White House and congressional leaders is whether eliminating tax deductions and loopholes -- as proposed by House Republicans -- can raise enough revenue without hitting middle-class Americans too hard.

"We have got to cut spending and I believe it is appropriate to put revenues on the table," Boehner told reporters on Wednesday. "Now, the revenues that we are putting on the table are going to come from guess who? The rich."

He continued by saying "there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes and have the same people pay more of their money to the federal government without raising tax rates, which we believe will harm our economy."

The Tea-hadists are gonna be downright apoplectic over this one.

53 researchok  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:26:36pm

re: #51 Gus

You need to get out more.
//

She's an idiot.

54 dragonath  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:26:46pm

Hey, look at this story out of TPM:

Organizations advocating for disabled people and veterans were stunned on Tuesday after a large majority of Senate Republicans blocked the ratification of a U.N. treaty aimed at securing rights for disabled people around the world, including several senators who had previously pledged to support it, Foreign Policy's Josh Rogin reports:

After months of diligent lobbying, these organizations were confident they had the support of several GOP senators who ended up opposing ratification of the U.N. Treaty on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

But GOP offices were flooded in the days leading up to the vote by calls from supporters of several rightwing groups, including Rick Santorum's Patriot PAC, the Family Research Council, and the advocacy arm of the Heritage Foundation.

In the end, the Senate voted 61-38, five votes short of the 66 needed to ratify the treaty.

55 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:26:52pm

re: #51 Gus

Just discovered a new wingnut by the name of Katie Pavlich. Behold the stupidity.

Her "logic":
Because fires can occur naturally, there is no such thing as a man made fire.

56 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:26:56pm

re: #51 Gus

Just discovered a new wingnut by the name of Katie Pavlich. Behold the stupidity.

...More than 2 million years ago, scores of whales congregating off the Pacific Coast of South America mysteriously met their end...

But... the world is only 6000 years old....

:?

57 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:27:50pm

Most recent:

58 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:28:05pm

The Republicans lost for a lot of reasons: Obama stole the election with promises of free stuff and hordes of disciplined goons pulling poor people out of their apartments.

Democrats controlled the mainstream media, who were too cowed into submission to criticise a black president for fear of PC backlash.

And the Republicans lost because they did not run a TRUE CONSERVATIVE for the Presidency.

Source: Articles I- III of the Flaming Wingnut Doctrine

59 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:30:49pm

Brace yourself for massive derpularity flux...

Murray: Obama Channeling Hitler and Creating 'Unholy Alliances with Evil'

After warning that government programs like Social Security turn people gay, Government Is Not God PAC head William Murray writes in WorldNetDaily today that President Obama is using Adolf Hitler as a model to pursue his “false Garden of Eden on Earth.” He says that just as Hitler used money stolen from Jews he sent to death camps to fund his war effort, Obama is trying to raise taxes on the rich to build a “culture of dependency.”

Murray also claims that Obama is targeting Jews and Christians because their faiths are getting in the way of his attempt to grow the size of government, while supposedly aiding Muslims, “radical environmentalists, Christian-hating atheists, homosexual radicals” and liberals. As Democrats put together “unholy alliances with evil,” Murray warns that if conservatives don’t embrace anti-choice and anti-gay positions then the U.S. will face God’s judgment.

60 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:31:01pm

Ross Cardinal Douthat, Patriarch Of Dweebopolis and Archbishop Of Dorkylvania, is back with a defense and clarification of his column earlier this week in which His Eminence was critical of white American ladies who are out there having child-free sexytime without his permission, and thereby shirking their moral duty to pump out white babies to keep the blahs and the brown at bay. This, to Ross, is not merely unpatriotic, but "decadent," a loaded word that indicates that His Eminence has lived the sheltered life of an entombed cleric. People reacted rather strongly to this contention, so he has come back today to revise and to extend — and I do mean "extend," if you understand what I'm saying, and I think you do — his remarks.

Read more: Ross Douthat Clarifies Column - Ross Douthat Explains Himself - Esquire [Link: www.esquire.com...]

61 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:33:36pm

re: #60 Gus

I think Pierce is terrific. He writes about things like I think about them, with just enough snark and bitterness to be funnily truthful.

62 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:36:21pm

re: #61 Ghost of Tom Joad

I think Pierce is terrific. He writes about things like I think about them, with just enough snark and bitterness to be funnily truthful.

Ross Cardinal Douthat, Patriarch Of Dweebopolis and Archbishop Of Dorkylvania! :D

63 Obdicut  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:38:06pm

re: #61 Ghost of Tom Joad

I think Pierce is terrific. He writes about things like I think about them, with just enough snark and bitterness to be funnily truthful.

Pierce and Coates are probably my two favorite opinion journalists now writing.

64 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:40:11pm

re: #63 Obdicut

Pierce and Coates are probably my two favorite opinion journalists now writing.

Coates as well is fantastic.

65 Shiplord Kirel  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:44:12pm

Is the Republican Party starting to recover? Probably too much to hope for but Boehner's "purge" and Rubio's admission that the Earth is billions of years old are certainly hopeful signs. No, these guys have not changed their beliefs, if any. Rubio may be a lot of things, but he is not an idiot. He is an educated man and there is no chance he ever took the creationist claptrap seriously.

I think they are just tired of sucking up to nutcases and it has finally dawned on them that they don't have to do it.

66 dragonfire1981  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:44:19pm

re: #51 Gus

Just discovered a new wingnut by the name of Katie Pavlich. Behold the stupidity.

Here's her face book. Nice looking lady.

67 EPR-radar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:44:35pm

re: #38 engineer cat

santorum nominee => 49 state dem victory

I wish. Santorum in 2016 would more likely lose than not, but such a blow out is not possible. The Red states are enough of an electoral fortress for the GOP to prevent this.

For example, what Romney states would Santorum likely lose in 2016, if he were the nominee? North Carolina seems likeliest, but no others really come to mind.

68 TedStriker  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:44:59pm

re: #59 Kragar

Brace yourself for massive derpularity flux...

Murray: Obama Channeling Hitler and Creating 'Unholy Alliances with Evil'

Uhhh, what?

69 dragonfire1981  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:45:49pm

Can you imagine if the so-called "Second American Revolution" that right wingers feared Obama would trigger would in fact be triggered by the Republican party trying to break ranks with those very same wingers?

70 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:46:18pm

re: #51 Gus

Just discovered a new wingnut by the name of Katie Pavlich. Behold the stupidity.

Desert whales testify to global flood | Conservative News and Views

Derp.

71 Obdicut  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:46:26pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel

But maybe they really do have to do it?

Someone very intelligently pointed out the other day that the increased amount of 'safe' GOP districts attained by gerrymandering means those districts aren't 'safe' for incumbents anymore, they're very vulnerable to nutjob-from-the-right primaries. Add in the huge amount of money being thrown around on fringe candidates on the right, and you may get a recipe for long-standing radicalization of the GOP-- until they un-geryymander and make seats 'risky' so that they can appeal to the middle.

72 EPR-radar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:46:28pm

re: #52 RadicalModerate

Looks like the first shot might have been fired in the Republican "civil war".

The rich will pay more taxes, Boehner says

The Tea-hadists are gonna be downright apoplectic over this one.

Looks useless to me. Boehner is still nattering on about deductions etc. as an alternative to raising the rates. IOW, no apparent change in his position.

73 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:46:37pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel

Is the Republican Party starting to recover? Probably too much to hope for but Boehner's "purge" and Rubio's admission that the Earth is billions of years old are certainly hopeful signs.

They have so far to go to even achieving anecdotal sound bite crazier/less-crazy parity, never mind showing motion in the actual direction of sanity.

74 Targetpractice  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:46:43pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel

Is the Republican Party starting to recover? Probably too much to hope for but Boehner's "purge" and Rubio's admission that the Earth is billions of years old are certainly hopeful signs. No, these guys have not changed their beliefs, if any. Rubio may be a lot of things, but he is not an idiot. He is an educated man and there is no chance he ever took the creationist claptrap seriously.

I think they are just tired of sucking up to nutcases and it has finally dawned on them that they don't have to do it.

No, the "purge" wasn't the loons being thrown out, just marginalized. And Caribou Barbie's already promising revenge come '14. No, the GOP knows they can't get rid of the loonies, as they're the party base now. Rubio was saying that the Earth's billions of years old in the same interview where "faith teaches us" that homosexuality is a sin.

75 Kragar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:47:24pm

re: #68 TedStriker

"Central-planning attempts at creating a utopia have always been paid for with stolen money, and most have lasted only until the stolen money was all spent. Hitler, for example, was indeed anti-Semitic, but his hatred of the Jews had practical applications as well. He stole the homes, furniture, jewels, money and even gold teeth of the Jews he killed to finance his thousand-year utopian dream that lasted less than three decades and caused the deaths of tens of millions and the destruction of entire cities. He ran out of stolen money to finance his war machine and bring his utopian dream to the world. Toward the end he even tried to trade the Hungarian Jews who were still alive to the Allies for cash.

To create the “common good” and have “economic equality,” a central government must “plan.” Barack Hussein Obama has vastly increased government to expand the central planning that already existed, thanks to both political parties. His version of central planning covers everything from “green energy” to forcing religious institutions to pay for contraceptives and abortions. His utopian central-planning czars want to control our energy use, our diets and our incomes. Next government will tell us where and when we can talk about our faith in the Lord.

There is freedom in central planning, but as F.A. Hayek pointed out in his famous book “Road to Serfdom,” it is the “unlimited freedom of the planner to do with the society what he pleases.” Judeo-Christianity, which emphasizes the freedom of the individual under a supreme God, is not compatible with a central planner’s visions of a society in which “all gods are equal” under government. On the planet Barack Hussein Obama comes from, his vision of social good comes first, and all religions – except Islam – must conform to the centrally planned society. Individual freedom is not possible in a centrally planned society."

76 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:47:36pm

re: #70 Gus

Desert whales testify to global flood | Conservative News and Views

Derp.

The Desert Whale fossils are Secret Jehovian Plants meant to fool us and test our faith.

77 Bulworth  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:47:42pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel

Thanks to the purge, Boehner is now a part of PBO's axis of the devil, and because of the Purge, we'll all turn teh gay and get the plagues from god. /

78 Obdicut  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:48:44pm

re: #75 Kragar

Hayek sounds like someone laughing. Hayek, hayek, hayek.

79 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:48:45pm

re: #74 Targetpractice

No, the "purge" wasn't the loons being thrown out, just marginalized.

Not even marginalized. Until evidence to the contrary, just traded for different loons.

80 Lidane  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:51:07pm

Everything's bigger in Texas, especially the derp:

Right-Wingers Target Two GOP Texas Ed Board Members, Accuse Them of Promoting ‘Socialist Ideology’

Right-wing activists are angry with a couple of Republican members of the State Board of Education who have refused to hop on their crazy train. The source of their anger (right now, anyway) is CSCOPE, the curriculum management tool that we reported about last month. CSCOPE is a product of a collaboration of regional Education Service Centers created by the state in the 1960s. Many Texas school districts use CSCOPE. Some teachers have found it very helpful, while others don’t like it for a variety of pedagogical reasons. But during a state board committee hearing on November 15, right-wing political activists attacked the program for supposedly promoting Marxism and radical Islam while trying to undermine America and Christianity. One speaker even compared CSCOPE to Nazi Germany.

81 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:52:45pm

re: #76 erik_t

The Desert Whale fossils are Secret Jehovian Plants meant to fool us and test our faith.

Conservative science: just make shit up. The fossils are 2 to 7 million years old ("pod of 80 ancient baleen whales"). They are 1KM from shore and they believe it was a mass death of sorts in what was once a "lagoon like environment."

82 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:54:00pm

re: #81 Gus

Conservative science: just make shit up. The fossils are 2 to 7 million years old ("pod of 80 ancient baleen whales"). They are 1KM from shore and they believe it was a mass death of sorts in what was once a "lagoon like environment."

7? That number is common in the Bible.

So it's the Great Flood.

Duh.

83 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:57:08pm

re: #82 erik_t

7? That number is common in the Bible.

So it's the Great Flood.

Duh.

Better not let them know about the Ammonites fossils in the Himalayas.

84 EPR-radar  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:58:19pm

re: #81 Gus

Conservative science: just make shit up. The fossils are 2 to 7 million years old ("pod of 80 ancient baleen whales"). They are 1KM from shore and they believe it was a mass death of sorts in what was once a "lagoon like environment."

At this point, the conservative approach to _everything_ is to just make shit up.

85 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:58:36pm

re: #83 Gus

Better not let them know about the Ammonites fossils in the Himalayas.

Ammonite? Sounds like some kinda lost tribe. Being way up there in those mountains, I bet they got smote by the LORD for not listnin' to the Word.

More proof for me!

86 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:59:39pm

re: #85 erik_t

Ammonite? Sounds like some kinda lost tribe. Being way up there in those mountains, I bet they got smote by the LORD for not listnin' to the Word.

More proof for me!

Behold the tombs of the Ammonite patriarchs!

87 Obdicut  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 1:59:48pm

re: #83 Gus

Better not let them know about the Ammonites fossils in the Himalayas.

It's just such an amazing degree of scientific ignorance to think that the claim of AGW is that the earth has never experienced climate change before humans, and that only humans have affected the climate.

Hell, AGW isn't even inconsistent with young-earth creationism. Let's great that god did create the earth 6000 years ago. He still made carbon-dioxide something that traps heat in the atmosphere, and it's still warming up the earth.

That's what denial of AGW really is. It's denial of a basic physical property of carbon dioxide. It's like claiming that oxygen isn't flammable.

88 engineer cat  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 2:03:00pm

Obama is trying to raise taxes on the rich to build a “culture of dependency“

one day this giant pile of straw men is likely to catch fire and singe its architects

89 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 2:04:03pm

re: #87 Obdicut

[snip]

That's what denial of AGW really is. It's denial of a basic physical property of carbon dioxide. It's like claiming that oxygen isn't flammable.

Oxygen isn't flammable, hydrogen isn't flammable. My gut tells me so since if you put them together you get water that puts out fires.

90 Bulworth  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 2:04:23pm

Yes, climate change exists. The climate has been changing for billions of years according to scientists.

Notice the "according to scientists". Naturally, scientists, or any profession really that purports to observe, test and report things, is suspect in the magical conservative kingdom.

91 Obdicut  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 2:05:56pm

Hah. Random research into ancient whales (since they're actually a great evolutionary topic) led me to this:

Image: 220px-Livyatan_melvillei.jpg

Livyatan melvillei

Note the species name. Heh.

92 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 2:06:17pm

WHALE 'BONES' FOUND INLAND IN CHILE THUS PROVING SEA LEVELS WERE ONCE HIGHER THUS OBLITERATING THE SOCIALIST CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX!!11TY

93 engineer cat  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 2:06:43pm

re: #85 erik_t

Ammonite? Sounds like some kinda lost tribe. Being way up there in those mountains, I bet they got smote by the LORD for not listnin' to the Word.

More proof for me!

/nerd mode on/

ammonites are called that because of their spiral structure that resembles a ram's horn, which the egyptian god ammon was often depicted having

94 Gus  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 2:10:27pm

Uh oh! Sound the alarm bells! Call out the Twitchy team!!

95 erik_t  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 2:10:36pm

re: #93 engineer cat

/nerd mode on/

ammonites are called that because of their spiral structure that resembles a ram's horn, which the egyptian god ammon was often depicted having

Well. That closes the circle now doesn't it?


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