Breitbart's Delicate Dance: Embracing Racists and Denying Racism

For the real scoop, check out some of the comments on his Web site

John Amato writes at Crooks & Liars:
I've seen Breitbart's "conservative racism" demagoguery up close and personal a few times and I called him out on it on a panel. He'll go on for hours on end about how liberals use racism as a tool against the tea party and conservatives because we're just meanies. Because there is no racism in American conservatism.

Breitbart's real bugaboo is the accusation of racism against the patriotic Americans in the tea party. In his March 25 column "2010: A Race Odyssey," he writes:

"As I have said over and over and over, the left has one trick that it will use again and again when its back is in the corner: shout "racist" in a crowded country.... Are we going to allow the left to use its despicable acts of lies and intimidation to shut up legitimate dissent on a subject that has nothing to do with race?"

Maybe he can read his own commenters.

Little Green Footballs:

Of all the right wing race-baiting demagogues, Andrew Breitbart is one of the most duplicitous and dishonest, continually denying that any racism exists in the conservative/Tea Party movement, and whipping out the tired old “reverse racism” talking points every chance he gets.

So let’s have a look at Breitbart’s own website, where commenters are responding to a video clip of President Obama speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus, with the ridiculously exaggerated title: Breitbart.tv » Obama Loses Cool At Black Caucus Dinner; ‘Stop Complaining’ And March.

These comments are just from a quick skim through the first few pages. And keep in mind that these dozens and dozens of vile, openly racist remarks are right next to complaints that they’re being unjustly accused of racism.

…and can I get a ham sammich with some grey poupon and an orange soda up in this mthrfckr. I gots to get on the plane and fly out west to meet with some rich white folk- gonna get me some money and Michele goin get her freak on at Nordstroms.


That’s it Barry Zero. Jack everyone up maybe you can start a race war,

then blame it on the tea party. ...>more

For your further entertainment: watch Little Andy go off his meds at last year's CPAC.


Sarah Palin Offered $1 Million To Take Polygraph Test

Watch The Machine Explode

Alexis Tereszcuk reports at radaronline.com:
Put your money where your mouth is Sarah Palin!

In a newly released book by Joe McGinniss the former Governor of Alaska is accused of cheating on her husband Todd Palin, with his ex-business partner, a charge which she vehemently denies, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the adult website AshleyMadison.com has offered the Palins $1 million to prove their innocence.

EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENT: Sarah Palin Offered Big Payday To Take Polygraph

"His book is full of disgusting lies, innuendo and smears," Todd Palin said of the book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.

The website has offered Sarah and Todd Palin a "unique platform to prove that these allegations are not true," according to a letter exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com. ...>more


Meet The Death Panel

Real America Shows Itself To World; CNN Studio Audience Of Teabaggers Cheers Idea Of Sick, Uninsured People Being Allowed To Die

The video pretty much says it all.

CNN Throws A Tea Party

Allegedly "Centrist" News Network Snuggles Up To Far Right

fair.org reports on 09.12.11:
Tonight's Republican debate might look familiar, with a well-known journalist posing questions to a stage full of candidates. But CNN's event is actually a co-production of sorts with the far-right Tea Party Express, raising serious questions about a journalistic outlet's decision to formally partner with a controversial political group.

As CNN explained the relationship (9/8/11):
CNN and the Tea Party Express, along with more than 100 local Tea Party groups from every state across the country, will team up Monday, September 12, to present a first-of-its-kind debate from the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
The CNN statement adds:
In addition to questions from [CNN's Wolf] Blitzer, audience members inside the debate hall, made up in part by members from Tea Party groups in 31 states and the District of Columbia, will be invited to ask questions directly to the candidates. Questions will also be taken live from Tea Party members at debate watch parties in Phoenix, Arizona; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Portsmouth, Virginia.
There were earlier indications that the event would be structured to cater to the Tea Party's ideological agenda. The Associated Press (6/14/11) reported that, according to CNN, "topics for the debate will be tailored for the interests of this political insurgent movement." When the partnership was announced, CNN political director Sam Feist (Daily Kos, 12/17/10) called the Tea Party movement "a fascinating, diverse grassroots force."

It's unusual for a centrist news outlet to take an openly partisan group as a partner in producing a political event; we can't recall progressive groups being granted any similar opportunities in recent years. ...>more


Sam Smith: How To Outflank The Tea Party (And Barack Obama)

"...we are faced with a politics reduced to two Mafia mobs, between which we will be asked to choose in 2012."

Sam Smith writes at the Progressive Review:
Pablo Davis in Memphis sent me a quote from the Argentinian essayist Arturo Jauretche that got me thinking about the key question of the day in a different sort of way.

That question, if you haven’t noticed, is this: what the hell do we do now?

The quote from Jauretche was: “The technique of our enemies is to demoralize and depress the people. Demoralized people don’t triumph and that’s was we come here today to battle joyfully. Nothing great can be accomplished from sadness. “

One of the reasons the right is doing so much better than the left these days is that the right has passion, while the left mostly has logic.

The problem with logic is that it easily ignores the passionate and the joyful. In its name, we trivialize the trivial, discounting the importance of the little things that keep people going in bad times.

The journalist Russell Baker understood this, writing once that, “Being solemn is easy. Being serious is hard ... Children almost always begin by being serious, which is what makes them so entertaining when compared to adults as a class ... Adults, on the whole, are solemn ... Being solemn has almost nothing to do with being serious.”

I understood this from an early age because my introduction to politics was not ideological or logical but as an eleven year old stuffing envelopes in a campaign that ended 69 years of Republican rule in Philadelphia. I had never seen anything quite as much fun and exciting as a political campaign office.

Many years later, I would write, “We have lost much of what was gained in the 1960s and 1970s because we traded in our passion, our energy, our magic and our music for the rational, technocratic and media ways of our leaders. We will not overcome the current crisis solely with political logic. We need living rooms like those in which women once discovered they were not alone. The freedom schools of SNCC. The politics of the folk guitar. The plays of Vaclav Havel. The pain of James Baldwin. The laughter of Abbie Hoffman. The strategy of Gandhi and King. Unexpected gatherings and unpredicted coalitions. People coming together because they disagree on every subject save one: the need to preserve the human. Savage satire and gentle poetry. Boisterous revival and silent meditation. Grand assemblies and simple suppers. Above all, we must understand that in leaving the toxic ways of the present we are healing ourselves, our places, and our planet. We rebel not as a last act of desperation but as a first act of creation." ...>more


Miss Piggy Pitches A Fit On "Fox & Friends"

AFL-CIO Honcho Calls Teabaggers "Sons Of Bitches"; Champion Purveyors Of Violent Rhetoric Whine, Stomp Little Feet; Hilarity Ensues

So, just to recap... Jimmy Hoffa Jr. delivers a typically Hoffaesque speech in which he rips the Teabaggers a new one and calls for voters to "take out the sons of bitches", followed by the Teabaggers -- who frequently show up at rallies armed and whose candidates for the House and Senate talk about "Second Amendment solutions" -- getting all butthurt about coarse, violent rhetoric. What a bunch of pussies. Here's Miss Piggy on Fox & Friends getting her little panties in a twist while interviewing Donkeycratic Party Chair "Little Debbie" Wasserman Schultz:

Now, mind you, we here at the offices of the TW aren't exactly fans of the tepid corporate centrists which comprise the Donkeycratic Party, and yet we found ourselves cheering just a bit as we watched Little Debbie flicking off Miss Piggy in what had to be the most awesome catfight we'd ever seen on the screen since the legendary stripper catfight in 1962's The Brain That Wouldn't Die, shown here for comparison: