Ayn Rand failed to recognize the irony of the groupthink she inspired in her followers, to whom her writing promised the mantle of the übermensch – regardless of whether they actually merited it.
The victory of an internal putsch undertaken by New York conservative purists paints a bleak picture for the G.O.P. in 2010.
Enjoy your tea, gentlemen. You’re one step closer to cleansing the Party.
Holy crap! Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers visited the White House last Summer?
Um, no. But your hair-trigger outrage is delicious.
Blue Cross sends out a mailer informing its customers that it’s raising their rates by 11%.
And then follows it up the next day with a mailer asking them to get out and oppose the Public Option as “unfair competition.”
When you hear someone claiming that health care reform is being legislated in secret, point them to this link and tell them to start reading. Future revisions in the House and Senate will be published online as well.
Not reading the bill is no excuse for opposing health care reform.
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s judicious use of taxpayer money.
Roger Ebert on why it is in our best interests to be concerned about one another’s well-being.
A long time ago, in a caucus far, far away, Joe Lieberman once had principles.
John Boehner on the Republicans’ alternative to the Democratic health care plan:
Uh, we’ll uh, we’ll have our ideas ready. Don’t worry… It’s pretty difficult for us to have a solid plan.
Well played, my friend. Well played.
Next week, Virginians are going to elect a governor who opposes birth control for married couples, women working outside the home, tax credits for child care, and abortion in cases of rape and incest.
When Joe Lieberman, who is threatening to join a Republican filibuster of the Health Care Bill, was asked whether he was willing to risk his committee chairmanship over it, he said, “Oh, God no.”
Sign the petition to tell him that’s exactly what’s going to happen if he blocks this bill.
President Obama meets the coffins of soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
If the Republican Party wants Sarah Palin to even consider running for President, Mama needs cash up front.
The Democratic Party smacks down the Wicked Witch of the North:
Dear former Governor Palin,
You’ve spent a great deal of time spreading lies about health reform, and we’ve had enough. We’re calling you out. And since you’ve spread so much misinformation on Facebook, we’ve decided to come here to do it.
• A few months ago on Facebook, you claimed health reform would create ‘death panels’ and drive private insurers out of business. Nonpartisan fact check sites and the independent Congressional Budget Office disproved those lies.
• After those lies were debunked, you went to the Wall Street Journal to charge that reform would lead to rationing and – again –‘death panels.’ Your wild claims remained as false as they were on Facebook – and media figures from Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Joe Scarborough have debunked those lies.
•Just days ago, you said reform would raise costs on families and drive up deficits. But the conservative Tax Foundation calls those claims false.
Rising costs are crushing families and crippling small businesses. Reform will rein in costs and, in the long run, cut the deficit. If you want to spread lies on Facebook, we’ll call you out in the very same place.
Your fellow Americans
P.S. — Quit making things up!
Michelle Malkin: “Burn the centrists at the stake!”
Newt Gingrich speaks reason to his own party: purging Republican centrists who don’t pass the conservative litmus test means ensuring an eternal Democratic majority. Fortunately, as the comments demonstrate, they’re not listening.
I love it.
An amazing film. It took my breath away. Highly recommended.