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Today on MSNBC, Alex Witt interviewed Republican freshman class president Rep. Luke Messer who hails from Indiana's 6th district. She was questioning him about the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad GOP dissension-slash-implosion, and he pretended to care.

How do I know he was only pretending? He dropped a few hints. One was his feigned concern about said growing division among his fellowGOPers. Or maybe he meant that, but considering the same old right wing talking points coming out of his own mouth, and his record, how sincere could he have been?

Another was when he rejected common sense gun safety law proposals while insisting that he "would listen" to any suggestions as he clearly sided with the radical NRA CEO, Wayne LaPierre (the NRA has given him a 100% rating). But hey, he's a great listener!

However, the obvious giveaway that exposed him to be the partisan hack that he is was when, as he claimed to support working across the aisle with the new "bipartisan" House members, he repeatedly used the word "Democrat" as an adjective. That's a well-known GOP slur, or as the New Yorker referred to such language, "The 'Ic' Factor":

To wit:

The Democrat Party has a clear record when it comes to taxes.


Nothing threatens our hard-won reforms and economic prosperity more than a Democrat victory this November.


The difference is clear: if you want the government in your pocket, vote Democrat.

Memo to Messer (and all Republicans): It's called the Democratic Party.

There’s no great mystery about the motives behind this deliberate misnaming. “Democrat Party” is a slur, or intended to be—a handy way to express contempt. Aesthetic judgments are subjective, of course, but “Democrat Party” is jarring verging on ugly. It fairly screams “rat.” [...]

In the conservative media, the phenomenon feeds more voraciously the closer you get to the mucky, sludgy bottom. “Democrat Party” is standard jargon on right-wing talk radio and common on winger Web sites...

So here's an idea, Republicans: If you want to maintain even a shred of credibility, stop insulting the very party you claim to want to work with so badly. Unless you want us to start calling you "Rushpublics."


Rikki Hollywood


Bristol Palin has gone all LaLaLand.  She made her "acting" debut on a prime-time television show called Secret Life of an American Teenager. She popped up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno , and last year she and her mommy's BFF Greta chatted about abstinence. (I could have sworn Obama got slammed for appearing on talk Tee Vee and for his "celebrity" status. Who's part of that celebrity culture again, Sarah?)

Next stop: Dancing With the Stars.

If Former Half-Gov Hypocritica McWhateverBenefitsMe condemned Levi Johnston by calling him "Ricky Hollywood", why does she not do the same by referring to Bristol as Rikki Hollywood? Rickette? Wreck-y? "Why?" I asked. Silly me.  Of course we know why. Because Hypocritica is a two-faced, money-grubbing, self-serving facade of a woman, that's why.

Her daughter can strut her face (and apparently, now her Mama Grizzly body) all over the Tee Vee Machine, and that's A-OK with her. But if anyone named Levi or Barack does the same, get the smelling salts and the fainting couch.

Via SarahNET:

Not only is "Dancing with the Stars" known for its celebrities, competitiveness, and family friendliness, it's also known for the outfits worn by the participants. Bristol touches on that and other things, as reported by Bang Media:

The 19-year-old single mother - who is the daughter of US politician Sarah Palin - plans to shun the skimpy, glitzy outfits normally worn on the show when season 11 launches in the US.

She said: "I think I will be the most dressed contestant and have the most modest outfits for sure because that's who I am.

"I see this as something that's fun and that's positive and I'm going to be able to show my work ethic to people out there."

The pretty teenager - who is mum to 20-month-old son Tripp - admits she is shy, but hopes her sporty background will help her do well in the competition.

She explained to "I have no experience in dance. But I come from an athletic background, so I'm thankful for that. I played basketball, volleyball, soccer, everything."

Work ethic. So that's what the kids are calling it these days.


VIDEO- Refresher course: Teabagger Patriots?


Nice recap. It's worth watching the whole 9:46, honest.

I'd h/t, but I clean forgot who linked me to this. Bygones.


VIDEO: Lamar Alexander is fine with government takeover of BP


Socialist commie! What would Barbie McLipSchmutz say? And Boss Limpdong? And... Glenn Beck!? Via Think Progress:

Today, on CBS’ Face the Nation, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) — who spends a lot of his time fearmongering about various government takeovers — seemed to advocate that the government simply take over BP entirely.

Hyp. O. Crite.