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Hate Radio Jock and Teabagger Mark Levin Blasts the GOP on Hardball. #Priceless

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The Tea Party reaction to the stunning McDaniel loss to GOP Senate Relic Thad Cochran earlier this week is still (grin with me) part hysteria, part xenophobic fury and part lousy Redneck loser.

Whenever allegations of 'You cheated!" because an old white dude simply ran a better campaign and took every political advantage over the rookie mistakes the primarily-white-Teabaggers are infamous for, you can bet some excellent and entertaining radio and television aren't long behind.

Enter radio conservative bloviator, and defender of all things TEA (Team Uneducated Asshat) Mark Levin, who obligingly took off his shoes and preceded to stomp a vat of über-sour grapes on Live Tee Vee. To Kornacki's delight.

You probably know of Levin's 'work', a younger and fitter Limpbaugh out there screaming on the airwaves for the Lipton Brigadiers. He turned up on MSNBC's Hardball last night, which was happily hosted by colleague Steve Kornacki - and oh my, did the inter-party fists and Words o' Fury fly!

Image courtesy our good friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54

Image courtesy our good friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54

Have a gander. It's impossible not to grin like a fool as a liberal, trust me. The third man at the slug-fest was relatively mild-mannered John Feehery, familiar face as a GOP 'strategist'.

The undertones about Cochran having used 'liberal voters' to swing the tide his way is barely-veiled (not even sure he was trying for a veil, just that we want to see one to maintain some faith in decency and humanity) in Levin's contempt, and the quotes from Tea Loser McDaniel himself fill in the blanks for us.

No matter what happens, Blame the Black Guy. Or 'his people'. Reach down deep, find the hate you were taught, and let it fly - Fvx Nation has your back 24/7.

It earned Kornacki's Hardball wrap-up segment, which offers a pretty sane perspective on the GOP hate based schism that is such a joy to Progressives, Liberals, Dems, Indies and apparently even the few Republicans holding on to a scrap of gray matter.

So THAT'S what is driving the Tea Party Hate Schooner into the shoals?! Hate is powerful stuff.

Keep gunning your engines, Tea Party. We won't even need to send wreckers out to help you along, apparently you're doing a fine job of jettisoning yourselves out of American history.

Save those tricorns, your only future now is in Reenactments and old glory stories. Because our team is going to Vote Vote Vote your ignorant asses (McDaniel and Palin being perfect evidentiary examples) out of existence, one Regressive candidate at a time.

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Primarily Liberally Fun Tuesday: Mississippi Tea Party #fail#fail#fail

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Chris McDaniel, it couldn't have happened to a lousier Tea Party guy. It is time to surrender.

You Lost, Dude.

The reaction from Mississippi was priceless. Even liberals were celebrating Old School GOP Dinosaur Thad Cochran's win. "Hallelujah" as the subject header. "Talk about close - Cochran 50.8%, McDaniel 49.2%," first paragraph of the email that flew in shortly after the AP called the nail-biter of a Senate primary, at 11:21 p.m. VT time.  [From our very own lwdgrfx.] Maddow was no disappointment either.

The words 'defied conventional wisdom' are happening again about the un-compassionate conservative Tea Party asshattery.  Happy Dance.  Let that door hit you in the posterior as you scamper back to your home under a bridge, McDaniel.

It was a night perhaps even more satisfying than Eric Cantor's epic topple of (was it an entire two weeks ago that Laffy beat the New York Times to the punch in reporting that headline?!) last Tuesday, because this time the Tea Party Idjit went Down.

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Rather than Ann Coulter and (gag with me) Laura Ingraham doing Lipton Brigadier Vicious Victory Laps, this week we can visualize Teabaggers enjoying the possible reactions of:  confusion; anxiety; xenophobic tremors; nausea associated with the thought of African Americans holding public office; overt thirst for cheap domestic beer;  inability to sleep without Fvx Noise on at all times; an unsafe drop in White Supremacist hopes; unusual intolerance of  contraception or Women's Rights; and an urge to grab a long gun and see what's on sale at Target. Esquire had their Redneck Number.

For a wrap-up that offers just the right amount of Scarborough Crow, enjoy the opening block of Morning Mika and Schmoe's reaction.  Joe sported a fleece to be pithy in. "Cochran Wins" … it was a hum-dinger!

40,000 or so more voters went to the polls in a run-off in Mississippi than crawled out for the actual primary. That's cool, I don't care where you live - Democrats, we need to meet and beat those numbers!!

McDaniel neglected to concede in his speech … holding an imaginary door open? Morning Mika and punditry of the hour?

It's bloody great news for American politics that voters showed up in droves to ditch the Tea Party, which may seem a Phyrric victory, but it means less Ted Cruz in our ears  …  and there was another deep loss for the Teabaggers in the great state of Oklahoma, where the hopes of Palin and Cruz-endorsed Sooner T.W. Shannon were dashed to the plains.

For some fine background on McDaniel's Fail, follow this link that Lucian posted earlier this month, A Mississippi Tea Party Chat, from the Jackson Free Press.

The distilled message, as always: VOTE!! Campaigns matter but not without VOTES. Until we can do it on Facebook or the Twitterz, make the effort.

We have one per citizen, and it is our only real voice. So GOTV, Rock the Vote, Vote #VOTE Vote.

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The Full Palin Lands Clumsily on the Chelsea Clinton Pregnancy

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Sarah Palin apparently has a pair. She just reserves them for kicking other women.

Even preggers women … she is, ergo, on the Short List once again … this time, for Queen in Madeleine Albright's Special Level o' Hell for woman-on-woman terrorism.

Never was I so jazzed to have ABC's Extra start blaring when the remote was too far away to escape it, as last night at the top of their 7:00 hour, Vermont time. From the quiet end of the room - my bloody meditation area - screeched the grating voice of John McCain's Least Favorite Mistake …

… half-Guv'nor and Lipton Grenade Pin-up Churl,  La Palin.

#Whiplash. Serene country evening out the window, I rushed to the tee vee machine when I improbably heard Mario Lopez (Yes, Mario freakin' Lopez) ask her, Sarah Palin, her opinion of Hillary Clinton's candidacy -- and added a sly quip about their impending shared Grandma-Hood. They were seriously re-broadcasting this??

Gag was the first response.  "Its a Real ba-bey. It's not some disposable something … "

Again, wish we were kidding.

Image courtesy our pal Wes Smith @wessmith123

Image courtesy our pal Wes Smith @wessmith123

Did Sarah Freaking Palin's ghastly rant about how Hillary Rodham Clinton would now … join the ranks of grandmas and grandpas across 'Murika who valued the sanctity of life … perhaps rethink her stance on the demon policy of Abortion … might soften old Hill up a bit and turn her into a Compassionate Conservativey Lady … and really get a replay right along with "Hard Choices" Book Tour?

It's perfectly fitting that Palin has been reduced to spouting off at Fvx News, Rabid Lipton Brigadier tent revivals … and Extra.

Forgive the Ick, but if you haven't caught it before, buckle up and reach for a cocktail.

They used the some month-old footage to intro an exclusive with Chelsea herself (lovely if you care to catch it but no news there, no matter what the Batshite Crazy A-lass-ka Barracuda bloviates) but I had to agree with Mario Lopez that this story needs a rerun since #YesAllWomen happened.

Where does that delusional Granny Grump Grizzly get off? Is it finally menopause cray cray time for Her?!

As the hours tick down to the actual release of Hillary Clinton's Big Book, you can betcha' someone on tour is going to ask her what she thought of Ms. Palin's urges to think of that little baby in there and just change the convictions of a lifetime.

Wrong party, Palin.

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No, Rand Paul, "drilling in every possible conceivable place" is not the answer to Ukrainian crisis

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won the CPAC straw poll yesterday. That poll is as meaningless as Rand's plagiarism denials.

Now he's compounding his consistently puzzling behavior with calls for "drill baby drill" as a panacea for the Ukrainian crisis. Yes, he believes that echoing that paragon of fine intellect and reason, Sarah Palin, will strengthen his appeal as a strong, decisive leader.

His brilliant idea? Drilling for oil and natural gas “in every possible conceivable place” here in the U.S. to show Big Bad Vladimir "Bluto" Putin who's boss and make himself-- and the United States-- look like the Popeye (post-spinach consumption) of all nations.

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Video via Raw Story.

Rand Paul:

“The other thing I’ve said is, that I would do something differently than the president, is I would immediately get every obstacle out of the way for our export of oil and gas. And I would begin drilling in every possible conceivable place within our territories in order to have production that we can supply Europe with if it’s interrupted from Ukraine.”

A few things come to mind. One is how Paul's idea would be about as effective as that cardboard cutout at CPAC. Why? Think Progress explains:

But some say exporting natural gas to Europe and Ukraine is a more complicated solution than these lawmakers let on. As Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations points out, decisions on where to ship gas are made primarily by the market, not by governments, and it’s much more profitable for the U.S. to ship gas to Asia. The New York Times Editorial Board added Friday that Putin “would not stand idly by” if the U.S. exported gas to Europe, and could lower the price of Russia’s gas to keep customers from switching to American gas. The Times also noted that even if bills expediting permits were approved, “setting up more facilities to liquefy and ship gas would take years and cost billions of dollars.”

Rand Paul has no qualms about giddily diving headlong into the backwash of Former Alaskan Half Gov Myopia McOilSlick's anachronistic, petroleum-soaked mantra. That alone should eventually banish him straight to Facebookland, where all failed right wing extremists go to vent their deranged twaddle to their heart's content.

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Power Of Hate With Duck Dynasty

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Ah, the power of hate speech and the people who bring it to us. Does it matter who the source is? You bet.

You may be dismissive of this as a good ol' boy just speaking his mind, maybe even on some hootch or moonshine. But consider this... Phil Robertson has a huge following and he's got political clout.

Back in November, I wrote a post called: Tea Party, Jindal, Cantor Get Slapdown From Duck Dynasty And Voters. It told about how Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame came to the support of a Louisiana congressional runoff contest between favored Neil Riser and newcomer Vance McAllister. McAllister was trailing badly until he got the Duck Dynasty fellows to come visit and support his campaign. Well, damned if things didn't turn on a dime and Vince pulled off a huge comeback win. And he knew how it happened. It was the huge popularity of the Phil Robertson and his clan.

So when these guys and their wives speak, millions listen. When the speech is hateful, evil and vile, sadly it brings out the nutcases. Among the quick to speak out for their defense:

Sarah Palin immediately jumped onto her Facebook account with this:

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And she's not alone in defending the indefensible, offensive and reprehensible. HuffPo:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Thursday became the latest politician to defend Phil Robertson, a cast member of the reality show "Duck Dynasty" who was suspended from the television network A&E after making graphic anti-gay comments and saying African-Americans were "singing and happy" before civil rights in the South. "Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana," Jindal said in a statement. "The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with."

And no indefensible stand would be complete without wackadoo-in-chief, Ted Cruz. From Talking Points Memo moments ago:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday defended 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson after he wassuspended from the television show for making controversial anti-gay remarks in an interview with GQ magazine.

"If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson. Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job," Cruz wrote on his Facebook page. "In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him--but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree."

Time will tell who else will join the whackadoo bandwagon but this should be a warning sign. The Tea Party is on the march, armed with rifles and duck whistles -- coming soon to a hunting blind near you.

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Cartoons of the Day- Christmas Is Coming!

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The REAL War on Christmas has a theme song: "Ka-CHINGle Bells" + bonus Daily Show VIDEO!

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If you're not familiar with Stan Freberg (a comedy genius), then watch the video above and then please do yourself a huge favor and get to know him better. He was a huge influence on me personally, and is rarely mentioned any more. His satirical talents and wicked sense of humor were unprecedented back in the 1950s and '60s.

Which leads me to the Los Angeles Times an op-ed by Jonathan Zimmerman (who teaches history and education at New York University). He chronicles the deteriorating meaning of Christmas as it devolved into blatant commercialization to satisfy corporate greed and the insatiable global obsession with profit.

He starts out by mentioning everyone's favorite former Alaskan Half-Gov, Exploita McSellBooks, by noting her rage at "angry atheists"... as she hawks her own commercial Christmas products for all the personal gain she can wring out of them.

Take it away, Jonathan:

Despite what Palin and Wildmon would have you believe, the first war on Christmas was waged by devout Christians. The holiday wasn't a reflection of their religious heritage; instead, Christmas was a sin against it.

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Start with our Puritan forebears in Massachusetts, who between 1659 and 1681 made it illegal to celebrate Christmas. (Lawbreakers were fined 5 shillings.) As the Puritans correctly argued, there was no historical or biblical reason to think that Christ was born on Dec. 25. The date was chosen because of its proximity to the winter solstice, making Christmas a pagan holiday in Christian garb.

But there was more.

Yes, there was much more. Please follow the link to learn all about it. Read it and weep, Sarah Palin. Zimmerman ends with this:

The most important war over Christmas was fought between God and Mammon, and it ended long ago. I don't have to tell you who won.

Now because you've been good, fake Santa brought you all a special treat:

The inimitable and brilliant Jon Stewart manages to sum it all up in one sentence:

By the way-- You're upset with a department store, because in their effort to get you to buy a Swarovski crystal Hello Kitty snowman figurine, they're not invoking Christ's name enough.

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