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VIDEO: Gay Republican equates Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson to Pres. Obama, Hillary Clinton

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This is what Duck Dynasty "patriarch" Phil Robertson had to say about black and gay Americans in his GQ interview:

I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field.... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.” [...]

What, in your mind, is sinful?

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right. [...]

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

This is what Log Cabin Republican Gregory Angelo said to Craig Melvin on MSNBC this very morning:

[Mike Huckabee, who may run for president in 2016] was pointing out that just a couple -- about a year ago, Barack Obama was not yet a supporter of marriage equality. Just a couple of months ago Hillary Clinton announced her support of marriage equality. So on the one hand to have democrats celebrate someone as late as Hillary Clinton but to admonish someone like Phil Robertson who's not there yet shows there's a double standard at play and that's all we're pointing out.

Oh, so that's all you're "pointing out." Got it. Your oh-so-noble intention was to remind us that Robertson simply isn't "there yet," see, so he's obviously evolving, see, just like President Obama and Hillary Clinton did! It's all so clear now! All those slurs were just his endearing backwoods way of learning to eventually embrace and love thy gay neighbor, just exactly the way the president and former Senator Clinton came around to supporting marriage equality.

Ha! He sure showed those lefty Marxist Kenyan libs and their "double standard at play"!

Mr. Angelo also apparently forgot to "point out" that neither "Barack Obama" (by the way, show the chief executive a little respect and call him "President Obama," okay?) nor Hillary Clinton ever equated being gay with "bestiality, sleeping around, male prostitutes, offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers, drunks, and terrorists."

Details, schmetails. So much for that right wing talking point, genius.

Those things must have slipped what passes for his mind.

Nor did the president or former Secretary of State ever paint slaves as contented, happy-go-lucky black smiley faces who were just hunky dory with their "doggone" abusive masters. (Psst! Phil! You might want to go back and read the lyrics to those joyous little ditties you claim they were so merrily warbling.)

And finally, after watching the above video, a few of you may have noticed that Craig Melvin never challenged Angelo on any of those points.

really bad analogies

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Wonderful Moments With Alec Baldwin

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Actually, the best thing that happened to us was MSNBC giving Alec Baldwin a show, Up Late Night With Alec Baldwin.

Why is that so great? We got to see Alec and we missed him after 30 Rock.

But it didn't take long to wear out that welcome. His ratings declined like an anvil pushed off the roof at 30 Rock Center. It hit terminal velocity within the first 10 minutes of his love ode to Bill DeBlasio, his debut show guest. Trying to correct course with all but forgotten Debra Winger was a stroke of evil genius, sans the genius. It did you in.

But Alec is very generous, if nothing else. We as viewers could switch channels. The cable outfit couldn't. They were stuck contractually with him and his salary for either 6, 10 or 13 episodes depending on who you ask. That is until Alec violated his public behavior and publicity clause. Now, thanks to Mr. Baldwin's filmed outburst calling an annoying  paparazzi a "cocksucking fag," MSMBC dropped his show and they don't have to pay for any more episodes or Baldwin's guarantee. Officially the show's on hiatus and Baldwin is on two week suspension, but don't look for his return. Sayanara.

You did the network a big favor, Mr. Baldwin, and now maybe you should do yourself one. Get help. Professional help. Anger and outbursts don't become you. Ask us to live with the crazy spiky "Something About Mary" hair and maybe we'll over look it. But not this. Not a homophobic public rant.

It hasn't been that long since your famous answering machine message to your 11 year old daughteer, reported by MailOnline:

You are a rude, thoughtless little pig. You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being.

These just aren't the words of a balanced, sober, sane man. And it's obvious that it's not just one outburst in your past.

So a thanks to MSNBC for putting us viewers out of our misery, and good luck wishes to Mr. Baldwin. May you, like the programming department at your recent job, find guidance and some good fortune.

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Nate Silver: After all votes are finally counted, Pres. Obama likely to extend his lead to 3%-plus

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Nate Silver has been mocked, insulted, and slurred by very angry, very humiliated, very small-minded, nasty conservatives, because he was right. The GOP and the truth haven't been getting along too well, and this was no exception. Republicans *coughKARLROVEcough* believed their own polls, they reside in their own bubble, and they've literally ignored facts and figures.

But none of that could change the truth, and none of that has fazed Nate the Great at FiveThirtyEight, who has even more to say. And that "more" includes President Obama likely extending his lead to a healthy three percent.

Here are a few excerpts from Nate's latest post titled "Turnout Steady in Swing States and Down in Others, But Many Votes Remain Uncounted":

Initial accounts of last Tuesday’s presidential election contemplated what seemed to be a significant decline in turnout from 2008. Those reports may have been premature, at least in part. [...]

Even without these votes, turnout in the battleground states over all was generally near its 2008 levels. In contrast, it is down by about 9 percent in the other 40 states, based on ballots counted so far. Some of the shortfall will be made up in the coming days. In California, where most balloting is conducted by mail and where it can take weeks to certify the vote, about 3.4 million fewer votes than in 2008 have been reported so far.

As the rest of the votes come in from California, Mr. Obama could add about 700,000 more votes in his margin against Mr. Romney, assuming that the remaining votes are divided between the candidates in about the same proportions as the ones counted so far.

Those votes could be enough to push Mr. Obama’s margin of victory in the national popular vote, reported at 2.7 percent as of Monday morning, to slightly higher than 3 percent.

And just to rub snark to the GOP wound, here's a treat from my hilarious buddy Andy Cobb:

To the extent that his proclivities are of importance to you please substitute "dudes" for "chicks" in all dialogue: Mr. Silver is gay. But in the popular imagination he's suddenly become a heterosexual superhero--wonky, pragmatic, and able to steer through uncertain times. Suddenly girls wanna do him/men wanna be him. Good for him.

"Drunk Nate Silver" became a Twitter thing recently, which makes perfect sense. People intuitively know prophecy is a gift...and a burden. In the face of such relentless clarity he might well crave some oblivion--if you or I had to deal with that kind of insight we'd probably go straight to the bottle and get messy as Rasmussen.

So if the web wants to superimpose Charles Bukowski on Nate Silver, let it. I would personally rather fantasize that he's a booze-hungry skirt-chasing seer of visions than learn all that fucking math.

And cm'on, if you don't buy his book you're going to have a much harder time pretending you've read it:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Signal-Noise-Predictions-Fail-but/dp/159420411X/ref...

Don't be the last person at the party to act like you understand Bayesian processes vis-a-vis free market economics, you're going to look like a real a-hole.

Written/Directed by Andy Cobb
http://www.twitter.com/AndyCobb
Producer/DP: Mike Damanskis
Co-writer: Eric R. Pfeffinger

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Video- GOP Convention: Chris Matthews hammers Reince Priebus on "Race Card"

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God FORBID Mika, the supposed DEMOCRAT would have Chris's back as opposed to acting like a vaguely disturbed Mom whose kid just said the F word. Bite me Mika, all of Chris's points were valid and you should have backed him up.

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? Of The Day- Who is George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina?

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Dunno, but he likes to whine. Moral of this story? Don't mess with smart intertubians. Main Via. Via. Via.

UPDATE 5/25= Tierney has apologized all around, Tbogg is satisfied, so I am as well. But this did happen-

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VIDEO: Eric Cantor, who must have selective memory, calls Occupy Wall Street protesters a "mob".

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Thank you to Think Progress for the video in which Eric Cantor, fresh off his chaise lounge and mint juleps, refers to the Occupy Wall Street protesters as a "mob" that pits "Americans against Americans.”

Of course the video below isn't mobby at all, especially the part where Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo) was reportedly spat on by a fellow American, right Eric? Did he let that slip his underdeveloped mind when he endorsed the tea party?

A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a ‘ni–er.’ And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a “faggot,” as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams. Frank, approached in the halls after the president’s speech, shrugged off the incident.

But Clyburn was downright incredulous, saying he had not witnessed such treatment since he was leading civil rights protests in South Carolina in the 1960s.

And hey Mr. House Majority Leader, how about the "lynch mob mentality" referred to in this post, 2008: Sarah Palin blamed by the US Secret Service over death threats against Barack Obama?

Or how about this tea party moment?

Or this? Right-Wing Harassment Strategy Against Dems Detailed In Memo: ‘Yell,’ ‘Stand Up And Shout Out,’ ‘Rattle Him’

Or this? Anti-Muslim rally at Ground Zero gets ugly. Wake up, America

Those mob mentality and/or "Americans against Americans" episodes apparently went right by him.

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Audio- Charles Koch Refers To Obama As ‘Saddam Hussein’ To Be Defeated In ‘Mother Of All Wars’

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Really. And the R's have their panties in a bunch over Hoffa's voting the "son of bitches" out bit? Via Think Progress.

(Brad) Friedman reports that audio he obtained from the conference reveals that Charles Koch alarmingly referred to President Obama as “Saddam Hussein,” saying that the right had to fight the “mother of all wars.” He rallied his guests to donate millions of dollars to help defeat Obama and boost other right-wing causes.

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