How can the Republican Party rebound? The first step would be to quit letting Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham set its agenda.
Morton, if Limbaugh, Hannity and Ingraham set the GOP agenda, I assure you that John McCain would not have been the party’s nominee. Conservative talk radio greeted the nomination of McCain with all the enthusiasm that sailors welcome genital herpes. The Republicans’ problem was and is that they don’t listen to the base in the first place!
KondrackeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s view isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a misconception, but rather the byproduct of a deception. This is a bogus seed that the left, and willing or unwitting dupes on the right, plant among Republicans so liberals can implement a version of their coveted Fairness Doctrine without the rest of us complaining too loudly.
Here’s the strategy: By brainwashing everybody into believing that Rush Limbaugh cost the GOP the White House and congressional control, Democrats hope to make Republicans believe that a Fairness Doctrine would actually save the Republican Party. Wow, those Democrats sure are nice!
The implementation of the agendas of Limbaugh, Hannity and Ingraham are exactly what Democrats fear, Mort — or else they wouldn’t be so preoccupied with trying to put an iron boot over the throat of free speech. But you don’t have to offer to tie their laces for them, you know…
A newspaper published by China’s ruling Communist Party is blasting the latest Guns N’ Roses album as an attack on the Chinese nation.
In an article Monday headlined “American band releases album venomously attacking China,” the Global Times said unidentified Chinese Internet users had described the album as part of a plot by some in the West to “grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn.”
In order to get any state-sponsored air play in China, G&R would have had to include a song like “It’s hip to be Tiananmen Square.”
If the sarcastic title of the album rankles the Chi-Coms, just wait until they hear the songs, like “Sweet One-Child Policy O’ Mine,” “Knockin’ on Mao’s Door” “Welcome to the Jiang Goal” and “Live and Tibet Die.”
Part of my life philosophy is very simple: “If it makes a communist mad, it can’t be all bad.” To that end, I think I’ll like the new G&R stuff.
You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to be a huge animal lover to question why Governor Palin chose to be interviewed Ã¢â‚¬â€ while issuing a traditional seasonal pardon of a turkey Ã¢â‚¬â€ while turkeys were being executed in the background.
Executed? And without blindfolds and without a last cigarette? How cruel. Oh, sorry… no last cigarette — I was only kidding, Mayor Bloomberg!
Palin probably chose to be interviewed there because she knew it would make pencil-neck metrosexuals at the Times so nervous that they’d have the turkey trots for the next two weeks. Liberals like to fool themselves into believing that the turkey on their Thanksgiving table died of natural causes, you know.
This all reminded me of of Les Nessman in the famous “turkey drop” scene in WKRP in Cincinnati.
This is kind of how the NYT would have covered Palin’s turkey pardon:
Not to be upstaged, Jindal’s appearance will soon be followed by other non-Iowa politicians coming to the state to announce that they too are not running for president in 2012, and that office space they rented was only because they needed a place to put their extra tables, computers and “XXXXX in 2012” campaign posters that some silly jokesters had printed.
I’m all for everybody’s right to be whatever they want to be as long as it doesn’t cost me money or block traffic, so more power to folks who long to be different. But Google’s special logo for the occasion of Transgender Remembrance Day was far from tastefully subtle:
Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday.
Here’s a picture of the Supreme Court of Canada (somewhere there are nine mall santas wondering where their outfits are). A couple of those justices are a slice of meat-lovers pizza away from turning this ruling into a huge conflict of interest.