Like We Haven’t Had Enough

Posted on September 25, 2012
The law, which requires voters to present a photo ID at the polls, was initially upheld in a ruling that cited a legal precedent, from 1869, which advocated implementing a discriminatory registration process in order to avoid placing “the vicious vagrant, the wandering Arabs, the Tartar hordes of our large cities, on a level with the virtuous and good man” (we’re not kidding).
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Secrets and Bombshells

Posted on September 18, 2012
By the way, does Romney know that the Republican Party platform says that it “envision[s] two democratic states” as the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Way to go undermining the Party platform, Mitt.
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Dealing with the Aftermath

Posted on September 11, 2012
So, are the Dems owning up to the mishap, or are they further embarrassing themselves like an 800 pound gorilla attempting to avoid detection by hiding behind a twig? Yes, you guessed it again.
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We Wrote This Countdown Together

Posted on September 07, 2012
We can’t write a Countdown from the Democratic National Convention without addressing the elephant in the room (you know, the one repeatedly yelling “no”), so let’s get straight to it.
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We Built This Countdown

Posted on August 31, 2012
Greetings from Tampa, where the Republican National Convention just wrapped up. This is a special RNC edition of Countdown, which we built ourselves with very hard work and no one can take it from us (but you can still read it). Enjoy!
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Feeding Monsters

Posted on August 21, 2012
Carney recalled how Odysseus chooses to lose several of his men to the six-headed monster rather than lose his entire ship to the whirlpool. In Carney’s version of the epic, as you’ve surely guessed, the constitutional rights of Arab Americans and American Muslims are what must be fed to the six-headed monster to save the ship.
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Hour of Turbulence

Posted on August 14, 2012
While not every attack can be directly traced back to the bigoted rhetoric of politicians, one certainly shouldn’t miss the connection between the rise in these types of incidents and the increase in mainstream acceptance of this rhetoric. We’re not just talking about people being offended anymore; we’re talking about the safety of real people in America. No joke, we urgently need to put a stop to this nonsense.
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Drawing Lines and Kicking Things

Posted on August 07, 2012
Still others, maybe inspired by the Olympics, performed impressive feats of mental and moral gymnastics to avoid having to take a stand. A select few disappointments defended Bachmann’s attacks, but none quite so spectacularly as Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Gingrich claimed that Bachmann was “just asking questions,” so apparently you can say whatever slanderous nonsense you want as long as it ends with a question mark. Gingrich may be on to something here, which raises the question: did Gingrich tell Harry Reid that Romney paid no taxes over the last 10 years in order to get back at the Governor for defeating him in the primaries? We’re just asking questions.
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Turning the Tables

Posted on July 25, 2012
“I am fully aware that she [Bachmann] sometimes has difficulty with her facts.” At least he had the kindness to call those things she struggles with “facts” instead of contrivances.
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