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(Daily Kos)   Daily Kos figures out that the right-wing crazy is just like the left-wing crazy   (dailykos.com) divider line 266
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2008-01-04 03:17:10 PM  
FTFA 1st line: One thing that's fascinating about the Huckabee victory in Iowa is that the movement that propelled him to victory -- his Evangelical base -- is truly a cousin to our very own people-powered movement

As opposed to those powered by pixie dust and rainbow kisses.

Ugh, the condescension of these idjits !
 
2008-01-04 03:21:58 PM  
Takes one to know one.

/just sayin'
 
2008-01-04 03:39:52 PM  
Well, I can't say Subby's characterization via the headline is accurate (the piece is dumber!). But I will say that crazy is crazy. How it manifests itself is another matter.
 
2008-01-04 03:43:48 PM  
rocinante721: As opposed to those powered by pixie dust and rainbow kisses.

Or, more logically, the one powered by corporations. Oh, I don't know, like the one we have now.
 
2008-01-04 03:54:19 PM  
Good thing he wasted three blog posts on a fifth-place candidate last week.
 
2008-01-04 04:24:57 PM  
Their impudence has of course earned the fierce enmity of their party's neocon and corporate con wings, and they will strike hard with every Rovian tool at their disposal.

christ how pretentious. how long you work on yonder le mot juste, citizen kos?
 
2008-01-04 04:43:58 PM  
Daily Kos figures out that the right wing crazy is just like the left wing crazy

The article doesn't say anything of the sort. It's more like they figured out that without the Crazy, there isn't much of the republican party left.
 
2008-01-04 04:48:39 PM  
albo: Their impudence has of course earned the fierce enmity of their party's neocon and corporate con wings, and they will strike hard with every Rovian tool at their disposal.

christ how pretentious. how long you work on yonder le mot juste, citizen kos?


That's what the Sublime-style tat on my rock-hard abs says, Kos totally ripped it off from me.

/Sorry you don't like it.
 
2008-01-04 04:52:44 PM  
i190.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-04 04:57:18 PM  
The political spectrum is not a straight line, but a circle.

Somewhere on that spectrum, left-wing crazy and right-wing crazy become all but indistinguishable.
 
2008-01-04 05:18:14 PM  
I predict a flamewar.
 
2008-01-04 05:19:38 PM  
cameroncrazy1984: rocinante721: As opposed to those powered by pixie dust and rainbow kisses.

Or, more logically, the one powered by corporations. Oh, I don't know, like the one we have now.


because, you know, the "corporation" is an organism that functions without human input

oh wait, no... it's a group of people with a set of objectives. Huh. I guess corporations are powered by people, too.
 
2008-01-04 05:20:19 PM  
MasterThief: Somewhere on that spectrum, left-wing crazy and right-wing crazy become all but indistinguishable.

Currently, they meet at the 9-11 "truth" movement.
 
2008-01-04 05:21:11 PM  
Master Thief

Somewhere on that spectrum, left-wing crazy and right-wing crazy become all but indistinguishable.

I was gonna say the exact same thing only different words......wow
 
2008-01-04 05:21:15 PM  
FTFA: these are people that have been taken for granted by the Republican establishment, exploited and overworked, only to receive crumbs and empty rhetoric in return

... except for the hundreds of millions of tax dollars that the Bush administration has funneled to them under the guise of funding for church-run social service programs.
 
2008-01-04 05:23:30 PM  
You're missing the good news in all this. At least now some of the right wing religious crazies aren't going to be so easily taken by the right wing neocon chickenhawk crazies who were formerly parading themselves so holy-like before.

At which point you might have some stem-cell research bans or oil fat cat subsidies, but at least you won't have both at the same time.
 
2008-01-04 05:23:31 PM  
www.kelseys.ca
Mmmmmmm...right and left wings
 
2008-01-04 05:23:57 PM  
Since when was Huck under attack by the GOP establishment?
 
2008-01-04 05:24:25 PM  
TFA: One thing that's fascinating about the Huckabee victory in Iowa is that the movement that propelled him to victory -- his Evangelical base -- is truly a cousin to our very own people-powered movement.

Think about it -- these are people that have been taken for granted by the Republican establishment, exploited and overworked, only to receive crumbs and empty rhetoric in return. Sick of being marginalized except when needed (election time), they have taken matters into their own hands and -- without money or "professional" organization, propelled their candidate (one of their own) to victory.


Yes, just like "our very own people-powered movement" except for the minor difference that it actually worked.

/oh YEEEEAAAAAHHH, I went there
 
2008-01-04 05:24:47 PM  
This thread is going to become a spectacular flamewar.
 
2008-01-04 05:24:55 PM  
idrow

I'd hit that...........
 
2008-01-04 05:25:10 PM  
This thread has potential....
 
2008-01-04 05:25:27 PM  
Huckabee: The other white mutant.
 
2008-01-04 05:25:49 PM  
darkjezter: This thread is going to become a spectacular flamewar.

cripple fight. kossers v freepers.
 
2008-01-04 05:25:57 PM  
I'm going to go ahead and Ron Paul this thread so his nutty followers won't be the first ones to do it.

img46.imageshack.us
 
2008-01-04 05:26:10 PM  
MasterThief: The political spectrum is not a straight line, but a circle.

Somewhere on that spectrum, left-wing crazy and right-wing crazy become all but indistinguishable.


Ding ding ding! There is at least as bad an authoritarian streak on the left as the right.

Did anyone else notice that the electorate in Iowa is 39% Independent? Basically, the largest plurality. I believe the rest is 30% Rep and 31% Dem.
 
2008-01-04 05:26:37 PM  
themoderatevoice.com
 
2008-01-04 05:27:06 PM  
Norman Hsu just got three years in the pokey!

At least he lived longer than Vince Foster.......
 
2008-01-04 05:27:09 PM  
Who is Kos backing this time around? There doesn't seem to be a nutty enough candidate.
 
2008-01-04 05:27:20 PM  
My how quickly things can turn ugly when discussing left/right politics.

doesn't matter.

different head, same snake.
 
2008-01-04 05:27:53 PM  
Right...because "social networking" started with "Meetup" and "Facebook groups" and "Myspace blogs"...right.

GET A BRAIN MORANS!

Churches have been a vital part of community movements for years. Social and political movements have been born out of weekly church meetings and spaghetti dinners. Who do you think led the civil rights movement? Ever heard of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.? The abolitionist movement? How about the prohibition movement?

People on the internet are so insulated...
 
2008-01-04 05:28:15 PM  
Please don't fail. I would like to see a big flame thread with disparaging pics of Obama and Clinton.
 
2008-01-04 05:29:12 PM  
I thought Drew forbid Daily Kos links ?
 
2008-01-04 05:29:35 PM  
JonBuck

Did anyone else notice that the electorate in Iowa is 39% Independent? Basically, the largest plurality. I believe the rest is 30% Rep and 31% Dem.

I have a feeling you're going to see a lot more of that this year, and then God willing, we'll start to have a complete turnover in D.C. over the next decade or so. I feel bad for Republicans and Democrats who think that any presently elected official cares about them for anything other than a vote.
 
2008-01-04 05:30:07 PM  
It's always fun when the NeoCons start eating their own people.
 
2008-01-04 05:30:59 PM  
What's surprising about this is that he's just now getting it. The christian wing of the republican party has been complaining about this for years.
 
2008-01-04 05:31:06 PM  
Can't hotlink it here, but check it out (popsez).
 
2008-01-04 05:31:23 PM  
radioshack: Who is Kos backing this time around? There doesn't seem to be a nutty enough candidate.

From what I've read on the site, he's not deciding yet, but is leaning towards Obama. He's said that he won't endorse anyone.
 
2008-01-04 05:31:36 PM  
*points and laughs*
 
2008-01-04 05:31:44 PM  
If there's been one thing you can say about the Republicans the last 7 years its been their ability to fall into line when their masters say jump. Its good to see a little disarray in the well oiled elephant. Me just thinks that Kos is trying to fuel the fires. Now when you start seeing Dem supporters throwing money and further support Huckster's way then it will be truly Rovian.
 
2008-01-04 05:31:54 PM  
Yeah?

Well your political views suck!

/all hail my views!
 
2008-01-04 05:32:27 PM  
If you are a baptist, then you are mentally disturbed. That is all.
 
2008-01-04 05:33:09 PM  
radioshack: There doesn't seem to be a nutty enough candidate.

tbn0.google.com

Move over Weinermoblie.
 
2008-01-04 05:35:31 PM  
Allen. The end.: If you are a baptist, then you are mentally disturbed. That is all.

Come on, that's a little bit over the top (and this coming from someone your typical southern baptist would call a damned, dirty papist)

Shouldn't it be If you are a baptist, then you are probably mentally disturbed. That is all.?
 
2008-01-04 05:36:00 PM  
It gratifies me that the left's mental model of Republicans continues to be completely wrong. When you're out of touch with reality, it makes you so much easier to defeat.
 
2008-01-04 05:36:22 PM  
They're essentially right, and I'm glad. I won't vote for Huckabee, but I could live with it if he won. More than I can say for any other GOP candidate--the rest of them suck.

/Obama-mentum
//Or something
 
2008-01-04 05:36:50 PM  
I had assumed that Rove's progeny were the ones behind the Romney smear pamphlets. Those anonymous lists of all the strange things LDS believe.


What would a GOP hit squad use on Huckabee ? I don't have a clue. I don't think the GOP "establishment" can do anything about Huckabee except continue to fellate McCain and pray (but not to Huckabee's personal savior) that he has his own macaca-moment.
 
2008-01-04 05:36:56 PM  
jjorsett: It gratifies me that the left's mental model of Republicans continues to be completely wrong. When you're out of touch with reality, it makes you so much easier to defeat.

Like in 2006
 
2008-01-04 05:36:56 PM  
Headline is off.

Staypuft_Mushmallow_Manz: because, you know, the "corporation" is an organism that functions without human input

oh wait, no... it's a group of people with a set of objectives. Huh. I guess corporations are powered by people, too.


Only without human motivations and concerns.
 
2008-01-04 05:37:20 PM  
But democrats promise a bunch of things (medical pre-k etc.) eventhough they know (I hope they know that) they don't have the money for it. Rising taxes is not going to make the federal budget much higher since they will have to stop borrowing from China and stop printing money. The biggest threat facing America is its own fiscal irresponsibility.
The first issue should be about the monetary policy.
The second one should be a balanced budget.

All the other issues are irrelevant compare to these 2. And Democrats are not willing to talk about it. And they don't bring any changes.


I saw this guy say this on a forum. I don't like Republicans, either, but he has a point. I hate to say it to sound like the kind of petty internet racist troll that many apparently aspire to be, but really, where is your magical Negro now?
 
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