Romney 2008 = Obama 2011

Funny how past positions always come back to haunt politicians who base their arguments on political convenience rather than reason and principle -- which means pretty much every politician, of course. Just as Obama's past statements about executive power reveal his current mendacity, so too do Mitt Romney's past statements about economic stimulus do the same.Andrew Sullivan links to a post by Romney at the National Review Online during the 2008 campaign, when the economy wasn't even as bad … [Read more...]

Robert O’Brien Nominee: Ellis Washington

This one from the oracle of absurd is particularly amusing:During the 1700s, America called them Loyalists, humanists, the Enlightened, Jacobins. During the 1880s-1930s, America called them Darwinists, Marxists, populists, secularists, socialists, atheists, progressives. During the red scare of the 1940s and '50s, America called them socialists, unionists, communists and communist sympathizers. During the 1960s, America called them liberals, baby boomers, hippies, yippies, radicals, … [Read more...]

Fischer: The Enemy of My Enemy is My Enemy’s Friend

Bryan Fischer continues his remarkable track record of being wrong on absolutely everything with this idiotic screed:I will not disabuse you - if you think there is a parallel between Islamic fundamentalism and the homosexual agenda, if they have the same tyrannical impulse - the same impulse of hatred, the same impulse of vitriol, the same impulse of the spirit of anti-Christ, anti-Christian spirit, a vitriolic hatred of all things that are connection to the name of Christ, I'm not going to … [Read more...]

Maggie Gallagher Gives Up the Game

Arch-bigot Maggie Gallagher likes to say that her opposition to same-sex marriage is just a pragmatic, principled opposition rather than a desire to impose her religious views. Except she kind of gave away the truth recently when asked about Michele Bachmann's theocratic tendencies:Mattera: "They think it's some sort of weird conspiracy that [Michele Bachmann's] trying to take over the world for Christ."Gallagher: "Good for her, I say"Yeah, we knew that already. Nice to see you … [Read more...]

Wehner on Palin’s Dishonesty

Peter Wehner writes at Commentary magazine about Sarah Palin's recent statement that a presidential run might be too confining for her mavericky self. He starts by pointing out the obvious:Ms. Palin complains that a run for the presidency would “prohibit” her from getting her message out because “handlers” would “shape me and … force my message to be” what others would want it to be.But where is it written in stone that a candidate has to accede to the wishes of her “handlers”? Self-confi … [Read more...]

Hitchens on Ben Franklin

I'm reading Christopher Hitchens' new essay collection on my Kindle and the first essay is about religion and the founding fathers. He says of Ben Franklin:Of Franklin, it seems almost certainly right to say that he was an atheist (Jerry Weinberger's recent study Benjamin Franklin Unmasked being the best reference here), but the master tacticians of church-state separation, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, were somewhat more opaque about their beliefs. … [Read more...]

Barton: I’m Just Like Jesus

David Barton says criticism of his terrible scholarship is akin to the persecution of Jesus:Dallas: Well when the secular press tries to pigeonhole you as a historical revisionist, how does that make you feel? How do you combat that? How do we combat that? Because we use a lot of your materials, David, what do you say to that?Barton: One of the things that I’ve found is that they like to go after me but they won’t go after the content because it’s documented so well, in our case we have 1 … [Read more...]

Pass the DREAM Act. Now.

Here is a perfect example of why the DREAM Act must be passed immediately:Nadia Habib is a star psychology student in her junior year at Stony Brook University in New York. She has no criminal record. Her Bangladeshi father, a Queens cab driver who's lived in New York for 20 years, has a green card, and her three siblings are all U.S. citizens. But because Habib was 20 months old when her mother brought her to the U.S., both she and her mother are scheduled to be deported tomorrow.Habib … [Read more...]

Fischer: First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Mormons

Uber-bigot Bryan Fischer continues his insane argument for applying the First Amendment only to Christians. Now he's claiming that it doesn't apply to Mormons either. Here's his, uh, "reasoning."My argument all along has been that the purpose of the First Amendment is to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion.One evidence that [the Founding Fathers] were not dealing ... they weren't even intending to deal with non-Christian religions is what they did with Mormonism in the … [Read more...]

Turley: Obama Worst Civil Liberties President Ever

Jonathan Turley writes in the LA Times that Obama may prove to be the worst president ever for civil liberties:Civil libertarians have long had a dysfunctional relationship with the Democratic Party, which treats them as a captive voting bloc with nowhere else to turn in elections. Not even this history, however, prepared civil libertarians for Obama. After the George W. Bush years, they were ready to fight to regain ground lost after Sept. 11. Historically, this country has tended to … [Read more...]

Robert O’Brien Nominee: Robert Ringer

This one is a real gem from Robert Ringer of the Worldnutdaily:But the philosophies of the two sides are now so irreconcilable that a more peaceful solution might be for them just to split the country in half and agree to part ways.Those who believe in big government could take one half of the country and regulate, tax and redistribute wealth to their heart's content. Within a few short years, of course, it would become a U.S. version of North Korea, devoid of civil liberties and mired … [Read more...]

Geller, Spencer Pal Preaches Mass Murder

Charles Johnson notes that one of the founding board members of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), one of Pam Geller and Robert Spencer's groups, has issued what Geller and Spencer would undoubtedly describe as a fatwa calling for violent jihad if it was issued by a Muslim. But this time it's issued against Muslims -- and practically anyone else he disapproves of -- and therefore it's okay.He calls himself John Jay, but who knows if that's his real name. And wait till you hear … [Read more...]