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The News Pauper: FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe Is A Neocon Shill

By W.B. Dunne

Here is an example of a statement that the NP thinks typifies the right-wing subterfuge of our discourse:

(h/t to Crooks and Liars)

Matt Kibbe: “Well I think if you look at whats happened down there, its a sad story of government incompetence as well as negligence on the part of BP. And I think what you have to look at is when there is a natural disaster like this we do expect our government to do some things and to do them well. And the whole point of limited government is you want the government to be competent at those few things that we need it to do and this is an example where the government was asleep at the switch and theres a series of regulations that led to deep drilling as opposed to more economical and safer options.”

Take a look at that first sentence

Always CYA with I think, in case down the road you need to say, I USED to think to escape enhanced techniques of interrogation!

“Well I think if you look at whats happened down there, its a sad story of government incompetence as well as negligence on the part of BP.”

Yeah, but that sentence is directed at the Obama government with the intent of smearing itstated more perfectly, its a sad story of the negligence of the Bush-Cheney era and incompetence on the part of BP for drilling three miles into the earth without a plan. The NP just loves the condescension in the down there, cleverly implied is that Matt is up here, wherever that might be!

Now, the second sentence the death sentence I call it And I think what you have to look at is when there is a natural disaster like this we do expect our government to do some things and to do them well.”

There Matt goes again, ‘thinking,” this time in order to, like a helpful teacher, direct our awestruck gaze to something that we otherwise would have missed, a NATURAL DISASTER! Before we move on, Matt, tell us all what is NATURAL about Dick Cheney neutering the energy policy for his Big Oil cronies, and drilling a hole in the ocean floor?

Ill give ya that disaster bit though. There is so much bullshit stacked in this sentence one wonders why I would go on dismantling itI wonder too. Im like exploring on the bullshit frontier and I tell ya its lonely, and I’m only halfway through!

“We do expect our government to do some things and to do them well.”

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2010 Astroturf Teabaggers Just 2000 Brooks Brothers Rioters Redux

Rachel Maddow video: Reviewing the History of Fake Conservative Protests

“Bush’s Conspiracy to Riot”
— Robert Parry, Consortium News, Aug. 5, 2002, updated Aug. 5, 2009.

“Brooks Brothers Riot”
— Wikipedia

Palin: She’s Only In It For The Money

At her for-profit National Tea Party Convention speech in Nashville, TN, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, Sarah Palin said the T.P. movement is “a ground-up call to action,” and, for once, she’s right: It was ‘ground up’ in the meat grinder of Fox News, wealthy commodities trader and CNBC personality Rick Santelli, lobbyist and FreedomWorks head Dick Armey, and the legions of anonymous employees of the Corporate Astroturf world. BTW, the former Czarina of Russia East said she was donating her $100K speaking fee to a ’cause,’ without specifying what cause that might be. Could it be her future 2012 presidential campaign, or just to buy up some more of her own books?

The Tattlesnake The Political Good, Bad and Ugly Edition

Good: Your husband has decided to get more involved in
local politics.
Bad: He’s running for congress as a conservative Republican.
Ugly: He’s Karl Rove.

Good: Your wife just got a great-paying job.
Bad: She’s on Fox News.
Ugly: After fifteen years of marriage, you never knew she was a wingnut.

Good: Your 22-year-old daughter just announced she’s marrying the man of her dreams.
Bad: He’s old enough to be her grandfather.
Ugly: He’s Mitch McConnell.

Good: Your 21-year-old son’s new book is about to be published.
Bad: It’s a biography of George W. Bush.
Ugly: He’s started talking like him.

Good: Your wife buys a new hat for her birthday.
Bad: It has teabags hanging off the brim.
Ugly: They’ve all been used.

Good: The recently discovered Bush emails prove conclusively that Bush, Cheney, Rove, et al, committed high crimes while in office.
Bad: Holder’s Justice Department refuses to prosecute them.
Ugly: Obama excuses them by saying, “Anyone could make a mistake.”

Good: You laugh at an Andy Borowitz satire about Glenn Beck ‘editing’ and releasing an ‘abridged’ version of “1984” wherein Big Brother’s name is replaced by Obama’s.
Bad: Turns out it’s not an Andy Borowitz satire.
Ugly: The MSM quote from the book as if it were George Orwell’s original version.

Good: Your daughter just got a new job.
Bad: She’s working for Bill O’Reilly.
Ugly: She just bought a case of loofahs.

Good: Your son just got a new job.
Bad: He’s working for FreedomWorks.
Ugly: He’s Dick Armey’s ‘butt boy.’

Good: You just got a tenured job at a university.
Bad: You’re teaching ‘Creation Science.’
Ugly: At Messiah College.

Good: The ideas of Tom Paine are being discussed on TV.
Bad: By Glenn Beck on Fox News.
Ugly: Beck has made liberal agnostic Paine into a far-right Christian fanatic just like himself.

Good: Your son has been signed to star in a major motion picture.
Bad: It’s “The Life of Rush Limbaugh.”
Ugly: He was hired due to his strong resemblance to the subject.

Good: You’ve accepted a $50,000 speaking gig.
Bad: At the next CPAC convention.
Ugly: Your topic is “The Incredible Genius of Sarah Palin.”

Good: You’re not feeling well and your friend says he will find you a good doctor.
Bad: You’re flat broke.
Ugly: Your friend is Joe Lieberman.

2009 RS Janes. LTSaloon.org.

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