Greg Sargent’s Primal Scream

I feel bad for him, I really do, but no one really cares about the truth or facts or any of that stuff.






26 replies
  1. 1
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    But while this Beltway debate is unfolding, Rove and the Chamber are laughing all the way to a quasi-bought-and-paid-for Congressional majority.

    Quasi?

  2. 2
    fasteddie9318 says:

    What does he want, the media to do nuts-and-bolts reporting on the accuracy of Republican attack ads? Where’s he been living for the past 20 years?

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    Zifnab says:

    Foreign money in politics is a highly partisan issue. Why? Because the Republicans are getting it and the Democrats aren’t.

    Now, some more savvy Republican voters might wonder why they’d want to share common cause with foreign manufacturers and oligarchs, given that these folks tend to want just one thing out of the US – a bigger slice of our GDP.

    But I doubt that will matter, because if the Republicans get more money they’ll have a better chance of winning. And who cares what your party stands for, so long as it’s winning, amirite?

  4. 4
    Carnacki says:

    He should be directing his calls to the editors and reporters at The Washington Post. If only Greg Sargent had a way of reaching them.

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    Suck It Up! says:

    Maybe ’cause if they look too closely they will find that the powers that be have also invested in defeating Democrats? Then again, the MSM is never interested in substance. Just look how they fall asleep when Obama answers their questions at a presser.

    I wish Gibbs would complain about this more often. I know he does sometimes, but I want him to amp it up.

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    soonergrunt says:

    Off Topic, but Levi Johnston is going to run for Mayor of Wasilla, AK.
    It’s not like a job that requires skill as we all know, and besides, it might open up a brighter future for the industrious young man.

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    Lev says:

    I like the Michele Bachmann ad: Help me defend myself against Clinton and the Democrats’ attacks. I thought Republicans liked Bill Clinton now? Just as I’m sure they’ll like Obama in fifteen years. Evidently they still hate Carter intensely, though, for reasons I don’t think I’ll ever fully understand.

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    @Lev:

    Evidently they still hate Carter intensely, though, for reasons I don’t think I’ll ever fully understand.

    Because he was Supply Side Jesus’ immediate predecessor. When you’re constructing a hagiography about a historical figure, it’s important to cast those who opposed or preceded said figure as evil of the worst kind.

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    cmorenc says:

    This illustrates an analogous dynamic to the ancient Chinese (Confucius) observation that: “a fool can ask more questions than seven wise men can answer” – a dishonest political operative can buy air time to spout more lies than sevenfold as many vigilant members of the press corps or a diligent opposition can effectively refute. We all know how un-diligent most of the press corps is.

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    Guster says:

    He comes across quite provincial and unsophisticated, getting bogged down in the content like that. And partisan. I hate to say it, but he seems partisan. It’s rather unbecoming.

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    El Cid says:

    I wish Hugo Chavez would openly announce that he was donating to the US Chamber of Commerce in order to have more of a voice in US politics.

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    El Cid says:

    Yahoo! News notices that Americans aren’t really clamoring for Congress to work together in a moderate consensus in any reasonable fashion given that they’re voting for people who declare openly that they will not do that.

    Most Americans say they want members of Congress to forge compromises to solve the nation’s problems, yet many are turning to candidates in this tumultuous election season who are disdainful of compromise
    __
    By a large margin, 57 percent to 37 percent, Americans surveyed in the latest ABC News/Yahoo! News poll say they would rather that political leaders work across party lines, even if it means “compromising on important issues.”…
    __
    “The public is schizophrenic; they say they want compromise, but that flies in the face of the increasingly polarized candidates they vote for,” says Greg Valliere, chief political strategist for the Potomac Research Group. “Barack Obama’s experience is proof of that; he’s been punished for his attempts at cooperation.”

  13. 13

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP7_JMtPMRM

    Referred to by a commenter on the Greg Sargent column.

    En espanol, what sounds like a serious call for Hispanic people to not vote. Of course, my Spanish is pathetically limited.

    The commenter said it was being played [a lot] in Nevada.

  14. 14
    gene108 says:

    @Zifnab:

    But I doubt that will matter, because if the Republicans get more money they’ll have a better chance of winning. And who cares what your party stands for, so long as it’s winning, amirite?

    Yup. Spot on.

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    Jason In the Peg says:

    They hate Carter because he is a better Christian then they have any desire to be.

    As a result always showing just how shallow mean and petty they really are.

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    That’s what it is; there’s an English version on YouTube saying the same thing.

    I can’t wait to find out what Republican ratfucking operation is behind “Latinos for Reform.”

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    Nellcote says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    here’s the english version w/backstory. This is really fucked up.

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    Poopyman says:

    @Nellcote: Now that’s a good ratfucking.

    (Golf clap)

    Last thought: The one fault I have is that they released it about 10 days too soon. There’s plenty of time for the Dems to respond and negate it.

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    @fasteddie9318: No need to wait:

    The man behind a new Spanish-language ad, encouraging Nevada Latinos not to vote is a veteran of Republican politics and now an advocate for what most would consider conservative, business-friendly immigration policy.
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    In an interview with TPM, Robert de Posada, founder of Latinos for Reform, said he’s become equally disgruntled with both parties. His current goal, though, is to punish Democrats for failing to deliver on a promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform. And his CV includes a long list of affiliations with conservative immigration reform groups.
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    In 1994, according to de Posada, he helped create the Hispanic Business Roundtable, which later became the Latino Coalition, where he was president until 2007. He served as co-director with Dick Armey on Americans for Border and Economic Security, on George W. Bush’s Social Security Commission, and as director of Hispanic affairs at the Republican National Committee until becoming disgruntled with the GOP and settling into conservative advocacy.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.....vocacy.php

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    blahblahblah says:

    @Zifnab:

    But I doubt that will matter, because if the Republicans get more money they’ll have a better chance of winning. And who cares what your party stands for, so long as it’s winning, amirite?

    Democrats do that too. And they take money from evil unions who are bought and paid for by the Soviet Union and Communist China. Remember Bill Clinton selling missiles to China and killing Vince Foster? So if the Democrats sell out the country, it’s perfectly OK for the Republicans to as well. I mean, don’t the Republicans have to compete against that foreign communist hippy-loving freeloader Democrat party?

    Also, and.

    And, also.

    I’m voting for that ‘Rent is Too Damn High’ guy. I’m sick of Democrats and Republicans.

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    soonergrunt says:

    @El Cid: This day and age, you don’t actually need that. Just say that he’s doing that. You could also say that the Bin Laden family donates to the CoC. The only way that the CoC could refute those claims would be to open their books to outside scrutiny.

    Oh, wait, I thought we were talking about attacking liberal and left-leaning organizations. The rules are different for the other side. You could have a live video feed of Hugo Chavez buggering Tom Donohue and Donohue begging for more in front of fifty witnesses and the ‘news’ media in this country would say “opinions differ.”

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    Corner Stone says:

    @El Cid: Man, I need a ciggie after that, and I have never smoked one in my life.
    Just the thought, the merest idea of watching brain pans pop while they swing their head from left to right as they explain why they’re keeping Chavez’ money.

    Oh, I know they’d swallow it just fine. But it would still be awesome.

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    Paula says:

    @soonergrunt:

    Hmmm, having a sense of humor means he’s already one-up on Bible Spice.

    Anyone want to volunteer him a platform?

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    El Cid says:

    @soonergrunt:

    You could have a live video feed of Hugo Chavez buggering Tom Donohue and Donohue begging for more in front of fifty witnesses and the ‘news’ media in this country would say “opinions differ.”

    I’m pretty sure Chavez has better taste.

    In reality, Chavez’ funding would more than likely have a more positive effect on US elections, as he would likely be funding anti-corporate groups.

    I say “likely” because he also might just find the looniest way to shove his foot in his mouth and screw over whoever he thinks he’s helping by funding ads for crazy shit.

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    Nick says:

    Clearly if Obama had used the bully pulpit…

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    Steve at Washington Monthly covered that this morning. Hey, I don’t see what the problem is — aren’t the firebaggers always telling us the best possible way to get the Democrats to pay attention to our issues is to stay home and not vote? So what’s the problem with telling Latinos not to vote since it’s guaranteed to make the Democrats wake up and pay attention to their issues?

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