Entries by SteveM

Right-Wing Quote of the Day

On Twitter, David Limbaugh sums up the entirety of contemporary right-wing thinking in half a tweet: Universal pre-school. Marx has to be burning with jealousy. That’s it. That’s everything you need to know about the political philosophy of modern conservatives. Tweet here. (X-posted at No More Mister Nice Blog.)

The Things You Think Are Precious I Can’t Understand

You’ve seen that Lena Dunham “first time” ad for the Obama campaign. On Twitter, right-wing media personality and former Richard Nixon amanuensis Monica Crowley calls the ad “super-gross”: ICYMI Here is the super-gross Lena Dunham “Your First Time”/Lose Your Virginity to Obama ad: bit.ly/VKp2Uo#.UInf_s… — Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 26, 2012 Crowley’s taste in campaign […]

My Money’s on the Hologram

The Wall Street Journal reports that Republicans are trying to gin up some excitement with a stunt: Buried deep in the convention schedule released Monday is a vague reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event’s final evening. “To Be Announced” has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program. …The only other […]

Romney Claims to Sidestep Abedin Controversy, but Meets with a Pro-Bachmann McCarthyite

Mitt Romney was asked to weigh in on Chick-fil-A and on the McCarthyite campaign against Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and he refused, telling reporters, “Those are not things that are part of my campaign.” However, I see he’s hanging out with some folks who aren’t quite as shy about expressing opinions on these issues: […]

Putting Goldman Sachs in Charge of an Anti-Crime Program? Hey, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Obviously, all decent and right-thinking people hate government, right? So now we’re trying this: Goldman to Invest in City Jail Program, Profiting if Recidivism Falls Sharply New York City, embracing an experimental mechanism for financing social services that has excited and worried government reformers around the world, will allow Goldman Sachs to invest nearly $10 […]