Wednesday, March 28, 2012

He Said It

I’d give you the direct quote but it’s better for you to view this video uploaded to YouTube by San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher, who not only announced he’s leaving the GOP but is embracing his Independence.

Unlike most Republicans running for office, Fletcher served in the military. He also supported ending DADT, which automatically makes him too liberal for the GOP.

San Diego deserves better than the same partisan bullsh*t from the likes of Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio. Fletcher’s currently tied for third place in recent polls, but this move and his track record might give him the boost his candidacy needs.

In the open primary only the top two candidates face off in November. I hope Fletcher is one of them.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

He Tweeted It

Rush - As soon as u started losing the big $$ from your hate speech, you caved & obeyed the men who pay u. Who's the prostitute now, bitch? –Michael Moore, via Twitter, March 3, 2012.

I have no comment. I can’t stop laughing!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sliding Scale

There's a reason why the the political and media right attack Rachel Maddow more than any of the other political show hosts on MSNBC.  Yes, she's the most liberal -- with the possible exception of Dylan Ratigan, they're all liberal obviously -- but the reason why they choose her as the poster child of the liberal media is because she's the one who most has her facts and her act together.  The right has always been very successful at holding someone up and demonizing them, labeling them as something to fear in a successful effort to keep their readers, listeners and partisans from even finding out for themselves what someone stands for.
Many times I've watched her show and felt, like I have with the others, that she's dead right but the difference with her is that she takes you to school and backs it up with lots of facts, evidence and proof.  Watching her first segment two nights ago was a textbook example of this, even more so than usual; but the reason I'm sharing this is because it's a wakeup call.  More often than not her topics of illustration bring to light something even the most informed hadn't thought of or noticed.  Also, there's an excellent interview at the end of the following clip with Maine's Democratic Representative Chellie Pingree regarding this issue and whether she's likely to run for Senator Olympia Snowe's seat.

Many of us moderate liberals have felt this going on for some time now.  Now is the time to put a stop to this and, if any, start dragging the center back to the left.
Cross-posted on Inside Zebster

Thursday, March 1, 2012

He Said It

"I'm more than willing to go off decorum to ensure THIS MAN is not beatified. Sorry, he destroyed lives. And he knew it." – Andrew Breitbart, commenting on the passing of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), August 26, 2009.

BreitbartWhen I heard Andrew Breitbart died this morning of natural causes, the first thing I thought about were some of the things he did. Not only did Breitbart piss on Ted Kennedy’s grave via Twitter, but he also destroyed lives.

Remember Shirley Sherrod? Once upon a time she was the Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture. Then snippets of video showed she said some racist things in a speech and was forced to resign. Then the truth came out – those snippets were taken out of context and when the unedited video was viewed it was determined to be a Breitbart smear campaign. A civil suit by Sherrod against Breitbart is still ongoing.

Remember the heavily edited ACORN videos? Breitbart was part of the cabal that publicized them and later we found out ACORN did nothing wrong – but they were still defunded by Congress anyway.

And people want us on the left to play nice because he left behind a wife and four kids? I don’t blame people for saying some of the cruel things about him today. With the way Andrew Breitbart chose to conduct himself in the media – and with his media empire – he had it coming. And he knew it.