Conservative Apologist David Brooks Declares War On Trump's White Nationalism
David Brooks has spent years giving the Republican Party ideological cover as it devolved into the radicalized mess it's become. But now, he's so horrified by what he helped create that he's abandoned any attempt to whitewash what is happening and he's calling it like it is: ...read more
Paul Krugman: Donald Trump Is The Bleak And Horrible Future Of The Republican Party
Paul Krugman gives voice to a nagging fear a lot of people have had: Even after he loses and loses badly, Donald Trump will continue to be the guiding light of the Republican Party. After explaining that Republicans knew damn well who they were endorsing and that it's ridiculous ...read more
Between Ferguson and the Reaction to the Star Wars Trailer, Racism is Alive and Louder Than Ever
Perhaps at some point early in its development, the addition of comments under YouTube videos was probably seen as a positive societal advancement in which consumers were encouraged to help sculpt content via accompanying feedback -- to idealistically form a community where ...read more
Ted Nugent and Rand Paul Declare: We're Anti-Racism, Pro-Civil Rights Heroes!
When I think of obnoxiously radical pro-gun trolls who delight in killing rare and spectacular animals for fun while routinely popping off with NRA slogans thinner than the bumpers stickers on which they're printed, the first name that comes to mind is aging rocker and Vietnam ...read more
The Republican Party's "Black Friends"
By Bob Cesca: Jonah Goldberg's recent column, "To Appeal to Black Voters, GOP Must Run Gauntlet of Racism Accusations," is hilariously awful. I'll swing back around to it presently. But first, over the weekend Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs tweeted that if you're ...read more
Southern Strategy Race-Baiting By Another Name...
By Bob Cesca: Yesterday on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Chris Matthews was utterly relentless against Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus regarding Mitt Romney's unapologetic and obvious use of the Southern Strategy. Although Matthews didn't use the specific name of ...read more
Romney Goes Birther, CNN's Acosta Blows Him in Public
By Chez Pazienza: A little inside baseball here: Cranking out four pieces a week for this site isn't easy. Writing takes enough time as it is, but it's coming up with a topic almost every weekday that really makes me crazy. Especially on Fridays -- Fridays are the worst ...read more
The Voter ID Poll Tax and the Childish Republican Response
By Bob Cesca: By way of a follow-up to my column yesterday about the Republican effort to disenfranchise millions of poor, elderly and working class Americans by passing Voter ID laws that require a government-issued photo ID in order to vote, I'd like to cover a well-worn ...read more
Mitt Romney Finally Went There. The Racist Southern Strategy.
By Bob Cesca: Somehow, the team of CG animators who work on the Mitt Romney uncanny valley animations that substitute for an actual Republican candidate continue to let this jittery, awkward proto-human speak without a carefully scripted speeches uploaded to his neural network. ...read more
To Repeat: President Obama Doesn't Hate White People
By Bob Cesca: Ever since President Obama became a frontrunner in 2008, far-right conservatives, especially those tasked with feeding myths and propaganda into the atmosphere for politics and profit, have been exploiting the racial resentment among angry white Republican ...read more
Conservatives Aren’t Funny. Ever. Part 2
By Bob Cesca: Last week, I wrote about conservatives and their flailing, shockingly unfunny attempts at comedy. Over the weekend, they continued to prove my point that too many far-right conservatives simply don't understand comedy outside of simplistic, unfair bullying or crappy ...read more