Archive for July 26, 2010
I heard my favorite quote of the day just now from Dave Weigel. Weigel was on Countdown with Keith Olbermann talking about how Netroots Nation deemed Sarah Palin their favorite potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate: “We in the media sometimes confuse celebrity with credibility.”
Ah, yeah. Ya think?
Given Tom Tancredo’s announcement that he has joined the run for governor of Colorado as the “American Constitution Party” candidate (the wingers are so good at catchy names), my friend over at Free Range Longmont writes about what a mess the GOP/conservatives/Tea Partiers are in in Colorado. I mean, they were in a mess before Tancredo announced.
We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Watching this crowd duke it out is going to be fun, fun, FUN!
I try to keep it to one Tweet of the Day but I can’t pass this one up:
You know the old saw — blame the messenger.
Not only that, the gist of Wikileaks’ document dump isn’t news to anyone who has been paying attention for the last six or seven years. But the “liberal media,” with GOP’er David Gergen’s help, hopes you’ll look the other way — over there — to the “culprits” at Wikileaks — not to George you-know-who.
Remember about a month ago when the National Tea Party canceled its long-planned “Unity Convention” because so few people signed up it wasn’t worth the trouble it occurred to them that it was just too darn hot in Las Vegas in July?
Well, I got an email from them today and they’re going to try again on October 14 – 16:
Thing is, it doesn’t look like this second attempt is off to a very good start. Maybe they’re still working on getting things together but if you go to their website, screenshot above, they don’t even have the basics down. There are no tabs to click on to register for the convention and no tabs to click on to register at the hotel. Heck, there isn’t even a phone number or website listed for the hotel.
You know, maybe it’s just me, but I’m sensing a serious lack of enthusiasm here.
For anyone who’s interested, Wikileaks has posted its “Afghan War Diary 2004 – 2009” documents on its site, here.
Remember last week when we heard calls for the Republican establishment to speak out against the horrible smear of Shirley Sherrod orchestrated by Andrew Breitbart? Well, let’s not waste our time waiting for that to happen because it ain’t going to: Andrew Breitbart to Speak at GOP Fundraiser With Michael Steele.