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Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-18-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to you by the Theory of Evolution! “Evolution: Making monkeys out of the Right Wing for over a century.”

by Walt Dismay· · News
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Image from e-rockford

Republican Senator Tom Coburn Promotes Gun Violence Against Lawmakers

In a week in which Rick Perry stated that Texas would do some ugly things to Ben Bernanke, Republican Senator Tom Coburn has gone even further by essentially promoting gun violence against liberal lawmakers.

Are You Labeling Your Terrorists Correctly?

Are You Labeling Your Terrorists Correctly?

I remember hearing someone say back in the Reagan days, I think it was a reference to the contras. ‘The only difference between a freedom fighter and a terrorist is who you ask.’ I always liked that one, justification is in the eye of the beholder.

by Mark Lewis· · News, Political Rants
Wisconsin Wire:  Police Try to Intimidate Protesters for Holding Signs

Wisconsin Wire: Police Try to Intimidate Protesters for Holding Signs

It has been a long struggle here in Wisconsin, and it has been on so many fronts. The front in which I have perhaps been most involved has been the First Amendment Rights civil disobedience front.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
DOJ Investigates Standard and Poor’s for Complicity in Economic Collapse

DOJ Investigates Standard and Poor’s for Complicity in Economic Collapse

Just 12 days after downgrading U.S. credit ratings, the news breaks that Standard and Poor’s may soon be dragged into U.S. federal court.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Bachmann Staffer Tied to Ugandan Minister behind ‘Kill the Poop-Eating Gays’ Bill

Bachmann Staffer Tied to Ugandan Minister behind ‘Kill the Poop-Eating Gays’ Bill

Michele Bachmann, a vicious anti-gay crusader herself, might be rivaled in the homophobia department by her campaign aide Peter Waldron.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
A humorous graph on why abstinence only education fails. Image from http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a207/anime_angelchick/graph.jpg

Rick Perry Gets Heckled, Claims Abstinence Works Despite Being Presented Statistics That Show Otherwise (VIDEO)

Rick Perry gets heckled by a crowd, after being asked about the failure of his abstinence only sex education program. Rick Perry has had a rough week. He is taking a lot of criticism over comments and is following in the footsteps of most Republicans when it comes to answering questions. And questions about the effectiveness of abstinence are no different.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republican Governor of Texas Rick Perry. Image from http://www.theusnewsdot.com/rick-perry-another-texas-governor-who-would-be-president/rick-perry/

Rick Perry Thinks A Zero Percent Tax Rate On Corporations Will ‘Get This Economy Working Again’

Further proving that he cares more about corporations than people, and that he believes in the foolish theory of ‘trickle-down’ economics, Texas Governor Rick Perry went on record today saying that a 35% tax rate on corporations (which most of them don’t even pay) is too high, and that we should lower it to zero percent in order to get them to start creating jobs.

I don't have anything against black people, I just don't think I should have to eat with them in public places. Or use the same bathroom. Or the same water fountain. Or sit next to them on a bus.

Is Ron Paul A White Supremacist? Absolutely!

For some reason, people don’t want to admit that Ron Paul is a career racist. It’s time to get over it and embrace the reality that is Ron Paul: White Supremacist.

by Walt Dismay· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
Rick Perry Supports Flawed and Failed GOP Economic Policy

Rick Perry Supports Flawed and Failed GOP Economic Policy

On Monday, newly “ordained” Republican presidential candidate, Rick Perry, hit the stage preaching the GOP “gospel of the tax cut” and the evils of government regulation. He came out on the campaign trail swinging, using age-old GOP talking points: government regulation and taxes inhibit the ability for corporations to fulfill […]

Fundamentalist Christians Spank Child to Death In The Name Of God

Fundamentalist Christians Spank Child to Death In The Name Of God

CNN reported on Monday that parents spanked their 7-year-old adopted daughter to death. The parents are fundamentalist Christians who beat their nine children regularly because they believe God told them to.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Texas Governor and potential Republican Presidential nominee Rick Perry.

Texas Governor Rick Perry Hates America

Yes! Rick Perry has proven he hates America by his suggestion that he could consider the option to secede in the future,
but the real proof that he hates America is in the pudding and in his actions and his past record. The sad state of affairs in his beloved state of Texas is shameful and indeed telling.

by Teeluck Sooknarine· · News
Image from the Associated Press.

Paul Ryan Running Scared: Charges Voters Fee to Ask Questions, Skips Town Halls

Is Rep. Paul Ryan really looking to make a buck off his constituents? In yet another Republican stunt that proves the GOP only cares about people with money, Ryan is charging a fee akin to a ‘poll tax’ for the right to speak with him.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Mitt Romney. Image from http://thefloridanewsjournal.com/2011/08/04/bachmann-romney-santorum-agree-to-oppose-gay-marriage-in-documents-with-nom/

Three GOP Presidential Candidates Sign Pledge To Investigate LGBT Community

Get ready for another round of McCarthyism. Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum have all signed a pledge to form a commission to investigate the LGBT community if elected President.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Corporate Shill Smackdown of the Day: 8-16-2011

Corporate Shill Smackdown of the Day: 8-16-2011

Like that drinkable tap water? Enjoy it while it lasts! Obama’s Energy Secretary threw us all under the bus!

by Walt Dismay· · News
Brian Copeland (left), host of 7 Live, has to ask BART Spokesperson Linton Johnson (right) to stop interrupting him during an interview regarding the constitutionality of BART blocking cell phone service.

BART Spokesperson Defends Decision To Restrict First Amendment Rights (VIDEO)

Brian Copeland interviewed BART’s spokesperson today, and BART defended their decision to block cell phone reception on their platforms recently. Many people including the ACLU believe that blocking cell phone access is unconstitutional, because it encroaches on the citizens’ first amendment rights.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Bachmann: Gay Families Not Real Families, Will Not Appoint Homosexuals To Her Cabinet

Bachmann: Gay Families Not Real Families, Will Not Appoint Homosexuals To Her Cabinet

Are you gay? Are you married? Do you have kids? Did you think you were a happy family? WRONG! Michelle Bachmann says you’re not. And you can’t work for her either! So there!

by Walt Dismay· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
GOP Hopeful Exposes Republican Anti-Jobs, Anti-Middle Class Agenda – Without Meaning To

GOP Hopeful Exposes Republican Anti-Jobs, Anti-Middle Class Agenda – Without Meaning To

One GOP presidential hopeful said something quite shocking during the Aug. 11 Republican Presidential debate, and the media barely seemed to notice. Herman Cain’s surprising candor about the Republicans’ true agenda should be disturbing and enraging more people.

Warren Buffet. Image from http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/10/billionaires08_Warren-Buffett_C0R3.html

Warren Buffet Calls Out GOP Over Taxes

Warren Buffet dismissed the typical Tea Party argument that low taxes stimulate investment and create jobs saying,’My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.’

by ZCT· · Discredited Right-Wing Myths, News