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Why Do They Hate Elena Kagan?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 10:42am 5/9/2010 at 10:42am

The left-wing blogosphere hates Elena Kagan. Really. The venom percolating up from the depths of the nutroots is getting pretty toxic.

For the most part, the right-wing blogosphere is sitting back and enjoying how people like Glenn Greenwald are tripping all over themselves to attack Kagan before right-wingers get a chance to...

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Who Does This Guy Look Like?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 8:27am 5/5/2010 at 8:27am

I saw a thread on Memeorandum linking to a ridiculous post, titled Bush, Slave Labor and Arizona, by the founder and Editor of BuzzFlash.com, Mark Karlin.

BuzzFlash bills itself as a progressive online community, which probably is why I had not heard of it before, despite its claim to traffic of 5...

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Right-Wing Bloggers Are Rugged Individualists, Left-Wing Bloggers Need Hand Holding

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 5:14pm 4/28/2010 at 5:14pm

That’s my synopsis of this report by the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Here is the chart of their findings as to right-wing (red) and left-wing (blue) blogs. Note particularly the second column, showing the high percentage of solo right-wing bloggers:


Here is the Berkman Center’s explanation:

Sites on the left adopt...

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Obamacare Requires You To “Show Your Papers”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 6:45am 4/28/2010 at 6:45am

Remember when Democrats fell all over themselves trying to prove that Obamacare would not cover illegal aliens? When Joe Wilson shouted “you lie” about coverage for illegal aliens, Obama and Democratic leaders assured the nation that illegal aliens would be excluded.

Under the final Senate health care bill signed into law (unlike...

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Dave Weigel Receives PDS

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 4:37pm 4/27/2010 at 4:37pm

Dave Weigel now blogs at The Washington Post covering “the conservative movement and Republican Party.”

I’ll leave an assessment of Weigel’s prior blogging aside for the moment.

At least now he knows what it is like to experience Palin Derangement Syndrome first hand (emphasis mine):

Last night I appeared on MSNBC’s Countdown with...

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Voices of Hate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 8:08am 4/27/2010 at 8:08am

There are many voices of hate, but the voices most ignored by the mainstream media come not from Tea Parties or maligned conservative groups, but from the intolerant left.

After someone who did commercial voice-overs for Geico was fired for leaving threatening messages at FreedomWorks (which has supported the Tea Parties), a...

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History Started On January 20, 2009

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 26, 2010 at 9:45am 4/26/2010 at 9:45am

President Obama’s outreach to Russia constitutes a “strategic reset,” according to Spencer Ackerman.

The proof? The recent Joint Statement issued by the U.S. and Russia commemorating the meeting of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River during WWII (emphasis mine):

Now this is something you don’t often see from American and...

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People In Small Towns Clinging To Their Bartering

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:40am 4/22/2010 at 10:40am

Not since Sarah Palin gave an interview at a turkey processing farm has the left-wing blogosphere been so excited.

The reason for the excitement?

Sue Lowden, a Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada, mentioned that bartering is a legitimate means of obtaining health care services. She even used the example of...

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Kagan Rumors Expose Left-Wing Hypocrisy and Homophobia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 9:00am 4/17/2010 at 9:00am

A rumor — apparently denied — that possible (likely?) Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is gay set the White House on a “scorched earth” attack on CBS News, where the rumor was reported in a blog. The reaction in the left-wing blogosphere...

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It’s Their Tea Party and I’ll Crash If I Want To

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:10am 4/13/2010 at 11:10am

New Year, same plans to crash Tea Parties in order to create a pretext for the non-stop Democratic smear machine which seeks to paint all opposition to Obama’s agenda as racist and extremist.

We saw this last April, as I documented in my post When Fascism Comes To America, It Will Look...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Bizarre Racist Projection At HuffPo)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 7:00pm 4/3/2010 at 7:00pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

As those of you who follow this blog know, almost every Saturday I highlight the use...

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Daily Caller A Failure

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 9:23am 3/30/2010 at 9:23am

Here is how Tucker Carlson described the purpose behind the Daily Caller (emphasis mine):

Tucker Carlson announced plans to launch DailyCaller.com, a conservative-leaning news site that will aim to be an answer to the Huffington Post….

Mr. Carlson told reporters and bloggers at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., that the site would...

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Count Frankula’s Blood Lust

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 12:20pm 3/28/2010 at 12:20pm

Frank Rich has a blood lust as do many of those pushing the false meme that opposition to Obama equals racism and violence, as witnessed by Rich’s latest polemic in the NY Times today, The Rage Is Not About Health Care.

As happened with the Bill Sparkman “murder” (turned out to...

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Most Frivolous Pro-Mandate Argument Of The Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 4:39pm 3/25/2010 at 4:39pm

Marc Ambinder and Steve Benen have it all figured out. The lawsuits challenging the health care mandate obviously are frivolous because the Complaints filed do not contain any case authority supporting the claims.

Gotcha! Those dumb Republican lawyers obviously don’t know what they’re doing! They have no case!

Ambinder started it off, by...

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Kinda, Sorta Sorry For Calling You Mass Murderers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 8:21am 3/25/2010 at 8:21am

The connection between health insurance and death rates is, at best, tenuous.

Ruth Marcus, in The Washington Post, pointed out yesterday that studies are not in agreement on the subject, leading Marcus to conclude as to Obamacare: “Gee, I hope this works out.”

But that has not stopped Democrats, from party leaders to...

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So Many Lies, So Little Time

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2:00pm 3/19/2010 at 2:00pm

The lies behind the Obamacare push resemble birds flocking together and fish swimming in schools. By throwing forward so many falsehoods as to the supposed benefits of Obamacare, it confuses attackers and makes it harder to isolate any one lie.

Firedoglake, which stands almost alone in exposing Obamacare from the left, has...

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Will Obamacare Lead To A New “Anti-Fascist” Coalition?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 1:37pm 3/17/2010 at 1:37pm

Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake has been one of the few avowed progressives willing to speak out against Obamacare.

As I have explored before, Hamsher’s central objection is my central objection, the mandate. We object to the mandate on very different grounds; she because it makes the government the bill collector for insurance...

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