Author Archives: iggydonnelly

Faux Populism… The Angry Affluent Instead of Oppressed Commoners

Dana Millbank notes that Grover Norquist fails in his role as a Populist.  Millbank lists the groups supporting the Tea Bag movement as: “British Petroleum, Fannie Mae, the Distilled Spirits Council and the Interactive Gaming Council.”

The Tea Partiers from Millbanks’ view are mainly the “angry affluent” who want poor people to “pay more taxes.”  Doesn’t sound like much of a populist cause, now does it?

I think the Millbankster nails it this time.  What do you all think?



Filed under Uncategorized

Obama Hostile to the Press?

Dana Milbank of the WashPo reports on Obama’s alleged hostility to the press. I am inclined to see these reported actions as “smart management” of the 4th estate, rather than supression of my right to know.

I had not seen this amusing photo before.



Filed under Obama

Enemies or Frienemies?

This fascinationg video esamines the relationship between Obama and Hillary Clinton.  She has been a good and faithful servant for the Obana team.  She was instrumental in sending Bill Clinton to North Korea to help win the release of a couple of women detained by them.

She does not see herself staying an 8 years for Obama, should that be possible.  My hope is that she will be named as a Supreme Court Justice.  What are your thoughts on this possibility?


Filed under Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

The False Equivalency of the Left vs. Right Rage

In response to the unprecedented rage that has been leveled at Obama, the Right contends that the Left’s rage against George W. Bush was just as toxic.  This has to be the best example of False Equivalency I have seen for some time.  Were there an equal number of death threats against political figues during the Bush terms?  I am not recalling them.  The whole tenor of the rancor is much worse now than at any time during the Bush junta.

Sure we said Bush looks like a chimp.  The fact is:  he does!  Even though he invaded foreign lands on false premises, did we ever refer to GWB as Hitler:  we did not.  Even though Bush did everything he could to shuffle govenment resources to his corporate friends, did we say he was out to squander our country’s resources:  we didn’t.

We should have done all of the above and more.  Where else did we fail in our criticism of POTUS 43?



Filed under George W. Bush, hate groups

Tweet Justice For Beck???

Starting at 9:00 this morning the Jewish Funds for Justice will start sending twitter messages to Glenn Beck; one every minute to the television host.  Their reasons for doing so: “to confront Glenn Beck about his bizarre and incongruous opinion that there is no place for social and economic justice in religion.”

An example: 

 And Jesus said to
All his hungry disciples
Hands off my fish, chumps.

Will this attention be helpful or a problem for Beck?  I think ignoring him is better.

Read more here.



Filed under Religion, Republicans

Erick Erickson: The Utterly Silly…

This man, who started the blog “RedState”, is threatening to pull his wife’s shotgun on any census worker who comes onto his property.  From this politico article Erickson rants:  “‘They’re not going on my property. They can’t do that. They don’t have the legal right, and yet they’re trying,’ Erickson said, in a recording by the liberal media watchdog Media Matters. ‘The servants are becoming the masters. We are working for the government. We are becoming enslaved by the government.'”

It is not difficult to understand why viewers of CNN have become upset with the network for hiring Erickson.

What far and away upsets me the most is that this clown has the same name, although, gratefully, spelled differently, from my all time favorite psychoanalyst – Erik Erikson.  I’d like to start a petition that insists this dude has to change his name – to something like “Ranting Dumbass.”



Filed under Wingnuts!

Poll: Census Is Not an Invasion of Privacy

Representative Michelle Bachmann has stated that the Census does not need all the information it solicits.  A Poll done by CNN/Opinion Research finds that 83% of a sample representative of the U.S. population does not think the information sought by the Census is an invasion of privacy; while 16% thought it was an invasion of privacy.

80% of the respondents to the above p0ll thought the information obtained by the Census was useful compared to 20% who did not think so.

Read more here.

The fact that the census is constitutionally mandated does not seem to deter Ms. Bachmann.  Read more here.

I think the image below, might be on to something.


Filed under Polls, Radical Rightwing groups