Tea Party- Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Carl, looking and sounding very much like a thug, Paladino confronted and threatened a reporter, New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker, in Lake George, accusing him of snooping around, and going after Carl P's daughter for information. A daughter that he had from a previously undisclosed extramarital affair. Ouch! The high moral candidate dude, who is well known for sending racist, sexist, and beastility porn emails, and who claims that he will bring a moral tone to state government, by cleaning out the crooks, et. al, isn't so high proper and moral after all -- not that he fooled anyone that he was.
Mr. Paladino says he's so angry that he is going to clean up the mess in New York? Really? The New York Times looked at the mess in Mr. Paladino's campaign. His closest advisers are under legal and ethical clouds.
Cenk from The Young Turk does a piece on Sharron Angle, the Tea Partier-GOP candidate for U.S.Senator from Nevada, denouncing the new health insurance program. Ms. Angle calls the program Obama Care. Mrs. Angle says the federal health insurance program is something she will work to repeal, if she gets to the Congress.
Ms. Angle is an easy target for progressives. Each and every time she opens her mouth something stupid comes out, something not based on facts but based on her own zany ideology.
Mr. Carter is in a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He became ill in Cleveland, yesterday, and is still in the hospital this morning for observation. The Associated Press reports that Mr. "Carter is feeling normal this morning, And he looks forward to resuming his schedule as soon as possible."
The facts are that Mr. Rease, and men like him, represent anti-workers and anti-middle class interests.
Republican economist and the former long-time Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, has come out for allowing the Bush tax cuts expire. Mr. Greenspan was a key supporter of the Bush cuts in 2001. Now, that he says, he sees the harm that these cuts did to the economy, he is for their demise.
Unfortunately, Mr. Greenspan wants the cuts to end across the board. That would mean the taxes of the middle class would rise. Allowing the lapse of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy would help the economy by reducing the deficit. A tax rise for the middle class would hurt American families and slow the recovery.
Reports The Huffington Post -- "A dozen members of the House Tea Party Caucus have made word-for-word use of GOP talking points, presenting them as statements of their own. These self-styled renegade Republicans are, quite literally, reading from a script written in Washington. The source of that script is usually GOP.gov, the website of Republicans in Congress."
Screaming Headlines or Laugh Lines on the net this afternoon -- VIDEO from MSNBC Scarborough Country of Christine O'Donnell saying: I'm going to stop the whole country from having sex
The Washington Post Plum Line Notes " A Democratic source unearths video of Christine O'Donnell in 2003, answering clearly and unequivocally in the affirmative when asked: "You're going to stop the whole country from having sex?"
Before somebody shouts: OMG! Witchcraft?! --One look at the video and you will see that Ms. O'Donnell is just saying nutty things. But with that hair style, she does look like a bit of a witch.
Not surprised that Mrs. Obama has become the target of right wing attacks. The First Lady has high approval numbers. The right wing figures it has to knock those numbers down. Glenn Beck began with a very clumsy attack on the First Lady's campaign to encourage healthy eating and exercise. He's turned a do-good-feel good-that First-Ladies-do campaign into something sinister. He delivered his "let fat people get fat and die" rant on his show last week, then last weekend repeated it at the Right Nation conference in Illinois.
If it wasn't for the few people who do take Beck seriously he would be numbered among America's clowns, or based on his mood swings, from tears and crying to gleeful devilish laughter, he would be America's poster boy for mental health.