Fox News hot-air dealer instructs us that "elites" believe in "mulitculturalism" and "diversity," while the Tea Party believes in "patriotism." Go to your reference book of choice and see if "multiculturalism" and "diversity" are actually antonyms of "patriotism." What's that? They're not? There might be a reason they're not. After all, how are "multiculturalism" and "diversity" not patriotic, exactly? Don't they suggest that anyone can make it in America? And aren't we supposed to be proud of our "melting pot" land?
A pair of Tea Party poobahs speculate on whether they could file a class-action lawsuit against homosexuality for the "damage" it's "caused" -- you know, given that states filed a class-action lawsuit against the tobacco companies, about which they still seem pretty sore. Short answer: you can't, unless you're willing to sue every homosexual in the country, and I'll bet even these two Tea Party clowns have gay friends. Also, I thought Tea Party doctrine held that class-action lawsuits were anti-freedom or something.
Two-time Idaho state House candidate tries to explain, at length, why he opposes any government involvement in health care but has ten children on Medicaid. And I do mean "at length" -- his screed serves, if anything, as a reminder of all the goods and services we pay our government to provide, though of course he can't put it like that, believing, as he apparently does, that Government is Evil Full Stop. But when he criticizes environmental activists who still drive cars and use oil heat, they'll be able to use his own argument against him. And who put a gun to his head and made him have 10 kids?
Eric Stern at Salon fact-checks the three families who appeared on Hannity last week to testify that they were "negatively impacted" by the Affordable Care Act -- by, you know, calling them and asking them questions and verifying their statements, like journalists would do. Spoiler alert: Mr. Stern finds that none of them had even visited healthcare.gov, nor would be caught dead doing so, and the guy who complained the most about not being able to create jobs only employs four people to begin with, and is thus exempt from most of the Affordable Care Act's mandates. In other words, a real journalist wouldn't have put these people on air to begin with.
Check out the big balls on this guy: Karl Rove says Mr. Obama wasn't "presidential" enough during the whole shutdown drama. Why? Because he didn't "make the compromises" the situation supposedly demanded, because he "deliberately withdrew from negotiations," and because "his skill is not in bringing Americans together; it is turning them against one another." He even has the nerve to say "(h)ypocrisy makes for clever politics but bad governing." I guess Mr. Rove would know a lot about all of that, wouldn't he?
John Boehner (E-OH) summarizes the shutdown debacle thusly: "We fought the good fight. We just didn't win." Clearly he's watched too many football games! As if anyone in America should care whether Republicans or Democrats "win" anything! And for whom did Republicans "fight the good fight," other than themselves and their corporate paymasters?