Sarah Palins Oddball Speech In Denver Sounds Downright Inebriated | Crooks and Liars

Judge for yourself: Did Sarah Palin get into Aunty Peggy Noonans jar of Magic Dolphin Pills before her speech in Denver this week?Weve edited down the rambling 30-minute-plus address on Wednesday to the Western Conservative Summit, but you can get the drift just a few minutes in. And if nothing else, there were pink Obamas dancing across her teleprompter during the affair, judging by how often she kind looked at her screen funny, wrinkled her nose, and rambled on.All we can say is: Thanks, John McCain, for imperiling the nation with your astonishing lack of judgment.

via Sarah Palins Oddball Speech In Denver Sounds Downright Inebriated | Crooks and Liars.

Erik Rush Thinks Obama Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 | Right Wing Watch

In a classic just asking the question column, WorldNetDaily pundit Erik Rush argues today that the Obama administration may have been behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, suggesting that the White House worked with the Ukrainian government in order to blame Russian-backed militia groups for the crash.This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Rush also claimed that President Obama was behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

via Erik Rush Thinks Obama Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 | Right Wing Watch.

GOP split in Mississippi over tea partys McDaniel spreads to national party – CSMonitor.com

Is Chris McDaniel a modern-day Don Quixote tilting at windmills or is he a brave warrior, fighting to the last, for a just cause?Either way, the tea party candidate’s protracted battle against six-term Sen. Thad Cochran R of Mississippi has deepened the split in an already divided Mississippi Republican Party – and is spreading further into the national GOP.More than three weeks after state Senator McDaniel lost his primary runoff to Senator Cochran by more than 7,600 votes, he is still not conceding the race – and not going away quietly. On Thursday he is launching a three-day “Truth and Justice” tour of Mississippi.

via GOP split in Mississippi over tea partys McDaniel spreads to national party – CSMonitor.com.

Stephen Colbert Mocks Fox News For Complaining About Obama Traveling

Some Fox News correspondents are upset that President Obama hasnt visited the Mexican border during an immigration crisis, but then again, theyre also upset that he likes the Enlightenment.On Tuesday nights “Colbert Report,” Stephen poked fun at the cable news networks negative coverage of Obamas recent trips to Colorado and his upcoming vacation in Marthas Vineyard. But it was Fox News’ Peter Johnson Jrs mocking tone when describing Obamas trip to Europe that really made Colberts segment.“The Enlightenment!” Colbert said in a bougie accent. “The 17th and 18th Century movement that believed that knowledge was worth acquiring and that the scientific method is superior to superstition and witchcraft!””Garçon!” he continued, “Please bring us pasteurized milk and vaccines so we can all live past age 30!”Watch the full clip above and stay until the end to hear Colberts own Eurotrip story.

via Stephen Colbert Mocks Fox News For Complaining About Obama Traveling.

WHOOPS! AZ Republican Mistakes Busload Of YMCA Campers For Immigrants, Paints False Picture For News Station VIDEO | The Everlasting GOP Stoppers

AZCentral is reporting that Tea Party Republican congressional candidate and state legislator Adam Kwasman showed up to the scene of an expected Phoenix protest of the arrival of Central American refugees, ready to make political hay.

via WHOOPS! AZ Republican Mistakes Busload Of YMCA Campers For Immigrants, Paints False Picture For News Station VIDEO | The Everlasting GOP Stoppers.

GOP moderates revolt in Kansas – Manu Raju – POLITICO.com

WICHITA, Kan. — Moderate Republicans have been kicked around by the tea party for years in Congress and the states.Here in Kansas, they’re fighting back.

A moderate GOP uprising is in full swing against Gov. Sam Brownback, the fierce fiscal and social conservative whose policies led to a purge of middle-of-the-road Republicans from the legislature early in his tenure.In a rare and surprising act of political defiance on Tuesday, more than 100 Republicans, including current and former officeholders, endorsed Brownback’s opponent, statehouse Democratic leader Paul Davis. Polls show the challenger with a surprisingly strong shot at taking out Brownback in November.

via GOP moderates revolt in Kansas – Manu Raju – POLITICO.com.

From Sarah Palin to John Boehner: the range of GOP craziness – LA Times

Politically speaking, Sarah Palin is crazy — but in an entertaining way. Speaker of the House John Boehner may look reasonable by comparison, but his supposed rationality is pretty dubious.Before I proceed to pick on these GOP icons, I want to acknowledge that I spend a lot of time blasting Republicans in my columns and cartoons. Many readers assume it’s because I’m a commie-pinko, America-hating liberal Democrat. Actually, my constant critique of today’s GOP has more to do with the fact that I grew up in a time and place where Republicans were often the smart, sane ones and quite a few Democrats were part of a regressive, corrupt old guard.

via From Sarah Palin to John Boehner: the range of GOP craziness – LA Times.

Watch Steve Liesman demolish Rick Santellis inflation fearmongering live on CNBC – Vox

Rick Santelli is a longtime presence on CNBC whos very popular with the commodity traders in Chicago who form the backdrop to his appearances. Hes also a big time inflation fearmonger, always warning about the dire consequences of the Federal Reserves latest moves to bolster the economy. Last and by no means least, hes famous for his 2009 “rant” against bailouts of overly indebted homeowners that did so much to frighten people in the White House away from the politics of debt relief.Today, Josh Brown of ReformedBroker.com provoked him into a huge meltdown, after which Steve Liesman absolutely took him to school pointing out that anyone whod listened to his inflationista advice over the years would have lost a ton of money.Watch:

via Watch Steve Liesman demolish Rick Santellis inflation fearmongering live on CNBC – Vox.

GOP governors move focus away from same-sex marriage | TheHill

In what may be a bid to attract more voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Republican governors across the country have begun to soften their once fiery rhetoric on the issue of gay marriage.“I don’t think the Republican Party is fighting it,” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told the Associated Press in an interview at this weekend’s National Governor Association meeting in Nashville, Tenn.While the issue is “important” Republicans “haven’t been talking about this. We’ve been talking about economic and fiscal issues. It’s those on the left that are pushing it,” according to Walker, who is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that struck down his state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Walker is widely expected to be a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, along with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose state seems set to recognize gay unions.A recent Gallup poll found that 55 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, an all-time high on the issue. At least 20 states now allow gay marriage.

via GOP governors move focus away from same-sex marriage | TheHill.