Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Has the Lunatic Right Nothing Better To Focus On?...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Oh no, President Obama shook hands with Raul Castro. Everyone should know the frigging sky is now going to fall in and American capitalism is going to be destroyed by this single handshake.

The delusional and idiot extreme right wing has nothing more important to focus on? Like fiscal mismanagement? Corporate welfare? Excessive unneeded DOD spending? The list goes on...

Media outlets, and most specifically the furthest right in the media is increasingly becoming a joke and as a result making itself more irrelevant.

From none other than Breitbart:

For those who believe in human rights and liberty, the sight of our president bounding up some stairs to energetically shake hands with Raul Castro, dictator of Cuba, was more than a little unsettling -- regardless of the circumstance. But that's what President Obama seemed to go out of his way to do at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday. Although Castro has imprisoned American Alan Gross for four years now, CNN alternately applauded and made excuses for the handshake.

Obviously worried that shaking hands with a dictator might hurt Obama politically, the media were quick to play goalie. CNN's Chris Cuomo went so far as to read Obama's mind and report on the president's true intent:

And that handshake obviously was a huge moment. But not to be misunderstood, the handshake with Raul Castro, the president of Cuba, we believe was President Obama showing respect to Nelson Mandela and the occasion of today, the spirit of reconciliation. Of course, it will be dissected politically. …

No matter the ongoing political disputes, on this day, it was about something bigger. It was about forgiveness and reconciliation, because it was about a man who was bigger: Nelson Mandela. And that is what the tribute has been all about today.

Cuomo never bothered to mention that Castro is a dictator.

Like that realty matters in the big picture of what's actually important John Nolte.

Why is it the current political and media landscape so populated with wing nuts? The right, (and to a lesser degree the left) is out of its frigging mind.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Has the Lunatic Right Nothing Better To Focus On?...


    This is what is known as a simple answer to a simple question.


  2. Has the Lunatic Right Nothing Better To Focus On?...

    Now Shaw the correct answer.

    Yes. However, for some unknown reason they chose to fixate on the unimportant and ridiculous.

    As a fiscal conservative and social libertarian please do not ask me why for I will have to tell you I have absolutely NO idea.

    1. RN: I am reminded of the flag pin thing... remember?

  3. Replies
    1. Indeed. Imagine that. Thatcher shaking Mugabe's hand.

    2. BB, are you nuts? You know darn well those instances were years ago and have no bearing on what Obama does. DOn't ever forget that history began when he was elected and if he does what any other president or leader has done... so what...

      The fringe is either blind to facts, willingly dishonest, or incredibly stupid... how else to explain the focus on something like this?

    3. Dave: The next time there is a Republican president, your comment can easily be recycled, just replace that name with Obama's.

    4. Dmarks, that might be true if I did not have a history of criticism of Obama and even some good words for past GOP presidents... It's an interesting thought though... so here's a question... we all can ID an extreme leftist... the Code Pink type folks, or maybe the far left of the PETA folks... can you, or anyone else tell me what views an extreme conservative holds?

      I've been trying to get an answer on this, from a conservative, for years... so far, nothing...

    5. Dave: I was not addressing you personally. Just in general.

      It so happens i am in a tangle with some truly idiotic neo-Confederates. I would count them as extreme conservatives.

      They are bending over backwards to talk about how great slavery was. And how the real victims in the conflict were slave owners. who were owed compensation for lost property.

      "Secondly, the slaves were not brutalized, but treated very well. This has been documentd by such scholarly studies as in the book "Time on the Cross." Slaves were valuable property, and slaves that were well treated did not try to run away. Further, most slaves were loyal to the South, many thousands serving the Confederacy willingly as teamsters, cooks and even as soldiers. There are monuments in thehSouth praising the slaves for their loyalty."

      Yeah, they are a type of conservative. And I consider them extreme, and most illogical.

      From the same person: "The war was fought over secession, not the reason for the secession."

      Does that meet your challenge, Dave? It wasn't difficult at all.

  4. George W. Bush snogged a Saudi sheik, for crying out loud.

  5. RN, you have labelled them correctly. They do the right no service.

    1. What bothers me is these toons are just distracting from real issues. Issues like fiscal sanity, balanced budgets, real economic growth and job creation, ending corporate welfare, gradually rolling back DOD spending, etc.

      Not going to expect much to change. We've been on the road to nowhere for sometime now and we continue to follow it blindly.

    2. Perhaps they do not, or cannot, attack the real issues.

    3. Both are very real possibilities Jerry.

  6. On a scale of 0-10, this was about a .5. I mean, what was he supposed to do, spit in the guy's face?

    1. Naw, the nutters wouldn't expect that. Rather I think they would have the President thumb his nose at Castro or give him the finger.

    2. Will, apparently he was supposed to ignore him or walk off the stage... regardless of what our other leaders have done in the past when these things come up...

  7. Perhaps you may want to ask the Cuban-Americans in South Florida if Obama's handshake had any meaning?

    1. Rusty, they should instead not lose focus on the Cuban Americans losing their health care under the ACA and other more serious Obama era problems.

  8. Naw, I'll wait to get the Cruz report. In fact I look for it tomorrow.I need a good laugh.


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