Submitted by lambert on Sat, 05/03/2008 - 4:21pm
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 05/03/2008 - 10:24am
WKJM burbles happily:
If you missed the two-night Hillary-O'Reilly lovefest extravaganza (as I did, deliberately), we've got an easier-to-digest six-minute highlight reel just for you...
Yeah, with a lead-in like that, I'm sure I can totally trust the highlights to represent the event accurately. No doubt about it. None. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 05/02/2008 - 1:10pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 1:53pm
Submitted by myiq2xu on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 11:11am
In Part I we saw where the term "ratfucking" originated and met two of the most infamous ratfuckers. In this part we will see how ratfucking went from being a small part of GOP political campaigns during the Nixon era to being the centerpiece of campaigns under Bush I.
Harvey Leroy "Lee" Atwater (February 26, 1951 – March 29, 1991) was an advisor of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. As shown in Part I, He got his start as a ratfucker thanks to Karl Rove. Rove, then the National Chairman of the College Republicans, introduced Atwater to George H.W. Bush who was then the RNC Chairman. Read below the fold...
Submitted by myiq2xu on Fri, 03/28/2008 - 9:16am
Did you ever wonder what some of the obnoxious trolls claiming to be Obama supporters are hoping to accomplish by insulting the supporters of Hillary Clinton? Their tactics aren't likely to win converts, and seem designed to make enemies.
Maybe they aren't really Obama supporters after all.
Maybe they are a special breed of GOP trolls called "ratfuckers."
Ratfucking is an American slang term for political sabotage or dirty tricks. It was first brought to public attention during the Watergate scandal investigation that during the 1972 presidential campaign the Nixon campaign committee maintained a "dirty tricks" unit focused on discrediting Nixon's strongest challengers. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 3:32pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 06/07/2007 - 9:36am
Josh Marshall went and talked to Jerry Nadler, and that's what Nadler says. He's right. Every time Bush reauthorized the warrantless surveillance program, he broke the law (FISA), which is a felony punishable by five years in jail, as Judge Jackson noted in her decision in Bush v. NSA. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 03/17/2007 - 11:42pm
No doubt the story is even worse than WaPo lets on. Nevertheless:
FBI counterterrorism officials continued to use flawed procedures to obtain thousands of U.S. telephone records during a two-year period... Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 10/17/2006 - 6:21pm
Josh asks: Why are Rove and Bush seemingly confident about this fall's elections? Many have answered, "Diebold." For you skeptics out there, let me remind you of just who it is we're talking about:
Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/11/2006 - 7:48pm