Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Week in Right Wing World - 3/29-4/4

What did we find out this past week, you might ask?

Michael Steele's RNC spent nearly two grand at a sex-themed Los Angeles nightclub. They also spent $982 of its donors' money on "office supplies" from the Boyden Valley Winery last December. Between December and February, the RNC bought over $700 worth of so-called "office supplies" from Congressional Liquors, a booze and sandwich shop on Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill. In December, the RNC reimbursed RNC Deputy Finance Director Debbie LeHardy for $453 worth of "meals" from Henri Bendel, a posh boutique on New York's Fifth Avenue. Bendel's is an upscale source for costume jewelery, handbags and make-up. The store bills itself as a "Girls' Playground for trendsetting young women from around the world." She also received reimbursement for $282 spent at Boca Grande Outfitters, which bills itself as "the area's most complete saltwater fly fishing and light tackle outfitter." The report designates the reimbursement for "meals." Aaron Sutcliffe, a clerk at BGO, said the store doesn't sell food. The RNC also sent out a mailer that included a phone number directing callers to a phone sex line! Man, these right wingers know how to spend other people's money...what is it they say about Democrats again?!

Florida urologist Jack Cassell posted a sign on his office door reading, "If you voted for Obama ... seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your health care begin right now, not in four years." This prompted Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) to say, "Maybe he thinks the Hippocratic Oath says, 'Do no good', adding "If this is the face of the right wing in America, it's the face of cruelty. ... Why don't they change the name of the Republican Party to the Sore Loser Party?"

Bat-shit crazy Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) appeared on Hannity's show accusing Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week of trying to "incite something" by choosing to walk through a Tea Party rally being held outside the U.S. Capitol on the day health care reform passed last month. Seriously? If Pelosi and the other Democrats had come in through the "back door" or wherever Bachmann thinks they should've walked, the story would've been that they were ashamed to walk through the protesters. She also denied that protesters hurled racial slurs or spit on a congressman during the demonstration, adding that the Tea Party is being unjustly smeared by the media and Democrats. Here's the best one! She said, "The media wants you to believe that Tea Party Patriots are toothless hillbillies...This is a very sophisticated crowd." Now that's funny! Why is it that no one on the 'right' is capable of using google or youtube for the proof that anyone not glued to Fox has already seen? I despise Republicans a little more with each passing day.

Sarah Palin's "Real American Stories" debuted on Fox Thursday to a rather lackluster viewership. It generated a fair share of controversy after both LL Cool J and Toby Keith — who were billed among the special's celebrity guests — cried foul and claimed the network was reusing old footage for the Palin special. The show was down 28% from gal pal Greta's previous Thursday night audience. TVNewser also notes, based on quarter-hour viewing data, that the special lost viewers from start to finish. The final 15 minutes were down 18% in total viewers and 22% in A25-54 viewers compared to the first 15 minutes. Finally, it appears the more people are seeing of her, the less they want to see...even from the Republican channel!

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