Saturday, May 19, 2012

Is Taegan Goddard's "Political Wire" the Dumbest Political Site on the Web? One Thing's For Sure: It Has the Dumbest Commenters

Someone named "Taegan Goddard" -- if that is his real name -- runs a so-called news site named "PoliticalWire." Just so you're aware if you happen to vist: PoliticalWire is the news equivalent of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: it's guaranteed to repetitively spew DNC talking points while attracting a certain -- how can I say this politely? -- clientele of low intellectual capacity. The shallow end of the gene pool, if you will.

The latest example of the site's drone-like insipidity is this delightful missive, entitled "Is GOP Trying to Sabotage the Economy?" [sic]

Associated Press: "Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic recovery to hurt President Barack Obama's re-election chances? Some top Democrats say yes, pointing to GOP stances on the debt limit and other issues that they claim are causing unnecessary economic anxiety and retarding growth."

Regardless of whether the suspicions are right, "there's evidence that unceasing partisan gridlock and the prospect of big tax increases and spending cuts in January are causing some companies to postpone expansions."

Genius. So the greatest deficit spender in world history, whose own budgets have been repudiated by the nail-biting, bipartisan margin of 610 to nothing, and who had super-majorities in Congress for two years, blames the GOP for his epic failures?

• He jammed through the world's biggest "Stimulus" bill, roughly $800 billion that is now built into the baseline budget, because of Democrats' three-year failure to pass a budget.

• Using every political maneuver imaginable, he shoved Obamacare down the American people's throats -- a 2,700 page bill that not one person read before it was voted on.

• In an unsurprising turn of events, he slammed a "Financial Reform" bill into place -- thousands of pages of additional legislation that no one read -- that left the lynchpins of the financial crisis (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) unreformed.

• He presided over such egregious deficit spending that the U.S. lost its AAA credit rating for the first time.

• His EPA and Department of the Interior have repeatedly attempted to crush America's energy production: found in contempt of court for its illegal Gulf drilling ban, repudiated in federal court for exceeding its authority by revoking properly issued mining permits and killing the Keystone XL pipeline just for starters.

• He tacitly endorsed illegal immigration by issuing executive orders to implement a de facto DREAM Act and sued states for enforcing federal immigration law.

• Through his National Labor Relations Board, he's repeatedly intimidated large manufacturers like Boeing.

• He's wasted tens of billions on phony "green energy" companies like Solyndra that -- just coincidentally, I'm sure -- never failed to have ties to his campaign's biggest contributors.

Those items are just the tip of the iceberg.

But all of these failures -- Soviet-style, central planning on steroids -- are the Republicans' fault. Or at least Bush's.

With embarrassing drivel like this, I'm guessing Taegan Goddard and his collective commenting crew couldn't harness enough intellectual firepower to spark a stogie.

Topmost image: People's Cube.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe BFH is trying to reason with those artards.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Political Wire is one of the best sites around for politics. It's incredibly balanced -- even if the commenters sometimes lack it.

RosalindJ said...

Anon, I looked at all the articles and links. Incredibly balanced..this phrase does not mean what you think it means.

Barry Popik said...

I've been familiar with Taegan Goddard's Political Dictionary since it came out. IMHO, my political dictionary (just a fraction of my etymology website) has a great many more terms, all researched to the earliest and most relevant historical citations and with links. Goddard's Political Dictionary is just a bunch of short stubs.

RosalindJ said...

@Barry Popik, I don't think the question you answered can be found on this page. Seriously. What the hell? It's not a competition between hisn'and yourn' count and sourcing. It's about the content of the articles and the tard quotient of the regular commenters.

Barry Popik said...

@R, the Political Dictionary is part of Taegan Goddard's "Political Wire" website and I'm saying that it's not very good. The short stubs are often wrong and are almost always incomplete. The "content of the articles" is not good.

Sorry if that was off topic for you.