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Kara Vallow

Entries by Kara Vallow

Taking on Big Whitey

(192) Comments | Posted May 13, 2010 | 3:33 PM


I keep coming back to Glenn Beck's preposterous notion that President Obama has "a deep-seated hatred for white culture." It's one of those patented GOP instances of preemptive projection: accuse the enemy of doing exactly what...

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Jim Bunning: Too Mean and Weird for the GOP

(14) Comments | Posted March 8, 2010 | 9:41 PM

2010-03-09-asses.jpgIf Jim Bunning managed to do the nation one service: he proved beyond a doubt that some Senators have severed any connections they might ever have had with the rest of America, with verifiable reality itself, with ordinary...

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The CPAC Rodeo Roundup

(9) Comments | Posted February 23, 2010 | 2:30 PM

Deep in the heart of Texas, Gov. Rick Perry talks darkly of his state seceding from the union. Up in Washington meanwhile, in a Marriott "ballroom", the participants at CPAC gathering of the red-meat far-right have long since seceded from reality. This year the grand old coots were tea baggin'...

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Happy Palintine's Day! A Love Letter From Me to Sarah

(70) Comments | Posted February 14, 2010 | 3:59 PM


Hi Sarah!

I thought I really ought to be send you a Valentine's Day greeting today, because I fear that next year you will be forgotten by all but your most rabid and demented fans. The more we learn about you, the less impressed...

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How Much Longer Can the GOP Maintain Credibility When All They Say Is "No! No! No! No! No!"?

(13) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 3:27 PM


It's been over a week now since President Obama entered the enemy's camp and delivered his magisterial demolition of the rancid core principles of the Republican "loyal opposition." He came in peace, and left them in pieces, extending the hand of friendship, and then...

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Junior G-Man James O'Keefe. Is He Stupid? Or Evil? Both!

(12) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 9:53 PM


I'm delighted to see that the feral children of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove are at it again - and that this time their antics may land them in the Federal Pen for a VERY long time.

The last time we heard from right-wing...

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The 41 Percent Majority

(64) Comments | Posted January 24, 2010 | 10:42 PM

So remind me, since when did 41 percent of 100 suddenly constitute a majority?

Oh yeah, I remember now: since George W. Bush slunk out of Washington DC in ignominy not 365 days ago. And since the wannabe bipartisan Democratic majority in both houses swore their oaths of office this...

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No More Mister White Guy

(31) Comments | Posted December 31, 2009 | 7:56 PM

Late last year, when Barack Obama trounced the McCain-Palin ticket, a phrase kept crossing my mind: "No More Mister White Guy."


The signs and omens were all around for those who wished to interpret them. A clapped-out white war-hero and his ultra-white, know-nothing...

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The Tea Party Problem. When Do Both Sides Say Let Them Drink Tea?

(26) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 7:02 PM

How delightful it is to learn, on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, that the Republican Party would lose serious ground in an election held today if it had to face off against an as yet unformed, generic (yet gayly dressed) "Tea Party Party." Delightful for me, of course,...

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GOP Purity Test: Republican Party's Version of the Longest Suicide Note in History

(55) Comments | Posted December 4, 2009 | 1:09 PM

You can tell the sun is setting on a once-great political party when it starts issuing angry, demonizing mission statements that seem deliberately devised to alienate as many moderate voters as possible. When the most extreme and reactionary wing of a party asserts total control over its institutions and expenditures...

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Stay Classy, Danville!

(9) Comments | Posted November 23, 2009 | 5:52 PM

"It was a mistake not to see beforehand that this would be controversial," said an apparently tone-deaf Nigel Coleman, chairman of the Danville Tea Party. "The general public didn't exactly understand what we were going after."
Yeah, I wasn't sure either. You see, when you decide to burn people...

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Got Common Sense? How Glenn Beck Appropriating Thomas Paine Offends True Patriots and People Who Can Read

(19) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 4:08 PM

So Glenn Beck and his Teabagging minions -- never the sharpest students of American history -- have now appropriated Thomas Paine, the staunchest radical of the American Revolution and later a persecuted moderating figure in...

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