The GOP presidential candidate campaign takes off.
It is a well-established fact that the United States is a center-right nation, yet over the last fifty years, the country’s laws and policies have slowly drifted leftward. One reason for this is that the Right has passively accepted the premise that the Left holds the middle ground. By labeling conservative ideas as extreme, the Left is laying claim to a default position in the center.
Not content to let Eric Alterman have all the fun of belittling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Daily Beast writer John Avlon has joined the Bachmann bashing bandwagon, too. The Beast’s resident “extremism” hand-wringer is taking a more roundabout approach, suggesting that Bachmann is symptomatic of a broader radicalization of Minnesota, for which she and Gov. Tim Pawlenty “are going to have to answer for.”
Have you ever wondered how lefty talking head Eric Alterman can possibly argue that the media is biased to the right? Well, his latest column in the Daily Beast provides a pretty good window into his methodology—moving the goalposts so far that even covering certain conservative candidates is an act of journalistic malpractice.
A month ago, The New Agenda called on Sarah Palin to embrace her gender in an op-ed at The Daily Beast. And did she ever. Talk about stand and deliver!!!
Three days later, Palin was out stumping for Rep. Michele Bachmann, proclaiming: “Someone better tell Washington that that pink elephant is on the move…” The [...]
As usual, the mainstream media plays down the Tea Party protests except when it tries to paint them in a bad light. For example, the Tax Day protests in Washington, D.C. were buried on p. 17 of The New York Times, right above an article reporting that the Obamas paid $1,792,414 in federal income taxes [...]
Congressional Representative Michele Bachmann’s appearance on CNN’s Larry King live a few days ago has sent the Denver Examiner’s Keith Vance, not to mention the Obama White House, into a state close to hysteria. Vance is calling Bachmann a liar and accusing her of being part of the conservative smear machine – because she matter-of-factly called for [...]
In spite of all I admired and wrote in support of Governor Sarah Palin, I cannot claim intellectual honesty if I try to justify her profoundly disturbing endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul.
It is one thing to vote for a flawed candidate opposing one who is worse. It is another thing altogether to place immense credibility [...]