What’s going to sink O’Donnell in Delaware isn’t that she’s a crazy person who opposes sex and masturbation and thinks “Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?” is a killer argument against evolution. It’s that she’s a Sarah Palin-like grifter and Mark “Intelligence Office of the Year” Kirk-like serial exaggerator.
|By: Eli Tuesday June 29, 2010 6:01 pm|
I just can’t make up my mind – which Republican statement from the week so far was the most embarrassing? Sure, John Boehner threw out some gems, but let’s not minimize the contributions from Kentucky and Illinois Senate candidates Rand Paul and Mark Kirk, who have both shown great promise in this particular field.
|By: David Dayen Saturday June 5, 2010 3:45 pm|
Generally, I think Americans are pretty forgiving, perhaps to a fault, and one misstatement of fact among many will not necessarily sway their opinion of a politician. But a consistent record of exaggerations, misstatements and outright lies can take their toll, and a tipping point hits, where the individual basically turns into an untrustworthy buffoon. This was used expertly by the conservative noise machine against Al Gore, with an ebullient media playing along, even though the so-called “exaggerations” weren’t actually exaggerations at all (see: everything Bob Somerby’s ever written).
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday June 2, 2010 4:45 am|
|By: watertiger Thursday May 13, 2010 8:00 pm|
Grifterina tries to inject herself into Chicago politics. Epic FAIL.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:30 pm|
Mark Kirk, the Republican running in Illinois’ Senate race, became the first federal candidate to return donations from Goldman Sachs, in the wake of the SEC’s civil fraud lawsuit.
in Arkansas, Sen. Blanche Lincoln takes fire from Bill Halter for her ties to GS.