Archive for the 'Dumb Things Said By Smart People' Category

Quote Of The Day – Richard Perle Redux

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Foreign Policy, History, Partisan Hacks, Quotes

“There is no such thing as a neoconservative foreign policy.” – Richard Perle talking to a gathering sponsored by National Interest magazine. WTF?! Dana Milbank digs through this nonsense… So what about the 1996 report he co-authored that is widely seen as the cornerstone of neoconservative foreign policy? “My name was on it because I […]

February 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

The Republican “Insurgency”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Economic recovery, Republicans

Republican Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas sure said a mouthful yesterday… “Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban,” Sessions said during a meeting yesterday with Hotline editors. “And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person’s entire processes. And these Taliban — I’m […]

February 5th, 2009 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

“Because We Said So”

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Conservatism, Corporate Business, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Legislation

At his new Culture11 digs, John Schwenkler points to a Washington Post article about the impending February 10 National Bankruptcy Day, about which I have written prolifically in recent days. One of the few saving graces with respect to this legislation, which will devastate small, medium and domestic businesses in numerous industries, has been a […]

December 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

ANP (WATCH): Congress Ignored Critical Bailout Oversight Provision—No Way to Follow the Money

By American News Project | Related entries in Bush, Business, Cartoons, Congress, D.C., Dodd, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Economy, In The News, New York, Senate, United States, Video, Wall Street, WTF?

Hi, this is Danielle Ivory from the American News Project. My colleague, Lagan Sebert, and I just published a new video on the bailout and a lack of serious oversight. Today, Henry Paulson urged Congress to release the second half of the $700 billion of the bailout money. But no one seems know what banks […]

December 19th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Ralph Nader Calls Obama An Uncle Tom

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Media, Video

What in the hell was he thinking? Nader’s reasoning is pathetic. Because Obama doesn’t promise to have an uber-liberal agenda, he’s an Uncle Tom? Between stuff like this and his “one word answer press conferences,” Nader is a joke at this point and nothing more. How sad. By the way, how funny is it that […]

November 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Palin, Quotes

“What do they think? Do they think that the terrorists have all of a sudden become the good guys, and changed their minds? No! The terrorists still seek to destroy America and her allies and all that it is that is that we stand for: Freedom, tolerance, equality.” – Palin at a rally in Jefferson […]

November 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Meet Marge Tartaglione, Philly Voting Czar

By American News Project | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Breaking News, Constitution, D.C., Democrats, Discuss, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Electoral College, General Politics, In The News, Law, Media, Pennsylvania, Republicans, United States, Voting, WTF?

Philadelphia is shaping up to be a key city in a key battleground state in this election, but machine problems and long lines may plague the polling stations and voter disenfranchisement will be a serious risk. Unfortunately for voters, the people charged with running a smooth election in Philly seem surprisingly unconcerned. Philly’s veritable election czar, Marge Tartaglione (D), in particular, shocked ANP with her comments at a recent hearing. See more videos at http://americannewsproject.com

November 1st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

ANP: Voters Sue Pennsylvania, Election Official Scoffs

By American News Project | Related entries in D.C., Democrats, Discuss, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Elections, Electoral College, Ethics, In The News, Internet, Media, News, Pennsylvania, Polls, Race, Video, Voting, WTF?

Hi, this is Danielle Ivory at the American News Project in DC. Thanks to Justin Gardner for allowing us to post story items here! We’ll start doing this regularly next week. Just by way of introduction, the ANP is an independent non-profit video news organization in DC. We produce pieces for the web, but offer […]

October 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

“Real Virginians”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, McCain, Video, Virginia

I wonder how a third of the voting population would react to the McCain’s Nancy Pfotenhauer characterizing them as basically “fake” Virginians. And even given the chance to take it back, she didn’t? No wonder Virginia’s turning blue this year. I can’t wait for Doug to weigh in on this. Tweet

October 18th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Shame On John Murtha

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Pennsylvania, Quotes, Race

“There’s no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area.” – John Murtha talking taking to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Broad charges of racism are dumb, lazy and don’t give credit to those who fight against areas where it does exists. Murtha has subsequently apologized, but this is one Dem politician I’d love to see put out to […]

October 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »