“Think Progress” Gets Pulverized, Tenderized, Broiled

Like, ohmygosh! They didn’t just say that! What a totally heinous takedown of the totally dishonest “think progress” chilluns!

Confederate Yankee posted a YouTube video they found from Think Progress. I clicked on it and found this:

This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender’s friend request.

I have to wonder why the video is private. Is it possible Think Progress is trying to keep its lies out of the mainstream and only in the hands of its brain-dead followers?

Anyway, on to some of the pulverization, tenderization, broiling.

Typical of the kind of dishonest effort Think Progress produces, the video heavily edits clips so that you have no idea what the context of a statement is or precisely what someone they’ve edited is trying to say.

Worse, the video “liberally” makes use of counter Tea Party protesters and infiltrators, including “Crash the Tea Party” drones, in order to fabricate their view.

The guy who claims “I’m a proud racist, I white” was actually driven out of the Tea Party protest he attempted to infiltrate.

Nice work, Think Progress!

Seconds later, Think Progress stitches together a series of posters they claim belong to Tea Party protesters.

Really, Think Progress?

Did you not think we’d remember the amusing signs your fellow liberals created for their little abortive “Crash the Tea Party” stunt in Boston? Let’s just say that some were more amusing than others, and some just showed pathetic and angry progressives often are.

There is an old saying that you’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.

At Think Progress, they’re ready to make up the “facts,” yet again.

Much more, including the link-surfers’ dream at the Confederate Yankee link. Think Progress was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to be totally and egregiously dishonest and agenda-driven. There is no opportunity to gain any fact-based information at that hyper-leftist site.

(Foxfier reads a lot of quality material. If she doesn’t write about it, chances are it’ll be in her sidebar. I strongly suggest checking up on her site twice a day. This particular find is a 78 on a 4d20 roll.)

UPDATE: Confederate Yankee explains what happened with the video.

Oh, Think Progress… aren’t you clever?

You apparently didn’t like us promoting your video, and so you marked the version linked in that previous entry as “private”, blocking access to most users.

Uh, guys?

[that's my upload of Confederate Yankee's upload of Think Progress' privatized upload]

Merely blocking that video and replicating it elsewere doesn’t do you any favors, or save you any embarrassment. Amusingly, it it indicates that you know you have a problem, but that you simply don’t care to correct your lies.

I’d feel sorry for you, if you had souls.

The dude who says “He’s too black to be president” is standing beside a black male child who is a TEA Partier. Ummm, dude??? The dude who says “I’m a proud racist; I’m white” was chased out by TEA Partiers. Notice how close-cropped that shot was? There were at least two signs pointed at him, declaring he was a plant and not part of the TEA Party. And there’s video to prove it. The video that proves it also shows TEA Partiers following him everywhere and shouting him down until he had no real choice but to leave. But, of course Think Progress couldn’t show that. Think Progress has an agenda to push, facts be darned.

UPDATE 2: The dude who says “he’s too black to be president” wasn’t talking about Obama’s skin color but rather Obama’s heart condition. The white dude was standing beside his biracial son. The dude is married to a black woman. Confederate Yankee has the quote.

Le[f]t Coast Rebel has the entire video clip… in context.

Barack Obama’s just a bad guy. That’s all I can say. He’s… He’s too black to be President.

And you look at the color of my wife, it’s not the color of his skin that troubles me, it’s not the blackness of his skin that troubles me.

It’s the blackness inside… his heart.

He’s a bad guy.

But not bad enough to take the proud father of a handsome bi-racial son and label him to all the world as a racist. For that you need a lower life form.

You need a Think Progress intern.

42 Comments

  1. Does this mean that Obama wasn’t telling the truth when he told us his healthcare reform wouldn’t raise costs by so much as one dime?

    If he was lying about costs, he might have also been lying about the death panels too.

    And, when Obama promised that his Stimulus Bill would keep unemployment under 8%…

    Say, how many lies does Barack Obama have to tell before he becomes known as the Liar-in-Chief?

  2. So when do we get to see a post about senate republicans wanting to run up the deficit even further by making unpaid-for tax cuts permanent? I’m guessing you don’t want to lambaste your own boys for acting retarded eh?

  3. So when do we get to see a post about senate republicans wanting to run up the deficit even further by making unpaid-for tax cuts permanent?

    Don’t you see, JW – in Wingnutland, you can cut taxes to ZERO and the Treasury will be rolling in money!

  4. JW, is that what you do? Go to conservative sites looking for articles proving a group of leftists used lies and distortions to falsely accuse a group leftists hate of doing or being something they aren’t and then attempt to thread-jack to protect your lying leftist buds?

  5. No, I could care less who you guys want to try to bash. What I do want to know is why you guy don’t want to discuss the issues that actually impact the country’s long term fiscal future? More substance, less fluff.

  6. What I do want to know is why you guy don’t want to discuss the issues that actually impact the country’s long term fiscal future? More substance, less fluff.

    Indeed. Why are voting rights and a possibly racially biased DOJ important, right? Mere “fluff!”

  7. Phoeny: Read it. It’s called “satire,” as you note. Insensitive? No doubt. Racist? Maybe. Proof that the Tea Party movement is “racist?” Hardly.

  8. And she can see Russia from her breakfast nook too! One really has to wonder how someone writes something that stupid and sends it out into the public blogosphere and retains any self-respect (much less respect from others).

    Yes, I agree. One has to wonder how someone claiming to be a journalist and writes for a “science” blog can write something that has already been disproven and retains any self-respect or any respect from anyone else. I guess if you’re a leftist, you can spread already disproven lies and still be held up as a pillar of integrity.

  9. JW, there is no such thing as “unpaid for tax cuts”. What is that some new liberalspeak for letting the people who earn the money actually keep the money they earned? How about we keep the tax cuts and cut the damn spending? Waddaya think?

  10. That “why do you hate Mexicans” thing happened in 2006, before the TEA Party even started. Years before. But that didn’t stop the Think Progress propagandists from lying about it in its entirely dishonorable effort to smear the TEA Party.

  11. The TEA Party does a fine job of smearing itself with their racial slurs and signs, and their guns, and with leadership the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Tom Toncredo, Sharon Angle, Sarah Palin, …, without any help whatsoever from the other side. In fact, the other side ought to just shut up, which I will do right now! :)

  12. And, you Perry are a dirty low-down lying false accuser with the monumental stupidity to make more false accusations as if you possessed a shred of personal credibility.

    Perry, you’re without a doubt a fool and an unrepentant peddler of outright bilge.

    The NAACP is the racist organization who honored the likes of Reverend Wright and Louis Farrakhan. This no longer respected civil rights organization has now devolved into a racist attack dog, little different in political outlook from the New Black Panther caught on tape calling for the death of “crackers” and the killing of white babies.

    The NAACP is as racist today, as the Democrat Party the organization was originally formed to oppose.

  13. Who the heck doesn’t know that most the video clips we see are edited for some “personal agenda”. From Fox news to the Daily show edit edit edit… Opinion becomes news. Personal agenda becomes the truth. Do you know how long it takes me to gleam an inkling of the truth from any story I see or read about? Weeks sometimes months. Most “news stories” I let go of leaving a few that I dedicate my time to investigate and peruse both liberal and conservative publications for even the vaguest smell of truth and honesty. I am openly a member of the liberal community, but if I do not venture out if I do not seek knowledge in other camps and in other unfamiliar territory I smother and grow ridded in my thinking and views. I am a lifelong lefty and I admire William F. Buckley Jr. I believe in “no taxation without representation” and since lots of corporations now have a lot of representation they should be taxed accordingly. When it comes to politics and elections I fallow the money as best I can (you would be suspired at who contributes to who check out http://www.opensecrets.org they claim to be nonpartisan but they could be a lefty pinko organization, most of those .ORGs are.). I would prefer to have publicly funded elections but in lue of that I would like to see complete discloser of all the sources of campaign contributions (I wonder why both democrat and republican leaders are against that?). What I want most is less opinion and more facts; more open-mindedness acceptance and trust, less name calling less belittling, less hate. This is me out in left field, we may disagree but I love you anyway (not in a carnal way I don’t know you that well).

  14. “I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.” Whilliam F. Buckley Jr.

  15. MsD:“What I want most is less opinion and more facts; more open-mindedness acceptance and trust, less name calling less belittling, less hate.”

    MsD, you make a lot of sense. I hope we will see more of you here.

  16. I sense that the right wing radicals are trying to do the same smearing of the NAACP as they did with ACORN, successfully. In my view, this is pure racism, therefore it will backfire on the racists, in time. The backfire could well be in energizing African-American voters for the 2010 mid-terms. The GOP, with their immigration stance, has already energized the Hispanic voters against them. For this reason and others, I don’t think the GOP is going to do as well as they expect come November!

  17. Hoagie, if you can find spending to cut responsibly, then thats great. The thing is that the Bush tax cuts were not offset by spending cuts. They were deficit spending, pure and simple. To extend them would be irresponsible and stupid. They will expire and I, along with every other person with a rational view of the budget, will be happy about it.

    If you want to pay for them start cutting something that actually helps the country, like oil subsidies or the ludicrous military spending that is not needed. C-17s anyone? F-22s? F-35s? Engines that the military doesn’t want? Missile defense system that isn’t needed? New submarines that are no better than the existing ones? Lots of pork to be had in the DoD, but not one republican is willing to touch it. Do other sections of the government need to be fixed? Certainly, but no other area is as abused as the DoD.

  18. I sense that the right wing radicals are trying to do the same smearing of the NAACP as they did with ACORN, successfully. In my view, this is pure racism, therefore it will backfire on the racists, in time.

    So, Perry, what do you call all those black people who are calling the NAACP out for their race-baiting? Your willful blindness is epic, Perry.

  19. JW:“If you want to pay for them start cutting something that actually helps the country, like oil subsidies or the ludicrous military spending that is not needed.”

    But JW, what about our addiction to oil? Obviously the Right could care less about tomorrow, it’s all about them, and today! And then we have their military-industrial complex to keep alive and kicking as a first priority, over and above needed unemployment insurance, health care, energy policy, environmental protections, and education. In fact, those of us who do care about these things get demonized by these radicals on the Right, as can be seen on a daily basis on this very blog!

    They have no vision, unwilling to address the future . Instead, it’s all about today’s bottom line, plus what they can get away with on Wall Street, Main Street be damned!

  20. In my view, this is pure racism, therefore it will backfire on the racists, in time.

    LOL! Are you serial? Fire up African-American voters? The specious charges of racism for EVERYTHING is already taking its toll on The Messiah, and will only continue to. Obama and the Dems did not get into office by making such visceral appeals to minority voters, Perry; they did it by appealing to independent and Democrat white voters, the former being the most significant. Already, indies are abandoning Obama in droves — and it’s in part b/c of the “everything is racist” bullsh**.

    So, please, continue with this thesis. Right to your political oblivion.

  21. “But JW, what about our addiction to oil?”

    First of all Perry, we have no such thing. That is propaganda straight out of the leftist play book. What we do have is a great social, economic and military need for the products and energy oil provides. Alcoholism and smoking are addictions, there is no “need” for either in any way shape or form.

    Secondly when you state that it is obvious that the “Right could care less about tomorrow” you need to consider something. The Right is conservatives, by definition “those who conserve”. That does not sound like the type of folks who don’t care about tomorrow, does it? What they do believe is that money and taxes are to be spent wisely since like all reasources they are scarce and limited.

    You then state that “then we have their military-industrial complex to keep alive and kicking as a first priority”. Their military-industrial complex? You guys are in charge, if you don’t like the horrible complex, change it.

    Then without missing a beat you state that to us said Complex is “above needed unemployment insurance, health care, energy policy, environmental protections, and education.” In case you haven’t noticed Perry, people still recieve unemployment insurance. However, when that insurance lasts nearly two years it ceases to be insurance and becomes welfare. You guys just passed Obamacare so to which Health Care do you refer? It is your side of the isle which refuses to prepare a decent energy policy simply because you refuse to include the Real sources of energy: nuclear, oil, gas and coal in you Green Only agenda. We also have in place the EPA and ten thousand environmental protection laws, case you haven’t noticed so what’s your complaint there? Lastly, in my lifetime we have spent Trillions on education so who are we not educating to support the military-industrial complex?

    No perry, I’m not moving toward the radical Right” whatever that is. You sir, are speeding to the radical left with blinders on. I’m still firmly where I’ve been most of my life and I don’t find anything radical about promoting smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, personal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution and Liberty. If that’s too radical for you, sorry.

  22. No perry, I’m not moving toward the radical Right” whatever that is. You sir, are speeding to the radical left with blinders on. I’m still firmly where I’ve been most of my life and I don’t find anything radical about promoting smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, personal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution and Liberty. If that’s too radical for you, sorry.

    Uh-huh.

  23. “But JW, what about our addiction to oil?”

    First of all Perry, we have no such thing. That is propaganda straight out of the leftist play book. What we do have is a great social, economic and military need for the products and energy oil provides.

    Uh-huh:

    Oil use per capita:
    - US 68.672 bbl per day per 1,000 people.
    - Australia 47.284
    - Japan 39.291
    - France 32.839
    - Germany 29.805

  24. No perry, I’m not moving toward the radical Right” whatever that is. You sir, are speeding to the radical left with blinders on. I’m still firmly where I’ve been most of my life and I don’t find anything radical about promoting smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, personal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution and Liberty. If that’s too radical for you, sorry.

    Uh-huh.

    WTF does posting the 1956 GOP platform got to do with Hoagie’s comment? Is it supposed to demonstrate that it is radical to believe the things he does — because a lot of it is contrary to the ’56 platform?

    Indeed, such beliefs are “radical.” So “radical,” in fact, that the Founders believed in them. Whoa.

    Why don’t we see what the Democrat platform in the mid-19th century said and compare that to what Perry professes and see if he is “radical.” LMAO …

  25. Uh-huh:

    Oil use per capita:
    - US 68.672 bbl per day per 1,000 people.
    - Australia 47.284
    - Japan 39.291
    - France 32.839
    - Germany 29.805

    Countries ahead of the US (which ranks 23rd, BTW):

    - Virgin Islands (#1)
    - Singapore (#4)
    - Luxembourg (#7)
    - Canada (#19)
    - Iceland (#22)

    Countries immediately under the US:

    - Belgium (#25)
    - Netherlands (#27)
    - Ireland (#31)

    So what’s the point? Being ranked #23 in the world per capita considering it’s the only remaining superpower isn’t that bad, actually. Phoeny’s cherrypicking attempts to make the contrary case, but just look at the other countries. Nevertheless, I do believe we have an unhealthy addiction to oil, in particular foreign oil. Let’s go nuclear, solar and wind where we can, and now.

  26. Being ranked #23 in the world per capita

    You’re forgetting that the ones above tend to be (i) small insigificant economies or (ii) oil exporters. The US is the most inefficient large net importer; you could greatly improve your economies by borrowing practices from other countries. You’ll notice, for example, that Japan and Europe have high-speed rail, but the US can’t summon the political will to stick such a scheme in the most obvious location, up and down the heavily populated East Coast.

  27. I have no idea how the Republican platform from when I was five years old is in any way pertanant to by beliefs. Your smug “Uh-huh” notwithstanding, if that info came from the DailyKos, you had best check it’s autenticity. However, if you are saying that you, personally don’t believe in promoting smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, personal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution and Liberty, I would have to agree. You don’t.

    Now on the other hand thanks for the data on oil consumption per capita by nation. Those numbers underscore what I said about the US having a great economic, social and military need for the products and energy oil provides. We have a very big country here. We do a lot of driving, shipping and flying about. Takes oil. Last time I was in LaJolla, CA I ate Maine lobster. Last week in Charleston I had Pacific oysters. I know they didn’t bycycle them in. Takes oil. Because our nation is so large our temperatures vary from Arctic to desert. People need to be heated and cooled. Takes oil. And since our navy patrols the seven seas to protect the likes of Australia, Japan, France and Germany we use more energy for our military. Takes oil.

  28. WTF does posting the 1956 GOP platform got to do with Hoagie’s comment?

    It means that the US, and especially the Republican Party, have drifted right over the last fifty years, descending into wingnut lunacy on the fringes – such as the teabaggers. Hoagie is fooling himself, poisoned with the same myths the teabaggers routinely engage in.

    They do not represent “the Founders” but are simply tools – angry, ignorant fools exploited to justify and distract from a growing inequality which threatens both America’s economy and social structure.

  29. We have a very big country here.

    Uh-huh. So you believe you are less urbanised and less concentrated than Australia?

  30. Hoagie: “Takes oil.”

    True, John, but you forgot at least three issues with oil:

    #1: The globe is beginning to run out.

    #2: It is getting harder (and more expensive) (and more risky environmentally) to extract what we need.

    #3: Global warming!

    But don’t worry, John, you are far enough down the road, but your children, grand children, and the children of your nieces and nephews will have to deal with yours and my energy gluttony.

  31. Hoagie: Most of the naval fleet that actually deploys now is run on nuclear power, so there isn’t much oil being used there.

    Also, oil, like any fossil fuel, is a finite resource. It WILL run out. Projections vary on when, but a general drop-dead time on oil is 2050. If that is the case, then it will be long before that when price begins to skyrocket due to dwindling reserves. Skyrocketing oil prices cripple economies and if they don’t let up, then you can bet on oil wars happening.
    So, what would you have us do? Sit on our hands and have everything just stop operating when oil can no longer make the world go round due to lack of supply? That is poor planning. Why is it such a crime to the right to want to head-off/stop a catastrophic economic disaster? It’s prudent planning to take action to stop such a catastrophe. Yes, now is the time to worry about something that far away because energy does not get produced overnight, especially when you have to invent or refine the technology in order to efficiently create that energy.

  32. I think you guys misunderstand my point here. I’m not “pro-oil”, I’m pro-energy in ALL forms. I just do not believe we can replace oil usage with wind mills and solar power. We need to open up to nuclear alternatives and other forms of enery production and still realize there is a place at the table for oil. JW, the larger ships are nuclear powered but most ships are not. None of the thousands of jets on our aircraft carriers are nuclear either. We use huge amounts of fuel in the military.

    And JW, you are kidding when you ask: “Why is it such a crime to the right to want to head-off/stop a catastrophic economic disaster?”, right? Becaause let’s be honest here, it isn’t the right who wants to drive up the price of coal, or refuses to build nuclear plants, or forbids drilling for oil wherever it’s available.

  33. I think you guys misunderstand my point here. I’m not “pro-oil”, I’m pro-energy in ALL forms. I just do not believe we can replace oil usage with wind mills and solar power. We need to open up to nuclear alternatives and other forms of enery production and still realize there is a place at the table for oil.

    i, The oil is limited. It will start getting more and more expensive to produce, and there will be less and less of it.

    ii, The US uses oil wastefully, by the standards of other large industrialised nations.

    You talk about “having a great social, economic and military need for the products and energy oil provides”. The oil is running out, Hoagie. And you currently waste a fair part of it. That suggests that (a) you’re going to have to get greener, fast and (b) you’re going to have to start dealing with the difference between “needs” and “wants”.

    Of course, given that American politics seem to be dominated by short-sightedness and greed, of which the teabaggers are the most extreme and visible example, this doesn’t bode well for your country. This present century could be rather fun for those watching.

  34. Hoagie, the price of coal needs to be driven up. Oil needs to have its subsidies pulled as well. This will force the private sector to look at alternative energy more seriously since it there bottom line will suddenly depend on it. Before I forget, clean-coal is a joke. The mining, shipping and burning of coal will never be clean. The theory of clean-coal is just another way for mining and electric companies to devour government money. It is wasteful spending.

    Nuclear plants need to be built, but even that is a hard sell when you are trying to find a place to put them since everyone seems to like the NIMBY policy.

    Drilling for oil like its going out of style, like the idiotic “drill baby drill”, is not wise in the long term sense. First it will very slightly hold down the price of oil once the newly drilled well is productive. This sounds like a good thing on the surface, but in the long run lower oil prices now will lead to a massive crash as the supply gets increasingly scarce. If oil prices are allowed to increase as they should, the demand for alternatives will increase exponentially. that will result in more investment, innovation as well as a greater rate of change away from oil based fuels/power.

    I’m in favor of energy, but I’m not in favor of energy that slits our throats in the long run. No energy should be subsidized either. Research grants for new technology? Sure, but once its developed, you turn off the faucet.

    I know the jets and such use plenty of oil, but we were talking about ships that would patrol far-off lands. The vast majority of those are nuclear powered, hehe.

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