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  • RS: Bush Like Me - Ten weeks undercover in the grass roots of the Republican Party

    10/13/2004 11:34:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 103 replies · 5,703+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | (Posted Oct 06, 2004) | By MATT TAIBBI
    I never felt any longing to go to Orlando, Florida. What I felt, in traveling south to volunteer for the campaign of George W. Bush, was an obligation. Let me explain by first saying something about the critics of our president. A great many of them like to laugh at George Bush for not reading books and for being uninterested in visiting other countries. But a lot of those same people are guilty of the opposite offense. They prefer to read books and travel abroad rather than actually getting to know their own country face to face. These critics do...
  • Without a Prayer: Barf and Profanity Alert (Rolling Stone Magazine)

    08/22/2008 5:38:03 PM PDT · by SeattleTiger · 27 replies · 773+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 7, 2008 | Matt Taibbi
    Without a Prayer Subtitle: John McCain can't stand sucking up to the Christian right. Is this the end of the GOP's unholy alliance? "The Bible-thumpers, mainly working- and middle-class whites with limited educations from the landlocked states of the South and the Midwest, would seem to have had little in common with the archpriests of the neoconservative movement, who as it happened were mainly Jewish academics with fancy degrees from the East and West Coasts. But they did: They shared an almost equal disdain for democracy, free speech and learning, and paradise for both groups was an intellectually mute America...
  • Blogger Targets Malkin, Coulter with Sexist Sleaze

    04/20/2009 12:50:27 PM PDT · by Matt Philbin · 7 replies · 898+ views
    Culture & Media Institute ^ | April 20 | Matt Philbin
    When American citizens assert conservative principles, as they did last week with the tea party protests, it has a strange effect on liberals. They get angry. Some get in touch with their inner Beavis and Butthead, giggling endlessly over lame sexual innuendo. Some, like Rolling Stone political reporter Matt Taibbi, just get downright misogynistic. In a blog post on tax day, Taibbi sleazed conservative writer Michelle Malkin, who supported and wrote about the tea parties. I have to say, Im really enjoying this whole teabag thing, Taibbi wrote. Its really inspiring some excellent daydreaming. For one thing, its brought together...
  • Lucid reply to Potty Mouth Taibbi's spittle-flecked article titled, "Sarah Palin, WWE Star"

    11/22/2009 2:36:24 PM PST · by LA Conservative · 10 replies · 918+ views
    True/Slant/com ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | Jon Meachem
    "Interesting piece. First, I want to congratulate you. Youre the first liberal media member Ive seen who has actually acknowledged that a group of Obama supporters did in fact wear t shirts calling a woman a c*nt, in public and in front of her daughter no less. Now, does the fate of the Republic hand on such issues? No. Still, it was interesting to see the media pretend it never happened, straight out of some Ministry of Truth from Oceania. Somehow, if a group of McCain supporters had worn a t shirt to an Obama event calling him a n-r,...
  • The Great American Bubble Machine (Goldman Sachs)

    07/18/2009 2:03:02 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 14 replies · 1,046+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 13, 2009 | MATT TAIBBI
    The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American empire, reads like a Who's Who of Goldman Sachs graduates.