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  • Kathleen Parker Calls Townhall Demonstrators 'Fringe' and Tax Protesters 'Teabaggers'

    08/09/2009 10:26:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies · 1,577+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 9, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Kathleen Parker has an interesting little shtick. Few noticed her when she was writing from a conservative point of view...until she started attacking conservatives about a year ago. Then she went whole hog and has made a lucrative new career of attacking conservatives...while still going through the motions of pretending to be conservative. Parker's latest column on the topic of townhall protests is but the latest in her role of pretend conservative. Here is how "conservative" Parker refers to those protesters: Generally considered a fringe group, the demonstrators have been described derisively by Democratic leaders. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed...
  • Them Dang Southerners

    08/05/2009 3:54:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies · 913+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    WASHINGTON -- Southern writer Walker Percy liked to poke fun at Ohioans in his novels, just to even things out a bit. "Usually Mississippians and Georgians are getting it from everybody, and Alabamians," he once explained to an interviewer. "So, what's wrong with making smart-aleck remarks about Ohio? Nobody puts Ohio down. Why shouldn't I put Ohio down?" Percy, the genial genius, laughed at his own remark. Now, apparently, it's the Buckeye State's turn to poke back. In a fusillade of pique, Ohio Sen. George Voinovich charged that Southerners are what's wrong with the Republican Party. "We got too many...
  • Kathleen Parker: A Tip for The GOP: Look Away

    08/05/2009 12:02:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 59 replies · 3,191+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    ...In a fusillade of pique, Ohio Sen. George Voinovich charged that Southerners are what's wrong with the Republican Party... Alas, Voinovich was not entirely wrong...
  • Translating Kathleen Parker

    08/05/2009 10:07:37 AM PDT · by Grit · 4 replies · 360+ views
    The NeoSexist ^ | 08/05/2009 | Neo
    According to her, the problem with the Republican party is that it has too many conservatives. Well, that’s not new, we knew she felt that way since she labored to diminish Sarah Palin in every column since her nomination (including her most recent column, dated Aug 5 2009). Not satisfied with attacking a single conservative person, she deftly uses a comment by Ohio Sen. George Voinovich to launch her attack on the entire southern Republican establishment. She paraphrases Voinovich’s comment to better fit her argument as, “Those ignorant, right-wing, Bible-thumping rednecks are ruining the party.” Then she proceeds to agree...
  • The GOP's Sotomayor sinkhole (Kathleen Parker barf alert)

    07/20/2009 5:10:03 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 29 replies · 1,059+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7-19-2009 | Kathleen Parker
    Followers of Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court confirmation hearings were witness to a now-familiar phenomenon. The first Latina to rise to the highest bench with a record of accomplishment few can match isn't the best person for target practice when Hispanic voters are the golden means to a political future. Senators also hammered Sotomayor about her ethnic identification and whether she could rule fairly without undue influence from her gender or political preferences. Wait, let me guess, you're white guys! Are we to infer that men of European descent are never unduly influenced by their own ethnicity, gender or political preferences?...
  • Gold Rush In Alaska

    07/08/2009 4:56:14 AM PDT · by steve-b · 66 replies · 2,182+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/8/09 | Kathleen Parker
    When you're up to your waders in barracuda, blame the media. And quit your job. And say you did it for the people. And hire an agent. And try to keep a straight face. On your way to the bank. Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public, H.L. Mencken once said. Terribly elitist fellow, that Mencken. If only he were alive to witness the phenomenon of Sarah Palin, whose biography validates every cynical thought that ever found expression in his prolific prose..... Meanwhile, getting real, can we stop pretending that Palin is interested in anything other...
  • A League of Her Own (Dumb Broad Barf Alert!)))

    07/08/2009 10:16:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies · 1,649+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    WASHINGTON -- When you're up to your waders in barracuda, blame the media. And quit your job. And say you did it for the people. And hire an agent. And try to keep a straight face. On your way to the bank. Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public, H.L. Mencken once said. Terribly elitist fellow, that Mencken. If only he were alive to witness the phenomenon of Sarah Palin, whose biography validates every cynical thought that ever found expression in his prolific prose. Let's just say, Palin is in no danger of going broke. From...
  • Kathleen Parker Hits New Low: Palin 'Invited' Letterman Sex Jokes, Seeks Power as 'Aphrodisiac'

    06/10/2009 2:19:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 107 replies · 4,331+ views
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | Kristinn
    Kathleen Parker, an obscure Washington Post syndicated columnist who made herself famous by attacking Republican Vice Presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin last fall, said that Palin 'invited' vicious sex jokes made this week by CBS Television Late Night host David Letterman. Parker also made degrading, sexist comments of her own about Palin.Parker made the comment in an online chat this afternoon at WashingtonPost.com:Re: Letterman: Listen, Letterman is a comedian. Comedians that don't go over the line are not funny. If you said she looks slutty, that's over the line. If I say it, it's over the line. Why wouldn't...
  • Kathleen Parker: Mars and Venus Collide

    05/23/2009 11:37:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 870+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    Listening to President Obama and former Vice President Cheney give their respective national security speeches Thursday put me in mind of John Gray, author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus." Different men, different planets. Or are they?
  • You'll Love Diversity — Or Else

    04/20/2009 3:47:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies · 554+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/20/09 | Kathleen Parker
    Racial and ethnic diversity is the key to happiness, success in the global marketplace and, not least, an interesting life. So we are told in a batch of new "fair housing" radio ads that are the sort of treacly propaganda that cause sober drivers to run off the road. Presented as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the ads were produced by the National Fair Housing Alliance, a private, nonprofit group whose stated purpose is to make sure the act is properly implemented. The act bans housing discrimination and imposes stiff penalties for those who...
  • Is Meghan McCain the GOP's answer to Rush Limbaugh?

    04/03/2009 10:55:56 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 102 replies · 2,165+ views
    Sun Sentinel (FL) ^ | 4/3/09 | Kathleen Parker
    The GOP's identity crisis just got more interesting with the recent media splash of Meghan McCain, eldest daughter of the senator who did not become president. Young McCain, who began blogging during her father's presidential campaign, recently made waves at The Daily Beast when she picked a fight with conservative media mavens Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. This is enough sport to make the little dog laugh, to say nothing of the dish and the spoon. McCain, just 24, is one smart cookie. In a matter of weeks, she has created a brand, presenting herself as a fresh face of...
  • Kathleen Parker: Is Meghan McCain the GOP's answer to Rush Limbaugh?

    04/03/2009 6:40:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 86 replies · 2,013+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 3, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Kathleen Parker, a "conservative" columnist who has discovered that slamming real conservatives was an easy way to lift herself from her earlier state of relative anonymity, has now turned herself into an inadvertent comedienne. I mean, how can you beat this comedy line on the title of her latest column appearing in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: "Is Meghan McCain the GOP's answer to Rush Limbaugh?" Yes, Parker is seriously proposing that "Valley Girl McCain" can save the Republicans from that "nasty" Rush Limbaugh: The GOP's identity crisis just got more interesting with the recent media splash of Meghan McCain, eldest...
  • Kathleen Parker: Meghan McCain, another maverick?

    03/25/2009 4:09:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 1,250+ views
    Dallas Morn. News ^ | 3/25/09 | Kathleen Parker
    The GOP's identity crisis just got more interesting with the recent media splash of Meghan McCain. Young McCain, who began blogging during her father's presidential campaign, recently made waves at The Daily Beast when she picked a fight with conservative media mavens Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. McCain, just 24, is one smart cookie. In a matter of weeks, she has created a brand, presenting herself as a fresh face of her daddy's party and a voice for young conservatives. Strategically speaking, what better way to launch herself than to challenge the reigning diva herself, Miz Coulter? McCain jammed traffic...
  • Another McCain Throws Down a Challenge

    03/25/2009 5:55:09 AM PDT · by steve-b · 67 replies · 2,355+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/25/09 | Kathleen Parker
    The GOP's identity crisis just got more interesting with the media splash of Meghan McCain, daughter of the senator who did not become president. Young McCain, who began blogging during her father's presidential campaign, recently made waves at the Daily Beast when she picked a fight with conservative media mavens Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. This is enough sport to make the little dog laugh, to say nothing of the dish and the spoon. McCain, just 24, is one smart cookie. In a matter of weeks, she has created a brand, presenting herself as a fresh face of her daddy's...
  • Kathleen Parker: 'Ignorance' from Ditto-Heads and Bias-Busters Is Destroying Newspapers

    03/15/2009 10:03:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 139 replies · 4,299+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 15, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Pseudo-conservative Kathleen Parker’s ongoing method of getting her columns published in the Washington Post – bashing conservatives – took another sleazy turn on Sunday, with Parker asserting in the Post that conservatives who accuse the media of a liberal bias are "non-journalists" who stoking "ignorance," like Rush Limbaugh (not to mention groups like the Media Research Center.) The biggest challenge facing America's struggling newspaper industry may not be the high cost of newsprint or lost ad revenue, but ignorance stoked by drive-by punditry. Yes, Dittoheads, you heard it right. Drive-by pundits, to spin off of Rush Limbaugh's "drive-by media," are...
  • Behind the Cell Curve: Why Is the President Ignoring a Scientific Gift?

    03/11/2009 6:00:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 506+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 11, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    As he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research Monday, President Obama proclaimed that scientific decisions now will be made "on facts, not ideology." This sounds good, but what if there were other non-ideological facts that Obama seems to be ignoring? One fact is that since Obama began running for president, researchers have made some rather amazing strides in alternative stem cell research. Science and ethics finally fell in love, in other words, and Obama seems to have fallen asleep during the kiss. Either that, or he decided that keeping an old political promise was more...
  • Liberal Reporter Kathleen Parker Hearts Barack Obama

    02/19/2009 5:25:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 791+ views
    Politik Ditto ^ | February 19, 2009
    Geez, with this kind of fawning, Michelle O better watch her back: Eh? The president was asking us how we wanted to proceed. For the record, this is very un-Bush. At several meetings with the former president, including a one-on-one interview aboard Air Force One, there was never any question about how we would proceed. Bush ran all shows. Either Obama hasn’t figured out yet that he’s the boss or, quite possibly, he doesn’t care. As a veteran White House correspondent suggested to me later, “Maybe he knows he can handle whatever we toss his way.” I’ve written about the...
  • Kathleen Parker and the Oogedy Boogedy Blues

    11/21/2008 8:59:17 AM PST · by AJKauf · 33 replies · 1,258+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 21 | Rick Moran
    The only thing scarier than the Christian Right are pundits who believe that they cost the GOP the election. Without anything constructive to do, Republicans have apparently decided that being destructive might not be the wisest course of action but is a far sight better than sitting around and twiddling their thumbs. And that brings us to Kathleen Parker, conservative columnist with the Washington Post Writer’s Group and, lately, the bane of the GOP base. Parker, who became the model for thousands of conservative voodoo dolls when she wrote a few weeks ago that Sarah Palin should resign from the...
  • Parker: President will need good karma to succeed (PROJECTILE VOMIT ALERT)

    01/30/2009 8:59:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies · 785+ views
    Topkea Capital Journal ^ | 1/30/2009 | Kathleen Parker
    It may be time to take a closer look at karmic justice — that mysterious quid pro quo by which good and bad acts are rewarded in kind. One needn't believe in past lives and reincarnation to note that there's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on. Put another way: What goes around comes around. The most obvious manifestation is the 44th president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama. I mention his middle name only because Chief Justice John Roberts did during the swearing-in ceremony, a proper time for proper names. It was wholly karmic that those who have been...
  • Pink Slips Du Jour

    01/14/2009 9:50:53 AM PST · by dbz77 · 22 replies · 871+ views
    TownHall ^ | January 14, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    NEW YORK -- At Sarabeth's restaurant on Central Park South, two young old friends are catching up and comparing notes over breakfast. Anyone seated nearby quickly learns the story. They met in graduate school; both hold MBAs. Both recently have joined the swelling ranks of America's unemployed. Their shared tales, if once unthinkable, are becoming increasingly familiar. First, blue-collar jobs disappeared. Now white collars are fading. The young and briefly affluent, accustomed to earning more than $75,000, suddenly have time on their hands, the latest victims of the current economic crunch. Now what? The young woman has some consulting work...