News Roundup for 2/18/10

Rubio using teleprompter
Maybe Marco Rubio doesn't know what a teleprompter is

-Headline of the day-
"CPAC Speakers Bash Obama’s Use Of A Teleprompter — While Standing In Front Of A Teleprompter."

Of course they did. No one masters the art of cognitive dissonance as well as arch-conservatives. And there are no conservatives archer than those who appear at the Crazy People's Action Conference. Always an entertaining mix of lunacy, idiocy, and people just plain being wrong, CPAC never disappoints liberal bloggers. Want something completely insane to write about? Hey, CPAC's going! Yay!

So speaker after speaker stepped up to the podium and, facing a teleprompter, made fun of Barack Obama for using a teleprompter. I never understood why a president using a teleprompter was supposed to be a problem in the first place. I guess it's because the previous president was functionally illiterate -- maybe they think Obama's just showing off.

Even conservatives are starting to understand that this might just look a little weird and is actually funnier than any teleprompter jokes some wingnut might make up. "I’ve heard at least three teleprompter jokes already. In front of a teleprompter. Godspeed to the man who uses the teleprompter..." tweetled National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez. "My patience may be exhausted for teleprompter jokes. Especially because some [have] got to be using it."

I disagree. Idiots using teleprompters to make fun of people who use teleprompters never gets old for me. It's that clueless hypocrisy that Republicans do so well. (Think Progress)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, there's gonna be a big partisan beatdown next Thursday in the form of "bipartisan healthcare summit!"

Bipartisan Brawlathon
Click for animation

Watch it like your life depends on it! (Because it does.) (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"CPAC speaker: Obama’s 'notion of freedom' is 'snorting cocaine.'"

Just to get it on the record, Young America's Foundation spokesman Jason Mattera is a horse's ass. Based on about as much evidence as he has on Obama's coke snorting, I can say without any doubt that Jason's on crack.

Which begs the question; if Republicans are such champions of moral values, why are they all on crack?

Food for thought. (Raw Story)

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