Daily Kos Week in Review: Alien Lanes

Imagine a being from a faraway planet who arrives on Earth one week ago knowing nothing about our politics but wanting to learn. As he searches the Web for enlightenment, his first stop is a site called Daily Kos. What he reads there about the strange and perverse creatures called "conservatives" is so horrifying that he quickly returns to his own world...or he stays, pledging loyalty to the great terrestrial sage known as "Alan Grayson."  

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

Unitary Moonbat: Conservatives are totalitarian fascist...

...[J]ust because Congress hasn't passed the "Let's All Be Nazis Act of 2011" doesn't mean we aren't sinking into a state of totalitarian fascism at a rapid and accelerating pace...
 
...[A] combination of ruthless economic austerity, political repression, and devout, conservative Christianity can be paths to genuine totalitarian power...
 
...The right wing is every bit as factionalized as the left wing, but whereas the left will deal with a political issue by forming a focus group to have a dialogue and attempt to reach a consensus, the right simply holds a pissing contest to see who is the bigger alpha dog...

MinistryOfTruth: ...sociopaths who pray to 'Teabagger Jesus'
 
...[T]he entire "Fiscally Conservative" world view boils down to a free lunch. Wars don't have to be paid for, tax cuts don't have to be paid for, we can cut and cut and cut and anything that costs money is BAD, unless it is a war or a corporate giveaway like subsidies to Oil companies...
 
...Human suffering means nothing to these sociopaths, unless that human happens to be very wealthy or between the ages of conception and birth...

Heartlessness, cruelty, and an F in math. These are the gifts the GOP wisemen carry to Teabagger Jesus.

And Teabagger Jesus is a monster...

Vyan: They're also blind to facts...
 
...We have to realize [conservatives] are Wrong for a Reason.  They aren't dumb. They aren't even consciously lying.  They're like a pack of Conspiracy Theorists trapped in Pathological Partisan Cult of Confirmation Bias...
 
...It's not that [liberals] don't have biases, it's just that we constantly test them, challenge them and improve upon them while [conservatives] fight hard to Confirm what they already want to believe.

It's like being color-blind to facts...

Brian Ross: ...not to mention racist
 
...The level of acrimony and bile injected into every political thought, particularly in regard to Mr. Obama, is cynical pandering to [Republicans'] core white audience who seem to think that he is the 3/5ths president...
 
We cannot expect Republicans to wean themselves from racism, or improve their civility and rationality of attack on President Obama, when core color fear shared by millions provides them political kick. This is why Rush is still on the air, Ann Coulter is #7 on the New York Times Bestseller List, and Republican candidates other than Herman Cain have lots of racist jokers to deal out of their political card decks...
 
Kaili Joy Gray: They want to set women back 300 years...

...Since Republican women are fairly new to this whole feminist thing, only recently having traded in "feminazi" for "mama grizzly" and Phyllis Schlafly for Susan B. Anthony, it's understandable that they'd be confused about how this pro-woman thing works...
 
The Democratic Party doesn't exactly have a flawless pro-woman record...But, unlike the Republican Party, sending women back to the 18th century isn't part of its official agenda... 
 
xxdr zombiexx: ...and want Americans of both sexes to be 'shallow' and 'uneducated'

 
...I am not a very good American...
 
This is how we are supposed to be. Shallow, uneducated, materialistic...

I have failed to fit in so far as I can discern from the media messages and rightwing blather that I cannot evade once I leave my unAmerican little home. When I venture out into the World I am bathed in this capitalist propaganda of BUY - CONSUME - CONFORM...

I'm 50, nearly 51 years old and so far as I can tell, I am in good health. Old and healthy aren't really desirable in a for-profit country like America. Hurry up and die fast is the Amerrican thing to do...

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson is a contributing writer for NewsBusters