Daily Kos Week in Review: Sweatin' to the Oldies

It may have been the "heat dome" or the giant, invisible wool blanket or whatever it was that made much of the country miserable, or perhaps the numbing effect of the debt-ceiling talks. In any event, when there's not much new news, so to speak, grumpy, bored Kossacks can always fall back, as they did this past week, on their old standby: the evil and stupidity of conservatism and conservatives. They did not, however, fail to single out their favorite new righty target, a certain Minnesota congresswoman and presidential candidate.

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

Ray Pensador: Conservatives may differ on this and that, but they're unified by fascism

...[W]hen one thinks about "The Right," there are sub-segments within that may have slightly different world views and motivations, but somehow they all coalesce into a brutally efficient and effective movement.

So at the lower levels of their movement you have the bible-thumpers holding the Book in one hand, the semi-auto in the other one, with a wild-eyed expression, while rocking back and forth waiting for "signs" of the "end-of-days" so they can engage in an "Army of God" struggle. And then you have the Ayn Rand and Leo Strauss disciples...And then you have the movement leaders at the top; the plutocrats manipulating their minions...

A movement that is now in the process of a wholesale fascist takeover of the country...

xxdr zombiexx: If you oppose the CFPB, you hate families

...We see how much the repoublicans hate American families in everything they do, from Wisconsin to New Jersy to Florida to Minnesota and to this particular fledgling agency...

Mitch McConnell is a complete asshole and he is fully engraved on the American record as hating American families so much, he doesn't even sleep...

Fed up Fed: Paying taxes is the pinnacle of patriotism

...Taxation isn't theft, wingnuts. It's quite simply the only patriotic thing most Americans will ever do with their lives. It is, my mentally deficient brothers and sisters, your duty to your country. So [s]top yer bitchin'.

Laurustina: Liberals include; conservatives exclude

...[I]n my experience a Liberal's first instinct is to reach out, to help or seek to understand that which is different. In contrast, a conservative's first instinct when confronted with something different or unsettling is to stifle and suppress it. In effect, to set it apart as The Other...

Hunter: Bachmann is dumb, hot-tempered...

...I'm going to miss this candidate when she eventually falters. Herman Cain is better at the insane-sounding soundbite, and Mitt Romney is far better at gauging which way the wind is blowing and pointing that random way, whatever it is, but Bachmann manages that special combination of vapid commentary coupled with a sense of deep, underlying anger, like she's always just one minute away from throwing up her hands and just nuking the hell out of everyone else on the planet, if only someone would give her access to that sweet, sweet button.

Kaili Joy Gray: ...and just plain nuts

...She's now got a note from Congress' attending physician that says she's healthy enough to be president, so the media—and Tim Pawlenty—can stop wringing their hands about whether this makes her unfit for the Oval Office. Of course it doesn't. What makes her unfit to be president is that she's a raving lunatic who thinks we're living in the end times and that mass suicide is a perfectly legitimate form of political protest...

Tom Johnson
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