motherjones:

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Groundswell, the right-wing group where activists & journalists coordinate messaging 

Favorite part:

 ”We are failing the propaganda battle with minorities. Terms like, ‘GOP,’ ‘Tea Party,’ ‘Conservative’ communicate ‘racism.’” The Groundswellers proposed an alternative: “Fredrick Douglas Republican,” a phrase, the memo noted, that “changes minds.” (His name is actually spelled “Frederick Douglass.”)

Maybe the appeal to minorities was a feint, and they were trying to convince people who hate spelling.

motherjones:

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Groundswell, the right-wing group where activists & journalists coordinate messaging 

Favorite part:

 ”We are failing the propaganda battle with minorities. Terms like, ‘GOP,’ ‘Tea Party,’ ‘Conservative’ communicate ‘racism.’” The Groundswellers proposed an alternative: “Fredrick Douglas Republican,” a phrase, the memo noted, that “changes minds.” (His name is actually spelled “Frederick Douglass.”)

Maybe the appeal to minorities was a feint, and they were trying to convince people who hate spelling.

Six to ten, I suppose.

Anthony Weiner, on how many women he sexted to/with.

Playing “I’m thinking of a number one through ten” with Weiner must be infuriating.

drawjosh:

Anthony Weiner campaign: call me. I’m available.

He’s gonna need this. A new poll from Marist has Weiner down to 16%, with Christine Quinn at 25% and Bill de Blasio tied with Bill Thompson at 14%.
Maybe a new focus on the economic fortunes of working New Yorkers is the way to go. Carlos Danger: Because It’s Hard Out There.

drawjosh:

Anthony Weiner campaign: call me. I’m available.

He’s gonna need this. A new poll from Marist has Weiner down to 16%, with Christine Quinn at 25% and Bill de Blasio tied with Bill Thompson at 14%.

Maybe a new focus on the economic fortunes of working New Yorkers is the way to go. Carlos Danger: Because It’s Hard Out There.

This is Joe Biden’s “I’m a Vice President, not a scientist!” look.
Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images News of Biden’s visit to the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.


This is Joe Biden’s “I’m a Vice President, not a scientist!” look.

Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images News of Biden’s visit to the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

This has to be the strangest thing we learn today:

Potential assassins have threatened the life of Jimmy Carter multiple times since he left the White House in 1981, making the one-term Georgian the most threatened former president in history, according to a new book about John F. Kennedy and his assassination 50 years ago.

Jimmy Carter. Really? Some theories on his this might work:
Of all the former presidents who are still alive, Carter has been out of office the longest, so he’s had the most time to offend people with his home building and pro-democracy campaigns.
He’s History’s Greatest Monster.
If you’re going to do something awful and stupid like threaten a politician, you may as well go all the way and threaten our most harmless and forgotten living former president.
Either way, please stop threatening Jimmy Carter.

This has to be the strangest thing we learn today:

Potential assassins have threatened the life of Jimmy Carter multiple times since he left the White House in 1981, making the one-term Georgian the most threatened former president in history, according to a new book about John F. Kennedy and his assassination 50 years ago.

Jimmy Carter. Really? Some theories on his this might work:

  • Of all the former presidents who are still alive, Carter has been out of office the longest, so he’s had the most time to offend people with his home building and pro-democracy campaigns.
  • He’s History’s Greatest Monster.
  • If you’re going to do something awful and stupid like threaten a politician, you may as well go all the way and threaten our most harmless and forgotten living former president.

Either way, please stop threatening Jimmy Carter.

When cable TV journalists run out of material on Anthony Weiner, their producers turn them to other topics. And a lot of soul searching ensues.

Photo via Jeremy Scahill

After Anthony Weiner’s press conference, in which he admitted to sending sexting even after his resignation from Congress, one question reigned above all others: how will New York’s tabloid dailies handle this?

The grades:

Metro New York: “Danger Zone,” is a rare win for Metro. Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone will now be the inescapable tune played in everyone’s head as they watch the next Carlos Danger/Anthony Weiner press conference. A+

Daily News: A simple but effective pun. B.

Post: What? This is all you’ve you got? F. Seems that they themselves were embarrassed to take a mulligan this morning:

That’s much better, NY Post

For [every DREAMer] who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that — they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.

- Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

Hopefully people remember that for every Steve King that’s a bigoted loudmouth of a congressman, there are 100 Steve Kings out there who are just normal dudes.

Cubicle Guy for Mayor of New York.

NASA-speak: “This is only the third time ever that Earth has been imaged from the outer solar system. The acquisition of this image… marked the first time that inhabitants of Earth knew in advance that their planet was being imaged.”
Translation: NASA took a selfie.

NASA-speak: “This is only the third time ever that Earth has been imaged from the outer solar system. The acquisition of this image… marked the first time that inhabitants of Earth knew in advance that their planet was being imaged.”

Translation: NASA took a selfie.