As the 2010 election grows near, I notice more and more political stories popping up between celebrity gossip and lifestyle advice on Yahoo! news and other internet "news" sites.
These mostly revolve around perceived Republican "gaffes", since we all know Democrats never really make mistakes or fabricate. If a Democrat "misspeaks", the VAST majority of the time it is simply shrugged off. Republican mistakes are clung to like lifelines. Hell, I still find people quoting Ronald Reagan as saying "Facts are stupid things" 20 years or so later. Never mind that it was part of a speech where he used "facts are stubborn things" as a refrain several times before the slip, and IMMEDIATELY corrected himself.
Two stories that caught my attention were:
"GOP Candidate Stephen Broden" Violent Overthrow 'On the Table' if no GOP Takeover in November", and
"Church, State, and the First Amendment: What O'Donnell and Coons Need to Know"
The first story is about a GOP candidate making the shocking statement that the founders provided a constitutional means of changing the government, but if that fails, then revolution is an option. Of course, the reporter is appalled that in this enlightened age, anyone would consider overthrowing an oppressive and abusive government. Not a surprise to me, since it seems that every thug dictator from Castro to Kim Jong-Il to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gets a pass.