Right Wing Round-Up

  • Media Matters has compiled an extensive list of quotes from conservative commentators denouncing the use of filibusters to block President Bush’s nominees to the Supreme Court or lower courts.
  • David Neiwert catches Newt Gingrich claiming that President Obama “thinks he should get up in the morning and punish Americans.”
  • Tips-Q notes that Rudy Giuliani backed out of attending his gay friends’ wedding at the very last moment.
  • Good as You comments on the irony that NOM is running ads claiming that gay marriage supporters want to silence the opposition while refusing to accept comments from the opposition on its blog.
  • Publius takes a look at the Oklahoma GOP’s platform and notes its obsessive focus with homosexuality.
  • Steve Benen takes issue with Sen. Orrin Hatch’s assertion that “empathy” is a code word for “activist judge.”