Thomas Lindaman covers some highlights from 2009.
I'll just touch on a few of them, with some amusing help from Tom Tomorrow:
10. The 2009 elections. Democrats may have crowed about "taking a Republican seat for the first time since the Civil War," (which, by the way, is factually inaccurate, as a Democrat held the House seat from NY-23 way back in 1993)
Pelosi wasn't wrong. District 23 in New York has changed locations over the ages. The Democrats who were saying that NY-23 has been held by Republicans since the Civil War, were talking about the actual geographic area now in NY-23 - not the district that happened to have the number 23. Right now it's bordering Canada. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_23rd_congressional_district
They were correct, sorry.
8. The Ft. Hood shooting.
The wingnuts tried yet again to rewrite reality to suit their agenda. They dishonored the victims, their families, and the military by using the tragedy to catalyze the lies as an attack on our President. And right-wingers bitched about Obama not treating the Ft. Hood shootings as a terrorist attack. There was a reason for that. It was NOT a terrorist attack. It was an act of murder by a crazy soldier. A deranged individual, yes. But not even close to what could be claimed as a terrorist attack. This seems an appropriate time to quote a line from Sarah Palin's resignation speech: "In honor of the troops, you need to stop making stuff up."
"A study by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) found that the community organizing group known as ACORN properly used all federal dollars it received in the past five years. In addition, the report found that no voters who were allegedly registered to vote improperly cast any ballots." http://congress.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/12/22/congressional-study-finds-no-acorn-violations/
5. Sarah Palin's reemergence.
3. The TEA Party movement.
You mean the TeaBaggers? Hey, you guys called yourselves that. lol
And too bad they weren't an actual organic grassroots organization:
But at least we got amusing right-wing pictures like this out of it:
1. The inauguration of Barack Obama.
We saw how classy the right-wingers were in that area:
See both complete parts of "The Year In Crazy" here: