It’s a slow period for news right now, and I think it’s good to reflect back on the year to remember exactly what went on over these last 365 days. Especially in politics where the memory for many Americans seems to be extremely short.
So I’m doing a few year-end wrap-up articles, highlighting some of the most outrageous or noteworthy moments from this past year.
This one will cover my picks for the best smackdowns of conservative ignorance in 2013. By that I mean the stories we covered where someone brilliantly called out conservative ignorance.
I’m going to limit it to my top five for the sake of time and to avoid leaving you scrolling forever.
Alright, let’s get started!
#5: John McCain calls out tea party ignorance during the government shutdown:
#4: President Obama slams Republicans over the government shutdown by simply telling the truth:
#3: President Obama targets blatant Republican obstruction in Congress during his presidency:
#2: Elizabeth Warren slams Republicans who held our nation hostage trying to get what they wanted:
- Elizabeth Warren: “Hostage tactics are the last resort for those who can’t otherwise win their fights”
#1: Chris Matthews says what liberals have been saying for years about the conservative attitude toward Obama:
- Chris Matthews Nails It: “It’s Hatred,” Not Politics Behind Strong GOP Opposition to President Obama
Well, there you have it. Granted, I’m sure many of you might think some of these should be switched, or know of better instances where someone called out conservative ignorance, but hey — this is my list. These were my favorites of the bunch.
Headed into 2014, you should fully expect more comments such as these, considering the midterm elections that are coming up couldn’t be more important. Personally, I can’t wait. If I can say one thing about Republicans, it’s that they seem extremely eager for people who like using common sense and logic to call them out for their ridiculous comments and behavior.
And headed into an election year, I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities to do so.