The Whip-The Ruling Class, July 30, 2010

As I described in the previous post,, the Ruling Class is composed of people who simply think it is their right (if not their duty) to tell other people how to run their lives, and the People Class is composed of people who just want to get on with their own lives and don’t have that urge to tell other people what to do. These Whips document the various activities of the Ruling Class.

And they’re very, very, very active, unfortunately. Did the WaPo “Top Secret America” project succeed? [*1]

Sherrod Hints At Obama Being An Uncle Tom [*2] — Shirley’s husband, that is, who it seems is a ‘piece of work.’

Shirley Sherrod To Sue Breitbart [*3] — And if I were Breitbart, I’d be talking to my lawyers about a counter-claim that Sherrod is engaged in a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation-SLAPP. And California, where Breitbart resides, has a very robust anti-SLAPP law.

JournoList And The Vast Left-Right Wing Conspiracies [*4]

What Judge Bolton’s Injunction Doesn’t Say [*5]

Fake “Tea Party” Democratic operatives fail my smell test! [*6] — Yeah, another one. Michigan, this time.

Why we ignored two huge stories–In the last two weeks, two major newspapers reported two major stories, but Americans mostly yawned [*7] — Reason #4? “They didn’t play into the current political narratives.” In other words, they inconveniently ran counter to the political spin we were doing, so we ignored them. No political bias there. Nope. None at all.

Political operatives on Journolist worked to shape news coverage [*8]

The Progressive Inverted Tongue (PIT) [*9]

DNCC still whistling past the graveyard of Nov. election [*10]

Democrat Civil War: Time to Turn to the Capo di tutti Capi? [*11]

Science Turns Authoritarian [*12]

Time Magazine Confesses: Rush Is Right! [*13]

The View from the top: Obama tries to woo back women voters [*14]

Surprise: Federal Judge Upholds University’s ‘No Christians Allowed’ Policy [*15]

M Is For Machiavelli [*16]

The DEMOCRAT Anthem [*17]

Democratic Message: We May Be Incompetent, But They’re Crazy [*18] — And the Republican response: “Actually, the Democrats are incompetent AND crazy. We’re just crazy.”

More Democrat Tea Party Fail [*19] — “They. Got. Nothing.”

Dems’ new midterm message: These tea-party wingnuts have captured the GOP [*20]

And Now, For Something Completely Different… [*21] — The phrase “beclowning himself” comes to mind . . .

David Horowitz Runs Pro-Israel Ad on Olbermann Show; Kos Kids Freak Out [*22]

Susan R. Bolton Hands GOP A(nother) Campaign Issue [*23]

From Book Publishers to the Media: The Left’s Crusade to End Debate [*24]

Empire of Silence: Journolist, Breitbart, and what the Left doesn’t say [*25]

Barney Frank’s one dollar fare conundrum and the ruling class [*26]

Report: Meeting on ethics charges involving Rangel’s lawyers may have been, er, unethical [*27]

IRS Continues to Use ‘Tax Protester’ Label Despite Congressional Prohibition [*28]

House Democratic Memo Is Another Blow to J Street [*29]

In July, ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann‘ Saw Lowest Viewership Since April 2008 [*30]

Pigford v. Glickman: 86,000 claims from 39,697 total farmers? [*31]

Helplessness and Anarchy [*32]

Breaking: Judge Blocks Part Of AZ Immigration Law [*33]

JournoList: Bias Leads to Recklessness [*34]

Obama Has A “G” Problem [*35]

A demotion for Nancy Pelosi? Part One [*36]

Our Divisive President: Barack Obama promised a new era of post-partisanship. In office, he’s played racial politics and further split the country along class and party lines. [*37]

Guess who’s handling Rangel’s defense? [*38]

Serious Journalists Feel Betrayed By Klein’s JournoList, But Do Nothing About It [*39]

House Democrats Head for Thumping at the Polls [*40]

DISCLOSE act defeated … for now [*41]

Promises, promises, promises … [*42]

An old argument revisited [*43]

ObamaCare: The Government’s Rationing Toolbox Exposed [*44]

Is Photography in Public Illegal? [*45]

If A Republican With A Racist Spouse Was Promoted By The WH, Would It Be News? [*46]

New Black Panther Case Takes Bipartisan Twist; Democrat Asks Holder to Review [*47]

Clintonista Rendell: Obama May Be Primaried In 2012 [*48]

My Apology to Shirley Sherrod — Withdrawn [*49]

Fiscal Effects of Government Spending, Or: What Macroeconomists Don’t Know [*50]

Like Pigfords At A Trough [*51]

Why does Franken fear oversight? [*52]

The Economist on Overcriminalization [*53]

The Misguided Right On Issues Of Race [*54]

Mike Pence: No, TurboTax Tim, The Country Cannot “Withstand” Tax Hikes [*55]

Collins a no, Lieberman a miss on DISCLOSE vote; Update: Brown says no; Update: Snowe says no — and Feinstein, too; Update: Cloture fails, 57-41 [*56]

Barney behaves badly [*57]

Full Sherrod Video: Violence Against Cops, Judges And Lawyers? [*58]

JournoList: No Absence Of Malice [*59]