Obama Loyalists Circle the Wagons & Run Into Each Other

By |July 22nd, 2010|

"When you look at how, not only Fox, but other media outlets - but we focus naturally, because we know how this has evolved with Fox - how many including, sometimes, our government is held hostage, mind you, by the fact that Fox and other media may run wild with snippets and misinformation and create [...]

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Keith Olbermann at His Best, Obama at his Worst

By |July 22nd, 2010|

[...] On the great American scourge of racism, this administration must stand, sometimes publicly, for something. Failing that it will fall--indeed, already has fallen--for anything. - On Lacking All Conviction, by Ta-Nehisi Coates Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Mr. Olbermann hasn't been this cogently outraged in over two [...]

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Inside the White House Bubble

By |July 21st, 2010|

--updated-- But three Democratic sources said Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina singled out the White House's initial response to the incident for praise in the regular 8:30 a.m. staff meeting Tuesday morning. The sources differed on the substance of Messina's praise, but concurred that he had praised the speed of White House communications in [...]

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Sarah Palin’s Bush-esque Ground Zero Anti Mosque Crusade

By |July 21st, 2010|

Jeffrey Goldberg responds to a reader who takes him to task for not supporting Sarah Palin because she is "pro Israel." Goldberg unpacks why he believes Palin "endangers American National security," doing so seriously. This is exactly how people should take on Sarah Palin, through the issues she trumpets that reveal her Bush-esque neoconservative views [...]

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Glenn Beck Gives Obama White House Permission to ‘Reconsider’

By |July 21st, 2010|

But what's galling to me--gut-wrenching, really, like watching old news footage of blacks being beaten and clubbed at lunch counters--is that Breitbart obviously understood the powerful effect his tape would have, posted it anyway, and then assumed the role of ringmaster, expertly conducting the media circus, fanning the flames. It's hardly the first time. But [...]

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White House Afraid Sherrod Story was ‘Going to be on Glenn Beck’

By |July 20th, 2010|

Sherrod said the final call came from Cheryl Cook, an undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture. Sherrod said White House officials wanted her to quit immediately because the controversy was "going to be on Glenn Beck tonight." - CNN So, under the bus you go, Shirley Sherrod. It got on Glenn Beck anyway. Compliments of [...]

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Right-Wing Goes Berserk Over Known Progressive Writers, Websites

By |July 20th, 2010|

--updated below-- The breathless headline reads... Well, this is another first for Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller. A story about Journolist listserv participants has gotten Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh on the same talking points. In the first hour Rush even played one of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's greatest hits. The irony is that the people being [...]

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Democrats Jump 6 Points on Generic Ballot But…

By |July 20th, 2010|

How's that stonewalling on unemployment benefits working out for you now, conservatives? On the heels of financial reform, even though it's more talk than actual reform, Democratic approval jumps according to a new Gallup poll, even among independents (Republicans down 4 points, Democrats up 10). As for the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, [...]

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Republicans are Heartless Elitists, the Continuing Saga

By |July 19th, 2010|

Got bully pulpit? I love a little in your face partisanship on a Monday. "And I have to say, after years of championing policies that turned a record surplus into a massive deficit, the same people who didn't have any problem spending hundreds of billions of dollars on tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are [...]

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Palin’s Bush-esque Colors a Political Liability

By |July 19th, 2010|

Sarah Palin is simply like Shakespeare. To laugh or not to laugh?, that is the question. Palin proving yet again that while being the first to benefit in the post-Hillary political era from the Hillary effect, she is indeed the quintessential anti-Hillary. The dangers of tweeting unbound by advisors once again revealed, with more similarities [...]

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