Scott Brown doesn’t even have a business card, but people are asking him about 2012. My favorite part of the Walters interview is that Brown has “no regrets” about his nude Cosmo spread. Brown told Barbara Walters “you have to have a sense of humor about yourself,” and links the centerfold to many of his [...]
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Comes from the Alfalfa Club annual dinner, compliments of Show Me Stater, retiring Sen. Kit Bond. “Secretary Hillary Clinton wasn’t at the State of the Union because she was in London. Which was a relief to the White House — they were afraid she might have been in Iowa.” – Sen. Kit Bond I met [...]
On Thursday, I heard Eugene Robinson on “Hardball” talk about something he’d heard about DADT from a little rat in the White House. It was clear he was very uncomfortable about reporting it. “What I heard this morning from somebody at the White House was probably not this year. But, maybe we would be hearing [...]
What did other people think of Pres. Obama’s Q&A with the Republicans? The right has grabbed on one section, which they are calling Obama’s “stunning admission,” and they’re going to town on it. Here are some other comments: secularhumanizinevoluter says (30 January 2010 at 7:27 am): I must be crazy(OK, everybody stop yelling NO DUH!) [...]
–updated– “… Pain or damage don’t end the world, or despair or f—ing beatings. The world ends when you’re dead, until then you’ve got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man. And give some back.” – Al Swearengen, “Deadwood” Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit msnbc.com [...]
“My message to these groups who are inexplicably offended by a pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life message airing during the Super Bowl: please concentrate on empowering women, help with efforts to prevent unexpected pregnancies, stay consistent with your message that for too long women have been made to feel like sex objects in our ‘modern’ culture and [...]
“It would be an inconvenience at the least, and probably that’s too mild a word for people that live in the neighborhood and businesses in the neighborhood,” Bloomberg told reporters. “There are places that would be less expensive for the taxpayers and less disruptive for New York City.” – White House asks Justice Department to [...]
First Keith Olbermann has a meltdown over Scott Brown that inspired a critique from Jon Stewart. David Shuster had a serious rhetorical brawl with Andrew Breitbart on MSNBC earlier today, which precipitated Breitbart to pitch a fit. Shuster also got reprimanded by MSNBC for “inappropriate” tweets over the O’Keefe drama. As for Chris Matthews, his [...]
Tit for tat, presidential style or actually not so presidential, though Obama is only a politician, so notwithstanding his “change the tone in Washington” lectures, he’s as guilty as the next when it suits him. However, when you have a Supreme Court Justice impersonating a right-winger like Joe “you lie” Wilson, the whole event turns [...]
“We face a deficit of trust… close that credibility gap…” with Pres. Obama as ambitious as ever. Climate change? That’s right. But nuclear energy? Yep. Clean coal? An oxymoron if ever there was one, but Pres. Obama talked about it, delivering a conservative speech for a Democrat. It’s a wonder Gov. Bob McDonnell, who offered [...]
President Obama will address his Republican opponents directly in his State of the Union address Wednesday night, a senior administration official said, as he seeks to generate new momentum and rebuild his credibility as a leader able to change the way Washington works. – Washington Post I say it’s “bipartisanship” or anything having to do [...]
–bumped– With no clear path forward on major health care legislation, Democratic leaders in Congress effectively slammed the brakes on President Obama’s top domestic priority on Tuesday, saying that they no longer felt pressure to move quickly on a health bill after eight months of setting deadlines and missing them. – Democrats Slam Brakes on [...]
–bumped– Now, a couple of years ago I met Dina Titus and her suave husband. I can just imagine her standing up and in her southern drawl letting fly on Sen. Harry Reid. Titus takes what Rep. Capuano said in Massachusetts (“we’re screwed”) and ups the ante. From Politico: In a display of contempt unfathomable [...]
Oh, and Fox News is “most trusted.” Well, there you have it. And it’s not from Rasmussen. Via Public Policy Polling: Americans do not trust the major tv news operations in the country- except for Fox News. Our newest survey looking at perceptions of ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News finds [...]
One of Barack Obama’s biggest cheerleaders has awaken with a hangover today. For Bob Herbert it’s a matter of credibility. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
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“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
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*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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