On the same night he apologized for making a horribly inappropriate comment about Hurricane Sandy, Chris Matthews on Wednesday had Bill Maher on Hardball to compare Karl Rove and Republicans to Nazis. After Matthews wondered about Rove's erroneous predictions, the liberal comic mocked, "It was a little Hitler's bunker, wasn't it? I wanted to rush in with a cyanide capsule there. I thought he was going to say, 'I don't want to live in a world without national socialism.'" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Matthews himself got into the act, comparing Rove to Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf,
I pity Matthews . He is one of those 'recovering alcoholics and catholics' who gave up drinking, not because he hit bottom but because he was faced with an ultimatum. He hates himself and is too self- involved, like Maher, to understand that most people see through them. 15...14..13..12...
I'm curious. I see how networks such as Fox will remain busy and relevant for the next four years as we claw our way through this second term, but I don't see how networks such as MSNBC and CNN will survive. Their water-carrying talents are not needed now. I don't know how they will be relevant to an electorate that is satisfied with last night's victory and just wants to see what Snookie is doing while they recooperate from their latest abortion.
This is what passes for journalism in this country now. We not only have the government we deserve. We also have the media we deserve. We still buy the sponsors products. We get angry but do nothing. We even post their comments as 'Must Reads' of the day. Really? Why?
Only those of us who lived through World War II and witnessed the G I troops liberating the camps and what they found...we see no humor in using the terms Hitler, Nazis, etc. associated with comedy. Mr. Maher and Mr. Matthews, neither who experienced this first hand have even an idea of good taste. I say to them, "Shame upon your house".
Is there even a count of the dead? I hear nothing about this storm or it's aftermath. It's like it never happened. This is beyond comprehension. With Katrina, you couldn't see anything else but on TV for weeks.
Karl Rove is such an inviting target. It was Karl Rove's idea to offer seniors more drug largesse in 2004. He thinks he is so smart, but he has damaged the Republican brand more than any other person. I wish Karl Rove had disappeared from the scene many years ago.
#18-Economic rules still apply to them. We need to stop posting articles about their sillyness. It just encourages people to go to their train wreck shows. Our conservative talk show hosts need to stop giving them free advertising. How would you like to have your business mentioned daily by Rush, Sean, Mark, etc? Now there IS an ''obscene commercial break''! Starve them and the newspapers and the news weeklys.
I disagree with the Posters who think that these Fools and their Comments shouldn't be Prominently Posted - they should be given widespread exposure -many people who are not very Politically- Tuned- In are not aware of what these 'MEDIA'' representatives say , or ignore[ Benghazi] on a regular basis, and eventually, even their Go-Along Colleagues will get the message
One of the things I learned in AA is that there's a HUGE difference between being "dry" and being "sober". Sober people are in recovery and are working hard to change everything about their lives and making amends to those whom they've harmed through their drinking. Dry people are simply not drinking and are angry and bitter about it. They make everyone around them miserable, they are resentful about not being able to drink and see themselves as victims. Matthews is dry.
It is obvious that none of the liberals have read Sun Tzu. They only seem to know Alinski, ridiculing their enemies when they are victorious.
When you have bested your enemies, you don't taunt them (unless you are Islamofascist -you just can't help yourself from mutilating dead enemies). You only get them motivated to fight to the death and not help your cause in the long run. The death of conservatism has been repeatedly foretold, but if the Tea Party rallies bears any resembles to reality, I think the rumor of it's death is premature. Team Obama has just sealed the fate of the next Dem candidate with their big mouths. The next fight will see even more conservatives signing up for the cause. This is not rosy optimism - this is a logical expectation of the coming years as the malignant narcissist Obama misread his victory for license to kill capitalism in America. I have faith that when the going gets tough, the tough, courageous people of America will say-"Let's roll!"
An academic was the first to cross the invisible line. “The ultimate check on presidential lawlessness is elections and, in extreme cases, impeachment,” Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz told Representative Darrell Issa at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on the president’s duty to uphold the law. With that first mention of the “i word,” leaks began springing from the dam that had been holding back the House GOP lawmakers united by frustration with President Obama’s executive abuses. Republicans have been watching impotently as Obama has walked all over the law, with increasing brazenness the further he gets into his tenure.
A beloved American teacher was shot dead in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, just days before he was supposed to return to the U.S. for the holidays, the school´s principal said. Ronnie Smith, 33, had been teaching chemistry at the International School Benghazi for about 18 months and was "very much loved," principal Peter Hodge told NBC News. “He was the most amazing person, more like a best friend or a family member," said student Yomna Zentani, 18. "After everything that happened in Libya, we were losing hope and he was the only one who was supporting us,
Sarah Palin, in her first public reaction to MSNBC host Martin Bashir´s resignation following an on-air attack against her, said Thursday that Bashir´s comments were "par for the course." "Six years ago, I probably would have been personally hurt by such an attack," the former Alaska governor told Fox News. "Now, no, I look at it as it´s kind of par for the course." Bashir, in scripted commentary, said last month that someone should defecate in Palin´s mouth. He was invoking an old slave punishment in response to a speech by Palin, a Fox News contributor, comparing the national debt
On Thursday, Clear Channel started announcing major lineup shifts in three of its biggest markets. In Los Angeles, Limbaugh will be moving from the top talk station in the market, KFI, to its sister station, KTLK, which will be flipped from a liberal talk station to a primarily conservative talker anchored by Limbaugh. Breitbart News has learned that Clear Channel will soon be announcing a similar change in San Francisco, as well as confirming the long expected move in New York from Cumulus-owned WABC to WOR, which was purchased by Clear Channel last year. These moves are not unexpected from
Hourly wage increases advocated by labor groups could kill more than 450,000 jobs, according to a new report. Union-backed labor groups, including Fast Food Forward and Fight for 15, are staging nationwide walk-outs and demonstrations at fast food chains across the country calling for starting wages of $15 per hour. Their success could spell economic disaster for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s 2.5 million fast food workers, according to an analysis from the Employment Policies Institute. “We find that roughly 460,000 jobs would be lost in the fast food industry as a consequence of a $15 minimum wage,” the EPI
The Democratic rift over entitlements deepened this week as a top party contender for governor in Pennsylvania came under fire from liberals after a think tank of which she is co-chairwoman criticized economic-populism messages of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Liberals demanded that gubernatorial candidate Allyson Y. Schwartz cut her ties with Third Way after two of its top officials wrote an op-ed criticizing Ms. Warren and Mr. de Blasio by name, saying they are pushing a “‘we can have it all’ fantasy.” The activist groups Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee
WASHINGTON — President Obama and congressional Democrats, seizing on the good news of an improving health care website and rising enrollments, on Wednesday highlighted parts of the law that are popular with the public and reminded Americans, and the law’s opponents, of what would be lost if the Affordable Care Act were repealed. As part of that political counteroffensive, which began this week, Democratic congresswomen challenged Republicans to present an alternative that would provide free preventive health services for the 105 million Americans who have already received them under the law. At the same time, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long