GOP Considering Filibustering Sotomayor

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) was on ABC’s This Week today discussing the nomination Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Cornyn said that it is possible that Republicans could filibuster the nomination, but that it is too premature to make that determination now.

Mitch McConnell Shows His Fear of Rush Limbaugh

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was on CNN’s State of the Union today, where he revealed that he is afraid of Rush Limbaugh. When asked about Limbaugh’s attacks on Sotomayor, McConnell said he had better things to do than to tell his party to stop calling Sotomayor a racist.

Olbermann and Mancow Knock Down Waterboarding Hoax Allegation

On MSNBC’s Countdown tonight, host Keith Olbermann and conservative Chicago morning radio host Erich “Mancow” Muller denied right wing claims that Mancow’s waterboarding had been a hoax. Mancow said that for legal reasons the waterboarding had to be described as simulated, but it was real. Check out the video.

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Limbaugh: Obama Promotes Only Those Who Hate White People

Today on his radio show Rush Limbaugh claimed that Barack Obama is making white people the new oppressed minority. He said, “How do you get promoted in a Barack Obama administration, by hating white people.” Rush seems to have forgotten that 8 of the 9 Supreme Court Justices are white, and that Obama himself is half white.

Unintentionally Funny GOP Video Uses Abe Lincoln to Attack Barack Obama

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) the chair of the Republican Study Committee stars in an unintentionally hilarious web video shot in front of the Lincoln Memorial, that tries to use Abraham Lincoln and Obama’s lack of support for hedge funds to claim that Obama is dividing America. If you are wondering how Abraham Lincoln relates to investment firms, join the club.

Rush Limbaugh Proclaims America a Failure

Not content to root only for the failure of President Obama, on his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh declared America a failure because Obama is succeeding. Rush said, “Ladies and gentleman this country is failing because Obama is succeeding.” Rush claimed that the economy is hopeless, and we are all doomed.

Dick Cheney Publicly Apologizes to Colin Powell

On CNBC tonight, former vice president Dick Cheney backed off of his claim that Colin Powell is no longer in the Republican Party. Even more shocking is the fact that Cheney apologized to Powell and said that he wasn’t trying to,”rearrange his political identity.”

Republican Orrin Hatch: Sotomayor is Not A Racist

Republican Judiciary Committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was asked today on CNN if he agreed with Newt Gingrich that Obama Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a racist. Hatch said, “No, I don’t agree with that.” The only thing that the GOP can agree on is that they don’t agree with each other on anything.

Olbermann Interviews Mancow about Being Waterboarded

Conservative Chicago DJ Erich “Mancow” Muller was on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight to discuss his recent waterboarding experience. He said that it was worse than drowning, and that it was like your brain being shut off. Mancow said until you do it, you have no idea. Check out the video.

Alberto Gonzales: Sotomayor is Qualified for the Supreme Court

I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but former Bush attorney general Alberto Gonzales was on CNN’s The Situation Room, where he said that that there is no doubt that Sonia Sotomayor is qualified for the Supreme Court. I don’t know if being endorsed by Gonzales helps or hurts her cause, but he did speak well of her.

Petraeus Disagrees With Cheney on Closing Gitmo and Torture

In an interview given to Radio Free Europe over the weekend Gen. David Petraeus backed President Obama’s position that the prison at Guantanamo Bay needs to be closed, and he also disagreed with former vice president Dick Cheney by saying that enhanced interrogation techniques do not help the mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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