One of the favorite complaints of Republicans centers on liberal media bias. They claim that the media is biased for Democrats, but today Face the Nation host Bob Schieffier became the latest alleged liberal media member to parrot the right wing’s racist attacks against Sonia 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.
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.
Powerful Senate Democrats Max Baucus and Ted Kennedy released a joint statement today saying that they will have a healthcare reform bill ready before the Senate takes its August recess. The fact that Baucus, who opposes single payer, released a statement with Kennedy is a clear sign that single payer is in trouble.
John Cook of Gawker posted a response today to Keith Olbermann and Mancow’s assertion last night that the shock jock’s waterboarding was not faked. Cook stuck by his claims that the waterboarding was faked for Mancow to get publicity.
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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Earlier today, Rush Limbaugh compared Sonia Sotomayor to white supremacist and former KKK leader David Duke, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that Limbaugh’s remark today was offensive and he pointed to the Congressional leaders who have rebuked Limbaugh’s remarks.
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.
On his MSNBC show Countdown tonight, Keith Olbermann expressed concern for Rush Limbaugh’s mental health after the right wing talker declared America a failure because President Obama as succeeding. Check out the video of Arianna Huffington and Keith Olbermann analyzing Rush Limbaugh.
Today, Fox News joined the parade of right wing media who claim that Barack Obama is targeting Republican car dealerships for closure, so I think that it is time that we look at some facts to debunk this right wing myth.
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.
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.
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 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.
In a bit of outrageous distortion former vice president Dick Cheney said in an interview with Larry Kudlow that will air on CNBC tonight that the Obama administration is solely to blame for the government takeover of failing industries and corporations. I have three letters for Dick Cheney A-I-G.
Something interesting is happening in the Republican Party right now. When it comes to the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, GOP senators aren’t following Rush Limbaugh. Instead of trashing Sotomayor, they have shown signs that there won’t be a war over this nomination. It looks like even Rush’s power has its limits.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck labeled Obama Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor a racist. Beck said Sotomayor believes that you need to be the right person in the right class to express the right point of view. The problem is that isn’t what she said. Listen to Beck, and then read the full quote.
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.
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.
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.