On Fox News yesterday, guest Lt. Col. Ralph Peters labeled Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, “an apparent deserter.” He later said that the Taliban should kill Bergdahl, “If he walked away from his post and his buddies in wartime, I don’t care how hard it sounds, as far as I’m concerned, the Taliban can save us a lot of legal hassles and legal bills.”
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was NBC’s Meet The Press today, where he argued that their aren’t really 47 million Americans without healthcare. McConnell said that the uninsured can always go to the emergency room for healthcare. What he ignores is that people without health insurance don’t get the same quality of care as those who do.
MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan was on The McLaughlin Group where he continued to attack Sonia Sotomayor. Buchanan wondered why she didn’t defend the wise Latina comment. He also said that Sotomayor was picked because, “she is a passionate Latino woman who is a liberal.” The racism continues from Uncle Pat.
On Friday a significant decision was handed down regarding the personal accountability of a member of the Bush administration for torture. A U.S. District Court judge ruled that John Yoo could be held accountable in a civil law suit for his role in drafting the Bush era policy on torture.
Republicans love to talk about what they see as liberal bias on CNN, but today on the program Your Money, the network showed a flow chart which came straight from Republican Party, and had Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) on to explain it, completely unopposed and unquestioned. Uh CNN, your bias is showing.
If the law says such actions, like assisted suicide, are wrong, why? Is there truly a need to require someone to keep living in agony? Is there truly a need to require the families of those who are terminal to watch them fall into oblivion of Alzheimer’s final days, of cancer’s final weeks of morphine induced stupors, of chemotherapy’s cadaverous preludes?
President Obama used his weekly radio address to continue to push, prod, and tug Congress towards passing healthcare reform. He got on his bully pulpit and addressed all of the critics of his plan. Obama said, “I don’t believe that government can or should run health care. But I also don’t think insurance companies should have free reign to do as they please.”
President Barack Obama and his 2008 election opponent Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) both released statements on the death of Walter Cronkite. McCain expressed his personal sadness, while Obama said, “This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed.”
Ever since Sonia Sotomayor was nominated for the Supreme Court, MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan has been bashing her as an unqualified Affirmative Action baby. His comments reached their zenith on The Rachel Maddow Show where he claimed that the US was built by white people and have continued today. Here are some videos of Buchanan’s recent race based attacks on Sotomayor.
For some reason, Republicans keep letting RNC chairman Michael Steele near live microphones. Today, while guest hosting the Bill Bennett radio show, Steele said that he is working on a new game plan that will address issues in the black community by creating a “hip-hop storm” for the GOP.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck argued that democracy does not work because voters have the ability to directly elect the president. Beck said, “This direct vote just put Barack Obama into office. Congratulations on that direct vote.” The problem is that the United States does not directly elect the president, and the system isn’t a direct democracy.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) took a break today from fear mongering about the 2010 Census to fear monger about healthcare reform. On Dennis Miller’s radio show today, she said, “On the 16th page, it says whatever health care you have now, it’s going to be gone within five years.” However, this is never mentioned on page 16, or anywhere else.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh declared that Sonia Sotomayor butchers the English language more than George W. Bush if he got drunk again, but while criticizing Sotomayor, Limbaugh confused the terms providence and provenance, which made him look like a total fool. Check out the audio.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has gone from pondering his state’s departure from the union because of the federal stimulus package to asking for his cut of the cash. Perry has the federal government for a $170 million loan in order for the state to continue playing unemployment benefits.
Ed Schultz responded to Rush Limbaugh’s attack on him today by challenging the right wing talk show host to come on his MSNBC show and debate him about anything. Schultz said, “Your audience hates me. They would love to see you stick it to me, but you won’t do it, because you’re a coward Rush.”
On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh went after MSNBC’s Ed Schultz for showing his support of Sonia Sotomayor. Limbaugh called Schultz’s The Ed Show, “a show named after a horse.” He also said, “I think they brought the horse out of retirement to host it.” Do we really want to make this about looks, Rush?
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck completely blew up at a caller, who dared to suggest that America needs healthcare reform. When the caller asked Beck what he would do about healthcare, and then mentioned the bailouts, Beck completely lost his mind. Check out the audio.
Yesterday on The Dennis Miller Show, The Weekly Standard editor, and FNC contributor, Bill Kristol urged Republicans to follow Sarah Palin’s lead and co-opt the term progressive from Democrats. Kristol said, “Conservatives should not give up the notion that they’re the progressive force now in American politics.” Is the GOP so empty that they now have to steal from Democrats?
Comedian Bill Maher was on MSNBC’s Hardball tonight, where he offered his unique take on the Sonia Sotomayor hearings, “All these white people, especially white men who are so incensed about reverse racism and Sotomayor because the problem for too long is Puerto Rican women have had their boot on the neck of white men.” Check out the video.
Part of the launch for Palin 2012 is letting Sarah take stands and become a national Republican voice on current issues. Today in her Washington Post op-ed she came out against President Obama’s cap and trade program, but it was just last October at the vice presidential debate when Sarah Palin claimed to be for cap and trade.