On his FNC program today Glenn Beck claimed that Barack Obama is going to bomb the Canadian oil pipelines to nationalize the oil and gas industries. Beck said, “Oh they’ll say they didn’t want to seize control of the oil companies….but we had to.” I think someone has been watching the South Park movie again.
Could it be that Senate Republicans are starting to feel the heat in the healthcare debate? It seems so as GOP senators John McCain, Kit Bond, and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell are all participating in healthcare forums together, but they are closed to the public. Attendance is by invite only.
Strippers gyrate on brass poles to exploit lust for money. The RNC position on the Steele Poll is just as provocative (some would say dirty), equally unsubtle, except it exploits fear for money, instead of sex. So many of their targeted audience seems to reward attempts to frighten them by turning over their hard earned cash, that it suggests they must enjoy it, seeking out being told scary, albeit improbable stories.
On his radio show today Glenn Beck proclaimed that the 2008 election was really a Marxist coup. He said, “There is a coup going on. There is a stealing of America, and the way it is done, it has been done through the, the guise of an election, but they lied to us the entire time.” If Obama’s election was a coup, what was the 2000 election?
After the Obama administration announced an investigation into the CIA’s interrogation tactics, both Dick and Liz Cheney returned to the Sunday morning talk shows. On ABC’s This Week Liz Cheney continued to claim that waterboarding is not torture, while over on Fox News Sunday, Dick Cheney continued to endorse torture.
On CNN’s Reliable Sources today, host Howard Kurtz called out Glenn Beck for failing to mention the real reason why he has been attacking Obama advisor Van Jones on his show. Kurtz pointed out that Beck has failed to mention that Jones is also the co-founder of ColorofChange, the group that is leading the advertiser boycott of his show.
Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) were on ABC’s This Week today where Kerry unloaded on former vice president Dick Cheney after Cheney blasted the decision to investigate CIA interrogation abuses. Kerry said, “Dick Cheney has shown through the years, frankly, a disrespect for the Constitution, for sharing of information with Congress…”
Since Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death, the cry from the right wing has been that Democrats are going to exploit his death to pass healthcare reform, but it turns out that is the opponents of heathcare reform that are doing the exploitation. Dick Morris’ group the League of American Voters is using Kennedy’s death to raise funds to fight reform.
We keep hearing from the far right that they want their country back. What country are they talking about? I fear they mean the brash, cruel America of the last 8 years, instead of the America built on the ideals of social justice for all. When they say they’re losing their “freedoms”, they’re referring to not healthcare, but their guns.
The Omaha City Weekly recently went to Sen. Ben Nelson’s town hall meeting and conducted an interesting experiment. They asked 40 attendees who were pro-healthcare reform, and 40 who were anti-reform to find Iraq on a map. While 75% of those who favor reform could locate Iraq, 52.2% of those who are anti could not.
The massive exodus of advertisers from Glenn Beck’s television show appears to be taking its toll on the host. Beck went on a paranoid rant about Media Matters and liberal bloggers attacking him. Beck said, “What they have to do is break my legs. What they have to do is silence me. What they have to do is Sarah Palin me.
This week in politics brought us irony so thick you can cut it with a knife, as the Republicans waged war against the American people’s right to healthcare, using their standby shock and awe campaign. What’s shocking is that The Royal Republicans haven’t come up with another game yet. Terror, shock and awe? Is that all you got? Looks like they blew their wad in August.
Ten more companies have joined the Color of Change boycott against Glenn Beck’s Fox News program. The additions to the list include Applebee’s, DirecTV, Travelers Insurance, Kraft, and Vonage. This now brings the total number of advertisers who have dropped Beck to 46 since he called President Obama a racist.
Sometimes you really have to wonder what planet CNN’s Wolf Blitzer lives on. On his show The Situation Room, Blitzer put forth the thought that John McCain could become the new Ted Kennedy in the United States Senate. Blitzer seemed to ignore the fact that McCain has gotten more bitter and partisan since he lost the election to Obama.
For weeks the conservative Alaska Family Council has been promoting that Sarah Palin will appear at an event for an anti-choice statewide ballot measure. At the last moment Palin canceled on them by claiming that she was never invited. This marks the fourth time this year that Palin has committed to an appearance, and then backed out at the last moment.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck echoed the fear of the right wing that Ted Kennedy’s death will lead to passage of heathcare bill. Beck said, “To honor Ted Kennedy, they are going to pass healthcare reform, not to exploit, not to capitalize on his death.” No Glenn, exploitation is something like using 9/11 to invade Iraq. This is a tribute.
Bill O’Reilly had Glenn Beck on his FNC program tonight for what could best be described as a tag team effort to discredit the Color of Change boycott of advertisers on Beck’s show. O’Reilly claimed that the boycott was being carried out by “left wing loons.” Beck blamed Van Jones, and the commies in the Obama administration.
On her Facebook page today, Sarah Palin showed her support for Glenn Beck today by inviting all of her followers to watch Beck. Someone needs to ask Palin, if she also agrees with Beck that President Obama is a racist?
It took less than a day for right wing talk radio to turn Ted Kennedy’s death into an argument against the public option. While filling in for Lou Dobbs on his radio show Tom Marr said, “Yes there will be bureaucrat saying no, 77 brain tumor, bye-bye. Get the pills ready, get the pain killers ready.” Of course, this is a complete lie.
Former DNC chairman Howard Dean talked today about healthcare reform and the death of Ted Kennedy. Dean wrote, “When President Obama signs a Health Care Reform bill late this year, Ted Kennedy’s may not be standing there next to him, but his presence will be deeply apparent in the Oval Office as the President’s pen moves across the page.”