Are Progressive Audiences Tired of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann?

In an interesting blog post today, Harvard Business professor, and Obama voter Bill George argued that MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann is hurting America. George said, “Olbermann cheapens discourse. He touts easy solutions. He speaks in truculent soundbites. His invective is hurting America!” This leads to the question are progressives sick of Olbermann?

Beck Blasts Obama for Honoring Fallen Soldiers

On his radio show today Glenn Beck claimed to be offended because President Obama made an overnight visit to Dover AFB to honor the return of 18 fallen Americans who died due to two helicopter crashes in Afghanistan on Monday. Beck said, “Barack Obama also used the troops coming home in coffins yesterday as a photo op.”

Jon Stewart Mocks GOP Opposition to Net Neutrality

Last night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart explained what net neutrality was, and also mocked the Republican opposition to it. He singled out John McCain for criticism, “McCain is proposing that AT&T and Verizon be given freedom to control what information passes through the Internet.” Check out the video.

Poll: Support for the Public Option Continues to Grow

NBC News/The Wall Street Journal is set to release a poll this evening in which support for the public option continues to grow. The poll will reveal a reversal on the issue. Last month most people were opposed to the public option by a 48%-46% margin, but this month the measure is supported, 48%-42%.

Beck Claims Obama Modeled Himself after Al Capone

On Fox and Friends this morning Glenn Beck took a break from calling Obama a racist, socialist, fascist by comparing his administration to Al Capone. Beck said, “This administration is, they modeled themselves I guess, after Al Capone. You take these guys on and they will bash your brains out…”

White House: Obama is Firmly Committed to the Public Option

In an interview this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Obama White House adviser Valarie Jarrett expressed the president’s firm commitment to the public option. Jarrett said, “He’s committed to it, he’s pushing for it, and he’s absolutely committed to delivering on health care reform this year.”

The White House Fires Back at Dick Cheney on Afghanistan

At his briefing today, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had a tough response to former vice president Dick Cheney’s criticism that Obama is dithering on the decision to add more troops in Afghanistan. Gibbs said that the vice president seems to have forgotten his role in the last seven years of Afghanistan.

Judge Land Lowers the Boom on Orly Taitz

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the legal decisions of Judge Land in response to the various antics of Orly Taitz. Reading this order, in its entirety, was no exception. While I am not an attorney, Land is understandable even to the non-professional reader. He writes with clarity, and with certain eloquence and even hints of humor. I delight in his use of quotations in his other Orders; we share an appreciation for using the words of others to augment and focus our written thoughts.

Rep. Alan Grayson: Fox News Is the Enemy of America

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) was on MSNBC’s The Ed Show tonight where he called Fox News the enemy of America. He said they are the enemy of anyone who cares about healthcare, education, energy independence, peace, or anything good for America. Grayson said, “Fox News and their Republican collaborators are the enemy of America.”

126 Days Later and Still No Republican Healthcare Reform Proposal

This morning House Democrats took to the floor to point out that it has now been 126 days, and Republicans have still not offered their healthcare reform proposal. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said, “Rather than working with Democrats, Republicans are choosing to be the party of no and the status quo. No is not a solution.”

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