As soon as Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe voted in favor of the Senate Finance Committee’s healthcare reform proposal, it was a given that Rush Limbaugh would go on the attack. Limbaugh called Snowe a predictable joke, and then he attacked the state of Maine. He said that we ought to saw the state off and let it float out to sea.
When Donny Deutsch appears on MSNBC, for better or worse, something interesting always happens. Today he was on Morning Joe talking about Rush Limbaugh when he called Rush a “megalomaniac and a scary, distasteful, human being,” and while talking about Limbaugh’s bid to own an NFL team called him a douche.
On his radio show today Glenn Beck claimed Barack Obama is on a mission to take out Fox News or any media that challenges him. Beck called Obama a dictator, and compared Fox News to the Jews during the Holocaust, while warning that when Obama is done with FNC, he is going to come after other news organizations.
Sec. of State Hillary Clinton was on NBC’s Today show this morning when she was asked whether or not she will ever run for president again. Clinton said, “No. I mean, this is—this is—a great job. It is a 24/7 job. And– I’m looking forward to retirement at some point.”
According to today’s Gallup daily tracking poll, President Obama’s approval rating has gained five points in the past week, and has jumped to 56%. The Gallup poll now matches other national polls that have seen the president’s numbers rising lately, but is his winning the Nobel Peace Prize behind the most recent increase?
People don’t seem to get the origin of the Nobel Peace Prize, because all over the internet, you will read:
“How can they do that?”
They can do that because that was the intention of the prize….from the beginning. And it is THEIR prize. It is privately funded. They can do whatever they want. It was intended for visionaries, not necessarily an “accomplishment”.
After all, peace starts as a belief. Having the vision for a nuclear free world is huge. It starts there. Did W have that commitment? did John McCain? No. Even Hilary Clinton didn’t embrace peace as the ideal the way Obama did and does. So, it is rather special, in point of fact.
Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize and the “Right” Align Themselves with Taliban in Opposition to US President. The self-described “conservatives”/aka, hatriots can’t feel proud of their country if it means anything good for their President. Now, at last, the GOP has aligned themselves with the Taliban for all to see.
Rep. Michele Bachmann was on FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor last night, where she indulged in one of O’Reilly’s favorite hobbies, attacking MSNBC. O’Reilly said that the left is after Bachmann, and she replied, “So now it’s like I almost have personal stalkers, only they have TV shows…”
The National Enquirer is reporting that they’ve gotten a peek at Palin’s ghost-written (by a partisan who pals around with white supremacists) “book” and it’s one huge pre-emptive attack on Levi. “Sarah got a ton of dough from her advance, but the book appears to be nothing more than a self-serving press release touting what she calls her ‘happy marriage.’
On his radio show today, talk show host, and potential future part owner of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, Rush Limbaugh declared that basketball is the favorite sport of gangs. Limbaugh said, “Midnight basketball, I mean, we’ve done it all. We’ve taken the favorite sport of gangs, and we put it at midnight to get them on the basketball court.”
Republicans are insinuating that Obama’s “delay”, aka, seeking input from naysayers and congress before making a decision regarding strategy in Afghanistan, is indicative of weakness on Obama’s part. Apparently, Republicans have been suppressing Congressional War Powers and the Constitution for so long now that they just assume it’s a given that everyone does so, and failure to do so is smugly rebranded as “delay”.
The organization ColorOfChange.org announced today that 19 more companies have joined the advertiser boycott of Glenn Beck. This brings the total number of companies participating in the boycott to 80. The most recent additions include Subaru, Toyota-Lexus, and Equifax. Even Beck’s B and C list advertisers are now leaving him.
Tonight on his Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly joined several other conservatives in distancing themselves from those who cheered when it was announced that Chicago’s 2016 bid to host the Olympics had failed. O’Reilly said that their reaction was strange because he thought the Olympics could bring some prosperity.
On his FNC program tonight, Glenn Beck went on the attack against the media because he claimed that they are ignoring the issues, and instead are looking into his past. Beck said to the media, “Good lord stop wasting your time on this kind of despicable yellow journalism…” Beck accuses others of yellow journalism is pretty rich.
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, host and Republican Joe Scarborough drilled Rush Limbaugh for cheering Chicago’s failed 2016 Olympic bid. Scarborough said, “I will tell you middle Americans that swing elections see that and go oh my God Republicans have gone off the deep end.”
While discussing Sarah Palin’s new book both conservative columnist David Brooks and GOP strategist Mike Murphy agreed today on Meet The Press that Sarah Palin will not be the GOP nominee in 2012. Brooks went as far as to say, “And if Sarah Palin is the nominee, the Republican nominee, I’ll eat my hat.”
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham went on Fox News Sunday today, where he continued his one man campaign to distance conservatism and the Republican Party from FNC host Glenn Beck. Graham, a friend of John McCain specifically took issue with Beck saying that country is better off with Barack Obama as president. Graham said that Beck doesn’t represent conservatism and the GOP.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was on NBC’s Meet The Press this morning, and she had some harsh words for those on the right who are calling President Obama a failure and celebrating Chicago’s failed bid to host the Olympics. Maddow said, “For them to be cheering America’s loss here on the right I think is sort of disgusting.”
In response to former McCain advisor Steve Schmidt saying that nominating Sarah Palin as the GOP presidential nominee in 2012 would be a catastrophe for the party, Team Palin urged people to go buy her book. Instead of putting together a staff for a potential presidential campaign, Sarah Palin is trying to sell books.
Don Imus was on Fox News today hyping his new Fox Business show, and as he and Neil Cavuto were discussing Sarah Palin Imus said, “She should have had enough sense to know she wasn’t ready for primetime…to sit down and not be able to get through an interview with that little rodent over at CBS, Katie Couric is absurd.”