The ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Jim Inhofe, made a scathingly embarrassing appearance in Copenhagen. While the senator didn’t have any meetings scheduled in Copenhagen, he managed to put together an impromptu press conference, during which he took it upon himself to announce that “global warming was a hoax perpetrated on the world by the UN” and sold to Americans “by the Hollywood elite.”
Tonight on FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor, Laura Ingraham called out host Bill O’Reilly for gushing over Michelle Obama, and when she asked Bill-O if he ate an acorn cookie at the White House, O’Reilly got annoyed and called her a blind ideologue and Kool-Aid drinker who won’t admit when someone is nice to her.
On the Senate floor today, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) sent Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) a strong message today when as acting president he denied Lieberman’s request for more time to speak. The message was simple. If Lieberman is going to destroy healthcare reform, then he shouldn’t count on getting any future help from Democrats.
Fox News broke out the editing machine again today, and this time the victim was Howard Dean. On Fox and Friends they played video of Dean saying, “We are now committed to a solution using the private insurance companies.” FNC turned Dean into a tea bagger by editing any praise for the bill and criticism of insurance company CEOs.
Sarah Palin, her husband Todd and daughter Piper and son Trig left the rest of the family in Wasilla or Palmer or who knows where and took off for HI for a little R and R, where she sported her John McCain visor, but Sister Sarah had crossed out McCain’s name with black marker. Goin’ Rogue!
On his MSNBC program Countdown, host Keith Olbermann delivered a special comment about the compromise healthcare reform bill. Olbermann said, “The Senate bill with mandate must be defeated, if not in the Senate then in the House.” If the bill passes, Olbermann called on his viewers to not buy insurance.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh called people who support healthcare reform mentally disturbed. Citing a poll, where 51% of people supported government intervention in healthcare, Limbaugh said, “51% of the people in this poll are absolutely mentally disturbed.” According to Rush it is crazy to support healthcare reform.
On his radio show today Glenn Beck wove a new conspiracy theory into his latest attack on healthcare reform, and just for kicks added some sexism. Beck said that labor unions and Soros Foundation are behind healthcare reform. He added healthcare reform is like asking a crazy woman to marry you, because chicks never change.
On the House floor Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) spoke out about the House’s decision to tie an extension in unemployment benefits to $130 billion in additional war funding, “What a cruel choice Congress is forcing on people out of work. Put your sons and daughters on the firing line and we will pay you for being in the unemployment line.”
In a move fit for the Populist Princess of the Joe Six Packs and Holly Hairdressers of Real Murkica, Palin dragged Rhonda Halliday of Images Hair Studio and Day Spa, a local hairdresser, away from her son’s dentist appointment on a Wednesday morning in Salt Lake City, Utah for an emergency hair session, where Palin’s appreciation was shown by stiffing her on the bill.
The old right wing knows how to play the left’s justified concern over justice, truth and transparency to a t! Oh, I’m sure the unplanned delay of the announcement wasn’t politically motivated. LOL. I mean, just because everything else in the Bush Justice Dept was is no reason to think….Sure, many of the same people who were illegally appointed under Bush are still in the DoJ. But I’m still sure it’s all Obama’s fault, even if he fixed it.
On his MSNBC program Countdown host Keith Olbermann got on the subject of liberal media bias while discussing Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly’s outrage at being mentioned on Law and Order: SVU. Olbermann said, “There is no liberal media. The media which is after all owned by corporations naturally leans to the right.”
On his Fox News program tonight, Glenn Beck gave another fractured history lesson as he compared climate change deniers to Galileo. Beck said, “The climate cult is just as much of a state sponsored religion now as the actual state sponsored religion was back in the Dark Ages.”
During one of his Obama is delusional rants on his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh let his racism slip out again. This time his target was Indians. Limbaugh said, “I don’t know if he really believes it, but if he does, we in heap big doo doo, a little Indian lingo there.”This comes from the same guy who once said that Indians should stop complaining, because they have casinos.
Now that the public option has been removed from the Senate healthcare reform bill, Sen. Joe Lieberman has turned his attention to getting the Medicare buy in out of the bill. On CBS News’ Face The Nation, he said, “You got to take out the Medicare buy-in. You got to forget about the public option.”
Future 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was on NBC’s Meet The Press today, where he blamed the excesses of government for the budget deficit, and overpaid government workers. Specifically, Romney said, “Average government workers, are now making $30,000 a year more than the average private sector worker.”
While accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, President Barack Obama gave a powerful and historical lecture in Oslo, Norway. He was able to justify how a leader of a free nation could be involved in two wars, escalate troops by thousands and still be able to rightfully accept the Nobel Peace Prize. It was sheer genius and Obama at his best.
On Friday’s O’Reilly Factor guest host Laura Ingrham was running through the conservative reaction to Obama’s Nobel speech, which most conservatives praised, except for Sarah Palin who tried to take credit for the speech by saying, “I thumbed through my book this morning to say wow, that really sounded familiar.”
As both Sarah Palin’s paranoia and enemies list continue to grow, her attorney has come forward and demonstrated how he parsed statements to imply the false impression that Palin was exonerated of all the ethics charges against her.
On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh claimed that if Tiger Woods visited prostitutes, he fulfilled a Democratic requirement for election to high office. Limbaugh said, “This means that Tiger has now completed a resume requirement for election to high office as a Democrat…clearly this is Clintonesque.”