Joe the Plumber was at the RightOnline blogger conference in Pittsburgh last weekend where he lamented the progress that doesn’t allow him to beat Nancy Pelosi for suggesting that it was un-American for protesters to disrupt town halls. Joe said that in the “good old day” he could take Pelosi behind the wood shed and beat the tar out of her.
GMAC Financial Services has become the latest company to stop advertising on Glenn Beck’s Fox News Channel program after he called President Obama a racist. GMAC Financial joins a list that includes, ConAgra, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, RadioShack, Men’s Wearhouse, State Farm, as companies that have dropped Beck.
On Meet the Press today, it wasn’t Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, or Chris Matthews that was giving the progressive perspective on health care, but it was Rachel Maddow, who has seen her ratings soar as the nation debates health care reform. Maddow’s show has been rivaling Olbermann’s program as the top draw on MSNBC, and she could become the network’s biggest star.
Liberal Subversion: How to Use the Freedom Works Website to Tell Blue Dog Democrats to Support Health Care Reform
Freedom Works has set up a page where concerned Americans can tell Blue Dog Democrats to vote no to President Obama’s heath care plan. The problem is that the message is completely customizable, so with a few minor changes, you and your friends can use Freedom Works to tell the Blue Dogs to support health care reform. Here is how to do it.
Today as President Obama and his family toured Yellowstone National Park, gun control advocates criticized the president for signing a bill that will allow guns to be carried into the national parks. As some on the left fume, it is becoming clear that this president has no interest in taking away anyone’s guns.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh ordered Republicans not to compromise on heathcare reform. He stated that there was nothing in the House healthcare bill worth having. Limbaugh said, “No, no this has to be stopped you don’t compromise with socialists. You beat them.”That’s it Rush, keep leading the GOP off the cliff.
On CNN today GOP strategist Karen Hanretty debunked Sarah Palin’s latest claim about a death panel provision in the healthcare bill. She said, “Obviously, there is nothing in the bill that says death panel. I think that is some heated rhetoric.” Hanretty is now one of the few Republicans to go on TV and tell the truth about the death panel claim.
The group ColorofChange.org has announced that four more advertisers have pledged to pull their ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News Channel program. ConAgra (maker of Healthy Choice products), Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, and RadioShack will now join LexisNexis-owned Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, SC Johnson and GEICO as former advertisers.
On his radio show today Glenn Beck invoked Jesus and God in his argument against universal healthcare. He said, “God doesn’t give healthcare. Man provides healthcare, so how can it be a right? If you are endowed by your creator with certain inalienable rights, how can a God given right be healthcare?” But is the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness also in the Declaration of Independence?
As Sarah Palin continues to refuse to back off of her claim that healthcare reform would create death panels, something interesting has emerged from her time as Alaska governor. Last year as governor, Palin endorsed end of life counseling in a Healthcare Decision Days Proclamation. Palin was for death panels before she was against them.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was on MSNBC’s The Ed Show tonight reacting to the fact that one of his supporters, William Kostric, brought a loaded gun to the venue where President Obama held his healthcare town hall yesterday. Paul praised Obama and the Secret Service for their understanding of the state law and letting Kostric peacefully protest.
Some 88 professors at Texas Tech University have signed a petition protesting the hiring of former U. S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Perhaps it is just me, but to have that many potential colleagues protest in writing seems a pretty strong statement about how Gonzales is accepted, or more precisely rejected by his would be peers.
Here is a story that you won’t be seeing on MSNBC. According to Media Matters, CNBC sent an email to a national Tea Party coordinator looking for a mob to cover at a healthcare protest. They were looking for a location with, “lots of energy and lots of anger.” Low and behold, CNBC may be trying gin up anti-healthcare reform coverage.
With Democrats signaling willingness to compromise on the public option, health care reform is quickly morphing into health insurance reform, which is great for everyone who already has insurance, but what about those who don’t?
On his radio show today, Lou Dobbs called Keith Olbermann the resident moron over at MSNBC, who knows nothing about politics, nothing about economics who didn’t cover any of it until he got his gig at MSNBC. Dobbs also took on Carlos Watson who he called a commentator on the crazed out its mind left wing network of MSNBC.
At his town hall meeting in New Hampshire today, President Barack Obama addressed the right wing myth that the White House healthcare website is creating an enemies list. Obama said, “Can I just say this is another example of how the media just ends up completely distorting what’s taking place.” By the media he means, Fox News.
At a town hall meeting in Lebanon, PA today, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) was booed for having the nerve to claim that President Barack Obama is an American citizen, thus providing more evidence of who is really yelling the loudest at these town halls. It isn’t average Americans, but right wing activist doing the loudest screaming.
In his special comment tonight, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann hammered Sarah Palin for her death panel statement. He said, “Madam, you are a clear and present danger to the safety and security of this nation,” and suggested that she should not be allowed to hold any position of responsibility or trust at any level of government.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh denied that the mobs protesting healthcare are carrying signs that feature swastikas. “We have found one picture of a protester with a swastika on the sign and it had a line drawn through it,” maybe Rush needs to look a little harder, because on her show, Rachel Maddow featured various Nazi/swastika signs.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck gave his full throated support to Sarah Palin’s claim that the Democratic healthcare reform plan creates death panels. He said, “That’s quite a statement. I believe it to be true.” Beck asked, “What would make her say there will be a death panel?” The answer is that Sarah Palin wants to be president in 2012.