In her June newsletter to constituents, Missouri State Representative Cynthia Davis extolled the virtues of childhood hunger. Davis said, “Hunger can be a positive motivator.”Tonight on MSNBC’s Countdown host Keith Olbermann hammered Davis’ lack of compassion. Check out the video.
It is no secret that Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) has been casting longing gazes towards the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but over the past week, Sanford has proclaimed that the Obama stimulus is going to lead to slavery, then he went missing for four days until today. This is not the behavior of a potential 2012 party nominee.
This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough added his name to the growing list of conservatives who are criticizing John McCain and other Republicans for calling for action in Iran. Scarborough said that critics of Obama like Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are living in an alternative universe.
After the US cable news networks completely blew it last weekend with their lack of Iranian election coverage, Fox News and CNN have gone head to head this weekend with hours of specials and live coverage on both Saturday and Sunday, while over at MSNBC, they still refuse to work weekends.
Sen. John McCain kept up his call for US action in Iran today, while on CBS’ Face the Nation. McCain continued to criticize Obama’s approach to the violence in Iran, but when pushed he admitted that the United States has few options when it comes to dealing with regime. McCain justified meddling in Iran on the principle of freedom.
On ABC’s This Week program, prominent conservative George Will called the right wing criticism of President Obama’s response to the protests in Iran foolish. He said, “The people on the streets know full well what the American attitude toward the regime is. And they don’t need that reinforced.”
Today President Barack Obama released a statement about the Iranian government’s violent actions against its own people. Interestingly, Obama used a quote from Martin Luther King to voice his support for the Iranian people. The quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
The right wing media fear machine was hard at work trying to derail healthcare reform this week. Last night on his Fox News program, Sean Hannity claimed that healthcare reform will deny treatment to women with breast cancer. Neal Boortz claimed that Obama’s healthcare reform will kill people, and Rush Limbaugh denied the very existence of a healthcare crisis.
As the violence in Iran intensifies and lingers into a week, some Republicans are blasting the neo-cons within their own party who are calling for the US to intervene and take action. Today on MSNBC, Pat Buchanan called John McCain’s comments hot headed, and irresponsible. He said that, “Obama is dead right on.”
Republicans have been known to reinvent history while glorifying Ronald Reagan, but Sen. John McCain took it to a whole new level last night on FNC’s Hannity. McCain was trying to criticize Obama when he gave Reagan credit for the Prague Spring of 1968, while ignoring that Reagan wasn’t a national political figure then.
Last night on FNC, former Sec. of State Henry Kissinger became one of the more high profile Republicans to endorse President Obama’s handling of the post election situation in Iran. Kissinger said that any vocal US support behind one of the contenders would handicap that person.
Jim Cramer was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, where he proclaimed that people are against healthcare because it means tax increases. Cramer said “This is all about taxes…when they hear healthcare reform it just means tax increases.” Cramer also said that everybody wishes Obama would go away for a bit.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh fired back at NAACP president Benjamin Jealous for saying that the radio host is trying to revive the days of a white male dominated society. Limbaugh said that Jealous could not find one syllable from his show to back up his claim. Has Rush forgotten Barack the Magic Negro?
Two new polls were released this evening by the Wall Street Journal/NBC News and CBS News/New York Times, and overall the news is pretty good for President Obama who still enjoys a 60% or higher approval rating in both polls, while Republicans are suffering from a near 60% disapproval rating.
In an interview with Radio America’s Dateline Washington Rep. Dana Rohrabacher claimed that the Iranian people are protesting because they want a democracy and that President Obama is a cream puff for not interfering in Iran. Rohrabacher believes that the US is missing an opportunity in Iran that they need to be exploiting.
While desperately seeking to exploit the situation in Iran for domestic political gain, US House Republicans have taken to comparing themselves to Iranian bloggers and Twitterers who are risking their safety and freedom to get information out of the country.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been relatively quiet, until today when she bragged in a radio interview that she will be breaking the law by not participating in the census next year. Bachmann claimed that ACORN is involved in the census, and that are going to collect personal information to use to stuff ballot boxes.
With the news that Republican Sen. John Ensign has admitted that he had an extramarital affair with one of his campaign staffers, it is time to add his name to list of Republicans who don’t practice what they preach in terms of family values. Here are some Ensign quotes on marriage.
In an interview on CNBC today, President Barack Obama made his strongest statement yet by proclaiming that his administration would not get involved in the post election protests in Iran. Obama said, “I think’s important to recognize is that the easiest way for reactionary forces inside Iran to crush reformers is to say it’s the US that is encouraging those reformers.”
Yesterday former President Bill Clinton advised President Obama to stand strong when it comes to a including a single payer option in the healthcare reform bill. Clinton advised Obama not to sell the store, just to get 60 votes to get a healthcare reform bill passed.