Fox News’ Brian Sullivan was filling in for Neil Cavuto today and was running the usual blame Obama for the Gulf oil spill segment, when guest Republican Billy Nungesser accidentally changed the narrative and blamed BP for the red tape involved in the clean up, “You know the red tape. We’ve got stacks of paperwork waiting to be approved by BP.”
This 4th of July long weekend provides us with a chance to examine our freedom, and how our leaders view freedom, specifically Barack Obama and self styled shadow president Sarah Palin. Examining Palin and Obama side by side paints an interesting contrast. In 2010, Obama put out a statement praising the, "enduring spirit of America," while in 2009 Palin took to Twitter to and threatened to sue the entire Internet.
As Republicans continue to filibuster extending unemployment benefits, the economic fate of our country hangs in the balance. Their obstruction to extending jobless benefits is a more a result of their ideological contempt for the social safety net that can historically be traced back to the New Deal than their claimed discomfort with a growing deficit.
Sarah Palin stands on her makeshift Presidential platform, ready to "address the nation" or, as she does it, speak without allowing anyone to record her or take pictures except for her chosen photographer. Happy July 3, America. It's our new national holiday, where we celebrate that great American spirit of Quitting. It's Palin Quittin' Day. And she's not going away.
An exclusive interview with Alicia Lewis, who found herself the unwitting victim of the Sarah Palin attack machine during the Palin Stanislaus speech shakedown. In the course of following a lead about documents which were being disposed of suspiciously, Ms. Lewis stumbled into the middle of another Palin drama and found herself being labeled a dumpster diver and "political operative" by Sarah Palin during Palin's national speech last weekend.
It was a bonzo gonzo crazy fest on FNC's Hannity recently as Ted Nugent showed up and blasted the Obama administration as spitting in the face of average Americans. Nugent said, "Then they see an administration that is spitting on the US Constitution, the Ten Commandments, the Bill of Rights and the Golden Rule."
Glenn Beck celebrated “Founders’ Friday Women’s Day” today. Yes, you know this isn’t going to a good place. Beck, apparently having ran through all of the modern era villains, reached back to the last century to find his latest victim, "one of the most horrible women in American history", named Margaret Sanger who was a……NURSE! Shudder. A nurse who cared about unplanned and unwelcome pregnancies, a “champion of women’s rights” -- clearly a threat to the modern conservative.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh was speculating as to why First Lady Michelle Obama did not attend Sen. Robert Byrd's funeral, and his speculation focused on Michelle Obama's "pure slave blood," and President Obama's "lack of pure slave blood." Limbaugh managed to not only take a shot at the deceased Byrd, but he also leveled a racial slur at the Obamas.
Sarah Palin recently took to her Facebook page to claim that President Obama does not accept the greatness of America. Palin said, "We have a President, perhaps for the very first time since the founding of our republic, who doesn't appear to believe that America is the greatest earthly force for good the world has ever known."
Republicans who are loath to do their own jobs are thankfully not reticent to run around pointing fingers at Obama and demand, “Mr. President! Do your job!” This is said in what I can assure you is not a racist tone, because the only racism we need to worry about is reverse racism, as you would know if you were a rich white man who has suffered mightily trying to get someone to stop you and ask for your birth certificate.