Tonight on MSNBC's Countdown Keith Olbermann took a unique angle to discussing Stephen Colbert's congressional testimony today, by actually discussing the poignant message behind all the jokes. Olbermann called Colbert's testimony, "Along with being funny, he was also serious, even eloquent when testifying about the plight of America's migrant farm workers."
I’m tellin’ ya’, you’re going to be hearing a lot about how lame ducks shouldn’t be doing anything – because, well, if they were to do something, it would be more liberal legislation than the Republicans want. In order to avoid this, Republicans are attempting the preemptive strike against lame duck legislation. This is, of course, the opposite of what the Republicans thought when they were the lame ducks and they did small things like impeach a president.
Listening to rants from Conservatives, teabaggers, and Republicans is difficult and insults intelligent people in America. However, it is clear that a large group of Americans believe lies and stupid reasoning from the right, and it signals the decline of intelligence in this country.
Sarah Palin damns Obamacare to Hell and lies in process. Again. If the media wants to let Palin run another two month end game around sanity, so be it, but I'm not going along for the ride this time. Sarah Palin is a menace to civilized debate and a cancer on the morale of this country. Let the revolution begin: Tell the media to leave Sarah Palin's Facebook page out of our policy debates. Let this be a part of of Stewart's "restoring sanity" rally.
As a member of Sen. Saxby Chambliss' staff slurred gays on the internet from the Senator's office we are reminded once again why Shameless Saxby exemplifies the modern day GOP which has become a purely regional party that represents the dirty underbelly of the South.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have managed to completely freak out Fox News as evidenced on Fox and Friends this morning, when the network had it's propaganda crew claiming that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's rally won't outdraw Glenn Beck's. Brian Kilmeande asked, "How can you possibly outdraw Glenn Beck?"
Republicans are all jacked up on their latest fear crack over reports from Woodward’s new book on Obama, wherein he reveals that the President said essentially the same thing George W Bush said: America can absorb another attack, we are strong.
Jon Stewart was on FNC's The O'Reilly Factor tonight, and when Bill-O tried to claim that Barack Obama is out of touch with "regular Americans," Stewart delivered a little bit of truth to Fox News viewers when he said, "I think that sounds like a meaningless thing to say."
Former President Carter recently called out Fox News as being a source and propagator of paranoia against Obama, including birtherism and Christianism. Even though the Right loves to make fun of President Carter, Fox was scared enough by his accusations to attempt to debunk the former President via their old Breitbart fallback of misleadingly editing footage to cover their sins. Media Matters called them out on it.
A new Public Policy Polling survey of undecided voters released today shows that Sarah Palin's "leadership" may cause GOP candidates around the country to crash and burn in both 2010 and 2012. The survey revealed that 65% of undecided voters disapprove of Palin, while only 17% approve of her. To put this into context, BP has a 16% approval rating.
The morality police will continue to argue that the reverse is true but in a fact-based world this cannot be the case. Prayer does not reduce crime. Those who pray are more likely to be criminals than those who do not.
The latest piece of evidence that being labeled with the Sarah Palin brand is more of a curse than a blessing comes to us from Republican Massachusetts US House candidate Jeffery Perry who when asked about Palin said, "I don't want her to come down. She's an entertainer."
Today, Palin must have been high on her Tea Party video release, and full of that dangerous combination of arrogance and incompetence, took to twitter to tell the Left off. However, I don't need to tell you that in the process of this she revealed her utter ignorance -- a fact which Keith Olbermann was kind enough to point out to the Tea Party leader.
Last night, Rachel Maddow applied her razor-like intellect to expose the inherent hypocrisy in the modern GOP, hiding beneath a thin veneer of cowardly double-talk. One of her examples was Bob Corker, R-TN. Corker fought to kill the US auto industry. He filibustered the auto bailout, holding it hostage until he could be promised that the auto workers would be paid less and ultimately voted no on it.
CNN managed to track down Christine O'Donnell for a minute to ask her about CREW's heavily documented allegations that she is a crook. When asked if she was a crook, O'Donnell went part Bill Clinton and part Richard Nixon by answering, "I am positive we have been ethical. I personally have not misused campaign funds."
On his radio show today Glenn Beck took aim at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's October 30th rally, by labeling at progressive plot to win the election. Beck said of the Stewart/Colbert rally, "They are going to activate the youth to try to get them to vote with the labor unions apparently."
Bristol has finally made it to opening night and her mama Sarah Palin will be in the audience, making sure her daughter doesn't become part of that evil "pop culture" Palin blames for our country's woes. And accompanying the Mama Grizzly Pit Bull is tons of security, who have been warned that if security is breached, Sarah is a higher priority than her daughter.
Beck is attacking Harvard graduate and former Vice President of the American Law Institute Elizabeth Warren, using his usual lamestream media accusations and lies. Beck is upset because the President appointed Warren to oversee the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren "is one of our country's fiercest advocates" for the middle class, Obama said Friday when introducing her. Right there, you see what the problem is.
President Obama participated in CNBC's Investing in America Town Hall today where he called out the Tea Party and told them to get specific about exactly what spending they would cut. Obama said, "It's not enough just to say get control of spending. I think it's important for you to say I'm willing to cut veteran's benefits, or I willing to cut Medicare or Social Security benefits."
Christian and Islamic extremists drink from the same wellspring of authoritarianism - the desire to impose authority, to force submission to dogma, and to compel obedience. Choice is not an option. Submission precludes choice.