Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell has taken another page from Sarah Palin's playbook by going rogue and blaming the GOP for her expected defeat. On ABC's This Week O'Donnell said, "We're hoping that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will help us, but it's two and half weeks left, and they're not."
The criticism of leaving Iraq comes from all sides. For the Left the troops can't get out fast enough, and to the Right the troops should never leave at all. The Iraq War is a moral dilemma that has divided America for seven plus years. As it winds down, it's time to start healing.
Today on ABC's This Week, Sam Donaldson joined the growing media chorus telling President Obama to stand up to and take on Fox News. Donaldson said, "President Obama, don't be afraid of them. Take them on, and let the people judge."
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was on ABC's This Week today, where he painted the Republican Party as dangerous to America due to their blind support of BP, "It's dangerous for the American people." Emanuel's point was that if Republicans were in charge, there would be no regulation, and corporate America would run wild as they did during the Bush years.
Paul Krugman was on ABC's This Week this morning, where he pulled no punches when discussing the GOP's argument against Wall St. reform. He called, Mitch McConnell's argument against financial reform as, "the most dishonest argument ever made in the history of politics, which is the claim that having regulation of the banks is actually bailing out the banks."
Former President Bill Clinton was on ABC's This Week this morning, where he took on the right wing media for its role in spreading threats and violence. Clinton said, "We can disagree with them. We can harshly criticize them. But when we turn them into an object of demonization, you know, you -- you increase the number of threats."
Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was on ABC’s This Week this morning, where she made an interesting offer to the tea party movement. Pelosi claimed that the tea partiers share the same view as progressives on the issue of the special interests, so they should work together on that issue. Of course, since the tea party is now controlled by special interests, her offer will be rejected.