Sarah Palin has made it to the big time; she's now being called out for her unpatriotic behavior by international media. Yesterday, the Russian paper Pravda eviscerated Sarah Palin for her unrelenting attacks upon the democratically elected President, at a time when America needs to stand together, united.
Today the GOP's best and brightest, Ms Sarah Palin, tweeted what she intended to be a dig at President Obama over his handling of the Wikileaks situation. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with Ms Palin, her jab is going to come right back on her, so full of tells as to why she shouldn't be anywhere near power as it is.
Everyone knew today's Rally to Restore Sanity would be a hit, and if the independent estimates of crowd size are any indication, Jon Stewart's rally was the most well attended of the year as it is estimated that at least 250,000 people attended. This number easily doubles and almost triples the attendance for Glenn Beck's Rally to Restore Honor.
Former pro wrestler, actor, governor of Minnesota, and current television host Jesse Ventura held nothing back in an interview with Fancast when asked about Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Ventura said he would never support the Tea Party because of Palin, and added, "She saw greener pastures, said, Screw the people of Alaska, and went on to collect."
The cable news ratings for the third quarter of 2010 were released today, and Fox News is showing signs of decline as their viewership has decreased by 21%, and their top shows all posted double digit losses, while MSNBC's shows, grew and the network attracted more younger viewers.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck not only admitted that he hates America, but he laid out the rationale for why it is okay for the Right to hate America too, "No, we're not always great. Sometimes we really suck beyond imagination, and we have had out and out evil presidents," so when a president is evil, it is okay to hate America.
Out of the madness in a world gone crazy, stepped Ed Buck - straight from central casting as an American citizen standing up for the right to question our candidates. Buck showed up on The Ed Show to take a stand against Republican bully Governor Chris Christie who tried to intimidate him into not asking a question during a Meg Whitman forum in California.
This morning, Malia Litman (owner of MaliaLitman's "A Rebuttal to the Rogue" blog) alerted PoliticusUSA that she had uncovered a rather large lie Sarah Palin has been peddling to the American public. Litman did an exhaustive investigation which revealed that Palin has been fooling the American people about a fundamental aspect of who she is as a person.
Glenn Beck is a Mormon in evangelical clothing who has co-opted the Christian narrative for his own purposes. He is preaching what he obviously does not, and cannot believe given his Mormonism. Are mainstream Christians aware of this disconnect between Beck and his message? This has been noticed by some on the Religious Right. Some, but not enough.
In his column today, Bill O'Reilly did something that every other Fox News personality has refused to do. He admitted that FNC is biased, not only are they biased, but they are biased against liberals. I know. I know. Pick yourself up off the floor because O'Reilly wrote, "The anti-liberal Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal, whose editorial page is conservative, are both doing very well."
On Fox and Friends Saturday today a panel was set up to advance the right wing claim that President Obama was going to apologize for the bombing of Hiroshima. However the real bomb was dropped when former Bush Ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer destroyed the network's claim, "It certainly was not an apology, and I think he will not issue an apology."
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was on Meet The Press today where she pointed out that the Republican Party is asking voters to make a fatally flawed choice in November, if they insist on portraying themselves as the fiscally responsible party. Maddow said, "If Republicans want to run as this fiscally responsible party, it's neat, but it's novel. It's not how they've actually governed."
Yesterday Rush Limbaugh went on the attack against hungry children on his radio show. Limbaugh criticized the school lunch program, and he suggested that if kids have no food at home and can't afford McDonalds, they should dumpster dive, "There's another place if none of these options work to find food; there's always the neighborhood dumpster."
You may think that Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner would have very little in common, but in the chummy world of corporate special interest politics, all three of them share a top benefactor. According to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity the top backer of the careers of all three politicians was telecom giant AT&T, but beyond ideology these three share a special interest money bond.
The press fawned over Sarah Palin when she arrived at last night's Time 100 Gala, stepping over themselves to get a photo of the gal who refused to speak to them until they show "deference" to her as she was campaigning to be Vice President of America and has not yet held a press conference or taken unscreened questions from the press. Palin quoted Thomas Jefferson, whose prophetic quotes suggest he saw Palin coming.
Today on ABC's This Week BP Chairman and President Lamar McKay put to rest all of the right wing conspiracy theories that the Gulf Oil spill was an act of terrorism carried out by left wing environmentalists, or a foreign government. Instead McKay said the probable cause less sinister and more mundane, "I believe we've got a failed piece of equipment."
Fox News went on the attack today against Colombian pop singer Shakira, because she was in Arizona yesterday speaking out against that state's immigration law. This morning on Fox and Friends Brian Kilmeade said, "We know her hips don't lie, but we aren't so sure about her lips." Because the singer dared to criticize a Fox News supported policy, she now joins LL Cool J on their enemies list.
When she's not inciting violence, GOP 2012 front-runner Sarah Palin is selling a manifestly incorrect distortion of the constitution, which she invariably gets mixed up with both The Pledge of Allegiance and the song, "America the Beautiful". Her goal is to create a Christian Nation, where the bible has dominion over the law.
One of the most interesting little tidbits in the latest CNN/Opinion Dynamics poll is that Barack Obama is not the most popular politician in the United States currently. Make no mistake, Obama is still popular with a 57% favorable rating, and he is still much more popular than any Republican in the country, but it is Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, not Obama, who has the highest favorability rating in the poll at 61%.
On his MSNBC show Countdown, host Keith Olbermann reminded the teabaggers, who just now seem to have figured out what the name means, where the term teabagger came from. Hint: it wasn't Maddow or Olbermann but the teabaggers themselves who coined the term.