Republicans Accuse Democrats of Demonizing Joe Wilson

On the Sunday talk shows today, Republicans Newt Gingrich, Sen. Cornyn (R-TX), and Bill Kristol all ran to the defense of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). Cornyn said, "The Democrats have done a pretty consistent job of trying to demonize the people who show up at town halls, anyone who disagrees with their proposal." Apparently the GOP sees nothing wrong with calling the president a liar.

Obama Moves the Goal Posts for the Public Option

On NBC's Meet the Press today White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod sent the strongest signals yet, that the Obama administration is preparing to dump the public option in order to get a healthcare reform bill passed. Axelrod said, "He said there must, he said there must be a, an exchange where people can get insurance at a competitive price." This doesn't sound like a firm stand on the public option.

Rachel Maddow is Becoming MSNBC’s Biggest Star

On Meet the Press today, it wasn't Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, or Chris Matthews that was giving the progressive perspective on health care, but it was Rachel Maddow, who has seen her ratings soar as the nation debates health care reform. Maddow's show has been rivaling Olbermann's program as the top draw on MSNBC, and she could become the network's biggest star.