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BP Debunks Right Wing Oil Spill Conspiracy Theories

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.”

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.

Kerry: Dick Cheney Doesn’t Respect the Constitution

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) were on ABC’s This Week today where Kerry unloaded on former vice president Dick Cheney after Cheney blasted the decision to investigate CIA interrogation abuses. Kerry said, “Dick Cheney has shown through the years, frankly, a disrespect for the Constitution, for sharing of information with Congress…”

The Republicans are Coming, and They Want Your Medicare

Apparently, the Republican Clown Show is making decisions for us right now, even though we are in the majority. Sarah Palin’s infamous “death panel” lie has infected the dialogue and Newt grabbed her torch of cynical dishonesty. Newt, as you know, needs no help doing or saying whatever is most politically expedient for him. From there it spread to Grassley and then invaded the majority of the Republican representatives. They now won’t commit to whether or not they think Obama wants to kill grandma.

Sen. Hatch Accuses President Obama of Speaking in Liberal Activist Code

Sen. Orrin Hatch was on ABC’s This Week today, and quickly accused President Obama of wanted to select a liberal activist judge who will legislate from the bench. Hatch accused Obama of using the code words for a liberal, activist judge. He said justices should not take sides. Of course he did not include Antonin Scalia who Hatch vocally supports because he has no problem with a Republican partisan justice.

Fox News Uses Doctored Video to Smear Al Gore

Laura Ingraham was guest hosting The O’Reilly Factor last night, and she went on the attack against Al Gore. She claimed that Gore’s climate change position has been very profitable for him. To make her point, Ingraham used doctored video of Gore’s recent congressional testimony that omitted Gore saying that he donates all of his profits back to the cause.

Gingrich: Who Cares About The Obama’s Dog

While on ABC’s This Week, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that the stories about the Obama’s dog were stupid, and asked who cares? Believe it or not Mr. Speaker, some people, especially kids, care. More importantly, after eight years of gloom and doom, America just wants to have a little fun.

Bush and McCain are missing in Action on the Economy

ImageIn a deeply misguided attempt to reassure people about the economy, President Bush showed his concern over the economy by delivering a 3 minute statement that was focused on the financial markets, and not the economic pains of ordinary people. As usual, Bush took no questions from the press, while the McCain campaign has said nothing about the economy this morning.

Reports Say McCain Has His VP

ImageThere are “conflicting” (wink, wink) stories out that John McCain has made the final decision on his vice presidential running mate. Many sources and new agencies began reporting this a few days ago. According to Mike Allen and Jonathan Martin of Politico, “John McCain has chosen his running mate and the person will be notified on Thursday, a senior campaign official said.”

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The Deeper Meaning of Obama’s Embrace Ad

ImageThe campaign of Barack Obama unveiled a new ad today that sought to turn the celebrity charge leveled against him by John McCain on its ear. The ad features shots of McCain on The View, Saturday Night Live, Leno, and Letterman, but the beneath the celebrity charge is a very clever ad that ties McCain to the politics of old.

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