Paul Ryan fell apart today when George Stephanopoulos asked the deer in headlights vice presidential nominee how Mitt Romney will pay for $5 trillion in tax cuts for the rich.
On ABC's This Week Obama campaign chairman Rahm Emanuel had a message for Mitt Romney, stop whining.
George Will's Dr. Feelgood conservatives really won the Obamacare decision theory met common sense real world brick wall named Keith Olbermann today on ABC's This Week.
When Paul Krugman was confronted with the right wing myth that lower business taxes create jobs on ABC's This Week, the Nobel Prize winner pounced a delivered some economic straight talk.
Stephen Colbert used his appearance on ABC's This Week to satirize Citizens United and point out the absurdity of corporations being people.
It has come to this. On ABC's This Week, Michele Bachmann attempted to woo Republican voters by claiming that she is the only tax attorney in the 2012 race.
Mitch McConnell was on ABC's This Week today where he showed us exactly the kind of leadership Republicans will be giving the country if they win control of Congress. When asked how he would lower the deficit, McConnell said, "You get the economy going." Yep, the big plan is to get the economy going.
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."
Vice President Joe Biden was on ABC's This Week this morning, and when he was asked if he thought the Tea Party contained racist elements, he delivered and answer that was the perfect counter to the race baiting of Fox News. Biden said that while there are people in the Tea Party who express racist views, he did not believe that the Tea Party is a racist organization.
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.
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."
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."
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.
Fox News president Roger Ailes was on ABC's This Week today, where he was confronted by Arianna Huffington about the inflammatory rhetoric that Glenn Beck uses on his show. Ailes replied, "He's talking about Hitler and Stalin slaughtering people so I think he was probably accurate."
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was on NBC's Meet The Press today, and he gave the strongest indication yet that the GOP strategy for 2010 and 2012 is to run against the healthcare bill. He said, "I suspect every Republican running in '10 and again in '12 will run on an absolute pledge to repeal this bill."
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.
The right wing's reaction to President Obama's planned back to school speech has brought about criticism from mainstream Republicans. Today Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and Sen. Lamar Alexander all went on the Sunday talk shows and supported the idea that the president should be allowed to speak to school children.
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..."
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.
Here is a story that you won't be seeing on MSNBC. According to Media Matters, CNBC sent an email to a national Tea Party coordinator looking for a mob to cover at a healthcare protest. They were looking for a location with, "lots of energy and lots of anger." Low and behold, CNBC may be trying gin up anti-healthcare reform coverage.