On the same night he apologized for making a horribly inappropriate comment about Hurricane Sandy, Chris Matthews on Wednesday had Bill Maher on Hardball to compare Karl Rove and Republicans to Nazis. After Matthews wondered about Rove's erroneous predictions, the liberal comic mocked, "It was a little Hitler's bunker, wasn't it? I wanted to rush in with a cyanide capsule there. I thought he was going to say, 'I don't want to live in a world without national socialism.'" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Matthews himself got into the act, comparing Rove to Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf,
I pity Matthews . He is one of those 'recovering alcoholics and catholics' who gave up drinking, not because he hit bottom but because he was faced with an ultimatum. He hates himself and is too self- involved, like Maher, to understand that most people see through them. 15...14..13..12...
I'm curious. I see how networks such as Fox will remain busy and relevant for the next four years as we claw our way through this second term, but I don't see how networks such as MSNBC and CNN will survive. Their water-carrying talents are not needed now. I don't know how they will be relevant to an electorate that is satisfied with last night's victory and just wants to see what Snookie is doing while they recooperate from their latest abortion.
This is what passes for journalism in this country now. We not only have the government we deserve. We also have the media we deserve. We still buy the sponsors products. We get angry but do nothing. We even post their comments as 'Must Reads' of the day. Really? Why?
Only those of us who lived through World War II and witnessed the G I troops liberating the camps and what they found...we see no humor in using the terms Hitler, Nazis, etc. associated with comedy. Mr. Maher and Mr. Matthews, neither who experienced this first hand have even an idea of good taste. I say to them, "Shame upon your house".
Is there even a count of the dead? I hear nothing about this storm or it's aftermath. It's like it never happened. This is beyond comprehension. With Katrina, you couldn't see anything else but on TV for weeks.
Karl Rove is such an inviting target. It was Karl Rove's idea to offer seniors more drug largesse in 2004. He thinks he is so smart, but he has damaged the Republican brand more than any other person. I wish Karl Rove had disappeared from the scene many years ago.
#18-Economic rules still apply to them. We need to stop posting articles about their sillyness. It just encourages people to go to their train wreck shows. Our conservative talk show hosts need to stop giving them free advertising. How would you like to have your business mentioned daily by Rush, Sean, Mark, etc? Now there IS an ''obscene commercial break''! Starve them and the newspapers and the news weeklys.
I disagree with the Posters who think that these Fools and their Comments shouldn't be Prominently Posted - they should be given widespread exposure -many people who are not very Politically- Tuned- In are not aware of what these 'MEDIA'' representatives say , or ignore[ Benghazi] on a regular basis, and eventually, even their Go-Along Colleagues will get the message
One of the things I learned in AA is that there's a HUGE difference between being "dry" and being "sober". Sober people are in recovery and are working hard to change everything about their lives and making amends to those whom they've harmed through their drinking. Dry people are simply not drinking and are angry and bitter about it. They make everyone around them miserable, they are resentful about not being able to drink and see themselves as victims. Matthews is dry.
It is obvious that none of the liberals have read Sun Tzu. They only seem to know Alinski, ridiculing their enemies when they are victorious.
When you have bested your enemies, you don't taunt them (unless you are Islamofascist -you just can't help yourself from mutilating dead enemies). You only get them motivated to fight to the death and not help your cause in the long run. The death of conservatism has been repeatedly foretold, but if the Tea Party rallies bears any resembles to reality, I think the rumor of it's death is premature. Team Obama has just sealed the fate of the next Dem candidate with their big mouths. The next fight will see even more conservatives signing up for the cause. This is not rosy optimism - this is a logical expectation of the coming years as the malignant narcissist Obama misread his victory for license to kill capitalism in America. I have faith that when the going gets tough, the tough, courageous people of America will say-"Let's roll!"
WASHINGTON – A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy. The Labor Department says employers added 203,000 jobs, nearly matching October´s revised gain of 200,000. The job gains helped lower the unemployment rate from 7.3 percent in October. The strengthening job market is likely to fuel speculation that the Federal Reserve may start to scale back its bond purchases when it meets later this month. The economy has now generated an average of 204,000 jobs from August through November. That´s up
Either President Obama needs a new speechwriter, or he needs a new set of economic policies. Actually, he needs both. Can anyone think of a more boring, banal, irrelevant, or stale speech than the one he gave this Thursday in Washington DC? The speech was allegedly on the economy, but more likely it was to divert attention from the Obamacare catastrophe. Whatever the motive, his idea that the defining challenge of our time is to reduce income inequality is completely wrong. In truth, the defining challenge is to restore more rapid economic growth, create substantially more jobs, and significantly reduce
President Obama on Thursday said that Republicans should be “embarrassed” that they have not done more on Capitol Hill, blaming them for Washington gridlock. “They´ve got to be embarrassed,” the president said in an interview on MSNBC’s "Hardball with Chris Matthews." “Because the truth of the matter is that they´ve now been in charge of the House of Representatives, one branch of, or one chamber in one branch of government, for a couple of years now and they just don´t have a lot to show for it.” Obama said that congressional Republicans were too fearful of offending their conservative base to
On Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Onyango “Omar” Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House’s contention that the two had never met. At Thursday’s White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the President had, in fact, briefly stayed with “his father’s half-brother,” as Carney described Omar Obama, and that no one had actually asked the President about it when the White House initially commented. The 69 year-old Omar Obama has been facing deportation back
On Thursday, in the aftermath of South African iconic leader Nelson Mandela’s death at age 95, President Obama’s White House account tweeted a tribute to Mandela – a picture of Obama in Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell, along with a quote from Obama about Mandela: (Photo/Tweet) Even in paying tribute to a historic figure, President Obama couldn’t help but make it about him.
As President Obama wrapped up his conversation with Chris Matthews at American University, he took a swipe at the partisan media for dividing the country and making compromise more difficult. Obama said being the Commander-in-Chief for so long “makes you humbler, as opposed to cockier,” and compared himself to Sisyphus, rolling the boulder up the hill for eternity with little success. He spoke of how enthusiastic young people encourage him and give him confidence, only for the media to take that enthusiasm and use it to divide people. “The American people are good and they are decent, and yes, sometimes
Chris Matthews got his long-desired wish on Thursday, an exclusive interview with Barack Obama. The Hardball anchor didn´t exactly live up to the title of his show, wondering about Republican efforts to "make it difficult for minorities to vote" and questioning who was better, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden? Talking to the President at American University, Matthews read a question from Twitter: "What can we do to stop the GOP, the Republicans, from rigging the states, rigging the votes, state by state, to disenfranchise voters and destroy our democracy?" The host added, "Thirty six states right now led by Republican
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”