On MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday afternoon, NBC News senior politics editor Mark Murray discussed the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that 45 percent of Americans support maintaining Obamacare, touting the health care law's favorability as "higher than it has ever been."
Friday’s edition of Dateline NBC featured the long-planned hour-long special Reality of Hope dedicated to outgoing President Barack Obama and, naturally, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt stayed clear of all Obama scandals in lieu of gush over his so-called accomplishments.
Next Tuesday, three days before the current POTUS becomes an ex-POTUS, Jonathan Chait’s Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail will be published. On Tuesday, New York magazine, where Chait is the chief political pundit, ran an excerpt from the book in which he claimed, “The truth is that Obama enacted careful, deep, and mostly popular solutions to a broad array of problems to which his opponents have no workable response.”
To the surprise of probably no one who visits NewsBusters, CBS and NBC went soft in their Tuesday evening newscasts previewing President Obama’s farewell address, touting Obama as having been “the embodiment of hope and the personification of change.”
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will leave office after eight years of strutting even while sitting down, preening even while standing up, swanking while playing 18 holes. Yet he remains the first president in American history to cast no shadow. President Jimmy Carter cast a pale and minuscule shadow. President Lyndon Johnson cast an obscene shadow. But Obama leaves absolutely no shadow, even in the moonlight.
All three network morning shows on Thursday were eager to promote Democrats blasting Republicans over the planned repeal of ObamaCare, advancing accusations from liberal lawmakers that the GOP would “Make America Sick Again” and create “chaos” in the health care system.
Previewing the titanic battle over repealing ObamaCare, a CBS journalist on Wednesday touted “guilt” as a weapon for Democrats to wield in defense of the law. On NBC’s Today, Matt Lauer declared that the Republicans will now “own the issue” if they choose to repeal the law. CBS This Morning reporter Nancy Cordes allowed, “Legislatively, there's little Democrats can do to stop the repeal of ObamaCare.” But she added, “Guilt is one of their few tools in their arsenal.”
Here’s a story that you can’t make up, folks. In an attempt to fact-check President-elect Donald Trump on his claim of Sprint bringing jobs back to the United States, Wednesday’s The Last Word turned to none other than ObamaCare architect and deception artist Jonathan Gruber for two segments to inform MSNBC viewers where Trump went wrong and struggled with facts.
Providing more reasons why it was an abomination he was allowed to moderate a GOP presidential debate, CNBC’s John Harwood took to Twitter on Tuesday where he offered Republican opposition to ObamaCare and racism as reasons why President Obama’s Democratic Party lost so many seats nationwide during his administration. Part of one tweet: "Obama's race amid white fear of cultural change."
Hours after Donald Trump announced Republican Congressman Tom Price as his pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, the media had already begun their witch hunt against him. Price is a vocal opponent of Obamacare with a consistently conservative record on social issues such as abortion. This, of course, made him an easy target for liberal journalists who took to Twitter Tuesday morning to bash the cabinet pick as a disaster for poor people and the LGBT community.
There have been many liberal mental meltdowns since Donald Trump's election last week but few of them have approached the epic proportions of Obamacare numbers cruncher Charles Gaba. Until he went over the edge, Gaba was known for quietly delving into the arcane statistics of Obamacare for the past few years and posting them several times per week on his blog. Although he is a liberal, his dry analysis of the failed program at least kept him out of trouble and his stats were often cited by reporters, such as Sarah Kliff, whose big shtick is Obamacare.
That all changed with the election of Trump. His quick plunge into the completely unhinged began early on the first morning of the Trumpocalypse and culminated a few days later on Sunday when he gave full throttle his inner monster from the id resulting in posting a gruesome concentration camp scene from "Schindler's List" implying that was the future of America under Trump. First let us join Gaba at 4:32 AM on November 9 when his Obamacare stats obsession suddenly gave way to his descent into mental hell:
At the top of his eponymous syndicated talk radio program on Wednesday, conservative icon Rush Limbaugh was at his best in demolishing the media’s insistence that President-elect Doanld Trump’s transition team is collapsing when it’s really “the media” (including “little Brian Stelter”), ObamaCare, and the Clinton empire that are all “imploding.”