Daily Kos: Conservatism = ‘War on the Whole Idea of Governing’

December 21st, 2014 10:56 PM
Mark Sumner contends that since the Reagan years, “conservatism has been more than just an argument about tax rates and regulat[ions]. It's become an open and honest war on the whole idea of governing.”

AP's Werner Channels CBS's Cordes in Covering New House Members

November 9th, 2014 10:40 AM
Saturday morning, Erica Werner at the Associated Press, aka the Administratino's Press, channeled her inner Nancy Cordes to play "gotcha" with Republicans who won election to the House on Tuesday. Werner's report essentially regurgitated Cordes's petulance in the CBS reporter's question directed at House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday. Cordes…

After Denials, DHS Now Admits ISIS Is Planning Border Infiltration

September 10th, 2014 10:49 PM
In quite remarkable testimony on the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 Islamist terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the Washington Free Beacon's Adam Kredo reported today that "Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, told senators during a hearing that ISIL supporters are known to be plotting ways to infiltrate the United States through…

NPR Asks and Answers: 'Is The Tea Party Finished? Yes

May 23rd, 2014 10:16 PM
On Friday, NPR political director Ron Elving asked in an online article “Is The Tea Party Finished?” Then he answered: “Yes, if you insist on calling it the Tea Party. Because that phrase implies the phenomenon is some sort of organized unit in the usual sense. And the Tea Party never really was one.” You might be able to read some delight between the lines, since the…

Top Ky. Democrat Compares Beating McConnell to Liberating Europe From

January 17th, 2014 1:21 PM
In the past two election cycles, the media have contorted themselves in spine-splitting fashion to feign collective outrage whenever a Republican candidate for anything anywhere - no matter how little-known or inconsequential - made an untoward off-the-cuff remark. In 2012, this aided the White House in being able to fabricate a nonexistent "Republican War on Women." With this in…

In May 2011, After Just Two Years, AP Stopped Tracking County-Level 'E

January 16th, 2014 12:55 PM
In May 2009, the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, announced that it would be "launching an index that will provide monthly, multi-format updates on the economic stress of the United States down to the county level." Not a bad idea, especially if you were concerned that evidence of an economic recovery under Barack Obama would not otherwise be convincing. The AP…

Ron Christie to MSNBC Guest Claiming Tea Party Is 'Racial': 'I Will No

December 15th, 2013 6:53 PM
Democratic strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye picked the wrong panel Sunday to accuse the Tea Party of being "racial." When he heard this during his appearance on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Republican strategist Ron Christie strongly objected saying, "Racial! I will not sit here and allow you to say that!” (…

MSNBC's Reid Rewrites Crist History, Throws Black Dem Kendrick Meek Un

November 4th, 2013 7:09 PM
In her closing "Clear the Air" commentary on the November 4 Martin Bashir program, substitute host and longtime Florida resident Joy-Ann Reid rewrote the political history of Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, who announced today that he will run for the governorship in the 2014 election cycle. Reid suggested that Florida Democrats should get over their suspicions about the…

AP: Charlie Crist Connects With People Like Bill Clinton Does (Really

November 2nd, 2013 7:51 PM
Charlie Crist will formally announce his Florida 2014 gubernatorial candidacy on Monday. He served as Republican Governor of the Sunshine State from 2007 to 2011. He is now running as a Democrat. In 2010, he fell from being a prohibitive front-runner in that year's U.S. Senate race to a virtual afterthought after Marco Rubio's ascendance. In the course of a fawning writeup about Crist…

E.J. Dionne: 'The Era of the Tea Party Is Over

October 20th, 2013 12:57 PM
How many times in the past five years have you heard a liberal media member declare the Tea Party dead? It happened again on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne claiming, "I think that the era of the far right and the era of the Tea Party is over" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NBC: Time to End Gerrymandering So 'Ridiculous' Republicans Stop Getti

October 15th, 2013 5:14 PM
On Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams continued to blame Republicans for the government shutdown, asserting that the budget impasse "traces its history back to a determined core of GOP House members who are vehemently against ObamaCare and were willing to shut down the government because of it." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] However, he…

NBC’s Chuck Todd: Bad PR To Blame For ObamaCare’s Unpopularity

September 12th, 2013 2:32 PM
President Obama’s signature health care law continues to lose support, but NBC’s Chuck Todd sees no problem with the law itself. On Thursday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, he chalked up the declining support to bad messaging by ObamaCare supporters. Host Joe Scarborough announced that 57 percent of Americans now oppose most or all of the law, according to a recent CNN poll. In…

Chris Matthews: Laura Ingraham Wrong About Voter ID Laws Being Nondisc

August 27th, 2013 9:18 PM
One of the media’s recent race-baiting memes is to claim that voter ID laws are being proposed by Republicans to suppress minority votes. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is in lockstep with this falsehood, and claimed without producing any evidence on Tuesday’s Hardball that conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham was wrong when she recently said such laws were nondiscriminatory (…

Bitter Thrush at Politico: GOP Cemented 'A Ten-Year Grip on the House

July 28th, 2013 11:37 AM
Has Glenn Thrush at the Politico thrown up the white flag on Democrats regaining control of the House until 2022, the first election cycle after the next wave of congressional and statehouse redistricting? If so, he clearly underestimates Republicans' ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, but I digress. It would appear that Thrush has thrust himself into the throes of despair…