CBS's Dickerson Claims Democrats Are 'Moving Towards the Center'

March 2nd, 2016 4:46 AM
As part of CBS’s hour-long special on Super Tuesday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan remarked that, sadly, she “believe[s] we are seeing a great political party shatter before our eyes” with the rise of Donald Trump. Moments after fellow panelist Jamelle Bouie of Slate blamed the rise of Trump on “the fruit of a lot of backlash politics, a lot of resentment, racially and otherwise,”…

Kos: If Not For Hillary, Trump Might Have Run as a Democrat

January 27th, 2016 12:59 AM
Left-leaning pundits worth their salt know that Donald Trump isn’t a movement conservative, but many of them believe nonetheless that his candidacy is, in some social/cultural/emotional sense, a fundamentally righty phenomenon. That said, Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas, whose lefty credentials are hardly in question, argued in a Friday post that while Trump “happened to land on…

Bouie: Trump Backers Symbolize ‘Racial Resentment' Toward Obama

December 13th, 2015 1:19 PM
Discussing a focus group of Trump supporters convened by Frank Luntz that aired on Sunday’s Face the Nation, CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie promptly trashed them as representing the belief among social scientists (i.e. fellow liberals) that there’s been “a distinct rise in racial resentment and anti-black attitudes” in America resulting as a fact of the Obama presidency.

CBS’s Dickerson: Will GOP ‘Go Over the Top’ When Questioning Hillary?

July 26th, 2015 3:26 PM
On Sunday’s Face the Nation, CBS’s John Dickerson spoke to Jamelle Bouie, liberal writer for Slate, about Hillary Clinton’s upcoming testimony before the Benghazi committee and wondered if the GOP will “go over the top, and that she'll be able to use that” to her advantage. He suggested that Clinton’s “team seems to be banking on the hopes that in this hearing, as Nancy [Cordes] suggested,…

Slate Writer: Trump Appeals Strongly to ‘Ugly and Angry’ GOP Base

July 5th, 2015 2:26 PM
The two most recent Republican presidential nominees weren’t particular favorites of the party’s core voters. This time, suggests Jamelle Bouie, if the GOP wants a candidate who excites its base, the choice is clear: Donald Trump, who boasts the “belligerence” and “bigotry” that “ugly and angry” right-wingers love. Since Trump’s never held political office, observed Bouie in a Wednesday piece,…

Slate Writer: In Near Future, GOP Younger, Less Conservative

May 19th, 2015 9:36 PM
Demography may not always be destiny, but according to Slate’s Jamelle Bouie, the “best bet” is that over the next decade-plus, the Republican party as a whole will move towards the center-right as young, relatively moderate voters join and elderly right-wingers shuffle off this mortal coil. In a Monday article, Bouie predicted that “eventually, the GOP will find a working national majority,…

Scott Walker 'Almost...a Liberal Caricature of a Conservative Villain'

January 29th, 2015 10:10 PM
Ed Kilgore comments that Walker may have an “especially seductive” appeal to the Republican base given that “he won over and over again in Wisconsin without compromising with conservatism’s enemies. Indeed, he behaved almost like a liberal caricature of a conservative villain…Walker tells [right-wingers that] they…can win by confrontation, not compromise or outreach, and his three victories are…

Slate Writer: Voter Fraud One of GOP’s Favorite ‘Fake Problems’

September 17th, 2014 9:12 PM
The GOP wildly exaggerates problems like voter fraud because its solutions would move the country to the right.

WashPost's Lowery: Ferguson, Mo., the Nation's Other 'War

August 18th, 2014 5:45 PM
Wesley Lowery was catapulted from relative obscurity to household-name status last week, at least for obsessive viewers of the MSNBC network, thanks to his arrest and brief detention by authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, last week. So perhaps it's not all too surprising that the Washington Post reporter -- whose beat usually is "Congress and national politics" -- used his Twitter account this…

MSNBC Panel Slams GOP Governors Where ObamaCare 'Isn't Going Very Well

April 19th, 2014 11:37 PM
On the Saturday, April 19, Disrupt, as MSNBC's Karen Finney hosted a discussion of ObamaCare noting that President Obama has started encouraging Democrats to brag about the program, guest Dana Milbank of the Washington Post blamed Republican governors for hurting Democratic Senators in red states as he charged that in some states "ObamaCare isn't going very well because of those Republican…

Daily Beast's Bouie Laughably Offers GOP 2014 Midterm Campaign Advice

January 6th, 2014 5:12 PM
Do liberal journalists ever get tired of pretending to offer conservative Republicans sage campaign advice? The latest example is the Daily Beast's Jamelle Bouie, who insists that "barring catastrophe" the GOP's anti-ObamaCare message will prove "irrelevant" to Republican success in November. "[I]nstead of rehashing the rhetoric of the last four years, Republicans should start to think a…

Daily Beast Spin: ObamaCare 'Wasn't Broke', But Obama 'Fixed It' Today

November 14th, 2013 6:18 PM
"It Wasn't Broke, But He Fixed It," insisted the Daily Beast's teaser headline for Jamelle Bouie's dutiful spin job for the president this afternoon. Bouie opened by whining about how much his life stinks, having to cover politics in the Obama era and all:

Daily Beast's Bouie Partly Defends Alan Grayson's Tea Party/KKK Compar

October 24th, 2013 8:55 AM
When it comes to liberals standing up to indefensible rhetoric from others on the Left, the Daily Beast's Jamelle Bouie illustrates how NOT to do it. Oh, sure, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) was wrong to compare the Tea Party with the KKK but "it would be needless political correctness to dismiss the Tea Party as completely unrelated to the Klan, or at least, the reactionary currents that gave it…

Daily Beast Slams GOP Debt-Ceiling ‘Denialists’ and ‘Truthers

October 9th, 2013 5:50 PM
The Daily Beast is ramping up the attacks on conservatives who don’t believe a catastrophe would result if the United States reaches its debt limit. On Monday, the Beast churned out a story ripping debt-ceiling “denialists,” and on Tuesday, another article slammed debt-ceiling “truthers.” Patricia Murphy’s Monday article, titled “The GOP’s Top 10 Debt Ceiling Denialists,” was a sort of…