Open Thread: Yes, Israel's Culture Explains Its Prosperity and Success

July 31st, 2012 11:26 AM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is being reamed by liberals in the media for a supposed gaffe in stating that Israel is much more successful economically than territories under Palestinian control because of its "culture." Rich Lowry explains how that is perfectly true in a piece at National Review Online today. The long and short of it is that Western classically liberal values…

Pat Buchanan: 'Let's Hope' America Doesn't Elect Woman President Until

July 7th, 2012 4:57 PM
Conservative author Pat Buchanan made a joke on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday destined to anger a lot of women. When asked when America will elect its first female president, Buchanan said, "Let's hope" it's not before "2040 or 2050" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Eleanor Clift: 'Tea Party Will Cost the Republicans Control of the Sen

May 12th, 2012 5:25 PM
In the wake of Richard Mourdock's landslide victory over Republican Senator Richard Lugar in Indiana's primary Tuesday, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift made what some might consider a staggeringly stupid prediction on Friday's McLaughlin Group. "The Tea Party will cost the Republicans control of the Senate" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Rich Lowry Scolds Eleanor Clift: 'You Are Okay With' Iran 'Getting a N

March 11th, 2012 6:07 PM
Newsweek's Eleanor Clift and National Review's Rich Lowry got into quite a heated debate on PBS's McLaughlin Group this weekend. With the topic being President Obama's Middle East policy, after much back and forth, Lowry scolded, "If you’re honest about it, that is your bottom line. You are okay with [Iran] getting a nuclear weapon" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

John McLaughlin Asks 'Is the Press in Love With Obama?' Eleanor Clift

March 11th, 2012 5:05 PM
The host of PBS's McLaughlin Group asked his panelists this weekend, "Is the press in love with Obama?" Not surprisingly, all in attendance said "Yes" with the exception of Newsweek's Eleanor Clift who predictably protested, "No, they aren't" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Rich Lowry Schools Eleanor Clift: This Is a 'Flat Out Tax and Spend Bi

February 18th, 2012 5:23 PM
Newsweek's Eleanor Clift on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday voiced predictable praise for President Obama's just released budget claiming you can't "drastically cut a deficit before you invigorate the economy or you’re going to look at a lost decade." National Review's Rich Lowry quickly refuted this nonsense telling his progressive co-panelist, "This isn’t a Keynesian budget. It’s a flat out…

George Will and Arianna Huffington Switch Roles on ABC's This Week

December 4th, 2011 6:53 PM
Prior to watching Rich Lowry say, "Eleanor [Clift] hit it on the head" on Sunday's McLaughlin Group, conservatives saw likely an even odder event on ABC's This Week. George Will and Arianna Huffington curiously exchanged roles with him saying the recent unemployment numbers were good for President Obama and her claiming they're weren't (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Hell Freezes Over: Rich Lowry Says 'Eleanor [Clift] Has Hit It On The

December 4th, 2011 5:45 PM
For conservatives, hell may have frozen over on Sunday. Rich Lowry, the editor of the National Review, said on PBS's McLaughlin Group referring to the perilously liberal Newsweek columnist named Clift, "Eleanor has hit it on the head" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Rich Lowry Pushes Back Against Dyson's Charge Republicans Are Racist

November 27th, 2011 6:46 PM
As is to be expected whenever he's in front of a camera, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, appearing on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, accused Republicans of exploiting "racist elements" in the society. Fortunately for viewers, the lone conservative on the panel, National Review editor Rich Lowry, pushed back against this nonsense (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Clift's 9/11 Regret: It Sparked Our 'Obsessive Focus' on Terrorism

September 12th, 2011 2:00 PM
Of all the major regrets she could have about 9/11, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift whined that the attacks on that tragic day sparked this nation's "Obsessive focus on terrorism." As part of a panel retrospective on 9/11, aired on the syndicated McLaughlin Group over the weekend, Clift complained that George W. Bush's war on terrorism was "very costly to this country" as it distracted the nation from…

Rich Lowry: Sharpton Will 'Never Be President Because He Can't Read a

September 3rd, 2011 4:44 PM
National Review's Rich Lowry took a couple of shots at new MSNBC host Al Sharpton Saturday. As the panel of "Fox News Watch" discussed the controversial Reverend's new show, Lowry quipped, "We know he’ll never be President of the United States because he can’t read a teleprompter" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Lowry Calls Obama Classless, Clift Asks 'What Would You Expect From Ke

April 17th, 2011 8:02 PM
For the second week in a row, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift and National Review's Rich Lowry had quite a battle on PBS's "McLaughlin Group." This time the fireworks started when Lowry called President Obama classless for the way he treated Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) at Wednesday's speech on deficit reduction which led Clift to ask, "What else would you expect from a socialist born in Kenya…

Rich Lowry Smacks Down Eleanor Clift: 'You're Talking Out of Both Side

April 10th, 2011 8:33 PM
There was a moment on this weekend's "McLaughlin Group" that is guaranteed to make conservatives all around the country smile from ear to ear. After Newsweek's Eleanor Clift predictably attacked Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and his just-released budget proposal, National Review's Rich Lowry caught her in a serious contradiction and said, "With all due respect, Eleanor, you're talking out…

Why GOP Infighting Is a Positive Development

February 11th, 2011 4:05 PM
While The New York Times is gloating over "turmoil" in the GOP House "ranks," internal disagreements over spending and other issues are a healthy development and should lead to more disciplined and aggressive action. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama presented himself as a remade fiscal hawk, promising to freeze discretionary spending for five years. Conservatives immediately…