Blogger: Media Will Protect Trump Like They Did Reagan and Dubya

November 30th, 2016 9:23 PM
When Donald Trump is POTUS, he’s likely to get deferential, even helpful, media coverage, predicted Atrios on Monday. After all, he explained, that’s been the pattern for Republican presidents since the 1980s. When Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Atrios alleged, “members of the press knew that [he] had some form of dementia, that he was not actually fit to run the country…

Salon Writer: ‘Partial-Birth Abortion’ a ‘Medically Nonsensical Term'

October 22nd, 2016 10:08 AM
The liberals who thought Chris Wallace did a bang-up job as moderator of the third presidential debate were judging strictly by appearances, contended Daily Kos’s Laura Clawson and Salon’s Gary Legum in separate articles. Clawson pooh-poohed the praise for Wallace, sneering that he “really wasn’t all that. Unless the ‘that’ is ‘a purveyor of right-wing…

Kos: Cancel Last Debate, Since Trump Might Act Like a ‘Drunk A**hole’

October 14th, 2016 10:50 AM
If Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas gets his way (good luck with that) those who are tired of the presidential campaign will have a bit less of it to endure. In a Thursday post, Kos, arguing that “there is nothing to be gained from [next Wednesday’s] third and final presidential debate,” urged the powers that be to cancel it. “Trump has made very clear his…

Daily Kos Writer: Media ‘Skewing Their Agenda to Undermine’ Hillary

August 30th, 2016 5:59 PM
The mainstream media’s campaign coverage is perverse, believes Laurence Lewis. The MSM should be explaining that Donald Trump is “the least fit nominee for president in living memory, if not all of American history,” but instead they’re attacking Hillary Clinton. In a piece pegged to the uproar over the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play story, Lewis complained, "The…

Liberal Web Pundits on the RNC: ‘Zombie Reagan Is Good and Buried’

July 23rd, 2016 1:17 PM
The debate rages on as to whether Donald Trump has remodeled or vandalized the Republican party. In any event, left-wing pundits spent the week gaping at, and writing about, what they viewed as the grotesque spectacle of the RNC. For example, Daily Kos’s Hunter opined that the convention was "was barely one step up from an internet-peddled snuff film,” and Salon’s…

Daily Kos Writer: Melania’s Plagiarism Should Sink Trump’s Campaign

July 19th, 2016 5:03 PM
In September 1987, Joe Biden quit the race for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, in large part because he’d been caught plagiarizing a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock. A Tuesday Daily Kos post seemed to suggest that Biden should have dropped out back then even if it’d been his wife, Jill, exposed as a high-profile plagiarist…or maybe David Nir has a…

Lefty Writers: Nothing Wrong With Ginsburg's Blasts at ‘Racist’ Trump

July 14th, 2016 11:43 AM
Plenty of liberals who detest Donald Trump nonetheless thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent blasts at Trump were “ill-advised,” as Ginsburg herself eventually admitted they were. Some left-wingers, however, were down with RBG and believed that it was ridiculous to criticize her for getting political. Daily Kos writer Armando asserted that the SCOTUS “has acted politically…

Daily Kos Writer: Only ‘Idiots’ Think Saying ‘Radical Islam' Matters

June 17th, 2016 8:52 PM
In a Monday piece, the writer who goes by Doctor RJ dismissed opponents of the PC agenda as “white conservatives” who believe they’re being victimized by “a thought-policing left,” whereas in reality “this is not a situation where people are being silenced from expressing an opinion.” As the Doctor sees it, “When we break the political correctness…

Daily Kos Writer: Today’s GOP ‘Disturbingly Similar’ to KKK

June 6th, 2016 9:35 PM
The right’s widely varied response to Donald Trump’s presidential bid may be the political story of the year so far, but many liberals have ignored it in favor of arguing that Trump’s worldview is a pure product of conservatism. For example, in a Sunday article, Chauncey DeVega claimed that Trump is “the logical result of at least five decades of Republican political…

Kos: GOP ‘A**holes’ Routinely Get Away With Vague Campaign Promises

April 24th, 2016 1:02 PM
George H. W. Bush pooh-poohed “the vision thing.” Bernie Sanders wouldn’t have a presidential campaign without it. True, the Vermont senator is not known for his grasp of policy minutiae, to which Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas says, in effect, so what? Kos implied that Sanders has caught a lot more flak for his vague answers than Republicans do when they…

Blogger: Cruz Takes GOP’s ‘Bizarre’ State-Level Agenda National

April 9th, 2016 2:41 PM
During Barack Obama’s presidency, Republicans have greatly increased their power at the state level, enabling governments in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, and other locales to enact legislation that Daily Kos blogger Hunter has called, among other things, “straight-up crooked” and that has caused, among other things, a “financial clusterfuck.” In a Friday post…

Lefty Writer: GOP’s Been On the Road to Fascism ‘Since at Least 1994’

March 20th, 2016 2:03 PM
Plenty of conservatives would concur with Daily Kos writer Mark Sumner that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is a fascist. They certainly would not agree with Sumner’s belief that the GOP as a whole has become increasingly aligned with fascism “since at least 1994.” Sumner contended in a Sunday article that beginning in “the time of the Gingrich,”…

Lefty Writer: Trump’s a ‘Toilet of a Man,’ and GOP Base Loves It

March 16th, 2016 9:29 PM
Daily Kos writer Hunter is amazed at the ongoing failure of supposedly influential Republicans to understand that as far as the party base is concerned, Donald Trump’s “racism and sexism and conspiracy theories” are features, not bugs. The peg for Hunter’s Monday post was a new TV ad from the GOP-friendly Our Principles PAC which quotes a slew of the degrading comments…

Lefty Writer: ‘Trump Is the Hell Spawn…of Republican Racism’

March 9th, 2016 11:56 PM
White nationalist and anti-Semite David Duke recently urged listeners to his radio show to vote for Donald Trump and to volunteer for Trump’s campaign. For Republicans, that’s pretty much business as usual, argued Chauncey DeVega in a Sunday article for Daily Kos. “In the post-civil rights era conservatism and racism are one and the same thing. Because of that dynamic, the…