Blogger: GOP Might Find ‘Idiotic’ Campaign Meme in Hillary Transcripts

April 19th, 2016 5:54 PM
Kevin Drum thinks he understands Hillary Clinton’s reluctance to release the transcripts of her Goldman Sachs speeches, and it has more to do with attacks she might face during the fall campaign than it does with Bernie Sanders. Drum believes it’s “vanishingly unlikely” that the speeches include “something genuinely damning,” but noted in a Saturday post that…

Bernie Sanders: Without MSM’s Help, GOP Would Be ‘Fringe Party’

April 3rd, 2016 11:53 AM
When a politician says that the mainstream media favor the other side, he or she almost always is a conservative Republican. Therefore, it was noteworthy when, this past week, Sanders accused the MSM of propping up the GOP; his argument, however, was unconvincing even to a reporter for a lefty magazine. On Thursday, Tim Murphy of Mother Jones noted Sanders’s remark that “if we had a…

Blogger Kevin Drum: Mixed Economy ‘Only Way to Run a Modern Country’

April 1st, 2016 12:14 PM
Call it the golden mean or the vital center, Mother Jones blogger Drum is for it with regard to economic systems. Drum contended in a Tuesday post that “the mixed economy is the only way to run a modern country” since the other choices, a “pure free market” and “socialism,” have unacceptable consequences.

Pundit: GOP Base Wants Red Meat, and ‘Trump the Butcher’ Provides It

February 27th, 2016 12:34 PM
This past week, two writers for Mother Jones contended that non-conservative Donald Trump’s presidential bid is actually a byproduct of longstanding Republican efforts to stimulate and profit from what one of them called a “climate of hate.” David Corn, best known for his role in the release of the Mitt Romney 47-percent video, argued that the GOP "raised the expectations…

ABC Comedy: Mother Jones has Journalistic Integrity (LOL!)

February 17th, 2016 2:16 AM
"Journalistic integrity" and "Mother Jones" are two phrases that should not be in the same sentence. But alas, the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat has lent some gravitas to the infamous lefty rag. 

Blogger Kevin Drum: ‘I'm Sick of Conservatives Being Such Babies’

January 14th, 2016 11:25 AM
Bing West was a Marine infantry officer in the Vietnam war and a frequent embedded reporter in Iraq, yet Drum likens him to a tantrum-throwing kid and lectures him, “It's time to grow up, Bing.” (West is 75 years old.) After West commented, “The lesson of Iraq is that after American troops achieved stability, Mr. Obama quit, leading to a larger war and more American deaths…

Blogger: On ISIS, GOPers Make Obama ‘Look Like Alexander the Great’

November 21st, 2015 11:56 AM
President Obama deserves high marks for his ISIS policy only if you’re grading on a curve and the other students are Republicans who “can't be bothered to take any of this seriously,” suggested Kevin Drum in a Thursday post. Drum charged that GOPers “blather about Obama being weak, but when you ask them for their plans you just get nonsense…Obama's ISIS…

Blogger Kevin Drum: ‘Virtually No Scandal’ In Obama White House

October 31st, 2015 6:34 PM
Even though Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum describes Charles Krauthammer as a “hardcore conservative,” he suggested in a Friday post that Krauthammer is too enlightened to be on the same page as most right-wingers regarding Obama White House scandals. When Krauthammer argued recently against the effort to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen, he commented that on matters including…

Mike Barnicle: ‘Nut-Boy’ Ben Carson ‘Gives New Meaning to Crazy’

October 14th, 2015 10:27 AM
For nearly three decades, Ben Carson was the head of pediatric neurosurgery at one of the world’s best hospitals. To MSNBC panelist Barnicle, however, Carson is a “political nut-boy” who reminds him of a patient at a certain type of hospital. In a Monday Daily Beast column, Barnicle opined that Carson is “out there on the fringe talking nonsense in a soft, nonthreatening…

Blogger: Reporters Self-Conscious About Meager Religious Knowledge

September 13th, 2015 1:23 PM
Regarding the mainstream media’s superficial coverage of religion, is the sticking point excessive evenhandedness or simple ignorance? Two lefty bloggers differed Friday on that issue. First, Paul Waldman wrote on The Washington Post’s Plum Line blog that reporters don’t like asking the presidential candidates “about the specifics of their faith and how it might influence…

Bloggers Blast Righty ‘Hysteria’ Over Political Correctness

August 29th, 2015 1:55 PM
On Friday, Washington Monthly's Ed Kilgore and Kevin Drum of Mother Jones contended that the conservative war on political correctness is a tempest in a teapot, and that being politically correct is pretty much synonymous with not being a bigoted jerk.

Blogger: Women Can Normalize Abortion By Saying They’ve Had One

August 6th, 2015 2:30 PM
Imagine an Abortion Pride Day parade in which women march while pushing empty strollers and baby carriages. That’s not far off from what Mother Jones pundit Drum recommended in a Wednesday post. Drum suggested that women who’ve had an abortion and believe they made the right choice ought to say so publicly, and that they should view out gays and lesbians as role models in that regard…

Some Liberals Fear Planned Parenthood Might Be the New ACORN

July 26th, 2015 9:25 PM
The Brooklyn birth-control clinic to which Planned Parenthood traces its roots opened in the fall of 1916, but according to Molly Redden, there’s concern on the left that the two recent so-called sting videos have damaged PP’s reputation to the point that the organization might not even be around for its hundredth anniversary. “That Planned Parenthood is the target of a…

Bill O'Reilly Slams 'Haters,' Says Smearing Should Be 'Unacceptable'

February 26th, 2015 7:07 PM
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly used Wednesday evening's edition of The O'Reilly Factor to hammer “haters on both sides” of the political divide during a segment entitled “Hating President Obama.” He began by stating: “At the height of the Iraq War, the vilification of President Bush the younger was off the chart,” with “the left in…