Now that the Democrats have impeached Donald Trump, journalists seem to think the process is a form of defending democracy. But that wasn’t always so. It used to make you something akin to the KKK. Eleven years ago this week, on January 9, 1999, McLaughlin Group panelist Eleanor Clift began slimed, linking the impeachment managers to a domestic terror group like the Klan: “And second of all, that herd of managers from the House, I mean frankly all they were missing was white sheets. They’re like night riders going over.”
Remember Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, aka Baghdad Bob, the Baathist propaganda minister who insisted that all was hunky dory even when the rumble of approaching tanks could be heard in the background? Supposedly al-Sahhaf was detained and released by US military forces after the invasion and then sought refuge under an assumed name in United Arab Emirates, but this should be taken with a grain of salt. Based on what was heard over the weekend, al-Sahhaf apparently escaped to the United States, underwent sex-change surgery -- sorry, gender enhancement therapy -- and now appears regularly on The McLaughlin Group under yet another name, that of Eleanor Clift.
Hundreds of thousands one year, hundreds of thousands more the next. At some point all those dead babies start adding up, regardless of whether Eleanor Clift looks the other way. The Daily Beast columnist, in her recurring gig as a panelist on The McLaughlin Group, did her part over the weekend to defend the industrial-scale abortionists at Planned Parenthood.
As this weekend's syndicated The McLaughlin Group discussed the issue of the North Carolina bathroom law which limits people from using public restrooms in state buildings that do not correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificates, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune compared the issue to Willie Horton from the 1988 presidential campaign.
He ended up dismissively laughing when conservative columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that a crime against a child would someday occur if men are allowed to use women's restrooms, as the liberal columnist smugly cracked, "I'm waiting for it to happen, Pat. If it were going to happen, it would have happened already."
President Obama is doing all he can to prevent ISIS from propagandizing via the Internet, and Democrat presumptive heiress Hillary Clinton has a plan along the same lines, according to McLaughlin Group regular and Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift.
But when GOP candidate Donald Trump proposes much the same thing, albeit in a more aggressive Trumpesque manner, it's an all-out assault on the First Amendment, Clift hyperventilates.
What better way to wind down from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend than with a serving of absurdity from a long-entrenched member of the liberal media elite.
The comical leftover in question comes courtesy of Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page during a McLaughlin Group discussion of precious snowflake leftists demanding "safe spaces" on college campuses to be spared the horror of Halloween costumes, all manner of microaggression, and the few remaining professors who expect results.
Having shown her affinity for the nonsensical when it comes to the oil export ban, Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift has now demonstrated her refusal to accept the reality of three major economic booms in the United States over the last century that were preceded by major tax relief.
Appearing as one of the regular panelists on this weekend's McLaughlin Group, Clift made a claim that was laughable even by the elastic standards of the left.
Daily Beast correspondent Eleanor Clift has decided the law of supply and demand makes no sense, at least not when it comes to economics. It's difficult to avoid concluding that Eleanor Clift makes no sense, economically or otherwise.
A weekly panelist on The McLaughlin Show, Clift was a lonely voice for irrationality on the program this weekend, arguing in favor of an anachronistic ban on US oil exports imposed during the mid-'70s.
Something you'll seldom see if the left's jingoistic victory dance over the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage is any indication -- supporters of same-sex marriage acknowledging that opponents express valid criticism that can't be ignored.
A seldom-seen example of this was on display during The McLaughlin Group over the weekend as expressed by Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page.
Chatter among the pundits on today's McLaughlin Group centered around President Obama meeting with Cuban dictator Raul Castro during the Summit of the Americas, the first time in nearly 60 years that leaders of the two countries have met in person.
Unfailingly predictable paleo-lib Eleanor Clift depicted Cuba as a magnet for foreign investors, a claim that led to a devastating retort from Tom Rogan, columnist for National Review and The Daily Telegraph.
On the January 3 edition of the McLaughlin Group, the Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift laughably broke her 2015 New Year's resolution to treat Republicans running for president respectfully within a few seconds.
This helps explain those countless boatloads of desperate refugees fleeing Florida for Cuba over the last several decades. Oh wait ...
Paleo-lib columnist Eleanor Clift was in fine fiddle on The McLaughlin Group yesterday and did not disappoint when the conversation turned to Cuba.