AP's Taylored Narrative: GOP Fails at Senate Majority Due to Nominatin

October 30th, 2012 10:30 PM
AP reporter Andrew Taylor wrote up one of those teasing narratives Tuesday – the kind where he says, gee the GOP could have the Senate majority if it hadn’t managed to nominate Tea Party wackos that were successfully ripped down by harsh national press coverage. Well, there was no actual reference to the press or its anti-Tea Party aggression. There are only “flawed, gaffe-…

Matthews Mourns 'Death' of the Republican Moderate

November 2nd, 2010 8:45 PM
  Chris Matthews, during MSNBC's live election night coverage, was distressed at what he saw was the "death of the moderate wing of the Republican Party." After his colleague Keith Olbermann ran down the latest results of Republicans leading or winning in specific races Matthews bemoaned how such moderates like Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter were run out of their own…

AP's Elliott Looks for Post-Delaware Primary 'Expert' Commentary From

September 26th, 2010 7:32 PM
This goes back eleven days, but the entertainment value is too good to let it slide by without notice. On the Thursday after Christine O'Donnell defeated Mike Castle in the GOP primary for Delaware's open U.S. Senate seat, the Associated Press's Philip Elliott apparently felt the need to seek out an one-time Republican (or at least that's what he said) -- one of only a very few Republicans whose…

George Will Schools This Week Panel on Tea Party Causing GOP Civil War

September 26th, 2010 1:03 PM
George Will on Sunday gave a much-needed education to the entire "This Week" panel about how the Tea Party is moving the GOP in a positive direction that could alter politics in this nation for years to come.As Christiane Amanpour and her Roundtable guests - Democrat strategist Donna Brazile, National Journal's Ron Brownstein, and Republican strategist Matthew Dowd - all fretted about…

Krauthammer Smacks Down WaPo's King Over Palin and Tea Party Agenda

September 18th, 2010 6:52 PM
Charles Krauthammer on Friday had a heated debate with the Washington Post's Colby King over what the Tea Party stands for as well as who its leader is.As the panel on PBS's "Inside Washington" discussed Delaware Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell's surprising victory Tuesday, the conversation naturally gravitated towards the conservative movement reshaping the face of…

Chris Matthews Bets Lib Guest Christine O'Donnell Wins in November

September 15th, 2010 11:11 PM
Chris Matthews on Wednesday departed from the liberal media conventional wisdom that Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell's defeat of Republican favorite Mike Castle was good news for Democrats and President Obama. Quite the contrary, the "Hardball" host has become extremely pessimistic about Democrat chances to retain Congress in the upcoming midterm elections, so much so that he…

ABC's Crystal Ball: Defeat of 'Mainstream' Castle 'Eliminates' GOP Cha

September 15th, 2010 10:49 AM
Good Morning America's Juju Chang switched into prognostication mode on Wednesday and proclaimed that, along with other Tea Party wins, Christine O'Donnell's upset victory in Delaware "pretty much eliminat[es] the Republicans' chances of taking back the Senate." [MP3 audio here.] She trumpeted, "We begin with an upset victory for the Tea Party and maybe for Democrats." The…

After Delaware Race Called, Rove Continues To Rip O'Donnell

September 14th, 2010 10:47 PM
"This is probably one of the few times we're going to disagree here."  -- Sean Hannity to Karl Rove regarding Christine O'Donnell.I'll say. Even after Fox News called the Delaware GOP senatorial primary for Christine O'Donnell tonight, Karl Rove continued to rip the winner, questioning everything from O'Donnell's "rectitude" to her "character."   Concluded the…

Matthews Admits: Maybe I Was Smart Not to Run For Office This Year

September 13th, 2010 6:57 PM
Well you have to give Chris Matthews credit for admitting the obvious. On Monday's Hardball, as he overlooked the bad environment for Democrats this midterm season, Matthews appeared grateful he didn't make his much rumored run for Pennsylvania's Senate seat, as he asked one of his guests: "Do you think it could be the year where guys...like me were smart not to make the run?" [audio…

Liberal HuffPo Political Writer Validates 'Little Alaska' GOP Senate P

August 31st, 2010 8:53 AM
Delaware might soon be referred to as "Little Alaska" not only because of its relatively small size in area but, more importantly, because the September 14 Republican senate primary in that state threatens to become a possible repeat of what recently happened in Alaska when little known Tea Party backed candidate, Joe Miller, apparently defeated the establishment incumbent, Senator Lisa…

OT: Cap and Tax Supporting GOPer Booed at Town Hall Meeting

July 20th, 2009 2:11 PM
In case you were wondering if there might be some consequence for the eight Republican members of Congress that voted for cap and tax last month, watch how Delaware's Mike Castle got roughed up by citizens at a recent town hall meeting (h/t Planet Gore):