Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump have been feuding for the past 10 years, with the latest salvo taking place on Wednesday, when the lesbian comedian launched a profanity-laden attack on the Republican presidential candidate by stating: “I'm depressed because I f**ing hate that orange piece of s**t.”
As usual, the 54-year-old celebrity confused vulgarity with comedy, stating she'd rather “give birth to a flaming iguana while taking a s**t” than have contact with Trump. “I hate him. I hate him," she exclaimed while most of the crowd at a concert in New York City featuring '80s pop singers Boy George and Cyndi Lauper cheered her on.
I’ve been wary of how ABC’s new suspense drama The Family would play politics from the beginning. The main character Claire Warren (Joan Allen), whose son has mysteriously reappeared after being missing and thought dead for 10 years, is a Republican running for governor in a campaign run by her daughter, Willa. It took until the third episode, “Of Puppies and Monsters,” for them to finally start hitting at Republicans, and I expect more to come.
Last night on Hardball, Chris Matthews hit the Republicans Party for having “this love affair with anger.” In a panel discussion on the 2016 Republican race for the nomination, the MSNBC personality explained that part of Donald Trump’s appeal is that the Republicans are “an angry party.” Matthews thought it unlikely that the party in its current state could nominate an establishment figure like Jeb Bush.
On Tuesday July 7, Rachel Maddow – evidently unaware of MSNBC’s and CNN’s similar previous rules on debates – slammed Fox News for their debate policy limiting the stage to the top 10 candidates in national polling. The Rachel Maddow Show host argued that “[t]he next three weeks are going to be off the charts bizarre. We’ve never tried to run a presidential nominating process like this before.”
On Wednesday, the hosts of The Cycle on MSNBC mocked Republican alternatives to ObamaCare. When Toure read a quote from Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) saying he wants to replace the ACA with a more patient-centric plan, Josh Barro of the New York Times wondered: “What does that mean?” And added that “it can mean whatever the listener wants it to mean.” Toure and Kystal Ball sarcastically threw out words to dismiss Republican arguments against ObamaCare. Ball shouted, “patient centric!...cheaper!...flexible!”
The cheerleading for the president by MSNBC following the Supreme Court’s decision to affirm the federal subsidies in ObamaCare has been virtually ubiquitous. On the June 26 edition of Morning Joe, Eugene Robinson, Al Sharpton, and Mika Brzezinski were all jubilant about the high court’s decision, arguing that it will help to affirm the legacy of President Obama.
On Wednesday, CNN Newsroom host Carol Costello and Democratic strategist Paul Begala attacked both the GOP and Jeb Bush for their positions on voter ID laws. Costello dismissed Republican voter ID concerns by asserting that there “are very few cases of voter fraud in our nation.” She added that, to critics, “it seems that they are trying to suppress the black vote.”
Continuing the liberal media narrative that the Republican Party is doomed without passing comprehensive immigration reform, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Tuesday insisted that the party is in a virtual political trap that it will not find its way out of any time soon.
The Daily Rundown host stated that the Republicans are “in the worst political box I've ever seen. If they pass immigration reform they will split their party in two and it could be disastrous for them for a few years, if not a decade.” Furthering this line of thinking, Todd argued that the short-term prospects for the Republicans in presidential elections are catastrophic [MP3 audio here; video below]:
Nevadan rancher Cliven Bundy, locked in a decades-long dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, is supposedly going to get even more attention in media -- from radio/MSNBC libtalker and self-professed working class hero Ed Schultz.
Schultz is telling his radio listeners that they'll be hearing a lot about Bundy from him in the days to come, a vow that will evaporate roughly at the start of the next news cycle on another major controversy. (Audio after the jump)
Just when you thought the pathology from Mike Malloy couldn't get more alarming, the man outdoes himself again.
A left-winger so beyond the pale he was once fired by the ardent redistributionists at Air America Radio, Malloy has carved out a niche for himself as the radio host most likely to self-immolate from his own bile. (audio clip after page break)