Author Archive: Jason Easley
On Countdown, Keith Olbermann noted that according to Rush Limbaugh’s definition, his own mother is a slut because she used birth control that she probably didn’t pay for 100% out of her own pocket. Here is the video from Current: Rush Limbaugh repeated his remarks about Sandra Fluke yesterday, “Well, what would you call someone [...]
On Real Time, host Bill Maher tore into conservatives and pointed out that never in our history has a president been shown the kind of disrespect that conservatives show Obama. Here is the video: <a href=”http://www.zideo.nl/playzideo/6c4961526e6c3171″>Episode 238</a><a href=”http://www.zideo.nl/”>zideo.nl</a> Maher said, But there is something about this president that makes conservatives think it’s okay to go [...]
It didn’t take the Republican Party long to completely distort a new report that health care reform will increase health care spending. Republicans are calling the bill a fiscal disaster without telling voters that the report only looked at expenditures, not increasing revenues, which are the savings will come from.
Sen. Joe Lieberman must not pay very much attention to current events, because on Meet The Press today he stressed that Islamic terrorists are a bigger threat to Americans than homegrown terrorists. Lieberman said, “I would not overstate this threat. It is not as significant as the global threat of Islamist extremism, but it is real.” Oh Joe, that is so Bush era 9/11 of you to say, and dangerously inaccurate to boot.
On CNN’s Reliable Sources today Howard Kurtz interviewed David Frum who in 20 seconds explained how Rush Limbaugh and Fox News are now running the GOP. Frum said, “Fox, like Limbaugh, has an interest in pushing the Republicans to the margins, making people angry.” The Republican Party is being forced to deal with the fact that angry powerless feeling people don’t vote. They tend to stay home.
In order to avoid showing President Obama’s remarks after he signed the final health care bill today, Fox News cut away from the president to show footage of a perfectly fine airplane landing. Fox justified the cut away because they had heard that the plane might be having flap issues. The real reason that they cut away is that they did not want to give Obama any airtime to discuss the health care bill that he signed.
On ABC’s The View today, conservative Elizabeth Hasselbeck lowered the boom on Sarah Palin today for her targeted list of congressional races. She called Palin’s list, “An abuse of the Second Amendment, and advertising… It’s dangerous. It incites crime.” This criticism has to be just a tad stinging, because Hasselbeck campaigned for Palin in 2008.