Nice to see them finally get their lines straight.
After making a questionable claim without a shred of substantiation, Ed Schultz doubled-down with the assertion that what he said was backed up by the head of a major union. That it was -- but only after prodding by Schultz.
Here's Schultz making the claim on his radio show Jan. 4 (audio) --
Count National Organization for Women president Terry O'Neill as one leftist who will quickly and easily blame the horrific shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others on Saturday on GOP Members of Congress, and still unproven Tea Party racial slurs yelled at Rep. John Lewis and the withdrawn claims of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver that he was spat upon purposely. O'Neill's press statement began by blaming Sarah Palin:
NOW condemns the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that stole six lives and seriously injured 12 today. We condemn, equally, the culture of hate and violence increasingly reflected in extreme right-wing opponents of those who support progressive solutions to our country's challenges.
Rep. Giffords, whose office was vandalized after she voted for the federal health care reform law last year, was also named on Sarah Palin's "Targeted" list. Giffords (who has been consistently endorsed by NOW's PAC) herself understood the not-so-well veiled threat, stating "the thing is that the way she [Palin] has it depicted, we're in the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they've got to realize that there are consequences to that action."
You’d think Republicans read the Communist Manifesto from the floor of Congress this week.
Perhaps the activist old media, or their friends in the Democrat Party would’ve been happier with a little Karl Marx, or maybe bring out Steven Colbert to read some Groucho Marx on the floor would’ve made them happier. The outrage over the reading of the U.S. Constitution is as despicable as it is instructive of who the left is in this country.
When will the government stop wasting taxpayer dollars? In a new public service announcement, Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative twists Disney’s classic "Beauty and the Beast" into an animated production telling parents how to have healthy children.
Perhaps the choice of a Disney cartoon is appropriate, since the liberal nanny-state insists on treating Americans as children. The United States Department of Agriculture, along with the Ad Council and the “Let’s Move” initiative managed to waste money telling parents that children should eat vegetables and play outside.
Just when conservatives think there's finally a little ideological balance in the Congress, the far-left diarists of the Daily Kos are convinced the country has dangerously shifted to the right, led by Obama, who's now a "hostage" to Republicans, and even MoveOn.org is too "moderate left" for them. The blogger Shutterbug thinks it's time to ponder the presidential psychosis:
If we accept that the ‘hostages’ Obama referred to when he justified the tax deal were indeed a section of the the American people, with the Oligarchs playing the role of hostage takers...
Anti-Semites around the world will be thrilled to learn that disgraced former White House correspondent Helen Thomas has landed a new writing position that will allow her to publish her disgusting opinions with total impunity.
The editor of Virginia's liberal Falls Church News-Press proudly announced his new hire Thursday:
Earlier this afternoon, Time magazine's Massimo Calabresi posted a minute-long montage of the vice president repeating the same lame "don't date 'til you're 30" joke to various young female relatives of senators whom Biden was ceremonially swearing in.
As some blogs have already reported, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly implored President Obama in his Monday column to take direct action against college football's BCS system. Arguing that the BCS is run by a conglomerate of elites representing the power conferences and the bowl games, Reilly pleaded with Obama to work to install a playoff system in college football.
"What a lie this BCS era is," Reilly ranted, demonizing its supporters as "Bowlsheviks" and arguing that undefeated teams from lesser conferences get no shot to play for a national championship. "That's OK," he continued. "There's one guy who can change all this with the stroke of a pen."
This messianic figure is none other than President Obama. "He's a guy who has broken a mountain of promises in the past two years," Reilly said, sounding like a dismayed progressive. But, the president "can make it all right by making good on a promise he did make, the one to look hard into a playoff." The title of Reilly's piece: "Change We Can Believe In."
Correction: This post initially identified Tom Udall as a senator from Colorado. His cousin Mark Udall is a Democratic senator from Colorado. Tom Udall represents New Mexico. We regret the error.
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., has offered up legislation that would effectively eliminate the filibuster by removing the 60-vote requirement to end floor debate. The move is an attempt to avoid procedural roadblocks that forced Democrats to moderate their legislative proposals throughout 2009 and 2010. But if the Senate rule changes Udall has proposed go through, Republicans may be the biggest beneficiaries. James Taranto explains:
The chief beneficiary of the abolition of the legislative filibuster, however, would be whichever party controls the House. Given their strong showings last year in elections for governor and state legislatures, which control congressional redistricting, this is likelier than not to be the Republicans for some time.
It's perhaps the last place you'd expect to find the longtime host of the syndicated McLaughlin Group but on the year end episode of that show, aired over the weekend, John McLaughlin announced his New Year's resolution was to attend the Burning Man Festival. At the end of the show, when all the panelists were asked to reveal their individual New Year's resolutions, McLaughlin drew gasps and laughter when he made the following stunning announcement:
The Hollywood Reporter was putty in the hands of left-wing "comedian" Kathy Griffin as she vowed to spend the new year attacking Sarah Palin's daughter in high school:
The comic set a resolution for 2011 -- taking on a new Palin in the new year. "I've already gone for Sarah, Todd and Bristol obviously," Griffin tells The Hollywood Reporter. "But I think it's Willow's year to go down."
On Wednesday, for example, New York’s new Democratic governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, is expected to call for a one-year salary freeze for state workers, a move that would save $200 million to $400 million and challenge labor’s traditional clout in Albany.