Biden’s Document Deluge and America Becoming a Banana Republic
January 22nd, 2023 9:08 PM
WASHINGTON — Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba of Uganda has announced to the world via his Twitter account that he is offering Italy’s prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, a dowry of 100 cows if she will marry him. Kainerugaba is the 48-year-old son of Uganda’s prime minister, and his Twitter account is taken very seriously, especially in Uganda. In other news, our president, Joe Biden, heard from his…
The Media and the Speaker Fight
January 7th, 2023 4:00 PM
So the media template of the GOP Speakers fight is - shocking I know - the same old, same old.
Avlon: Pro-Lifers Are Using 'Muscle of Religion' To Be Anti-Freedom
October 5th, 2022 11:43 AM
CNN senior political analyst John Avlon wrapped up Wednesday’s New Day with one of his characteristically reality-free reality checks where he proclaimed that being pro-life is anti-freedom, anti-individualism, and just another way to push religion. Avlon tried to justify this partisan diatribe by citing conservative icon Barry Goldwater.
An Appreciation of the Rush Limbaugh Media Revolution
February 20th, 2021 4:00 PM
Call it Rush Limbaugh’s media revolution. To explain? Hop in the time travel machine and come with me back to 1963 and 1964. Arizona’s Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, dubbed “Mr. Conservative” as he was the unofficial standard bearer of the aborning conservative movement, was getting ready to run for president in 1964, and finally did so.
Morning Joe Advice to Dems: Stop Campaigning on 'Reason,' Act Like GOP
May 8th, 2020 10:29 AM
Has the pandemic caused the liberal media to lose whatever vestigial grip on reality it ever had? The question arises in light of a surreal conversation on today's Morning Joe between Mika Brzezinski and Eugene Robinson. The pair were discussing Robinson's latest Washington Post column, the gist of which is that Democrat campaign tactics are too nice, being based on "reason and fairness."
Sneering Scarborough: Trump Will Be 'Routed,' Lose in 2020 'Landslide'
July 22nd, 2019 8:04 AM
Ooh, how brave of Joe Scarborough, courageously speaking truth to power! On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough sneeringly addressed President Trump by his first name, saying, "Donald, Donald: you're making a fool of yourself again. This ends very badly for you." Scarborough went on to declare that in 2020, Trump would lose in a "landslide" and be "routed." Speaking of Trump's criticism of the Squad…
The Media and President Lyndon Baines....Obama?
May 26th, 2018 5:06 PM
So finally, someone stands up to remind the media that when it comes to the FBI and CIA spying on a political opponent of a president - America has in fact been here before. Admittedly, it helps to have been around at the time of the Johnson-Goldwater election in 1964.
50 Years of ‘Resistance’
August 10th, 2017 10:23 AM
I have experienced defeat in presidential politics many times. Actually, I expect most Americans have. You win some, and you lose some. I first experienced defeat in 1964 when then-Sen. Barry Goldwater went down, though I was not even old enough to vote. I experienced it in 1968. I experienced it again in 1976, when my candidate was Ronald Reagan.
FDR and Trump: From Radio to Twitter
April 2nd, 2017 4:28 PM
Over at Reason, University of Alabama professor of history David T. Beito has written a fascinating look at “Roosevelt’s War Against the Press.” The telling subtitle? “FDR Had His Own Breitbart, and Radio Was His Twitter.” Well, yes. Exactly. I have been writing for sometime that not only is the FDR and radio comparison to Trump and Twitter eerily analogous, but that two other presidents made…
The Attacks on Conservative Talk Radio
November 6th, 2016 3:37 PM
Here we go again. Over at Business Insider, one-time Glenn Beck guy Oliver Darcy (he formerly of Beck’s The Blaze) and BI’s Pamela Engel have headlined "[t]he GOP must do something about the conservative media industrial complex if it wants to survive" in which they write that (brace yourselves) President Obama has correctly diagnosed the problem with the GOP.
Slate Writer: ‘Movement Conservatism…Is a White Ideology’
October 18th, 2016 10:38 AM
Are black Republicans Sen. Tim Scott and Reps. Mia Love and Will Hurd on the wrong side of the aisle? In a sense, they are, according to Jamelle Bouie, who argued in a Sunday piece that the conservatism central to the GOP is “fundamentally at odds with America’s people of color.” Bouie wrote that “no matter the temperamental affinities that might exist between some nonwhites and the Republican…
Matthews Compares 2016 to 1964, Befuddled at the Word 'Intervention'
August 4th, 2016 9:46 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was in rare from on Thursday night as he both factually tried to link the 1964 and 2016 presidential elections and appeared astonished that there could be an “intervention” (as has been reported for Donald Trump) for something other than “a dope problem or a booze problem.
Vox Writer: Conservatism Not ‘Viable’ Without Racist Voters
August 2nd, 2016 11:25 PM
Recently, both Vox’s Zack Beauchamp and New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait have argued that ideological conservatism isn’t (and never has been) the major reason for Republican electoral success, and that those who consistently vote GOP because they believe in small government and low taxes are greatly outnumbered by those who do so because they’re racists.
Liberal Web Pundits on the RNC: ‘Zombie Reagan Is Good and Buried’
July 23rd, 2016 1:17 PM
The debate rages on as to whether Donald Trump has remodeled or vandalized the Republican party. In any event, left-wing pundits spent the week gaping at, and writing about, what they viewed as the grotesque spectacle of the RNC. For example, Daily Kos’s Hunter opined that the convention was "was barely one step up from an internet-peddled snuff film,” and Salon’s Heather Digby Parton declared…