Newsweek's Ben Adler to Dems: In 2012, Bring More to Table Than Callin

November 2nd, 2010 11:13 AM
Democrats have worked overtime attempting to paint Tea Party-backed candidates as politically extreme, personally nutty, or both. But  in most cases it doesn't appear to be working, and it's even backfired in Kentucky's Senate race, a Newsweek writer admitted yesterday.

Matthews: How Long Before We See Tea Partiers Start Showing Up in Unif

October 27th, 2010 6:35 PM
  Chris Matthews, on Wednesday's Hardball, not so cryptically compared the actions of Republican volunteers to that of Nazi-style tactics from the 1930s as he claimed the restraining of a activist by a Rand Paul supporter reminded him of what "we saw from hoodlums in the thirties in another country I will not mention" and added: "I mean it isn't far from what we saw in the thirties,…

CNN Highlights Assault on MoveOn Worker, Omits Assault on Paul Support

October 26th, 2010 8:05 PM
[Update, 12:15 pm Wednesday: See below on CNN's additional coverage of the assault.] CNN devoted seven news briefs on Tuesday to an assault on a employee by Rand Paul supporters caught on camera outside the Kentucky Senate debate on Monday evening, but failed to mention a second assault on Rand Paul supporter by a booster of Paul's opponent, Jack Conway. Most of the briefs also…

NBC's Matt Lauer Gets Tough with Democrat Jack Conway

October 19th, 2010 4:00 PM
  Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway's recent ad questioning the faith of his opponent Republican Rand Paul was so beyond the pale that even NBC's Matt Lauer, on Tuesday's Today show, repeatedly hit Conway with questions about its appropriateness as he pressed, "Did it cross a line? Is it fair, even in the increasingly dirty world of politics?" The ad, which brought up allegations…

Sunday Funnies: Voters More Scared of Democrats Than 'Extremists

August 22nd, 2010 9:19 PM
I watched just about every major political talk show on television this weekend, and the funniest thing I heard was a comment by David Boaz of the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute.In the predictions segment of "The McLaughlin Group," the Kentucky native spoke of the hotly contested race for Senate in that state between Tea Party candidate Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway.What ensued…