For Progressives in DC–and their poodle media–politics is all-Alinsky, all the time

Cokie Roberts: Some Tea Party Anger Is Racist; Also Compares Movement to Iranian Hardliners

Paul Bremmer

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts repeated a tired liberal media critique of the Tea Party on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday. While discussing Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances in 2016, Roberts declared, “But I also think and, you know, just calling it, that some of this Tea Party anger is racist and that having a non-black person on the ticket will diffuse it to some degree.

Host Joe Scarborough immediately disagreed, saying that he and his fellow congressional Republicans in 1993 and 1994 said similar, if not worse, things about then-President Bill Clinton. Scarborough declared, “And there is nothing I have heard said about Barack Obama that we didn’t take about 10 degrees further.” …


The article, with audio, video and transcript, continues at NewsBusters.


Related:  Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), from the Senate floor, calls out “the teabaggers in the Tea Party” 

They hate you, they disdain you, and they don’t care what you think.

“The reason Ted Cruzstood up and asked for a delay is so that he could have a vote during today when he’s… the teabaggers in his Tea Party were going to watch. This is why I have repeatedly said the greatest deliberative body in the world has become the greatest delaying body in the world.”

Maybe it’s your approach, Barb? Just throwin’ that out there.



White House Portrays Conservatives as Terrorists

As Obama falters, the more hypocritical, ugly and divisive he gets…In fact, he doesn’t even seem to know who America’s true enemies really are at this point.



The NYT’s differing take on two speeches: Wendy Davis vs. Ted Cruz

 They don’t even try to hide it…




Reconsidering Ted Cruz’s Filibuster

…DYLAN BYERS IN POLITICO:Ted Cruz, Wendy Davis and media bias. “When a Democrat like Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis filibusters against abortion restrictions, she is elevated to hero status, her tennis shoes become totems. When Cruz grandstands against Obamacare, he is a laughingstock in the eyes of many journalists on Twitter, an ‘embarrassment’ in the eyes of The New York Times editorial board. . . . Davis wasn’t viewed through a critical lens at all. Her willingness to stand for 11 hours was evidence of the American dream in action. Period.”

Once you understand that the trad-media are, in Scott Johnson’s words,“a Democratic protection racket,” it all makes sense…



GOP Senators who voted FOR “Rulingclasscare” before voting against it

…Time to go:

Lamar Alexander, TN
Kelly Ayotte, NH
John Barasso, WY
Roy Blunt, MO
John Boozman, AR
Richard Burr, NC
Saxby Chambliss, GA (Retiring)
Jeff Chiesa, NJ
Dan Coats, IN
Tom Coburn, OK
Thad Cochran, MS
Susan Collins, ME
Bob Corker, TN
John Cornyn, TX
Deb Fischer, NE
Jeff Flake, AZ
Lindsey Graham, SC
Orrin Hatch, UT
John Hoeven, ND
Johnny Isakson, GA
Mike Johanns, NE
Ron Johnson, WI
Mark Kirk, IL
John McCain, AZ
Mitch McConnel, KY
Lisa Murkowski, AK
John Thune, SD
Roger Wicker, MS

Thune and Johnson are clear disappointments. But it is what it is, and there’s no turning back now.




NBC Launches Week of Programming to ‘Help’ Obamacare Succeed

NBC announced today that it would be launching a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet, according to a press release sent out by the network. The law has been widely opposed by all Republicans and supported by most Democrats, including President Obama…



McCain Decries GOP Civil War He Started

…McCain has a long history of publicly lashing out at any Republicans who disagree with him. When he was advocating military intervention in Syria, he showed open disdain towards Republicans who questioned the wisdom of yet another foreign intervention, especially since it wasn’t clear there were any good guys to back…



Flashback: McCain Used Same Tactic Against Obamacare Cruz is Using Now

…Why did the Republicans lose then? Several GOP senators abandoned the strategy and voted with Reid to move the Senate along. Those who broke with McCain and the rest of the Senate Republicans were Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Arlen Specter (D-PA) (who had just switched parties), and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); of that group, only Collins still holds office in the U.S. Senate…



Lies, Damn Lies, and Republican Senators

Turns out John McCain was willing to shut down the military to stop Obamacare back at the end of 2009.

Though attacking Ted Cruz for daring to risk a government shut down, McCain and a number of other Republicans were willing to try that in 2009, only to see other Republicans undermine them.



Goracle Hits Ted Cruz For Increasing “Crassness” In Politics…


So, Al takes umbrage with Senator Milkulski’s dirty mouth, then, right?



Update: If the president is sincerely concerned about avoiding a government shutdown. . .

. . . why does he prefer to harangue Republicans than to meet with them?

In his petulant press statement today, he said was willing to have conversation with the GOP, but, well, when was the last time he sat down to do just that?…





Update 2: The Five Hits Obama for ‘Negotiating’ with Iran But Not the GOP 

…“When he’s talking about Republicans and the Iranians,” she said of Obama, “he’s talking to Republicans through the television. He said, if any of you are watching this, you need to think about who you’re hurting. So instead of sitting down with him at a table, he’s instead talking to them through a television screen while he’s on the phone with the Iranian president.”…



Oh, yes, she went there: Pelosi: George Washington Warned Us About People Like The Tea Party…

…“This is silly,” Mrs. Pellosi said. “Maybe they did not get some orientation on how serious the work is that we do here. Clearly they are a manifestation of what President Washington cautioned against when he left office, which is political parties at war with their own government, and that is what we have: the tail wagging the dog of the Republican party.”…



The good guys: Senate GOP Bulls Back Cruz, Lee

While the cloture vote on the Continuing Resolution passed with GOP support on Friday 79-19, several senior powerful GOP senators bucked their leadership to side with freshmen Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to oppose the Reid plan…


Read the whole thing.





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