I was on MSNBC earlier this week to discuss Obama’s tactics in dealing with the GOP. I think the GOP is a roadblock to progress…so why work with them at all? My old friend Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks was sitting in for Chris Jansing. Check out the clip.
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Hey all – enjoy this clip from last week’s appearance* on Russia Today. It’s long, so if you want to skip to our piece, fast forward to minute 47:00 – 58:08.
*Check out the crazy hairstyles the awesome makeup woman gave us before the show!
“The Washington Post reported, “The health-care debate demonstrated how successful Republicans and their allies can be in selling a message to the American people, even when some of their facts are in doubt.” That’s one of my favorite sentences in a long while — Republicans can’t govern, and don’t understand public policy, but they have a unique ability to convince the public that their lies might be true.”via The Washington Monthly: Everything Is Always Good News For Republicans
Check out the clip from my latest trip to MSNBC.
I was cut-off at the end by Contessa before I could make a key point. In response to whether the Blago scandal in Illinois is “red meat” for Republicans, my reaction is simple: bring it on. If Republicans think that attacking the President-elect while his poll numbers are at 80%, his cabinet picks are being widely celebrated by both parties and our country is in a financial crisis, then they are more tone deaf and inept than I ever could have imagined.
Republicans will continue to be lost in the wilderness if they continue to tack Obama to the mess in Illinois. This tactic makes them look petty and in the end is counterproductive towards what they really should be doing which is recruiting new leadership at the national level who can turn their proverbial ship around.
Enough said. Enjoy the clip.
How do you sell a product that just isn’t any good? Just ask the people who marketed the Yugo…
John McCain is the director of marketing for a brand that is outdated and a product that needs an extended warranty in order to sell. For nearly a decade now, Republicans have ushered in a new era of corruption and incompetence and in doing so have lost the trust of the American people. John McCain of 2000 would be utterly disgusted and ashamed with the John McCain of 2008, and as the party of Reagan attempts to re-occupy the White House this year, they should look deep into their game plan and re-tool, because the GOP brand has been cheapened and it could be sitting on the discount rack soon.
is said to be quitting his campaign for the presidency. Developing…
Harry Reid (D-NV) is planning to have an all-night Senate session to force an Iraq withdrawal vote. Bob Geiger has more.
(AKA King George) has defied the American people, the Congress and the world and has vetoed the Iraq supplemental spending bill which would give American troops on the battlefield much needed equipment and support.
A loyal DoubleSpeak reader emailed me this morning with a great idea. Since the Bush Administration and the GOP can’t seem to get it right at Walter Reed Medical Center, why don’t we, the American people send in the experts to fix up the aging veterans hospital. We’ll call the show: Extreme Makeover Hospital Edition.
No, I’m not talking about another lazy government contractor. I’m talking about…
I have a good friend who is a producer for the show. I am going to email her this idea stat.
Rep. “Mean” Jean Schmidt (R-OH) is one of the most horrible politicians in America. Based on this statement, it doesn’t seem that she respects our brave troops and our veterans at all. She needs to be defeated in 2008!
Check out her latest tirade on the scandal at Walter Reed Medical Scandal. Sick.
From Political Wire:
“I found the situation at Walter Reed to be overblown by both politicians and the media.”
– Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH), quoted by the Cincinnati Enquirer, on the living conditions at one of the nation’s main facilities for treating veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.