September 30, 2008 McCain & Palin's "Gotcha" Campaign Contradiction
"Gotcha Journalism" is a method of interviewing designed
to entrap a person into making a statement that damages
their reputation. But CBS's Katie Couric found out that according
to John McCain and Sarah Palin "Gotcha
Journalism" is asking candidates to simply explain contradictions
within their compaign.
September 26, 2008 Palin: No Second
Guessing Israel's "Security Efforts"
It's all about good guys and bad guys to John MacCain's running mate. "We don’t
have to second-guess what their efforts would be if they believe … that
it is in their country and their allies, including us, all of our best interests
to fight against
Iran, who would seek to wipe them off the face of the earth," Palin
said. It is obvious to
me who the good guys are in this one and who the bad guys are. The bad
guys are the ones who say Israel is a stinking corpse and should be
wiped off the face of the earth. That’s not a good guy who is
saying that. Now, one who would seek to protect the good guys in this,
of Israel and her friends, her allies, including the United States,
in my world, those are the good guys.”
September 24, 2008 "Insane " Bailout
Plan Not Embraced
Bush administration pleads with Congress to pass 700 billion bailout
package that would see government on the hook for Wall St. bad debts
and careless investments. Legislators are skeptical and many commentators
call the plan reckless. The Real News Network spoke to economic journalist
and author Nomi Prins.
23, 2008 The Republican
Forget rapacious CEOs, regulation-busting politicians, and the lobbyists
that are keeping the whole system afloat (that is, until it got hit by
a torpedo and sank). Republicans have found the real culprit behind the
meltdown: Past Dem administrations and minority homeowners!
22, 2008 John McCain's
Keating 5 Scandal
John McCain's involvement in the Keating
5, a group of senators largely responsible for the savings and loan
crisis of the late 1980s foreshadowed almost exactly like what is
our economy right now, only on a smaller scale — an industry making
deals, a lack of oversight, and politicians (including McCain) fighting
for less regulation over the offending industry, claiming the magical “free
market” would take care of any improprieties. And the ending was
the same, too — a massive taxpayer bailout.
September 18, 2008 The Faces of the Financial Crisis
The U.S. financial system faces a grave crisis as investment giants
teeter on the edge of collapse. They're led by people – people
who've made some rotten decisions in recent years and hauled in millions
as their firms crumbled.
September 17, 2008 Mr. Sarah Palin — "The First Dude" of Alaska
Fox News's Greta Van Susteren conducted the first interview of Todd
Palin since his wife Sarah was named the Republican vice presidential
nominee. She grilled Todd on everything from the story behind the name "First
Dude" to how he feels about the name "First Dude." His
answers reflect a man with very little brain.
September 16, 2008 Fox News Attacks
McCain Surrogate Fox's Megyn Kelly Grills Tucker Bounds On False Tax Claims.
"But you guys have suggested he’s going to raise taxes on
the middle class and virtually every independent analyst who took a
look at that claim said that’s not true. He’ll raise it
on people making $200,000 or $250,000, but not the middle class," Kelly
says." Let’s stay on point," Kelly continues, "I’m
not giving him any credit. I’m
saying what the independent analysts say. They say that claim is false. And if
that’s false, why would John McCain do that Tucker? Why wouldn’t
he just level with the voters and say, “look, he’s going to raise
taxes on the wealthy or whatever you consider somebody to be making over $250,000,
it’s going to have a trickle down effect. That may not be good for the
middle class.” But why say he’s going to raise taxes on the middle
class when he’s not?"
September 12, 2008 Your New Job
We all know something's out of whack when CEOs rake in hundreds of times
what their employees earn, and workers get the boot just for talking about
unions. It could almost be a bad joke if it weren't such a serious problem.
That's why we're hoping you take a minute to join one million people
of the Employee
Free Choice Act after you watch this video.
September 11, 2008 Economist Robert Kuttner Faces Hannity the Fool
KUTTNER: I'm not here to be insulted either. You're doing RNC talking
HANNITY: Excuse me. I don't have RNC — these are Hannity talking
points. I write the talking points.
KUTTNER: Right. Yes, yes. Where do you get them from?
HANNITY: Here's what we have. You say — you spew this line, DNC
KUTTNER: I don't spew any goddamn line.
HANNITY: You said the economy...
KUTTNER: Stop insulting me or I'm walking off the set.
HANNITY: Go ahead. Go. Good-bye. Walk off.
KUTTNER: Are you going to let me have my two minutes?
HANNITY: Please. I don't care. Go right ahead. Walk off. You aid the economy
is in dire straits.
KUTTNER: It is in dire straits. You want to deny that, you fool?
September 9, 2008 The Republican National Convention in a Minute
Sure, the Republican National Convention was shortened by a day, but three
days is still a lot to handle. Here's the whole thing in a minute to help
you catch up if you missed it. USA!! USA!! USA!!
September 4, 2008 Reagan Speechwriter
Peggy Noonan Calls Out Palin's "Political Bullshit"
A segment with NBC's Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike
Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on
a live mike ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin. Todd: Is she really
the most qualified woman? Noonan: The most qualified no. I think they went for
this excuse me, political bullshit, about narratives.. Todd: Yeah, they went to narratives. Noonan: Every time Republicans do that, because that's not where they
live and it's not what they're good at, they blow it.
September 3, 2008 Former POW says
McCain is "not cut out to be President"
John McCain has been
exploiting his prisoner of war experience every chance he gets. He has
used this story to justify everything from not knowing
how many homes he has to his healthcare plan to his marital infidelities
to his taste in music. Now a veteran who was a prisoner with McCain in
Vietnam is explaining loud and clear that being a POW does not qualify
to lead our country.
September 1, 2008 Lieberman
2006: I Will Help Obama "Reach to the Stars"
Joe Lieberman on his hopes and dreams for Barack Obama, March 2006: "As
far as I'm concerned [Barack Obama] is a 'Baruch,' which means a blessing.
He is a blessing to the United States Senate, to America,
and to our shared
hopes for better, safer tomorrows for all our families. The gifts that
God has given to Barack Obama are as enormous as his future is unlimited.
As his mentor, as his colleague, as his friend, I look forward to helping
him reach to the stars and realize not just the dreams he has for himself,
but the dreams we all have for him and our blessed country."