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These People Really Need To Get Lives

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 3, 2010

From Rachel Sklar of Mediaite:

Something strange is going on here: Conservatives don’t like money.

That’s the message I’m getting from the extreme distaste some conservative critics have shown for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Forget about Rush Limbaugh’s $54 million Gulfstream jet, Mitt Romney’s $42 million donation to his own presidential campaign, John McCain’s seven or eight houses, the RNC’s vacations in Hawaii — the real source of outrage is Chelsea’s big fat Liberal wedding, and its estimated price tag of $2-3 million.  For shame! Never mind President George W. Bush once joking at a dinner about “the haves and the have-mores….Some people call you the elite. I call you my base” — apparently, it’s now completely uncool to have money and spend it.

Over at Newsbusters, Kyle Drennan was outraged that guests of the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding would be perching on porcelain port-a-potties, and was shocked — shocked! — that a segment on the CBS Early Show “did not raise any questions about the over-the-top extravagance of the affair, which is estimated to cost a few million dollars.” At Wizbang, the Clinton-wedding price tag was tut-tutted disapprovingly, and Chelsea was compared unflatteringly to Jenna Bush, whose private wedding on her parents’ ranch in Crawford was apparently a model of fiscal restraint.

It’s a strange double standard.

Conservatives are all about the double standard. And the outright lie.

Posted in Clenis, Clinton Rules, conservativism, hissy kabuki, WTF? | 5 Comments »

Keep It Up, Press Corps!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 15, 2008

The past week seems to have been one giant attempt by the Traditional Media — despite everything Patrick Fitzgerald could sensibly do to prevent its happening — to pretend that Barack Obama is somehow guilty of doing Blago’s bidding, even though a large chunk of the profanity on the Blagojevich tapes is connected to Blago’s being angry precisely because Obama and his people wouldn’t do Blago’s bidding.

Well, if the GOP/Media Complex was trying to put a dent in Obama’s poll numbers, they might as well give up right now:

Gallup shows that 72 percent of the public has a favorable view of Obama, and 18 percent an unfavorable view. The 72 percent favorability rating matches the 72 percent score that Obama achieved on November 7th-9th for the highest since the election, whereas the 18 percent disapproval rating is Obama’s lowest yet. Three days ago, before Blagojevich’s arrest, those ratings were 70 percent and 21 percent, respectively.

Rasmussen, likewise, sees no change to Obama’s approval ratings. 67 percent of their voters now approve of Obama’s performance, and 31 percent disapprove, exactly matching Obama’s ratings from three days prior, and within a percentage point of his peak totals.

Keep it up, press corps! Let’s see if your bogus attacks can get him consistently over 80% approval before he’s sworn in next month.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Chicago, Clinton Rules, GOP/Media Complex | Comments Off on Keep It Up, Press Corps!

Mind The Gap

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 25, 2008

It’s a measure of just how much the media has fluffed John “Keating Five” McCain and trashed the Clintons over the years that Mister Stray Talk Excess is seen as being more “trustworthy” than Hillary Clinton or even Barack Obama:

March 18, 2008

Perceived Honesty Gap for Clinton Versus Obama, McCain

McCain most likely to be viewed as a strong leader

by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ — Hillary Clinton is rated as “honest and trustworthy” by 44% of Americans, far fewer than say this about John McCain (67%) and Barack Obama (63%).

The press jumped on Hillary’s “Tuzla sniper fire” tale, and rightly so. But it would be nice if they were to jump every bit as hard, if not harder, onto the far more serious story about “straight talker” McCain’s breaking campaign-finance law. Hey, c’mon, GOP/Media Complex: Even a decidedly Toryish outfit like the Financial Times is horrified by McCain, now that they’ve got a good look at him without your rose-colored filters intervening. IF they can report the honest and icky truth about McCain, so can you.

Posted in 2008, anti-truth, Barack Obama, big money, Clinton Rules, GOP/Media Complex, Hillary Clinton, hypocrites, John McCain, media, Media machine, mediawhores | Comments Off on Mind The Gap

The Associated Press Hits a New Low

Posted by MEC on December 7, 2007

The Associated Press thinks we need to know, and should care, about whether Gennifer Flowers would vote for Hillary Clinton.

…I suspect what this is really about is that the Associated Press thinks we needed to be reminded of the “bimbo eruptions” in Senator Clinton’s husband’s presidential campaign. Subtle — but effective?

Posted in beat the press, Clinton Rules | 3 Comments »

Waaaah! He Beat Us In A Fair Fight!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 28, 2007


In an action that is eerily reminiscent in miniature of the neverending campaign the Republicans have been waging against Bill Clinton for the “crime” of winning the 1992 presidential election and depriving them of the presidency which they thought they owned by the divine right of kings, we see that Minnnesota Republican Party Chair Ron Carey and his favorite employee Michael Brodkorb are still not in a mood to forgive Mark Ritchie for dislodging the vote-suppressing, scandal-plagued, crony-pampering (on the taxpayer’s dime) and just plain nutty Mary Kiffmeyer from her position as Minnesota’s Secretary of State.

Brodkorb, unable to find any actual evidence of lawbreaking on Ritchie’s part, has now turned to whining about his attending a DFL function in his role as Secretary of State. Of course, what Brodkorb won’t tell you is that Kiffy didn’t exactly shy away from Republican shindigs during her time as Secretary of State. Oh, well.

Posted in bogus "voter fraud" claims, Clenis, Clinton Rules, cronies, Democrat-bashing, GOP/Media Complex, half-vast rightwing conspiracy, hypocrites, Minnesota, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, rightwing moral cripples, Silly Republicans | Comments Off on Waaaah! He Beat Us In A Fair Fight!

CNN: Up Is Down. Black Is White. Democrats To Blame For Right Wing’s Attacks On Graeme Frost.

Posted by Phoenix Woman on October 12, 2007

Think Progress has the details.

Sickening, just sickening.

Posted in children, Clinton Rules, Democrat-bashing, eedjits, evil, media, Media machine, mediawhores, mythmaking | Comments Off on CNN: Up Is Down. Black Is White. Democrats To Blame For Right Wing’s Attacks On Graeme Frost.

Ken Starr: Yeah, I Leaked Grand Jury Information. So?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 8, 2007


We all knew that he’d done it. Now he admits it — or rather, rubs our faces in it.

As for his claims that he was on the verge of indicting Hillary Clinton:  Well, why didn’t he?  He and his gunsels and successors spent $100 million and the better part of a decade on this charade.   Patrick Fitzgerald spent far less time and money, and he got a conviction.

Posted in anti-truth, Clenis, Clinton Rules, Flying Monkey Right, GOP/Media Complex, media, Media machine, mediawhores, Upton Sinclair | 6 Comments »

Another Sucker Bet

Posted by MEC on July 12, 2007

In Daily Kos, Adam B tells us about a New York Times report that John McCain violated Senate ethics rules and federal law by making a campaign phone call from Senate facilities.

About 3 p.m. Tuesday, Senator John McCain ducked off the Senate floor, entered the Republican cloakroom and took out his mobile phone. Just hours after accepting the resignation of his two top campaign aides, he was making a conference call to his top fund-raisers to urge them to keep up the fight.

The call, however, may only have exacerbated an already tough week for Mr. McCain. Senate ethics rules expressly forbid lawmakers to engage in campaign activities inside Senate facilities. If Mr. McCain solicited campaign contributions on a call from government property, that would be a violation of federal criminal law as well….

I bet $100 this story will become a rehash of the accusations that Al Gore made illegal fundraising calls out of the Vice President’s office. Any takers?

Posted in Clinton Rules, John McCain, sucker bet | 2 Comments »


Posted by MEC on July 5, 2007

The Busheviks have the ultimate answer to any criticism of Bush’s commutation of I. Lewis Libby’s sentence for, basically, engaging in a coverup of the White House’s destruction of a CIA network that was seeking out information about weapons of mass destruction:


And the mediawhores, being the mediawhores that they are, are helping them distract us from Bush’s utter corruption by repeating the Busheviks’ deeply dishonest and hypocritical accusations against President Clinton.

And as Keitih Olbermann just pointed out even as I’m typing this, the mediawhores have conveniently forgotten that when President Clinton pardone Marc Rich (cited as the ultimate example of Clintonian corruption), Rich’s attorney who was working so hard on obtaining that pardon was … I. Lewis Libby.

Posted in anti-truth, Busheviks, Clenis, Clinton Rules, distractions, GOP/Media Complex, hypocrites, Libby trial, mediawhores | 2 Comments »

Gene Lyons Versus The Pundork World

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 15, 2007

Lyons wins going away:

Nobody knows who next year’s presidential candidates will be.

This column has no particular favorite and will make no predictions.
Even so, it’s not necessary to be a prophet to know how Beltway pundits
will handle the so-called character issue. The Republican nominee will
be a virile, decisive straight-shooter who’s 100 percent “authentic” and
“comfortable in his own skin.” The Democrat will be an indecisive phony,
uncertain of his/her identity, but willing to strike any pose or pander
to any constituency in a self-serving bid for power. That was the basic
script for the media’s astonishing “War on Gore” in 2000, the campaign
of falsehood and vilification that helped elevate George W. Bush, an
ex-preppie cheerleader and bicycling enthusiast dressed up in rugged
“Texas Rancher” costumes, to the presidency over then-Vice President Al


But I digress, and pointlessly. By now only cultists impervious to facts
expect anything but clueless, arrogant bluster from this president.

In short, there’s no evidence that the “Sabbath Gasbags,” in Calvin
Trillin’s immortal phrase, have any more insight into the candidates’
character than a trailerpark palm reader and somewhat less than my
basset hound Fred, who could at least sniff their hands and figure out
whose ears they’d been scratching.

Go get ’em, Gene!

Posted in 2008, anti-truth, beat the press, Bush, Busheviks, Clenis, Clinton Rules, Democrat-bashing, GOP/Media Complex, media, Media machine, mediawhores, mythmaking | Comments Off on Gene Lyons Versus The Pundork World

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