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Monday Morning: He’s Baa-aaccccckkkk

Keith Olbermann has returned from exile at MSNBC:

Liberal groups had taken on Olbermann’s suspension as a cause. An online petition calling for his reinstatement, run by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, had exceeded 300,000 signatures Sunday, and Michael Moore had tweeted his support. The committee’s Adam Green said Griffin was repeatedly e-mailed updates on the petition drives.

“Progressives proved that when one of our own are targeted, we will have their backs,” he said.

That’s right. Why fight for REAL Health Care Reform or hold some kind of rally for the unemployed when you can fight to get a screaming moron back on the air?

Oh well. Moving on! Representative Eric Cantor refuses to take another Government shut down or a default on the National Debt off the table.

In an interview with Fox News Sunday this morning, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), the #2 Republican in the House, threatened to take the nation’s economy hostage if President Obama does not comply with House GOPers’ as yet undefined demands. When asked if he would take a government shutdown on forcing the United States to default on its debt off the table, Cantor responded that it would somehow be President Obama’s fault if House Republicans press this agenda:

QUESTION: Are you willing to say right now we’re not going to let the country go into default, and we won’t allow a government shutdown?

CANTOR:  Chris, look at this now.  The chief executive, the president, is as responsible as any in terms of running this government. The president has a responsibility, as much or more so than Congress, to make sure that we are continuing to function in a way that the people want.

Wow. Do these imbeciles ever learn? Never mind the fact that the public sector is almost the only place where people actually have jobs now, Obama is ALL READY saying he will compromise on extending the Bush Tax cuts. I wouldn’t worry, folks. No way is Bam going to have the cojones to let it come to a showdown between him and the House GOP. He might actually have to stand on his principles if that happens, and he has none. Even if it’s true that the GOP won’t accept compromise now, he will cave.

Cantor elaborates on The Hill about what message electing Nancy as House Minority Leader would send to Americans:

“I mean, the voters outright rejected the agenda that she’s been about. And here they’re going to put her back in charge,” Cantor, in line to become the House majority leader in the next Congress, said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“I mean this is the woman who really, I think, puts ideology first, and there have been no results for the American people,” he said. “And that seems the direction they want to take again. It just doesn’t make sense.”

She hardly puts her ideology first. This is a gal who claims to be pro choice and then passed HCR on our uteruses to please her backers in the Insurance Industry. Maybe if she had stuck to her scary socialist ideology more women would have showed up at the polls when she and Harry needed them.

And the  party doesn’t stop there. At least not the Tea party. The GOP also promises to “roll back” HCR.

Republicans, who will control the House starting in January but will remain in the minority in the Senate, acknowledge that they do not have the votes for their ultimate goal of repealing the health law, the most polarizing of Mr. Obama’s signature initiatives.

But they said they hoped to use the power of the purse to challenge main elements of the law, forcing Democrats — especially those in the Senate who will be up for re-election in 2012 — into a series of votes to defend it.

How’s that “New Coalition” working out for ya?

80 Responses

  1. Oh well…. there goes my hope for a return to watching MSNBC.

    Boycotts back on!!

    • The satellite package I used to have didn’t include MSNBC and by the time I switched providers MSNBC had become MSNBObama.

      Other than a few YouTube clips I have never watched Countdown, Hairball or any of their other shows so I guess I’ve always been boycotting them.

      Boycotting FOX News was intentional though.

  2. Heh, heh – you got that right. After losing the House, the regressives finally got a fight they could understand. They are now triumphant.
    Introducing a new morning feature
    The Morning Sneeze

  3. H/T to Uppity Woman:

    “God’s truth, the city was glad to see him go.”

    Read more: Yobama! – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/people/Yobama/articleshow/6883686.cms#ixzz14grHwF8y

  4. I think I’m in moderation.

  5. “Why fight for REAL Health Care Reform or hold some kind of rally for the unemployed when you can fight to get a screaming moron back on the air?”


    • Yes, I got several e-mails asking me to send a message to the powers that be, but honestly I don’t remember one about the Public Option or the Jane Crow Laws (h/t Dak) inserted by the Stupak Presidential Executive Order (by President Obama). Where was Nancy Pelosi then?

      They are willing to fight to for a hate filled man who yells, but then again Biden did ask him for advice on ANGER MANAGEMENT and personally I think it was a ratings stunt.

      • I wrote back to bold progressives and told them I don’t care about Olbermann since he made such horribly sexist comments about Hillary during the primary, and if they really wanted to be bold and/or progressive, they would have protested Olbermann himself every time he makes hate attacks against female politicians. Every Single Time.

  6. Make that “screaming MISOGYNIST moron back on the air,” littleisis.

    Carolyn Kay

  7. Just watched The One’s speech to Indian parliament on C-Span.

    Interesting line, spoken by The One verrrry firmly:

    “It is unacceptable to steal elections.”

    Oh reeaaaalllllyyyy?????

  8. It’s pretty sad that they all jumped to get three hundred thousand signatures to defend this man. Not a peep out of them nor one name signed anywhere when he made those heinous and misogynist comments. Very revealing. I’m getting real tired of all this moral relativism from the left. It’s pretty hard when I agree with them on ninety percent of the other issues they fight so hard for. It took 2008 for me to see where they REALLY stand on women’s issues though. Discouraging as hell!

  9. P.S. Mary, I just saw your comment. He did NOT say that? Did he? I’m going to get audio of it and make a You Tube video. The shock and awe of a narcissist. They do that sh*t on purpose.

  10. Here’s one way of telling Obama not to run for a second term — by appealing to his narcissism:

    “Should Obama walk away?
    Given the history of second terms, it might be in his interest to serve only one” (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-obama-reelection-20101108,0,4456535.story)

    The last three paragraphs:

    But rather than focus all his energy running for a second consecutive term, there is this calculation: Would Barack Obama have more clout as an ex-president able to seek another term at a time of his choosing, or as someone who had used up his constitutional eligibility? Position authority is fleeting — but moral authority, once attained, is eternal.

    Among today’s political elite, the perks, privileges, and of course the power — not to mention the 24/7 Internet fame — are all that seem important. But judging from his writings at least, this president sees himself more as a moral leader than a power-hungry politician. The threat of his running for president in the future might prove a far stronger bully pulpit to achieve needed change than a second consecutive term as president.

    This president said he came to Washington to change the rules. By not running in 2012, he would do that for all time.

  11. (stumbles around looking for coffee) Waving.

  12. Excuse the Fox link, but this Reuters photo is so…Gibbs. He has such a special way with people.

    Gibbs Threatens to Pull Obama Out of Meeting Over Press Dispute

    A member of the pool said at one point that Gibbs had his foot lodged in the door of Hyderabad House, the venue where the meeting was taking place, asking security officials if they intended to break his foot.

  13. Did you guys see Obama in 60 mintues whine ( the job is so hard) well Hillary told you so why didn’t you listen. In fact it was embarssing why do they let him go and talk without telepromter.
    What makes me more angry is that every thing she said during the primaries turn out to be true including we don’t have time for in the job training.

  14. Pander Bear is back! I guess MLK & JFK were not lofty enough. Now he’s putting himself in Ghandi’s company. So how did that whole non-violence thing figure into intimidation at polling places, having your opponents deviously thrown off ballots, and endless bullying and lies by surrogates? Sorry, call me cynical, but there is no end to this man’s narcissism and hypocrisy.

    Obama credits Gandhi with helping him to presidency

    NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama paid fulsome tribute on Monday to Mahatma Gandhi and said studying the legacy of India’s independence icon had helped propel him to the White House.

    “Throughout my life, including my work as a young man on behalf of the urban poor, I have always found inspiration in the life of Gandhiji and in his simple and profound lesson to be the change we seek in the world,” he said.

    “We will always remember the great soul who changed the world with his message of peace, tolerance, of love,” Obama wrote in the visitors’ book.


    • And unlike American reporters, I”ll bet the Brit-speaking Indian writer and readers know what “fulsome” really means.

      • Someone might have posted this yesterday, but Joan is back in form, calling out the squeezing of the middle class by both parties.

        How the Democrats shellacked themselves
        The party has been caving to the wealthy since the Carter administration. Will anyone stand up for the rest of us?

        The smart money may be on Obama caving to the GOP, as he did when Republicans demanded a smaller-than-needed stimulus, healthcare reform without a public option or curbs on industry profits, financial reform without a ban on banks’ gambling with federally insured money — and then delivered few or no votes for the watered-down result, anyway. I still believe Obama can stick to his guns, realizing that he’s living through a depressing hazing ritual for Democratic presidents — being stuck cleaning up after a Republican bacchanal — and refuse to budge.

        Why? Because the alternative — Obama caving — is unthinkable, politically. It would extend the last 30 years of class warfare — the rich against the rest of us — indefinitely. It would doom the Democrats for the foreseeable future.

        Maybe more important, the Democrats’ incredible fundraising success in the last decade, especially in 2008, was clearly crucial to their winning the White House and Congress. But their growing coziness with corporate America muddled their message and made the party unable to sincerely champion the victims of the Wall Street meltdown — even after that disaster helped hand them the White House in 2008. Remember, President Obama outraised John McCain with the so-called FIRE sector — finance, insurance and real estate; the folks who torched our economy — by 40 percent. Could we really expect him to turn around and campaign against them, and then rein them in adequately?


    • I guess he missed the part about Gandhi changing the world through his stubborn, unflinching, courage.

  15. 3 year old Jonathan conducting to the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

  16. Karma still works and K.O. and his Cro-Magnon club, whatever their numbers will experience the consquences of their decisions.

  17. This is the Post, excuse, and not worth the read, but this particular paragraph stood out. HRC’s no dummy—she surveyed her options and does not want to do a kamikaze run unless something changes.

    Barack in blunderland

    Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tells friends no Democrat can beat Obama in a primary because of his lock on the black vote. Yet she knows speculation about her won’t go away as long as he looks beatable, and it’s easy to imagine she enjoys the turn of fortunes.


    • The Democratic Party leaders big donors would need to tell Obama that he needs to spend more time with his family and give his Sherman speech.

      • HONK!! HONK!! You are a mystic Dario! That will be the deciding linchpin as to whether Obumbles can be primaried. I doubt highly that he won’t run in ’12. He will still have the overseas secret backing, his $30 million war chest and his corrupt circle of donors. But if he loses the POPULAR big Dem donors (which should snoball at around 35% approval), he will be ripe for a primary challenge that would win, regardless of black support. Every time I see a job performance poll about Obumbles, I give him less than the lowest marks offered. 😀

        Hillary 2012

        • He’ll be the nominee if the donors and the Democratic Party doesn’t desert him. I think Obama already lost the donors. The only people left are the Black Caucus and the koolaid drinkers in the Democratic leadership. If the Democratic Party is serious about turning its fortune in 2012, it will be in their best interest to convince Obama not to run. If they don’t, there will be another election disaster in 2012.

  18. Fif, I think the key word there is “democrat”. I wish she’d go indy and I think with the right running mate she could win.

    • I wish she’d go indy, too. But she will need tons of money for that, beginning with creating a campaign infrastructure outside of the Dems. Let’s not forget that she used $13-M of her own money just to pay campaign obligations, which she’s still doing I think. And if rumors about Bloomberg mounting an indy run, she doesn’t have a chance. If we want her back, Obama has to step aside and the Dems have to go crawl on all fours begging her to run again.

      • YEs I’m afraid your right….I hope he steps aside before 2012′ so Hillary can have a chance to show her stuff.

  19. The 2012 Senate Class

    Missouri was extremely brutal for Democrats this year and McCaskill has not built up a lot in the way of crossover support from Republicans and independents during her first term in the Senate.

    We’ll see how McCaskill fares in 2012 after her support for Oprecious.

    • I plan to donate to her opponent. I plan to donate to the opponent of any Dem that couldn’t say President Clinton’s name or recognize him as one of the great presidents of the 20th century during Hillary’s campaign.


      • HONK! HONK! HONK! And especially for McCaskill, for telling reporters in 2006 that she would never let Bill Clinton anywhere near her daughter!

    • Claire puts Claire first. She didn’t hesitate to dump her husband when he was caught smoking pot on a casino boat many, many, many years ago. He wasn’t going to ruin her career. She will find a way to separate herself from Obama by the time 2012 comes along.

      Robin Carnahan could have used McCaskill’s help, she wasn’t going to get it because she was losing.

  20. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in less than two years. What a talent for FUBARing the Democratic party.

    • Reminder, it’s been 4 years. The Democrats have had control over Congress for four solid years. They’ve had that long to fix things and things have plummeted further down the toilet..

      And then people figured out that 2% less evil was within the margin of error and decided that they should give the other bastages a try.

  21. While many Indians seem unhappy over the Obamas’ intrusion into the Diwali festival, the Aussies seem please with themselves for playing host to OUR Madam President:

    “Labor basks in Clinton glow” (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10686340)

    • Clinton’s friendly manner and striking outfits – a tangerine trouser suit made Gillard look positively dowdy in navy – seemed to endear her to Australians. So did her view of the country, which she said she had always perceived as “kind of like the Wild West, but with better beer”.

      The shared values, however, apparently do not extend to cuisine. “I’ve never understood why you would ruin a perfectly good slice of bread with Vegemite,” the former first lady told a forum of young people in Melbourne.

      Hillary is funny.

  22. “Liberal groups” saved Sportscaster turned Obama-centric Rush Limbaugh impersonator Keith Olbermann’s bacon? Do these frigs have to keep identifying as liberal? I’m a liberal, and there is no way in hell KO is one of mine.

  23. Intersting phrase Cantor has… Obama will be at fault fi the Republicans kill the country?? I know he’s the One and can walk on water, but being able to MAKE the Repugs kill the government???

    • He DOES have the power to stand in their way…as does the Democratically controlled senate.

      • Not really – Constitutionally speaking, appropriation bills have to start in the House. If they really want to shut down the government by not appropriating money, they can certainly do it. It’s all a matter of exactly how passive-aggressive they want to be.

    • Clinton demonstrated that having a GOP house does not stop a president from doing a good job. Now Obama will be measured against BC, IMHO. BO will come up short.

  24. Keith Olbermann is a pompous bully. A wasted piece of flesh and a low–life bottom feeder. I don’t like him.

    When his stupid show is on, I turn the channel to Fox and turn the sound off just to hurt his ratings.

    • And a misogynistic fool. The fact that the Democrats moved so hard to save him is proof of what scum the bloggers have become.

      I have no respect for anyone who went so far out of their way for KO.

  25. “Inside the State Department” (National Geographic Channel tonight at 9) goes behind the scenes and talks with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with examining the many different jobs within the department.

  26. I can’t wait to see it and I’m off work tonight…hope I can find it on Dish Network!

    • I saw a clip of it this morning on one of the cable channel news shows, it looks pretty good.

  27. Interesting switch: Mark Ambinder – Obama campaign insider writes his good bye piece as a blogger
    Where is he going you ask? National Journal. The revelation of the RW collusion in installing Obama is complete.
    Interestingly enough, that other campaign insider, Chuck Todd was his boss.

  28. Also the as Joan Walsh was more truthful lately

    TPM_dk David Kurtz Really sad to hear @joanwalsh has been shunned forever by Salon as she leaves to write novel titled “Indescribable” #gameoftelephone

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