Sanctimonious liberals love to blast conservatives for their “vitriolic discourse”, yet often fail spectacularly to maintain basic civility in their own discourse. The New Tone Award is reserved for left-wing notables who wallow in this hypocrisy. The list, this week, is smaller than usual because most libs have been too busy gushing about Obama’s “gutsy call” to go after conservatives with their usual vigor. Chris Matthews, most notably, has been able to balance his leg-tingling enthusiasm for the president with vicious Republican-bashing rhetoric.
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Dem Congressman: This Is “Mission Accomplished Moment” Bush “Fantasized” About…
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) speaking to a Latino internet news service launches into a condescending reproach to his fellow senator from Florida. The ethnic implication of Reid’s remarks bring to mind his statement from the 2010 election when he declared “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”
But Iraq — all the death in Iraq was not caused by bin Laden. The death in Iraq was caused by George W. Bush. Five thousand Americans, tens of thousands permanently damaged and shot to pieces, a million Iraqis dead — that wasn’t bin Laden. That was George Bush. So when does Seal Unit 6, or whatever it’s called, drop in on George Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden. Wasn’t he, or am I wrong here?
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that the Ryan Medicare proposal will lead to early deaths among seniors.
During testimony before the House Education and the Workforce Committee, she said seniors “will run out of money very quickly.”
She continued, “If you run out of the government voucher and then you run out of your own money, you’re left to scrape together charity care, go without care, die sooner. There really aren’t a lot of options.”
On Thursday’s Hardball, hours before the first GOP face-off, the cable anchor dreamed up hypothetical queries he would like to see: “Question to Mr. Candidate, do you believe in evolution? Are you a fundamentalist who believes in the Bible as written? Has man been around millions of years or, say, just about 6000?“
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Wednesday mocked Rush Limbaugh’s response to the killing of Osama bin Laden, deriding the conservative as a “walrus underwater.” Matthews also made an odd grunting noise to back up this description.
Former Newsweek editor Howard Fineman contrasted the Bush/Cheney administration’s dropping of bombs in Iraq with Obama’s actions. Matthews responded by mocking, “There’s a difference between being cold blooded- I think presidents have to be cold blooded- and being a sadist.”
As if his point wasn’t clear, the liberal anchor interrupted Fineman to add, ” I was referring to Cheney, of course.”
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