Daily Archives: July 21, 2010

Sherrod unloads on Breitbart and Fox News: ‘racist, biased’

Despite lame attempts by many on the right, including Glenn Beck and even Andrew Breitbart himself, to pretend that they sympathize with Shirley Sherrod, and that they had noooo intention of smearing her as a racist (it was that evil … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Breitbart, News and Current Affairs, People, Scandals, Shirley Sherrod | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Fox’s Shep Smith on Breitbart: ‘we do not trust the source’

A blunt, stunning commentary on the Shirley Sherrod fiasco from the only sensible person at Fox News. Shep Smith explains why Andrew Breitbart’s material won’t be shown on his show. Smith calls Breitbart’s website “widely discredited,” saying it has had … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Breitbart, News and Current Affairs, People, Scandals, Shirley Sherrod | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The RNC money pit: Steele hid $7 million in debt

Another day, another Michael Steele scandal. This time, via the Washington Times, word that Steele hid millions of dollars in RNC debt from the FEC, making the organization look healthier than it really is, heading into the midterms.

Posted in Michael Steele, News and Current Affairs, People, Political News, Scandals | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

P.M. clicks: the ‘unpopularity caucus’

Wall Street: Obama signs finreg. Somehow I feel like I should be more excited (the Sherrod effect)… David Frum says the conservative media is shameless on Sherrod. (He’s right) Ms. Sherrod is reportedly getting hate email and threatening phonecalls. (Wingers … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Sink, Charlie Crist, Florida, Marco Rubio, News and Current Affairs, People, Political News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Crist, Sink blast ‘do nothing legislature’

Florida Republicans hastily shut down the special session yesterday without allowing a vote on whether to put a constitutional amendment banning offshore drilling off Florida’s coast on the ballot. The decision drew sharp rebukes from the emerging political tag team … Continue reading

Posted in News and Current Affairs | 4 Comments

Poll update: Sink rising, and the Snitker Effect, cont’d

Team Sink is looking good, according to the new PPP poll. And as for the Senate race, just want to say to those of you who thought I was nuts when I said Libertarian candidate Alex Snitker could grab 2 … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Sink, Charlie Crist, Florida, Marco Rubio, News and Current Affairs, People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

White House: no firm commitment to Meek

I’ve been hearing this for a while from people in the administration orbit, and have written about it several times on this site. Now, it’s looking more and more real. The White House is taking a hands-off policy when it … Continue reading

Posted in Kendrick Meek, News and Current Affairs, People, Political News | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The White House cannot walk away from Shirley Sherrod

UPDATE 2: From Politico: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has personally apologized to Shirley Sherrod, the employee who was forced to resign Monday after videotapes surfaced of her making remarks that initially sounded racially discriminatory. Vilsack said Sherrod was “extraordinarily gracious” … Continue reading

Posted in News and Current Affairs, People, Political News, Scandals, Shirley Sherrod | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Will Marco Rubio quit ‘Team TPE’?

TPMDC recalls the candidates endorsed by Mark Williams’ Tea Party Express, and wonders, do any of those candidates, including Sharron Angle and Florida’s Marco Rubio, wish they could give that endorsement back?

Posted in News and Current Affairs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment