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  • MSNBC’s Capehart: Tolerance ‘Should Not Be a Two-Way Street’

    05/13/2014 4:02:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    Liberals often say they’re big on tolerance, but apparently tolerance must flow only one way – toward liberals and their favored identity groups. So says MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart. Appearing as a guest on Monday’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Capehart rebuffed the idea ... [T]olerance, no, is not – it should not be a two-way street. It's a one-way street. ... That’s the perfect encapsulation of liberalism – they will make you to understand that you are wrong and they are right. You will tolerate whoever they like, but as for you – tough luck. If you don’t...
  • MSNBC’s Capehart: Zimmerman ‘Is Becoming the O.J. Simpson of the 21st Century’

    11/18/2013 2:39:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 18, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Frequent MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart took to the Washington Post’s opinion blog Monday afternoon to denounce the latest actions from George Zimmerman. Citing the news that Zimmerman was arrested earlier in the day on what appears to be domestic abuse charge by his girlfriend, Capehart wrote “We don’t know what the official charges are just yet, but if TMZ is right, Zimmerman is once again in big trouble.” Capehart goes on to explain the scant details of what we know so far about Zimmerman’s latest domestic dispute, before making a stark analogy about the Florida man’s role in 21st century...
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
  • (WaPo) Writer: Palin Can’t ‘Be Taken Seriously As a Presidential Contendor Dressed Like That’

    07/17/2011 9:20:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/17/11 | Billy Hallowell
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is gracing the cover of the current issue of Newsweek magazine. As can be expected, she is receiving some criticism — this time over her image. Earlier today, Jonathan Capehart took to The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog to criticize the 2008 vice-presidential candidate. In making a clear reference to her garb and presence in the cover photo (see right), he writes: Folks want to be able to envision someone sitting in the Oval Office. They don’t necessarily want to envision them in the pages of Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive 2011” or Maxim. She can’t possibly...
  • Trump’s disgusting, dangerous dance with birthers

    04/07/2011 8:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | April 7, 2011 | Jonathan Capehart
    Donald Trump (Birther-N.Y.) is at it again. In double-barrelled interviews on NBC’s “Today Show” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump continued his disgusting and dangerous dabbling in the disproved conspiracy theory that President Obama was not born in the United States. This might be good for the ratings of his television show. This might even be good for his business. But it is terrible for the nation and public discourse that someone who claims to be so smart is so willing to perpetuate a lie. (VIDEO AT LINK) Alex Koppelman snipped this strand of the conspiracy in Dec. 2008 and again...
  • Conservatives are right to go after Sarah Palin

    03/14/2011 9:30:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | March 14, 2011 | Jonathan Capehart
    I’m no conservative. And I'm certainly no intellectual. But I totally understand the freakout among conservative intellectuals over Sarah Palin. For a movement based on ideas, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee who sits astride the party as a powerhouse fundraiser and potential king- or queenmaker has been uninterested in setting forth a vision crafted after years of thorough study to match her outsized influence. The Atlantic’s Joshua Green wags his finger at those worry-wart Republicans: “It's not hard to understand what these conservative intellectuals are trying to accomplish,” he writes, “They genuinely believe that...
  • Capehart’s Advice To GOP: Skip Generation, Wait For Meghan McCain

    06/24/2009 12:45:10 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies · 1,587+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Early clubhouse leader for worst political advice of the year . . . Jonathan Capehart has suggested that Republicans would be well-advised to skip a generation and wait for the Meghan McCains of the world to assume the GOP’s mantle of leadership. The WaPo editorial writer made his smirk-worthy suggestion on MSNBC this afternoon while chewing over Mark Sanford’s stunning announcement. The panel had literally and figuratively run down the list of Republican presidential hopefuls and found virtually all of them wanting. Capehart’s brainstorm came in response to a leading question from host Tamron Hall, who touted the younger McCain’s...
  • McCain's Chilling Dance With the Dark Side ( Washington Post does not like McCain Ad about Obama )

    10/10/2008 3:00:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 69 replies · 2,051+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2008; 12:27 PM ET | Jonathan Capehart
    So the McCain camp is trying to raise doubts about Barack Obama -- even though the Illinois senator has been on the national stage for four years and has been under the presidential campaign microscope for the last 20 months. They seem to have no qualms appealing to the cultural fears of their agitated, and now energized, base by practically branding Obama as un-American or anti-American. And this is eliciting an ugliness at McCain-Palin events that is justifiably raising alarms that some nut job is going to act on the Republican ticket's cynical campaigning. For two days now, there have...
  • WV: Capehart outlines workers’ comp plan

    01/22/2004 12:40:43 PM PST · by eyesixtyfour · 8 replies · 227+ views
    <p>HUNTINGTON -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Capehart Wednesday outlined a plan for West Virginia’s workers’ compensation program that would give workers incentives to return to private payrolls.</p> <p>Capehart, meeting with The Herald-Dispatch editorial board, said his plan would focus on what happens to workers after they are placed on the workers' compensation role. Injured workers would be required to participate in physical rehabilitation and vocational retraining, so that they would eventually return to work in some capacity.</p>
  • WV: CAPEHART CALLS DEMS. DEBATE LONG ON RHETORIC AND SHORT ON SPECIFICS.

    01/14/2004 2:28:32 PM PST · by eyesixtyfour · 2 replies · 100+ views
    Capehart Website ^ | 1/14/04 | website
    1/14/04 (Beckley, West Virginia) The former Secretary of Tax and Revenue, Rob Capehart applauds the two democrat frontrunners for engaging in a series of debates, however after learning what was said, characterizes the exchange as, “long on rhetoric and short on specifics”. “Neither of them addressed the real problems we have in this state. We have a workers compensation program that punishes the business community and a tax system that punishes the working poor”, said Capehart. Capehart who is the frontrunner in the G.O.P primary has asked other Republican candidates to participate in a series of one-on-one debates in the...
  • Rob Capehart (R) Announces Candidacy in W.Va. Gubernatorial Race

    06/17/2003 3:16:43 PM PDT · by mountaineer · 12 replies · 285+ views
    Charleston Gazette ^ | June 17, 2003 | AP
    MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- Robin Capehart, a former state secretary of tax and revenue, is running for governor in next year's election. Capehart, a Wheeling resident, made the announcement Monday in his hometown. "The overriding issue that we've heard is the lack of leadership in West Virginia and the inability of political leaders to tackle problems we have experienced,'' Capehart said. He is the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy, though state Sen. Patty Minear, R-Tucker, and former Beckley coal operator H. Paul Kizer have launched exploratory bids for governor. Gov. Bob Wise has said he will seek re-election...