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  • WaPo: Yes, half of Trump supporters are racist

    09/13/2016 6:10:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2016 | Dana Milbank
    Hillary Clinton may have been unwise to say half of Donald Trump's supporters are racists and other "deplorables." But she wasnít wrong. If anything, when it comes to Trump's racist support, she might have low-balled the number.
  • Dana Milbank Planning to Eat Column with Erroneous Trump Prediction

    05/05/2016 8:32:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 5, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Yummy! Doesn't the idea of eating newsprint and ink sound absolutely delicious? Okay, maybe not so great but Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank is making the best of his promise to eat his column if Donald Trump won the nomination. To Milbank's great credit he is following through on his promise which he made last year and will be dining on his column, prepared by a chef, next Thursday. To find out how Milbank has ended up perhaps munching on Op-Ed Spring Roll, let us revisit his October 2015 promise:
  • Republicansí Mindless Obstructionism Shows In Budget Battle [GOP IS BATTLING? REALLY?]

    03/14/2016 4:42:36 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 15 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 3/11/2016 | DANA MILBANK
    It has been an annual rite in Washington since the modern budgeting system began in 1974: The president sends his budget to Congress and lawmakers hold hearings on it. But not this year. The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees announced, for the first time since their panels were created more than 40 years ago, that they would not have hearings on the presidentís budget or allow administration officials to testify. They decided this before President Obama released his budget, refusing to contemplate any budget from Obama ó sight unseen. This declaration, like the Senate Republicansí vow that...
  • Dana Milbank‚Äôs Charges Of Cruz Antisemitism Proves He‚Äôs A ‚ÄėYutz‚Äô (Fool)

    02/08/2016 7:31:07 AM PST · by pookie18 · 23 replies
    The Lid ^ | 2/7/16 | Jeff Dunetz
    There is an old Jewish saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, say it in Yiddish." It is in that spirit we offer this criticism of a fake criticism. I love it when a liberal Jew tosses around charges of Antisemitism when it's convenient. In a Friday column Dana Milbank decided that Ted Cruz's use of the word Chutzpah was an example of his hatred of the Chosen People. When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump's "New York values," it wasn't entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz,...
  • Washington Post Columnist Accuses Ted Cruz Of Using ‚ÄúAnti-Semitic Dog Whistle‚ÄĚ

    02/06/2016 3:27:37 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    The Washington Post‚Äôs one-man Fifth Column, Dana Milbank, is at it again. Apparently, he has been shadowing Ted Cruz‚Äôs campaign. Unable to come up with anything substantive, what he‚Äôs produced is one of the most juvenile screeds ever to appear in any major newspaper: "When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump‚Äôs ‚ÄúNew York values,‚ÄĚ it wasn‚Äôt entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, ‚ÄúNew York‚ÄĚ is another way of saying ‚ÄúJewish.‚ÄĚ At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and...
  • The utter nastiness of Ted Cruz (and the utter ZOT-ness of the moron who posted this)

    02/06/2016 3:21:58 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 103 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/05/2016 | Dana Milbank
    When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump‚Äės "New York values," it wasn‚Äėt entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, "New York" is another way of saying "Jewish." At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and his wife borrowed from Goldman Sachs. Cruz, asserting that Trump had "upward of $480 million of loans from giant Wall Street banks," said: "For him to make this attack, to use a New York term, it‚Äės the height of chutzpah." Cruz, pausing for laughter...
  • Trump brings bigots out of hiding

    12/18/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote: ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs not mince words, Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist.‚ÄĚ I cited a long list of incidents in which he targeted women, Latinos, African Americans, Muslims, Asians and the disabled. Here‚Äôs what I heard back from Trump‚Äôs defenders: ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs not mince words,‚ÄĚ somebody tweeted under the name Helios Megistos. ‚ÄúMilbank is an anti-white parasite and a bigoted kike supremacist.‚ÄĚ ‚Äú[Trump] may well be a bigot and a racist,‚ÄĚ one Michael Banfield wrote me via email. ‚ÄúBut one thing is certain: The only thing missing from your photo is a [vulgar word...
  • Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist

    12/02/2015 7:00:28 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 80 replies ^ | 12/2/15 | Dana Milbank
    Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist Let’s not mince words: Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist. Some will think this an outrageous label to apply to the frontrunner for a major party’s presidential nomination. Ordinarily, I would agree that name-calling is part of what’s wrong with our politics. But there is a greater imperative not to be silent in the face of demagoguery. Trump in this campaign has gone after African Americans, immigrants, Latinos, Asians, women, Muslims and now the disabled. His pattern brings to mind the famous words of Martin Neimoller, the pastor and concentration...
  • Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer (Wash Post slams Obama)

    11/25/2015 5:41:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    wash post ^ | 11/24/15 | d millbank
    The two presidents stood in the East Room on Tuesday afternoon, united in their goal of defeating the Islamic State but separated by a stylistic gulf as vast as the Atlantic. On the left, facing the cameras, was Fran√ßois Hollande, war president. He spoke of ‚Äúcowardly murderers‚ÄĚ who ‚Äúdishonor humanity,‚ÄĚ of a ‚Äúrelentless determination to fight terrorism everywhere and anywhere,‚ÄĚ of ‚Äúan implacable joint response,‚ÄĚ of ‚Äúhunting down their leaders‚ÄĚ and ‚Äútaking back the land.‚ÄĚ On the right stood Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer. Defeating the Islamic State? ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs going to be a process that involves hard, methodical work. It‚Äôs not...
  • Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/12/2015 5:17:52 PM PDT · by detective · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 2, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. On Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. ďDonald Trump will not be the nominee,Ē Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University.
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • Voters need to repudiate anti-Muslim candidates

    09/23/2015 7:14:22 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 09/22/2015 | Dana Milbank
    We have a problem in this country -- it's called Donald Trump and Ben Carson. But fortunately we have a solution -- it's called voters.
  • High Noon? Dana Milbank, Ted Cruz and ďLawlessnessĒ in Washington

    09/14/2015 9:41:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 14, 2015 | Brian Birdnow
    Over the last two weeks Dana Milbank, the resident liberal gadfly and jeerer at conservatives, of the Washington Post, has found himself in high dudgeon at the so-called Republican reign of ďlawlessnessĒ in national politics. He has written a number of pieces touching on this and his other usual points. Milbank charged that the GOP Tea Party base is populated by illiterate ignoramuses. There is nothing new for Milbank, here. Certainly, he sees himself as a certified member of the highbrow intelligentsia and harbors a low estimate of conservatives generally, and Tea Party Republicans particularly. In a remarkable concession, Milbank...
  • Washington Post Column: Senate Republicans accidentally promote abortion

    08/02/2015 9:40:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/02/2015 | Dana Milbank
    Senate Republicans this week, teeming with righteous indignation, introduced S. 1881, ďa bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.Ē Hereís a better name for it: the Abortion Promotion Act of 2015. No doubt the authors of the legislation think that anything that hurts Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortions, would further the pro-life cause. But their proposal ó defunding all Planned Parenthood operations in retribution for secret videos showing the groupís officials discussing the sale of fetal organs ó would do far greater harm to fetuses than anything discussed in the videos. There already is...
  • Lawbreaker Kim Davis and the lawless Ted Cruz [WaPo Barf-worthy column]

    09/05/2015 6:30:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/05/2015 | Dana Milbank
    What Kim Davis did was troubling. What Ted Cruz did was downright alarming. Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue marriage certificates to gay couples. She said she was operating ¬ďunder God¬ís authority,¬Ē but she now sits in jail for ignoring federal authority. Davis, at least, is facing the consequences of her actions. Not so Cruz, senator from Texas and Republican presidential candidate. ¬ďToday, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,¬Ē he said. ¬ďToday, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. .‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally.¬Ē Tyranny?...
  • Full Statement by Conservative Blogger Who Resigned from Washington Post re Alleged Plagiarism

    03/24/2006 1:50:03 PM PST · by summer · 110 replies · 3,220+ views ^ | March 24, 2006 | Ben Domenech
    Red America, my new blog at, has been under attack since its launch. It is a conservative blog on a mainstream media site, so many of the attacks were expected. If one bothers to read it, I believe it stands as a welcome addition to the opinion debate. The hate mail that I have received since the launch of this blog has been overwhelmingly profane and violent. My family has been threatened; my friends have been deluged; my phone has been prank called. The most recent email that showed up while writing this post talked about how the author...

    03/24/2006 2:06:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | March 24, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    ***scroll for updates...statement from NRO...Domenech speaks to Human Events Online*** I just got home from Pittsburgh and am late heading out the door for the Abdul Rahman event in D.C., but I can't let this blog sit silent about the plagiarism debacle now engulfing young conservative Ben Domenech, the Washington Post's "Red America" blogger. I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position. I criticized unhinged bloggers on the Left who leveled vicious ad hominem attacks against him. It's clear, as the good folks at Red State (which Ben co-founded) note,...
  • Conservatives Turn on New 'Wash Post' Blogger, Urge Him to Step Down

    03/24/2006 10:01:52 AM PST · by summer · 31 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A two-day effort by liberal bloggers to find, and publicize, numerous examples of plagiarism committed by new Washington Post blogger Ben Domenech culminated today in calls that he give up his new position--from some of his conservative supporters. One of them, most dramatically, is columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin. As an editor at Regnery, Domenech handled her most recent book. Conservatives had hailed Domenech's appointment to write the Red America blog. "I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position," Malkin wrote on her Web site today. "I criticized...
  • Controversial Blogger Quits 'Wash Post' Amid Plagiarism Charges [Full text of statement by WaPo]

    03/24/2006 12:22:18 PM PST · by summer · 83 replies · 2,394+ views ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Ben Domenech's conservative blog Red America lasted all of three days at the Washington Post. He quit today after numerous examples of alleged plagiarism in his work surfaced. Yesterday, in a seprate matter, he had apologized for calling Coretta Scott King a "Communist" the day after her recent funeral. The embarrassing episode for the Post culminated Friday afternoon when executive editor Jim Brady posted the following notice on the Web site: "In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications prior to contracting...
  • WaPoís Milbank: Trump a ĎRotten Pig,í ĎFraud,í ĎSarah Palin Phenomenoní

    07/12/2015 3:51:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12,2015 | PAM KEY
    On Fox News Channelís ďMediaBuzz,Ē Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank attacked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a ďrotten pig,Ē a ďfraud,Ē and a ďSarah Palin phenomenon.Ē ďI love writing about him. Yeah, the man is a rotten pig but good for our business, and yes, it is a guilty pleasure,Ē Milbank said. He added, ďThis is a perfectly legitimate story for media to be covering. Itís justified by the polls and what is this man doing but holding up a mirror to our political system? He knows how to work the media. He knows how to work the Republican...
  • Ted Cruz, charlatan

    05/27/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    WashPo ^ | 5/27/2015 | Milbank
    As he prepared for his presidential run over the last year or so, a hawkish Sen. Ted Cruz has said U.S. policy in the Middle East and elsewhere is a mess because of President Obamaís weakness ó particularly his failure to enforce his own ďred lineĒ after the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. ďA critical reason for Putinís aggression has been President Obamaís weakness,Ē the senator said in a typical appearance, on ABC News last year. ďYouíd better believe that Putin sees that in Syria,Ē Cruz added. ďObama draws a red line and ignores the red line.Ē This takes quite...
  • The decline of Rand Paul

    05/26/2015 3:22:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 83 replies ^ | May 26, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    Rand Paul took a left turn on his journey to the Republican nomination, and now his hopes now seem to be headed south. The libertarian senator from Kentuckyís new book, ďTaking a Stand,Ē came out Tuesday, and it is chock full of lines that would position Paul well ó if he were running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. On the environment: ďYouíll find Iím a tree hugger, literallyÖIím a Republican who wants clean air, clean water, and the life-extending miracle of electricity. I compost.Ē
  • Liberals finally get a taste of Obama's arrogance

    05/16/2015 12:11:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Link only due to NY Post rules.
  • Milbank Suggests Schieffer Should Seek Dem Nomination

    04/19/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, it was tongue in cheek. But still, it revealed an underlying truth . . . On today's Face the Nation, when Bob Schieffer wondered why the Dems have fielded only one presidential candidate, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank responded by suggesting that Schieffer himself should go for it. Milbank said there was a "real opportunity" for someone to run against Hillary by filling the Elizabeth Warren slot and then observed that Schieffer would "have some free time after this summer" [since he has announced his retirement.] Schieffer began a Shermanesque response: "if nominated I would not" before dissolving in...
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterdayís news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obamaís childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, ďObamaís Communist Mentor.Ē Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBIís security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • Press Gives Obama Raspberries For Remarks

    11/06/2014 5:14:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies ^ | November 6, 2014 | John Merlin
    If the reaction to President Obama's post-election press conference is any indication, he's in Dutch not only with voters but with the mainstream press as well, after several gave Obama two thumbs down for his performance. The Daily Beast's Jonathan Alter, for one, was not impressed. "His post-election press conference was too long, too provocative and too stingy in his phoned-in praise for the winners. Obama managed the extraordinary feat of making (Senate Minority Leader Mitch) McConnell look gracious by comparison." Politico's White House reporter, Josh Gerstein, poked holes in Obama's defense of his record. "President Barack Obama and his...
  • Milbank wonders: Why are Obamaís former officials so disloyal?

    10/07/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Hot ^ | October 7, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Twitter had a lot of fun with this question last night, mostly at Dana Milbank‚Äôs expense, but the emergence of several tell-all accounts while Barack Obama is still in office does seem a little ‚Ķ remarkable. At least three books in the past year or two have opened the ledger on Obama‚Äôs policies and decisions as President, an effort that usually ‚ÄĒ but not always ‚ÄĒ begins after a President leaves office. Leon Panetta is the third Cabinet official, and more importantly the third major member of Obama‚Äôs national-security team, to write memoirs that criticize him in highly detailed accounts....
  • Milbank: Obama More Passionate About Playing Golf Than Pushing His Agenda

    08/13/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President Obama is more "forceful" and "stubborn" about playing golf than he is about pushing through his policy agenda. That was Dana Milbank's take on today's Morning Joe. As Joe Scarborough described it, earlier this week the normally left-leaning Milbank enjoyed a "12-minute honeymoon" with conservatives after his Washington Post column called Obama's decision to go golfing while the world burned an example of "tone deafness" if not outright "stupid stuff." Milbank double downed on the notion today with his suggestion that the president cares more about making it to the first tee than enacting his policy positions. Milbank seemed...
  • Dana Milbank's Heritage disaster

    06/17/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | June 17, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank set off a flurry of outraged tweets on Monday night after posting a highly critical recap of a panel event at the Heritage Foundation that, he says, "deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering." Video of that panel has since surfaced and -- in my view -- Milbank grossly misrepresented the nature of that exchange. The woman in question, Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, does not seem to have been "taunted." Both panelists who responded to her accepted the premise of her question...
  • Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOPís Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)

    05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission. Asked by MSNBCís Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panelís work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that ďif an administration is slow-walking document production, I canít end a trial simply because the defense wonít cooperate.Ē A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that ďserious investigationĒ House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administrationís guilt...

    04/18/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4-18-2014 | M. Stanton Evans
    April 18, 2014 CUMMINGS¬í ¬ďMCCARTHYISM¬Ē CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUSM.Stanton Evans Five plus decades after he left the national scene, Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) remains the target of inaccurate charges by leftward elements in Congress and the press corps.The latest example in this vein is the uproar over IRS official Lois Lerner, who took the Fifth Amendment before the House Government Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), concerning hostile treatment of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions,. Having proclaimed her innocence of wrongdoing, Lerner then refused to discuss specifics, pleading possible self-incrimination. This led Issa and his GOP...
  • Milbank, OíReilly, Fox News and Disrespecting Presidents Today

    02/10/2014 10:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | February 10, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Much has been reported recently concerning Fox News anchor Bill OíReilly and his pre-Super Bowl interview of President Barack Obama. Many of the Obama cheering section are stating that this action showed Obamaís courage in the sense that he was willing to consent to an interview with a supposedly hostile reporter from an anti-administration television network. Conservative viewers, on the other hand, saw this as an exercise in frustration since the President answered no questions, and spent his time lobbing thinly disguised barbs at the interviewer, and the interviewerís employer. So, few minds were really changed by this supposedly ďcourageousĒ...
  • WashPost's Milbank Compares Talk of Impeaching Obama to 'Revenge Killing'

    01/08/2014 4:02:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | January 8, 2014 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during a discussion of Republican congressional members who have spoken of the possibility of impeaching President Obama, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank labeled such talk "tribal politics" and compared it to a "revenge killing" against the President because he won the election. After host Al Sharpton played clips of several Republican members of Congress from a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Milbank dismissed the likelihood of impeachment and then added: But I think what this represents is not a serious effort to remove the President. But it's a certain frustration, and they said as much in...

    12/11/2013 12:10:26 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12-11-13 | Merrill Matthews
    The Washington Postís Dana Milbank published an op-ed last week trying to pile on to the liberal attacks on the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. ALEC is a 40-year-old organization of conservative state legislators. Iíve been attending its meetings for more than 20 years. Because ALEC takes an unashamedly free market approach to policy issues, it tends to attract more Republican state legislators than Democrats, but it has always been bipartisan and frequently reaches out to moderate and conservative-leaning Democrats. For example, then-Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia has spoken via video to the group. ALECís mission has expanded...
  • WaPo Collumnist (sic): Bashir Makes Very Legitimate Point About Palin

    12/02/2013 3:08:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/2/2013 | Trey Sanchez
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank appeared on Fox News' MediaBuzz and called Martin Bashir's statement of using Sarah Palin as a toilet, "legitimate." During the "Spin Cycle" segment, Milbank callously supported†Bashir: The Martin Bashir thingÖhe was making a very legitimate point about Sarah Palin. Host Howard Kurtz jumped in with much needed context to remind the panel that Palin did compare the national debt to slavery and agrees that it is "fair game" to criticize Palin over that. What he says can't be disputed is that the network, MSNBC, approved the script containing the vile comments. † No matter...
  • Double Downer For Obama At Washington Post: Milbank and Marcus Say It's Ov-ah

    11/16/2013 4:33:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody cue the Debbie Downer horn. How bad are things for President Obama? In recent days, the Washington Post has brought us a double-barreled downer blast from two pundits who normally support the president. All you need to know about Dana Milbank's and Ruth Marcus' columns you can glean from their respective final sentences, which read: "Maybe the president does understand that the game is over." And "Can he recover? Iím sorry to say: Iím not at all confident." Wah-wah, indeed! More here.
  • WashPost's Milbank Hints Palin is 'Idiot,' Obama Should Use 'Reverse Psychology' on GOP

    09/09/2013 5:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 9, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Friday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank cracked that President Obama should use on the GOP the kind of "reverse psychology" that is used with children as he saw politics in GOP opposition to military action in Syria. He went on the suggest that Sarah Palin is an "idiot" after host Al Sharpton read from her tweet opposing military intervention. After Sharpton brought up New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm mentioning his opposition to war in Syria in a fundraising letter, he turned to Milbank went after the GOP as he responded: "Boy,...
  • Whistleblowerís yarn fails to tie Benghazi lapses to politics

    05/09/2013 10:20:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 8, 2013 | Miss Dana Milbank
    They summoned a whistleblower to Capitol Hill, but instead they got a virtuoso storyteller. Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat in Libya the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, was to be the star witness for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the man leading the probe of the Obama administration¬ís handling of the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi. But despite Issa¬ís incautious promise that the hearing¬ís revelations would be ¬ďdamaging¬Ē to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hicks didn¬ít lay a glove on the former secretary of state Wednesday. Rather, he held lawmakers from both parties rapt...
  • Pileup at the White House

    06/11/2012 9:06:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/11/2012 | Dana Milbank,
    It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama. Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a ďcascadeĒ of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the ďprivate sector is doing fine.Ē Could it get any worse? Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been...
  • Car Wreck at the White House ("Creeping sense that the bottom has fallen second term")

    06/11/2012 8:41:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama. Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a ďcascadeĒ of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the ďprivate sector is doing fine.Ē Could it get any worse? Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been...
  • D.C.ís Occupy Protest, Attracting Only the Usual Suspects (Milbank laments left's failure)

    10/11/2011 9:30:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    By the time they got to Woodstock, they were half a million strong. But by the time they assembled on Freedom Plaza on Tuesday morning to plan the dayís civil disobedience, they numbered only 53. Attempting to emulate the Occupy Wall Street protests, Washington activists and some out-of-town guests set themselves the lofty goal of occupying the Hart Senate Office Building. ďWe are there to shut the place down!Ē organizer David Swanson told his small band of followers. But how to do this with only a few dozen demonstrators? Well, Swanson said, they could push all the buttons on the...
  • The Hypocritical Left And Its Dirty Little Secret

    09/28/2011 6:50:32 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 9 replies
    FRee Republic | 9/28/11 | Alan Levy
    Recently, the Washington Compost's Dana Milbank had this to say in one of his nonsensical columns: ----------------------------------- "I should add that I am in no danger of being caught in the net of President Obamaís proposed millionairesí tax. I pay the accountants a few thousand dollars, and they make sure I am not paying more in taxes than I should be. (Note to the IRS: They do this in ways that are conservative, entirely above-board and so innocuous that they should not attract your interest in the slightest.)" ------------------------------------ Well, I guess Selfish Dana wants to see old people...
  • Barack Obamaís Wings of Wax

    09/10/2011 7:36:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.09.2011 | Peter Wehner
    Presidencies can go through various stages in terms of their effect on the opposition ¬Ė from eliciting respect and some amount of fear, to provoking anger, to becoming the object of ridicule. Barack Obama has reached the third stage.Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has written a column in which he cites passages from Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last night and then chronicles the reaction among congressional Republicans, which included chuckles, guffaws and giggles. Hostility to Obama has given way to indifference to what he says; witness the fact¬†the GOP did not even feel the need...
  • Rick Perry is no libertarian

    08/30/2011 10:56:23 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08-30-11 | Dana Milbank
    A s my Post colleague Perry Bacon reported in detail this week, Rick Perry has jettisoned the ďcompassionĒ that sometimes leavened the conservatism of his predecessor in the Texas governorís mansion. If Perryís style resembles anybodyís in George W. Bushís White House, in fact, it is that of former vice president Dick Cheney, whose just-published memoir, ďIn My Time,Ē might as well have been titled ďRight Every Time (Even Though I Was Surrounded by Idiots).Ē Think of Perry as Bush without the charm. But in one area I quibble with Baconís shrewd analysis of Perry, whose victory in 2012, he...
  • Waiting For Superwoman:Rebuttal to Dana Milbank's "Tour De Farce"

    06/18/2011 3:02:49 PM PDT · by Barry Secrest · 4 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 06/18/11 | Barry Secrest
    Simply fascinating. You know that things for the Progressive-Liberals are not going so terribly well when the cream of the Liberal crop begin to retract their fatally flawed ideological ideas back into their respective shells much like a turtle under grave duress. Yet this retreat appears to be the latest phenomena with regard to the art of the Conservative refutation. One of the reasons that we began running regular rebuttal pieces was actually based on a lifetime of personal experience. You certainly know the feeling: Minding your own business, meandering through your favorite newspaper when you finally make it to...
  • Obama, lost in thought (Giant, hilarious, projectile barf alert)

    04/27/2011 5:53:50 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    When I covered George W. Bushís White House, my job was made easier by the simplicity of the subject. The president had a few defining mantras ó Cut taxes! Rally the base! Terrorists hate freedom! With us or against us! ó and most of his decisions could be understood, even predicted, by applying one of the overarching philosophies. With President Obama, there is no such luxury. The political right is befuddled as it tries to explain him: First, Obama was a tyrant and a socialist; now heís a weakling who refuses to lead. The political left is almost as confused,...
  • Dana Milbank: How I survived my Palin-free February

    03/01/2011 12:23:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    I admit there were doubts in those early days about whether I could make it through all of February without invoking her name. The tremors and sweats were manageable. But I couldn't overcome an abiding terror: What if Sarah Palin announced her presidential bid, right in the middle of my self-imposed, month-long moratorium? The turning point came when I watched Fox News on Feb. 11. A banner flashed on the screen: "FOX NEWS ALERT." Dramatic music played. Stuart Varney, in for Neil Cavuto, delivered the bulletin: "Sarah Palin has issued a tweet." This was news? It was then that I...
  • Sarah's online army: Warriors 'Going Rogue' vs Milbank's Palin Feb. blackout

    01/31/2011 9:04:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 31, 2011 | Devonia Smith
    Tonight, January 31, 2011, only hours away from a media boycott, or blackout of Sarah Palin -- pledged and proposed for all mainstream media by Dana Milbank -- Sarah Palin's volunteer internet army, of nearly 30 major online Palin blogs, is organized and ready to fight back. They are going on offense, launching their own full cyber-throated effort to make certain that Dana Milbank FAILS and Sarah Palin OWNS February. Organized, with their keyboards poised for a "shock and awe" battle against the proposed liberal Palin black-out, social media warriors intend to push stories about Palin every day for the...
  • Brokeback Boycott

    01/23/2011 8:21:24 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | January 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM | Josh Painter
    At Big Journalism, Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King comment on the "Palin Pledge" news blackout being organized at DNC house organ The Washington Post by leftist writer Dana Milbank: Milbankís call for a Palin boycott is reminiscent of behind the scenes coordination by members of Journolist. In this case however, Milbank and The Post are making viral a campaign that has been wished for by others in the media who hate Palin and do not want to see her become president of the United States. The Postís campaign against Palin even has a logo... [...] Milbankís editor Marisa Katz......
  • WaPo mounts 'boycott Sarah' movement

    01/23/2011 2:44:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 22, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Like an addict vowing to give up booze or heroin, Washington Post writer Dana Milbank is organizing readers to vow to not read about Sarah Palin for the next month. Kristinn Taylor and Andreea Shea King write in Big Journalism: "The Post has picked up the call initiated this morning by Post columnist Dana Milbank, adding a Twitter link on the column page. The link generates a message to be sent from a Twitter member's page that reads, 'I'm making February a Palin-free month. Will you join me?' "The Post added the Twitter link to Milbank's column this afternoon, several...