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  • Eleanor Clift Praises Trump's No Labels Performance

    10/13/2015 12:28:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 13, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like we have yet another Flying Pigs Alert. Reliably liberal Eleanor Clift has praised Donald Trump's performance at the No Labels convention yesterday. Yes, you read that right. Not only that, Clift was also surprisingly critical of Bernie Sanders at the same event. Will political wonders never cease? Of course, Clift did deliver a bit of obligatory liberal slam against Trump in the first paragraph of her Daily Beast column so let us get that out of way before proceeding to her glowing praise of The Donald:
  • Clift Defends Hillary Clinton's Wealth: FDR Was Rich & Did Great Things For "The Little People"

    05/31/2015 1:41:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    On this week's edition of the syndicated public affairs show The McLaughlin Group, panelist Eleanor Clift argued Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's wealth could be good for her. "This is nice work if you can get it and it’s the way our society works right now," Clift said. Acknowledging Hillary Clinton "would probably be the richest president ever," Clift likened the former Secretary of State to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, saying he did great things for the "little people."
  • Opinion: What if candidate Cruz catches on?

    03/28/2015 5:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | March 28, 2015 | Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift
    The voters are just getting to know the candidates running for president on the Republican side, and the months ahead will allow plenty of time to weigh their credentials and assess how they perform under pressure on the campaign trail. It will be a grueling experience for those who accept the challenge, and whoever emerges in the spring of 2016 joins the battle again in the fall against the Democratic standard-bearer. As the first official entry into what promises to be a crowded field, Texas Senator Ted Cruz got quite a ride from the media for his announcement this week....
  • Hard to Believe How they Defend the Paris Terrorists on McLaughlin Group

    01/12/2015 3:39:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I have been watching this stupid show for decades -somehow have an enduring affection for it- but it does get increasingly harder... Now hearing stalwart anti-immigrant Pat Buchanan stress the point that the French satire magazine Charlie Hedbo 'repeatedly provoked' the Kalishnikov-wielding jihadi's senseless slaughter came as a surprise to me, thus eliminating one of the few policy areas I still found myself agreement. You expect it from Eleanor Clift ('We have laws against hate crimes in this country, you know'), but I thought Pat was going to blame it on the immigration problem: once he's forgiving terrorists attacks like...
  • Scoring the McLaughlin Group's US Senate picks

    11/09/2014 5:36:30 AM PST · by relictele · 17 replies
    Self | 09 Nov 2014 | Self
    Hadn't watched the McLaughlin Group in quite some time as they had lost or jettisoned some of the more interesting panelists (and no, Jay Carney wasn't one of them!). The lineup seems to have stabilized although these poor folks are looking O-L-D...perhaps because they are. Felt bad for McLaughlin who apparently was wearing someone else's suit, so baggy was it on his frame. I'm not condemning anyone for aging or illness but it was a bit alarming. In the days before cable news and the internet, the McLaughlin Group were one of the few doses of political candor and a...
  • How Harry Reid Carpet-Bombed the South

    05/19/2014 9:52:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 18, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    Call it the Romney strategy: The Senate Majority PAC’s early wave of attack ads has been paying off in the polls in Democrats’ closest races.When the latest round of polls in key states showed vulnerable Democratic senators holding their own and the GOP’s dream candidate, Rep. Tom Cotton, an Iraq veteran and Harvard grad, down 10 points in his race against Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor, Republicans blamed the Senate Majority PAC as the chief culprit in shifting the landscape and upending the numbers. Formed in 2011 and staffed by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, it has been...
  • Eleanor Clift stands by claim US ambassador not ‘murdered’ in Benghazi

    05/16/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/16/2014
    A longtime political pundit under fire for claiming the American ambassador to Libya was not "murdered" in Benghazi is standing by her claim he died of smoke inhalation. "I'd like to point out that Ambassador (Chris) Stevens was not 'murdered;' he died of smoke inhalation in that safe room in that CIA installation," Eleanor Clift, a columnist at The Daily Beast, said Sunday on "The McLaughlin Group." While Clift may be technically correct in light of reports that Stevens died from smoke inhalation, she was criticized because the ambassador died as a result of a fire ignited during a terrorist...
  • Daily Beast Contributor: Amb. Chris Stevens was not “Murdered” in Benghazi

    05/12/2014 4:56:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Some people on the left have a moral and mental flexibility that would put Lilia Stepanova’s actual flexibility to shame. (Did you just google that name? Kinda cool, huh?) Eleanor Clift, columnist at the Daily Beast, is still blaming some obscure YouTube video for the terrorist attack on America’s consulate in Benghazi. But, that’s not the audacious comments that have sparked outrage. Clift, in her clinically psychopathic ways (seriously… Google the definition – I’m not making this up) declared that the American Ambassador, Chris Stevens, was not murdered… He “died of smoke inhalation”. This is like saying the people who...
  • McLaughlin Group‘s Eleanor Clift : ‘Ambassador Stevens Wasn’t Murdered’

    05/11/2014 10:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift said on Sunday’s The McLaughlin Group that late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed the night of the Benghazi attacks, had not been murdered but had died from “smoke inhalation.” “I’d like to point out that Ambassador Stevens was not ‘murdered,’” Clift said, using air quotes, “but died of smoke inhalation in a CIA safe room.” This did not land well. “It was a terrorist attack, Eleanor,” panelist-for-life Pat Buchanan said. “He was murdered in a terrorist attack.” Clift responded that it was an opportunistic terrorist attack inflamed by the anti-Muslim video, the blaming...
  • Eleanor Clift: Ambassador Stevens wasn't murdered in a terrorist attack (Watch Video)

    05/12/2014 6:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    On this week's McLaughlin Group, the Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift showed an ignorance of the facts about the Benghazi terrorist attack that should disqualify her from commenting on it. Get a load of this: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ELEANOR CLIFT: I would like to point out Ambassador Stevens was not murdered. He died of smoke inhalation in the safe room in that CIA installation. SUSAN FERRECHIO: I don't think that's a fact, Eleanor. CLIFT: I think that is a fact. FERRECHIO: I've heard a drastically different story from people who are also in the know about that. So,...
  • ‘Moronic’: Columnist ripped for ‘despicable’ suggestion that Ambassador Stevens wasn’t murdered

    05/11/2014 1:41:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    twtchy ^ | 5/11/14 | staff
    Robyn @robdetf Follow How does genius Eleanor Clift think the smoke got there to begin with? #Benghazi The elites in the mainstream media never pass up an opportunity to further embarrass themselves. Tammy Bruce âś” @HeyTammyBruce Degree to which panicked liberals will go "Eleanor Clift: Amb Stevens Wasn't Murdered, He Died Of Smoke Inhalation" http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/05/10/eleanor_clift_ambassador_stevens_wasnt_murdered_he_died_of_smoke_inhalation.html#.U2-u5jPWcNs.twitter Â… Layla @Layla1951 Follow .@EleanorClift -Example of why Americans hate the mainstream media as much as they hate politicians ---lies lies lies! @HeyTammyBruce 11:22 AM - 11 May 2014 Eleanor Clift âś” @EleanorClift Check out my voter's guide to TuesdayÂ’s DC Primary http://thebea.st/P8mKNc via @thedailybeast...
  • UNREAL: Liberal Columnist Says Ambassador Stevens Was NOT Murdered In Benghazi Attack (VIDEO)

    05/11/2014 1:22:42 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 68 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2014
    Prepare to be appalled. This is Eleanor Clift, liberal columnist, talking about the attack in Benghazi with the panel on The McLaughlin Group on Friday. It wasn’t murder, it was SMOKE INHALATION? That is so patently absurd it’s hard to believe it’s not a parody. SMOKE. INHALATION. The poor reasoning here really requires no explanation. And that’s not the only digging she does in this hole. She goes on to suggest it really was all about a video, that Petraeus should be on trial, not Hillary, and basically sneer at the entire thing as if it was no more consequential...
  • Eleanor Clift: Chris Stevens Not Murdered, Died of Smoke Inhalation; Blames YouTube Video

    05/11/2014 1:21:53 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/2014 | Jeff Poor
    On this weekend’s “The McLaughlin Group,” Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift laid out the same reasoning for the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as Bill Maher had on Friday, which was to still blame the now infamous YouTube video.
  • Bozell Column: Obama, The Media's Favorite Autocrat

    01/29/2014 5:40:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Everyone proposes drinking games for the State of the Union speech. But it’s not just the president that can drive you to drink. It’s the opportunistic media elites deciding which branches of government have too much power, depending on which branches the Democrats presently control. After a lot of stalemate in 2013, the partisan media think it’s high time for the executive branch to go completely around the legislative branch. They think that now that Congress has proven itself unwilling to provide Barack Obama with the historical greatness he deserves, they should and must be driven around like roadkill. They’ll...
  • Clift: Rand Paul "Trying To Stir A Revolt Against The U.S. Government"

    03/11/2013 1:10:31 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 41 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 3 10 2013 | staff
    <p>On this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group, regular liberal panelist Eleanor Clift accused Senator Rand Paul of trying to "stir a revolt against the U.S. government."</p> <p>ELEANOR CLIFT: I'm with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who basically said this was over the top and creating a sense that the government is really just waiting for this opportunity to drop a drone on you. But, I'll grant you the point. The ACLU put out a statement siding with Rand Paul and this is where the left and the right do meet.</p>
  • Eleanor Clift: Rand Paul "Trying To Stir A Revolt Against The U.S. Government" (barf alert!)

    03/10/2013 7:06:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 66 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4 hours ago
    <p>On this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group, regular liberal panelist Eleanor Clift accused Senator Rand Paul of trying to "stir a revolt against the U.S. government."</p> <p>ELEANOR CLIFT: I'm with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who basically said this was over the top and creating a sense that the government is really just waiting for this opportunity to drop a drone on you. But, I'll grant you the point. The ACLU put out a statement siding with Rand Paul and this is where the left and the right do meet.</p>
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Tireless Obamacare Push Vindicated by Supreme Court Ruling

    07/04/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 4, 2012 | Eleanor Clift
    The wily House minority leader put everything on the line to pass the president’s health-care bill, remained confident it would survive legal challenge—and was proved right when the Supreme Court largely upheld it. Among her first phone calls were her husband (“Sweetie, we won.”) and Vicki Kennedy, Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow, telling her, “Now Teddy can rest.” Ted Kennedy had long been the inspiration for health care as a right, not a privilege, calling it “the cause of my life,” and Nancy Pelosi, in her role as the first woman speaker of the House, had made it happen. Rushing to...
  • Eleanor Clift: Romney Withholding Tax Returns Because They'd Show Offshore Investments and...

    01/16/2012 10:06:27 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 14, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has up to this point opted not to make his tax returns public. Not surprisingly, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift smells a rat and expressed her conspiratorial opinion during the predictions segment of PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday (video follows with transcript): ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK: Romney’s refusal so far to release his income tax returns will be linked to probable investments in the Cayman Islands and the likelihood that he paid a very small percentage of his income in taxes.
  • Monica Crowley Laughs at Eleanor Clift's Foolish Comment About Obama, Reagan and Libya

    03/27/2011 12:11:20 PM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 27, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Eleanor Clift on this weekend's "McLaughlin Group" made a truly absurd comment about the disparate ways Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan handled Libya during their respective presidencies that left Monica Crowley in stitches. After Clift mocked Reagan by saying, "You don’t need leadership that goes into a Muslim country all alone," Monica laughed loudly before replying, "American presidential leadership, Eleanor, never goes out of style" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Eleanor Clift: Obama Lacks 'Feel' for Politics

    11/22/2010 9:19:53 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 22, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Eleanor Clint doesn't exactly say that President Barack Obama is completely clueless about politics but she comes pretty close to it in her latest Newsweek column. The lack of a basic ability to control the political agenda in Washington is a prospect that makes a committed liberal like Clift somewhat less than happy:Obama’s storied political career took him from the relative obscurity of the Illinois State Legislature to the presidency in such a short time that he didn’t get much of a feel for the nitty-gritty politicking that consumes so much of today’s partisan bickering. He didn’t have the benefit...