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  • Roseanne Barr should blame Trump most of all | Eugene Robinson

    06/02/2018 8:09:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Penn ^ | June 2, 2018 | Eugene Robinson
    President Donald Trump wants to create a safe public space for ugly, unvarnished, unambiguous racism, which he knows he can exploit for political advantage. This cynical and destructive ploy must not be allowed to succeed. But since Tuesday, there has been not a word of censure for Barr's vile "joke" portraying Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, as the result if "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby." Disney pulled the plug on 'Roseanne.' It's on the rest of us to pull the plug on racism Disney pulled the plug on 'Roseanne.' It's on...
  • Messing with the FBI? Trump doesn’t know history [direct threat]

    02/01/2018 7:13:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 211 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/18 | Eugene Robinson
    Presidents don’t win fights with the FBI. Donald Trump apparently wants to learn this lesson the hard way. Most presidents have had the sense not to bully the FBI by defaming its leaders and — ridiculously — painting its agents as leftist political hacks. Most members of Congress have also understood how unwise it would be to pull such stunts. But Trump and his hapless henchmen on Capitol Hill, led by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), have chosen the wrong enemy. History strongly suggests they will be sorry. (snip) Trump and his minions seem to think they can out-leak the FBI. Obviously...
  • Washington Post and Morning Joe on Wolff Book: ‘Just Every Page Really Rings True’

    01/05/2018 4:30:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 5, 2017 | Chris Reeves
    In spite of growing evidence that Michael Wolff’s explosive new book Fire and Fury should not be treated as the epitome of truthful and accurate reporting, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson are still keeping the faith and treating it as the Holy Grail of recording the true story behind the internal workings of the Trump administration. At one point early in the second hour of Friday’s Morning Joe, Robinson professed his conviction that “every page [of Wolff’s book] really rings true, doesn’t it Joe,” to which Scarborough replied: “It does. It really does.” Joe...
  • WaPo’s Gene Robinson: Trump Lying, or “Dementia Going On — I’m Serious”

    11/27/2017 5:08:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On this evening’s Hardball, reacting to a report that President Trump has suggested that the Access Hollywood tape is not authentic, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said: “He is plain outright lying, or there is some kind of dementia going on. The president — no I’m serious . . . you actually have to wonder about the President’s mental condition.” Get the rest of the story and view the video at FinkelBlog.
  • Robinson: Is the tribe more important than morality in Alabama?

    11/25/2017 7:27:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 121 replies
    The Columbian ^ | November 24, 2017 | by Eugene Robinson
    Can the descent of American political culture into ugly tribalism be halted? Alabama voters will give their answer when they decide whether to send Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate. Moore, 70, has built a long, disgraceful career out of smarmy religiosity spiked with tribal grievance. Having posed for years as the most pious of Christians, he now stands accused by nine women of un-Christian behavior: They claim convincingly that Moore, when he was in his 30s, aggressively pursued romantic or sexual relationships, including with teens barely half his age. Successful demagogues can use tribal enmities to blind their followers...
  • What Happened? America's Political Axis Tilted. (Is Eugene Robinson retarded?)

    09/19/2017 11:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 19, 2017 | Eugene Robinson
    Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant. With all respect to Hillary Clinton, her newly published memoir, "What Happened," doesn't really tell what happened. It is perhaps inevitable that she would focus on the daily twists and turns of the campaign. It is understandable that she would blame James Comey, Vladimir Putin and the media for damaging her prospects -- and that she would downplay her own strategic...
  • Out of Control ‘Hardball’ Lumps GOP in with Neo-Nazis, Shocked Wilson Loved ‘Birth of a Nation’

    08/15/2017 5:05:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 15, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was back and firing on all cylinders Monday night, overseeing a show devoid of reason as it linked conservatives, Republicans, and anyone in the “right-wing” to the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists associated with Saturday’s Charlottesville terrorism.  Matthews also showed ineptitude in not knowing until very recently that progressive heartthrob and President Woodrow Wilson loved the KKK film Birth of a Nation so much that he had it shown at the White House. Out of Control ‘Hardball’ Lumps GOP in with Neo-Nazis, Shocked Wilson Loved ‘Birth of a Nation’He began his show with a personal summation...
  • Eugene Robinson: Castro Didn't Like "Income Inequality," A "True Believer" Of Communism

    11/28/2016 12:50:55 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 42 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 28, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    ROBINSON, WASHINGTON POST: The inequality of income and the division of society into haves and have-nots, and the way some people are getting rich. He didn't like it one bit. So he was, indeed in that sense, a true believer in the decrepit, antiquated, oppressive, communist system he put in place. As long as he drew breath... there were limits beyond which Raul Castro in any attempt to modernize or reform, limits beyond which it was difficult for him to go.
  • Eugene Robinson Hopes Trump Fails

    11/15/2016 1:53:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Looky here, my friends. Eugene Robinson, columnist, Washington Post. He also... I don't know if he still is. Back in his days where we did not have our ban on audio from MSNBC, he was a regular panelist there, a strategist, a Democrat hack disguised as a columnist for the Washington Post. The headline of his column that published yesterday: "I Do Not Wish Trump Success on His Agenda." I haven't seen any angry tweets about this. I haven't seen anybody castigating Eugene Robinson for daring to suggest that you can't get behind and support our new...
  • Star is Born? Donald Trump, Jr.’s Impressive Morning Joe Appearance

    11/08/2016 7:34:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ivanka has attracted attention as the Trump most likely to have a significant political future. But don’t sleep on Donald Trump, Jr. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Trump, Jr. was impressively thoughtful, articulate, substantive and nuanced, without for one second backing down from making his case forcefully and unapologetically. For a taste of Trump, Jr., view the video as he unblinkingly attacks the double standard, asserting that any average American who had done what Hillary did with her email would be in jail. And when Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post scoffs at his assertion that African-Americans and Hispanics speak...
  • Washington Post's Robinson: I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama 'Defense Attorney' on Iran Ransom

    08/19/2016 7:08:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On a certain level, it was refreshing to see an MSM member admit how he sees his role: as that of a "defense attorney" for Barack Obama. On another level, it was disgusting . . . On today's Morning Joe, during a discussion of the Iran ransom deal in which even State Department spox John Kirby effectively conceded that the deal was a "quid pro quo," the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson said "I feel like I need to ask the sort of question a defense attorney would ask at this point." Robinson's point was that some had criticized the Obama...
  • Scarborough: Everybody’s Talking About Trump’s ‘Mental Health’

    08/02/2016 5:41:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 96 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe, in the wake of recent comments by Donald Trump including his criticism of the Gold Star Khan family, Joe Scarborough says that he has been contacted by Republicans, conservatives and what the media would call “right-wing bloggers” to inquire about Trump’s “mental health.” Scarborough says “everybody” is talking about it. Scarborough went on to say “I’ve known him for a decade, never seen him act like this before. It’s unhinged, not the Donald Trump I’ve known for over a decade. I never have seen anything remotely resembling this type of behavior from a guy who I’ve known...
  • Power, Racism Mix Toxically In Gates Arrest (Barf alert!!!)

    07/27/2009 6:53:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 844+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2009 | EUGENE ROBINSON
    If race were the only issue, there would be much less hyperventilation about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates' unpleasant run-in with the criminal justice system. After all, it would hardly be the first time a black man had unjustly been hauled to jail by a white police officer. The debate — really more of a shouting match — is also about power and entitlement. This is a new twist. Since the triumph of the civil rights movement, minorities have been moving up the ladder in politics, business, academia, just about every field. Only in the past decade, however, has a...
  • Brian Williams: Wash Post's Eugene Robinson Is a ‘Pulitzer Prize-Winning Communist’

    03/21/2016 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 21, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    rian Williams’s mouth is getting him in trouble again. The disgraced ex-Nightly News anchor on Monday closed out a segment on Castro by declaring liberal Washington Post writer Eugene Robinson a “Pulitzer Prize-winning communist.”  Williams tried to dig himself out of the hole, retreating, “Communist. Wow! Columnist....I think I have that on the mind. You are not, in fact, a communist. You are a friend of ours and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with the Washington Post.” Brian Williams: Eugene Robinson Is a ‘Pulitzer Prize-Winning Communist’ The slip came after Robinson was discussing Cuba’s “dangerous path for survival” as it attempts reforms....
  • “Violence” at Trump rallies is fine for some as long as they start it

    03/16/2016 11:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Isn’t all of the violence at Donald Trump rallies awful? Any right thinking American should reject it out of hand. Of course, the fact that actual violence inside of Trump assemblies is nearly nonexistent doesn’t seem to factor into the media equation. There was definitely one person who got sucker punched in the head at a recent speech, but the perpetrator was correctly identified, booked and will be prosecuted on some minor assault or battery charge. And yet the panic over this presumed violence is clearly situational among the commentariat. People decrying “violence at Trump rallies” certainly seem excited about...
  • Bill Bolling: Is this the end for the GOP?

    02/22/2016 11:56:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    Richmond Times ^ | Bill Bolling | Bill Bolling (R-VA)
    In a recent op/ed in the Washington Post, columnist Eugene Robinson argued that “it is no longer possible to think of the Republican Party as a coherent political force.” Robinson further argued the current Republican Party was “factionalized and out of control.” Unfortunately, Robinson was correct in his assessment of today’s Republican Party, and that should worry us all. (SNIP) First, they are not so much conservative as they are anti-government, and there is world of difference between those two things.
  • Sarah Palin takes the GOP campaign to a new low

    01/22/2016 6:41:09 PM PST · by detective · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2016 | Eugene Robinson
    love poetic justice. This wild and wacky Republican presidential campaign deserved Sarah Palin, and now it's got her. Palin's endorsement of front-runner Donald Trump at an Iowa rally this week was a master class in surrealist poetry. Geniuses of the Dada movement would have been humbled by her deconstruction of the language and her obliteration of the bourgeois concept we call logic.
  • How Donald Trump destroyed the Republican Party in 2015

    12/29/2015 11:16:25 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 107 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-29-15 | Eugene Robinson
    History will remember 2015 as the year when The Republican Party As We Knew It was destroyed by Donald Trump. An entity called the GOP will survive — but can never be the same. Am I overstating Trump's impact, given that not a single vote has been cast? Hardly. I'm not sure it's possible to exaggerate how the Trump phenomenon has torn the party apart, revealing a chasm between establishment and base that is far too wide to bridge with stale Reagan-era rhetoric. Can you picture the Trump legions meekly falling in line behind Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio...
  • MSNBC Correspondent Kasie Hunt Mocks Ben Carson's Pronunciation of 'Hamas'

    12/04/2015 4:49:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yes, it's fair to report Ben Carson's problems in pronouncing "Hamas," as a reflection of his lack of foreign policy fluency. But Kasie Hunt is billed as an MSNBC political "correspondent." And on today's Morning Joe, she mocked Carson in a manner more befitting a late-night comedian trolling for laughs from a liberal crowd. After rolling a clip of Ben Carson addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition yesterday in which Carson's pronunciation of "Hamas" left something to be desired, Hunt cracked "there were some questions afterwards in the room whether he was talking about the terrorist group, or the Middle Eastern...
  • Gene Robinson Curiously Incurious About Cause of Mizzou Prez Resignation

    11/10/2015 5:35:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    News flash: Eugene Robinson has just been named Dean of the Alice In Wonderland School of Journalism. Where "who, what, when" etc. is replaced by "who cares?", and when it comes to crimes against political correctness, verdict first, trial later. On today's Morning Joe, WaPo columnist Robinson expressed surprising indifference to his unawareness of the causes that led Mizzou President Tim Wolfe to be driven from office. Asked by Joe Scarborough as to the reasons for the prez's departure, Robinson replied "I haven't been on campus; I don't know . . . I don't know what those specifics are." When...