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  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' In Call With NYT Columnist

    05/15/2016 9:36:38 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 184 replies
    GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (d-ma) as "Pocahontas" in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, she wrote in a piece published Saturday. Trump told Dowd that he had not been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in his meeting with him last week to tone down his rhetoric directed at women. Dowd also asked him if he had been criticized by Republicans for his Twitter feud with Warren. "You mean Pocahontas?” Trump shot back. Trump and Warren have engaged in a long battle on Twitter, trading barbs over his rhetoric toward...
  • Maureen Dowd to Trump: Have you ever asked a woman to get an abortion?

    04/03/2016 1:35:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Donald Trump has gotten a lot of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate for his five different positions on abortion in three days. Those criticisms are legitimate because it shows Trump either doesn’t know what he’s talking about, is faking his position on abortion to appease his supporters, or has no real position at all. But that’s not stopped Maureen Dowd with The New York Times from asking one of craziest questions of the political cycle. Given his draconian comment, sending women back to back alleys, I had to ask: When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan,...
  • Trump admits 'mistake' in Tweet of Ted Cruz's Wife

    04/03/2016 5:39:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 420 replies
    KWWL ^ | 04/03/2016 | Luis Castillo
    (NBC) - Donald Trump says he regrets retweeting an unflattering photo of the wife of rival Ted Cruz, a rare move for the Republican front-runner more known for his boasts than backtracking. "Yeah, it was a mistake," Trump told New York Times. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." The retweet set off a war of words between the two candidates, and gave fresh fuel to Democratic candidates and other critics who marveled at a Republican presidential race that had descended into a fight over the candidates' wives. Trump retweeted the photo compilation showing an...
  • Trump to NYT on Heidi Cruz retweet: 'Yeah, it was a mistake'

    04/02/2016 3:04:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | April 2, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump admitted to The New York Times on Saturday that retweeting an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz was a mistake and that he would not do it again if given the opportunity. "Yeah, it was a mistake," he told columnist Maureen Dowd. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." Dowd was asking about an incident last month in which Trump retweeted a picture of Cruz, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, during a spat involving a nude photo of Trump's wife, Melania, that was circulated by an anti-Trump super PAC.
  • When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism (Maureen Dowd in NYT)

    02/14/2016 6:51:34 AM PST · by Salman · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 13, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — THE Clinton campaign is shellshocked over the wholesale rejection of Hillary by young women, younger versions of herself who do not relate to her. Hillary’s coronation was predicated on a conviction that has just gone up in smoke. The Clintons felt that Barack Obama had presumptuously snatched what was rightfully hers in 2008, gliding past her with his pretty words to make history before she could. So this time, the Clintons assumed, the women who had deserted Hillary for Barack, in Congress and in the country, owed her. Democrats would want to knock down that second barrier. ...
  • Mommy, the Drone’s Here! [Mo Dowd]

    12/04/2013 11:39:52 AM PST · by seanmerc · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3 Dec 13 | Maureen Dowd
    The novelty of flying cars never materialized. But flying novels are right around the corner. If you aren’t nervous enough reading about 3-D printers spitting out handguns or Google robots with Android phones, imagine the skies thick with crisscrossing tiny drones.
  • Can Hillary Cry Her Way Back to the White House? ... (NY Slimes: MAUREEN DOWD)

    01/09/2008 7:02:20 AM PST · by IrishMike · 93 replies · 4,038+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2008 | MAUREEN DOWD
    When I walked into the office Monday, people were clustering around a computer to watch what they thought they would never see: Hillary Clinton with the unmistakable look of tears in her eyes. A woman gazing at the screen was grimacing, saying it was bad. Three guys watched it over and over, drawn to the “humanized” Hillary. One reporter who covers security issues cringed. “We are at war,” he said. “Is this how she’ll talk to Kim Jong-il?” Another reporter joked: “That crying really seemed genuine. I’ll bet she spent hours thinking about it beforehand.” He added dryly: “Crying doesn’t...
  • Should Hillary Pretend to Be a Flight Attendant? (MoDowd Alert)

    11/16/2007 5:11:57 AM PST · by jdm · 13 replies · 119+ views
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 16, 2007 | Maureen Dowd
    In 2005, a year after Ellie Grossman, a doctor, met Ray Fisman, a professor, on a blind date, she was talking to her grandmother about her guy. “Never let a man think you’re smarter,” her grandmother advised. “Men don’t like that.” Ray and Ellie “had a good laugh, thinking times had changed,” he recalled. The pair went on to marry — after she proposed. But now, he says, “it seems like the students at Columbia University should pay heed to Grandma Lil’s advice.” Mr. Fisman is a 36-year-old Columbia economics professor who conducted a two-year study, published last year, on...
  • Bernstein Finds White House 'Terrified' Clinton 'Blowing Up Own Campaign,' Invokes Nixon

    02/07/2016 1:26:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Saturday's CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow, CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein declared that, after spending time talking to the White House about Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman-Sachs, that they are "horrified" that Clinton is "blowing up her own campaign," and invoked President Richard Nixon's tapes as possibly comparable to the transcripts of her speeches. As he described apparent panic at the White House, Bernstein used words and phrases like "terrified," "dumbfounded," "tied up in knots," and "beside themselves" to describe reaction to Clinton's "unfathomable" behavior that "has endangered President Obama's legacy." Bernstein: Obama White...
  • Maureen Dowd: Reigning Cats and Dogs

    01/17/2016 8:33:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    After running as a man last time around, Hillary Clinton is now running as a woman. Matthew Dowd, the former W. strategist who became an independent, says Hillary got it backward: She should have run as a woman in 2008, when she was beating back a feminized antiwar candidate. And she should have run as a man this time, when Americans feel beleaguered and scared and yearn for something "big and masculine and strong," as Dowd put it. Despite the deafening dearth of excitement among younger women, Hillary has cast herself as Groundbreaking Granny.
  • Leo, Hillary and Their Bears (Maureen Dowd savages Hillary)

    01/10/2016 11:45:29 AM PST · by springwater13 · 27 replies
    So he's wielding his knife on her most sensitive pressure point: her hypocrisy in running as a feminist icon when she was part of political operations that smeared women who told the truth about Bill's transgressions. Hillary told friends that Monica was a "troubled young person" getting ministered to by Bill and a "narcissistic loony toon." Hillary's henchman Sidney Blumenthal spread around the story that Monica was a stalker and Charlie Rangel publicly slandered the intern as a fantasist who wasn't playing with "a full deck." Trump may be a politically incorrect Frank Sinatra ring-a-ding type with cascading marriages to...
  • Washington Post and New York Times: Ted Cruz is the next Barry Goldwater

    11/27/2015 4:24:41 PM PST · by Isara · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | November 27th, 2015 | slheis
    It is no coincidence that with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recent rise in the polls come attempts to downplay or diminish him as a viable GOP candidate.Two recent columns, one each from the Washington Post and NY Times, attempt to do just that. A column on November 24th by obscure Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman titled “Sen. Ted Cruz could actually be the Republican nominee for President” is especially derogatory in nature. Although conceding Cruz’s rise in the polls and the momentum he currently has, Waldman makes the following statement: “But from one angle - probably yours if you're a...
  • The Midwife to Chaos and Her Perjury

    10/29/2015 2:39:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The New York Times' Maureen Dowd captured the moment last weekend when she referred to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as "the midwife to chaos" in Libya. Dowd apparently came to that conclusion after watching Clinton bobbing and weaving and admitting and denying as she was confronted with the partial record of her failures and obfuscations as secretary of state, particularly with respect to Libya. The public record is fairly well-known. In March 2011, President Barack Obama declared war on Libya. He did this at the urging of Clinton, who wanted to overthrow Libyan strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi so...
  • First ad from “Draft Biden” PAC is about, yes, his personal tragedy [Watch Video]

    10/07/2015 1:14:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    No, not that personal tragedy. His other personal tragedy. Despite 35 years in the Senate and seven more as VP, this is the very first thing his biggest fans want low-information voters to know about him. I wonder if Biden quietly signed off on this just like he quietly leaked that “do it for Beau” anecdote to Maureen Dowd.But … it’s a good ad, no? However crass you may find this “He’s suffered enough so let’s make him president” campaign pitch, it’s a superb contrast with the RoboClinton. This is exactly the sort of thing the public likes about...
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish

    10/06/2015 1:09:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | October 6, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation.
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish [To Maureen Dowd]

    10/06/2015 7:18:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation. According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him promise to run for president because "the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.” It...
  • Hooray for Hillarywood?

    05/30/2015 4:57:20 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    IS Hollywood really ready to give a 67-year-old woman a leading role in a big-budget production? Hillary Clinton’s campaign has echoes of various classic movies: “Single White Female,” with Hillary creepily co-opting the identity of the more trendy Elizabeth Warren; “My Fair Lady,” with Hillary sitting meekly and being schooled on how to behave by tyrannical Pygmalions (Iowa voters); “The Usual Suspects,” with Hillary’s hoodlums, Sidney Blumenthal and David Brock, vying to be Keyser Söze; and, of course, “How to Steal a Million,” a caper about a heist plotted by a couple that doesn’t need the money. From a narrative...
  • Hillary's New Campaign Slogan: It's All Bill's Fault!

    04/24/2015 5:33:46 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 11 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/24/15 | Steve Berman
    Jonathan Chait has joined the liberal choir experiencing buyers remorse for Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Maureen Dowd of the New York Times previously fired two bullets (here and here) at Hillary, first comparing her to Nixon (leading to the affectionate nickname “Grandma Nixon”), then encouraging her to run like a Tumblr Chick (I doubt Hillary has ever visited the site), or as Tina Fey’s “Bitch is the new black.” Chait, ever the liberal shill, blames Hillary’s Fukushima factor on Ol’ Bill. (I almost stopped reading his piece in New York Magazine after the second sentence: [TRIGGER WARNING]  “Jimmy Carter was an ineffective president who became...
  • Maureen Dowd Disses Obama: a 'Feminized Man'

    04/18/2015 6:59:28 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maureen Dowd's Sunday column ostensibly centers on the problem of Hillary's persona being alternatively too masculine or too Chipolte-granny feminine. But in passing, Dowd discharges a major diss in the direction of President Obama. Analyzing lessons learned from 2008, Maureen writes that "Hillary saw the foolishness of acting like a masculine woman defending the Iraq invasion after she fell behind to a feminized man denouncing it." Barack Obama: feminized man. Ouch.
  • Grandma Nixon

    04/12/2015 1:14:18 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 20 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/12/15 | Steve Berman
    <p>Hillary Clinton made the most anti-climactic announcement in the history of presidential politics today.  She's running for president.  Yawn.  We are looking at a politician with a perfect record:  everything she's touched has ended badly.  Here's for keeping it perfect.</p> <p>I posted the article below this morning on RedState, which got some play on Twitter.  Grandma Nixon is officially in the race.</p>
  • Grandmama Mia! (Dowd on Clinton)

    04/12/2015 9:01:28 AM PDT · by VinL · 79 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 4/11/15 | M.Dowd
    WHEN my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other. He recalled that Kennedy never looked up or acknowledged his presence, but Nixon would greet him with a huge smile. “Hi, Mike,” he’d say. “How are you doing? How’s the family?” It seemed a bit counterintuitive, especially since my dad, a D.C. police inspector in charge of Senate security, was a huge Kennedy booster. (The two prominent pictures in our house were of the Mona Lisa and J.F.K.) But after puzzling over it,...
  • Hillary: The Ides of March Are Upon Us

    03/15/2015 8:39:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-15-2015 | MOTUS
    Well, here we are, the ides of March; and needless to say, beware.As every Romanophile knows, today is the day Julius Caesar was done in by his friends and enemies. Hillary should take note of Spurinna’s warning.Because I fear the long knives are coming for her. It now appears that her old boss and his consigliore are behind all of Hill’s current woes. (h/t Larwyn’s Linx)If they’d do it to Rhambo, they’d do it to anybodyBarry promised Bill and Hill to back Hill’s 2016 presidential run if they helped out during the historic 2008 contest. In politics, though, 8 minutes...
  • Maureen Dowd: Hillary Exploits Our Fear of 'the Anarchists' in Congress

    03/14/2015 4:43:35 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Anarchists?" If only! Let's stipulate that Maureen Dowd's current column is absolutely brutal to Hillary. Riffing off the Republicans' letter to the ayatollah, Dowd deigns to send a letter from "America" explaining the Constitution to Clinton. Dowd denounces Hillary for being "willing to cite your mother's funeral to get sympathy for ill-advisedly deleting 30,000 emails," and describes her as "an annoyed queen, radiating irritation at anyone who tries to hold you accountable." But that won't stop us from holding Dowd accountable for her absurd shot at Republicans, whereby she writes of Hillary exploiting "our fear of the anarchists and haters...
  • Maureen Dowd: Sarah Palin as Punch Line on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Special

    02/17/2015 4:51:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    The New York Times First Draft ^ | February 17, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    <p>Sarah Palin during an audience question-and-answer session at the "Saturday Night Live" 40th-anniversary special last week.</p> <p>Sarah Palin in 2016?</p> <p>Even she thinks that’s a joke.</p> <p>The former vice-presidential candidate made her final transition to pure celebrity and political punch line on Sunday night, when Lorne Michaels’s “Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 40th birthday with a comic extravaganza that became NBC Entertainment’s top-rated show in more than a decade.</p>
  • Axelrod: ‘Patronizing and Disrespectful’ Obama Chewed Out Maureen Dowd

    02/11/2015 7:44:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast's Power Play Blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    When David Axelrod published his memoir he hoped it would be seen as a respectable political memoir. Naturally, everyone just wants the bitchiest dish.President Obama despises Maureen Dowd—absolutely loathes the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist. He’s annoyed by Mitt Romney. And the president’s messaging guru and top gun, David Axelrod, has little regard for Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s erstwhile chief strategist. Those are a few of the gossipy take-aways from Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, Axelrod’s hotly-anticipated (by political junkies) memoir that goes on sale today. Yet those anecdotes represent just the sort of slicing and dicing of...
  • Are Teleprompter Readers Like Brian Williams Obsolete? Or Just Redundant?

    02/08/2015 11:33:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-8-2015 | MOTUS
    Brian Williams is taking a sabbatical until he’s no longer the laughing stock of the internet - this is HUGE! I can tell because even Maureen Dowd can’t seem to find the humor in it. It’s as if she senses something more existential (yes, I said it) is at stake here. It may be starting to dawn on her that the broadcast (and print) journalism franchise is flailing. Like Radio Shack, who continued to hang around providing inferior product and service long after they had lost sight of their objective.Here’s MoDo’s take on the situation: Although Williams’s determination to...
  • Maureen Dowd: Anchors Aweigh (Brian Williams)

    02/07/2015 7:25:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 7, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    THIS was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division. But the caustic media big shots who once roamed the land were gone, and “there was no one around to pull his chain when he got too over-the-top,” as one NBC News reporter put it.
  • Maureen Dowd: Throw the Bums Out: Roger Goodell, Ray Rice and the N.F.L.’s Culture

    09/14/2014 10:13:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 13, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to Bobby Kennedy’s Senate seat after the assassination, risked his career to come out against the Vietnam War... The two legacies from his dad, Bryan Curtis wrote in Grantland last year, could well be “a measure of his dad’s idealism, his contrarianism, his stubbornness. And I bet we’d also find a kind of defense mechanism that develops when you see your dad destroyed on a public stage. An instinct that makes you...
  • The Golf Address

    08/24/2014 1:43:29 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    The New York Times (via Twitchy) ^ | 0823/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • The Golf Address [Usually noxious Dowd slams Obama]

    08/23/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/23/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • Alone Again, Naturally

    08/19/2014 9:53:34 PM PDT · by Aria · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/20/2014 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said. When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and other politicians, conveying the sense that he was above the grubby political scene, unearthly and apart. He began “Dreams From My Father” with a description of his time living on the Upper East Side while he was a student at Columbia, savoring his lone-wolf existence. He was, he wrote, “prone to see other people as unnecessary distractions.”...
  • Maureen Dowd's marijuana-induced freak out

    06/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 June 2014 Last updated at 12:21 ET | By Anthony Zurcher
    Maureen Dowd travelled to Colorado in January, ate a bit too much of a marijuana-laced chocolate bar and proceeded to have a Valley-of-the-Dolls-style meltdown in her hotel room. Here's how she describes the experience in her Wednesday New York Times column: "I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours. I was thirsty but couldn't move to get water. Or even turn off the lights. I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the...
  • Maureen Dowd’s long, strange trip to Colorado lights up Internet

    06/04/2014 7:28:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 4, 2014 | by Shawn Langlois
    In more cultured circles, Maureen Dowd is known as the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and columnist for the New York Times, who was once named woman of the year by Glamour and is regarded as one of the most influential left-leaning journalists in the country. On Twitter, she’s just another superparanoid stoner with a keyboard. Dowd’s half-baked odyssey began when she flew to Denver to immerse herself in some of the local culture. No, not hitting the slopes or visiting the rifle range. She had designs on getting high. You know, for one of her columns. So she went down to...
  • White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2014: We Do Hot Messes Right

    05/04/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-2-2014 | MOTUS
    Okay, let me just get this out of the way: Another Correspondent’s Dinner, another “off-the-shoulder perfection” for Lady M. Enough said.How do I know why she always looks like such a hot mess at the Correspondents’ Dinner? I guess she’s always had a thing for writers.For his part of the party, Big Guy hired the best comedy writers in the country and all he got in return was polite laughter. Not exactly a great return on investment; butt then, that can be said about everything else America has “invested in” the past five and a half years too.Here’s what People reported...
  • Dear MoDo: Welcome To Your Nightmare.

    05/03/2014 8:38:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-3-2014 | MOTUS
    As it turned out MoDo just dropped by the MOTUS Twilight Nocturne Lounge for a quick pre-pre-party cocktail. Here she is at her second stop at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend Pre-Party at the swanky W hotel: MoDo with New Yorker editor David Remnick and Jane Mayer at the pre-party they hosted.I don’t think I’m letting the cat out of the bag by saying that MoDo’s facial regrading turned out quite well; indeed, she certainly doesn’t look 62 now, like she did when she was 55! Cheek lift, check, brow lift, check, eye lift, check, lips straightened around and...
  • Is Barry Whiffing?

    04/30/2014 8:21:17 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    Stop whining, Mr. President. And stop whiffing. Don’t whinge off the record with columnists and definitely don’t do it at a press conference with another world leader. It is disorienting to everybody, here at home and around the world. I empathize with you about being thin-skinned. When you hate being criticized, it’s hard to take a giant steaming plate of “you stink” every day, coming from all sides. But you convey the sense that any difference on substance is lčse-majesté. You simply proclaim what you believe as though you know it to be absolutely true, hoping we recognize the truth...
  • Is Maureen Dowd Obsolete?

    12/27/2013 12:20:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | December 27, 2013 | Fred Reed
    “Without men, civilization would last until the oil needed changing.” —Federicius Aurelius Superomnem, 345 BC Oh god, oh god. Death, taxes, migraine, sinus drainage, beriberi, and Maureen Dowd, the resentment columnist at The New York Times. On the Web I find her at some feminist bitch-in called “Are Men Obsolete?” She has this to say to men: So now that women don’t need men to reproduce and refinance, the question is, will we keep you around? And the answer is, ‘You know we need you in the way we need ice cream — you’ll be more ornamental.’ I was delighted...
  • Maureen and her very 'exhausted' Barry! (even Ms. Dowd can't take it anymore)

    09/09/2013 7:54:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    You know that President Obama is swimming up stream when Maureen Dowd writes this: "The president looked exhausted as he met the press in St. Petersburg on Friday. The man elected because of his magical powers of persuasion had failed to persuade other world leaders at dinner the night before about a strike on Syria.     He said he had told his fellow leaders, "I was elected to end wars and not start them."   But in life, and especially in Washington, people sometimes end up becoming what they start out scorning." Isn't that the truth?  How did we get here?  How...
  • Maureen Dowd attributes misquote to 'noisy' coffee shop

    08/25/2013 5:56:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    In her column, Dowd quoted de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray as saying that mayoral challenger Christine Quinn was "not accessible ... She's not the kind of person I feel I can go up to and talk to about issues like taking care of children at a young age and paid sick leave." Quinn used this slight to accuse the de Blasio campaign of faulting her for being a childless lesbian. In fact, audio of the full quote, which was subsequently released by de Blasio's campaign, shows that McCray's marks may have been far more tame. The Times has since issued...
  • Madam President (Barfaholic Maureen Dowdy's Most Barf-Inducing Quote Ever)

    08/11/2013 6:57:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2013 | Maureen Dowd
    PRESIDENT OBAMA proved himself a great segue artist Friday, as he smoothly glided from his previously unassailable position on the matter of surveillance to his new unassailable position on the matter of surveillance. There is no moral high ground that he does not seek to occupy. As with drones and gay marriage, he seems peeved that we were insufficiently patient with his own private study of the matter. Why won’t the country agree to entrust itself to his fine mind? Yet while Barry is in the thick of it, the air is thick with Hillary. From the sidelines, she is...
  • When Myths Collide in the Capital

    05/12/2013 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/11/2013 | MAUREEN DOWD
    THE capital is in the throes of déjŕ vu and preview as it plunges back into Clinton Rules, defined by a presidential aide on the hit ABC show “Scandal” as damage control that goes like this: “It’s not true, it’s not true, it’s not true, it’s old news.” The conservatives appearing on Benghazi-obsessed Fox News are a damage patrol with an approach that goes like this: “Lies, paranoia, subpoena, impeach, Watergate, Iran-contra.” (Though now that the I.R.S. has confessed to targeting Tea Party groups, maybe some of the paranoia is justified.) Welcome to a glorious spring weekend of accusation and...
  • Dowd bashes Obama: 'He still has not learned how to govern'

    04/21/2013 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Dowd bashes Obama: 'He still has not learned how to govern' By DONOVAN SLACK | 4/21/13 12:49 PM EDT The New York Times' Maureen Dowd ripped President Obama for failing to do enough on gun-control and said he "still has not learned how to govern." "President Obama has watched the blood-dimmed tide drowning the ceremony of innocence, as Yeats wrote, and he has learned how to emotionally connect with Americans in searing moments, as he did from the White House late Friday night after the second bombing suspect was apprehended in Boston," she writes in a column published Sunday. "Unfortunately,...
  • Senator slips up: ‘You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight’

    04/16/2013 5:54:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | 4/16/13 | Joe Saunders
    It’s not often that the confiscation crowd is nakedly honest, but when they think they’re just preaching to the choir, they might forget the heathens are listening, too. That was the case in Sunday’s New York Times column by Maureen Dowd when Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy blurted out the real goal of the gun grabbers: Getting weapons out of your hands means getting the vote out of your hands, too. “You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight,” Murphy told Dowd. “Disenfranchise.” This isn’t the usual, misty-eyed “if it will save one life” claptrap; and the speaker isn’t some unshaven...
  • The ‘Vigilance’ Vigilantes - The tolerance enforcers will not tolerate dissent. (Mark Steyn)

    04/05/2013 11:03:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 5, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    He who controls the language shapes the debate: In the same week the Associated Press announced that it would no longer describe illegal immigrants as “illegal immigrants,” the star columnist of the New York Times fretted that the Supreme Court seemed to have misplaced the style book on another fashionable minority. “I am worried,” wrote Maureen Dowd, “about how the justices can properly debate same-sex marriage when some don’t even seem to realize that most Americans use the word ‘gay’ now instead of ‘homosexual.’” She quoted her friend Max Mutchnick, creator of Will & Grace: “Scalia uses the word ‘homosexual’...
  • Maureen Dowd: The Oscar for Best Fabrication

    02/17/2013 8:57:24 PM PST · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 16 Feb 2013 | Maureen Dowd
    I SAW “Argo” with Jerry Rafshoon, who was a top aide to President Carter during the Iranian hostage crisis, when six Americans escaped and were given sanctuary for three months by courageous Canadian diplomats. We were watching a scene where a C.I.A. guy can’t get through to Hamilton Jordan, Carter’s chief of staff, to sign off on plane tickets for the escaping hostages, so he pretends to be calling from the school where Jordan’s kids go. “Hamilton wasn’t married then and didn’t have any kids,” Jerry whispered, inflaming my pet peeve about filmmakers who make up facts in stories about...
  • Why is Identity Politics Evil? Maureen Dowd: "Mitt Romney is the president of white male America."

    11/20/2012 12:46:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | November 18, 2012 | Robert Wargas
    It is understandable that those of us who voted against Barack Obama, the Community Disorganizer, should be upset over his triumph. Like Joe Biden reading an Umberto Eco novel, we cannot help but feel rather listless and disoriented these days. Feelings of vulnerability can very easily transmogrify into anger, so one must never lose one’s sense of humor; apropos, I draw your attention to the New York Times of November 10, in which Maureen Dowd reflects on Mitt Romney’s loss: “Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he...
  • Of Mad Men, Mad Women and Meat Loaf

    10/28/2012 10:27:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/28/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    MY sister, who was a secretary in the “Mad Men” era, is not worried that Republicans want to drag us back to being secretaries in the “Mad Men” era, as Tina Fey suggests. Peggy is that most sought-after creature, an undecided woman who is a swing voter. She started as a blond concrete block in President Obama’s female firewall, but like many other women, is now pondering divorcing him for the man who looks and darn well talks like a ’50s sitcom dad. She does not believe the economy is getting better, and she trusts Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan...
  • Maureen Dowd Fantasy: 'President' Jed Bartlet Advises Obama to Call Romney a Liar in Next Debate

    10/07/2012 9:54:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 7, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the reasons why liberals were so shocked by President Obama's disastrous performance in last Wednesday's presidential debate is that it ran completely counter to what they expected based on one of their most important fictional experiences. And that fictional experience was when "President" Jed Bartlet wiped the floor of his Republican challenger Ritchie ("richie" get it?) during a "West Wing" debate episode. You can see Bartlet destroying Ritchie as completely scripted by Aaron Sorkin in his liberal fantasy below the fold. Since that fictitious debate has served as a liberal reference point as to how debates between a...
  • Complicity in Duplicity? (Even Maureen Dowd begins to recognize the White House's dishonesty)

    10/03/2012 1:34:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/03/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    A woman named Rice in a top administration job, ambitious to move up to secretary of state, hitting the Sunday talk shows to aggressively promote a Middle East narrative that’s good for the president but destined to crumble under scrutiny. Accusations that intelligence on Al Qaeda links in the Middle East was cherry-picked by American officials to create a convenient reality. A national security apparatus that becomes enmeshed with the political image-making machine. Sound familiar? Last time it was Condoleezza Rice helping her war-obsessed bosses spin their deceptive web, as they recklessly tried to re-engineer the Middle East. This time...