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  • Even a 10 to 1 Deal Should be a Non-Starter for Republicans

    10/24/2011 10:04:39 AM PDT · by 92nina · 14 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-10-21 | Patrick Gleason
    ...ATR’s Ryan Ellis articulated it best in his initial response to Cowen: Would a grand bargain with $10 in promised spending cuts for $1 in tax hikes be a good deal for conservatives? No. We have been through this before. In 1982, President Reagan was promised $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush was promised $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes. In each case, all the tax hikes went through, since that's a matter of a single, affirmative tax law change. The spending cuts never materialized. It...
  • 9-9-100? Prof Pushes 100% Consumption Tax on Rich

    10/24/2011 7:14:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Herman Cain has been harshly criticized for his 9-9-9 plan, which includes a 9% national sales tax, should we expect Robert Frank to come under fire? After all, on Morning Joe today, the Cornell University professor proposed a progressive consumption tax that could go to . . . 100% on the rich. Frank's notion is that the very high rates would discourage the rich from building "mansions" [a term he used multiple times during his appearance]. And the taxes thus collected could go for things he thinks we need. For example, Frank incredibly claimed that in the US, "we...
  • Morning Joe's All-Liberal Lineup

    10/21/2011 7:00:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sometimes, a show's guest list is enough to illuminate its liberal bias. Take today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough has previously spoken of the show's prevailing 10:1 ratio of liberal to conservative guests. But the show took matters that silly millimeter longer today, with a lineup utterly devoid of any Republican or conservative guests, to wit: Katty Kay--BBC John Heilemann--New York magazine Mike Barnicle--former Kennedy-clan aide Carl Bernstein --Vanity Fair, formerly of Washington Post Eugene Robinson--Washington Post David Gregory--NBC host, Meet the Press Al Sharpton--MSNBC host, activist Touré --MSNBC contributor, truther Video and more here.
  • Steele: Perry Got 'Owned' When He Opened 'Whup---'

    10/19/2011 4:50:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A lively GOP debate dissection on today's Morning Joe. Mika really liked Romney's performance, saying among other things that he was "fabulous." She also had surprising praise for Michelle Bachmann. There was consensus that 9-9-9 was "deboned" and that Herman Cain hurt himself badly with his pre-debate answer on releasing terrorists from Gitmo. Michael Steele had a striking way of saying that Perry's aggressiveness backfired. Video and more here.
  • Solyndra Defense Reveals Obama's Socialist Mindset: If Gubmint Doesn't Do It, It Won't Happen

    10/04/2011 5:59:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barely a week ago, we noted that the Morning Joe crew was blowing off the Solyndra scandal. "There's no there, there," they sniffed. But facts are pesky things. A devastating email proving that top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was warned about Solyndra's possibly impending bankruptcy before PBO made his photo-op visit to the company compelled Joe Scarborough & Co. today to acknowledge that there is a there there. Perhaps even more significant was a clip Morning Joe played of President Obama defending his administration's decision to fund the soon-to-go-belly-up solar panel maker. In stating his case, Obama revealed his fundamentally...
  • Burns Uses 'Prohibition' To Bash Conservatives, Ignores Prohibitionist On Set--Mika

    09/29/2011 7:13:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Ken Burns ever decides to stop making documentaries, he could always go into comedy . . . On today's Morning Joe, Burns claimed he was non-political, despite repeatedly attempting to draw parallels between Prohibition, the subject of his current film, and themes in current conservatism, particularly immigration. At the same time, Burns ignored the modern-day prohibitionist sitting right across the table from him--Mika Brzezinski--the neo-Carrie Nation who would ban everything from cigarettes to soft drinks, transfats to fast food. View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Sloughs Off Solyndra: 'No There, There'

    09/23/2011 6:45:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What a curiously incurious Morning Joe bunch! Joe Scarborough says Solyndra "is just not a story I have focused on" and John Heilemann similarly admits to not having "drilled down" on the matter. Meanwhile, Harold Ford, Jr. assures us that when it comes to any potential Solyndra scandal, "there's no there, there" and that no one "has done anything illicit here at all." A blasé Joe Scarborough grudgingly introduced "this Solyndra thing," citing those pesky "conservatives on Twitter" who keep raising it. The show deigned to devote under two minutes to the story, with nary a mention of the facts...
  • Morning Joe Skirmish As Smiley Recycles 'Bush Lied'

    09/12/2011 5:40:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A skirmish broke out on Morning Joe today as Tavis Smiley claimed President George W. Bush "lied" the USA into the war in Iraq. Joe Scarborough and--surprisingly--Jon Meacham forcefully refuted Smiley's slur. Scarborough unwittingly provoked the incident when, commenting on yesterday's 9-11 observances, he called for a Kumbaya moment in which Americans would put aside politics and thank presidents Bush and Obama for keeping the country safe. That set Smiley off: "the reality is that one of those guys lied to the American people"--and the fight was on. View video here.
  • Harold Ford, Jr.: Obama 'Greatest Orator The Office Has Ever Known'

    09/08/2011 5:38:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 99 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Lincoln's Gettysburg Address? FDR's day of infamy and nothing to fear but fear itself? JFK's ask not? Reagan's Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall? Meh. Not bad I suppose, but nothing compared with Barack Obama's immortal rhetoric, such as when he proclaimed, uh, like, when he intoned, that is . . . On today's Morning Joe, the unctuous Harold Ford, Jr. went into sycophantic overdrive, telling White House press secretary Jay Carney that President Obama is "the greatest orator that the office has ever known." View the video here.
  • Stein: Americans Who Don't Support Higher Taxes On Rich Are 'Voting Against Their Self-Interest'

    09/02/2011 5:47:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember "What's The Matter With Kansas?" That was liberal native Kansan Thomas Frank's extended kvetch over the refusal of average Jayhawkers to engage in class warfare by supporting soak-the-rich policies. The same mindset was on display on Morning Joe today. HuffPo's Sam Stein asserted that the failure of many less-than-rich Americans to support tax increases on the rich amounts to voting "against their own self interest." View video here.
  • Buchanan: Bush Broke United States As A Superpower

    08/29/2011 4:57:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 154 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pat Buchanan regularly serves as Morning Joe's lone conservative in the show's self-described 10:1 ratio of lib to conservative guests. But Buchanan this morning demonstrated that he is anything but a Republican partisan. Sounding more like Barney Frank after a bad night's sleep, Buchanan blasted President George W. Bush, claiming 43 "broke the Republican party and frankly he broke the United States as a superpower." View the video here.
  • On Libya, Dean Aims At Romney, Shoots Self In Foot

    08/23/2011 5:06:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's enough to make you scream . . . On Morning Joe today, Howard Dean rapped Mitt Romney for calling on the Libyan rebels to turn Gaddafi over to the US for trial. According to Dean, Romney's suggestion made "no sense" and exposed his lack of foreign policy experience. There was just one little problem with Howie's hypothesis. Romney never called for the rebels to turn Gaddafi over to the US. As was clear from both Romney's words in the clip Morning Joe aired of his Fox News interview with Neil Cavuto, and in the graphics at the bottom of...
  • Barnicle Blathers: 'What Percentage Of GOP Convention Delegates Are Total Nutcases?'

    08/22/2011 5:39:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Want incisive news analysis and perspicacious probing of the people and events of the day? Then Mike Barnicle is your man—not. On today's Morning Joe, reacting to Jon Huntsman's criticism of Republicans who reputedly reject science, the former Boston Globe columnist inanely asked former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: "what percentage of Republican delegates who go to the convention do you figure are total nutcases?" Video after the jump.
  • Take Barney Frank. Please.

    08/01/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barney Frank has to be the biggest sourpuss in Congress. The liberal representative from Massachusetts has made an art form out of ripping off his mike and abruptly ending an interview. This testy feller could pick a fight in a phone booth. So Frank would be the last person you'd expect, in commenting on the debt ceiling deal, to break out a classic line from comedian Henny Youngman. Yet that's exactly what Barney did on Morning Joe today, in explaining why he was supporting a deal that contained much he didn't like. View video here.
  • Zbigniew: 'Ignorant' Americans Susceptible to Inexperienced Candidates With 'Simplistic Slogans'

    07/13/2011 6:42:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You mean, like the Americans who made president someone who two years before had been a state senator and ran on "hope and change"? Seriously, just who did Zbigniew Brzezinski have in mind when he said this: "We have a large public that is very ignorant about world affairs, very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans." View video here.
  • Mika: Morning Joe Being Pressured To Invite More Pro-Obama Flacks

    07/01/2011 4:52:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jay Carney admits calling MSNBC yesterday to complain about Mark Halperin's crack [that we were first to report] that the President, at his Wednesday press conference, acted like a "d--k." Did the White House press secretary take the opportunity of his call to pressure the show to bring on more pro-Obama flacks? The question arises because on today's show, Mika Brzezinski revealed that "we're getting hit a lot lately for not bringing on people who speak on behalf of the White House and really stick up for the President." View video here.
  • Mark Halperin suspended over Obama remark on Morning Joe (video)

    06/30/2011 8:30:49 AM PDT · by mmanager · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/11 | Politico
    MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin was suspended on Thursday by the cable network after he called President Obama “a dick” on a popular morning show and then quickly apologized. “I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is an editor-at large for Time, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference. Read more:
  • Halperin On Obama Presser: 'I Think He Was Kind Of a D--k'

    06/30/2011 4:45:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When Mark Halperin asked if the seven-second delay was working prior to offering his observation on President Obama's performance at his press conference of yesterday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski seemed to assume he was joking, and invited the normally mild-mannered pundit to proceed. But it immediately became obvious that the joke was on the Morning Joe hosts, because when he spoke, Halperin said of Obama "I think he was kind of a d--k yesterday." As evidenced in the screengrab, Mika and Joe reacted with shocked amusement. View video here.
  • Barnicle: Newt 'A Delusional Loser'

    05/12/2011 5:22:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Barnicle has greeted Newt Gingrich's announcement of his presidential candidacy with a sneer, calling the former Speaker of the House "a delusional loser." The former Kennedy-clan retainer and Boston Globe columnist seasoned his attack with some snobbery, disparaging Gingrich's educational background. Barnicle spewed his bile on today's Morning Joe. View video here.
  • Deutsch Goes Gaga Over Obama Announcement: 'I Have Never Seen A More Commanding Commander-in-Chief'(

    05/02/2011 7:30:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. FDR's "we have nothing to fear but fear itself." Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Meh. Not bad, but nothing compared with Barack Obama's announcement last night of the killing of Osama Bin Laden . . . at least, apparently, in the eyes of Donny Deutsch. Appearing on Morning Joe today, Deutsch said of President Obama's remarks "I have never seen a more commanding Commander-in-Chief." View video here.