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  • Bummed? This Focus Group on Trump Will Restore Your Faith in Americans

    06/22/2016 5:44:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nicolle Wallace nailed it: “voters are so smart! And whenever we scratch our heads here in New York City or anywhere along the Acela corridor, you really just have to get out for a day or an hour and talk to people. They see everything.” Wallace was reacting to clips from a focus group of working-class Pennsylvania voters aired on today’s Morning Joe. Trump boosters and critics alike offered fresh, authentic, insightful takes on the candidate. As something of a political junkie, I found myself feeling envious of the clear and uncluttered way they cut to the heart of things....
  • Nicolle Wallace: Foreign Policy Conservatives Should Consider Hillary for President

    03/21/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 21 MARCH 2016 | JEFF POOR
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Nicolle Wallace, the former communications chief for George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and adviser for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)36% ’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential bid suggested Republicans beyond social conservatives, particularly those with a focus on foreign policy, should consider Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • Nicolle Wallace: Foreign Policy Conservatives Should Consider Hillary for President

    03/21/2016 5:07:01 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Mar 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Nicolle Wallace, the former communications chief for George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and adviser for Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 presidential bid suggested Republicans beyond social conservatives, particularly those with a focus on foreign policy, should consider Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • Nicolle Wallace Labels Anti-Trump Effort ‘Illegitimate,’ Then Hits GOP for Not Speaking Out Sooner

    03/14/2016 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 14, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Monday’s NBC Today, political analyst Nicolle Wallace condemned Republicans for not speaking out sooner against Donald Trump, following instances of violence at rallies for the GOP frontrunner. However, only one week earlier, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe,Wallace condemned Trump’s opposition within the party as “illegitimate.” On Today, Wallace told co-host Savannah Guthrie: “I mean, the whole notion that Republicans waited until the last 48 hours to say the things they're saying about Trump. As much responsibility lies with the folks running against Trump as lies with the Trump campaign this morning for where we are.”Nicolle Wallace Labels Anti-Trump Effort...
  • Moved by Hillary on Gun Control, Nicolle Wallace Gets 'Chills' Up Her Arm

    04/12/2016 6:18:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of Chris Matthews' infamous thrill up his leg when listening to Barack Obama in 2008 . . . Fast forward to 2016, and we have ostensible Republican Nicolle Wallace getting the good kind of "chills" up her arm when listening to . . . Hillary Clinton talk about gun control. Morning Joe today played a clip of Hillary saying that many of the guns used to commit crimes in New York come from Bernie Sanders' home state of Vermont. For once, Clinton eschewed the grating tone that sends so many of us scrambling for the mute button. And that...
  • Wallace: SoCons Aside, Republicans Should Consider Supporting Hillary

    03/21/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your Hobson's Choice . . . on today's Morning Joe, Nicolle Wallace, citing GOP consultants, suggested that--other than social conservatives--Republicans concerned with foreign policy should consider supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Hillary supporter Harold Ford, Jr. could be heard chiming in with a "well said." Wallace was echoing the argument laid out by Joe Scarborough: that on a range of issues from foreign intervention to Israel, taxing the rich to breaking up the banks, Clinton's positions are closer to those of the GOP establishment than Trump's. But Joe, Nicolle and those Republican consultants are forgetting one overriding...
  • Scarborough Snaps at Nicolle Wallace: 'Get Your Rubio Badge Off, Okay?'

    03/08/2016 5:05:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Don Imus might say, there was a "tension convention" on the set of today''s Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough and Nicolle Wallace got into it over Marco Rubio's future. Scarborough repeatedly argued that Rubio should get out before the Florida primary, or risk ruining his political future. Wallace made the case that Rubio has the right to remain in as much as Kasich, both their strategies being to survive to a hopefully brokered convention. Scarborough would surely say his was simply the voice of political reason. But watch the clip, and see if there isn't something more at work. As...
  • Heilemann, Wallace Rip National Review's 'Against Trump': Helps Trump, Stupid

    01/22/2016 5:36:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    National Review was created by the great William F. Buckley, Jr., the brilliant pioneer of the modern conservative movement. Throughout the current presidential campaign season, NR has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump, whose conservatism it views with, to say the least, skepticism. And so it was entirely consistent for NR to publish "Against Trump," a special edition appearing today that assembles essays by an array of leading conservatives, including our own L. Brent Bozell. That said, "Against Trump" came in for a barrage of criticism on today's Morning Joe. John Heilemann called it an "in-kind contribution" to Trump,...
  • Everyone Fears Ted Cruz

    01/01/2016 7:42:09 AM PST · by Isara · 159 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 01 Jan, 2016 | Brent Smith
    Yes, Cruz is the real deal. No need to take my word for it. Just look and listen. It's as Limbaugh says: the left and the establishment right will always tell you who they fear the most.Sure, they hate both Trump and Cruz. The hatred for Trump is understandable, from their standpoint. He makes republicans look bad – he's intolerant and generally causes them embarrassment. But the antipathy for Cruz is born of fear. They fear the end of the government gravy train if he get's elected. They fear that with Cruz at the helm, Americans may just discover they...
  • Nicolle Wallace: During 2000 Florida Recount, Cruz Tops for 'Hubris and Egomania'

    12/29/2015 3:57:31 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Judging by Nicolle Wallace's performance on today's With All Due Respect, it looks like establishment Republicans are going full bore against Ted Cruz. Here was Wallace talking about her personal experience with Ted Cruz: "I worked with him on the [2000 Bush/Gore] recount in Florida, and the recount was sort of ground zero for the biggest egos in both parties in the whole country, and he rose to the top in terms of hubris and egomania." Co-host John Heilemann was flabbergasted: "you're saying that among all of your colleagues in the recount effort, that he was the biggest ego? Is...
  • Nicolle Wallace Accuses Trump Supporters of 'Sinister Sentiments'

    12/02/2015 4:21:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Nicolle Wallace wants to attack Donald Trump, there's nothing wrong with that. And the way she "pre-tweeted" Trump's counter-attack on her, saying she was too stupid to keep her job at The View, was actually pretty witty. But on today's Morning Joe, Wallace made a bad mistake. Rather than focusing her fire on Trump, she attacked the millions of decent Americans who support him. According to Wallace, Trump is "tapping into the most sinister sentiments in the country." Joe Scarborough pushed back, pointing out that Wallace's own father is an avid Trump fan. "My father is listening to his...
  • Scarborough, Nicolle Wallace Accuse Carson: 'One Lie After Another, Bald-faced Lies'

    11/09/2015 5:08:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Nicolle Wallace went on an animated tag-team attack against Ben Carson on today's Morning Joe, accusing him of "one lie after another" and "bald-faced lies," respectively. And Scarborough emphatically denied that there is any media bias behind the current inquiry into Carson's biography. Scarborough, Wallace and Mika Brzezinski also criticized panelist Mark Halperin for not buying into the Carson-is-lying line, with Mika sarcastically implying that Halperin had backed off Carson in anticipation of an interview with him. Denying that the current Carson kerfuffle reflects media bias. Joe cast himself as an equal-opportunity truth teller, pointing out that...
  • 'Irrelevant Clackery of the Clacking Class': Nicolle Wallace Slams Politico 'Cheap Shot' on Jeb

    10/28/2015 5:44:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever Nicolle Wallace had for breakfast this morning, Jeb should down a double order . . . On today's Morning Joe, former Bush communications chief Wallace slammed a Politico story in which former McCain staffers rejected parallels between Jeb's campaign and that of McCain, who came back from the political wilderness to win the nomination in 2008. Wallace repeatedly pointed out that the sources for the story were McCain staffers now working for other candidates in the current GOP race. Such folks would obviously have a vested interest in scotching the notion of a Jeb comeback. View the video here.
  • Nicolle Wallace Bemoans Jail for Prison-Break Accomplice: 'Can't She Just Wear Ankle Bracelet?'

    09/29/2015 8:05:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Our NewsBusters readers are a prescient bunch. On an item posted earlier this morning about Nicolle Wallace calling Hillary a "terrible" candidate, one reader commented "Nicolle is pretending to be conservative again. Not to worry, she'll be back to her normal liberal self soon." And sure enough, just seven minutes later, Wallace was letting her bleeding-heart side show. Discussing the news that Joyce Mitchell—the accomplice who helped two convicted murderers escape—had been sentenced to prison, Wallace said "I feel bad for her. Can't she just wear an ankle bracelet?" Nicolle even threw in an empathetic "awww" for the plight of...
  • Barnicle, Nicolle Wallace Clash Over Candidate Clinton: 'Strong' vs. 'Terrible'

    09/29/2015 4:43:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Good ol' Mike Barnicle dutifully carried Dem water this morning, maintaining a straight face while calling Hillary Clinton a "strong" candidate. But also on the Morning Joe set was Nicolle Wallace, who reported that "Democrats think she's terrible. I hope [Biden] doesn't run, because he's better than her." For good measure, Mark Halperin opined that Biden might want to wait until February, on the theory that if Bernie Sanders beats Hillary in Iowa or New Hampshire, "there'll be panic," or as Wallace put it, "pandemonium." View the video here.
  • Extreme rhetoric hurts GOP moderate outreach

    09/10/2015 5:59:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    newsifi.com ^ | 9/9/15
    Nicolle Wallace, Republican strategist, talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenge the Republican Party faces appealing to moderate Americans when certain candidates' anti-gay or anti-immigrant views get so much attention.
  • Nicolle Wallace found out about ‘View’ firing from the press

    08/14/2015 12:37:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/14/15 | Fox News
    Nicolle Wallace found out she was fired from “The View” along with the rest of the public — through the press. The former co-host said she “had no plans of quitting” and “loved the job.” “I think I thought that I would learn somewhere other than [an article in] Variety that I’d been fired,” she told Variety.
  • Nicolle Wallace Rides to Hillary's Defense on Roping Off Press

    07/06/2015 7:07:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remind me: before her View gig, did Nicolle Wallace work for Republicans or Democrats? I ask because on today's Morning Joe, she was the sole voice downplaying the significance of Hillary's minions having roped off the press during her July 4th parade walk. According to Wallace,"we pay a little bit too much attention to [press] access to Hillary Clinton . . . just as an image, I don't that it was a bad press day for Hillary because of the rope corral." View the video here.
  • ‘The View’ May Cut Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace in Latest Revamp (Palin Karma)

    07/02/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 34 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ABC executives are finalizing a plan to reboot “The View” next fall, for the second consecutive year, with a flurry of changes that could include the departure of at least one of its regular hosts, Variety has learned. While moderator Whoopi Goldberg will remain as the face of the struggling daytime talker, the future of two of her co-hosts, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, is in doubt. One or both women could be dropped because network execs are underwhelmed with their contributions to the show’s signature Hot Topics segment, which is expected to shift focus permanently toward more lighthearted celebrity...
  • Nicolle Wallace Jabs Laura Ingraham Over Jeb Criticism: 'She Hates Everybody'

    03/31/2015 6:43:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, liberal Republican Nicolle Wallace sought to slough off a Politico article reporting that Jeb Bush is losing the influential "Laura Ingraham primary." Claimed Wallace, who served as Jeb's press secretary when he was governor of Florida, Ingraham "hates everybody. She always hates the Republicans more than the Democrats at this point, too." Wallace even suggested that Ingraham's criticism of McCain [for whom Wallace also worked] and Romney contributed to their defeats: "will we ever wonder what effect that has in the outcome; both guys lost? Do we think it's good to cheer down our own side?...
  • Nicolle Wallace: Hillary Email Will Just Turn Out to be 'Wedding Stuff

    03/05/2015 4:51:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's wrong with this picture: Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist being tougher on Hillary than ostensible Republican Nicolle Wallace? On today's Morning Joe, former W aide Wallace said that Hillary would wind up releasing all her emails and they would just turn out to be "wedding stuff." Mika had blasted Hillary for setting up her own servers, and Geist gently pointed out that since Hillary didn't have an official account, her emails are bound to contain much more than "wedding stuff." View the video here.
  • Nicolle Wallace Mocks Palin Over Iowa Speech: She's Shed Those 'Annoying Handlers'

    01/26/2015 6:03:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's official: Nicolle Wallace really doesn't like Sarah Palin. On today's Morning Joe, Wallace—who was Palin's chief handler during the 2008 campaign—took the occasion of Palin's speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday to jab at the former veep candidate. Wallace had been asked to comment on conservative columnist Byron York's panning of Palin's speech as "long, rambling, and at times barely coherent." York's column also passed along criticism of the speech by a number of Iowa Republicans. Wallace said that it was interesting to see York come "full circle," since back in 2008 he had been a staunch...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View ...

    01/14/2015 8:54:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View and extending Good Morning America as infighting grows and ratings plunge The View is dimming at the show that Barbara Walters built. Network insiders tell Daily Mail Online that the long-running talk show could end after this season, amid struggling ratings and infighting among the talk show hosts. Currently in its eighteenth season, the show created by retired TV journalist Barbara Walters is suffering some of its lowest ratings ever with its new team of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and...
  • 'The View's' Rosie O'Donnell vs. All of Her Co-Hosts Over Bill Cosby Rape Allegations (Video)

    11/20/2014 3:49:17 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 20, 2014 | Ryan O'Connell
    It appeared to be three against one during Thursday morning's "The View" as the co-hosts weighed in once again on the rape allegations surrounding Bill Cosby. While the majority of the panel was cautious of rushing to judgment, Rosie O'Donnell seemed to have her mind made up over whether or not Cosby's accusers are telling the truth. "There are lots of allegations, starting in 1969," O'Donnell said. "There are many, many, many and it's very hard, I think, for any of us to discuss Bill Cosby in this context." Rosie Perez questioned the rationale behind networks who have already dropped...
  • 'Don't give me that bull****! This is not what I signed up for': Rosie O'Donnell hits the roof

    10/21/2014 10:57:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2014 | Topper Toussaint
    Rosie O'Donnell has gone ballistic...again. This time it's because producers of The View, backed by Whoopi Goldberg, want to draw in a younger audience and to that end add flash sales to the mix and finally fill the fifth seat - with a much younger host, a show insider tells MailOnline. The View is desperately trying to find younger viewers. Hosted by Whoopi, 58, Rosie, 52, Nicolle Wallace, 42, and Rosie Perez, 50, the show is drawing in a much older AARP-friendly audience. ABC executives are intent on making changes in an effort to attract viewers in the 18-to-34 demographic,...
  • Nicolle Wallace Lumps Rick Scott with Charlie Crist: 'Untethered to Moral Compass'

    10/28/2014 5:17:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If on national TV you pass along from a "friend" an extremely damning charge about someone's morality, do you have an obligation to identify that "friend" or provide some sort of substantiation for the charge? Nicolle Wallace apparently doesn't think so. On today's Morning Joe, speaking of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, Wallace blithely passed along the charge from an unnamed "friend" from Tallahassee that "these are two guys who are the least tethered to any sort of moral compass that have ever run against each other." View the video here.
  • Obama-defending Doc Snaps at Nicolle Wallace: 'Stick With Netflix' for Ebola 'Hysteria'

    10/16/2014 6:14:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At the top of today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski mentioned that no one from any of the several Obama-administration agencies dealing with Ebola was willing to come on to defend the government's bungled handling of the crisis. Not to worry: the show two found super-staunch Obama admin defenders in Dr. Emily Senay, consulting doc for PBS and CBS, and Todd Frankel of the Washington Post. When Nicolle Wallace pointed out that the Obama admin had no excuse for not foreseeing the scenario that has played out given that it was the precise plot of "Outbreak" 20 years ago, Senay snapped...
  • The View‘s Alleged Republican Endorses ‘Progressive’ Chris Christie

    09/23/2014 1:24:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 23, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    The View’s alleged Republican, Nicolle Wallace, probably thinks she did NJ Gov. Chris Christie a favor when she endorsed him today. Wallace, who has been a perennial Palin basher since she worked on the ill-fated McCain-Palin campaign in 2008, described Christie as “progressive.”
  • Nicolle Wallace: Palin Relationship Was ‘Irreparably Damaged’ After Couric Interview [VIDEO]

    09/17/2014 4:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2014 | Al Weaver
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Nicolle Wallace told her new co-hosts on “The View” Monday that her relationship with Sarah Palin was “irreparably damaged” following the infamous Katie Couric interviews during the 2008 presidential campaign. Wallace, a senior advisers and representatives of Sen. John McCain and the former Alaska governor’s campaign, revealed Monday that her relationship with Palin “erupted and exploded” in the aftermath of the interview, in which Palin claims she was set up “for failure.” “Our relationship really erupted and exploded, and was irreparably damaged after the Katie Couric interview, in which she had thought I had set her up for failure,” said...
  • The Psychiatric Gulagization of Sarah Palin

    08/14/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 44 replies
    Common Sense of the Jones of the World ^ | 8/14/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Nicolle Wallace, former adviser to the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign who worked with Steve Schmidt, appeared on The View on Thursday (3/10/2014) and gushed over Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and even Bill Clinton. Predictably, however, she trashed Sarah Palin.
  • Shake-up at The View: Two relative unknowns chosen to fill seats vacated by McCarthy and Shepherd

    08/08/2014 9:47:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2014 | Topper Toussaint
    It is one of the hottest gigs in daytime television. And MailOnline can reveal that producers of The View will surprise audiences next season, when they replace departing hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd with two relative unknowns. Political commentator Nicolle Wallace and October Gonzalez (wife of NFL star Tony) are expected to join Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell in September. Wallace, 42, is a novelist and political commentator for MSNBC who has appeared as a guest on The View. The former communications chief to George W. Bush, she will fill its 'conservative' hot seat vacated by Jenny McCarthy. She...
  • Benghazi: Could Todd Have Forgotten That Two Weeks Later Obama Was Still Citing Video?

    05/13/2014 6:41:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dust-up on today's Morning Joe over Benghazi and the House Special Committee empanelled to investigate it. In the move-on-nothing-to-see corner were Chuck Todd and Donny Deutsch. Opposing them was Nicolle Wallace, who made an impassioned case that the Obama admin's cover-up of the politics behind the false talking points that the White House furnished to Susan Rice, blaming the attack on an internet video, merit anger and investigation. As MRC's Jeffrey Meyer has noted, Todd has been on a tear trying to downplay Benghazi and disparage the Special Committee. But in his determination to defend all things Obama, Todd today...
  • Wallace: I'm A Coburn/Axelrod 'Groupie'; Coburn: Budget Deal 'Sells Out'

    12/11/2013 6:46:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nicolle Wallace played the quintessential DC insider on today's Morning Joe, proclaiming herself a "groupie" of both conservative Senator Tom Coburn and liberal partisan David Axelrod, while also saying she was "inspired" by Paul Ryan's leadership in forging a budget compromise deal. But the Sooner senator wasn't letting the inside-the-Beltway bonhomie blunt his criticism, saying the budget deal "sells out" what needs to be done, and gives up "core values." View the video here.
  • Nicolle Wallace Bashes Congressional Republicans : They Can't Speak English

    11/21/2013 6:18:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If only "Republican" Nicolle Wallace would be as critical of Democrats as she is of members of her own putative party . . . On today's Morning Joe, Wallace—adviser to Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign—decided that in order to praise Republican governors, she had to pound Republicans in Congress. Wallace took her shot at congressional Republicans in the course of discussing Chris Christie's taking over as head of the Republican Governors Association. Wallace praised Republican governors as "our stars . . . the people that can speak English." In contrast, according to Nicolle, "you go to Washington and somehow...
  • Nicolle Wallace Defends Hillary On 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    11/01/2013 5:55:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nicolle Wallace has yet again demonstrated why she's a Morning Joe kind of Republican. Two weeks ago, even after the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, Nicolle Wallace wasn't sure she opposed the big-government monstrosity. Today, when Joe Scarborough alluded to Clinton's infamous "what difference does it make?" line about Benghazi, there was Wallace riding to Hillary's defense: "I don't think she meant it that way." View the video here.
  • RINO Watch: Nicolle Wallace Not Sure She Opposes Obamacare

    10/15/2013 5:08:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nicolle Wallace is the perfect MSNBC kind of Republican: the kind who isn't sure if she opposes Obamacare. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough was seeking to make the point that while Republicans are divided over tactics, they are ideologically united in opposition to Obamacare. To demonstrate his thesis, Scarborough asked Wallace whether she supports Obamacare, taking it for granted that she would express her opposition. Amazingly, Wallace hesitated, said she "wasn't sure anymore," then quoted her husband who had asked "what do we hate about it?" She eventually did admit to not supporting Obamacare, on the grounds that the...
  • Nicolle Wallace: Republicans Trying To Defund ObamaCare Like 2-year Olds Running Into Traffic

    09/19/2013 5:04:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A Morning Joe kind of Republican? With Joe Scarborough absent today, was Nicolle Wallace assuming the role of the Republican who gets more satisfaction from ripping fellow members of her party than in criticizing Democrats? Wallace mocked congressional Republicans who are trying to defund ObamaCare, analogizing them to two-year olds on scooters racing into traffic against a red light. She suggested that the "adults" in the party need to restrain them. View the video here.
  • Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to be McCain's Campaign Manager?

    05/07/2012 4:18:26 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 51 replies
    Beitbart News ^ | 5-7-2012 | Whitney Pitchet
    Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to Be McCain’s Campaign Manager? by WHITNEY PITCHER www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/was-steve-schmidt-qualified-to-be-mccains-campaign-manager In a recent article at the National Review, John McCain’s failed 2008 campaign manager Steve Schmidt is quoted as saying “it will be a very long time before questions about capability and preparedness are not a part of the process.” The implication is that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was neither “prepared” nor “capable” to be vice president in the 2008 cycle, and that now hangs over the current vice presidential selection process.  In his comments about the VP selection process, Schmidt indicates a pretty simple concept--...
  • The GOP strategist behind 'Game Change' [Steve Schmidt]

    03/21/2012 12:39:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 21, 2012 | Dan Morain
    Some conservatives speak volumes as they try to pillory Steve Schmidt, the strategist who helped run John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and lately has been getting attention thanks to Woody Harrelson's portrayal of him in the movie, "Game Change."Pay a visit to Conservatives4Palin.com. There, you'll find everything critical about Schmidt. There's a link to a Washington Times piece that denounces him as "a longtime loser," and a broadcast by an angry New York-based radio talk show host, Mark Levin. "Steve you're quite the punk. You really are a punk," Levin said, incensed that Schmidt would dare to belittle McCain's vice...
  • ‘Game Change’: A made-up narrative from two axe-grinders

    03/18/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    From watching “Game Change,” this much is clear: (1) Steve Schmidt is an absolutely brilliant campaign strategist who gave Sen. John McCain the idea to put “Country First” (it had never occurred to the war hero); and (2) Nicolle Wallace is a demure, yet quietly ingenious, media savant who can handle any crisis. Oh, but wait: Mr. Schmidt ran one of the worst campaigns in the history of presidential elections, losing to a first-term senator from Illinois with no experience governing anything, and Ms. Wallace let the entire message of the McCain campaign be overrun by — “Saturday Night Live”?...
  • McCain Staffers Sought To ‘Shield’ Steve Schmidt’s Reputation Days Before ’08 Election

    03/16/2012 10:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 16, 2012 | James Crugnale
    As reality began to sink in to the losing McCain presidential campaign in late October 2008, a senior communications adviser, Brian Jones, sent out a comprehensive strategic memo seeking to protect campaign manager Steve Schmidt‘s reputation, the central figure in the HBO political drama Game Change, Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports. “A week out from the election, named and unnamed sources are beginning to pin some of the blame for McCain’s likely defeat on Steve Schmidt,” Jones wrote in the memo. “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming to his defense (Rove, McKinnon, Scarborough), however...
  • Memo: Shield Steve Schmidt from John McCain blame (plans to destroy Palin to save Schmidt)

    03/15/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/15/12
    Ten days before the 2008 presidential election, as blame was beginning to be laid out for John McCain’s “likely defeat,” a top communications adviser to the campaign wrote a detailed strategy memo focused on how to preserve the reputation of another key adviser, Steve Schmidt, POLITICO has learned. *** The protective maneuver sheds more light on the final days of the 2008 campaign, a period of low morale marked by tensions between the Palin and McCain camps and the expectation of defeat. *** “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming his defense (Rove, McKinnon,...
  • Mark Levin: Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt are Evil

    03/12/2012 11:58:26 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 03-13-12 | Mark Levin
    Audio from Marks show this evening perfectly summing up who Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace are. They earn their living, since losing the McCain campaign, trashing Sarah Palin 24/7. Runs about 4 minutes.
  • Fmr. McCain Strategist Nicolle Wallace To Maddow: ‘Both Parties Will Forever Avoid A Palin Choice’

    03/12/2012 10:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 12, 2012 | Frances Martel
    On the tail of Game Change‘s premiere on HBO, former McCain/Palin adviser Nicolle Wallace, prominently featured in the film, visited Rachel Maddow tonight to expand upon the lessons of the 2008 campaign, and made clear that she felt fairly guilty about working to make someone “fundamentally unprepared and unsuited for the job” the Vice President of the United States. Wallace noted that she was still in shock as to “how close we came to having somebody a heartbeat away from the presidency so fundamentally unprepared and unsuited for the job,” adding that, while she thought tossing around the term “PTSD”...
  • Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff

    03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 • BY JOHN PODHORETZ Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative...
  • Moment Of Truth… Just Who Is Behind Those Palin Rumors? Palin 4 America

    Well, it is both but it started with Team Romney. They started the attacks as early as the convention. It wasn’t until later on that Team Rove saw it as an avenue to also clear the path for Jeb. Team Romney? or is it Team Rove/Bush? With the primary season in full swing and the HBO movie coming out, we have gotten a very clear view of how each candidate conducts their campaigns. There is only ONE candidate who has a clear MO of nasty, dishonest attacks and rumors using a tactic that overwhelms their opponents to not just have...
  • 'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)

    02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin. The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify. Two of those sources have been revealed, according to...
  • Roger Ailes and Nicole Wallace

    10/09/2011 5:13:55 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 54 replies
    I have been thinking about the past week and trying to connect dots and making sense of the Palin situation. Two stories that broke the night before she said she wasn't going to run really stick in my mind. Nicole Wallace told TIME that Sarah Palin was the inspiration for a female VP candidate who was crazy and mentally ill. Roger Ailes came out and said that the only reason he hired Palin is because she is hot and got ratings. Both stories were equally disgusting. My question to all of my good FReinds out there is this. Do you...
  • Q&A with Palin Advisor-Turned-Novelist Nicolle Wallace

    10/06/2011 10:41:36 AM PDT · by Baladas · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Tume entertainment ^ | October 5, 2011 | Claire Suddath
    Nicolle Wallace knows her politics. She served as White House communications chief under George W. Bush and also worked as a senior advisor on the McCain-Palin 2008 campaign. Her second novel, It's Classified, explores what would happen if a woman were plucked from relative obscurity and elected Vice President of the United States — only to find herself completely unprepared for the job. Wallace talked to TIME about the problem with likable politicians, why everyone in the White House eats constantly and her character's obvious similarity to Sarah Palin. This novel reads like a lighthearted novel for people interested in...
  • McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)

    In 2008, John McCain's campaign team discussed whether they should let Sarah Palin be sworn in as vice-president if they were to win the election, according to campaign staffer Nicolle Wallace. "There certainly were discussions -- not for long because of the arc the campaign took -- but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate for her to be sworn in," Wallace tells Time's Claire Suddath. In her new novel, It's Classified, Wallace has a character -- a mentally ill female vice-president -- which she says is based on her experience working...