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  • CNN Anchor to Paul Begala: Stop using Russia story to ‘question the outcome of the election’

    03/07/2017 1:53:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2017 | John Sexton
    Yesterday, CNN host Kate Bolduan had guests Amy Kremer and Paul Begala on to discuss President Trump’s claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped. Trump originally made this claim two days before this segment aired, so this had undoubtedly been hashed out before on CNN. But apparently, we needed another 9-minute long segment on this topic.Midway through the segment, Paul Begala stepped in to turn the discussion from Trump’s allegations to another claim. “What we need is a credible, independent special prosecutor—two-thirds of the American people want—to get to the bottom of how Russia helped elect Donald Trump. That’s the...
  • RE: DRAFT launch statement for progressive media (WikiLeaks: The real Paul Begala)

    10/24/2016 7:12:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 24, 2016 | WikiLeaks
    From: Begala, Paul Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:09 PM To:;; Cc:;; Subject: Re: DRAFT launch statement for progressive media Statement looks good - so long as the lawyers approve. I would reach out to Obama supporters. Let me nominate Jamal Simmons. He's young (to me) Af-Am and way smart. He worked in the Clinton White House and now does commentary with me on CNN. Other prominent African-Americans should be courted, like Donna Brazile. How 'bout Dee Dee Myers? Not African-American, but rumored to be a woman. Knows the media as well as anyone....
  • Paul Begala is shocked, SHOCKED, that the press holds the Clintons to such lofty ethical standards

    08/25/2016 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Robert Laurie
    It's just so, so, SO, unfair Technically, Paul Begala’s job title is “Senior adviser for Priorities USA Action and Democratic strategist, Paul Begala.” In reality, it should read “lifelong Clinton suck-up and media shill, Paul Begala.” He’s been wandering from network to network, defending the Clintons in one capacity or another, for decades. ...And that’s fine. It’s his bread and butter. It’s “what he does.” Special: Something Happened in Europe That Just Lowered Your Mortgage However, it looks like he’s finally had enough. Paul Begala is outraged. He’s fed up. He’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take...
  • Paul Begala Didn’t Want Al Gore On The ’92 Ticket (He “would not count out Ted Cruz” in 2016)

    03/16/2015 9:22:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    Paul Begala who, along with partner James Carville, served as chief strategist to Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, did not want Al Gore on the ticket. “I was not for Gore,” Begala told Bill Kristol recently. “I don’t think he knows that, so hopefully he won’t watch this tape.” Begala went on to discuss playing George W. Bush in 2000 debate prep for Gore: “I kicked his ass,” Begala boasted. “I watched all the tapes of Bush, and I think, as he would say, they ‘misunderestimated’ him.” At least some of the blame, Begala says, belongs to Bill Clinton, who...
  • Tel Aviv Diary: Clinton Man Brought In to Counter Netanyahu

    02/12/2015 6:24:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 2/11/15 | Marc Schulman
    According to media reports, one of the prime architects of President Bill Clinton’s political victories, Paul Begala, is arriving in Israel to consult for the campaign of the Zionist Camp party led by Yitzhak Herzog. By all accounts, they can use that help. Not that this week has been a bad one for them. A week ago it looked like the Zionist Camp party was in a free fall and Likud, the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on the rise, with Likud taking the lead in polls for the first time in this election cycle. This week’s polls...
  • Did Cruz just hint that he is going to run AGAINST McConnell for Majority Leader?

    11/04/2014 9:14:25 PM PST · by Fettigator · 61 replies
    Cruz was just on CNN and again to refuse to commit to supporting McConnell as Majority a Leader next week in conference. Paul Begala caught was subtle by Cruz.... He may not win but Cruz' Tea Party "caucus" just got more powerful tonight....oh please, oh please, oh please run for Leader, Cruz
  • Does Dick Cheney believe his lies? (Does Paul Begala believe HIS lies about Cheney?!)

    07/17/2014 6:23:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | July 17, 2014 | Paul Begala
    As an American, I am appalled by Dick Cheney and his relentless, pathetic and ultimately doomed effort to revise the history of his failures. Cheney's endless media appearances, including this remarkable interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, reveal a nearly sociopathic refusal to admit any error, express any remorse, apologize for any mistake. And so let us review the Cheney record: No vice president has done more damage to our country, not even Vice President Aaron Burr, who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton 210 years ago.
  • CNN's Paul Begala Sneers: 'Destructive' Dick Cheney Is a ‘Sociopath' (VIDEO)

    07/16/2014 10:45:28 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 16 2014 | Connor Williams
    CNN: the home for hate-filled rants against conservatives. On the July 16 edition of New Day, a panel reacted to Jake Tapper’s testy interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney. Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala became unhinged, resorting to personal attacks on Cheney in response to his explanations of the Iraq war. Asked by host Kate Bolduan as to why Cheney is speaking out right now – as if the chaos in Iraq didn’t make that self-evident – Begala snapped: “Well, either he's a secret plant from my party, reminding people of an administration that they hated. When...
  • 'Are You High?!' Anderson Cooper Mocks GOP Strategist Who Said Ted Cruz Is 'Having Bunny Sex'

    10/16/2013 5:16:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/16/13 | Breaking News 24x7
    Published on Oct 16, 2013 During late-night Capitol lawn coverage of the debt ceiling, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper mocked GOP strategist Alex Castellanos for being "high" after the commentator likened Ted Cruz's shutdown strategy to the rabbit mating rituals. Castellanos agreed with his Democratic counterpart Paul Begala that Cruz is behaving in a short-sighted manner by shutting down the government to expand the conservative base. As such, the GOP strategist recalled a bizarre analogy. "A friend explained to me today, finally, what Ted Cruz is doing," he said. "And I finally understand: He's having bunny sex." While Begala let out...
  • Paul Begala: 'California, Illinois and New Jersey - Places Where They'd Hunt Romney Down With Dogs'

    11/02/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/2/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Imagine the media outrage if a conservative commentator listed states where Barack Obama would be hunted down with dogs.On CNN's OutFront Friday, liberal contributor Paul Begala said, "When Bush Sr. carried Pennsylvania, he also carried California and Illinois and New Jersey, places where they would hunt Romney down with dogs" (video follows with transcript and commentary):PAUL BEGALA: It's a tough race. It's a tough year. Come on, [Obama's] not going to win Pennsylvania by ten or eleven or thirteen or whatever he won by last time. You know, Reihan might be right, but he's not. This is a bad move...

    09/29/2012 11:32:24 AM PDT · by kingattax · 41 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | 28 Sep 2012 | RB
    On Thursday, Mother Jones reported that billionaire financier George Soros was "panicked" that Mitt Romney would win the election--and then scrubbed the story without explanation. Mother Jones--the left-wing outlet that published the incomplete "47 percent" video of Romney--was reporting on Soros's reasons for donating $1 million to the Paul Begala / Bill Burton run Priorities USA Action PAC on Sep. 27. Priorities USA Action is the same super PAC that ran the now-infamous "Soptic Ad" in which a man falsely linked Romney to his wife's death from cancer years after Romney left Bain Capital to run the Olympics. Soros now...
  • The Daily Beast Paul Begala on Obama: Once a Drug Head Girl Pusher, Always a Drug Head Girl Pusher?

    05/12/2012 9:09:30 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 7 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/12/12 | David Bellow
    I recently came across an article on The Daily Beast “Paul Begala on Romney: Once a Bully, Always a Bully” In the article, Paul starts out by saying that “It is a good general principle that we ought not hold teenage wrongdoing against middle-aged people.” Paul then goes straight into saying it is ok to hold this 40 year old teenage incident against Romney Why? Because as an adult, Mitt Romney was a “bully” when he “cut” education as a governor and because his company laid people off. Ok Paul, according to your logic, it would be perfectly fine for you...
  • The GOP's Voting Rules May Empower the Party's Ideologues

    12/05/2011 2:29:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Newsweek -- The Daily Beast ^ | December 12, 2011 | Paul Begala
    The Republican establishment hopes the GOP base will calm down, sober up, and nominate Mitt Romney. But the party’s new primary system may stand in the way. -------------------------------------------------------- Every time I look at the economy I think President Obama can’t win. And every time I look at the Republican field I think he can’t lose. Let’s face it: this is a weak field. A seemingly endless string of polls and debates have produced a series of frontrunners who, as LBJ said of the Republicans of his day, couldn’t pour pee out of a boot if the instructions were on the...
  • Dangerous Executive Orders Still on the Books

    12/03/2011 7:23:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 2, 2011 | The Godfather
    While doing a bit of Web surfing, I came across an article that contained some very disturbing information about Executive Orders. The ones that get you are the ones you don’t know about. With talk about riots in the streets, it’s not too much to imagine that some of these EOs below could be used under the force of law.In J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the power of the ring is not something to be desired even by good people. The goal is to destroy it. When Boromir fails to avoid the ring’s power, he dies....
  • Rick Perry's Ruthless Drive to Win (The Democrat attack begins, Paul Begala fires opening shot)

    08/14/2011 8:18:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/14/2011 | Paul Begala
    Rick Perry has called Social Security unconstitutional and presided over the execution of a man who was probably innocent. But as Paul Begala argues, that’s just the beginning. I first met Rick Perry in 1985. He was a Democratic freshman state rep, straight off the ranch in Haskell, Texas. He wore his jeans so tight, and, umm, adjusted himself so often that my fellow young legislative aides and I used to call him Crotch. Even among state representatives, even among Texas Aggies (graduates of this cute remedial school we have in Texas), Perry stood out for his modest intellectual gifts....
  • David Frum: A new look at a third party (RINOS ATTEMPTING TO THWART TEA PARTY) (BARF ALERT)

    10/23/2010 1:57:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    National Post ^ | 2010-10-19 | David Frum
    Republican political strategist Mark McKinnon – veteran of McCain and Bush presidential campaigns – acknowledged in an interview with David Frum that a third-party presidential effort for 2012 was not far off, and hinted at his involvement in one. In the podcast interview, McKinnon, who was discussing his recent Daily Beast column “A Centrist Manifesto”, lamented that “there’s nobody that gets rewarded for bipartisan behavior, [and] in fact they get punished.” To that end, he said, “there is a very real possibility for a legitimate third party effort for 2012 … American voters are so hungry for more voice, and...
  • Panicky Schultz: Dump Axelrod, Bring in Begala-Carville

    09/16/2010 5:25:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It smells like Tea Party victory. Ed Schultz has gotten a whiff, and he's panicking . . . On his MSNBC show this evening, sensing an impending Republican landslide inspired by the Tea Party tempest, Ed called for David Axelrod, Pres. Obama's chief political adviser, to be thrown overboard for being too "soft." Schultz suggested axing the Axe and replacing him with James Carville and Paul Begala. It was Joe Biden's attempt to rouse the base on Rachel Maddow's show last night that set Ed off . . . View video here.
  • Begala (SPIN JOB) On Blumenthal’s Military Record: “Hey,Lots Of Other Times He Told The Truth”

    05/19/2010 5:45:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies · 405+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | annem040359
    Well everyone, the SPIN JOB has begun on Connecticut’s Attorney General’s (ETERNAL GENERAL) “mispeaking” to the press and the vets on his military record. This comment from Paul Begala will not only, IMHO, go “viral”, but become a “classic” real soon. Keep this in mind come November folks when you step into the voting booth!
  • Begala on Blumenthal: Hey, “lots of other times he told the truth” (video)

    05/19/2010 4:54:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies · 605+ views ^ | 05/19/10 | kevin kristy
    Paul Begala does some serious spinning...
  • Paul Begala: "This Was a Good Night For Barack Obama" (Video)

    05/19/2010 12:24:32 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 55 replies · 1,662+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/19/10 | HAP
    Let the spin begin, Paul Begala on a late night CNN discussion of the election results says it was a good night for Obama and the Dems (Video)