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  • 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)
  • CNN's Paul Begala on Blumenthal Vietnam Lie: "It is Indefensible; A Catastrophic Mistake" - Video

    05/18/2010 4:16:02 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies · 1,574+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 18, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CNN's Paul Begala and Anderson Cooper discussing the news that Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal has repeatedly lied about having served in the military "in Vietnam." Begala said it is "indefensible" if in fact - as it appears to be - that he never served in Vietnam. BEGALA: "There is no good or ethical reason that he could have done that, Anderson. Uh, the guy ought to have a chance to respond. I saw the Times story as well. . . . You read those four words - 'I served in Vietnam.' That appears to...
  • Begala: 'Republicans Want Insurance Companies to Have the Right to Dump Your Ass'

    02/10/2010 4:32:17 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies · 642+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 10, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    There's really little opportunity for the spirit of bipartisanship to exist when you have a part-time operative for the Obama administration/cable network political commentator throwing bombs about the GOP for not catering to the Obama administration's wishes on health care reform. CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Paul Begala bashed the opposition on Fox Business Channel's Feb. 10 broadcast of the "Imus in the Morning" program. He claimed the problem wasn't stubborn congressional Democrats wheeling and dealing behind closed doors on health care reform legislation but Republicans wanting to be obstructionists. "Well, it is kind of preposterous," Begala said. "The...
  • Democrats Trying To Scare Up Money using Sarah Palin Again

    10/28/2009 3:18:06 AM PDT · by euram · 4 replies · 399+ views
    The Sarah Palin Blog ^ | 10-27-09 | editor
    The following is being mailed out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Do you want to see something REALLY scary this Halloween? Picture Sarah Palin endorsing a Conservative Party candidate and a favorite of the 'tea party' crowd in the NY-23 special election and raising $116,000 in 24 hours.Call it the Palin Effect. Call it going rogue on her own Republican Party. Whatever we call it, we need to give it a powerful response from grassroots Democrats.This coming Tuesday marks one year since President Obama was elected.
  • For networks, another re-run: Obama in prime time

    09/03/2009 9:52:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 43 replies · 1,457+ views
    politico ^ | September 3, 2009 | Michael Calerone
    If the networks don’t carry it, they ought to be ashamed of themselves,” said Democratic strategist Paul Begala. “It’s not like they’re going to be bumping ‘Masterpiece Theater.’ What are they going to run, bikini models eating worms in some kind of contest?” Actually, such a reality show premise could score better ratings than Obama when he’s talking about health care. This will be the third time since June that Obama has pushed the administration’s health care reform plan to the American people during prime-time, and the ratings indicate that audience interest is dropping.
  • Bush Derangement Syndrome, Deficit Edition: Still Crazy After All These Years

    08/22/2009 1:11:53 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 9 replies · 402+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 22, 2009 | Tim and Alissa Birkel
    Unfortunately, it seems that the reports of a cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome have been premature. Either that, or Paul Begala hasn’t gotten his shots yet. On last night’s episode of Anderson Cooper 360, during a news story on the government's new estimates adding another $2 trillion to the national deficit, Begala agreed that Obama is up a creek with no paddle in regards to the deficit. However, he claimed that the President “inherited” that creek from The One the Left Loves to Hate, George W. Bush. “…I think the president will be able to make the case that he...
  • Cash for Clunkers: With Successes Like These, Who Needs Failures?

    08/20/2009 3:25:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 4 replies · 290+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 20, 2009 | Tim and Alissa Birkel
    The Cash for Clunkers program has been, if you believe the hype, the most successful stimulus program in recent memory. It is unquestionably popular. Who wouldn’t want “free” money for a new car? But recently, the program seems to be running as rough as the cars it tried to get off the road. [caption id="attachment_5163" align="aligncenter" width="510" caption="A potential trade in, or an apt analogy?"][/caption] Dealers give consumers discounts, expecting the government to keep its word and reimburse them later. But in many cases the checks from the government are late or denied altogether, leaving dealerships on the hook for...
  • Dem Paul Begala Says Sarah Palin "Not a Serious Person"; Calls Her "Half a Whack Job" - Video

    08/14/2009 7:41:00 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 42 replies · 1,188+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former Clinton adviser Paul Begala saying that Sarah Palin is "not a serious person," describing her as "half a whack job" who does not have the "intellectual heft" needed to be taken seriously. Begala was commenting on recent advice from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to Sarah Palin. Begala said he "admired Speaker Gingrich for pretending Palin is a serious person, but she is not." Begala and the media can't seem to help themselves when it comes to attacking Sarah Palin. For someone who is "not a serious person," they sure do take attacking her very...
  • Sanford risks being odd man out in 2012

    06/23/2009 5:25:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 131 replies · 2,025+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/23/09 | Jon Martin
    South Carolina GOP Gov. Mark Sanford’s disappearing act is reviving an often-whispered, if rarely written, question about presidential hopefuls: Just how strange is too strange? It takes a unique person to run for the White House, but the dividing line between endearingly quirky and just downright odd can often separate winners from losers. Sanford’s solo stroll on the Appalachian Trail falls short of the character questions raised by changing your name and fudging your age (Gary Hart) or accusing an incumbent president’s campaign of trying to disrupt your daughter’s wedding (Ross Perot). But is the straight-laced Republican base ready for...
  • CNN’s (Forehead)Begala: Tea Party Goers ‘Wimpy, Whiney, Weasels Who Don’t Love Their Country’

    04/20/2009 2:19:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies · 1,780+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/20/09 | Brad Wilmouthe
    On Friday’s Hannity on FNC, host Sean Hannity played a clip of liberal CNN contributor Paul Begala as he was interviewed by Don Imus, in which Begala engaged in name-calling against Tax Day Tea Party participants: "Why are they out there whining with this Tea Party thing? Just a bunch of wimpy, whiney, weasels who don't love their country and don't want to support – there are guys at Walter Reed who gave their legs for my country, and they're whining because they have to write a check?" He went on to single out FNC’s Hannity and Neil Cavuto before...
  • Obama Administration Targeting Rush Limbaugh? AC 360 - Paul Begala

    03/05/2009 4:17:55 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 30 replies · 1,496+ views
    cnn ^ | 03/04/09 | CNN guests
    COOPER: Paul Begala joins us now, along with former Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace. Paul, is this Politico accurate? Are you and other Democratic strategists, like your buddy James Carville, working with the White House to paint Republicans as the party of Rush Limbaugh? PAUL BEGALA, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: I don't have to. First off, I don't work for the White House or any other politician, as you know. I live my life out loud. If I think something, I say it. And, fortunately, you and the other folks on CNN are good enough to give me a platform to...
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes ("Fairness Doc",Bailout Bill,ACORN,Welfare,TARP,Census,Guns ETC!)

    02/17/2009 9:51:48 AM PST · by Syncro · 15 replies · 1,476+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | Roger King
    Something Wicked This Way Comes Silencing The Media To anyone but the most ardent liberal, its quite apparent that the majority of the media is blatantly supporting Obama’s every action. The revelation that for 17 years Rahm Emmanuel (Obama’s Chief of Staff), George Stephanopoulos (ABC News), James Carville and Paul Begala (CNN) have had daily hour long calls that have continued into the Obama administration is but one example. Even though CNN is selling Obama shirts they will tell you they are not bias. Actions by the Obama administration have made it quite apparent to the media you are either...
  • Begala calls Limbaugh “a corpulent drug addict”

    02/01/2009 7:32:07 AM PST · by slomark · 90 replies · 2,453+ views
    After former Maryland governor Michael Steele was named Republican National Committee chairman, CNN’s ever-pleasant Paul Begala said, “The real leader of the Republican Party in America today is a corpulent drug addict with an AM radio talk show, Rush Limbaugh.” He continued by saying Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is “very bitter, and divisive,” that George W. Bush was a...
  • Time for ABC to Send George Stephanopoulos Packing

    01/28/2009 5:17:47 PM PST · by Sudetenland · 27 replies · 1,076+ views
    houston conservative ^ | 1/28/2009 | Will Malven
    One of the most critical aspects of a journalist's credibility is his ability to at least appear to be objective. So what happens when one of the biggest names in network journalism George Stephanopoulos host of ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" is revealed to be in constant contact with other former Clinton Administration advisors using their collective knowledge and political acumen to aid President Obama's Chief of Staff in performing his job? The answer to that question will reveal just how dedicated the management of ABC is to the basic tenets of objective journalism; dedicated or contemptuous.
  • Emanuel Posting Could Mean War with GOP

    11/06/2008 6:53:09 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies · 4,241+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 6, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Paul Begala refers to Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s style as a “cross between a hemorrhoid and a toothache.” His stint as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been notable for his clashes with DNC Chairman Howard Dean over strategy, resources, and the direction of the party. A former aide to President Clinton, he was known as “Rahm-bo” among friend and foe alike. Schooled in the rough and tumble of Chicago politics, he was a senior adviser to Richard Daley’s successful 1989 mayoral bid Friends and enemies agree that the key to Emanuel’s success is his legendary intensity. There’s the...
  • WaPo's Capehart: Palin Reminds Me of Miss Teen South Carolina

    09/26/2008 1:15:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 931+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is there some kind of competition on the left to see who can make the most denigrating comment about the mental acuity of Republicans? As we've noted, last night Paul Begala called President Bush "a high-functioning moron," perhaps Begala's bid to one-up Rep. Charles Rangel, who had called Sara Palin "disabled." Today, it's Jonathan Capehart's turn. Speaking with David Shuster on MSNBC this afternoon, the Washington Post editorial writer said that Sarah Palin reminds him of Lauren Caitlin Upton, the 2007 Miss Teen South Carolina whose tangles ["U.S. Americans," etc.] with the English language made her an overnight YouTube star....
  • Begala: President Bush 'a High-Functioning Moron'

    09/25/2008 8:00:15 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies · 2,129+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What is it with Democrats and their grotesque slurs upon the intelligence of their political rivals? Last week it was Charles Rangel calling Sarah Palin "disabled." Tonight on CNN, Paul Begala called President Bush a "high-functioning moron." Begala was on an Anderson Cooper-led panel with Republican Ed Rollins and CNN's Gloria Borger to discuss the state of the possible federal financial bailout. Cooper took the first shot at the president, analogizing his performance in this crisis to that during Hurricane Katrina. ANDERSON COOPER: Watching the president last night give that speech, it was like watching him in Jackson Square in...
  • Sarah Pinocchio Palin and John McFibber [Paul Begala, the 5th grader]

    09/20/2008 9:02:18 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 59 replies · 370+ views
    EMAIL ^ | 9/20/2008 | PAUL BEGALA
    Here's the reality. John McCain and Sarah Palin are trying to lie their way into the White House. We cannot let them get away with it. But if you don't act to stop them, nobody will. Right now, the McCain-Palin method of stubbornly repeating lies and crying foul every time they're called on it is being imitated in GOP campaigns all across the country. So, unless we want to lose another election to Republican dishonesty and cowardice, we better take things into our own hands. Democrats are facing the last critical FEC deadline before the election on September 30th. And...
  • Paul Begala Publishes Disgusting Comics Calling President Bush and John McCain Gay

    09/16/2008 6:45:47 AM PDT · by ProudHockeyMom · 85 replies · 323+ views
    My oldest son went off to college and became a Democrat. If that isn't enough, he constantly tries to convince me that our family’s conservative values are wrong and I should vote for Barack Obama. Well that's not happening, but he still tries. Last week he called me and said, Mom I sent you a book. It will totally change your mind about the election. The next day I receive a package with Paul Begala’s (that hateful Clinton shill from CNN) book called Third Term. My first response was Third Term, well that would be much better than the alternative....
  • David Brock, Dems plan $40M hit on McCain

    04/10/2008 9:49:37 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 113 replies · 1,253+ views
    Politico ^ | April 10th, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Wealthy Democrats are preparing a four-month, $40 million media campaign centered on attacks on Senator John McCain. And it will be led by David Brock, the former investigative reporter who first gained fame in the 1990s as a right-wing, anti-Clinton journalist. The planned campaign is the product of a shakeup in the top ranks of the struggling independent Democratic groups. Brock, now best known as the ex-conservative founder of the liberal group Media Matters, last month quietly assumed the chairmanship of what's expected to be the main vehicle for independent Democratic attacks on McCain, now called Progressive Media USA. The...
  • Matthew's Advice to Hillary: Bring Back Mr. STD

    12/13/2007 5:39:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies · 117+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If anything in politics almost literally constitutes hitting below the belt, it's claiming that someone is less popular than a venereral disease. So if you were counseling a candidate to hit her opponent above the belt, the last person you'd suggest they hire is a guy who just compared someone to an STD . . . unless you're Chris Matthews. Matthews's advice to Hillary Clinton is to hit Obama above the belt . . . by bringing in Paul Begala, the man who just this week used the VD comparison to slur President Bush. Matthews was a guest on this...
  • Begala: Bush Less Popular Than 'Venereal Disease'

    12/10/2007 3:36:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 111 replies · 326+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just in case you thought there was a limit to the vulgarity of Paul Begala . . . Bill Clinton's former adviser was a guest on the Situation Room this aftern0on on CNN. Talk turned to the strategy Republicans should adopt in upcoming special elections. WOLF BLITZER: How much of a lightning rod -- you're an expert on this subject -- will Hillary Clinton be for Republicans out there, cause they're already, in some of these special elections that are coming up, they're already pointed to her to try to help Republican candidates? View video here.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-05-07 ("Begala: Dean 'an a**hole from Vermont'")

    01/05/2007 5:39:34 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies · 1,267+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 5, 2007 | KOmmie scottforamerica, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    The Democrats are still jubilantly congratulating themselves for returning to power in Congress but at the same time we see clear signals of their crackup and demise. In yesterday's EDITION we saw how the Cindy Sheehan loonies shouted down Rahm Emanuel and the professional Democrats and today we see even the professional Democrat pols sniping at each other as you can see in the title of this Daily Kos KOmmie THREAD, "Begala: Dean 'an a**hole from Vermont'." This was what a KOmmie claims he heard came from the lips of Paul Begala in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Although we have...
  • "Drug Addled Gas Bag" (Begala calls Rush)

    11/07/2006 5:34:49 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 46 replies · 2,472+ views
    National Review's The Corner ^ | November 7 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Drug Addled Gas Bag" That's what Begala just called Limbaugh. I await to hear Begala call a single Kennedy or perhaps Aaron Sorkin "drug addled." Posted at 8:13 PM
  • Backers plan ad blitz for new oil driller tax -Prop 87 sides each have more than $26 million...

    08/07/2006 12:57:45 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 24 replies · 486+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 7, 2006 | John Wildermuth
    Backers of a measure that would hit energy companies drilling in California with $4 billion in new taxes planned to start running a hard-hitting TV ad across the state today urging voters to "make oil companies pay.'' There's nothing subtle about the new ad, said Paul Begala, a consultant for Proposition 87. "We're not shy; our most important goal is to get California off its dependence on oil,'' said Begala, a former Clinton White House aide and CNN television commentator. "If you want support, you have to build support.'' Prop. 87 would tax companies for oil pumped in California, based...
  • Revisionists without a clue

    03/25/2006 10:00:50 PM PST · by ncountylee · 10 replies · 690+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | March 26, 2006 | L. Brent Bozell III
    To mark the third anniversary of launching the war to depose Saddam Hussein, the manufacturers of the "news" have established their usual template, Realistic Media vs. Pollyanna Bush. It's not pessimism versus optimism, but hallucination versus reality. How, then, do we greet the bleats of liberals as they wildly overstate the alleged utter awfulness of the war situation? On CNN, Time writer Joe Klein, one of the nation's leading worshippers of Bill Clinton, declared to Anderson Cooper, "Rumsfeld ran the most criminally incompetent military campaign, you know, in the last 100 years, perhaps in American history." Was Klein making a...
  • Hannity just beat the snot out of Paul Begala live on the air.

    08/25/2005 1:53:25 PM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 173 replies · 6,871+ views
    The Sean Hannity Show (WABC Radio)
    I'm not the biggest Hannity fan, but what he just did to Paul Begala was a work of art. Begala started off with his "Bush is a liar" rhetoric, and Hannity read him a bunch of quotes, to which Begala said were lies, lies, lies. Then, Hannity told him the truth, that all the quotes came from John Kerry, not George Bush. Begala was caught so read handed, that he actually said that Kerry's mistake was in believing Bush's lies. Then he tried to attack Hannity for inviting him on his show and lying to him. I have to give...
  • The Shadow Party: Part II

    10/07/2004 2:57:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 3,697+ views ^ | 10/07/04 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    George Soros is an exacting  taskmaster. In return for his money, he demands productivity. What he requires of employees and business associates in the investment world, Soros also demands from the political operatives he funds. “Mr. Soros isn't just writing checks and watching,” notes Wall Street Journalreporter Jeanne Cummings. “He is also imposing a business model on the notoriously unruly world of politics. He demands objective evidence of progress, and assigned an aide to monitor the groups he supports. He studies private polls to track the impact of an anti-Bush advertising campaign, and he is delivering his money in installments,...
  • Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room"..Paul Begala lies about Rush Limbaugh

    08/17/2005 7:31:40 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 95 replies · 2,983+ views
    CNN Transcripts ^ | August 17, 2005 | transcript
    BLITZER: Do you think she's [Cindy Sheehan] going too far in politicizing her own personal tragedy? BEGALA: No, she has a perfect right. She has absolute moral authority. She is a Gold Star mother. She gave her son's life for her country. And she is the most position, most pristine position to speak about these things. I think the conservative activists that Bay talked about are overplaying this in a terrible way. They could be having a legitimate debate over America's role in Iraq. Some people think we should do more, some less. It's an honest debate. Instead, they're attacking...
  • "Silly Social Security Thing"? (Democrats Too Busy To Work To Save Social Security)

    04/21/2005 6:20:02 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 594+ views
    "SILLY SOCIAL SECURITY THING"? Democrats Too Busy To Work With President To Strengthen Social Security ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Democrats Have Other Priorities Than Social Security:   Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Said She's Got "More Important Things To Ask About Than This Silly Social Security Thing." "Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) managed to stir up some trouble last week at the Joint Economic Committee hearing chaired by Rep. Jim Saxton (R-N.J.). Testifying before the committee was Harvey Rosen, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Sanchez was evidently fed up with the contents of the hearing. 'I've more important things to ask about...
  • Chris Begala prediction... BUSH WINS!

    11/02/2004 1:31:45 PM PST · by bayourod · 22 replies · 99+ views
    Lone Star Times ^ | 11/2/04 | Chris Begala
    Election Day is upon us and it has been one interesting horserace. No offense to John Kerry, or to horses for that matter. Either we will continue to have strong, decisive leadership in the war on terror from President George W. Bush or John Kerry will have until January 20, 2005 (Inauguration Day) to run a poll on how to come up with the 57 “plans” he’s promised. Trying to predict how the Election will turn out has driven us all nuts as the polls have most political junkies tied up in knots. In the end, the turnout should approach...
  • Stewart skewers Crossfire

    10/26/2004 8:24:04 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 3 replies · 689+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 26, 2004 | Gary Reid
    I am a huge fan of the Daily Show from New York, which airs on the Comedy Network at 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. It is a first rate, satirical program, poking fun mostly at politicians, but also taking on a variety of other puffed-up targets, like Dr. Phil. Jon Stewart, the host, is clearly an informed and very bright man. In the past year, the show has increased its audience by 22 percent and this year it won an Emmy.The show's writers have produced a best-selling book, America: A Citizens' Guide to Democracy Inaction. That cheeky title gives you...
  • Paul Begal Dancing on Chris Reeve's Casket

    10/11/2004 2:01:24 PM PDT · by no dems · 96 replies · 3,165+ views
    CNN's Crossfire | 10-11-04 | no dems
    Dear God, I can't believe it !! Christoher Reeve's body is hardly cold and Paul Begala, the left-wing, radical co-host of CNN's Crossfire,is dancing on his casket already. One can't say he's "dancing on his grave" because he isn't even in the ground yet. During his despicable monologue today he said that "Christopher Reeve was mentioned in Friday night's debate by HIS FRIEND, John Kerry." He then went on to say that Christopher Reeve had committed his life to lobbying for stem cell research in hopes of finding a cure for his paralysis. He did not fail to mention that...