Good Riddance to Darrell Issa, California's Most Disgraceful Republican
California Republican Darrell Issa announced that he will not be seeking re-election this fall.
California Republican Darrell Issa announced that he will not be seeking re-election this fall.
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She says the Khans are "only public because they're Muslim." Well, duh.
This was embarrassing even for them.
What a difference a few months and a few bucks make.
Jokes aside, Sarah Palin might actually need psychological help.
You won't see this on the news today.
Republicans spent over $7 million over the course of two plus years in a blatant attempt to politicize the tragedy and destroy Hillary Clinton, then inadvertently exonerated her due to there being zero evidence of culpability.
Here are some of the complaints that conservatives have made against President Obama, and how Ronald Reagan was way better than NOBAMA in every single way.
Paramount is lamenting the underperformance of 13 Hours and blaming liberal audiences for not giving it a chance. Maybe it shouldn't have made and marketed a movie that was 100% conservative fan service then.
Paramount Pictures knows what it's got on its hands -- because it planned it that way -- and so it's making sure to hit all the notes in its promotion of 13 Hours that will instantly harden and dampen the bad-touch-areas of not only Fox News's acolytes but Fox News itself.
The presence of grieving families doesn't automatically indicate malfeasance or negligence when you're talking about grief for men and women who willingly undertook dangerous assignments.
If you've been thinking "Is it just me, or did Hillary completely kick that Benhgazi hearing's ass?", Tucker Carlson's highlight reel proves it's not just you.
It really would be a thing of beauty if you and I weren't paying for this never-ending clusterfuck.
You don't see this every day. In a moment of honesty, current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Sean Hannity on Fox News last night that the Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy was essentially designed to take Hillary Clinton down in the presidential election.
The summer of Hillary discontent has taken on new heights of lunacy and hyperbole
This latest Clinton "scandal" is a snoozefest, even by the standard of the last two years of interminable Benghazi hearings.
Unless someone actually finds something more substantive on this than what we have right now, it's probably not going to derail the Clinton train. There are just too many other "scandals," gaffes and outbursts of righteous indignation to come in the downward spiral into Lovecraftian insanity we're all about to go through. And the media will be there to report or inflate every single second of it all. The narrative we see right now simply won't last until election day.
The scandal that clearly wasn't a scandal will apparently provide enough ammunition to take down the Democratic front runner for the 2016 Presidential election. Welcome to the world of Rand Paul...
Because God hates us just that much.
After nearly two weeks of tensions in Ferguson, MO, far-right radio has finally shoehorned the crisis into its ongoing Benghazi and IRS narratives.
We promise you'll want to hear this.
Ben Carson just said that America's love of Pharrell's Happy is a kind of distraction from Benghazi. With this, it's obvious the right is in the middle of a critical Benghazi distraction shortage. We'd like to help.
Pirro's five-minute tirade had everything: finger-wagging, fear-mongering, misinformation, wild conspiracy theories, the phrase "cut and run" and, naturally, ball-shaming. It's a cocktail of Obama Derangement Syndrome delivered with laser-like precision directly into the outrage cortexes of typical Fox News viewers.
This is why liberals are sad to see Carney go, while conservatives couldn't be happier.
Today on Fox News Channel, the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came up (as it usually does) and instead of welcoming a foreign policy expert or even a presidential historian to discuss the scandal, Tantaros turned to former MTV veejay "Kennedy" and, yes, football doofus Terry Bradshaw for their [cough] insights.
This book tour is a good shakedown cruise for her, though, and while she gets these bugs out, she's also had some winning moments.
The New York Times reported today that, Ahmed Abu Khattala, a suspected attacker of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, "told other Libyans" that the attack was instigated by the infamous anti-Islam video posted on YouTube.
As soon as U.S. special forces captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, a suspected terrorist with the Ansar al-Sharia militia faction behind the attack on the U.S. diplomatic consulate in Benghazi, various characters in the conservative media lapsed into flailing conniptions over the news.
Why wasn't the suspect arrested last week? Or the week before that? There are many weeks during which he was not arrested! IMPEACH!
After a six-month, network-imposed leave-of-absence, Lara Logan is reportedly back at CBS and its venerable news magazine show, 60 Minutes. Because of course she is.
Jeff Zucker says he won't be "shamed" into covering the Benghazi clown show, proving the old adage that even a broken clock can occasionally be right.
Late last week, a website called IJReview published an article written by Managing Editor Kyle Becker, titled, "’13 Benghazis That Happened Under Bush’ Viral Meme Taken Apart & Destroyed Before Your Very Eyes." Clearly the article was intended to debunk an article posted last year on The Daily Banter -- hocus-pocus alakazam! -- before our very eyes. It didn't.
Cheerleaders on the right are trumpeting a new Fox News poll that shows 67% approval for the establishment of a select #Benghazi committee. But even with that 67% approval, 63% of respondents said Republicans are doing this for political gain, versus 30% who think they're trying to get to the truth
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has been taking shots at the legitimacy of John Boehner's Select Committee On Hashtag #Benghazi since it was announced, but on Friday afternoon, gave what has been the clearest indication, so far, that the White House would be perfectly fine with Democrats in Congress passing on the chance to participate. MSNBC's Kristen Welker asked Carney, directly, if Democrats should cooperate with the Select Committee, and Carney's response was not subtle.
“It’s very sad,” Leader Pelosi said. "Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods. Two of their families have called us and said ‘Please don’t take us down this path again.’ It’s really hard for them, it’s very sad.”
"He was quickly corrected by Dana Perino, and as these tragic souls are wont to do, laughed it off with a 'my bad,' then brought it up again the next day to laugh about it some more. Laugh to keep from crying, that is.
After a one-day reprieve, the White House press corps was back on the #Benghazi case Wednesday, asking Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest to once again describe the White House's view on the legitimacy of the upcoming house select Committee on #Benghazi. At a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Little Rock, Arkansas, Earnest repeatedly pointed to the National Republican Congressional Committee's effort to raise funds off of the investigation as one appropriate measure of that committee's legitimacy.
The National Republican Congressional Committee, the GOP organization tasked with electing Republicans to Congress, sent out a fundraising e-mail today urging supporters to donate money via a site called BenghaziWatch.com.
He's using it as a tool, and essentially a last resort, to help keep some basic level of rational understanding and common sense to an argument and line of questioning that was -- and let's use our common sense when letting this word hit our trained-to-be-overreactive brains -- a little unfair.
It kind of makes sense in a twisted, cynical sort of way that Speaker John Boehner's newly ordained House Select Committee on Benghazi is stacked with seven Republicans and only five Democrats. The newly resurgent outrage over Benghazi is obviously meant to be a crowd-pleaser for the midterm base rather than a noble investigative endeavor, so why not give the apoplectic rage-aholics a lopsided committee majority -- it only serves to underscore the crass, opportunistic nature of the whole thing.
Since the news broke, last Wednesday, that conservative Judicial Watch had obtained a White House email that #Benghazi cultists insisted was a "smoking gun" in an alleged White House conspiracy to describe the events in Benghazi as accurately as they could, there have been four White House daily briefings. The email in question (which was at least a real email this time) didn't actually prove anything at all, but that didn't stop it from being a hot topic in briefings, at which Benghazi was mentioned a grand total of eighty-five times.
Fox News has been banging the drum for the massive conservative cult that has sprung up around #Benghazi, but when you stack it up next to less enduring conservative fetishes, though, the effect is downright comical. Jed Lewison at Daily Kos put together a handy chart tracking that shows that as facts caught up to conservative fantasy about Obamacare and Cliven Bundy, Fox News' coverage petered out accordingly. #Benghazi to the rescue.
"Jay, if you’re reading this, 'Scorpio' is available on iTunes. I should also add that it is pure coincidence that Karl’s question was interrupted by a song whose next line is 'show no shame.'"
The topic of the Obama administration's daily intelligence briefs regarding Benghazi popped up in the conservative media on Monday and two former Bush officials along with Fox News Channel's Gretchen Carlson flagrantly misled the public about Bush's release of 9/11 intelligence briefs warning of the attacks.