November 23, 2014

Watch Rachel Maddow expose ‘hidden’ Republican report debunking Benghazi conspiracy (VIDEO)

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Rachel Maddow exposes GOP Benghazi hyprocrisy Rachel Maddow exposed Republican hypocrisy on the supposedly Benghazi conspiracy. Who can forget their hyperventilation on the manufactured Benghazi scandal they have been trying to sell for over a year. Shortly after the Benghazi terrorist attack where Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered, Fox News and the Republican Party have been hyping and politicizing the event. Early on, author of “The Generals”,Thomas Rick said that much in a Fox News Interview where he called out the network. Fox News simply cut the interview short and continued with the uncorroborated hyping of the Benghazi massacre. Most networks put the Benghazi story in perspective for some time. Fox News’ persistence seemed to have paid off recently when ABC’s Jonathan Karl claimed to have an exclusive that made it seem the State Department was more instrumental than it was in altering the Benghazi talking points. Rachel Maddow did not allow the GOP to get away with it. She reported … [Read more...]

The MayDay SuperPAC: A Lesson in Failure

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  Lawrence Lessig’s MAYDAY.US (MAYDAY) was an ambitious project. It exploded onto the scene with a mission to change the direction of the electoral process. Their website lists a four step process by which this would occur: Create a SuperPAC to support candidates who favor reform. Win a majority in Congress in 2016 based on lessons learned in the 2014 election. Get Congress to pass and the President to sign election reform in 2017. Push for a constitutional amendment to secure the reforms. Many organizations have been working on the corrosive nature of money in politics pre and post Citizens United. (Concern about money in politics predates Citizen United, is well documented, and already has defined solutions.) The newcomer MAYDAY received traditional mainstream media coverage these other organizations could only dream of. That media coverage assured that MAYDAY’s SuperPAC coffers would be filled. After all, a message to clean up politics sells, and a well-advertised message sells … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Warren justifiably slams President Obama for this choice

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Elizabeth Warren: Antonio Weiss nomination is hypocritical Elizabeth Warren is justifiably upset. One of America's last bastions of true liberalism and progressivism is slamming the President for his nomination of another Wall Street bull. Last Wednesday President Obama nominated Antonio Weiss to serve as Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department. Antonio Weiss is the head of the investment banking firm Lazard. And what does Lazard do? They do what most investment banking firms do. They maximize capital investment returns irrespective of cost to country or humanity. Lazard was instrumental in Burger King's acquisition of  Tim Hortons for the purpose of a tax inversion / corporate inversion. In other words they helped arrange the purchase in which the American tax payers will get stiffed. Burger King built its prowess in America with the security, education, and prosperity of its offerings. It then renounces its American corporate citizenship and adopts that of the company it … [Read more...]

Transcript of Bill Clinton’s speech at The New Republic Centennial Gala

President Bill Clinton TNR The New Republic

By Bill Clinton Thank you, Chris, for your introduction, for your leadership, for the new energy and innovation you've brought to The New Republic. I thank you and Guy and Frank and all The New Republic team for inviting me here tonight. I'm honored to be here in the presence of Justice Ginsburg, one of my better appointments. And my—I want to thank Representatives Chris Van Hollen, Keith Ellison, Xavier Becerra, Jared Polis, and Sean Patrick Maloney for being here. I think Senator Schumer was here, and I think Nancy Pelosi is coming. And I can't run for anything, so now I'll say what I think. It's a great thing, you know, being an ex-president. You can say whatever you want. And the sad thing is, no one cares anymore. Unless your wife might run for office. Then they care if you... Then they care if you mess up. Sometimes I forget what Washington's like, and then I'm rudely reminded. Tonight I had a reporter come up to me and said, "You were elected and The New Republic heralded you that you … [Read more...]

President Obama addresses the nation on immigration reform from the White House (VIDEO)

President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform from the White House

President Obama announces Immigration Reform .Our immigration system has been broken for decades -- and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country. So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/Live. This is a step forward in the President’s plan to work with Congress on passing common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform. He laid out his principles for that reform two years ago in Del Sol High School in Las Vegas -- and that’s where he’ll return on Friday to discuss why he is using his executive authority now, and why Republicans in Congress must act to pass a long-term solution to immigration reform. President Obama Speaks at Del Sol High School President Barack Obama delivers … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart: Nancy Pelosi must go for doing this. Really? (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart tells Nancy Pelosi she must go for doing this

Jon Stewart gets this one wrong Jon Stewart is a straight shooter. It is likely his research team failed him here. Worse he played into two narratives. The first, Nancy Pelosi comes across like a hypocrite in defending women's rights. The second, Nancy Pelosi used unseemly means to get the candidate she wanted for a particular committee. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) a disabled veteran and American hero, is in a high risk pregnancy and was advised not to fly. She asked that she be allowed to vote by proxy in the Democratic Caucus. The request was denied as it went against House rules, it was never done before, and it would set a precedent as was revealed in the closed door meeting. ABC News reported about what transpired in the closed door meeting as follows. The drama played out at a closed-door meeting Thursday, when Duckworth’s request was debated before the caucus. Democrats like Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the co-chair of the Democrat Steering and Policy Committee, cautioned colleagues against setting new … [Read more...]

Is Fifty Shades of Grey just Nine 1/2 Weeks on steroids (VIDEO)

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Is Fifty Shades of Grey just Nine and a Half Weeks on steroids I got an email from one of my advertisers about the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. It is pretty sexy and leaves a little and much to the imagination. But being the 80's guy that I am, it had me reminiscing. Does this Fifty Shades of Grey trailer bring back memories of another rather risque and erotic R Rated film of the 1980's. Of course it does. Check out  the trailer for the Mickey Rourke and Kim Bassinger's movie 9 1/2 Weeks (uncut movie version). So folks, there is little ground being broken in 2014. With the release of this sexy movie of acting out fantasies, remember it was done before. Fifty Shades of Grey may be nothing more than 9 1/2 Weeks with a bit more caffeine. … [Read more...]

Why is Obamacare polling at all time low? — Unbalanced ‘balanced’ reporting (VIDEO)

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A recent Gallup poll found that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, ACA) by name is at an all time low. It's approval is down to 37% and its disapproval is up to 56%. In contrast, another recent Gallup poll showed that those who are directly getting their insurance via the government exchanges are very happy with it. 74% think the quality of care is excellent or good. 71% think their healthcare coverage is excellent or good. Why the divergence? It is simple. Very poor reporting versus reality. Very few Americans are on the losing side of Obamacare. The promise of Obamacare was that it was going to get most Americans affordable health insurance. The bill unlike what most other presidents pass when they pass massive important and necessary social welfare legislation, was paid for. That promise was fulfilled. If it was going to be paid for it meant somebody had to pay for it. Who are on the 'losing' side? Those who  could afford health insurance had to buy it or pay a penalty. After all if … [Read more...]

Politics Done Right on KPFT 90.1 FM – President Obama heard the electorate, GO LEFT! – Monday 9 PM CST

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Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies Tune in Monday 9:00 PM on KPFT 90.1 FM (Houston Area) Live stream: http://KPFT.org (Entire USA) - Podcasts: Call (713) 526-5738 to talk to me on air. This week’s show President Obama heard the electorate, GO LEFT! November 17th, 2014 Today we will discuss the renewed President Obama. Did the 2014 Midterm election reinvigorate him. It sure seems that way. Let us discuss where do we go from here. Let’s get busy. Give me a call at (713) 526-5738. That is 713-526-KPFT. Remember you can also send me a tweet to @egbertowillies. Let us engage. It is politics done right. You can also find previous episodes on YouTube here. Blog of the week Please help us build our new Politics Done Right page by LIKEing it now My Blog Posts Of The Week Senator Elizabeth Warren joins Senate Democratic leadership team. President Obama heard the electorate, GO LEFT! (VIDEO) Watch Chris Matthews call out Chuck Todd for misquoting him as Todd gives … [Read more...]

Senator Elizabeth Warren joins Senate Democratic leadership team.

Elizabeth Warren Senate Leadership

According to the Washington Post Elizabeth Warren will join the Senate Democratic leadership team, Her title will be strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. Seeking ideological and regional balance, a chastened Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) expanded his leadership team Thursday, including the addition of liberal icon Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), to beat back internal critics. Warren is taking a position inside the party's policy and messaging operation, led by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). The announcement came after a heated 3 1/2-hour meeting in which participants said grievances were aired after the devastating midterm elections cost them the majority next year. One hopes that the leadership of the Democratic Party will ensure that her progressive ideas are heard and implemented into their stances and policies. For too long the Democratic Party has attempted to appear more centrist or Republican Lite. Americans want real choices. One should … [Read more...]