January 13, 2011 Archives

January 13, 2011 Archives

Krauthammer: Limbaugh "Condescending" Of Obama Speech Praise

"As one of the three slobbers on the set, let me say I find it interesting that only the ruling class wants a president who is smart, articulate or oratorical in delivering funeral oration," Charles Krauthammer said on FOX News.

Jane Harman: Giffords Shooting A "Teachable Moment" For Gun Control

Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) talks about a ban against large-capacity clips on weapons. A similar ban passed the House on several types of assault weapons in the 1990s, which contributed to Democrats losing many seats in the sweeping 1994 midterm election. Harman has an F-minus rating from the NRA.

Jesse Jackson: U.S. "The Most Violent Nation On Earth"

"We love soldiers, we don't love veterans," Jesse Jackson said in his opening salvo. "We are the most violent purveyor," Jesse Jackson said of the United States.

Mark Levin Issues $100,000 Challenge To Chris Matthews

"I challenge Chris Matthews, I'll put $100,000 on the table, to find any example where Sarah Palin has promoted the murder of anybody," radio host Mark Levin said on his nationally syndicated show. (view more at American Spectator) Levin says he will sue if any

Rep. Clyburn Says "Double Barrel" After Denouncing Violent Rhetoric

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) has been an outspoken critic of the use of so-called violent or vitriol

Unity? Senator Wants Dems & GOP To Sit Side-By-Side At SOTU

FOX News: Amid calls for less partisanship, one U.S. Senator wants congressional members to come together through the seating arrangement for the State of the Union Address later this month. Traditionally, Democrats and Republicans sit

Rep. King: Ban Guns Within 1,000 Feet Of Fed Officials

GOP leaders oppose his gun control plan. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) responds.

Gibbs Asked About "Pep Rally" Tone Of Memorial

CBS' Mark Knoller asks why there was a "pep rally" tone at the memorial last night. It was about "celebrating the lives" that were impacted, Gibbs said.

NY Alderman Warns Man Of Arizona-Like Shooting At Council Meeting

"I praise your ... your persistence but, if you continue it, I think, you know, it's going to be just like what happened, unfortunately, to an Arizona Congressman. You're going to have an upheaval here that I don't want to see happen," Amsterdam Common Council Alderman William Wills told a recycling company owner.

Herman Cain: "I Can Beat" President Obama

Herman Cain announced his intention to run for president yesterday. Today, he appears on ABC's "Top Line" to discuss his candidacy. "I'm running to win, not for a consolation prize," Cain tells ABC's Rick Klein. Cain is a radio talk show host, businessman and the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza.

Brokaw: "I Would Be Nervous Going Into A Bar" In Arizona

"Gun control is too simple a phrase to define all the complications and nuances of it, frankly. In Arizona they have a wide open system. I would be nervous about going into a bar or restaurant in Arizona on a Saturday night where people can carry concealed without permits," Tom Brokaw said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." (via

Dem Congressman Compares Visiting Giffords To Giving Birth

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL): "The only way that I could describe the feeling that we had, that I had, was other than the birth of my kids, this was the most incredible feeling."

GOP Rep: If AZ Shooter Were Muslim Reaction Would Be "Total Defense Of Islam"

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on what the reaction from the media would be if the shooter were a Muslim: "It would be terrible if Americans tried to even look at Islam as being responsible for this. It would have been a total defense of Islam." (source Laura Ingraham show, 1/13)

Gibbs: Obama's Memorial Speech Was "Very Much" His

White House press secretary reflects on President Obama's speech at the Arizona shooting memorial. Gibbs compares the speech to Obama's 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention. "He spent a great deal of time going through his thoughts on this and spent a lot of time working on what he wanted to say, including making edits even after

NBC's Chuck Todd: "I Got Chills" Hearing Obama Talk About Giffords' Condition

NBC's Chuck Todd, referring to President Obama speaking about Rep. Giffords opening her eyes: "Hearing it again, I got chills. I can't imagine how folks inside that arena felt."

Gov. Christie: Palin Should Have Left Blood Libel Out

"I don't think anybody really believes that Governor Palin was trying to make someone get hurt or bring violence on. And I think she just should have said that and left it at that," Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) told ABC News.

Gibbs: "Civil Discourse" Will Play A Part In State Of The Union

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says civil discourse "will certainly play a role in this year's State of the Union."

Sen. Paul: Left Decided To "Manufacture" Narrative Even Before Shooting Occurred

"This is part of the playbook of Rahm Emanuel where they say any crisis should be used to their advantage to further their agenda," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told FOX Business.

NPR: "Brown Relief" When Tucson Shooter Turned Out To Be A "Gringo"

"It's safe to say there was a collective sigh of brown relief when the Tucson killer turned out to be a gringo," NPR correspondent Daisy Hernandez said in a report on Wednesday's "All Things Considered." "In short, the only reason the nation is taking a few days to reflect on the animosity in politics today is precisely that the shooter was not

Tom DeLay: Liberals Sentenced Me To Jail

NBC: Accompanied by his lawyer, a defiant former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay reiterated Wednesday that he was sentenced to three years in prison for political reasons and that he had done nothing wrong. "I was tried in the most liberal county in the state of Texas, and indeed in the United States," DeLay told the TODAY Show's Matt Lauer

Schultz: Palin "The Queen Of Irresponsible Statements"

Ed Schultz: "Instead of showing any leadership or taking any responsibility for her ugly rhetoric or talking about the real victims, Palin used this opportunity this time to play the victim."

Brit Hume's Commentary: Sensitivity In America

Brit Hume discusses the removal of the n-word from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and the outrage over Sarah Palin's use of the term "blood libel."

Richard Wolffe: Obama's Speech Was "Transformational"

Richard Wolffe says President Obama's speech at the Tucson shooting memorial service was "transformational both for this president as an individual and for the nation and for Tucson."

Course Correction: "Morning Joe" Discusses Obama The Moderate

The "Morning Joe" crew discusses if President Obama has turned into a moderate faster than Bill Clinton did. Some claim it only two Obama two weeks after the midterm election, where as it took Clinton nearly six months.

Krauthammer: Tax Hike Is "Economic Suicide" For Illinois

Charles Krauthammer on Illinois' decision to increase taxes.

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