December 20, 2012 Archives

December 20, 2012 Archives

DeMint: "I'm Not Leaving To Be An Advocate For The Republican Party"

SEN. JIM DEMINT (R-SC): I’m leaving the Senate to work on ideas that I know work. I’ve seen them work all over our country. We can look all over our country and showcase these ideas that are working, and I know there is power in ideas, but I’ve learned one thing about the political environment: Unless there’s power behind the ideas, that th

Michael Moore: America's Desire To Own Guns Tied To Racial Fears

MICHAEL MOORE: I think we’re a very frightened people. I think we’ve been frightened ever since we landed on these shores. We were frightened of the native people.; we were frightened of the slaves we brought over, as we should have been. And those in power have known how to manipulate us with fear. And we’ve started wars over being told lies

Krauthammer: If "Plan B" Fails, Boehner's "Plan C" Is The Mayan Apocalypse

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The vote here is all about establishing an argument. That's all it is about. And what Boehner will say -- he said it in the clip you showed -- is the president hasn't offered anything. What he's offering, what he spoke about yesterday in the news conference where he said 'I've offered a balanced plan,' is a swindle. There's not

Greg Gutfeld Rips Professor For Calling Tim Scott A "Token"

GREG GUTFELD: So, they're racist if they do and racist if they don't. Yep, Adolph Reed writes in the New York Times that while the Republican nomination of Tim Scott to be the first Southern black Senator since Reconstruction seems like a milestone, it ain't. Because Scott's not a lefty. According to Adolph, an ivy league professor, black Re

Ari Fleischer: Hagel Would "Be A Disaster" As Secretary Of Defense

ARI FLEISCHER: He'd be a disaster as Secretary of Defense because of the things he's said and the positions he's taken. For example, he's voted against sanctions for Iran. He's called instead for unconditional talks with Iran. Contrary to the Obama position, he's even said that a military strike against Iran should be flat out ruled out. He said it

Carney Lashes Out At FOX News In Testy Exchange With Ed Henry Over Benghazi

JAY CARNEY: Immediately, accountability has been brought to bear, with regard to four individuals who are very senior. And your question is, why aren't they -- this is the State Department. Secretary of State said she understood that State Department security was under her watch and action has been taken. They're not taking the fall, Ed. Taking the

Toure: NRA Wants Massacres And For Mentally Ill To Have Access To Guns

MSNBC'S TOURE: We have to remember that the NRA does not really represent gun owners. They really represent gun and ammunition manufacturers. So, they’re not going to do anything tomorrow, or at any point, that would hurt their business, the billion dollar business that they represent I would love it if they understand that gun safety overall

Carney: House GOP Has "Decided To Run Down An Alley That Has No Exit"

JAY CARNEY: Instead of taking the opportunity that was presented to them, to continue to negotiate what could be a very helpful, large deal for the American people, the Republicans in the House have decided to run down an alley that has no exit while we all watch. And again, it's something that we've seen in the past that produces nothing positive

Limbaugh: Romney Would Have Won If He Ran A Conservative Campaign

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Let me tell you, folks, it isn't all bad. There are positives to be gleaned from what we think we've learned here. Well, we know that independents, for the first time in many, many moons, were of no relevance to an election outcome in 2012. Romney won huge in independents, five out of eight swing states. And therein lies what is

Tapper To Carney On Benghazi Report: Have Enough Actions Been Taken?

ABC News' Jake Tapper asks White House press secretary Jay Carney if President Obama feels that a "sufficient" amount of accountability has been taken in response to the attack in Benghazi. Tapper: Has the President read the Accountability Review Board’s report? Carney: I don’t know. I know he has been briefed on it, I don’t

Gun Advocate To Current TV's Cenk Uygur: "Calm Down And Take A Valium"

Cenk Uygur talks to Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, about gun control laws in Chicago and other cities. Cenk says, “I love that you think that people who live inside Chicago can’t get guns. It’s an island in an ocean of guns.” Gottlieb responds, “Calm down and take a Valium.”

Superintendent Defends Texas Town's Policy Allowing Teachers To Carry Concealed Guns

“What seemed to me to be a problem … is that we basically left our schools open to attack — This is like putting a sign in front of your house that says ‘I really think that it’s a good idea to come and attack me because I don’t believe in guns’ — and that’s exactly what we were trying to avoid,” David Thweatt, Superintendent of

Dennis Miller On The Fiscal Cliff, Best Places To Be Born & NFL

Dennis Miller opines on and House Speaker John Boehner, the best places to be born and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issuing tough penalties to players over rough play. Miller says Goodell is just Sandra Fluke with a tie.

Malkin: We Pretend We Can Prevent The Sometimes Unpreventable

MICHELLE MALKIN: I know we don't have a lot of time but I do just want to take off the political pundit hat for a second and talk as a parent because every American parent in this country is horrified by what happened on Friday. And this is the first time that I've been on the air since it happened. And I have to say, a lot of the political noise t

Sen. Rand Paul: Obama Will Get What He Wants, Taxes Are Going Up

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): You know, I think something is going to happen and I think that it won't be good for the country, but I think the president will get his way. He's demanding that taxes go up, and we will get a tax increase. But I think when you're economy is growing at less than 2%, I think that the tax increase, or the rate increase, may act

Fireworks: Piers Morgan Battles Gun Advocate Again

PIERS MORGAN: Wait one second. Let's wait (ph) about what these do. A surgeon who carried out these operations -- these bullets enter from these semiautomatic weapons and they explode inside the bone. They shatter the bone, the tissue. They lead to multiple amputations, if you're lucky enough to survive. He said they are weapons of mass slaughter.

Rubio: "Great Hypocrisy Of The Left" Is Idea Of Taxing To Get Less Of Something

SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL): Look, it's not the business owner, directly, that's going to get impacted. It's the people that work for them that are going to lose their jobs. They're going to lose hours, they're going to lose benefits. The cost of these tax increases will be paid by the workers and the employees of these small businesses. And here's

Schumer: "We're Not Going To Take Away Your Gun If You're A Law-Abiding Citizen"

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "The NRA, you know, used to be, when I was in summer camp, I took NRA sharpshooter lessons. I have a few merit badges. And it used to be like the AAA, you know, it was helpful with safety and insurance. How did it change? Two ways. One, in the 1980s, there was a big fight within the NRA and more militant people took over.

Sen. McConnell: Obama "Wants To Soak Everybody"

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for Senate Democrats to finally take action to prevent a massive tax hike at the end of the year: “I want to start out today with a little context. “For more than a year, President Obama and Democrats in Congre

Sen. Reid: "Boehner's Plans Are Nonstarters In The Senate"

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-V) threw cold water today on House Speaker John Boehner's "fiscal cliff" "Plan B" proposal to retain the current tax rates on household income up to $1 million, declaring, "We are not taking up any of the things that they are working on over there now."

Newark Mayor Cory Booker To Explore Possible U.S. Senate Run

CORY BOOKER, MAYOR OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: I love Newark. I did not come to this city through the providence of birth. I chose Newark, and Newark, thank God, accepted me, embraced me and allowed me the greatest privilege of my life -- to serve as mayor. ### Let there be no doubt, I will complete my full second term as mayor of Newark, New Jers

Dean: "Sensible" To Go Over Cliff; We Get Deficit Reduction, Fairer Tax System And Defense Cuts

ROBERT REICH: There is no logic here, Lawrence. There is a tactical approach that unfortunately is going to fail because Boehner is not going to get Republicans for this, he's not going to get Democrats for this. We're going to get closer and closer to the fiscal cliff. The only alternative out there is proposed by the president, and actually I thi

Walsh: "John Boehner Is Going Off His Own Personal Political Cliff"

Chris Matthews, Joan Walsh and Hedrick Smith discuss the latest negotiations over the fiscal cliff.

"Special Report" Panel On The Benghazi Report

The panel discusses a report critical of the State Department's performance in protecting Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya.

O'Reilly: Why Isn't Obama Trying To Have Jon Hammar Freed?

Bill O'Reilly discusses the imprisonment of Marine Corporal Jon Hammar, who is being detained in a Mexican jail

Schultz: The Auto Bailout "Saved Over A Million Jobs"

Ed Schultz and David Cay Johnston discuss the Treasury Department selling its stake in General Motors.

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