Keith is back with more on the attempts by Congress to pass a workable FISA law. To be honest, I’m not too enamored of the reworked law as I still think it gives Bush too much power to act as King Shrub the First. But it is an improvement and I guess some improvement at this time is better than none. But again, the whole point is moot because as usual, the most unpopular president in the history of this country wants it his way or no way at all so he can please his nutty screwed up goose stepping base who love the idea of a monarchy and think the idea of a Constitution and Bill of Rights is just a plain silly.
Also, Bush wants to give retro acitve immunity from lawsuits to the telecoms, you know just in case they violated some of those rights of American Citizens that Bush’s nincompoopy followers care so little about. Howard Fineman from Newsweek joins Keith Olbermann.
Through a good portion of his political life, Dick Cheney has always believed that the presidency should be all powerful with perhaps Congress being nothing more than a cheerleading section. (Sort of like what they were when it was controlled by Republicans, and through filibusters the Republicans hope to keep it that way.) John Dean joins Keith to look back over the history of the Dick Cheney power grab and the why and how it happened. Hint: The plan was always there, 9/11 gave him the tools to implement it.
(Keith says this is the first in a series of television adaptations of themes in Dean’s book. I hope so.)
Keith and guest Chris Cilizza go over much of what was said at the Republican Debate yesterday including McCain’s Iran moment. Basically all they really needed to say was, “same old same old. Republicans get together to see who can regurgitate the most talking points to satisfy the Repugnicans Looney Tunes Base. That’s all folks!
Okay, here it is. Don’t ask me to control my anger because I just can’t do it anymore. Again we have another case of the Neonuts Repugnicons attacking the messenger instead of the message because they have nothing to attack that message with when 70 percent of us approve of that message. Trashing John Kerry’s service record wasn’t enough, Limbaugh trashing a victim of Parkinson’s disease, trashing the widows of 9/11 wasn’t enough, O’Reilly trashing a kidnap victim wasn’t enough, trashing our service men and women wasn’t enough, now they find it necessary to totally trash a twelve year old boy who did nothing but tell Americans how a medical program, Schip, saved his life. And they do it because they know that 70 percent of Americans are on the side of that twelve year old boy and there is nothing they can do to alter that. Yes, Rush Limpbutt and Michelle “I Love Internement Camps” Malkin have found it necessary to harass and attack with as much venom as possible a twelve year old kid whose life was saved by the Schip. And they did all of this with the help of Mitch McConnell of Kentucky who never met an insurance company or pharamceutical company donation he didn’t like. I sometimes believe these people subscribe to the Dickens Line that those who can’t afford medical care should just die and decrease the surplus population. They have even gone so far as to publish this kid’s home address on the internet.
When will it stop. It never will until those 70 percent of us stand up and say that enough is enough.
This is the reason I delete so many Republican comments. After reading comment after comment by them attacking the messenger instead of commenting on the message, I finally decided I have had it. Let them stick their head up the anchors of Fox New’s butt if being stupid and ignorant truly makes them happy.
Michelle, Rush, and their followers have now proved themselves to be the sickest part of our society. They are the bottom feeders.
Rachael: Maddow: “Twelve year old Graeme Frost, meet Cindy Sheehan, meet 9/11 widows, meet Staff Sgt. Brian McGough, meet Michael J. Fox, meet the kids who were targeted by Mark Foley, meet Jack Murtha. I mean, Graeme Frost as a twelve year old now joins an esteemed list of Americans who have been personally attacked, personally slimed, called liars and cowards and frauds, and threatened for daring to publicly espouse a view that the right disagrees with. I mean, just when you think you’ve found the person who they can’t possibly slime, I don’t know, say a twelve year old kid just out of a coma, turns out yeah, the bar does actually go that low, it’s just astonishing.”
Keeping Tabs is included at the end of this segment.
Bronze – Lou Dobbs, another one who is talking crap about flag lapel pins.
Silver: Fixed News, who have started some crap about war on Religion on Air America. They also used pictures of Jeanine Garafolo and Al Franken who don’t even work at Air America anymore.
The winner: Billo, who said that because Chris Matthews said something about criminality in the White House, said that MSNBC was in the hip pocket of a political organization. Keith hits this one out of the park, and I laughed for a good minute.
Final segment is on Keifer Sutherland, who’ll be spending some time in the pokey. And I left a few minutes of Dan Abrams commentary on at the end.