Here is video of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz going apoplectic tonight about the reality that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not going to push for changing the Filibuster rule that requires 60-votes to bring a bill to the Senate Floor for a vote. Schultz slams Harry Reid for his failure to use the “Constitutional option” – they called it the “Nuclear option” when they feared Republicans would change it. Reid and GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have agreed on some minor changes to the rule, but not making a change in the need for 60-votes to bring any controversial legislation to the Floor.
But he never really stated the reason why Harry Reid went from wanting to change the Filibuster rule to now abandoning that effort? I really don’t know for sure, but I suspect it has something to do with the decision by Obama and many on the Left to push Gun Control. Harry Reid has had a strong NRA rating. I don’t think he wants Obama’s Gun Control push to come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. Changing the Filibuster rule would make it much easier for Democrats to get it to the floor for a vote. By pushing for Gun Control, Obama may have unwittingly made it much more difficult to bring significant change to the Filibuster rule.
UPDATE: William Bigelow at Breitbart has a long list of disappointed liberal reaction.
Deal streamlining Senate filibuster rules passes 78 to 16 and 86 to 9. washingtonpost.com/politics/senat…— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 25, 2013
Here is video of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz saying the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the constitutionality of ObamaCare as a tax “just makes it a heck of a lot easier for Mitt Romney.” Schultz said he can now run against the “whole thing.”
Here is video of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz going on the air last night, where he said, “This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters who are liberal. . . . This is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster.”
He then proceeded to blame the loss in Wisconsin – not on the failure of liberal ideas vs. Scott Walker’s conservative principles that are working – but on the “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision and “money in politics.” That’s the Left’s theme last night and today to try and explain away the loss in Wisconsin. These same folks were just fine with Barack Obama going back on his word in 2008 and refusing Public Financing of his Presidential Campaign so he could have a huge money advantage over John McCain in the Fall Election. “Money in politics” was no problem at that time. It’s only when Democrats lose that it becomes a problem.
Here is audio of Left-wing talker Ed Schultz attempting to mock the news that GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann had dual Swiss – U.S. Citizenship through her marriage to her husband who has dual citizenship. Bachmann has said this week she is giving her Swiss Citizenship up to clear up any misunderstandings.
At any rate, as Schultz tried to mock Bachmann, he said he was going to pursue citizenship in Canada:
“I’m going to go down the road of being a Canadian . . . . “I’m going to do that, because I want to. It’s not ’cause I don’t dislike America.”
It’s only April. Just imagine how unhinged the Democrats are going to become this Fall as they see Barack Obama’s defeat approaching in November!
Here is video of the President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) picking up where Democrat Strategist Hillary Rosen left off. Terry O’Neill essentially defended Rosen’s remarks, and added that Ann Romney and husband, Mitt, do not have the “life experience” or “imagination” to understand what American families go through. Of course, the Obamas – both Harvard-educated lawyers – do understand average Americans, we are supposed to believe. Funny how the super-wealthy Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy are no problem for Democrats to admire.
Then far-Left Democrat Maxine Waters added a nice touch by referring to Gov. Mitt Romney as “Mitt Rot-ney.”
Here is video of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz showing the strain the Left is feeling as President Obama’s numbers sink. He essentially leaves the set, returning to his radio show, after being interrupted several times by an equally bizarre Dylan Ratigan, who had asked Schultz a more than two-minute “question” and was then interrupting him within 20 seconds of Schultz beginning his answer. After trying to make sure he had “the floor” to speak, Schultz said after being interrupted once again by Ratigan, “I’m not going to be interrupted by Dylan,” as he returned to his radio program.
Here is video of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz apologizing for the editing they did to Rick Perry’s comments yesterday, where he said the nation’s debt was a “black cloud hanging over the country.” Tonight, Schultz did not mention that he had used the deceptive editing to accuse Perry of racism, saying directly that by “black cloud,” Perry was referring to Obama. He should have apologized for using the deceptive edit to call Perry a racist.
For the liberal media desperate to protect Barack Obama, it’s open season on Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Here is Breitbart.tv video showing how MSNBC appears to have clipped remarks by Rick Perry to make it look like he was making a racist remark. Perry actually was saying the huge debt hanging over America is like a “big-black cloud” hanging over the economy. Actually, the term “big-black cloud” is often used for something bad or menacing. But Schultz explicitly said Rick Perry was referring to Barack Obama.
But Breitbart.tv found the more complete video of Perry’s remarks, which clearly show he identified the “big-black cloud” – both before and after his use of the phrase – as the nation’s debt, and NOT Barack Obama. MSNBC apparently forgot to include both of those mentions in their video clip.
Even MSNBC’s Ed Schultz is now calling for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign. Schultz said it’s “a little too arrogant” for Weiner to just say ‘I’m sorry, and I’m not going to resign.’
Laura Ingraham accepts Ed Schultz’s apology on her radio program. Schultz apologized to Ingraham last night on his MSNBC show for calling her a “right-wing slut” on his radio show and says he offered to take himself off the air at MSNBC for a period of time.
Here is a very chastened Ed Schultz apologizing tonight on his MSNBC program for what he called “vile” comments he made about conservative Laura Ingraham on his radio program this week. Schultz called Ingraham a “talk slut.”
A clearly shaken Schultz said he had “embarrassed himself” and his family, and said he tried to call Laura Ingraham today and apologize to her personally, but was unable to make contact with her.
Schultz said he has offered to take himself off the air at MSNBC for a period of time to make amends.
This had the feel of a man who is desperately trying to save his job. You would think, it is only a matter of time before MSNBC finds someone to replace Schultz. It is clear he is not stable, and is a loose cannon. But, then, we are talking about MSNBC.
Here is audio of Liberal Talker, and MSNBC Host Ed Schultz on his radio show, where he called conservative Laura Ingraham a “talk slut.”
President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Missouri on Sunday – but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut.”
Schultz is a model liberal, resorting to name-calling against those with whom he disagrees. That is a clear sign that he has no real case to make to support his Leftist ideology. Laura Ingraham is an outstanding American, who is trying to advance principles that will preserve America for future generations. Ed Schultz ought to be ashamed – but then he falls into the category of people who “glory in their shame.”
Here is video of Ed Schultz on MSNBC last night where he said that any comment about “food stamps is about black folks – it’s not about white folks.” He was referring to Newt Gingrich calling President Obama “the most successful Food Stamp President in history,” because under his leadership, there are now more Americans on Food Stamps than at any time in history – 47 million (1 in 6 Americans).
It is so ironic that Schultz uses this to accuse Newt Gingrich of (what else!) racism, when it is his own statement that is demeaning to African-Americans. There are actually many white people – and other races – on Food Stamps! But Schultz acts as if the only people in America who are on Food Stamps are black people! It’s as if in his twisted liberal mind, Food Stamps = Black people. How insulting can you get?
Gingrich was making an economic statement – not a racial statement. Barack Obama, for all the praise from a media willing to walk off a cliff with him, has been terrible for the U.S. Economy and American families. Prices are soaring at the grocery store, gas prices are near $4 a gallon, and his policies have put businesses in America in a holding pattern – afraid to expand and create jobs because they don’t trust his far-Left agenda that will impose higher taxes, more regulation, and ObamaCare upon them. That’s why it is very accurate to say that Barack Obama is the “Food Stamp” President. If Americans don’t vote him out of office next year, there will be even more on Food Stamps in the years to come.
Here is audio of far-Left talker Ed Schultz admitting on air that he has used fake callers for his radio show – even admitting that some Congressional Democrat staffers took part in it!
“So there were – and I’m not going to reveal the names – there were a few Senate offices that got involved and got some interns involved and they started to survey and coach these kids up and a few of their communications people were coaching them up on how to call a talk show.”
Schultz claims he only used the fake calls during the first three weeks of his program.