Obama Vetted ISIS Speech In Off-The-Record Meeting With Establishment Media

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:45 am

President Barack Obama met with over a dozen “journalists” in an off-the-record meeting to get input on how he should sell his war against ISIS to the American people.


Would Middle Aged White People Think Marijuana Reform Was “Rushed” If Their Kids Were Being Arrested?

By: Monday July 28, 2014 1:15 pm

This Sunday’s Meet the Press panel on marijuana reform was annoying for the sheer number of bad puns and unacceptable level of laughter. But even worse was the bizarre claim made that somehow marijuana reform is being “rushed.”

Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS Newshour, said “I think it’s important to have the debate. But I think it’s, I wonder what’s the rush. I mean, why not see what’s going on in the states.”

Late Night: It Takes A Village

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 8:00 pm

One of the most infuriating sideshows of the holiday week(s) was a column by even-the-liberal Ruth Marcus of the WaPoo, which said, in the requisite 700 words such hacks are allotted, “Edward Snowden is a big, fat, poopyhead.”  No, really, that’s what her argument boiled down to.

The Concern Trolls Very Serious People Are Out

By: Friday April 12, 2013 1:19 pm

Word leaked last Friday (April 5) that Chained CPI was going to be part of President Obama’s budget, prompting me to point out a simple truth, “A Bad Idea Is a Bad Idea, No Matter Who Proposes It.” Of course, starting Monday, all the usual suspects and even a few somewhat surprising suspects started pushing the idea as a wonderful thing, maybe even as good as sliced bread.

Ruth Marcus Is Outraged by Overly Generous Social Security Checks

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 9:15 am

Well, who can blame her? After all, we have tens of millions of seniors living high on Social Security checks averaging a bit over $1,200 a month at a time when folks like the CEOs in the Campaign to Fix the Debt are supposed to subsist on paychecks that typically come to $10 million to $20 million a year.

A Heaping Helping of Ridicule for Ruth Marcus

By: Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00 pm

Ruth Marcus commits just about every major error in budget analysis in her Washington Post column. To start with, she warns of the fiscal cliff at the end of the year.

Five Elephants In The Room

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 7:00 am

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus is dismayed that President Obama would call into question the political legitimacy of the Supreme Court should they overturn the Affordable Care Act, a decisin she also says would be not only bad for health care but bad for the Court itself. Bad Barack. Bad Ruth.

I’d say things are back to normal…but they never really change

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 1:30 am

The Village, your place for self-important delusion since Pierre Charles L’Enfant got fired. First, let us congratulate Pat Buchanan for so quickly and deftly replacing the hole in his heart-like organ John Demjanjuk left, naturally with George Zimmerman. And it is about an irreconcilable conflict of visions about what the real America is in the [...]

Late Night FDL: Ruth Marcus, Lickspittle Courtier to the Corrupt

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 8:00 pm

They say you can judge a person by his or her enemies, and if that is the criterion to use, then Emma Sullivan belongs on the United States Supreme Court. Not only did she get the Great and Powerful Brownback and his internet-scouring minions ticked off enough to try and squish her via her own high school principal (and the latter personage is a true profile in spinelessness for letting Brownback’s machine lean on him in that way), and not only has she likely ticked them off even more by exposing their jackassery to the world with such thoroughness that they were forced to backpedal big-time, but she’s managed to cause Ruth Marcus to bestir from a befogged slumber long enough to lob a truly stupid column Emma’s way.

AP’s 10 Phantom Health Care Votes Keep Dwindling

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 9:31 am

As I told Rick Klein and David Chalian on TopLine yesterday, if you don’t think the endangered Freshmen and Sophomores in the House are driving the car right now, think again. Remember that magic number of 39 Democratic votes needed to join with the Republican for a majority? Well, that’s how many Freshmen and Sophomores were willing to ban together in the “oust Rangel” effort — rather than have the issue hung around their necks as a millstone in 2010:

Joe Crowley, an ally of Rangel who has also played a leadership role at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is leading the whip count efforts on Rangel, acting as a go-between between the vulnerable freshman and sophomore Democrats, on the one hand, and Rangel and Democratic leadership on the other.

They were willing to buck leadership to oust the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee to keep their seats.

Think about that.

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