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Friday Morning News Roundup

A couple of days ago, we heard that John McCain had made a “double secret” trip to Syria. I suspect, on Sunday, we’ll see John McCain on one, two or possibly three networks. Does anybody believe that Senator McCain is going to say anything else besides how much we need to increase our military presence in Syria? Seriously, would you expect anything else? I would’ve been surprised if John McCain had come back and said, “You know what, the situation in Syria is really complex. We can’t figure out who is who. I don’t know who the good guys or the bad guys are. We need to sit this one out.” Everything that I’ve read about Syria over the last several days suggests that the conflict is getting more and more complex.

I’m not sure whether Eric Holder is an asset or liability to President Obama. What I do know is that liberals who are calling for Holder’s resignation need to step back and think just for a second. The Attorney General must be confirmed by the Senate. Who would the filibuster-loving Republicans confirm? I don’t think that we would get anybody liberal or progressive through the Senate. I think that we’re stuck with Eric Holder for good or for bad.

Terrible ratings for MSNBC. I’m not sure that this is a surprise. The one thing about Keith Olbermann was that he was entertaining. Chris Hayes is not entertaining.

Lincoln Chafee was one of the last moderate Republicans. He was the distinguished Senator from Rhode Island from 1999 through 2007. He ran for governor of Rhode Island as an Independent. As he is milling over running for reelection as governor, it’s been widely reported that he would run as a Democrat. I think this says more about the Republican Party than it does about Lincoln Chafee. There’s no room for moderates in the Republican Party.

Go San Antonio Spurs!

By |2013-06-02T22:21:35-04:00May 31st, 2013|Foreign Affairs, Media, Obama administration, Party Politics|Comments Off on Friday Morning News Roundup

Friday Afternoon News Roundup

Ed Schultz has been booted to the weekends. Chris Hayes has been promoted to the 8 pm spot. There is something about Ed Schultz that I can only take in small doses. I can watch Rachel Maddow every night, but not Ed.

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre is still flapping his lips. I’m not really sure why, but… I guess money can buy you love.

Some GOP congressmen ain’t liking the sequester after all. (more…)

By |2013-03-16T16:56:34-04:00March 15th, 2013|Economy, Media|Comments Off on Friday Afternoon News Roundup
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