‘I wouldn’t urinate on him if he was on fire’

Frank Luntz, a veteran pollster who has spent years hurling logs into the fire of Republican anxieties, meets his match during this focus group: No one in the group wanted to find himself or herself on the side of the mainstream media — or of President Obama. When Luntz asked participants to sum him up… More ‘I wouldn’t urinate on him if he was on fire’

‘It’s the fault of Planned Parenthood for selling the baby parts’

They really said it: “After all these years and millions of babies that have gone to their death, violence is to be anticipated,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League, in a phone interview with MSNBC. “Because it’s acceptable to violently kill a baby, so why isn’t it acceptable to violently kill other people?”… More ‘It’s the fault of Planned Parenthood for selling the baby parts’

Errant nonsense

George Will’s wife is looking for a new he-man employer. This explains a column that contains a higher percentage than usual of his moronic insights: Paris was for all Americans, but especially for Republicans, a summons to seriousness that should have two immediate impacts on the Republican presidential contest. It should awaken the party’s nominating… More Errant nonsense

Hack vs Hack

George Will has been a walking conflict of interest ever since he prepped Ronald Reagan for his debate with Jimmy Carter in 1980, didn’t disclose the info, and on ABC congratulated him on his performance. He lunched often with Nancy Reagan, his columns feasting on the scuttlebutt. Will’s purported Toryism and mastery of polysyllabic words… More Hack vs Hack

Democratic myopia

Charles Pierce: There are a couple of lessons that the Democratic Party can take from yet another ass-kicking, this in a freakish off off-year election. (The results in Virginia, where Democrats hoped to overturn the state senate, were particularly painful, and not much of a testimony to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s influence.) The first one is… More Democratic myopia