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  •  Halperin (20+ / 0-)

    Mark Helperin's comment is emblematic of today's Teapublicans' puerile mindset and behavior.  They are spoiled little privileged  bullies--immature and mean.  

    "The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering."

    by rlharry on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 06:21:49 AM PDT

    •  It ain't just republicans (4+ / 0-)

      It is our discourse overall.  Twitterized and facebookized to the point where anything goes and a thought more than 140 characters long is considered "too much trouble to bother with".

    •  I thought Halperin was a Dem? Sure, he clearly (0+ / 0-)

      acts lie a Repug, but yeah, somehwere a long the line I got the impression we were so upposed to think he was a Dem. Have I been mistaken all this time or did he officially switch at some point?

      Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

      by JTinDC on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 06:50:42 AM PDT

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    •  Nevermind, I just found the answer. (8+ / 0-)

      It appears to be all about the Benjamins.

      Mark Halperin's flip-flop at ABC News

      Clearly Halperin has flip-flopped. But why?

      I think the answers are pretty obvious. First, he's out shilling a new Karl Rove-is-a-genius book, The Way to Win, which means Halperin has a vested interest -- a financial incentive -- in seeing Rove's Republicans to do well (i.e., a GOP win would reinforce the friendly premise of his book).

      And secondly, Halperin's 2004 memo sparked a riot among angry, pitchfork conservatives who, fresh off their victory over Dan Rather and CBS' botched Texas Air National Guard report, were looking for another mainstream media target. Convinced Halperin's memo was the proof they needed, they called for his ouster.

      Watching his professional life flash before his eyes, it seems Halperin decided he'd never leave himself open to that kind of political attack again. And he hasn't. In 2005 he quickly tacked right (that's when The Note became truly sycophantic) and scored a high-profile book deal to chronicle the political brilliance of Bush and Rove.

      In other words, follow the money.

      Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

      by JTinDC on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 07:01:38 AM PDT

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