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I know this has made the rounds quite a bit, but I still laugh every time I read it:

Scarborough recalled just how wrong Republicans, and many mainstream pundits, had been about the outcome of the election. He, too, he said, fell for the conventional wisdom in the final weeks, that Mitt Romney was riding a wave of momentum, with his big campaign crowds as ultimate proof. His source for this judgment? “[Uber-pundit] Mark Halperin called me and said, ‘I’ve never seen anything like it!’”
If we ever needed more evidence that Halperin is a moron, this removes all doubt. I mean, at the time reporters covering the campaign were reporting things like this:
Enthusiastic crowd, but hard not to notice the rows of empty seats at the back of this Romney rally in Virginia Beach. #2012
@sppeoples via web
Steady stream of people leaving Romney rally in the middle of his speech. Maybe it's the cold, but energy level low in Ohio. #2012
@sppeoples via web

Throw in Romney's consistent deficits in battleground polling, and it's hard to see how Halperin could've been so gushing. Halperin had really never seen anything like this? Didn't he pay attention to the McCain campaign in 2008?

But this is the right-wing movement we're talking about, so Halperin's fact-bereft deceits didn't stay with him. He shared them with Joe Scarborough, supposed smart conservative. And did Scarborough ask for empirical data to support Halperin's enthusiastic delusions? Of course not! They're conservatives! Facts are too liberal.

So instead, Scarborough parroted Halperin's predictions that Romney would win based on Halperin's shitty and selective memory of what he'd seen. And it wasn't just him, but the entire conservative movement. And remember, they weren't echoing a guy with a track record of being right, but one who has consistently proven to be full of shit. I mean, remember when he argued that McCain's "I don't know how many houses I own" gaffe was a bad thing for Obama campaign?

You'd think conservatives would learn their lesson and be less willing to disregard data that contradicts their worldview, but that won't happen anytime soon. Look at the debates over global climate change, or guns, or—as we'll see below the fold—even their future prospects if they continue standing in the way of immigration reform.

The non-white share of the electorate will grow by two points in 2016. Obama won in 2012 by 3.9 points. Toggle the numbers to reflect the expected 2016 electorate, and Obama would've won by 5.2 points. The median age of U.S.-born Latinos is 18. Every month, 67,000 Latinos turn 18, while 100,000 white and predominantly conservative Americans die. Young Americans are the most tolerant in history, and have punished the bigots and haters in the GOP with just 37 percent of their vote.

Those are undisputed numbers. Republicans can win if Democrats don't turn out, like 2010. They can win if they gerrymander themselves a plethora of safe seats in the House. But that's about it. The demographic numbers are brutal.

Yet they continue to ignore that reality, convinced that true ideological purity (ridding the GOP of fake conservatives like Antonin Scalia) will bail them out.

And that's the only explanation for their intransigence on immigration. As I wrote yesterday, the GOP is screwed in the short term. They've made their bed, now they have to lie in it.

The only question left is whether they continue sticking their heads in the sand and ignore reality, because their gut tells them something, or begin the process of reforming so that they have a prayer of competing in the mid- to long-term.

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  •  Repeating myself (22+ / 0-)

    Their only hope is to find ways to make the votes of older white people count for more than the votes of everyone else. And then use that power to enact massive changes, and then try to fight a holding action.

    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:00:39 PM PST

  •  They are stunned that Latinos aren't conservatives (12+ / 0-)

    Asians, too. They just make assumptions and won't correct their viewpoints when facts contradict their version of reality.

    It'll be fun to watch the theatrics that go into convincing themselves that all Latinos are very conservative, and Republican. Nananana I can't hear you...(facts and evidence)

    chicagowelcomeshometheheroes.org. Chicago Parade for Post 9/11 vets on Saturday, Dec 15th.

    by lexalou on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:05:50 PM PST

    •  it's their echo chamber (6+ / 0-)

      They think everyone who makes a decent salary, is hardworking, and has a family just has to be conservative.

      Just has to.

      Including those who don't yet make a decent salary, but are hardworking and by golly hope to some day.

      Them to.

      They all should be conservative.

      I don't know how many times I've read someone stating in all seriousness:

      "[Insert immigrant group here] are natural members for the Republican Party. They believe in this nation and in the value of family and hard work."
      ...Because (unstated implication) Democrats hate America, want to undermine families, and are lazy.

      They actually believe that stuff.  It's hilarious.

    •  It's the same mistaken assumption (6+ / 0-)

      they made back in the mid 2000s that they could win African-Americans with anti-gay marriage laws. And maybe African-Americans DID support some of those amendments, as they did in Ohio. BUT there was a ten-point gap between the passage of Ohio's DOMA and George Bush's total votes. So obviously quite a few voters— probably quite a few African-Americans — were not swayed to the GOP. And younger AAs are less dogmatic on the social issues as well. I see the same aging pastors every time a group steps up to oppose marriage equality or partner benefits.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:31:25 PM PST

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      •  They also assume they have the white vote. (1+ / 0-)
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        Or most of it anyway. You know, the decent white folks. If  any of this was true they wouldn't need to gerrymander, lie, cheat and steal the vote.

        chicagowelcomeshometheheroes.org. Chicago Parade for Post 9/11 vets on Saturday, Dec 15th.

        by lexalou on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:43:48 PM PST

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  •  I'm asking seriously... (5+ / 0-)

    I can only think of one time when Mark Halperin was right.  When Obama came out for marriage equality, Halperin actually said that wouldn't hurt and may even be good for Obama.  I honestly can't remember another time when he was right.  Can anybody else?

    'Guns don't kill people, video games do - paraphrased from Lamar Alexander (Sen-R-TN)'

    by RichM on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:09:13 PM PST

    •  Purely by accident, no doubt. (5+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, RichM, SilentBrook, MKinTN, avsp

      Damn, he just blew his otherwise perfect record. He and Bill Kristol can consoe each other with a late night phone call and lots of Chunky Monkey.

      chicagowelcomeshometheheroes.org. Chicago Parade for Post 9/11 vets on Saturday, Dec 15th.

      by lexalou on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:19:24 PM PST

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    •  I'm just scratching my head (3+ / 0-)
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      that he's so naive about campaign rallies, since I figure he must have covered quite a few. They are used by ALL candidates to rev up their most enthusiastic supporters. Campaign volunteers are given close-up seats in return for a phone bank shift. He's "never seen anything like this"? I have. I could have steered him to a couple of John Kerry rallies in the Cleveland area in 2004, especially the one a few eves before election when the mall was overflowing with hundreds of thousands of people. I could have steered him to a similar rally on the mall in Cleveland in 2008 when Barack Obama appeared with Bruce Springsteen. I could have steered him to the Obama rally at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland a few weeks before the election, an event that I'm sure was very similar to any Romney rally he was at — other than the much more diverse crowd and the much more generous and inclusive speech by the candidate, that is.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:36:05 PM PST

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  •  can targeting beat the gerrymander in 2014? (4+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, Denver11, avsp, a2nite

    Down ticket if immigration reform is in the rear view mirror does the GOP pick up a few points? ... eh ... I'm concern trolling here but we've got to take the House in 2014 to get some momentum for 2016 which will be rough unless Hillary's in.

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:18:58 PM PST

    •  Not in Ohio. (1+ / 0-)
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      And you are making a ton of assumptions about 2016 that at this point are mere chimeras. We DON'T need the House to get momentum for 2016, and it's anyone's guess who the candidates will be (although almost certainly not Hillary) but if the GOP doesn't heal its rifts, it might be rough— for THEM.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:37:48 PM PST

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      •  you think no Hillary? (0+ / 0-)

        We need the House to get anything done at all besides not destroying SS and the EPA. Getting stuff done for a year would be good politics ahead of 2016. Nothing gets done and some of the vast majority of the voters who don't pay that much attention might be swayed by "hope and change" from Rubio/Ryan or some young gun new AnnRandians.

        Curious why you think no Hillary? Not well / too old? Are you just not a fan? I'm just asking on a horse race level as none of the centrists are all that exciting too me. (Obama's turning out about how I expected since he won the nomination in 2008, though I expected more bully pulpit.) I'd like to see Hillary just because she'd shatter the glass ceiling though Schumer will push Gillibrand if Hillary's not in.

        If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

        by jgnyc on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:10:54 PM PST

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        •  my view? (0+ / 0-)

          Hillary looked pretty tired.

          In 4 more years she'll be 68.  A term as president tends to age you fast (usually the stress seems to add about 10 years in a 4 year term), I don't think she wants it bad enough to come out of a very comfortable retirement she's in now.

          We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

          by ScrewySquirrel on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:24:19 PM PST

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          •  for her health I hope you're right (1+ / 0-)
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            however first female President has to be tempting to a career politician. And she'd get more of the same kick I'd get out of rubbing it in the noses of the Clinton haters from the 90s. (FWIW not a huge Clinton fan, way too corporate for me, but will always root against the other side)

            If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

            by jgnyc on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:42:32 PM PST

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      •  No Hillary? Please explain... (0+ / 0-)

        GOP is already trying to walk back its war on women, and The Dispatch in C-bus is testing the waters for Kasich to run in 2016. But Ohio's guv already neutered himself with SB5, and he knows that the state's hospitals would begin eating his lunch if he didn't expand Medicaid. He'll soon strangle on his school voucher plan. My GOP friends here in C-bus think Hillary is a foregone conclusion, and only gerrymandering keeps the House. Are they paranoid depressives?

  •  The strange thing is that one could (10+ / 0-)

    see this coming from miles away.  California presaged this whole thing.  Prop 187 provided Pete Wilson with a short term advantage in the '94 race, but doomed the CA GOP amongst Latinos for the next generation.  The Tea Party has repeated that mistake on a national scale.  And it will doom the national GOP for a generation, just as it doomed the CA GOP.

  •  speaking of Halperin, haven't seen on MSNBC (1+ / 0-)
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    since the election...and he used to be a favorite for every show on MSNBC to bring on

    did people finally wise up that he doesn't know a thing worth while or based in reality

  •  Mark Halperin is just being a dick! (3+ / 0-)
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    They stole my money!

  •  This would be the same Mark Halperin (5+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, Denver11, RichM, RBinDLH, txdoubledd

    who called Obama a "dick" when he didn't realize his mic was on?

    I wish he would go away.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:09:46 PM PST

  •  Why do these guys have jobs? (5+ / 0-)

    If I were as bad at intel as they were at politics I would have been fired years ago.  They cant even beat a coin toss.

    That said, I am soooooo glad they reside on the side of evil.  The more people listen to them the further out of touch rethuglicans get with reality.

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:10:33 PM PST

  •  They are trying to figure out how to keep the (1+ / 0-)
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    RichM

    "path to citizenship" from turning into the path to the voting booth for newly minted Democrats.   No easy feat, based upon polling.   No matter what the Republicans propose, they have a hard time cracking 35% with Hispanic voters.  

    The Republican strategist that figures that one out will be anointed for sainthood by the GOP faithful.  I don't see how that can be done.   It's almost a fait accomplit.  

    Many hands make light work, but light hearts make heavy work the lightest of all.

    by SpamNunn on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:10:41 PM PST

  •  If it's going to survive in the long run (6+ / 0-)

    the GOP is going to figure out what it is and what it wants.  Just hating people is ultimately a losing proposition, though it worked ok for them when the old demographic was in charge.    

  •  2% (2+ / 0-)
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    If the non-white percentage of the electorate is to go up nationwide by 2%, that's fine, but I'd be interested to see a regional or state-by-state analysis of that assumption. It isn't the case that the non-white vote will go up by that much in places like Idaho or North Dakota, I assume. Therefore it'll go up by more than 2% in Arizona and Texas and California. That's what I want to see; how many more non-white votes, Latinos in particularly, are the ultra-conservatives who currently rule Texas and Arizona and Georgia going to have to contend with?

    The Bush Family: 0 for 4 in Wisconsin

    by Korkenzieher on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:19:49 PM PST

    •  Yes (1+ / 0-)
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      the bulk of that will be in heavily Latino states -- CA, FL, AZ, NM, NV, CO, TX. But it'll also mean significant (if numerically small) increases in places like NC, IA, OH, and PA.

      The big irony of 2012 is that Romney could've won the Latino vote and still lost the election -- OH, PA, WI, IA, NH, MI was enough for Obama to win, and none of those states had Latino votes that put Obama over the top.

  •  They all agreed "It'll be a 50-50 election" (0+ / 0-)

    "No doubt about it," one said as the conversation ended. No comment necessary, is there?

  •  These people (0+ / 0-)

    What is someone supposed to do?  They just spout nonsense.  

    It's like they think anything they say has value, because they are on tv.  

    I really don't give a shit about what most pundits think.

    Streichholzschächtelchen

    by otto on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:26:06 PM PST

  •  I don't get it (0+ / 0-)

    I vote Republican and can't understand why this is a problem.  I do understand the whole rule of law thing and all that as a reason for vilifying people who come here illegally... But even then, in a perfect world we'd welcome anyone who wanted to come here to work and/or to be a productive member of society...

    I guess personally I'd be more than happy with a compromise where we grant some kind of mass citizenship, but put some kind of limitation on it like saying you're now a legal citizen, but for x number of years until you can prove you're a productive member of our society, you're not eligible for a, b, and c of these government assistance programs, and then if they still want to stay, great!  Maybe I'm wrong, but I think we could all find common ground in agreeing that we want to remain a place where anyone who wants to come here to work and do right by the country should be welcome to, but if the reason for coming here is because a life heavily subsidized by the government here is nicer than a life heavily subsidized by the government where they're from, I'd say no thanks.  

    I guess the other reason some Republicans may be so against this is because of the voting disparity among Hispanics is not favorable to Republicans (I realize not all illegal immigrants are Hispanics, but for the purposes of the political discussion that's mainly what everyone is talking about)... But even then, I personally think the message of limited government and limited taxation can be a winning one if articulated properly... Just seems like laziness on the part of the Republican party to want to shut out some people rather than do a better job of getting their message out there...

    •  The 14th amendment says you (1+ / 0-)
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      can't have different tiers of citizenship. But beyond that the suggestion that immigrants need to prove they're hard working makes me wonder, have you met or even observed a worker from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala or China, Thailand or Vietnam?  Anyone who has would know that as a rule immigrants, put in long days of work, frequently the kind that makes you bone weary, with low pay, sometimes not even the minimum wage. If you're looking for the work ethic go see who's doing the gardening, washing the dishes in the restaurant kitchens, taking care of children.

    •  um, perhaps you are not aware . . . . (1+ / 0-)
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      Maybe I'm wrong, but I think we could all find common ground in agreeing that we want to remain a place where anyone who wants to come here to work and do right by the country should be welcome to, but if the reason for coming here is because a life heavily subsidized by the government here is nicer than a life heavily subsidized by the government where they're from, I'd say no thanks.  
      that they are already here, now, working--and they get zero government subsidies or welfare or whatever else it is you pee your pants over.

      Zip.  Zero.  Zilch.  None.  Nada. Not a dime.

      Why are you goppers too goddamn stupid to understand that illegal immigrants CANNOT GET ANY GOVERNMENT "WELFARE" ???

      So despite all your terror, the scary brown people are not getting all your money.  Take a deep breath and relax.

      Geez.

      •  Even if that's the case (0+ / 0-)

        what I'm arguing against is for people to come to the country simply so the can get on the state or federal government's dole... A lot of the illegal aliens are doing work that requires very unskilled labor... We don't need people coming to the country who are going to leech off of it... I'm more than happy to have people come to the country who can support themselves, but we've got enough legal citizens who already require so much help that unnecessarily granting legal status to a broad range of people who would immediately be eligible for all kinds of benefits which would put further strain on a system already in rough shape.

        •  you are arguing nonsense (0+ / 0-)

          Racist redneck nonsense.

          So please shut up.

          •  lol (0+ / 0-)

            come on now... how is it racism? being interested in having productive people join our country and preferring that we try to take care of the huge amount of people who are already citizens and require help before we try to take care of everyone else in the world makes me racist?

            You're trying to pin the racism tag on me simply because I was up front about voting Republican and it isn't going to work...

            I don't care where anyone comes from or the color of their skin, but if they're coming here simply so that we can take care of them when we've already got plenty of people who aren't getting the care they need, I have problems...

            •  you have problems, alright (0+ / 0-)

              The brown people are not taking your money.  So stop holding your breath.

              Idiot.

              •  You've (0+ / 0-)

                revealed yourself to be someone who upon realizing that the person you're posting disagrees with you and has to resort to the same tired stereotypes that your particular party likes to go to when they've run out of ideas...

                I did not make any personal remarks against you and was trying to share ideas, yet you immediately call me "goddamned stupid" a "racist redneck" and claim that I have problems because brown people are somehow going to take my money...

                Congratulations, you're the biggest failard I've met on the internet today!

  •  Let's hope that they stay delusional. (2+ / 0-)
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    The real problem is that if the density of crazy in right wing circles gets much greater, the entire Republican party may collapse into a black hole.

    Reporting from Tea Bagger occupied America

    by DrJohnB on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:27:21 PM PST

  •  I know we have had this argument before, kos... (6+ / 0-)

    ... but I have  long held that Mark Halperin is the Dumbest Pundit in America™. You argue for Dick Morris, and, I'll admit, it's close. But Morris is a tangential figure confined to appearances on Fox News, whereas Halperin often gets a prime seat on the Sunday morning shows in addition to his regular slot on Morning Joe.

    I know there are others in contention: Bill Kristol who is Wrong About Everything™, and Thomas "Another-Friedman-Unit" Friedman.

    But pound-for-pound, I think Halperin is truly the dumbest out of all them in terms of brainpower (or lack thereof). He is a cement head. The sheer volume of inanity that comes out of his mouth is unrivaled by any pundit who has as high a profile. He's as thick as a brick.

  •  It's already almost too late... (0+ / 0-)

    If you believe PPP's new poll, the right democrat (Hillary in this case but insert any nationally known perceived "centrist" democrat here) can already compete in Texas in 2016. Even if this doesn't come to pass until 2024 where it's actually truly a swing state, that a Republican would be forced to fight a rearguard action in TEXAS would leave the next tier of pinkish states (NC, IN, MO, GA, AZ & MT) as the new battleground and the old purple states (OH, CO, IA, WI, FL & VA) decidedly behind the front lines. I know from listening to their budget "proposals" that the GOP doesn't do so well at math, but I'm pretty sure they can count--and it adds up to "They're boned".

    "When it comes to this thing called the American Dream, liberalism had better very much be alive and breathing fire or we have truly lost our way as a nation." --Dennis Miller (before he turned to the dark side...)

    by Trenchman003 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:27:49 PM PST

    •  Which is why... (0+ / 0-)

      They are trying to gerrymander the electoral college.

      'Guns don't kill people, video games do - paraphrased from Lamar Alexander (Sen-R-TN)'

      by RichM on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:44:39 PM PST

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      •  And if we're on our toes, it won't happen (1+ / 0-)
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        Mentioned it last night--we need to make sure our minorities in those statehouse's are prepared to deny quorums if they try to pull that crap. Right now, they've been cowed into backing off under the light of day. But when we throw out Kasich, Walker, Snyder et al in a years time, there's no limit to what they'll try to get away with as a middle finger to the voters on the way out the door. It's an extreme solution to be sure, but faced w/electoral extinction, there's no extreme they won't resort to and we have to be willing to defend in kind.

        "When it comes to this thing called the American Dream, liberalism had better very much be alive and breathing fire or we have truly lost our way as a nation." --Dennis Miller (before he turned to the dark side...)

        by Trenchman003 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:09:11 PM PST

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    •  Hillary is unique - not just any other Dem (2+ / 0-)
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      would poll those numbers in Texas.  Not even Texas Dems are polling that high.

      •  Women (0+ / 0-)

        The reason Hillary could deliver TX is women. I will never forget our precinct conventions in 2008 people came out of the woodwork. The enthusiasm was unbelievable with both Obama and Clinton supporters.

        I am a white female who supported Obama but I saw women in my precinct supporting Hillary that had always participated in the Republican primary.

        Even TX women believe it is time for a female president.  Hillary can turn TX blue in 2016.

  •  These people just hate facts. Even to their own (0+ / 0-)

    detriment by leading to their utter loss of credibility.  Other than, of course, qualifying for a Faux News talking head.

  •  I'd forgotten how much I dislike (2+ / 0-)
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    Cokie "Child of Privilege" Roberts too.  She's just Halperin in drag with better hair.  

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:40:08 PM PST

  •  Halperin is, now and always, an (3+ / 0-)

    ignorant prick with the awareness of dog turd.

    NSNBC should never have let him back but then again they allow A-hole Joe to have three hours of bullshit every day.

  •  they make their own facts and they get away with (0+ / 0-)

    it because we allow them their talk radio monopoly

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:00:55 PM PST

  •  OK, but either way, it's GREAT NEWS for (1+ / 0-)
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    txdoubledd

    John McCain, now that he's flip-flopped his way back to ..
    um, I can't keep track of where he is on this issue now.

    "..The political class cannot solve the problems it created. " - Jay Rosen

    by New Rule on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:13:20 PM PST

  •  Yup. (2+ / 0-)
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    It's pretty clear the systemic dominance of white men in the pundit class is still in its heyday.

    I mean, you have a black woman and a white woman who were proved totally right in 2008 on questions of campaign movement and strategy in the TPM clip embedded above. Yet it's Mark Halperin -- and his fellow "yes, that is right" nodder George Will -- who people still judge as the objectively sound source on these issues.

    No "very serious person" in DC or on cable news would flinch before citing Halperin in support of their argument, but if you cited Donna Brazile, who was right? You're a partisan nut! Off to the hinterlands with you!

    The inevitable demographic shifts are what they are, but their reflection in the pundit class can't come soon enough.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:19:03 PM PST

  •  The Racist In The Tea Bagger Republican Party (0+ / 0-)

    will not let the republican house pass immigration reform.  The only way to pass it in the house will be by democrats.  John Bonner will have no choice to go that way or republicans will be dead in the water forever.

    "Don't Let Them Catch You With Your Eyes Closed"

    by rssrai on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:37:42 PM PST

  •  Funny ... (0+ / 0-)

    Halperin doesn't run a website with a donate link on it. Yep, funny that.

  •  hopefully they "Stay the Course" (0+ / 0-)

    when I see a republican on tv, I always think of Monty Python: "Shut your festering gob you tit! Your type makes me puke!"

    by bunsk on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:50:30 PM PST

  •  I really enjoy this (1+ / 0-)
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    txdoubledd

    The thing I enjoy about Kos' diaries is no matter what topics he writes about he always comes back around to poke Romney a few more times. I know this is about the conservatives and their fact free bubble as it relates to immigration, but there is nothing better than the occasional Romney is a dick reference.

  •  A Kos diary without the word fuck in it... (0+ / 0-)

    ...is like a conservative without racism.  It's strangely unsatisfying.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:29:24 PM PST

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