As you've probably heard, a lot of people are talking about President Obama appearing on that insipid TV show where a bunch of morons sit around and yap about bullshit for an hour. Why everyone is talking about Obama's last Meet the Press appearance is beyond me. That was like two years ago, you guys! You should be talking about him being on The View yesterday.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Barbara Walters, Dana Perino, Dr. Phil, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Fox, George W. Bush, Jon Stewart, Sean Hannity, The Daily Show, The View, Video
Yesterday, Jesse Ventura — the former professional wrestler who has a smarter, more morally defensible take on torture than our president does — went on The View, of all places, yesterday to fight about the definition of "waterboarding" with Elizabeth Hasselbeck.
Then, last night, he swung by Sean Hannity's sound stage*…
And then, this morning, he was on Fox and Friends…
So, he's obviously making the media circuit in descending order of intelligence. I wonder what's next on his schedule? Too bad The Tony Danza Show isn't still on the air.
* Watching that clip made my brain hurt. I can't even imagine what it must be like to get your world view from Sean Hannity. With the sense of reality you'd be left with, how would you even manage to perform basic everyday tasks?
Tags: 9/11, al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Barry Goldwater, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Fox, George W. Bush, Jesse Ventura, Minnesota, Osama bin Laden, Ronald Reagan, Sean Hannity, Torture
This video of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura body slamming Elizabeth Hasselbeck's absurd pro-torture apologetics on The View makes me wish that he was still a prominent player in the world of politics.
Or the world of wrestling. Whatever. It's pretty much all the same thing.
(The torture debate begins at about the one-minute mark.)
That fight looked more gruesome that it probably was in reality. I'm sure that Ventura and Hasselbeck planned out all those moves beforehand.
You gotta realize that this stuff is all a big show.
(via City Pages)
Tags: Dick Cheney, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, Jesse Ventura, Minnesota, The View, Torture
After taking losses up and down tickets across the land, the GOP has realized it needs fresh ideas and a new direction. So, Republican leaders have turned to this internetmabob to solicit opinions about their party. That internetmabob worked so well for Barack Obama, what could possibly go wrong?
Let's start with this feedback forum at RebuildTheParty.com. You can type in anything you like; go ahead, try it. For one brief shining moment the Real Americans over at Wonkette held the top of the list with "truck nutz for all," but this morning their suggestion was scrubbed from the site. (Nanny state?)
Anyway, there are still plenty of Rebuild the Party ideas for the GOP to choose from, including "Run inspiring candidates," "Reach out to Ron Paul," "Ignore Ron Paul," "The Constitution is a worthless queermo, maybe get rid of it," "Eat shit and die."
Moving on, here's the RNC's official suggestion box, which they're calling Republican for a Reason.
Among the, um, reasons: "John McCain put me to sleep with his speeches," "Kick Giuliani out of the party," "States will be seceding in response to Obama. Support that and gain strength in the new Conservative Soveriegn [sic] States." There's also at least one call for Elizabeth Hasselbeck to become press secretary in a 2012 Sarah Palin administration.
Here is a suggestion for the GOP: Please, please keep your feedback websites running forever, so that even when the last pillars of our economy collapse and we are left to barter rocks for edible leaves, we will still have something that makes us laugh.
Tags: Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Internet, John McCain, Republicans, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin