Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 17)
 

MSNBC analyst: British youth feel older #BREXIT voters “robbed them of their future”

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Posted by    Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 12:10pm 6/25/2016 at 12:10pm

Could there have been bona fide reasons for Brexit? Not if you believe Joy Reid. On her MSNBC show today, Reid suggested that old and rural voters, who tended to vote Leave, had “hijacked the future of the young.”

She also blamed voter discontent on Prime Minister David Cameron’s “austerity” program. Guess...

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Gun Control Convert Scarborough Clashes With OK Rep. Cole

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2:30pm 6/23/2016 at 2:30pm

With all the zeal of a Joey-come-lately, gun-control convert Joe Scarborough clashed on today’s Morning Joe with Second Amendment defender Tom Cole, Republican congressman from Oklahoma.

When Scarborough lectured Cole about terrorists “who want to kill people in your district,” Cole shot back “Joe, I know something about terrorism. I lived through...

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Bummed? This Focus Group on Trump Will Restore Your Faith in Americans

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:33am 6/22/2016 at 8:33am

Nicolle Wallace nailed it: “voters are so smart! And whenever we scratch our heads here in New York City or anywhere along the Acela corridor, you really just have to get out for a day or an hour and talk to people. They see everything.” Wall...

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Morning Joe Slings Gun-Control Softballs to WH Spox Earnest

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:00am 6/21/2016 at 10:00am

Imagine you’re a real reporter—not a thinly-disguised member of the Dem cheerleading squad—and you had the opportunity to question President Obama’s spokesman this morning. Wouldn’t you have wanted to know the degree to which President Obama and his minions were complicit in the fiasco of the redaction of the Omar Mateern...

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Halperin: GOP Elites Orchestrating ‘Grassroots’ Revolt Against Trump

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:30am 6/20/2016 at 9:30am

As Joseph Heller famously wrote in Catch-22, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin reported that GOP elites are indeed trying to “orchestrate” a “grassroots, organic” revolt against the presumptive nominee.

An “orchestrated grassroots, organic” revolt? Oxymoron, anyone? Halperin went on to state...

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Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts ‘Party Over Country’

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Posted by    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 11:21am 6/19/2016 at 11:21am

Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todd’s challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on today’s Meet The Press.

When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: “you just made a case though for party...

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Scarborough Predicts Trump Loss So Huge, Will Make Goldwater Look ‘Extremely Successful’

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Posted by    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:30am 6/17/2016 at 10:30am

In 1964, Republican Barry Goldwater suffered a devastating landslide loss to LBJ. Aside from his home state of Arizona, Goldwater carried only five other states, all in the Deep South. Goldwater amassed only 52 electoral votes, to Johnson’s 486.

But even that paltry performance will look “extremely successful” compared to the thrashing...

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Stumped: DHS’ Jeh Johnson Can’t Name Gun Law that Could’ve Stopped Mateen

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Posted by    Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:41am 6/16/2016 at 8:41am

There was a stunning moment on today’s Morning Joe, when Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was stumped when asked a simple question. With all the brouhaha over gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre, what law could have stopped Omar Mateen?

It was, of all people, Sam Stein of...

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Scarborough: Trump Reminds Me of ‘Scumbags’ Who Accused George W. of 9-11 Complicity

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 8:45am 6/14/2016 at 8:45am

For a guy who regularly decries the debasement of the political culture, Joe Scarborough sure has a funny way of elevating the dialogue . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said that Donald Trump reminded him of “scumbags” who said that President George W. Bush had something to do...

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Morning Joe Trashes Trump Muslim Immigration Stance

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:33am 6/13/2016 at 9:33am

Do you think the families and loved ones of the Orlando victims wish Omar Mateen’s father, an anti-American Afghan, had never been permitted to enter the United States? Do you think the great majority of Americans agree?

The answer seems obvious: but not to the clueless cast of Morning Joe, which today...

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