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Colbert v Hillary Clinton - What a Match!



“The Colbert Report” on Tuesday night, showcased one of the funniest moments of Hillary Rodham Clinton, as she did a surpreeze Pop-In for a name-dropping festival and some chortles.

A wry Stephen Colbert commenced the segment with an ascerbic review of the audio-book version of Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices.” From MSNBC.

“This book is 656 pages of shameless name-dropping,” Colbert says, before listing off a handful of instances where Clinton mentions world leaders and singer Bono in the book. “I just don’t buy any of this. There is no way on Earth one woman can be in so many places at once!”


Then, Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state,  walks on set … and the pair face off in a battle of the name-droppers.

From Carl Lafoon, commenter over at messnbc, a wise statement on political reality. Realism is not a Republican strong suit. And by goddess, they want everyone to know about it. Repeatedly.

She is not even running and she is clobbering the Republicans. We see examples of the Republican Party self destructing almost every day.

Today they refused to even address a FIX to the Border Issue.
They did agree to sue the President with details to be provided at a later date. The fact that they have no standing ie they were not injured seems to have evaded their logic.


Have a giggle, Comedy Central had the hilarious footage, via Hula and Morning Schmoe, here.


Then the conversation got even punnier, as only Colbert can execute flawlessly. They shared a few other One Uppers.

“I know Raffi. He’s such a cutup. Especially when we go camping with Oprah,” Colbert says.


“Oh, does that surprise you?” Colbert asks.

“No. ‘O’ is just what all her real friends call Oprah,” Clinton answers.


“I know Paul McCartney.”

“I will have you know, Madame, I once did an entire show with President Bill Clinton,” Colbert says.

“I hate to break this to you Stephen, but I’ve met him, too.”



Nancy Of the Neighborhood, the Pelosi Political Girlhood in Baltimore



Thomas Roberts had a in-depth and finely-accessed interview with former [and furure] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in all kinds of forms, Tuesday.

Here are just a couple. With a documentarian for a daughter, and being 'on camera' for so much of her modern life, Pelosi may be loosening up on the cam cam confessional moments. And she hit Colbert in the NYC also. Too.

Those unguarded glimpses are rare, like the elusive and/or mythical palimpsest, hidden text, of medieval and magical manuscript repute … and they offer one quite a different angle on the woman who reached the highest seat in the American political system yet via her Speaker Chair.


One down, two to go.

Roberts started his footage reveal on Way Too Early, we've already established that I adore Thomas, but Mika rubs me the wrong way five days a week. Then on to MJ.

At the end of the media experience, back at the Morning Joe Schmoe (blessedly absent) table, Roberts in real time in the 7:30 a.m. block asked Rep. Pelosi a phenomenal question about the problems at The Borders, in the wake of the news that Rick Perry is sending in the National Guard, Yee Haw, down in Texass.

Halperin pitched the political softballs. P-pew p-pew. Methinks the Speaker also too played softball in high school. In Baltimore.

The video footage that shows her softer side, walking around the old Charm City neighborhoods, are very illuminating. To think of Pelosi as one of those white be-gloved, fifties, early Mad Men Era 'political daughters' ... it's eye-popping. You also see strong Italian and Irish women in there, so it all makes perfect Lady Sense.

For fun and extra insights, Pelosi on Stephen Colbert last night, good timing.

Part 2.

Only Colbert gets those questions to land!


Jon Stewart Takes It Straight to Hillary: Are you running or not, Lady??


Well, the pundits are giving former Secretary Hillary Clinton a good grade on her Daily Show with Jon Stewart performance, so that means the polls are in … and, she, of course, course-corrected some previously inartfully stated statements.

For the progressivess who perhaps feel a wee bit … stuck ... with Hillary as a more hawkish candidate when who we really really really really want in that seat is the popular and authentically populist Elizabeth Warren … was this helpful?

Warren, by the way, isn't going to Australia or anything as far as we know, and is kicking ass for other female candidates - and not necessarily those who agree with her or vice versa on every little detail like clean coal. Women are truly excellent at this consensus for the greater good business.


How astonishingly honest. We might agree with a candidate 80% of the way, and use the 20% discomfort margin of differences to work pulling them hard to the Left. It's genius. Why haven't Democrats happened onto this 'fall in line' strategy before?

You'll find a lot of answers in the Stewart interview. It pretty much pins HRC in position to run, like an ether-woozy Luna moth, with a fetching enough laugh, about to be on semi-permanent display in a largely stationary exhibition spot.

"Do you prefer a home office, or are you happy with a commute? What shape would you prefer that office to be? Are corners of interest?" {paraphrasey} Now these are the questions we wanted answered!

Meanwhile, Fvx Nation has cranked their Hysteria Periscope to the interview and are certain it contains clues to Clinton's inevitable impending doom, it's only a matter of time before Karl Rove is pinning a deputy badge on Dick Morris's puffed-out-chest and calling for a Recall.

The Morning Joe Schmoe Roundtable was grudgingly enthused. About the PAC monies.

November is a whisper away.


Fox News: Let's School The Lefties On Food Stamps



Boy, when you want to tell a whopper of a tale, there's nobody better than the news writers over at Fox News. They can spin a simple getting a sliver in your finger into a conspiracy from the wood products industry along with the physicians and surgeons guild (if there really was one) to rampantly perform amputations to boost up the artificial limbs industry.

Face it, they never met a factual molehill they couldn't turn into a mountain. And there's no one better at pointing out these absurdities than Jon Stewart.

We all know that the recent, racial animus that our Republican House and Senate members have been espousing lately is well documented by their promotion department, aka Fox News. It's down with food stamps because it enables lazy Blacks (actually a majority or recipients are white) to sit home and eat well. Paul Ryan, of brown paper bag fame wants to eliminate school lunches altogether because we shouldn't be encouraging lazy urban (read minority) single parents not to look for jobs. And hey, what's with that awful extension of the long term unemployment bill the Senate voted on the other day? That's again so totally wrong. If the unmotivated, unemployed (in GOP talk, that's code for minorities) don't want to work, why should we reward them?

In response to The Daily Show's mocking of Fox New's biased and bigoted reporting, the Rupert Murdoch stooges chose to take on Jon Stewart and Comedy Central. They elected to "school" the comedian/satirist. Bad move, Fox. You had to know your outrageous 'response-to-the-response' was coming. And boy, did it ever. Stewart eviscerates Fox like he's dueling with an unarmed man. Watch:

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