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Video- Fox's Juan Williams: Right Wanted Bashir And Maher Fired But 'Cry Foul' Over Duck Dynasty Star?

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I personally don't care if they fire the scuzzy old man, but their knee jerk indignation over any criticism of him is just priceless.

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VIDEO: Martin Bashir demolishes Tea Partier Larry Klayman, who was out of his depth and mind.*

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Tea Partier, birther, and Freedomwatch Founder Larry Klayman said this about politicians: "They’re all whores."

Martin Bashir tried to narrow the name-calling down to either Rafael "Ted" Cruz or Mitch McConnell. Klayman singled out McConnell. He then quoted Thomas Jefferson, to which Bashir's guest reminded him, "Mr. Jefferson was a racist."

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He and Bashir really went at it, but Klayman was no match for Bashir. Okay, that's a given. Seriously, why can't more hosts challenge idiots, racists, and liars like Klayman the way Bashir just did? He was masterful:

Mr. Klayman, what evidence do you have to support these repugnant smears and slurs? Have you asked the president if he was a Muslim? ... What is your evidence?

Hypocrite Klayman's answer:

Those references were metaphoric. But they ring true.

Bashir:

How would you defend yourself if accused of being a delusional racist whose hatred for this president is in fact a form of psychiatric pathology, an illness? ... We have people who would regard you in exactly that way. "Metaphorically," as you put it. How do you defend yourself against the accusation that you're a repugnant racist whose hatred for the president of the United States, the current president, dominates every single aspect of your life?

Klayman:

...You are prone to exaggeration.

But my favorite Bashir comeback was:

Who's the whore now?

Of course, having such a huge vocabulary and a wonderful way with words plus that lovely accent made him even more effective. Kudos.

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Something Old, Nothing New, Nothing Worthy, For Me Or You

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The GOP have been meeting for their annual summer strategy meeting, this year in Boston. That fact that the last time a Republican won that state in a presidential election dates back to 1980, the cold war and bell-bottom pants. It  gives one pause as wondering why hold it there. But if you were to pick at that loose thread, the entire suit would fall apart. The Republicans have much more to worry about. Their inner turmoil is destroying whatever dignity and unity they've had as a party. They're so fractious at this time, they're being held together by a rubber band. His name is strategist nonpareil, Reince Priebus.

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Judgement is an important thing. And from the choice of bringing this dufus back for second go around the party was already doomed. C'mon, they lost 7 of the last 8 presidential elections in popular vote. This time is going to be different, right?

After years of turning off women voters, immigrants, believers in science, wage equality demanders, minorities, those wishing improving infrastructure and those hoping for a better job, or even just any job, are hoping to see some change, they've learned something. And here's what they got:

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Not a rosy picture by any means. In addition to what's discussed above, you have Reince Priebus promoting that the GOP should become the "happy party." Yes, that's what he said. The "happy party". And Newt Gingrich said that the GOP's followers should put away their anti-Obama chants and do something positive -- then failed to come up with any examples. Then there was Chris Christie who, as Martin Bashir loves to say, bloviated by saying he would do anything -- yes, anything -- to win. Does that includes lying, cheating and comandeering the states official transportation, (air and land) just to see his son's baseball game?

In case you forgot this little nugget from the recent past:

New Jersey governor Chris Christie--who has made government reform a major talking point of his administration--is coming under fire for his decision to travel in a state-owned helicopter to his son's high school baseball game Monday.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Christie landed in the state's $12.5 million helicopter just before the game began, buzzing over the trees in left field and distracting spectators. The GOP governor then got into a black sedan with tinted windows, which drove him about 100 yards to the baseball diamond.

Good father but lazy man, can't walk 100 yards. That's the guy who says he'll do anything and he's proven it. Even breaking the law.

So let's not make any mistake. The Republicans are out to get us. And they're strategy meetings reinforce that. They've got nobody who's running who can be trusted, believed or has the sanity to lead this country after the 2016 election. But we can't sit idly by. They are on the warpath. North Carolina's new voter restrictions are just the beginning. The GOP's got non-public plans to keep any potential Democratic voter away from the polls. This is when we rally, and then make sure the country's voters rights are protected and our economy is put back on the right path. We've got work to do. But thanks to Reince Priebus and his party, it may be very accomplishable.

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VIDEO: Joy-Ann Reid gets Ron Christie to admit head of #IRS "Mr. Shulman was appointed in previous administration"

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Joy-Ann Reid caused poor old Ron Christie to skid off GOP Talking Point Road and straight into a ditch:

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Ron, this was pretty much self-inflicted, but it was more than a little amusing watching a relentless Joy-Ann Reid force your hand with-- What's it called again? Oh yeah-- the truth.

Joy:

Wait a minute, the IRS is not the Obama administration, Ron. The IRS is not the Obama administration.

Ron:

The IRS is not the Obama administration is a flat-out lie. The IRS commissioner is a political appointee by the president. (crosstalk)

Joy:

And who who appointed him? But who appointed him?

Ron

The president of the United States appoints the IRS commissioner.

Joy:

And who appointed?

Ron:

The president of the United states who appoints the Treasury Secretary.

Joy:

And who appointed... ?

Bashir:

Ron, Ron, Ron, I accept your assertion, but Joy is asking you very politely to answer that question: Who appointed the head of the IRS?

Joy:

Doug Shulman.

Bashir:

Doug Shulman. Who appointed... ?

Ron:

The IRS commissioner is appointed by the president of the United States.

Joy:

Who appointed him?

Bashir:

And who appointed Mr. Shulman?

Ron:

Mr. Shulman was appointed in the previous administration.

Bashir:

Thank you.

Ron:

My point to you, Martin, which, if you'll listen to my point here...

Bashir:

Absolutely.

Ron:

... is that this is somehow "Obama's above it all, this isn't the Obama administration, the IRS is independent." That is absolutely false. If President Obama had the ability to fire the acting IRS commissioner, that means that's a person in the Obama administration. This is an Obama scandal. This is an Obama scandal.

Bashir:

One sec. We're getting a bit confused about chronology.

Ron Christie gets a bit confused about reality.

Here is the entire segment:

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