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Rush Limbaugh gets owned by LA Times reader

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Rush Limbaugh Gives A Speech In Michigan

Today's Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Pulling a story out of thin air," Opinion, March 20

Meghan Daum's column on media coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 raised one point, and somewhat surprisingly so: At the beginning of her column, she noted Rush Limbaugh's complaint about newscasters who "don't know beans about even why an airplane flies" but offer speculation on the vaguest of premises.

I agree. It's sort of like radio show hosts with little or no formal education offering in-depth, "intellectual" political analyses on Supreme Court opinions, election demographics, foreign policy and more.

Lynn Robert Fairbanks

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Pot. Kettle. Doesn't know beans.

Lim-bah!

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Christie, ironically: "What he's saying is, 'For God's sake, it's anybody's fault but mine!'"

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The following is a quote that could be about... guess who? Who does this describe to a tee? Who does this searing take-down apply to more than anyone who currently comes to mind? Think. Think hard.

Who does this remind you of?

"And the worst part of that is, when he says that, it shows even more about his arrogance. See, because what he's saying is, "It's not my fault. See, it's not my responsibility, it's not my fault. It's [fill in the blank's] fault. For God's sake, it's anybody's fault but mine!" That's what he's saying to us, and he says, "Please... I'll figure it out." Well you know what... I'm tired of waiting for you to figure it out!...

"There are clues everywhere, if he'd just open his eyes."

Sounds a whole lot like a description of a press conference by Chris Christie, aka Governor "Heartbroken," Governor "Blame everyone but the guy in charge, me." Governor Poor Me Me Me." Emphasis on "Me Me Me."

Yes indeed, it does read like a synopsis of how many of us feel about Christie, but he's actually the one being quoted. Those are his words about somebody else, a guy he was trying to help unseat, a man known as President Barack Obama. How ironic is that:

Chris Christie, October 2012. (h/t: @BreastsR4babies). Pot. Kettle. Arrogant.

Here's another flashback, this time from August 2013: Christie nixes fund diversion for Hudson shoreline repairs; blocks construction on piers. (H/t: @HryPop) But don't blame him. He was just the veto-er.

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VIDEO-- Fox Biz's Neil Cavuto to liberal commentator: "It’s annoying how obnoxious you can be... Cut his damn mic!"

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Leave it to a Fox host to be abusive and cowardly. This time it's Fox Business host Neil Cavuto shouting, contorting, and getting all lathered up over Julian Epstein's attempts to be, you know, reasonable. What? Reasonable? On Fox? Oh come now.

Epstein was trying to get Cavuto to stop conflating all of the so-called "scandals" that conservatives have been obsessing on for months in hopes of destroying the Obama (and possible future Hillary Clinton) presidency. See: Dead horse, beating.

But Cavuto would have none of that, nosireebob! He was bound and determined to burst out of his skin and name-call, the surefire technique Foxers use when they have absolutely nothing to offer.

Neil, Neil, Neil, you are seriously losing it:

Excerpts...

Neil Cavuto:

What part of Custer don't you understand?...

Privacy is invaded, or potentially invaded, institutions of all sorts doing pretty much the same thing. There is a pattern.

Julian Epstein:

If you want to conflate and combine all these issues, then you can do that. I just don't think it's a very thoughtful way of approaching it...

Cavuto:

Drop the liberal thing and focus on the reality thing! ...

Epstein:

Because I want to talk facts, and you want to make these general broadsides, Neil.

Cavuto:

Julian, you’re saying nothing and it’s offensive! ...

Epstein:

Okay, why don’t we speak about them specifically?...

Cavuto:

Julian, why don’t you talk facts? It’s annoying how obnoxious you can be on the reality.

Epstein:

I am talking the reality.

Cavuto:

I’m not going to play this game with you, Julian. You play the same damn game dismissing one incident...

Epstein:

No Neil, you’re playing the game too and — [overtalk]

Cavuto:

Cut his mic! Cut his mic, he’s going nowhere fast. Cut his mic! Ben, I want to go back to you. Cut his damn mic!

Shorter Cavuto: PFFTIOWEKLsputterGZAKTPRYspitUDJWJLwritheZWQRT!!!!

"Julian, why don’t you talk facts? It’s annoying how obnoxious you can be on the reality."  Pot. Kettle. Obnoxious. Hey Neil, when will Fox start talking facts? When that happens, then maybe you can demand that of liberal guests who try to do just that.

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H/t: Think Progress

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VIDEO: Pres. Obama's press secretary Jay Carney is a "paid liar," said Darrell Issa the paid liar

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Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Darrell Issa called Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney a liar on CNN’s “State of the Union":

Their paid liar, their spokesperson... he’s still making up things about what happened and calling this a local rogue."

"...This is a problem that was coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters."

But Candy Crowley continued to grill him. Sucks to be you, Darrell.

Issa has nothing to offer but accusations and lies. He's nearly exhausted his Benghazi repertoire-- I say "nearly" because he's threatening more pointless squawking-- so he's expanding his horizons. Now he's all over the Internal Revenue Service, hoping so hard that something will stick to President Obama in the process that he's about to burst. Something bad. Something impeachment-worthy.

I think we can all agree that it is Issa who is grossly sticky.

Meanwhile, issues that affect Americans, like cyber security, jobs, poverty, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, climate change, and education go by the wayside because Republicans are too busy chasing their tails. And they're chasing their tails to avoid having to provide solutions to problems, because they know voters will reject their self-serving solutions.

Pot, kettle, liar is the obvious response to taxpayer-funded Mr. Oversight, but allow me to add these items from the Issa Hall of Shame, via DKos:

  1. Issa Calls 9/11 Attacks in New York a Plane Crash

  2. Issa Weeps Over Premature Withdrawal from Gubernatorial Race

  3. Issa Asks Big Business to "Tell Me What to Change"

  4. Issa Labels Obama "Most Corrupt" President

  5. Issa Uses Tim Russert's Death to Push for Oil Drilling

  6. Issa Says U.S. Treat Hospital Patients Worse Than Al Qaeda

  7. Issa Attacks Families of Killed Blackwater Contractors

  8. Issa Declares Blackwater Hearings an Attack on David Petraeus

  9. Issa Charges David Petraeus with Carrying Water for Barack Obama

  10. Issa Targets Government "In-Sourcing"

  11. Issa Accuses Valerie Plame of Perjury

  12. Issa Drives the Firing of U.S. Attorney Carol Lam

  13. Issa Blames Software for Bush White House Email Destruction

  14. Issa Defends Disgraced Bush GSA Chief Lurita Doan

  15. Issa Offers Howard Krongard a Ticket to the White House Christmas Party

  16. Issa Forces Jerry Nadler to Withdraw Truthful Statement about Bush's Illegal Domestic Surveillance

  17. Issa Demands Names of Those Making Freedom of Information Act Requests

  18. Issa Insists Everything is Like Watergate

  19. Issa Wages 15-Year Vendetta Against Reporter Eric Lichtblau

  20. Issa Blames His Brother for Past Brushes with the Law

If there has been wrongdoing, by all means, expose it, but when you're as politically and ethically bankrupt as Darrell Issa, pointing fingers and fantasizing about bringing down a popular Democratic president are all you have left.

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Another Vitter pill: David Vitter calls Harry Reid an "idiot"

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This from the genius who favors corporations over sexual assault victims; who wants to defund Planned Parenthood; who was subpoenaed by the D.C. Madam and who has a diaper fetish.

So much for Republican "family values" and "civility."

Via First Read:

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R), upset with Harry Reid saying Hurricane Katrina was "nothing in comparison" to Hurricane Sandy and the devastation caused to the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area, lashed out on the social network calling the Senate majority leader an "idiot."

Yes, that's exactly how to respond when you disagree with someone. Reason and logic? Pfft! Common decency? Fugetaboutit. What a fine, genteel individual David Vitter is. A real role model. Stay classy, Vit.

Pot. Kettle. Idiot.

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VIDEO- Sarah Palin: "Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat." Oh, yes she did!

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Via Fox, where else?

"Dingbat" hypocrisy at :55.

How mature and ClusterFox-worthy, Sarah.

Could there be any better example of pot, kettle, dingbat? Ever? In the history of all existence ever?

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Mitt Romney's plethora of "twigs"

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The Hill is reporting this Romney quote about how desperate he claims Team Obama is:

"His campaign these days is trying to find a twig to hold on to..."

See, here's the thing, Willard. If you're going to throw around accusations of desperation, then you can't latch on to loons like Donald Trump as your campaign surrogate.

You can't be so hard up to raise extra cash that you rely on “bloviating ignorami” for fundraising (as if your super PACS won't rake in enough).

You can't talk "twigs" when you're out there scrambling for original ideas while copying the president's.

You can't pop out with "twig to hold on to" quips when you yourself are so desperate that you depend on "Noun, Verb, 9/11" Rudy Giuliani to talk you up, but oops, he ends up talking himself up.

You can't use lame "twig" metaphors after you've invalidated your own "job creator" and GOP Econ 101 talking points.

 Pot. Kettle...

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