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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-- Karl Rove: Stephen Colbert needs "professional counseling on his anger management issues."

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ABC News’ Benjamin Bell asked Karl Rove what he thought about the above question from a viewer via Facebook:

Via ABC news, to spare you from having to watch the entire video, the relevant segment about Colbert starts at about 3:13.

Bell:

How do you feel about Stephen Colbert's big Canned Ham rendition of your head?

Karl Rove:

"Well, look, he’s an entertainer so he gets to be funny and exaggerate things and so forth.  Though I have to admit, when he took out the knife and started stabbing it, I think he might need a little bit of professional counseling on his anger management issues.

“I don’t know whether that was working out his inner feelings, or encouraging maybe someone to maybe mimic him or just sort of being funny.  But there was a little bit of, you know, anxiety in his stabs there, so...”

Below is the Colbert Report segment in question. Color me biased, but IMHO, Colbert the Comedian doesn't appear anxious or angry. Oh that's right, Rove is the master of projection.

I wonder what kind of management Karl Rove thinks he himself might need after all his lies and smear campaigns.

What kind of management might he need after making a total ass of himself on live TV as he went into full-on denial on election night, suffering a meltdown when Ohio was called for President Obama?

What kind of management would be appropriate after he “scared” people with “this Orwellian sense that black helicopters” will confiscate guns?

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GOP: President Obama should lead! How dare he lead!?

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Republicans:

President Obama doesn't lead! He's weak! Weak!! What a crappy leader he is! Where are his plans? Why hasn't he sent us any plans?! Leadership my ass! Come on, Obama, jump in already! Reach out, why don'tcha? Try being strong for once! Fail!

Republicans:

What?! How DARE President Obama take the lead on immigration! The nerve! He calls that a plan?! What was he even thinking! Why, he's nothing but a Marxist commie French gay Kenyan dictator! Plan schman! Dead on arrival! Pushy, pushy, pushy! Fail!

Speaking of leading, when will Congress decide it's time to get back to work and fix a few of our problems?

And the GOP continues their quest for obsolescence.

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VIDEO- Gingrich: Republicans hate President Obama, so his immigration plan is D.O.A.

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ABC's Jonathan Karl gets a twofer today. First we saw him call out Paul Ryan’s hypocrisy on the sequester. Now we see him get Newt to say that the GOP will turn down any immigration reform by President Obama simply because they don't like him.

Yes, Newton Leroy Gingrich had no problem describing how Republicans hate Obama, so no way will they pass his immigration plan, despite what's good for the country and the people in it, despite the similarities in Republican ideas and the president's, despite his party's Big Political Reinvention based on a dire need for Latino voters, and despite the economic benefits of passing such a bill.

Marco Rubio poo-pooed it in pretty strong terms by calling the president's ideas “dead on arrival”:

If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come.”

Who won't compromise again, Marco? Who's been obstructing since Inauguration Night 2009? Oh that's right, your party. And under whose watch have illegal border crossings plunged? Oh that's right, our current president's.

Paul Ryan claimed that President Obama “seems to be looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution." (The segment is at the beginning, the first two minutes of the video.) Project much?

 

Here's Newt Ginrich telling Karl that GOP disdain for Obama takes precedence over getting something accomplished for the good of the nation:

Newt:

"I think there's a very important part of this that the Obama administration probably can't bring itself to deal with: an Obama immigration plan is not going to pass the House... Just as a Bush Social Security plan after '04 was dead because it was the Bush Social Security plan. So if you want to actually get legislation…"

Jonathan Karl:

"Can I ask you, will a Rubio immigration plan pass the House?"

Newt:

"No, but I think a Rubio, the House Republicans and House Democrats have been meeting on immigration. I mean, I think there will be a House immigration bill that has a very substantial support that Boehner and Cantor and others will be supporting, and I think that negotiated with a Senate immigration bill that has to have bipartisan support could actually get to the president's desk. But an Obama plan led and driven by Obama in this atmosphere with the level of hostility towards the president and the way he goads the hostility, I think is very hard to imagine that bill, that his bill is going to pass the House."

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VIDEO-- Desperate Karl Rove: Obama campaign suppressed the vote. Fox's Megyn Kelly: "But he won, Karl, he won."

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As I've written over and over again, Republicans are masters of that old Rovian tactic called projection. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s taking your candidate’s (or anyone’s) weaknesses and attributing them to the opposition.

Now a very desperate, very laughable Karl Rove is projecting again, but this time nobody's buying it. He sank to a new low (Is that even possible?), pathetically accusing Team Obama of -- wait for it-- voter suppression. Yes, you read that right. Watch him sliming his way to irrelevance on Fox:

As Think Progress points out, President Obama got more popular and electoral votes than Willard M. Romney and "grew his margins within certain voting blocks." Some disenfranchisement, huh?

Rove dug himself into another Fox hole. This happened:

And this, via BuzzFlash's Andrew Kaczynski:

When Fox mocks you, you know you're in trouble.

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Will GOP theft of democracy succeed once again?

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Your DOUBLE Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin. My post and links to other posts about this issue here (scroll):

You remember the ACORN cause célèbre of the rabid GOP attack squad on claiming voter fraud (which is technically different than voter registration fraud). ACORN was a target because it was an organization that engaged in voting registration outreach to the poor and minorities as part of its empowerment mission.  The Republicans built a trumped up case against ACORN -- with the ludicrous media frenzy over misleading sensational tapes taken by the convicted and on probation James O'Keefe -- and got Congress to prohibit federal contracts with ACORN.  Eventually, the grassroots agency went bankrupt as a result.  No court convicted ACORN; it was trial by FOX.

Subsequent government investigations, including the Office of the Attorney General and the Government Accounting Office found no violations of the law committed by ACORN or misuse of federal funds. But the damage was done in killing off an organization that brought the powerless into the voting booth.

Yet, now there is a massive Republican scandal... and nary a word has been heard about it from members of Congress, the media in general, and conservative or even liberal activists. [...]

If it weren't for the caging scandal that denied tens of thousands of minorities the right to vote in Florida in 2000 – and the various GOP engineered election place voting snafus --  Al Gore would not only have won the national vote by more than a half a million votes (which he did), he would have won a decisive victory in the Sunshine State. [...]

Will the theft of democracy succeed once again?

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And about that smoking gun concerning the Republican Party and the Romney campaign claiming they didn't know what Sproul was up to?

Sproul belies that very claim in an interview with the Los Angeles Times:

Sproul said he created Strategic Allied Consulting at the RNC's request because the party wanted to avoid being publicly linked to the past allegations. The firm was set up at a Virginia address, and Sproul does not show up on the corporate paperwork.

"In order to be able to do the job that the state parties were hiring us to do, the [RNC] asked us to do it with a different company's name, so as to not be a distraction from the false information put out in the Internet," Sproul said. 

In essence, Sproul is asserting that the Republican National Committee knew of his sordid reputation and told him to disguise his involvement in his legally questionable strategies to "register" Republican voters while driving down Democratic voter registration.

Meanwhile, in Florida, the epicenter of where the Sproul voter registration fraud scandal broke out, Governor Rick Scott (whose company committed Medicare fraud to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, but he didn't go to jail due to 1% immunity) is still trying to disenfranchise people entitled to vote. [...]

Of course, if Scott can limit voting to the 38% of Floridians who approve of him, he just might win. He'll just need some assistance from Nathan Sproul.

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"The mess is a lingering embarrassment for the GOP"

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As I posted yesterday, The Los Angeles Times, the Brad Blog, and CaliforniaWatch.org are all posting about GOP election/registration fraud and hypocrisy. There is a "shady voter registration firm owned by Mitt Romney’s paid political consultant and longtime GOP operative, Nathan Sproul."

According to the L.A. Times, "Strategic Allied Consulting was hired to do voter registration drives in Florida, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina and Nevada, and had been planning get-out-the-vote drives in Ohio and Wisconsin, according to Sproul."

And California Watch reported that "in a complaint filed last week with the county registrar of voters, the Democrats presented affidavits from 133 Democratic voters who said they had been re-registered as Republicans without their consent after they encountered petition circulators outside welfare offices and stores."

And then a few days ago, there was this memorable moment, one that was referred to in one of the Times pieces below: VIDEO: Voter registration volunteer: “We’re out here in support of Romney, actually… We’re working for the county clerk’s office.”

So much for Republican credibility and integrity.

Which brings us to today's reports from the L.A. Times. There are two:

Strategic Allied told Palm Beach County officials that the suspicious forms found there could be traced to one worker, William T. Hazard of Boynton Beach, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Officials identified 106 forms submitted by Hazard. [...]

Hazard said he was paid $12 an hour and not compensated for how many forms he turned in, so he said he would have no incentive to forge applications.

He said he was given "zero training." His only instructions were to approach people and ask whom they supported in the presidential election. When people answered with President Obama, he said, he wished them a good day. If someone said Mitt Romney, he asked if they were registered to vote. If not, he handed them forms to fill out, he said.

That is similar to the little antics in the post I referred to earlier about a young woman in Colorado who was only registering Romney supporters.

What is not in the revised online report, but in my morning L.A. Times newspaper, is this sentence:

But the mess is a lingering embarrassment for the GOP, which has pushed for new state laws to combat what party members say is a system riddled with Democratic voter fraud.

Mess, indeed. A big hot mess created by none other than the GOP who have made a concerted effort to disenfranchise Democratic voters.

But wait! There's more! The second article refers to those fraudulent GOP registration efforts in California and how it has created a "surge" in Republican registration in Riverside County:

Formal complaints filed with the state by at least 133 residents of a state Senate district there say they were added to GOP rolls without their knowledge, calling into question the party's boast that Republican membership has rocketed 23% in the battleground area. [...]

The complaints have also shined a light on the political committee behind the registration drive, Golden State Voter Participation Project, and its biggest donor, wealthy GOP activist Charles Munger Jr. Other donors include the California Apartment Assn., Farmers Group Inc. and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing of America. [...]

Democrats say bogus registrations are more than just an issue of workers trying to make an extra buck — that they're a trick to prevent the Democratic party from getting supporters to the polls as well as to draw more money to the area's Republican races. A statewide Democratic group gathered the complaints and filed them with the secretary of state's investigators. [...] A local Democratic group, the Riverside County Progressive Political Action Committee, alleged in a letter to county officials that the GOP registration drive there was "an overt and pervasive voter registration fraud effort."

Remember, all these "alleged" attempts to illegally affect the outcome of the November elections is coming from the party that is accusing Democrats-- and have accused the dreaded and now-defunct but totally vindicated ACORN-- of doing very similar, if not identical, things.

Again, the hypocrisy is astounding, the projection is Rovian.

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