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Lindsey Graham Clutches His Pearls On Foreign Policy … #CuzPutin !

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Cuz ...... PUTIN. Is pretty much what Miss Lindsey clutched his pearls and sputtered for David Gregory Sunday.

It's a popular GOP All Purpose regressive stutter.

Cuz ...... PUTIN.

Los Three Amigos, Graham, McCain and the Other Guy (let's give them a running start for the day and make it a certifiably dis-self-interested Republican Lady today, Kelly Ayotte comes to mind); these are the ones we HAD to hear from on Sunday Tawk … and then again, on Monday Morning Punditry.

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For a sumup of the latter, early morning messnbc serves to update.

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Thomas Roberts (I'm going to keep on loving him unapologetically, and keep hoping he and Maddow are friends for some odd reason), current charming steward of messnbc's Way Too Early at the crack of what(?) advance show to Morning Schmoe [ my autocorrect kept putting Morning Hoe I Swear!] summed up the Lindsey Graham Sunday Pearl Clutch well.

Thomas ...

On another planet's must sees of Sunday Talkers, John Kerry found himself on the business end of a hot mic and not far enough away from the only (they allege) voice we libs have to at least give a listen to ... Mike Wallace's kid, Chris.

Kerry was caught reacting to an aide about civilian casualties in the latest Mideast skirmishes and of his desire as Secretary of State to be on gia way to the region. This was the normal human reaction to hearing that ANY CIVIIANS have died in war ANY where ... and got drenched in "We told 'yaz" from Fvx Nation until, well, ... now.

For grins and giggles, let us compare. Early-bird messsnbc ran a breaking/kind of banner about the deadliest day yet in Gaza, including two Israeli soldiers born here in America ... to Schmoe and the Wall Street Journal predicting a Ramp Up.

And the Curvy Couch of Ick on Fox and Friends went with ...

TWO AMERICANS DEAD!!! Two Americans spilled blood ... Dizzy Hasselbeck tried to capture the gravitas of Gaza and frenzy her wee base at one go.

Cuz ...... PUTIN.

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And now Mika and Joe are declaring a Deafening Silence is coming from the White House.

Cuz ...... PUTIN, and Mika's Daddy doesn't like Putin or Joe Schmoe for that matter. And where would Haass go but down to the bunker also too?

Joe Schmoe's obligatory GOP Ronald Reagan paean included, before a gratiutous dig to the legendary feckless Obama's Lack Of Feck. Are we back to the Ego Bowl again?

Heilemann pointed out that this president takes a lot of flack for not doing enough to help his party as midterms approach ... well this is about as much as he CAN contribute. This level of fundraising!

Seriously. Go Heilemann. You might have a future in the evening lineup. Keep that pseudo-reality train stopping through there on a regular basis.

'Kremlin control' in a nationalist-frenzied Russia was reported on first hand by none other than David Remnick, however, by the 7:15 mark.
Worth the few moments to get his perspective. Mind the neo-con manure.

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Sunday Talkers

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Some of this week's talkers: John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Peter King, Martin Indyk, Mike Rogers, Ron Dermer, Maen Karikat, Ted Cruz, Robert Menendez, Bob Corker, Diane Feinstein, Chuck Hagel, and Luis Gutierrez.

Please read about this week's Sunday talkers on Politico.

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Sunday Talkers

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Please read about this week's Sunday talkers on Politico

Before you go, though, be sure to read Laffy's post on
This week’s Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard! GOP 5, Democrats 3

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This week’s Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard! GOP 5, Democrats 3

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Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday aka John McCain/Lindsey Graham Sunday aka Sunday Talk Talk Talk Over Each Other. And I keep a running tally of all things unfair, unbalanced via the infamous TPC Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard.

And guess what? After a long absence, Grampy McBombBomb is back, and so is his BFF and favorite yes man, Li'l Lindsey the Wonder Lackey! Right there in the orthopedic side car! Team Chickenhawk has officially reunited.

Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Media Bias Sunday Talker Line-Up, per the Associated Press... okay? Okay.

This is not a complete list; Lucian (@lwdgrfx) will provide that to you in a post coming your way soon. Please note: Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the lists include panel members, so bear with me if sometimes those commentators are included… or not. I try not to because panels usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford.

And as you may have noticed, Fox is not included, because, well come on, what’s the point?

ABC’s “This Week” —  Gov. Rick Perry (R).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (D); Rep. Raul Labrador (R); former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

CBS’ "Face the Nation" — Sen. John McCain (R); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R); Sen. Dick Durbin (D).

CNN’s “State of the Union”Rep. Henry Cuellar, (D); Alan Long, mayor of Murrieta, California (R).

It’s time to do the math:

Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

Total: 5 Rs, 3 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.

There it is: Your librul media at work.

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No, Krystal Ball, Hillary is Not Nor Will She Be, the Dems "Mitt Romney"

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Clinton Cynicism is alive and well. For good and for ill.

Krystal Ball, co-host of the younger set's MSNBC afternoon program The Cycle, famously took a pundit shot at Hillary Clinton a week or so ago. Krystal is an interesting newer voice, having run for Congress in Virginia and being a bright and informed young mother herself.

Since she's subbing for Steve Kornacki on Up with Steve Kornacki (also a former Cyclist), she took the opportunity this Sunday morning to make her asserted -- and controversial -- case that Hillary could be the Dems 'Mitt Romney'. Provocative words, those.

"I haven't seen change I can believe in just yet," she said with a smile as she introduced the panel of guests there to prove her wrong. ['Hillaromney' was the MSNBC snark effort graphic.]

Basil Smilke, Jr. of Columbia University took the first turn at bat. He believes we should be focussed on, and in a markedly different way more than just the way that the New GOP does things. That we might want to keep an eye on the important and fundamental issues the people are dying to have taken up.

Literally. He mentioned healthcare, education, jobs ... other panelists chimed in with minimum wage and gay rights.

Neera Tanden, another young activist voice of note, took the NAFTA question and put it where it ought to be - in Bill Clinton's Column. She pointed out that women's issues, like Senator Gillibrand's pivotal bill to help the sexual assault and violence epidemic in the military … and pointed out issues that mean something to us in real ways. That demand policy reforms.

Krystal then mentioned both Goldman Sachs and Walmart histories, which is fair for progressives to do. But this isn't the 1990's, and politicians have to be allowed to evolve - we as voters do, it's damned hypocritical to judge others for making the very important cultural and societal changes we are constantly demanding of ourselves and others.

No progressive that I know doesn't have perfectly reasonable hesitations about Hillary Clinton, and I think we should absolutely be Loud and Proud Progressives and voice our need for the party to swing back Left. How we get there is going to get dramatic. Or Not.

Guest Blake Zeff, of Salon and both Clinton and Obama Campaign War Rooms, was justifiably tough on the HRC economic hawk stances. (He had seen into both camps, fascinating.) Yet they went on to discuss how the Right is drawing Dems to the right of their own interests.

Bill Maher went after Hillary (hilariously) for having discussed her Sunday School days on Campaign Launch slash Book Tour ... and for awkwardly gaming out the Christian Nation faux requirement of religiousity.

It would be ideal if candidates did not 'must need' to be both churchgoing and Bible or Talmud familiar. In fact, it's downright toxic in many progressive eyes to know passages of the Bible, because they are so often used against us to push culture back by the Regressive Asshattery, the 1%ers and their news channel, Fvx Noise.

Inequality needs to be the central Democratic Platform anchor again. Firmly. Income inequality, gender discrimination, immigration reform, LGBTQ rights, world power and food share imbalances - the things we care about, the things we fight for.

"Hard Choices" indeed. Chris Christie and Rand Paul and Rick Perry are such lovely alternatives to a Hillary or Elizabeth Warren run.

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This week’s Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard! GOP 7, Democrats 3

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Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday aka John McCain/Lindsey Graham Sunday aka Sunday Talk Talk Talk Over Each Other. And I keep a running tally of all things unfair, unbalanced via the infamous TPC Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard.

Wait. Where’s McCain this week? He’s M.I.A.! What? Is he napping? Screaming at kids to get off his lawn? Plotting to bomb, bomb, bomb Iraq again? Or Iran? Or Syria? Or Russia? Preparing for yet another investigation into BENGHAZI!!!!!! ? Or Bergdahlzi!!!!!! ? Hiding under a rock with his BFF, Li'l Lindsey?

Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Media Bias Sunday Talker Line-Up, per the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times... okay? Okay.

This is not a complete list; Lucian (@lwdgrfx) will provide that to you in a post coming your way soon. Please note: Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the lists include panel members, so bear with me if sometimes those commentators are included… or not. I try not to because panels usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford.

And as you may have noticed, Fox is not included, because, well come on, what’s the point?

ABC’s “This Week”Dick Cheney (R); Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (D); Rep. Keith Ellison (D), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R).

NBC’s “Meet the Press”Sen. Rand Paul, (R); Rep. Michael McCaul (R).

CBS’ "Face the Nation" — Sen. Marco Rubio (R); Rep. Mike Rogers (R).

CNN’s “State of the Union”Sen. Rand Paul  (R); Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D).

It’s time to do the math:

Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

Total: 7 Rs, 3 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.

There it is: Your librul media at work.

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#Failed Romney Has the Gall to Micro-Criticize PBO and HRC on Meet the 'Press'

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David Gregory's flagrant (and annoying) conservative tendencies aside, Meet the 'Press' still procures the good ancient media 'gets'. Today they brought old Mittens Romney in to share with us just how Iraq and Syria ought to be handled. And Why President Obama has lacked feck. (Why are they so feck-obsessed anyhoo??)

And to get an early Regressive Rag in on Hillary.

Paul Wolfolowitz and David Ignatius were there to fawn vapidly and collude. For an actual conversation about that important topic I'd head over to Fareed Zakaria, his Public Square is more reality based. [Great first block. Link here.]

You will need Dramamine, Zofran or if you are really well-stocked, Xanax for this one. Buckle up.

Mitt Richety-Rich-Rich Romney, whose greatest foreign policy-related success was getting a few international skiers housed adequately and down a few big hills during the Utah Olympics … went off on President Barack Obama's foreign policy like he actually had teeth.

Or an audience.

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As If we would give that man the time of day on anything global, during his failed presidential candidacy alone, he outed the entire British intelligence agency in the kind of gaffe that W was famed for - even James Bond fans knew better. Jackarse.

Video below. To give you a wee Sunday amuse bouche:

"The United States of America has long had the capacity to shape events, but what you've seen from this administration is repeated underestimation of our adversaries. Whether that's Al Queda, Assad or ISIS itself …" {paraphrasey but I continue to refuse to turn my digital recorder on for Mitt The Twit Romney. Live right above Massachusetts, seen enough of that smug 1% mug}.

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You can retch now. [Apologies.]

Hillary was in Mittens' sights next. Naturally. She is 'clueless', has a poor record as Secretary of State and is going to be unable to gain the White House over the Star Lineup of Conservatives, also too. I'm sure she's crying in her high-end organic granola and Almond Milk this morning over that cur Romney's slurs.

Hillary Clinton's balls are pure titanium compared to whatever equipage that empty suit Romney has tucked behind his Magic Underwear. And she appears to have spare cases of feck. Praise Jeebus. 

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'Cuz we aren't sadists here at the Political Carnival, please accept this vintage Jon Stewart clip of Romney Gaffing Away in the UK as a compensatory 'My Bad'.

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