This weekend on Lou Dobbs, we got this gem:
DOBBS: A stunning reversal this week from Senator Obama. Senator Obama saying now he will not accept public financing for the general election campaign. Thereby breaking a promise he made earlier. Joining me now for more on that and the week’s political developments, Errol Louis, columnist, “New York Daily News” and “LOU DOBBS TONIGHT” contributor, Hank Sheinkopf, democratic strategist, also a “LOU DOBBS TONIGHT” contributor, Lisa Schiffren, “National Review” and Ken Vogel, politico.com. Thank you both for being here. Thank you very much, Earl and Hank.***
LISA SCHIFFREN, “NATIONAL REVIEW”: You know, you can’t argue with what you’ve said. But the fact is, he is new to America. And he’s got this kind of cult following. And there is a sense of, you know, messianism about him. I always refer to him as Senator Jesus, which is a little funny. But there’s some truth to the way he’s being treated by his followers there. Breaking a promise like this is a big deal. It speaks to character. Is it true that people care not so much about campaign finance reform? I think that’s right. I hope McCain hears that, too. But, you know, this is something he felt he was strong about in the fall. He was the one who invited John McCain to discuss how they were both going to stay within the federal spending limits. DOBBDS: All right. Ken, your thoughts.
I remember when I saw that on Saturday, I was shocked that no one challenged her. I really shouldn’t have been, though.
If you keep reading the transcript, the train wreck got even better as Lou Dobbs literally freaked out on the media, claimed they had no integrity and were in bed with Obama because they refused to savage him for… MoveOn’s Baby Alex commercial. The whole spurt of segments was appalling.
I guess I remember why I never watch Lou Dobbs, who really should be on Fox. That, and I can not sound the sucking sound he makes with his dentures when he talks.
It seemed obvious she really meant he was new to Americans.
But there’s no accounting for Big Lou.
I have hazy memories of a time when Lou Dobbs wasn’t so insane. Then he got canned as the host of whatever show it is (Moneyline?) and replaced by a pair of no-names. And then, at some point after I stopped watching TV at all, he’s back, and he’s batshit crazy! Am I misremembering, or was there a sane pre-lapsarian Dobbs that was sent off for 24 months of waterboarding or something and came back as an O’Reilly knockoff?
Dobbs went on to say that Obama’s flip-flop on opting out of public campaign financing, was cause for him to be immediately impeached. When one of Dobb’s guests observed that Obama was not the president, mister Dobb’s chortled proudly, “the world was finally listening” and proclaimed his support for a new round of fences to be built around his studio.
And here I thought that he was the product of a marxist plot to people the USA with halfrican Jews!
Lisa Schiffren is of course exactly the sort of commentator we need more of on TV: someone who has the courage to express opinions like the idea that Obama’s parents were communists because they had an interracial marriage.
Josh Marshall has been regularly posting with a measure of angst at the fact that McMaverick is currently breaking the law with his “get a loan based on public funds then opt out of said funds when the loan is secure” gambit and no one in the “liberal media” is calling him on it.
And so it goes.
Oh, and I forgot to mention the outrage I feel when Shiffren refers to my messiah as Senator Jesus. It’s Senator Inadequate Black Man, thank you very much.
No leading conservative wants to get caught calling Obama “uppity,” so he or she suggests the senator has a God complex, or that his supporters think he is God, or whatever it is this week.
Well, he is newer to America than John McCain is.
When you have to say something you said is a little funny it is not fucking funny at all. It is, in fact, the Anti-Funny and putting it too close to something that is actually funny will make the universe collapse. Thank God this thread is no where near the Carlin thread.
Obama, hmm. Say, isn’t he like a Muslim terrorist or something? At least, that’s what I heard somewhere.
It’s funny because Jesus was black!
I’d like to declare Cris the winner of the thread, but I fear it may violate internet traditions that I may not be aware of.
I just re-read Schiffren’s statement and … WTF?
The charitable interpretation would be she was nervous when she blurted out:
I say she got into Cindy’s stash.
We covered this last week. Lou Dobbs is a buffoon.
Why anyone would pay attention to him, I have no idea.
He’s invented this whole schtick called “War on the Middle Class” which is basically a set of rants about anything Lou Dobbs Doesn’t Like.
It’s actually better than the War on Christmas, because, you know, it’s an all-season war.
Lou Dobbs used to be a capable business anchor – but that was before the advent of ‘Good TV.’ News is not Good TV; batshittery is Good TV. Lou Dobbs used to read the news; now, Lou Dobbs is the news.
Lisa’s first schtick, on mixed race babies being Communists, didn’t fly, even in the National Review, which has some pretty strange internet traditions. So now she’s trying another one, this time with Lou, who’s pretty tolerant of racist rants. And the messiah one’s got it’s point. Because, after all, we all know that St. McMaverick is the very model of patience and humility.
Lou Dobbs and Bill O’Reilly are in a perpetual race to win the Ted Baxter Lifetime Achievement in News Anchoring Award
MCcain is older than the Magna Carta but not older than Jesus. And word has it he was boyhood pals with Marcus Aurelius.
if the meadea were liberal, they would use the googel
back again to an old post you did
3rd link on the above use of the googel
halp! my internet is teh borked
Lou Dobbs had a point when he started out to show that unrestrained illegal hiring was depressing blue collar wages and bleeding upward…then he got the bit in his teeth and bolted with it – now he’s just looney tunes.
What I dont understand is how these programs are called ‘News’, Its more like Political Jerry Springer.
I was reading Arianna Huffington piece on the McCain loan that got him stuck in the mire, and the list of ‘News’ companies that were doing the blind eye to McCains sins was silly:
Its just hard to believe that such obvious bias and bullshit can be peddled on TV without any backlash or Contrasting Opinion.
Yeah I know I’ve been brought up with BBC and Ch4’s Jeremy Paxman, who at least try to get to the real issues.