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so...I'm channel surfin and I spend a minute or so watching the McLaughlin Group. Subject under discussion is Obamacare. Eleanor Clift, reknowned Liberal wind-bag, opines "the Tea Party/Republicans are trying to sabotage Obamacare in the...
so...I'm channel surfin and I spend a minute or so watching the McLaughlin Group. Subject under discussion is Obamacare. Eleanor Clift, reknowned Liberal wind-bag, opines "the Tea Party/Republicans are trying to sabotage Obamacare in the States. They need to work with others to make it better. it's the law - they are obligated to follow it." the last was so rich I almost fell on the floor laughing. this admin has been selectively deciding which legislation it wishes to enforce from day 1. Liberals are so transparent.
about 8 hours ago
Click here to view this media I'm not sure how Pat Buchanan managed to make it through life with all the disadvantages he had to face from being a white American. but he apparently believes that whites are the only group that you can sti...
Click here to view this media I'm not sure how Pat Buchanan managed to make it through life with all the disadvantages he had to face from being a white American. but he apparently believes that whites are the only group that you can still legally discriminate against in the United States. MSNBC finally had enough of him and we all knew Fox would be more than happy to pick him up since he fits right in with that network, which has completely jumped the shark with the race baiting of late. It looks like PBS doesn't have any problem with Buchanan's overt racism through the years because The McLaughlin Group continues to have him on there as a regular guest week after week, and this weekend, the topic was race and racism in the United States on the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. After Buchanan had a chance to do a little reminiscing about how he and his buddy Nixon managed to use the Southern Strategy to whip up racial tensions in the United States back in the '60's, he got a chance to respond to a portion of the conversation where they were discussing everything from voter suppression, to groups not being willing to give up power with changing demographics, to college admission practices and here's how he responded. Buchanan: ‘Whites are Only Group You Can Discriminate Against in America’: Denouncing the use of race in college admissions on PBS’ The McLaughlin Group, former Richard Nixon speechwriter and GOP presidential candidate Pat Buchanan claimed that caucasians were the only group in America who could be legally discriminated against. “It should be like the NFL: whoever’s the best player plays, and whoever does best academically should be advanced,” Buchanan said of diversity in collegiate acceptances. “What is wrong with that?” “I think there’s an argument to be said that the greatest affirmative action program that there is in the country is being born white,” panelist Michelle Bernard argued. “There is a natural assumption when you are applying to institutions of higher education that you are excellent or you are more superb than others.” “With due respect,” Buchanan responded, “whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in America now.” He's got a long history of this kind of rhetoric. He was on Hannity a couple of years ago, calling white people "an endangered species" and has written some stomach turning op-eds that read like something out of white supremacist literature, but hey... let's have him on to discuss race on The McLaughlin Group. Fine job there PBS. You should be so proud of yourself. Who needs Fox when PBS is still putting this bigot on the air?
15 days ago
Jack Germond, the rotund and worldly-wise political pundit renowned for his columns, campaign books, and appearances on the Sunday talk show The McLaughlin Group, has died at age 85.
Jack Germond, the rotund and worldly-wise political pundit renowned for his columns, campaign books, and appearances on the Sunday talk show The McLaughlin Group, has died at age 85.
26 days ago
The jovial longtime political columnist, a familiar presence on TV newscasts, died this morning at his home in West Virginia at age 85. Jack Germond “was one of the great happy warriors of political reporting,” NBC’s Ch...
The jovial longtime political columnist, a familiar presence on TV newscasts, died this morning at his home in West Virginia at age 85. Jack Germond “was one of the great happy warriors of political reporting,” NBC’s Chuck Todd said in a tweet. In his 50-year career chronicling presidential campaigns and political life, Germond frequently appeared on TV shows including Meet The Press and The McLaughlin Group, and played himself in the 1996 film Independence Day. Saturday Night Live’s Chris Farley parodied Germond in a send up of The McLaughlin Group. Germond ultimately tired of the combative format, and his disagreements with John McLaughlin, resigning in 1996 with a fax that cited the host’s sign-off line: “bye-bye.” Germond retired in 2000, disenchanted with what he perceived as the diminishing quality of candidates and political journalism. That was reflected in two books Germond wrote with his longtime colleague, Jules Witcover: Wake Us When It’s Over about the 1984 presidential campaign and Mad as Hell: Revolt At The Ballot Box, 1992. Germond wrote two memoirs: Fat Man in a Middle Seat (1999) and Fat Man Fed Up (2004).
26 days ago
Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV’s “The McLaughlin Group,” has died. He was 85.
Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV’s “The McLaughlin Group,” has died. He was 85.
26 days ago
Known for his down-to-earth ethos and his unparalleled BS detector, the veteran Washington journalist disdained elitism and revered the printed word. The chair that Jack Germond sat in as one of the original panelists on The McLaughlin G...
Known for his down-to-earth ethos and his unparalleled BS detector, the veteran Washington journalist disdained elitism and revered the printed word. The chair that Jack Germond sat in as one of the original panelists on The McLaughlin Group still reflects his presence, even though it’s been more
27 days ago
Known for his down-to-earth ethos and his unparalleled BS detector, the veteran Washington journalist disdained elitism and revered the printed word. The chair that Jack Germond sat in as one of the original panelists on The McLaughlin G...
Known for his down-to-earth ethos and his unparalleled BS detector, the veteran Washington journalist disdained elitism and revered the printed word. The chair that Jack Germond sat in as one of the original panelists on The McLaughlin Group still reflects his presence, even though it’s been more
27 days ago