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GoldwaterGal Liz Harrison gave a sharp, edgy interview to radio host John Grant on Saturday, who came on the 405 live show along with NewsNinja Wayne Dupree and Loudmouthed Elephant’s “Mike.” Todd Akin was slashed and burned by GoldwaterGal, who has no love lost for social conservatives.
Campaign vet Harrison took Akin to task for allowing his son to help run his campaign and for making amateurish statements in the fallout of his “legitimate rape” comment. For further context of her view on the Akin situation, check out her article “Vote for Todd Akin for Senate.”
Listen to the provocative hour-long radio interview, check out Liz Harrison’s blog at goldwatergal.com, and follow her on Twitter @goldwatergal. She’s never short of smart commentary on controversial political issues.
If you have heard of the controversial movie October Baby, you will want to see this interview with Gianna Jessen, who is the inspiration for the movie.
I am a friend of Gianna’s on Facebook, having “friended” her after seeing a YouTube video of her speaking at a rally. She is an amazing lady!
When I recorded my mock apology to President Karzai 5 days ago I had no idea it would become the apology heard round the world! The response has been overwhelming (and mostly positive). I’ve had the honor of appearing on many shows, including PJTV, the Larry Elder Show and yesterday I went to the Fox11 studios in LA. When I walked in I was greeted by their small production crew with cheers and applause. Many asked to have their pictures taken with me. It was a surreal experience. I also got to meet actress Eden Sher from the popular show “The Middle”. It was a great visit. Here is video. Enjoy!
Jan Brewer is a racist for pointing her finger at the President. Ok then, what does that make this guy? Listen (if you can) at how disgustingly rude and disrespectful this “radio host” is to his guest, Charlotte Bergmann- a Black tea party conservative who is running for Congress. All of his complaints about her, and even the title of this YouTube post, are based solely on Bergmann’s race. This man should be ashamed. Go drop a comment on his YouTube page and tell him so, and support Bergmann in her efforts to be an independent thinker and doer. For shame, angry Black man! For shame!
crossposted at kiradavis.net
Part two of Rick Perry’s interview on Jay Leno this week.
Click here to see part one.
Early Wednesday morning Rep. Allen West was asked to comment on the latest Herman Cain scandal while being interviewed on the WMAL Morning Majority radio show. “Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what’s going on right now and we should move on,” Rep. West said. “That would be my advice to him.”
West’s comments immediately went viral and became the subject of ire for many conservatives who felt West had betrayed Cain and fallen prey to the liberal media’s game of Republican bashing. Several hours later West released this statement via his Facebook account:
“The media is trying to put me against Herman Cain. I guess its good for them to see two black men against each other. The facts are I am not telling Cain to step down. That is his decision and his only. What I said is the media focus on these incidents and “alleged affairs” are a distraction, and we as a country need to move on from this subject and get the focus on what the GOP contenders can seriously do for this country.”
With Republican and conservative voters already extremely sensitive about the primary race and the state of GOP unity in general, West and other politicians will be treading lightly in the coming weeks.
In case you missed it, this is the Bret Baier interview with Romney that everyone’s been talking about. Bret asks Mitt about possible similarities between Obama Care and Romney Care, and oh, does Willard squirm. Check it out, check-it-outers:
I’ll tell you two things I learned from this video.
One: Romney was hoping the interview would be a bunch of softballs, and a circuit in his (robot) brain shorted out when he was thrown a curve ball.
Two: Now that Newt is Romney’s greatest threat, Mitt’s gonna start throwing him under the bus like he used to do Perry. (and Huckabee the last go-round)
What do you guys think? Did Willard quirm? Did that robot brain seize up? Or did he handle himself well? And is he going to be able to bully Newt around the same way he used to do Perry?
Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or in the comments below. This primary ain’t over yet, folks. Not by a long shot.
Jon Huntsman has stated that he’s made over 100 appearances in New Hampshire, yet he’s still near the bottom of the polls. Piers Morgan pressed him on this earlier in the week, and this is how Huntsman replied.
I know Jon Huntsman is not a very popular figure on this website, but I think he handled this question really well. What do you think? Is he a good candidate that has been over looked by the Republican electorate? Or is he an idiot who should have never quit his day job (as ambassador to China)? What do you have to say?
I heard a lot about Herman Cain’s “Libya” video yesterday. It always works out like this; I’m in no position to sit down and watch a video, and everyone’s talking about it. I heard it was really bad, and the snippets I saw on the news made it look pretty bad also, so I was expecting a train wreck of epic proportions. Well, I hate to tell you, but I was disappointed. It wasn’t as much of a train wreck as I’d been led to believe. It was more like watching someone struggle to parallel park a car, so they circle the block in frustration, and then they find a new space has opened up just as they’ve come back around around the block. It was awkward and sad, but train wreck it was not. I actually felt compelled to annotate the video with my thoughts. Check it out below.
So that’s pretty much it. It looks like they woke him up on the bus, threw some clothes on him, and shoved him in the interview. He seems to be progressively waking up throughout the conversation, and by the halfway point, he seems to know what he’s doing. I don’t know about you, but it didn’t seem like that much of a train wreck upon viewing the whole video.
What do you guys think? Was he just sleepy? Was some “special” liquid in that bottle of “water”? Or was it a total flame-out train wreck, after all?
Let us know what you guys think in the comments below. And as always, resist we much.
On Tuesday, the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain released a statement putting his latest accuser Sharon Bialek’s history into full public view.
The fact is that Ms. Bialek has had a long and troubled history, from the courts to personal finances – which may help explain why she has come forward 14 years after an alleged incident with Mr. Cain, powered by celebrity attorney and long term Democrat donor Gloria Allred.
In the courts, Ms. Bialek has had a lengthy record in the Cook County Court system over various civil lawsuits. The following cases on file in Cook County are:
- · 2000-M1-707461 Defendant against Broadcare Management
- · 2000-M1-714398 Defendant in lawsuit against Broadcare Management
- · 2000-M1-701522 Defendant in lawsuit against Broadcare Management
- · 2005-M1-111072 Defendant in lawsuit against Mr. Mark Beatovic.
- · 2007-M1-189176 Defendant in lawsuit against Midland Funding.
- · 2009-M1-158826 Defendant in lawsuit against Illinois Lending.
Ms. Bialek was also sued in 1999 over a paternity matter according to ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV). Source: WLS-TV, November 7, 2011
In personal finances, PACER (Federal Court) records show that Ms. Bialek has filed for bankruptcy in the Northern District of Illinois bankruptcy court in 1991 and 2001. The respective case numbers according to the PACER system are 1:01-bk-22664 and 1:91-bk-23273.
Ms. Bialek has worked for nine employers over the last seventeen years. Source: WLS-TV, November 7, 2011
While the Cook County Circuit Court docket search does reveal a Sharon Bialek as a defendant in the above cases, the Cain campaign is the first official confirmation that it is the same Sharon Bialek that is accusing Herman Cain of sexual impropriety.
The campaign’s release also asks key questions as to the timing of Ms. Bialek’s claim, how her high-powered legal team is being funded considering her vast financial troubles and what, if anything, Sharon Bialek is receiving in return for coming out so close to the primaries.
Some recent history that the release did not point out is that Sharon and Herman were together last month. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that at the TeaCon meeting last month, radio host Amy Jacobson (AM 560 WND) observed Herman Cain and Sharon Bialek hug and talk closely.
They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.
She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear.
She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.”
“I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said the Sneed source.
The “he”… is GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women.
The “she”… is Chicagoan Sharon Bialek, who held a news conference Tuesday as the only woman to PUBLICLY accuse Cain of sexual harassment.
In an interview with Glenn Beck on his GBTV network, Amy Jacobson – the source for the Sun-Times article had a slightly different account:
Jacobson described that at a Tea Party convention in October, the accuser, Sharon Bialek, rushed Herman Cain backstage. She held his attention for 2-3 minutes, and after what appeared to be an intense and in-depth discussion Bialek stormed off.
Jacobson didn’t know what was said or why Bialek left the way she did, but the account on the Chicago news site and in the interview tell different stories of the interaction – and neither shines a positive light on Sharon Bialek.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins Bill O’Reilly to discuss her new book, “No Higher Honor”.
Dear Lawrence O’Donnell:
You are a tool. I mean that in most modern sense. You are not an instrument of aid, like the type we use to build things and create things. You are just a tool; obtuse and incapable of independent operation. Your interview with Herman Cain last Thursday
was a prime example of your tool-ish-ness. I see you decided to hop into your time machine and travel all the way back to 1992, when Americans actually considered military service a deal breaker and race baiting was a surefire way to fluster a candidate, because the media remained steadfast in its refusal to break the Democrat Party lines or retract their many distortions and lies. Back in 1992 there was no conservative media, no Andrew Breitbart, no talk radio domination and no conservative internet industry. There was only Rush Limbaugh to fight the media. In 1992, you could effectively discredit a candidate simply by inferring he was a draft dodger. There would no information push to combat what was then considered a negative characterization. I realize you’re getting old, so I’ll try to be gentle in reminding you that this is 2011. While Vietnam played a major role in the lives of people your age and older, it is not much more than a historical event for voters like me. Oh yes, we recognize the importance of that war, and we respect and honor those who served there. But it doesn’t hold the emotional pull that it used to. Those of us in our 30’s and 40’s had our lives shaped by 9/11 and the ensuing war on terror. Mentioning Vietnam service in any interview does nothing to characterize you as a hard-hitting journalist, it only makes you look old and out of touch. Herman Cain worked for the navy at the time…as a ROCKET scientist. You didn’t seem to be embarrassed at all about missing that fact. In fact, you doubled down on your Mr.Mc-Tool act by using John Kerry’s “service” to compare to Herman Cain. John Kerry, who “served” in Vietnam and lost a presidential campaign. John “Swiftboat” Kerry. Smooth, O’Donnell. Vietnam was important in our nation’s history, and affected the lives of many Americans; but when you are a 37-year-old mother struggling to make ends meet, unable to secure credit and forced to raid her kids’ college funds to stay afloat, a candidate’s service history during a war fought nearly 40 years ago is not on the radar. Snap to, O’Donnell! Its 2011; we have cell phones and everything.
You did not have the decency or intellectual fortitude to stop Oldies but Goodies hit parade there. Straight from top of the charts, 1992-style – race! Before there was Andrew Breitbart and internet domination by conservative pundits, tools like you could get away with pseudo-journalism disguised as race baiting. You- rich, White guy- have the nerve to try to paint Herman Cain as a racist (you know he’s Black, right?) because he chose to be in school instead of giving up his soap bar and toothbrush to sit in college offices and public parks as a “protester” during the civil rights movement. Excuse me, Tool Hand Luke, but for Black people, education is one of the most important and coveted privileges we have. Black families all over America sacrifice every day to make sure their children can attend college. For many who live in the inner city, college is that last hope of escaping the ghetto life. Many Black people feel an almost desperate need to see their children through higher education, as a direct result of what our community has suffered in the history of this country. That’s what Herman Cain was doing during the civil rights movement. He was doing what every other Black parent in America at that time and even today asked their child to do – get an education and break out of the lower class lifestyle Blacks had traditionally been relegated to. Your arrogance in suggesting Cain was somehow “selling out” for choosing education over public protests is astounding. As if that is the measure of a human being! I guess rich, privileged White guys like you don’t understand what its like to scrape and work for every advancement in your life. Here’s a suggestion for you to add to your Toolbag: until you’re willing to give up every comfort in your life to go protest on behalf of disadvantaged minorities across the country, shut up about others doing the same.
Cain seems like a good-natured fellow, and was able to laugh off your tired and ridiculous line of questioning. Do you remember laughing, Lawrence? Its something that happens around your mouth area when you are enjoying a conversation or activity. I realize you thought this interview was going to make you look like a hard-hitting, no nonsense reporter, but it actually just made you look like Janeane Garofalo – not a compliment by the way. You both wear that same smug, superior, self-satisfied look on your faces when discussing the intelligence of Black Americans. Do you use the same plastic surgeon, I wonder?
MSNBC seems determined to solidify its place in the gutter of cable news programming. You seem just as satisfied to lay in the sewage with them. That’s a common trait among tools – they love the smell of their own feces. You, sir, are a slime and it infuriates me to think that people like you make millions of dollars while hard-working, honest families like my own struggle to provide a decent life. Do me a favor, won’t you? While you’re visiting the ’90s stay away from that Lewinsky girl; we don’t need you messing with the time-space continuum. And when your time machine finally does Read more
On Monday afternoon, President Obama sat for an interview with a reporter from a North Texas television station. For once, an interviewer asked tough questions and even corrected the President when he got the facts wrong.
The interviewer first put the President on the defensive when he asked him why he thought is poll numbers were so low in Texas. In a not-so-calm fashion, Obama tried to make the illogical and unsupported case that Texas just might be on the verge of turning into a liberal state:
“Texas has always been a pretty Republican state, for historic reasons..” The President continued, “We lost by a few percentage points in Texas..”
The interviewer corrected Obama as the loss in Texas was closer to 11%. Not accustomed to being challenged and perhaps to save face, the President retorted, “If what you’re telling me is Texas is a conservative state, you’re absolutely right,” he said. It is still unclear what the “historic” reason is for Texas being a red state.
As the interview continued, the interviewer asked if the fact that Texas wasn’t given one of the retired space shuttle orbiters was politically motivated.
“That’s wrong, that had nothing to do with it; the White House had nothing to do with it. There was a whole commission, a whole process; that’s how the decision was made.”
After the interview was completed and the President thought that the cameras were off, he let the interviewer know that Barack Obama does not like being challenged, at all.
“Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?”
Here are the highlights of the interview: