Over the last few months, I have found Media Matters to be honest in their critiques of the media because of the research they do into what is being said. Found the Media Research Center of the right led by Brent Bozell to be less than truthful about what they found leaving out parts of interviews or comments which would take what was said in a whole different direction. They had been my source for years but then I started doing the research and discovered their coverage of the liberal media was very slanted and not always factual which was a disappointment like so many other things from this election.
Eric Boehlert On The War Room: Fox News Sold Conservatives "A Bill Of Goods" On Benghazi And The Election
From the November 12 edition of Current TV's The War Room:
This morning this clip from former Congressman Joe Scarborough came out from Media Matters which backs up what Boehlert said in his interview with Jennifer Granholm:
Joe Scarborough Advises Republicans To Recalibrate And "Stop Listening To The Conservative Media Complex"
From the November 13 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:
Former Congressman Joe Scarborough was part of the conservative group in Congress elected in 1994 that drove Gingrich nuts because they objected to Speaker Gingrich cutting deal's with Clinton before getting the GOP Caucus consent. Scarborough is no left wing hack no matter how much some conservatives want to say he sold out. He has not sold out but when wrong, admits it which is rare in conservative circles. The attacks on Joe over the years by conservatives have been way over the top but that is how they vent their anger -- over the top without facts.
If you haven't guessed reading this blog by now, this is one former Conservative Republican who has had it with the hard right and their 'my way or no way' attitude which cost elections. This group came out in force once again in the primaries to give the GOP some really bad hard right candidates -- Akin in MO and Mourdock in IN or Mandel in OH all running for Senate. Mandel in OH reminded me of a little twerp who didn't have a clue what he was doing or saying as he refused to say what he believed on rape looking to his side for an answer. Just wanted to wipe the smirk off his face every time I saw him speak. Akin and Mourdoch should have been repudiated by the GOP but in the end the establishment supported both no matter their Neanderthal comments on rape trying to define what is rape which also the GOP VP candidate Ryan was a part. Romney did one ad for a Senate candidate which was for Richard Mourdock and never disavowed him.
The Democrats had 23 seats to defend in the Senate and ended up picking up two while the GOP had 10 seats and lost two. Bunch of Neanderthals running in the GOP along with their supporters cost the GOP the Senate. Funniest numbers came out of MO where it was supposed to a very tight race with Claire McCaskill up until the election:
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, McCaskill had 54.7 percent of the vote, Akin 39.2 percent and the Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine 6.1 percent, while GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had 53.9 percent and President Barack Obama 44.3 percent. Another way of looking at it: 400,000 more people voted for Romney than for Akin.Polls were way off in this race and shows that women were not giving straight answers to pollsters as they voted against Akin in big numbers. Then there is this excerpt from former Bush advisor, Karen Hughes:
Karen Hughes, Former Bush Adviser: If Another Republican Man Talks Rape, I'll 'Cut Out His Tongue'Posted: 11/12/2012 11:30 am EST
"And if another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue," she wrote. "The college-age daughters of many of my friends voted for Obama because they were completely turned off by Neanderthal comments like the suggestion of 'legitimate rape.'"
While Hughes' language is quite graphic, the underlying advice appears solid. A host of Republican candidates who drew fervent criticism for their comments about rape ended up losing last week.You would think that the hard right would have learned a lesson, but they are doubling down on the reason Romney lost was that he was not conservative enough which is Bravo Sierra. America is mostly center right, center, and center left with the hard right totally out of touch with the majority of Americans as they called the rest of us moochers and takers after the election.
We will see shortly if the House leadership will go against the hard right in the House to forge a deal to raise taxes on those making over $250,000. Time will tell who is running today's Republican Party and then this former conservative Republican who now is a center right Republican will make my decision on what I am going to do -- stay and fight the Neanderthals or throw in the towel and change my registration. For now I am waiting to see how everything plays hoping to see some leadership come to the forefront and take the GOP back from the Koch Brothers and the hard right. Don't even think it is a 50/50 chance.
If the GOP doesn't change, they will forever be the minority party as Texas could go blue in the next few years along with some other states. Those hard right Neanderthals white males will have no one to blame but themselves along with the conservative major donors like the Koch Brothers, pundits/writers and Fox News who couldn't tell the truth about the election in 2012 or the President. Turned out the major donors couldn't buy an election after all.