April 18, 2014

MY EASTER WEEKEND PARADE

Saturday I co-host the "No Labels Radio'" Jon Huntsman show on SiriusXM 124 at 10 AM Eastern. On Sunday it's MSNBC's "Brain Trust" at 3:00 PM. A hippety hoppin' weekend!

MY EASTER WEEKEND PARADE

Saturday I co-host the "No Labels Radio'" Jon Huntsman show on SiriusXM 124 at 10 AM Eastern. On Sunday it's MSNBC's "Brain Trust" at 3:00 PM. A hippety hoppin' weekend!

April 17, 2014

THE DEPTHS OF HYPOCRICY

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THE DEPTHS OF HYPOCRISY
BY BOB FRANKEN
Doctors have their Hippocratic tradition. Meanwhile, I’d like to suggest that those in and around politics consider taking a Hypocritic oath. They don’t, of course, but if there was one, it would begin like this: “First, don’t get caught” doing whatever it is about which you are holier-than-thou.
A recent Quinnipiac poll bears this out. While getting nailed as an officeholder for a bribery scandal or adultery is awful enough, “Voters have less tolerance ... for hypocrisy,” says Quinnipiac. If the crusader who got elected as a government-reform type is shown to have his hands in the till, he probably can start looking for other employment opportunities. As for the one who presents himself as a stalwart protector of morality and who is then found with his pants down, usually he’s a goner -- not always, but he’s certainly in deep doo-doo.
It’s too early to tell whether Louisiana Republican Congressman Vance McAllister can survive after a local newspaper got hold of video that showed him playing serious kissy-face with a staffer in his district office. What makes this so huge is that McAllister loudly advertised himself as the defender of “family values,” as seen through the eyes of his fellow social conservatives. He’s apologized to everyone, including his wife and kids. What else could he do? Oh yeah, he fired the staffer. Party leaders in his state immediately demanded McAllister pack it in, even though in Louisiana, it sometimes seems like this sort of thing is a requirement for public office. Laissez les bon temps rouler and all that stuff.
Hypocrisy about letting the good times roll is not the only sin. Many corporations whose executives have fought against Obamacare have been plenty willing to accept subsidies in the Affordable Care Act to insure their early retirees. That would include Koch Industries, headed by (you’ve got it) the notorious Koch brothers, who are spending millions upon millions of dollars trying to elect candidates who will repeal (again, you’ve got it) the Affordable Care Act and do their bidding whenever and however they want.

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April 16, 2014

NEITHER BRIGHT EYED NOR BUSHY TAILED ON MSNBC

Another regular Thursday dawn shot for me on MSNBC at 5:15, Eastern. Same doo-do, different day-day.



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