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Entries by Jason Linkins from 02/2008

Fox News, O'Reilly Offer Chilly Reception To Homeless Vets

Posted 02.02.2008 | Politics

Update: Here's O'Reilly's response to the protests by homeless veterans outside the Fox News studio. In the video, O'Reilly mocks homeless veterans fo...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 02.03.2008 | Politics

Good morning, sports fans. Welcome to a special Superbowl Sunday version of this thing we do on Sunday mornings which preserves so many of you from h...

Clinton Responds To Coulter Support With Coughing Fit

Posted 02.03.2008 | Politics

When asked to respond to the news by George Stephanopoulos, Clinton was either forced to choke back a dollop of gorge or else found the prospect so amusing that it prompted a coughing jag.

Romney Campaign Blaming Huckabee For Gap In Support

Posted 02.04.2008 | Politics

The polling numbers one day in advance of Super Tuesday point to the very real possibility that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is poised to...

Campaign AdWatch: First and Ten

Posted 02.04.2008 | Politics

The rap on Obama has been that he's a guy who can make a powerful speech, but too often comes up short on specifics where his plans and policies are c...

GOP Indulges In A Super Tuesday Slapfight

Posted 02.05.2008 | Politics

Fissures between Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and John McCain continue to widen by the hour, mainly because Mitt Romney has totally de...

OMG! Results! Huckabee Takes West Virginia

Posted 02.05.2008 | Politics

Tuesday just started getting Super, as the results in West Virginia have finally come in and the winner is Mike Huckabee! Though really, the "winner"...

GOPocalypse Now! Limbaugh Ups The Ante In Con Catfight

Posted 02.05.2008 | Politics

Super Tuesday is turning into a full-tilt meltdown among Republican elites who are losing their collective mind at John McCain, his upward-trending ca...

Democratic Nominee Will Not Be Decided Tonight, Maybe Not Ever

Posted 02.05.2008 | Politics

We hate to be the ones to suggest that the "Super"-ness of this Tuesday may be exaggerated, but as you probably already know, the Democratic nominee w...

ZOMG! More Super Tuesday Results

Posted 02.05.2008 | Politics

Polls are closing, and everyone's winning their home states! Unless you're one of those "old-school" types that insists on pointing out that Hillary ...

Camelost! Obama Comes Up Short In Massachusetts

Posted 02.05.2008 | Politics

In the first deviation from the initial exit polls, Hillary Clinton has prevailed in Massachusetts, defeating Barack Obama, John Kerry, and the entire...

Curious and Curiouser: McCain Popular Among Anti-War Voters

Posted 02.05.2008 | Politics

John McCain hasn't exactly been vague on where he stands on the War in Iraq. He's not just for it, he wants to have it for one hundred years, and he...

Hillary Lays Claim To American Samoamentum

Posted 02.06.2008 | Politics

Most Americans know precious little about the proud, unincorporated territory of American Samoa. Most know that their girl scout cookies taste the mo...

Clinton's The Closer: Latest Of Late Deciders Still Breaking Her Way

Posted 02.06.2008 | Politics

Super Tuesday's results went a long way to reinforcing one distinct voting trend that emerged in the early-season primaries - while Barack Obama's mes...

Campaign AdWatch: The Audacity Of Calendars

Posted 02.07.2008 | Politics

Americans are just crazy about voting. And they don't seem to care about all the fancy election "rules" that govern where and when the votes happen. ...

Scenes From the GOPocalypse: Ingraham Sets Up CPAC For Disappointment

Posted 02.07.2008 | Politics

Laura Ingraham had the task of introducing Mitt Romney today, and took to the stage in seeming ignorance of the fact that Romney was going to drop out...

Scenes From the GOPocalypse: The Martyrdom Of Saint Romney

Posted 02.07.2008 | Politics

Mitt "the Quit" Romney has loosed the GOPocalypse upon McCain-hating conservatives today, dropping out of the race after failing to appeal to any vote...

Mitt Romney: Will Run Again In Four Years, For Some Reason

Posted 02.07.2008 | Politics

Oh, lordy! We miss Mitt Romney already. As a manufacturer of pure, unadulterated balderdash and contradiction, the man was second to none. One day,...

BeckWatch: Membership Has Its Privileges, And They're Kind Of Disgusting

Posted 02.07.2008 | Politics

What a day to be a privileged "insider" of the Glenn Beck show!

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 02.10.2008 | Politics

Good morning, faithful readers. It's once again Sunday Morning in America, and the networks are pimping out their best talking heads. I'm pimping ou...

Late Deciders In Louisiana: Clinton's Closing Continues, But Obama Holds Serve

Posted 02.10.2008 | Politics

One of the electoral trends we've noticed in the early contests really took root on Super Tuesday: namely, that while Democratic voters were willing t...

On The Inconsistency Of Opprobrium

Posted 02.11.2008 | Politics

Of all the members of the media to find themselves at the center of attention, it's a little hard to believe that MSNBC's David Shuster has become the...

Krugman Claims Obama Supporters Are Cult-Like

Posted 02.11.2008 | Politics

A strong case can be made that Clinton's been roughly treated by the press. The case that cannot be made is that the Obama campaign is culpable for this treatment.

Max Boot: McCain Will Scare The Bejeezus Out Of Our Enemies

Posted 02.12.2008 | Politics

One of the concerns that many observers have had over the prospect of a McCain presidency has been the Senator's reputation for being temperamental. ...

Courant Treats Student Who Bested Rove In Debate Dismissively

Posted 02.12.2008 | Politics

Former Bush adviser Karl Rove spent part of his day yesterday addressing the student body of Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. And th...