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Maddow: Eastwood’s RNC ‘meltdown’ was a ‘political disaster’

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow broke down just what it was that made Thursday night’s prime-time adress by actor Clint Eastwood to the Republican National Convention so strangely jarring.  She also discussed the fact that its placement in the convention line-up was a particularly poor…

In a Friday night special, Jon Stewart celebrates Clint Eastwood’s ‘fistful of awesome’

In a special Friday night Republican National Convention edition of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart took on Clint Eastwood and the now-infamous empty chair. As they say in the circus, just watch: —– Video above originally uploaded by Mediate on August 31, 2012.…

Dinesh D’Souza tells Bill Maher: Obama has sublimated ‘Charles Bronson’ rage

On the circuit pimping his new documentary The Roots of Obama’s Rage –because, as we all know, African-Americans are full of rage– conservative commentator and wingnut welfare recipient Dinesh D’Souza appeared as the leading guest on this week’s episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. During the interview, Maher…

Romney misspeaks, calls the United States a ‘company’

Although Mitt Romney’s determination to campaign for president on his record as a businessman has led both his supporters and his detractors to suggest that if elected, he would attempt to run the country like a business, Romney’s own understanding of the presidential role has never been entirely clear, He…

Soledad O’Brien corrects Christine O’Donnell’s definition of ‘communism’

Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is usually unashamed about flagrantly misusing the words Marxist, communist and socialist. At times, it can seem as if she uses them interchangeably to describe just about anything the Obama administration does. But not around CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. Not anymore, anyway. O’Donnell sat across…

Immigration and LGBT activists attacked at Romney/Ryan event

When protesters from immigration and LGBT rights groups spoke up at a rally for the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan presidential campaign Friday, video showed them quickly getting shouted down and shoved away from the event by Romney supporters. The demonstration, organized by the DRM Capitol Group, Presente.org and the Get Equal…

‘Bain Capital’ offers Romney endorsement

Not long before Mitt Romney accepted the Republican party presidential nomination, he received one more endorsement in New York – from his old “partner in crime.” A 13-foot liquid latex puppet calling itself “Bain Capital,” after Romney’s former company, but modeled on the DC Comics supervillain Bane, spoke up on…

Biden blasts Romney’s Bain bailout

The day after the close of the 2012 Republican National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden came out swinging at inaccuracies in a speech given by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and calling Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to account for pressuring the government to bail out help his former private equity…

Human wall stops journalist from interviewing David Koch

Democracy Now reporter Amy Goodman found herself up against a human wall when she tried to ask millionaire Republican booster David Koch one question: Does concentration of wealth undermine democracy? In an encounter she aired Friday morning, Goodman recounted her experience trying to speak to Koch Thursday evening, who she…

Coulter: I ‘laugh and laugh and laugh’ at unemployed youths

Appearing on a Fox News broadcast just after the final speech of the 2012 Republican National Convention wrapped up, Republican author Ann Coulter said the high unemployment rate for American youths “makes me laugh and laugh and laugh” because so many young people supported President Barack Obama. “It’s the one…

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