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2013-01-06 02:56:40 PM
Epic.
 
2013-01-06 02:57:04 PM
Awesome.

Leave it to Maddow to demonstrate expert Dick-handling skills.
 
2013-01-06 03:13:52 PM
This is why, when Jon Stewart and Rachael Maddow get together for a one-on-one, it's epic TV.

/hmmmm... maybe they should swap TDS and TRMS one night
 
2013-01-06 03:14:20 PM
Again, I reiterate: this election cycle wasn't about getting Romney elected. It was about extracting cash from the Wing Nut Brigade, and sliding it to the right folks. Folks realized fairly early on that the President who got Bin Ladin AND pushed through Health Care Reform, was pretty much unassailable. The thing is, if they'd just taken a more modest approach, and run a candidate who was sane, who had real ideas, that candidate would have been pretty much chewed up, spat out, and untouchable next cycle. Instead, this cycle was about drumming up as much cash as possible from the rubes, and keeping them from realizing that they were having their pockets riffled hard. This campaign, was never about winning. Newt Gingrich? Michelle Bachmann? Romney? Romney has been campaigning for the last seven years, and he has pretty much been a disaster at it, learned very little, save how to raise cash, and put it into the hands of folks who want a payout. THAT is his strength. Pride? He has a little, but that is secondary to his ability to slide dollars. He gave a face, he gave a target, and while it probably irked him a bit that he was essentially going in to take a fall, like a lot of fighters who take that route, pride only serves for so long, and eventually man has to eat. And Romney didn't need the office. He didn't need the aggravation. In fairness, his worst nightmare would have been winning, because then he might have to actually work for living. He is not quite in the same league as Sarah Palin for political special effect, but look at his record in Massachusetts. Look at how effective he was--with a record breaking number of veto overrides. He picked and chose what to support, not out of political courage, but because he faced a State Congress that pretty much spat in his face at every opportunity. If he had won, he wouldn't be facing quite the same situation, but for damns sure, he wouldn't be leading, but taking orders from the House floor, and that is an amazingly terrible position to be in as an Executive. That folks are realizing how many folks profited from this cycle is heartening--because it's about time that folks realized it. Expose this rot, and show it for what it is. Not just at these pundit sites that massage their numbers, but in an industry that is predicated on removing cash from the Idiot Brigade...
 
2013-01-06 03:21:32 PM
Love the fact that the conservative pundits are, first and foremost, interested in taking every last penny from a bunch of poor, misguided idiots. Their whole party is a giant Ponzi scheme.
 
2013-01-06 03:29:29 PM

hubiestubert: He gave a face, he gave a target, and while it probably irked him a bit that he was essentially going in to take a fall, like a lot of fighters who take that route, pride only serves for so long, and eventually man has to eat.


That's just pride farking with you...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-06 03:30:53 PM
I haven't seen Rachel Maddow school a Dick like this since...

...

...No, this is a first.
 
2013-01-06 03:31:50 PM

hubiestubert: Again, I reiterate: this election cycle wasn't about getting Romney elected. It was about extracting cash from the Wing Nut Brigade, and sliding it to the right folks. Folks realized fairly early on that the President who got Bin Ladin AND pushed through Health Care Reform, was pretty much unassailable. The thing is, if they'd just taken a more modest approach, and run a candidate who was sane, who had real ideas, that candidate would have been pretty much chewed up, spat out, and untouchable next cycle. Instead, this cycle was about drumming up as much cash as possible from the rubes, and keeping them from realizing that they were having their pockets riffled hard. This campaign, was never about winning. Newt Gingrich? Michelle Bachmann? Romney? Romney has been campaigning for the last seven years, and he has pretty much been a disaster at it, learned very little, save how to raise cash, and put it into the hands of folks who want a payout. THAT is his strength. Pride? He has a little, but that is secondary to his ability to slide dollars. He gave a face, he gave a target, and while it probably irked him a bit that he was essentially going in to take a fall, like a lot of fighters who take that route, pride only serves for so long, and eventually man has to eat. And Romney didn't need the office. He didn't need the aggravation. In fairness, his worst nightmare would have been winning, because then he might have to actually work for living. He is not quite in the same league as Sarah Palin for political special effect, but look at his record in Massachusetts. Look at how effective he was--with a record breaking number of veto overrides. He picked and chose what to support, not out of political courage, but because he faced a State Congress that pretty much spat in his face at every opportunity. If he had won, he wouldn't be facing quite the same situation, but for damns sure, he wouldn't be leading, but taking orders from the House floor, and that is an amazingly te ...


You are correct. Romney was a placeholder and 2012 was about wringing Citizens United for everything it was worth before new legislation blunts it.
 
2013-01-06 03:35:22 PM

hubiestubert: this election cycle wasn't about getting Romney elected


Then it was a total success.
 
2013-01-06 03:36:06 PM
Damn. Maddow is someone you do not want to piss off.
 
2013-01-06 03:39:42 PM

Smelly McUgly: Love the fact that the conservative pundits are, first and foremost, interested in taking every last penny from a bunch of poor, misguided idiots. Their whole party is a giant Ponzi scheme.


Yeah, I started noticing a few years ago that the whole thing is actually a revenue generating operation for the media bullsdogs and backroom operators.

DemonCraps do the same thing, but they don't use publicly licensed airways to do so 24 hours, 7 days a week on multiple stations in most of the country.

So both sides are not 'The Same' by a farking longshot.
 
2013-01-06 03:42:27 PM
"Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?
 
2013-01-06 03:44:16 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves speaks the truth about scummy GOP operatives and mouth breathers get all butt hurtover it" you mean?

You were almost right.
 
2013-01-06 03:45:07 PM

MFAWG: Smelly McUgly: Love the fact that the conservative pundits are, first and foremost, interested in taking every last penny from a bunch of poor, misguided idiots. Their whole party is a giant Ponzi scheme.

Yeah, I started noticing a few years ago that the whole thing is actually a revenue generating operation for the media bullsdogs and backroom operators.

DemonCraps do the same thing, but they don't use publicly licensed airways to do so 24 hours, 7 days a week on multiple stations in most of the country.

So both sides are not 'The Same' by a farking longshot.


I think what got me was their criticism of Nate Silver, not based on flaws with his system, but because of his sexuality and education. That was what the major Republican media outlets went with, and their lapdogs ate that turd right up, just like every other one.

I almost can't blame them. Think about it: these hateful, stupid, racist pieces of crap are begging to give their money to someone--anyone--willing to tell them what they want to hear. It doesn't have to pretend to be factual. It doesn't even have to pretend to have any connection to reality whatsoever, as long as it confirms their bias. If you were in their position, how could you NOT take their money?
 
2013-01-06 03:45:29 PM
Dick.

Dick.

Fire your lawyer. It will be the smartest decision you've made in 17 years.
 
2013-01-06 03:46:19 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


Aw, is someone mad that she's right, again?
 
2013-01-06 03:47:15 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


Apparently it's good for FARK if I feed you, so here you go.
 
2013-01-06 03:47:31 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


I'm sure that his lawyer will write a very strongly worded follow-up letter.
 
2013-01-06 03:48:37 PM
That was a verbal K.O
 
2013-01-06 03:48:59 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


Yes. A lot like appealing to your intelligence.
 
2013-01-06 03:49:15 PM

red5ish: hubiestubert: this election cycle wasn't about getting Romney elected

Then it was a total success.


How many books got sold? How many PACs got funded? How many t-shirts, websites, and how much ad revenue was generated? How many pundits got their nut for holding the party line? There was a HUGE amount of money made this cycle, and guess what? It didn't wind up in campaign ads alone, but lining the nests of a LOT of staffers, a lot of consultants, a lot of book deals, a lot of websites, and folks charged one another exorbitant amounts of donated cash.

Romney's job, since his days at UMaine and the Olympics, as been to get cash to the right folks. The right contracts, the right deal for merch, the right deal for contractors, the right deal for land, the right deal for rennovations. As a businessman, in dismantling companies and leaving their shells on the market, he was about similar things: extract cash from the rubes and get it to the right folks, and hide as much as possible and hire folks over and over and over, move them around, and then use other companies to slide them cash around again. THIS is what he is good at. Not governing. His executive experience is the very embodiment of vulture capitalism, and his campaign itself was about getting cash to buddies, who will take care of him on the back end.  The very worst thing we could have done was give this man any real power with tax dollars, because he would have made GW's terms look like a BINGO tournament in Ithaca. Romney rooked a lot of folks on his campaign, but it was nothing to what he could have accomplished had he won--and to be quite fair, I don't think anyone really wanted that. There are lines that you just can't cross, and IF he had won, folks aren't strong enough to keep from holding their hands out. Oh, the Brave Pioneers who claim that they're so terribly Boot Strappy would have fed like they've never fed before, and then the bottom would drop out, and that would have been disaster, for everyone. The current party is essentially addicted to public cash, not just tax dollars but donations, and the smart play was to sacrifice Romney, and KEEP dollars rolling in from the Outrage Machine, as opposed to the feeding frenzy that would have occurred had he won, and the very real possibility of the applecart getting knocked over by all the folks who would see it as their day to shine. Instead, there are more modest returns, but with longer range survivability, and certainly longer range returns betting on rage and angst...
 
2013-01-06 03:50:57 PM
To be fair, Honey boo-boo could school a farking imbecile like Dick Morris.
 
2013-01-06 03:52:59 PM

hubiestubert: red5ish: hubiestubert: this election cycle wasn't about getting Romney elected

[Giving the GOP far too much credit]


I think you give them far too much credit.
 
2013-01-06 03:53:32 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


Pretty sure Maddow would happily have just about anybody from the right on her show.
 
2013-01-06 03:54:50 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I haven't seen Rachel Maddow school a Dick like this since...

...

...No, this is a first.


Actually, for a gay woman, she sure does seem to love slamming her some dick.

/ i <3 Rachel Maddow
 
2013-01-06 03:55:10 PM

hubiestubert: He didn't need the aggravation. In fairness, his worst nightmare would have been winning, because then he might have to actually work for living.


When you think of it, being POTUS is...well...let's see how I would phrase it if I was posting it as a normal job opening.

Position opening: National-level executive, temporary fixed-term (four (4) years with possibility of one (1) extension)
Position requirements: Strong leadership and communication skills. Ability to gain and maintain Top Secret security clearance. Willingness to travel. Must be willing to be available 24/7. Must be willing to appear in all forms of media.
Position prerequisites: Variable. Military service, professional certifications a plus but not required. At least 42 years of age.
Salary: $400,000-$500,000/yr plus benefits, use of Company-provided lodging and transportation. Salary not negotiable.
Interview schedule: See Attachment A. Selection process generally requires 20-30 national interviews, including group interviews with other position applicants.

Anybody want to add to how this position would be written up on Monster or USAJobs?
 
2013-01-06 03:55:28 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


Funny coming from a guy who shiats the thread and runs.
 
2013-01-06 04:03:00 PM

Ishidan: When you think of it, being POTUS is...well...let's see how I would phrase it if I was posting it as a normal job opening.


Although, if you're of a mind that you don't really want to work that hard at being the President, it would be very easy to let your advisors do all the heavy lifting, and you'd just have to go where they tell you, know when to smile and when to frown, and read whatever someone put in front of you. Which I think is probabl what we say with Bush the Younger.
 
2013-01-06 04:03:48 PM

Raharu: randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?

Funny coming from a guy who shiats the thread and runs.


Credit where it's due, it's class leading thread shiating.
 
2013-01-06 04:06:15 PM
I love the fact that Fox News, News Corp, conservative radio, super pacs and the NRA spent so much time and energy to try and beat Obama yet failed in a huge way.

Fark those losers.
 
2013-01-06 04:08:41 PM

hubiestubert: Again, I reiterate: this election cycle wasn't about getting Romney elected. It was about extracting cash from the Wing Nut Brigade, and sliding it to the right folks.


Likewise there still remains the question of how much money Newt Gingrich made from running for president. At one point didn't his staff resign because they were being ask to flog his books and other merchandise, the sales of which went directly into his pocket?
 
2013-01-06 04:08:55 PM

indylaw: hubiestubert: red5ish: hubiestubert: this election cycle wasn't about getting Romney elected

[Giving the GOP far too much credit]

I think you give them far too much credit.


The rank and file?  At this point, the rubes are very much being led by the nose. They are being led by folks who have a good idea about how things really work, and for all the incredulity over the loss, that was more bad acting than actually dismayed. They have to look and act the part. They have to commit to the business at hand. From a theater minor's perspective, this election cycle was nothing but a LOT of improv in front of the camera, with a vague idea of the scenes' parameters...
 
2013-01-06 04:09:07 PM
So let me get this straight...

Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> etc.

Brilliant! I will never make fun of Dick Morris again. The man is a genius.
 
2013-01-06 04:11:37 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?

Pretty sure Maddow would happily have just about anybody from the right on her show.


Yeah, none of those nutsacks would ever go on her show, because she would tear them new ones with a smile.
 
2013-01-06 04:12:37 PM

cameroncrazy1984: randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?

Aw, is someone mad that she's right, again?


I'm not seeing a whole lot of dispute from this guy about the points she's raising.
 
2013-01-06 04:15:22 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


I'm pretty sure that she would be happy to have him on the show. Instead, he has his lawyers send of a nastygram. So who is the coward here?

You, of course. For being boring troll.
 
2013-01-06 04:17:34 PM
Rich guy: Give me money to defeat Obama, the guy who is keeping all of us poor.
Poor guy: Well I don't have much, but here you go.
Rich guy: God bless you (This is going straight in my pockets)
Lying lib: That rich guy is just taking your money.
Rich guy: Liar!
Poor guy: Damn lib liar!
Rich guy: Give me the money to defend myself against that lib liar.
Poor guy: Well I don't have much, but I did just get a refund from Obama, so here you go.
 
2013-01-06 04:17:39 PM

Raharu: randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?

Funny coming from a guy who shiats the thread and runs.


I like to imagine him as a highly motivated but, in the end, deluded narcoleptic, who comes into threads with prepared citations and quotes and is all fired up to..... zzzzzzzz........
 
2013-01-06 04:20:53 PM

Resin33: So let me get this straight...

Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> Dick Morris gets people to contribute to Super PAC --> Super PAC raises money --> Super PAC pays Newsmax for fundraising --> Newsmax pays Dick Morris to get donations --> etc.

Brilliant! I will never make fun of Dick Morris again. The man is a genius.


You can simplify this just in terms of DickMorris(PAC) and DickMorris(person).

DM(PAC) pays Newsmax for fundraising. Newsmax pays DM(person) to rent his fundrasing list. DM(person) pockets money that indirectly came from DM(PAC).
 
2013-01-06 04:21:57 PM
Daaaaamn that was a biatchslapping. Highly enjoyable.
 
2013-01-06 04:22:20 PM
Schooling Dick Morris is the smack down equivalent of putting your pants on in the morning.
 
2013-01-06 04:25:23 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


Turnabout is fair play. Maddow is not here to defend herself, so why don't you whiteknight Dick Morris and explain to the rest of us how she's wrong to report that a PAC that Dick Morris said was 'my organization', in a letter signed by Dick Morris, posted to DickMorris.com, is in fact, not associated with Dick Morris?

Oh, who the hell am I kidding? This is just today'shiat and run post; you probably won't even come back to see how many bits you get.
You dick.
 
2013-01-06 04:31:14 PM

Karac: randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?

Turnabout is fair play. Maddow is not here to defend herself, so why don't you whiteknight Dick Morris and explain to the rest of us how she's wrong to report that a PAC that Dick Morris said was 'my organization', in a letter signed by Dick Morris, posted to DickMorris.com, is in fact, not associated with Dick Morris?

Oh, who the hell am I kidding? This is just today'shiat and run post; you probably won't even come back to see how many bits you get.
You dick.


Its not his job to come back and count the bites, his handler does that, he just reports which thread he shiat in.
 
2013-01-06 04:36:16 PM

Karac: This is just today'shiat and run post


Sometimes the filter makes a description better.  This is one of those times.
 
2013-01-06 04:37:16 PM

WTF Indeed: Schooling Dick Morris is the smack down equivalent of putting your pants on in the morning.


And yet, like putting your pants on in the morning, you have to do it. Otherwise, you spend all day getting laughed at for sitting there in your underwear.

Dick Morris is, well, a dick. It's nice to see Maddow remind folks of that very fact. Sleazy political remora gets rich working the outrage of fools. Watching the GOP drain off teabagger cash to cut their political power for 2014/2016 is interesting, but it's also too late - sure, GOP sleazebags get rich, but teabaggers have their dogged idealism (sure, it's the ideal of a bigoted knuckle-dragger, but it's still an ideal.) Teabaggers will still perform well in 2014, eroding the GOP's bargaining power for 2016, when yet another Democrat will sit in the Oval Office and more Democrats replace Republicans in Congress.
 
2013-01-06 04:39:50 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


Is there any rightwing scumbag you won't stand up for?

This guy was mixed up in shady shiat.
Maddow called him on it.
His lawyers tried to shut her up when she was in fact right.
 
2013-01-06 04:39:50 PM

randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?


The only thing more humorous than Dick Morris' discomfort at being called out is your crybaby post.
 
2013-01-06 04:42:17 PM

BSABSVR: Karac: This is just today'shiat and run post

Sometimes the filter makes a description better.  This is one of those times.


I can't take credit. I copied it from someone who found out that gem the other day.

Why yes, they were replying to the very same shiatheel. However did you know?
 
2013-01-06 04:46:57 PM

Two Dogs Farking: Awesome.

Leave it to Maddow to demonstrate expert Dick-handling skills.


Wow! Over in two!

/ stayed for the expected randomjsa mouth vomit however
 
2013-01-06 04:47:11 PM

liam76: randomjsa: "Maddow runs her mouth about somebody who is not there to defend themselves" you mean?

Is there any rightwing scumbag you won't stand up for?

This guy was mixed up in shady shiat.
Maddow called him on it.
His lawyers tried to shut her up when she was in fact right.


Yeah, of all the Republicans to stand up for, Dick Morris is not one of them.  He's not accurate, he doesn't seem to be interested in doing anything but shoveling money to himself and he's not an asset to the movement.  There are a million activists and bloggers out there who would love to go onto Fox News and repeat Red State talking points.

The only thing that Dick Morris brings to the table that other pundits can't are 20 year old anecdotes about how mendacious/hickish/elitist/horny/gay/amoral the Clintons are.
 
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