MSNBC reacts to Obama speech: “It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days.”

I must say I am surprised. Surprised because the analysis was amazingly accurate and expressed my sentiments almost exactly. Surprised because it was MSNBC. Surprised because I expected them to cover as usual. Well actually one MSNBC host did … but that happened this morning. Two videos for your perusal.The first is from Real Clear Politics … click the image but if you are looking for the classic stuff … the first comes right off the top. The second point of interest comes around 2:30 between Olbermann and Fineman … and then around 4:30 its pure Chris Matthews. RealClear also has a partial transcript. H/T HotAir and AP with the line of the night, “Am I awake?”. Ha.

The second little tidbit is well pure media gold. From this morning’s Morning Joe … Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle go at it with Mika defending Obama, while the rest of the crew abandons her . “Listen to yourselves. Do you hear yourselves?”


Is the left finally beginning to see the Emperor has no clothes? Hope and change!

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  1. Jan Ayers on June 16, 2010 at 5:44 am

    We need leaders for this crisis not managers! I see this is three parts, 1. CAPPING THE WELL: All available experters and engineers should be consulted. Other companies should contacted for expertise and equipment. 2.  DEEP GULF WATERS, Take up Saudi Arabia's and Norway's offers of tankers to skim off oil on the surfact,  3.  SHORELINE PROTECTION.  The governors of the effected states should be the Field Commanders, the Parish President and Counties Emer Mgt personnel are the tactical commanders.  They should be given all support possible.  They have depleted their budgets in trying to get ahead of the oil coming on shore with innovative ideas (straping vaccum trucks on barges and vaccuming up the oil, etc.)   Instead of burearcrats in the EPA, Army Corps of Engineer, etc., telling governors and local government the reasons that various ideas cannot be done, get proactive federal people down there with authority grant waivers and suspend regulations for ideas like barrier islands and barge barriers.  (The use of hay and other absorbant material was denied because it then becomes hazardious material.  Rather the idea should be allowed with designate collection points for such material and find ways to make safe afterwards.) 

    I have watched BP deploy booms then just leave.   Then, the waves overcome or move the booms out of the way or the oil overcomes the barrier.  BP says that many fisherman and others have boats that are two small to help.  You can't just deploy a barrier.  Someone ( small boats with radios) need to patrol the deployed booms and radio back if they need to be redeployed or responds breeches.   There need to be fast response teams under local em mgt personnel to  react to such (not BP who say they will send someone it 2 weeks.)  The Federal Govt needs to back stop local govt with immediate budget help just like in a severe storm reaction.  (Bill BP afterward.) 

  2. Odonna on June 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Wow!  Who put a nickle in Chris Matthews?  The thrill is gone, I guess.  The sound of broadcast journalists doing their job gives me a thrill, I tell you.  But still it's too little, too late, as the tragedy continues.  My hope is that this national experience will educate enough of the voters for the rest of this generation at least, as Carter educated those of an earlier decade.

  3. Dimsdale on June 16, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Lefty KoolAid now comes in fruit flavors and new, concentrated Mika flavor!  (not for children going through puberty, expectant or breastfeeding mothers).

  4. Eve on June 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Mr. Tingles himself reporting what is really going on.   It really doesn't matter what he says, the MSM is losing and has been losing credibility for a long time, one viewer at a time.    I do not watch any MSM, local networks or even read local papers anymore, due to their "Not" reporting the facts and the extreme bias and I will continue to call them out anytime.

    • Dimsdale on June 16, 2010 at 9:24 am

      If you have to go elsewhere to get "the rest of the story" (thank you Paul Harvey!), then the press is not doing its job, and is not worthy of being watched.


      The sin of omission is as bad as the sin of commission.

  5. Dimsdale on June 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Ever notice that when it is about drilling, the lefties are all spouting how "resources are dwindling", "there is no oil down there", etc., but when a well leaks, it is virtually bottomless?

  6. theignorantfisherman on June 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    "To the main stream media, this oil spill along with Obama’s weak response threatens their foundational beliefs of environmentalism"

    • Dimsdale on June 16, 2010 at 8:04 pm

      Worse, it threatens their (unfounded) foundational beliefs in Øbama.


      Well, we told them so.

  7. winnie888 on June 16, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA!  There is a very good reason I visit here early in the morning…To actively seek out and listen to what Chris Matthews is going to bag Obama on next either means that I am supercalifragilisticsadomasochistic or that I have actually built up a freakish tolerance for him w/ the help of your "Matthews Moments".

    The bloom is sooooooooooooo off the Obama rose…Matthews' tingles are replaced with an urge to spew.

    Mika, however?  Quite possibly in denial where Obama is concerned…maybe bitterly clinging to hope and change?

    Know you posted this yesterday, and played soundbites,  but to watch the video in its entirety made my day…Thanks for watching the likes of Olbermann & Matthews, cutting thru the superfluous stuff and giving us choice moments like those above so we don't have to, Jim…it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

    (better you than me!  hee hee hee!)

  8. silverfox on June 17, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I thought [deleted by admin] hated the government and that their theme is NO GOVERNMENT in our lives, NO MORE GOVERNMENT regulations!

    Is this tragety an exception to government intervention?

    • Steve McGough on June 17, 2010 at 4:32 am

      Wow, you're quite the intellectual. Conservatives and TEA Party "members" do think there is a role for government and a  regulation role. For you to scream they want NO GOVERNMENT shows you do not listen at all. Let's say we are strong believers in the US Constitution and we think the federal government has grown well beyond their defined purpose.

      The states is where most government "power" and regulation belong. Liberals and Socialists thinks it's perfectly fine for the federal government to take from people to build new sidewalks and buy fire trucks for communities thousands of miles away – not at all what could remotely be defined as general (national) welfare.

      I can't believe I continue to respond trying to explain the same thing over, and over and over again. Maybe someday you – and others – will get it. That said, I will continue to try.

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