Hey Hal! Thanks for clarifying that what happened between us at karaoke was not fucking. I’m somewhat relieved.
I don’t think it wrong to associate the things Moore, or Olbermann, or Carville say with Democrats, in general. There are individual Democrats who disagree with some of what they say; there’s virtually no one who agrees with everything someone else says.
But the stuff they say generally fits. Like I said, it’s a polarized time, and both sides believe terrible things about each other. Both sides say terrible things about each other. I can’t put a percentage to how much of it is true, but we’ve already agreed that both of the major parties, generally, suck. Both parties do stupid and awful things. Both sides call the other side out on that. It’s easier to say “THEM WRONG,” especially when thems is actually wrong, than it is to fix your own thing. Regardless, the critiques that you listed as unfair to Republicans are all things that well regarded Republican voices have put voice to. Some have been made law (Immigration, Citizens United)! Others have simply been repeated over and over and over (College students, Global Warming). At least one is virtual lift from a Romney speech (Auto industry).
I guess “not the language I’d have used” isn’t the more forceful wording in the world…
It’s really not too much to ask someone to call something horrible when it’s horrible. I can only think of two reasons why Romney might not. A) He doesn’t believe it was horrible (he is then horrible). B) He thinks it was but thinks saying so will lose him votes (he is then horrible). I may not have thought of other options, though.
Kucinich gave a pretty rousing speech at the last Democratic Convention. Had to be in with someone to get that gig. He has been grumbly about the president since then. I really couldn’t say what’s next for him. I hope he gets something reasonably high profile. Guy’s great.
As far as my feelings on your feelings about the bias in the press… if you’re just looking at New York outlets, I think it’s unsurprising that you’d find liberal bias. Try reading the papers in, say, San Angelo, Texas.
To answer your question regarding de-milling the cops, were I to become Mayor tomorrow, the first thing I’d do would rhyme with bire Bay Belly. If possible I’d try to follow up with baving bim barrested.