Sunday Night Open Thread

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    What's funnier about this (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun May 24, 2015 at 08:05:52 PM EST
    "You seemed to indicate that as president, you wouldn't necessarily obey court rulings, even the Supreme Court," Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out during an interview on Sunday. "We have operated under the principle of judicial review since the Marbury v. Madison case in 1803."

    According to the GOP candidate, the United States would be operating under "judicial supremacy" instead of judicial review if bans on same-sex marriage were to be struck down.

    "Presidents have understood that the Supreme Court cannot make a law, they cannot make it, the legislature has to make it, the executive branch has to sign it and enforce it," Huckabee said. "And the notion that the Supreme Court comes up with the ruling and that automatically subjects the two other branches to following it defies everything there is about the three equal branches of government."

    "The Supreme Court is not the supreme branch," he added. "And for God's sake, it's not the Supreme Being."

    Huckabee wondered what would happen if the Supreme Court ruled on "who was going to be the next president."

    Huckleberrys laughable naked pandering or the bit about what would happen IF the court ruled on who would be the next president

    Day-um, I coulda sworn that already happened.

    On the subject of FOX news (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun May 24, 2015 at 08:07:56 PM EST
    Economist Bruce Bartlett, a former adviser to both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, warned over the weekend that Fox News had damaged the Republican Party by creating a bubble for conservatives to brainwash themselves.

    In his paper "How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics" published earlier this month, Bartlett theorized that watching the network was essentially "self-brainwashing" for viewers, making them believe that the United States was a more conservative nation than it actually was. And so the Republican Party had responded by running radical conservatives that representative Fox News viewers, but not the true state of the electorate.

    "Many conservatives live in a bubble where they watch only Fox News on television, they listen only to conservative talk radio -- Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, many of the same people," Bartlett told CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday. "When they go onto the Internet, they look at conservative websites like National Review, Newsmax, World Net Daily."

    Yep (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun May 24, 2015 at 08:17:58 PM EST
    and you see examples of it everyday, on blogs, people you know and in other ways. The funniest times are when they start shouting stuff out in public places and think everyone agrees with them.

    These candidates like Huckabee are blowing themselves up because they reside in a bubble. Jeb Bush says Iraq wasn't a mistake because he resides in that bubble. Huckabee defends the Druggars because it is what the bubble people want to hear.

    Hysterically today they all had a meltdown because of TPP and not because it's free trade but because it's giving "the dictator" more powers.

    Hmm, is Fox going to change their ways or has it just been too lucrative to keep fleecing the rubes? I say they are going to keep fleecing the rubes until they go off the air.


    On CNN (none / 0) (#1)
    by Repack Rider on Sun May 24, 2015 at 08:02:49 PM EST
    Activist Deray McKesson told host Brian Stelter something most people know.  Police kill defenseless people, and then lie about it.  Stelter betrayed his stupidity by actually questioning the factual basis of something anyone can watch on YouTube.

    Mr. McKesson also explained that while unarmed Black protesters are often met with violent arrests, the white bikers who engaged in a shootout in Waco are seen on camera afterward relaxing with the arresting officers.  What's up with violent, criminal, armed WHITE people being treated with such respect?

    Predictably, the h8rs pile on, accusing this intelligent, dignified man of every racist form of contempt.

    Worth checking out.

    Just watching this on C&L (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun May 24, 2015 at 08:08:51 PM EST
    was considering linking to it.