Every time Dick Armey opens his mouth you get another glimpse of the true Dick Armey. A sleazeball.
He did not disappoint again today. During an American for Prosperity sponsored rally he made the following remark:
“The last time [Coburn] and I were together, I had the amazing opportunity to watch him receive a lecture on health care from a woman named, uh, uh, uh, “Maddox.” A television personality. Who I’m told has a Ph.D. in something that doesn’t matter. Who knew she was qualified to lecture the good physician on health care in America because she had actually gone to a doctor once.“
This pompous asshole was referring to Rachel Maddow form the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. As thinkprogress indicates
“Maddow is a Rhodes scholar and an Oxford Ph.D. in political science. Her doctoral thesis was titled, “HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons.”(Armey has ..continue reading
Liz Cheney’s “Keep America Safe” group is little more than hot air.
Last week she basically called out MSNBC to debate the issues (substance) in a Youtube posting (see below).
Rachel Maddow responded with an invitation to Cheney (Liz) to come on her show and debate the issues. Maddow has been trying for months to get her on the show.
But chicken-shit Cheney decided to take the easy way out by planning an appearance on Sean Hannity’s right wing show (FOX) tonight.
Cheney will be in good company with Hannity. As many may remember Hannity is also big on talk but when challenged he becomes a wallflower. In April he offered to be waterboarded for charity, implying it was not torture. He never followed through. Keith Olbermann offered to make a donation to the families of US troops for every second Hannity could endure the torture. Hannity just pretended he never offered to be waterboarded.
I guess Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann have made the big time.
To think that less than 2 years ago Maddow was practically unknown by conservatives and the right wing and yesterday George H.W. Bush called Maddow and Olbermann “sick puppies” for picking on his son and others.
Hypocrisy must be something that is a total unknown to people like the elder Bush and most Republicans/conservatives/right wingers.
Bush the elder must have been living in a cave somewhere for the last 20 years. The rise of powerful voices on the left in the media is only several years old while the right has been doing this for decades.
Maddow had a great piece about this on her show last night. It is long but worth watching.
Tim Phillips is a Republican operative who heads a group called Americans for Prosperity (AFP).
As reported on thinkprogress Phillips has been behind some of the most reprehensible tactics used by Republicans to foil efforts of various progressive movements. But he is not beneath attacking a member of his own party. When Eric Cantor (R-VA) was first running for Congress he used Anti-Semitic attacks against him.
He was also behind the campaign against Sen. Max Cleland (D-GA) which painted him a a terrorist sympathizer. Cleland is a Vietnam War veteran and triple amputee. Cleland lost the election because of these scrupulous false tales.
The following “conversation” between Rachel Maddow and Tim Phillips is amazing. This man has no morals. He will lie, cheat and steal to get his way. He is basically a machine out to destroy.
The Republicans must be very proud to have him on their side.