Chris Cillizza, on MSNBC no less: “They’re not watching C-SPAN. They’re not — and I don’t know who these people are — they’re not watching MSNBC. . . .”
No regrets from Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) on voting for Obamacare: “I would have [voted for it again]. . . . If you get 80 percent of it right, you’ve really done something.”
No mercy even from the Morning Joe hosts when it comes to Sen. Harry Reid’s despicable attack. “Mika Brzezinski said nothing for most of the segment. In fact, it was 10 minutes into the clip before Mika finally shared her feelings on Reid’s relentless attack on the Koch brothers by saying, ‘I cringed watching it,’ and then criticizing his comments’ ‘destructive tone.'” So where is the “civility” crowd?
No shame among the bullies. Even Andrew Sullivan won’t provoke remorse: “Openly-gay journalist Andrew Sullivan expressed his ‘disgust’ over Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s resignation for his one-time opposition to gay marriage, calling it a symptom of gay rights ‘fanaticism’ and warning the movement is fast becoming “no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.”
It’s no time to rest on their laurels, but things are looking up for Republicans. “In the new [Associated Press-GfK] poll, registered voters who are most strongly interested in politics favored the Republicans by 14 percentage points, 51 percent to 37 percent. In January, this group was about evenly split, with 42 percent preferring Democrats and 45 percent the Republicans. That’s not the only positive sign in the poll for the Republicans. Favorable views of the GOP have improved, with 38 percent overall now saying they hold a favorable impression of the Party. Republicans’ positive view of their own party has increased from 57 percent in January to 72 percent now. . . . Democrats’ strong points are on handling social issues, including same-sex marriage (31 percent prefer Democrats, 17 percent the Republicans) and abortion (30 percent prefer Democrats, 22 percent Republicans). Republicans have the edge on protecting the country, 34 percent to 16 percent, a slightly wider margin than they held on the question in December.”
No way a credible White House adviser says stuff like this. “White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer on Sunday rejected the suggestion that Republicans will take control of the Senate in the midterm elections, saying that the GOP argument to repeal ObamaCare is a ‘political loser.'”
No doubt, the exceptions swallow the rule. “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told “State of the Union’s” Candy Crowley Sunday morning that Democrats were openly embracing the success of the Affordable Care Act, and that the candidates who were distancing themselves from the law were the exception.”