GE's Gift to the Obama Administration always provides a quote or two that makes you go "Hmmm." But the place where news goes to die on Thursday night provided us with two gems that can't be ignored.
The first comes from a new player: MSNBC guest anchor Cenk Uygur filled in for the equally insane and inane Dylan Ratigan and pushed the crazy idea that President Obama is a conservative.
Uygur said: "Concentrating on the deficits, I didn't realize we voted for a Republican president. Obama seems to have bought into the Republican talking point on deficits when Americans are definitely more concerned with jobs right now. Polls show that the public wants more government spending, not less. According to the recent "USA today"/Gallup poll, 60% of Americans favor additional government spending to create jobs and stimulate the economy. The only people who oppose more stimulus spending by the government, Republicans. Once again, I thought they lost the election. Why are they still in charge in D.C.? In all, the federal budget deficit comes in fourth in terms of the most important problem facing the country behind the economy and jobs, the oil spill in the gulf and health care. Only 5% say that the deficit is our biggest problem. Why is Obama in that 5%? Yet 14 out of the 18 people on the president's deficit commission are fiscal conservatives. Why? Why did a Democratic president stack his commission with conservatives? Because Obama loves giving them the queen. He's like a chess player who gives his opponent his most important piece in the beginning of the game in an attempt to get the other player to like him. I'm not much of a chess player but I don't think that's a winning strategy."
Then there's the old-standby, Mr. Tingle Up His Leg Chris Matthews. The liberal talker ended his show by arguing that there are two types of people in the country at the moment: those who want things to improve and those who want to see the country, and therefore the president, fail. Take a listen: