I assume MSNBC's Martin Bashir is on vacation this week since he hasn't been hosting his show, and I'm fairly sure that if he was there, guest and "Republican strategist" Juleanna Glover would not have been allowed to get away with this nonsense unchallenged.
LUI: But Juleanna, does Obama believe only that government builds things?
GLOVER: Look, I think that the problem with that speech was not just that phrase, that specific phrase that was referenced by the Romney campaign. It was the overall philosophy. I mean, for many people in this country the belief that, you know, it takes a village to do anything and that individual accomplishment shouldn't be lauded, it rings a little bit, a little bit like, sort of the Communist mantra of the 1950's and '60's.
And guest host Richard Lui and her other panel member, Julian Epstein, just let her get away with the red-baiting without a word of protest. Unbelievable.
Here's the way she was treated the last time I caught her on this show and Martin Bashir was there and she tried filibustering Bashir instead of answering his question.
And here's some background on this fearmonger for anyone not familiar with her. From her bio at The Ashcroft Group:
Juleanna Glover advises major corporate clients with high stakes public and government affairs challenges in a myriad and diverse range of issue areas. Ms. Glover has over twenty years experience working on some of the most important government policy debates, high profile political campaigns and corporate controversies in the U.S. and abroad. The New York Times has cited Ms. Glover in 2011 as a “consummate political insider”. She is regularly included in publications’ lists of the most influential and powerful people in the nation’s capital.
Ms. Glover has served on the senior staffs of then President-elect George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, presidential candidate Steve Forbes, and then Senator John Ashcroft. She advised Senator John McCain in his 2008 bid for the White House, traveling with him throughout the presidential primary season and was a prominent supporter of Governor Jon Huntsman 2012 presidential run.
Prior to joining The Ashcroft Group, LLC, she was a director at Clark and Weinstock, one of the most respected public and government affairs firms in the country. While at Clark and Weinstock, Ms. Glover was the registered U.S. government affairs advisor for Iraq’s first post-Saddam Hussein ambassador to the United States. Ms. Glover has also advised some of the world’s largest companies ranging from Intelsat, Freddie Mac, Oracle, eBay, Verisign and General Dynamics to PhRMA, JP Morgan Chase, ArcelorMittal, First Solar, BNP Paribas, the Big Four accounting firms, Eli Lilly, AT & T, Sallie Mae, etc.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Glover worked for Bill Kristol, Vice President Dan Quayle, former Senator and Energy Secretary Spence Abraham, the Bush-Quayle 1992 campaign, conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, and former Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina.