Former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee found out the hard way this Wednesday what happens when you dare try to call Fox's Sean Hannity out for fearmongering and lying to his viewers about the Affordable Care Act -- you get talked over.
If there's one thing you can count on from our right-wing media out there, it's that they've got their talking points and they're all going to repeat them over and over ad nauseum. Here's one of the latest, which I'm sure we'll be hearing for weeks and months to come -- President Obama let Detroit go bankrupt. Never mind that he was talking about the auto industry and not the city itself.
You can tell how freaking out of touch these people are by the giant banner hanging behind Jake "The Snake" Tapper as they opine: IS THE U.S. HEADED TOWARD BANKRUPTCY? NO, JAKE! NO, WE'RE NOT. WE HAVE A FIAT CURRENCY, YOU CAN LOOK THAT
Former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee asserted on Sunday that Republicans "would classify Mitt Romney's horse as a small business" if they thought it would help them convince Americans that taxes shouldn't be raised on the wealthy.
Among the myriad Republican myths about taxes, the most pernicious and demonstrably false - that "tax cuts pay for themselves" - is the mostly deeply held by the GOP faithful. As President George W. Bush famously (and erroneously) put it, "You
Maddow: If We Take S&P At Their Word, The Downgrade Was Due To Republican Brinkmanship On Debt Ceiling
Well, we had one bright spot on the Sunday morning talks shows this weekend -- the fact that Rachel Maddow was a panel member on Meet the Press. The downside, she got stuck debating Republican hack Alex Castellanos who just regurgitated one
So Goolsbee will be gone soon. Is this a signal that the administration wants to take a new direction, or will they replace him with someone just like him, because to do otherwise is to admit they're doing something wrong on the
White House Economic Adviser Austan Goolsbee Defends Clever Strategy Of Putting Cart Before The Horse
Tracking the U.S. economy these days is like watching the Titanic go down, except the crew members are running around the deck, waving their arms and saying, "Everything's fine, don't panic! Everybody back to the all-you-can-eat buffet!" On This
I love these little white board demos that Austan Goolsbee does on a fairly regular basis. It's such a nice, sane, intelligent version, especially in comparison to some of the bat-$#!% crazy ones we're forced to watch while monitoring Fox
On This Week with Christiane Amanpour, Jake Tapper interviews Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee about the upcoming vote on the national debt ceiling, and wonders what will happen if the new Republican extremists successfully keep it