Nov 29, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits
Excerpted from Noah Rothman‘s piece in Mediaite: Let’s call it wishful thinking. That’s the most polite term that can be applied to this level of self-delusion. MSNBC host Ed Schultz appeared on his network on Thursday morning to weigh in with his thoughts on the ongoing negotiations between President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff. Schultz said that the president’s embarkation on yet another campaign, including appeals on social media and an upcoming speech cum tour in Pennsylvania, reveals just how strong Obama’s hand is in negotiations. Schultz’s position not only flies in the face of common sense, it is also betrayed by the facts. Despite the wobbliness of a handful of Congressional Republicans, the GOP is in a counterintuitively strong position.