They highlighted the Politico story about the difference in opinion between elites and the people:

Obama is far more popular while Palin, the former Alaska governor, is considerably less so. To the vast majority of D.C. elites, the tea party movement is a fad. The rest of the nation is less certain, however, with many viewing it as a potentially viable third party in the future.

The survey also reveals to a surprising degree how those involved in the policymaking and the political process tend to have a much rosier view of the economy than does the rest of the nation — and, in some cases, dramatically different impressions of leading officeholders, political forces and priorities for governing.

Morning Joe really pushed this today and it is to their credit since they are part of that elite. It’s one of the reasons why although they drive me crazy often I just like them. They remind me of my family, you like them even when they drive you nuts.

Why this doesn’t have a memeorandum thread is beyond me.

The poll itself is here.

Update: Memeorandum thread now up.

Joe Biden wisely stated that the tea party is not a racist organization:

“I don’t believe, the president doesn’t believe that the Tea Party is — is a racist organization. I don’t believe that,” Biden said. “Very conservative. Very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization.”

But then he BS on the Washington business:

A black Congressman walking up the stairs of the Capitol,” he said, referring to alleged racist epithets said to an African-American Congressmen by alleged Tea Party members during the apogee of the debate over health care reform.

Doesn’t provide any evidence, just repeats it, no 100k for Joe. On the Round Table on ABC Clarence Page plays that card and George Will shot him down big bringing up the 100k. Page changes the subject, no 100k for him either.

But when Palin’s response was brought up, what was actually said wasn’t touched on, only the “why doesn’t she just say she condemns any racism in the tea party.” In other words accepting the Tea Party is “racist”.

Good thing we have that good republican Nicole Wallace on that Panel to back up Palin eh?

Maybe it would be a good idea to have someone who has actually attended a tea party rally and supports it during such a discussion. Has Dana Loesch and Breitbart fallen off the face of the earth?

Glenn describes Biden as throwing the NAACP under the bus. I wouldn’t go that far, but it does further beclown them despite the best efforts of the majority of the ABC panel to make them relevant.

No Memeorandum thread yet, I’ll keep an eye on it.

Update: Looks like Biden could have used the dough:

The Federal Election Commission has penalized Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for accepting over-the-limit contributions and a discounted flight on a jet owned by a New York hedge fund. His campaign also was charged with sloppy record-keeping.

100k could help there.

The MSM has been very careful to talk respectfully about Reagan lately but Eugene Robinson just gave up the game. He agreed with Charles Krauthammer statement of the following:

The net effect of 18 months of Obamaism will be to undo much of Reaganism.

On Morning Joe he agrees saying saying on Morning Joe that the president is “Reversing Reaganism” but unlike Charles he things this is a good things and the rest of the MSM is with him 100%. He thinks they just need to sell it.

Of course the media would also love to reverse the country’s love of Reagan but they’ll settle for this as the next best thing.

is really the fact that Media Matters and their new friends at LGF didn’t have enough oomph to keep Pam Geller off of MSNBC altogether.

Although with ratings so low that I could likely outdraw him at Chris Matthews clearly can’t afford to upset what is left of his viewer base, maybe we should call him “Softballs”.

All that being said this is where a mistake like this hurts in the long run. Why let the other side have a gimme?

Update: Stacy expands and elaborates

And notice how this works: If Fox covers a story that other networks ignore, the attack is directed at the network. However, if MSNBC books a guest (Geller) to discuss a story that it had otherwise ignored (the Ground Zero mosque), Media Matters screams bloody murder that this one guest is unacceptable.

Media Matters is attempting to exercise the power of an arbiter, to arrogate to itself the authority to decide which stories are newsworthy and which sources are credible, and it does so through intimidation. The message to news producers and editors couldn’t be clearer: Give serious coverage to a story we don’t like, and we’ll unleash these attacks against you.

Remember Liz Mair’s theory that David Weigel’s Journolist e-mails were made public because Weigel had dared to dispute the Left’s narrative that portrayed Rand Paul as a racist. Weigel wasn’t toeing the line. He hadn’t cooperated in the Meme-O’-th’-Day agenda and, by speaking out, had helped kill the meme that Democrats were employing to tremendous advantage. Was that why he became the Luca Brasi of MSM reporters?

I wasn’t up for the 6 a.m. hour so I don’t know if they will have anyone to challenge him, particularly since he is lying through his teeth on Washington. Nobody is likely to bring up Ken Gladney either or Breitbart’s $100,000 challenge.

Lets see if I’m wrong.

He’s on now, will they challenge him on the “racism” charge?

Joe is quoting Tim Scott! BAZINGA!

They are saying the Bush Hitler stuff was “outliers”? Was Michael Moore an outlier?

Update: Very significant Jealous didn’t repeat the Washington lie that he said on Larry King

It will be interesting to see if this is an oversight or a paradigm shift.

Big Government has ’em.

Deneen Borelli

I’m deeply concerned that the NAACP is being used as a political tool to do the dirty work of the progressive movement. I urge blacks concerned about the tea parties to read the Contract from America — a list of policy objectives for Congress that was developed by tea party members nationwide. These objectives are clearly about limited government and liberty. In fact, the NAACP should be very concerned Obama’s cap-and-trade energy policy will lead to higher energy prices and higher unemployment – particularly among poor and minority households.

Kevin Martin:

To label peaceful political dissent as racists is akin to the behavior of the segregationists who once labeled the peaceful dissent lead by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as troublemaking. The founders of the NAACP must be rolling in their graves at the thought that dissent against an unfair system is now considered a reason for NAACP condemnation.

R. Dozier Gray:

I wish I could be surprised that the NAACP has passed a resolution condemning the tea party movement because of alleged racism. Unfortunately, I am not. But I really just don’t get it. It’s as if simply not being totally in the Obama camp makes one automatically anti-black.

Robin Martin:

I condemn the NAACP because they are no longer advancing the cause of freedom and equality. They are instead advancing a sophomoric, short sighted, and reactionary resolution to brand the Tea Party Movement as “racist”. They act as a police group for racial bigotry but only as it pertains to black people — notice the silence of the NAACP regarding the Black Panther member’s call to bash the heads of white babies. It’s unfortunate that the NAACP has become nothing more than a divisive cabal of Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist Racism Chasers who are more interested in identity politics than they are in a prosperous and free nation.

Lt. Col Allen West:

This NAACP Resolution is consistent with the Obama administration tactic of demonizing and blaming someone else for your own failures and shortcomings, and not take responsibility and accountability.

Cedra Crenshaw:

Chicago Machine Democrats claim to be the party of diversity and inclusion, yet if you are a Black, conservative Republican mother, with a professional background in accounting, supported by the tea party movement, Chicago Machine Democrats do not encourage this type of diversity. Instead they unjustly knock you off the ballot and then talk about the lack of diversity in the Republican party and the tea party movement. The NAACP plays right into this scam.

I encourage NAACP members and convention delegates to attend a tea party event and get first hand knowledge about the true purpose of the tea party movement: limited government, fiscal responsibility, and individual liberty. The NAACP needs to leave the racism where it belongs – with the Chicago Machine Democrats.

and lets finish with Marie Stoughter

What saddens me is that this organization chooses to focus on imaginary slights, while real threats to this country exist in the form of New Black Panther members who have been caught on tape intimidating voters with billy clubs. Rather than condemning this behavior, it is largely ignored by the NAACP and a presidential administration that continues to refuse to prosecute such.

The Tea Party uses “racial epithets?” I soundly condemn the NAACP for failing to rebuke the New Black Panther members for inciting racial hatred (“explicitly racist behavior”) and, yes, actually using racial epithets as evidenced by the ranting of King Samir Shabazz caught on tape.

“We’re deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse progress that we’ve made,” said NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell. “We are asking that the law-abiding members of the Tea Party repudiate those racist elements . . . that are within the Tea Party movement.”

This statement reeks of the hypocrisy that has really held this country back.

You can see on memorandum that the MSM will not talk to any of these people, it doesn’t fit the narrative.

One via Instapundit at Radio Equalizer:

In the face of ominous poll data splashed on the front page of today’s Washington Post, libtalkers were in a tough position today. But only ultra-partisan Democratic Party crony Bill Press could manage to blame voters for Obama’s failure to thrive.

and from yesterday about Newsweek in commentary magazine:

He may have been right about that; within reason, people like to read more of what they like to read. He forgot, though, that readers are different from journalists, with different expectations, tastes, and, often, views of the world and what it should look like. He ignored the truth that the old newsmagazine editors lived by: journalists who write to satisfy people like themselves will soon run out of readers. The magazine that lies dying in Don Graham’s arms violated this rule week by week.

Bill Press, Newsweek and the Democratic party all hemorrhaging paying customers. You’ve gotta remember the rules if you want to stay in business.

As of 6:15 a.m. Hasn’t noticed the NAACP stuff, they are talking Politico and her running but not the NAACP stuff. I’ll keep you posted.

6:19 a.m. They go back to Fox and Kelly & Powers but they won’t talk about the issue yet.

6:26 a.m. They are talking about Palin’s fundraisering and not the NAACP stuff? Is there an order from on high to avoid this?

6:27 a.m. Willie mentions she was on facebook yesterday and nobody touches it, not even politico.

6:28 a.m. Mika is saying she is running and has no patience for anyone who suggests otherwise.

6:44 a.m. They are talking Crist and Pelosi. Joe says the democrats are trying to kill Crist. HA!

Forgot to mention that Tina Brown suggested that Democrats should want Palin running because she is a pushover. HA!

6:53 a.m. They are about to go back to the FoxFight, will they mention the underlying issue?

6:57 a.m. Mika asks what the point was, and the guys mention the New Black Panther voter intimidation business in passing, then go to Mel Gibson.

7:15 a.m. Budget & BP but no NAACP. It is just apparently too dangerous to risk having to give voice to black republican candidates for congress that a link to Palin’s statement might entail.

7:53 a.m. First budget stuff then Pete Carroll they are apparently not going to touch this with a ten foot pole.

8:00 a.m. I guess they must be reading. They finally mention it and try to connect it to the billboard in Iowa.

8:07 a.m. Joe is saying this is foolish but attacks Michele Bachmann.

8:25 a.m. Talking Larry King and Despicable Me, they haven’t touched on the Palin Johnson engagement. It will make Mika’s head explode.

8:42 a.m. Schumer talking about the BP Libyan release link. It is a legit story but there is a reason why it is pushed now.

8:50 a.m. Burns on the Steinbrenner. Did he just say they updated the wonderful “Baseball” to include the Red Sox win in the series? Not sure that’s what I heard, I hope so.

8:56 a.m. He is, they are YES!

And on Way too early not only are they mentioning Sarah Palin’s response but the Megan Kelly & Kristen Powers fight caused him to mention the Black Panther case in passing.

The moral of the story? Want to get a conservative issue mentioned on MSNBC? Have two hot blonds on Fox argue about it Loudly!

I think it should be emphasized that this Islamic esteem nonsense wasn’t the policy of Charles Bolden, the former Astronaut, this was the policy of President Barack Obama, the former community organizer.

As the head of NASA he didn’t make the policy of the president he is instructed to follow it.

And it took Robert Gibbs one week to come up with this:

Asked whether Bolden misspoke, Gibbs said: “I think so.”

I think so? That’s it? what kind of question is that?

That’s no denial I take exception to this headline at Michelle’s place. I don’t think the WhiteHouse has denied anything to wit, they said:

“such activities are not among Bolden’s assigned tasks.”

I’m sure there is an official list of duties and “such activities” are not on the list, but nobody asked him Gibbs the direct question: “Did the president say this to Mr. Bolden?” A nice “Yes” or “No” question. Let’s see what Gibbs says then.

BTW if I’m Bolden I don’t resign (if you were going to resign you would have done it at the start) he isn’t the one who made this policy.

I’d be really interested in DaScienceGuy’s take on this nonsense.