Hardball | December 13, 2012
>>> versus paul ryan . that's right, action.org a coalition of progressive groups, turned to santa to spread the word about middle class tax cuts . and he has a run-in here with the house budget chairman.
>> oh, yeah. hey, santa.
>> paul, i was looking for you.
>> i got to run. i got people waiting for me in my office. i got to get going.
>> i just want to give you the heads up, two weeks. coal on the list right now, my friend. don't be a scrooge this christmas time . call congress "today" and urge them to vote for tax cuts for 98% of americans.
>> ho, ho, ho.
>> a politically charged santa claus might be too much to handle. a ppp poll earlier this week showed a plurality of americans think santa claus is a democrat.
>>> a muslim infiltration con spir strikes against. this time in texas . school officials in the dallas district received a bizarre chain e-mail linking to this website. check out this headline. islam in texas schools. why can't teachers disclose the content? wow. far from writing it off as a dose of crazy talk, concern within the school board about some kind of islamic bias in the curriculum ned to an investigation. who did the vtion that puts together curriculum select to do the are he view? according to the dallas morning news, the director said she hired a socially and fiscally conservative social studies teacher who watches glenn beck on a regular basis to seek out any islamic bias. christianity got twice as much attention in the curriculum as any other religion. if there was any islamic bias it was bias against radical islam . so the conclusion from the 72 page handout the school officials received, texas students are not being indoctrinated by radical islam .
>>> finally, there may be gridlock in washington over the fiscal cliff but members of parliament in the ukraine spent the first two days of the parliamentary session literally fistfighting over the election of parliamentary officials. this was the scene from today. anyway, yesterday's session was suspended due to a similar brawl with one man having his ear torn. the election did wind up happening today. ukrainian law dictate that is the police cannot intervene in parliamentary fights. the members can't be punished for what they do in them. i guess that explains that.
>>> up next, chris christie versus hillary clinton in '26? wishful thinking for all of us political junkies. what a match-up