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MSNBC’s Schultz and Sharpton Falsely Claim Janesville Plant Closed Under President Bush to Slam Ryan
During MSNBC’s August 29 GOP Convention coverage, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton made patently false remarks during their post-speech commentary of Rep. Paul Ryan. Congressman Ryan was slammed concerning statements he made about the closure of the Janesville General Motors plant. Rep. Ryan reiterated that President Barack Obama promised to keep the plant open, but then shut it down. The left-wingers went rabid and supported the false narrative that the plant was closed by George W. Bush.
Sharpton said if you want “an eloquent person [Ryan] that does not tell the truth, this was a great performance.”
General Motors will end medium-duty truck production in Janesville on April 23 , four months to the day after the plant stopped building full-size sport utility vehicles.
About 100 employees associated with the line learned of the layoffs Wednesday.
April will mark the end of vehicle production at the Janesville plant that traces its roots to 1919 and the Samson Model M tractor. Chevrolet production started in Janesville in 1923.
The Isuzu line and its employees build about 25 trucks four days a week. The cab-forward truck is commonly used as a delivery vehicle.
GM and Isuzu strengthened their partnership in 1994 with the launch of the NPR gas-powered trucks in Janesville. Two years later, GM and Isuzu started a separate project that put Isuzu-designed cabs on GM’s medium-duty chassis. That line eventually moved from Janesville to Flint, Mich.
So, it appears that Mr. Schultz and Mr. Sharpton are, unsurprisingly, wrong. It was closed under the Obama administration.
Originally posted on Newsbusters.
He understands that his duty as Vice President will be the calling of his generation to preserve for his children and their children the America that was given to his generation.
He acknowledges that the current administration came into office during an economic crisis. He also realizes that today 23 million men and women are unemployed or underemployed. He sees one in six Americans living in poverty. He understands that millions of young college graduates cannot find work and have been forced to move back in with their parents.
He sees that without a change in leadership in the White House the next four years will be just more of the same.
As a Congressman, he has been a front row witness to the wasteful Stimulus spending, the catastrophic government takeover of health care, and the robbing of seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars from Medicare to fill the financial void left in the healthcare law despite all the law’s hidden taxes.
Ryan vowed that “Medicare is a promise, and we will honor it. A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare, for my Mom’s generation, for my generation, and for my kids and yours.”
As Ryan stated midway through his nomination acceptance speech: “So our opponents can consider themselves on notice. In this election, on this issue, the usual posturing on the Left isn’t going to work. Mitt Romney and I know the difference between protecting a program, and raiding it. Ladies and gentlemen, our nation needs this debate. We want this debate. We will win this debate.”
Ryan pledged that he and Presidential nominee Mitt Romney “will get America creating wealth again. With tax fairness and regulatory reform, we’ll put government back on the side of the men and women who create jobs, and the men and women who need jobs.”
He confirmed that if elected, the GOP ticket has a goal to “generate 12 million new jobs over the next four years,” and “keep federal spending at 20 percent of GDP, or less.”
On foreign policy, Ryan stated that “a Romney-Ryan administration will speak with confidence and clarity. Wherever men and women rise up for their own freedom, they will know that the American president is on their side.”
In a rousing, crowd pleasing close, Ryan gave the following assurance:
“We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead. We will not spend four years blaming others, we will take responsibility. We will not try to replace our founding principles, we will reapply our founding principles.
The work ahead will be hard. These times demand the best of us – all of us, but we can do this. Together, we can do this. We can get this country working again. We can get this economy growing again. We can make the safety net safe again. We can do this. Whatever your political party, let’s come together for the sake of our country. Join Mitt Romney and me. Let’s give this effort everything we have. Let’s see this through all the way. Let’s get this done.”
Ryan’s speech was vintage Paul Ryan, calm, fact filled, plain spoken and direct.
Congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for Vice President offers proof that his generation is ready to be handed the torch of leadership.
When is it ever hilarious that the thought of dozens if not hundreds of black people desperately clinging for life as torrential waters batter their children, mothers or neighbors ever funny? David Chalian, a former political director with ABC News thought it was fair game to use a hate-mongering attack against Mitt Romney and Republicans gathered at the RNC Convention in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday. In his vicious racist attack he said, Romney is, “Happy to throw a party with black people dying.”
Chalian, who was recently the Washington Bureau Chief for Yahoo News was fired for his online remarks, which brought no sense of alarm or even admonition from any of his on air colleagues. This has become frighteningly familiar and comfortably abusive behavior by many liberal media persons who repeatedly target Republicans leaders and Tea Party members.
Only last night after Utah mayor and congressional candidate Mia Love gave a stunning speech at the Republican National Convention, her Wikipedia page was hacked. So in an atmosphere of glowing GOP support for a rising star of the GOP who happens to be an African American woman, liberal attackers practiced their deceitful craft. They used morally offensive language on her page and called her a “dirty, worthless wh*re who sold her soul in the name of big business, “and a house ni**er.”
This is the repugnant culture that mainstream media reporters and anchors have permitted to fester and grow, that seeds this type of morally bankrupt conduct. This is not new.
You do not have to go back very far to find media targeted bias. Last month, in the wake of the Colorado movie theater shootings, where 12 people were murdered, ABC News went on the air with a libelous claim against a Colorado Tea Party member. During a morning news segment of Good Morning America, Anchor George Stephanopoulos, and Brian Ross, ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent erroneously and callously linked an innocent Colorado man with the same name to this tragedy without making any attempt at verification of his identity. His only “alleged crime” was having being a member of the Tea Party. Brian Ross was never fired or reprimanded.
We all know the uproar that Obama caused with his now infamous, “you didn’t build that” speech. This video breaks down Obama’s speech line by line, exposing an even darker side to his speech.
After becoming completely disgusted with MSNBC’s coverage of the RNC Convention, beginning with Chris Mathews assumption that all food stamp recipients are black, to their failure to cover Mia Love, or any GOP minority speaker, I took to Twitter to establish a new hashtag #RacistDemocrat, only to discover someone had beaten me to it.
With the thousands of examples of horrible epithets hurled at black conservatives from the left on social media, and the hundreds of examples of somewhat softer racism from the media and political leaders, it seemed important to have a place to post examples.
After Mia Love’s speech last night, open-minded tolerant democrats took to twitter to call her horrible names and even went so far as to edit her Wikipedia page, calling her a “house nigger.”
Tuesday night after rising GOP star Mia Love brought down the house with her inspiring convention speech, the stomach-turning Left labeled the black conservative a “token” and an “Aunt Tom.”
Meanwhile, revoltingly racist, woman-hating Wikipedia vandals were hard at work updating her entry with disgusting slurs like “House Nigger” and “dirty, worthless whore.” The page called her a “total sell-out to the Right Wing Hate machine and the greedy bigots who control the GOP.”
Glenn Reynolds reported the defacement of Love’s Wikipedia page last night.
Here is a screen shot of the page before it was corrected:
While they claim to want a colorblind society, and discourse in a civil manner, it is becoming increasingly difficult to take anyone on the left seriously when they display this kind of bigotry and hatred.
Just in time for the Labor Day holiday.
Before Hurricane Isaac came along, gasoline costs were at an almost four month high. The nationwide average rose to $3.75 a gallon on Aug. 26. “We expect the national average price of gasoline for Labor Day this year to be the highest ever for the holiday,” said Michael Green, a spokesman for AAA. Drivers could be paying $4 a gallon by the end of September.
Oct. 3 is the date of the first presidential debate.
The timing could not be better for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney or worse for the White House and its hopes for re-election.
By any measure, the administration should be on the defensive over escalating gasoline costs and the hardship higher pump prices will cause average American families. The White House has been consistently hostile towards traditional fuel industries, and has persistently sought to curtail exploration, development and production capacity since 2009.
The current administration has actively sought to discourage drilling on federal land. Since the 2010 BP gulf oil spill it has gone out of its way to stifle offshore exploration. The EPA has made it a regular course of business to impose costly regulations on the development of oil, natural gas and coal.
The White House has wasted hundreds and hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing non-competitive technologies. Solyndra, a solar-panel manufacturer, received a $535 million U.S. loan guarantee, then filed bankruptcy and fired 1,100 workers. There are many other such examples.
The predictable White House solution will be to release supplies from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This will be a typical response from the current administration: Divest precious national resources in hopes of achieving the desired political result without solving the real problem or offering a viable solution.
Instead of effectively stimulating the American economy by assisting exploration, development and production of cheap, efficient energy, the White House is obsessed with squandering national treasure on inefficient, uncompetitive energy options that are incapable of surviving without a government backstop.
Odds are that the White House will blame it all on Hurricane Isaac…or on George W. Bush.
Over the past few years, I have found myself getting more frustrated with what is going on in this country. Every time I pick-up the newspaper I find myself saying “what the hell is going on in this country.” It seems to me that non-citizens, illegal aliens are getting more from this country than the citizens of this country do. What kind of country do we live in, where people who do not belong here, are better taken care of than the people who are here legally?
Just look around the country, how many states offer illegal aliens discounted college tuition, or sometimes free tuition, while citizens of this country pay thousands more?
If an illegal alien is caught driving without a license, they are let free, while citizens are taken to jail and fined.
An illegal alien applying for welfare and food stamps does not have to supply documentation, just go in and say they are here illegally and they are automatically eligible. While if a citizen goes in for the same benefits they have to supply their life’s history.
Just take a look at how much illegal aliens are costing the taxpayers of this country. It’s easy to dismiss individual programs that Benefit non-citizens until they’re put together and this picture emerges. Often these programs are buried within other Programs making them difficult to find.
1.$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
2. $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food Assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
5.$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
6 .$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayer.
9. The illegal aliens cause $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages.
10. Illegal aliens send home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin.
Total $338,300,000,000.00 WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.
Something is wrong, this country has fallen off the tracks somewhere along the line, and it seems our whole society has turned upside down. Washington does not have the stomach for the job, even though it is a simple problem to solve. All they have to do is stop all the freebies, if you are here illegally you get nothing and I mean nothing. Not only will people stop sneaking in to this country once the freebies are gone, but also the ones that are already here, will be running out in record numbers.
What I find ironic, is that Mexico’s immigration laws are stricter then our own, yet the Mexican government complains that our laws are unfair; Here are a few examples of Mexican law.
§ in the country legally;
§ have the means to sustain themselves economically;
§ not destined to be burdens on society;
§ of economic and social benefit to society;
§ of good character and have no criminal records;
§ contributors to the general well-being of the nation;
§ immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
§ foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
§ foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the countries internal politics;
§ foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
§ foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
§ those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.
And that’s not all, the Mexican authorities are allowed to ask for documentation to prove someone is in the country legally.
Now you see why I say that something is wrong with this country.
This is one man’s opinion.
After a very successful first day of the RNC convention, here is the day two schedule:
- 7:00 p.m. Convention convenes
- Call to order
- Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST)
- Pledge of Allegiance by Brigadier General Patrick E. Rea, US Army (Ret.)
- National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown
- Invocation by Ishwar Singh
- Ron Paul Video
- Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)
- Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)
- Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell
- 8:00 p.m. Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)
- Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)
- Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA)
- Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)
- Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)
- 9:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR)
- Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)
- Bush 41, 43 Film
- Remarks by Mike Huckabee
- 10:00 p.m. Remarks by Condoleezza Rice
- Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)
- Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan
- Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios
Fox News contributor Juan Williams took some ribbing from his colleagues Tuesday night after saying Ann Romney looked “like a corporate wife” who hasn’t struggled in her life.
“Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann Romney, on the other hand looked to me like a corporate wife,” Williams said, speaking on a panel after the Republican National Convention’s speeches wrapped for the night. “And you know the stories she told about struggle, eh, it’s hard for me to believe. She’s a very rich woman and I know that and America knows that.”
One great example was seen Tuesday when former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis was welcomed to the Republican National Convention. While his crossover affiliation to the GOP has been a news story it has not been widely covered by the media.
The following is Davis’ speech to the RNC crowd which was really directed to those Independent and Moderate Democrats who are now feeling that the Hope and Change for which they voted in 2008 was not what they expected. The speech was enthusiastically applauded by conventioneers but may appeal to others who haven’t spent this week glued to C-Span live coverage.
This particular video comes via Fox News. You can also share the C-Span clip for those who might better appreciate a more non-biased source: Artur Davis at RNC. It’s less than ten minutes and may convince some to come out and vote Republican in 2012.
Updated: Save for Gov. Nikki Haley, MSNBC Omits Coverage From Minority Speakers at ‘Racist’ RNC Convention
Update/Correction: MSNBC aired South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s speech. Haley is Indian-American. A funny thing happened on race-obsessed MSNBC tonight. The liberal network failed to give viewers coverage of the speakers who happen to be member of racial minorities. As Francesca Chambers, Editor of Red Alert Politics, reported on August 28th:
When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.
MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black. Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech. And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too. Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.
Why is MSNBC trying to exclude conservative Republicans of color in their coverage? Could it be that they are aghast that they’re not on the side of the infallible Barack Obama? Could it be because it cuts against their persistent whine that the GOP is the party of “dog whistle” politics aimed at working-class white voters?
It’s ironic since Daily Beast contributor Michael Tomasky friviously labeled this year’s RNC convention as racist.
Shall we take bets on when Condi Rice’s speech will be interrupted by a Michelin tire commercial?
The Democrat-Media Complex is hard at work.
Twin Cities News Talk radio hosts Bob Davis and Tom Emmer visited the RNC in Tampa Florida Tuesday and spoke with The BlazeEditor-In-Chief Scott Baker. The primary topic of discussion was the battle of grassroots activists vs. the establishment party over the rights of the states to choose their own delegates in the rules committee.
Former Minnesota Gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer explained to Baker what was going on inside the rules committee where it seemed the establishment Republican Party attempted to strip the states of the right to choose their own delegates to be seated, solidifying the power of the party bosses and freezing out the grassroots members like the Tea Party and Ron Paul independents.
It was all “inside baseball” and probably wouldn’t make a difference either way in the nomination of the candidate this year, although it did show a nasty rift within the party where the Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters don’t trust the establishment party and where the establishment appeared to want to strip the states of their power.
Emmer also talked about the decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court determining that the constitutional amendment to require photo ID at the polls will be on the ballot in November for a vote. View an article on Twin Cities News Talk website on the Voter ID decision here.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Attorney General Lori Swanson opposed the ballot initiative and Ritchie changed the name of the ballot initiative contrary of the will of the legislature. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a previous bill passed by the legislature. A constitutional amendment passed through ballot would have the power to bypass any veto. The Supreme Court of Minnesota’s decision basically established that the decision to require Voter ID ultimately will be decided by the voters, not the Secretary of State, Attorney General or any special interest group.
Watch the video of the interview here below.
(Cross-posted from the Americanmillenniumonline.com)
Many different opinions on how this will effect the delegate system within the Republican National Committee. Those who oppose this system see it as a centralization of power within the RNC itself, taking away the power from the grassroots people. These grassroots or citizens that choose the delegates process would be eliminated and put the power at the top, and possible give the President almost veto power of certain delegates, and limit opposition. This possible power grab by those in power who run the RNC, view it as a way to make the process easier.
However, the purpose of the convention process, IS so that the people get to choose their delegates, and ultimately, from that process they would get to choose their president. There was also, a sort of stability in the current process of rules between conventions, with this new rule that was passed today at the convention, it will allow for rules to be changed in between conventions. Below is a letter from Julianne Thompson a Georgia Delegate.
From the Tea Party Patriots Facebook Page:
By: Julianne Thompson – National Delegate, Georgia
Chairman Reince Preibus, members of the Rules Committee, and the entire voting delegation of the 2012 Republican National Convention:
As a National Delegate to the 2012 RNC, I am extremely disappointed that a rule would be passed through committee that essentially strips the grassroots of all of it’s representative power by ridding State Parties of their ability to choose whom they will send as delegates and alternates to represent their State to the Republican National Convention. The rules change would allow the Presidential nominee sweeping new power to override that process and choose their own National Delegates. The rule also allows the RNC (with only a 3/4 vote) the power to amend the party’s rules without a vote by the full Republican National Convention.
The GOP is the political Party of the grassroots. Our national delegates are the boots-on-the-ground that get Republicans elected. We are there for County meetings, State Conventions, National Conventions, and most importantly we spend our time and money canvassing our neighborhoods, going door to door, making phone calls, writing personal endorsement letters, and getting-out-the-vote for Republicans. We are the worker bees, and we are the heart and soul of the Republican Party.
We have always believed that our Party is the one who best represents what it means to be an American…freedom! With your current attempt at this rules change, you are essentially striking the first blow that chips away at that freedom, and you disenfranchise the very people that turned the tide for the GOP in 2010 by returning power in the U.S. House of Representatives to Republicans.
I would like to hope that our nominee is unaware of the skullduggery that occurred with regard to this attempt at shutting out the people that have unified to help him win in November. The audacity of creating a firestorm when there is an opportunity for unity and peace that is needed to win back the Senate and take back the White House is irresponsible and I seriously question the motives of those behind this attempt.
Why the change in rules? That is the million-dollar question, and it is fairly easy to answer. There are still those in place in the GOP and on campaigns that would like to use the delegate and alternate seats as rewards for donating large checks to campaigns and the RNC.
If your desire is to win elections, then I strongly suggest that you engage the grassroots and show respect to those who help put you in power.
During a time that should ring of unity, you have put the GOP at a crossroads. Do you want to win this election and future elections? Now is your opportunity to prove it. Either take it to the floor and let us vote it down, and better yet, pull this insulting attempt to disenfranchise the heart and soul of our Republican Party!
Julianne Thompson, National Delegate for Mitt Romney – Georgia
*** ATTENTION NATIONAL DELEGATES: A minority report was put together, so this change could be brought to the floor and voted-on by the entire delegation. Despite attempts to pressure rules committee members into not signing-on to the report, signatures are still being actively sought, so this report can be brought forward.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR RULES COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES TODAY AND TELL THEM TO OPPOSE THIS CHANGE AND SIGN THE MINORITY REPORT.