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SuperPac Anti-Romney Ad SO Bad Even MSNBC Condemns It!

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This morning on The Morning Joe, even Mika Brzeznski called out the White House for lying about knowledge of the Priorities USA ad, which implies Joe Soptic’s wife’s death was due to Mitt Romney closing GST Steel.

Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s campaign manager, denied knowing anything about Mr. Soptic’s story even though she hosted a press conference call with him three months ago.

The ad has been proven to be materially false. Mitt Romney was not in charge of Bain Capital when GST Steel closed. Prior to it’s closure Mr. Soptic was offered a buyout, which he declined. His wife had health insurance for two years after it’s closure and her death was six years after the plant closed! Notice in the MSNBC segment that Mr. Soptic is wearing the same shirt in both an Obama administration ad and the Priorities USA ad. This seems to beg the question, were the ads shot on the same day?

It is illegal for a campaign to coordinate with a SuperPac on message or advertising.

It’s obvious from their demeanor that they are loath to do it, but kudos to MSNBC and the Morning Joe for doing the right thing!

MSNBC’s ‘The Cycle’ Spins Mandatory Voting As Good For America

Krystal Ball of MSNBC's The Cycle

Krystal Ball of MSNBC’s The Cycle

The day before the Supreme Court ruled ObamaCare’s individual mandate constitutional — as a tax, not as an exercise of the commerce clause — the mostly-liberal panel at the brand-new 3 p.m. program The Cycle explored the question of what, in the view of the panelists, that government should consider making Americans do against their will.

For her part, panelist Krystal Ball insisted that America should be more like Australia, which forces its citizens to vote in it federal elections or else to pay a fine. Unsurprisingly, Ball’s fellow liberal panelists Toure Neblett, and Steve Kornacki were sympathetic to the proposal, with only conservative panelist S.E. Cupp denouncing it as antithetical to the notion of political liberty.

Ball, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2010 in a safely Republican district,  stated that such a measure would mitigate the influence of money in politics and lead to a more “representative democracy.”  Furthermore, Ball stated that the absence of money in our elections would decrease grassroots operations aimed at suppressing the vote.

Salon.com’s Steve Kornacki agreed stating that it will lessen the nasty side of campaigning which seeks to turn out voters who are favorable to your side while discouraging voters favorable to your opponent. Toure, the inimitable 9/11 truther, also agreed and said that Election Day should be a national holiday and that voter registration should be mandatory as well.

Cupp was the only voice of reason stating that apathy isn’t nor should be a crime. Conservative columnist  Jonah Goldberg agreed. In response to former Obama budget director Peter Orszag, who holds the same position, Goldberg wrote in the National Review on June 27 that:

One of the chief benefits of coerced voting, according to Orszag, is that it increases participation. Well, yes, and kidnapping drunks in pubs increased the ranks of the British navy, but it didn’t turn the conscripted sailors into patriots.

There was also an inane notion that a lottery and cash prize for people to incentivize them to vote was a free market initiative.

Goldberg slams this and the utopian mindset that this mandatory voter participation would create a more “representative democracy.”  In fact, as Goldberg states, “… fining people, say $15, if they don’t vote and using the proceeds to set up a lottery to bribe reluctant voters. If the old line that lotteries are taxes on stupid people is correct, then the upshot of this proposal is that the cure to what ails democracy is an influx of large numbers of stupid voters.”

Sorry Krystal, but incentivizing people to vote with the carrot of a lottery and the stick of a fine doesn’t make it a free-market initiative, because free markets by definition are marked by freely-contracted exchange, not government coercion and subsidy.

 

Married to the Game June 23rd Episode

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Tonight, on Married to the Game, Ai Politics will discuss:
-That bus monitor lady with a half a million dollars in donations.

-The ridiculous bias at MSNBC

-Obama’s Gift Registry is the new “free lunch”.

-Questions we SHOULD be asking about Obamacare.

-Feel free to call in and tell us what’s been grinding your gears this week and/or who you think should win the “Veepstakes”.

!!!!!CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!!!!!

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Slams MSNBC’s Sneaky Editing of Romney

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Two separate Fox News anchors on Wednesday took NBC and MSNBC to task for liberal media bias and outright deception. Bill O’Reilly slammed the egregious actions of Andrea Mitchell and her selective editing of Republican Mitt Romney.

O’Reilly played MSNBC’s version of Romney mentioning the fast food outlet Wawa and the one that conforms to reality. The host mocked the liberal cable outlet for “doctoring” the tape. Video of both can be found below:

 ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC HOST: Maybe this was Mitt Romney’s supermarket scanner moment. But I get the feeling, take a look at this that Mitt Romney has not been in too many Wa-was on the roadside of Pennsylvania.

MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I was at Wa-wa’s. I went in to order a sandwich. You press a little — a touch tone key pad, or I did to touch that and you know this sandwich you press, this touch this, touch this. Go pay the cashier there is your sandwich. It’s amazing.

MITCHELL: It’s amazing.

What’s amazing, as O’Reilly stated, is “that [the] tape was edited by Ms. Mitchell’s staff. Mitt Romney’s point was much larger. About how the private sector, Wa-wa, operates as opposed to how the government does things.”  What was cut was Romney’s statement about “people in the private sector learned how to compete. It’s time to bring some competition to the federal government and to get it smaller and ever respondent the customers which are you.”

Guest Lanny Davis, a former top aide to Bill Clinton, stated that Mitchell was probably “unaware”of the cuts.”  However, this pales in comparison to the hyperbole from another NBC anchor, Melissa Harris-Perry, who basically stated that Americans are racist for fighting the war on terror.

In her own words, Perry insisted “what America typically needs emerge and that is racial enemy. Americans in part identify who we are and who deserves what through our notions of whiteness and of the racial enemies that are the non-whites. And in his moment the new racial enemy became not so much Reagan’s welfare queen who was imaginary but instead, this imagined other, that is somehow Muslim or Arab or Sikh or something else.”

She continued this inane liberal study group by saying “we became willing to stomach a kind of horrific racial violence in the name of national security. It’s something that we have been willing to stomach as a people over and over again in our history.”

However, with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, there seems to be little attention given paid to the event at NBC.

As Fox News’ Bret Baier astutely noted, “NBC Nightly News is playing some serious catch-up, because the network news show has only mentioned the failed gun tracking program “Fast and Furious” once for a few seconds since the scandal broke last year. Keep in mind, Attorney General Holder has testified before Congress no less than nine times.”

An Attorney General of the United States is about to be held in contempt of Congress and NBC is just finding this out now?  It is ironic when the most vilified news network in the country by the political left, also happens to be the only ones doing their job concerning reporting the state of governmental affairs.  However, I guess NBC is so good, they can’t be possibly biased.

Florida Voter Purge Removes More Republicans, Ends Liberal Racism Narrative

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Sarah Rumpf posted yesterday about the Florida voter purge with an interesting spin.  MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, another bloviated ignoramus, commented on the event asking “Why is the Sunshine State in the midst of a purge that even Josef Stalin would admire?”  As Ken Shepherd of Newsbusters noted, “the purge,” by the way, is one admitted by a Democratic official in Broward County, Florida, to be “very, very microscopic” in nature.” However,” Bashir and company ran with a Miami Herald story that spotlighted a 91-year-old World War II veteran who was sent a letter by Broward County (Fla.) officials that questioned whether he was eligible to vote. Bill Internicola, who was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery in battle, “one of many innocent victims in Gov. Rick Scott’s purge meant to reduce voter rolls in advance of November elections, Bashir insisted.”

Yet, ” a review of the Herald article itself makes abundantly clear the “purge” is anything but. Only 2600 notices were sent to voters who were believed to be noncitizens erroneously on the voter rolls. That amounts to a puny 0.023 percent of the state’s 11,323,464 currently-registered voters (see Florida Division of Elections website here).

Furthermore, according to the Orlando Sentinel:

Of the first 107 names reported purged by the state’s 67 county election supervisors through late last week, a Political Pulse analysis was able to identify 94 from voter registration rolls. Of those, 33 were Republicans and 32 were Democrats. Another 25 were officially “no party affiliation” and the remaining four were of other or of unknown party affiliation.

…The purge took out 41 white, non-Hispanic voters, 33 Hispanic voters and eight black, non-Hispanic voters, with the rest being either other races, or unknown. It also took out 55 men and 36 women, with the rest not identifying a gender.

As Rumpf noted, So…let me get this straight.

The evil, racist voter purge actually ended up dropping more Republicans than Democrats? More white men than minorities?

I agree. It’s very interesting.

(H/T Sarah Rumpf)

MSNBC Edits Video to Mock Romney

Oh MSNBC...

Oh MSNBC…

So MSNBC, a proud member of the dead tree media, decided to deceptively edit a video of Mitt Romney on the campaign trail to make him look out of touch.  As SooperMexican posted today, “In actuality, Mitt was contrasting the ridiculous over-regulation of the public sector, with the efficiency of the private sector, and used the electronic ordering system at WAWAs as an example.”

Unexpurgated Video:

 “By the way, where do you get your hoagies here, do you get them at WAWAs?… Well I want to a place today called WAWAs, have you ever been to WAWAs? I know some people haven’t…. We went to WAWAs and it was instructive to me,because I saw the difference between the private sector and the governmental sector. People who work in government are good people and I respect what they do, but you see, the challenge with government is that it doesn’t have competition.”

“So we find ways to do things better or we lose jobs to each other.”

He goes into a story about how an optometrist has to send in 33 pages of pages. The Atlantic described it as:

Romney on the stump, at a historic iron furnace in Cornwall, near Lebanon, using the hoagie-ordering experience at the WaWa as a parable for what’s right and wrong in America. (Wrong: a doctor told him that he had to fill out a 33-page change-of-address form, several times, to get the post office to send his mail — including reimbursement checks — to his new location. That is what happens with government-run organizations where you have “no competition.” Right: at WaWa, great hoagies. Also, very efficient touch-pad ordering system. This is what you get with competition.)

Mitt continues in the video at about 2:45:

“And then I was at a WAWAs and ordered a sandwich… you have a touchtone keypad, and you touch that, touch this, go pay the cashier, there’s your sandwich. It’s amazing!”

“People in the private sector have learned to compete and it’s time to bring some competition to the Federal Government and to get it smaller, and have them respond to the customers, which are YOU!!” (part cut from MSNBC )

It was at this point that MSNBC decided to cut the video to make Romney look like he was from Mars.

(H/T SooperMexican!)

Here is what MSNBC disseminated to their audience..

 

Alex Wagner and Co. Wrong About Bush Record

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The panel on NOW with Alex Wagner reverted back to the same bash Bush tactics the Obama administration, and that of the Democratic Party, have used to provide a buffer between the president and the criticism throughout this anemic recovery.  It’s been three years and Obama’s big government policies have only exacerbated our economic woes.  He has added trillions more to the debt, failed to reduce unemployment, and failed to curb our annual deficits.  Yet, in the panel discussion on June 8, 2o12, they touted Obama as having positive signs of economic growth, while Romney’s plan is “bushier than Bush’s” plan that got us into this mess.

The person who made these fatuous claims on the NOW panel was Princeton University Professor Justin Wolfers who stated “what we’re going to see—we’re going to see Romney talking about levels. So he’s going to talk about the level of the economy. The level of the unemployment rate. It’s at 8.2%. That is a bad economy. It’s a slump. We’re going to see on the other side, Democrats talking about changes. The unemployment rate is down two percentage points. And so every single talking point between now and November  I guarantee you  you’ll hear levels, changes, levels, changes.”  Where it gets hazy is when Wolfers claims that “the good news for Democrats is if you look at political science literature ,trying to predict election winners, changes predict who wins elections.  So the fact that he’s [Obama] brought the unemployment rate down, the fact the stock market is rising, the fact that employment growth is positive, all very strongly positive for the president.”

The stock market is rising, but as we’ve all learned, a high index on the Dow Jones does not translate into economic stability or signs of a recovery.  Hence, the correlation between the market and the unemployment rate.  Unemployment, until last August, was over 9% for 26 months.  It’s been over 8% for over 38 months. In addition, Mr. Wolfers seemed to have forgotten the fact that no American president, except FDR, has been re-elected with an unemployment rate above 7.2%.

Catherine Crier tried to create the dichotomy between the Obama and Bush economies by stating “in a dead economy–in a dead economy Obama has, I hate to say it the president has created jobs, as we avoid congress, but more jobs created—3 ½ plus million in the three years, than in the entire Bush Administration. Quoting in the Wall Street Journal the lowest ra—we dropped taxes, we cut taxes– Everybody’s doing great. No. Job creation went down the toilet–The housing crisis–go through all this and yet Republicans are proposing the same economic platform that got us into this mess. I’m not hearing the Democrats make that argument.”

Well, the reason the Republicans want this platform is because it worked. The Bush economy, via tax cuts,spurred 50 months of uninterrupted economic growth and created 8.1 million jobs.  In fact:

The CBO incorrectly calculated that the post-March 2003 tax cuts would lower 2006 revenues by $75 billion. Revenues for 2006 came in $47 billion above the pre-tax cut baseline. Here’s what else happened after the 2003 tax cuts lowered the rates on income, capital gains and dividend taxes: GDP grew at an annual rate of just 1.7% in the six quarters before the 2003 tax cuts. In the six quarters following the tax cuts, the growth rate was 4.1%.The S&P 500 dropped 18% in the six quarters before the 2003 tax cuts but increased by 32% over the next six quarters. The economy lost 267,000 jobs in the six quarters before the 2003 tax cuts. In the next six quarters, it added 307,000 jobs, followed by 5 million jobs in the next seven quarters.

Perhaps that’s why Democrats, leaving ineptitude out of the equation, are not making the argument against the “platform” that grew the economy. However, liberals remain unfazed.  Wolfers actually stated that  “I think on the economic side what he [Obama] needs to do is force Romney to actually define a plan. And right now if you actually read Romney’s documents, it really is like bush, but bushier.”  Therefore, Romney’s economic plan is the blueprint for destruction and the left should tie that in with the Bush record and run on it.  After all, according  Joshua Green of Bloomberg Business Week, the plan has “fewer details how it will be paid for and what he’s going to actually cut, which is he politically difficult thing to have to do.”  Professor Wolfers wholeheartedly agreed that “absolutely run against the Bush record. And the Bush record, was really a dreadful record to the economy. Average jobs growth under Bush. 11,000 a month. We’re talking about a slowing economy right now when we got 69,000 and call it disappointing today so.

So, the bar on economic growth has been lowered dramatically in the disappointing, some would say disastrous, performance of this president.  To change the narrative, it appears some on the left are trying to spin job creation that doesn’t keep up with population growth as a net positive for Obama.

Sen. Barbara Boxer Pivots on Trial Lawyers

In my last post about Sen. Boxer and the rest of the Democratic Caucus I forgot to mentioned her shameful trial lawyers pivot in her interview with Chuck Todd yesterday morning.  In their exchange, Todd touched upon this point when the Senate Democrats failed to pass the bill stating “oh trial lawyers” you know they—they the boogeyman– trial lawyers is always a favorite boogeyman of the right. Oh trial lawyers will take advantage of this loophole and it will just be a bunch of money for them and hold back businesses.  Did you guys need to put a better way of how you would implement this law?”

 

Boxer responded in kind stating  Chuck, “if that was the case we would never pass a civil rights law. We would never pass any laws protecting people and protecting consumers. You have to see that when the Republicans bring up trial lawyers, it’s a way to distract from the fact that they’re doing the bidding of the wealthiest few, who are employers, who just want to pocket that money.”

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In actual fact, trial lawyers are the biggest contributors to the Democratic Party and to say they don’t want anything in return is gross naïveté.  Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon wrote today, June,7, 2012, that:

In 2008, lawyers and law firms donated more than $230 million to federal political candidates and committees, 76 percent of which went to Democrats.

The industry gave $43.2 million to President Obama in 2008 and was his top source of campaign donations, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The industry is also the number one source of political donations for 48 of the 53 members of the Senate Democratic caucus over the course of their careers. In total, lawyers and law firms have contributed more than $132 million to Senate Democrats—all of whom supported the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), Ben Nelson (D., Neb.), Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.), Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.), and Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) are the only Democratic caucus members for whom lawyers are not the top source of political donations. Lawyers are the second-highest contributors to all of those senators except for Sanders.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), who has been one of the most aggressive critics of Republican opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, has received more than $5.4 million from lawyers and law firms over the course of her career. A number of those firms specialize in the very sort of lucrative class action lawsuits likely to proliferate under the measure.

Yeah…this move isn’t political in the slightest.

(h/t Washington Free Beacon/Andrew Stiles/ Kyle Becker)

MSNBC’s Ed Shultz: Walker could be indicted

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Within minutes of every major news agency calling the Wisconsin recall election for Gov. Walker, MSNBC put their village idiot and resident union worshiper on the screen to give hope to hopeless progressives. Ed first plants the idea that money won the election because of a large in-flux of out-of-state money (no, I don’t think he means all that out-of-state union money.. or the money from the DNC.. ). He then goes on to say that Gov. Walker might be indicted in the next few days. Wow..

Ai Politics, Kira Davis And Alex Kauffman Discuss The Trayvon Martin Case

In this virtual round table discussion, ConservativeDailyNews.com’s Kira Davis and Alex Kauffman call into Ai Politics’s weekend show (Married To The Game) and talk about the Trayvon Martin case.

All three commenters agree that the tragic story of Trayvon Martin’s death is high on emotion and short on facts.  There are many things that America’s news media seemed to get wrong when it came to informing our public.  As of the time this conversation was recorded, there had been rallies and riots and even rewards for the capture of George Zimmerman, but there were still very few facts, and many questions had gone unanswered.

Kira, Ai, and Alex talk about the media’s shortcomings, the senselessness of the the tragedy, and the opportunism of people who have been involved in controlling the conversation.  Listen to this compelling trialogue as three of CDN’s contributors discuss one of the most polarizing and tragic issues facing us right now.

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Mexican Bandits Rob Cruise Ship Tourists

On Thursday, 22 tourists on a Carnival Splendor cruise were robbed at gunpoint in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In what had to be a preplanned robbery that may have used public information about the itinerary of the trip, as the hooded gunmen intercepted the passengers while they were on a bus returning to the ship from a field hike. No one was injured and the bandits made off with the passengers valuables, including cameras, cash, assorted electronic devices, jewelry and anything else of value that the passengers may have had on their person at the time.

The Carnival Cruise line has pledged to reimburse the victims and has suspended this particular “tour.” The Mexican tourism industry had already been hard hit by the constant violence, extremely high murder rate, and overall lawlessness that plagues Mexico, with the U.S. State Dept. going so far as to issue a  travel advisory  for any Americans thinking of going to Mexico earlier this month.

MSNBC, in an act of utter malfeasance and complete denial of truth, parroted an announcement from Latitude Intl, the public relations firm representing the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, as they tried to downplay this dangerous incident as “very rare.”

On Saturday, Latitude Intl, the public relations firm representing the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, called Thursday’s robbery an “extremely rare incident.” A statement on Latitude’s Facebook page said, “minutes after we learned of the incident representatives from the local and state government, tourism leaders and tour operators [moved] to provide assistance to those involved and police and the district’s attorney office started their investigation.”

Yes, the violence and utter lawlessness in Mexico is so “rare” that even the politically correct political operatives in the U.S. State department have issued a warning about traveling to Mexico. After reviewing the State Department’s CYA  announcement telling Americans about the dangers of being robbed or killed when traveling in Mexico today, the politically correct puppets follow the lead of MSNBC… in saying no it’s not really dangerous to travel to Mexico these days:  ( emphasis added)

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day.  The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors and residents based on their nationality.  Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes.

The above paragraph from the U.S. State department pretty much sums up this travesty. While warning Americans about the dangers of traveling to Mexico today, those same politically correct incompetents try to tell Americans that the Mexican drug cartels and assorted criminal Mexican Banditos do not target tourists. 

Try telling that irresponsible fairy tale to the people who just got robbed at gunpoint, while on a Cruise tour bus… while in Mexico.

 

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