MSNBC Somehow Finds a Way to Criticize Romney For Collecting Food and Supplies For Hurricane Victims
Only the leftist hacks at MSNBC could somehow find fault in a person trying to donate time and effort to support the victims of a disastrous hurricane.
In this afternoon’s broadcast of Andrea Mitchell Reports, Mitchell accused Romney of surreptitious campaigning, and asked what are the true intentions of Governor Romney collecting storm supplies after a hurricane. With Chris Cillizza, who writes Washington Post’s The Fix blog, Andrea Mitchell nonsensically noted how donations are the most effective forms of assistance in situations like this because there is no packaging involved. Mitchell revealed herself, yet again, as a liberal hack, and someone who is absent minded when it comes to common sense. There are 7.5 million people without power, and how dare Mitt Romney try to help those in need.
Additionally, Mitchell’s colleague, Martin Bashir, added to this anti-charity narrative on his show this afternoon with “Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Lehigh professor James Peterson [saying], Mayor Reed, so the Red Cross knows what it’s doing. Did he, did you detect perhaps a subtle dig there on Mr. Romney who spent today going against the guidelines established by the Red Cross and holding a campaign rally in Ohio that was dressed up like a charity drive collecting food and other supplies when the Red Cross expressly asked people not to do that?”
NewsBusters colleague Noel Sheppard aptly said, “Imagine that. A presidential candidate who gives millions of dollars a year to charity does a storm relief event in Ohio, and an MSNBC anchor is disgusted by it because the Red Cross would prefer people donating cash.”
Of course, had Romney simply cut a check to the Red Cross you know these same hacks would be piling on him for being too rich, out of touch, and lacking in compassion.
Oddly enough, they weren’t nearly as critical of the President who instead of actually holding a relief effort, was busy trying to convince supporters in hurricane ravaged areas to phone bank for his re-election campaign.
Democrats held a voice vote yesterday in an attempt to get God and Jerusalem back onto their platform. Republicans had roundly ripped President Obama and the Democrats after it was discovered that the language had been omitted in the party’s official platform.
It was a clear attempt to pander to the pro-Israeli vote, after the sudden realization that Americans do actually like their government supporting its closest ally in the Middle East. And it was a clear attempt to reverse an embarrassing situation in which Democrats were revealed as the Godless party.
The voice vote required two-thirds majority to get God and Jerusalem back into the platform, and as you can see by this video it was an epic disaster on the floor of the DNC.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, whose main job is to constantly lie about everything in front of her said, “It was absolutely a two-thirds”. Watch that video again – there is absolutely no way they had a two-thirds majority. CNN’s Anderson Cooper agreed, calling Wasserman-Scultz’ interpretation “an alternate reality”.
“Sad is the only way to describe what happened tonight at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte. It took three roll calls for Kirsten Gillibrand and the Democrats to ram through the obvious, first an acknowledgement that ‘God’ belongs in their party platform and second that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. (They owe) an apology for this profoundly disturbing display.”
Democrat Strategist Paul Begala on CNN: “Beyond awkward. It’s embarrassing. It’s stupid. It’s an unforced error by my party.”
CNN”s John King: “Normally you count your ducks. If you’re going to fix something in an open convention, you count your ducks first. That was embarrassing.”
King would later add this – “This is Keystone Cops”:
“Can you imagine a nation founded on the principles of God is being taken over by a party that despises God, denies God’s existence and wants to stab Israel in the back in order to support the Islamists who would kill the Jews and drive them out of the Middle East?” he asked.
Things are so bad after this fumble that chief Democrat operatives have had to cancel interviews today.
What a joke.
President Obama is a master of putting up smoke and mirrors in an effort to deflect attention away from himself and his record. He’s spent the last four years claiming that every economic problem his administration has faced was George Bush’s fault.
And now, he can’t even run on his own record, having to call Bill Clinton in from the bullpen to try and save his re-election bid.
Former President Bill Clinton is set to play a central part in the Democratic convention, aides said, and will formally place President Obama’s name into nomination by delivering a prime-time speech designed to present a forceful economic argument for why Mr. Obama deserves to win a second term.
The prominent role of Mr. Clinton, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday, signals an effort by the Obama campaign to pull out all the stops to rally Democrats when they gather for their party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C. An even more important audience will be the voters across the country who will see the address carried by television networks.
“There isn’t anybody on the planet who has a greater perspective on not just the last four years, but the last two decades, than Bill Clinton,” David Axelrod, a top strategist to the Obama campaign, said in an interview on Sunday. “He can really articulate the choice that is before people.”
This isn’t a new tactic, as Obama has been invoking the economy under Clinton out on the campaign trail. Jake Tapper reports:
Faced with an stagnating economy and unemployment over 8 percent on his own watch, President Obama on the stump now invokes the economy during the era of former President Bill Clinton.
The president’s invocation of Clinton is part of his pitch to raise taxes on higher income brackets, as did President Clinton in 1993; and as a contrast to his current Republican opponents who seek to extend all the Bush-era tax rates, including those on the top wage-earners, which President Obama opposes.
Essentially, within this construct, President Obama is trying to cast the choice voters face as Bill Clinton versus George W. Bush, with Bill Clinton’s economy as his, and George W. Bush’s economy as Mitt Romney’s. Clinton’s economy saw the creation of tens of millions of jobs, an economic boom and a projected federal budget surplus.
The man has almost four full years under his belt, and he has to hearken back to the ’90s to try and sell his economic policies? If he were a job-seeker, President Obama would have the last four years erased from his resume if possible.
Anyone remember when Obama held a press conference and then immediately left everything to Clinton because he had to go to a Christmas Party?
The President is such an epic disaster that he is afraid to use himself as a selling point.
Obama is afraid of being Obama. And we’re afraid of another four years.
Dick Cheney should apologize – to unmitigated disasters everywhere.
The Hindenburg looks at this administration as a disaster.
From the Daily Caller:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago.He sat in a plush chair throughout the long chat with daughter Liz Cheney and looked decidedly healthier than recent appearances where he has been gaunt and used a cane.Cheney even threw in a couple of political plugs amid much reminiscing at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne on Saturday.He said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is going to do a “whale of a job.” He said it’s never been more important than now to defeat a sitting president and the Republican Party should unite behind Romney.“He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country,” Cheney said of President Barack Obama.
Good to see Cheney still has the heart of a fighter…
Thank goodness, seeing as a recent report shows that the planet hasn’t warmed in 15 years.
From the New York Times via the Times Union:
Insurance commissioners in New York, California, and Washington state will require that companies disclose how they intend to respond to the risks their businesses and customers face from increasingly severe storms and wildfires, rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change, California’s commissioner said Wednesday.
Laughably, they single out the forward-looking skills of the Califronia insurance industry:
California, which has the ninth-largest economy in the world, has led the way on this push to make a traditionally backward-looking industry anticipate and respond to the business liability presented by a changing climate. These new state regulations will focus attention on the insurance industry’s role in mediating the country’s response to climate change.
And to punctuate that point:
“Global warming presents unique risks, and it is vital that our insurance industry adequately account for the impacts of climate change,” Benjamin M. Lawsky, superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services, whose portfolio includes insurers, said in a statement. “We look forward to working with the industry to address these important and growing risks.”
And nothing quite says adequately accounting for the future and forward-thinking than trying to predict the impact of something that hasn’t happened in 15 years – an assessment reported by the East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (yes, Climategate University).
The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.
The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
Way to be on top of things, insurers. While you’re at it, could you please provide detailed reports of a possible outbreak of the Bubonic plague, or the threat of stampeding mastodons? We really need to get on top of that.