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.
Chris Matthews seen leading the jeers.
Via the Daily Caller:
If you ever wanted a glimpse into potentially just how rabidly left-of-center your average MSNBC viewer is, you had an opportunity this morning during the “What have we learned today?” segment on “Morning Joe.”
As the Tuesday broadcast of “Morning Joe” was wrapping up, co-host Mika Brzezinski introduced viewers to 9-year-old Annabelle
“I have Annabelle,” Brzezinski said. “She is nine and a half. She has four brothers so she kind of feels my pain this morning. But Annabelle, who do you think should win the election, Annabelle?”
Annabelle replied, “Mitt Romney,” which was met with a chorus of boos on the show’s live set at Racks Downtown Eatery and Tavern in Boca Raton, Fla.’s Mizner Park.
“Booing a 9-year-old girl?” co-host Willie Geist said. “Clean it up.”
In their defense, feeling threatened intellectually can make people say and do strange things. Isn’t that why Obama has gone on about Big Bird, binders, and bayonets?
A new report indicates that the Obama administration handed over half-a-million dollars to their media partners at MSNBC in 2009.
The funds were part of the taxpayer funded stimulus, and served to run commercials during the Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann shows, meant to recruit young liberals for the President’s failed ‘green jobs’ program.
The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.
The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.
Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.
The administration claims that the decision had nothing to do with politics, but it certainly blurs the line of distinction between the main stream media and government. Is it any wonder Rush refers to it as the “State-run media”?
Liberals Respond to Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day the Only Way They Know How – Bomb Threats and Bullying
When the pictures of long lines and traffic jams started pouring in at Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the nation, you could feel something big happening.
Apparently, it was record-setting big.
This is really a typical liberal.
First, he’s sooooooo self-righteous.
Second, he wants something for nothing.
Third, adds nothing to the debate except a string of personal attacks.
Police and fire crews closed down the Chick-fil-A on Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg for nearly three hours following a bomb threat that was called in just before 1 p.m. today.
The caller mentioned that a “device” had been placed within the restaurant. The building was evacuated, but was deemed safe at about 3:45 p.m. after no bomb or any other type of device was discovered.
According to a release from police, the location of the call was traced and the investigation is following up on leads about the male caller.
The fast-food chain has come under fire recently for comments made by its president, Dan Cathy, to the Baptist Press. According to an Associated Press report, today has been declared “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” by supporters of traditional marriage. However, it is unknown at this time if the threat against the local restaurant is related.
If they can’t shut down your right to free speech and the right to express an opposing view point through boycotts, the left will always turn to more menacing threats. Harassment or bomb threats.
So tolerant. So progressive.
Update: Reader RalphyBoy pointed out that the ‘free water’ freedom fighter in the video above pulled his clip from YouTube. Fortunately, others had grabbed it before he could erase it from the internet. The clip can still be viewed above.
Recently, a liberal group known as the Voter Participation Center has been mailing out voter registration forms to Democrat-leaning groups. The forms have key information already filled in, but the recipients aren’t exactly the type of individual you’d expect to find at the ballot.
The voter registration form arrived in the mail last month with some key information already filled in: Rosie Charlston’s name was complete, as was her Seattle address.
Problem is, Rosie was a black lab who died in 1998.
A group called the Voter Participation Center has touted the distribution of some 5 million registration forms in recent weeks, targeting Democratic-leaning voting blocs such as unmarried women, blacks, Latinos and young adults.
But residents and election administrators around the country also have reported a series of bizarre and questionable mailings addressed to animals, dead people, noncitizens and people already registered to vote.
So a liberal organization is trying to get certain voting blocs out to the polls – dogs, dead people, dead dogs, illegal aliens, etc. Or, more accurately, staunch Democrats.
Here’s the unintentionally funny gem in the story. Liberals have long been opposed to voter ID laws, citing them as racist. But election officials in this story aren’t worried about the pre-filled registration cards being submitted illegally, and here’s why…
Several election officials said they believed the voter registration systems were secure enough to catch people who might improperly submit the misdirected documents, since registrants typically have to furnish ID and election managers use databases – such as death records – to see if someone should be disallowed.
If liberals are correct in saying that requesting voter ID is considered racist, but the only way to prevent fraudulent voting activity is through voter ID, then there is only one conclusion to be drawn here.
Liberals believe that only blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities would break the law by voting illegally.
Now that is truly racist…
Caught your attention with that headline, right? But, why?
Because of it’s undeniable and blatantly racist connotation.
Problem is … That’s not an actual headline. Nor is it an actual news story. But this is…
Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like
Bet your ass if that headline read the way the original does, it would be national news.
The message is delivered via video produced by a liberal group headed by an ex-Media Matters executive, and includes such gems as – Romney is so white, he makes Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel … or something.
As is typical, the message hides behind the facade of being a ‘satire’ or comedy. And they will get away with it.
In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matters executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.”
The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to NAACP in Houston on Wednesday.”
The lead “advisor” in the video is described as the brainchild of the 1988 Willie Horton ads and the 2004 swift boat campaign. He states bluntly that “blacks don’t like us and we’re about to give a speech to a whole lot of them.”
Here’s the video…
Satire or not, this video is meant to plant the thought that Romney is your typical rich, white guy who can’t relate to the average African-American.
Now imagine a Tea Party group trying to produce a rebuttal to this and see how it would be reported. Would they be able to call it satire? Or comedy?
Or would they be branded racists?
Allen West, once again showing that he fears nothing in his quest to deliver truthful commentary on the state of today’s liberal Democratic party, ripped into the left’s perpetual use of the race card and stated that ‘true racism’ lies with white liberals.
West was responding to an article in the Los Angeles Times that ripped into Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus for not condemning past comments from the Congressman from Florida. The Times piece showed their true colors by referring to West as a “gaffe-ster” and a “clown prince” of outrageousness.
Apparently, the author would have preferred that Priebus refer to West in the same terms.
West’s response, in an interview with Mike Huckabee, was laced with typical verbal beatings for the left (h/t Right Scoop):
I really feel that it is demeaning to me to think that I need some individual to justify me and my existence. Look, I went through 22 years being in the military, I rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel, I have a bachelor and 2 masters degrees.
And for these white liberals to believe they can have this condescending manner toward black conservatives that we need to have approval from our quote unquote, I guess “masters”, for us to be able to speak – see that’s where the true racism really lies governor is with the white liberals who don’t want to see someone such as myself that broke away from their dependency class and is out here and able to possibly contend against them with the policies that they are promoting that’s destroying the black community.
I know I’m their #1 target and it just emboldens me to speak out even stronger. And the heck with them if they think someone else needs to approve of me and what I stand for.
Ah, the unhinged left at it’s finest. They absolutely have to be beside themselves after Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin last night. This person took the loss particularly hard, taking out their anger on … Tom Barrett?
From the National Review (h/t Jim):
Those warm, loving, kind-hardest leftists will turn on you so fast: last night an enraged supporter of Tom Barrett slapped him for conceding the race.
I don’t recall – no pun intended – this sort of thing ever happening on an Election Night before.
I wonder how Democrats feel about having a grassroots base that is, in part, psychotic to the point of physical violence upon their own candidates for acknowledging reality. At the time, Barrett trailed by about 10 percentage points or 200,000 votes; as of this morning, Walker won by 7 percentage points, or roughly 173,000 votes.
And here’s the video violence…
Allen West recently held a townhall meeting at the Mae Volen senior center in Boca Raton. Despite the seemingly peaceful setting, a few overzealous protesters repeatedly attacked the Florida congressman during the audience question period. And the liberals, as they often do, crossed the line (video below).
Things seemed to be relatively under control. Some of the protesters were escorted out of the meeting before its completion due to their behavior, while others stuck around to harass the Congressman afterward.
One woman started arguing her point for gay marriage – perfectly fine in and of itself – but her delivery was a might bit crass, prompting security to step in. Rather than accepting the point that the crowd was approaching uncalled-for obnoxious levels, the progressives began referring to the security team as stormtroopers and accusing them of “Gestapo-like” behavior.
At some point, West is surrounded by what he calls his “liberal groupies”, but vows that “I’m going to stand right here.” That’s when they begin to press on even further.
As Doug Ross reports, some of the World War II vets in attendance try to stand up for West as the protesters continue pressing and trying to hurl insults his way.
Instead of honoring their service, the liberals go after these heroes, to the point of putting hands on one while dropping the f-bomb on him.
Because that’s the way liberals roll, don’t ya know?
This image (courtesy of Ross) shows a bit of the scuffle…
Leftists staying classy as usual…
During a speech in San Diego on Memorial Day, Senator John McCain was interrupted by a heckler wearing a POW-MIA shirt. The event was hosted by the Romney camp, seemingly making McCain’s main crime the fact that he is Republican.
McCain ends up calling him a jerk during the video (seen below), which had to take an extraordinary amount of restraint.
Liberals are rarely aware of the situation in which they protest, so a bit of a primer on why attacking McCain on Memorial Day is especially heinous – McCain spent over five-and-a-half years as a POW in North Vietnam. His stint included minimal medical care for a fractured leg and two broken arms, and McCain was repeatedly subjected to torture and brutality.
Whatever issues of contention one might have with McCain, he remains an American war hero of epic proportions. Hero is a term the left has trouble understanding. They are no longer comfortable referring to veterans and soldiers as heroes, hence the lack of respect when it comes to Memorial Day speeches.