Patronizing Democrats – Susan Rice Only Being Criticized Because She’s Black

November 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm (Benghazi, Congressional Black Caucus, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Libya, Lindsey Graham, Marcia Fudge, Minority, Ohio, Race Card, Republican, Susan Rice, United Nations, Women)

It remains a mystery in my eyes, how liberals and Democrats fail to recognize that by constantly playing the race card in every possible scenario, it ends up being patronizing to the minority group that they are actually trying to defend.

Case in point – voter ID.  Liberals would have you believe that getting a free photo identification from the local DMV, and making it necessary to vote in elections, would suppress the minority vote.  Now, the only way you can possibly believe that statement is true, is if in your own little head, you actually believe that those minority groups are too incompetent to attain the proper identification necessary to vote.  It’s the only way that statement rings true.

And now we have this…

Via Gateway Pundit:

Representative Marcia L. Fudge the next Chair of the 43-member Congressional Black Caucus released a statement today defending Ambassador Susan Rice.
Twelve liberal Democratic women in the House embarrassed themselves today by defending dunce Susan Rice over her bizarre Libya comments.
They said Rice was being attacked because she’s black.
ABC News reported:
A dozen female members of the House staunchly defended U.N. ambassador Susan Rice against Republican criticism over her remarks on the deadly Sept. 11 Libya attack, suggesting the GOP lawmakers’ comments were racist and sexist.
“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.
Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham earlier this week called Rice untrustworthy and unqualified to be the nation’s top diplomat if President Barack Obama chooses her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The two vowed to block any Senate confirmation if she is nominated.

First off, Rice’s actions amount to one of two things.  She either knowingly lied about what had happened in Benghazi, or she was used as a puppet by the administration to feed the public their talking points.  If she lied, then she is unfit to serve in her current post, let alone as a replacement for Hillary Clinton.  If she was used to promote the administration’s lies, then they have also denigrated this African-American woman by using her as a tool rather than letting her do her job.

Second, to come to the conclusion that Rice is being attacked because she is a black woman, is to view her with a condescending level of tunnel vision.  The very people that are criticizing her are doing so because they view her as Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations.  The people that are defending her do not look at her in the same manner.  Instead they patronizingly view her as a poor defenseless black woman incapable of standing up to her critics or defending her position.

When Susan Rice attained the tremendous heights that she has throughout her career, do you think she’d rather have been viewed as a successful overall individual, or do you think she’d prefer to be viewed as the career product of being a poor black woman?

There couldn’t be anything less racial about the entire Benghazi cover up.  And yet Democrats feel they still have to play that card.  The left consistently turns race into a political ploy.  If you’re a minority, don’t you feel a little bit embarrassed every time they do it?

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Romney Earned Zero Votes in 59 Philly and 9 Cleveland Voting Districts

November 13, 2012 at 8:58 am (Cleveland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Racism, Voter Fraud)

That’s simply unprecedented voting wizardry right there – nothing to do with voter fraud.

Via Philly.com:

It’s one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.

These are the kind of numbers that send Republicans into paroxysms of voter-fraud angst, but such results may not be so startling after all.

“We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic,” said Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University. “It’s kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia.”

Still, was there not one contrarian voter in those 59 divisions, where unofficial vote tallies have President Obama outscoring Romney by a combined 19,605 to 0?

 

Weasel Zippers adds this graphic from Cleveland precincts:

It’s either voter fraud or flat-out racism that drove these votes, no?

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Businessman Responds to Obama’s Re-Election By Reading Prayer, Laying Off Employees

November 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm (Coal, Economy, Jobs, Layoffs, Murray Energy, Obamacare, Ohio, President Obama, Robert E. Murray)

Sad… but you were warned Ohio.

Via the Washington Post:

For the chairman and chief executive of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal company, the reelection of President Obama was no cause for celebration. It was a time for prayer – and layoffs.

Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking: “Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build.”

On Wednesday, Murray also laid off 54 people at American Coal, one of his subsidiary companies, and 102 at Utah American Energy, blaming a “war on coal” by the administration of President Barack Obama.”

Sadly, there has been a major wave of layoffs in the short time since the President was re-elected to another four years of destroying the economy.  We covered several of them that will come at the hands of Obamacare here at FreedomWorks.  The Blaze has even more listed.

More specifically in line with this post however, we also warned voters in states that rely heavily on the coal industry prior to the election.  Here’s what we wrote:

Obama’s EPA Set to Crush Coal Country 

Lurking quietly in the shadows, behind a wall of political rhetoric and campaign season hype, is a post-election surprise that could ring the death knell for the coal industry, killing massive amounts of jobs in states such as Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  

Reports are beginning to surface that the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to implement a slew of anti-coal regulations after the election, which will result in the elimination of nearly 900,000 jobs annually.

All of this of course has been carefully calculated for political reasons.  

Do the American people, and even more so, the voters in coal dependent states such as Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, recognize that they deserve more from a President?

Tomorrow will tell.

The next day told alright… and immediately the coal industry in Ohio is feeling the effects.  America apparently didn’t want more from a President.

And now real lives, real jobs, and real people are paying the price.

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Republican Internal Polling Has Romney Up in Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Tied in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

November 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm (2012 Election, Dick Morris, Iowa, Mitt Romney, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Polls, Republican, Wisconsin)

If these figures are correct, Romney will almost certainly become the 45th President of the United States…

Via the Daily Mail:

Mitt Romney is ahead by a single percentage point in Ohio, according to internal polling data provided to MailOnline by a Republican party source.

Internal campaign polling completed last night by campaign pollster Neil Newhouse has Romney three points up in New Hampshire, two points up in Iowa and dead level in Wisconsin and – most startlingly – Pennsylvania.

If the Romney campaign’s internal numbers are correct – and nearly all independent pollsters have come up with a picture much more favourable for Obama – then the former Massachusetts governor will almost certainly be elected 45th U.S. President.

Then there’s these headlines on Drudge:

It’s going to be a stressful day tomorrow for most of us.  But not in the mind of Dick Morris, who is predicting a Romney landslide.

Via Gateway Pundit:

Dick Morris doubled-down today telling Megyn Kelly on America Live there is a 90% chance Mitt Romney will win tomorrow and a 60% chance it will be a landslide.

Only time will tell, but I tend to lean towards Morris’ and George Will’s thinking.  Romney wins going away.

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Video: Joe Biden Still Thinks Clinton is President

November 5, 2012 at 8:33 am (Joe Biden, Ohio, President Clinton, Vice President)

When he doesn’t know what state he’s in, or what century for that matter, vice-President Joe Biden is apparently busy trying to figure out what administration he works…

Joe, what will we ever do without you?

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MSNBC Somehow Finds a Way to Criticize Romney For Collecting Food and Supplies For Hurricane Victims

October 31, 2012 at 7:00 am (2012 Election, Andrea Mitchell, Chris Cillizza, Disaster, Donations, Hurricane Sandy, Liberals, Martin Bashir, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Ohio, President Obama, Red Cross)

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.

Via NewsBusters:

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.

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Romney Takes First Lead in Ohio Poll

October 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm (2012 Election, Ohio, Polls, President Obama, Rasmussen)

The momentum remains firmly in the Romney camp as election day draws ever closer.  Apparently, Obama beat Mitt so badly in those last two debates, that he still can’t stop the bleeding at the polls.

Now, for the first time, Romney has taken the lead in the Presidential race in Ohio.

Via Rasmussen (h/t Jim):

The race for Ohio’s Electoral College votes remains very close, but now Mitt Romney now has a two-point advantage.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 50% support to President Obama’s 48%. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate, while another one percent (1%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Ohio remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Based on the current projections, Romney would have to win Wisconsin if he loses Ohio in order to move into the White House.

The candidates have been locked in a very tight battle in Ohio since August. A week ago, Romney and Obama were tied in the Buckeye State with 48% support each. This is the first time Romney has taken even a modest lead in the race.

While a modest disparity, all indicators are pointing toward Romney’s momentum carrying all the way up until election day.

Mitt-mentum baby!

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Joe Biden Tells Ohio Supporters About "All the Ads Here In IOWA"

October 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm (2012 Election, Campaign Ads, Iowa, Joe Biden, Ohio, Vice President)

And the Vice-President of the United States strikes again, unaware of what state he is in.

A few months ago, Joe Biden was telling the city of Danville, Virginia that they could lead the Democrats to victory in North Carolina.

Now, while campaigning in Ohio, he tells a crowd about all of the campaign ads being run “here in Iowa”.

Hilarious, we know.

Maybe he was confused after his boss called it Oihi.

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Report: Obama’s Lead Over Romney Disappearing in Every Key Swing State

October 11, 2012 at 7:55 am (2012 Election, Florida, Mitt Romney, Ohio, President Obama, Swing States, Virginia)

Don’t doubt me people.

Via the Business Insider:

Just one week after his disastrous performance in the first presidential debate, President Barack Obama has lost his advantage across the electoral map, according to a new crop of swing state polls released Thursday morning. 

First, a round of new round of NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls show Romney making gains in Virginia, Florida, and Ohio — the three largest battlegrounds in play this cycle.

In Virginia, the Republican presidential candidate now edged out his opponent, 48 percent to 47 percent, reversing Obama’s advantage in last week’s poll. He also gained seven points among independent voters in the state, and now leads Obama 50 percent to 42 percent with that group. 

Another NBC/WSJ/Marist poll shows Romney gaining two points in Ohio, narrowing Obama’s lead to a 51-45 margin in the key battleground state where Romney has spent several days campaigning this week. When Ohio’s early voters are taken out of the poll, Obama’s lead shrinks to just two points, 48 percent to 46 percent. More significantly, the poll shows Romney advancing 12 points among independent voters to lead Obama 49 percent to 41 percent/ 

And in Florida, the NBC/WSJ survey shows the race remains virtually tied, with Obama maintaining a one point lead over Romney. 

Read about all of the other key swing states here…

I still maintain we have a Romney landslide on our hands.

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Obama to Business Owner: How’s Business Going? Owner: "Terrible Since You Got Here"

October 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm (2012 Election, Ohio, President Obama, Rolston Poultry)

Ouch.

Now was he referring simply to the fact that the President’s visit cost him paying customers, or did he mean in general since Obama arrived four years ago?

It was simply a sleight because of the President’s visit.  Another report had this exchange:

Not everyone was excited. The vendor at Rolston Poultry grumbled as poolers commented on his chicken display.

“Take one home with you,” the man said. “I haven’t sold anything in 40 minutes.”

Well somebody’s cranky…

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