Back in 2008, following Obama’s less than compelling reaction on the campaign trail to Russia invading neighboring Georgia, Sarah Palin remarked that Ukraine could be next. The left attacked her, mocked her, called her comments “strange” and “far-fetched”.
Today, the scenario is very real. Russia’s puppet parliament just voted unanimously to approve military action against Ukraine. This after paramilitary forces, likely of Russian origin and backing, have already seized government buildings and airports within the Crimean region of Ukraine.
Which means, all those fawning, sycophantic, Obama-protecting liberals… all those self-righteous, self-described “experts” on foreign policy… all those talking heads on the television were WRONG.
Sarah Palin was right, folks.
I wonder which of those supposed experts has the guts to admit it.
I didn’t watch the debate last night. I couldn’t stomach it. I think we’ve seen enough debates to know what everyone is going to say to the same old tired questions that idiots like Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulus ask. I did follow what was happening on Twitter. I prefer to read what other’s think. The primary reason for last night’s debate was to see if Newt, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul were going to go after Mittens. The LSM wanted a bloodbath….they wanted a GOP remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (with Newt, of course, playing Freddie Kreuger). They didn’t get it though. Sure there were some zings thrown here and there but they were just little cat scratches compared to the damage that could have been done by Freddie’s knives.
I truly believe that Newt wanted to do the unexpected. He didn’t want to give the left a “see we told you so” debate. He took all the hot…toxic…foul air out of their balloons. They are absolutely depressed over last night’s debate. Here’s a quote from MSNBC news this morning…
“A Saturday night debate in Manchester yielded few defining moments, and did little to add new scrutiny that had been expected of Mitt Romney, the frontrunner in the Granite State’s primary on Tuesday.”
They are hoping and praying that round 2 (this morning’s debate) will yield at least a pint or two of Romney’s blood. They desperately want the GOP to slaughter each other between now and November so that Obama…the most un-American President in the history of our country…can win re-election and continue his path of destruction.
I love Newt Gingrich. He’s the right man for the job. I do not like Mitt Romney. He is no real friend of conservatives. I do not like the GOP establishment and their blind stupidity….but I hate Barack Obama and all that he and his goons are doing to this magnificent nation. I will fight to keep Mittens off the GOP ballot but if he is the nominee…I will fight for him.
We can not let EVIL win in November.
Jib Jabs is an online greeting card company that makes fun, Year in Review videos for the end of December what they see as the most important events of the year.
Typically, the American President features prominently in these videos…but for 2011, Barack Obama makes only a minor appearance in a crowd shot.
The Jib Jabbers used to depict Obama as a superhero sent from the stars to solve all of the world’s problems with his patented, unicorn-dropped, Hopeychange.
That’s apparently not the case anymore, as attested in the video above.
For comparison, here are the previous years’ “Year in Review” videos, along with a piece of Hopeychange cult worship Jib Jab produced when the Obama Kool-Aid was strongest in his acolytes.
Now, look at how Obama used to be depicted as a magical, unicorn-riding, demigod sent from the ether to become the god-with-a-small-g for the godless Leftists:
My, how times have changed.
As the media bias commentator here on HillBuzz, I try to help voters understand how media bias works, how to recognize it, and how to tell if your opinions actually belong to you, or if you’re just repeating a meme planted in your head by the Democrat-Controlled Media.
I tend to use the Ron Paul campaign coverage to illustrate this, because bias against his campaign is the most obvious. (Ron Paul is third in fundraising, has won more straw polls than all other GOP candidates, #1 in donations from active duty military, and is polling #2 in Iowa and New Hampshire, and yet, is dead last in media coverage.)
There are two broad categories of media bias: sins of commission and sins of omission. Both are equally effective, but they’re used differently against different GOP candidates.
If a candidate’s closet is stuffed full of skeletons, or even just rumors of skeletons, the Democrat-Controlled Media will go over those skeletons with a microscope, and blast “news” of those skeletons into the ears of GOP voters with bullhorns 24/7 (See Herman Cain).
If a candidate is skeleton-free, and has a powerful message, the Democrat-Controlled Media simply pretends they don’t exist (see Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul and Gary Johnson.)
The most recent example of this kind of exclusionary bias was delivered to us via CBS “News” last week. As has been widely reported, Ron Paul was asked only one question, and got only 89 seconds of airtime, during the one-hour televised portion of the debate. Michelle Bachmann received several more questions, but was rudely cut off during several answers, whereas other candidates (Mitt Romney, Rick Perry) were allowed to speak as long as they cared to. And Gary Johnson was excluded from the debate altogether, despite polling numbers that are similar to those of Rick Santorum, who was included.
This obvious bias has inspired Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign to file official complaints with both the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). His complaint styles the CBS debate as an “illegal campaign contribution”–essentially, an under-the-table in-kind donation to the candidates who were included in the debate and got the most air time. As reported on TheHill.com,
Johnson’s complaint charges that debate sponsor CBS significantly contributed to the candidates who were allowed to participate in the debate, “directly and significantly supporting those candidates it favors, and advocating the nomination of one of their favorites and opposing the nomination of [Johnson], whom CBS evidently disfavors.” […]
Saturday’s debate, co-hosted by CBS and National Journal, was the first debate to air on broadcast television. According to Johnson’s complaint, “the public owns the airways over which CBS broadcasts, and the public deserves to be free from bias — favoring some candidates over others — as well as illegal support of certain presidential candidates on national network television.”
Given the fact that CBS “News” Political Director John Dickerson knew in advance that Michelle Bachmann wouldn’t get many questions, it does tend to confirm Gary Johnson’s charge that the CBS debate was stage-managed to favor certain candidates over others.
This is just the latest and most obvious effort by the Democrat-Controlled Media to nominate Mitt Romney. As CNN’s Howard Kurtz notes in this segment after the Iowa Straw Poll, “We are in the business of kicking candidates out of the race.”
I think Fox News is more fair and balanced that Democrat-controlled media outlets like MSNBC, for example–but Fox News is, and always has been, part of the Cocktail Party GOP Establishment. So I wasn’t surprised that Chris Wallace spent much of this interview on Fox News Sunday asking Ron Paul about other candidates instead of his own positions.
During the interview, Ron Paul was asked if he would endorse the eventual nominee. Why even ask a candidate, this early, if he would endorse someone else? I think it’s part of an effort to further marginalize GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul, who’s #3 in donations among the GOP field, and has won more straw polls than all other GOP candidates, and is consistently polling in 3rd place in early primary states. GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul gets more donations from members of the active duty military than all other GOP candidates combined. This is despite the fact that Ron Paul gets only 2% of the coverage of the GOP field.
As part of the Cocktail Party GOP Establishment, Fox News is working to give the nomination to Mittens Romneycare. and Ron Paul knows this.
So, when Ron Paul was obliquely asked if he would endorse Mittens–the most unprincipled candidate in the race–the most principled GOP candidate in the race, Ron Paul, answered:
“…if they believe in expanding the wars, if they don’t believe in looking at the Federal Reserve, if they don’t believe in real cuts, if they don’t believe in deregulation, and a better tax system, it would defy everything I believe in, so therefore I would be reluctant to jump onboard and tell all the supporters that have given me trust and money… ‘all we’ve done is for naught,’ so let’s support anybody at all…even if they disagree with everything that we do….”
Last time I checked, this was the platform of the Tea Party. This is what all those Tea Party rallies were all about.
This concept of having “principles” is foreign to many people in today’s world, and it’s exceptionally rare among politicians (and nonexistent among the Democrat-controlled media).
So the talking heads on The Five, which is Fox News’ version of The View, just can’t wrap their heads around it.
Asking Ron Paul to endorse a candidate who wants to expand unconstitutional wars, unconstitutional government regulations, unconstitutional spending, and massive debt is like asking an Hasidic Rabbi to endorse the Hamas candidate. It’s like asking Coke to endorse Pepsi. It’s like asking Barack Obama to endorse George Washington.
So, if Ron Paul, and his supporters like me, simple won’t vote for Obama-Lite–if we won’t endorse a candidate who will take the country over the cliff at 65 miles an hour versus 80 miles an hour–then the talking heads on The Five think that Ron Paul doesn’t deserve to be a candidate for the GOP nomination.
Members of The Five get themselves into quite a snit over Ron Paul having principles. After all, “all the other conservative candidates” say they’ll support whoever is nominated. Well, except for Jon Huntsman, who isn’t a conservative.
They wring their hands over the “solid 7%” of Ron Paul voters who refuse to vote for whatever Obama Lite, It’s His Turn, John McCain II, Cocktail Party Establishment GOP candidate the media shoves down our throats. (Hint to Fox News: it’s a hell of a lot bigger than 7%. NO real conservatives can stand Mittens Romneycare. But you already knew that, didn’t you?)
And one of The Five actually says that unless Ron Paul will go along to get along, abandon his principles, spit in the face of the servicemen and women who support him, and feed the Constitution into the shredder, he shouldn’t be allowed in any more debates.
How many times do I have to say it?
Don’t let the media pick your candidate for you!
If you are a low-information voter, and get all your data about the GOP field from the tee vee and dinosaur media, you have been told for the past 5 years that GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul is completely unelectable. He’s a zero! Move along, nothing to see here.
If that’s true–and Ron Paul stands no chance–why is the Democrat-controlled media doing everything in its power to derail Ron Paul’s campaign? Why does the Democrat-Controlled Media feature GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul in just 2% of news stories about the GOP field, when he consistently polls between 10% and 13% (and conversely, why is Rick Perry #1 in news coverage when he only polls at 8%?)
The latest attempt to deep-six the candidacy of GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul is a blog post in The Hill, in which a writer who was previously hostile to Ron Paul is suddenly calling for him to run as a third party candidate. Brent Budowsky writes breathlessly,
It has been said of Mitt Romney that he has been a liberal, a moderate and a conservative. What will the next Mitt Romney be? Is there any serious conservative who trusts him? Of course not. If Ron Paul runs for president as a third-party candidate against Obama and Romney, he changes the entire dynamic of the campaign and totally transforms the national debate….Ron Paul would pick up significant new support running against two establishment figures such as Obama and Romney. He would win support from a wide tier of voters who would see Romney as a distrusted, establishment, old-Wall Street and banking country-club Republican.
Whaaaaa? If Ron Paul is so wonderful compared to Mittens Romneycare (and he is!) and can beat Obama (which he can!), why the hell would he, or anyone, want him to run as a guaranteed loser third-party candidate?
Oh, that’s right–to ensure that Mittens Romneycare is the nominee.
I suspect that the internal polls that are being conducted by the Obama Regime (I mean, Campaign) are showing that GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul can beat Teh Won, especially if disaffected black voters stay home on election day–and Mittens Romneycare can’t.
Ron Paul is in a dead heat with Barack Hussein Obama in many GOP preference polls. In the most recent survey I could find, Ron Paul beats BHO 47% to 28% among independents. And in many states, like New Hampshire, there are more registered Independents than Republicans or Democrats.
GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul has raised over $12,000,000 in campaign contributions, 96% of which come from grassroots individual donors, making him #3 in fundraising behind Mittens and Perry–despite the media blackout. Most recently, Ron Paul supporters raised nearly $3 million during a 5-day Money Bomb, from 44,000 individual donors.
Ron Paul’s top 3 sources of donations are members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He receives more donations from active duty military than all other GOP candidates combined.
And the GOP strategist show below says, “Ron Paul could win–he could win the nomination” because Perry is a flash in the pan, Cain is a neophyte, and “Romney can’t get through the South on Super Tuesday.”
So, the moral of the story is: DON’T LET THE DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED MEDIA PICK YOUR CANDIDATE.
If they want Ron Paul to run a third-party campaign, there’s a reason for that–and the reason (whatever it is) is bad news for the GOP.
It’s getting colder and colder in Hell these days.
Last week, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh endorsed Ron Paul’s plan to slash the federal budget by $1 trillion, eliminate 5 unconstitutional departments, and roll back federal spending to 2006 levels.
This week, GOP Frontrunner Sarah Palin is giving Ron Paul’s non-interventionist foreign policy a thumbs-up.
“You’ve got to give it to Ron Paul. Whether you agree with everything he says or not, at least he is one there in Congress trying to make our President stick to the law and understand that Congress does have a role to play in these foreign policy decisions that are made and Ron Paul, I think hit the nail on the head, when he came out and said Obama had better be careful when he interjects himself and our country in other nations’ business.” — Sarah Palin
I know there are some of you who won’t read this post on principle, because the name of GOP Frontrunner “Ron Paul” is in the headline.
I’d like to submit to you that unless you’ve made up your mind about GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul after reading about all his positions, and comparing them with the output of the current occupant of the White House, you’re just being manipulated by the Cocktail Party GOP and/or the government-controlled media.
Seriously. If you actually have a visceral emotional reaction to the name Ron Paul, ask yourself where that visceral reaction came from. If you’re afraid, it’s probably thanks to the government-controlled media and public school system, which never taught you critical thinking skills.
If you’re angry, you’re probably wearing a blue blazer and khaki pants, sitting next to your cucumber and mayo sandwich, waiting for that call from the Romney campaign to tell you when the next Cocktail Party is scheduled.
Journalists and editors overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. So, when you listen to “news” stories about GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul (or indeed, any other GOP candidate), it’s as though you’re letting the Democrat National Committee pick your candidate for you.
I can’t emphasize this enough.
Mainstream Media Democrat National Committee shoves Mittens Romneycare down my throat, and gives just 2% of its news coverage to GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul, I become even more interested in what Ron Paul has to say.
Especially when, despite the ongoing media blackout, Ron Paul is #3 in fundraising among GOP candidates (just $5 million behind Rick “I Heart Illegals” Perry), and has won or placed second in over a dozen straw polls of active grassroots republican voters, including the Big Three: CPAC, the Iowa Straw Poll, and the Values Voters Straw poll.
- Finishes 2nd in the New Hampshire Straw Poll
- Wins the CPAC Straw Poll
- Wins the Phoenix, Arizona Tea Party Straw Polls
- Wins the Republican Liberty Caucus of California Presidential Straw Poll
- Finishes 2nd among currently running candidates in the St. Anselm College Republicans Straw Poll
- Wins the New Orleans, Louisiana Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll
- Wins the Clay County, Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll
- Finishes 2nd in the Iowa Straw Poll, by less than 1% of the vote
- Wins the New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll
- Finishes 3 votes behind winner Herman Cain in the Georgia State GOP Straw Poll
- Wins the post-debate Cincinnati Tea Party Straw Poll
- Wins the California GOP Straw Poll
- Wins the Values Voter Straw Poll
- Wins the Los Angeles County Straw Poll
Mainstream Media Democrat National Committee continues to black out this story. Or when they do refer to GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul, they call him “unelectable,” which is an interesting adjective choice for someone who has been elected to his seat in Congress eleven times.
Hmmm. It’s almost as though the
Mainstream Media Democrat National Committee doesn’t want people to know about GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul.
Why could that possibly be?
My dad has a quaint saying that he picked up while he was serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Forrestal: “Money Talks and Sh*t Walks.”
So, what does the money say about Cocktail Party Establishment pick Mittens Romneycare–annoined the “frontrunner” by the Government-Controlled Media? And, by way of contrast, what does it say about GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul, whose media coverage blackout is so comically biased that it inspired a segment on The Daily Show and a three-day “Black This Out” fundraiser?
A recent independent analysis of fundraising by OpenSecrets.org reveals an interesting contrast between the employers of the top 3 sources of campaign contributions among the Top Tier candidates (yes, Ron Paul is #3 in fundraising among all GOP candidates–betcha didn’t read that in the Government-Controlled Media.)
Mittens Romneycare’s top contributors are employees of Goldman Sachs, recipient of over $3.8 billion in U.S. taxpayer bailouts, Credit Suisse Group (recipient of $287 billion in secret bailouts from the Federal Reserve), and Morgan Stanley, recipient of at least 31 secret loans from the Federal Reserve totaling billions of dollars.
Mittens Romneycare is the status-quo choice of some of Wall Street’s worst offenders when it comes to sucking bailout money out of the pockets of U.S. taxpayers. Is it any wonder why the Government-Controlled Media is shoving this horror show of a candidate down our throats, while at the same time, gifting the Soros-Funded OWS Pee Party with 24/7 wall-to-wall “news” coverage?
It’s a SETUP, people.
The Government-Controlled Media is building up Mittens Romneycare knowing full well that it already has all the ammunition it needs to tear him right back down, using the Pee Party Pro-Testers complaints against Wall Street as “proof” that Mittens Romneycare is an evil, corrupt crony capitalist. (Which, incidentally, he is.)
Let me say that again. The top presidential candidate of members of our active-duty military is GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul. He beats ALL GOP candidates AND Barack Hussein Obama (who, incidentally, is not a Muslim.)
GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul has made a career fighting against federal government corruption and cronyism–particularly at the Federal Reserve. Most Americans think the Federal Reserve a government agency. But it’s actually a privately-owned central bank.
The Federal Reserve is allegedly supposed to regulate the value of the American dollar, and prevent booms, busts and bubbles. Like the mortgage bubble that has been destroying the U.S. economy for the past several years. But in reality, it’s simply a massive slush fund that facilitates massive corruption and intergenerational theft. It’s a tool of members of the Ruling Class like Barack Hussein Obama and Mittens Romneycare, whose campaigns are funded largely by banks whose employees sit on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve, as reported by ABC in a random act of journalism:
…the Federal Reserve consulted with [Obama donor] General Electric on the creation of a commercial paper funding facility and then provided $16 billion in financing to the company while its chief executive, Jeffrey Immelt, served as a director on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Immelt is now President Obama’s “jobs czar.”
JP Morgan Chase could also have benefited from its chief executive Jamie Dimon’s position on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to the GAO. The bank received emergency loans from the Federal Reserve at the same time it served as the clearinghouse for the Fed’s emergency lending program.
The Federal Reserve gave JP Morgan Chase an 18-month exemption from risk-based leverage and capital requirements in 2008, the same year that the Fed gave it $29 billion to acquire Bear Stearns, according to the GAO.
Mittens Romneycare and Barack Hussein Obama are both cut from the same cloth. A Mittens Romneycare victory in November 2012 would be a continuation of the same crony capitalism that has bankrupted America and given real free-market capitalism a black eye.
So is it any wonder that the Government-Controlled Media (98% of whom are Democrats) gives Mittens Romneycare the label of “frontrunner” while giving GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul the least coverage of any candidate overall, according to the Pew Research Center?
Even GOP Frontrunner Sarah Palin supports Ron Paul in his bid to audit the Federal Reserve.
Once you understand the origins of the Federal Reserve, how the Fed benefits members of the Ruling Class like Barack Hussein Obama and Mitt Romney, government bailouts of top Democrat fundraisers on Wall Street, and “mainstream media” coverage, you get an entirely different picture of the GOP primary process.
Handpicked media darling Mittens Romneycare stands for the status quo–more bailouts, more crony capitalism, more Cocktail Parties. GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul want to slash the federal government’s budget by $1 trillion in his first year in office, end the Federal Reserve, and end the bailouts. And vastly different media coverage of both candidates is a direct reflection of this.
Learn more about the Federal Reserve here:
(this is part 1 of last nights show)
I wanted to get these videos up earlier today but didn’t have time before work. You guys have been talking about it in the Open Thread so I thought I’d get something “official” posted on it. I watched the entire thing last night on MSNBC….it’s hard for me to watch Lawrence O’Donnell because I always expect him to sprout horns and grab his pitchfork. I think he’s a very evil person and he gives me the creeps but I will always watch Herman Cain so I tuned in last night. Herman was simply awesome. This man knows his stuff and he has a very natural way of explaining his plan to get this country out of the hell hole we’ve fallen into. There’s so many parts of this interview to talk about that I’ll leave it up to you guys to comment below on your favorite parts but I’ll just say one thing that I got out of it…. Herman Cain is a very smart man. I don’t think the liberals know quite how to deal with a black man who is so personable, engaging, pro-America and NOT liberal.
Here’s part 2 and 3 of last nights show…..
I can’t find the ending of the interview ( nobody has posted it yet on YouTube) but let me just sum it up for you. Herman Cain left Lawrence O’Donnell wishing that he had chosen to interview Mitt Romney….who would have kowtowed and apologized about everything and basically made himself and the Republican party look mushy-gushy and weak. Herman gave Lawrence hell and did it with a smile on his face. You can’t help but like him and his ideas are very sound and sensible. He’s someone that most Americans can connect with and this must scare Obama and his re-election campaign.
Growing up and living in the South my whole life…I have been listening to Herman Cain for years on WSB 750 and I have been a BIG Herman fan for a very long time. He is the man with the plan…plain and simple.
I just ordered my Cain 2012 bumper sticker.
I’m joining his campaign.
It’s a sad day in America when the most substantive, in-depth discussion with a Presidential candidate is conducted by a comedian on Comedy Central.
Check out the last minute or so of this segment, where Jon Stewart gives Ron Paul some tips for becoming more popular with the media. It’s hysterically funny, but unfortunately very true.