Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Campaign 2012: Obama and the Press vs Mitt Romney

MItt Romney in a moment of candor
(Washington Post) “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…
 “And I mean the president starts off with 48, 49 … he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. So he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that’s what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to convince the five to ten percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not.”
Mitt Romney has committed a fatal political error: He told the truth. Do you really think those happily sitting in Section 8 housing collecting welfare and food stamps are going to vote Republican? Hell no! They’re voting to keep the gravy train running on time.  They don't know the money is all borrowed; they think it all comes from Obama's stash.

The Press: Obama’s Ministry of Propaganda 

Most insidious is the press. They’ve known about this, it’s old news, but they’ve held it back, like ammo, for an opportune time. Obama’s dead cat post-convention bounce followed by crazed Muslims storming our embassies and killing Americans made this a great time to unleash this “news,” and the sheeple liberals in this country flock and baa at this “news” like the dutiful little children of the state that they are.

This will die down, but never fear! The “news” media has more! They’ve got Romney oppo research results stacked to their digital ceilings, and they will keep blasting these trivialities out there, firing for effect, to cover Obama’s horrible record and his serial stumbles as he finishes flushing our country down the toilet.

See, this "gaff" is much more serious than Obama divulging Britain's nuclear secrets to Russia, or getting caught whispering to Vlad the Impaler's little boy Medvedev that he would have to wait to sell us out until after the election.

Everything the president says is treated like the Voice of God, his every stumbling, bumbling action explained away by his flying monkeys in the press.  Meanwhile, the most innocuous Romney utterance is universally declared a gaff, as Obama's propagandists in the media call for daily Two Minutes Hate aimed at that evil, traitorous  bajillionaire Mitt Goldstein.

President Obama doesn’t need campaign cash, the news media is busy crafting and airing pro-Obama, anti-Mitt Romney propaganda 24/7.

See also:
Political Realities
Romney… Talking Like a Conservative


Constitutional Insurgent said...

I note the irony of using the attack the press. The meme of media bias never comes with the caveat of the bias of the 'vicitm'.

Silverfiddle said...

CI: I don't see your point. Of course I am biased, and so is the media.

An ambassador was dragged from a consulate and killed for God's sake, and the press doesn't even question Obama about it. The man is getting a free ride from the lap dog "reporters."

My Observations said...

So, It turns out Mitt Romney isn’’t the only presidential candidate to have a video leak this week.
As the stupidity of Progressive leftist blogs continue to crucify Mitt Romney for telling it like it is, we now find that an Obama 1998 Speech has been Leaked, showing the “Great One” saying “I Believe In Redistribution”.
In a newly-discovered video, Barack Obama, at a 1998 conference at Loyola University in Chicago, said he believed in "redistribution" to "make sure that everybody's got a shot."
So I guess that we were right when we accused him of believing in redistribution of OUR wealth! This is the real Obama. And Mitt was speaking the truth when he said that,
And to add to this it also was unveiled today that the taped speech given by Mitt.“Cynical View of America” Romney, which has been called “ these so-called (Secret Weapon) Romney Tapes
was heavily edited, and much was cut out of them to make it appear as negative as it seemed even though it was so very truthful. Obozo wants people to be more dependent on the government themselves and less on therefor they are more dependent on hand outs and entitlements that working for a living.

Now what does that Pinko at that Progressive Infectious Disease blog have to say about Mr. Romney’s “Cynical View of America? And the followers that yap at her skirt, such as “Steve, RN, Infidel, w- dervish, Ema, Leslie, Dave, Okjimm, and the others that make me too sike to even want to continue this list of Meatheads.
The Marxist Progressives and the media hates Romney and conservatives in general. They have thrown all ethics and principles out the window to save a president and his flailing and failed administration. So given the challenges we have, a President Romney could be a much better leader, and take us back the great days of America. On the other hand, 4 more years of Obama will drive us into poverty, despair, and probably even World War if he continues on the track he is already on.. The choice is pretty clear, all one has to do is to read the news and watch what’s already going on in the rest of the world. How long to you think it will be until we see those sights here in America!

Steve said...

ANY form of taxation is redistribution. Romney wants to give it to the rich, that's redistribution.
Thanks for the laugh! The media is making Romney look bad. It wouldn't have anything to do with Romney's stupid, insulting, lying statements, that even Republicans are speaking out against? Just blame it on the media. Just blame Romney's big mouth on Obama.
You are going to lose SO bad and deservedly so. .

Anonymous said...

The media has intentionally used this private conversation to imply that Romney doesn't "care" about this 47% of our population, which is blatantly untrue.He was only stating what he believes to be a pragmatic truth.

That this private conversation is news at all, could only come from the media asking if Romney is right or has he over stated the case. I believe he has over stated the case. That 47% includes a lot of people who have lost their jobs theough no fault of their own and have had to accept some government assistance; but they don't like it. They want a job. They want to be able to be self sufficient. Some of this group will still be blaming Bush. But, some will see that Obama's policies are not working. We don't know what the real number is of who will vote for Obama. I would bet it is several percentage points less than 47.

Always On Watch said...

The 47% figure includes disabled veterans (combat and otherwise), seniors, the disabled (truly disabled) of any age, those on food stamps, those on Medicaid in facilities and at home, etc.;

Mr. AOW falls into the group of totally disabled.

Not all of those individuals in the 47% dependent upon government assistance are going to vote for Obama.

But, understandably, many of those individuals in those groups are mad as hell about Romney's statement.

Those individuals who are FRAUDULENTLY receiving government assistance (D.C. drug dealers, for example, and I see plenty of them running all over the place, on scooters and otherwise) -- I think that Romney was indeed targeting them. Why the hell can't Romney speak more precisely?

Always On Watch said...

Forget to check the comments notification box. Now, I will!

Anonymous said...

Just so you know the facts about liberal bias.
Romney's real opponent is not just Barack Obama, but NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, Time, Newsweek, the Post, the Times, The Tonight Show, Letterman, The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel, etc.
The press doesn't cover the news about a failed policy, they invent news that encourages people to distort it. Such as the disgusting way they spun the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens to make some asinine excuse.

Constitutional Insurgent said...

@SF - "I don't see your point. Of course I am biased, and so is the media."

My point was that much of the carping about a politically biased media, comes through the lens of political bias of the reciever, but without any filtering.

Every charge of media bias isn't necessarily accurate; this doesn't absolve the media for it's utter ineptitude regarding investigative journalism. The MSM lives and breathes by sensationalism and profits. The political duoploy feeds both of those far more than a bias or effort towards a party primacy will.

Bunkerville said...

I wonder if the video of Obama's comment about his wanting to redistribute wealth that just came out will get as much press... silly me, why am I even questioning.

Fredd said...

"Glass-is-half-full-Fredd" here. Everybody knows (who's got at least a third of a functional brain, Ducky excluded) that the mainstream media are in the tank for the Democrat Party, and in particular for Obama. They will sink considerable dough into efforts to get him relected, fair and unfair, legal and illegal, moral and immoral.

We all get that. But the MSM is losing audience, slowly but surely. The liberal newspapers are losing circulation year after year after year. It won't be all that much longer before they are dead. The MSM television audiences are dwindling at ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the rest are losing audience share and ratings year after year after year.

In the long run, their nefarious influence will be marginal. Just give them time to constantly lose credibility one viewer, reader or listener at at time. It has been happening right in front of our very eyes for several decades now.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Let’s see if the Obama Loyola University in Chicago ( communistic) speech about the "redistribution of wealth" gets even half the Leftist controlled media coverage that Romney’s TRUE remark got and how it gets received. I’m betting it gets the same spin as the “You didn’t build that” speech did.

Mark Adams said...

Today ABC Emily Friedman's titled article "Romney Tries to Change the Subject" with redistribution audio clip...
Just like the Dems marching out Sandra Fluke, after Obama orders HHS to mandate free birth control meds, by Catholic institutions, and then calls it a war on woman….
On this subject, Romney speaks the truth and the MSM then diverts attention away from Obama foreign policy meltdown and tries to make THIS an issue!

Jack Whyte said...

@ Fredd

We all get that. But the MSM is losing audience, slowly but surely. The liberal newspapers are losing circulation year after year after year. It won't be all that much longer before they are dead. The MSM television audiences are dwindling at ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the rest are losing audience share and ratings year after year after year.

What an interesting observation. It must be that the left is dangerously stuck on stupid, for we see the same thing within the American Jewish community. They know that Barack Obama offers a real and present danger to the Israeli state, but cannot overcome their hopeless liberalism: they would rather see Israel destroyed than admit the truth of the Democratic Party, Progressivism, and/or Barack Obama. They pretend that Obama offers hope, when in fact he is as dangerous to Jews as was Hitler himself. How does one even talk to such morons?

skudrunner said...

"Romney wants to give it to the rich, that's redistribution."

On what basis do you make this statement. Nothing he proposes lowers taxes for the "rich" but it does remove many tax deductions that only the rich have an opportunity to take.

The left and the Obama Media Network seem to ignore the fact that Obama had two years to change the tax code and he did nothing, zero but now it is conservative who are to blame.

Welfare should not be a career choice or a family legacy but the liberal politicians know if they increase the dependent class they will always win.

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Little Red said...

Forget the doom and gloom out look in the media this week. A new Gallup Poll out this morning finds President Obama's The so-called convention "bounce" fading and the 2012 presidential race reverting to its previous tight margin.
The latest US election polls put Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney neck and neck with President Obama in the race for the White House. That may make Romney's visit in Israel all the more important. In swing states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, where Jews live and vote this will mean a lot. With polls showing President Obama has lost some of his support from Jewish voters, Romney is here to try to send a message that he would be a stronger and more loyal friend to the State of Israel. Romney began his visit at the Prime Minister's office, sitting down with Benjamin Netanyahu. His willingness to take a tougher stand on Iran than President Obama is the message Romney wants to send to US Jewish voters and Israelis...and that may swing many voters into the Romney camp. . Supporting an Israeli strike on Iran stands in contrast to President Obama's will be meaningful.... Netanyahu praised Romney's position on Iran... Netanyahu in 100 percent in Romney’s camp and is endorsing him here in America.
It's very hard to believe America could be so closely divided this late in the campaign. I'm not rooting for bad jobs reports or higher food and gas prices but these realities may be the only things that can shake people up. This was such a beautiful, wonderful country before Obama got his greasy hands on her

Little Red said...

(IsraelNationalNews) U.S. President Barack Obama currently has the support of 64% of Jewish registered voters, according to the Gallup polling agency.

This is 10% less than the percentage of Jews who voted for Obama in 2008, and is similar to the percentage of Jews who voted for Michael Dukakis when he contended for the presidency against George Bush in 1988. Republican Mitt Romney enjoys 29% support among Jews.

Silverfiddle said...

What Inspires the GOP’s ‘Entitlement’ Perception, Part Two

Ducky's here said...

Fredd, anyone still using the term "mainstream media" is probably suffering from dementia. Your material is very repetitive.

AOW, have you had an epiphany? Well close to one I think. Now all you have to do is admit that Romney spoke very clearly indeed.

Sam Huntington said...

Nostradumbass is right, Fredd … you should strive to avoid using the term “mainstream media.” It’s so obsolete. The correct term is State run media.

skudrunner said...


You are correct again. Mainstream Media has been replaced with Obama News Network. What was Fredd thinking.

Thersites said...

Shiver me timbers, its talk like a pirate day... and all the blokes at this here blog be land lubbers!

viburnum said...

Steve: "ANY form of taxation is redistribution."

Yeah. Remember when it used to go to pay the countries bills?

Finntann said...

@"ANY form of taxation is redistribution."

Uh... with voters like this is it any wonder why we're 16 Trillion in debt?

Leticia said...

Of course the MSM is biased, I have said this many times, they are Obama's lapdogs, they will do all that they can to protect him, and that includes withholding information.

Where is the compassion for our soldiers and our ambassador? The ambassador was dragged through the streets and people were cheering.

Where was Obama? Where is his outrage? Where was he??? I'll tell you where in Las Vegas trying to get votes and money.

LD Jackson said...

First of all, thanks for linking to my post at Political Realities.

Concerning what Mitt Romney actually said, it was the truth, albeit stated off the cuff and not very well. However, that really doesn't matter. The media had no intention of allowing it to pass, without making it sound like he meant 47% of Americans were deadbeats.

Ducky's here said...

The ambassador was dragged through the streets and people were cheering.

Breaking a commandment every day, Leticia.

You're a liar.

He was taken by Libyans to a hospital where he died of smoke inhalation.

Got any more lies. Maybe you can join Finntann claiming that Obama released the name of the convicted felon who produced the "film".

Anyway, keep on with World News Daily or whatever fringe right site feeds you your "news".

Rational Nation USA said...

Mittens does have a credibility gap . Nut yeah, the MSM for the most part are cheerleaders for The Redistributionist in Chief.

Finntann said...

@Got any more lies. Maybe you can join Finntann claiming that Obama released the name of the convicted felon who produced the "film".

Look who's lying now!

I never said that, I credited the administration with releasing the name after NYT, AP, Reuters, et. al. attributed the release to federal law enforcement officials.

Your liberal logic at work... when some marine corporal pisses on a corpse you scream for the head of the general in charge... but when federal law enforcement officials release a name... no one above them could possibly be held accountable, could they?

So the DoJ IG finds thst Holder knew nothing of the Fast and Furious Op... so he's not guilty, he's simply incompetent.

Meh. Keep your double standard if it helps you rationalize your political choices and feel good about yourself.

Finis coronat opus.

Z said...

Wait, Holder's DoJ found him blameless in spite of the timeframes he got wrong as far as when he knew what? Say it ain't SO!
and WAIT...the American gov't is saying that LIya's attacks were definitely not premeditated but LIbyans there say they WERE?
Wow...astonishing, aren't things?

FreeThinke said...

Well well well! So there's apparent Liberal Bias in the Media that heavily favors our crypto-Marxist, Statist president?

Imagine THAT! WOW! What an astonishing revelation!

As usual, the past teaches us little or nothing. The so-called "MSM" has had a profoundly leftist tilt for the past hundred years. It was "muffled" and "disguised" for a long time, but apparent to anyone like my immigrant grandparents who had an ounce of awareness and concern for the sanctity of property rights and the keeping open the possibility of accumulating personal wealth to passing on to their loved ones in hopes of giving their lives greater opportunity, a wider range of choices, and an easier time of it than they had when they came here with nothing but hope for a chance at a better life and a willingness to work hard to achieve it.

We used to call that The American Dream.

The ENEMEDIA, as I choose to call them, has been bound and determined to turn that dream into a nightmare for all who have been successful in fulfilling the great promise America once offered.

Liberal bias in the enemedia took off the gloves, barded its fangs and became blatant in the 1960's. It's triumph became complete when it successfully hounded Richard Nixon from office -- a president who had won his last election by a landslide.

Why had the enemedia sworn to "get" Richard Nixon?

Because he had been highly successful in the fight against COMMUNISM -- the pet ideology of the MSM since the poison of Marxian "dialectics" first reached the ears of the misfits, chronic malcontents and privileged, purse-lipped do-gooders blissfully ignorant of the peril on which they were placing themselves and all who sought to climb the ladder of success in future generations.

That most younger, self-identified "conservatives" today blithely accept the enemedia's verdict on Richard Nixon and regard him as a "criminal," an "embarrassment" and either a "fool" or a "really bad guy" is proof of the tremendous success the long-established liberal bias in our primary organs of communication has had in WARPING the American Mind.

~ FreeThinke

Sam Huntington said...

@ Ducky

You called Leticia a liar ... turns out, YOU are the liar. I've seen the pictures of Muslim thugs dragging Stevens through the streets. Scum who you defend on a daily basis. Which, by the way, makes you more than a filthy liar. It makes you an enemy of the American people. And scum.

Fredd said...

Jack Whyte:

I too wonder at the Jewish vote: 90% Democrat, even though Obama's policies are an existential threat to Israel: he probably won't lift a finger to back Israel against a nuclear strike from Iran in a year, two at the most.


Right Wing Theocrat said...

"They don't know the money is all borrowed; they think it all comes from Obama's stash."

Oh i'm sure they know where it's coming from, they probably don't care, after all most on welfare will never get off it so in truth they'll never have to pay anything back.

One might point out that their children will have to pay, come on seriously, most of the western world has willingly and happily signed away their children's future to debt without a second thought.

The socialists and leftards sold us lies and we bought them willingly without thinking too much about them.