BREAKING: It’s Official, Mitt Romney is Out for 2016 and Endorses… Marco Rubio?

January 30, 2015 | Filed Under Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Government, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, President, Republicans, Scott Walker, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has finally announced that he is not running for President… again. This is a good thing. Romney is one of the worst choices of the current crop of possible nominees.

Of course, Romney lost one of his big donors just the other day, and he’s lost several others in the last few weeks to Jeb Bush so that was probably the biggest reason that he realized his day is truly passed.

So, what did Romney say in his farewell speech? Well for one thing he sort of endorsed Marco Rubio.

Here is what Romney said to his supporters in a phone cal this morning:
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[Photo] The Arrogant President to Whom NO Rules Apply…

June 24, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Liberals, Mitt Romney, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

MSNBC Ridicules Mitt Romney for Having a Black Grandson

December 31, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Cable, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Family, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Progressives, Race, Racism, Republicans, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember, leftists such as those on cable “news” network MSNBC, are more loving and tolerant than you jerky conservatives. So, that is why the talking heads on MSNBC thought it would be fun to ridicule Mitt Romney for having an adopted grandson who is black. Because: tolerance.

On Sunday, December 29, extremist, hate-filled liberal Melissa Harris-Perry tok a few minutes with her panel of ignoramuses to talk about the most recent family photo of Mitt and Ann Romney and all their grandchildren.

There on Mitt’s knee, Harris-Perry informed us, was a little black child and she and her panel exploded in an amazing round of thinly veiled hatred over the adoption.

“Everybody loves a baby picture,” Harris-Perry belched out, “and this was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this year. This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.”
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[VIDEO] Proof Mitt Romney Lied About Repealing Obamacare

November 5, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Liberals, Mitt Romney, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

All during the 2012 election for President of the United States, Mitt Romney claimed he wanted to “repeal” Obamacare. But now, months after he lost his bid for the White House, Romney appeared on NBC and essentially admitted that he would have done no such thing and that his plan would have been indistinguishable from Obamacare.

One of Romney’s central stump claims as he ran for President, especially in the waning days of the campaign, was this: “If elected, I will repeal Obamacare on day one.”

But would he?
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Phyllis Schlafly On the GOP Establishment, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney and Other ‘Losers’

March 27, 2013 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, President, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This year at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I was fortunate enough to get some time to interview one of the most redoubtable conservative activists in the nation, Phyllis Schlafly. In this eighteen minute video you will encounter a woman that is extremely vital and at 89-years-of-age still sharp as a tack.

As is her wont, Schlafly eschewed kid gloves with her frank discussion of the GOP establishment and how those effete, east coast, country clubbers are at war with the conservative, Midwestern grassroots.

Take Schlafly’s description of “the establishment,” for instance:
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CPAC 2013: Mitt Romney Speaks

March 15, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Constitution, CPAC, Ethics, GOP, Government, Jobs, Mitt Romney, President, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apologizing for not winning the last election, a chastened and humbled Mitt Romney came before the crowd at CPAC here today vowing to be a “coworker” with conservatives to get the country back on the right track.

Romney entered the stage to loud applause, some of the loudest for the day. His appearance certainly seemed to find approval with this crowd.

His speech was very good. One wag noted that he may be the most inspiring loser ever.

The former GOP nominee for President spoke all in big terms today, not much getting down in the weeds of specific programs. He was stopped occasionally by respectful and sometimes enthusiastic applause. He ended to a standing ovation, as well.

One thing is sure, the crowds at CPAC are mainstream Republicans as opposed to strictly hard right conservatives. If this crowd were more hardcore a moderate like Mitt Romney would never have been received, nominee or no, as well as he has been here in the last three years.
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Wash. Post Year in Cartoons: Majority Ridicule Romney/Republicans

December 16, 2012 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Washington Post has its year in review of the best political cartoons of 2012 posted this week. A review of the 56 cartoons shows that a majority of them attack Mitt Romney, Republicans or conservatives while only a small sampling make fun of Obama, members of his administration, or liberal ideas.

Many of these political cartoons are quite good for what they are, of course, a skewering of a shibboleth, left, right, or cultural. But out of the 56 cartoons presented, the vast majority of them attack the right.

Out of 56 cartoons, 28 of them hit at the right. 9 attack Mitt Romney directly, 6 attack the GOP or other GOP candidates — such as Newt Gingrich — and an additional 13 attack conservatives or center right cultural ideas.
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Old Media Still Attacking Mitt Romney

December 6, 2012 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember weeks and weeks of reports on how down-in-the-mouth the defeated John Kerry was when he lost the presidency to George Bush? Remember how the Old Media establishment obsessed about how badly Al Gore felt after he lost in 2000? Me either. But we sure keep getting stories about how downtrodden Mitt Romney feels after his epic loss.

This time it is The Washington Post in a lengthy December 2 piece that portrayed the Romney’s as sad sacks that have nothing left in life but to mope around the house and feel sorry for themselves.

In this empty report, The Post tells us the Romney’s “wake up each morning now without a plan.” We find out that Romney has become “secluded” and is “marked by repressed emotions.” He’s just a mess if you believe The Washington Post.

Well, the Post must have gotten quite a lot of access to have so thoroughly assessed the Romneys mental state, right?

Maybe not:
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PolitiFact’s Bias Charted

November 26, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Newspapers, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new chart has debuted showing the stark bias that purported “fact checker” PolitiFact commits against the right side of the aisle in its attempt to separate truth from fiction in politics. The chart demonstrates how Republicans and conservatives have come in for scolding by PolitiFact far more often and with much greater virulence than have Democrats and liberals.

The chart was assembled by calculating the number of “pants on fire” awards to what PolitiFact claims are lies by our national political figures.

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As Chuck Rogers explains,

We assembled this chart by sorting PolitiFact’s complete list of “Pants On Fire” rulings. We filtered out any rulings of chain email or anonymous Facebook posts (although these were virtually all conservative viewpoints), as well as politicians or organizations who had only one “Pants On Fire” ruling (but again, even these were mostly conservatives).

The most impressive result is how PolitiFact treated Mitt Romney. His “pants on fire” awards are more than twice than that of any other politician except Michele Bachmann. And, according to PolitiFact, Bachmann herself is far and away a worse liar than any other pol besides Romney.
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In Final Week Romney Coverage Increasingly Negative, MSNBC Had Zero Favorable Romney Stories

November 23, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Fox News, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

According to the latest study of the last week of the media’s coverage of the 2012 presidential election, Romney’s coverage turned increasingly negative. The worst example was that of MSNBC which didn’t have any positive stories about Romney’s campaign, not a single one.

The study conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, showed that MSNBC had zero positive stories about Romney while its Obama coverage skewed 51% positive for the President.

Fox News also increased its negative coverage, for Obama in that case, but its coverage was not nearly so negative against Obama as MSNBC’s was against Romney. The study found that Fox News gave only 5 percent of its coverage to positive Obama stories (with 56 percent negative) while the cable network gave Romney 42 percent positive coverage (with 11 percent negative).

With all news coverage tabulated, Romney’s coverage got more negative in the final week with 33 percent of his coverage skewing negative and only 16 percent positive. In contrast, Obama got 29 percent positive coverage with 19 percent negative.
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Thanks Mitt

November 23, 2012 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chuck Busch, Constitution, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Mitt Romney, President, Republicans, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Chuck Busch

I want you to know that I greatly appreciate the effort and sacrifice you made in seeking the presidency. I have been a supporter of you since the 2008 election and always believed you had a lot to offer the people of this country. History took a strange turn in 2008 and it would seem that the country got started down a wrong path that will now take extraordinary efforts to reverse. In the final analysis we have to accept that God is still on the throne and he will use whatever circumstance for His redemptive purposes. If I didn’t believe that, we would all have reason for despair.

You were an excellent candidate and ran a superb campaign. It was encouraging to hear someone articulate sound economic and national policies as well as you did. I believe you and Paul Ryan won the debate season hands down with factual and sensible proposals delivered in a confident and professional manner. As you reflect on the last year’s whirlwind events, please do not second-guess your message of limited government or think that you could have done anything different to affect the outcome. The Republican Party should make no change to its 2012 platform or compromise on social, cultural and economic issues. The contrast between the “paths” of the two parties could have not been made clearer.
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CNN Mad at Low-Voting Obama County, Not Worried Over No-Voting Romney Counties

November 20, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, President, Progressives, Voter ID, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

CNN was gobsmacked over a county in Texas that saw an extremely low voter turnout for Barack Obama in the late elections. On the other hand the several counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania that had zero votes for Mitt Romney didn’t bother the cable Network at all.

On Friday, November 16, CNN aired an “expose” of sorts about the low Obama votes that occurred in King County Texas and took their cameras south to find out why so few voters there wanted to vote for the President.

Naturally, correspondent Gary Tuchman and the CNN crew wanted to find out if everyone in King County were racist. All Mr. Tuchman’s questions were meant to elicit examples of the King County resident’s backwards attitudes and racism.

CNN was simply outraged that only 3.4 percent of King County’s voters thought well enough of Barack Obama to vote for him on Election Day. It was a travesty.
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Buzz Feed Reporter Reveals Anti-Mormon Bigotry of Press Corps

November 16, 2012 | Filed Under Buzzfeed, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Mormons, Progressives, Religion, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed was one of the reporters in the Romney press pool during his late campaign for president. He is also a Mormon. In a long piece posted on November 14, Coppins reveals the stark anti-Mormon bigotry that his fellow members of the media openly displayed as they followed team Romney around the country.

Coppins’ report offers several interesting bits of information and even makes Mitt out to be the John Kennedy of Mormonism in that, like Kennedy, Mitt’s candidacy brought his religion out from under the shadows of suspicion and into the mainstream.

But the piece begins revealing the stark and totally casual anti-Mormon bigotry of his fellow members of the Old Media establishment.

In his first several paragraphs Coppins reveals that the other reporters following Romney constantly sniggered about his “Mormon underwear” and often made jokes about his religion when in the privacy of the press plane or on their many bus trips.

The jokes from his fellows made Coppins uncomfortable. At one point he noted he “slid down in his seat” and pretended to look at his phone to avoid eye contact with the guffawing media bigots surrounding him.
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The Name ‘Republican’ Is Damaged Beyond Repair

November 12, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Mitt Romney, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fact: Millions of Republican voters did not come out to unseat Barack Obama.

Explanation: The Republican brand has been damaged beyond repair.

Solution: Is Herman Cain Right? Do we need to replace the GOP with a new party?

The Republican brand has been destroyed beyond repair. This is all something we really can blame on the Bush family in general and George W. Bush in particular. Not only do independents and moderates not trust anyone that has the millstone “Republican” hung around his neck, but even too many Republican voters themselves can no longer bring themselves to vote for members of their own party.

George W. Bush is the biggest culprit for this. His big spending and liberal governing style (No Child Left Behind, drugs for seniors, trillion dollar deficits) told Republican voters that there was no difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Now, substantively, yes there are important differences between the parties. But the perception that Bush left with his odious “compassionate conservatism ” — which was just an excuse for big government liberalism — told Republican voters that the Democrats are the party of big government while Republicans are the party for a tiny bit less big government. This is not enough of a difference to entice a vote.

If the GOP could not get out enough voters to unseat Barack Obama, the most socialist-leaning, most anti-American president in American history, then the GOP brand has been damaged beyond repair.
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Newsweek: Hey, Whities, You’re Old, You’re White And You’re Finished

November 10, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Newsweek, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Your days are done, white man. In its November issue, Newsweek and writer David Frum want you GOP whities to know that you’re old, you’re white, and you’re finished.

Not only does Newsweek want white Republicans to know their salad days are over (and that they are racist, no doubt), but the aging magazine has done so with a cover illustration that portrays Obama wearing the uniform tunic of a Revolutionary War soldier — maybe even with allusions to founding father and first general of the armies George Washington.

You can add this Obama-as-George Washington image to the many other Old Media claims that Obama is somehow just like some of our most revered Presidents. We’ve been told he’s somehow “just like” Lincoln, John Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt. Of course, he’s closer to Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter, but, well, you know.
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Media Slammed Mitt’s Food Donations, Now Sandy Victims Plead for… Food Donations

November 8, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Old Media spent several days last week attacking Mitt Romney for his October 30 event in Ohio where he presided over supporters coming together to donate money, clothing, and food for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Then the food donations were ridiculed. Yet, now ABC News is reporting that victims of the storm are now calling for food donations from the public.

Naturally on the day of the Romney event, the very left-wing MSNBC went wild attacking Romney for gathering canned food for the victims. Their “reporting” makes it clear why Pew rated MSNBC as the most biased cable station on the air.

But the extreme left-wing MSNBC isn’t the only Old Media outlet that attacked Romney for the donations. The liberal Slate told Mitt to “can the cans.” The equally liberal also attacked Mitt for the donations.
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VIDEO: African American Ohioan Explains Why She’s Voting for Romney

November 6, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, GOP, Government, Liberals, Mitt Romney, Ohio, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

“You’re supposed to vote for the best candidate, not because he’s black or white…”

L.A. Times: Hey, Did We Mention That You Romney Voters are ALL Racists

November 6, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, California, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Los Angeles, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Newspapers, President, Progressives, Race, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Sandy Banks of the L.A. Times has figured out why anyone would vote against Barack Obama. Why, they are all racists, of course. Oh, you don’t use “the N word,” she tells us, but we know what you Romney voters really think.

Banks dropped all pretense of logic or fairness in her November 4 piece going right for the throat and claiming that the nation’s “kumbaya era” is over merely because a white man dared run against Barack Obama for the office of President of the United States.

Like all these hate-filled screeds that cast any non-Obama voter as a racist, Banks doesn’t bother trying to actually explain how a nation that elected a black man for president could suddenly, at the drop of a hat, revert to pre-civil rights oppression, she just states it straight as if it is obvious fact.

This has been the single most disgusting attack against Romney voters and, if Obama loses his bid for reelection, be prepared to see every last left-winger on TV and in the commentariat claim that the only reason Obama lost is because the country is filled with hood-wearing, Jim-Crow-loving, racists.

Banks notes that she and her “reporter” friends hear from people “on the campaign trail” who explain to them why they are voting for Romney this time.

When those flag-waving voters are asked what they mean, their take on the president makes it clear: He’s Kenyan-born, he’s a closet Muslim, he has European-socialist tendencies.

But, even those claims, she says, are lies fostered by Romney voters. Such voters, Banks says, are using Obama’s failure over the economy, his failures in foreign policy, and his bowing and scraping to our enemies as a “proxy” to hide their racist hearts.

No one is using the N-word these days. The “foreign” label is its proxy — a signal that Obama is the “other” in a nation trying to come to grips with seismic economic changes and unsettling demographic shifts.

Banks goes on to use that boring, pervasive idea popular among her fellows that code words explain how racism is as bad in America todayas its ever been. She can’t find any overt racism, of course, so she has to pretend she can read between the lines to find it.

This is the racebaiter’s oldest trick. As race relations improved in America — now to the point where but a relative few care much about race — the chiefs of the racebaiting industry have to employ mind reading exercises and plumb wild-eyed inference to “find” their racism so that they can continue to make money off of it.
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Chgo Sun Times: ‘Diversity’ for Obama, Racists for Romney

November 6, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Lynn Sweet, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, is once again banging that liberal drumbeat that Romney’s voters are all racist white folks because crowds at Obama’s rallies are more “diverse.”

Talking of Monday’s Obama rallies with aging rocker Bruce Springsteen, Columnist Sweet waxed poetic over the racial make up of the crowds in Wisconsin.

Obama has the cool folks like “the Boss” and Jay-Z, and as far as Sweet is concerned the crowds are even cooler saying (my bold), Obama’s crowds are “with demographic diversity like you never see at a Romney event: black, white, old, young.”

But one thing that is missing from Sweet’s gift to Obama: the numbers.
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Shock: Journalists Found Donating Heavily to Obama Campaign

November 6, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Campaign Finance, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Here in the waning days of this campaign for the White House, Politico reports that many journalists, editors, and news personnel have donated thousands to Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.

Politico gives us a long list of Obama supporters in the news biz. The first noted is The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Levy ($225), who calls Romney a “dangerous religious freak whose election will cripple America.”

Also supporting team Obama are the New York Daily News’ deputy managing editor for news Dersh Kuntzman ($250), ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott ($25,000), Reuters editor Joseph Graf ($250), Newark Ledger-Star photojournalist John Munson ($182.50), MediaCity editor Veronica Combs, Slate’s Katherine Goldstein ($252), Cyndi Stivers, editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and Columbia Journalism School faculty member ($250), and Bloomberg reporter Edmund Lee ($2,000).

This is, of course, just a tiny list. There are thousands of folks in the news and information business that consistently donate to Democrats and liberal causes.
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CNN Celebrates Springsteen Rally For Obama, Ignores Larger Romney Rally

November 6, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Pennsylvania, President, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

CNN’s 1600 Report blog is currently featuring a photo of aging rocker Bruce Springsteen at a rally for Obama in Wisconsin today. The headline reads, “Springsteen energizes Obama’s final sprint.”

One might think it would be interesting, though, to compare and contrast the size of the crowd at Obama’s Springsteen rally with Romney’s rally from the same day. But, CNN avoids that comparison, perhaps for good reason.

The Springsteen rally was held in Wisconsin, of all states. Wisconsin is supposed to be a solid Obama win, yet here was the President and his personal rock star in the last hours of the campaign desperately touring the very state he is supposed to have a lock on. Worse for Obama, only about 18,000 turned up at the rally.

On the other hand, Mitt Romney was in Pennsylvania, a state he is supposed to have no chance to win. Even more amazing, Romney pulled in over 30,000 people to his rally.

Yeah, I suppose one can understand why CNN didn’t want to make that comparison.
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Politico Pumps NJ Gov. Christie as ‘Mitt’s First VP Choice’

November 5, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politico, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Ever since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went all weepy over how wonderful Barack Obama was in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Old Media establishment has been attempting to use Christie as a wedge to cleave voters away from Romney and toward Obama. Politico followed that narrative with another unnamed source story, this time saying that Mitt Romney really wanted the boisterous New Jersey Guv instead of Paul Ryan as his VP pick.

Calling the tall tale “one of the most tantalizing subplots of the 2012 campaign,” Politico offered the claims of those oh, so well known unnamed, “campaign insiders,” saying that Romney was leaning heavily in favor of Gov. Christie for his veep.

But as you read the story, it really tends to show that, to the contrary, Romney didn’t really consider Gov. Christie a top tier candidate for the number two slot. In fact, there are many good reasons why Chris Christie would have made a terrible choice for vice president.

Naturally we know that the real purpose for this story is to keep in front of readers Christie’s over the top, effusive praise of Obama during natural disaster, Hurricane Sandy. They mention Christie’s response to Obama several times in the piece.

OK, we get it. Christie got weak in the knees for the Bamster.
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Pew: MSNBC’s Bias Far Worse Than Fox

November 4, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Fox News, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This news is certainly no surprise to anyone on the right, but a new Pew study finds that MSNBC is far more biased than Fox News.

The Pew study, Winning The Media Campaign 2012, tracked the political coverage that President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney received between the conventions and the final days of the campaign. The study of the media landscape (including social media) shows that Obama got a bit more positive coverage than Mitt Romney, but that his positive coverage took a nosedive after his miserable performance at the first debate.

But one of the more interesting aspects of the Pew study is the breakdown of bias from MSNBC and Fox News. This part of the study shows that MSNBC was far more biased against Romney than Fox was against Obama.

MSNBC featured 71 percent negative coverage of Mitt Romney whereas Fox coverage of Obama was only 46 percent unfavorable. What’s more, positive Romney stories on MSNBC reached all the way to a soaring three percent!

David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun exactly pegs these results. Of MSNBC, Zurawik says, “That’s not a news channel.”
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GOP Insiders Not Just Playing Rope-A-Dope, Really Believe Polls are Close

November 4, 2012 | Filed Under Elections, Ethics, GOP, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the pitfalls of listening to the happy talk that many Republicans are indulging about Romney’s sudden momentum is that it could be just that, happy talk not backed up by reality. But is the surge many are reporting for Romney just a rope-a-dope strategy, a last ditch effort to get Romney over the wire? Ramesh Ponnuru says no. They really believe what they are saying.

Of course we Romney supporters don’t want to fall for a mere game of forlorn hope polling. And we are seeing a lot of Republicans citing polls that say that Mitt Romney is quickly closing the gap in this race. Yet many lefty pollsters and their Old Media establishment cohorts are pointing to as many polls that say, no, Obama has this election in the bag. So, who is right? Is this just a game by Republicans who are telling tall tales in a desperate bid to make a last second difference in this election?

Are we about to fall for the worst wool-pulling ever? Or are the Republican pollsters right that the Old Media establishment have this wrong?
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L.A. Times Nominates Worst 2012 Political Ads, Ignores ‘Romney Killed My Wife’ Ad

November 2, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Los Angeles, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For his L.A. Times column for Halloween day, Doyle McManus made to rate the best and worst political ads of this presidential campaign cycle. Yet, even as he presented some interesting entries, McManus completely ignored the hateful Obama ad that told viewers that Romney killed a steelworker’s wife. What other ad was as filled with lies as that one and how could McManus have missed it?

After bemoaning all the political ads he had to sit through on a visit to Ohio, McManus warmed to his theme saying, “But effective or not, the ads are still interesting — for what they tell you about the campaigns’ strategies as much as what they say about the candidates.”

The columnist went on to talk about the best positive ads of both campaigns, their most effective negative ads, and “the most artful ad.” Yet when it came to “the most deceptive” ads, McManus short shrifted the category.

Worse, the “most deceptive” ad McManus mentioned coming from team Obama was an ad that lied about what Mitt Romney said about the number of troops he wanted to keep in Iraq. Troops? What about the disgusting Joe Soptic ad where Obama’s surrogates claimed that Mitt Romney killed a steelworker’s wife? How is that calumny-filled piece of garbage not worse than a lie about Romney’s troop recommendations?
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VIDEO: This is Our Moment | This is Our America

November 1, 2012 | Filed Under Elections, GOP, Government, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

For generations, we’ve understood that with a little hard work, nothing was beyond our grasp. It’s time we had a government that worked with us, and not against us. The “This is Our America” campaign shares stories from candidates and regular Americans around the country who are fired up about the 2012 election and have faith that America is bigger than it’s challenges.

We are the National Republican Congressional Committee, and our mission is to make sure Congress spends and taxes less, so the economy can get back on track.

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DeVotchKa: Rock Band Stage Show Features Romney Beheading

November 1, 2012 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Denver, Elections, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Mitt Romney, Movies, Music, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

At the Boulder Theater in Colorado, the Denver-based rock band DeVotchKa performed a stage show that featured the ritual beheading of Mitt Romney in a pseudo Mayan beheading scene.

The DeVotchKa stage show featured the beheading of Mitt Romney

The October 26 performance of the Day of The Dead-like experience kicked off the concert with stilt-walkers, skeletons, acrobats and Mayanesque, befeathered characters roaming the stage.

The segment culminated in the “ritual beheading” of a band member sporting a Mitt Romney mask.
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Yahoo! News, Politico: Come On, Those Polls Are Meaningless!

November 1, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Politico, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston, Yahoo! News | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Suddenly Yahoo! News wants you all to know that all those darned old polls showing a big Romney surge are “meaningless at this stage in the election.” That’s right, are you going to believe Yahoo! or your lying eyes?

For Yahoo! News, David Rothschild says that we should just ignore the polls. Obama is the big winner and that is that. Move along. Nothing to see here.

The reason Rothschild says the national polls are meaningless is because, thanks to the Electoral College, our system isn’t a national vote, per se. Rothschild is focusing only on the key swing states that he says are the only ones worth paying any attention to. And he feels all the swing states are in Obama’s column so forget what the national polls say.

Naturally, Rothschild favors the left-wing Nate Silver of The New York Times who has consistently claimed that Obama will practically run away with this election despite the fact that some of the most reputable polling organizations in the country such as Rasmussen and Gallup have shown a close race all along.
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NPR: Romney a George Wallace ‘White Supremacist,’ GOP Women are ‘Battered’

October 31, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, PBS, President, Progressives, Race, Social Security, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Unfortunately, hate is the main selling point on the National Public Radio distributed Smiley & West radio show and last week we got a big dollop of bile spewed against Republicans in general and GOP nominee Mitt Romney in particular.

The October 26 episode featured host Cornel West, a long-time radical lefty from Princeton, and substituting for West’s co-host Tavis Smiley was Julianne Malveaux, a woman well-known for spewing racist, hate at every opportunity.

Naturally, Malveaux felt that the only reason anyone would vote against Barack Obama is because they are sheet-wearing racists. When West asked why the election was so close, Malveaux said, “the underlying fact is in my opinion is racism.”

Curiously, Malveaux didn’t try to explain how, if all whites are racists, Obama was elected in the first place, nor did she explain how Mr. Obama got the biggest white vote of any Democrat presidential candidate since the early 1960s. But, there you have it.
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Yale University Economic Model Gives Election to Romney

October 31, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Jobs, Joe Biden, Liberals, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, President, Progressives, Republicans, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Based on his economic election model, Yale University economist Ray Fair predicts that GOP nominee Mitt Romney will pull out a sparse victory in November.

Fair’s model successfully predicts the winners of every election but two since 1916. The two, the 1960 election of John Kennedy and the 1992 election of Bill Clinton, are the only ones his economics-based electoral prediction model gets wrong.

Fair uses several economic indicators in his model to determine winners. Those factors include the per capita growth rate of the gross domestic product, inflation, and the number of quarters that the GDP grew more than 3.2% during the incumbent’s term.

But even Fair’s model predicts a race that is within his margin of error. Obama could still pull this out despite an economy that argues against his re-election.
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