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Archive for 4 November 2009
This is from back in July, but still relevant.
Courtesy of brother in law Tom.
Election 2009: Change I Can Believe In!
by Ann Coulter
– MSNBC, Aug. 31, 2009, Keith Olbermann on Robert F. McDonnell, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia:
“In (McDonnell’s master’s thesis), he described women having jobs as detrimental to the family, called legalized use of contraception illogical, pushed to make divorce more difficult, and insisted government should favor married couples over, quote, ‘cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators.’ Wow. When did he write this? 1875? No, 1989. Wow, 1989.
“Goodbye, Mr. McDonnell.”
– MSNBC, Sept. 22, 2009, Rachel Maddow also on McDonnell:
“And here’s where the conservative movement and the Republican establishment smash into each other like bumper cars without bumpers. Here’s where Republican electoral chances stop being separate from the wild-eyed excesses of the conservative movement.
“Part of watching Republicans try to return to power is watching … the conservative movement eat the Republican Party, eat their electoral chances over and over and over again.”
On election night, conservatives-eating-Republicans resulted in an 18-point landslide for McDonnell, who beat his Democratic opponent 59 percent to 41 percent — winning two-thirds of all independent voters and ending the Democrats’ eight-year reign in the Virginia governor’s office.
If there is anyone who is still of the mind that schools are not indoctrinating, click the link above, and watch the videos! If schools had done this about Bush 2, you can bet your bottom dollar the left would be screaming bloody hell!
There is NOTHING about this clown worthy of praise. NOT A DAMN THING!
The House health-care reform plan unveiled last week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) would do more than regulate insurance companies – it would even regulate vending machines.
The bill, which is posted online, would require that vending machine operators either create new machines that allow the customer to view nutrition facts or post nutritional information for each product near “each article of food or the selection button.”
Y’see, you are too stupid to know that the large chocolaty goodness in that over sized Snickers bar isn’t healthy, so you must be told by the government and charged for the privilege.
Section 2572 of the bill (H.R. 3962) says, “In the case of an article of food sold from a vending machine that – (I) does not permit a prospective purchaser to examine the Nutritional Facts Panel before purchasing the article or does not otherwise provide visible nutrition information at the point of purchase; and (II) is operated by a person who is engaged in the business of owning or operating 20 or more vending machines, “the vending machine operator shall provide a sign in close proximity to each article of food or the selection button that includes a clear and conspicuous statement disclosing the number of calories contained in the article.” (See page 1,515 of H.R. 3962 Section 2572 (H) (viii).
Yup. Dumb as a box of rocks. Can’t figure out those tater chips, fried in grease, are fattening. So, naturally, the gubmint must charge you for this information you are too ignorant to figure out on your own.
Voters spoke fairly loud and clear yesterday when Republican candidates for governor in Virginia and New Jersey won, in VA, by a landslide. New Jersey is fairly ‘blue’, so the fact that Corzine got sent his walking papers was pretty impressive. Unfortunately, Doug Hoffman (C-NY23) didn’t quite pull it off. There’s been some speculation if the RNC had actually backed the conservative choice over the RINO, and if Scozzafava had done the right thing when she dropped out of the race, and endorsed Hoffman instead of the Dem, perhaps he could have been put in the ‘win’ column. Also, if the silly voters in the district had not wasted their vote on Dede, there was a real good chance Hoffman could have gone to Congress.
What has been the reaction of the media? Well, it’s been fairly predictable.
NBC’s David Gregory, on Wednesday’s Today show, downplayed the huge GOP wins in New Jersey and Virginia as merely reflecting the “anti-incumbency mood,” and “the change message that Obama” started last year. (source)
The gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey looked less like a referendum on Barack Obama than a reflection of their own candidates and issues. Still, the two Republican victories, in predominantly Democratic New Jersey and in purple Virginia, had to smart. (source)
But a Democratic victory in an upstate New York Congressional district — after an ideologically pitched battle between moderates and conservatives over how best to lead Republicans back to power — signaled that the Republican Party faces continued upheaval. (source)
Conservatives overreached, and Tip O’Neill’s dictum reins supreme. That special election in New York’s 23rd congressional district turned out not to be worth all of the sound and fury. (source)
The White House suggested those developments show that hard-liners are taking over the Republican Party, and the trend will affect the 2010 elections. On Monday, presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs predicted, “This is a model for what you’ll see throughout the country.” (source)
There’s this little tidbit as well:
Avoiding the election outcome in the same fashion it has avoided the Tea Party and Town Hall protesters, the White House issued a statement after the GOP victory in Virginia, saying the president was not watching election returns and would not be making any remarks on the results. (source)
That’s just the few I came across this morning. No doubt, if you do some more digging, there are more examples.
What does this all tell us? Well, I’d say that not only does it say something about the media, it also tells us exactly what the Obama White House thinks about We, The People.