Obama on Meet the Press… (“President Obama turned up on NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the first time since the passage of ObamaCare, and gave exactly the performance that every veteran Obama-watcher would have expected: a bitter, intransigent partisan claiming to be the only non-partisan, non-ideological participant in the “fiscal cliff” drama.”)
President Obama turned up on NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the first time since the passage of ObamaCare, and gave exactly the performance that every veteran Obama-watcher would have expected: a bitter, intransigent partisan claiming to be the only non-partisan, non-ideological participant in the “fiscal cliff” drama. “I’m not driven by some ideological agenda – I’m a pretty practical guy,” he explicitly stated, offering his
past four years in office as evidence.
It’s too bad “Meet the Press” doesn’t have a laugh track. Obama’s interviewer, David Gregory, was willing to flagrantly violate D.C. gun laws to beat up on NRA executive Wayne LaPierre, but when President Obama takes the stage to drop insane howlers like that, America’s top outlaw journalist just sits quietly and nods.
In truth, nothing about Obama’s record in office, re-election campaign, or fiscal cliff policy has been even slightly non-partisan or non-ideological. This kind of posturing gives partisanship and ideology a bad name – voters do band together into parties and vote for candidates based upon their campaign promises, after all. Whether or not either position is correct, a Republican’s ideological commitment to low taxes is no more illegitimate than Barack Obama’s stern ideological commitment to raising them.
David Gregory Asks Obama ‘Is This Your Lincoln Moment?’
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:24:59 PM by chessplayer
Of all the gushing, fawning, sycophantic things uttered by Obama-loving media members in 2012,
“Is this your Lincoln moment?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact.
If you dismiss this by saying, “Of course they have armed guards — they get Secret Service protection,” then you’ve missed the larger point.
The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period. And this is the reason people like NBC’s David Gregory send their kids to Sidwell, they know their kids will be protected from the carnage that befell kids at a school where armed guards weren’t used (and weren’t even allowed).
Shame on President Obama for seeking more gun control and for trying to prevent the parents of other school children from doing what he has clearly done for his own. His children sit under the protection guns afford, while the children of regular Americans are sacrificed.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com …
Governor Perry took it a step further and laid out the three big questions primary voters should be asking themselves: “Who is it that can beat Obama? Who is it that can invigorate the tea party? Who is it that can take the message of smaller outsider government that’s truly going to change that place?”
While the mainstream media and party establishment have been obsessed with that first question for months, the other two have been virtually ignored in their zeal to push Republicans to settle once again for a non-conservative nominee. With the actual voting underway, it’s more than time to ask (and answer) those other two questions.
When it comes to invigorating the grassroots activists who were instrumental in the shellacking President Obama and his Congressional cronies took in the 2010 midterm elections, Governor Perry demonstrated once again that he is the candidate that can inspire the tea party.
Dee Dee Myers: Newt A Political ‘Sociopath’
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:18:40 PM by governsleastgovernsbest
MSNBC ^ | 11/18/2011 | Scott Stump
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 12:42:50 PM by SeekAndFind
The former captain of the boat from which actress Natalie Wood drowned in 1981 alleged on TODAY Friday that her husband, actor Robert Wagner, was responsible for her death.
Dennis Davern said he is now urging homicide investigators to look into Wood’s death. She had been boating with Wagner and his “Brainstorm” co-star Christopher Walken near Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California when she drowned.
He added, “I made mistakes by not telling the honest truth in a police report.”
America Will Continue to Decline Unless the GOP Establishment Embraces
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 2:56:55 PM by Kaslin
RUSH: And greetings to you, music lovers, thrill-seekers, conversationalists all across the fruited plain. I of course am El Rushbo, the Grand Wizard of broadcasting with some props there to David Gregory of NBC News and Meet the Press. That’s right, my friends, the Grand Wizard. Well, Gregory said that there’s no Grand Wizard in the Republican Party to tell Herman Cain to shut up or go away. And he didn’t realize, he claims, you know, Herman Cain being an African-American, you want to talk about Grand Wizards and people like Sheets Byrd, late Sheets Byrd in the Senate, it might be a little offensive, so Gregory went out there and apologized. (interruption) No, he was a Kleagle, Sheets Byrd was a Grand Kleagle. I am the Grand Wizard of broadcasting.
Folks, I normally wouldn’t do this. I have to tell you, I don’t know how this show is gonna go today because everything, I mean everything associated with putting this program together today has failed, has been a total 150% disaster. I’m in the mood to whine, since this is a nation of whiners. I’m in the mood to whine and complain. Of course I don’t do that.
At two campaign rallies in Tennessee on Saturday night, the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.
But by Sunday morning, in a dramatic change of tone, Mr. Cain, a former restaurant executive, said he was only kidding.
“That’s a joke,” Mr. Cain told the journalist David Gregory during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he was asked about the electrified fence. “That’s not a serious plan. I’ve also said America needs to get a sense of humor.”
Mr. Cain’s attempt to pass off incendiary comments as nothing but a joke may take more effort, however. In making the initial remarks about an electrified fence killing illegal immigrants, Mr. Cain was detailed and repetitive. He did not introduce his thoughts as anything but serious commentary, beginning with the words, “We have a crisis of illegal immigration.”
And the crowds responded with cheers, not laughs.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com …
Gingrich Backs Obamacare’s Individual Mandate
Gingrich Backs Obamacare’s Individual Mandate
Newsmax ^ | May 15, 2011 | Newsmax Wires
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 9:07:07 PM by libstripper
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance – a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination.
Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gingrich told host David Gregory that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman, which requires every uninsured citizen to purchase or acquire health insurance.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com …
Posted by Gunny G
NBC “Meet the Press” Host David Gregory berated House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday because members of the public and the Congress have doubts about President Obama’s professed Christian faith and alleged birth in the United States. Gregory wondered if all the doubts about Obama were undermining his legitimacy as President. He wanted Boehner to denounce these questions and concerns as “ignorance.” Boehner refused to do so.
“There was something that caught my eye this week that was on Fox News on the Hannity program, a focus group with voters in Iowa led by Frank Luntz, the Republican strategist, and he had this exchange with them,” he told Boehner.
The videotape that followed showed several people declaring that Obama was a Muslim.
Gregory was flabbergasted. He said to Boehner: “As the speaker of the House, as a leader, do you not think it’s your responsibility to stand up to that kind of ignorance?”
In fact, as AIM has noted, calling yourself something is not the same thing as proving it is the case. Obama’s Christian claim deserves to be scrutinized, even when it involves a sensitive and personal matter such as religious belief. Our media are supposed to question the statements of those in power……………………………..
Gregory was pressing the Ohio Republican about a recent focus group of Iowa voters on “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Some had said they believe Obama is Muslim, and not Christian.
Gregory, host of “Meet the Press,” asked Boehner: “As the speaker of the House, as a leader, do you not think it’s your responsibility to stand up to that kind of ignorance?”
“It’s not my job to tell the American people what to think,” Boehner responded. “Our job in Washington is to listen to the American people. Having said that, the state of Hawaii has said that he was born there. That’s good enough for me. The president says he’s a Christian. I accept him at his word.”
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Though the White House has claimed that Obama was born in Hawaii, a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate has never been produced showing the details of Obama’s birth, such as the name of a hospital and the attending physician.
During this past week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, freshman Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, clowned that he himself is an American citizen and that he has the birth certificate to prove it.
When Gregory asked Boehner about the appropriateness of the remark, Boehner said, “The gentleman was trying to be funny, I would imagine.”
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“It’s not my job to tell people what to think” or Evil is a parasite on the good.
The Radio Patriot ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011 4:10:55 PM by patriotgal1787
Michael Gaynor at Emerging Corruption has done some digging into the situation in Egypt – about how much Wade Rathke knew about it beforehand and what influence Obama may wish to have on the situation now.
Meanwhile… on to what the media thinks is more important.
John Boehner speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Not his job to tell people what to think. On Sunday’s Meet the Depressed, David Gregory asked House Speaker John Boehner the Left’s favorite entrapment game — the “birther” question:
“As Speaker of the House, as a leader, do you not think it’s your responsibility to speak out against that kind of ignorance?”
You know, just once, I’d like to see Boehner say to these sniveling little shits:…………………….