Posts Tagged ‘Meet the Press’

The Obama Whisperer…

November 10, 2014 2 comments

The Obama WhispererThe New Republic ^ | 9 Nov 2014 | Noam ScheiberPosted on 11/10/2014, 8:56:52 AM by oblomovEven at this late date in the Obama presidency, there is no surer way to elicit paranoid whispers or armchair psychoanalysis from Democrats than to mention the name Valerie Jarrett. Party operatives, administration officials—they are shocked by her sheer longevity and marvel at her influence. When I asked a longtime source who left the Obama White House years ago for his impressions of Jarrett, he confessed that he was too fearful to speak with me, even off the record.This is not as irrational as it sounds. Obama has said he consults Jarrett on every major decision, something current and former aides corroborate. “Her role since she has been at the White House is one of the broadest and most expansive roles that I think has ever existed in the West Wing,” says Anita Dunn, Obama’s former communications director. Broader, even, than the role of running the West Wing. This summer, the call to send Attorney General Eric Holder on a risky visit to Ferguson, Missouri, was made by exactly three people: Holder himself, the president, and Jarrett, who were vacationing together on Martha’s Vineyard. When I asked Holder if Denis McDonough, the chief of staff, was part of the conversation, he thought for a moment and said, “He was not there.” Holder hastened to add that “someone had spoken to him.”Jarrett holds a key vote on Cabinet picks she opposed Larry Summers at Treasury and was among the first Obama aides to come around on Hillary Clinton at State and has an outsize say on ambassadorships and judgeships. She helps determine who gets invited to the First Lady’s Box for the State of the Union, who attends state dinners and bill-signing ceremonies, and who sits where at any of the above.Excerpt Read more at …



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Andrea Mitchell: Hillary is ‘Out of Touch’ VIDEO

June 29, 2014 2 comments

Andrea Mitchell: Hillary is ‘Out of Touch

VIDEOWashngton Free Beacon ^ | June 29 2014 | Washington Free BeaconPosted on 6/29/2014, 1:44:44 PM by PoloSecNBC’s

Andrea Mitchell slammed Hillary Clinton saying she ”lacks self-awareness” and is “out of touch” Sunday on Meet The Press.“The book tour has looked like a political campaign. I think it’s a little bit that she was rusty and a little bit of lack of self-awareness, when she talks about being dead broke and she then tried to fix it.


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But still, not getting the language – to really understand that she is a little bit out of touch,” Mitchell said.“She doesn’t quite realize as Ruth Marcus wrote in the Washington Post, she should stop giving paid speeches, should stop asking colleges to pay out of a foundation.


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She’s got enough money just let it go at this stage, she concluded.Last week, Mitchell’s colleague Chuck Todd also criticized Clinton over her wealth gaffe.


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“Let’s remember how they created their wealth. They didn’t do it in some incredible business creating jobs and all of this- they just acquired wealth for being the Clintons…I


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Ted Cruz calls for Senate to return immediately…..

September 29, 2013 1 comment

Ted Cruz calls for Senate to return immediately

The Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2013 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:36:58 AM by don-o

English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership...

English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on Sunday morning called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to bring the Senate back immediately to address a House-passed bill to keep the government running.

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January 4, 2013 2 comments

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.”)

December 30, 2012 7 comments

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.


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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.


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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.

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David Gregory Asks Obama ‘Is This Your Lincoln Moment?’

December 30, 2012 Leave a comment

David Gregory Asks Obama ‘Is This Your Lincoln Moment?’

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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:24:59 PM by chessplayer

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Of all the gushing, fawning, sycophantic things uttered by Obama-loving media members in 2012,

David Gregory’s fiscal cliff question posed to the President on Sunday’s Meet the Press has to be on the list of the year’s top ten.

“Is this your Lincoln moment?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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The iPad Answer (“…We aren’t going to fix the economic or social problems until the sheeple smarten up and realize how deeply immoral our society has become. “…”)

April 14, 2012 Leave a comment

I was struck by a comment by one of our FreepersClearCase_guy, notably because I’ve said much the same thing here and there. ClearCase_guy said,

“Sometimes I wish the Republicans would put both the economic and social issues on the back burner. We probably need to spend 4 years just HAMMERING the propaganda industry, the media, and the educational establishment. Just expose them all as manipulative liars with no principles of any kind.

We aren’t going to fix the economic or social problems until the sheeple smarten up and realize how deeply immoral our society has become. “

ClearCase guy couldn’t have said it better. It is constant Right-Left bickering instead of coming down on Right vs Wrong. A society without morals and truths will soon be in shackles.

The problem with the media is that they lie. The problem with democrats and progressives is that they lie all the time. Anybody can say anything and get away with it, especially their side. All you get is back and forth ‘he said, she said’ or ‘I was taken out of context’ or ‘they all do it’ etc. Nobody believes anybody with all the denials and distortions.

The only way to fight the media is to confront them with actual unedited news clips, events, and the lies and outrageous comments of media hacks, campaign consultants, and politicians. It is not enough to just verbally counter the David Gregorys or Chuck Todds or Stephanopouluses.

On last week’s Meet the Press, Gregory challenged a Republican congressman when he accused the media of mocking the Mormon religion. The congressman brought up a quote from Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC which nailed O’Donnell. Gregory shrugged and went to another topic.

It’s not enough to just counter the enemy with facts. To really impress the viewer, the independents, and the media itself is to counterattack with actual visual evidence. Surprise them. Hoist them on their own petard on their own studio sets.

Enter the iPad. Remember when Obama gave the Queen of England all of his famous speeches on an iPod? I am proposing that the republicans arm themselves before stepping on stage with Couric or Lauer or Letterman or Gregory with iPads chock full of news videos of media bias that can be instantly played back to them. Suddenly, the usual hapless blundering republican mouthpiece has veritable visual firepower at his disposal.

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