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'Dateline NBC' Alumna Jane Pauley Stumps for Obama: 8 People Show Up
NewsBusters ^ | September 23, 2008 | Michael M. Bates

Posted on 09/23/2008 9:54:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

There's a heartwarming story in today's Times of Northwest Indiana. Jane Pauley, one-time co-host of NBC's Today and Dateline NBC programs, made an appearance yesterday for Barack Obama. Joining her was Steve Skvara, the retired steelworker who in August of last year tearfully asked Democratic presidential candidates at a debate, "What's wrong with America? And what will you do to change it?" The Times reported:

PORTAGE Former television news anchor and Hoosier native Jane Pauley returned to her professional roots Monday during a local appearance on behalf of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Pauley, who said she worked for the state Democratic Party before launching her successful news career, took part in a panel discussion aimed at touting the benefits of Obama's economic plans for Hoosiers over that of his Republican challenger John McCain.

While the subject matter was complex at times, Pauley occasionally took the opportunity to inject partisan humor into the discussion.

"Why would you want a maverick when you've had a cowboy in the White House for two terms already?" she asked, referring to McCain's description of himself.

Alas, Jane's witty comment didn't enjoy as much currency as it deserved. That's because only eight people showed up for the rally. Late notice was cited for the pathetic turnout.

The small gathering didn't discourage Skvara, a favorite with the Communist People's Weekly World. He gave the obligatory McCain "scares me to death" statement and continued:

He said McCain opposes federal rules and regulations and yet that has repeatedly led to catastrophes, whether it was the savings and loan crisis during the 1990s or the current mortgage crisis.

Playing off President Bush's claims of wanting to put more control into people's hands as part of an "ownership society," Skvara said the country is headed in the opposite direction.

"It's going to be the homeless society," he said.

Last year Steve tugged on liberal heartstrings with his plaintive, "What's wrong with America?" That only eight people showed up to see the Pauley-Skvara duo supporting Obama is evidence of what's right with America.



TOPICS: Indiana; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2008; democrats; election; elections; financialcrisis; mccain; obama; obamabiden
99.9% of the media are hard-core leftist democrats, so this isn't very surprising.
1 posted on 09/23/2008 9:54:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eight people showed up? What’s that equal, one person for each of Pauley’s brain cells?


2 posted on 09/23/2008 9:58:22 PM PDT by NCPAC ("Libertarianism is the heart and soul of conservatism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paging Claude Rains as Inspector Renault.


3 posted on 09/23/2008 9:59:26 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newsbusters is great, but I can’t think of any reason why this woman’s opinion should matter to anybody, or why it would be considered any more well reasoned than mine..


4 posted on 09/23/2008 10:00:39 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Late notice was cited for the pathetic turnout.

What a pathetic excuse.

5 posted on 09/23/2008 10:02:04 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Outstanding!


6 posted on 09/23/2008 10:02:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: NCPAC

“Eight people showed up? What’s that equal, one person for each of Pauley’s brain cells?”

No, that’s TWO people for each year of significant experience Obama has...


7 posted on 09/23/2008 10:03:40 PM PDT by NavySon (Democratic Party : Constitution : : Nazi Party : Versailles Treaty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Steve Skvara, the retired steelworker who in August of last year tearfully asked Democratic presidential candidates at a debate, "What's wrong with America? And what will you do to change it?" The Times reported:

I yearn for the days when other steelworkers would have kicked the living crap out of him and then everybody would have retired to the nearest bar.

8 posted on 09/23/2008 10:04:59 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: JennysCool

“Late notice was cited for the pathetic turnout.

What a pathetic excuse.”

You can’t blame them for the low turnout. Obama only told them when he was elected as Senator. That’s WAY too short of notice.


9 posted on 09/23/2008 10:07:48 PM PDT by NavySon (Democratic Party : Constitution : : Nazi Party : Versailles Treaty)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Tell me about it. Reminds me of that photo of Cindy Sheehan at that book signing no one went to. Anyone have that photo? What’s happened to her, anyway? It seems like it’s been months since she last endangered every camera lens in America.


10 posted on 09/23/2008 10:12:47 PM PDT by NavySon (Democratic Party : Constitution : : Nazi Party : Versailles Treaty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Last year Steve tugged on liberal heartstrings with his plaintive, "What's wrong with America?" That only eight people showed up to see the Pauley-Skvara duo supporting Obama is evidence of what's right with America.

That right there is the money quote for this article.

And you're absolutely right Vet, the media joined up with the left decades ago, and their core values are based upon the Communist lie that everything that is wrong in the world is the fault of

a.) capitalism

b.) America

c.) Republicans

d.) conservatives

e.) Christians

The media has proven itself to be an utterly shameless whore* for the amoral and bankrupt Democrat Party, the Party which produced the Ku Klux Klan while daring to spout off about 'civil rights', claiming to care about 'families' while promoting the murder of untold millions of babies slaughtered in the womb, demanding 'respect' for any and all voices and beliefs unless those voices and beliefs belong to conservatives and God fearing Americans, the hypocrisy is breathtaking, the contempt for all things good and decent is astounding.

(* w/apologies to other, more honorable shameless whores everywhere)
11 posted on 09/23/2008 10:15:13 PM PDT by mkjessup (How much outrage would there be if Sat Nite Live joked about Obama, incest and *his* daughters?)
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To: NavySon

She’s running as an independent against House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, believe it or not: http://www.cindyforcongress.org/

Be fun to send her a couple of bucks just to keep Nancy occupied.


12 posted on 09/23/2008 10:16:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: NavySon

13 posted on 09/23/2008 10:17:24 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now that Pauley is officially on the campaign trail, I wonder if she's droppin' her "g"s, like Hillary and Obama, in a lame attempt to appear to be what they think workin' people are like.

Despite her elitist credentials, I would not be surprised to read that Ms Pauley is fightin' and prayin' that the great god Obama will be winnin' in November.

14 posted on 09/23/2008 10:27:10 PM PDT by SupplySider
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To: mkjessup
And you're absolutely right Vet, the media joined up with the left decades ago, and their core values are based upon the Communist lie that everything that is wrong in the world is the fault of a.) capitalism b.) America c.) Republicans d.) conservatives e.) Christians

I could not agree more. The media poobahs actually believe the Marxist claptrap they were taught in the Ivy League. They take it to be sophisticated intellectualism, beyond the grasp of the great unwashed.

15 posted on 09/23/2008 10:30:46 PM PDT by SupplySider
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All maids and butlers...


16 posted on 09/23/2008 10:31:43 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: NCPAC

I can get more than eight people to listen to me read the Yellow Pages on any street corner.

What a joke.


17 posted on 09/23/2008 10:32:19 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: zeebee
Hahahahaha!

Is that from the site?

18 posted on 09/23/2008 10:37:02 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a lie. I saw the picture and could count 80,000 people in the picture. (/Democrat)


19 posted on 09/23/2008 10:51:58 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t believe 8 people showed up to hear her. Four must have been family or staff.


20 posted on 09/23/2008 11:20:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
8 People Show Up

I wonder if they paid them union scale, or gave them cigarettes?
21 posted on 09/24/2008 7:42:38 AM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: papasmurf

Booze, crack, and walkin around money will come later... Obama still has to fundraise for that vote getter.


22 posted on 09/24/2008 8:09:26 AM PDT by Mashood
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