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Top Romney strategist: No, I wouldn’t say the media’s “in the tank” for Obama
Hot Air ^ | February 25, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/25/2013 9:56:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Via Mediaite, I’m going to cut this guy a bit of a break, for two reasons. One: He’s not denying that the media’s on Obama’s side. He’s quibbling with the phrase “in the tank,” which he seems to define, roughly, as being unwilling to ask uncomfortable questions under any circumstances. By that definition, he’s right — why, just this morning the White House press corps got Jay Carney to skedaddle from the podium by pressing him a bit too hard about OFA influence peddling. It’s not that they categorically refuse to report stories that are “unhelpful” to the administration, it’s that they pull their punches with The One in ways they never, ever would with a Republican. The tone of their coverage about the DOJ’s “white paper” memo on targeting U.S. citizens is a classic example. So is Benghazi. In both cases they covered the story, but their coverage was more circumspect and incurious than it would be under President McCain or President Romney. Partly that’s because O’s on the same side of the Cause and partly it’s because they’re starstruck by him. When their professional interest in exposing abuses of power aligns with their political interest in promoting liberalism and its standard bearers, they’re far more formidable than when those interests are at cross purposes. That’s what it means to be in the tank.

Two: Stevens just came out with an op-ed running through the familiar post-election verse-chorus-verse about how the GOP’s problems can’t be attributed to any one factor but require a total yadda yadda yadda. When you’re making that argument, obviously you want to do what you can to downplay the effects of media bias on Republican chances. Otherwise, the energy to undertake needed reforms will be channeled into carping about the press...

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: gop; msm; obama; romney
No wonder those idiots got their heads handed to them.
1 posted on 02/25/2013 9:56:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You took the words right out of my mouth.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 10:17:43 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t tell you how often Republicans remind me of Mr. Magoo.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 10:17:56 PM PST by VR-21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How I feel upon reading this:


4 posted on 02/25/2013 10:18:34 PM PST by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney defended Obama for his lack of documentation, too;
when he was not directing his team to attack the family
of Gov. Palin.

Mr.RomneyCARE is truly the fountainhead of the GOPe.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 10:19:50 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No doubt. Clueless.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 10:22:22 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for posting. I hope Rush reads it and talks about it tomorrow. :)


7 posted on 02/25/2013 10:24:32 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’d think the morons would have been prepared for the media onslaught against them, just four short years after the media turned on a dime against their darling “maverick,” John McCain.

If only I were as brilliant in business as Romney was clueless in politics, I wouldn’t have to fret about my future in the ObamaNation....


8 posted on 02/25/2013 10:27:38 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: All
Maybe the GOPe can get their next useless RINO elected if they hire a former Democrat campaign consultant...

Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media are enemies of the people!

9 posted on 02/25/2013 10:30:27 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Windflier

Right on. But at what point—if ever—will these brain dead “Republicans” see the “light.”


10 posted on 02/25/2013 10:59:19 PM PST by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Idiot.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 11:03:52 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Idiot.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 11:04:13 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Idiot.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 11:04:13 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: GraceG

Don’t. It hurts.

Instead, accept that by supporting people like this (voting for their employers) you get more of it. ‘s simple math that an absurd number of ‘conservatives’ refuse to admit.

Sure, it makes them look like fools, but they cling bitterly to failed ideas and liberal candidates thinking they will get religion and govern conservatively...REAL SOON NOW!

Simple fact: With elections as in govt. economics, you get more of the things you subsidize.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 11:46:19 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Windflier

Amazing isn’t it Windy? But it won’r make a fart in a whirlwind’s difference. Before the thread ends there will be posters claiming that it’s OK because Obama was much worse.

Kinda like dying of a heart attack or Ebola...Yer kinda dead either way so, and I use the phrase literally, What difference does it make?

I think people really believe there is still a functional difference between the Dems and GOP. If there is it;s that the dems call the shots while the GOP just follows orders.

Worked out real well in Nuremberg I suppose...


15 posted on 02/25/2013 11:51:06 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney’s chief strategist, Stuart Stevens, exhibits the same kind of denial that so much of this nation does in regards to Zer0.

In another post, I read about this thing called The Knockout Game. It is where you pick someone completely off guard and without warning deliver a punch so hard that it knocks the person out cold. This is what Zer0 is doing to America. We are being punched out so hard that people do not even realize it has happened to them. All they feel is that numbing place where they were hit. They do not know how it happened and have no clue who did it. When they are told Zer0 threw the punch, they don’t believe it. They say, “That skinny little guy?” They are in denial as wham! Bam! Obama! Obama is playing the Knockout Game.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 12:46:22 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anytime I hear a republican say something nice about oboma I want to vomit. Like when Romney use to say that obozo is a very nice man. Or when dumbass O’Reilly says that he thinks that oboma is a decent man....huh?????? O’Reilly continues to cover his azz where oboma is concerned, yet he can be a fighter for causes he believes in. Yet, when I hear him say such things, I see him as weak and afraid for himself. Romney was playing by Emily Post rules again the Socialist-Democrats. Romney did get his jabs in against oboma, but he was inconsistant in doing so...he didn't come across as a man who would not take any BS from oboma, such as Conservative Ted Cruz, who does speak out sharply against oboma and is articulate and not afraid, and someone definitely to watch.

Republicans and Conservatives had better learn how to fight and how to turn the left’s strategy AGAINST them..check out Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals, the left’s handbook on how to destroy you and me, and lean to apply these very same rules against THEM by any means possible. It worked in Albany, NY recently...check out Rules of Radicals on google, make copies of the Rules and pass them on. And start working smart like the left does.

17 posted on 02/26/2013 1:23:48 AM PST by itssme
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um... Advice from a LOSER... no. We lost because the Left cheats, lies and steals elections. There has been a lot of evidence to support that claim and I stand by it. Normally I would suggest we look at the winning strategy, but I simply cannot support utter depravity. I guess it will be one of those lost the battle, but won the war epics. After seven years of declining living standards, there is no great awakening. I agree that many are hyper- insulated from the economy by being either poor and having unlimited access to everything, or being a part of the corporate welfare state. The middle class needs a champion. This is the only game- changer left. Call out the Harvard ruling class and ask them, how could you possibly legislate on behalf of working people since you have zero experience? Call out the bankers, the corporate cronies and say no more.
Remind working Americans they have sacrificed far more than three percent. More like twenty five percent, at least. Ask the government to sacrifice their fair share.
Sarah could do this, but it costs her family too much. She could master- mind it though.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 3:08:34 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: momincombatboots

The Real Reason Sarah Palin Is Not Running for President In 2012 (from Dec. 2011)
http://www.mi7.co/2011/12/real-reason-sarah-palin-is-not-running.html


19 posted on 02/26/2013 3:13:23 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
#19 I don't see her reasons changing any time soon based on that. Certainly not for 2016, but who knows what will be left of the country by then?
20 posted on 02/26/2013 4:13:09 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now we know what went on election night...


21 posted on 02/26/2013 4:37:58 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Talk about overlooking the obvious...


22 posted on 02/26/2013 5:30:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Fungi
at what point—if ever—will these brain dead “Republicans” see the “light.”

Those who are entrenched in the game now, will never see the light. They've already sold their souls for a place on the Democrat cocktail circuit.

It'll be up to a new breed of citizen legislator to move us forward.

23 posted on 02/26/2013 7:07:16 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Amazing isn’t it Windy?

It truly is. What really drops my jaw, is the fact that this GOP-e strategist believes what he said about the press and Obama so completely, that he has no compunction about saying it in public. That's how far through the looking glass this man has gone.

I think people really believe there is still a functional difference between the Dems and GOP. If there is it;s that the dems call the shots while the GOP just follows orders.

In watching the Dems and the GOP-e, I've come to believe that they've become willing and avowed partners in a complex and degraded kabuki dance of treason. I also believe that it's been going on for over half a century, if not longer.

In the big picture, the 'American Experiment' was something that could not be tolerated by the ruling global elites, and had to be crushed, no matter how long it took. Communism was the perfect tool, and they introduced that disease to our country drop by drop.

Take one look at the miserable 'opposition party', and it's obvious that it's worked splendidly.

24 posted on 02/26/2013 7:50:18 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
...they cling bitterly to failed ideas and liberal candidates thinking they will get religion and govern conservatively...REAL SOON NOW!

In the weeks leading up to November 6th (a day which will live in infamy) I had one conservative enthusiastically say to me, "Romney might have some liberal tendencies, but we're gonna hold his feet to the fire!"

I looked at him incredulously and asked, "Just how are we going to do that?" He couldn't answer me.

In that moment I saw the realization on his face, that what really mattered, was what the man was made of. Once he was elected, there'd be little to nothing we could do about the direction of his agenda, which we both knew would skew to the left.

Despite the fact that you and I were drawn and quartered around here for standing with our principles and vociferously rejecting the liberal Republican candidate, we were right. As I said at the time, a person's honor and integrity are worth more than an election win, when the candidate on our side is a Democrat In All But Label Only (DIABLO).

25 posted on 02/26/2013 8:12:57 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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