Skip to comments.ABC's GMA Highlights Southern Republican Women...Who are Voting for Democrats
Posted on 09/15/2006 4:36:50 PM PDT by lowbridge
Fridays "Good Morning America" broadcast yet another bad-news-for-Republicans story concerning the partys chances in the upcoming mid-term elections. In a report from Robin Roberts, three southern women, all either former Republicans or Republicans considering voting for Democratic candidates, were given air time to express their disenchantment with the GOP:
Robin Rasmussen: "I voted Republican in every election since I was 18."
Robin Roberts: "But not this year. Robin Rasmussen is thinking of voting for a Democrat and shes not alone."
Janna Herbison: "And I used to consider myself to be a Republican."
Tracy Quick Bradford: "...I think that the, the candidates that, that represent the Democratic party this year are most in line with my views."
Roberts told co-anchor Diane Roberts and new GMA newsreader Chris Cuomo (yes, son of the Democratic former governor of New York and brother of New York attorney general candidate, Andrew) that a "lively, lively" discussion took place among the women. Viewers of the segment saw none of that. In the portions of the discussion that did air, Roberts never asked the women why they felt Democrats might make better leaders. Instead, the piece highlighted each of the women expressing their dissatisfaction with the party, or rehashing Democratic talking points:
Roberts: "What are the issues, Tracy, that youre most concerned about?"
Bradford: "I think health care, education and the economy. And I think that the, the candidates that, that represent the Democratic party this year are most in line with my views."
Rasmussen: "If the Democrats are in power, theyre gonna--you know theyre going to do the best they--you hope that theyre going to do the best that they can."
Janna Herbison: "And I heard a comment, I think, from a congressman the other day that said if the Democrats don't agree with the war, they're more concerned with the terrorists safety than with Americans safety. And I couldntthat just, that blew my mind...Dont say theyre aligning themselves with the terrorists because they disagree with you. Thats un-American."
Before concluding the segment, Sawyer served up some more "worrying" news for Republican incumbents:
Diane Sawyer: "But another worrying thing for the Republicans has to be how much they just seem to want change of some kind."
Chris Cuomo: "Thats right. I mean, you have to distinguish between not liking the Republicans and feeling that the Democrats are a better bet."
The full transcript follows below:
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
BRADFORD, TRACY Q MEMPHIS,TN 38120 CLAY & LAND INSURANCE INC./HEALTH I 3/25/2003 $390 National Assn of Health Underwriters
BRADFORD, TRACY Q MRS MEMPHIS,TN 38120 CLAY & LAND INSURANCE INC./INSURANC 8/18/2005 $250 Republican National Cmte
"Tracy Quick Bradford of Memphis meets with Representative John Tanner (D-TN) and presents him with HUPAC support
And I look up Janna Herbison and find this:
Subject: FYI- MANUSCRIPT ABOUT NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND RAILROAD COMMUTERS
To: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
June 7, 2005
Hello... My name is Janna Herbison, and I am a wife and mother from Tennessee, who is also a former television news reporter and former Democratic Press Secretary for the TN Legislature. I have recently written a book entitled "Southern in the City" - a manuscript about my experiences in Manhattan/New York over 20 years as a Southerner.
One of my chapters is entitled "To Long Island and Back." It is a chapter about my travels to and from the city in 2000-2001 from Islip, NY on the Long Island RR Commuter train to Penn Station/Manhattan when I almost moved to the City and was interviewing for jobs. The main focus of the chapter is how amazing and helpful the people on the train were to me during my trips. The commuters went out of their way to assist me in so many ways and it wasn't until I saw a movie about the 1993 shootings that I realized why. I have dedicated a part of this book to what happened and to my respect for the Long Island commuters and what they went through. I, of course, am in the process of publishing, but thought Rep. McCarthy would possibly be interested in this book. It basically states that Southern stereotypes about "New Yorkers" are usually not true, and that I had a most enlightening experience getting to interact with these wonderful people.
Thank you very much for reviewing this, and and if Rep. McCarthy is interested in the book, please let me know and I will be more than happy to send her a copy. I would very much appreciate her input and guidance for this project, which I believe will be very worthwhile for both New Yorkers and Southerners in the near future.
Thank you very much, JH
Memphis , TN
And as for Robin Rasmussen, she's listed in the Board of Directors for the "Memphis Regional Planned Parenthood":
MRPP welcomes Casey Thompson, Ella Horton, Nicole Walthour, Nora Boone, and Robin Rasmussen to it's FY2007 board
Whoops! September! Mods, could you fix that?
Southern Women can't stand BALL-LESS DEMS!
Yeah, looks like they hand picked their Southern Women to interview. There have always been some Southern women who voted Democrat, and there always will be, but if they're not Democrat already, it's highly unlikely they'll be leaving the Repubs. to join up.
Yes good work on the exposer and big lie. Another drive by media hit squard in support of the dimocRATS.
LOL, I wonder how long it took ABC to find these three idiots. I love how the Clown Car Media will settle on a story line, Republicans who don't like Bush, Republicans who don't like Iraq, soldiers who think Iraq is a mistake, etc. etc. then set out to find the few people who fit that pre-fabricated storyline they developed.
Somehow I doubt ABC news reporters were just walking along one day down South and saw Republican women wearing t-shirts that said "I'm Republican and voting Democrat in the fall!" No, ABC set out to issue yet another bag of vomit story about the dire straights the GOP is in this fall, settled on this story line to prove it and then went to work, probably for weeks, looking for the women who fit their template. Spare me. These idiots in the Clown Car Media really think we're a bunch of brain-dead dupes. Unfortunately for most of America they're right.
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Nah, what gave you that idea? :-)
Bet these Southern Bells get a scolding from their Husbands for that.
Liberal Psy Ops and Black Propoganda exposed!
What a laugh!
This is excellent work. Have you e-mailed ABC about this? and the Newsbusters.org blogger? If not, you should.
I knew it! They were plants. Just from the excerpted comments, I just didn't picture them as Republicans or at least conservatives.
At best, they might be John McCain Turncoat Republicans (tm).
Excellent work. Talk about manufacturing a "news" story.
The news orgs did this in 2004, 2002 and 2000 as well.
It's amazing how much bad luck they have in finding these people that turn out likely not to be who they claim to be...amazing bad luck.
Or does the news know and decides to hood wink the public. Hmmm, I wonder.
This info needs to get out there and Ms Roberts of ABC has some splainin' to do.
It's hilarious how the Communists in the DemocRATic Party are so ashamed of being scumbag DemocRATs that they always try to pass themselves off as "republicans." The dorks at GMA should be ashamed of themselves for not doing 5 minutes worth of research.
Havent contacted ABC. But I suspect they KNOW what they did. And I dont know how to contact the newbusters blogger. It seems one must be a registered member of newbusters in order to email another user.
Why am I not surprised by this. LOL. Good Work.
GREAT DIG AND ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BLATANT FRAUD FROM GMA!!!
Hi! My name is Karl Rove and I'm a lifelong Democrat who is going to vote GOP all the way for the first time in my life! <---fighting fire with fire :-)
Good job. Reminds me of the serial callers to C-SPAN who were once Republicans and now just can't take it anymore and are going to switch parties.
Actually, this type of party switching would probably come from the left to the Republican party.
Nice try ABC. Sheez, you people are disgusting.
Send it to Hannity.
Typical, this is just like that story about a reporter that couldn't imagine Nixon could win because she never met anyone that said they would vote for him.
They live in their bubble and they will never try to talk to any real people, they just call up the nearest liberal orginization to give them names of people to interview.
Another "Fake but Accurate" story from the press.
Please do contact them, lowbridge. It is vitally important that we stay active and get in their collective faces everytime the DBM tries to purpotrate fraud using the airwaves.
You're right in that they probably KNOW what they did, but we need to let them KNOW THAT WE KNOW WHAT THEY DID! If you post their contact information, I'll help ping others to 'knock down their liberal door'. :-)
But as your post shows, they lied about leaving the stupid farm. They were already home.
Ha ha ha, that's classic investigation. What a farce this "report" turned out to be!
You need to get that to the newsbusters site if you can.
Southern Women can't stand BALL-LESS DEMS!
Farce or not, a story like this can do real damage. Women pay less attention to politics than men, and are vulnerable to a "follow the leader" psychology -- the "leaders" in this case being "Republican women" who desert their party, echo back media themes to the media, and therefore get on TV.
Every FReeper should "adopt a Soccer Mom" he/she knows and set him/her straight. Or, for that matter, a "working woman."
I knew the people who put out the questions were liberals but they sure got that bit of false information out to the school kids real fast.
This morning on CSPAN a seminar faux Naval Aviator called in during the Treatment of Detainees debate. He claimed to have gone through "SAR" POW training down in Florida sometime in 1982. He stated that it was a piece of cake and that we shouldn't even try the techniques on the terrorists.
Any Navy flyer knows that SERE is conducted in Maine and California..and they can break you.
Har!! Oh, nooooo - - that doesn't sound like a well-rehearsed, canned statement. No way.... (/sarc)
So GMA goes and digs up the same kind of mice who troll here and who call talk radio with the opening line, "I've been a Republican all my life, but.....", and then puts these scumbags in front of the cameras as if they're for real ??!
'Good Morning America' is shameless. What a disgrace.
Janna Herbison = former Democratic Press Secretary for the TN Legislature
What a fraud!! Allowing herself to be presented on national TV as a current or former Republican suddenly leaning to the 'Rats
Oh, she'll say "but when I was 18 I considered myself to be a Republican".... even if that was 20, 30 years ago
Sounds like GMA has committed the usual sort of MSM fraud.
What is sad though, is that who besides us will ever know.
Contacting Good Morning America
As for newsbusters, finally found a way to contact them:
Heck, why not copy it to Limbaugh, Hannity, and more!
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