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Campaign Blasts Stuttering YouTube Attack As 'Cheap Shot'
FoxNews ^ | 10/5/09 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 10/05/2009 12:09:32 PM PDT by Kartographer

The mocking of Creigh Deeds' occasional stuttering by the co-founder of the Black Entertainment Network is a "cheap shot and a new low" in the gubernatorial race, a spokesman for the Democratic candidate told FOXNews.com.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bet; creighdeeds; election; sheilajohnson; va2009
Sheila Johnson is a racist! OOPS well she's a 'stamaphobe'!
1 posted on 10/05/2009 12:09:32 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Is Craig gay?


2 posted on 10/05/2009 12:11:50 PM PDT by muawiyah (qui)
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To: muawiyah
"Is Craig gay?"

I am not sure, but from reading the story I'd say he isn't gay now more like mad! ;-)
3 posted on 10/05/2009 12:13:56 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
This guy apparently speaks the way Obama bowls -- I mean, it's like watching the Special Olympics, right Barry?

Dems can make fun of the handicapped, make fun of someone s ethnic background, and can judge people on the color of their skin. It's OK. It's not fascist when they do it.

4 posted on 10/05/2009 12:14:38 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Kartographer
It sounds like it would be a blast to have Zero (without a teleprompter) and Deeds giving back to back speeches together. Kind of like watching Jimmy from South Park.
5 posted on 10/05/2009 12:14:48 PM PDT by Recon Dad (“Cogito ergo arma.”)
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To: Kartographer
When the BET founder is mocking you and you're a democrat, that's when you know for sure that you're a loser.

Only one month until McDonnell cruises to an easy victory.

6 posted on 10/05/2009 12:14:56 PM PDT by jpl
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To: Kartographer

Democrats learning what it is like and feels like to receive the “cheap shots” that they have pitched at the Republicans for years.


7 posted on 10/05/2009 12:15:26 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: jpl

I will be voting McDonnell, even though the Virgninian-Pilot is trying to convince me he that he is a misogynistic woman hater. Good try guys.


8 posted on 10/05/2009 12:19:51 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Not a Slave!)
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To: Kartographer

I think that the Dems do stuff like this to get their man the sympathy vote. Like Hilliary when her opponent (got in her face) and turned the whole race around.


9 posted on 10/05/2009 12:23:39 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Kartographer

IMO, it is a cheap shot, but then again, Dems are king cheap shot artists. Were it the other way around, they’d have started on it long ago.


10 posted on 10/05/2009 12:24:42 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Kartographer; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
People with speech impediments are not a politically protected class.

I'm going to get the M-m-m-umel T-t-t-tillis Channel.

11 posted on 10/05/2009 12:32:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Kartographer

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In the 32-second YouTube video, shown on MyFOXDC.com, Johnson, who supports Republican candidate Bob McDonnell, is seen telling a group of wealthy donors that Virginians needs a governor “who can really communicate, and Bob McDonnell can communicate.”

Johnson then says, “The other people I talk to, especially his op-op-op-op-opponent, di-di-did this all through my interview with him.”

Groans and muted laughter can then be heard from the group of wealthy donors.

“He could not articulate what needed to be done,” Johnson continued. “So communication is hugely important.”
(Unquote)


12 posted on 10/05/2009 12:33:32 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: theDentist

Am I mising something here? We were bombarded by the likes of Beckel, Begala and the rest about GW’s manner of speaking and now we are to get all wee-weed up about this? Geez, what a bunch of nano-thin skinned kitties, (explicative synonym)!


13 posted on 10/05/2009 12:34:05 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: theDentist

We shouldn’t let the bad guys be our teachers. If this was regarding something to do with strategy, that would be different. But if a person has a handicap of any sorts, we should let it alone.


14 posted on 10/05/2009 12:35:59 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: mazda77

Obama’s uh pause um uh uhs were redacted from the transcripts during the 2008 scampaign.

Articulate? TOTUS maybe.


15 posted on 10/05/2009 12:46:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Kartographer

And “macaca” wasn’t a cheap shot?


16 posted on 10/05/2009 12:48:36 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: jpl

She should just apologize and not let this bog down the campaign for even 1 minute. It was meant to be funny but it was rude, and the point should be made that it doesn’t matter how Deeds says anything - it is the content that is lacking.


17 posted on 10/05/2009 12:48:38 PM PDT by Cathy
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To: Kartographer

Good. We need more cheap shots. Throw the sand back in their eyes.


18 posted on 10/05/2009 12:51:41 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: a fool in paradise

Obama stutters, Biden grew up a stutterer, Marilyn Monroe stuttered. The only one I wouldn’t mind stuttering in my ear in Monroe. Even now, she would be preferable to the other two.


19 posted on 10/05/2009 12:52:58 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: Kartographer

Zero stutters all the time without TOTUS. That never stopped him.


20 posted on 10/05/2009 12:55:38 PM PDT by Dewey Revoltnow (History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kartographer

be..de...b..bb.de..bb.bub..de..da.da.de.de....That’s All Folks!


21 posted on 10/05/2009 12:57:20 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BlueStateBlues; Revolting cat!
"Marilyn Monroe stuttered"

So did the guys who approached her.


22 posted on 10/05/2009 1:00:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Cathy
She should just apologize and not let this bog down the campaign for even 1 minute.

Screw that. If a bigwig at the NAACP can make fun of an person of Asian descent, then this behavior is perfectly fine.

Personally I hope she doubles down, and states that the fact that Creigh Deeds is getting his a knot in his panties over what someone said on YouTube proves that he does not have the maturity needed to hold the office of Governor.

23 posted on 10/05/2009 1:01:44 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: a fool in paradise
So did the guys who approached her.

Not me! (Yes, she was dead by then.)

24 posted on 10/05/2009 1:02:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

That’s quite an undertaking.


25 posted on 10/05/2009 1:04:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Kartographer

Attacking a politician’s speech patterns is just the well-known “nukular option.” Besides, it invites the opposition to “misunderestimate” the victim. So it’s all good.


26 posted on 10/05/2009 1:05:20 PM PDT by sourcery (Those whom the gods would destroy they first make socialist...)
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To: pnh102

I admit your route is tempting, but we can’t let this detract from the momentum of the campaign. Get it out of the way and move forward.


27 posted on 10/05/2009 1:05:29 PM PDT by Cathy
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To: Kartographer

It’s not a campaign video, it’s a video shot at a fundraiser, and the woman isn’t part of the campaign, she’s a donor.

Interestingly, at least one article called her a billionare, but never bothered to mention she was black. At least it didn’t try to hide that she was a woman.

Also, while the Deeds campaign is trying to say this is a “cheap shot”, there doesn’t yet appear to be any evidence that Deeds actually has a speech impediment, just that when he gets flustered, he stammers a lot.

After 8 years of the left making fun of Bush for how he speaks, it’s funny to see the democrats complaining about this — especially since 4 years ago, the democrats were making fun of Kilgore for his “accent”.

OF course, the problem is that the media loves democrats, and are likely to try to play this up as some handicapped thing. Truly handicapped people should be outraged that Deeds is trying to hide his inability to speak well behind their handicap.


28 posted on 10/05/2009 1:05:39 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kartographer

The actual statement called it “a ch-ch-ch-ch-cheap shot and-and a, uh, a n-n-n-n-new l-l-low”


29 posted on 10/05/2009 1:12:52 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: brwnsuga

“I will be voting McDonnell, even though the Virgninian-Pilot is trying to convince me he that he is a misogynistic woman hater. Good try guy”

You should say “ESPECIALLY BECAUSE the lyin’ Virgninian-Pilot is trying to convince me he that he is a misogynistic woman hater by mis-quoting a 20-year old term paper.”

ANNOY THE MEDIA. VOTE REPUBLICAN.


30 posted on 10/05/2009 1:14:25 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Kartographer

This is another shot by NotLarrySabato, i.e. Ben Tribbett, who sunk George Allen two years ago with the Macaca video.

He works closely with the democrats, and has people in the media in multiple places that have built him up as a “source” and will run real news stories based on his postings.

Thus, other news organizations can “report” on the controversy as it appears in “real news”, making blogging into reality.

In this case, he’s trying to plant the idea that Creigh Deeds has a real handicap from an accident when he was 12 years old.

The problem for Ben is that there appears to be no stories anywhere that mention a physical speech impediment; so the next thing is for the liberal minions to put such a story into Wikipedia.

Then the news will report THAT as if it is true.

The fact is that Deeds stammers whenever he is caught in a lie, or trying to explain his wrong-headed policies. Even the washington Post called him “stammering”.

And since Jackson’s message was that we needed a Governor who was articulate and didn’t stammer whenever he was under pressure, it seems her message was good, although it’s never really a good idea to do fake stuttering.

Fortunately, it wasn’t the candidate doing this, so in a sane world this would be a non-story, especially since the woman who did this is black and a strong supporter of democrats such as Tim Kaine and Barack Obama.

SO Ben Tribbett and the democratic-controlled media will certainly try to forget Jackson’s part in this — hence the headling of this article which suggests this was a campaign attack by McDonnell, when in fact it was a democratic operative who filmed this and released it to NotLarrySabato, who held it for 2 weeks to use at this time when they needed a boost.

Unfortunately, if we had a video of Creigh Deeds making fun of McDonnell, we could post it everywhere and no news outlet would care. It was amazing that the newspeople actually mentioned Creigh Deeds attacking a female reporter, but that was their OWN VIDEO, so they didn’t really have a choice.


31 posted on 10/05/2009 1:22:24 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: muawiyah

It’s Creigh, and no he’s not.


32 posted on 10/05/2009 2:07:12 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: CharlesWayneCT; EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; GeorgeW23225; ...
This is another shot by NotLarrySabato, i.e. Ben Tribbett, who sunk George Allen two years ago with the Macaca video.

Not only that, they're on the record for calling Deeds supporters "Creightards" and referrring to Deeds' rural campaign tour as the "Deliverance Tour."

The comments by Ms. Johnson were unfortunate, but they were not in any way a reaction to a speech impediment, but to Deeds stumbling over the tax issue following the recent debate. THAT's the embarrassing video.

But go ahead and let the Democrats trash Sheila Johnson all they want.

She has given bazillions to multiple Democrat candidates. And was one of the top, if not the top, contributors to Tim Kaine.

She's given to ONE Republican.

Go ahead, Dems, push her out of the party for good.

33 posted on 10/05/2009 2:12:07 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Kartographer

These are the same clowns who made fun of Kilgore’s southwesternern VA accent?


34 posted on 10/05/2009 2:26:04 PM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: brwnsuga
I will be voting McDonnell, even though the Virgninian-Pilot is trying to convince me he that he is a misogynistic woman hater.

You forgot that he's also a racist. And don't forget he is just Pat Robertson in disguise.

I'm having a blast with those attitudes at the Pilot. It's just too funny for words. The man is anything but either a misogynist or a racist.

35 posted on 10/05/2009 3:53:08 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort)
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To: Gabz

I really enjoyed the endorsement by the women who work with him now in the Atty. Gen. office. There were quite a few black women endorsing McDonnell.


36 posted on 10/05/2009 3:59:23 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Not a Slave!)
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To: Kartographer

Sheila has apologized and it is time to drop this. Drudge has it on this website - this thing needs to die a quick death.


37 posted on 10/05/2009 4:01:18 PM PDT by Cathy
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To: brwnsuga

I think that has been one of his best campaign ads. Yet the Pilot is going all out against the ads.

About once every other month my husband breaks down and buys it of a Sunday morning, I just read it on line. It’s really the only way I can get “local” news other than the twice weekly Gannet rag that comes out of Salisbury, MD.


38 posted on 10/05/2009 4:09:52 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort)
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To: Kartographer
...by the co-founder of the Black Entertainment Network is a "cheap shot and a new low" in the gubernatorial race, a spokesman for the Democratic candidate...

I can't believe the really critical part of the story was missed. Deeds' campaign is disagreeing with a black woman. Applying the same standards dimowits apply to those who disagree with the President, Deeds must be both racist and sexist.
39 posted on 10/05/2009 5:28:14 PM PDT by javachip (TARP - proof there is no situation so bad that government can't make it worse.)
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To: Kartographer

I have a stutter too. So I hope people here can understand I do not particularly enjoy watching the video. Who is this harpy?


40 posted on 10/05/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT by Synthex
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To: Cathy
It was meant to be funny but it was rude, and the point should be made that it doesn’t matter how Deeds says anything - it is the content that is lacking.

I'm with you. It was out of bounds. Better to be classy.

41 posted on 10/05/2009 5:58:30 PM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: Synthex
So I hope people here can understand I do not particularly enjoy watching the video. Who is this harpy?

She's Sheila Johnson, founder of BET and prominent Democratic Donor. She was one of Tim Kaine's biggest funders. It is significant that she's given bazillions to Democrats and has supported ONE Republican.

While her remarks were unfortunate and inappropriate, they were not directed at anyone with a real speech impediment. They were in reaction to the embarrassing video of Deeds trying to explain his position on taxes. His position was so illogical that his tongue got all tangled up trying to defend it.

All that being said, Sheila Johnson is a donor, not a campaign official. And, she has apologized.

42 posted on 10/06/2009 6:39:37 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Kartographer

Y’all just keep beating up on her, boys - see how much cash you ever get from her again, and she’s got a boatload.


43 posted on 10/06/2009 7:47:31 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Kartographer

I wonder if Jimmy Carter is going to call her detractors racists.

;^)


44 posted on 10/06/2009 8:25:37 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: murron

Bob McDonnell had absolutely nothing to do with this, zero, so please don’t use the word “we” as if referring to him or his campaign.


45 posted on 10/06/2009 9:39:42 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

This is the Deeds’ campaign response to the RGA ad slamming the Democrat for his disastrous post debate interview, if I were the RGA I would run that ad until election day.


46 posted on 10/06/2009 9:45:13 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: moose2004

I wasn’t referring to Bob McDonnell. I was addressing this to all who are justifying the making fun of someone stuttering because the bad guys do it.


47 posted on 10/06/2009 10:43:39 AM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: murron

Fair enough.


48 posted on 10/06/2009 10:45:19 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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