Skip to comments.Fineman: Newt Impressed Crowd of South Carolina Hicks Who "Like Cockfighting"
Posted on 01/20/2012 11:49:32 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: This is Howard Fineman last night on PMSNBC's The Last Word. Fineman now left Newsweek, as you know, and he's over at the Huffing and Puffington Post and they're having a discussion about Newt's debate performance last night. This was Howard Fineman's review.
FINEMAN: Newt Gingrich, with this crowd and with these people here who want a fighter -- who like cockfighting, who like the hardscrabble, who like the confrontational approach -- that's what Newt Gingrich gives them. It may be shortsighted of them going down the road, but these people here in this state want to feel like they've got a feisty person to go up against Barack Obama. Their hatred of Barack Obama is almost blinding in its intensity, and Newt feeds that.
RUSH: So, see? They're in a foreign country. I guarantee you Howard Fineman probably thought he had to apply for a visa and an immigration card -- and you notice the first thing he said? What is the first thing he used to describe South Carolina? They "like cockfighting" here. So you think of South Carolina as Cuba? What is this? And, by the way, David "Rodham" Gergen does not seem to think that this kind of talk is gonna scare off the independents.
"Intense hated of Obama," that's what they think. Well, it only matches their intense hatred of conservatives. They have an intense hatred for us. They hate us more than they hate the Taliban. They hate us more than they hate Al-Qaeda. They want Al-Qaeda to have more civil rights than people on the Internet have.
RUSH: Okay, so what does the Drive-By Media think of South Carolina? Cockfights? NASCAR? With NASCAR you've got stills. You know, how NASCAR got started was outrunning the revenuers. So you got cockfights, that's South Carolina. Then you got NASCAR, which is hicks in the backyard brewing their own moonshine outrunning the federal agents. You got football, and that's barbarism and brutal. Then you got the military, and that's the focus of evil in the modern world. Then you got grits. Look at the southern food, my God, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, clogged arteries and you die. And jobs. And that's the one thing Obama doesn't like. So there's not one thing on this list in South Carolina that liberals can stomach: cockfights, NASCAR, football, military, grits, and jobs. And all of that is America, and the lib media hates it, resents it.
And that's why, I'm gonna tell you, the social conservatives watching this thing last night probably hate the news media more than they're concerned about Newt's private life. South Carolina's also a right-to-work state. That would be another thing that the left would hate about it. Plus, there's a female governor there, and she's a looker, and that always bugs the Democrats. Their last looker was Jennifer Granholm in their mind and look at the hay they tried to make of that. So all these things, South Carolina, you add it all up, majority American, and that's why Obama and the Democrats despise it. It's a right-to-work state, it's why they have jobs. The unemployment rate there is high, but they're working and it would be lower in the National Labor Relations Board and Obama hadn't stepped in to try to stop job creation.
Joe Klein, TIME Magazine, last night on MSNBC, this is what he thought of the debate, Gingrich and his moment with the media, John King.
KLEIN: What it says about Gingrich, throughout these debates his most effective moments of attack have been against us, have been against -- and attacking us with that audience is kind of like saying Osama Bin Laden was a bad person.
RUSH: So he's comparing the media to Osama Bin Laden. Hey, Joe, works for us, fair comparison, good analogy. By the way, Joe Klein had a story in TIME Magazine earlier this week about what an utter failure Head Start's been. No, I'm not kidding. All of the multiple billions that have been spent on Head Start and there's nothing to show for it, not one thing to show for it. It's a total disaster, but don't judge the results, judge our big hearts, judge our intentions.
Well, that’s straight from the Hussein script of “bitter clingers”. He’s just being a good little comrade.
Fineman is a prejudice pig demonstrating his disdain for an entire state of fellow Americans. How can this sniveling weasel be allowed airtime.
No fans of it around here. It’s a city thing;
No fans of it around here. It’s a city thing;
The ironic thing is ... Gingrich has been most effective at attacking the media, far more so than attacking the others on the stage. If the media would just stop with the gotcha questions and partisan silliness, Newt would stop looking so good slapping them down.
Ok we’ve heard the take from the condescending Jew, Christian-hating, I’m smarter than you segment of the population.
Anyone else get a platform?
Hmmm... better not finish that thought due to FR posting rules. (But it rhymes with "clock shucking".)
GREAT! Now you've gotten Barney Frank all excited!
GREAT! Now you've gotten Barney Frank all excited!
Well, they’ve convinced me...
I think only the elite East Coast people should get to decide who gets to be in the ruling class...
they’re so much smarter and better than the rest of us, you know...
If Fineman knew anything, those are mostly MX illegals that like doing that.
I am becoming of the opinion that we need to jettison the blue states.
Let them have their hollywood, broadway and give us back America
Don’t sell South Carolina short—last time they got really upset they started a Civil War. Newt understands them in ways that a Yankee can’t.
OMG — ROLF — you guys just never fail to get me through the afternoon . . .
So, are they saying that Newt is appealing to the Gay community?
And? Obama Impresses Crowd of Leftist Media Tards Who Like...well...Cock...”
(sorry, I couldn’t resist)
Fineman is a hit ai homosexual bars.
Inherent in the leftist... nah, I’ll not pussyfoot around it, the COMMUNIST mindset is the need to control everyone on the planet.
They wouldn’t leave, nor allow themselves to be “jettisoned”, nor would they allow us to leave, without using force to keep us under their thumb.
Has this sob ever been to South Carolina? The only cockfights sanctioned here are Gamecock football games.
Fineman doesn’t like cockfighting he just likes cock.
I thought watching chickens fight was a mexican thing. I’d think the illegal-loving leftist media would be big supporters of chicken fighting.
Fineman equals a##man
His magazine is less credible that the Enquirer and still he is used like a whore as an expert for all things in the liberal cause.
I never met a sniveling prog/lib outside of the south that didn’t despise their fellow Americans in that region for no apparent reason. Please note how homowood often produces shows and movies that support this same view of the South. My daughter lives in Savannah.
Actually, cockfighting is far and away more popular in CA. In 2003, this avian athlete sporting event led to an outbreak of exotic Newcastles disease in the poultry population that cost well over a 100 million to eradicate. It came from a smuggled infected rooster from Mexico.
IMO, the bottom line to Fineman’s comment is this:
The LEFT CANNOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ALLOW A DEBATE TO OCCUR BETWEEN NEWT GINGRICH, THE CANDIDATE, AND ZERO.
Ummm, the 'hatred' was directed at the liberal biased MSM ... I wonder why Fineman would 'miss' that? /s
“They wouldnt leave, nor allow themselves to be jettisoned, nor would they allow us to leave, without using force to keep us under their thumb.”
I’d guess that 99.9% of the “elites” have never served in uniform, let alone fought on a battlefield.
The Libyan army had it right. When Qaddhafi ordered the army to fire on Libyan civilians, some officers dragged Qaddhafi’s army chief of staff into the courtyard and blew his brains out.
Then Qaddhafi ordered his sub-Saharan mercenaries to kill Libyans. The army attacked the city where the mercenaries lived and bombed it and burned it to the ground.
That kinda scared Qaddhafi’s loyalist officers and bureaucrats, and they made a sprint for the border. Many were caught and hanged from lampposts. About 3,000 are now sitting in militia jails, their fate unknown.
The Libyan situation scared the bejeebers out of the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington. The elites now know they can’t count on the military to protect their fascist ass. Human nature, being what it is, discounts the possibility of the troops firing on their family, friends and neighbors. Given a choice of killing mom and pop or the pig who gave the order, guess which way the rifles point. We know from Libya.
Qaddhafi found out the hard way where a grunt’s loyalty lies after a militia sergeant slammed him against the hood of an SUV and shot him with the gold-plated semi-auto pistol that Gaddhafi carried.
Libya really, really blew up the Washington elitist fantasy of sending out the military to protect their worthless asses.
They are somewhat chagrined at the moment and crapping in their pants.
That they think they are thoughtful and progressive’ just adds to the reality of how pathetically shallow and uninformed they truly are. These are the kind of people who buy Stilton and brie, know the differences between a Brunello and a Cabernet, have seen La Boheme at the Met, have traveled in Europe, think Carl Marx was a smart man with a nice vision, and generally think that one can only be smart and educated if one goes to the right schools and comes away thinking the same way they do.
The truth is that people like Fineman are the ones who hate and judge unfairly. It is they who need to be educated and who need to get out of their artificial self-supporting small worlds and expand their minds.
As one who appreciates both Stilton and Brie, and knows the difference between a Brunello and a Cabernet...but graduated from Okie State and also prefers a red beer more than Karl Marx...I wish to lodge a complaint with the NRFRC (National Respect for Rednecks Commission).
I love it! I actually think that part of the problem with American politics is that we have too many people who went to the same east coast universities. Academic inbreeding with the same consequences as other types of inbreeding..
That’s a good opinion, pieceofthepuzzle, and I respect it.
Semper Fi, buddy.
I rather have enjoyed cock fighting in Jamaica, West Africa, Puerto Rico, Dom Rep, Haiti, Colombia and Brasil
doesn’t bother anymore than ringing a chickens neck...which I have done
I also like bull fighting...if done well
I do not like dog fighting though I own those type dogs ...larger version and as a boy before leash laws I do admit we were entertained watching big male dogs just go at it till someone separated them with water or a fire extinguisher or bb guns etc
but now...people are more pure and noble...and I’m a relic
only a few states have cock fighting..Arizona and Kentucky..not sure who else?
Shall we say that graduates of land grant universities are in no way responsible for the fix we're in.
But graduates of Ivy League schools seem to be intimately involved...
Looks like the headline is DU troll outs himself and is zotted.
I bet Fineman likes a different kind of cockfighting.
Brilliant, intellectual, really-really smart Progressive geniuses at it again with their superior thinking abilities and god-like presence. (Absolute geniuses)