Skip to comments.Saturday Night Losers: Dick Morris & the Media Elites
Posted on 01/22/2012 1:54:43 PM PST by Hojczyk
Down goes Juan Williams. Down goes John King. Down goes the media elites. And, down goes the Dick Morris who told us Rick Santorum won the debate on Thursday night.
Hear the roar. Edmund Wright at The American Thinker describes the failure of the liberal media and Republican elites to understand the passion, the intensity and frustration of the Great Unwashed after three years of Barack Obama and a corrupt Obama-coddling media.
After Thursdays debate was over in Charleston, I assumed that Newt had not only survived the Marianne episode, but had benefitted from it. I also figured he would win S.C. and that Santorum would fade as a challenger to him. Everyone I knew who saw the debate reached this same conclusion.
Yet as incredible as it may seem, all day Friday we were treated to multiple reviews from members of the conservative media on how Rick Santorum won the Thursday night debate in Charleston and that how this would help him in South Carolina. Dick Morris flatly proclaimed that Santorum did so well he might sweep in and take second from Newt Gingrich. Morris also predicted this would mean a S.C. win and nomination for Mitt Romney.
Charles Krauthammer, meanwhile, admitted that Newt won it in the first three minutes but that Santorum had a very strong night after that.
And Im thinking: what debate did these folks watch? Do they not pay attention to the crowd reaction? Do they not know what it indicates? Admittedly, Santorum got off some attacks that might have seemed like good hits, but they fell flat in the hall. Newt dominated crowd reaction, Mitt was a pretty clear second in that regard and of course Ron Pauls crowd was the few, the proud, the lo
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Maybe you should ping Edmund to a story about his story.
Just thinking the same thing...;)
The media and elites are trying to “steer” the masses to the ones MSM/Marxists/Atheists/Hedonists want anointed. They are trying to eliminate our real choices....and they will continue to—for there are quite a few useless idiots who don’t know what to think unless MSM tells them.
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Dick Morris is a dork. (And, the dude is butt-wipe ugly.)
Watch for the MSM to try to keep pumping Santorum.
You will never see a conservative with so much soft treatment.
Wont work, but it will be funny to watch.
I sense an uplifting feeling today among conservatives and independents.
Until now, it seemed our fate was going to be a race between Obama and Obama-Lite Romney.
Yesterday, South Carolina said no way Jose to that plan by the RINO establishment.
Now we need to get Florida on fire for Newt or Santorum. It does not matter at this point who gets the vote so long as Romney comes in last!!!!
I actually agree with Krauthammer that Santorum, after the opening question, put in the best debate performance. I’ve been off and on impressed with his performances. He can be wildly inconsistent. On Thursday Santorum seemed steady, articulate, and delivered well-directed attacks, but on Monday he seemed unfocused and out of his league. But I knew Monday’s performance was so good for Newt that the momentum was set into motion on that day and was not about to be stopped. Plus Newt ran ads showcasing his answers from the Monday debate.
I think Santorum is a really fine candidate and still think he’s a great V.P. pick for shoring up social conservatives who may question Newt’s personal life and for boosting Newt in crucial industrial swing states like Pennsylvania and Ohio, Santorum’s home territory.
He’s an opportunist who tries to sensationalize but has no core commitments to anything remotely Conservative.
His whole schtick is to fit in “and if you go to Dickmorris.com” ...
pinging C. Edmund Wright to thread/article about your American Thinker article.
It's too big to ignore now. That which is too big to be marginalized can still be demonized, and that is precisely what we will see from the MSM in the coming days, the more so for every primary that Gingrich wins. He and the Tea Parties are now "mean" according to the meme of the moment, and don't tell me that chorus wasn't coordinated. And frankly I don't care. In the end all it will be is an attempt to re-frame defeat.
Voted today for Newt in Florida’s early voting. Surprised they are open on Sunday, but they are.
I don’t know why some people are even bothering to listen to Dick Morris, he is a Dem, he worked for Bill Clinton..he is still in bed with the Democrats..even if he now considers himself a Republican he is still a lefty who is rooting for Romney because Conservatives can’t stand him
Everyone's hearing "the roar"!
This offering is ON THE MONEY....great piece.
of course they paid no attention to the crowd reaction. Do you expect those washinton folks to notice a bunch of redneck hicks from South Cackalakki? Only Charles Krauthammer cought the crowd and how they loved Newt. Remember the “great conservative Republican unwashed” want a fighter, someone who will take the battle to Obimbi,and they see Newt as that person.
When millions are downloading Newt vs King on You tube, how can you possibly say Newt DIDN’T win!? That was about the only exchange that will be remembered and that’s all anybody needed. I’ve watched that about 12 times! It’s currently my favorite TV show! 3 minutes of fun!!
Email Edmunds analysis to your Florida friends and get them out to vote.
I just sent Edmunds report to my Florida friends.
Edmund’s excellent article is - very deservedly - getting noticed at GP.
Everyone’s hearing “the roar”!
I just read the article and the many, very positive comments. Edmunds struck a chord here.
There were a few negative comments by RINO’s but that reflects RINO fear!!!!
Very annoying show on Friday; in fact, pretty much a waste of three hours.
To modify a phrase, Rush was being too coy by half. If he's not careful, he's going to alienate a lot of his audience.
And if you want to know what really happened or is going to happen, just take the opposite view of his opinion. The guy is never right about anything. I can’t stand to see or hear him.
Permit to to reiterate that this is the SOB who accompanied then-Senator Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. to Kenya to campaign for Raila Odinga. Odinga is a Communist. A Terrorist. A Jihadist. and a thoroughgoing East German trained Marxist rabble-rouser from a long line of terrorist rabble-rousers in Kenya. He is also a Luo who calls Obama "Cousin."
Aftrer Odinga lost the Kenya elections, monitored by the UN, he began a reign of terror. Thousands of Christians were burned in their own churches by his thugs. Hundreds of thousands were made homeless. He threatened full-blown civil war.
Obama campaigned relentlessly to have him declared Prime Minister with the UN and SOS. He raised millions for the SOB,m and even invited him to the inauguration! Dick Morris and Obama were joined at the hip as they stumped Kenya for Odinga. Morris was paid by the Clinton Foundation via a Soros pass-through.
Now in a all-too-carefully-choreographed move, he turns on his Kenyan buddy? No way José. The Olde Toe-Sucker's job, IMNSHO, is that he is working as part of the very longstanding Soros Master Plan to replace The Mombasa MF with Hillary for the 2012 election.
BTW, in case anyone in this country still believes in the law these days, Then-Senator Obama's actions on behalf of the Communist who Massacred Christians, is a direct violation of the Hatch Act, which forbids the interference in foreign politics by elected American representatives.
The Right Wing Talk Yakkers who constantly feature The Dick Morris on their broadcasts have their hairdos where the sun doesn't shine. Foxtrot Uniform to all of those half-baked ex-disc jockeys and failed attorneys.
Thanks guys - I had not seen that.
I don’t think judging who won a debate is supposed to be based on crowd reaction. If I’m giving my opinion on who won a debate, it’s going to be my opinion on who made the most cogent points and gave the best performance. If you want someone to average out the opinion of all the audience members, that’s a different question.
Newt will save America. Only Ben Franklin and the guy who played Samantha’s father on Bewitched are smarter.
There’s a reason Rick Sanitarium lost big time to keep his senate seat here in Pennsylvania. Even the top Republican politicians in the state hate the dude.
I doubt he could carry Pennsylvania in the primary as people here know him. He better get out prior to PA as it will really embarrass him.
I agree with many of the values he projects, but what you here him say is not who he is behind the closed doors.
Newt’s relationship with media:
And down went all the female talking heads who said Gingrich couldn’t win the female vote. I’m a woman, I wish he’d had only one wife, but I’m not going to let it dilute the fact that I think he will kick some major a$$ and that’s what I want. Sarah wanted to kick a$$, but McCain wanted to play “nice.” In other words, he didn’t have the fire in the belly. I believe Gingrich has the fire in the belly.
Your opinion of Rick doesn’t surprise me. He showed himself to be a nasty little weasel on Thursday night, with all his grimaces and eyerolling one would think he was a 16yr old boy busted for cheating on a history test. He may indeed project some conservative values, but what I saw most of him that night was a poor loser who wanted some attention, and was going to make damn sure he got it.
All male political pundits are ugly. If they weren’t, they’d be candidates themselves.
In contrast, attractive women clearly have an advantage over less attractive women in being given a TV punditry spot.
What I’m beginning to realize is that many of those in the print, television, and radio media who I considered to be conservative have shown their hand. They’re NOT on our side. They’re not “strict constructionist” conservatives. The true conservatives appear to me to be mostly bloggers on the internet and those of us average citizens who keep informed on sites like FreeRepublic.
Disk Moris was of FAF this morning his eyes were blood shot, he looks ill, I don’t care for the man but he should see his doctor monday morning, he dose not look well.
Oh, I guess on a “logical” front, you are right on who wins a debate. If this were the Harvard debate squad vs Yale (in a drab room full of checker-pants professors) then the tit-for-tat logical arguments have merit. But in the “jungle” of national politics the slightest spark or well-timed quip changes the perspective/momentum.
Yes, Santorum had a good debate, perhaps his finest, but even a good debate performance can be overshadowed by uncontrollable events. Who are they talking about amongst the political masses? Newt’s comments or Santorum’s good night? Who has got the buzz?
See what I mean. Sucks, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
If Willard the liberal is able to buy the nomination, he has one person to thank and his name is Mr. Whiner Santorum.
Mr. Whiner has no chance all at the GOP nomination. Does not this arrogant self-right whiner know that the longer he stays in the easier Willard the liberal has it. If he’s such the good friend of Newt Gingrich, why in the hell don’t he get out of the way and let this be the two man race that it already is. The liberal against the conservative and the conservative with the only chance to win the nomination is Newt Gingrich.
Morris is a drunk and something tells me he got plastered last night.
On CBS this am (around 9 CST) there was a black woman who proclaimed she was a journalist and a member of the much maligned media and she was allowed (as an unbiased media member?) to rage on for a good 15 minutes about how horribly the media was treated by Gingrich and how terrible he is as a person and as a candidate. It was hilarious as her hair was a mass of curls that stood straight out from her head, it looked as if her head was exploding and I guess it was. I laughed and laughed at her posturing as a victim of the mean, media bashing Gingrich.
Toe-sucker continues his 0-80 streak of correct predictions while trying to steer traffic to his website.
Fox News has Some Fun with Charles Krauthammer, Juan Williams in Wake of Newt Gingrich Victory in South Carolina; Shows Clips of them Saying Gingrich Campaign was Done Video 1/21/12
I give Morris a lot of credit. He is a whore. Sold himself to the highest bidder. He isnt an ideologue.
I have no respect for ideologues who pretend to be pundits. People like Matthews and Ross.
This is exactly what I felt when I cheered Newt's decimation of Juan Williams and John King.
"What they [the elites] don't understand is what the roar means. The roar is passion. The roar is intensity. The roar is pent up frustration. The roar, put another way, is the national mood of conservatives. It is a roar that will demand a fighter. It will demand that those who want our votes must not cower in the face of the liberal template. If fact, it is a roar that demands that we do not accept any liberal templates."
Nobody in Washington -- not even "our" representatives and pundits -- understands the depth and intensity of our anger and frustration. Washington has become a pile of putrid vomit that we want to spew from our lives.
Sooo, exactly who IS he behind those closed doors? Is it anything more substantial than mere rumor? Just curious.
“Sooo, exactly who IS he behind those closed doors? Is it anything more substantial than mere rumor? Just curious.”
It’s his obnoxious personality they complain about more than anything else.
I keep hearing that Santorum had a good debate-what did he say that was noteworthy?
Somebody who was really passionately conservative in his heart would not be given a forum on TV, print, or radio. He would be relentlessly destroyed. Any company daring to advertise in his forum would be told to dump him, "or else".