Skip to comments.McDonnell: Hey MSM, Can We Please Talk About the Economy For Once?
Posted on 03/11/2012 6:47:16 PM PDT by Kaslin
Courtesy of the National Journal:
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell would rather spend his time talking about a struggling economy than about abortion rights. So, naturally, a good chunk of NBCs Meet the Press focused on the latter.
Last week McDonnell signed into law a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion. The bill was less invasive than an original version in that it only requires external ultrasounds (rather than the transvaginal type), but still has raised the ire of many constituents.
When asked by host David Gregory how he could support such a mandated measure while running against Obamas health care law as government intrusion, McDonnell said it was a false equivalency.
This was about stating what informed consent is and saying women have a right to know certain things before a procedure, he said. Every invasive procedure has an informed consent requirement. McDonnell said this was just an excuse for Democrats to get the focus off the abysmal record of this administration concerning jobs and the economy.
What we simply said is we support the concept of the ultrasound, he said. The focus on this election is not about that. When people go into the voting booth in November, they're going to look at who's got the best idea to get us out of debt and create jobs.
For obvious reasons, this another painful reminder that the MSM refuses to discuss any economic issue that may shed light on the presidents failed policies. Even worse, Bob McDonnell is perhaps Americas leading expert on the subject. When he was elected governor of Virginia in 2009, for example, he transformed the Commonwealth's six billion dollar bi-annual deficit into two consecutive budget surpluses without raising taxes. At a time when thousands of workers are unemployed or underemployed, McDonnell is decidedly right when he says Americans are looking for real solutions not empty rhetoric to the nations most pressing problems. What a shame NBC didnt take advantage of their time with him. But then again, Im really not surprised.
Getting vaccinations is “mandated”. We should have made an exception for folks with Leftwingtard folks ~ I’m sure David Gregory wouldn’t be around anymore.
No matter how much Obama and his media spin it and lie about it, no matter the amount of lies, deception, and fake data trying to portray a better economy that what it really is and with the high prices of gas that people are paying at the gas pump and the higher prices they are paying for every item they buy because of high gas prices I do not see how can Obama get re-elected no matter who is the Republican nominee.
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Great post. I don’t see it either. 0bama is counting on the ignorant to reelect him. Let’s pray there are very few of them and that the majority is waking up from the nightmare
In my opinion the way it is standing now there is more than 8% of those who voted for him in 2008 who would not vote for him in 2012.
I know several who regret having voted for him in 2008
Since the MSM will not bring it up, I'd like to see the revival of a movement that I saw mentioned here on FR, but I don't think gained widespread attention:
For a time, there was a "Post-It" campaign wherein people would place Post-It notes on gas pumps and other items to point out the high price of various items and link the inflated costs directly to Obama.
A couple of messages that I plan to start posting are:
"How much more of Obama's 'Hope and Change' can YOU afford?"
"When will these prices finally be Obama's fault?"