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WashPost's Miller: Media Should Ignore 'Astroturf' Black Pastors Opposing Obama
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Posted on 08/04/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT by chessplayer

On the Saturday Washington Post “On Faith” page, columnist and Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller insisted it was not a news story that black ministers came to the National Press Club and insisted Obama’s support for gay marriage “might cost him the election.”

It’s not a story, Miller insisted, because Rev William Owens is “enough to make a cynic blush...He’s a figurehead in what political operatives call an ‘Astroturf’ campaign...and his threat is not a threat.” Miller complained about the news sites that somehow found this “nearly empty” press conference newsworthy:

CNN, Fox News, NBC, the New York Post, the Daily Caller and the Christian Post, among others, followed the story. Headlines underscored the potential threat: “Obama’s support for gay marriage ‘might cost him the election,’” wrote NBC.com.

Andrew Mach at NBC.com reported the same thing Miller found so off-putting and artificial: Rev. Owens is associated with the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage lobbyists across the country. Miller felt pressed to admit there was a “glimmer of honesty” in this publicity against Obama: "In every craven political maneuver, there is a glimmer of honesty, however, and this case is no exception. The African American community has been slower than the American majority to accept same-sex marriage."

But Miller said Owens was also “Astroturf” because most black Americans will stick with Obama seemingly no matter how much of Christianity he opposes in the public square. She quoted David Bositis of the liberal Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: “I would place the odds of African Americans defecting the president as about the same as the odds of an asteroid hitting the Earth and wiping out all human life.”


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1 posted on 08/04/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer; bray

Newsweak “Religious Editor” Lisa Miller?! God have mercy on her soiled soul. As Bray always says, “Pray for America!”


2 posted on 08/04/2012 5:11:06 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: chessplayer

Liberals today are like the ante-bellum Democrat plantation owners....none of them could even FATHOM why slaves would want to escape. Why, every time they’d ask them, the slaves would say, “Yassa massa, I love’s pickin’ cotton from sunrise to sunset 6 days a week!” Today, it’s “Yassa massa, I’s LOOOVES abortion and homosexual marriage!”


3 posted on 08/04/2012 5:12:08 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: chessplayer

“Slower” to accept gay marriage means they don’t.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 5:13:01 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: chessplayer

I’m going to ignore Lisa Miller.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 5:13:56 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: chessplayer

YES...
This does not jive with the Pre-Approved Obama-worshipping Media Current Truth, and MUST be ignored.

THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH HAS SPOKEN.

If you do not comply, YOU MUST BE A RASSIS, or a ‘phobe, or sumpin!


6 posted on 08/04/2012 5:16:09 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: chessplayer
Media Should Ignore 'Astroturf' Black Pastors Opposing Obama

Go ahead homo loving liberals. Poke that angry bear. Poke that angry bear really, really hard.

Now the Black pastors know how we conservatives have been treated for years.

7 posted on 08/04/2012 5:18:22 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: chessplayer
But Miller said Owens was also “Astroturf” because most black Americans will stick with Obama seemingly no matter how much of Christianity he opposes in the public square. She quoted David Bositis of the liberal Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: “I would place the odds of African Americans defecting the president as about the same as the odds of an asteroid hitting the Earth and wiping out all human life.”

What about 2016 when there is no black candidate? Where will the blacks who consider eternal truths, rather than a party platform going to be?

And Obama is only one candidate. Who will they vote for down the ticket?

8 posted on 08/04/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: chessplayer

People need to pay attention to what the President is doing on this, and interpret that behavior in relation to how the issue could impact the election.

Obama has a long and illustrious history of sticking his nose into all sorts of social controversies. Recall the events that led up to the Beer Summit. Yet he’s conspicuously silent on the Chick Fil A matter? So shortly after declaring his support for gay marriage?

The conclusion is obvious. This thing scares the cr*p out of them. Otherwise, if they saw it as a winning issue they’d be all over it like white on rice.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 5:27:14 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: chessplayer

Oops! There’s a hole in the plantation fence, people are escaping and there’s call out to the white media racists to patch it.

The big question is: Will Lisa wear KKK white robes and yell at them uppity n*****rs to get back inside. Oh, she already did? Never mind.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: chessplayer
But Miller said Owens was also “Astroturf” because most black Americans will stick with Obama seemingly no matter how much of Christianity he opposes in the public square.

She got that one right. The best hope is that some people will just stay home.

11 posted on 08/04/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Williams

“Slower” to accept gay marriage means they don’t.


True, but guess who they (blacks) will vote for anyway.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 5:35:11 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I hope that many African Americans saw what that woman had to say about them, so that they can see what the Democrat Party really thinks of them. What she did was slap them in the face saying that blacks will always stay on the plantation and vote Democrat..is she right..probably, but maybe a few, even if just a few, saw what she said and got a rude awakening about what the Rat party really thinks of them


13 posted on 08/04/2012 5:41:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer

Liberal delusional thinking. Denial, denial, denial.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 5:42:30 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: chessplayer
"But Miller said Owens was also “Astroturf” because most black Americans will stick with Obama seemingly no matter how much of Christianity he opposes in the public square. She quoted David Bositis of the liberal Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: “I would place the odds of African Americans defecting the president as about the same as the odds of an asteroid hitting the Earth and wiping out all human life.”

That's such a disgustingly brazen racist statement - I would be hard-pressed to think he'd have the nerve to utter that in a hushed private conversation let alone comfortable enough to put it in print.

These racist progressives make me sick.

15 posted on 08/04/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT by caper gal 1
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To: chessplayer

Who is Lisa Miller, and why should I care?


16 posted on 08/04/2012 5:47:05 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: chessplayer

Human beings should ignore Newsweak’s Lisa Miller. She’s a ditz.


17 posted on 08/04/2012 5:53:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: chessplayer
Attention Black Pastors: Your friend,a guy for whom you worked so hard and in whom you had so much trust,Barak Hussein Obama,has just declared you all to be rednecks who do nothing but cling...bitterly,in fact...to your religion.
18 posted on 08/04/2012 5:56:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: chessplayer

Astroturf is something the Democrats and Media Matters do.


19 posted on 08/04/2012 5:56:54 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: chessplayer

The Democrats have been slipping money to black pastors for decades.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 5:57:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: chessplayer

Panic among media slaveholders.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: chessplayer
But Miller said Owens was also “Astroturf” because most black Americans will stick with Obama seemingly no matter how much of Christianity he opposes in the public square.

Miller is essentially telling blacks that they are "more Democrat than Christian".

Some would beg to differ.

22 posted on 08/04/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: chessplayer

Lisa Miller is a slobbering whore of Babylon. How dare she call them astro-turf! Has she been cavorting with Satan’s disciple, Nancy Pelousy? Lisa’s the one that’s astro turf, she should be melted down, tarred and feathered and drive out of town on a rail.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 6:17:36 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: chessplayer
LOL!

Yes, "ignore the black pastors who oppose homo marriage. Now if they supported it and approved of Obama, then we'd want to you listen to them (and we, the "news" media, would be shouting it from the rooftops)".

24 posted on 08/04/2012 6:57:40 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: chessplayer

It doesn’t get much more grassroots than pastors. This is how the monolithic black vote starts to crack.


25 posted on 08/04/2012 7:16:53 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: chessplayer
"But Miller said Owens was also “Astroturf” because most black Americans will stick with Obama seemingly no matter how much of Christianity he opposes in the public square."

Someone who doesn't declare blind allegiance based on skin color is "astroturfing"? "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil..."

26 posted on 08/04/2012 8:14:09 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: okie01

Not only does she presume to decide who is an authentic Black and which one is astroturf, but she can’t even imagine a Black thinking for himself. It would be really bad news if she inherits a plantation.


27 posted on 08/04/2012 8:37:02 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: chessplayer
Lisa Miller need to get her paper to do a little research ... maybe take a poll of the black 'community'... I don't know about the rest of you - but our Chick-fil-A had blacks, Hispanics and their children right along side the rest of us with our kids and grandkids...

Blacks are not 'white liberal elites' - even if their votes are what keeps white liberal elites in power... and Lisa needs to understand that...

28 posted on 08/04/2012 8:42:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: haroldeveryman
i>Not only does she presume to decide who is an authentic Black and which one is astroturf, but she can’t even imagine a Black thinking for himself. It would be really bad news if she inherits a plantation.

Lisa Miller is a member in good standing of the white liberal media elite"

http://www.lisaxmiller.com/lisa-miller-newsweek/

It's doubtful she is acquainted with any blacks other than the affirmative action tokens her circle may keep at hand to assuage their "commitment to diversity".

29 posted on 08/04/2012 9:09:52 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: chessplayer
“I would place the odds of African Americans defecting the president as about the same as the odds of an asteroid hitting the Earth and wiping out all human life.”...well, I watched the press conference on C-Span and one minister from North Carolina said they had done a poll showing that up to twenty percent of blacks who had voted for Obama in 2008 were thinking of not going for him this time - and the entire group agreed that their protest was not only about gay marriage, but more generally about Obama "not listening to us" - not reading their newspapers, not attending their conferences, not hearing their complaints - sounded pretty serious to me, but you're allowed to go through life as ignorant as you want to be, Lisa.......
30 posted on 08/04/2012 9:35:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: chessplayer
““I would place the odds of African Americans defecting the president as about the same as the odds of an asteroid hitting the Earth and wiping out all human life.” Another cute little Democrat trick with words. NO ONE IS SAYING OBAMA WON'T WIN THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE BLACK VOTE, BUT HE DOESN”T NEED THE ‘VAST MAJORITY’ OF THE BLACK VOTE, HE NEEDS 95% OR MORE OF THE BLACK VOTE AND IT IS ALMOST CERTAIN HE WILL not GET THAT MUCH. So make believe all you want because the truth shall make us free of Obama. If he gets just 90% with just a 60% turnout instead of the 65% that turned out in 2008 he is finished.
31 posted on 08/05/2012 4:22:45 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: concerned about politics

Unless the GOP develops a minority outreach they won’t cross over to our side. Indians, Chinese and Asians in general should all be Republicans. They know socialism firsthand, yet the Dems capture these business owners right away. GOP outreach is non-existent.

The vast majority of blacks are conservatives and know the importance of marriage and family. We need to get Allen West and Herman Cain on the Tom Joyner Show and tell it like it is. Go head to head with these mindless Step-n-fetch-its on the Dem plantation.


32 posted on 08/05/2012 5:18:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: caper gal 1

The Elite Liberals are the worst racists in the world. Blacks are their pets. They see them as inferior and in need of mentoring and control. All’s good as long as they don’t move into the neighborhood.


33 posted on 08/05/2012 5:22:08 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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