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Posted on 09/22/2012 6:14:18 PM PDT by Kaslin
On Friday's All Things Considered, NPR anchor Robert Siegel wasn't mincing words about wanting the 2012 presidential race to be over after the secret Romney tape surfaced: " What do you make of that shift, E.J.? Is it just a terrible week with several more weeks to go in the campaign or did the wheels just fall off the Republican campaign?"
Dionne temporized a little before saying the speech was "really harmful" to Romney's chances. But he was almost polite compared to "conservative" David Brooks, who dug a grave for Romney, saying he's not a "plausible alternative' to Obama and carries higher unfavorables in polls than losers like Al Gore and John McCain:
E. J. DIONNE: First, that 47 percent speech was really harmful, and there were a lot of conservatives who wrote very powerfully. David, for one, Mike Gerson for another in the Washington Post, Henry Olsen at the American Enterprise Institute; all these people said there is something just terribly wrong about saying that half of Americans are effectively takers and not makers, that they rely on other people...
ROBERT SIEGEL: Think of themselves as victims.
E.J. DIONNE: Yes. And it was just an awful statement. And so, that hurt him, but he's had a whole series of other troubles. And that the swing states have been moving Obama's way for quite a while. These polls simply confirm that. And I think some of it is something that came out at the two conventions, which is in the end, the Republican Party really has moved quite far to the right of where most Americans are, and as more information has gotten out, more Americans realize that. And I think that's a real problem for Mitt Romney.
ROBERT SIEGEL: David, what do you think about that? Is it really an issue of substance or is it terrible messaging and terrible appearances?
DAVID BROOKS: I think it's mostly Romney, frankly. I think the country would like to vote against President Obama if they had a plausible alternative. But Romney is the only candidate in modern political history where his unfavorables are higher than his favorables. John McCain, Al Gore, people who lost, had double-digit advantage in favorable. So people just don't like Romney. And the core problem is he's insincere. It's an insincere campaign. He's a non-ideological person in an ideological age and he's pretending to be something he's not.
Then NPR shifted to how the Democrats are allegedly surging in Senate races. Brooks was even pulling for Heidi Heitkamp's campaign: " I'm looking at North Dakota, which is a surprising Democratic possibility."
Brooks was a little less rough on Romney in his stint on the PBS NewsHour, as they discussed Romney's compassion in his personal life. But he had to repeat the mantra of the Mitt the Fake Ideologue, working in that Romney is a "cartoon" and even looks "stupid" in his impersonation:
BROOKS: He's faking it. I think he's a non-ideological guy running in an ideological age who is pretending to be way more ideological than he really is. And so he talks like he has this cartoon image of how I'm supposed to be talking. And, as a result, it is stupid a lot -- half the time -- not half the time, some of the time. It's an impersonation. And, so, if I were -- knowing it's too late to change who he is running as, but just be the more boring manager you are. He is a competent manager. We thought he was.
Hmmmmmm, the recent polls do not seem to bear that out. Romney has caught Obama in the latest poll. The trend for the last few weeks has been im Mitts favor. These are just idiots on NPR and don’t deal in facts.
An MSM circle jerk crowing that a doctored tape is more significant than a failed economic and foreign policy.
“conservative” David Brooks.
Surely you jest.
More crap from NPR.
David Brooks — the ideal “conservative” for all Liberal talk occasions.
NPR Asks: 'Did the Wheels Just Fall Off the GOP Campaign?' David Brooks Says Yes, Mitt's Worse Than Gore, McCain, and NPR attempts to create a narrative disparaging Republicans with taxpayer money. And that money is paid to them even when NPR is so left of center they think Karl Marx was a right wing nut.
NPR huh? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....the place for casual politics and serious Wayne Newton CD’s...give me a break.
There will be more “Preaching to the Choir” on down the stretch.....nauseating as it is.
They are killing our ambassadors, the administration is lying about the event and trying to cover up the lack of protection provided to the embassy, and yet Romney had a “bad week”?
The lame stream commie medias hysterics are so transparent, it’s laughable.
Laugh it up NPR. It may not be long before your gravy train of a congressional budget gift stops rolling in every year.
“At NPR, we don’t report the news. We MOLD the news.”
He nearly had an orgasm over Barry's pant crease.
E. J. Dionne: Obama is just dreamy! Everything about him is sooo wonderful. Just thinking about him makes me lisp even more.
David Brooks: Obama's policies are super but it's his pant crease that still gets me all tingly. No doubt about it, it's not the cut of a man's jib that's important but the creases in his pants.
The wheels fell of the GOP’s campaign sometime around Florida, when the GOP’s last chance, Newt, got taken out by Romney’s and Santorum’s lying ads.
The Romney campaign, on the other hand, may or may not be dead yet.
Who are these people fooling besides themselves?
The Eastwood empty chair and the 47% thing HELPED Romney, which is why the left went nuts. Just like how Romney zinging Obama about the Libya massacre really hurt, you know it because the press pans it as a gaffe
If anything, it seems that Obama’s the guy who’s wheels are coming off. The Middle East disaster maybe be one of the final climatic events that brings him down.
The progressives have lost and are trying the old trick of convincing the “too stupid to think for themselves” crowd that the Food Stamp President has already won so they might as well vote for the winner. However, Romney isn’t Mc Cain. They played the tape and Romney came right back with the redistribution tape for Zero. Romney won’t cave in so they are resorting to any trick to try turn the tide.