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Kirsten Powers: Mainstream Media Want Tea Party to Be Racists, Bigots
Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 16, 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 06/16/2014 2:22:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Kirsten Powers, a Democrat who served in Bill Clinton's administration, said the mainstream media want to portray the Tea Party as bigots and racists and are not capable of understanding what the movement is about. She also said that the Republican establishment plays into these biases and deliberately pushes unfavorable memes about the Tea Party to gullible -- and biased -- reporters.

While discussing Dave Brat's shocking upset over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Fox News' Media Buzz this weekend with host Howard Kurtz, Powers said the elites in the media and the permanent political class "who can't relate" to regular Americans are the ones demeaning the Tea Party.

"I don't think the mainstream media is capable of understanding the Tea Party, based on what I have watched," Powers said. "They want them to be a bunch of bigots who hate Barack Obama and are driven by their racist hatred of Barack Obama."

Powers said she was told she was crazy for pushing back against the media narrative that proclaimed the Tea Party was all but done.

"I actually never bought it, and I was treated like I was crazy," Powers said, acknowledging that it never made sense to her because the two potential GOP 2016 presidential candidates who are getting the most buzz are Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), who have been buoyed by the Tea Party movement....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cutie; hottie; obama; randpaul; teaparty; tedcruz
Comments?
1 posted on 06/16/2014 2:22:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Taxed
Enough
Already


2 posted on 06/16/2014 2:24:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Seems pretty darned clear to everyone that listens.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 2:26:13 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: BenLurkin

Soon your utility, food, medical and gasoline bills will triple. Officially, that won’t be a “tax” but in reality, it might as well be.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 2:26:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Comments? Nope. I'm good.

5 posted on 06/16/2014 2:26:25 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kirsten Powers might be a democrat, but she’s nobody’s fool... One smart cookie there...


6 posted on 06/16/2014 2:26:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Kirsten Powers, a Democrat who served in Bill Clinton’s administration, said the mainstream media want to portray the Tea Party as bigots and racists and are not capable of understanding what the movement is about. She also said that the Republican establishment plays into these biases and deliberately pushes unfavorable memes about the Tea Party to gullible — and biased — reporters. “

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I cannot believe I just read that.

This article is completely, totally right.

Good post. Thanks.

100% right.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 2:27:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comments?

“Yeah, I’d hit that”.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 2:27:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals and normal people are two separate species that share nothing in common outside random genetics. they cant understand what is alien to their entire being.

And thats not hyperbole. How many things does an MSM darling share with a farmers wife? Seriously? body parts. Aside from that, nothing. How about a DC metrosexual and a lumberjack? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

They take a racist/Nazi view of superiority they have not earned, can back up, nor exists. So trying to make sense of them is a fools errand. They are what they are. Something other than ‘us’.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 2:28:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the elites in the media and the permanent political class

And that right there is what is wrong with this country and it's government: PERMANENT political class, and the Presstitutes, of course.

10 posted on 06/16/2014 2:34:22 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwelld)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Especially that all white news channel MSNBC. Oh, wait, they do have Sharpton.


11 posted on 06/16/2014 2:34:44 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She seems to be coming around contrasted from what she used to be. Couple of years ago she only mouthed the Demo talking points now she seems to be thinking for herself. I am glad, we need the help.


12 posted on 06/16/2014 2:35:18 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

She does this every month or so then goes right back to drooling sycophancy. Don’t get your hopes up. It’s a ploy.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 2:37:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Powers is smart. Smart enough to realize she has a much brighter future as a TV talking head if she uses her brain than if she just becomes a female version of Juan Williams and spews every DNC talking point 24/7. She walks the line between pissing off liberals and making them think about how wrong they are more adroitly than anyone else on her side.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 2:38:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: TigersEye

Yeah. . .but his head is full of nothing but ‘white noise’ static.


15 posted on 06/16/2014 2:39:26 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recall reading on FR about a year ago that this woman had become a believer in Jesus. Could it be that the Holy Spirit is leading this person to working out her salvation, and we are beginning to see public evidence of it.


16 posted on 06/16/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT by jimbug
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To: Hulka

White we much!


17 posted on 06/16/2014 2:44:18 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmmm...

Something is going on.

Kirstin Powers understand the concept of the Tea Party.

Donna Brasil and Chris Matthews both warn that the establishment needs to consider the Tea Party as a viable force in politics.

Hmmmmmmmm.

Has Karl Rove been found yet? He seems to have be missing since last Tuesday’s Cantor defeat.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 2:44:24 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: jimbug

Yes, IIRC I’ve heard her mention that on-air. So is Bob Beckel.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 2:44:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: TomGuy

I hope he stays lost.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 2:45:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

80% of journalist are liberal democrats, even if they did have comprehension of Conservative values like Freedom as Defined by being free of Large Government demands & restrictions, they aren’t incline to think theses things important.

The only way to get past theses people is to make them think its important in some other way that is of value to them. That is no easier for conservatives to do then it is for liberals to do.


21 posted on 06/16/2014 2:47:38 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Vendome; Lazamataz

I’d hit it twice with Laz’s and Vendome’s...
but only when they aren’t there to watch.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 2:47:40 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Powers is gradually becoming more conservative

I had read somewhere she was born-again a few years ago. Above all, religious conversion changes one’s perspective more than anything else. I imagine it has opened her eyes to a different political reality as well - and she will reflect that change more an more.


23 posted on 06/16/2014 2:47:43 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: GOPJ

someone keeps sending in the yahoo with the Confederate flag or offesive Tee-Shit and signs to all rallies—The media just takes their picture (and no one elses) as “proof” the movement is about race and the KKK mentality.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

ACORN did that at an early Tea Party. Maybe we need to take their pictures and check them out. This could be a job for James O’Keefe.


25 posted on 06/16/2014 2:52:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
I’d hit it twice with Laz’s and Vendome’s...

I'm afraid the only chance I have of hitting that is if I got close enough for the knockout game. How big a girl is she, anyway?

26 posted on 06/16/2014 2:54:45 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

‘She does this every month or so then goes right back to drooling sycophancy. Don’t get your hopes up. It’s a ploy.’

I have noticed cracks in her ideological wall for a couple of years now. Besides she looks good.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 2:58:55 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Go to any random beach or dance club. All the eye candy, none of the liberal preaching. Save your sanity ;)


28 posted on 06/16/2014 3:00:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: All

So, you idiots who have so intelligently commented on how you would ‘hit it’ - you’re in 5th grade or what?

Pathetic.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: QuisCustodiet1776

New here?


30 posted on 06/16/2014 3:08:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Mears

bfl


31 posted on 06/16/2014 3:10:52 PM PDT by Mears
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To: TomGuy

I believe the Tea Party has the potential to grab a lot of democrats as well as Republicans.

That is what is at work.

The democrats are out to lunch. However the GOP is equally out to lunch. Everyone is selling out America.

This could be changing.

If the democrats and the Republicans both cannot move from their current policies, and the Tea Party does, then the Tea Party will win over a lot of people from both of the existing parties.

I believe that is what we are seeing.

Encourage democrats. Encourage Republicans.

People, there is a new direction. The Tea Party may very well be the solution.

Not to overdue this, but I believe this could be ... well huge.


32 posted on 06/16/2014 3:11:48 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: bigbob

She walks the line between pissing off liberals and making them think about how wrong they are more adroitly than anyone else on her side.
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I agree. Just think how much more interesting The Hannity & Powers Show would be than the current boring Hannity Daily Rant Show.

Wake up Fox Management, you have a potential winner right in front your eyes. Go for it.


33 posted on 06/16/2014 3:19:50 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: jimbug
Popping off the DC talking points is a ball-n-chain. Beckel admits he does
talk to the West Wing for his talking points and you can see he doesn't believe
what he says, but yet he's willing to keep dragging that 200lb iron ball.

Powers overcame the lies and deceit to begin again with common sense and reality.
The reality is not to lie for anybody politically and to be intellectually honest.
Intellectual honesty must be thrown out to back up this administration,
and to claim to be a Christian while voting for Democrats.

A true Christian may not in heart or mind be willing to sacrifice their soul
to promote or support any group, political or not, that pushes Homosexuality.
Or any politic, group, organization which thrives on lies and deceit.
They will all go to Hell for their willingness to allow sin for earthly gain.

34 posted on 06/16/2014 3:45:01 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: GOPJ
According to Michelle Malkin back in May 2, 2010 "Sean Hannity challenged (Juan)Williams to give an example of Tea Party racism" Also the late great Andrew Breitbart put up $100K to Williams or anyone who could produce video evidence to support Williams' assertions. Over 2 years later, no such evidence has surfaced.
35 posted on 06/16/2014 4:32:32 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

According to my doctors, saving my sanity may be out of the question. Best I can hope for is delaying the inevitable.

Went to a bar once in Louisville and a group from the local dance studio came in. They cranked up some old WWII vintage music and those kids were flat amazing. I almost decided to take lessons but a couple of beers later I figured I was past it.

Now that I am almost down to my fighting weight, I may well do it. Bought a kayak at a yard sale the other day, it was on my bucket list, the paddle is going to cost more than the kayak. Soon as I figure out how to get in the thing I am putting in below Cumberland Falls, only crazy people put in above the Falls and I aint there yet, and see how it works out. I rafted it a few years ago and think the kayak will be more fun or I will end up drowning. I am getting a little long in the tooth but I aint dead yet. I still have hang gliding and scuba diving to do yet, maybe skydiving one more time. What is the attraction folks feel for sanity, bores the hell out of me, the few times I have had the misfortune to be involved with it.:)


36 posted on 06/16/2014 5:13:23 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.


37 posted on 06/16/2014 5:16:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.

Bigger than the Commie, because they never go away.

38 posted on 06/16/2014 5:21:03 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Norm Lenhart

>> Don’t get your hopes up. It’s a ploy.

She’s not on the payroll as a conservative. Neither is Juan Williams. Same goes for Bob Beckel.

Each of the three occasionally let their guard down to speak some sense, but they’re not getting paid to make sense.


39 posted on 06/16/2014 5:21:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: TomGuy

Has Karl Rove been found yet? He seems to have be missing since last Tuesday’s Cantor defeat.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

That is so true. I haven’t heard a peep out of him. Wonder if anyone else has.


40 posted on 06/16/2014 6:17:52 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mainstream Media Want REPUBLICANS to Be Racists and Bigots”

There; fixed it.


41 posted on 06/16/2014 6:18:07 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: QuisCustodiet1776

I always chuckle about the guys that say that also....never considerting she might have a concealed carry weapon. Then they would not be hitting any female if she has good aim.lol


42 posted on 06/16/2014 8:37:19 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Vendome

“Yeah, I’d hit that”.

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So much for how today’s “conservative” men speak about ladies in public forums. Surrendering to encroaching cultural corruption rather than resisting it and striving for something nobler.


43 posted on 06/16/2014 10:33:53 PM PDT by RetiredArmyMajor
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To: RetiredArmyMajor

You don’t like women?


44 posted on 06/16/2014 10:48:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

You don’t like women?

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So if a man doesn’t act like a drunken frat boy toward an attractive woman that means he doesn’t like women?

I keep forgetting that “being a gentlemen” is an alien concept to most men these days . . . even to conservative men.

Do I like women? Actually, I love women. I even respect women.

In fact, I respect them enough that — no matter how sexually alluring they may be to me — I choose not to talk about them in public like they’re pieces of meat and I’m an insecure 14 year old freshman trying to impress the more rapidly developing boys in the high school locker room.

No doubt I’m being too hard on you. I’m older than you — with a wife of 40 years and three grown daughters. When I grew up, I was taught a different ethos and value system than you were taught. I come from a different time. A different culture. A different way of speaking about others in public. Frankly, a different America.


45 posted on 06/17/2014 10:01:53 AM PDT by RetiredArmyMajor
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To: RetiredArmyMajor

I’m real insecure.

LOL

I don’t know anyone who will say that.

But hey, running around telling people how they ought to act, to comply with their moral ideal, is a decent job.

Even if the pay isn’t scale.


46 posted on 06/17/2014 10:30:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Yes, it's a pattern.

And I can still see "dated Anthony Wiener" tattooed on her forehead.

She's just playing out her "ooh, what an iconoclast I am" role.

47 posted on 06/17/2014 10:43:51 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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