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Saturday Night Losers: Dick Morris & the Media Elites
Gateway Pundit ^ | January 22,2012 | Jim Hoft

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 Thursday’s 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 I’m 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 Paul’s crowd was the few, the proud, the lo

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1 posted on 01/22/2012 1:54:47 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Maybe you should ping Edmund to a story about his story.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 1:57:58 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
Maybe you should ping Edmund to a story about his story.

Just thinking the same thing...;)

3 posted on 01/22/2012 2:00:18 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 2:02:03 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: Hojczyk

Original article here\

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/psst_hear_the_roar_and_pay_attention.html#ixzz1kD3wYuQ0


5 posted on 01/22/2012 2:05:40 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Hojczyk

Dick Morris is a dork. (And, the dude is butt-wipe ugly.)


6 posted on 01/22/2012 2:07:32 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


7 posted on 01/22/2012 2:08:48 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Hojczyk

Anyone got the Javascript of Nelson doing the a-ha from Simpsons?


8 posted on 01/22/2012 2:09:49 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Hojczyk

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!!!!


9 posted on 01/22/2012 2:11:11 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Hojczyk

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.


10 posted on 01/22/2012 2:12:34 PM PST by JediJones
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To: no dems

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” ...


11 posted on 01/22/2012 2:13:11 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Jane Long; C. Edmund Wright

pinging C. Edmund Wright to thread/article about your American Thinker article.


12 posted on 01/22/2012 2:13:22 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Hojczyk
The anger is hardly surprising. After lofty declarations that the Tea Parties are a dead political movement and an entire autumn of having OWS pushed in our faces as the only legitimate political movement in the country, folks are getting downright cranky at being delegitimized and dismissed.

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.

13 posted on 01/22/2012 2:14:44 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Voted today for Newt in Florida’s early voting. Surprised they are open on Sunday, but they are.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 2:17:24 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; EDINVA
Maybe you should ping Edmund to a story about his story.

Good idea.

15 posted on 01/22/2012 2:17:32 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Hojczyk

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


16 posted on 01/22/2012 2:18:49 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EDINVA; C. Edmund Wright
Edmund's excellent article is - very deservedly - getting noticed at GP.

Everyone's hearing "the roar"!

17 posted on 01/22/2012 2:25:00 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Hojczyk

This offering is ON THE MONEY....great piece.


18 posted on 01/22/2012 2:25:07 PM PST by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Hojczyk

VOTE McCain, errrrrr......Romney!!!!!


19 posted on 01/22/2012 2:36:41 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Hojczyk; zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice

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.


20 posted on 01/22/2012 2:39:28 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Hojczyk

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!!


21 posted on 01/22/2012 2:40:01 PM PST by albie
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To: varina davis

Email Edmunds analysis to your Florida friends and get them out to vote.

I just sent Edmunds report to my Florida friends.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/psst_hear_the_roar_and_pay_attention.html#ixzz1kD3wYuQ0


22 posted on 01/22/2012 2:40:53 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Jane Long

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!!!!


23 posted on 01/22/2012 2:43:43 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Hojczyk
On the Rush Limbaugh Show, the host refused to give his analysis, but mentioned multiple times that his personal email caucus was swept by the Pennsylvania Senator.

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.

24 posted on 01/22/2012 2:44:36 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Mountain Mary

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.


25 posted on 01/22/2012 2:44:55 PM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: GreyFriar; SkyPilot; Hojczyk; zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice
WTF does anyone on this site care-believe-listen to ANYTHING The Dick Morris has to say about anything?

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.

26 posted on 01/22/2012 2:55:45 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: onyx

Thanks guys - I had not seen that.


27 posted on 01/22/2012 2:56:57 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: GreyFriar

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.


28 posted on 01/22/2012 3:03:34 PM PST by JediJones
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29 posted on 01/22/2012 3:03:34 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hojczyk

Newt will save America. Only Ben Franklin and the guy who played Samantha’s father on Bewitched are smarter.


30 posted on 01/22/2012 3:04:24 PM PST by Krankor (We found a nurse without a face. Know anything about it?)
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To: VanDeKoik

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.


31 posted on 01/22/2012 3:08:39 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Hojczyk

Newt’s relationship with media:

http://harndenblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/01/newt-gingrichs-big-slobbering-mutual-love-affair-with-the-elite-media.html


32 posted on 01/22/2012 3:25:22 PM PST by entropy12
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To: Presbyterian Reporter; All
Saw on FOX News a short while ago: Governor Chris Christie is "certainly disappointed" that Newt Gingrich won the SC Primary yesterday.

Awwwwwwwww............. He went to SC and campaigned for Mittens didn't he? Guess he's not the "Super Star" he thinks he is.

33 posted on 01/22/2012 3:25:46 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


34 posted on 01/22/2012 3:28:35 PM PST by mancini
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To: tired&retired

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.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 3:31:05 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: no dems

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.


36 posted on 01/22/2012 3:31:46 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Hojczyk

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.


37 posted on 01/22/2012 3:34:13 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: no dems

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.


38 posted on 01/22/2012 3:34:13 PM PST by qman
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To: JediJones

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.


39 posted on 01/22/2012 3:34:59 PM PST by ak267
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To: tired&retired

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.


40 posted on 01/22/2012 3:48:47 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: qman

Morris is a drunk and something tells me he got plastered last night.


41 posted on 01/22/2012 3:51:30 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Billthedrill
“that is precisely what we will see from the MSM in the coming days, the more so for every primary that Gingrich wins”

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.

42 posted on 01/22/2012 4:17:58 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Hojczyk

Toe-sucker continues his 0-80 streak of correct predictions while trying to steer traffic to his website.


43 posted on 01/22/2012 4:38:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Hojczyk; All

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

http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/01/21/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-12112/


44 posted on 01/22/2012 4:55:22 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


45 posted on 01/22/2012 5:07:04 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Hojczyk
"...what the voters are craving in the debates and on the stump is someone who can look liberals squarely in the eye and tell them why we are right and they are wrong. The American conservative base has had to put up with being called stupid, racist, greedy and unfair for decades by not only the Democrats but the vast majority of the media. The pent up frustration of these decades is magnified by the fact that George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush and John McCain would not or perhaps could not confront this."

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.

46 posted on 01/22/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by Always A Marine
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To: tired&retired
I agree with many of the values he projects, but what you here him say is not who he is behind the closed doors.

Sooo, exactly who IS he behind those closed doors? Is it anything more substantial than mere rumor? Just curious.

47 posted on 01/22/2012 5:18:56 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

“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.


48 posted on 01/22/2012 5:23:59 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: ak267

I keep hearing that Santorum had a good debate-what did he say that was noteworthy?


49 posted on 01/22/2012 5:44:58 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: FrdmLvr
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.

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".

50 posted on 01/22/2012 5:51:19 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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