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  • Willie Horton: A Fake News Story That Refuses to Die

    01/03/2017 5:07:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    In an otherwise observant Politico article, “The Death of Clintonism,” Todd Purdum unwittingly reminded conservative readers why they distrust the major media. For the article, Purdum interviewed Elaine Kamarck, a senior domestic policy adviser under Bill Clinton whose White House Purdum covered as a reporter. Having been around long enough to remember George W. H. Bush’s 1988 campaign against Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, Purdum and Kamarck have no excuse for misrepresenting the campaign’s most decisive ad. The subject of the ad was Dukakis’s support of his state’s insane furlough program for convicted killers as a form of criminal rehabilitation. The...
  • Democrats Discover Race Baiting

    11/08/2014 5:44:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Actually the Democrats have been race baiting for decades. And it’s not going away. Using fear and race-polarizing agitation to drive minority voters to the polls is going to be the increasingly overt face of the Democratic Party. They can’t win any other way. What’s new is that the mainstream media has suddenly discovered all of this.Through the years, these same news outlets have wasted no time at all in spotting anything that even hints of Republican race baiting. Take the presidential campaign of 1988.Willie Horton was a black murder convict who raped a white woman and stabbed her boyfriend...
  • “This guy shouldn’t have been in America"...Obama's Willie Horton?

    08/03/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    Is Kesler Dufrene Barack Obama’s Willie Horton? He should be. Remember Horton? Furloughed for the weekend from a Massachusetts prison Horton, a convicted killer, brutalized a couple, stabbed the man and raped his fiancé twice. Presidential candidate Al Gore exposed the furlough fiasco in a Presidential Candidate Debate with Michael Dukakis, .... Kesler Dufrene, on the other hand, is the direct responsibility of President Obama... According to North Miami detectives, a twice-convicted felon and Haitian illegal alien whose deportation was stayed by the Obama administration murdered three people, including a 15-year-old girl last year. Though an immigration judge ordered that...
  • Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

    In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matter executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.” The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to...
  • Huckabee Says He's the GOP's Front-Runner for 2012

    06/28/2010 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | June 28, 2010 | David Sessions
    After weeks of keeping himself in the headlines and growing more explicit about his intentions to run for president in 2012, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee touted himself as the Republican front-runner, The Hill reports. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Huckabee attempted to remain elusive about his presidential ambitions, but showed he is closely watching his poll numbers. "I end up leading a lot of the polls," Huckabee said. "I'm the Republican that clearly at this point does better against Obama than any other Republican." About his presidential run, Huckabee added: "I haven't closed the door. I think that would...
  • Huckabee handed out pardons like candy

    12/02/2009 9:30:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,222+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/2/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    There is no need to tiptoe gingerly around this topic: Maurice Clemmons, who was shot and killed as authorities tried to apprehend him for the shooting deaths of four Washington police officers - is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's Willie Horton. Horton, you might recall, is the convicted killer who raped a woman while wrongly released as part of a prison furlough program supported by former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis - thus helping to torpedo the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee's bid for the White House. The Clemmons' story likewise should kill any chance of Huckabee winning, should he run in...
  • Huckabee says he probably will not run in 2012; UPDATE: Tacoma cop killer was freed by Huckabee

    11/29/2009 8:19:40 PM PST · by bigred08 · 220 replies · 8,879+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/29/2009 | Kevin Hall
    The man wanted in this morning's shooting deaths of four Washington State police officers was granted clemency by then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee nine years ago.
  • Seattletimes: Suspected Police Assassin Was Granted Clemency by Gov. Huckabee in 2000

    11/29/2009 7:24:20 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 56 replies · 1,888+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | november 29, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
    Commuted sentence citing his "young age" at the time...
  • Ann Coulter: THE GRATING COMMUNICATOR (GRATE Column!)

    10/21/2009 3:06:35 PM PDT · by Syncro · 82 replies · 4,519+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | October 21, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    THE GRATING COMMUNICATOR October 21, 2009 The Obama administration has attacked Fox News in order to prevent government corruption stories broken on Fox from bleeding into the other media, which are all-consumed with daily updates on Levi Johnston's Playgirl spread and Carrie Prejean's breast implants. That's understandable. But I think the administration should have picked someone other than David Axelrod to deliver the claim that Fox News is "not really news," inasmuch as Axelrod was behind the leak of scurrilous allegations in Jack Ryan's sealed divorce papers when he was running for a Senate seat against Obama. Talk about vicious...
  • Another Great Liberal Lie Is Metastasizing

    05/26/2009 4:02:45 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 904+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 5/26/09 | PurpleMountains
    Another great misconception is on its way to becoming translated into a great, liberal lie that must be confronted before it becomes part of the political landscape of lies that are repeated over and over again – and believed by a body politic that doesn’t think for themselves. Here are just a few of the backdrop of hundreds of liberal lies that come quickly to mind.
  • Dukakis: McCain Using Same Race Tactics As Willie Horton Ad (Obama Presidency: 4 Yrs Of Race-Baiting

    09/24/2008 4:43:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies · 729+ views
    Politickerma ^ | 9/22/2008 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    Former Gov. Michael Dukakis said Monday that John McCain's presidential campaign is using the same race-based tactics that were used against him in the 1988 presidential run...
  • 'Like Willie Horton, Except Obama Knew Rev. Wright'

    04/27/2008 9:47:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 39+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This week's Fox News Watch was a mix of the candid, the intriguing and the downright funny. Let's start with the humor. Good-hearted liberal panel member Jane Hall, wringing her hands over the fact that the Wright matter has injected race into the campaign, got off this bit of unintentional comedy. JANE HALL: Unfortunately, this is going to be what's going to be associated [with Obama]. I mean, it's like Willie Horton, except that Obama knew Reverend Wright. So it's unfair to pin this Wright stuff on Obama, except for the fact that it's . . . fair. View video...
  • The Fabrication of a New Reality: Willie Horton and Swiftboating, 2008

    04/24/2008 7:07:50 PM PDT · by connell · 21 replies · 118+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Christopher Cook
    By Christopher CookThe National Campaign Fund has produced a devastating campaign ad exposing Barack Obama's weakness on matters of crime, and positing questions about his potential conduct in waging the War on Terror. The ad can be viewed at the site ExposeObama.com.After you've watched it, check out these headlines, culled from a single day of reporting on the ad: How Republicans Plan on Ganging Up on Obama for Being "Weak" on Street Gangs Obama Gets the Willie Horton Treatment Breaking... Obama "Swiftboating" Plan Revealed Conservatives rolling out attack ads aimed at Obama, supporters Willie Horton Mastermind Takes Aim at Obama...
  • Group to Air Obama 'Willie Horton' Ad

    04/21/2008 7:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 149+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    The political operative behind the Willie Horton ad that helped defeat Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential race is releasing a new ad this week targeting Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama. Floyd Brown, a longtime conservative strategist who heads the conservative National Campaign Fund, said he is launching the ad to expose Obama’s weakness on gang violence. “The ad draws a parallel between Obama’s weakness on gang violence and the war on terror,” said Brown. Brown is the former head of Citizens United, which claims to be the largest political action group for conservatives in the United States. In...
  • Clinton’s ‘Willie Horton’ Campaign Against Obama

    03/21/2008 5:53:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 21 replies · 1,368+ views
    Democrats have been playing the race card against Republicans for decades, so it should come as no surprise that race has become an issue in a contest with a black candidate running for president. However, Hillary Clinton’s “Willie Horton” campaign against Barack Obama has shocked most Americans and broken open a wide rift in the Democratic Party. For those who might not remember, during the 1988 presidential campaign, Republican George H. W. Bush ran ads against Democrat Michael Dukakis that featured the face of Willie Horton, an African-American man. While Dukakis was governor of Massachusetts, Horton, a convicted murderer, was...
  • Romney names 4 women to bench:Seen as response to call for diversity (April 27, 2006)

    01/25/2008 8:18:35 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 278 replies · 136+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 27, 2006 | Russell Nichols and Kathleen Burge
    Governor Mitt Romney, under pressure to name more women to the bench, yesterday nominated three current or former prosecutors and a top official from the Menino administration in what aides boasted is the largest number of female candidates ever brought forward at once. Kathe M. Tuttman of Andover and Merita A. Hopkins of Boston were nominated as associate justices of the Superior Court; Tracy L. Lyons of Marblehead as associate justice of the Brighton division of the Boston Municipal Court; and Therese M. Wright of West Barnstable as associate justice of the Edgartown District Court. Until yesterday, just 13 of...
  • Murdered woman’s mother: I’ll do whatever it takes to help defeat Huckabee

    12/04/2007 3:10:31 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 54 replies · 106+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/04/07 | Hotair.com
    Absolute moral authority? "A Missouri mother says she will do “whatever it takes” to stop former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee from becoming president, because he freed the man who went on to rape and murder her daughter, Carol Sue Shields (pictured). “I can’t imagine anybody wanting somebody like that running the country,” Lois Davidson of Adrian, Mo., told the Blotter on ABCNews.com. Wayne Dumond was initially sentenced to life plus 25 years for raping a 17-year-old Arkansas high school cheerleader. In 1999, a parole board voted to free Dumond, after then-Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his desire to see him released."...
  • Mom: 'Carol Sue Would Be Alive Today' If Not for Huckabee

    12/04/2007 4:18:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 771+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 04, 2007 | Brian Ross and Anna Schecter
    A Missouri mother says she will do "whatever it takes" to stop former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee from becoming president, because he freed the man who went on to rape and murder her daughter, Carol Sue Shields (pictured). "I can't imagine anybody wanting somebody like that running the country," Lois Davidson of Adrian, Mo., told the Blotter on ABCNews.com. Wayne Dumond was initially sentenced to life plus 25 years for raping a 17-year-old Arkansas high school cheerleader. In 1999, a parole board voted to free Dumond, after then-Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his desire to see him released.
  • Sept 2005: Web special: Dumond case revisited A reminder of Huckabee's role in his freedom

    12/01/2007 10:59:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,187+ views
    The Arkansas Times ^ | September 1, 2005 | Murray S. Waas
    Editor's note, Sept. 1, 2005: Wayne Dumond, convicted of rape in Arkansas and murder in Missouri, died of apparent natural causes in prison Tuesday. The occasion prompts us to republish Murray Waas' prize-winning article for the Arkansas Times in 2002 about the extraordinary steps Gov. Mike Huckabee took to help win Dumond's freedom. He has since blamed others for Dumond's release to kill again, but his actions over many years demonstrated his support for Dumond and, ultimately, the instrumental role he played in the parole board's decision to free him. Special handling How the Huckabee administration worked to free rapist...
  • Willie Horton 2008

    11/27/2007 8:11:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 34+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/27/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis lost his bid for the White House in small part because he stumbled in his response to the Willie Horton saga. Horton was a convicted killer who, out of prison on a weekend pass in 1987, tortured and raped a Maryland woman. Dukakis' failure to exhibit due and swift outrage helped elect the first President Bush. Now former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is in a similar pickle - and anxious to signal that he is no Dukakis. A convicted murderer, set free by a Romney-appointed judge, reportedly confessed to a senseless double murder last week. Romney...