Monthly Archives: January 2010

REWIND: Obama’s first message to Republicans was, “I won”

This is just a clip of President Obama as he addressed the Republican retreat in Baltimore yesterday, or I should say as he lectured the Republicans.  As usual, this is being protrayed by the MSM with clips here and there in order to prove whatever point they are trying to make.  For anyone who did not see it live, please go to CSPAN and listen to the whole thing in order to judge it all in context.  The facial expressions are worth the price of admission.

“We have to think about tone.”

You mean kinda like this?  First message to Republicans  (Eric Cantor) was “I won.”  Emplied:  Get used to it.

Watch this video to recapture the tone that was set by the administration from the word go.

“President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who’s in charge of these negotiations. “I won,” Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.”

Prez Zings GOP Foe in a Stimulating Talk/New York Post, January 26, 2009.

So let’s tell the truth here.  It was the president’s responsibility to set the “tone,” to provide leadership. And he did.  It was not one of bi-partanship.  The democrats have the Senate and the House and the Presidency, and the tone was to get out of our way, “I won.”” Quote from Politico, January 23, 2009.

And now that the tide is turning, they want to mislead and rewrite the facts.  And that’s what the little summit was all about, to try to shift blame to the Republicans for this horrible failure of 2009, delivered by a complete democrat controlled Washington, D. C.

Not going to work.  We have a good memories.

And probably also to divert attention away from the backtrack on the Manhattan terrorist trials, which is good news, but also highlights the fact, once again, that the first reactions and instincts of the administration are flawed.

Is he giving the GOP the middle finger? Watch. Probably. He did the same to Hillary and McCain during the campaign. That’s the kind of guy he is, real classy.

If you can take it, here’s how MSNBC is playing this.

MSNBC Obama Love Fest.

Note:  Take a look at the Neilsen ratings and these three, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Chris Matthews are at the dead bottom of the ratings.   But they are in love and as has long been known, “love is blind.” That’s how it is, one will go to the ends of the earth to defend the object of true love.  Too bad nobody is watching.

Posted:  01.30.10

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Fox takes top 6 in January 26 ratings

CABLE NEWS RACE
TUES., JAN., 26, 2010

FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,581,000
FOXNEWS BECK 3,196,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,133,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,624,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,415,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,187,000
CNNHN BEHAR 949,000
CNNHN GRACE 914,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 818,000
CNN KING 796,000
MSNBC MADDOW 726,000

Interesting that the top CNN show is the Joy Behar Show.  Olbermann, Larry King, and Rachel Maddow bottom three, and I don’t even see Chris Matthews on the list, nor Anderson Cooper. Does that mean they were a scratch?

H/T Drudge Report

Posted:  01.28.10

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REWIND – Scott Brown: “Shame on Chuck”

Prior to January 19, 2010

The tone has changed a bit since the 19th election, but it’s kinda fun to look back at the ridicule the tea parties have suffered.

First, is Scott Brown’s response to Chuck Schumer calling him a “far right teabagger Republican.”:

Below, watch Rachel Maddow and Ana Marie Cox mock “teabaggers” prior to the Tax Day April, 2009 protest.  Notice the smirk on her face.  She is so cute, huh?

Odd, when you type in the word on you tube, all that comes up are these videos disparaging and making fun of the tea parties.  Now, I know there are many, many videos out there in favor of them, so the search mechanism seems very fixed.  Definitely trying to control the perception.  But then it is to be expected from You Tube/Google. See Google Goes to Washington

Oh, well, watch those election results, beginning with JANUARY 19th Massachuetts.  🙂

Tom Friedman is just saying “he doesn’t sense a positive agenda”  from the tea bag movement.  Notice:  The positive agenda is to change Washington, D. C., by use of the ballot box, seat by seat.  That is the agenda.

One to watch: Crist/Rubio in Florida.

“The Republican primary in Florida, which pits Governor Charlie Crist against Marco Rubio, is being watched carefully as a harbinger for the impact the Tea Party may have on the midterm elections.”

Brand new poll today:  showing 47 Rubio/44 Crist.

This is the seat vacated by the resignation of Mel Martinez.

Crist appointed George Lemieux to basically hold the seat for him.

“Lemieux, 40, was Crists’ closest and most loyal adviser and political guru. Lemieux ran Crist’s 2006 campaign for governor — earning the nickname “maestro” from the governor — and later served as his chief of staff. Before that, LeMieux was Florida’s deputy attorney general under Crist from 2003-2007.”  From Orlando Sentinel
Posted:  01.26.10

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Free Credit Report dot Com (videos)

I love these commercials.  The Rockstar one below is my favorite, at least so far.

All of them (I think) are on the below video.  Very, very creative.   They can get into your mind and you can’t forget what they are promoting.  A lot of bang for the buck for a 30 second ad.  So many commercials are good and you remember the commercial, but not the product.  Not these.  In fact, sometimes you wish you could get that tune out of your head.   I’d love to see somebody do an interview with whoever creates them.

There’s supposed to be a pirate hat somewhere in each one of them.

(Note:  I don’t think it is really free but maybe.)  🙂

(https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/what-caused-the-housing-crisis-money-for-nothing-and-your-houses-for-free/)

Posted:  01.21.10

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“He Did It” – Brown takes the People’s Seat – Seat him Now (videos)

Taking the country back – seat by seat

“Brown addressed a cheering crowd in Boston around 10:30 p.m., telling his exultant backers: “They can hear this cheering all the way in Washington, D.C.”

“I hope they’re paying close attention, because tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken,” Brown said, holding up a copy of the Boston Herald with the headline: “He did it.”

And to the terrorists:  “Our tax dollars should be spent on weapons to defeat them, not lawyers to defend them.”

And to Obama:  “Do you want me to drive the truck down to Washington, D. C. so you can see it?”  🙂

Awesome Video!

“They will not force us.  They will stop degrading us.  They will not control us.  We will be victorious.”

(Background music, Uprising from Muse – see full lyrics at the bottom of post.)

Christie takes New Jersey, McDonnell takes Virginia, and Scott Brown takes the “people’s seat” in Massachusetts.

And this ain’t “below the Mason/Dixon Line,”, people,  as Chris Matthews is so fond of saying when he wants to cast disparagment on “We the People” as being a bunch of racist numbskulls.

The Silent Majority is speaking, and at the ballot box where it really counts.  Washington, are you listening?

lyric:
The paranoia is in bloom, the PR
The transmissions will resume
They’ll try to push drugs
Keep us all dumbed down and hope that
We will never see the truth around

Another promise, another scene, another
A package not to keep us trapped in greed
With all the green belts wrapped around our minds
…and endless red tape to keep the truth confined

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Interchanging mind-control come let the
Revolution take its toll if you could
Flick the switch and open your third eye, you’d see that
We should never be afraid to die

Rise up and take the power back, it’s time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end, we have to
Unify and watch our flag ascend

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Posted:  01.19.10

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Rockin’ Scott Brown Rally – Worcester, MA yesterday (video)

Scott Brown Rally

Mechanics Hall

Worcester, Massachusetts

January 17, 2010

Wow.  I haven’t been watching every minute today, but I haven’t seen this on tv.  They broadcast live the Coakley rally yesterday.  Hardly fair, is it?

Posted:  01.18.10

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Ed Schultz: “I’d cheat to keep these bastards out”

A few words from the far left news media referencing the Massachusetts election:

ED SCHULTZ, HOST: I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts, I’d try to vote ten times. I don’t know if they’d let me or not, but I’d try to. Yeah, that’s right, I’d cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. ‘Cause that’s exactly what they are.

Well, thank you, Mr. Schultz.  Thank you very much.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: You know in the old days, maybe I shouldn`t be harkening back to the old days, if the Democrats faced this kind of a disaster in the works, you`d go back to your ones, the people you were sure are going to vote Democrat, and you`d make sure they got to the polling place, you`d get them lunch, you`d get them a car.

TODD: Right.

MATTHEWS: You`d make sure they got there and in some cases you`d be buying people to get them, not officially buying them, but getting them there as block secretaries, as block captains, you`d be getting them there with street money, legitimate but it`s a little bit old school.

Shows you just how unbiased and fair these guys are, doesn’t it?  Do you think they are worried?  One of these days, history will look back with embarrassment and use instances such as this to show students how not to be professional.

Posted:  01.17.10

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