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Monday’s Passing Reflections

13 Aug

First.

The increasingly desperate tone of the emails I get from Obama, the Democrats and groups like DailyKos are…….hilarious and encouraging.  Check out this one from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that crossed the transom today.

I just got this disturbing report: Yesterday’s Romney-Ryan rally in North Carolina pulled in an overflow crowd of 15,000 people.

There’s no spinning that number. It’s a LOT of people, and the Republican base in energized.

And that’s not all. Since the VP announcement, Romney’s campaign has brought in over 70,000 donations from his Tea Party base.

We’ve got to step up our game and mobilize our supporters — starting right now.

Donate $3 or right now to help us rally our base around President Obama’s agenda >>

Listen to what one Republican supporter said about Paul Ryan: “I love him…He’s going to excite the Tea Party and get them on board…”

We can’t let the Republicans claim the momentum. Donate $3 or whatever you can:

Thanks,

Brynne

Brynne Craig
DCCC Field Director

That’s right, Brynnie baby.  You have every reason to be terrified.  You sound kinda spooked.  It’ll be OK, sweetpants.  Calm yourself.

Second.

Does the Republican Party and the Romney campaign really have to succumb to the same old, tired ‘Presidential Debate Commission’s’ tricks…..AGAIN?  Today the commission, a commission chaired by former Clinton spokesperson, Mike McCurry and some Republican doormat I never heard of, announced the moderators for the upcoming debates.

Let’s just say that Barack Obama will be asked by those moderators about his favorite flavor of pie, what historical figure he’d like to go on a long walk on the beach with and how bad the situation was when he came into the White House.

Seriously?????  Candy Crowley, the porcine liberal from CNN, Bob Schieffer, the doddering liberal from CBS, Jim Lehrer, the government paid liberal from the government financed PBS network, and some broad that I assume to be liberal from ABC will moderate these debates?  I only say, ‘some broad that I assume to be liberal’ because I’ve never actually seen ABC News.

I heard that it exists, though.

So, Fox News Channel, which is cleaning all of these news services’ clocks on a daily basis, in every time slot, is shut out.

I guess having a guy like Thomas Sowell or anyone from Heritage would be unacceptable, as well.  Having low rated network stooges is where we’re going again.

The Republicans and the Romney campaign had better scream bloody murder about this.  It’s outrageous.

But here’s the really obvious part of the lie.  I had read earlier that some high school girl petitioned the Commission on Presidential Debates to get a woman as a moderator.  Good luck with that.  I scoured their website for any contact information and there is none.  Or my scouring skills aren’t as good as they used to be.  So how did this girl get through the wall of privacy?

If someone can show me the pinhole as to how to get through to comment, I’d appreciate it.

As it turns out, according to the LA Times, the decision to include women was the result of online petition from, not one, but 3 high school girls from New Jersey.

Including one named Axelrod.

I don’t know if there is any relation to David Axelrod, head of the Obama campaign, but how many Axelrods do you know?  Personally, I’m not tripping over Axelrods here in Virginia.  I’ve never met an Axelrod.  Maybe it’s just a coincidence and maybe you, the reader, are swimming in Axelrods.

A trio of high school girls from New Jersey had mounted an online petition campaign to get a woman back on the debate stand.

Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel and Elena Tsemberis were cheering the Commission on Presidential Debates for its choice of Crowley and Raddatz.

But the article starts by saying that Candy Crowley IS REALLY, REALLY TOUGH on the Administration, so they’re in no way biased.

Those carping that Crowley had betrayed bias haven’t been watching the reporter over the years, or since she began moderating CNN’s Sunday show “State of the Union” a couple years ago. This is a woman who talked about Sarah Palin as “lighting a fire in the grass roots of Republican-land — fresh, folksy and
fierce.”

In recent weeks, she dug in on David Axelrod, President
Obama’s chief strategist, about whether another operative had really meant to suggest that Mitt Romney might be a felon. She bored in on the White House Chief of Staff, Jack Lew,  about invoking executive privilege when Obama had harshly criticized President George
W. Bush for doing the same.

Top Obama campaign operative David Plouffe also recently tasted Crowley’s toughness. Wasn’t the invocation of themes from the 2008 campaign a sign, she asked, that Obama hadn’t achieved the goals he set for his first term? When Plouffe turned to deficit reduction, she responded: “But you’ve had four years to do that.”

Horse shit.  This is a set up.

You can tell it was going to be a setup by the 25 year old picture of Candy Crowley the LA Times used in the piece.

This is a more recent photo of her.

Candy Crowley with big hairy cheek mole removed

Third.

Speaking of CBS’ Bob Schieffer, that 60 Minutes interview from last night did a little creative editing on the Romney/Ryan interview, conveniently omitting Paul Ryan’s statement about his mother being a retiree in Florida who depends on Medicare and Social Security, reinforcing his position that  current recipients are in no way effected by his plans to try to save those programs.

It must have just  been an oversight on the part of the Tiffany Network, who gave us those Dan Rather ‘fake but accurate’ letters from the Texas Air National Guard regarding George W. Bush’s service back in 2004.

I simply don’t know if the scuttling of that important part of the dialogue was intentional on CBS’ part, but let’s just say that I have my suspicions.

How does that Who song from their album, “Whos Next” go…again?

 

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in politics

 

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One response to “Monday’s Passing Reflections

  1. nooneofanyimport

    August 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I totally forgot to cross post today, but you and I are on the same page regarding that Brynne email:
    http://nooneofanyimport.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/disturbing-report/

    LOL re the moderators and your photo joke. Awesome. I’ll be the PollyAnna here, and say: Ryan and Romney are presently on fire, and perhaps they’ll perform best with the same old-same old liberal goofiness, going for the jugular and making the moderator/interviewers look dumb a la Newt Gingrich.

    Hopefully.

    Cheers!
    Lin

     

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