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John Harwood and David Shuster NOT Professional Journalists; Just Political Hatchet Men for Obama!

MSNBC, PLEASE stop having John Harwood on EVERY hour of the day just because he’s got a book to sell.  I’m sick of his puking up Obama talking points on every hour of MSNBC!  Harwood has drunk so much Obama Kool-Aid that he actually is vomiting it up all over the set whenever he appears!  I can guarantee you that if he’s on the set and anything positive is said re Hillary, Harwood will break into the discussion and vomit up an Obama defense or an attack on Hillary!  I cannot believe that someone actually referred to Harwood as a reporter the other day; he’s given up any claim to being a professional reporter! 

 

Harwood, along with David Shuster, may have been professional reporters at some time in the past; but, now they are both nothing more than political hatchet men for Obama.  Harwood and Shuster are two peas in a pod and neither can claim to be professional journalists anymore!

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Mike Barnacle Rushes to Obama’s Aid Re Bush’s Supposed “Absurd” Hitler Comparison

Mike Barnacle said on Morning Joe (5/16/08) that Bush’s comments comparing Hitler to Ahmadinejad was an absurd comparison due to the magnitude of Hitler’s offenses.  But, the point that was being made was that Hitler should have been stopped BEFORE he could commit such horrific offenses and that just talking to him would have never stopped him! 

 

How horrendous would a nuclear bomb dropped on Israel be?  Does Barnacle think that the magnitude of that offense would be comparable to the destruction that Hitler wrought on the world?  Does Ahmadinejad have to commit the offense in order for anyone to compare him to Hitler?  Don’t be ridiculous Barnacle; there may be a point in time that it is perfectly ok to use Hitler as a reference point when referring to some leaders of terrorist nations.

 

Of course, Barnacle was really just rushing to the aid of his Messiah, Obama, along with the majority of the doofus talking heads at MSNBC!

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Obama’s Weak Underbelly Exposed With Bush’s Hitler Remarks

Bush’s comments re Hitler yesterday (5/15/08) could very well have been in reference to Jimmy Carter as Mike Barnacle (MSNBC, Morning Joe 5/16/08) first thought.  The problem is that the Obama campaign seized upon the topic because they think it is a good one for them; they think talking about it ELEVATES Obama to the Presidential level!  How absurd!  They are being naïve in not recognizing that this hits right at Obama’s soft underbelly on defense!  Obama made a stupid comment in one of the debates when he said he would talk DIRECTLY with the likes of Ahmadinejad WITHOUT PRECONDITIONS and now he’s stuck with that stand.  His advisors tried to ameliorate his stand by saying that, of course, there would be in-depth planning prior to Obama’s meeting with anyone but that does not get him out of the hot water!

                                                                                      

IF Obama had been smart he would have kept his mouth shut and led the press to believe that Bush was referring to Carter and hoped the press dropped the topic.  Instead Obama started whining to the press; and, the media, as usual, came running to his defense declaring that OF COURSE Bush was referring to Obama!  Who else could Bush have been talking about?  And, NOW, the Republicans are all over the airwaves talking about Obama’s Doctrine of Appeasement!  Great!  Way to go Obama!  How ridiculous for Obama and his campaign to think that one of his major weaknesses could be dealt with by whining about a reference that the President did NOT make directly about him!

 

Once before Obama’s campaign tried to take a weakness and make it about something else and the press went along, but the rest of the country did not.  When Rev. Wright first appeared on the scene, Obama tried to make everyone believe the problem was race relations.  He gave a big speech on race relations and the press fell at his feet and swooned.  But, the rest of the country knew that the real problem that Obama had with Rev. Wright dealt with his patriotism; and Obama’s race speech did NOTHING to deal with that problem.  Obama’s patriotism problem is one he cannot correct due to his sitting in Wright’s pews for 20 years.  He should have left Wright’s church at least four or five years BEFORE running for President; there is no way to justify his actions in staying in the church and it makes him a flawed candidate! The press can talk about it being a race problem until they are blue in the face and it’s not going to change the minds of the majority of people who see it for what it really is–a patriotism problem!

 

Now, Obama’s campaign has seized upon Bush’s comments trying to benefit from an outraged media whining about how unfair the attack was on Obama!  They think that the topic ELEVATES Obama to the Presidential level!  But, due to Obama’s stupid answer in the debate that he would talk directly with the likes of Ahmadinejad WITHOUT PRECONDITIONS, Obama is in quick sand!  Intentionally getting into this particular national security debate with John McCain is EXACTLY what the Republicans wanted.  The topic is a perfect example of Obama’s inexperience and his weak underbelly and should be seen as a forewarning to Democrats that the Republican attack machine will be able to play Obama like a finely tuned violin.  The Clintons are the only ones who have beaten the Republican attack machine in Presidential politics; and, if we want the Presidency back, we need to nominate Hillary Clinton!

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Democratic Party’s Nomination Process IS NOT A MESS! Media’s Coverage is FRADULENT!

The Presidential nomination is not a mess.  What is a mess is the media’s total misunderstanding of the Democratic Party’s nominating process.  The media (pundits, analysts, anchors) have not taken the time to educate themselves about the process and have misinformed the public OR they do understand the process and are intentionally misleading the public due to their bias for Obama.

 

The Democratic Party’s process for nominating a candidate INCLUDES Super Delegates; the process has been there for all to see and learn about long before this nominating season began.  Super Delegates ARE NOT fat cats in a smoke-filled room nor are they Party bosses or Party elites as they have been portrayed by most of the media.  Super Delegates include Senators, Representatives, Governors but they are also Party officials and workers, people who stuff the envelopes and go door to door to get support for the Party.  Super Delegates are people who have more experience than the average voter in elections and what it takes to get someone elected.  For that reason, the people in the Democratic Party have decided to have the Super Delegates help choose the nominee when no one can overwhelmingly win the nomination through the primaries and caucuses.

 

If the media were to tell the public the truth about Super Delegates, all of those NEW, excited Democratic voters would know:

 

  • their votes alone do NOT determine the nominee,
  • the winner of the primaries and caucuses is not automatically the nominee,
  • the SELECTION process (NOT ELECTION process) is NOT a one-person, one-vote process; people can vote in a primary AND a caucus,
  • a candidate can only get the nomination through the primaries and caucuses by winning overwhelmingly by getting 2025 delegates; and,
  • if no candidate gets the magic number of delegates, the Super Delegates will determine the nominee by taking into account a variety of factors that influence the ability of a candidate to get elected.

 

Super Delegates were established to help determine the candidate who is the MOST ELECTABLE and can best represent the Democratic Party in the general election.  The Democratic Party’s nomination process, NOT election process, includes:

 

  • Primaries held to get input from the people, not to determine the nominee.
  • Caucuses held to get input from groups of people, not to determine the nominee.
  • Super Delegates who cast their votes when there is no candidate who can overwhelmingly win the nomination thru primaries and caucuses.

 

Primaries and caucuses are held over a period of several months and the people’s will can change from one period in time to another based on what has happened in a candidate’s campaign.  The Super Delegates are supposed to take into consideration the primary and caucus results; the Super Delegates were not designed to be, nor should they be, rubber stamps for those results!  They are designed to make sure that the Democratic Party has the most electable candidate for the general election.  How stupid would it be for the Super Delegates to vote for a nominee in June or August that they knew could not win the election just because the candidate won some primaries back in January or February! The media and Obama’s campaign need to let the Democratic Party’s nomination process take place so that we can have the strongest candidate, whoever that may be, to face the Republicans in the general election!

 

Some sates allow a person to vote in a primary and vote in a caucus; so, obviously, the primaries are not a one-person, one-vote election.  The primaries and caucuses are used to help select a nominee not elect a nominee.  The “overturn the will of the people” idea is a talking point being used by the Obama campaign and reinforced by the uninformed, uneducated media; it is an idea that the Obama campaign has been using successfully to try to force the Super Delegates to vote for him or face the wrath of the “will of the people”. 

 

The Obama campaign started the destruction of the Super Delegates process because they knew the race was close and knew that Super Delegates would be a source of strength for Hillary.  The pundits, analysts, and anchors initially admitted that they did not know who Super Delegates were or what their role was; so, the media used the Obama campaign’s definition of the Super Delegates as party bosses or elites who had the potential of overturning the will of the people!  Unfortunately, most of the media continue to use this absolutely incorrect definition of Super Delegates and are continuing to inflame the public with this nonsense.   Deliberately misrepresenting the role of the Super Delegates to the public and to all of those NEW voters is a dangerous tactic that the media needs to stop before it’s too late.  The media needs to correctly define the Super Delegates’ role in the Democratic Party instead of spouting the Obama campaign’s talking points that they can “overturn the will of the people”. 

 

Super Delegates DO NOT “overturn the will of the people” as the Obama campaign and the media are constantly telling the American people.  The Obama campaign is trying to force the Super Delegates to vote for Obama.  They are telling the public that if the Super Delegates do not vote for him they will be “overturning the will of the people” and the people will riot at the Democratic National Convention!  It is one thing for the Obama campaign to misinform the public about Super Delegates; but the media is responsible for giving the public the facts without bias.  If the media correctly informs the public about the Super Delegates, the process will work and their will be no mess, no chaos!

 

 

The media needs to correctly inform the public and all those NEW voters about the Democratic Party’s process.  It’s one thing for Obama’s campaign to threaten the Super Delegates with chaos at the Democratic National Convention; it is another thing for the media to refuse to correctly inform the public about the process.  If the media educated themselves about the process and then presented it to the public correctly, there would be no problem and no so-called mess!

 

The ignorance of the media about the Super Delegates OR the media’s deliberate misrepresentation of the role of the Super Delegates has the potential of causing chaos at the Democratic National Convention.  Should that chaos occur, it will not be due to the Democratic Party’s nomination process; the chaos will be due to the media’s ignorance or to their deliberate misrepresentation of the process to the public. 

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