Quotes of the day

posted at 9:35 pm on September 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

The election is over, and Mitt Romney lost. He’s toast; his goose is cooked; put a fork in him he’s done; he’s yesterday’s news. Disagree? That’s too bad. The American media have made up their minds. And on this they are certain: Barack Obama is a lock for reelection. They may not be sure when Romney lost exactly—was it his trip to England, Israel, and Poland? Was it the Clint Eastwood speech at the RNC? Was it Romney’s response to the attacks on our embassies in Benghazi and Cairo? Was it his leaked remarks on government dependency? The exact date doesn’t matter. What matters is that the chorus has spoken. The politburo has decided. A consensus has been reached. Romney will lose, and the only question is by how much. The voters might as well stay at home.

The conceited arrogance with which our most sophisticated and well-schooled editors, writers, and journalists voice this conclusion makes it that much more annoying. Their eagerness to judge Romney a failure is not only premature but also erodes whatever credibility they had left. Indeed, the ridiculous manner in which the political press has covered the 2012 campaign suggests that “bias” is no longer a suitable description of the character of the media establishment. “Partisan toadies” may be a better one. “Obama’s army” is another.

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After two awful weeks for Barack Obama that included his Democrats booing God, a terrible jobs report, terrorist attacks in the Middle East on 9-11, and administration spin about those attacks that no one believes, the media would have you know that Mitt Romney has had a terrible week.

Do you want to talk polls? MSM outfits routinely oversample Democrats in their polling, report what they have found with their thumbs in the scale as “news,” all to push a narrative that Obama is winning and Romney is hopelessly losing. Do you want to talk issues? Try finding a fair and factual story on any of the following issues: abortion, same-sex marriage, religious liberties, Mormons, Muslims, evangelicals or just about any other social issue. In the MSM, abortion is always good, everyone supports ssm, none of Obama’s policies have negatively impacted religious liberties, Mormons and evangelicals are always suspect while Muslims are always given the benefit of the doubt. Even when they’re proven mouthpieces for our enemies, like CAIR, the Muslim group that the MSM routinely quotes as benign when they’re the smiley face glued onto the global jihad…

The bottom line is, if you distrust the mainstream media, it’s because you’ve been paying attention.

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The most underrated and insidious way in which the obvious liberal bias in the mainstream news media has a major impact on public perception is that it acts like a gravitational pull on weak-kneed (Colin Powell, Steve Schmidt) and career-minded (Joe Scarbourgh, Kathleen Parker) “Republicans.” RINOs can instantly feel the warm embrace of mainstream credibility by simply criticizing other Republicans in a way that the media can use to achieve their agenda. Meanwhile, when an occasional Democrat goes in the other direction (Joe Lieberman) they suddenly get shunned and discredited…

These statements of course are critical to the media because without someone from the “other side” to substantiate their outrage over whatever they are claiming was the Romney mistake of the moment, their efforts just don’t work. They need to be able to say: “even prominent Republicans are upset with what Romney is doing.” Noonan, who clearly loves the attention and ability for her to retain her membership in the tight Washington media “club,” is all too happy to oblige.

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Prior to the video leak, the biggest story in world politics involved the attacks on U.S embassies in Egypt and Libya. But it wasn’t the actual attacks or their regional implications that were the newsworthy issues. Rather, it was the timing and nature of Romney’s response that dominated the media discourse. Apparently, Romney didn’t wait long enough before issuing his statement. And even if he did wait long enough, he shouldn’t have been critical of the Obama administration in the face of a tragedy on foreign soil. The media was quite clear that criticizing a sitting president at such a time is a breach of standards of civility and decency, which up to this point had been respected by all presidential candidates of both parties. Of course, when Obama criticized President Bush in 2007 immediately following the killing of a U.S. diplomatic officer in Iraq, it was simply an important contribution to a robust foreign policy debate.

And before the embassy attacks, the most important political issue of the day was … Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention. Both parties’ conventions featured dozens of important political and industry figures delivering speeches in support of their parties’ respective candidates. The media mostly ignored everyone but Mr. Eastwood, who deviated from the usual script and delivered an unconventional speech. Before even waiting for the dust from the speech to settle and finding out what the actual public reaction was, the media labeled the speech a “bizarre” spectacle, and confidently declared it a “disaster” for the Romney campaign…

The truth is that for the upcoming election, it makes little difference how poorly the economy is doing or how well Romney runs his campaign. Like every political candidate, Romney is bound to make clumsy and self-damaging statements. And each time he does, the media will pounce with a furious sense of urgency, diverting coverage from issues likely to damage Obama’s re-election prospects.

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There are also, I would argue, other reasons that the media isn’t as trusted as it was in the days when Walter Cronkite would declare “That’s the way it is” as if a 22 minute newscast could possibly sum up what “it” is on a nightly basis. For one thing, there are more choices out there today than there were when we were basically stuck with three networks. In addition to the fact that one can easily choose not to watch the news at all given all the other entertainment options available, the extent to which news on cable has become so corrupted by ideology on both the left (MSNBC) and the right (Fox News Channel) makes it pretty easy to become cynical about the entire business of news to begin with. Add to that the fact that most of the major “news” coverage on the broadcast networks tends to focus on even important topics in the most banal and uninformative ways possible, and it’s easy to see why the reputation of the news business as a whole has declined in recent years…

Finally, the bizarre reality of our cable news networks, where more time is spent talking about what the news means rather than what the news is. You can see this most clearly in the coverage from all three cable networks (and much of the coverage on the broadcast networks) involves talking about who’s up or down in the polls, what’s going on inside various campaigns, or inane gaffes that the voters clearly don’t care about very much. When people turn on the political coverage and see talking heads talking about things that only resonate inside the Beltway, it’s not surprise that they turn away in disgust. Additionally, it strikes me that this entire model does harm to the reputation of journalism as a profession because the same people who are supposed to be reporting the facts are turning around and giving their opinions on those facts. There ought to be a brighter line between the two if journalists want people to start trusting them again.

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You see they are desperate. The reality of Barack Obama has brought them to their knees. If he loses in November, the mainstream media will be shown for what they are — shills for what they wanted and pretended to be true, and not tellers of truth.

What is left for them when there is no more Barack?

Will anyone take seriously the relentless attacks on President Romney they will be sure to prosecute? No one but the most committed progressive will ever believe a word they say again, especially after they not only gave Barack Obama a free ride for all of his years in office, but unconvincingly attempted to redefine his every failure as success…

A defeat for Barack is a defeat for them. No longer will they be the exalted press — the arbiter of truth and justice. After the debacle that is Barack Obama, they will be seen for what they are: publicity agents for progressivism.

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Via Gallup.

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whatcat on September 22, 2012 at 2:20 AM

More of a jazz vibe type person. Its been great spinning tunes with you. :
thatsafactjack on September 22, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Back atcha. I’m a big jazz fan myself, more the older slow, smooth stuff. Classic type.

whatcat on September 22, 2012 at 2:28 AM

thatsafactjack on September 22, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Good night.

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 2:29 AM

thatsafactjack on September 22, 2012 at 2:26 AM

G’nite.

And speaking of classic jazz, take five.

whatcat on September 22, 2012 at 2:32 AM

pohsiB

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 2:43 AM

SWalker

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 2:47 AM

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 2:47 AM

You see that! I Bishopped backwards!

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Top that!!

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 2:51 AM

It’s like hitting a hole in one, and you’re playing alone. Can I get a witness???

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 2:53 AM

The pain!!! The Agony of Defeat……

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 2:55 AM

I can’t express how much this hurts. Without a witness, I will lose my claim to the FIRST BACWARDS BISHOP…Someone saw this. Please, step up. Let your voice be heard!!!!

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 3:03 AM

OK, fine. Going to bed. Gonna check in the morning!!

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 3:05 AM

KCB,

WTF are you babbling about?…

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Nevermind. You live in Austin…

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:09 AM

You saw the whole thing.

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 3:11 AM

How are the LSM talking heads any different than Baghdad Bob fronting Pravda?…

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:11 AM

You saw the whole thing.

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Who, me?…

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:13 AM

I’m the only one here and I am done. I was just trying to get a witness. Have you ever seen a backwards Bishop?

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Have you ever seen a backwards Bishop?

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 3:18 AM

If there is such a thing, it has a clause in it’s public union contract to be LAST!!!

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:27 AM

Top that!!

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Never seen a backwards Bish before. Nice one

But I think a backwards Bish has to be the last post on a page.

Or not. Either way someday I will get one.

SparkPlug on September 22, 2012 at 3:30 AM

I don’t miss 8 tracks or cassettes, and I LOVE all the new tech stuff, but vinyl….. Hard to replace.

KCB on September 22, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Hey KCB you’re into vinyl – do you know this trick for restoring valuable LPs and such?

I know ya’ll are all gone to bed now, but I’ve enjoyed reading the thread tonight getting caught up. This is definitely a site where great writers and minds come to hang out and bash trolls around for sport.

Harbingeing on September 22, 2012 at 3:30 AM

If there is such a thing, it has a clause in it’s public union contract to be LAST!!!

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:27 AM

Yeah. It has to be last from now on to count IMHO.

SparkPlug on September 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Yeah. It has to be last from now on to count IMHO.

SparkPlug on September 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Scrumpy won’t be happy…

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:36 AM

Hello

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Harbingeing on September 22, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Neat…

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:43 AM

A defeat for Barack is a defeat for them. No longer will they be the exalted press — the arbiter of truth and justice. After the debacle that is Barack Obama, they will be seen for what they are: publicity agents for progressivism.

We need and will see overwhelming Republican turnout on November 6. Already our people our energized, but I believe that in the last two weeks before election day there will be an even greater swell of energy and determination to put an end to Barack Obama’s presidency. Obama’s culpability with regard to the economy is going to hit voters more than it already has; this election is not a game, not a celebrity talk show and not an entertainment show. Romney will win.

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 3:57 AM

See ya

Mornin’ OC…

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 3:58 AM

“Skip” ahead to 2:57 for nuggets of wisdom

Gohawgs on September 22, 2012 at 4:01 AM

RINOs can instantly feel the warm embrace of mainstream credibility by simply criticizing other Republicans in a way that the media can use to achieve their agenda.

Hey, Ziegler. Remember all those cheap shots you took at Sarah Palin over the past couple of years? Maybe it’s time for some self-reflection.

steebo77 on September 22, 2012 at 4:03 AM

Hey, Ziegler. Remember all those cheap shots you took at Sarah Palin over the past couple of years? Maybe it’s time for some self-reflection.

steebo77 on September 22, 2012 at 4:03 AM

That guy defended Palin more than anyone. Over time, like many conservatives, he grew to be disappointed in Palin. She never seemed to really up her game, and her continuous, self-serving, gratuitous efforts to divide conservatives rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. I think that most of us admire a lot about Palin, but that doesn’t mean she should be beyond criticism.

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Politricks on September 21, 2012 at 10:07 PM

This is good subject matter for debate and discourse, but by and large, the media benefits from being state run/state influenced. They are inheritances lazy and would rather have their “facts” provided to them from a governmental source rather than digging for the pesky truth somewhere. Not to mention, many media moguls are statists and encourage their underlings to report with a certain bias anyway.

long_cat on September 22, 2012 at 4:31 AM

Bread Ball?

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Worm?

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 6:50 AM

I have been watching campaigns all my life…I have been watching and reading the news all my life and I have never seen anything like the outright cheerleading we are seeing for Obama..calling it bias does not do it justice.

As for Wallace’s remarks about Kristol..screw Kristol, Rubio and Ryan and Christie failed to go for the top of the ticket. That is not Romney’s fault..that does not excuse him going after Romney for something downright silly in the middle of a campaign. If the candidate was one of the people that Wallace said he wanted he certainly would not appreciate it if other so-called Republican opinion makers stabbed that guy in the back.

This whole thing is not over yet and I am sick of the media acting as if it was.

Terrye on September 22, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Hey, Ziegler. Remember all those cheap shots you took at Sarah Palin over the past couple of years? Maybe it’s time for some self-reflection.

steebo77 on September 22, 2012 at 4:03 AM

Ziegler is not a Rino. Something happened between him and Sarah Palin that left him feeling let down by her…but that is not the same kind of thing we are hearing about of Noonan and Brooks and Good Lord even Rich Lowry. God I am sick of these people.

Terrye on September 22, 2012 at 7:03 AM

Chris Wallace laughed when he mentioned Peggy Noonan. Funny, I have the same reaction.

ctmom on September 22, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Folks, after Obama and his media failed to knock down Romney with everything they tried in the last 4 months it is very clear that Obama and his media have only one strategy left and that is to demoralize the Republican/Conservative base by telling them that the elections is over, by generating insanely skewed polls, and by lying about the total chaos in the Romney campaign. Of course like everything they tried before they are going to fail badly on this one as well…

Remember that just Obama original strategy was to destroy Romney on Bain Capital… They have nothing else but this strategy and when this failed badly they went in total despair and start trying different strategies of attacks each week or so and they all failed… So now they are down to their last desperate attempt to demoralize us but on this one like everything else they tried they are going to failed very badly. On elections day we are going to go to vote in numbers that have not seen before and we are going to utterly defeat this communist once and for all…

mnjg on September 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM

True…but one thing about it..the base does not believe most of what they hear, or at the very least they take it with a grain of salt.

Terrye on September 22, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Starting to turn white, this pile of dog crap looks like it has been here a while.

*steps around and continues*

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 7:22 AM

This whole thing is not over yet and I am sick of the media acting as if it was.

Terrye on September 22, 2012 at 6:51 AM

I am very disappointed in the eeyore attitudes from a couple of my favorite pundits. Jonah Goldberg being the main one.

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Really, Really O/T: On another blog, someone has claimed that President Obama while in debate with Alan Keyes in the summer of 2004, actually said that he was not born in America. Anyone here heard that story?

I think this is the link to that debate. I have to find the time today to listen to it.

Thanks to everyone here for all the insightful comments.

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Thanks to everyone here for all the insightful comments.

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 7:27 AM

If you find it, can you let us know where? I opened the link and started to watch it, but the opening shot of Obama–with that chin way up in the air–put me off. I just can’t stomach an hour of listening to him! Thanks.

Grace_is_sufficient on September 22, 2012 at 7:36 AM

At least, we know that Romney will have a better Foreign Policy Team. . We have Pock-ee-stahn Problems. My take.

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Really, Really O/T: On another blog, someone has claimed that President Obama while in debate with Alan Keyes in the summer of 2004, actually said that he was not born in America. Anyone here heard that story?

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 7:27 AM

This is an old, long ago-disproven myth. Even Keyes disputes it. Guys, the birther stuff only helps Obama.

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 7:45 AM

At least, we know that Romney will have a better Foreign Policy Team. . We have Pock-ee-stahn Problems. My take.

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Where’s the link?

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Here’s the link.

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM

I am very disappointed in the eeyore attitudes from a couple of my favorite pundits. Jonah Goldberg being the main one.

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 7:26 AM

They better get the eeyore garbage out of their systems now. We have an election to win, and I don’t want any more of this attention-seeking, whiney crap next month.

The Obama-supporting news media wants to kill our resolve and make us feel helpless. The question is… are we going to let them?

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 7:53 AM

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 7:27 AM

I haven’t watched the debate and it is too darn early to listen to the boy king’s blatherings at this time, but according to reports I have read in the past, this is what happened.

Citing a supposedly Associated Press article in the June 27, 2004, issue of the Kenyan Standard Times which refers to Obama as “Kenyan born,” Keyes faulted Obama for not being a “natural born citizen,” to which Obama allegedly responded, “So what? I am running for Illinois Senator, not the presidency.”

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Another pile?

*steps around and continues*

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 7:58 AM

I haven’t watched the debate and it is too darn early to listen to the boy king’s blatherings at this time, but according to reports I have read in the past, this is what happened.
Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Never happened. You are repeating an already-debunked birther myth. The exchange DID NOT OCCUR. Do a little more research, and you’ll find that even Keyes dismisses this.

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Birtherism is another thing the Obama campaign would love to discuss for a week. Anything to avoid having to answer questions about his failed economic and foreign policy record. Let’s not fall into the trap of giving Obama the diversions he wants.

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Allah, I really wish you’d do something about the dog droppings that repeatedly show up in these threads in the morning.

*steps around and continues*

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Thanks! I may try to watch the video later today, but may decide there are not enough hours left in my life to waste one of them listening to Obama.

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 8:09 AM

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Looks like you had a little problem with your link.

Here it is.

Good post btw, and something the MSM is doing their best to avoid talking about.

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Allah, I really wish you’d do something about the dog droppings that repeatedly show up in these threads in the morning.

*steps around and continues*

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:07 AM

I think you post many fine comments, and you really remind me a lot of myself. I think it’s time to just move on from the bickering and silliness. So let’s do it. We’re on the same team, and I think we can all manage to be civil with one another.

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 8:12 AM

*I wonder if Michelle’s pooper is bleached?*

this has been Jason Biggs inner monologue

Slade73 on September 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM

I think this is the link to that debate. I have to find the time today to listen to it.

Thanks to everyone here for all the insightful comments.

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 7:27 AM

esr1951:Nice Intell scoop,a Civil-Rights Attorney eh!:)
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Obama’s law days effective but brief
CAMPAIGN ’08: RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

The head of his former firm says he did good work. But not all of it was related to voting and civil rights.
April 06, 2008
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CHICAGO — In his books, speeches and campaign commercials, Sen. Barack Obama often harks back to his days as a civil rights attorney.

It is fundamental to his autobiography, displayed on his campaign website and woven into his appeals for votes. In one of his television ads leading up to the South Carolina primary, Obama recalled “working as a civil rights attorney to make sure that everybody’s vote counted.”

Senior attorneys at the small firm where he worked say he was a strong writer and researcher, but was involved in relatively few cases — about 30 — and spent only four years as a full-time lawyer before entering politics.

In one instance,
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Obama defended a nonprofit corporation that owns low-income housing projects against a lawsuit in which a man alleged that he

slipped and fell because of poor maintenance.
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Obama got the suit dismissed.
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In another case,
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Obama appeared on behalf of a nonprofit corporation that provided healthcare for poor people. A woman who claimed income of less than $8,000 a year had

sued Obama’s client
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to obtain a $336 payment
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for baby-sitting services;
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Obama’s client paid up, and the case was settled.

“In my legal practice,” he wrote,
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“I work mostly with churches and community groups, men and women who quietly build grocery stores and health clinics in the inner city, and housing for the poor.”
(more………….)
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http://articles.latimes.com/2008/apr/06/nation/na-obamalegal6

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Thanks! I may try to watch the video later today, but may decide there are not enough hours left in my life to waste one of them listening to Obama.

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 8:09 AM

You’re welcome and I know what you mean, the sound of that man’s voice literally makes my stomach queasy.

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:15 AM

*steps around and continues*

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Flora Duh:

*D*mmitt*,the Main Deck was just hosed off,yesterday….
son of a B****!(snark):)

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:17 AM

******** Islamic JihadyNutJob UpSet Protest Alert ************

Thousands protest in Nigeria’s north over Prophet Muhammad film – @AP

12 mins ago from http://www.washingtonpost.com by editor

By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, September 22, 7:09 AM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/thousands-protest-in-nigerias-north-over-prophet-muhammad-film/2012/09/22/f0435ab6-04a5-11e2-9132-f2750cd65f97_story.html

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Thank you, ma’am. Heading for the Diet Coke…

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Looks like Ed’s State is a winner,ahem(sarc)!!

Season’s 1st snow falls overnight in northeast Minnesota, officially 0.1″ – @weatherchannel

8 mins ago from twitter.com/weatherchannel by editor

Season’s first #snow overnight in NE Minnesota, including #Duluth (0.1″ officially). iWitness photo from Hibbing: http://wxch.nl/Qu2PTp

https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/249481868217565185

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:23 AM

“In my legal practice,” he wrote,
*********************************

“I work mostly with churches and community groups, men and women who quietly build grocery stores and health clinics in the inner city, and housing for the poor.”
(more………….)
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http://articles.latimes.com/2008/apr/06/nation/na-obamalegal6

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:14 AM

In March 1994, a year before “Dreams” was published, Obama was the lead defense attorney on an obscure case in Cook County Court that has heretofore escaped examination by the national media.

In this case, Obama defended a Chicago slumlord and powerful political ally who was charged with a long list of offenses against poor residents. The defendant was the Woodlawn Preservation & Investment Corp., controlled by Bishop Arthur Brazier, a South Side Chicago preacher and political operator.

Brazier’s burgeoning real estate empire included a low-income housing project at 6223 South University. Today, MapQuest describes the Woodlawn neighborhood as “quaint and sedate.” But in the winter of 1994, it was a frigid hell.

Brazier was closely allied with Obama and his firm, not least because Davis was on WPIC’s Board of Directors. Davis was also the corporation’s registered agent, and he received the court summons when the city filed suit on the South University apartments.

Brazier’s WPIC had failed for nearly a month to supply heat and running water for the complex’s 15 crumbling apartments. On Jan. 18, 1994, the day the heat went off, Chicago’s official high temperature was 11 below zero, the day after it was 19 below.

Even worse, the residents were then ordered to leave the WPIC complex in the winter chill without the due process they would have been afforded by an eviction procedure.

In court documents reviewed by The Washington Examiner, Daniel W. Weil, commissioner of Chicago’s Buildings Department, slammed WPIC for multiple municipal code violations, including “failure to maintain adequate heat,” failure “to provide every family unit with approved heating facilities,” and “failure to provide adequate” supplies of either hot or cold running water.

Things were so bad that the city’s outraged corporation counsel declared that “the levying of a fine is not an adequate remedy” and asked the court for a permanent injunction against WPIC, appointment of a receiver and imposition of a lien on WPIC to pay for repairs, attorneys’ fees and court costs.

But Obama did his work so well that in the end, on March 3, 1994, the court simply fined WPIC $50. Only then did Obama tell the court of the forcible removal of tenants in the bitter cold. Source

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:29 AM

This whole thing is not over yet and I am sick of the media acting as if it was.

Terrye on September 22, 2012 at 6:51 AM

oh its over all right. obama has zero chance for re-elect. and they know it. THATS why they are pushing so hard. they smell it. they are desperate. and yes, its over.

t8stlikchkn on September 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Flora Duh:

It reeks of SlumLord Tony Rezco,being court-ordered forced
to turn the heat on,back when,or,one of the same!:)

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM

@JimPethokoukis

Romney still paid higher avg. effective income tax rate than 80% of Americans, higher total rate than 60% http://t.co/1zwq7gtT

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:29 AM

A strong testament of the last of character that is the Manchurian President.

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Allah, I really wish you’d do something about the dog droppings that repeatedly show up in these threads in the morning.

*steps around and continues*

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:07 AM

…the dogfish is really just sleeping…

That guy defended Palin more than anyone. Over time, like many conservatives, he grew to be disappointed in Palin. She never seemed to really up her game, and her continuous, self-serving, gratuitous efforts to divide conservatives rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. I think that most of us admire a lot about Palin, but that doesn’t mean she should be beyond criticism.

bluegill on September 22, 2012 at 4:14 AM

…it even poops Palin while it sleeps!

KOOLAID2 on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Forah Duh:

Somebody has brass ones,”The Obama You Don’t Know”,
I figured,again,back whem,wow,its really current!:)

For the slumlord’s defense, Barack Obama, Esq.
September 19, 2012 | 11:36 pm | Modified: September 20, 2012 at 12:03 am

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Speaking of “slumlords,” this needs to go viral.

Valerie Jarrett Was Slum Lord in Obama’s State Senate District

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

A strong testament of the last of character that is the Manchurian President.

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 8:36 AM

kingsjester:Oh man,let it be so:)

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Compromise is fine when you’re pawning a comic book but not so good when someone is attempting to sell off your liberty.

Koppel thinks we’d all be better off if we’d just relax and swallow the poison they want to feed us. I Like what Malcom X said about compromise. How do you compromise with someone who wants to put a knife in your back?

JellyToast on September 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM

In case anyone missed it!

Senate approves bill funding federal agencies for 6 more months, avoiding government shutdown – @AP

7 hours ago by editor

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM

JellyToast on September 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM

My brother, Koppel is a wuss, just like Obama.

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 8:42 AM

…the dogfish is really just sleeping…

KOOLAID2 on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

@FREE_FACTS

Fish never sleep because they are so full of rage

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Speaking of “slumlords,” this needs to go viral.

Valerie Jarrett Was Slum Lord in Obama’s State Senate District

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Flora Duh:

Too much,Progressive birds of a feather,flock together,and
yes I agree,heres a heads up on Susan Rice!:)
=============================================

US Mission to the UN ‏@USUN

SUNDAY: @AmbassadorRice joins @Mashable at the Social Good Summit: http://on.mash.to/Uly7g7 #SGSGlobal @92Y @UNFoundation

https://twitter.com/StateDept

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 AM

********* Alert ************

5.8-magnitude earthquake shakes parts of southern Mexico; no immediate reports of damage – @AP

12 secs ago from abcnews.go.com by editor

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I don’t know why this should surprise anyone. With all the fawning press, Obama’s numbers are still below 50%. If he had Bush’s press, he’d be in the 20′s.

bflat879 on September 22, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Sorry about those droppings. Guess I’ve been over feeding it.

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 8:54 AM

In case anyone missed it!

Senate approves bill funding federal agencies for 6 more months, avoiding government shutdown – @AP

7 hours ago by editor

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM

I have come to the conclusion the idea of government agencies was formed in the pit of hell by Satan himself. Government agencies were created to do the things no Senator or Representative ever could. There is nothing an agency does that congress can’t, it’s just that congress would be held accountable. And when the agency does something, congress just throws up their hands and says “We can’t do much about it, that’s the government agency.”
Politicians who would love to destroy farms, business and just plain mess with average American’s lives but know they’d never get away with it for long create agencies where thousands of faceless, nameless bureaucrats do their bidding for them.

JellyToast on September 22, 2012 at 8:55 AM

The Associated Press ‏@AP

Earthquake shakes southern Mexico, magnitude set at 5.8; no damage reported: http://apne.ws/SLs4jx -CJ

Sep 22, 8:55 AM EDT

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_MEXICO_EARTHQUAKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Looks like Ed’s State is a winner,ahem(sarc)!!

Season’s 1st snow falls overnight in northeast Minnesota, officially 0.1″ – @weatherchannel

8 mins ago from twitter.com/weatherchannel by editor

Season’s first #snow overnight in NE Minnesota, including #Duluth (0.1″ officially). iWitness photo from Hibbing: http://wxch.nl/Qu2PTp

https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/249481868217565185

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:23 AM

.
Same system may give my area (Lancaster Co, PA) severe T-storms, today.

Have an outdoor birthday picnic (grandson) planned this afternoon.

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:01 AM

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Happy birthday to the grandson and I hope the rain stays away.

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 9:04 AM

I have come to the conclusion the idea of government agencies was formed in the pit of hell by Satan himself.JellyToast on September 22, 2012 at 8:55 AM

The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S.

Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens.

What would be the target of these 174, 000 rounds of hollow point bullets? It can’t simply be to control demonstrators or rioters. Hollow point bullets are so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battle field in time of war. Hollow point bullets don’t just stop or hurt people, they penetrate the body, spread out, fragment and cause maximum damage to the body’s organs. Death often follows.

Potentially each hollow nose bullet represents a dead American. If so, why would the U.S. government want the SSA to kill 174,000 of our citizens, even during a time of civil unrest?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has ordered 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition. Notice that all of these purchases are for the lethal hollow nose bullets. These bullets are not being purchased and stored for squirrel or coyote hunting. This is serious ammunition manufactured to be used for serious purposes.

In the war in Iraq, our military forces expended approximately 70 million rounds per year. In March DHS ordered 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets including some that are capable of penetrating walls. This is enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen. Is this something we and the Congress should be concerned about? What’s the plan that requires so many dead Americans, even during times of civil unrest? Has Congress and the Administration vetted the plan in public.

Akzed on September 22, 2012 at 9:14 AM

I’ve been busy, but has anyone talked about this yet?

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/video-paul-ryan-booed-throughout-aarp-speech.php

libfreeordie on September 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM

I have come to the conclusion the idea of government agencies was formed in the pit of hell by Satan himself. Government agencies were created to do the things no Senator or Representative ever could. There is nothing an agency does that congress can’t, it’s just that congress would be held accountable. And when the agency does something, congress just throws up their hands and says “We can’t do much about it, that’s the government agency.”
Politicians who would love to destroy farms, business and just plain mess with average American’s lives but know they’d never get away with it for long create agencies where thousands of faceless, nameless bureaucrats do their bidding for them.

JellyToast on September 22, 2012 at 8:55 AM

JellyToast:What you said———:)

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I’ve been busy, but has anyone talked about this yet?

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/video-paul-ryan-booed-throughout-aarp-speech.php

libfreeordie on September 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Paul Ryan at AARP: Obama has “put his own job security over your retirement security”

No.

Flora Duh on September 22, 2012 at 9:51 AM

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:23 AM

.
Same system may give my area (Lancaster Co, PA) severe T-storms, today.

Have an outdoor birthday picnic (grandson) planned this afternoon.

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:01 AM

listens2glenn:

Stinkin Rats,ugh,btw,both of mine,1 and 2 year old grandsons
return to my son’s,its been a fun,yet busy two days,enjoy—-:)

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 9:57 AM

O/T: An Election Necessity:The Whole Ugly Truth About Barack Hussein Obama. Another Take.

kingsjester on September 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Re: The 2004 Obama/Keyes Senate Debate NBC Issue:

I must agree with others here who say or imply that ‘the tape’ is a hoax. I sent an email to Alan Keyes’ website, stating I’d heard of an exchange between Keyes and Obama in which Obama had made this admission, but that I suspected it hadn’t happened. I got the following response from Tom Hoefling:

Charles,

Your instincts are right. That exchange never happened. It was the invention of somebody on the internet, one which seems to have sort of taken on a life of its own.

Thanks for your diligence in getting at the truth.

Tom Hoefling
Chairman, America’s Independent Party
Chairman, Alan Keyes for President 2008
http://www.selfgovernment.us
http://www.AIPNEWS.com
http://www.AlanKeyes.com

cynccook on September 22, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Walter Cronkite was the father of the leftist news movement.
I remember his bogus narrative of the Tet Offensive, and still think that the lying bastard was probably on the payroll of the Soviet Union.

justltl on September 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Someday, the next Matt Drudge will trace the leftist infiltration of the media back to its roots.

justltl on September 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM

libfreeordie on September 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Mornin’ libby. Has Obama EVER gone in front of a hostile audience to state his case? Ryan went to the organization that backed Obamacare to keep it’s money flowing and Romney spoke to the NAACP.

Your man goes to colleges to speak to mindless children.
Brave.

bluealice on September 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I’ve been busy, but has anyone talked about this yet?

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/video-paul-ryan-booed-throughout-aarp-speech.php

libfreeordie on September 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Yes, we found out he was speaking to a bunch of 0 fluffers. You know the type, weak minded, full of hostility and other stuff. The don’t dig and aren’t used to serious talk and truth. They better prepare. Its time to be weaned baby/ Say, how the folks at Morehouse doing. You set em straight yet? Busy Bee sure was good. You missed out on some serious soul food baby boy!

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Flora Duh:

*D*mmitt*,the Main Deck was just hosed off,yesterday….
son of a B****!(snark):)

canopfor on September 22, 2012 at 8:17 AM

lolz x 12

Sorry about those droppings. Guess I’ve been over feeding it.

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 8:54 AM

lolz + 64,000

SparkPlug on September 22, 2012 at 2:47 PM

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