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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Video: MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell's nightly slam on Romney's religion

Anyone think Romney's Mormonism won't be a factor? If conservative voters don't wake up (very quickly), a Republican loss to Obama in November might just be a fait accompli.

Via KSL:

Video: NBC's David Gregory says Romney will have to talk about Mormonism

Here is another PERFECT example of how the mainstream media is going to make Mormonism an issue in this campaign. During an appearance on the Tonight Show, NBC's David Gregory alludes to Romney's candidacy as momentous because he will be the country's very first Mormon presidential nominee. How can Gregory be perceived as a bigot by doing that?

Note the technique Gregory is using here. He's basically highlighting how high up in the Mormon church Romney is while mentioning that the former Massachusetts Governor doesn't seem all that interested in talking about his religion. Gregory also says that Americans don't know much about Mormonism and then implies that Romney must help them learn by talking more about it.

One thing is certain and I hope Romney is prepared for it; Americans will learn a bunch more about Mormonism in the coming months, assuming that Romney is the nominee.

Via The Atlantic:

CYA at CNN over Zimmerman 911 tape?

If there's one thing we've learned, it's that the mainstream media entities rarely do the right thing simply because it's right. Making things right often only happens after one of those entities has been busted or senses such an outcome is imminent. The latter appears to be what has just happened at CNN.

Last week, it was learned - and incredibly obvious - that NBC news edited a portion of George Zimmerman's 911 call to make him appear racist. It was so bad that it was likened to a Dan Rather moment.

Before NBC was caught red-handed, CNN was pushing the notion that Zimmerman could be heard on the tape referring to Trayvon as a "F***ing coon." Since NBC has been busted manipulating the 911 tape, CNN has apparently decided to prevent being placed in a similar situation by enhancing the audio of the Zimmerman tape and reaching the conclusion that Zimmerman likely said, "(it's) F***ing cold."

Ah, so it was the fault of the audio not being intelligible? That still doesn't fly because if the audio was so unintelligible, why even hint at the suggestion that Zimmerman could have said something so racially charged?

It's good that CNN did this but would they have done it if not for watching NBC News writhing in the agony of journalistic malpractice?

h/t Weasel Zippers

Video: DNC Chair says Romney's Mormonism "Off Limits" (you can trust Debbie)

There comes a point with liars when their affliction becomes so chronic that you can actually get the truth out of them by believing exactly the opposite of what they say. Whenever such people emphatically deny or assert something, it even further bolsters your odds if you bet the other way.

Enter DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. In an exchange with MSNBC's Chris Jansing, Wasserman-Schultz responds to the anchor's question about Senator Orrin Hatch's charge that Obama's apparatchiks are going to go after Romney's Mormonism "like you can't believe."

Notice how Wasserman-Schultz calls the notion "preposterous" and "nonsense" while rolling her eyes. That can be translated thusly: Obama's apparatchiks will go after Romney's Mormonism like you won't believe.

Liars always tip their hands by over-dramatizing their denials; they have to. After all, they're liars.

The proof is found in the state-controlled media, MSNBC in particular. Lawrence O'Donnell has already done multiple stories on Romney's Mormonism. If you accept the premise that MSNBC is influenced by the administration - there are countless examples that demonstrate they are - Wasserman-Schultz is officially busted in another lie.

Via MSNBC, h/t The Blaze (fast forward to the 4:30 mark):

Just to make sure that I'm not accused of calling Wasserman-Schultz a liar without providing any examples...

h/t Michelle Malkin

Liberal Media starting to exacerbate Religious divide among Conservatives

Here is yet another example of how the left is going to make Mormonism an issue in the presidential race, courtesy of Tim Murphy at Mother Jones. They will attempt to sow division among Republican voters who have no problem with Romney's religion and evangelicals who do. All the while, they will seek to be perceived as being above the fray. In Alinsky-speak, that's called 'rubbing raw the sores of discontent' from a bit of a distance.

Via Mother Jones:
It hasn't been pretty—often, it's been quite ugly—but after racking up three more primary wins in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Mitt Romney has almost guaranteed that he will become the first Mormon presidential nominee from a major party. Now the dozens of evangelical pastors across the country who have criticized the former Massachusetts governor's Mormon faith are faced with an awkward (if not painful) choice: Stand their ground against a faith they believe is a "cult"—or cast their lot with the lesser of two evils.

The Mormon issue has been dogging Romney since he began his first presidential race five years ago. According to a Gallup poll, 18 percent of Republicans say they wouldn't vote for a Mormon for president—and it's not a coincidence that throughout the 2012 contest, Romney's success has been inversely proportional to the percentage of evangelicals voting in a given state. (There's even a website, Evangelicals for Mitt, devoted to answering the question, "How Can I Vote For a Mormon?") 
But anti-Mormon opposition to Romney has never been uniform, which is why there's no reason to assume it will all vanish before November. This religious-based antipathy falls into several distinct categories. There are conservative Christian pastors who would prefer a candidate who embraces their worldview entirely but will swallow their misgivings if necessary to support ABO (Anyone But Obama). There are black ministers who would sooner stay home than support someone who belongs to a "racist religion." And there are the die-hard anti-Mormons, folks who believe a Mormon president would doom a new generation of Americans to hell. In other words, it's complicated.
Ah, it's complicated. Does anyone honestly believe that the left wing media, which supports Obama, is not going to jump on any opportunity to exacerbate this "complicated situation"? Isn't that what Murphy is doing here while attempting to portray objectivity?

Murphy then invokes the name of Robert Jeffress, who was at the center of controversy last year, when he referred to Mormonism as a cult:
Like Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who urged conservative attendees of the Values Voters Summit last October to vote for a "committed follower of Christ," Scarborough's issue with Mormonism is doctrinal in nature—if he thought Mormonism were a legitimate creed, he would be a Mormon. After supporting Santorum (who is Catholic) during the GOP primary, he's now resigned to his fate as a likely Mormon backer. "I think Mormonism is still an issue that makes a lot of evangelicals swallow very hard," he says. "The only thing that makes them swallow harder is the thought of Barack Obama being president four more years."

That isn't to say he's totally sold on Romney, a man he calls "all things to all men." "If he does [win], I will support him, I will encourage others of like mind to do the same," he says. "But we all struggle with Mormonism, which, religiously, we have some real issues with."
Check out what Murphy does here:
Bill Keller, a Florida-based internet evangelist who sends his devotional out each morning to some 2.4 million subscribers, is not as ecumenical. Keller became the godfather of sorts for the evangelicals against Romney movement in 2007, when he wrote that a vote for Mitt was "a vote for Satan." That's a hard position to reverse.
Murphy is making it very clear here that the consequence of Keller changing his mind is just the kind of hypocrisy he warns against as a pastor.

Murphy then cites the views of a black conservative pastor in Pompano Beach, FL.
Then there's O'Neal Dozier, a black Republican pastor from Orlando—and a Santorum supporter—who convened a press conference in January to announce his opposition to the Mormon front-runner. He hasn't softened his stance over the ensuing three months and is promising to take his fight all the way to November if he has to.

"A nomination of Mitt Romney will destroy the racial divide in this country even more than it has already been done by Obama," Dozier says. "It will destroy the racial divide. Why? Here's the reason why: Mitt Romney's faith is a racist faith. The Mormon faith is a racist faith. The mere fact of his nomination would substantiate and validate in the minds of black people that the Republican Party is racist."
Again, this has been my point. The liberal media will seek to sow this kind of division in a major way between now and November and it will divide the Republican Party.

Shame, shame, shame on those in the establishment who didn't see this coming.

Read it all.

78-Year-Old White Male attacked by youths shouting, 'Remember Trayvon'

A 78-year-old man walking home in Toledo, OH was attacked by several youths - both black and white - in what could be a hate crime. Not only that but they shouted, 'Remember Trayvon' while beating Dallas Watts. The Toledo Blade reports that Watts may have invoked the name 'Trayvon' first, in an attempt to diffuse the situation but it appears that racial epithets were hurled at Watts while he was being beaten.

The story of Trayvon Martin's killing has been spun by race-baiting opportunists, apparatchiks, and a sycophantic media all too eager to do their bidding. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) all fed the hatred by pushing forth a narrative that has been manufactured and false, in order to push a racial agenda. Based on the information that has come out in the days since, that's really not up for dispute.

While gasoline was being poured on the fire in Sanford courtesy of those men / groups, a white man was nearly beaten to death by two black men wielding a hammer - in the same area (Sanford) where Trayvon was killed. Suspicions remain about the motivations of those two men but maybe when their victim can be taken off life support, he can help us find out.

In the case of Dallas Watts, his assailants appear to have been fueled, in part, by the Trayvon shooting.

Via the Toledo Blade:
Mr. Watts said one of the boys delivered a single blow to the back of his head during the incident Saturday, knocking the victim to the ground.

At one point, the victim recalled being lifted from the ground so one of the boys could "drop-kick" him in the chest.

One boy, he said, put his foot on the back of the victim's neck, with another shouting, "Kill him."

While Mr. Watts was down the boys kicked him, over and over, shouting, "[Get] that white [man]. This is for Trayvon ... Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man]," according to a police report.
Again, using the logic of the left, Sharpton and Company are guilty.


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