UPDATED: Media Plays Up Racism Charges; Carter Claims Wilson’s Comments Based on Racism

2009 September 16
by bc3b

ABC and NBC are both playing up the racism angle, with NBC trumpeting Jimmy Carter’s charges.

ABC and NBC on Tuesday night joined the effort to undermine the anti-Obama tea party participants by smearing them as racists as ABC framed a story around the proposition “some prominent Obama supporters are now saying” the opposition to Obama is “driven, in part, by a refusal to accept a black President,” while NBC anchor Brian Williams touted how “former President Carter spoke up and spoke out about” the supposed racism. Williams alleged “a certain number of signs and images at last weekend’s big tea party march in Washington and at other recent events have featured racial and other violent themes and President Carter today said he is extremely worried by it.” (MP3 audio of Williams, Video below)

With “OUT OF LINE?” on screen beneath what appeared to be pictures from the August town halls, ABC anchor Charles Gibson set up the piece from Dan Harris who recited a litany of liberal presumptions:

They’ve waved signs likening President Obama to Hitler and the devil, raised questions about whether he was really born in this country, falsely accused him of planning to set up death panels, decried his speech to students as indoctrination and called him everything from a fascist to a socialist to a communist. And all that was before Mr. Obama’s speech was interrupted by a Representative who once fought to keep the Confederate flag waving over the South Carolina state house. Add it all up, and some prominent Obama supporters are now saying that it paints a picture of an opposition driven, in part, by a refusal to accept a black President. (MP3 audio, Video below)

I guess the media forgot or simply all the crude images left wing protesters had of George Bush, including those comparing him to Adolph Hitler.

From: Newsbusters.org

This jackass was one of the worst Presidents in our nation’s history. Does the term “misery index” ring a bell to any of you? He spent more time worrying about who was playing on the White House tennis courts or giant rabbits than the nation’s economy or what was happening in Iran. Yet, he won’t shut up.

ATLANTA (AP) – Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act “based on racism” and rooted in fears of a black president.

“I think it’s based on racism,” Carter said in response to an audience question at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.”

The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing trend directed at the president that has included demonstrators equating Obama to Nazi leaders.

“Those kind of things are not just casual outcomes of a sincere debate on whether we should have a national program on health care,” he said. “It’s deeper than that.”

Here’s the full article.

Hat tip: My Way News

cartercensurecut.jpg jimmy carter image by glorifing

94 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 September 16 5:03 am
    [1]
    bc3b permalink

    “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American idiot should not be president.”

    That’s why I voted against you twice Jimmy.

  2. 2009 September 16 6:14 am
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    fedupartist permalink

    Is this senile POS still alive?

    I doubt it.

    BTW, check out today’s RAS HCR poll.

    Bad news for the WH!

  3. 2009 September 16 6:27 am
    [5]
    fedupartist permalink

    Obama Admin: Cap And Trade Could Cost Families $1,761 A Year

    CBS

  4. 2009 September 16 6:46 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Good piece Sharp.

    It is truly amazing how Jimmy Carter has been “sanitized” by the establishment (media, intellectual class, etc.) through revisionist history. I actually think POS catategory overrates this man.

  5. 2009 September 16 6:49 am
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    INC permalink

    If anyone called me a racist to my face I would laugh and say that is so lame. Can’t you come up with a better reason why people disagree with his dreadful policies.

    As an Alinsky tactic, EPIC FAIL.

  6. 2009 September 16 6:52 am
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    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    bc3b, i got the link from gateway pundit which has become one of my favorite sites. it has become a daily read for me. just like beck, the guy is on FIRE.

  7. 2009 September 16 6:56 am
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    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

  8. 2009 September 16 6:56 am
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    TLS permalink

    Does Carter know that he is the worst Prez in histroy, or is he trying to fuel the flames so that he becomes the second worse?

  9. 2009 September 16 6:56 am
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    INC permalink

    Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit, has about the best one person blog I’ve seen.

  10. 2009 September 16 6:57 am
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    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    This racist thing is getting real old… the libs see racism EVERYWHERE…

  11. 2009 September 16 7:01 am
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    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    I wish there was a way to bring down the MSM like Beck did to Van Jones and Acorn. Their hypocrisy is stunning, blatant, pervasive, and perverse, and it pis#es me off !!!

    Sorry, I guess I got all wee weed up.

  12. 2009 September 16 7:07 am
    [14]
    INC permalink

    From Ed Morrissey–he says sauce for the gander!

    A brief thought about Jimmy Carter

    If Jimmy Carter believes that the “overwhelming” portion of criticism towards Barack Obama is due to racism, does he also believe that the overwhelming portion of criticism towards Israel is anti-Semitic?…Hamas regularly issues anti-Semitic harangues and smears, and yet Carter has no problem cozying up to them and claiming that their criticism of Israel is legitimate.

    From now on, using Carter’s own logic, we should note each of his remarks on the Middle East by saying they come from “Jimmy Carter, known anti-Semite.” Two can play this game.

  13. 2009 September 16 7:08 am
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    INC permalink

    Even Ed, who is usually very amiable, is throwing this stuff back in their face.

  14. 2009 September 16 7:11 am
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    OBAMACARE – RAS: 42/55

    drip drip drip !!!!

  15. 2009 September 16 7:12 am
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    ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I love plant free fresh threads!!! How about you sharp?

  16. 2009 September 16 7:13 am
    [18]

    RAS 49/51…follow the drip !!!!

  17. 2009 September 16 7:15 am
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    INC permalink

    Thanks for the heads up, Eph:

    More details from Rass:

    Health Care Reform
    Opposition to Health Care Reform Reaches New High at 55%

    One week after President Obama’s speech to Congress, opposition to his health care reform plan has reached a new high of 55%. The latest Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll shows that just 42% now support the plan, matching the low first reached in August….

    Voters overwhelmingly believe that every American should be able to buy the same health insurance plan that Congress has. Most favor limits on jury awards for medical malpractice claims and think that tort reform will significantly reduce the cost of health care.

    Congress better pay attention to this!

  18. 2009 September 16 7:18 am
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    And you people thoguht I was crazy when I said two weeks ago that Obamacare had NO chance of passing. Never question Eph Rove!

  19. 2009 September 16 7:18 am
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    INC permalink

    Yessir!

  20. 2009 September 16 7:18 am
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    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    17- actually Eph, I have made my peace with ? for the time being. But i do appreciate a thread without the bickering, baiting, taunting, name calling, and general silliness.

  21. 2009 September 16 7:20 am
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    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    eph, the kos kids still think obamacare will pass and with a public option, after all dr dean said they had 51 votes in the senate.

    i don’t have a crystal ball so i will wait and see.

  22. 2009 September 16 7:20 am
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    mpthompson permalink

    I wish there was a way to bring down the MSM like Beck did to Van Jones and Acorn.

    We should all put our collective thinking caps on for this one. What O’Keefe and Giles did to Acorn is just provide a seemingly safe venue for Acorn to be Acorn and actually capture it on video. The MSM may be a bit more cunning, but they are also creatures of habit. Just got to think of a situation to where a MSM personality will let their guard down and brag about how they shape the news in favor of the Dems and against conservatives.

    Obviously easier said than done, but conservative fame and accolades await the person/persons who can do it.

  23. 2009 September 16 7:24 am
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    INC permalink

    Breitbart needs to do a sting on the Has-Been Media.

  24. 2009 September 16 7:26 am
    [26]
    INC permalink

    From RedState:

    Obama and Politics of Demonization

    just like Nixon but without the class, competence, or self-restraint

    There have been three salient features thus far of the Obama Administration. The first is its secretive nature, elevating to the status of quasi state secrets information that has been readily available in previous Administrations. The second is a Carteresque level of incompetence which spans the gamut from economic to foreign policy. The third is simple nastiness when confronted with opposition.

    Since January we have been treated to the spectacle of the office of the President, in the person of his spokesman and personal staff, directly attacking private citizens who oppose them. Everyone is familiar with Gibbs’ assault on Rush Limbaugh and Erick writes today of yet another instance where Gibbs has launched a personal attack on a private citizen….

    What we are seeing in this administration is a combination of paranoia, pettiness, and lack of a sense of proportion that marks it as a profoundly dangerous regime. It is like the Nixon Administration without any of the competence or sense of propriety.

    I don’t like the word regime–that’s not who we are as Americans, but that’s who Obama is.

  25. 2009 September 16 7:40 am
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    JustMary permalink

    A quote from the #4 link:

    “So that’s not really a smart idea,” Rockefeller continued. “In fact, it’s a very dangerous idea, and I’m not even sure the coal miners in West Virginia are aware that this is what is waiting if this bill passes.”

    How could they NOT know this was coming???? They were told countless times before the election that coal would be heavily affected by an Obama presidency. Oh that’s right, the MSM said that was a nasty smear by the right in cahoots with Fox news. Despite Obama’s own words that costs would necessarily skyrocket, that coal would take a huge hit….but they plead ignorance now, and all of the sudden are all wee-weed up about it? Shows that all dems cared about was the win, not whether their guy was actually right for the country. Now they want to go dem on dem…….too late pal.

  26. 2009 September 16 7:41 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Sharp –

    I agree. Gateway Pundit has been great lately.

    INC –

    Good thinking. Andrew Breitbart might be just the person to expose MSM.

  27. 2009 September 16 7:48 am
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    Sharp – ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Plant free baby!!!!

  28. 2009 September 16 7:48 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Obama’s approval rating is headed in the right direction. In today’s Ras he is at -6 with an overall 49 favorable/51 unfavorable.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

  29. 2009 September 16 7:54 am
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    mulletover permalink

    There is supposedly another ACORN tape release today, but for the most part, I think this sting has run its course relative to the shock. Now, it is incumbent on our stand-up politicians, democrat and republican alike, to keep the pressure on the Justice Department to take this organization down. RICO should apply as the law-breaking is inherent in most offices, and the ACORN organization is constructed to hide their criminality and racketeering.

    I hope Fox does not let the story die, and perhaps other media outlets will pick it up in the interest of self-preservation.

    I am not hopeful on that last wish.

    ACORN made a big difference in the control of the House the last two cycles. If they are wounded big time, we might have a chance to regain a seat of power.

  30. 2009 September 16 7:58 am
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    JustMary permalink

    But mullet- who is to say that they just won’t call themselves something else, or shift the gotv functions to SEIU?

  31. 2009 September 16 8:03 am
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    RepublicanPundit permalink

    All of us warned this was coming.

    To all the liberals who think speaking against Obama is racist: You can kiss my lilly white Ass.

  32. 2009 September 16 8:03 am
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    mulletover permalink

    Good point, Mary, but I will take small victories where I can get them.

    As for SEIU, their influence will center on their membership, and the key there is to defeat card check. That bill will strengthen them immeasurably, and will be devastating in the long run both politically and economically.

    Spector says it will pass this term. It is our next great battleground, and I fear our side is looking the other way.

  33. 2009 September 16 8:05 am
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    mulletover permalink

    Re #34, we could use a thread sometime on card check to get us all up to speed.

  34. 2009 September 16 8:06 am
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    JustMary permalink

    lmao Will this remain the same if we get a Republican president next election?

  35. 2009 September 16 8:11 am
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    Track-A-'Crat permalink

    As far as I can tell, Carter’s only function is to seemingly act as a worldwide repository of stupid.

    Does he also believe that opposition to all previous Democratic presidents was racist, too?

    If not, why not? What makes opposition to this socialist different to that against any other?

    http://trackacrat.com/2009/09/16/and-for-my-next-trick/

  36. 2009 September 16 8:12 am
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    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    A good read… brief excerpt…

    An Allergic Reaction To The Race Card

    The increasingly hysterical use of the the race card by liberal columnists, bloggers and politicians reflects the last gasps of people who, being unable to win an argument on the merits, seek to end the argument.

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2009/09/allergic-reaction-to-race-card.html

    H/T Instapundit

    one more excerpt :

    Not surprisingly, the pace of racial accusations has picked up as opposition has grown. Just in the past few days the usual and not-so-usual suspects have been seeking to out-do each other in making accusations of racism including Eugene Robinson, Maureen Dowd, Jimmy Carter, Rep. Hank Johnson, Chris Matthews, a wide range of Democratic politicians, and of course, almost all of the mainstream media.

    The effect of these accusations is poisonous.

  37. 2009 September 16 8:18 am
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    JustMary permalink

    MLK would be ashamed. They want to distract us from content of character, and have us only focus on race. Anytime character reflecting policies, behaviors, etc, come out, they shift the focus back to race so that we have guilt if we don’t just let everything slide. Obama can do whatever he wants in their eyes, because to deny him anything is racist. I say that is the more racist position than the one that says- lets make him EQUAL regardless of race. Equal in the eyes of the law and man. By favoring him only because he is black, they are saying he is inferior, and needs special treatment.

  38. 2009 September 16 8:35 am
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    MI Conservative permalink

    Jimmy Carter (March 2004) on President Bush and Tony Blair calling them liars—–”There was no reason for us to become involved in Iraq recently. That was a war based on lies and misinterpretations from London and from Washington, claiming falsely that Saddam Hussein was responsible for [the] 9/11 attacks, claiming falsely that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. And I think that President Bush and Prime Minister Blair probably knew that many of the allegations were based on uncertain intelligence … a decision was made to go to war [then people said] ‘Let’s find a reason to do so’.”

    Now here is Carter on Joe Wilson yesterday–”The president is not only the head of government, he is the head of state. And no matter who he is or how much we disagree with his policies, the president should be treated with respect.”

  39. 2009 September 16 8:39 am
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    janzam permalink

    When Obama was elected POTUS, I thought the one good by-product of a man of color attaining this highest of office would be a smoothing of the race wrinkles. I hoped that this might be the role model that would break blacks out of their victimhood mode, and make them realize anything was possible with the right preparation and attitude.

    But, instead, Obama’s election, incredibly, seems to have set race relations back. He and others are using race to buffer constructive criticism, creating even greater gaps of understanding between black/white relationships.

    And the roles of Carter, MSM and the like, of aiding and abetting this gross mischaracterization of the events happening today, is unforgiviable.

    Never has my distain for these perpetrators of unkind distortion been higher!

  40. 2009 September 16 8:39 am
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    janzam permalink

    MI! Good to see you!

  41. 2009 September 16 8:42 am
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    Track-A-'Crat permalink

    Not sure if my comment went through or not, so please excuse this one…

  42. 2009 September 16 8:45 am
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    The MSM is damaging their own president. They are too blind to realize it.

  43. 2009 September 16 8:56 am
    [45]

    Hey everyone! I just stumbled acroess two Senate polls from RAS:

    1. Colorado:

    Jane Norton (R) 45%
    Michael Bennett(D) 36%

    2. New Hampshire:

    Kelly Ayotte (R) 46%
    Paul Hodes (D) 38%

  44. 2009 September 16 8:57 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    And you people thoguht I was crazy when I said two weeks ago that Obamacare had NO chance of passing. Never question Eph Rove!

    That’s a poll of nonCongressCritters. Those in the fever swamp ain’t listening. Don’t count your chickens yet.

  45. 2009 September 16 9:06 am
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    mpthompson permalink

    I don’t know what to make of the race card now being played so prominently. Obviously, it has the strong potential to marginalize opposition which is why it is being pulled out. However, it could also backfire big time, particularly among the wing of the Democrat party not too enamored with Obama’s far-leftist policies.

    I guess the good sign in all of this is the pulling out of the race card means the lefties don’t have much left in their bags of tricks. When it wears thin what else will they have — calling us Poo-Poo Heads?

  46. 2009 September 16 9:09 am
    [49]
    INC permalink

    Via Hot Air. I think this one is authentic. The sky is right and you can clearly see the Gadsden flags in the crowd.

    From IOTW:

    This is a RARE photo of the 9/12 Rally taken in extreme High Resolution from atop the Capitol Building. Mr. Beck [Photographer Michael A. Beck] was personally escorted to this rare vantage point by a congressman who will remain anonymous. This panoramic view offers the viewer documentation of the epic scale of this peaceful demonstration of democracy in action.

    PHOTOGRAPH

    This shows the huge spillover on the sides under the trees that I haven’t seen in previous photographs.

    I thought I had seen someone high on the Capitol dome in some photos I’d see taken from the crowd facing the dome. I guess Mr. Beck was up there taking this one.

  47. 2009 September 16 9:20 am
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    janzam permalink

    Nice “find” INC! I hadn’t noticed the spill-over either. However, the crowd doesn’t seem to go as far down that main avenue as others have shown.

    I still think that with continued research, uncovering other undiscovered photographs a more accurate count could be made.

  48. 2009 September 16 9:21 am
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    JustMary permalink

    That is a great shot. Would make a cool poster.

  49. 2009 September 16 9:24 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    From HA

    Since she claimed on the video to have killed her husband, two San Bernardino police homicide detectives interviewed her at the office Tuesday.

    Police said they have been in contact with Kaelke’s former husbands and the homicide claims do not appear accurate.

    “At this point, we can’t prove that there’s anything to her statement,” said San Bernardino police Sgt. Dave Dillon. “We can’t show that ever happened.”

    The woman was as we in Texas say ‘All Hat, No Cattle.’

  50. 2009 September 16 9:26 am
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    INC,

    I had to save that Pic. What an awesome post.

  51. 2009 September 16 9:27 am
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    INC permalink

    JM, I read a comment that said they’re going to sell it.

  52. 2009 September 16 9:27 am
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    INC permalink

    Terrific photo. You know Axelrod and Rahm know about it, whether they say anything or not!

  53. 2009 September 16 9:30 am
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    OT – Anyone catch Hannity’s Great Amercian Panel last night? Usually I think its pretty dumb but last night was a classic.

    Mickey Rourke, John Rich, and a DEM shill (big bald black guy, I forgot his name). It was halarious – Hannity had to remind Mickey not to curse. Even the DEM guy was laughing at the two of them.

  54. 2009 September 16 9:30 am
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    INC permalink

    Maybe some Republicans have seen the photo as well.

    Via Jill Stanek:

    Baucus Offers Health Plan With No Republican Backing (Update2)

    Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus unveiled legislation to overhaul the U.S. health- care system after trying for months to reach a bipartisan agreement on President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.

    Without support from a single Senate Republican, the Montana Democrat proposed an $856 billion plan that would require almost all Americans to have insurance or pay a penalty, expand Medicaid, and provide subsidies to help millions of other lower-income people obtain coverage through an online exchange….

    Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus unveiled legislation to overhaul the U.S. health- care system after trying for months to reach a bipartisan agreement on President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.

    Without support from a single Senate Republican, the Montana Democrat proposed an $856 billion plan that would require almost all Americans to have insurance or pay a penalty, expand Medicaid, and provide subsidies to help millions of other lower-income people obtain coverage through an online exchange.

    Baucus is also sneaking abortion in the back door with his proposal.

  55. 2009 September 16 9:32 am
    [58]
    drdog09 permalink

    Is Obama the next Herbert Hoover?

    Uh, yeah, in more ways than just tariffs.

  56. 2009 September 16 9:33 am
    [59]
    INC permalink

    Jill Stanek has some info emailed to her by a D.C. source highlighting the abortion aspects. She gets inside scoop from prolife people in D.C. who email her about what’s going on.

  57. 2009 September 16 9:33 am
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    janzam permalink

    Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found.

    The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors’ own lobby — the powerful American Medical Association — both of which suggest the medical profession is behind the proposed overhaul.

    45% of doctors would consider quitting if Congress passes health care overhaul Investors Business Daily

    BTW: I’m relieved to hear that the ACORN woman was fabricating the stories of killing her husband. If it were true, I felt the kids doing the story might have to watch their backs more!

  58. 2009 September 16 9:46 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    jan,

    Addnote to your post.

    Watching Hannity (yeah that slow) he had on Morris again. Morris related that there are some 15k GI specialists in the US. Some 8k said they would simply retire as many were in the 55-65 age bracket. The various med schools only graduate 400-500 GI specialists a year.

    Defacto rationing would occur almost the instant HR3200 would pass.

  59. 2009 September 16 9:53 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  60. 2009 September 16 9:56 am
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    The neo marxists in congress will pass a “something” on health care, it is genetic with them.

  61. 2009 September 16 10:01 am
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    58. jan,

    That poll is an Obamacare killer. More so than RAS.

  62. 2009 September 16 10:02 am
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    janzam permalink

    More on the MIA media….

    Malcolm Klein, executive director of Accuracy in Academia, a sister organization to Accuracy in Media, said he was stunned the scandal began with two amateur journalists.

    “It’s just remarkable that these two twentysomethings with not even journeyman experience managed to put this together and do this when everyone else has failed,” Klein told FOXNews.com. “This is the kind of thing ’60 Minutes’ does, but they haven’t. Certainly it’s within the budget of the New York Times, the Washington Post or anyone you’d care to name.”

    Klein said he was curious about the lack of coverage.

    “With all the news media we have down here, the same five stories get covered 5 million times,” said Klein, who is based in Washington. “In the meantime, you have many more stories affecting people domestically and internationally that just get ignored.”

    News outlets largely ignoring ACORN scandal, critics say Link

  63. 2009 September 16 10:04 am
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    JustMary permalink

    If only Sarah was involved with ACORN, they may have covered it ad nauseam.

  64. 2009 September 16 10:05 am
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    janzam permalink

    Eph –

    It even jolted me! I still think doctors aren’t “speaking out” as much as they should. Some say this group is just too busy to become proactive in this fight. Instead, they will just wait and see where the dust settles, and then quietly pack up their doctor bags and leave if the HC process goes against them.

    This will leave the average person in shock when the medical shortages start to adversely affect their own health —> “How did this happen???”

    Duh!

  65. 2009 September 16 10:07 am
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    justrand permalink

    Justmary…I’m hattipping HotAir and Iowntheworld…please check that that is sufficient for the photo I’m gonna link to. It is AMAZING!

    and here’s the link to the site with more details about the photo…please go there
    http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=6500

  66. 2009 September 16 10:07 am
    [69]
    janzam permalink

    #64 So true, and so pathetic!

    How can the MSM get up in the morning and even look in the mirror without getting nausated with themselves!

  67. 2009 September 16 10:14 am
    [70]
    TLS permalink

    question from the other thread:

    “What, for example, would be a good urban strategy for the Rs? The cities are nothing but crime, vote-buying and pork.”

    The strategy for the inner cities is Education. the ones that don’t get, just don’t get it. the ones that do get it know that the end of poverty and being “trapped” is education. They may not vote on the original platform, because EVERYONE campaigns on education but nothing gets done. The answer to help the poor is TRUE education reform.

    There was a conversation about race going on with LiberterianGirl at HHR. I stuck my nose in at the end and asked her what was the solution. She came back with education. The ones that want out get it. And I’m talking about fixing bad education in urban schools, not free college. But whenever I bring this up, everyone just says, hey my kids are in a good school or homeschooled or whatever. If you want to win people over, then you have to effect the problems they face. The poor are held down by lack of education.

  68. 2009 September 16 10:15 am
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    AarontheBaron permalink

    Totally unrelated, but this quote grabbed my attention:

    “Even such pits of statism as Britain and Canada remain free societies, generally speaking, despite having gone skipping blithely down the universal-health-care road to serfdom decades ago.”

    full article:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203917304574415232884495424.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

    linked via hotair

    I have no desire to live in a ‘generally free’ society.

    also:

    “That our ancestors could ever have understood freedom as something greater than the absence of the state would probably strike protesters as inconceivable. But they did. You can see it in that famous Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving painting from 1943: “Freedom from Want,” an illustration of one of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms.”

    “Freedom from Want” is not a real freedom. In a free society, one’s freedom cannot stem from the oppression of another’s. That is the real divide here

  69. 2009 September 16 10:15 am
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    janzam permalink

    Another good Jake Tapper article on Obama’s over-exposure.

    Polls indicate that Americans said the more they hear about the president’s proposed overhaul the less they like it. An ABC News/Washington Poll last week showed 54 percent of Americans feel that way. White House officials said that’s because Americans are hearing false attacks on Obama’s plan, not reality — hence the PR blitz.

    Republican strategist Kevin Madden said it’s too much.

    “I think the worry is it’s gone beyond overexposure and now we have what I would call the ‘Obama omnipresence.’ You almost can’t escape this president,” Madden said on ABC News’ “Top Line.” “It goes beyond just cable news and it goes into whether or not you’re flipping on ESPN and you’re seeing him talk about basketball or you turn on the Lifetime channel and you hear what Michelle Obama is wearing this week. And I think that begins to wear on a lot of people.”

    President Obama’s Health Care campaign: too much publicity? ABC News

  70. 2009 September 16 10:16 am
    [73]
    phoenixrisen permalink

    Hey Eph, you gotta love the deluge of bad polling news for the Dems. The big one I think is Obama is at 39/50 out in New Jersey…after his speech….with the polling firm being PPP(D). Hey MiCon, good to see ya! It’s been awhile!

  71. 2009 September 16 10:17 am
    [74]
    phoenixrisen permalink

    Jan, “Seldom step foot into a man’s house. Too much of you and he will hate you.” Proverbs

  72. 2009 September 16 10:19 am
    [75]
    janzam permalink

    #68 A short response to your question on education:

    Vouchers = choice = competition = better, participatory education in urban areas.

  73. 2009 September 16 10:19 am
    [76]

    This will leave the average person in shock when the medical shortages start to adversely affect their own health —> “How did this happen???”~~~ JAN
    Duh!

    When and hopefully IF the medical personell John galt these lemmings, they still won’t understand what hit them or why. The dumbing down of america is a one way street.

  74. 2009 September 16 10:20 am
    [77]
    janzam permalink

    Phoenix — nice quote and relates well to 24/7 Obama!

  75. 2009 September 16 10:21 am
    [78]
    reggie1971 permalink

    I will always remember the sense of relief in my household at the age of nine when Reagan defeated that weak and inept clown. It was like a huge weight was lifted off everyones’ shoulders. I can see that Mr. Peanut remains as useless today as he was while President.

  76. 2009 September 16 10:25 am
    [79]
    TLS permalink

    #73 The question wasn’t mine, just the answer

  77. 2009 September 16 10:29 am
    [80]
    janzam permalink

    An interesting perspective!

    I traveled on the Tea Party Express tour bus as a singer/songwriter, entertainer and spokesperson; 16 states, 34 rallies in two weeks. I experienced vicious racial verbal attacks, not from the tea party protesters. The racial hate expressed against me all came from the left, people who support President Obama’s radial socialist agenda.

    Unfortunately, my deleted email box is littered with numerous messages expressing the following:

    “You are the dumbest self hating f****** n***** I have ever seen!”

    These racists are outraged by my opening lines I boldly proclaimed at each rally. “Hello my fellow patriots! I am NOT an African-American! I am Lloyd Marcus, AMERCIAN!”

    Black tea party express tour team member experienced racism American Thinker link

  78. 2009 September 16 10:32 am
    [81]
    janzam permalink

    An appropriate response to Carter from Steele.

    Steele denounces ‘race card’ Politico

  79. 2009 September 16 10:35 am
    [82]

    66. just,
    Where can i buy that in poster size?

  80. 2009 September 16 10:36 am
    [83]

    71. Phoenix,

    Is that NJ number support for Obama or Obamcare??

  81. 2009 September 16 10:36 am
    [84]
    TLS permalink

    #79 FINALLY!!

  82. 2009 September 16 10:40 am
    [85]
    drdog09 permalink

  83. 2009 September 16 10:47 am
    [86]
    phoenixrisen permalink

    My fault Eph. That’s in regards to Obamacare, not Obama.

  84. 2009 September 16 10:55 am
    [87]

    84. Yeah thought so, if it was Obama then he would be 30% nationally.

  85. 2009 September 16 10:59 am
    [88]
    knova permalink

    83 – interesting. does anyone remember the weapon that used sound waves in Atlas Shrugged and how it was developed strictly for domestic use? Reality gets closer to fiction everyday.

  86. 2009 September 16 11:18 am
    [89]

    A well placed round through the transmitter will adjust their attitude.

  87. 2009 September 16 11:24 am
    [90]

    Open your friggin ears BITCH~~~ 😈

    By all means interview us.

  88. 2009 September 16 11:48 am
    [91]
    justrand permalink

    hmmm….HatTip HotAir
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/16/acorn-suspends-plans-audit-wake-videos/

    ACORN says workers conduct ‘indefensible’

    Would that make the ACORN organization racist towards themselves??? I’m sooooooooo confused!

    p.s. Jon Stewart raked the MSM over the coals about this last night!!!
    Blue-on-Blue

  89. 2009 September 16 12:16 pm
    [92]

    “. Jon Stewart raked the MSM over the coals about this last night!!!
    Blue-on-Blue”

    Clip?

  90. 2009 September 16 12:33 pm
    [93]
    drdog09 permalink

  91. 2009 September 16 10:19 pm
    [94]
    booshkindoggin permalink

    Jimmah jumps the shark. Hilarious.

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