Posts Tagged ‘unfair’

Major Obama Supporter Very Uncomfortable With Obama’s Demonization Of Private Equity

May 21, 2012

It turns out that New Jersey and nearly half a dozen swing states get an awful lot of help from the private equity that Obama is demonizing.

And even a few liberals recognize the vital importance of private equity firms like Bain Capital:

Cory Booker rejects Obama attacks on private equity
The mayor of Newark, New Jersey feels as if the campaign’s attacks on Romney’s record at Bain Capital go too far.

What Obama is doing is “nauseating” says key Obama supporter Mayor Cory Booker.

Mayor Cory Booker’s exact words on NBC’s “Meet the Press”:

“As far as that stuff, I have to just say from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity. To me, it’s just this–we’re getting to a ridiculous point in America, especially that I know. I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, it ain’t–they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses, And this, to me, I’m very uncomfortable with. “

Steven Rattner is another Obama Democrat who argues that the Obama attack on Mitt Romney and on private equity itself is “unfair.”  Obama’s car czar also said:

“[Bain] did it superbly well, acting within the rules, acting very responsibly, and was a leading firm. To pick out an example of somebody who lost their job, unfortunately, this is part of capitalism, this is part of life. I don’t think there’s anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about.”

Bain Capital itself entered after Obama’s vicious attacks on private equity and Bain itself as well as against Mitt Romney.  It pointed out the fact that:

Despite political attacks that emphasize the few companies that have struggled, the facts are that during Bain Capital’s ownership, revenues grew in 80 percent of the more than 350 companies in which we have invested.

Mitt Romney represents an .800 batting average.  Four out of every five times he touched a company, that company improved.  If we get him on our team we ought to be cheering in the streets in anticipation of a championship.

Romney DID create jobs at Bain Capital – especially if you evaluate him by the tactic that forms the premise of the Obama ad (blaming Romney for jobs that were lost AFTER Romney left) and count all the jobs CREATED after Romney left Bain.

Obama says that we shouldn’t have a guy in the White House who creates profit; what we really, really need instead is a guy who TAXES profit and then redistributes that profit to failed crony capitalist boondoggles like Solyndra that give a little bit of the billions of dollars Obama hands them back to Obama in the form of campaign contributions

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CNN, Media WILL NOT Be Fair In Attacks On Sarah Palin

October 22, 2008

Journalists are slightly above pedophile priests but substantially below cockroaches in my view.  Joseph Goebbels would be so proud of the rabid little vermin filling the ranks of the American media today.  History has shown that propaganda works, and our media today is pushing propaganda to the limit in the name of “objective coverage.”

Sarah Palin has been the target of some of the most unbalanced, unfair, and frankly vicious attacks that any political figure has ever endured.  The media will NOT be fair to her.

Sarah Palin and John McCain HAVE to go on the media to get their message out, even though they know that they will be treated unfairly.  Sarah Palin goes on CNN for an interview and gets this:

GRIFFIN: Governor, you’ve been mocked in the press, the press has been pretty hard on you, the Democrats have been pretty hard on you, but also some conservatives have been pretty hard on you as well.  The National Review had a story saying that, you know, I can’t tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt or all of the above.

PALIN: Who wrote that one?

GRIFFIN: That was in the National Review.  I don’t have the author.

PALIN: I’d like to talk to that person.

GRIFFIN: But they were talking about the fact that your experience as governor is not getting out.  Do you feel trapped in this campaign, that your message is not getting out, and if so who do you blame?

What you will see if you take a moment to look at the facts was that Drew Griffon was patently unfair.  He took a quote out of context in a way that shockingly misrepresented its intent and used it to attack Palin.  National Review has come out and called attention to CNN’s shocking lapse of integrity and objectivity.

If you actually bother to read the National Review piece that Drew Griffon cited to attack Palin, you will see that Byron York offered a marvelous positive piece on her integrity, her intelligence, and her leadership.  It couldn’t have been a more fraudulent representation of York’s words.  CNN and Drew Griffon know that most people are ignorant lemmings who will NOT read the National Review story, and will believe what they are told to believe as the media selectively shapes the narrative.

This is the paragraph that Griffon cites:

Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it’s sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward, or — or, well, all of the above. Palin, the governor of Alaska, has faced more criticism than any vice-presidential candidate since 1988, when Democrats and the press tore into Dan Quayle. In fact, Palin may have it even worse than Quayle, since she’s taking flak not only from Democrats and the press but from some conservative opinion leaders as well.

Notice that the National Review isn’t saying ANY of the stuff that CNN attributes to it.  That is a complete distortion.  Rather, Byron York is saying that the unfair unbalanced PRESS COVERAGE is saying it.  And then Drew Griffon comes out and proves that Byron York and the National Review are completely right.  They can not be fair, they will not be fair.  They will deceptively and deceitfully take every single piece of information out of context in a way intended to hurt and attack Sarah Palin.  They prove themselves to be the very sorts of rodents that York says they are!

This is what Byron York – who is represented by CNN as saying, and I quote – “The National Review had a story saying that, you know, I can’t tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt or all of the above” – REALLY says about Sarah Palin:

Still, it’s fair to say that overall, Palin’s time in office, from her swearing-in until the moment John McCain picked her to be his running mate, has been a success. And from her handling of the issues she has tackled, it’s possible to see a pattern in the way she approaches governing.

First, she hires well. “There was a pretty good team of people assembled right away to come in and start with her big-picture principles and develop a process and legislation to carry that out,” says Joe Balash. “I would say that her management style is to give her staff, her cabinet, a pretty long leash, but with very high expectations — and she’s not afraid to tell you that you didn’t get it right.”

Second, she is involved with details on some big things, but not on everything. “When it comes to issues that she cares about, that she knows the public cares about, she’s got all kinds of time and prioritizes things in a big way,” says one insider who has worked with her and asked not to be named. “For the mundane tasks of government . . . say, regulations for the Kenai River, she instead looks for recommendations from her cabinet and the regulatory agencies, but she’s not going to get in and argue specific details.”

Third, she is dead set on fulfilling campaign promises. “There was this absolute expectation that if it was an issue that had been talked about during the campaign and there was a particular commitment that she had made, then we had to live up to it, no matter how difficult,” says Balash, “because her big thing was restoring the confidence of the public in state government.”

It should be noted that none of that makes Palin unerringly conservative. Yes, she calls herself a conservative, and she seems dedicated to reducing the size and cost of government when she can, but she’s also perfectly happy to raise taxes on a big, unpopular (oil) company, if that’s what voters want. Her conservatism comes with a substantial portion of populism.

Still, Palin’s record in office has quieted many of those who said she simply did not have the experience or ability to serve as governor. “She’s been in office for two years now and has been fairly successful,” says Gene Therriault, a Republican state senator and an ally of Palin’s, “which either belies the argument that she was not prepared or is an argument for the fact that she is a quick study.”

MSNBC – another haven for cockroaches – piles on, claiming that her negative numbers are way up and saying:

Now, Palin’s qualifications to be president rank as voters’ top concern about McCain’s candidacy – ahead of continuing President Bush’s policies, enacting economic policies that only benefit the rich and keeping too high of a troop presence in Iraq.

Do you get that?  She’s an even BIGGER drag on McCain than George Bush is according to MSNBC!  That is a preposterous and frankly psychologically unhinged thing to say.  Her negative numbers are up because a hysterical liberal media has engaged in a vicious attack campaign against her that has repeatedly broadcasted every single negative thing it could find or invent about her while utterly refusing to provide any kind of positive information.  They want to destroy her, and they don’t care how they do it.

Liberal journalists invented a story that someone had shouted “kill him!” about Barack Obama, and argued that Sarah Palin fanned the fires of hate.  It was picked up by ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, the Associated Press, the New York Times – you name it.  Even Barack Obama personally claimed that that statement had been made, and that Palin and McCain were irresponsible for not containing such hate.  And it was an outright lie.  The Secret Service – which does not tolerate death threats against Presidential candidates – did a thorough investigation.  And reporter David Singleton made it up to hurt Sarah Palin and John McCain.

We are seeing something truly terrifying.  The media – which was empowered by the Constitution to serve as an objective official keeping the political process honest – has entered the political process on the side of one party which is about to take total control due primarily to their own propganda efforts.

With the White House, the Senate, the House, and the media all firmly under the control of liberals – with NO ONE to watch them – we are on the verge of a disaster the likes which have never been seen.

Why Sarah Palin Debunks “N.O.W. Feminism”

September 6, 2008

I found the following discussion about the treatment that Gov. Sarah Palin has received since she was announced as John McCain’s Vice President incredibly insightful.  It was broadcast on the September 5, 2008 “Hannity and Colmes” program on Fox News.

The participants are conservatives Sean Hannity, Bay Bucanan, and liberals Alan Colmes and Kirsten Powers.  Kirsten Powers had some amazing things to say:

Kirsten Powers: It’s not the National Organization for Women, right?  But it’s not.  It’s really the National Organization for Liberal Women.  It’s not the National Organization for Women, because she’s a woman.  And they put out a statement saying, “Not all women speak for women.  Sarah Palin doesn’t speak for women.”  Well, look; this woman, when I look at her – even if I don’t support her, you know, a lot of her policies, she is the embodiment of what feminism was all about.  She’s a mother, she’s successful, her husband helps with the children.  You know, we should be exited about this, even if you don’t support her. (more…)

Barack Obama Speech: Great On Delivery, Lousy On Substance

August 30, 2008

Barack Obama knows how to deliver a speech well.  But, in all seriousness, a good delivery doesn’t make the message delivered any more true than if it is poorly delivered.  And the very worst liars are often enough the very best talkers.

According to FactCheck.org, Obama “stuck to the facts except when he stretched them.”  I would argue that he stretched them beyond the point of ridiculous on a number of occasions.

At the macro level, one serious criticism is that Obama fundamentally contradicted himself. He spent the first third of the speech engaging in classic old-style politics, delivering several unfair and frankly over-the-top attacks.  Then he spent the last third talking about new politics, rising above attacks, coming together, and having the grace to build bridges.  You can’t start off delivering an old-style attack, and then claim that you represent a new style.

Also at the macro level, Barack Obama, whose campaign theme has been “change we can believe in,” promised to “spell out exactly what that change would mean” and deliver a “workmanlike” speech.  But, as two Associated Press articles report, Obama too often only “touched on major issues quickly and lightly,” and when he actually offered specifics, the vision he presented “collided with reality.”

For the links to the AP stories, and for more analysis of Obama’s speech, continue reading. (more…)