Skip to comments.WashPost's Miller: Media Should Ignore 'Astroturf' Black Pastors Opposing Obama
Posted on 08/04/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT by chessplayer
On the Saturday Washington Post On Faith page, columnist and Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller insisted it was not a news story that black ministers came to the National Press Club and insisted Obamas support for gay marriage might cost him the election.
Its not a story, Miller insisted, because Rev William Owens is enough to make a cynic blush...Hes a figurehead in what political operatives call an Astroturf campaign...and his threat is not a threat. Miller complained about the news sites that somehow found this nearly empty press conference newsworthy:
CNN, Fox News, NBC, the New York Post, the Daily Caller and the Christian Post, among others, followed the story. Headlines underscored the potential threat: Obamas support for gay marriage might cost him the election, wrote NBC.com.
Andrew Mach at NBC.com reported the same thing Miller found so off-putting and artificial: Rev. Owens is associated with the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage lobbyists across the country. Miller felt pressed to admit there was a glimmer of honesty in this publicity against Obama: "In every craven political maneuver, there is a glimmer of honesty, however, and this case is no exception. The African American community has been slower than the American majority to accept same-sex marriage."
But Miller said Owens was also Astroturf because most black Americans will stick with Obama seemingly no matter how much of Christianity he opposes in the public square. She quoted David Bositis of the liberal Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: I would place the odds of African Americans defecting the president as about the same as the odds of an asteroid hitting the Earth and wiping out all human life.
Newsweak “Religious Editor” Lisa Miller?! God have mercy on her soiled soul. As Bray always says, “Pray for America!”
Liberals today are like the ante-bellum Democrat plantation owners....none of them could even FATHOM why slaves would want to escape. Why, every time they’d ask them, the slaves would say, “Yassa massa, I love’s pickin’ cotton from sunrise to sunset 6 days a week!” Today, it’s “Yassa massa, I’s LOOOVES abortion and homosexual marriage!”
“Slower” to accept gay marriage means they don’t.
I’m going to ignore Lisa Miller.
This does not jive with the Pre-Approved Obama-worshipping Media Current Truth, and MUST be ignored.
THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH HAS SPOKEN.
If you do not comply, YOU MUST BE A RASSIS, or a ‘phobe, or sumpin!
Go ahead homo loving liberals. Poke that angry bear. Poke that angry bear really, really hard.
Now the Black pastors know how we conservatives have been treated for years.
What about 2016 when there is no black candidate? Where will the blacks who consider eternal truths, rather than a party platform going to be?
And Obama is only one candidate. Who will they vote for down the ticket?
People need to pay attention to what the President is doing on this, and interpret that behavior in relation to how the issue could impact the election.
Obama has a long and illustrious history of sticking his nose into all sorts of social controversies. Recall the events that led up to the Beer Summit. Yet he’s conspicuously silent on the Chick Fil A matter? So shortly after declaring his support for gay marriage?
The conclusion is obvious. This thing scares the cr*p out of them. Otherwise, if they saw it as a winning issue they’d be all over it like white on rice.
Oops! There’s a hole in the plantation fence, people are escaping and there’s call out to the white media racists to patch it.
The big question is: Will Lisa wear KKK white robes and yell at them uppity n*****rs to get back inside. Oh, she already did? Never mind.
She got that one right. The best hope is that some people will just stay home.
Slower to accept gay marriage means they dont.
True, but guess who they (blacks) will vote for anyway.
I hope that many African Americans saw what that woman had to say about them, so that they can see what the Democrat Party really thinks of them. What she did was slap them in the face saying that blacks will always stay on the plantation and vote Democrat..is she right..probably, but maybe a few, even if just a few, saw what she said and got a rude awakening about what the Rat party really thinks of them
Liberal delusional thinking. Denial, denial, denial.
These racist progressives make me sick.
Who is Lisa Miller, and why should I care?
Human beings should ignore Newsweak’s Lisa Miller. She’s a ditz.
Astroturf is something the Democrats and Media Matters do.
The Democrats have been slipping money to black pastors for decades.
Panic among media slaveholders.
Miller is essentially telling blacks that they are "more Democrat than Christian".
Some would beg to differ.
Lisa Miller is a slobbering whore of Babylon. How dare she call them astro-turf! Has she been cavorting with Satan’s disciple, Nancy Pelousy? Lisa’s the one that’s astro turf, she should be melted down, tarred and feathered and drive out of town on a rail.
Yes, "ignore the black pastors who oppose homo marriage. Now if they supported it and approved of Obama, then we'd want to you listen to them (and we, the "news" media, would be shouting it from the rooftops)".
It doesn’t get much more grassroots than pastors. This is how the monolithic black vote starts to crack.
Someone who doesn't declare blind allegiance based on skin color is "astroturfing"? "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil..."
Not only does she presume to decide who is an authentic Black and which one is astroturf, but she can’t even imagine a Black thinking for himself. It would be really bad news if she inherits a plantation.
Blacks are not 'white liberal elites' - even if their votes are what keeps white liberal elites in power... and Lisa needs to understand that...
Lisa Miller is a member in good standing of the white liberal media elite"
It's doubtful she is acquainted with any blacks other than the affirmative action tokens her circle may keep at hand to assuage their "commitment to diversity".
Unless the GOP develops a minority outreach they won’t cross over to our side. Indians, Chinese and Asians in general should all be Republicans. They know socialism firsthand, yet the Dems capture these business owners right away. GOP outreach is non-existent.
The vast majority of blacks are conservatives and know the importance of marriage and family. We need to get Allen West and Herman Cain on the Tom Joyner Show and tell it like it is. Go head to head with these mindless Step-n-fetch-its on the Dem plantation.
The Elite Liberals are the worst racists in the world. Blacks are their pets. They see them as inferior and in need of mentoring and control. All’s good as long as they don’t move into the neighborhood.
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