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Posted on 09/22/2012 6:14:18 PM PDT by Kaslin
On Friday's All Things Considered, NPR anchor Robert Siegel wasn't mincing words about wanting the 2012 presidential race to be over after the secret Romney tape surfaced: " What do you make of that shift, E.J.? Is it just a terrible week with several more weeks to go in the campaign or did the wheels just fall off the Republican campaign?"
Dionne temporized a little before saying the speech was "really harmful" to Romney's chances. But he was almost polite compared to "conservative" David Brooks, who dug a grave for Romney, saying he's not a "plausible alternative' to Obama and carries higher unfavorables in polls than losers like Al Gore and John McCain:
E. J. DIONNE: First, that 47 percent speech was really harmful, and there were a lot of conservatives who wrote very powerfully. David, for one, Mike Gerson for another in the Washington Post, Henry Olsen at the American Enterprise Institute; all these people said there is something just terribly wrong about saying that half of Americans are effectively takers and not makers, that they rely on other people...
ROBERT SIEGEL: Think of themselves as victims.
E.J. DIONNE: Yes. And it was just an awful statement. And so, that hurt him, but he's had a whole series of other troubles. And that the swing states have been moving Obama's way for quite a while. These polls simply confirm that. And I think some of it is something that came out at the two conventions, which is in the end, the Republican Party really has moved quite far to the right of where most Americans are, and as more information has gotten out, more Americans realize that. And I think that's a real problem for Mitt Romney.
ROBERT SIEGEL: David, what do you think about that? Is it really an issue of substance or is it terrible messaging and terrible appearances?
DAVID BROOKS: I think it's mostly Romney, frankly. I think the country would like to vote against President Obama if they had a plausible alternative. But Romney is the only candidate in modern political history where his unfavorables are higher than his favorables. John McCain, Al Gore, people who lost, had double-digit advantage in favorable. So people just don't like Romney. And the core problem is he's insincere. It's an insincere campaign. He's a non-ideological person in an ideological age and he's pretending to be something he's not.
Then NPR shifted to how the Democrats are allegedly surging in Senate races. Brooks was even pulling for Heidi Heitkamp's campaign: " I'm looking at North Dakota, which is a surprising Democratic possibility."
Brooks was a little less rough on Romney in his stint on the PBS NewsHour, as they discussed Romney's compassion in his personal life. But he had to repeat the mantra of the Mitt the Fake Ideologue, working in that Romney is a "cartoon" and even looks "stupid" in his impersonation:
BROOKS: He's faking it. I think he's a non-ideological guy running in an ideological age who is pretending to be way more ideological than he really is. And so he talks like he has this cartoon image of how I'm supposed to be talking. And, as a result, it is stupid a lot -- half the time -- not half the time, some of the time. It's an impersonation. And, so, if I were -- knowing it's too late to change who he is running as, but just be the more boring manager you are. He is a competent manager. We thought he was.
Hmmmmmm, the recent polls do not seem to bear that out. Romney has caught Obama in the latest poll. The trend for the last few weeks has been im Mitts favor. These are just idiots on NPR and don’t deal in facts.
An MSM circle jerk crowing that a doctored tape is more significant than a failed economic and foreign policy.
“conservative” David Brooks.
Surely you jest.
More crap from NPR.
David Brooks — the ideal “conservative” for all Liberal talk occasions.
NPR Asks: 'Did the Wheels Just Fall Off the GOP Campaign?' David Brooks Says Yes, Mitt's Worse Than Gore, McCain, and NPR attempts to create a narrative disparaging Republicans with taxpayer money. And that money is paid to them even when NPR is so left of center they think Karl Marx was a right wing nut.
NPR huh? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....the place for casual politics and serious Wayne Newton CD’s...give me a break.
There will be more “Preaching to the Choir” on down the stretch.....nauseating as it is.
They are killing our ambassadors, the administration is lying about the event and trying to cover up the lack of protection provided to the embassy, and yet Romney had a “bad week”?
The lame stream commie medias hysterics are so transparent, it’s laughable.
Laugh it up NPR. It may not be long before your gravy train of a congressional budget gift stops rolling in every year.
“At NPR, we don’t report the news. We MOLD the news.”
He nearly had an orgasm over Barry's pant crease.
E. J. Dionne: Obama is just dreamy! Everything about him is sooo wonderful. Just thinking about him makes me lisp even more.
David Brooks: Obama's policies are super but it's his pant crease that still gets me all tingly. No doubt about it, it's not the cut of a man's jib that's important but the creases in his pants.
The wheels fell of the GOP’s campaign sometime around Florida, when the GOP’s last chance, Newt, got taken out by Romney’s and Santorum’s lying ads.
The Romney campaign, on the other hand, may or may not be dead yet.
Who are these people fooling besides themselves?
The Eastwood empty chair and the 47% thing HELPED Romney, which is why the left went nuts. Just like how Romney zinging Obama about the Libya massacre really hurt, you know it because the press pans it as a gaffe
If anything, it seems that Obama’s the guy who’s wheels are coming off. The Middle East disaster maybe be one of the final climatic events that brings him down.
The progressives have lost and are trying the old trick of convincing the “too stupid to think for themselves” crowd that the Food Stamp President has already won so they might as well vote for the winner. However, Romney isn’t Mc Cain. They played the tape and Romney came right back with the redistribution tape for Zero. Romney won’t cave in so they are resorting to any trick to try turn the tide.
There is zero reason why taxpayers should fund NPR or PBS or Planned Parenthood or any other leftwing group- Even Soros’ Open Society is getting federal grants
If the wheels fell off, then they can’t throw anybody under the bus!
No, NPR, the wheels fall off all day every day. The campaign made of nothing but wheels, and as soon as a wheel falls, another falling wheel takes its place and then falls.
Meanwhile, Obama, who can’t seem to keep his employees alive, has 110% approval of everyone, even space aliens.
And there’s no hint that Romney finds this kind of funding the least bit objectionable.
I doubt even Romney will do away with NPR’s gravy train. Too many people in high places that just love NPR.
But please, don't call me Shirley!
Who listens to this sh!t?
They may just convince a bunch of Dems that Obama can win without their vote.
Hey NPR - check back on Nov 7
Exactly......just as most of the polls from likeminded hacks are wired with a view to creating public opinion, not reflecting it.
NPR has created a fantasy bus with their distorted version of the 47% illegal recording with its mystery gap. No wonder the wheels come off. In The fantasy world of gay riders like David Brooks on the Unicorn Farm, life becomes one crash off the cliff.
From Nate Silver's Five Thrity Eight New York Times blog (2-16-2011)
SILVER: . . .a New York Times poll in October 1992, just weeks before the election, found 33 percent of voters with a favorable view of him (Bill Clinton) but 39 percent unfavorable. Mr. Clinton won despite being a candidate whom voters were slow to develop a liking for. . .
So why do the 'Rats worry so much about the GOP wheels? The GOP got a brand new vehicle!
This calls for a posting of the BS meter.
OK, I was waiting for that one. :0)
That’s right NPR. The wheels are off and the trax are on and we’re “fixin” to bulldoze your azzes off the face of the Earth.
We had tons of hints about hope and change, and they weren't worth crap.
What you think Romney may or may not do doesn't mean any more than that to me.
I prefer to see what he does.
"It's easy to make promises you can't keep."
Hussein Obama, 2011
That was so right-on.
NPR = The “Reasonable” Isvestia.
Fodder for the comrades.
From Gallup Poll data.
Richard Nixon was run out of office because his administration supposedly lied and covered-up an attempt to sneak a peek at a Democrat paper. The Obama Administration has lied and covered-up to evade their responsibility for the gross incompetence which resulted in the death of four Americans including a United States Ambassador who represented all of us. Which is worse? Ask your Democrat friends. Obama should resign immediately.
I’m glad these commies are overconfident. They’re going to be in a severe state of depression on Nov. 6th.
Since they’re in a dead heat, we could just as easily ask why the wheels fell of the Obama campaign. Of course we all know the myriad of reasons for that. Who needs to ask?
Oooh the secret tape. Its so terrible. We are doomed I tell you. What a crock. If every pollster wasn’t over sampling Dems by 11% Mitt would be winning in a landslide.
David Brooks knows he’s fake conservative. How is it he constantly vote for Democrats and hope they win if he’s really a Conservative
Romney’s not a very plausible alternative, until you think about the only other potential winner in the race, who is a godless, anti-American marxist.
It would be very unlikely Romney would veto the stopping of that funding if the Congress sent it to him. It would be very unlikely Obama would NOT veto it. It’s doubtful Romney will lead on conservative “pet issues,” but if we can get the Congress to lead on them, he’ll almost certainly follow, unlike Obama.