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Posted on 11/11/2012 5:33:53 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and Loons and Wackos of Conservative Base By Brent Baker Created 11/11/2012 - 6:01pm
Sundays Meet the Press featured a panel of five, none of them conservative (Congressman-elect Joaquín Castro, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Washington Posts Bob Woodward and NBCs Chuck Todd), to assess why Mitt Romney lost and the future of the GOP. And they agreed conservatives are the problem.
Todd, NBCs political director, decided the GOP has become a coalition of special interest forces and fretted the leaders in Washington cant control the special interest groups as Republicans, like Democrats in the past, succumbed to their base.
As if the Obama campaign this year didnt succumb to and exploit the liberal feminist agenda on Planned Parenthood.
Steve Schmidt, who managed John McCains 2008 loss, argued that to too many swing voters in the country, when you hear the word conservative now, they think of loons and wackos.
In an obvious allusion to Rush Limbaugh, a clip of whom host David Gregory had played earlier, Schmidt snarled: Our elected leaders are scared to death of the conservative entertainment complex, the shrill and divisive voices that are bombastic and broadcasting out into the homes.
Earlier, liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin declared: The fundamental loss of this campaign probably took place in the Republican primaries when they put out a group of people who were so far off the political cliff on issues that mattered to Latinos, to women and to young people.
(Picking up on how the new Lincoln movie is based on Goodwins Team of Rivals book, host David Gregory cued her up to explain how Obama can be a great President like Lincoln: The polarization then so profound; as this President now strives to be a great President, like Lincoln, what is his challenge to break this polarization? Does it all come back to bipartisanship at some level?)
From the Sunday, November 11 Meet the Press:
CHUCK TODD: Lets look back at the Republican Party. How did they become a coalition of special interest forces? They really do look like the Democratic Party of the 70s and 80s where they seem to -- the leaders in Washington cant control the special interest groups. And this is what happened to the Democrats, labor, all of these special interest groups that were, the folks in Washington knew what the right way was to try to win national elections. They couldnt quite do it because they were -- basically, they succumbed to their base. The Democratic Party, started with Bill Clinton, and Obama successfully has been able to carry this over, has never been able to allow the base of the Democratic Party, special interest groups, to overtake the national message. The Republican Part, its unbelievable that they have allowed to happen.
STEVE SCHMIDT: Conservatism is a serious governing philosophy that has served this country well. But to too many swing voters in the country, when you hear the word conservative now, they think of loons and wackos. We gave up five U.S. Senate seats over the last two election cycles by people who were just out there, completely extreme, manifestly unprepared for the offices that theyre, that theyre running for. Our elected leaders are scared to death of the conservative entertainment complex, the shrill and divisive voices that are bombastic and broadcasting out into the homes. And this country is rejecting the social extremism of the Republican Party on issue after issue. And if you look at the four states that legalized gay marriage, on a range of issues, our coalition is shrinking and the Republican Party has a lot of soul searching to do if we are going to assemble a majority.
And the beat goes on.
That’s odd because I blame the media and the 47%.
Meet the Press???? What is Meet the Press? Don’t watch it, never heard of it. BUT I know who Rush Limbaugh is!!! Go Rush!
Now they have flipped to say Mitt’s ideas were what the nation needs.
Also why do they want the GOP to win?
Our huge 2010 WIN is owed to OUR TEA PARTY.
Romney ran AWAY from OUR TEA PARTY!
Meet the Depressed is as far left as it always has been. And, of course, the rank in file GOP elites like Boehner will come a-whoring along to agree with them.
Did you EVER hear of a mainstream media organ OR the Democrat Party blaming THEIR loss on “left-wing loons”?
Romney...probably a pleasant fellow but not the kind of MAN that I want leading the nation. No fire in the belly.
“Did you EVER hear of a mainstream media organ OR the Democrat Party blaming THEIR loss on left-wing loons?”
No, because they made sure their left wing loon won. :(
Like Rush said the other day...I’m sure all those Dems that say what’s wrong with the Republican Party are really looking out for them.
Now they have flipped to say Mitts ideas were what the nation needs. ..................... Of course, they’re getting ready for 2016, they want him to run again, so he can lose again.
Steve, here's your sign!
Romney would have been much better than the Marxist.
“Romney...probably a pleasant fellow but not the kind of MAN that I want leading the nation. No fire in the belly.”
He had something during the first debate but at Newt must’ve learned, you need more than just one good debate performance.
memo to meet the press historians....(cough cough)
History is clear. When there is huge ideological wedge, Republicans win big. When the divide is fuzzy, Democrats win.
80: Reagan in rout over libeal Carter
84: Reagan in historic landslide over liberal Mondale.
88: We thought Bush 41 was conservative at that time, and he wins in route
92: Bush 41 outted as moderate, and Clinton blurs line, along with perot
94: Most ideolgoical and national mid term ever, GOP in ROUTE.
96: Dole? Puh leeze
00: No clear message, muddled result
02: Democrats out themselves as radicals, GOP picks up seats
04: Kerry Edwards far left weirdos, giving Bush just enough room
06: Moderate GOP down in flames
08: Moderate McCain down in flames
10: like 94, very ideological and results in historic route
12: moderate Mitt down in flames.
History is so so so clear.
hell, even in the screwy year of 98, Jesse Ventura’s third party win in Minnesota was the most conservative campaign in the nation. Now Jesse was too stupid to govern as a conservative, but he did, absolutely, campaign as one. Check the record!!)
Romney would have had a whole lot less votes without the loons and wackos. The ones that voted for Obama wouldn’t have voted for Romney if he ditched us, the loons and wackos. As I see it Romney did keep his distance from the far right.
Most of the press would have voted for Obama no matter what. Maybe Romney could have won if they didn’t pick sides? Maybe the press should show more respect to free speech. They only want their speech recognized.
That’s the problem with our media—they’re all a bunch of flockin’ mini-tyrants.
“Doris Kearns Goodwin”
What does this thieving, plagerizing leftist bytch know about politics.
I find it amazing that the right refuses to fight back on these charges of extremism... I think voting for infanticide is an extremist position that is well outside what Americans would tolerate of their politicians but they elected a President that is that extreme.
When the left is allowed to determine what defines extreme than of course even moderate republicans will be charged as such.
Let’s just cut the NE loose. They can sink in their own muck. And WE can bring the Constitution and start over.
Visit this site. They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket
Must watch videos!
VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting
VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers
VIDEO- Michael Savage: How Obama fixed the 2012 election: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dmJtaOO2etc
VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April:
VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud: http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=k_rMpQKqZhM
We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.
We must act NOW.
Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.
We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....
We are FReepers. We must fight!
Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!
Then why don't you just kill us?
Sign the petition for a recount:
Visit this site.
They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
SATURDAY UPDATES (Thurs and Fri fraud at site)
Military service members purged from voter rolls in Florida...
Pundit Press: In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts
TRR: Allen West Seeks Recount Amid Growing Vote Count Scandal
[This is the same St. Lucie that has 141.1% voter turnout affecting both Romney and West...]
St. Lucie County - 84 juridictions, 83 of them had 121-166% turn out
Nevada Unions Are Regestering Illegals and Forcing Them to Vote
The video suggests that this method was the only way Harry Reid was able to defeat challenger Sharon Angle in 2010 to retain his Senate seat and continues to be used.
via Jewel on Facebook: Could you please help us? There is a petition for a recount and it takes 28,000 signatures. We are all promoting it and would love to have you on our side. The link to sign the petition is:
Another petition, this one to Congress:
You can also request that Reince Preibus of the GOP start a swing state recount based on information available at this website and as part of ORCA (Thanks Shirley!):
Ive added links to all three petitions to the sidebar at the top of this page and expect to add more.
Voter Fraud by the numbers? Absolutely
Thank you to everyone who is sharing this page! As of Saturday morning, we are getting about 3,000 visitors an hour. You are making a difference!
This one is MUST SEE:
Obama won 100% of the 900,135 votes cast in Cuyahoga County OH! No votes from new registered voters or indies went to Mitt. Voting officials SHOULD BE ARRESTED BY OUR MILITARY FOR SEDITION & PERPETRATING A FRAUD AGAINST ALL OF AMERICA. A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT WILL BE FILED against the networks for not telling the truth! view pic.
Throw out this all-fraud county and Mitt wins Ohio, no question!
Why? A total of 5,364,324 people voted in Ohio. Obama got 2,691,861 votes, while Romney got 2,584,620, a difference of 107,241 votes.
How did Cuyahoga Countys 900,135 votes affect the final result? You do the math.
For Ohio to certify this result would be a crime in and of itself.
Thank you to the Examiner for mentioning us!
Citing voter fraud, petition at White House web site demands recount of election
Thanks also to The Competent Conservative for quoting us in entirety!
Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount?
Much more to come! As one of our commenters below said, voter fraud is like cockroaches. You find one and they are likely everywhere. Cuyahoga County, Ohio is obviously not alone!
Here is a petition you can sign at Change.org to request a full recount. I suggest we just focus on the swing states, but it is true that many Congressional and Senate races are also affected, from Allen West to, I believe, Mia Love. Mia was up by 10% the week before the election and lost by 3,000 votes to Matheson in a state that went 73% for Romney. Not likely!
The Columbus Dispatch reports, Voter rolls in Ohio are bloated, experts say
An update on St. Lucie County, Florida:
Video: More fraud from Florida, including kicking out an elderly poll observer doing his job using the police:
Townhall blogger Rachel Alexander reports:
Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud
The Washington Times: Florida Vote Twist: More Ballots Than Voters
Here is a link to Allen Wests press release on the voter fraud situation in Florida:
Newsmax reports: Voter Fraud Charges Begin in Ohio
Darin Southam recommends TrueTheVote.org for some pre-election indications of potential voter fraud, but the page understates what actually happened in pretty much every swing state.
And what do you think of this? This was way before the election, but apparently George Soros, who we have already established rigged an election in Hungary and was banned for it AND helped get Obama elected the first time... Ill let you read the headline:
Soros advises Obama to use forceful measures to override the will of the people
I think this goes well beyond the 900+ executive orders that go around Congress, more than three times the executive orders given by all previous US Presidents combined. We saw it in action Tuesday, November 6th!
A Tea Party group has posted this article, with interesting stats and some criticism for Romney for not standing up and doing something about it yet:
Personally I think as the case is strong enough, Mitt will do something. Too much is at stake, and as we just found out, Ohio is definitely Mitts, and Florida, too, just based on fraud in a few counties! Colorado, too!
Keep up the referrals and the sharing, everyone! Thank you SO much for helping America fix an election that has clearly been fixed.
Voter fraud cheapens the votes of the 60 million who picked Mitt to the point of nothingness and gives weight to those who in reality were the minority. If grand theft is defined as any theft over $5,000, what do you call the ONE BILLION times that that is likely to happen AGAIN over the next four years if we do not right this wrong?
Here is to our real President Elect and First Lady, Mitt and Ann Romney.
Posted by Jed M. Merrill at 1:56 PM 68 comments:
I would like to beat the press.
Romney’s treatment of the Tea Party, especially Sarah Palin came back to bite him in the ass.
The coven of filthy, stinking, hypocritical whores that refers to itself as "the press."
Well, actually ... there is one more thing: a degraded voting populace, half of whom can't identify Libya on a map, don't know even that it is a country, and proudly couldn't care less.
Ok Let’s ditch the word Conservatism. Let’s call ourselves “Originalists” instead. As in the original intent of the founders.
STEVE SCHMIDT ~ Fascist Pig
“Thats odd because I blame the media and the 47%.”
All of the above and good old vote fraud and pubbies throwing a tantrum.
After Tim Russert died the show became shallow ... stupid - an embarrassment. I’ll bet ‘Meet the Press’ numbers are way down... that’s why they’re so angry. It’s loser talk. No one respects Meet the Press except liberal elite - a group that would be hard pressed to elect a dog catcher in most cities...
Like they weren’t cheering for DumBO. With friends like they, we need Rush more than ever,
They think the GOP is extreme when in fact it's only lagging behind the Socialist Democratic Party.
America's Demolition Derby Culture War looks to be about over and it looks like the only demolished car still going backwards is labelled "Obama" and is also about to expire. The "Obama" car is the "winner" though. Not much remains except for mass destruction. I guess the "Obamanation that makes desolate" (Daniel 11:31) is a pretty apt description of things.
OK, so if Limbaugh and FOXnews go away the MSM will
start treating the conservative POV fairly? You freakin’
morons. If you ever gave fair treated to the conservative POV
then there wouldn’t be a Limbaugh or a FOX
as long as we’re going to get blamed, I wish we’d do a hell of a lot better job of it.
For starters, where is the conservative equivalent of Jon Stewarts Daily Show? Liberals have a whole network devoted to their propaganda plus all the news content of the broadcast TV networks, plus most newspapers and half of Fox News (the only truly conservative program in the opinion timeperiod of FNC is Hannity, and he sucks0.
Where is the Conservative Channel? Koch Bros, Adleson - are you listening?
Is Mitt OR the Republican Party doing anything about this OR is it as usual..... ho hum..... I guess we lost.
This is sickening.
Everyone should note that people like Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, all of Salem Radio Network, Neal Boortz (he is gone soon)...and many other GOP Media subscribe lock, stock, and barrel with what these liberals are saying....that Conservatives cost the election
Note what these Liberals are saying...and see how it is being parroted on PhonyCon RINO GOP Media. Stop listening to the PhonyCons...and that will do a lot for the Conservative movement
Sounds pretty fascist to me.
You got that right.
Girl you are good.
Then Meet the Press would say that us Originalists espouse outdated ideas from a bunch of rich, white guys who are ancient history. This has already been said by Lefties.
The other tact the Lefties take against our founding fathers is to present writings from Tommy Jefferson and others and interpret (twist) them as evidence that some of our founders actually wanted socialism.
Romneys treatment of the Tea Party, especially Sarah Palin came back to bite him in the ass.
Maybe we should use simple terms so that the GOPe will understand
If you drain the blood from a body, IT WILL DIE!
Conservatism IS the life blood of this Country!
BTW GOPe! Sarah Palin has bigger Balls than all of you itsy bitsy teeney weeney look under a microscope and you still won’t find them limp di*k whatevers, who do not even deserve to be called men.
THERE, I SAID IT! Meow!
Ignore it and don’t take the bait.
Democrats/libs are always giving our party and candidates advice. Our party leaders actually follow the advice. It’s crazy.
The eternal, after election report from the media is, if the republicans win, it is a mistake that is explained away by bad, or incomplete communication of the democrat message, which accounts for the mistake that the voters made, and/or GOP tricks.
If the republicans lose, it is because they were too “right wing” and out of touch, and need to move left.
Not only Sarah, but where was Newt, Herman Cain or Rick Perry at the RNC? Ok, I’ll even go out on a limb here - where was Ron Paul? He is a kook in some areas, but he has some good ideas, especially when it comes to the Federal Reserve. The RNC alienated all of these people and their followers from the party.
I suspect that even if Romney had won, he would have surrounded himself with moderate, left-leaning RINOs in the cabinet positions. Let’s face it - the GOPE is Dem Lite.
I don’t think Sarah could have won if she had been nominated
due to the hatchet job they did on her and her family, but she sure shouldn’t have been excluded from the convention. Sure, it was a scheduling conflict. Does anyone know what she was doing during that time that she couldn’t show up to give a speech and rally the Tea Party?
The stupid Republicans want to go after the Latino votes now, and still exclude the TP Patriots. They do so at their own peril once again.
Doris Kearns Godwin was a college classmate of my late wife.