Archive for October 21, 2010

…to add to what I’ve already said.

1. NPR has the right to hire and fire anyone they want, I just wish they wouldn’t do it on my taxpayer dime

2. NPR’s main listener base is very liberal and hate Fox News, I suspect they were glad to have an excuse to dump him and make the liberal givers happy.

3. Gateway pundit reports that NPR says the amount of their budget they get from the Government is trivial. If that is the case then they won’t miss it will they, particularly in a time of budget problems.

This is going to be a defining moment in this election, it crystallizes exactly what political correctness and liberalism is.

Update: just got a tweet about this from Dan Riehl

Is it because the pledge drive lasts all week and they want Leftists coming back and ponying up even more as they engage in what amounts to an informational lynching of a now dismissed colleague of ten years? Just how far, or perhaps, how low, is Soros’s new flack, NPR, willing to go to try and damage Williams, while lining its pockets with progressive cash in the process?

Have you no shame, NPR? At long last, have you no shame? Or, has George offered up another million if you humiliate, if not destroy, an accomplished and credible black journalist like Juan Williams, simply for having the audacity to appear on Fox News?

I think we have the answer.

You know the folks who spend all their time laughing.

Via Glenn we see this from ABC (all emphasis mine):

Chris Coons changed his previous position on the Bush-era tax cuts this morning telling me that he would support extending all of the tax cuts for everyone for “several years.”

“I am committed to extending the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans for everybody making up to $250,000, but I would extend them for everyone,” the Democratic candidate for Delaware’s Senate seat told me on “GMA.”

“I’d be willing to extend them for several years for all Americans, of whatever income if that also allows us to reach a bipartisan compromise that makes real progress in offering tax relief to small and medium businesses, to the home owners exception, to research and development,” he said.

That contradicts President Obama’s position and Coons’ own campaign website, which states “High-Income Bush Tax Cuts Should Expire on Schedule.”

The key take-aways from this?

1. The MSM has been making fun of Christine O’Donnell’s debate performances for the last three days. Yet this morning, after Delaware voters saw those same debates that the MSM laughed at it is Chris Coons NOT Christine O’Donnell who feels compelled to change positions.

2. Does a candidate 12 days before an election flip-flop on a key position if he is actually up 10+ points in a race?

3. What does it say about President Obama’s popularity that less than a week after he visits Delaware his candidate Chris Coons feels the need to run away from the president’s position.

I think O’Donnell wins this race as part of the big red wave as long as she doesn’t make the mistake of forgetting the people who got her there.

Update: Instalanche: Thanks Glenn and further along the lines of political reality check this out from my latest piece for the examiner:

The President of the United States is the most powerful man in the world. He won Massachusetts by 24 points yet 3000 people were bussed in from all over the state to attend. Boston is a city of over 600,000 the metro area is 4.5 million and it’s been voting democrat for 60 years yet the campaign didn’t have the confidence that they could draw on a Saturday three weeks before an election?

Coons flipped after an Obama visit, NRO reports Obama will be in Connecticut two days before election day. Will that leave Blumenthal enough time to run away from him?

Update 2: On GMA O’Donnell stands behind her 1st Amendment remarks while the Washington Post and the Widener law school itself have to edit their reports wholesale. Who are the idiots here?

Claire Freda has been a city council member for a long time, I talked to her at the Karyn Polito event in Leominster last Wednesday

Sorry about the lighting, the Dessert bar lighting was horrible for Video:

We talked for quite a while, If I’m correct about what’s coming, it will be interesting to get her reaction Nov 3rd.

It’s my first full day home and first full night sleep since my 5 state trek covering congressional elections and what do I hear when I get to see morning joe from practically the start? A memorable line from Joe Scarborough:

He said Sarah Palin although she has made money would have been better off staying in Alaska when it comes to electability.

Joe Joe Joe…

Did you happen to notice who was fighting against this administration when everyone else was saying they had to give into the Obama wave?

Did you happen to notice who has been pushing the tea party movement that is responsible for what his going to happen in this election?

Have you actually looked at home many candidates are going to get elected this year who are Sarah Palin republicans?

Joe I love you man but you guys have a huge blind spot when it comes to Sarah Palin and when you say this kind of thing it may appeal to the MSNBC base but it has no relation to objective reality.

As for polls tell me where Barack Obama was in the polls in Dec 2006 for president.