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545 vs 300 million…

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A cousin emailed me this and as I usually do,  I checked it out.   It’s real,  so I provided you the link.

The money quote is the very first sentence:

“Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.”

Were truer words ever spoken?

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October 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

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White House vs. FOX…

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As predicted,  the White House tried to  laugh off the Dunn comments,  with Dunn herself  claiming to have picked up the Mao reference from the late Republican strategist,  Lee Atwater.  Except no one can find that quote by Atwater…..  And now the evil Glenn Beck has played a clip of Dunn saying the White House isn’t interested in being interviewed by reporters,  but in controlling what they have to talk about.

Aaron Gee said Obama had found his oppressor,  and the Washington Times pointed out that FOX is a more  trusted news source than the New York Times.     Don Surber pointed out that other media should be  sticking up for FOX instead of either covering for His Oneness or actively going after FOX as Newsweek did,   or suggesting Obama needs even more imperiousness ,  as did the New York Times.

The funniest line was Rahm Emanuel bleating that FOX wasn’t a news organization because it  “had a perspective.”   Umm,  the New York Times and MSNBC don’t?    In second place was David Axelrod appearing on ABC to say that other news outlets shouldn’t treat FOX as a news outlet.

Obama’s vendetta would serve to give his base a target,  and he certainly knew he could count on support from most of the rest of the media.    So why is the White House  now saying it will appear on FOX?     Is it because it wants coverage of its upcoming  “green” week?   Or because the latest  Rasmussen poll on the health bill shows 54% of us oppose it, versus only 42% supporting it?

I don’t know,  but finish with a  cartoon which sums up Obama’s attitude perfectly.

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October 20, 2009 at 7:08 am

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