Wednesday, 11 December 2013

ANOTHER AL SHARPTON FRAUD  Ken Berwitz

al sharpton is a career racist, Black supremaicist and anti-Semite.  He is also a serial con man and fraud.

Which, for some reason, makes him a highly valued member of the Democrat Party - so much of a kingmaker that Presidential hopefuls feel they have to meet with him. 

And, not at all surprisingly therefore, an equally highly valued member of the MSNBC lineup.

Here, as pulled from Noel Sheppard's blog at newsbusters.org, is a transcript of Fox's Bill O'Reilly uncovering sharpton's latest fraud, in which he edits a tape to create an attack line against O'Reilly:

BILL O'REILLY: Now, as a young man, Nelson Mandela had Marxist leanings and dealt closely with communists. Check out a recent article in The Economist magazine if you want specifics on that. Anyone who knows anything about South Africa understands Mr. Mandela's philosophy.

Enter the far left MSNBC network and Al Sharpton. As we have demonstrated in the past, Sharpton is a dishonest purveyor of information, a man who could not care less about reporting what's true. Last Friday, using Nelson Mandela as cover, Sharpton attacked me.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

AL SHARPTON: He said about Nelson Mandela last night on Fox:

O'REILLY: 95 years old. Nelson Mandela, I spent some time in South Africa, he was a communist, this man. He was a communist, all right?

SHARPTON: [Unintelligible]

KAREN FINNEY: But don't you wonder where in South Africa? It wasn't like he was hanging out in Soweto that Bill O'Reilly I'm quite certain.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: Well, here I am in Soweto where I did spend some time. That woman Karen Finney, a former spokesperson for the DNC, obviously made a mistake. So I am expecting a letter of apology from Ms. Finney by tomorrow. If she is honest she'll send it over. If she is like Sharpton and not honest, she will not and I will let you know what happens tomorrow evening.

As for Sharpton, he is a flat out deceiver. Here is what I actually said about Mr. Mandela.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: 95 years old. Nelson Mandela, I have spent some time in South Africa, he was a communist, this man. He was a communist, all right? But he was a great man. What he did for his people was stunning. The sacrifices that he made. He could have repudiated and got out of that prison. He wouldn't do it.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: So you can see that Sharpton cut out all of the context as he has done many times before. Now, any other commentator on national TV would have been fired for doing that, but MSNBC seems to be afraid of Sharpton. The thing is, Sharpton uses the occasion of Nelson Mandela's death to dishonestly attack people he doesn't like. They don't come lower.

As you can see, sharpton truncated the quote to leave his viewers with the idea that O'Reilly did nothing but characterize Mandela as a communist, when in actuality the entire quote shows he was praising Mandela to the skies.

Editing a tape to pull the wool over the eyes of viewers gullible enough to believe they are getting honest information, and/or feeding some red meat to hardliners who don't care whether it is true or not as long as it defames someone over at Fox News.  That's sharpton for you. 

No wonder MSNBC loves this guy. 


REACTIONS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA SHAKING RAUL CASTRO'S HAND

Ken Berwitz

As promised, here is a sampling of reaction to President Obama shaking the hand of raul castro, Cuba's co-dictator with his brother fidel:

Senator John McCain (R-AZ):  "Why should you shake hands with somebody who is keeping Americans in prison? What's the point?  Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler."

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL):  "If the president was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba"

Rep. Albio Seres (D-NJ):  "I was disappointed to view the handshake between President Obama and the Cuban dictator Raul Castro at what was a moving service to memorialize Nelson Mandela...(Mandela) stood for everything that the Castro regime has taken from the Cuban people over that past 50 years; freedom, equality, and human rights.  Instead of making grand gestures that only validate tyrannical regimes, the United States should be working tirelessly to bring Cuban prisoners, like Alan Gross home safely, as well as support those striving for democracy in the face of oppression.  Such action to bring innocent victims to freedom would truly serve Mandela's legacy."

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL):  "It is nauseating...Sometimes a handshake is just a handshake, but when the leader of the free world shakes the bloody hand of a ruthless dictator like Raul Castro, it becomes a propaganda coup for the tyrant"

And there, of course, is more.

I understand that Barack Obama did not have one second's worth of experience in foreign policy when he took office.  But wouldn't you think five years in that office would teach him something?

I count the seconds until January 20, 2017.

Zeke ..... ...... Senator Ted Cruz . [ (R-TX), whose parents fled Castro Cuba ] . stood up and walked out when Raul began his speech . . . . . (12/12/13)


OBAMA'S HANDSHAKE WITH RAUL CASTRO: WHAT DID HE SAY?

Ken Berwitz

Yesterday I put up a picture of President Obama at the memorial for Nelson Mandela, when, with consummate lack of concern for the solemnity of the occasion, he jovially took a "selfie" of himself with the British and Danish heads of state (both of whom should be ashamed of themselves) while Michelle Obama sat by, with a sullen look that seemed to say "what is wrong with you, wait 'til I get you in the hotel room".

But that wasn't the only Obama embarrassment.  Not by a long shot.

Here is the President of the United States happily shaking hands with raul castro, fidel's brother and co-conspirator, who has run a hell on earth in Cuba for the past 53 years:

South-africa-mandela-memorial-obama-castro

What do you suppose Mr. Obama said to castro?

-Maybe "What kind of people are you and your brother, to destroy this country for over a half century.  Just because a few trendy hollywood types and hard leftists - sorry for being redundant - glorify your hellhole, we know better.  How about releasing the political prisoners you have held for years and years, with an apology to them and to the people of Cuba?"

-Or "Why do you seem completely unashamed that, even to this day, people risk their lives to get on crudely-made rafts so they can escape from you?"

-Or on a more immediate, specific level, "Why is Aaron Gross imprisoned in Cuba for absolutely nothing, and when are you going to let him go - along with the many, many others who rot in your jails for no good reason at all?" 

You know better, don't you.

Look, I acknowledge that there are certain rules of protocol in place when heads of state gather, and that sometimes a President may be confronted with difficult, unpleasant decisions.  But shaking the hand of a co-conspirator to what has taken place in Cuba all these years during a memorial service for someone who was being lionized for bringing freedom to his people? 

And this, of course, is before we get to the dirty little secret that, under fidel and raul castro, racism has always been rampant in Cuba.   Cuba's Black population is 10 - 15% - virtually identical to that of the USA.  Add in the Mulatto population and it is closer to one-third.  But for many years under castro, the government allowed hotel managers to exclude Blacks from their staffs, so they would not have contact with White Europeans...which is exactly what apartheid was all about. (My guess is that, while less true now, it still happens plenty even today).  And how many Black or Mulatto ministers of anything have you seen in Cuba under Castro?  In 53 years, I doubt you'd need more than the fingers of one hand to count them.

Helluva guy to handshake, Mr. President.

To his credit, Senator Ted Cruz, whose father escaped Cuba, walked out when castro spoke.  President Obama did not.  Which of the two are you more in sympathy with?

Later today I will post a sampling of reactions to this handshake from various members of congress. 

free' My guess would be he said 'I love your communism'. (12/11/13)


OBAMACARE: ANOTHER MISTAKE, ANOTHER LAME "EXPLANATION" Ken Berwitz


I admit that being wrong about how many people would sign up for ObamaCare is not the biggest deal in the world.  But being hugely wrong, when added to the overt lies regarding whether people could keep their insurance policies or their doctors (or their drugs, we now have found out), paints an abysmal picture of how completely the public was lied to/flimflammed/bamboozled/you pic your own word.

Here are the particulars, including the Obama administration's lame "explanation" as to why it is not a problem at all, as excerpted from Carrie Budoff Brown and Jason Millman's article at politico.com:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius once described 7 million new Obamacare customers in the first year as what "success looks like."

The White House is now trying to affix another label to the estimate: meaningless.

It might be too late. 

About 365,000 selected a plan through the state and federal insurance exchanges in the first two months, according to figures released Wednesday, only a fraction of what the administration had estimated.

Republicans are holding up the 7 million figure as the latest example of why Obamacare is failing. Theyre comparing it to President Barack Obamas failed pledge that consumers can keep their insurance plans or doctors if they like them another case of the administration having to answer for its rhetorical shorthand.

But White House officials - backed up by policy wonks and insurance industry experts - say the figure has very little bearing on whether Obamacare can provide affordable coverage.



Yeah, sure guys.  It has no bearing at all.  I mean, what possible relevance would there be to the fact that only a small fraction of the necessary signups have occurred, and the vast majority of them are not the young, healthy people who would largely be paying the freight for others, but Medicaid people who are the others?

Does anyone in this White House - from the President on down - ever admit anything is wrong, even for an unworkable monstrosity like ObamaCare?  Does anyone in this White House ever take responsibility for anything going wrong?  Do they think we are so stupid that we can't see this with our own eyes, and feel it in our own wallets?  

Do they really have this much contempt for us?


A TALE OF THREE PRESIDENTIAL POLLS Ken Berwitz


Three presidential polls were released today.

Here are links to articles about each poll, along with the first couple of paragraphs:

A year that began with President Barack Obama riding high after his re-election victory is ending with him in the biggest hole of his presidency.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that more Americans disapprove of the president's job performance than ever before; half say they're either disappointed or dissatisfied with his presidency and 54 percent believe he's facing a long-term setback.

Perhaps more significantly, Obama has seen a drop in key presidential attributes.



President Barack Obama's job approval among American voters drops to a new low, a negative 38 - 57 percent, as the outlook for Democrats running for Congress and the U.S. Senate fades also, according to a national poll released today. He even gets a negative 41 - 49 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old and a lackluster 50 - 43 percent approval among Hispanic voters. 

The president's job approval compares to a negative 39 - 54 percent score in a November 12 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.



President Obama's approval ratings, which hit his all-time low last month, have returned to where they were before the rollout of the health care law's enrollment process, but Americans still lack confidence in the White Houses management of the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The publics opinion of the law itself has improved after repairs to the enrollment website.

According to the poll, 42 percent of Americans now approve of Mr. Obama's overall performance, and 50 percent disapprove. That is not exactly good news for the president, but is better than his numbers in mid-November, after he admitted he had fumbled the rollout of the health care laws website. Then, just 37 percent approved and 57 percent disapproved in a CBS News poll.

Remember that Sesame Street song?  "One of these things is not like the others"?  Sort of personifies what you just read, doesn't it?

However, it should be noted that the one poll which improves from last time to this time, also shows bad news - unless you consider 42% approve/50% disapprove good news, that is.  

Looking at it that way, maybe all of these things are like the others.  

I don't make predictions, but given that there is little doubt ObamaCare has driven the poll numbers down and, despite the rosy spin put on this unworkable monstrosity by Obama & Co., additional bad news just keeps coming, it is hard to imagine that things will improve a great deal, at least in the near term.

And in mid-2014, when companies, big and small, start dropping their employees from coverage and/or lowering employee hours because the one-year delay in mandated insurance will be ending, I don't expect them to improve either.

But Debbie Wasserman Schultz still assures us Democrats - even Democrats in competitive races - will proudly be running on ObamaCare anyway.  

Wanna bet?


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