Ah the virtue of journalistic impartiality and subtlety.
The media attack on House Republicans for not embracing the tax increase, no spending cut “deal” put together by Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell, has already begun. Here is video of an indignant CNN’s Wolf Blitzer telling GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, “You know, a lot of your constituents are going to hate you. They are going to hate your fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives if you don’t allow new legislation to go forward.”
Here is video of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer announcing the news that Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term as President of the United States. Ohio was called for Obama, putting him over the top.
University of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato sums up this election campaign. I was among those like Dick Morris, Michael Barone, Karl Rove and many others who really believed the polls were hopelessly skewed toward Obama. It’s obvious that the polls were on the mark and the electorate wound up being close to the 2008 turnout model – D +6:
Hundreds wrote me insisting media polls were skewed & “enthusiasm” wasn’t being measured. Truth is now obvious.— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) November 7, 2012
Democrat Strategist Paul Begala confirmed this afternoon to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer tonight that the Barack Obama Campaign has “given up” on North Carolina – the state where Obama was renominated by the Democratic National Convention in early September.
Here is video of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and John King talking about the decision by the Obama White House to blame others for the Benghazi Terrorist Attack and the mishandling of the fallout from it. Blitzer characterized Vice-President Joe Biden as having thrown the Intelligence Community “under the bus” in the VP Debate by saying “we” were not told it was a terrorist attack until many days later. Biden directly contradicted sworn testimony from State Department officials that they never thought the attack was connected to an anti-Muslim video, as President Obama and numerous officials from his administration said it was for many days.
You wonder how long Hillary Clinton and the Intelligence Community will put up with attempts to make them the scapegoat for the Obama White House. There’s a lot on the line for Hillary Clinton if she has aspirations to run for President in 2016.
You would not know it from listening to Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, but it is possible to be a strong advocate for your political party without completely embarrassing yourself by abandoning all sense of truthfulness.
Here is video of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (to his credit) absolutely refusing to let Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz get away with the totally false attack that the Paul Ryan Budget Plan would throw Senior Citizens out in the cold by taking away their Medicare. Blitzer repeatedly interrupted Schultz, reminding her that Ryan has proposed NO CHANGES for anyone 55 years old or above. But she continued to embarrass herself by trying to assert what is simply not the truth. Blitzer, at every attempt, kept correcting her. Of course, Romney/Ryan are not even proposing to get rid of Medicare for people under 55, but only to try and save the program by allowing workers to choose – if they desire – to put a portion of their contributions into a personal account for retirement years. But for people over 55, they have said every way possible that there would be no change whatsoever. To his credit, Wolf Blitzer demonstrates the integrity Debbie Wasserman Schultz lacks by making sure that truth is told.
Here is Gov. Mitt Romney during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer saying he recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. He also said he would be willing to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jersualem if that lines up with the desire of the Israeli Government.
It has happened so seldom that when it does, it is shocking.
Here is CNN’s Wolf Blitzer blasting President Barack Obama for not going to speak to the NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas. Blitzer praised Mitt Romney for going, and warned that Obama should not take the votes of African-Americans for granted.
Here is CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asking Obama’s Deputy Campaign Director why they have been so quick to “throw Democrat Strategist Hillary Rosen under the bus” over her attack on Ann Romney.
Here is video of Democrat Strategist Hillary Rosen talking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer today, where she once again tried to defend herself in the wake of her attack on Ann Romney last night, when she said she “never worked a day in her life.”
She gave a not so sincere-sounding apology to Ann Romney when prompted to do so by Wolf Blitzer. But she is clearly rattled by the furor over her remarks. She attacked Mitt Romney again and again, even when she supposedly was trying to be contrite and to explain her remarks.
Wolf Blitzer was shockingly direct with Rosen, telling her, “The Democrats are quickly throwing you under the bus.” He then read a number of quotes from Democrats criticizing her remarks. He also played a clip of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney essentially denying Rosen has been close to the Obama White House.
Here is video of Newt Gingrich yesterday telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that “many people are glad I’m staying in” the GOP Presidential Race. He also said he has received a rush of campaign contributions since Rick Santorum dropped out the other day. Gingrich says he is now the lone conservative choice remaining in the GOP Race.
The final GOP Primary is June 26 – so that’s 2 1/2 months. Mitt Romney is the only candidate who really has a shot at getting the needed 1,144 delegates to cinch the Nomination. You figure who Priebus thinks the Nominee will be.
Here is video of RNC Chair Reince Priebus telling Wolf Blitzer it is highly likely the GOP Race will end “within the next month or two.” He would not call for Rick Santorum to drop out, but did say the narrative is pretty well set up that candidates must win their home state. Santorum is hoping to defeat Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, where he served as a U.S. Senator.
Here is video of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asking Sen. Rick Santorum to “respond” to comments on contraception by Rush Limbaugh – comments directed toward a woman who recently testified before Congress. Santorum was asked to listen to Limbaugh’s remarks, and then “respond” to them. He responded that Limbaugh was being “absurd” – being an “entertainer” – and that the real issue here is that the current President is trying to force people of faith to pay for something that is against their religious beliefs.
Here is video of Newt Gingrich seizing on Mitt Romney’s “poor” comment by saying he wants to give the poor in America “a trampoline” so they can jump out of poverty to a better life. Gingrich did say he is sure Romney did not mean he does not care about the poor, but that it is revealing that Romney seemed satisfied with the poor remaining in the social safety net of the country.