TV Anchor Melissa Francis Reveals That She Was Silenced When She Questioned the “Math of Obamacare” On the Air at CNBC
MEDIA BIAS: THE LIBERAL MEDIA CARRYING THE WATER FROM BARACK OBAMA …
Melissa Francis, the current anchor of ‘Money with Melissa Francis’ on the Fox Business Channel revealed Friday that she was silenced when she was an anchor at CNBC by execs when she dared question the math of Obamacare. She was told that she was disrespecting the office of the presidency by having the audacity of pointing out the obvious to her viewers, that the math of Obamacare simply didn’t work, in that you couldn’t add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their pre-existing conditions without raising the price on everyone else. Scolded by management for questioning the government? Really, isn’t that their job and a reason why we have a Freedom of the Press? This was a business show, how could any responsible individual not ask or point out such a simple premise? But not for the suits at CNBC, they might as well called her a racist as well. But when you are the liberal MSM, part of the Democrat/Obama media complex simply in place to be a propaganda vehicle, you must silence all opposition to liberal policy, especially when it is a lie.
Jonathon Gruber telling you that the architects of Obamacare think that you that you are stupid. And most importantly they are counting on your lack of economic understanding. They are not the only villains in this story. They are also depending on the liberal media to cover up the truth. So far NBC, ABC, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, and others, have been only too happy to comply. Those outlets have not even mentioned the video evidence from Jonathan Gruber. It’s shocking, but it actually doesn’t surprise me because when I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of Obamacare simply didn’t work. Not the politics by the way. But just the basic math. And when I did that, I was silenced.
“It’s shocking, but it actually doesn’t surprise me because when I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of Obamacare simply didn’t work. Not the politics by the way. But just the basic math. And when I did that, I was silenced,” Francis said.
“I said on the air that you couldn’t add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their pre-existing conditions without raising the price on everyone else,” she continued. “I pointed out that it couldn’t possibly be true that if you like your plan, you can keep it. That was a lie. And in fact, millions of people had their plans canceled.”
After making the comments, Francis said she was called into a meeting by management and told he was “disrespecting the office of the president.”
I think we now know that Melissa Francis was 100% correct.
Liberal Media Double Standard: MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski of The Morning Joe … “If Gruber Were Republican, MSM Would Be Exploding”
I GIVE HER CREDIT, MSNBC’S MIKA BREZEZINKI SAYS … HAD GRUBER BEEN A REPUBLICAN, THE MSM WOULD BE EXPLODING.
The liberal media has avoided the Jonathon Gruber story like Ebola. As VIDEO after VIDEO after VIDEO after VIDEO appear of Gruber, the MIT professor who was also one of the architects and consultants of Obamacare, the liberal media Democrat complex is no where to be found. It is as if the liberal MSM was sucked into a black hole or were suddenly all put in the witness protection program as there has been a “virtual black out” of all Gruber’s remarks as to how Obamacare was passed. What’s the matter, is the media afraid of the truth? Or is it that they know they have now been nailed for the Obama water-carrying sycophants that they are?
You have to give credit where credit is due, even though the Libs at MSNBC tried to down play this. Sorry, Obamacare was the greatest HOAX ever perpetrated on the American people.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: This Obamacare story, which I saw yesterday and I’m surprised it didn’t emerge . . . It’s an interesting dynamic. This broke yesterday, we kind of, were trying to get to it. Nobody covered it except for some right-wing outlets. Had this been a Republican, what do you think would have happened?
MIKE BARNICLE: Well, he is, this century’s version of David Stockman, who was Ronald Reagan’s original budget director. In 1981, in an extensive magazine piece in the old Atlantic magazine by Bill Greider, former Washington Post editor, David Stockman sat down with him. He was Reagan’s budget director, sat down with Bill Greider for many, many times, to explain the budget. And he said, basically, none of us really understands what any of these numbers are all about, the federal budget.
BRZEZINSKI: [facetiously] So let me guess, nobody dealt with it, right?
BARNICLE: President Reagan had no idea what those numbers were all about.
BRZEZINSKI: Just a few left-wing bloggers brought it up, right? It wasn’t covered? I think there was a huge firestorm, I believe.
HOWARD DEAN: There was.
BRZEZINSKI: Exactly, that’s my point!
BRZEZINSKI: That was a huge gaffe, right? We can all agree on that. I do think had it been a Republican, the media would be exploding.
DEAN: I think there’s a big stature gaffe between the office, the Director of the OMB and a consultant for the — that’s why it’s not a big deal.
BRZEZINSKI: Okay, that’s fair.
Sexist Comments from Outgoing Democrat Senator Tom Harkin … “She is Really Attractive and She Sounds Nice” … “I Don’t Care if She’s as Good looking as Taylor Swift”
WELCOME TO THE DOUBLE STANDARD OF LIBERAL, DEMOCRAT POLITICS … WHAT PARTY HAS THE WAR ON WOMEN?
He said what? As reported at Buzz Feed, Retiring Democratic Iowa Senator Tom Harkin told Iowa voters that they shouldn’t be fooled because Joni Ernst is “really attractive” and “sounds nice.” HUH? The outgoing Harkin made these sexist comments and the crowd actually clapped and cheered. Just curious, how many of the Neanderthals is the crowd are the same people who talk about a GOP war on women? You folks may want to check your knuckles for scrape marks as they appear to be dragging on the ground, including you also, Tom Harkin.
Some folks want to make excuses for Tom Harkin because he is a relic and a dinosaur; however, that does not excuse those in the Democrat supporters in the audience clapping, nor the fact that if Harkin was a Republican the MSM would be making this a front-page October surprise issue to turn the election.
“You know in this Senate race I’ve been watching some of these ads and there’s sort of this sense that [people like] Joni Ernst,” Harkin said. “She is really attractive and she sounds nice, but I got to thinking about that and I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rogers, but if she votes like Michele Bachmann, she’s wrong for the state of Iowa.”
But what what else would you expect from a desperate and pathetic political party who finds their Senate control slipping and Republican challenger Joni Ernst surging into the lead for the Senate seat in Iowa. The final Des Moines Register poll had Joni Ernst up by 7.
Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Carol Lee said that Iowa voters are “definitely down” on President Obama and the Democratic Party, creating a distinct advantage for Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst over Democratic incumbent Bruce Braley.
“I talked to a bunch of voters at that event and some of them coming to that event had voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 and had regretted voting for him,” Lee said.
“The voters there are definitely down on the president and really looking for somebody different, and [Ernst] seems to be tapping into some kind of sentiment there and it looks like she’s actually going to wind up winning.”
Lee said outgoing Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s recent comments warning Iowa voters not to be fooled by Ernst because she is “really attractive” and “sounds nice” may backfire on Tuesday.
“If there’s one thing that any politician, particularly a seasoned one like Harkin should know, you don’t talk about women’s looks in that way,” Lee said.
Imagine, just imagine if a Republican, male Senator said the following, “I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift …” Sen. Harkin, I guess it really was time for you to retire. And speaking of Taylor Swift, she had a comment for you below and your mean, sexist comments.
Tom Harkin and Democrats … “All you are is mean and a liar and pathetic and alone in life and mean and mean and mean and mean!!!!! ALL YOU ARE EVER GOING TO BE IS MEAN!”
Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said Monday she was “greatly offended” by Sen. Tom Harkin’s remarks last week that Ernst wasn’t fit to be Iowa’s senator just because she’s “really attractive and she sounds nice.”
Ernst fired back Monday on Fox News and said Harkin would have never made those comments if she were a man.
“I was very offended that Sen. Harkin would say that. I think it’s unfortunate that he and many of their party believe you can’t be a real woman if you’re conservative and you’re female,” Ernst said. “I believe if my name had been John Ernst attached to my resume, Sen. Harkin would not have said those things.”
SICK … Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Gives Graduation Speech via VIDEO at Goddard College in Vermont
What the hell ever happened to the Green mountain state of Vermont, Ethan Allen would be disgusted.
On Sunday, convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal gave a graduation speech to students at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont by video. Unbelievable. Mumia Abu-Jamal is currently serving a life sentence for the 1981 shooting death and murder of Philedapphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. It is actually the second time Abu-Jamal has spoken at graduation, but what would you expect from a liberal arts college in the People’s Republic of Vermont where this cop killer received a degree.
Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Daniel Faulkner, called choosing Abu-Jamal “despicable” and “not appropriate.” The police in Philadelphia held a silent vigil for 25 minutes Sunday to protest Mumia’s speech. As stated by Chief Inspector Anthony Boyle, “We need to demonstrate how ludicrous this is.” Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) urged the Vermont college on Thursday to revoke its invitation to have Mumia Abu-Jamal as a commencement speaker. Michael O’Neil, the president of the Vermont Troopers’ Association also asked Goodard College to rescind Abu-Jamal invitation.
On Sunday, Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke by video to 20 students receiving bachelor degrees Sunday from Goddard College in Plainfield.
He told the graduates to “think about the myriad of problems that beset this land and strive to make it better.”
Abu-Jamal said Goddard reawakened his love of learning and — in his mind — allowed him to leave death row and travel the world.
The decision to allow Abu-Jamal to speak angered police and others in Vermont and Pennsylvania. Abu-Jamal was initially sentenced to death in the killing of Officer Daniel Faulkner but re-sentenced to life in 2012.
Get ready for the LIBERAL double standard to allow a cop killer to speak at a commencement ceremony and call it freedom of speech. In a statement posted on the school’s website, Interim President Bob Kenny said that by selecting Abu-Jamal the students are showing “their freedom to engage and think radically and critically in a world that often sets up barriers to do just that.” REALLY? So this liberal college president celebrates the First Amendment of Freedom of Speech when it serves his radical liberal views, but has an issue with that same First Amendment when it comes to freedom of the Press as the college closed the graduation to the media after claiming it was open. Goddard College also claimed they wanted to protect the student’s privacy. Wat a bunch of gutless cowards, so brave in saying they want a cop killer as their commencement speaker, but don’t want the public to know who they are. And you wonder where gutless, double standard liberals are spawn from.
The ceremony was originally planned for 4 p.m. and media was told it was open to the public.
However, two days ago, college leaders changed the time to 1 p.m. without notifying the media.
They cited security reasons, saying they received threats this past week.
They also wanted to protect the student’s privacy.
Oh the Irony: 42 Year Old Omar J. Gonzalez Arrested by Secret Service Inside White House … Scaled the White House Fence (VIDEO)
OK, WHO SEES THE IRONY IN AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A HISPANIC LAST NAME SCALING A FENCE AND BEING ARRESTED?
42 year old Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas was arrested Friday night after he climbed over the White House fence and made it through the North Portico doors of the White House. The White House staff members were evacuated; however, the Obama family were not at home. President Obama and his daughters had left via helicopter for the presidential retreat at Camp David, MD, just minutes before the incident. Following Gonzalez’s apprehension, he was taken to George Washington Medical Center for a medical evaluation.
Just curious, why was he arrested, why was this considered a crime? Isn’t this just a microcosm of our Southern border and the fence jumping that occurs every day? For Barack Obama and his administration, the illegals coming into the United States by scaling the Mexico-US border fence are not committing any crime. Barack Obama does not believe in border security, so why does he believe in security for the White House? Oh that’s right, that is different. For illegals who “illegally” scale a fence and cross into America get amnesty, but scale the White House fence and you get arrested.
A Texas man who scaled the White House fence made it through the North Portico doors on Friday night before being apprehended, the Secret Service said.
The intruder, Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, was arrested just inside the doors and taken to George Washington University Hospital after complaining of chest pains, said Ed Donovan, a Secret Service spokesman.
None of the Obamas were home when the security breach occurred about 7:20 p.m., but White House staff members were evacuated as a precaution, officials said. President Obama and his daughters had left for the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., just minutes before the incident.
Mr. Gonzalez, of Copperas Cove, Tex., was not armed and was not carrying a bag or a backpack when officials spotted him jumping the fence on the Pennsylvania Avenue side, Mr. Donovan said. He ignored several calls for him to stop as officers gave chase.
No shots were fired and the White House guard dogs were not called out to stop him.
VIDEO of Omar Gonzalez running on White House grounds
Of course then their is the other metaphor that this incident presents, if Obama can’t protect the White House from a 42 year old man, how is he going to protect America against terrorism and ISIS?
Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Doesn’t Think Asians Are Smarter Than Anyone Else, Can’t Tell Them Apart
HARRY REID CAN’T TELL RIGHT FROM WONG …
On Friday speaking to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Harry Reid (D-NV) joked about the stereo-type Asians and then some how thought it was okay to say that he could not keep his Wongs straight as they all looked alike. Are you kidding? Imagine what the fire storm would have been if he said the same thing about blacks? Imagine if these same comments were made by a Republican? There would not be calls for an apology, there would be cries for him to resign.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is making the rounds Friday after video surfaced of him cracking two jokes about Asians at a Las Vegas meeting.
Speaking to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Reid joked about the stereotype regarding Asian intelligence.
“I don’t think you’re smarter than anyone else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” he said to chuckles.
Later, when someone mentioned a person with the last name “Wong,” Reid cracked: “One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight.”
National Review reminds us that the hypocrite Harry Reid was quick to go after his 2010 US Senate challenger Sharron Angle when she made an Asian joke:
While on the campaign trail in 2010, Reid criticized Republican challenger Sharron Angle for her own “Asian” comments. Angle came under fire for telling a group of Hispanic students that “some of you look a little more Asian to me.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for comments he made in “poor taste” about Asian people.
The apology was prompted by remarks he made Thursday to the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas and after video was posted by conservative trackers.
On Friday, Reid offered a mea culpa: “My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing.”
Could Liberals just stay the hell out of our lives?
Now bake sales for school fundraiser are public enemy number one for liberals. Thanks to the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama, school kids will no longer be able to have cupcake bake sales to raise money. Thanks Michelle, because apples, celery and carrot sticks are not quite the money makers as brownies, cookies and cupcakes. So what does Michelle Obama have against school children raising money for school trips or band and athletic equipment?
Good grief, what ever happened to the America I grew up in where kids could have a bake sale to raise money for their class trip right after playing a game of dodge-ball?
Maybe Michelle should start with you own husband first?
But the sales won’t be so sweet starting this fall. Campus bake sales—a mainstay of school fundraisers—are going on a diet. A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars.
Jeff Ellsworth, principal of the kindergarten through eighth-grade school in Chapman, Neb., isn’t quite sure how to break the news to the kids. “The chocolate bars are a big seller,” said Mr. Ellsworth.
The restrictions that took effect in July stem from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama and her “Let’s Move!” campaign. The law overhauled nutrition standards affecting more than 30 million children. Among the changes: fatty french fries were out, while baked sweet potato fries were deemed to be fine.
The law also required the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set standards for all food and beverages sold during the school day, which includes vending machines, snack carts and daytime fundraisers. It allowed for “infrequent” fundraisers, and states were allowed to decide how many bake sales they would have that didn’t meet nutrition standards.
Good Grief, Intollerant LEFT at it Again … Say Obama Outhouse Float at 4th of July Parade Was ‘Racist’
IT WAS NOT RACIST!!! DISRESPECTFUL YES, RACIST … NO!!!
Angry Democrats cry racism to a float in a 4th of July parade in Norfolk, NE depicting Barack Obama standing next to an outhouse labeled, “Presidential Library”. Um, how exactly is this racist? But that does not stop the Democrat lunatic fringe is at it again calling anything that may mock President Barack Obama as racist. Norfolk City Councilman Dick Pfeil told the World-Herald that the city “doesn’t condone” the float, but it just shows how out of touch this politician is, one of the parade’s organizers, Rick Konopasek said the outhouse was the most popular float in the parade, and that it earned an “honorable mention” from three judges. Actually, according to the Journal Star, the float got the greatest amount of cheers.
But this is how the LEFT tries to squelch free speech … cry racism. Sorry, this is getting really tired and old. Oh what a shock, people are offended at Obama being mocked. Where were they during the GWB presidency? The outhouse could easily say America, instead of Obama presidential library, as this president has done everything possible to put us in the crapper.
Pic can be seen HERE.
A Fourth of July parade float in Nebraska that showed a dummy standing outside an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library” is drawing cries of racism from local residents and the Nebraska Democratic Party.
The float, in the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Neb., was affixed to trailer being towed behind a blue pickup truck. The dummy was clad in overalls, standing by a walker next to the outhouse.
The pickup truck and the float did not identify a sponsor, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
In a statement, the Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen,” according to the World-Herald.
The Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen.” Really, just curious, how is a float of a president standing next to an outhouse labeled “Presidential Library” racists? Seriously, someone enlighten me. Personally, I am sick of every criticism of the “worst president since WWII” being called racist.
Sorry, but I find this humorous and it is nothing more than political humor. No different than the LEFT ridiculing former Republic President George W. Bush with his presidential library when they stated, why would he need a library, he can’t read. That was kinda funny. Bush even embraced his vocal gaffes by claiming that “English was his second language”. But of course the same people crying foul over anything mocking Obama were laughing gleefully at any form of ridicule of George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and any conservative for that fact. What is actually racist is when any conservative who happens to be black is called an Uncle Tom. Racism is when you say about South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy.” Or when a Democrat Congressman blasts Tim Scott for not voting according to the color of his skin … THAT IS RACIST!
“A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” Rev. William Barber II said of South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, according to South Carolina’s The State. “[T]he extreme right wing down here (in South Carolina) finds a black guy to be senator and claims he’s the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the Tea Party.”
From the Political Carnival … If George W. Bush’s name was replaced with Barack Obama, would that be deemed racist?
Hmm, what did the Democrats have to say about the following hate toward GWB? I believe this was a tad bit worse than an outhouse and Obama. But just another example of liberal intolerance and double standard.
The Hypocrisy of the Left, the Global Warming Folks and Tom Steyer … Billionaire Hedge Fund Hypocrite Made Money from Coal
Billionaire liberal and so called climate change activist Tom Steyer, he was for coal, before he was against it.
Define hypocrisy, see Tom Steyer. As reported in the New York Times this weekend, Tom Steyer, the most influential environmentalist in American politics, who has vowed to spend $100 million this year to defeat candidates through his PAC, NextGEN Climate, who oppose policies to combat climate change in fact made his billions by, hold it, hold it … investing in coal. You just can’t make this stuff up. But then again, one does not have to when it comes to the liberal, double standard Left. Steyer has been one of the main opponents of the XL Keystone pipeline.
Talk about a complete loss of credibility. If Steyer is so strongly opposed to climate change and has basically made his fortune by increasing global warming (this is the Left’s philosophy) then why doesn’t he give all his money away?
To environmentalists across Australia, it is a baffling anachronism in an era of climate change: the construction of a 4,000-acre mine in New South Wales that will churn out carbon-laden coal for the next 30 years.
The mine’s groundbreaking, in a state forest this year, inspired a veteran to stand in front of a bulldozer and a music teacher to chain himself to a piece of excavation equipment.
But the project had an unlikely financial backer in the United States, whose infusion of cash helped set it in motion: Tom Steyer, the most influential environmentalist in American politics, who has vowed to spend $100 million this year to defeat candidates who oppose policies to combat climate change.
Mr. Steyer, a billionaire former hedge fund manager, emerged this election season as the green-minded answer to Charles G. and David H. Koch, the patrons of conservative Republican politics, after vowing that he would sell off his investments in companies that generate fossil fuels like coal.
Much, much more on the hypocrisy of the Left and Tom Steyer from Power Line, who was reporting on this story long before the NY Times decided that the news was fit to print.
Hypocrisy Hillary … Wow, if Hillary Clinton can’t keep composed on liberal NPR, how is she going to handle questions as a presidential candidate or will the MSM just give her a pass like Obama?
Get ready for Hillary Clinton’s favorable ratings to drop even more as America listens to Hillary Clinton and suddenly remembers that the Clinton era gave us the words, parsing and “Clintonesque”. Neither an endearing quality. In what can only be described as another disastrous interview, Hillary Clinton snaps at the radio host Terry Gross on NPR for pressing her on her gay marriage record. Note to Hillary, an NPR interview is supposed to be a liberal softball. More at Hot Air.
CLINTON: “No, I don’t think you are trying to clarify. I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed and now I am in favor and I did it for political reasons. And that’s just flat wrong. So let me just state what I feel like I think you are implying and repudiate it. I have a strong record. I have a great commitment to this issue and I am proud of what I’ve done and the progress were making.”
Defensive, Testy Gay Marriage Interview
In an interview this afternoon on NPR, Hillary Clinton gets testy and defensive about her and her husband’s gay marriage record.
After 6 minutes of questioning, Clinton attacks host Terry Gross for pressing her on whether she changed her mind on gay marriage or she publicly stated something she had always believed.
GROSS: “So that’s one for you changed your mind?”
CLINTON: You know I really, I have to say, I think you being very persistent, but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue.”
GROSS: “I’m just trying to clarify so I can understand-”
CLINTON: “No, I don’t think you are trying to clarify.
During the interview, Clinton also attacks gay marriage opponents who “believe they have a direct line to the divine” and claims that “not that many” people supported gay marriage when her husband signed DOMA into law.