In the aftermath of Republican hopeful Mitt Romney‘s victory in New Hampshire, The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart was in awe of the former Massachusetts Governor’s success despite having no real enthusiastic fans. “He became the first Republican non-incumbent to win Iowa and New Hampshire while still having no one like him!” Stewart jabbed.
Stewart noted that Romney slammed President Obama by saying all of his campaign pledges were “lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate.”
“Yeah, what a jerk that Obama was!” Stewart snarked. “Oh, I’m going to do this and I’m going to do that. A**hole! Empty suit standing on a platform in New Hampshire making lofty promises he knew he couldn’t possibly fulfill — I’m sorry, Mitt. I interrupted you. Continue!”
Stewart played various clips of Romney promising the world, with “capping and balancing the federal budget,” “making the federal government simpler, smaller and smarter” and “insisting on a military so powerful no one would ever think of challenging it.”
“See, people, my promises are realistic! A tiny government, a balanced budget and a giant invincible army! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you new Sparta!”
Later in the segment, Stewart criticized Lawrence O’Donnell for saying Ron Paul didn’t matter and Huntsman was “the real 2nd.” “No! You can’t!” Stewart boomed. “You’re not allowed to take Ron Paul out of this! That’s just physics! And you know, if you add two zeros to the end of Huntsman’s totals, he would have been in first by hundreds of thousands of votes, an unprecedented victory! Why is no one talking about this? Because it didn’t happen!”
Stewart moved on to talking about Huntsman which he surmised he had to since it was a limited time offer to do so, and ribbed the former Utah Governor for saying 3rd place was a ticket to ride. “A ticket to ride– home, in coach!”
He then played footage of confetti raining down on Huntsman, which Stewart reacted to in A League Of Their Own-style shock. “There’s no confetti for third place!”
The Daily Show host then told Huntsman to meet him at Camera “You Came In Third”. “I know it’s hard for you, but it’s over.” Later putting it to him in a language he would understand — Mandarin.
Watch Stewart’s analysis of the New Hampshire primary below via Comedy Central:
Mitt Romney, the establishment declared GOP front-runner, is the white Obama. He earns this title because on crucial issues he mirrors Barack Obama. Consider:
Climate agenda and carbon taxes:
He has stated that the theory of anthropogenic global warming is real. In 2005, as governor of Massachusetts, Romney imposed strict state limitations on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. In a memo issued by Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Hale, the Romney administration bragged that it was “the first and only state to set CO 2 emissions limits on power plants.”
In short, Romney did what Obama’s EPA wants to do now. It is revealing that Romney was advised on this drastic step by none other than Obama’s chief science adviser, John Holdren.
In his book, No Apology, Romney advocates carbon taxes through a “tax-swap plan” and declares that resultant “higher energy prices would encourage energy efficiency.” The plan is favored by economist and Romney adviser Greg Mankiw and many other “Republican-leaning economists.” In 2007, Mankiw wrote an op-ed for the New York Times entitled “One Answer to Global Warming: A New Tax.” He wrote that “if we want to reduce global emissions of carbon, we need a global carbon tax.”
Despite what you see about who “won” Iowa and who “won” New Hampshire and who “won” South Carolina, that’s not the main function of these very early contests. What they are really about is culling down the field, promptly, and this is not really based on who wins.
New Hampshire, and to a lesser extent Iowa and South Carolina, play a disproportionate role in removing your choice of candidates in the primary. While you watch the horse race in these three states, understand that if you live in any other state, you are going to have fewer candidate choices, or no chance to vote on the candidate of your choice at all.
IT’S ABOUT EXPECTATIONS, NOT WINNING
If a candidate “exceeds expectations” built by TV punditry and whichever poll is being quoted at the time, three things happen:
1. TV pundits start the drumbeat, building public expectations about “inevitability” of the candidate who did “better than expected”;
2. Donor money reroutes itself, pouring dollars into the newly inevitable candidate;
3. Media then reports on the candidate’s prowess in fund raising, citing this newly found skill as reason to believe the candidate is even more inevitable.
Editors Note:Regardless of what you think of Ron Paul, you should really be more concerned about how blatantly the media censors him. If they censor Ron Paul, a legitimate candidate that has polled first, second or third since the election cycle began, you need to ask yourself, what else are they censoring?
This is absolute proof that the establishment decides what's important and what isn't. YOU do not have a right to know what's really going on. You only have a right to hear and see what those in power want you to know and see.
You have to ask yourself what is the big deal? What is the establishment so afraid of? Could it be that Ron Paul is the only real threat to the status Quo, that every other candidate is simply more of the same? DUH. Ron Paul is polling in a very strong second to Mitt and yet he's excluded from this coverage entirely.
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Despite the fact Paul is surging and Romney sliding, gap now only 15 points
Despite the fact that Ron Paul is polling in second place in New Hampshire, and rapidly closing the gap on Mitt Romney, according to the latest polls, one CBS reporter did her best to convince viewers that Paul does not even exist.
It’s a familiar picture for Paul supporters who have had to watch over and over as mainstream media talking heads and pundits have consistently either laughed off the Texas Congressman’s chances for GOP nominee or simply excluded Paul from their coverage altogether.
However, within the past few weeks, the networks were forced to begin taking Paul seriously as he began consistently polling in first and second ahead of the Iowa caucuses, eventually finishing third in what was essentially a three way tie.
Editors Note: As this reporter points out, it is actually a stretch to call the comments made in these newsletters racists comments. We all know it's easy to put whatever spin you want on a comment to make it appear to be more than it is, or to be something that it's not. These articles from over 20 years ago have been one of the few things those that wish to discredit Dr. Ron Paul have had to use against him. Pretty pathetic if you ask me.
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The Author of the Racist Ron Paul Article Revealed
James B. Powell; Director: Mid Carolina Financial Corporation, Burlington , NC
Sector: FINANCIAL / Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks
January 8, 2012
71 Years Old, Dr. James B. Powell, age 71, first became our director in 2002 in connection with our organization as the Bank's holding company, and has served as a founding director of the Bank since 1997. His current term of office expires in 2011. He is retired from full-time employment, and was previously employed as manager of Allemanni, LLC, a personal investment company, from 2000 through 2009, and as owner and laboratory director at Paladin Laboratories, a clinical laboratory, from 2005 to 2007.
A Burlington native, Dr. Powell was educated at Virginia Military Institute and graduated from Duke University Medical School in 1964. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1969 to 1996, and as a director from 1995 to 2004, of Laboratory Corp of America, a publicly-traded, multi-national laboratory testing service. He has served as director on numerous boards including First South Bank, a locally-owned community bank located in Burlington from 1988 until 1996, as well as the North Carolina Trust Company, Duke University Medical Center, Elon University and the Alamance Foundation.
The only candidate we can trust is Ron Paul. He has NEVER compromised his principles of honoring his oath of office, to protect and defend the Constitution, to protect and defend our unalienable rights above all else.
Government is constituted to do just that, protect our freedoms and liberties. It is not constituted to give those with the most wealth and power the means to impose their will on the rest of us by seizing the coercive powers of government to advance their own selfish agendas.
Phil Donohue has always been one of the few voices on the main stream media that had the courage to speak out against wars and have people on his show that will speak out against wars. I believe his last show was taken off the air precisely because the powers-that-be would not stand for anyone speaking out against the wars after 9-11.
This is a refreshing reminder about exactly what a service Phil Donahue provided to us all and how much it is missed. It is also refreshing to see Ron Paul being put into a proper context as the only SANE voice.
Ahead of the New Hampshire primary next week, three of the State’s newspapers have endorsed Ron Paul for president.
The Littleton Courier, Berlin Reporter, and Coos County Democrat all announced today their support for Paul, citing Paul’s consistentcy and legitimacy on major issues.
“Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been in the lead for months,” wrote the editors, “but voters still seem desperate for an alternative — there’s always another candidate pulling stronger or almost as strong numbers in the polls. Voters have lost faith in Obama, but they are not sold on Romney to replace him.
If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working.
It is not the government’s job to dictate to individuals how they must live. The Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty. My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely. When Republicans were spending so much money under President Bush, my uncle was right there along with them as a senator. The reason we have so much debt is not only because of Democrats, but also because of big-spending Republicans like my Uncle Rick.
Republican strategist Dee Dee Benkie revealed during a radio show appearance last night that the GOP establishment has resolved to prevent Ron Paul from winning tonight’s Iowa primary by offering sweetheart deals to move large voting blocks to vote for Romney or Santorum.
The host of the show refers to state GOP insiders showing “great concern” that Ron Paul is performing well in Iowa because they fear a Paul win would undermine Iowa’s position as being the first Republican primary. He implies that influential members of the Republican establishment within the state are offering sweetheart deals to prominent voting blocks in key swing districts in order to “sway” the result and ensure Ron Paul doesn’t win.