Ed Driscoll cites an AP report about an Obama speech in Rhode Island:
Now that progress has been made, he said, “we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”
I would hope that nobody misses the racist overtones in the remark. As Ed wrote: “Rosa Parks could not be reached for comment.”
Then there’s this:
But they are going to be paying attention to this election and if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying we’re going to punish our enemies and we’re going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder and that’s I didn’t think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd.
This is racial profiling — Obama assumes that ALL Latinos (he didn’t say “my Latino supporters”) agree with him, his far-left agenda, and the need to “punish our enemies.” I guess if you are Latino and don’t buy in, you’re not a “real” Latino.
Excuse me, I need to take a shower …
Okay, I’m back.
Here’s Howard Kurtz, in a report about Katie Couric:
She is touring what she calls “this great unwashed middle of the country” in an effort to divine the mood of the midterms.
Memo to CBS: Please re-sign her, so we can watch this condescending, arrogant, self-absorbed pretend journalist continue to wreck your evening newscast, causing more people to seek new media alternatives.
Comparing the weeks of October 16, 2006 and October 18, 2010, Perky Katie has lost 30% of her total audience (down from 7.56 million to 5.29 million) and 37% of the 25-54 demographic (down from 2.51 to 1.59).
Ford announced a third-quarter profit of $1.7 billion.
At the link, Associated Press reporters Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher failed to tell us that the company’s revenues were $29.9 billion ($29.0 billion excluding special items), or that reported revenues and earnings per share before special items significantly exceeded analysts’ estimates. Seriously guys, you had over 700 words, and couldn’t find space for these fundamental points?
AP also described competitors General/Government Motors and Chrysler as having received “government aid,” but not as being government majority-owned and government-controlled, respectively.
My guess is that if GM has really good news to report, it will release it before Election Day; if not, it won’t. At the company’s web site, the news is that “There are currently no events scheduled.”
Update, Oct. 28: Another overlooked point at AP — “The company’s automotive revenue from North America grew to $16.2 billion from the prior-year period’s $13.4 billion, driven by favorable volume and mix and net pricing.” That’s a 21% increase.
If it’s the week before Election Day, it must be Democratic Party Election Fraud Season. A small sample:
- Michelle Malkin has a compilation.
- At BigGovernment.com — Top (Teachers’ Union) Official Caught on Tape Discussing Voter Fraud.” It reveals years of concerted efforts.
- In Nevada (“Reid ‘intends to steal this election if he can’t win it outright’”) — “Two days ago, the Democratic Secretary of State announced that voters can be provided ‘free food’ at ‘voter turnout events.’ Harry Reid has been offering free food and, according to other reports, some Democratic allies such as teachers’ unions are offering gift cards in return for a vote for Reid.”
Comparable Republican or other party examples were not available.