Caught With Their Pants Down!

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    Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about the current budget stalemate.

    Schumer instructed the group, made up of Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Tom Carper of Delaware, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, to tell reporters that the GOP is refusing to negotiate.

    He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as "extreme."

    "I always use extreme, Schumer said. "That is what the caucus instructed me to use."



    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Schumer coordinates Dem budget attack on GOP | Susan Ferrechio | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner



    Ohhhhhhh....I am so sorry I came up with that title....what a terrible visual....
     
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    Time for a trip down memory lane...

    let's call it 'calculated and coordinated smears by the Left," OK?

    1....in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public – to dissociate himself from them. Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged.

    2 …at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage....….a campaign by professional journalists to tell ABC not to ask tough questions about a candidate’s links to radicals…

    3. Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”...

    4. Ackerman appealed to the other members of the Journolist group: “If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.”

    5. Ackerman wasn’t talking about a strategy to expose real racists, in the media or anywhere else. The Washington Independent reporter wanted to conduct a campaign against any figure on the Right, including journalists like Fred Barnes, to smear him as a racist for the political purposes of electing a Democrat to the White House. Notice that Ackerman doesn’t even bother to ask people to look for actual evidence of racism, but just suggests to pick a conservative name out of a hat.

    6. It certainly puts efforts by the Left to paint the Tea Party as racist in an entirely new light. It also calls into question the ethics and judgment of anyone who participated in that Ackerman thread.
    Daily Caller discovers Journolist plot to spike Wright story, smear conservatives as racists « Hot Air


    Now, say "may I have another?"
    Sure!

    Liberal media outlets are trying to smear the highest-ranking Republican in the House just weeks before the midterm elections with a deal-breaking scandal before he has a chance to take the speaker's chair from Nancy Pelosi.
    A blogger from liberal Web site The Daily Kos pierced through Boehner's security detail at yesterday's unveiling of his leadership policy "Pledge to America" to ask if he was sleeping with a lobbyist from the Printing Industries of America.


    Read more: Liberal outlets try to nab John Boehner for infidelity before midterm elections - NYPOST.com


    Still uninformed?

    . The New York Times is reporting today that it has reached a settlement with Vicki Iseman in her defamation suit against the paper. The suit stemmed from the NYT article which insinuated Iseman had an affair with John McCain.
    It is quite sad that it takes a lawsuit for the New York Times to at least sort of admit their wrong doing in publishing the disgrace to professional journalism that article is. And it is maddening that their pseudo-apology falls well short of what is required for this kind of egregious assault on reporting. Not to mention that it seems to take a lawsuit to make the New York Times print an editorial contrary to their opinion.

    Read more: New York Times and Lobbyist Settle Defamation Case Over McCain Affair Article | NewsBusters.org


    See, this is why the Left hates Fox News, 'cause it evens out the playing field just a bit.

    True?
     
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    They're always on their knees or with their pants down.
     
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    Sorry, Plas,
    I always think I'm dealing with a WSJ audience, and forget that sometimes it's a USAToday group.

    Did you miss this: "let's call it 'calculated and coordinated smears by the Left," OK?

    That's even less than the CliffNotes version.
     
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    That is what the caucus instructs them to do
     
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    in the OP, we learn that Democrats are trying to coordinate communications and messaging.

    Republicans would never do such a thing.
     
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    Uh, dude, if you ask someone to boil something down to "a sentence or two" and then have to still ask "what's your point," you aren't helping yourself any. Just step back for a moment, okay?


    Politicalchic:

    Everything that you've mentioned is nothing more than political coordination. I don't see what is so remarkable about it. If you thought either political party failed to coordinate and strategize together, then I'm afraid you've been a little naive.
     
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    So...where is the evidence of major media and major political party on the other side doing the same?

    And here's another attempt by the Left attempting to silence any opposition:

    (Newser) – Nobody can accuse the liberal Media Matters group of having a hidden agenda. The mission is out in the open and called "war on Fox." That's how founder David Brock describes the group's new vision to Ben Smith of Politico. As part of this war, it plans a campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” on Fox News, its top and mid-level executives, its big-name anchors, parent company News Corp., and papa bear Rupert Murdoch.
    Media Matters Declares 'War' on Fox News - Liberal group plans 'sabotage' campaign to discredit network

    So, rather than the bland 'everybody does it,' let's have your examples of the right shutting down and organizing a smear campaign of those who don't fall in line.....


    Can you?

    While you're at it, see if you can summarize this post, and slip the summary in a fortune cookie for Plas.
     
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    I'm not surprised. Schumer is one of the dirtiest & corrupt Politicians we have in our Government. "Extreme" & "Racist" are mandatory Democrat buzz-words. They know the Dummies in this country eat that shit up. All i can say is...Make 2012 count people. Time to boot some Democrats.
     
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    the $6B in cuts from the dems is the cost of one day to run government.
    The $61 B from teh reps is a tad over 10 days.

    The use of the word "extreme" is an out and out lie.
     

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