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Showing posts with label Chris Wallace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Wallace. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Trump And The Taliban Trump And Russia, Trump Poll Ratings

Meeting with the Taliban; Russian Spy; "I don't know,"

Does it ever end?

Taliban Where?

Let's start with Trump's apparent meeting with "terrorist" at Camp David.  Before you read further, I posit the Taliban enacted the bomb attack which killed an American soldier with full understanding Trump would cancel the meeting.  I do not believe the Taliban was interested in journeying to DC to meet with Trump.

It is important to note......

A dose of 'reality"... 

Now watch the top State Department Chair stumble through a direct question of who thought meeting with the Taliban at Camp David was a good idea.  

A dose of reality...,

Russian Spy?

Yesterday multiple media followed CNN reporting regarding the 2017 extraction of a highly placed Russian spy. The Kremlin official was reported to have given the US secret details and information for many years and was without question a major US INTEL asset. Some media are reporting the spy may never be adequately replaced. 

Now, why would the US extract a Russian citizen from his perch in the Kremlin? In part, due to Donald Trump's inept handling of top-secret information.

The follow CNN segment is a bit long but relevant to yet another archive to US History with Donald Trump as a contributing factor.

If you prefer MSNBC reporting, during The 11th Hour opening segment Brian Williams moved to the extraction of the spy at the six-minute mark of the segment.  If you do not wish to hear and see a run-through of Trump's previous week of inept leadership skip to the 5:50-minute mark 

When asked about the extraction while heading to his latest rally oozfest in North Carolina, Trump responded to questions about the extraction with his increasing use of: "I don't know."

Image result for trump i know nothing gif  

About those Poll Numbers

All said, this morning we receive a reminder of how many across the nation feel about Trump as a leader of the nation.

CNN.... two reports


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mnuchin Reminds Of Trump Administration Incompetence

Did He Say "Line-Item Veto?"

While sitting with Fox News's Chris Wallace this past Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered up an alarming statement. The Treasury Secretary said Congress could give President Donald Trump "line-item veto" power.
Line-item veto
  1. the power of a president, governor, or other elected executive to reject individual provisions of a bill.
We as a nation should have the expectation members of the President's cabinet have some degree of knowledge regarding the "unconstitutional" line-item veto. Apparently that isn't the case. Mnuchin's latest international embarrassment speaks volumes about high level federal ineptitude/incompetence, or he speaks as a prelude to how many on the Right via the US Constitution (as adjudicated by the SCOTUS).

The Wallace interview in brief (1:26 minutes)

We will comment no further, since there is little point in occupying more of your reading time when Mnuchin's comments were so stark and indicative of a failing adminisrtation, .  

You can, however, read more at The Week dot com. linked here.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fox News Chris Wallaces Leaves Cheney with Jaws Agape!

When the butt-puckers

"Right," Cheney grumbled. "But I think we did a lot to deal with the arms control problem in the Middle East."
As I am moving away from cable network news based on opinion grabbing ratings led corporations which own our news, I must offer an admission.

First, the ugliness of US media.


Now, for my admission.

My regard for Fox News's Chris Wallace is about to surpass the full measure of MSNBC, if one considers serious guest questioning by network hosts. It is a sad commentary and sad reality when a couple of Fox News hosts provide a model for MSNBC hosts regarding the hows of real journalism. Fox News Hosts like Mike Wallace are doing offering serious poitical inquires, While NBC/MSNBC folds into Comcast conservatism. Wallace performed a piece of real journalism earlier today.

Dick Cheney and his daughter are once against sucking the air of US media with their nascent anti-Iran Nuclear Deal parade. Their air-time with Wallace was not as Cheney surely must have anticipated. If you want to see an early September tsunami butt-pucker from the former Vice President visit the following piece from Crooks & Liars.

Chris Wallace Dazes Cheney: Iran's Centrifuges 'Went From 0 To 5,000' While You Were VP

Fox News host Chris Wallace forced former Vice President Dick Cheney to admit that Iran's centrifuges went from zero to 5,000 under his watch, not President Barack Obama's. During an interview on Fox News, Cheney refused to back down from his assertion that Obama's nuclear deal with Iran was like Neville Chamberlain appeasing Hitler. "If you…

Sunday, April 26, 2015

‘Clinton Cash’ ...Still Fizzling! Fox News and ABC News

Fox News is not often run on the TPI, but when a network host comes across as a true journalist (even for a moment), it is a worthwhile read.
Yesterday, I published this piece.   It seems the timing was darn near perfect. he author of "Clinton Cash" is on the Sunday morning rounds and his fox News visit has proven typical.

Fox News Sunday....

Chris Wallace confronts ‘Clinton Cash’ author: ‘You don’t have a single piece of evidence’

"I am a journalist... I don't have access......."  Yet, he wrote a book!

ABC News This Week....
The author of a forthcoming book on Hillary Clinton and foreign donations made to her family's foundation defended the accuracy of his research, saying in an interview on ABC's "This Week" today that while he found "no direct evidence" she took official action at the State Department to benefit donors to her family's foundation, the "smoking gun is in the pattern of behavior."
Peter Schweizer's book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," highlights instances in which domestic and foreign companies with pending interests before the State Department made large donations to the Clinton's charitable enterprises or, in some cases, helped underwrite the former president's speeches.
Read more linked above

Now for the back story. 

The author of the book about allegations Hillary Clinton's State Department gave preferential treatment to a Canadian Uranium company deal with a Russian company visited with Chris Wallace. The Canadian company has operations in the United States; the sale has resulted in Russian control of a group of US mines. 

Follow this excerpt and think how convenient to be able to fall back on Hillary Clinton's deleted email.  

During an interview on Fox News Sunday about his book, "Clinton Cash," Schweizer suggested that Hillary Clinton approved a deal that eventually allowed the Russian government to control some U.S. uranium mines. 

But Wallace noted that the deal was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a panel of nine different federal agencies. 
"It's not just the State Department," Wallace explained. "It's nine separate agencies... There is no hard evidence -- and you don't cite any in the book -- that Hillary Clinton took direct action, was involved in any way in approving, as one nine agencies, the sale of the company." 
Schweizer argued that "any one of those agencies had veto power so she could have stopped the deal." 
"You don't have a single piece of evidence that she was involved in this deal, that she sent a memo to the State Department person that was on this committee and said, 'Hey, we want to approve the uranium sale,'" Wallace pressed. 
"I am a journalist," Schweizer insisted. "I don't have access to government records. I certainly don't have access to her emails, which it doesn't seem like anybody does. But the fundamental question is, with this deal and with the others we cite in the book, is it coincidence in a pattern that we see repeated dozens of times where large Clinton supporters have business before the State Department, they make large payments and favorable actions are taken?"
How opportunist and timely  a piece of published work?  While I am certainly no reader of Breitbart News, the meanderings of the author appears straight out of Breitbart's front page.   
There is not way better to shine a light on Schweizer's "Clinton Cash", than to visit with another Fox News entertainer for a one minute prompter read bout the "decline of US journalism" I am very reticent to use the clip as Bill O'Reilly's days as a true journalist ended many years ago. He is Fox News's chief demagogue and entertainer. A midst swirls of allegations of false reporting, he not long ago came out with this.....

Words to bemoan the decline of journalism perpetrated in major way by the owner of Fox News.  And, you don't have to look far beyond US borders for evidence of Ruppert Murdoch's influence on Journalism Circa 1990s and to date.

 Meanwhile, let's watch ‘Clinton Cash' to see if it catches fire or fizzles like the vast majority of far right wing dogma.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fox Conservative Circus And A Peep At Conservatives Gone Mad

Just a quick hit!

Fox proves it is not a news network in any sense. Chris Wallace and production team prove he is no journalist.

These GOP operatives are nothing more than elected subversives.

Post by Salon.

Juan Williams "earns his keep" via his "ready to go" panel seat in sympathy for Wilson.

Post by Salon.

Peter King shows his is far from in-touch with reality. Was Darren Wilson's job to execute an 18 year old? According to King by comment he feel as such.

Post by The Rachel Maddow Show.

Gas Chambers? Really?


Sunday, September 28, 2014

A GOP And Conservative Briar-Patch of Cognitive Pain And National Embarrassment Via Facebook

Let's start the week off with a run through American conservatism and conservative media. As we move towards the fall mid-term elections, it is imperative informed people offset the vote of those who absorb what you are about to read and view like like a sponge. 

Ben Carson, starts the run with an early morning appearance on Fox news. You know life isn't progressing well, when a host on Fox news calls you out for zaniness and outright lies. Of course, Chris Wallace would not label any conservative as such, but a simple deduction from his question should leave you with that impression. 

Carson has declared a strong probability he will cast his name in the cesspool of GOP candidate for president in 2016. Well, you and I know the GOP and we know conservative America. Apparently, Carson is so indoctrinate to his party. He, like Herman Cain, actually believe they have a shot at the GOP nomination? How could these men fail to recognize the demographics and polices of their party, fail to remove the blinders and accept their party is not going to advance a black man to the top of their 2016 ticket.

There is one thing set in stone. Carson knows how to appeal to the "tin hat" far Right in his party. Do you think,withal, he still believes in the tooth fairy?

What would a run through the party be without a reminder of GOP homophobia. Can you imagine, as with 3% of African-American voters, there are LGBT people who actually support the GOP. There really is a conservative LGBT community.

This GOP politician almost reminds of this, linked. What a pompous ass?

Fox News's chief demagogue and the bloviating Bill O'Reilly rationalizes the Gender Pay Gap with overt exercise of gender bigotry and 'white male privilege.' 

Gender Pay Gap  The embodiment of Fox News and the GOP "War on Women." 

Limbaugh ratings slump...OOPS. Could America have come to a state of cleansing the filth of the Limbaugh Network?

Post by Americans United Against T-Bagging John Birch Society Shit Talkers.

Utter treason brewing in the GOP! Disobey lawful orders of the Commander-In-Chief? And, if the Command-In-Chief did not take action against ISIS, these same talking-heads would vehemently complain.

Death Panels Fox?  Really? 


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

News Networks Shape Your Views On War active participants in shaping your mind!
Corporate media and GOP communication demagogues contributed as much to the US Invasion of Iraq as George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condi Rice and, yes, Colin Powell. Public sentiment and media influence on voting members of Congress weighed heavily on the US psyche. The media was so instrumental on the Iraq War, it literally became an aggregate propaganda machine on marionette strings of the White House. I will admit that hearing about Saddam and nuclear weapons induced the thought, "...well we cannot allow that action."

Yes, we all succumbed to slick republican manipulation of the US psyche and it was accomplished just as the GOP operates today: via fear and subsequent loathing.

On the 10th anniversary of start of "Bush's War," Truth Out published a piece with a comprehensive recap of the extent to which the media feed us Bush/Cheney propaganda. 
WMD's were a forgone conclusion. 

In the days and weeks leading up to the invasion of Iraq, corporate media – and even NPR and PBS - were abuzz with the talking points of the Bush Administration, echoing claims that Iraq had its hands on "yellow cake uranium" and that it had a massive arsenal of "weapons of mass destruction."                                                                                                                                                                        __________                                                                                         One of the biggest proponents of the Iraq War was Bill O'Reilly. Nearly every day leading up to the invasion of Iraq, O'Reilly used his pedestal on Fox so-called News to pitch the pro-war lies of the Bush Administration.                                                                                                  Bill O'Reilly, a Fox News television host and author, at his studio at Fox News in New York, Dec. 18, 2012. (Photo: Robert Wright/The New York Times)                                                  
Bill O'Reilly, a Fox News television host and author, at his studio at Fox News in New York, Dec. 18, 2012. (Photo: Robert Wright/The New York Times)                                                                                  
In March of 2003, prior to the invasion of Iraq, O'Reilly interviewed actress and political activist Janeane Garofalo, about her opposition towards going to war with Iraq.                                                                                                                                                         __________                                                                                  Another shill for the Bush administration was Sean Hannity.                          
On a February 19th, 2003 episode of Hannity & Colmes, Hannity told Fox Newscontributor Ellis Henican that, "We're going to go in and we're going to liberate this country in a few weeks and it's going to be over very quickly. No, it's going to be over very quickly. And what I'm going to tell you here is, you're going to find, I predict, mass graves. We're going to open up those -- hang on, let me finish -- those gulags and those prisons and you're going to hear stories of rape and torture and misery, and then we're going to find all of the weapons of mass destruction that all of you guys on the left say don't exist."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           __________                                                                                   MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. He was one of the strongest proponents of war with Iraq outside of Fox News.                                                                        
In March of 2003, he repeatedly made claims that toppling Saddam Hussein would "mean the end of his weapons of mass destruction."             
In April of 2003, Scarborough said that, "For six months now, George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld have been telling the world that the people of Iraq needed to be liberated from Saddam Hussein's bloody reign. The past three weeks have shown us just how right these three men have been."                                                                                                  
In that same commentary, Scarborough pondered whether "journalists at The New York Times and NPR or at ABC or at CNN are going to ever admit just how wrong their negative pronouncements were over the past four weeks."                                                                                                                                                                                  Read more                   

Eleven years later, you are being inundated with more sophisticated media coverage. Coverage that carries the very same dangers as in 2003:  false and non-critical reasons to deploy US troops to Iraq. The political Right longs for yet another active war. US media (with the possible exception of MSNBC) consistently books war-mongering guest who would have you believe the current combatants in Iraq are weeks off from another 9/11.   

We understand US media is not longer the media of Edward R. Morrow. It is no longer the media of David Brinkley (the young Brinkley) and Chet Huntley. It isn't even the media of Dan Rathers and other noted year 2000 television hosts. We do not and cannot rationalize the media quest for revenues and doing the bidding of ultra conservative corporatist at the expense of the US economy and your military loved ones.  We can only report facts.

Fact, last Sunday morning news shows completely ignored the capture of an active Benghazi Consulate militant. The captured militant is reported to not have affiliation with Al Qaeda (as charged by most GOP members of Congress) and he has told other Muslims in the community he helped lead the attack on the consulate in response to the Anti-Islamic movie release just days earlier.

Media Matters

Network Sunday Shows Ignore Capture Of Benghazi Suspect

When Good News Is No News For Obama

We may have finally uncovered the answer to the lingering question of what it would take for Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace to not host a discussion about Benghazi. The solution: Have U.S. Special Operations forces capture the lead suspect in the 2012 terror attack. 
The news of Ahmed Abu Khattala's capture broke on June 17, and was immediately tagged by the Washington Post as "a significant breakthrough" for the Obama administration, which has been subjected to constant carping and endless harangues from Fox News talkers demanding that Benghazi terrorists be brought to justice. But when the administration made advances in doing just that, Fox attacked them over the timing of the capture for much of the week, and then Wallace turned away on Sunday. 
Ordinarily, you'd think any key development in the on-going investigation would be of interest to Fox News Sunday, which, according to an archives search at Nexis, has hosted nearly 100 discussions over the last 20 months where "Benghazi" was mentioned at least three times, and more than two dozen segments just this year. But news of a suspect's apprehension and the possibility he'll soon be facing justice in a U.S. courtroom and held accountable for the deaths of four Americans? That apparently wasn't worth covering on Sunday. 
Because, as is so often the case for President Obama, good news is no news.

It is important to recognize and internalize the fact each network's news managers and producers were aware of the militant capture. Once, we internalize the programming decision to not cover the capture, the only remaining question is why. I posit the answer is simple. The capture of Khattala might shine a positive light on President Obama and hand the Democrats in Congress a but of leverage against GOP Benghazi ;mad dogs" in congress and "dog whistle" right leaning media.

You and me are their prey!

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Sunday Morning With Palin ...For Fox News Viewers

Sarah Palin speaks to Fox News
Psycho babble alert!

We knew when Fox News crawled back to Sarah Palin with a contract, our world (via newscasts) would again return to period expositions of psycho-babble.  It is not our intent to be mean-spirited, but the Palin book release and political season opportunity to contribute to the money Palin household is nothing shy of a horrific thought. Fox News is an entertainment outlet, but when Palin is booked on a show, the segments seam to explode across social media like an exploding nebula.

If you want to see how millions spend time soaking-up psycho-babble, we offer the perfect exposition (nebula explosion). Chris Wallace broadcast a segment in which he asked Palin three separate "turn-her-on and let-her-babble" questions. The topics were, Christmas, the ACA and filibuster reform (from the Left). We are offering (via Americans Against The Tea Party) an answer to one question: filibuster reform. How can any network allow such babble to cross their airways?

Americans Against The Tea Party  

If you followed the Americans Against The Tea Party link above you saw a second example of insane Right-wing psycho-babble. If you did not follow the AATP link, you should play the following segment from CSPAN. Notice the patient of the man picture on the screen and also notice the haste of the moderator in ending the segment.

The Raw Story also published the Filibuster segment of the Palin interview.

If you watched the full segment, you may have noticed how Chris Wallace ended with Palin. He gave a hearty laugh. If you think about the laugh, it is as telling as hearing a "laugh-track" on SNL. Did Wallace consider the Palin babble comical?  If so, what was comical about the babble?  Or, was it Palin crass manner of ending the psycho-babble: "it stinks?" In either case, is it possible Wallace ends most of his interviews in the same manner?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fox Paints Kennedy as "quite conservative"

Oh Fox, Fox how Art Thou?  Kennedy was at a time in his life pro-Civil Rights.  There isn't a conservative in America who is pro-Civil Rights. We will stop the counter-points at that point.

Oh Fox, you so "play" on the minds and psyches of people who tune-in to your broadcast.  Ailes and company might do better to stick with their annual November 10th move to their "liberals hate Christmas" segments. 

Viewers who relish far-right "red meat" may not find the Kennedy "grab" worthwhile.

Fox News marks 50th anniversary of JFK’s death by painting him as ‘quite conservative’ (via Raw Story )
Fox News host Chris Wallace marked the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s murder by first suggesting to members of the Kennedy family that he was “quite conservative” and then by following up with a second segment to drive home the…


Monday, November 11, 2013

Christe Goes On Fox And Delivers A "REAGAN BOMB"

Earlier today Chris Wallace, Fox News, asked Chris Christe about his intent to run for the US presidency. Any New Jersey voter who voted for Christe has to know he has no interest in repeating his "half-assed" (in the Christe vernacular) administration of the "Garden State." Surely, New Jersey voters realize they have simply catapulted a man to the GOP 2016 ticket who has proven he is not fit for to serve as the 45th President of the United States of America. 

Chris Wallace and a 2:00 minute segment of Christe invoking the ghost of Ronald Reagan via Crooks and Liars Dot Com.

Christie: I'm Prepared to Be President Because I Do 'Exactly What Ronald Reagan Would Have Done'

We have little to no interest in posting details about Christe's mediocre first term as governor of New Jersey.  Of note, however, was his decision to spend $25 million to move the special election eventually won by Cory Booker to the US Senate away from last weeks voting day. We also recall Christe spending a portion of Hurricane Sandy relief money for development of a tourism commercial while some New Jersey citizens are continuing to live in trailers outside of ruined homes. Earlier in the week, Chris Hayes, MSNBC, captured Christe's foibles and his re-election to a second term on the "spirit of Sandy."  If you have not watched the segment, become a high information voter and give-up 15 minutes of your day.  

Whether you watched the segment of not, we offer insight into the psyche and emotion of Chris Christe.  He stated to Chris Wallace he would serve "Exactly What Ronald Reagan Would Have Done."  Two points. We hope no US president would exhibit the temperament and loss of emotional control you are about the read and view.  Second, Christe plays the Ronald Reagan "dog whistle"  like a symphony flutist and without regard for millions across the country who understand beyond a "feel good president" Reagan's time in the Oval Office was not accolade-like successful. He had major failures, many of which are delineated in The Progressive Review piece linked  below.
Christe, an emotional wreck!

November 4th , 2013
After the rally, Christie made his way back to his campaign bus, flanked by low-key security guards. Tomlinson, who had been carrying a sign and handing out fliers from her Badass Teachers Association, asked Christie why he’d called New Jersey schools “failure factories.” Christie rounded on her, blurting out that he was sick of “you people.”

Screen shot 2013-11-04 at 7.10.35 AM Dave Weigel on Flickr
“This story—oh really? They have more money now than they’ve ever had before. This is an old story from you folks, and they fail because you guys are failing in those schools. Have you ever sent your child to one of those schools?
“You portray us as the bad guys,” said Tomlinson.
“Guess what, this is the most money the school has ever spent on education in the history of this state,” said Christie.
“It is not,” said Tomlinson.
“$9 billion in education!” yelled an onlooker.
“Yeah, and it’s down 0.1 percent,” said Tomlinson.
“And it’s never enough for you,” said Christie.
“All I want is money for my students and my school,” said Tomlinson.
“Do your job,” said Christie, turning away and heading into the bus.

Screen shot 2013-11-04 at 7.11.49 AM

We offered only three Christe's episodes. There are many more. It is amazing that many of his outburst have been leveled at women. we also ask that you scroll up and take another look at the five images of Christe berating a public school teacher.  Our specific interest is Christe's wife and the elitist glee she exhibited towards the teacher. The image is priceless and speaks volumes about New Jersey's First Couple. 

The Progressive Review has a detailed listing of many of Reagan's leadership flops (some deeply serious and damaging, others unbecoming a US president). 

The Progressive Review

Reagan Presidential quotes (one as California Governor)....

"We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry every night.  Well, that was probably true.  They were all on a diet." --Ronald Reagan, TV speech, October 27, 1964

"...a faceless mass, waiting for handouts." --Ronald Reagan, 1965.  (Description of Medicaid recipients.)

"Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders." --California Governor Ronald Reagan, in the Sacramento Bee, April 28, 1966

Is there any wonder so many int he GOP and conservative America harbor utter callousness towards people who are less economic fortunate (even if temporarily so)? 

The Progressive Review link provides for a deeper understanding of the Reagan's most chose to ignore. We will not forget nor allow our readers to forget Reagan's impact on our current economy. His trickle-down/supply side economics continues to serve as "main-root" GOP economic practice. Reagan and his financial advisers are singularly responsible for the current income disparity. If elected to the White House in 2016 any Republican will revert to trickle-down policies as surely as David and Charles Koch as permanent 'White House guests. In fact, Christe attended a recent Koch event and fulfilled a speaking engagement.  Do you seriously, believe the Koch's will not cash-in their 'marks' if Christe were president?

A couple of The Progressive Review graphics provide a degree of validation related to Reagan's economic impact on the nation. 

We often find it amazing even some progressive sources avoid Ronald Reagan's contribution to the current racist division in the United States. No, we do not feel Ronald Reagan was a seething Jesse Helms or Strum Thurmond racist.  However, we are suspicious of his typical GOP racial elitism. Nonetheless, our point goes more to actionable items vs. supposition.

Reagan, Kevin Phillips (popularized for Richard Nixon) and Lee Atwater planted a seed in the GOP that has fully metastasized into nation destroying racism that manifests all to often and as consistently as the 24 hour clock. 

Atwater during the Reagan Era...
Bob Herbert, a New York Times columnist, reported a 1981 interview with Lee Atwater, published in Southern Politics in the 1990s by Alexander P. Lamis, in which Lee Atwater discussed politics in the South: 
Questioner: But the fact is, isn't it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps  
Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger."[4] 
Herbert wrote in the same column, "The truth is that there was very little that was subconscious about the G.O.P.'s relentless appeal to racist whites. Tired of losing elections, it saw an opportunity to renew itself by opening its arms wide to white voters who could never forgive the Democratic Party for its support of civil rights and voting rights for blacks."[1]
Do you recognize the 'coded words: "Food stamps", "Forced Busing?"  We will add a few: "Welfare Queen (coined by Reagan), "Affirmative Action", "Free stuff", "public schools."

You wonder how could Reagan and his behind the scenes operatives have contributed to our current stat of racial animus?  When a popular "father of Modern-day Conservatism" uses strategy and coded language based in racial messaging, people who placed their biases deep inside tend to feel better about coming of of the closet (sort of speak).  If you need a couple perfect examples of political operatives who pied piper the use of code or speakers of outright racist oratory: New Gingrich, John Sunnunu, and Rick Santorum.

Yet, Christe "dog whistles" to connect to a president who publicly supported Bob Jones University and who declared his candidacy for his first run the presidency in Jackson Mississippi. I believe, Medgar Evers was assassinated in Jackson Mississippi.

I suppose the Latinos who supported Christe realize that his lack of support from the Black Community was for a reason.

We would be seriously remiss if you did not provide a link (link, link) that depicts years in office as the most corrupt in US history. Even surpassing the misdeeds of Richard Nixon. 


Ronald Reagan and Corruption…the Truth Behind the Lies
The Republicans and the Corporate-Controlled-Media have spent the last 30 years trying to convince us that Ronald Reagan was wonderful. The reality is just the opposite…
Reagan ran the most corrupt administration of the 20th century.
By the end of his term, 138 Reagan administration officials had been convicted, had been indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations for official misconduct and/or criminal violations. In terms of number of officials involved, the record of his administration was the worst ever.
{Click here to read about the convicted, the indicted, the bad, and the ugly.}

Well, as we consider Christe's opportunist remarks, maybe we should have considered his audience: "Red meat" conservatives who he must rehabilitate regarding his Sandy hug of Obama. We can only hope an informed electorate does not forget his Reagan remark come 2016.

Additional Information Sources:

Southern Strategy (Yes, we will use WIKI from time to time, but only after reviewing a few of the Wiki pieces referral sources.)
Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy

By leveraging race and religion — especially in the South — he set an example for today's bitter politics