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Yahoo News fires reporter, apologizes to Romney over ‘black people drowning’ remark
Published August 29, 2012 FoxNews.com
Yahoo News’ Washington bureau chief was fired Wednesday after he was caught on a hot mic joking that Republicans are “happy to have a party” while black people drown.
The comment was made by David Chalian during live coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and was an apparent reference to the convention getting underway while a tropical storm-turned-hurricane barreled toward the Gulf Coast.
“They are happy to have a party with black people drowning,” said a voice off-camera, later identified as Chalian, as video of the Romneys played on screen. Other people could be heard laughing at the comment.
A Yahoo! spokesperson confirmed to FoxNews.com that Chalian was let go, and said the company has apologized to Romney and his staff.
“David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Chalian posted his own apology later Wednedsay on Twitter: “I am profoundly sorry for making an inappropriate and thoughtless joke.”
Chalian used to work for ABC before moving on to serve as the political director at “PBS NewsHour” and eventually work for Yahoo News.
Pastor compares Obama to Judas over same sex marriage
By Eric W. Dolan
Rev. Williams Owens, founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors, on Tuesday compared President Barack Obama to Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver in the Bible.
“The President is in the White House because of the civil rights movement, and I was a leader in that movement, nd I didn’t march one inch, one foot, one yard for a man to marry a man or a woman to marry a woman,” he said at the National Press Club.
“So the President has forgotten the price that was paid,” Owens continued. “People died or they suffered or they gave their blood to have equal rights in the United States. And for the homosexual community and for the President to bow to the money, as Judas did with Jesus Christ, is a disgrace and we are ashamed. We will not take it back. We will not back down. We are going to take action across this country to change the course that this President has us in.”
Owens, who consults with the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) as a liaison to black churches, has launched a national campaign urging African-American voters to oppose the reelection of Obama.
Documents released in March as the result of an investigation revealed that NOM planned to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks” to prevent same sex marriage from becoming legal.
The organization hoped to “(f)ind, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage [and] develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right.”
Tea Party activists may keep low profile at first GOP convention
By Cristina Corbin Published August 25, 2012 FoxNews.com
Next week marks the Tea Party’s first Republican convention.
But despite its role in helping the party win the House majority in 2010, the movement is expected to keep a relatively low profile inside the arena, activists say. Some Tea Party groups are deliberately giving the party space to spotlight its nominee, though others claim they’re being snubbed by GOP leaders.
The Tea Party, of course, is composed of thousands of different groups, each with its own causes. A Tea Party scene could erupt in Tampa at any moment. But unlike some other factions heading into the once-every-four-years affair, the Tea Party does not appear to have a concerted agenda.
Gop Platform Emerging Draws Praise and Criticism
Instead, the movement may just settle for speaking roles for favored politicians and shout-outs in the platform.
The four-day convention in Tampa will kick off Monday with speeches from Tea Party favorites, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas. The party’s draft platform that will be voted on includes many of the conservative policies championed by the movement.
FreedomWorks, a Washington-based Tea Party-aligned think tank started by former House GOP leader Dick Armey, announced Wednesday that nearly all of its “Freedom Platform” has been adopted by the GOP, including a repeal of President Obama’s health care law, an end to tax hikes and an audit of the Federal Reserve.
“They were very open to our ideas and willing to work with us,” FreedomWorks vice president Russ Walker said of the platform-writing committee chaired by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven and Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
The Tea Party’s visibility beyond that, though, may be minimal at the convention, activists say. The expectation has drawn mixed reactions from the loosely organized anti-tax movement.
“They like the work we’re doing, but they’re afraid because they don’t want to turn off independents with the Tea Party brand,” said Todd Cefaratti of the group, TheTeaParty.Net. The group has filed a petition called “Let Them Speak,” urging the Republican National Committee to allow Tea Party leaders to speak at the convention.
“You get these moderate Republicans and they say ‘I don’t want to offend Grandma Independent,’” Cefaratti said. TheTeaParty.Net is a chief sponsor of the “Unity Rally 2012” to be held at a Tampa church on the eve of the convention, featuring speeches by Tea Party darlings and former presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.
“It’s our response to a lot of our leaders being shut out of the convention,” Cefaratti said.
Another group, The Kitchen Table Patriots, also expressed resentment over the Tea Party’s representation at the convention.
“The amount of effort that the GOP went through to make sure that no Tea Party person went to the convention was unbelievable,” said Anastasia Przybylski, one of the group’s co-founders. “I did not see it coming.”
Przybylski’s counterpart, Ana Puig, claims the GOP in Bucks County, Pa., spent $70,000 to derail her run to become a delegate at the convention. Puig is now paying her way to go as an “honorary delegate,” she said, meaning “I can do everything except vote.”
“What is the convention going to accomplish except that Mitt Romney will formally be the candidate? It’s a shoulder-rubbing event,” Puig said.
Puig, however, said she is happy the Tea Party’s platform has been well-received by the RNC, adding that she’s hopeful “we would see a trickle down effect to the GOP on the local level,” she said.
“I am looking at this trip as a way for us, Tea Party, and GOP to try to mend some fences and move side by side to secure a big win in November.”
But not everyone within the movement believes Tea Party leaders should be on prominent display during the convention.
“This is the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan show and it should be,” said Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express, one of the most visible factions of the movement. “We don’t have an agenda beyond that.”
“I would consider this an extremely successful convention for the Tea Party,” Russo said, noting that Romney was always among his group’s top three picks for a presidential nominee. “We thought we shouldn’t try and intrude on a convention that we’re happy with.”
Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, echoed Russo’s sentiment, characterizing the convention as “more style than substance.”
“The purpose is to legally nominate their candidate,” Martin told FoxNews.com. “Tea Party Patriots are far more concerned about what laws are going to be passed than what they’re doing at a party in Florida and Charlotte.”
“As long as our values are represented, we are making an effect. What we will be happy about is when bills are signed into law that repeal the president’s health care law, and when the budget is balanced and when we’re on the road to recovery,” she said. “The convention is just a very small step along the way.”
The theme and list of speakers are meant to directly contrast comments President Obama made in Roanoke, Virginia last month. Describing what he noted as the federal government’s role in helping the private sector, the president pointed to infrastructure and education.
“Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive,” the president said of business owners. “Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Opponents have seized on the “you didn’t build that” line in television ads, web videos, stump speeches and interviews, while the Obama campaign says the president meant business owners didn’t build roads and schools.
Despite that claim, the Romney camp has continued to bash the remarks as indicative of a president who is out of touch with job creators. Romney’s surrogates will double down on the attack next Tuesday in Tampa.
Today Mitt Romney’s choice for Vice President of the United States, Paul Ryan, joined the Obama Administration’s failed policies and leadership with a stirring speech that examined and contrasted their failures with a Romney/Ryan strategy that will return America to her full potential and greatness.
Mitt Romney set the stage for Paul’s speech stating that, “We offer solutions that are “Bold, Specific & Achievable”
Highlights from Paul Ryan’s speech:
“IF you have a small Business, you Did Build that!”
“President Obama, and too many like him in Washington, have refused to make difficult decisions because they are more worried about their next election than they are about the next generation. We might have been able to get away with that before, but not now. We’re in a different, and dangerous, moment. We’re running out of time — and we can’t afford 4 more years of this.”
“But America is more than just a place…it’s an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government.We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes”
“Politicians from both parties have made empty promises which will soon become broken promises–with painful consequences–if we fail to act now.”
“We won’t duck the tough issues…we will lead!”
“We won’t blame others…we will take responsibility!“
“We won’t replace our founding principles…we will reapply them!”
“In fact, even if we don’t ratify this treaty [I.e. Harry Reid doesn’t schedule a Senate vote], but Obama signs it, under the Vienna Convention we are obligated not to do anything to counter this treaty while we are considering ratifying it [I.e. While Harry Reid stalls a Senate vote]. It’s only if a subsequent President…
“In fact, even if we don’t ratify this treaty [I.e. Harry Reid doesn’t schedule a Senate vote], but Obama signs it, under the Vienna Convention we are obligated not to do anything to counter this treaty while we are considering ratifying it [I.e. While Harry Reid stalls a Senate vote]. It’s only if a subsequent President renounces the Treaty, which you can’t do after the senate confirms it, but you can do before, that it is no longer binding on the United States.”
Well America, two of our infamous deceivers are at it again. Chief propagandist in Charge, Barak Hussein Obama and Assistant Chief propagandist Hillary Rodham Clinton have hatched a plot to stealthily execute an end run around our Constitution’s Second Amendment which guarantees the “…right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
These masters of deception will sign a United Nations ( You know that corrupt international body that placed Libya’s Gaddafi in charge of the UN Human Rights Commission) Treaty, that uses a ruse about controlling arms to disarm America,
You say it can’t happen. Remember how Obamacare couldn’t happen. How about Obama’s illegal Recess Appointments or his Executive Order that effectively, illegally legislated and implemented Amnesty by usurping Congressional Legislative Powers under Article I. Section 1. of our Constitution.
What they are practicing is the frog anecdote. It goes something like this. If a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. Well folks, you and I along with all Americans are the frogs in the foregoing analogy.
If you don’t believe me, would you believe Dick Morris who became a political adviser to the Clinton White House in 1992 and has been on both sides of the aisle?
Listen to the frightening analysis that Dick Morris present and be on notice that you have been placed in a pot of cold water and Barak Hussein Obama and Hilly Rodham Clinton are turning up the flame.
Just when the bruises from a tough primary were beginning to heal, and some conservatives were starting to give Mitt Romney a second look in the aftermath of yesterday’s five-state primary sweep, comes word the moderate former Massachusetts Governor has the same policy as President Obama does on federally subsidized student loan interest rates.
House Republicans have said the estimated $6 billion annual cost of extending low-interest rates for student loans isn’t affordable without offsetting cuts, but that they are still deciding whether to support a temporary extension. Obama has started pushing Congress for the extension and planned a three-state tour this week to warn students of the potential financial catastrophe they will face if Congress fails to act.
Apparently Romney’s strategy for the fall campaign will be, “if you can’t out bid Obama, at least join him.”
Romney’s announcement that he supports an extension of the cheap interest rate on federal student loans pulls the rug out from under conservatives in the House who have been trying with little success to reduce spending and balance the budget – even if it takes 30 years via the Ryan Plan.
We have a bit of sympathy for young people who were sold a bill of goods by an education industry that convinced them there is actually a job market for degrees in folklore and performance art and who are now stuck with student loans that run to six figures.
However, Romney’s attempt to out-Obama Obama on student loans is a perfect illustration of how Greece got where it is, and why we are headed in the same direction.
In Greece, until the meltdown, practically everybody got a subsidy or a paycheck for something from the government. The politics were such that the trend was ever upward – once the subsidies started they could never be reduced or even slowed due to political pressure.
We have the same problem here in the U.S. and at some point soon some principled patriots will have to make the case to their fellow Americans that it has to stop. Having offsetting cuts doesn’t end or slow the student loan subsidy, but at least it doesn’t allow it to increase our ruinous deficit and debt.
No doubt Romney and his establishment Republican advisors think of this as “moving to the center” for the fall election. We call it stiffing the conservatives in Congress and pandering on the road to fiscal perdition – as well as a perfect illustration of why conservatives should remain deeply skeptical of the Romney candidacy.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (NEWSCORE) – Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will bow out of the Republican presidential race, FOX News confirmed Sunday night. Huntsman told advisers of his decision Sunday — the same day that his campaign was boosted by the endorsement of South Carolina’s largest newspaper, The State, ahead of the Jan. 21 primary. He will formally withdraw and endorse the campaign frontrunner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, at 11:00am Monday at the Myrtle Beach Conventions Center, S.C. Romney’s senior campaign staffers, who were taken by surprise by Huntsman’s move, were working to ensure their candidate — like Huntsman, a Mormon — would attend the announcement. “He’s going to endorse Gov. Romney tomorrow and urge the party to come together,” a source told The Wall Street Journal. The decision came after several days of discussion with family, friends and campaign advisers, FOX News reported. Huntsman’s campaign has flagged in 2012, with less than one percent of the vote in Iowa after he chose not to compete in the state’s caucuses and a third place finish with 17 percent in New Hampshire, where he had focused his efforts. The most recent poll in South Carolina ahead of the state’s primary next weekend had Huntsman — until recently the US ambassador to China — in sixth place with just five percent of support. His withdrawal is the fifth of the GOP race, following those of businessman Herman Cain, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
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