Thursday Crib Sheet: Maher Pines for Violence, Cain Jumps 22 Points, Obama 'Heartbroken' at NBA Delay

– It appears that new tone deal everyone has been talking about involves encouraging violence, as long as it’s directed at select targets. Remember this next time the Left starts talking about a Fairness Doctrine. They aren’t interested in honest debate. They want to destroy any opposition.

On The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday, Maher said of the protesters demonstrating near the homes of some New York millionaires earlier in the day, “If a brick came through Rupert Murdoch’s apartment, yes, I have a feeling Fox News would be a lot more gentle on the Wall Street people.” Maddow thought that was funny …

– Meanwhile, Leftist media is on the march, attempting to drive political debate. Keep an eye on Media Matters; they’ll likely be running interference on this at some point. It’s who they are. It’s what they do.

Jumping on the anti-Wall Street media bandwagon, Josh Boak of Politico says Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio’s measure to tax Wall Street has “newfound momentum.” The Soros-funded Think Progress blog quickly jumped on the report, saying the plan is being seriously considered on the Hill. There is only one problem: DeFazio hasn’t introduced any such bill in the current Congress.

– Whatever your thoughts on Gingrich as a potential 2012 nominee, he knows politics and he knows media. He’s saying what he’s saying for a reason, not simply to draw attention to himself.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate once again went after one of his favorite targets – the media.


Liberal media sees Christians:

Hardball host Chris Matthews honestly believes that Rep. Michele Bachmann’s “devil’s in the details” joke about Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan may be something more sinister, or at least cynically calculated to appeal to “strange, far right” Christian voters.

– The Occupy Wall Street crowd has a curious habit of blaming Jews. Whatever one’s beliefs, the Left’s war on religion in America continues.

– Don’t take my word for it, just ask the DOJ. Do it now, before you have to ask permission first.

In yet another stunning attack on freedom of religion, President Barack Obama’s Justice Department asked the Supreme Court last week to give the federal government the power to tell a church who its ministers will be.

– Maybe they’re just in need of something to do, when not advocating for tax increases and bigger government? You go to war with the media you have; conservatives have no other choice.

Jumping on the anti-Wall Street media bandwagon, Josh Boak of Politico says Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio’s measure to tax Wall Street has “newfound momentum.” The Soros-funded Think Progress blog quickly jumped on the report, saying the plan is being seriously considered on the Hill. There is only one problem: DeFazio hasn’t introduced any such bill in the current Congress.

– Who needs attack dogs when you have NPR? The years of pathetic attacks against Justice Clarence Thomas represent the longest-running digital lynching in American history.

NPR handed over the microphone to their legal reporter Nina Totenberg, who channeled that liberal-Democrat leak of Anita Hill into “history.” Totenberg filed an almost nine-minute report that could be called a “screed” against Thomas. Her thesis was that Thomas was a radical, extremist judge untethered to tradition, with a “vociferous” wife to boot. Totenberg hasn’t learned any objectivity over the last two decades.

– Herman Cain is enjoying a surge in the polls.

Drawn by Mr. Cain’s blunt, folksy style in recent debates, 27% of Republican primary voters picked him as their first choice for the nomination, a jump of 22 percentage points from six weeks ago.

– Funny, I didn’t realize that serves as proof that someone is un-electable. How do those dots connect, assuming they do?

BillO said tonight definitely that Herman Cain CANNOT beat Obama. That’s it. He doesn’t explain why, he just declares it as if it’s conventional wisdom that had already been vetted.

– Remember how Bush was constantly portrayed as distracted or disengaged? The economy continues to smolder, America is increasingly frustrated and divided, and what is Obama focused on? But be careful, the same media that will selectively ignore this when it’s a Democrat will call you a racist for bringing it up because of the sport involved. It’s who they are; it’s what they do, folks. Don’t let them intimidate you from speaking out. Funny thing how much our media prefers silence when it suits them these days.

President Obama said Tuesday that he’s “a little heartbroken that the NBA season is getting delayed” at a fundraiser in Orlando with Magic star Dwight Howard.

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