Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:48 am

From Huffpo:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/0 ... r=Politics
Steve Smith, a white nationalist with a violent past, was elected to the Republican Party committee for a county in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Smith, who is listed as the state chairman of the white nationalist group American Third Position, proudly shared a photo of the certificate commemorating his election on the website, White World News.



The Huffpo article continues with his white nationalists background, so on and so forth. 3K comments since it was posted on Firday at 1:30. Here's part of the ThinkProgress article:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/0 ... committee/

Republicans in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania have elected Steve Smith, a lifelong white supremacist with close ties to neo-Nazi groups and groups like Aryan Nations, to the county’s GOP Committee.

The elections, which took place in late April, were certified by the committee two weeks ago, and Smith notified supporters of his victory last week by posting a message to the online forum White News Now.





<drum roll Please> From the local paper
http://citizensvoice.com/news/official- ... -1.1324015

Bob Kolankoski, chairman of the committee's third district, says it's being blown way out of proportion.


"Anyone can be written in," Kolankoski said. "He's a crackpot. He's one guy. What can he do?"

According to the county bureau of elections, Steve Smith, 42, was elected to the Republican committee with one write-in vote from the April 24 primary election. Smith is the regional coordinator of Keystone United, which was known until 2009 as the Keystone State Skinheads.


Notice how the first two sources forgot to mention what is arguably the most important bit of information.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:10 am

The entire impact of this seriously over dramatized political issue would be erased by the truth.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:52 am

Personally if I read these correctly, the saddest part of the whole thing is that if there were no others even considering running. Maybe I'm missing something here but if he got on with one vote (presumably his own) & another person got on with two what does that say for the party in that area.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:02 am

I placed a comment on HuffPo about the one vote matter, and it appeared for only about one second before it vanished. Their comments section does indicate that comments are screened, but it does not mention that what they are screening out is the truth.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:19 am

Richard S. wrote:Notice how the first two sources forgot to mention what is arguably the most important bit of information.

Your criticism is justified. Both news sources should have investigated further to find the facts.
Your subject title is not justified. It implies that "Liberals" are the only journalists too stupid or too lazy or too biased to report a story accurately. (Listen to that little voice in your head saying Fox News Fox News Fox News Fair and Balanced.) And surely you don't mean to imply the average non-journalist "liberal" -- me for instance -- would blame the whole Republican party for a single write-in vote, once the truth is known.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:27 am

I stand corrected. They have now let my comment go through.

Over 3,200 rabid commentary replies to the misleading article would indicate that the term "bonkers" is precisely appropriate, and that this is exactly why the article was printed as it was.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:28 am

samhill wrote:Personally if I read these correctly, the saddest part of the whole thing is that if there were no others even considering running. Maybe I'm missing something here but if he got on with one vote (presumably his own) & another person got on with two what does that say for the party in that area.


Sam it's like a 60/30 split in this area. It's heavy Democrat. You nearly have no chance if you're Republican. Having said that the brand of Democrats here is more center, you won;t find too many anti gun activists here. LOL
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:32 am

rberq wrote: It implies that "Liberals" are the only journalists too stupid or too lazy or too biased to report a story accurately.


In this case the two sources are over the top bias and in both stories they certainly spent a lot of time researching his history.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:43 pm

Richard, I live in an area just about exactly opposite, except I would think an even greater split but that doesn't stop a registered Dem. from putting his or her name on a ballot. When voter apathy leaves voters too disgusted to run this is a shining example of what can happen. I on the other hand don't hear much from the right disagreeing with this man's credentials so just perhaps even if I don't agree that one man holds the view of an entire party why is there no agreement from the right that there is something wrong with the system? Why is it only Liberals that are wrong but yet if the right keeps beating a dead horse it's their right? The country was founded to get away from that my way or the high way attitude IMO.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:10 pm

Sam, I don't hear you decrying Farakan, or the Rev. Wright. Or how about those new Black Panthers saying they hate all Crackers and think we should be killed. Funny how being racist only works when whites are. Open your eyes. There is always going to be these kinds of opinions in a society, free or not, but the liberal media,(sorry rberq) never reports on the "other" kind of racism.

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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:10 pm

Kevin, sorry about that but I must have missed your posts on that crap. I have in the past commented on some of the other things that were brought up, wrong is wrong no matter where it is truthfully being reported from. I will how ever normally try to find the sources & see if there is another side to the story, you'll note I believe I stated that I don't think that this guy speaks for your entire party & I try to blame the source jnstead of calling everyone in a conservative frame of mind a wacko, Lib or Con I think there is an awful lot of middle thinking on the part of the average person & there are extremes on both sides. If you only look at those extremes then that's all you will ever see.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:31 pm

KLook wrote:... how about those new Black Panthers saying they hate all Crackers and think we should be killed ... the liberal media,(sorry rberq) never reports on the "other" kind of racism.

I'm having trouble following your logic here. First, the "liberal media" is criticized for an incomplete report on one single self-write-in Republican nut case. Agreed, it was a slanted report, either intentionally or unintentionally; but the real dupes were the thousands of people who took the report at face value. Then, you criticize the "liberal media" for NOT reporting on one single Black Panther nutcase who says white babies should be killed; and you apparently take that reporting at face value. In fact I had a hard time finding ANYBODY who reported on the Black Panther guy, just a few blogs and of course Glenn Beck who has a staff of researchers scouring the world for things like this. So shouldn't you be criticizing Glenn and the "conservative media" for making much ado about nothing?

Does the Huffington Post constitute the "liberal media", or is HP just an extreme organization that is no more trustworthy than Fox Not News?
IS there a "conservative media"? Who are they? Are they a reliable source of solid, useful information? Is Glenn Beck "media" or just mouth?
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:06 pm

rberq wrote:Does the Huffington Post constitute the "liberal media", or is HP just an extreme organization that is no more trustworthy than Fox Not News?


Certainly Fox has conservative bias but to compare them to Huffpo is ridiculous. The biggest trouble liberals have with Fox is they are so used to the liberal slant from all the other networks and media outlets Fox reporting is like a slap in the face because they aren't toeing the line.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:08 pm

rberq wrote:Is Glenn Beck "media" or just mouth?
Glenn Beck was instrumental in getting the avoved communist Van Jones kicked to the curb. :D


Read this libs :D

Diagnosing Liberals
The root of liberal mental disorder is in the personality development of the individual who does not mature normally to value self-sufficiency and independence. Such individuals seek a parental substitute. The most convenient is a socialist government. Those with liberal mental disorder are willing to trade their potential for success through education, hard work and respect for others for government subsidies funded through redistribution of wealth which normally accrues to those who earn their money through hard work. Many liberals want a free ride on the wings of success off the rest of us and believe that in order to achieve that free ride, government must impose harsh rules which are essentially punishment of hard working Americans, in the form of progressive taxation and other schemes designed to divert personal wealth to those who depend upon government.

The liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.
The roots of liberalism and its associated madness can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.
Dr. Lyle Rossiter Board certified clinical psychiatrist.
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Re: Liberals go Bonkers Over One Vote

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:44 pm

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