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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cunningham 'not a nuanced fellow'

Hardball's take on the Cunningham flap, from Wednesday:

Pat Buchanan is an MSNBC political analyst. And Michael Smerconish is a radio talk show host based in Philadelphia. Pat, what side are you on in this one? You have not just this guy Bill Cunningham. You have the head of the Republican party of Tennessee. You`ve got Rush Limbaugh all sort of taking the side to the right of McCain, if you will. I don`t know if that term applies here, ideological term, in saying, it is OK to basically trash this guy, humiliate him because of his middle name.

PAT BUCHANAN, MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: No, you have to separate this, Chris. Bill Cunningham is not a nuanced fellow. He`s a Cincinnati talk show host, probably really famous in Cincinnati. Anybody who goes through is on the show and it is raw, rough, conservative rhetoric. McCain`s problem is he is using this fellow as a warmup for his own gathering and then when he denounces him, he is a member of the talk show host community, Cunningham is, so Sean Hannity comes to his rescue, Rush does and McCain has himself between a rock and a hard place.

MATTHEWS: You mean those guys are untouchables? You can`t attack them?

BUCHANAN: Well, you can go right ahead in attack them. You`ve got no problem. But that is part of the Republican base.

MATTHEWS: Should he have let it go?

BUCHANAN: I think -- No, here`s the thing, if the press asked him about it, he should have said, look, I don`t agree with those comments at all. Quite obviously, he made them. He is a talk show host. Here is what I believe. But I think he might have gone too far with this. Now he has a huge fight and he is in the middle of it. That thing in Tennessee, Chris, that is more interesting and they are going to -- we can talk about that.

MATTHEWS: Let me just tell you. The Tennessee Republican party today issued a press release, very well written here -- they know what they`re saying -- and it talks about -- it`s concerned about the future of the nation of Israel, the only stable democracy in the Middle East, if Barack Hussein Obama is elected president.

BUCHANAN: This is more serious stuff. Read through that. The whole effort there is to tie Barack Obama to radical Arabs who are tied to Hamas or Hezbollah and Farrakhan, and to drive a wedge between Obama and the Jewish community, and make him move to denounce Farrakhan or to basically - - well, basically denounce Farrakhan.

MATTHEWS: Well, he did last night.

BUCHANAN: And they are going to keep to driving these wedges to alienate the Jewish community, which likes McCain.

MATTHEWS: So it is partisanship.

BUCHANAN: That is more effective politics than what we have been talking about.

MATTHEWS: Michael, is this partisanship, bigotry, what is it? How do we talk about this issue fairly and honestly in politics? You have to do it on the radio every day.

MICHAEL SMERCONISH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: I think that John McCain
did the right thing. I disagree with my friend Pat. First of all, relative to Cunningham, you know, you hire a magician for a kid`s party. Don`t be offended when somebody shows up with a rabbit. This is part of his schtick. This is what the guy does.

Where I think he crossed the line was with the reference to the middle name. Because, come on, usually when you referencing the middle name it is John Wayne Gacy, or it`s Mark David Chapman, or it`s Lee Harvey Oswald.

MATTHEWS: It`s a murderer.

SMERCONISH: In this case, what they`re saying -- let`s be clear. They are playing on that urban legend that the guy is a Muslim and he is not. I have no problem with anything that Cunningham said, because that is part of his persona, except for the middle name business, and John McCain should stay far away from it.


35 Comments:

at 12:41 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

William Jefferson Clinton & Hillary Rodham Clinton

There's two bandits!

God bless Willy!

 
at 12:59 PM, February 28, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

More from Pat on McCain:
http://www.amconmag.com/2008/2008_02_11/buchanan.html
"The Great Betrayal"

 
at 1:21 PM, February 28, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

John "Quincey" Adams

Richard "Millhouse" Nixon

Dwight "David" Eisenhower

Nat "King" Cole

Martin "Luther" King

Billy "Ray" Cyrus

All murderers.

Come on.....be honest
Anyone know Hitler's middle name without Goebbleing it????

PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!
WRITE IN ROMNEY '08

 
at 1:41 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

vote democrat.they'll re-enact the fairness doctrine eliminating Willie and the rest.
only one voice need be heard...those speaking from the left corner of the mouth...(sarcasm)

 
at 2:05 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I don't think God should bless Willy. Willy is a backward ass clown with a third world mentality that seems to amuse the lesser of our neighbors. He's the new poster child for the conservative mindless voters who have nothing else to do other than spew venom while they are driving their gas hogs from one greedy sales appointment to another.

 
at 2:05 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Willy is not a uniter. But, I know the people in C town believe in this man, but now the state and America in general can see why young people and people different religions and of different races believe the so called conservatives are a code word for bigotry. Thanks Willy for showing the world what being a conservative really means.

 
at 2:38 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't drink the McCain Kool-Aid. Vote Romney in 2012.

 
at 2:38 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Adam Dunn said...

Willie For President!

 
at 2:46 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The troll that calls himself 'useful idiot'. Idiot leads a very sad life with copious amounts of free time on his hands, and spends his days and nights posting comments on this forum under various names. All of the 'socialists', 'Hussein' and 'Terrorist" comments are his.

Idiot thinks it still 1963 and that they Commies are hiding under every rock, waiting for a chance to break into his little hovel and get their hands on his money, which he hides in his mattress.

What a sad little troll the idiot is. Please get some mental help idiot, and then get a life.

 
at 3:00 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ol' John Kerry had plenty of "nuance" - and look where it got him!

Kerry's just another political hide on the wall of President George W. Bush. [Along with Ann Richards and Algore.]

 
at 3:00 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Embarrassing" is...how the city of Dallas welcomed JFK to town in 1963.

"Embarrassing" is...how the democrat Mayor of the city of Toledo welcomed the U.S. Marines to town earlier this month.

"Embarrassing" is...electing democrat Jerry Springer the mayor of Cincinnati after he was caught paying a hooker with a personal check.

Nothing about the recent John McCain appearance is embarrassing to the city of Cincinnati. Bill Cunningham is a Great American!

 
at 3:13 PM, February 28, 2008 Blogger billbridges said...

Oh we get the fact that the GOP thinks Limbaugh and Cunningham are entertainment, trust me we get it. What we don't get is why you think that is entertainment? That's not a normal response to mean spirited, evil dialogue. The fact that McCain called on Cunningham says a lot about his character. Oh wait, that's right, he's one of the guys who voted for Bush in 2004 after we learned that he lied about the intelligence for going to war. Of all people, McCain should have known better; given the opportunity to put America first; he coward and voted for Bush again. Now I understand why he called on Cunningham.

 
at 3:13 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

John McCain will get far, far more votes (even if he loses big, which I suspect he will) than Bill Cunningham has listeners.

 
at 3:49 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Hussein Obama is an empty suit full of empty promises.

Are the liberals in the mainstream media going to take me away to the re-education camp now?

In the words of our leader, bring it on!

 
at 5:21 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Born and raised Cincinnatian, but have lived elsewhere for 12 years. As an outsider watching the Cincinnati political seen, I am thankful to away from the city's messes. What other city spends so much time complaining about having to smoke outside, while also defending people like Bill Cunningham. I know there are many good Cincinnatian out there, so please help bring unity and prosperity back to the city!

 
at 5:29 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

As more people unit together around Obama, more conservatives find nothing better to do than attack the man and the people who believe in him. This country would be a much happier place if conservatives followed in the footsteps of Barack supporters and believed in a common cause and goal. Conservatives need to be positive and come together, instead, they fight with one another and only bring negativity into the world. Not all conservatives, but enough to make trouble.

 
at 5:32 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's scene, not seen. Learn to spell before you come back to Cincinnati. Actually, we don't need you or your liberal garbage, so just stay away.

 
at 5:44 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

From this point forward whenever I refer to Barack Hussein Obama, I will use his full name. Why shouldn't I? Who has the authority, moral or otherwise, to tell me I can't say a fellow's full name when writing or talking about him? Answer--nobody. The dem/libs are the only ones raising a ruckus about using the man's full name. All the more reason to use it and use it often! When will you politically-correct leftists being insisting that the world calls your "messianic" candidate "Barry Obama"? BTW, he's not an African-American. He's an Arab-American. Don't think so? Check it out, and you'll see.

 
at 6:47 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any coincidence that Willie did this during the February ratings period when advertising rates on WLW are set?

 
at 7:39 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Willie crapped on McCain for his own personal ratings schtick.
Great American right?

 
at 7:51 PM, February 28, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

ANON 2;46,

Please quit posting the same old Noam Chomsky claptrap,come up with something new.You bore me.Maybe the Central commitee will approve new words for you,in two years!!!

WRITE IN ROMNEY '08

 
at 8:02 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I heard, Kenya is in Africa, not the Middle East. So the above comment about his heritage is not 100% correct. BTW, does it it make a difference what his heritage is? Regarding the use of his middle name, nobody is asking that we not say his middle name; they are making comments about peoples efforts to tie his middle name with terrorist/other groups that are at odds with the United States. Bill Cunningham's purpose is to get people to dislike Obama, and he is trying to use Obama's middle name to do it. It is flat out pathetic!!!

 
at 9:18 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the rhetoric of Cunningham. Don't fall for his message our Massachusetts Gov had the same message of added police,jobs,tax relief the state is a mess. Senator Obama had a spokesperson speak to the Canadian press to assure the government that the NAFTA rhetoric in Ohio is merely being done to pander. He has no plan to do anything about NAFTA. Check AP story this guy is a fraud.

 
at 9:40 PM, February 28, 2008 Blogger Hope Lives!! said...

I THINK ANYONE THAT WOULD NOT VOTE FOR A PERSON SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR NAME IS A MORON WHO DOE NOT DESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHOICES IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. WHO GIVES A CRAP WHAT HIS MIDDLE NAME IS EXCEPT THOSE IDIOTS THAT ATE STILL TRYING TO PUSH AMERICANS INTO BELIEVING HE IS A MUSLIM. HUSSEIN IS A VERY COMMON SURNAME IN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST. IT WAS HIS GRANDPARENT'S LAST NAME. OH FORGIVE HIS MOTHER FOR GIVING HIM A PIECE OF HIS HERITAGE AS HIS NAME. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! WHILE YOU ALL ARE PLAYING THE NAME GAME, THIS COUNTRY IS GOING TO HELL IN A GASOLINE LINED BASKET!! IF YOU DON'T LIKE OBAMA...FINE, YOU DON'T LIKE HIS POLITICS...FINE, BUT DON'T DISLIKE THE MAN BECAUSE SOME TYRANICAL A-HOLE HAPPENED TO HAVE HAD THE SAME NAME. CAN WE PLEASE PROGRESS BEYOND THE THIRD GRADE!!!
BILL CUNNINGHAM COMPLETELY OVERSHADOWED MCCAIN. I COULD NOT TELL YOU ONE THING THAT MAN SAID HERE IN CINCINNATI OTHER THAN HIS APOLOGY. THE OBAMA CAMP THANKS YOU CUNNINGHAM!!

 
at 10:08 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that the Useless Idiot can dish it out, but he can't take it. What's wrong, Useless Troll? Are you afraid that the Big Bad Commies are coming to get you?

You are going to hate the next 8 years, idiot.

 
at 10:12 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bil Cuningham
Barack Hussein Obama
Tempest in a Teapot
God help Us

 
at 4:09 AM, February 29, 2008 Blogger OrangeD00d said...

Bill Cunningham: The Marge Schott of the 21st century.

 
at 11:28 AM, February 29, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

Anonn 10;08

I think not....I survived the worst economic downturn in history, or if you prefer, herstory, under Jimma Carter's 17% interest rates, I can survive 4 years of Obama from Nazereth.

You are right, the commies are in my pantry as I write....eating my mother's jam.

YOUR MOTHER WAS A HAMPSTER, AND YOUR FATHER SMELLS OF ELDERBERRY!!!

NOW, GO AWAY BEFORE i TAUNT YOU A SECOND TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
at 1:58 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
usefullidiot said...I think not....I survived the worst economic downturn in history...You are right, the commies are in my pantry as I write....eating my mother's jam....YOUR MOTHER WAS A HAMPSTER, AND YOUR FATHER SMELLS OF ELDERBERRY...NOW, GO AWAY BEFORE i TAUNT YOU A SECOND TIME...11:28 AM, February 29, 2008"

Does HAMPSTER = HAMSTER ?

Once again the use-less ****ing idiot of the NAZI party (tnp) is spewing the elephant dung propaganda and cutting and pasting her 'schmidt'y' slogans in an attempt at WEAK intimidation !

Now, for the facts:

Carter was stuck with a fed chair engaged in partisan politics whom didn't care to run the country into the ground, just like all wRong wingnut whackos !

The facts are that in 31 of the last 35 years the country has ran a deficit !

The Dem's left the country with a balanced budget and surplus in the bank !

The wRong wingnut whackos have squandered the surplus on the corporate give-a-way's, an oil war, etc. !

The result massive governmental debt and the purchasing value of the dollar plummeting !

The only thing that is making this situation any different, is a willingness for the Fed. to reduce interest rates at the cost of devaluing the dollar !

Had Carter had the same opportunities of reduced interest rates for a devalued dollar then the oil hijack by the 'bush whacko' rag-heads would have been fruitless, PERIOD !

Seems funny how the wRong wingnut whackos claim that you really don't see the benefit of a president policies until they are out of office. Supposedly, because it takes time for their policies to take effect !

So, if that theory holds true: Carter years were the result of the disgraced wRong wingnut whacko richard mill-house and ford !

PATHETIC 'flip-floppers' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 3:25 PM, February 29, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

Boldboy said;

"Carter years were the result of the disgraced wRong wingnut whacko richard mill-house and ford !"

That explains why he turned Panama Cannal over to a drug-lord led goverment, who intern turned it over to the Chi-coms.

ALL HAIL JC....THE CARPENTER FROM PLANES!!!!!!

 
at 6:02 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
" usefullidiot said..."Carter years were the result of the disgraced wRong wingnut whacko richard mill-house and ford !" That explains why he turned Panama Cannal over to a drug-lord led goverment, who intern turned it over to the Chi-coms...3:25 PM, February 29, 2008"

Does Cannal = canal ?

Does goverment = government ?

Once again the use-less ****ing idiot of the NAZI party (tnp) spews the elephant dung propaganda !

While we can understand the use-less ****ing idiot not understanding a political figure who follows the law, but, the law was that the property be returned to the country, PERIOD !

We might add that, the fear mongering surrounding the canal has proved base-less !

Who was reagan in bed with when he had Ollie trading guns ?

As far as Chi-com: it is the wRong wingnut whackos whom have turned our debt, manufacturing, pollution control over to exploit cheap labor for corporate profits !

The use-less ****ing idiot of the NAZI party (tnp) is a.k.a Charles Foster Cain or one of his lackey's. The spelling, grammar and rhetoric are a mirror image of the 'whistle-blower' !

PATHETIC 'family values'

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 7:18 PM, February 29, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

" The spelling, grammar and rhetoric are a mirror image of the 'whistle-blower' !"

He (Cain) can't afford me!

Funny....I felt the same of you!

 
at 8:39 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orange00D >> Cunningham couldn't carry Marge Schott's jock - you're giving Willie way too much credit.

 
at 11:54 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous fair-a-con said...

.
usefullidiot said...Funny....I felt the same of you! 7:18 PM, February 29, 2008"

Don't know whom you were feeling, but, it wasn't me !

That's a problem you will continue to encounter when you are blindly reaching under the partition for reality !

Soooooooooooooooo, stop yanking our chain !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 5:04 PM, March 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barrack Hussein Obama.

Uh-oh, here come the democRAT thought police to take me away to a re-education camp...

 
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