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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Artur Davis Speech- Liberal Racism On Full Display With MSNBC's 2012 Republican Convention Coverage

By Susan Duclos

Just as Liberals are obsessed with Barack Obama's race, Liberal media outlets are just as focused on creating divisions among the American populace by deliberately misleading their viewership and readership.

While claiming that any criticism of Barack Obama's policies, by Conservatives, is racism when they cannot rebut or argue against those criticisms, what do they do when it is minorities that are criticizing Obama policies?

They ignore it, they cut it out of their coverage, they pretend they don't exist or they attack them.

MSNBC wants you to think the Republican Party hates minorities. So much so that the liberal news network cut minority speeches from it’s convention coverage.

When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.

MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.

Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.
And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.

Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.

What did they show in place of those speakers?

 In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.

One can only imagine the howls of racism and the claims of "conservatives hate minorities" that would be blaring across the headlines and blogosphere if a Conservative outlet dared cut away from almost every minority speaker at the Democratic convention.

Hence the headline here.

 If Liberals can claim that pointing out that Obama's not working out, is a racist comment or that Food Stamp usage under Obama is at an all time high, is racist, or that poverty levels and unemployment is consistently high under Obama, is racist, then calling them racist for blatantly ignoring minority speakers at the 2012 Republican convention, is an understatement.

(Note- Other outlets considered Conservative, like Fox News, also missed a couple of speeches made by minority politicians because of coverage of Hurricane Isaac, not for "panel discussions as MSNBC did)

 What you wouldn't have seen over at MSNBC but was seen by Fox News viewers, as just one example, is Artur Davis, an African-American man who seconded Barack Obama's nomination four years ago and introduced him at the Democratic Convention in Denver in 2008, telling voters how he regretted his support of Obama in 2008 and "May it be said of this time in our history, 2008 to 2012: mistake corrected."


He went on to say that he was depressed by how Obama has performed in office. It did not take long before he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand as he ramped up the rhetoric of a former Obama supporter.

"Now, ladies and gentlemen, there are Americans who are listening to this speech right now who hasn't always been with you," said Davis. "To those Democrats and independents whose minds are open to argument, listen closely to the Democratic party that will gather in Charlotte and ask yourself if you hear your voice in the clamor. Ask yourself if these Democrats still speak for you.

"When they say, 'We have a duty to grow government even when we cannot afford it,' does it sound like compassion to you or does it sound like recklessness," Davis continued. "When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success, when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work?"

"When they tell you America is this unequal place, where the powerful trample on the powerless, does that sound like the country your children or your spouse risked their lives for in Iraq or Afghanistan," Davis continued. "Do you even recognize the America they are talking about?"

"John Kennedy asked us what we can do for America. This Democratic party asks what can government give you," Davis went on, attacking Obama's changes welfare reform's work requirements. He concluded by expressing his hopes that the nation sends Mitt Romney to the White House next year.

The point is Liberals and Liberal media pundits continue to accuse Conservatives of racism for legitimate criticisms of Obama's failed economic policies, but because they cannot accuse people like Mr. Davis of racism when he issues those same criticisms, they completely ignore him, do not show their viewers his speech or worse, they attack him relentlessly in an attempt to smear and discredit him.

The truth is there are Hispanic Republicans, African-American Republicans, Conservatives from a  broad spectrum of cultures, and ethnicity, races and backgrounds, and that is the truth Democrats and Liberals are desperate to hide because their catcalls of racism won't work if their readers and/or viewers  know it, see it or read about it.

Since racism is their last remaining Hail Mary when they cannot argue the issues because of the horrid economy and high unemployment, massive deficit and debt under Obama, they are desperate to hide that truth.