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MSNBC decides to hold Obama to his healhcare campaign promises…and get some ratings in the process…..

MSNBC…the channel that unabashedly favored Obama for president for the last year and a half…. has decided to unleash one of its anchors, Rachel Maddow, on the president’s campaign promises on healthcare, and against the pro-life Stupak amendment that the House voted to keep, to appease the pro-life DEMOCRATS……

Now let me repeat something I found last week…..only 13% of people out there use their health insurance to pay for terminating a pregrancy….13%!

That means top me that 87% use their own money to pay for the procedure…because of various reasons, the best one I would think would be, that they don’t want anyone to know they had one done….

That brings me to a question I would ask Maddow…why can’t you figure out what the democratic party has?…the Stupak amendment really isn’t that important…..the amment only addresses 13% of people out there…why not let the other 87% keep paying out of their pockets?…since even if you defeat the pro-life ammendment…most poeple aren’t gonna ask their insurance company to pay anyways?

Of course, this being the media we’re talking about one would not be far off to look for the money angle……

And here it is…..last year MSNBC took in $270 million in revenue last year…this year it looks like they are on the way to take in $365 million….. and then there is this….”Gary Carr, the executive director of national broadcast for the media buying agency TargetCast, said the opinions matter less than the ratings they earn. With cable’s prime-time opinion shows, “you’re reaching a lot of people,” he said.

Yep…and $100 million is still a lot of money where I come from……..so MSNBC seeing the Fox News channel march to the head of line by going to the right…is going to the left…and seems like the viewership…and ad money is following….sorry Mr. President but we’re gonna throw a few at ya…its not personal…it’s business…..

November 15, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, Religion | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Never a dull moment…DHS Secretary rolls out Immigration Overhaul sechedule…….

Janet Napolitano, the Home Land Security Secretary, advised in a speech today, that the administration will begin work on Immigration next year, as the president has indicated he would do , a month ago…..Napolitano laid out a…”three-legged stool” that includes enacting tougher enforcement laws against illegal immigrants and the people who hire them, and streamlining the system for legal immigration, but also what she called a “tough and fair pathway to earned legal status.”

With reports that illegal immigration is down and drug seizures are up…the secretary, and the administration will press ahead with a policy of provide a way for the estimated 12 million, long term illegal immigrants, here already, to become citizens of this country…..

November 13, 2009 Posted by | Government, Law, Media, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment