Conservative Windbag Ann Coulter Insults Latinos as “Lazy Underclass Looking for a Government Handout”

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Conservative Windbag Ann Coulter Insults Latinos as “Lazy Underclass Looking for a Government Handout”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I knew it was a matter of time before Ann Coulter resumed spewing her usual venom and stinking up the place like Pe Pe Le Pew. This time, she described Latinos as a “lazy underclass.” In a screed entitled “America Reaches El Tipping Pointo,” she ranted that Latinos were the cause for the nation’s plight and placed Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama largely on their backs. As usual, her screed is devoid of any trace of reality. Hey Ann, President Obama is here to stay until 2017. You and Sean Hannity should get used to that.

That’s a lot of government dependents coming down the pike. No amount of “reaching out” to the Hispanic community, effective “messaging” or Reagan’s “optimism” is going to turn Mexico’s underclass into Republicans.  Any election analysis that doesn’t deal with the implacable fact of America’s changing demographics is bound to be wrong.

Perhaps the reason elections maven Michael Barone was so shockingly off in his election prediction this year was that, in the biggest mistake of his career, Barone has been assuring us for years that most of these Third World immigrants pouring into the country would go the way of Italian immigrants and become Republicans. They’re hardworking! They have family values!

Maybe at first, but not after coming here, having illegitimate children and going on welfare.

Charles Murray recently pointed out that — contrary to stereotype — Hispanics are less likely to be married, less likely to go to church, more supportive of gay marriage and less likely to call themselves “conservative” than other Americans.

Rather than being more hardworking than Americans, Hispanics actually work about the same as others, or, in the case of Hispanic women, less. Source

Of course, truth is never on Ann Coulter’s side. Just empty and insulting rhetoric sprinkled with a vile hatred of President Obama and the Democrats. Lost on Ann Coulter is the fact that non-Hispanic whites account for 64 percent of the U.S. population and received 69 percent of entitlement benefits, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. That’s compared to Hispanics, who make up 16 percent of the population in 2010, but received just 12 percent of entitlement benefits. Um, who is the lazy underclass? Lost on Ann Coulter is the fact that Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of the Latino vote, which was the lowest number of any presidential candidate since Bob Dole in 1996. His failure to attract Hispanic voters was largely due to his hardline stance on immigration, such as his suggestion that illegal immigrants “self-deport.” Clearly the Republican Party has a bigger problem than they care to admit. Demographics will continue to be their enemy if a flamethrower like Ann Coulter continues to insult the very groups they need to target to stop the bleeding at the polls.

 

 Conservative Windbag Ann Coulter Insults Latinos as Lazy Underclass Looking for a Government Handout

New Photo Shows President Obama Accepting Mitt Romney’s Concession Call Election Night

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New Photo Shows President Obama Accepting Mitt Romney’s Concession Call Election Night (Photo Credit: White House/Souza)

The White House released a photo of President Obama accepting Mitt Romney’s concession phone call on November 6.  The photo was taken in the presidential suite of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel in Chicago, where Obama and his team watched results come in on November 6.

Mitt Romney Rejoins Marriott International Board of Directors

Mitt Romney rejoins Marriott International’s Board of Directors, starting Monday. The company issued the following statement via a press release:

J.W. Marriott, Jr., the company’s executive chairman, said, “We are delighted that Gov. Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before.  We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment.  We look forward to working closely with him again as a member of our strong, talented and diverse board.”

Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and chief executive officer, said, “Gov. Romney has proven to be an astute, independent director who is fluent in the demands and opportunities of our highly competitive industry.  We are fortunate to have him back on our board.”

Gov. Romney said, “It is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is.”

Gov. Romney served previously on the Marriott International board from 1993 to 2002, when he left the board en route to being elected governor of Massachusetts, and from January 2009 to January 2011, when he resigned prior to his campaign for the U.S. presidency.

Incestuous Bleeding of GOP Started at 66 Canal Center Plaza with Jeff Larson RNC Chief of Staff

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Incestuous Bleeding of GOP Started at 66 Canal Center Plaza with Jeff Larson RNC Chief of Staff (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Red State founder Erick Erickson is one conservative I can tolerate. He has a new column out that slams the Republican Party, saying the “ root of all evil, for the Republican Party evil is located on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314.”

This is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. The fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza reveals a tangled web of incestuous relationships among Republican consultants who have made millions all while the GOP went down the tubes. Here the top party consultants waged war with conservative activists and here they waged war with the Democrats. On both fronts, they raked in millions along the way with a more fractured, minority party in their wake. And they show no signs of recognizing just how much a part of the problem they are.

According to a Lexis business search, the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza houses the following groups:

  • Crossroads Media
  • Black Rock Group
  • WWP Strategies
  • Restore Our Future
  • Targeted Victory
  • DDC Advocacy/Blue Front Strategies
  • Target Point Consulting
  • Digital Franking
  • Americans for Job Security

The New York Times has a great graphic on these relationships.  Source:  Red State

We have written pretty extensively about the money that flowed in the presidential campaign in favor of Mitt Romney from some of the same organizations Erickson mentions, Restore Our Future, Crossroads Media and Americans for Job Security, in particular. They stopped at nothing to muddy up the waters on both sides. Karl Rove’s grimy fingers are all over this as well. It is a sad commentary that all these Republican consultants made millions pushing a vile and disturbing “Republican Party brand” that insulted women, blacks, gays and lesbians, and Latinos.

 Incestuous Bleeding of GOP Started at 66 Canal Center Plaza with Jeff Larson RNC Chief of Staff

President Obama to Host Mitt Romney for Private Lunch at White House Thursday

President Obama will host Mitt Romney for a private lunch on Thursday at the White House. Um, that’s the closest Mitt Romney will come to being in the White House.

On Thursday, Governor Romney will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room.  It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting. Source

Poetic Justice: Mitt Romney to End Up with 47 Percent of the Popular Vote After 47 Percent Insult

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Poetic Justice:  Mitt Romney to End Up with 47 Percent of the Popular Vote After 47 Percent Insult (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We called it last week when the popular vote percentages for the presidential election showed Mitt Romney hovering around 47%. Well, the final tally will show just that 47.56% rounded off to 47%. Poetic justice, right? The non-partisan Cook Political Report predicts with certainty that with all of New York and California counted, Romney will end up below 47.5 percent of the vote. The split will be 51-47 percent. How ironic since Mitt Romney dismissed 47 percent of Americans as deadbeats.

 

 Poetic Justice:  Mitt Romney to End Up with 47 Percent of the Popular Vote After 47 Percent Insult

Picture of the Day: Mitt Romney Pumping Gas in SoCal, Looking Like He Needs a Gift

Picture of the Day:  Mitt Romney pumping gas in La Jolla, Calif., looking tired and beat-down! No Secret Service, no entourage, kinda looking like the 47 percent of Americans he called deadbeats.
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Benjamin Netanyahu: America “Can Be Easily Moved, They Won’t Get in Our Way’

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was really hoping his “homeboy” Mitt Romney would have won the presidential election.  Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments were recorded in September and he was talking about Iran.  This comes as the Palestinian death toll rises as Israel intensifies onslaught.

Rush Limbaugh Effect: Cumulus Media Stock Plunges, Dial Global Voluntarily De-Listed from NASDAQ After Sandra Fluke Backlash

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Rush Limbaugh Effect: Cumulus Media Stock Plunges, Dial Global Voluntarily De-Listed from NASDAQ After Sandra Fluke Backlash. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Rush Limbaugh effect is very real and the backlash from his attack on Sandra Fluke has seen his first place position evaporate and his audience decrease by nearly 50 percent, according to the Daily Kos. The Rush Limbaugh Show is syndicated by privately-held Premiere Networks, which is owned by Clear Channel (connected to Mitt Romney via Bain Capital). Equally important and bears some attention is the fact that Cumulus Media and Dial Global, which play a role in distributing the show to 600 radio stations, are both slowly imploding, possibly as a result of the backlash against Limbaugh. Dial Global took an enormous financial hit on Friday, November 16, 2012, when it voluntarily de-listed from NASDAQ. The stock price nose-dived nearly 77 percent. Dial Global identified three causes for its headaches, including “advertisers’ response to the controversial statements by a certain nationally syndicated talk radio personality March 2012″ contributed to financial troubles that raise “substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.” Fill in the blanks. You know exactly who they are referring to — Rush Limbaugh.

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Dial Global voluntarily de-lists from NASDAQ

Deadline Hollywood:  But Limbaugh appears to be the least of Dial’s problems: Its stock is down nearly 77% today, to about 47 cents, after it said that it may not be able to meet its debt covenants and will voluntarily leave NASDAQ to just trade over the counter. The company reported a Q3 net loss of $71.2M, up from a $5.2M loss in the period last year, on revenues of $58.2M, +132.7%. In addition to the Limbaugh controversy, Dial attributes its losses to late cancellations of ad buys (which it says were due to “the election and renewed economic uncertainty”), and growing competition from digital ad platforms and major radio companies.

Cumulus seems to be a dire straits too and has publicly blamed Rush Limbaugh for its woes. The company had been outperforming the S&P 500 prior to Rush Limbaugh’s disgusting attack on Sandra Fluke after she appeared on Capitol Hill to testify about contraceptive rights, calling her a slut. The advertiser backlash was fierce and swift. Cumulus has underperformed ever since:

Morning Star: Cumulus Media is the eighth-largest terrestrial radio operator in the United States by revenue and the second-largest in terms of number of stations owned. The company operates 314 stations in 59 markets, primarily in small to midsize cities. Through its private-equity partnership, the company operates an additional 33 stations in larger cities such as Atlanta and San Francisco. Local and regional advertising accounts for 90% of company revenue. 

Here’s Cumulus stock chart from March 1, 2012 to November 16, 2012. It shows a steady and steep decline over nine months:

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Cumulus Media stock nose-dives on Rush Limbaugh advertiser backlash over calling Sandra Fluke a “slut.” (Chart source: Yahoo Finance)

The company received more bad news when it was downgraded by Moody’s Investor Service, though it received some favorable news on this 3rd Quarter:

Moody’s Investor Service:  Moody’s Investors Service likes a lot of what Cumulus is doing to reduce leverage, but says uncertainties associated with the radio business as a whole and the acknowledged difficulties the company is encountering turning around 10 key stations are cause for caution, and a downgrade.Moody’s Investors Service changed the rating outlook of Cumulus Media Inc. (“Cumulus”) to negative from stable following the company’s 3rd quarter 2012 earnings call. The negative outlook reflects the potential for delays in achieving the collective turnaround of 10 underperforming stations and weakened liquidity given limited access to its revolver facility. Moody’s affirmed the B1 Corporate Family Rating and Probability of Default Rating, but downgraded the Speculative Grade Liquidity (SGL) Rating to SGL — 3 from SGL — 2 to reflect reduced liquidity.

Clear Channel, which is the parent company of Premiere Networks is $21 billion in debt and quietly trimming its staff. Here’s an excerpt from the Toledo Blade:

Clear Channel has been strategically firing employees in small numbers so it doesn’t appear that the company is undergoing large-scale layoffs, he said, adding that it would have looked bad for Mr. Romney if his former company fired Clear Channel’s workers en masse.

It’s not clear how much money Premiere Networks lost in revenue as a result of the advertising backlash, but one thing is clear, there is strength in numbers when people let their voices be heard. The same grassroots movement can force companies threatening to cut their employees’ hours and impose a surcharge on diners as in the case of Denny’s, to rethink their positions.

 Rush Limbaugh Effect: Cumulus Media Stock Plunges, Dial Global Voluntarily De Listed from NASDAQ After Sandra Fluke Backlash

Carlos Gutierrez, Romney Campaign Director of Hispanic Outreach, “Shocked” by His “Gifts” Insult

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Carlos Gutierrez, Romney Campaign Director of Hispanic Outreach, “Shocked” by His “Gifts” Insult (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carlos Gutierrez, the Hispanic Outreach adviser for Mitt Romney’s campaign, expressed outrage over the former presidential candidate’s comments that President Obama won reelection because he bribed black, Hispanic and young voters with gifts. Carlos Gutierrez, who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said he was “shocked” over the comments but believe Romney lost the election because of the far right has taken the Republican Party to “a place that it doesn’t belong.” Gutierrez told Candy Crowley, ”I don’t know if he understood that he was saying something that was insulting. The language, the attitude, the body language, that’s what Latinos watch.”

Carlos Gutierrez is the latest Republican to voice outrage over Romney’s comments. Last week Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repudiated the comments. Sen. Marco Rubio, widely expected to throw his hat in the ring in the 2016 presidential election, sought to distance himself from Romney’s comments. Former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the comments were “insulting and profoundly wrong.”

 Carlos Gutierrez, Romney Campaign Director of Hispanic Outreach, Shocked by His Gifts Insult