Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This is hardly surprising, given that it's Mary Martha Corrinne Morrison Clayburn Boggs 'Cokie' Roberts, but this is demented even for a long time left wing ideologue posing as a 'journalist'. Check this out:
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: So today is Poland. Why is he stopping in Poland. What does he hope to accomplish with that?
COKIE ROBERTS: Well, I think part of it was a desire to portray President Obama as something of a wimp, and say he's abandoned Eastern Europe. But look, you remember well the Reagan Democrats. Those ethnic white voters who had been Democrats for many years; turned out for Ronald Reagan, and have been fairly predictable Republicans since then. Now it's a smaller percentage of the population -- of the voting population -- than it used to be, but white voters are still much more Republican than any other group in the electorate. They went for McCain in 2008 by 55%. And I think that getting those ethnic voters excited is really what Romney has in mind here. It's more for the folks at home -- the descendents of the people that he will be speaking to -- in Poland.
Yes, Mitt Romney's trip to Poland wasn't motivated by wanting to confer with the leaders and speak to the people of one of our most important allies in New Europe, one that's been especially screwed over by the Obama Administration's faux 're-set' with Russia.
It's all about appealing to white racism.
This sort of bigoted extreme far left nonsense is hardly anything new for Roberts, so no surprises there.
But you have to wonder if NPR and similar outlets actually have any journalistic standards or ethics left. Andnote that Wertheimer didn't even see fit to challenge this nonsense in the least.
I wouldn't even mind this inanity so much, if it wasn't being funded by the American taxpayer.