My friend, and our official polling expert here on the radio program, Joel Harris, sent me this info after subjecting himself to the psychological punishment of watching an hour of MSNBC the other night, and I thought it was too good to pass up.
It seems that MSNBC’s self-proclaimed socialist (at least he’s honest), Lawrence O’Donnell was jumping all over Mitt Romney’s case for potentially “violating campaign laws.” What was Romney’s crime? An apparent technical violation of rules when he handed out $5 subs at a sub sandwich shop. Clearly we can’t even think of electing such a man president. It’s fairly obvious that such a maneuver was unquestionably intended to upend our society’s most cherished conventions and standards. Just ask Lawrence:
Earlier today, the GOP frontrunner and Rep. Paul Ryan handed out sandwiches at a local sub shop in Waukesha, Wisconsin, urging people to get out and vote. The campaign stop at Cousins Subs was labeled as an "Election Day Lunch," but the problem is that some people are seeing the event as outright bribery.
According to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Romney's event is, "a clear violation of Wisconsin election law."
Interestingly, in what my friend Joel calls a real ‘speck vs. log’ problem, Lawrence didn’t bother to cover the national news story of Obama fundraiser Abake Assongba:
A top fundraiser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has been accused of fraud, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
Abake Assongba, who runs the Africa-focused charity Abake's Foundation with her husband Anthony J.W. DeRosa, has raised more than $50,000 for Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee, according to the campaign's list of top "volunteer fundraisers."
She is accused of defrauding a businessman out of $657,000, the Washington Post reported.
$657,000 is small potatoes compared to handing out free sub sandwiches though, right? Of course, that’s not all. As Joel put it:
But his selective, if not myopic outrage, also [managed] to miss ever referencing others such as Jon Corzine (also under investigation for fraud), who gathered more than $500,000, or Pepe Cardova (connected to corruption in Mexico) who brought in an additional $200,000 for Obama's election bid.
With this kind of insightful reporting and honest approach to politics, I’m stunned that more people don’t watch MSNBC and that it doesn’t have a better reputation than being the one-stop shop for left-wing hackery. Stunned.