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Burr takes heat on liberal show

A liberal talk show host took aim at Sen. Richard Burr last night.

The Winston-Salem Republican was once again harshly criticized by MSNBC liberal talk host Rachel Maddow — a sign of his increased visibility as he runs for re-election.

Maddow, who previously criticized the senator for holding up President Obama's veterans appointee, called him "bank-run Burr" for having told his wife to take money out of an ATM during the banking crisis last fall.

Her guest, N.C. Democratic Party chairman David Young, said Burr "helped frame our case" for the 2010 Senate race, which has no announced Democratic candidate yet.

"I was shocked ... at the selfishness of somebody who would use insider information ... that he got in Washington ... to enrich himself," he told the host.

If Burr wasn't on notice before yesterday, he is now.


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Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

David Young is a former Buncombe County Commissioner, and unfortunately, he is representative of the type of lieberal domination/hatespew that the citizens of Buncombe County continue to endure from the controlling party of slavery.

Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

Why would I watch MSNBC? FoX News has more viewers than the in the tank for Obama MSNBC and CNN combined!

You guys got Al Franken elected. If that doesn't display the liberal intellect I do not what does.

Democrat Party and BlueNC hosting strategy meeting

Mr. Young, James, Steve-O Harrison and Gosh "Iamdense" were just seen meeting at the DEMOCRAT headquarters. Trying to figure out how to spread more lies about Burr.

Sucks when the facts do not add up - and you have to play the "wealth envy and class warfare cards," in order to attempt to damage the reputation of an individual.

The Double Standard of the DEMOCRAT party- FFC I finally understand why you always do the "DEMOCRAT" and I hope you do not mind me incorporating it.

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Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

I would love if Mr. Protzman, like Scheherazade, would come out of hiding and spin us that good ol' yarn, you know -- the one about the Senator who literally tried to rob the nation's working poor of all their money by having his wife draw out a maximum of $900 sometime between May and December of 2008.

Get real, Democrats.

Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

You misread my comment. It says "Fast Food Corps." -- "Corps." being shorthand for "Corporations".

Not only is your claim he broke some sort of "privilege" rule and used "insider information" is ridiculous. Its his own money -- he wasn't short-selling or buying stock based on a report in Congress. This is beyond the point.

It was an ANECDOTE. It was a story using particularized descriptions of fictitious action to characterize and describe a prevalent mood or impulse. It is a tall tale, not an actual, non-fiction retelling of events as they happened in Mr. Burr's life.

Not only did I NOT say that Maddow shouldn't comment on such things, I merely said she "has no place" doing so. I can go out and shout to the rooftops that Mr. Beckwith, the fine editor of this blog, should report on Durham Bulls baseball instead of Garrett Perdue's job. I have the freedom to say such things, but as I am not a professional journalist, and as I have no interest in what the Dome reports other than that of a reader, I "have no place" to make such comments.

I was merely saying that national media commentators -- Rush, Rachel or whoever -- really have no business in determining who represents North Carolina best. My claim is more that their statements should be taken with an entire shaker of salt by North Carolinians in making their representative decisions.

Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

Um, not so much. He's in the senate privy to whatever privileged (and probably either sensitive of classified) information Chairman Bernanke shared with the senators the night they had the meeting about how dire the need for a bank bailout package was. This supposed cool-headed statesman had the gall to call his wife and tell her to start stockpiling cash as if it's 1929 all over again? Not only could this have led to mass panic as the less informed assumed the worst and made similar runs for the tellers irrespective of the FDIC, but it was completely and totally irresponsible and unbecoming of him to put the welfare of his family and his pocketbook ahead of the people he was sent to Washington to represent. How sickeningly callow. True leaders don't incite panic.

First of all, welcome to the ranks of mindless liberals on this board promoting this article. Are you from HuffPo or BlueNC? Did James personally text you to come spread more liberal "donkey poo."

There is no evidence at all to support your claim Burr was privy to "special" information aside from any other Congressional member. Thus, all should be accountable according to your first premise.

Second of all, can you provide the date of the Friday that Brooke Burr withdrew the money from the bank?

On September 7, 2008 - Fannie and Freddie were taken over by the federal government.

On September 15, 2008 - Lehman Brothers filed bankruptcy

September 25, 2008 - WAMU collapsed...

So unless the withdraw occurred prior to September 7, 2008, then your argument holds no ground.

As for the argument that Burr withdrew money...so what, if it was not based on the "insider information" that you fictitiously claim! The following article from CNN on 9-29-08 shows the logic behind Burr's request of his wife.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I'm here.
SANCHEZ: What can people expect when they look at this? They're thinking, my goodness, it's finally happened. We've been told for a week now that if they don't pass this measure, it could be catastrophic.

ROMANS: It is absolutely going to affect them. I mean it already is. Ali said that the credit markets are frozen. That means that a lot of companies that borrow on a very short-term bases to pay for their payroll, to keep the light bills going, I mean, these are the sorts of things that are -- are really locked up right now. One of the hard sells about this bill, Rick, was that this is something that if they -- if they did pass it, you might not feel any better about things because we still were going to see a recession potentially and we are still going to see more job loss and we are still going to see higher bills for gas and to heat your home.
But that was one of the real hard sells of this. It was almost as if you got to do this and swallow this pill so things don't get worse. So right now, everyone is wondering just how bad are things going to get? Am I going to be able to use my ATM card at the ATM machine? We just don't know quite yet. That's what these guys in Washington and men and women are going to have to face in the next few days as this frozen credit market starts to trickle down."

Most ATMs only allow $400 per trip/per day. So if Brooke went three days that equates to $1,200. What is wrong with holding a little extra cash when the media is hyping up this hysteria?

Anyways - the liberals are attacking Burr because they say his action might incite a run on the banks. This information is just now hitting the spin rooms...I do not call that publicly-known enough to incite a run on the banks in September when our credit markets were frozen. It is not as if he were making public comments about banks and his own personal actions.

Let's not forget about Chuck Schumer who did cause a run on the banks. Another double standard by the liberals...

Liberals are jokes because they do not research their claims - just hoping to play on people emotions to stir up a story. Stirring up the liberals with the DHS report - so forth and so on...

Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

National commentators like Maddow have no business telling North Carolinians whom they should vote into office to represent North Carolina, plain and simple.

There's this thing called "freedom of speech" in this here country that gives Maddow all the license she needs to say whatever she wants about the political situation in North Carolina. Plain and simple. You're free to ignore her if you so choose -- you should probably exercise that right.

The fact is, Burr was expressing a feeling felt by many throughout the nation when banks seemed to be on the verge of failure every day.

Um, not so much. He's in the senate privy to whatever privileged (and probably either sensitive of classified) information Chairman Bernanke shared with the senators the night they had the meeting about how dire the need for a bank bailout package was. This supposed cool-headed statesman had the gall to call his wife and tell her to start stockpiling cash as if it's 1929 all over again? Not only could this have led to mass panic as the less informed assumed the worst and made similar runs for the tellers irrespective of the FDIC, but it was completely and totally irresponsible and unbecoming of him to put the welfare of his family and his pocketbook ahead of the people he was sent to Washington to represent. How sickeningly callow. True leaders don't incite panic.

Its as if Burr had told a story about how one day he had a craving for a hamburger from McDonalds, and wished that there was a McDonalds in the capital, and the liberal spinners had tried to imply that he meant he wanted the Federal Gov't to subsidize fast food corps.

Not only is your analogy as ridiculous, it makes no sense. What's a "fast food crop?"

Mid-term elections are a real pain for the party in power, after all.

When there's a strong alternative. The Republicans don't even represent a hobbled alternative this year, and I'm sure they'll be even worse off in 2010 when the economy is back on track and all this latent Obama hating they're bating comes home to roost.

Re: Young likely not eligible for death penalty

So Mr. Young must really be beside himself at Dodd and Frank. Oh yeah, they are in the same party as Mr. Young so what they have done is OK.

Gimme a break! Pols are not loyal to their constituents, districts or states. They are loyal to their party alone.

Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

National commentators like Maddow have no business telling North Carolinians whom they should vote into office to represent North Carolina, plain and simple.

Tell that to the Republicans and Rush Limbaugh.

Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

National commentators like Maddow have no business telling North Carolinians whom they should vote into office to represent North Carolina, plain and simple.

Right, and next you'll be saying Richard Burr has no business as a NC Senator telling Louisiana what to do with it's Chimpanzees.

I mean, just imagine how ridiculous that would be for Richard Burr to deny the benefits of animal research to North Carolinians.

It's a crazy, crazy world my friend. What's next? Newspapers with editorials?

Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

National commentators like Maddow have no business telling North Carolinians whom they should vote into office to represent North Carolina, plain and simple.

The fact is, Burr was expressing a feeling felt by many throughout the nation when banks seemed to be on the verge of failure every day.

Protzman and Young need to rein in their spin impulses, because they're clearly looking ridiculous.

Its as if Burr had told a story about how one day he had a craving for a hamburger from McDonalds, and wished that there was a McDonalds in the capital, and the liberal spinners had tried to imply that he meant he wanted the Federal Gov't to subsidize fast food corps.

That analogy seems ridiculous, but its logically right on to how the media is construing Burr's story. Burr's not all that weak yet, and considering the party hasn't yet been able to goad Coop into taking the
bait to run for Senate, it shows the Democrat party in this state is desperate to hold onto the momentum they see rapidly falling.

Mid-term elections are a real pain for the party in power, after all.

Young likely not eligible for death penalty

"I was shocked ... at the selfishness of somebody who would use insider information ... that he got in Washington ... to enrich himself"

What the hell is David Young talking about? Has he had a lobotomy?

Taking money out of the bank = enriching himself?

And this guy wanted to be our Treasurer? Janet Cowell, we thank god for ye every day.

It makes you wonder if this guy is mentally competent.

Re: Burr takes heat on liberal show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5a2v6abUnk

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