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Media Matters Sets Sarah Palin Up

October 28, 2010

This morning I came across the following video posted at TheBlaze.com:

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Here’s the gist of the interview…David Brock, the founder and CEO of the leftist Media Matters, began his rant about Glenn Beck.  He claimed that Glenn is erratic and portrayed him as if he is some kind of immediate threat to national security, going as far as to say that we’re on the precipice of another Oklahoma City bombing…oh…ok.  That’s kind of strange.  I would almost conclude that David Brock or the people at Media Matters have never watched a single episode of Glenn Beck because then they would know that he constantly pleads with people to remain nonviolent.  But all it takes is a quick trip to Media Matters’ web site, and then you’ll see tons of clips from Fox News, including clips from the Glenn Beck program.  These clips are all featured as part of their war on Fox News.  I guess media only matters when it’s pushing their socialist agenda.

Anyway, he then calls on Sarah Palin to stand up in opposition to Glenn Beck.  I quote Brock:

She needs to step up because she’s a leader of the Republican party, of the conservative movement, she’s a Tea Party favorite.  She is the one person in this country right now today who, in the national interest…just in the moment, to put partisanship aside, could pull this country back from the precipice of another Oklahoma City.

Wow…that’s the nicest thing I’ve ever heard anyone on the left say about Sarah Palin.  In fact, that’s the only nice thing I’ve ever heard anyone on the left say about Sarah Palin.  “Help us, Sarah Palin.  You’re our only hope.”  Very Star Wars-y of them.

Now obviously something about this stunk.  This definitely did not seem like an authentic cry for help.  And Media Matters reaching across the aisle?  Yeah, right…  I posted my thoughts immediately in the comments section:

It’s propaganda, plain and simple.  They paint the picture for you,  initiate the set-up, and then present false conclusions.  Sadly, there are plenty of people who will be duped by it.

Well, I came home from work today and saw this article posted on The Blaze:

For Standing With Beck, Media Matters Claims Palin Supports Terrorism

WHAT?!?  NO WAY!!!

Here’s an excerpt from David Brock’s statement today, as posted on The Blaze:

On Tuesday, I asked Sarah Palin to use her influential voice to stop attempted incidents of domestic terrorism incited by right-wing extremists like Glenn Beck. By telling Beck, ‘I stand with you,’ Palin — Fox News’ star contributor — now associates herself with acts of violence and the insane conspiracy theories and hate speech behind them.

Weird!  It’s like he did exactly what I said he would do.  These progressives/socialists are so predictable.  But wait!  That’s not all…remember what I said about the people boycotting Glenn Beck?

The progressive People for the American Way is also working with Media Matters in a boycott of Beck’s programming and the Fox News Channel.  The group’s president, Michael Keegan, joined Media Matters in denouncing Palin…

Here is a bit of what Keegan had to say:

Democrats, Republicans, independents and even tea party members should be able to agree that inciting listeners to violence isn’t acceptable.  It‘s profoundly disappointing that someone laying the groundwork to run for president doesn’t agree with that.

It’s as if they were attempting to capitalize on the success of the smear campaign and boycott against Glenn Beck by pulling Sarah Palin into it as well.  Who would have seen that coming?

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I removed my McCain/Palin bumper sticker…

November 9, 2008

As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted a blog since election day. I didn’t think it was really necessary to let everyone know that Obama won. I’ve been thinking about the blog, and I’ve been trying to decide what I want to do from here. Do I want to continue blogging as I have been or will I even be able to stomach keeping up with politics with the Democrats in complete control for at least the next 2 years? The thing about the latter is that I don’t know if I can stomach not keeping up with politics and current events. Those are things that I’ve been very interested in and kept up with closely for the last 4 or 5 years, and I believe it is important to do so. Considering that, I suppose I will keep posting on my blog as usual whenever I see a story that inspires me to do so. But you may see some extended periods of silence from time to time as I take necessary steps back every now and then to avoid frustrating the hell out of myself.

Anyway, as the title says, I removed my McCain/Palin bumper sticker. One of my pet peeves has been seeing people driving around with Kerry/Edwards or Gore/Lieberman stickers years after their losses, and I’m not going to be one of those people. I accept our loss, and I’m going to move on.

As I continue posting here, I believe it is important to show respect for our future president. For the past eight years, I have been absolutely disgusted by the pure unfiltered hatred directed towards President Bush and the ugly names that people frequently call him. If you want to say these horrible things about him in private conversation, that’s fine. But doing so publicly for everyone in the world to hear is a disgrace to our country. This was not simply appalling because I’ve supported many of his actions, but because he is our president and is deserving of the proper respect. I’m not going to suddenly reverse positions now that we have a Democratic president who I took a firm stance against during the campaign. He has been elected now, and he is soon to take office as our president and will be the leader and the ultimate representative of our country.

Let it be clear that I expect to disagree with many of the decisions he makes, and I won’t hesitate to criticize him for those decisions, as I’ve criticized President Bush for some of his. However, the criticisms I make on my blog will be made respectfully.

In conclusion, continue to enjoy (or loathe) my blog. I’ll be sticking around…unless I end up in an internment camp for dissenters.

Oh, come on! It was a joke!

Tomorrow is the Day!!!

November 3, 2008

Get out and vote! Don’t worry about what the polls say. Barack Obama is not inevitable. Vote John McCain/Sarah Palin tomorrow, November 4th!

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The 2nd Presidential Debate…More of the Same

October 7, 2008

I have to admit I was pretty disappointed with tonight’s debate. After it ended, I couldn’t quite place what it was about it that made it so uninteresting. Then Bill Kristol made the point on Fox News that the questions weren’t really personalized for the most part and addressed issues that we’ve already heard all about. The answers to the questions tonight were really no different than the answers we heard in the last debate and really no different from the campaign talking points that we hear all the time. That really summed it up perfectly. Neither candidate really threw any good punches…either that or the ones they threw were ones we’ve heard already along with their comebacks, and thus did not resonate.

And unfortunately for us on the McCain/Palin side, Obama seemed to perform much better than he did in the first debate. There was not as much stuttering, he didn’t seem as anxious, and he properly referred to McCain as “Senator McCain” instead of “John” (except for on one occassion). Of course, as I said, just about everything he said was recycled, but the mentioned improvements gave him somewhat of an edge. To add to that, Obama said something I agreed with for a change. When McCain criticized his lack of experience, Obama responded:

Well, you know, Sen. McCain, in the last debate and today, again, suggested that I don’t understand. It’s true.

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Ok, so I took it completely out of context by leaving out the rest of his response…but really, it’s more accurate this way.

Who won this debate really just comes down to whose principles you agree with, because I think it was a tie as far as performance and communication of these principles went. Hopefully the third debate next week can give us some new material and a chance to really get in some good jabs.

Palin Killed in Last Night’s Debate!

October 3, 2008

Oh, don’t worry. She’s alive. I just mean she kicked all available butt at the vice presidential debate. I admit I was very nervous leading up to the debate after seeing her interview with Katie Couric, or at least whatever edited portions were made available. But she definitely blew me away with her performance! She knew her stuff, she called Biden out on his and Barack’s statements and records, and just gave very good answers to all the questions.

I’m not the only one who thought so, either! There was a focus group on Fox News last night of people who said they were undecided and were split evenly between Bush and Kerry voters in 2004. At the beginning they were also split evenly on Sarah Palin, but afterwards an overwhelming majority thought she performed better than expected and also that she won the debate. When asked if the debate changed anyone’s minds and swayed them toward a candidate, three of the four people who raised their hands acknowledged that they were swayed toward McCain. Watch it here.

I’d also like to commend Gwen Ifill. I think she did a good job as moderator, despite the concerns that she would favor Biden considering her new book about Obama coming out on inauguration day.

I have to tip my hat to Biden as well. He really said it best when asked about Obama’s experience:

“I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.”

Oh, wait…sorry…that was from August 2007 during the primary campaigns ( Source ). But really…that would have been a valid point to make last night. I do have to respect Biden, though, for performing much more competently and professionally than Obama did last week. I disagreed with mostly everything he said, but that does count for something. And I think we can all say that we learned something valuable from his statements last night: he likes to hang out at Home Depot. Check the debate transcript here. It’s there, I promise.

So congratulations to Sarah Palin for a killer performance last night, and what I perceive as a clear win when we needed it most! She definitely took down her biggest moose yet:

Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Whoopi Goldberg Needs a History Lesson

September 12, 2008

This morning on “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg showed her liberal bias by taking a conversation with John McCain regarding Supreme Court justices in a direction it should never have gone:

McCain answered a question about whether he would “work to overturn Roe v. Wade,” by saying that he and Palin would work to nominate judges who have a “clear record of strict interpretation” of the Constitution. He added that he believed Roe v. Wade was a “bad decision,” eliciting a slight boo from the audience.

Goldberg, who joined the show as moderator in 2007 replacing Rosie O’Donnell, then asked, “Did you say you wanted strict constitutionalists? Should I worry about being a slave? A return to slavery? Because there are things in the Constitution that (should have changed.)”

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Apparently she doesn’t understand that all amendments to the Constitution are established in a process involving the federal and/or state legislatures, not the courts. It is the job of Supreme Court justices to interpret the law as it exists, not make laws (or “legislate from the bench”). The job of making laws is the duty of legislators a.k.a. lawmakers. These duties are assigned by the Constitution and are supposed to be kept separate from each other. The ratification process of the thirteenth amendment that officially abolished slavery was done in the same way as all the others, following the process laid out by the Constitution.

The point here is that Whoopi never had any business bringing this issue up. It was not relevant to the conversation. The appointment of Supreme Court justices who strictly interpret the Constitution has nothing to do with whether or not a change should be made to the Constitution.  And strictly interpreting the Constitution can in no way imply that slavery would return because the abolition of slavery is part of the Constitution!  She simply brought up an extremely racially charged issue at an absolutely inappropriate time to smear McCain. And liberals say that conservatives are the ones who will be playing the race card in this election.

Obama Slips Again, Admits Palin’s Mayoral Experience More Relevant Than His Senate Experience

September 12, 2008

After very recently making efforts to not only ignore Palin’s gubernatorial experience but also to trivialize her mayoral experience, Obama has now trumped up the importance of small-town mayors in contrast to the now-downplayed role of senators:

Later, during Obama’s period on stage, Time editor Richard Stengel asked him if Democrats belittled small town mayors.

“We’ve had an awful lot of small town mayors at the Democratic Convention, I assure you,” Obama said. “I meet them all the time. The mayors have some of the toughest jobs in the country because that’s where the rubber hits the road. You know, we yak in the Senate. They actually have to fill potholes and trim trees and make sure the garbage is taken away.”

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It’s way too easy to make points against him when all I have to do is reiterate his own words.  I guess that’s what happens when you’re dealing with an amateur…you know…someone who lacks experience.