Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Media pummel Palin while Obama gets kid gloves

At the end of this article the author outlines several reasons why Barack Obama is not qualified to be POTUS. His 20 year association with Rev. Wright and his attendence at Rev. Wright's Church would have been reason enough for me to reject him as a candidate. If he had no better judgement than to condone the utterances spewing forth from Rev. Wright, then he does not have the judgement necessary to be president. If, as he says, he did not know about this, then he was/is utterly clueless. JC

Ron Smith
September 17, 2008

Former top Hillary Clinton adviser Mark Penn says the media obsession with finding skeletons in the closet of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin since virtually the moment she was named the Republican vice presidential candidate could well backfire.In an interview with, Mr. Penn said, "I think here the media are on very dangerous ground. I think that when you see them going through every single expense report that Governor Palin ever filed, if they don't do that for all four of the candidates, they're on very dangerous ground. I think the media so far have been the biggest losers in this race. And they continue to have growing credibility problems."I couldn't agree more. The scrutiny accorded Governor Palin is far more intense and malicious in its intent than any directed toward either of the men on the Democratic ticket.

Liberals are driven nuts by the idea that this woman could be that proverbial heartbeat away from being president.There are all sorts of rumors and innuendos about Sen. Barack Obama, too. How is this different? It's different because the attacks on Mrs. Palin of which I'm speaking come not from "Swift-boaters" or extremist bloggers, but from the bastions of American journalism. The opinion-makers in American journalism seem to loathe Mrs. Palin.

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The New York Times, to cite one such entity, has totally discarded any notion of being objective about this race. On Sunday, the Times ran a story about Mrs. Palin's tenure as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, headlined, "Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes." Stop the presses. Certainly no other politician has done any such thing.The Times story says, "Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials."

Even so, the report from Wasilla concedes Mrs. Palin has done a lot of good things as well and has "many supporters." Well, yeah, judging from her well-noted high approval ratings among Alaskans.The Sunday talk shows were filled with politicians doing their partisan posturing over Sarah Palin's qualifications for high office. Democrats say she doesn't have any, or at least not enough, while Republicans point out she possesses more executive experience than the man at the top of the Democratic ticket - even though that man, Barack Obama, is the object of passion among all well-meaning persons who've gone to school, learned what properly indoctrinated people learn and abandoned whatever it is that makes so many yokels in fly-over country cling to their guns and their Bibles and their (assumed) evil racism.

In fact, it's become an article of faith on the political left to claim that an Obama loss in November can only happen if white racism wins the day for Mr. McCain. Never mind that millions of white Americans have voted for the man in the Democratic primaries, and that there are plenty of reasons other than racism that one might prefer the Republican candidate. These include a resume many people think is thinner than Mrs. Palin's, his adherence to extreme liberal views (the kind that sank George McGovern, Walter F. Mondale, Michael S. Dukakis and John Kerry in their attempts to win the White House), his association with shady developer Tony Rezko, his connections to the cesspool that is Chicago machine politics, and his long-term membership in the congregation of the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., he of the "God damn America"


Laree said...

I have been pondering this question, and asking it for a couple of days, on digital journal. If the Democrats lose, will this finally cause some introspection on the part of the Democrat Party itself? I left the Democrat Party because it refuses to take an inventory of the Party Platform - "Big Tent Party" not for sometime now. I can't think of one specific Party Platform, I agree with, on the Democrat's side! Not #1 and I used to be a Democrat. So if Obama, loses, my question is, who will be Blamed or who will be accused of Cheating, because the Democrats, have some kind of reinforced self delusion, that they are "perfect" so I believe no self reflection will take place post Election.

So what happens if the messianic message doesn't come true?

What is worse, they have bought into the idea that somehow Barack Obama, is the perfect candidate? I still don't get where that analysis originates. It reminds me of that saying "Cogito, ergo sum" (Latin: "I think, therefore I am") So? Is society actually devolving?

Laree said...

This is a video of Michelle Malkin on Fox News addressing PDS Palin Derangement Syndrome.