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I found an interesting perspective from Dennis Prager on the 2 Conventions
MEDIA ATTACK ON SARAH PALIN? BRISTOL PALIN?
One wonders: What did Sarah Palin ever do to inspire the rage and bile that exploded on her selection by John McCain? What is there either in this woman’s record or resume to elicit such feline ferocity?
What did we know of her when she was introduced?
That she was a mother of five who had brought into this world a baby boy with Down syndrome, thus living her Christian beliefs. That she was a small-town conservative who had risen from mayor of Wasilla (population 9,700) to be governor of a state twice the size of Texas.
That she was a reformer who had dethroned an old boys’ network by dumping a sitting Republican governor. That she had taken on Big Oil, taxed the companies and returned the money in $1,200 checks to every citizen of Alaska. And that she had cut a deal with Canada to build a pipeline to bring natural gas to her fellow Americans.
And, oh, yes. She was “Sarah Barracuda” – a fierce high school athlete, a runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant, a Feminist for Life and lifetime member of the NRA. Introduced by McCain, she praised Hillary Clinton and pledged to finish her work by smashing through the glass ceiling in which Hillary had made 18 million cracks.
What, in any or all of this, is there to justify the feral attacks within minutes of her introduction? What had she done to cause this outburst? Answer: absolutely nothing.
No. Sarah Palin is not resented for what she has done, but for who she is: a Christian conservative who believes unborn children are gifts of God, even those with birth defects, and have a God-given right to life.
Normally, the press is reluctant to rummage into the private lives of public servants, unless their conduct affects their duties or they preach virtues they hypocritically do not practice.
Yet, no sooner was Palin introduced than the media went berserk over the news that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. As one in three births in America is out-of-wedlock and Hollywood celebrates this lifestyle, why did the New York Times and the Washington Post splash this “news” on Page 1 above the fold?
How does Bristol Palin’s pregnancy disqualify Sarah Palin to be vice president? Why is it even relevant?
They did it because they thought it would damage Sarah Palin in the eyes of a Christian community they do not comprehend.
So out of bounds was the media that Obama, in an act of decency, declared Palin’s family off limits and reminded the media that he was himself born to a teenage single mom.
If one would wish to see the famous liberal double standard on naked display, consider.
Palin’s daughter was fair game for a media that refused to look into reports that John Edwards, a Democratic candidate for president, was conducting an illicit affair with a woman said to be carrying his child and cheating on his faithful wife, Elizabeth, who has incurable cancer. That was not a legitimate story, but Bristol Palin’s pregnancy is?
Why did the selection of Sarah Palin cause a suspension of all standards and a near riot among a media that have been so in the tank for Barack even “Saturday Night Live” has satirized the infatuation?
Because she is one of us – and he is one of them.
Barack and Michelle are affirmative action, Princeton, Columbia, Harvard Law. She is public schools and Idaho State. Barack was a Saul Alinsky social worker who rustled up food stamps. Sarah Palin kills her own food.
Michelle has a $300,000-a-year sinecure doing PR for a Chicago hospital. Todd Palin is a union steelworker who augments his income working vacations on the North Slope. Sarah has always been proud to be an American. Michelle was never proud of America – until Barack started winning.
Barack has zero experience as an executive. Sarah ran her own fishing fleet, was mayor for six years and runs the largest state in the union. She belongs to a mainstream Christian church. Barack was, for 15 years, a parishioner at Trinity United and had his daughters baptized by Pastor Jeremiah Wright, whose sermons are saturated in black power, anti-white racism and anti-Americanism.
Sarah is a rebel. Obama has been a go-along, get-along cog in the Daley Machine. She is Middle America. Barack, behind closed doors in San Francisco, mocked Middle Americans as folks left behind by the global economy who cling bitterly to their Bibles, bigotries and guns.
Barack has zero foreign policy experience. Palin runs a state that is home to anti-missile, missile and air defense bases facing the Far East, commands the Alaska National Guard and has a soldier-son heading for Iraq.
Barack, says the National Journal, has the most left-wing voting record in the Senate, besting Socialist Bernie Sanders. Palin’s stances read as though they were lifted from Reagan’s 1980 “no pale pastels” platform. And this is what this media firestorm is all about.
It is probably because she is more like us while he is more like them. eh?
As of Sunday the 7th of September, there were over 71 allegations that you can easily check them out on Pajama’s Media.. The author has checked each allegation as a good journalist would. The Media as we know it is dead! Thank God for Bloggers.
It is this bloggers opinion that it reeks with cruelty and belies of journalism to hurt and publically humiliate her daughter in such a manner! I do not have to tell you all the things that have been said. I will say, I am ashamed of our Media for attacking anyones children. Now this will follow her all the rest of her days. MTV British host, had quite a splashing good time with it. Quite a show with the British host (can’t remember his name) between his pleading for all to vote for Nobama and maligning the Palin Family, I wanted to regurgitate! How shameful! You don’t get a vote..so sad, too bad, need I remind you there was a little thing a little over 200 years ago called the American Revolution…you want to vote? become a legal citizen! Now I shall have my coffee. I believe our ancestors threw out the tea Brit!
UNEDUCATED WOMEN VOTE TOO
This is by Mychal Massie from WorldNetDaily
I remain unsupportive of John McCain, but with that said, the ad hominem attacks against his running mate, Sarah Palin, are unconscionable and morally opprobrious – but obviously not out of character for her detractors.
Andrea Mitchell can say only women “not college educated” will vote for Palin; however, she should know that those so-called “uneducated women” were sitting in television-land watching an adorable little girl named Piper lick her hand and smooth her baby brother’s hair.
And while smoothing her brother’s hair isn’t a voting issue, it is a family issue – and you can bet that Mitchell’s so-called “uneducated women” across America identified with that single unrehearsed act in a way that they will never identify with elites like Mitchell, who believe it their divine purpose to decide who is worthy of voter support.
Daughter Bristol’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy can be used to ostracize her mother as not having taken time to discuss sexual education – but many mothers, whose daughters come from decent, loving homes, find themselves in the exact same situation. It says that the Palin household is a lot like “ours.” And to that point, how do those making such scurrilous claims reconcile the great number of pregnancies in public schools, where they are taught sex-ed? Oh – that’s right – by abortion – my bad.
Oprah Winfrey can offer up any reason her biased mind can conceive of for refusing to have Palin on her show, but the “uneducated women” Mitchell referred to need not be Mensa club members, nor have the perspicacity of Solomon to understand Winfrey’s bias.
Sally Quinn of the Washington Post can condescendingly say she isn’t certain what kind of mother Palin can be to her children if she is elected vice president. Elites like Mitchell and Quinn overlook the fact that millions of so-called “uneducated” professional women ( and single alike, including those in the military) juggle parenthood with their career responsibilities every day – and they are identifying with Palin. They are also wondering why no such comments were made pursuant to Joe Biden, who basked in single “fatherdom” and his daily commute from Delaware to Washington.
The elites and their mordacious surrogates can belittle Palin’s choice of hairstyle; they can malign her children and husband. They can spread lies and tell half-truths about her career. But when Sarah Palin, in her convention speech said:
And in April, my husband Todd and I welcomed our littlest one into the world, a perfectly beautiful baby boy named Trig. From the inside, no family ever seems typical.That’s how it is with us.
Our family has the same ups and downs as any other … the same challenges and the same joys.
Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge.
And children with special needs inspire a special love.
To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.
I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House.
Mitchell, Quinn, Maureen Dowd and those as disgusting as they failed to notice that not just Mitchell’s so-called “uneducated women” were in that audience. Their husbands and their voting-age children were also in that television audience. Their friends, families and people like them were watching and listening. And contrary to Mitchell’s pronouncement against them, they are educated – and not only with college degrees. They are educated with a humanity that is apparently absent in arrogant elitists.
Erebusic liberals like Mitchell and Quinn are blinded to the reality of the real world millions of people that watched and listened to Palin live in. Mitchell and Quinn don’t get it – but the people watching that night get them and their kind. They understand that Mitchell, Quinn, Dowd and those like them are the ones out of touch. And every time liberals and their surrogates attack Palin with the politics of personal destruction, those “uneducated” voters take it personally, becoming more calcified in their condemnation of elitists and more openly supportive of Palin.
As for Gloria Steinem’s comment that Sarah Palin only shares one chromosome in common with Hillary Clinton, my bet is that many of those so-called “uneducated” types are saying thank goodness.
Tidbit: Andrea Mitchell is the wife of Former head of the Federal Reserve..You can find her on CNN.
Look at this one:
Heather Mallick- THIS ONE MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL..HOW DARE SHE? AND SHE IS A JOURNALIST? What a joke!
“I assume John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential partner in a fit of pique because the Republican money men refused to let him have the stuffed male shirt he really wanted.
She added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn’t already have sewn up, the white trash vote, the demographic that sullies America’s name inside and outside its borders yet has such a curious appeal for the right.”
This is journalism! What is her problem? Are you afraid MS. Heather? Afraid of the white trash that might actually be reading for themselves the REAL ISSUES AT STAKE ? Let me clue you in on something..listen real good..can you hear me now? IF I DID NOT LIKE SARAH PALIN I WOULD VOTE FOR HER BASED ON YOUR OUTRAGEOUS JOURNALISM! So there White TRASH HAS SPOKEN! Take it to where the sun don’t shine..MS.Heather..and another thing, this hillbilly is going to complain real loud…uh ..how many subscribers dropped their subscriptions from US Magazine because of a false report..lies to be exact. And an obviously biased cover? You know, the one right after THE LOVE STORY COVER OF OBAMA AND MICHELLE! Think it was 20,000 or so they lost..yep! You know what else you are afraid of..I do..you and others like you know you cannot manipulate the ‘white trash’ of America! The gun clinging religion clinging bible thumpers! They are smarter than you think..missy. They know you! Whoever you support..well, let’s just say…there is a lot of manure somewhere! My I feel so much better now..sure would love to meet ya! Uh, are you a friend of Bill Ayers by any chance? Thought maybe you might have attended some of his America hating classes. No? Oh, I forgot, we are the ones you think sullies America’s name! Cancel that invitation, don’t think I want to know you missy!
How about some more of her ENLIGHTENED comments..
-a P-orn Actress
-but…She isn’t even female really
-chosen to attract the “Hick vote”
The Media could not find their pens to write nor their voices to speak to dare investigate on BHO until forced to by bloggers and talk radio. I think Jeremiah Wrights black theology and BHO’S membership there for so long questions his judgment as well as his associations with known pentagon bomber and Chicago Professor Bill Ayers, his involvement with Resco, his financing of his home with aforementioned. His Communist mentor Frank Davis. There are numerous other questions about him. They have been stated many times on this site and others. If interested you can look them up on this blogsite in categories and other blogs in the sidebar.
World wants Obama as president-sorry to tell you folks, but he is
running for President of the United States..not the World!
Obama: Terror groups have ‘legitimate claims’-yeah, enough claims to
kill over 3,000 innocent people and yearning for more death!
Asserts U.S. needs foreign policy that ‘looks at the root causes of problems’
Meanwhile back on the campaign trail...Obama gets standing Ovation for his remark: “LIPSTICK ON A PIG. IT’S STILL A PIG!” Of course this was a reference to her statement earlier in the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom was lipstick! How crass! How low! He and his campaign can deny it all they want to..but that is exactly why he made that statement and exactly why he got the standing ovation!
They have no legitimate reasons on which to attack Palin, so all they can do are personal attacks like this, including attacks on her family, her children, … with lies. Yes, I say lies, because everything the Left has said about Palin has been proven false by sited like Fact Check.com.
From commenter Megan I loved this when I read her comment on THE Hill Chronicles.(.on my sidebar) What a great idea Megan! My lipstick is on its way! Whoo Hoo! Now What can I send missy Heather up there? Hate to leave her out!
If I did not like McCain at all, (and you all know I have had issues with him, you can check it out. ) I like Sarah Palin. Does that mean I would vote for McCain Palin ticket just because she is a woman? Or because I think she has star quality like Obama obviously has? Heck no! But you can bet your sweet Mama many are voting for BHO (BHO is because BO looks like I am saying body odor) because he is a good orator and many more because he is black. Yes, there are others in my opinion who have deeper agenda’s. Soro’s and his bunch for one, they have all staged him well. Hollywood Production anyone?
I have been told by many of my Democrat Christian friends that they will not vote at all because of what the party now stands for since it has been taken over by the Radical left tree huggers and that they cannot vote Republican. I have been told by my Conservative Christian friends that they cannot vote at all or will write in a name because McCain is too liberal on many issues. So I suggest if you are a Christian..vote your biblical beliefs on the issues..think about that…which party most closely resembles your deepest values in your core beliefs?
I am reminded of an observation Lofter (find him at Life at the Foot of the Stairs one of our commenter friends) made. It’s not the candidates, it’s the Congress! The President can only do so much..It’s the reps we elect and I must say I have never seen a sorrier lame bunch..what were we thinking?