Bashing Palin, drooling over Obama
While this nation's "elites" (I don't think they're at all elite, but that's how they're marketed to us) train their ridicule and insults on Sarah Palin, Obama is getting away with lies, broken promises and un-Constitutional acts; and I have to wonder why we allow this to continue, not only unabated by with increasing persistence and hostility.
We should all be appalled at the treatment visited upon too many public women, whether they be in politics, in the business world (Martha Stewart, for example) and even in the entertainment world. Men and women are not held to the same standards, no are they treated evenly when they stumble. While the creeps and ghouls keep the nation's focus on Sarah Palin, it serves Obama's purposes by keeping the focus off him. Focusing on Palin also keeps us from focusing our rage on the people in Congress who are now the wholly-owned property of the corporate interests.
I like Sarah Palin. I don't support her political views, but at least she is honest with the public about what she believes in, and people can make their choice whether to vote for her or not based on their views. Obama, on the other hand, persistently and relentlessly lied during the campaign about his plans and promised policies, and people were tricked into voting for him based on those lies. But the comedians don't think Obama is worthy of ridicule? Huh? The columnists and editorial writers don't have any recall of the promises Obama made during the campaign but subsequently broke? Huh? Sarah Palin gave up and sold the private airplane the former Alaska governor had bought and used to fly all over the place, taking family and friends with him wherever he went. But, as a result of a lawsuit brought against her, Sarah Palin had to pay $8,000 back to Alaska for the costs of airplane tickets to take her small children with her on a few trips. Yet, Michelle Obama and the two Obama daughters fly all over the place on Air Force One, stay in 5-star hotels, and eat in expensive restaurants -- all on the taxpayers' dime -- when they accompany Obama on his many trips all over the place (does the man ever sit at his desk in the Oval Office and do any work?), and nary an eyebrow is raised about that; everyone is too busy focusing on the fact that Sarah Palin took her small children with her at LESS expense to the state of Alaska than it would have cost the taxpayers if she had kept the private plane to travel about in.
As for the Palin TV interviews: when she seemed puzzled about the Bush Doctrine, she was correct -- there were some seven versions of the so-called Bush Doctrine, and the interviewer himself could not say what the Bush Doctrine had been. There is NO formal or written "Bush Doctrine"; it is a journalistic invention, so there was no correct answer to the question and Palin had every right to question the question. I think the McCain people were hostile to Palin and (1) managed her poorly on some occasions, (2) didn't help her at all on other occasions, and even worse, (3) set her up to fail on a few occasions (they were the ones who ordered and bought all those clothes for her ... she did not ask for them, select them, or order them -- yet she is the one taking the beating for that expenditure.)
My point is whatever she has or has not said or done is nothing compared to the outrageous behavior of many, many male politicians (even presidential candidates of both parties), yet she is now the daily and nightly punching bag for columnists, comedians, Democrats and some Republicans. I would think when there are people in public life like Newt Gingrich (three wives and multiple affairs), Larry Craig (soliciting sex in public restrooms), Dave Vitter (whoring in D.C.), Senator Ensign (considered presidential material until his adultery surfaced), Mark Sanford (considered presidential material until his adultery surfaced), John "love-affair" Edwards, George "macaca" Allen (considered presidential material until his racism surfaced ), Barack Obama (Rev. "God Damn America" Wright, Bill "blow up the capitalist buildings" Ayers, and Tony "convicted slumlord" Rezko), the comedians, columnists, Democrats and Republicans might have some better targets for their abuse and insults.
Some have ridiculed Sarah Palin for commenting that she could see Russia from her house; do they forget that during the campaign, Obama compared his primary campaign experience to the "Bataan Death March"?
Obama should have been raked over the coals for comparing his cushy life, flying around in jet airplanes and being waited on hand and foot, with the horror -- and yes, I mean horror -- of the Bataan Death March.
I think there should have been outrage from the veterans of WWII, from the American Legion and from anyone with a shred of human decency.
You see, Obama assumes everyone was born the same day he was and that most Americans have NO memory of an earlier time, or life before Obama. Obama assumes there was NO life until he was born, that we live in a world marked not by "before Christ" or after Christ's birth, but a world of "before Obama's birth" and "after Obama's birth."
Once Obama knew he had won the presidency (last Nov.), and fearful he might actually have to DO something, Obama set about making sure that if things went wrong, someone else would get the blame. So, all through November, December, January and February, he made a point of saying this economic situation was the worst "in our lifetime." Well, it wasn't the worst for a lot of Americans who were alive during The Great Depression, but I suppose a case could be made that it was the worst in Obama's ADULT lifetime. I might also note our economic situation has NOT improved with Obama at the helm -- in fact, the crisis has worsened and unemployment has risen.
But, back to Obama's comparison of his primary campaign to the Bataan Death March. Where was the outrage? Where were the angry columnists? Where were the comedians? No one found anything to be either angry or humorous about? Please read up on the Bataan Death march and tell me if you think any political campaign -- which is something a person does voluntarily -- can ever be compared to the Bataan Death March.
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At a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser Thursday afternoon at the Credit Suisse building in Manhattan, Sen. Barack Obama . . .[commented that the primary was] "like a Bataan death march"...
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Yeah, that $1,000-a-plate dinner sounds exactly like the Bataan Death March (major sarcasm).
It seems this comparison of Obama's primary campaign experience to the Bataan Death March was a much-discussed theme around Obama, since David Axelrod (Obama's campaign manager) had this to say:
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"They are going to have a very hard choice to make after Tuesday if she loses Texas or Ohio," Mr. Obama's top adviser David Axelrod said. "There are people in the party who are very concerned about this turning into some kind of a Bataan Death March."
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My point here is that one does not need to look far (but looking under the Obama bus might be a good place to start one's research) to find Obama statements and claims that are worthy of ridicule and bashing.
Where is the Obama bashing?
Where is the Obama ridicule?
P.S. Just this week, Obama told a college audience in Russia that he had met his wife in college. He had NOT. Obama met Michelle at the law firm they both worked at in Chicago.
Oops, Obama can't even get straight where and when he met his wife?
And that's not worthy of some Obama ridiculing?
I think it's worth a few jokes on Letterman and a few jabs from the TV pundits, but they're too busy wiping the drool off their mouths.
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Someone pointed out to me that Palin never said she could see Russia from her house; the statement was made by Tina Fey in a Saturday Night Live skit.
Here's the actual Palin quote (and it is certainly true):
"They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska." http://tinyurl.com/mlklr2ShareThis