Sometimes you have to cut to the chase, and this is one of those times.
Just in case, some of you missed it:
A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States by Sarah Palin on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 5:46pm
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…
Of course, the paragraph above is based on a series of misstatements and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama (I didn’t have enough time to do one for Joe Biden). YouTube links are provided just in case you doubt the accuracy of these all too human slips-of-the-tongue. If you can’t remember hearing about them, that’s because for the most part the media didn’t consider them newsworthy. I have no complaint about that. Everybody makes the occasional verbal gaffe – even news anchors.
Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldn’t resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline. The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us.
If the media had bothered to actually listen to all of my remarks on Glenn Beck’s radio show, they would have noticed that I refer to South Korea as our ally throughout, that I corrected myself seconds after my slip-of-the-tongue, and that I made it abundantly clear that pressure should be put on China to restrict energy exports to the North Korean regime. The media could even have done due diligence and checked my previous statements on the subject, which have always been consistent, and in fact even ahead of the curve. But why let the facts get in the way of a good story? (And for that matter, why not just make up stories out of thin air – like the totally false hard news story which has run for three days now reporting that I lobbied the producers of “Dancing with the Stars” to cast a former Senate candidate on their show. That lie is further clear proof that the media completely makes things up without doing even rudimentary fact-checking.)
“Hope springs eternal” as the poet says. Let’s hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding America’s free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
- Sarah Palin
On September 22, Citizens United will premiere the documentary, Fire from the Heartland: The Reawakening of the Conservative Woman. Press releases say it is “the story of the awakening of a new generation of women that are at the forefront of today's conservative movement.” In short, the flick showcases the political story of this election cycle, the impact that Republican women are having on the GOP.
Here's the trailer:
I'm just a dumb guy but I'm taken with Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies effort to empower women. Something has gone horribly wrong with our government and something needs to be done about it. The leftists (progressives, communists, socialists, Marxists, statists, collectivists) should never have been allowed to take over the DNC and BHO should never have won the nomination. Had the DNC rules and bylaws not been changed in 2007, HIllary Clinton would have won the nomination. Without the corruption and voter intimidation in the caucuses, Obama would never have won. Had Hillary won the nomination, she would be president now and the country would probably be on the right track. Obama is president, we're on the wrong track, and we're screwed. Even though Hillary is a self-professed progressive, we'd be doing far better than we are now.ShareThis
Being a citizen in an America led by Obama has its challenges; we’re expected to pretend we’re as clueless as our media. This is especially hard right now, because we're also told to suspend our disbelief. The Clueless game from what I've pieced together has at least four rounds.
ROUND 1: He's Different
Is it possible that Obama’s Indonesian education did not include the study of the Louisiana Purchase? We know he is geographically challenged when it comes to America; they tell us it's because he can't be bothered with trivial things. He belongs to the World.
In a little over 600 words, Sarah Palin has responded to the POTUS' hour-long Healthcare Speech. In her message, she argues that Democratic proposals will not lower costs or provide better healthcare. She also calls the President out on a few things, including his failure to respond to arguments she has raised against bureaucrats making healthcare decisions. Since the media hasn't really provided information on Sarah Palin's response, I am posting it here for Partizanes:
After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems.
Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite. It's hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word.ShareThis
editors note: I attended a function full of Democratic women, last night, Aug. 24, 2009 and the main topic among the women was still "that crazy" Sarah Palin. It seems a good time to re-visit Izarradar's wonderful post from October, 2008. nh
They laugh at your voice, your accent. They make fun of how great you look, and how many kids you have. They smirk because you played the flute in a beauty contest, and strutted your stuff in a swimsuit. They say you’re dumb, you didn’t go to an Ivy League school, and God forbid you didn’t even have a passport until last year. You’re small town, from a small, unpopulated state, scrutinized, belittled, and scorned.
On the issues, you and I don’t agree.
But every time they laugh at you, they laugh at me. Every time they call you dumb, my I.Q. is questioned. When they make fun of you, they make fun of me. When they attack your family, they attack mine. When they comment on how you look, my looks are also ridiculed.ShareThis
At Violet Socks' place, there is an incredible discussion going on regarding why mainstream feminists trashed Sarah Palin so viciously, and even made up lies about her to justify their hatred. There are about 300 comments in response. I highly recommend that you read it if you have the time.
Make no mistake, soon-to-be-ex-Governor Palin can easily be legitimately criticized on the issues. As a liberal, I don't agree with her on much. But the amount of manufactured outrages that were passed around, from Trig's parentage (still going on, at least in Andrew Sullivan's diseased mind) to the rape kit smear to the banning books smear, all passed on by feminists...it is utterly baffling to Dr. Socks. Why all the hatred and vitriol for this woman? Why couldn't they just tell the truth about her and have done with it?
Although there was no doubt some elitism involved (her accent! her lack of Ivy leage education! that hair!), to me, the answer is clear, and comes down to one word: Pro-Life.ShareThis
Roger Simon wrote a wondefully snarky piece that Kenosha Marge found.
By ROGER SIMON
Sarah Palin violated several commandments and is now getting roasted by political mandarins and media elites.
Sarah Palin is a sinner. She has violated several commandments and thoroughly deserves the savage beating that she is now getting from political mandarins and media elites.
If it were not for one simple fact, I would say she was through in politics. And that fact is that if the Republicans were picking a nominee today, they would pick Sarah Palin.
No? Don’t believe me? Who would beat her? Tim Pawlenty? Bobby Jindal? Haley Barbour? Mike Huckabee? Mitt Romney?
All of these men might build credible, attractive, even powerful political operations by 2012. But right now? Today? Today, Sarah Palin would be the winner, because more than anyone else, she has won over the hearts and minds of the Republican rank and file. (And tell me that a Sarah Palin-Newt Gingrich ticket would not set conservative hearts aflutter.)
It's happening - the promised awakening that resulted from the misogyny directed at both Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin during the election of 2008. Women are realizing that they are a force to be reckoned with, and that their power lies in standing strong to support other women.
Just look at Barack Obama's executive order, signed on March 11, which created a White House Council on Women and Girls. Many Presidents have had similar councils, including Presidents Clinton, Kennedy and Roosevelt. This council was not part of the President's original plans; but womens' groups have been lobbying him to make this happen for several months. And lo and behold, it did!ShareThis
I have been wanting to write this post for a while. Since we are taking a breath to regroup and determine our goals for the PUMA movement going forward, I think it's finally time to say:
I was listening and chatting on BTR last night and had Fox News on in the living room. At one point I ran out to the kitchen and on the way back caught a snippet of Greta Van Susteren's interview with Governor Palin. The little bit I caught was enough to make me go hunting the video this morning! Greta and the Governor were discussing the whole brouhaha over her clothing and the nasty rumours regarding her debate prep. At the very end Greta asks if there is anything else that the Governor found disturbing. The Governor makes reference to "bloggers in their pajamas in their parent's basements." I like this woman more and more! The specific bit is near the end of the clip at around the 8:40 mark.
You can watch all of the interview at Fox News!ShareThis
Here are some Democratic bloggers who have articulated their reasons why they are not voting for Barack Obama. Keep checking back because I will be adding more to the list through tomorrow.
i am a feminist, i am a women’s activist, i am voting for sarah palin, by Prameela Bartholomeusz, DNC Platform Committee Member
i am supporting the mccain-palin ticket because, by hireheels
If you vote for Obama, this is what you’re voting for, by Dr. Violet Socks (there are 12 so far!)ShareThis
Crossposted here in its entirety from http://thenewagenda.net/2008/10/31/sarah-palin-a-rorschach-for-feminists/ , with express permission of the author, Artemis March, PhDShareThis
Just saw it on the news, and here's the copy from the L.A. Times:
"A California couple who hung a controversial effigy of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin from a noose off the side of their house have removed the display under pressure from city officials."
It wasn't just the city officials who applied pressure. It took the average Jack and Jill to speak out, and to let these asshats know that hatred dressed up as humor just ain't funny. As a matter of fact, it not only isn't funny, it should be called by it's proper name: hate crime.
"ChadMichael Morrisette, the man who constructed the mannequin as part of a Halloween display, told The Times that he decided to remove the Palin mannequin on Wednesday after meeting with West Hollywood MayorJeffrey Prang."ShareThis
"WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) ― A Halloween decoration showing a mannequin dressed as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from the roof of a West Hollywood home is drawing giggles from some passers-by and gasps of outrage from others. The mannequin is dressed in brunet wig, glasses and a red business suit. Another mannequin dressed as John McCain emerges from a flaming chimney."
It's all in good fun, says the funny guy. After all, it's Halloween, so that makes it jussst fine, right?
I'm sure Mr. hahaha guy will put one up of Obama/Biden real soon. Now that one would probably get him a visit from the Secret Service.ShareThis
But in truth I think she did a fabulous job of nailing both sides. Funny as hell.
Lucky for Betty the Tweety is for journalists not comedians.
So according to Jonathan Martin over at Politico, Governor Palin fired another shot across the bow today at bambi on his Ayers connection. Her role is that of Mac's hammer, and she's already at journeywoman level. ;)
According to Martin, at a fundraising luncheon in Jacksonville, FL, Palin also served up a push-back on Social Security, Florida style:ShareThis
"This is what a feminist looks like," said Shelly Mandell, Los Angeles NOW chapter president, in her introduction of Gov. Sarah Palin at a campaign rally in California over the weekend. Mandell endorsed Palin as "an individual and a women's rights activist" and not as a representative of NOW. ABC's, Jake Tapper, has portions of the transcript and a Youtube vid so here's the story via Tapper:
Shelly Mandell, the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin over the weekend in California, speaking not on behalf of NOW but "as an individual, as a woman's rights activist for 30 years who has worked for all those years to see this day."
Coming home from temple yesterday afternoon, I heard a father and his daughter talking as they walked past me. The daughter, who looked like she was in the tween years, was complaining about being short.
The father's response took my breath away.
"Do you think Sarah Palin is tall? Do you think Hillary Clinton is tall?" he asked his daughter.ShareThis
PBS’s Gwen Ifill has a pro-Obama book scheduled for release on inauguration day, January 20, 2009. She has been openly in support of Obama and has an obvious financial interest in Biden doing well in the debate and Obama winning the election. The McCain campaign did not know about Ifill's book and bias toward Obama. (Is anyone surprised about the media bias toward Obama at this point?)ShareThis