Posts Tagged ‘sarahpalin’

Hilary Rosen: Fast & Furious A GOP Witchhunt

24 June 2012 – 14:49 CDT

“Sarah Palin has shown a lot of backbone in the Governor’s office in Alaska and the Democrats hate it,” said [Democratic Strategist Hilary] Rosen. “So what do they do? They call for her resignation. They throw at her document requests that are impossible to respond to. They throw more and more at her to distract her from doing the things that actually the the people of Alaska hired her to do.”

Or maybe that’s not what Hilary Rosen said about the efforts of Darryl Issa and others in Congress to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious:

“Eric Holder has shown a lot of backbone in the Justice in the Justice Department and the Republicans hate it,” said Rosen. “So what do they do? They call for his resignation. They throw at him document requests that are impossible to respond to. They throw more and more at him to distract him from doing the things that actually the president and the people hired him to do.”

Suppose there wasn’t a dead border patrol agent, and quite likely a dead ATF agent.  Suppose there weren’t 300+ dead Mexican citizens, all killed by guns Eric Holder and the justice department supplied to the drug cartels.  Suppose, just for the sake of Rosen’s argument that Issa was a political hack out to get Obama — which I do not believe to be the case whatsoever — what goes around comes around, Hilary?  Let’s go back in our time machine for a moment, shall we ….

As the broadcast network evening newscasts on Friday reported on Sarah Palin’s decision to resign as Alaska’s Governor, they gave little attention to the toll taken on the Governor by the onslaught of frivolous lawsuits from her political enemies. But, by contrast, FNC gave much of the credit for Palin’s decision to these lawsuits that have tied up the Governor’s time and forced her family to spend a fortune in legal expenses.

On Friday’s Fox Report, FNC correspondent Carl Cameron informed viewers: “Those ethics complaints have all been dropped or dismissed, and yet they’ve taken a toll and she acknowledged as much earlier.” Then came a soundbite of Palin from her news conference, which was partially played on the CBS Evening News but not on ABC or NBC. Palin:

Todd and I, we’re looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills just in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn’t cost them a dime. … My staff and I spend most of our days, we’re dealing with this stuff instead of progressing our state now.

Jenny Erikson pointed out a key truism the other day, as I and many others have said, “You always know what liberals are up to by what they accuse conservatives of doing.”

Blamestream Media Strikes. Again.

22 March 2012 – 16:41 CDT

Frothing at the mouth once again at a chance to push their twisted view of those with whom they politically disagree, the media blamed those crazy right wingers for murders at a Jewish school in France.  From the story at Big Journalism:

Until today, the New York Times described the Toulouse mass murderer as a “neo-Nazi”, anti-immigrant, intolerant xenophobe who killed Jewish schoolchildren in cold blood, and who was planning to kill again.  Yahoo/AP fantasized that the Toulouse shooting deaths “were somehow inspired by anti-immigrant political talk,” religious bigotry, and a “growing climate of intolerance.”  The UK Daily Mail explained that most Frenchmen are historically anti-semitic, suggesting the French democratic system was to blame because it “encourages political extremism” as candidates “promote intolerance and pander to the bigotry of neo-Fascists.”

The truth is, the killer was none of these things.  He was (he’s dead now, the French cops sent him to meet his maker) a Muslim terrorist.  That, however, doesn’t fit.  We hardly have to look close to realize that the mass of intolerance comes straight from the media and the left – facts which don’t align simply cannot be tolerated.

The media has a nasty track record of defining the narrative they want early, and later when the facts turn out to be opposite – the story finds itself buried or simply not reported.  The meme that conservatives, small government, and rule-of-law (i.e. those who favor legal immigration) types are the angry violent racists among us live a hair trigger from snapping is pushed out into the public before the facts ever have a chance to present themselves.

As the BigJ author points out, this happens over and over again.  The left and the media blamed Sarah Palin for the psycho murdering in people Arizona and attempting to assassinate a sitting Congressman.  The LA Times said it best: “Sarah Palin unapologetic after criticism related to Arizona shootings”  First, blaming Sarah Palin and conservatives is farcical on its face.  But when it turned out that the guy was a whacko who had nothing to do with the former governor of Alaska, conservatives, or the tea party we hear crickets, then nonsense. “But but she … well she … Sarah Palin is stupid!”

Memo to the so-called journalists out there: you keep connecting dots that simply don’t exist.  You make up facts in the absence of said.  Don’t wonder why folks are unsubscribing and turning you off, and why an outlet like Air America was such a huge disaster.

Maybe in those elite j-schools we always hear about which say we must recognize the overwhelming journalistic credibility of our betters, they could use less left-wing indoctrination and more of the basics.








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Sad Irony: Death Threats against Palin Spike after AZ murders

13 January 2011 – 21:21 CDT

Death Threats Against Sarah Palin at ‘Unprecedented Level,’ Aides Say

Ironically the leftist outcry following the AZ shooting at Rep Giffords’ event over and squarely blaming “violent rhetoric” – exclusively from the crazy right if you believe the papers – backfires as Palin faces increased death threats from the tolerant left.  Or did it?  The left and their media lap dogs never leave any room to question how much they loathe Palin and her middle American values – God, family, country.  By no means comprehensive, Michelle Malkin has detailed the illustrations portraying actual, direct violence against conservatives, including Gov. Palin by image or name.  We have plenty of examples of actual violence perpetrated against those the left believes are a threat – Kenneth Gladney being just one example.  Never heard of him? Probably because the media has tried desperately to spike the story.

The ABC article barley mentions the threats alluded to in the headline but instead spends most of the piece focused on Palin’s use of the phrase “blood libel”, willfully ignoring the entire other 8+ minutes.  Palin brought the criticism on herself, ABC says.

Palin responded in detail today to the attacks leveled against her, but while her intentions may have been to shift the blame away from herself, she instead put her [sic] in the hot seat again.

The article never once attempts to examine the source, the validity, or bother to remark on how utterly more grotesque threats against Palin and her family are in light of the AZ murders.  No discussion of anything else Palin had to say, or if perhaps she was elevating the dialog by appealing to the goodness in all of us, instead of harping on the negative.  Beating a long dead horse, they wrap up with a quote from Rep Clyburn, reminding us the former governor of Alaska is stupid.

“Intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what’s going on here,” Clyburn said in a radio interview.

This is the left’s idea of civil dialog.  Conservatives should shut the hell up, because we’re not smart enough to engage with the intellectually superior left.  If we won’t be silent, Clyburn will have his daughter on the FCC take care of us by regulating free speech out of existence.

Article (h/t Big Government)