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Could Barack Obama walk a mile in Sarah Palin’s shoes?

October 23, 2008

Forget the fact that those shoes are heels, I don’t think “The One” could put with the crap the MSM/DNC slings at Gov. Sarah Palin every day. Michael Graham doesn’t think so either.

But imagine the Democratic nominee’s day as Barack Palin Obama:

He wake up and reaches for a secret cigarette and a copy of The New York Times. Instead of the usual partisan puff pieces (“Obama Health Care Plan Pledges Miraculous Healings For All”), the Times is running exposes about his family.

Does his spouse have extremist political views? Who pays when his kids travel to Washington? And how do we know one of them isn’t really his grandkid?

Opening the editorial page Palin-Obama finds column after column filled with personal attacks and insults. Comments about his looks, how much his clothes cost, his speaking style – even suggestions that the radical teachings of his church might be a legitimate topic for discussion.

That afternoon, Palin-Obama sits down with a CNN reporter who spends the first half of the interview asking variations of the question, “How can a half-term senator with zero executive experience and no record of achievement be president? Shouldn’t you be ashamed of yourself for even running?”

“Let’s talk energy independence,” Palin-Obama asks hopefully. The reporter instead demands to know why Obama won’t release his medical records, his original birth certificate or the names of about half his contributors.

“You’re the most secretive candidate since Nixon,” the reporter insists. “And besides, the guy who plays you on ‘Saturday Night Live’ is way hotter.”

Let’s be honest, Obama, his background or his policies couldn’t handle the level of “attention” the MSM/DNC is giving Gov. Sarah Palin

Has anyone over at MSNBC actually read the US Constitution?

October 22, 2008

I just heard some talking head on MSNBC repeat Biden’s false claim that the role of the VP in the Senate is only to break tie votes.
Let’s review Article I (which lays out the powers and role of the Legislative branch), section 3.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall choose their other officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the office of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.

It’s pretty clear that the VP is to preside over the Senate, and the President pro tempore only gets the gavel when the VP is busy doing something else. Note that it clearly spells out the only time the VP is not to act as the President of Senate, i.e. presiding over it, is when the VP is acting as the of President of the United States or when the President of the United States is being tried for impeachment in the Senate.

Historically, the Vice-President’s office was in Senate offices. The move to the White House has made mid-20th century. That VPs have pretty much ignored this role for the past 50 or so years doesn’t change it.

One would think a thirty plus year veteran of the Senate would be up on this stuff, but clearly Joe Biden, and his lapdogs at MSNBC are not.

Deliciously snarky comment on this subject over at Hot Air.

Update: Ken Shepard at NewsBusters delivers some the history the left is clueless about.

The silence of the media

October 20, 2008

The MSM/DNC has made sure you know more about some plumber in Ohio than you ever wanted to know.

Barak Obama’s violations of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act are a different story though.

The Left’s "reality"

October 20, 2008

It’s pretty clear that the left doesn’t share the same reality that rational adults do. Evan Coyne Maloney at Brain Terminal points out an example of this “alternate reality”.

The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

The Scranton Times-Tribune first reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and then again in its print edition Wednesday. The first story, written by reporter David Singleton, appeared with allegations that while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd and mentioned Obama’s name a man in the audience shouted “kill him.”

News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story.

Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.

He said the agency conducted an investigation Wednesday, after seeing the story, and could not find one person to corroborate the allegation other than Singleton.

Slavoski said more than 20 non-security agents were interviewed Wednesday, from news media to ordinary citizens in attendance at the rally for the Republican vice presidential candidate held at the Riverfront Sports Complex. He said Singleton was the only one to say he heard someone yell “kill him.”

Hmmmm…Which is the more reliable source here? An investigation by the Secret Service or a member of the MSM/DNC?

Personally, I’ll go with the Secret Service.

Palin’s popularity

October 13, 2008

If you listen to the the MSM/DNC, Gov. Sarah Palin is universally hated.

Reality tells a different story. 20,000 people came to see Gov. Sarah Palin at a Republican just outside Richmond, VA today.

Compare and contrast

October 12, 2008

Gov. Palin acting legally to remove a governmental employee and President Bill Clinton bringing charges against the the head of the White House travel agency (which were thrown out by the judge within minutes of coming to court) to make room for some cronies from Arkansas?

Why one getting so much more MSM press than the other ever did?

SNL Explains the bailout

October 6, 2008

Color me not surprised. NBC pulls the one video clip that nails democrats more than Republicans.

The clip from last Saturday’s SNL, were Barney Frank admits the current crisis is the fault of the Congressional democrats, and it gets pulled.

The skit nailing Gov. Palin, oh that’s still up. You betcha!

UPDATE: Hot Air notices it gone as well and Michelle Malkin floats a very credible theory.

You can see the clip at Pat Dollad’s blog and read the transcript at Michelle Malkin’s blog.

My favorite part, the couple who sold crap mortgages to Wachovia Bank. SNL didn’t make that part up. Actually used their real names! (Herbert and Marion Sandler, btw)

It is also reported that NBC.com is deleting questions about the skit from message boards.
Big Brother is attempting to adjust reality to his liking it seems.

Additional Update: Advertising Age is now covering the disappearing Skit. NewsBusters is on the story as well.

Rumor is that NBC will restore the skit after “editing.” Seismic Activity has been reported in Chilmark, Massachusetts near John Belushi’s grave. Experts say it could be caused by a rapidly spinning object.

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Palin was right, Biden was wrong.

October 3, 2008

Jonah Goldberg found a clearcut case of Gov. Sarah Palin being exactly right and Senator Joe Biden denying the truth (i.e. lying).
Obama’s own website shows the truth in Gov. Palin’s words.

Diplomacy: Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions. Now is the time to pressure Iran directly to change their troubling behavior. Obama and Biden would offer the Iranian regime a choice. If Iran abandons its nuclear program and support for terrorism, we will offer incentives like membership in the World Trade Organization, economic investments, and a move toward normal diplomatic relations. If Iran continues its troubling behavior, we will step up our economic pressure and political isolation. Seeking this kind of comprehensive settlement with Iran is our best way to make progress.

Good snarky debate humor

October 1, 2008

I found a delicious bit of snark in the comments of Rachel Lucas’s blog about the up coming VP debate.

Before the snark, a bit of background data. The so-called “moderator” of the VP debate has a book coming out. The release date just happens to be January 20, 2009 and the title of the book is “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”
Yup, the fix is in. This woman has been a fawning fan of Barak H. Obama from the git-go.

So this lead to folks wondering how that debate may go and how other moderators would handle it.

My favorite is how James Lipton, of “The Actor’s Studio” would handle it.

Lipton: And now we come to the questions, made famous by my idol Bear-NARD Pee-VOH.

Governor Palin, what is your favorite word?

Palin: America.

Lipton: What is your least favorite word?

Palin: Liberal.

Lipton: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Palin: Rasing my family, serving my country and generally trying to make the world a better place today than it was yesterday.

Lipton: What turns you off?

Palin: Liberal whiny pussies that blame everybody else for problems the could probably fix themselves.

Lipton: What is your favorite curse word?

Palin: Couric.

Lipton: What sound or noise do you love?

Palin: Senator Obama going, “Uh, um…uh…” I put it to a snappy beat with a drum machine and it’s on my iPod for work-outs!

Lipton: What sound or noise do you hate?

Palin: The low, stupid sound of fists bumping.

Lipton: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Palin: President of the United States of America.

Lipton: What profession would you not like to?

Palin: The poor bastards going through the dumpsters in Alaska looking for evidence of anything wrong. Bears have been known to frequent dumpsters, James.

Lipton: Finally…if Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you walk through the Pearly Gates?

Palin: Well done, Sarah. Well done.

The fix is in

September 30, 2008

Via Mr. Reynolds:

A READER AT A MAJOR NEWSROOM EMAILS: “Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but raising any reasonable inquiry into obama is derided or flat out ignored. The fix is in, and its working.” I asked permission to reprint without attribution and it was granted.