Sunday, September 28, 2008


The Media's Amazing and Dangerous Blindness About Barack Obama

While SNL and the Media continue the assault on Sarah Palin telling us that "she's not ready" they continue to dangerously ignore the fact that Senator Barack Obama isn't ready to be the leader of the free world.

An example of this media sellout and their ridiculous arguments against Sarah Palin is brought to you by Fareed Kararia - noted Obama shrill. Commenting on the Couric interview he takes offense at Palin's answer to the "bailout question":

"COURIC: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.

This is nonsense—a vapid emptying out of every catchphrase about economics that came into her head. Some commentators, like CNN's Campbell Brown, have argued that it's sexist to keep Sarah Palin under wraps, as if she were a delicate flower who might wilt under the bright lights of the modern media. But the more Palin talks, the more we see that it may not be sexism but common sense that's causing the McCain campaign to treat her like a time bomb."

Note there is no reasoning for this dismissal, just "nonsense", typical of the left's swatting away of things they don't like. There was nothing wrong with the answer and in fact is the way that many Americans feel about this boondoggle of a bailout. Zakaria should get out of his Newsweak office and meet some people sometime.

Let's forget the fact of the logically fallacy of the moment. First, Obama is running for President, Palin is not. The chance of Palin, who is the VP candidate - not the Presidential candidate - taking the top position in the next four years is nearly a million to one.

So let's dispense with the false argument that whether or not she could be president NOW even matters. Let's move to the one who would be KING, Barack Obama. Leading the polls and possibly 37 from now, America may just elect a man who has had - and may still have - ties with a known domestic terrorist, and with two people with open hatred of America, Louis Farrakhan, and Jeremiah Wright.

A man who can't see to stay on subject when talking about Iraq:

Who doesn't have much more luck with healthcare:

Who can't even remember the name of a solider's name on his bracelet a mom asked him to wear.

Who has a flipant view about the dangers of Iran and Russian and other world thugs:

And who wants to disarm America so that we cannot respond to the threats that these "tiny countries" present.

There is no way that any other candidate for President would have survived such controversy and continued to be a candidate. Not only is the MSM been a willful participant in failing to cover the stories that would inform Americans about Obama, they will be totally to blame for the cataclysm that will be sure to follow.

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Absolutely, thanks for the comment!

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Re that bracelet, here's what NewsBusters said:

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As I watch this comedy play out it reminds me of waiting for tower one to fall; I have no control over anything, only an overpowering desire to try to prevent it.

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I agree with you on the substance. (I think Palin is about as qualified as Obama, and she's not on the top of the ticket.) But you open yourself to facile refutation when you write such nonsense as:

"The chance of Palin... taking the top position in the next four years is nearly a million to one."

In fact, given McCain's age (72), the chance is more like 10 to 1, even just looking at death from natural causes (i.e., not disability, impeachment or assassination). His life expectancy (the point to which odds are 50% he will survive) is for 11 more years, if he is an average American male.

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dwpittelli - perhaps a little better. As a nonsmoker McCain would get a bonus of 5-10 years, as a person who previously had cancer he loses 3-5.

Hillary Clinton was generally protected from media interviews for years, and was a disaster when she wasn't during her husband's presidency. Only selected people were allowed to interview her. Only in the last year has she really flown solo. She's pretty good at it now, but she's been preparing since 1991.

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All interesting data that makes an actuary get a woody. But you cannot apply actuary tables to one single person. You have to take into account that person's genetics, lack of risk factors, etc. For example, McCain's mother is STILL ALIVE. What's the time table on her death?

But if we are going to use actuary tables, Barry, being a mullato, has a high risk of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke (made even worse by his smoking). And, according to Michelle, he has a high risk of getting shot at a gas station.

Given how long the doctor's that work for the President have kept Cheney alive through his 5 heart attacks, it's a pretty good bet McCain has little to worry about.

Finally, this argument about Palin is simply illogical. Palin is not running for President. As far as her VP worthiness, she is perfectly capable of cutting ribbons, attending state funerals, and giving the random commencement address.

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