Creating a Story to Fit the Narrative.

November 9, 2009

Hey! Did you know that Republicans hate Women, Blacks, Jews, Hispanics, (insert group of non-old white men here) ?!? What? You didn’t?! Just look at all the evidence!

For those of you who read conservative blogs, you know that accusations of bigotry of all forms is not uncommon for the Repulican party, or conservatives in general.  However, I found this article uniquely offensive and angering and for someone who’s a conservative in a heavily liberal area, that’s hard to do.

But the growing schism between the Republican Party’s ascendant right wing and its shrinking moderate core has clear gender undertones — and Scozzafava’s departure raises fresh questions about the GOP’s ability to recruit, elect and even tolerate the sort of moderate women who used to be part of its ruling mainstream.

Ah yes, gotta love those “undertones” and “raises questions” lines.  Democrats and liberals use these lines when they want to make accusations but don’t have the balls to actually stand behind what they are accusing people of (usually because they know it’s untrue).  Sounds a lot like those racist undertones conservatives had during Obama’s campaign, and throughout the ongoing fight against universal healthcare.  Why, we (conservatives) are only opposing the President because (gasp) he’s black!  Now, we’re only voting against candidates like Scozzafava because (gasp) she’s a woman!  It takes almost the entire first page before we find out that there’s even any possibility of another reason conservatives would oppose her nomination.

Scozzafava’s conservative critics — including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh — chalked up their opposition to her liberal positions on abortion and gay rights.

It’s not so much that they invoked Palin and Limbaugh as critics (who by far weren’t the only ones) of Scozzafava, but the authors of this pile of crap article only chose to mentin two specific issues; abortion, and gay rights. 

Did you also know that Scozzafava was pro-card-check?  She also supported the porkulus bill that every single GOP House Representative voted against.  She also voted for tax hikes and a $180 million dollar state bank bailout.  However, those couldn’t possibly be reasons for conservative opposition, it MUST be because we’re all RAAAC- er…I mean…SEEEEEEEXXXXIST!!!!

But it doesn’t stop there.  In the very next paragraph, the authors of this crapfest double-down on stupid.

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Moving forward…

November 5, 2008

Well, it was inevitable that half of us were going to be dissappointed after yesterday.  I just was hoping that I wouldn’t be part of that half  (ok, ok, it was 62.9M to 55.7M, not really half but close enough).

The real question that conservatives are faced with today, is how we move forward?  I’ve heard many suggestions, but the truth of the matter is, regardless of how people think we need to win this country back, none of it is going to happen without remaking the party into a true conservative movement.  We need younger people getting more involved in their local elections, we need to support current conservatives like Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, and a handful of other young politicians.

Furthermore, we need to establish how we are going to carry ourselves and react to the Obama administration.  Despite what you may hear some people say, I honestly believe we cannot react in the same way the left did to President Bush.  That doesn’t mean I’m going to “support” Obama and his decisions, but I will treat his position with the respect and courtesy that it deserves.  Something that the left never did with Bush.

For all of you out there reading this, I highly suggest you read Steve Den Beste’s piece today.  While I may disagree with a few of his predictions on what’s going to happen, I do think he’s got a good handle on how conservatives need to move forward.

The President of the United States is the most powerful political figure in the world, but as national executives go his powers are actually quite restricted. Obama will become President, but he won’t be dictator or king, let alone deity. He still has to work with the House and the Senate, and he still has to live within Constitutional restrictions, and with a judiciary that he mostly didn’t appoint.

The main reason this will be a “coming of age” moment is that now Obama and the Democrats have to put up or shut up. Obama got elected by making himself a blank slate, with vapid promises about “hope” and “change” — but now he actually has to do something. Now he has to reveal his true agenda. And with the Democrats also having a majority in both chambers of Congress, now the Democrats really have to lead. And they’re not going to do a very good job of it. It’s going to be amusing to watch.

And the people who fell for the demagoguery will learn an invaluable lesson.

The tried and true liberal defense against criticism; play the race card.

October 10, 2008

Given enough time and effort, I could write an entire flow-diagram to tell you exactly how liberals will react in given situations. Earlier this week I posted a link to a Chicago Sun-Times columnist, Mary Mitchell. In her short article she called for the censurship of Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. For a refresher…

Palin’s pit-bull mentality has not only set a negative tone, but a dangerous one. She should be censured.

(Emphasis mine)

Rush Limbaugh also read her short column and discussed it on his show. Fortunately, an exact transcript of what he said on his show is available, even to non-members of his site. I make a lengthy quote simply because what Mr. Limbaugh is saying is right-on.

Mary Mitchell, a wuss, wimp columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times says that Sarah Palin should be censured. She says that “Sarah Palin should apologize to the Obama campaign and the American people for her role in bringing out the worst in her supporters.” This is laughable. Come on, Mary. Grow up. This is the big leagues. How about the people in your party? I know you’re a Democrat, Mary Mitchell. You can’t deny it, all you liberal media people are Democrats. What about the incitement of this whole country that you and your fellow journalists have engaged in along with the Democrat Party? You have gendered up hate for this president. You have ginned up a despise for the US military. You have sought to convince the American people their country is worthless and sinking into an abyss. You have been doing it for six years. And you dare say Sarah Palin should be censured for bringing out the worst in her supporters. How about the worst in your readers that you bring out, Mary Mitchell?

Mitchell decided to write a very long response to Mr. Limbaugh. Not surprisingly, her entire rebuttal was an assault on Limbaugh and his “white privilege”. There’s so much here, you really should read her entire response, just to get the full experience of her hate and spite towards Rush Limbaugh.

When you step on a pig’s tail, it squeals. Rush Limbaugh is a squealer.

And why is he squealing? Because John McCain and Sarah Palin are losing ground in a contest that they thought was theirs.

And they are losing it to a black man.

Of course, Limbaugh won’t say that. Instead, on Thursday he spent his time berating me for saying Palin needs to apologize for inciting crowds that hurled racial epithets at black members of the press.

So much to cover, so much to cover, and this is only the beginning of her rant…

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Free speech for me, but not for thee…

October 8, 2008

Not even hiding it anymore.  Just plain ridiculous.  Mary Mitchell of the Sun-Times thinks Sarah Palin should be censured because a few of her supporters at a recent rally didn’t treat the media with the kindness and respect they deserve (seriously, I tried as hard as I could to type that sentence without laughing).

According to a published report in the Washington Post, Palin reporters turned on the press after she blamed the media for her inarticulate interviews. Some supporters used racial slurs, and at one point someone in the audience yelled: “Kill him.”

Palin’s pit-bull mentality has not only set a negative tone, but a dangerous one. She should be censured.

I figure she meant “supporters” instead of reporters.  Assuming this actually took place, I don’t agree or condone what the attendees of the McCain-Palin rally said, nor do I feel Gov. Palin or Senator McCain do either.  However, I would like to direct Mary Mitchell over to the DailyKos or Democratic Underground and ask her what she thinks about censurship then?

She also says what’d she’d like to see Gov. Palin do to rectify this,

Sarah Palin should apologize to the Obama campaign and the American people for her role in bringing out the worst in her supporters.

I’ll be waiting for the apology from Barack Obama for the behavior and actions of his supporters…

Some rumors are too ridiculous to cover…unless you’re from the left.

September 30, 2008

OK, this is seriously becoming borderline obsession/insanity.  The latest bailout bill failed in the House, legislators (especially Eric Cantor) are taking the Jewish holiday off, and there’s still a huge debate going on about the economy and what should be done about it all.  However, let your heart not be troubled folks, the Huffington post is on top of things, covering the issues that really matter.  Like speculation over whether Sarah Palin’s lipliner is really a tattoo (link via HotAir). I use the word “speculation” lightly, see for yourself.

On September 10th, Wonkette received a tip that Sarah Palin’s lipliner is a tattoo.

Date: Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 2:59 PM
Subject: tip on Sarah Pallin

Notes: Sarah’s sister in-law owns a beauty parlor in Wasilla…apparently Sarah’s lip liner is tattooed on…not sure what to do with that one.

So although the allegation comes in a strangely cryptic email and there is no actual proof that this procedure was performed, we’ve been studying Sarah Palin’s mouth very closely (see slideshow below), and would like to put this question to the readers. Do you think Sarah Palin’s lipliner is a tattoo? Cast your vote in the poll below.

Allright, let me get this straight.  So Wonkette (the blogger attributed with this “juicy tip”) recieved a “strangely cryptic email” addressing this “issue”.  The Huffington Post adds that “there’s no actual proof that this procedure was performed…”.  Yet they find it newsworthy enough to cover and spend time “studying Sarah Palin’s mouth very closely”.

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Sarah Palin’s “Secret” Style Team

September 17, 2008

I’m sure you’ve all heard the “news” that the New York Post has reported.  However, I’ve uncovered a bit more from an unnamed resource of my own.

HOCKEY mom Sarah Palin not only wore lipstick to the Republican National Convention, the vice-presidential candidate wore a shantung silk Valentino jacket worth $2,500.

Insiders tell Page Six Palin has a secretive circle of stylists who dress her for events. For her big speech in St. Paul, where she accepted the GOP’s vice-presidential nod, this fashion-conscious team encouraged the Alaska governor to splurge on a $2,500 jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue designed by Valentino Garavani.

Reporters have discovered this secret and eeeeeevil “satanic cult style team” is led by none other than Karl Rove’s hidden homosexual son simply known as “Pietro”. The Rove’s had hidden him in their basement, many, many years ago, to prevent Pietro from ruining Rove’s master plan from being put into effect. He’s now been offered his freedom if he helps the current Republican VP candidate just like his father did for George W. Bush.

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