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Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

CNN Plays ‘Stupid Girls’ for Sarah Palin Story

Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 1, 2012

On Sunday, TV network CNN once again showed the outrageous Leftist bias of the mainstream media.  Just prior to reporting the story on Sarah Palin’s support of fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A, CNN played the song “Stupid Girls”.

This is yet another example of not only the mainstream media’s Leftist bias, but also the Left’s willingness to be sexist and misogynistic when it comes to promoting their political views.

In a lame excuse for the mistreatment of Ms. Palin, a CNN spokesperson incredibly said:  “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story.  We regret any perception that they were planned together.”  Yikes, these folks must think the American people are stupid.

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Sarah Palin Calls Nancy Pelosi “Dingbat”

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 1, 2012

During a television interview posted below, former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was asked to comment on the Supreme Court’s healthcare law decision.  Specifically, she was asked about Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to acknowledge that the individual mandate was a tax, a fact that was affirmed by Chief Justice Roberts in his decision.  For that discrepancy, Palin responded that Pelosi was a “dingbat”.

Given the clarity of Roberts’ s decision, Pelosi’s response is indeed worthy of dingbat status.  However, this Blog being cognizant of the importance of political correctness, therefore would differ with Gov. Palin on her terminology.  Pelosi is, in fact, a wingbat.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Spanked on Los Angeles Radio

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 5, 2012

Florida Congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, is the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  She is known as a partisan Leftist, not surprising giving her position in the Party.

Ms. Schultz has been the subject of previous Blog postings including one dated January 9, 2012 titled Debbie Wasserman Schultz Gets Spanked by Chris Wallace.   During that interview, Schultz attempted to control the narrative by supplying Democrat talking points about Mitt Romney.  Veteran interviewer Wallace would have none of that and appropriately laid the wood on Ms. Wasserman.

Likely due to Ms. Wasserman’s spanking at the hands of Chris Wallace, she decided to take on a less seasoned interviewer recently on Los Angeles radio.  During an interview by 790 KABC Radio, its host Doug McIntyre questioned Ms. Schultz’s choice of LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to head the Democratic Party’s convention this summer.  Schultz reverted to her practice of quoting Party talking points instead of listening to the question and was once again taken to the woodshed.  The YouTube posted clip below would be hilarious if not for the fact that this woman has a position of power in the Country.

During the last presidential election, the Leftist press was eager to attack Sarah Palin’s supposed lack of interview skills; i.e. intelligence.  The mainstream media will continue to give Leftists like Schultz a pass on her obvious deficiencies in this area.

 

 

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Rush Limbaugh Spanked by the Left

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 6, 2012

Last week, Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law student, made a rather ridiculous presentation to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.  Ms. Fluke proffered the position that free access to birth control, even from the Catholic University, is a woman’s right.  Left unsaid was where this right supposedly comes from; certainly not the US Constitution or the Bible.

Ms. Fluke’s presentation was the subject of this Blog’s March 1 posting, “Georgetown University Law Student Demand Birth Control from Catholic University“.  At about the same time, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh resorted to some nasty name calling in an effort to denigrate capital.  This included calling her a “slut”.  Limbaugh’s comments were not only uncalled for, but allowed the discussion to get off track on this issue to focus on his unprofessional behavior, rather than Ms. Fluke’s illogical arguments.  It is ironic that Limbaugh, who often professes a strong belief in the U.S. Constitution and the individual freedoms it offers, felt the need to delve into someone else’s private life.  Then again, Limbaugh is to a great extent an entertainer.

Not to be outdone by Limbaugh’s indiscretion on this matter, President Obama jumped into the fray.  Smelling the potential for political hay, the President phoned Ms. Fluke in what White House press secretary Jay Carney said was Obama’s desire to “express his disappointment that she has been the subject of inappropriate personal attacks and to thank her for exercising her rights as a citizen to speak out on an issue of public policy.”

Obama’s call to Ms. Fluke was inappropriate on many levels.  First, with important issues facing this Country including the dangers of a nuclear Iran and the ongoing worldwide financial problems, the President should stay clear of trivial political issues.  In addition, Obama and the Left so often remained quiet as their Progressive comrades have made misogynistic comments.  For example, where was President Obama when Bill Maher, whose super PAC contributed $1 million to the Obama campaign, called Sarah Palin the “C” word?  Why hasn’t the President returned the money to Maher’s PAC?  Clearly, Obama’s concern for women is purely political.

Freedom of speech must be protected at all costs in this Country including allowing people to say distasteful or obnoxious things.  At the same time, Limbaugh is being appropriately hurt for the indiscretion as some advertisers have already supporting his show financially.  That is democracy and capitalism at work.  However, the Left’s crocodile tears for Ms. Fluke are nearly as grotesque as Limbaugh’s poor behavior.

The problem with Ms. Fluke’s presentation to the Democratic political meeting gathering was her logic, not her personal behavior.  Unlike some of the fringe issues Ms. Fluke raised during her presentation, the birth control pill is used nearly always to allow certain sexual behavior to have less consequences; i.e. making those actions purely recreational.  Government should play no role in either helping or hindering that behavior as long as it’s between consenting adults.  Instead of the name calling.

Limbaugh should is suggested to Fluke that she not ask fellow citizens to subsidize her recreational behavior.  Having sex is a choice.  Using birth control pills is a choice.  Being a student at 30 years of age and at a Catholic institution is also a choice.  It’s time for Ms. Fluke to take some responsibility for her choices in life.

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A Canadian’s View of Barack Obama

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 19, 2011

It is apparent to all but the most ardent supporters of Barack Obama that his presidency will go down in history as a failure.  One question that will be studied is how Obama was elected to the presidency with such an empty resume and lack of experience.  Certainly the highly unpopular George W. Bush presidency and the deteriorating economy made the election easier for any Democrat.  However that does not explain Obama’s success in the Democratic primaries against a pro like Hillary Clinton.

Obama’s meteoric rise to power was facilitated by the mainstream media who all but crowned him king midway through the primaries.  When history judges the Obama presidency, it will also need to judge the role that the media play in creating this President.

Respected Canadian columnist and CBS commentator Rex Murphy last week wrote a column posted below (emphasis added by this Blog) for the National Post that lays out the unhealthy relationship between the mainstream media and President Obama.  This is but the initial stages of reflection that is to come about the media’s dereliction of duty with the ascendancy of Barack Obama.

The media’s love affair with a disastrous president, by Rex Murphy, Sep 17, 2011

As the bad economic news continues to emanate from the United States – with a double-dip recession now all but certain – a reckoning is overdue.  American journalism will have to look Back At the period starting with Barack Obama’s rise, his assumption of the presidency and his conduct in it to the present, and ask itself how it came to cast aside so many of its vital functions.  In the main, the establishment American media abandoned its critical faculties during the Obama campaign – and it hasn’t reclaimed them since.

Much of the Obama coverage was orchestrated sycophancy.  They glided past his pretensions – when did a presidential candidate before “address the world” from the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin?  They ignored his arrogance –  “You’re likable enough, Hillary.”  And they averted their eyes from his every gaffe – such as the admission that he didn’t speak “Austrian.”

The media walked right past the decades-long association of Obama with the weird and racist pastor Jeremiah Wright.  In the midst of the brief stormlet over the issue, one CNN host – inexplicably – decided that CNN was going to be a “Wright-free zone.”  He could have hung out a sign: “No bad news about Obama here.”

The media trashed Hillary.  They burned Republicans.  They ransacked Sarah Palin and her family.  But Obama, the cool, the detached, the oracular Obama – he strolled to the presidency.

Palin, in particular, stands out as Obama’s opposite in the media’s eyes.  As much as they genuflected to the one, they felt the need to turn Rottweiler toward the other.  If Obama was sacred, classy, intellectual and cosmopolitan, why then Palin must be malevolent, trashy, dumb and pure backwoods-ignorant.

Every doubt they hid from themselves about Obama, every potential embarrassment they tucked under the blanket of their superior sensibilities, they furiously over-compensated for by their remorseless hounding of Palin – from utterly trivial e-mails, to blogger Andrew Sullivan’s weird speculations about Palin’s womb, musings that put the Obama “Birther” fantasies into a realm near sanity. (We are now seeing an echo of that – with a new book promoting all sorts of unconfirmed gossip about Palin, including her alleged sexual dalliance with a basketball star.)

As a result, the press gave the great American republic an untried, unknown and, it is becoming more and more frighteningly clear, incompetent figure as President.  Under Obama, America’s foreign policies are a mixture of confusion and costly impotence.  It is increasingly bypassed or derided; the great approach to the Muslim world, symbolized by the Cairo speech, is in tatters.  Its debt and deficits are a weight on the entire global economy.  And the office of presidency is less and less a symbol of strength.

To the degree the press neglected its function as watchdog and turned cupbearer to a Styrofoam demigod, it is a partner in the flaws and failures of what is turning out to be one of the most miserable performances in the modern history of the American presidency.

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The Silence on the Palin Emails is Deafening

Posted by Steve Markowitz on June 30, 2011

On June 10 we posted an article titled “Palin Derangement Syndrome”.  That day the state of Alaska released over 24,000 pages of Palin email messages from between December 2006 and September 2008.  The news media has since been scavenging through them attempting to dig up dirt on Palin.  Guess what?  There isn’t any dirt.

According to Louise Radnofsky of the Wall Street Journal, the “emails to and from Sarah Palin have so far produced no major revelations about her tenure as Alaska governor.  But they’ve painted a behind-the-scenes portrait of her as focused on her state, with few close ties to the national Republican Party or its key issues.”

The only surprise for the Left from the Palin emails is that she is what she presets.  We have heard but a whimper from the Leftist press on this reality.

The Plain email affair raises an interesting question: Does anyone believe Barack Obama’s past could stand up to such scrutiny?

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Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome

Posted by Steve Markowitz on June 10, 2011

Today, some 24,000 emails to and from Sarah Palin while she was governor of Alaska will be released.  The press pushed for the release under an Alaskan style freedom of information act request.

The Leftist press is salivating.  They are sure there must be dirt in the communications and there could be.  Anyone with 24,000 emails will have some embarrassing comments.  It is unlikely any will be as juicy as Anthony “Oscar Meyer” Weiner’s Tweets.

A link supplied below to an interview with the Washington Post’s Rachel Weiner is remarkable for a supposedly independent press.  In it Weiner expresses her desire to get something on Palin.

Why do Leftists and Leftist women particularly so dislike Sarah Palin?  Her attributes include a successful political career, a hard worker, the family financial provider, a mother and attractive to boot.  She is in fact the consummate liberated woman who has it all.  But she has one attribute that leads to Palin Derangement Syndrome; she’s conservative.

Ms. Weiner, your jealousy is unbecoming to you.

Washington Post’s Rachel Weiner 

 

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VP Joe Biden Asleep at the Wheel

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 14, 2011

Yesterday President Obama presented his framework of ideas for the 2012 Budget.  While the presentation speech was partisan and typical Obama, style over substance, at least he presented some views for deficit reduction.

The President also challenged Congress to work with him on finalizing the 2012 Budget by June.  Supposedly to add substance to this challenge, the President indicated he would send Vice President Joe Biden to the Hill to work with Congress on the budget talks.  Unfortunately the VP, who was sitting in the front row directly in front of the President, was taking an afternoon snooze, as the video below shows.

Joe Biden has a reputation for making naive and quite frankly dumb statements.  Given his exhibition at yesterday’s presidential speech, questions must be asked about his physical/mental capabilities.

The press will laugh off what should be a serious concern relating to the VP.  It would have been enlightening to see how they would have treated Sarah Palin had she taken a public siesta at an important government event.

 

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Middle East Turmoil Proves the Need “Drill Baby Drill”

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 2, 2011

With the 24-hour news showing pictures of the Egyptian chaos continuously, many are focused on the lawlessness in that country.  Many are also concerned as to what form of government will emerge Egypt after the chaos subsides.  The outcome of these issues will have far-reaching effects on the Middle East and greater world.  This will play out in Egypt and the other countries that will be enveloped in similar situations with the Untied States being but a bystander.

The current Egyptian events again bring the forefront the issue of America’s dependence on oil from unstable regimes in the Middle East.  While Egypt is not an oil producer, the Suez Canal is important in the supply chain for oil.  In addition, the instability with other Middle Eastern countries increases the shipping risk at the chokepoint that is the Straits of Hormuz.

The danger of America’s oil dependence on risky sources should have been addressed years, if not decades ago. However, politicians, mainly on the Left, banded together with radical environmentalists to hinder America’s production in coal, oil and nuclear energy.

Besides the national security argument that clearly shows the insanity of America’s energy policy, there is also a strong economic argument.  Below are two charts; one showing crude oil spot prices and the other natural gas spot prices from January 4, 2010 to February 1, 2011.  While both commodities serve similar purposes, their pricing history during this period has been quite different.  Crude oil prices hit a record high for this period this week and will probably go higher . For the same period, natural gas prices have significantly decreased from its highs.  The reason for this discrepancy is simple: we are dependent on shaky governments for crude oil with natural gas coming from within United States.

If the United States was lacking in its own energy resources, our use of foreign oil could be justified.  However, given the massive amounts of energy resources in North America, there is no excuse for America to be dependent on foreign sources.  Environmentalists and their comrades have come up with all sorts of excuses and legal moves to stop America from developing its energy resources.  While some of their concerns are valid, there is no greater threat to the United States, both economically and for national security, than being dependent on energy supplies from countries that have disdain for our culture.

The United States must immediately embark on a strategic program towards real energy independence, a goal that is doable.  Unlike previous false efforts, this program must include a plan with mandated dates for achieving predetermined goals, such as amounts of new energy supplies discovered and putting  nuclear power plant production on the fast-track.  Such a program would be similar in size and scope of President Kennedy’s plan to put a man on the moon within the decade of the 1960s.  However, the program would require bold leadership, something our current President has shown little of during his first two years in office.  In fact, his tactical approach to energy issues has hamstrung energy development in United States, focusing excessively on green technologies that do little to cut America’s dependence on foreign energy and merely creates large for companies such as General Electric.

During the presidential campaign, Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin used the slogan; “drill, baby, drill”.  This should be a national rallying cry for what will should America’s most important program of this generation.

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Sarah Palin on President Obama’s “Winning the Future” Slogan

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 27, 2011

Sarah Palin was interviews on Fox’s Greta Van Susteren Show and discussed President Obama’s State of the Union address.  She went after the Obamas used phrase, “Winning the Future“.   Kinda s a bit corny like President Ford’s “Whip Inflation Now“, doesn’t it?

Being as hip as the President on the use of terms and their acronyms in texting, Palin blasted the Obama stating: “There were a lot of WTF moments through that speech.”  For those not familiar with this acronym in texting, it stands for “what the f____”.

Palin then criticized the President’s use of the term “a Sputnik moment”.  See her comments below and enjoy.

There are those that continually blast Ms. Plain’s intellectual skills in a similar fashion that they attacked Ronald Reagan in the 1970’s.  Those attacks failed with Reagan because Reagan’s message resonated with the People.  Should the Left continue to attack the person rather than debating Palin’s views, they may well find a similar result with Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin’s comments:

His theme last night in the State of the Union was the “WTF,” you know, “Winning the Future.” And I thought, “OK, that acronym, spot on.” There were a lot of “WTF” moments throughout that speech, namely, when he made the statement, Greta, that he believed that we can’t allow ourselves to, I guess, eventually become buried under a mountain of debt.  That right there tells you he is so disconnected from reality! The problem is, we are buried under a mountain of debt, and jobs cannot be created by the private sector.  We cannot grow and thrive and prosper as a nation when we are buried under this $14 trillion debt.

Later:

That was another one of those WTF moments, when he so often repeated this Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate.  And he needs to remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that race to space, yes, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union.

So I listened to that Sputnik moment talk over and over again, and I think, No, we don’t need one of those.  You know what we need is a “spudnut” moment.  And here’s where I’m going with this, Greta.  And you’re a good one because you’re one of those reporters who actually gets out there in the communities, find these hard-working people and find solutions to the problems that Americans face.  Well, the spudnut shop in Richland, Washington – it’s a bakery, it’s a little coffee shop that’s so successful, 60-some years, generation to generation, a family-owned business not looking for government to bail them out and to make their decisions for them.  It’s just hard-working, patriotic Americans in this shop.

 

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