You hate Illinois Nazis?
Well, I hate tranny Nazis!
UPDATE: Some Australian lefties react … predictably.
Dude! Elaine Lafferty is the former Editor in Chief of Ms. magazine. She’s a Democrat, she’s pro-choice, and she spent some time on the campaign trail with Sarah Palin. Guess what she entitled her article about the experience? Sarah Palin’s a Brainiac!
“It’s difficult not to froth when one reads, as I did again and again this week, doubts about Sarah Palin’s “intelligence,” coming especially from women such as PBS’s Bonnie Erbe, who, as near as I recall, has not herself heretofore been burdened with the Susan Sontag of Journalism moniker. As Fred Barnes—God help me, I’m agreeing with Fred Barnes—suggests in the Weekly Standard, these high toned and authoritative dismissals come from people who have never met or spoken with Sarah Palin. Those who know her, love her or hate her, offer no such criticism. They know what I know, and I learned it from spending just a little time traveling on the cramped campaign plane this week: Sarah Palin is very smart…
Now by “smart,” I don’t refer to a person who is wily or calculating or nimble in the way of certain talented athletes who we admire but suspect don’t really have serious brains in their skulls. I mean, instead, a mind that is thoughtful, curious, with a discernable pattern of associative thinking and insight. Palin asks questions, and probes linkages and logic that bring to mind a quirky law professor I once had. Palin is more than a “quick study”; I’d heard rumors around the campaign of her photographic memory and, frankly, I watched it in action…
For the sin of being a Christian personally opposed to abortion, Palin is being pilloried by the inside-the-Beltway Democrat feminist establishment. (Yes, she is anti-abortion. And yes, instead of buying organic New Zealand lamb at Whole Foods, she joins other Alaskans in hunting for food. That’s it. She is not a right-wing nut, and all the rest of the Internet drivel—the book banning at the Library, the rape kits decision – is nonsense. I digress.) Palin’s role in this campaign was to energize “the Republican base,” which she has inarguably done. She also was expected to reach out to Hillary Clinton “moderates.” (Right. Only a woman would get both those jobs in either party.) Look, I am obviously personally pro-choice, and I disagree with McCain and Palin on that and a few other issues. But like many other Democrats, including Lynn Rothschild, I’m tired of the Democratic Party taking women for granted. I also happen to believe Sarah Palin supports women’s rights, deeply and passionately…
But here is the good news: women, citizens of America’s high and low culture, the Economist and People magazine readers, will get it. They got it with Hillary even when feminist leaders were not supporting her or doing so half-heartedly. Yes, Palin is a harder sell, she looks and sounds different, and one can rightfully oppose her based on abortion policies. If you only vote on how a person personally feels about abortion, you will never want her to darken your door. If you care about anything else, she will continue to intrigue you. As Time’s Nancy Gibbs noted a few weeks ago, quoting bioethicist Tom Murray, “Sympathy and subtlety are seasonings rarely applied to political red meat.” Will Palin’s time come next week? I don’t know. But her time will come.”
Wow. This is nigh unto earth-shattering. Like I’ve said for years, radical leftist feminists using pro-choice as a litmus test for membership in their cause, some parts of which I support whole heartedly, only hurts their overall mission. It seems that some of them are finally getting that.
Well, that seems to be the overwhelming sense I get from the comments on this article, about two white-supremacist dickheads who are being charged in the US for a plan to murder 102 black people, and also Barack Obama.
As bad as terrorists.. But oh they are white!!! they cant be bad right?? i wonder how the media will cover this one up
Posted by: James of NSW 8:45am today
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So that’s why it’s being published in the Herald Sun… a member of the media, right? As a giant, hide-it-in-plain-sight thing. Gotcha. By the way, I don’t recall the massive media coverup of the Oklahoma City Bombings just because Timothy McVeigh was white. I guess I’m wrong though.
I hate to say it, but it does not look good for Obama. I am a US citizen living in Australia and I have already sent in my absentee vote ifo Obama. During my trips back to USA, I do see that dark aspect of the culture which comprises Neo Nazi groups, KKK and other extremists. I have said all along that Obama must update/increase his security status to avoid assassination attempts. I believe that he is the right choice BUT these radical groups will always be after him.
Posted by: Robert Valent of KEW 9:01am today
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It does look good for Obama. Polls have him miles ahead, and he has overwhelming media support simply because he’s part-black. Neo-Nazi groups are under constant surveillance, and rightly so. However, the KKK is not going to lay a glove on Obama; after all, he is their party’s Presidential candidate. As for radical groups always being after him, these groups are highly irrational. They will target whomever they think will bring them the most notoriety and attention.
Plugs can’t take any heat, and if he gets any, he takes his ball and goes home. This makes two.
Get that? Within minutes of the end of the interview, serial liar Plugs Biden told the Obama campaign to freeze out this news station. This is the kind of shit we have to look forward to under an Obama-Biden administration. Dissent and criticism won’t be tolerated, it will be crushed by the heavy hand of government.
Typical leftist shit-sacks.
Thanks to The Jawa Report
Blogger/journalist Dean Barnett, who suffered with cystic fibrosis, has died. He was only forty years old.
Back when Dean was blogging at Hugh Hewett, I had an email exchange with him about an opinion piece he wrote. He was a smart guy who oozed positiveness, and he will be missed.
Check this out.
“I was having dinner a night ago with a friend of mine who is a statistician for a well-regarded private polling company. They do some work for Republicans in California, but most of the work they do is for Democrats or Democrat-leaning operations (Unions, etc.). Anyway, her shop was retained to do a few Presidential polls for targetted states on behalf of a union so the union could decide where to spend their ad dollars for the last week. They did Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Missouri. After mocking the hell out of the voter id spreads used by Rassmussen, Zogby, etc. (and this is coming from a committed Dem who will be voting for Barry O) she said the results of their polling lead her to believe that McCain will definitely win FL, OH, NC, MO and NV. She says Obama definitely wins New Mexico. She said that Colorado and New Hampshire were absolute dead heats. She said she thinks there is a 55% chance Obama holds on in Pennsylvania and a 75% chance McCain wins Virginia. She absolutely laughed at the public polls showing Obama leading Virginia–and pointed out that all of those polls rely on Dem turnout being +4 and as much as +7, when in 2006, Republicans actually had the advantage by +3. She also pointed out that the numbers for Obama in SWVA look absolutely awful and that McCain is running 10 points better then Allen did in NoVa.
Anyway, her companies conclusion is that the election will come down to Colorado, New Hampshire and the Republican leaning district in Maine, which in her opinion might very well decide the Presidency (apparently the district in Nebraska that Obama thought he might be able to get is now off the table). She said she has very little doubt that the public polling is part of a “concerted voter suppression effort” by the MSM. She said IBD/TIPP was the only outfit doing public polling that was “worth a bucket of warm piss”.”
Like I said, not only is the DemSM involved in an effort to suppress Republican voter turnout, but the DemPollsters are in cahoots with them as well, and ACORN is trying, clumsily, to outright steal this election for Obama.
My question is this, when McCain-Palin win and the Obamabots – who have been lied to and have super-high hopes – are so disappointed that rioting breaks out in the inner city areas of the US, do you think the DemSM, DemPollsters, and ACORN colluders will accept any responsibility or take any blame? The question is obviously rhetorical.
I have my voter registration card out, and am ready to vote in one week and one day. DemSM, ACORN, and lying pollsters be damned.