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Sep 21, 2008

Liberal hate, venom, stupidity, and trutherism.

An example of Liberal hate tactics. (From Beccy.)

Probably the best thing the Democrats could have done to negate the impact of the Sarah Palin pick would have been to simply call it a bad choice shown some respect and sympathy for, say, “an inexperienced person thrown into the spotlight,” and dismissed her. Obama would have had to stay away from that one or anything like it as he has less experience.

Instead they launched a disgusting allegation that Trig was her grandson and that she and Bristol had swapped babies. They insisted that there was no evidence of a pregnancy before the birth, a story ruined by numerous photos of a pregnant Palin posted elsewhere.

When the news was released of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy a sensible way to approach it would have been to show empathy and understanding, after all aren’t the Democrats the touchy feely party of understanding and blamelessness.

Instead of this they launched into a rabid diatribe involving everything from bad mother to demands that Bristol should have had an abortion. One inane idiot even went so far as to announce that he was establishing a fund for the purpose of getting one for her.

Until the Palin nomination there were three main areas where McCain was having difficulties. The first was the libertarian wing of the party, who were twitchy about him and were looking seriously at voting Barr/Root. Palin has always had a good relationship with libertarians and the LP threat was reduced considerably.

The others were the religious right, and the conservatives, neither of whom really trusted him. Palin has good credentials among these people, but a teenage pregnancy could have been a problem. The outrageous reaction of the left threw them immediately into full support of the GOP ticket.

After a couple of weeks of this sort of thing and ever increasing ratings for McCain/Palin someone warned Obama that it wasn’t working and he told his people to lay off, as it was counterproductive. This didn’t work, and he himself has been as bad as the rest, making his ‘lipstick on a pig/old stinking fish’ remarks after this.

So at this point we have the situation where the left realize that it has been handled badly, so what do they do about it? Do they acknowledge that they are wrong and need to change course?

Not when there is a way to blame it on the Republicans with the help of good old trutherism.

The best example is a rather demented guy at ‘The Atlantic’ who says: -

It also occurs to me that in a way McCain and Rove have actually simply taken over the liberal blogosphere in some way. …….

McCain and crew realized early this cycle that they did not have a visible internet presence. So what did they do? They took over the liberal presence, they are manipulating the leading liberal blogs, just as they manipulate the MSM. All to their own advantage. And the blogs have all fallen for this hook, line and sinker. Does no one realize this?

They are all being played.
And Obama, god bless him, he gets it.
The difference between the elitists of the left and mainstream America (including mainstream Democrats) is so is so profound that Obamas crowd just totally fail to have any comprehension of it. In his own words: -
"In America we have this strong bias toward individual action. You know, we idolize the John Wayne hero who comes in to correct things with both guns blazing. But individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations."
OK, he admits the American ideal of individualism is strong, but still wants the collectivist rubbish to be the order of the day, ‘Up yours you yobs.’

Again, this comes from Patrick Conlon in his post “Clinging to God, guns and the Bible redux.” Quoting Obama: -

The one thing that I want to insist on is that, as I travel around the country, the American people are a decent people. Now they get confused sometimes. You know, they listen to the wrong talk radio shows or watch the wrong TV networks, um, but they’re, they’re basically decent, they’re basically sound.
And Patricks comment: -
Gee whiz, Barackstar! I'm so glad you think we're "decent" but "confused" dude. Now how about wiping that elitist snot out of your upturned patronizing nose?
This is what Obama is up against, and what he simply cannot understand, the Palins are mainstream America, as Todd Palin exemplifies in these clips: -

We see a working guy, no tickets on himself, in touch with the realities, probably a bit better off than most, but really a fairly normal family man. The next is his introduction of Cindy McCain showing a wonderful sense of humor: -

It is no wonder the Democrat elite just don’t get it, they have had no contact with this.


  1. Jim, are Australian leftists as radical and vicious as ours?

  2. Patrick; They can be pretty bad, but generally they don't tend to be as plain nasty. Factional stuff gets to the point of assaults but they stay away from public involvement.

    Yours over there strike me as completely out of touch with public sentiment, while ours still seem to understand that this sort of stuff does more harm to them than their opponents.

  3. @Patrick
    Ever watched an episode of the Chaser? That should give you an idea.

    I saw that video that you posted over at the ALS blog about Obama and Fannie Mae Jim. That should remind people what they need to know about which presidential candidate makes good investments! /sarcasm off

    But I've got to tell you, the way both candidates have been talking about the economy along with what's happened lately, one thing has repeatedly ran through my mind.


    The end times, it is.

  4. Alex; I am not really a fan of Ron Paul, I did like him but I tend to find him quirky, rather reactionary, and sort of I guess a bit mechanical in his thinking.

    I am also rather disturbed by his association with Lew Rockwell. Pommygranite and I got into a blue over at TOF for criticizing Lew, but I don't believe he is really a libertarian. I think he is an anarchist looking for the support of anyone who is of use to him and has learned to speak libertarian.

    Some of his stuff is little better than trutherism, and some quite disturbingly illogical.

  5. I'd probably never vote for him either for those exact reasons. It was just refreshing to hear someone talk like a real conservative/libertarian about the economy over the past week but sadly, it was him. He also 'predicted' what was happening in interviews with Cavuto and Glenn Beck.

    I'm not sure what TOF is but I do remember that thread over at the ALS about Rockwell talking about the Crisis in Burma, and I even contributed to it. Something funny about that I remember. There was an anonymous guy in the thread defending Rockwell and Paul over their 'funny' statements against you and Pommy and he sounding pretty well reasoned and thoughtful, even outwitting you both. Then I discovered he was pretty much just regurgitating points word for word from Andrew Napolitano's new book.

  6. Alex; TOF, Thoughts on Freedom.

    To be fair to Ron Paul, you are right he did predict it.

    What is not coming out is that is that McCain also warned of it: -
    Senator McCain warned in May 26, 2006 - "If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.”

    Bush also tried to get better oversight in 2003 but was blocked (NYT): -
    The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.

    Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry. ….

    A report by outside investigators in July concluded that Freddie Mac manipulated its accounting to mislead investors, and critics have said Fannie Mae does not adequately hedge against rising interest rates. …….

    Significant details must still be worked out before Congress can approve a bill. Among the groups denouncing the proposal today were the National Association of Home Builders and Congressional Democrats who fear that tighter regulation of the companies could sharply reduce their commitment to financing low-income and affordable housing.

    ''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''