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There is Absolutely No Precedent for This Nonsense

Left this comment in response to this comment at this post at Ace of Spades HQ. I really don’t know when the heck the Right is going to wake up as to the reality of the political war we are facing:

“As for the political fallout from this, well just ask George H.W. Bush how he enjoyed his second term.”

George HW Bush didn’t have the entire media-industrial complex cheerleading his every single burp and fart though, did he? Swing voters will pony up for new taxes obediently if they’re told on a nightly basis that it’s in their best long term interests and that their messiah NEEDS this money. Let’s quit pretending that any Republican administration is a historical precursor for what we’re seeing now.

Posted by: pendejo grande at August 02, 2009 02:57 PM

Well said. People need to wake up and realize that the game has changed and that we are dealing with a ‘messiah’ and his cultist worshipers and a huge ball-licking, leg-tingling propaganda machine. There is absolutely no comparable precedent for this nonsense.

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 02, 2009 03:32 PM

August 2, 2009 , 2:41PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Economy, Media Bias, Taxes | 3 Comments

Sarah Palin – I’m Willing to Give Her a Chance

Great comment (with which I agree 100%) left at this post by Bill Whittle:

Coming as I do from a military background, I’ve seen more than one articulate “talking dog” (full-time briefer) who didn’t know the square root of jacksh*t about the subject matter of his briefing. But he wasn’t really expected to. He’d write down the senior officers’ questions, politely say, “we’ll get back to you on that, sir”, and then either follow up himself, or, more likely, have the actual expert brief the senior privately. The most important skills of the professional briefer were in presentation — speaking voice, military bearing, eye contact, and credibility. Knowing something about the topic being briefed was optional.

It seems to me that the press has a perfect “talking dog” with Obama. He may not know squat about his subject matter, he’s repeatedly demonstrated that, but he sure makes a great speech with that sonorous baritone (when his teleprompter is working, that is; otherwise, not so much). But because he sounds so good, the shallow, superficial media gets thrills up its collective legs. Sarah Palin and George W. Bush, on the other hand, do not try to affect the tones and accents of East Coast erudition. They speak plainly, in simple (and sometimes mangled, in W’s case) English, with “next-door” accents. Does it mean they’re stupid or ignorant? No more than Obama’s dulcet tones make him intelligent and knowledgeable.

Is Sarah Palin the “answer” for the Republican Party and conservatives more generally? I don’t know, but I’m certainly willing to see what she’s going to do and say for the next several years. I’ve liked her lack of pretense from the start, her self-evident accomplishments give me confidence in her abilities, and her brand of conservatism appears to parallel my own. I’m willing to give her a chance.

Jul 31, 2009 – 7:42 am

August 2, 2009 , 12:14AM Posted by | Barack Obama, Conservatism, Sarah Palin | Comments Off on Sarah Palin – I’m Willing to Give Her a Chance