Sarah Palin may be so toxic that her own party doesn’t want her speaking at their upcoming convention or campaigning with their nominees, but that doesn’t mean she can’t offer up campaign advice to President Obama. She just wants you to know she doesn’t really want him to take her suggestion.
The strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary. And I don’t want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept the suggestion because then a Obama/Hillary Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning. But really, Joe Biden really drags down that ticket.
Predictably, Van Susteren didn’t note the ridiculousness of that “advice.” Instead, with her next question, she practically directed Palin to start going after Obama. Van Susteren noted that Romney was getting more aggressive toward Obama, quoted extensively from Romney’s attacks and then asked, “You’ve had a chance to look at the Governor’s speech. What do you think?”
He’s “really grasped the notion now that this is not a dress rehearsal,” Palin said. “I know how dirty they can get.”
Van Susteren pressed further. “We are still locked in an incredible battle… it’s almost like a contest who can be dirtier, who can be nastier in some instances.” As I previously posted, Van Susteren deplores dirty politics – except when it comes from the right. Just last week, Donald Trump reiterated his birther accusations against President Obama. Van Susteren presented the mildest of pushbacks instead of informing her viewers that the charges have been completely, definitively and unquestionably debunked.
Nevertheless, Palin went on to whine that “the media so willingly protects Barack Obama and his failed policies” – as if Fox were not a major part of the media.
Van Susteren reiterated her concern about “beyond the pale” attacks from the Democrats (while ignoring same from Republicans).
“Name one prominent Republican who even comes close to – what, like, uh, the Allen Graysons, the Harry Reids, the Joe Bidens come up with and spew to the American public. I can’t think of one prominent Republican who talks the way that they talk – and certainly wouldn’t get away with the way that they talk.”
Oh, no? Let’s start with Palin’s own hate-spewing words:
Just last week, Palin called President Obama “nauseating” and “disgusting.” She has claimed he “does not understand the Constitution,” and falsely accused Obama of “palling around with terrorists.” And yet she is still presented as a credible pundit on Fox News.
Let’s move on to Allen West – Palin’s first choice to be Mitt Romney’s running mate. West has said liberals, Democrats, President Obama and Nancy Pelosi should “get the hell out of the United States of America,” characterized Democratic support for social safety nets as “the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today,” and made personal attacks against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.” But last week, Palin called West a “military hero” – despite having resigned from the Army in disgrace, narrowly escaping a court martial for torture. Sean Hannity let the accolade stand.
And how about Michele Bachmann? Her McCarthy-esque accusation that a Hillary Clinton staffer might have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood drew condemnations from her own Party. And while it may have gotten some attention on Fox (though I’ve not seen any), none of them have been seized upon – much less challenged - the way Fox seized upon Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark or Harry Reid’s comments about Mitt Romney not paying taxes or the Obama ad about a laid-off steelworker.
But Van Susteren – who is surely aware of the kind of Republican flame-throwing that goes on every day, all day on Fox News – responded by saying, “Alright, well, it’s certainly going to be a lot worse.” And then she changed the subject.
Our President has more intelligence in one of his toenail clippings then this idiot could ever hope for.
However, Allen West has played the Race Card over and over again and Fox “News” loves him.
With all my White Privilege,
Well, I suppose Sarah knows from “dragging down a ticket.”
Earth to the Whore Of Babble-On: President Obama does NOT need to take campaign advice from someone his ticket stomped by a 3 to 1 Electoral College and 7+ million popular vote margin.
Republicans should just stop with their faux-outrage and crying, right now.
Yeah, Iâm hearing lots of FOX ânewsâ outrage over Bidenâs "Romney is going to put yâall back in chainsâ (with regards to Ryanâs saying that the GOP would âunshackleâ the economy). And, no doubt, that’s what instigated Palin to say what she did. But Ellen’s mention of Allen West caused me to recall something I heard on the FOX “news” channel via my XM radio yesterday….
Being that today (and probably the next several days – ugh!) are going to be days of outrage over Biden’s poor choice of words yesterday, did you all know that Republican Allen West also made some racially charged comments just yesterday on Cavutoâs show? No? Hadnât heard FOX ânewsâ bring that up, huh? Nah, in their typical unfair & unbalanced handling of such issues, FOX ânewsâ canât be bothered to show any outrage over Westâs racial remarks.
While criticizing the racial elements in a political ad put out by his FL opponentâs father (the Jib-Jab style boxing ad), West himself also chose to play the racial card. After presenting the case for his/his familyâs bona fides as accomplished citizens and an example of the American dream, he said âwhy would they want to attack that – because theyâre threatened by that because weâre not part of that liberal, letâs be very honest, that economic dependency plantation which they would love to have.â
Plantation, huh? Really? If using racially charged words like Bidenâs remarks gets FOX ânewsâ panties in a wad, why arenât they upset over Westâs invoking the imagery of the slavery plantation? Btw, this isnât the first time West has used the plantation analogy against Dems. He used it on BORâs show (August 2011) to tell African-American voters that he was like the modern day Harriet Tubman who was going to lead them off the Democratic plantation and that some black leaders were âoverseersâ. On Mark Levinâs show (July 2011), he also said, âIâm the guy that got off their 21st-century plantation.â I have yet to hear any outrage from FOX ânewsâ over Westâs use of racially charged comments.
It should also be noted that Cavuto agreed that the boxing ad was racist and went on to say that âif the shoe were on the other foot, Iâd be, oh my God, (unintelligible) as they should if it were on the other foot.â Again, really? Where have Cavuto and the other talking heads on FOX ânewsâ been when Obama and his family have been racially attacked? I guess like BOR, Cavuto has never heard about the vile. racial hatred at poxnation and heâs never seen the Tea Party signs showing Obama as an African witch doctor with a bone through his nose. He, like BOR, the F&F stooges, Greta, etc. are apparently able to turn a blind eye to all the racist code words thrown around by their conservative guests. The list of direct and indirect racial attacks/use of racial dog whistles against the Obamas could go on and on – but just rest assured in the knowledge that if Cavuto was actually aware of them (eye roll), heâd be like âoh my God!â Pffft.
The bartender asks âwhere did you get that stupid looking thing?â
The duck says âI found her in Alaskaâ.
Republicans should just stop with their faux-outrage and crying, right now.