I couldn’t sleep the other night so I decided to turn on a little TV. I find it helps when I try to sleep, something which helped me during my sleepless nights in Nantong, China. Some people find it relaxing to read a book, I put on a movie or flip through channels to help relax me enough to sleep. During this latest exercise, however, I made the mistake of turning on CNN to find Anderson Cooper, David Gergen and Roland Martin attacking Sarah Palin for bringing her children with her during trips around Alaska. Let me just say it did little to calm me down. When even Dan Rather, the disgraced former CBS news anchor, is calling CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, etc biased, you should reexamine your reporting. Why aren’t they reporting Obama’s “abuse of tax payer dollars” if they really care? Let’s take some time to address this issue, as well as others the MSM has decided to apply double standards too…
While Cooper, Gergen and Roland were jumping all over this last night, they have ignored the obvious issue of Barack Obama’s misuse of state and federal funds. So what if Governor Sarah Palin decided to take her children with her on trips around Alaska, what do you expect a working mother to do? We have had CNN’s John Roberts criticize her for being a mother and running for office, so it doesn’t really matter where her children are (unless they are with personal nannies right Barack?), they will attack Palin either way. This is what we call “grasping at straws”, especially since “Troopergate” didn’t turn out to be as damaging as they thought. Being a mother of five, Sarah will take her children with her as she travels around her state, a fact no one has tried to hide, so what is the big deal? Barack Obama, on the other hand, has lied about when he takes tax payer money.
As the American Thinker reported on in May, it seems more than a coincidence that Michelle Obama would be promoted to Vice President of Community Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospital after Obama requested one million dollars for the institution to build the hospital a new pavilion. The National Review also reported that this promotion came with a significant pay increase for Mrs Obama, going from $121,910 in 2004 to $316,962 in 2005. Why didn’t CNN cover this? Why don’t they complain about this abuse of tax payer money? This is obviously a conflict of interests, if not entirely unethical and an abuse of his office. There is more though…
As I reported previously in Islamic radicalism and genocide, Obama had spent tax payer money to visit Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga of the course of many years, even campaigning for him in 2007 before Odinga’s followers slaughtered 1,500 Christian Kenyans following his defeat in the country’s presidential elections. Odinga, the head of Kenya’s Orange Democratic Movement, is a supporter of radical Islam in the country and promised Muslim leaders wide sweeping reform of laws and personal rights. What is a US Senator doing supporting a man who will put a stop to Christian preaching in Kenya? Answer that question Roland Martin, you “fat idiot”, you partisan hack. Urgh, it is frustrating listening to that man. Let’s move on to the next issue…
Yesterday the MSM came down on Sarah Palin for for her new wardrobe, which cost the RNC $150,000. Instead of covering Joe Biden’s comments (as Michelle Malkin points out), instead of covering donations to the Obama campaign through credit card fraud, they decide to report on this. What is the obsession? Well, it appears that this is money that was donated to the RNC, and that using it in this way is somehow unethical and hypocritical (this coming from Katie Couric, so let’s take it with a grain of salt). After spending weeks criticizing Palin for being an inexperience outsider, criticizing her appearance and even her outdoor lifestyle, they are now criticizing her for spending money on a new wardrobe. Talk about “damned if you do, damned if you don’t”, it seems no matter what the Governor does, she is going to be criticized for it. Even CNN’s Campbell Brown is taken back by this stories obvious sexist overtones, criticizing her colleagues for making this an issue since she feels a new wardrobe is important for the job.
As CNN, MSNBC and others have decided to ignore while reporting this story, is that these clothes will be given to charity to be auctioned off after the election. If Saturday Night Live (SNL) ratings have told us anything, it is that America loves Sarah Palin, no matter what Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and Jack Cafferty say. Although much of this money was spent at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, because of the Governor’s skyrocketing popularity, it is easy to see this wardrobe go for at least double its market value at auction, all the proceeds of which are going to a needy cause. How “evil” of them isn’t it? Urgh, it is getting frustrating watching them spin the facts to villainize this woman. Of course they wouldn’t dare question Obama now would they?
They forget that Obama has used tax payer funds to scratch the backs of his friend for various favours. Whether it is for the construction of a new pavilion for a hospital that gave his wife a promotion and a massive pay raise, or a $100,000 dollars grant for a garden that was never constructed, except for an unfinished gazebo (more on that story here), Obama has become fairly comfortable spending other people’s money. Let’s not forget that the DNCC this year decided that after spending over $15 million to prepare the Pepsi Convention Center for their event, it wasn’t “good enough” for Barack’s “historical” speech, and decide to spend an undisclosed amount of additional funds to rent out INVESCO Stadium and set up the “Hollywood-quality stagecraft” for this “monumentous” event. This waste of money had an additional cost according to environmental groups, who said that,
Obama’s one-night at the stadium could produce four times the amount of carbon pollutants as one night at the Pepsi Center (where the rest of his convention will take place)… or… more pollutants than ALL FOUR nights of the Republcan Convention… combined.
I guess it only matters when the RNC spends money right? I guess we should ignore the DNC’s hypocrisy and simply deal with those “evil” Republicans right? It is no surprise this story was buried by the MSM, they would rather discuss how their “knees shake” when they hear Barack Obama speak. Why not discuss the $200 million in donations from suspicious sources Obama’s campaign received? Oh no, Palin’s new wardrobe is the only story they want to cover about money in this presidential race. Pathetic… As for Katie, she shouldn’t be making the argument that Palin doesn’t connect to “middle class America” because she now wears designer clothes. Obama is just as guilty in that regard with his $1,500 suits, not to mention his poor performance bowling in Pennsylvania. Scoring a 37 proves that he probably hasn’t bowled much before, something us “common folk” enjoy doing, let alone spent time outside of the company of Chicago’s elites. We also like to go fishing and hunting, things Sarah Palin herself partakes in regularly. Talk about a double standard…
UPDATE: Listening to Larry Elder and I hear about Joe Biden’s campaign spending habbits. According to the Washington Times, watch dog groups have criticized Biden for funneling $2 million in campaign funds to family members, their businesses and employers of the over the last few years. I bet that none of that money wound up helping charity either, but the MSM doesn’t care do they?
Next we have Joe Biden and CNN jumped on Sarah Palin for her “pro-American” comment, while ignoring both Smirky’s and Obama’s latest missteps. This all started when Sarah Palin said at a rally that she prefers to travel to the “pro-American parts of this country”. Joe Biden, the master of gaffe, decided to call her on it, stating that he has never met any anti-Americans during his tour across the USA. He must be as sharp as his running mate since Michelle Malkin found quite a few anti-Americans. CNN and MSNBC decided to run with this story for a while, with “the most trusted name in news” putting out a report “applauding” Smirky’s actions. Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Roland Martin and David Gergern spent a fair bit of time discussing this too, trying to insinuate that there was more to this then Palin had let on. Guess saying “pro-American” is the new racist code word eh?
The real story that has got people talking, even Dan Rather, is that Joe Biden, in a speech earlier this week, stated that his running mate would be “tested within the first six months” if elected President. It seems that only Fox News has run with this story, along with members of the right wing blogosphere. Why is this so important? Well as many have pointed out, it reveals that he believes world leaders, like Russia’s Vladamir Putin, see Obama as weak. Larry Elder, conservative author and radio show host, has made numerous references to John F. Kennedy’s disastrous meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev in Vienna in relation to these remarks. This all boils down to concerns that many have made about Obama planning to meet with leaders of hostile nations if elected President. Nathan Thrall and Jesse James Wilkins of the International Herald Tribune wrote in May that Barack’s about “Kennedy’s legacy” being a sign of his poor judgment. When he said “If George Bush and John McCain have a problem with direct diplomacy led by the president of the United States, then they can explain why they have a problem with John F. Kennedy, because that’s what he did with Khrushchev”, he had obviously ignored that even the late JFK admitted that this meeting was a mistake. Funny how no one has mentioned the utter stupidity of that statement, but they have decided to attack Palin’s assertion that there are anti-Americans all over the USA. Is anyone really concerned about this, or should we all ignore it?
UPDATE: Now even McCain is jumping on this bandwagon, putting out an advertisement highlighting Biden’s gaffe. I have to agree with Larry Elder again, I don’t want to see the next President “schooled” the way JFK was by Khruschev.
How about church, more precisely, the difference between Palin’s attending and leaving a Pentecostal church and Obama following the teachers of Black Liberation Theology for twenty years? SNL took a tasteless shot at this, trying to insinuate that there is something wrong with believing in a sect of Christianity which puts importance of “Spirit of God giveth utterance”. It seems many people liked to forget that even other Christians believe in other representations of this. As demonstrated in the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose, a movie based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, those that are believed to be possessed will speak in dead languages like Aramaic. With the Catholic Church standing firmly by this, I really can’t see what is so funny here. No one would have made fun of John F. Kennedy, if he decided to express that view being a Catholic himself, but I guess the rules change for Republicans. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only insult thrown at Palin for attending this church.
This video, where Sarah Palin was being blessed at her former church, became a major issue for the MSM since it discusses “protection from witchcraft”. Don’t ask me the obsession with a superstitious rite held by some churches and not others, the mention of “witchcraft” during the ritual means that is can probably be traced back to the early days of the sects division from the greater Christian faith. This itself says more about the history of Pentecostal practices than it does about the the woman being blessed, especially since she left that church in 2002, which is well before she was elected Governor of Alaska. Why didn’t the MSM report that when they went on how “extreme” her former church was? I watched those videos, I didn’t hear anyone say “GOD DAMN AMERICA”, but I can’t say the same for the tapes from Trinity United…
It is upsetting to see how many people will forget Barack Obama’s twenty years at Trinity United. While the McCain campaign decided to take it off the table to keep from being seen as racist (didn’t help at all if you ask me), it seems the MSM has decided it isn’t important anymore, continuing to declare that “The One” will be a uniting force to bridge the racial divide in America. ABC covered this story in March during the Democratic primaries, but refuses to even acknowledge the facts they themselves dug up now with the Presidential election less than two weeks away. Even Canada’s CBC reported on this, but very few have gone into Barack religious to dig deeper into the faith itself Reverend Wright preached like they did with both Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney. What is Black Liberation Theology? This isn’t something I could even consider Christian, it doesn’t even preach the forgiveness and unity Christ did, ignoring the lesson’s of “The Good Samaritan”, preaching instead things like “HILLARY HAS NEVER BEEN CALLED A N*****!” With everyone complaining about Palin’s faith, why not look at Barack’s?
No, I don’t mean Muslim, I mean socialist. Black Liberation Theology has its roots in Liberation Theology, started in Latin America during the fifties. Combining the principles of Marxism with Catholicism, shifting the importance to the struggle of the poor instead of discussing Jesus’ message of salvation. Distorting Christ’s role by placing undo importance on Matthew 10:34, “I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword”, stating that his true intention was to bring social unrest, one of the steps in Marx’s path to Communism. Why merge radical politics with religion? In Latin America, where Catholicism is an important part of culture, Liberation theologists believed their political message would spread further through a Christianity. This message appealed to various radicals including James Cone, the “father” of Black Liberation Theology.
So what is the difference between Liberation Theology and Black Liberation Theology? Racism. James Cone applied the tenets of Liberation Theology to the “black struggle” and, as Black religion expert Jonathan Walton noted, “argued that Jesus reveals himself as black in order to disrupt and dismantle white oppression”. In his book, Black Theology and Black Power, Cone goes on to say things like, “To be Christian is to be one of those whom God has chosen. God has chosen black people” and “…simply to say that Jesus did not use violence is no evidence relevant to the condition of black people as they decide on what to do about white oppression”. These teachings caught the attention of Jeremiah Wright, Barack’s former Reverend. For twenty years Obama sat in the pews of Trinity United and listened to this, and only left after he dropped a few points in the polls against Hillary Clinton, as I reported in Barack’s back-stabbing.
Why won’t the MSM report this? I turn on CNN to see Anderson Cooper trying to avoid this issue by saying it doesn’t really matter. His group of “undecided” voters sit there discussing that Obama’s relationship with Reverend Wright isn’t important since America should be working to bridge the racial divide instead of bring up this kind of hatred, completely ignorant of the fact that Larry King was discussing with Tom Brokaw the other night that Rush Limbaugh was voting for John McCain because he was white. Why should we listen to racist giving advice on racial equality?
Speaking of religious convictions, let’s not forget Katie Couric’s treatment of Sarah Palin on the issue of abortion while ignoring Obama’s position entirely. The Couric interview was a disgusting display of partisanship, an exercise in “gotcha” journalism, trying to expose the Governor as some sort of Christian fundamentalist. Asked her about evolution, didn’t get the answer she wanted, asked her about gays, didn’t get the answer she wanted, so then Katie decided to question the Governor on abortion. It was nice to see she didn’t attack Palin for NOT aborting Trigg like others have, but the way she asked questions on this subject was definitely not fair and balanced. Couric asked whether or not Palin believed it should be illegal for her a 15-year-old girl who was raped by her father to get an abortion (huh?) and does she not support or condone or condemn the morning-after pill (what?), looking for a “gotcha answer” to nail her on. Why didn’t she ask these kinds of questions to Joe Biden? Why doesn’t anyone ask these questions to Barack Obama?
Barack Obama, what did you mean when you said providing aid to born alive babies would be “crossing the line of unconstitutionality” (page 87, lines 7 and 8 of this Illinois Senate transcript)? Does that mean you believe it is a constitutional right of doctors to kill fully formed babies who survive an abortion? What did you mean when you said at a rally back in March that you didn’t want your daughters “punished with a baby”? I would like to see someone actually ask Obama these questions because, as of now, I am honestly appalled by what he has said so far. Once again, the MSM has been quiet on this issue…
UPDATE: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air is reporting on the new advertisement from Gianna Jessen and her born alive advocacy group. The more and more I hear about this, the more and more I feel deeply disturbed about Barack Obama. This is simply human decency, not something “above your pay grade” Senator.
I could go on, but I think I have made my point. We haven’t seen anyone actually vet Barack, or even Biden for that matter, the way they vetted Sarah Palin and Joe Wurzelbacher, someone who isn’t even running in this race, a man who “made the mistake” of asking “The One” an honest question, expecting an honest answer. It really gets me when they will attack Palin on her lack of experience, while running for the position of Vice President, when Barack Obama, who literally have NO experience nor accomplishments and running for President, isn’t even looked at. How does that even make sense? I would really like to know how even the most radical Obama supporter could justify this, and I invite anyone who wants to, to leave a comment doing just that. We will most likely get insulted again and again, harassed for not being as delusioned as they are when they vote for “hope” and “change” from a candidate who has done nothing but bring “more of the same” to Washington.
It is mind-boggling to see Republicans having to meet expectations that no one, especially the MSM, would ever expect Democrats too, but I guess it is somehow our fault for not seeing the “glowing light” that they do. Wake up you “Kool-Aid drinkers”, that isn’t salvation, you’re just another “deer caught in the headlights” of his campaign bus, and we all know how eager Obama has been to throw people under it. That goes for you too Cooper, Gergen, Martin and Blitzer. Just because you’re all in his corner now, doesn’t mean you won’t find yourself beneath his tires, like so many others have, the instant he can put you there for political gain…
UPDATE: The instant I put out this article I find one demonstrating the point I was making about media bias. I don’t think any of us should be surprised that MSNBC of all agencies would try this, especially when they have partisan hacks like Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann on their pay roll.
UPDATE: I watched this video this morning, I suggest others give it a peak too. Michelle Malkin is even weighing in on it, so you know it is a must watch. NewsBusters is reporting that after Joe Biden got humiliated by a reporter ACTUALLY ASKING QUESTIONS, like the ones I just raised on this blog post, the Obama campaign canceled Jill Biden’s interview. If Biden can’t handle Barbara West from Orlando’s WFTV, how can he possibly make the argument that him and Obama will stand against the likes of Vladamir Putin?
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin reported on a hanging effigy of Sarah Palin. Apparently it is a “Halloween decoration” and not a shot an the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate. If the MSM really cares about threats on the candidates, why isn’t this being reported? More double standards, they will report on Republicans who are “upset” with this election, but complete ignore Democrats and their supporters looking to lynch the Governor of Alaska. Disturbing…