Archive for May 15, 2009

That’s gotta leave a bruise

Posted: May 15, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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particularly when it comes from Victor Davis Hanson in a column called President Palin’s first hundred days:

The first 100 days of the Palin presidency, according to a consensus of media commentators, have proven a near disaster. Perhaps it was Palin’s scant two years’ experience in a major government position that has eroded her gravitas, or maybe it was her flirty reliance on looks and informal chit-chat. In any case, the press has had a field day, and it is hard to see how President Palin can ever recover from the Quayle/potatoe syndrome. Here is a roundup of this week’s pundit mockery.

Here is one of his examples:

WORSE THAN ‘NUCULAR’
ABC’s Katie Couric summed up the general disappointment with the president’s communication skills. “I tried to warn the American people in that interview a few years back what they would get if they voted for her. Let’s face it: She’s a walking embarrassment. I mean just count ’em up: The mayor of Wasilla thinks Austrians speak some lingo called ‘Austrian.’ Then she tries her hand at Spanish and comes up with some concoction, ‘Cinco de Cuatro.’ Next thing she’ll walk into the window of the Oval Office and expect it to open — oops, she’s already done that. No wonder that when her Teleprompter stalls, she shuts her mouth until it catches up. I’m surprised she managed to get sworn in. And did she think that tasteless ‘Special Olympics’ slur was funny? Or making fun of octogenarian Nancy Reagan’s séances? No wonder Wanda Sykes feels at home.”

Keep this in mind when Nancy Pelosi is calling the CIA a bunch of liars and only her local paper and the Washington Post consider it front page news.

Via Ann Althouse let us note a seminal moment in the Obama administration:

the Daily show discovers that Obama is like Bush.

You will note that the sparks really started to fly at Pelosi once John Stewart went after her. It’s one thing for Rush or Hanity or even Bill O’Reilly to go after her. The left couldn’t care less. To their true believers they are not legatmate sources, to those same people however Jon Stewart is.

Jon Stewart has now directly ridiculed president Obama by name. He has done it on a primary news source for the far left and for many young people who pay no attention, and not only that he has done it in a way that a person who has no idea about politics can understand.

People may not realize how big this is. Will this mean that other comics will now be willing to hit him? Will this give the imprimatur to other to speak up? Only time will tell, but the first time is always easiest.

The Roe effect lives

Posted: May 15, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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I guess James Tarento is raising a pint over this .

If these trends continue mark my words, in the same way they have on guns you will see the democratic party slowly move toward the pro life position or at least into neutrality. It may even happen in my lifetime if i can lose about 40 pounds.

The MSN has often said that if the republicans become more pro abortion then the party will thrive. It is exactly the opposite, the moment the democratic party becomes an acceptable choice for religious pro life people then the republican party will be in deep trouble, not the other way around.

Rush and the double bluff

Posted: May 15, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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In his first hour Rush took the time to tweak Nancy Pelosi about resigning.

If there is one thing republicans don’t want it is a Pelosi resignation. That removes her as one of the faces of the party and the focus of attention. The longer she is there the weaker the democratic position.

And if she does resign then she is following the path Rush says. He will boast about it for years, it will drive the left nuts.