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Yesterday I was exchanging tweets with Melissa Clouthier and this rather surprising story was being discussed:

CNN is teaming up with the Tea Party Express for a first-of-its-kind presidential primary debate, both organizations announced Friday. The Tea Party debate, featuring 2012 Republican presidential candidates, is scheduled for Labor Day week 2011. It will take place in Tampa, Florida – the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.

As a person who ever so briefly rode the tea party express I was tickled pink. Although Melissa knows some of the folks as well she had this to say:

I wasn’t happy with what happened in Nevada, though. Shoulda left that race well enough alone.

Quite a few conservatives say the same about Christine O’Donnell but (via Glenn) Kevin Williamson makes an excellent point:

Say what you like about Christine O’Donnell and her incompetent nut-cluster of a campaign, she showed the Republican establishment that the Tea Party, and the fiscally discontent at large, are willing to run a kamikaze candidate against any RINO target of opportunity. And not all of the challengers are going to be O’Donnell-type buffoons. Sharron Angle was a much more serious candidate and ran a much more serious campaign. Pat Toomey chased Arlen Specter out of the Republican party and then put the smackdown on his Democratic opponent — a retired admiral, let’s remember, not some wild-eyed hippie — in the general. Pat Toomey scares the old guard. They do not want to see a dozen Pat Toomeys showing up in Republican primaries next time around. Kay Bailey Hutchison does not want some Stetson-wearing Toomey showing up in her backyard.

This is the real reason why the GOP is holding the line on spending. Those primaries that ousted the GOP rinos (you know the No labels crowd) can easily be repeated and establishment candidates who know Tea Party supporters can muster both cash and votes in primaries have no desire to find themselves as an occasional commentator on a CNN panel rather than in the halls of power.

It would be nice if they did the right thing because it is right but if they do it out of fear that’s fine too.

I guess that proves it

Posted: October 1, 2010 by datechguy in media
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Rick Sanchez is apparently out of CNN. No doubt it is part of a vast Jewish conspiracy.

The surprise isn’t the presence of antisemitic idiots in the leftist media, the surprise is how many are saying it openly these days.

No word on if Loretta Sanchez thinks it’s a Vietnamese plot.

It’s one thing to be angry over a situation, it’s another to decide to demagogue:

SHERROD: I know I’ve gotten past black versus white. He’s probably the person who’s never gotten past it and never attempted to get past it.

I think he would like to get us stuck back in the times of slavery. That’s where I think he would like to see all black people end up again.

COOPER: You think — you think he’s racist?

SHERROD: … I think he’s so vicious. Yes, I do.

And I think that’s why he’s so vicious against a black president, you know. He would go after me. I don’t think it was even the NAACP he was totally after. I think he was after a black president.

So. I’ve gotten by black and white but the person I don’t like is a racist who wants to return us to slavery and hates the administration because Obama is black. As opposed to the actual administration that fired her which by her interpetation did so due to an attack by a racist, or the NAACP that backed said firing even though they had full context of the videos available.

It’s one thing to be angry for a day but once you decide you are going to be part of the national debate then you are a legitimate target for comment, and if she thinks Breitbart wants to bring back slavery then yup she has lost any credibility she had and deserves any ridicule she gets from it.

As Hotair puts it:

One of the lessons of this week, supposedly, is that we should beware of caricatures in racial matters, not only because people are more complicated in practice but because the fallout from misjudgment is culturally poisonous. See, e.g., the initial clip of Sherrod versus her full NAACP speech. But here she is pushing a caricature of her own — with no evidence to support a charge this incendiary — and Cooper the journalist lets it slide, presumably because he’s squeamish about siding with Breitbart against someone who, to his audience, is a sympathetic victim..

Some people handle attention different ways. I think she is in real danger of letting this stuff go to her head. Quite a shame really.

Of course this might be the media trying to bait the right too, keeping the story alive to take copy space from Journolist. We’ll see.

Memeorandum thread here.

Update: Ed Driscoll puts it much better than I did complete with Airplane Gag.

I was part of a spirited exchange on twitter last night with Dan Riehl and Josh Trevino I argued that we are obliged to act honorably saying:

Being right isn’t always in our control but acting honorable is.

So in that spirit lets take a long look at what happened here and who acted honorably and who did not. (more…)