Posts Tagged ‘rand paul’

…and briefly commented on it.

They did not show the RedState video. My son was going on about the “foot stomp” until I showed him the video

and asked what the secret service would have done if it was Obama’s car as Red State says:

So please, condemn head-stomping. Condemn violence. But don’t let the media and the left create a fiction of violent mobs of right-wingers. They’ve been pitching that line since the health care town hall meetings last summer. It has yet to be true.

That well known radical Ann Althouse (who voted for a certain sitting president) says this:

3. The MoveOn.org woman came to the event to create an incident and caused the Ron Paul’s supporters to worry about his safety, so that violent incident was prompted by the urge to defend, in which case even that one incident isn’t a data point that fits the gapingly empty template.

4. “A person in a disguise, carrying a sign from a radical organization, tries to push through the crowd to hand a political opponent an unknown object. What would the Secret Service have done to her?”
Indeed!

And Legal Insurrection says this:

My instincts also tell me also that the criminal charges against the “stomper” will not stick because he will claim (as he has) that he viewed Valle as a threat to Paul, and that he was trying to keep her down until the police could arrive.

Doug Ross plays stop the film and Gateway reports that the press has been so good for the left they they’ve decided to go long on charging candidates.

Ed Driscoll’s post is “Shhh No one tell MSNBC” and apparently nobody has.

In fairness they haven’t made a big fuss that I saw, but giving the bit without the context reinforces a false narrative. I’ve defended Morning Joe in general and Joe Scarborough when fellow conservatives have hit, because I maintain that other than blind spots on Palin and Afghanistan he’s not bad. I expect him to come through and point out the context and at least mention the media double standard.

Bottom line, the full story is available online, MSNBC in general and Morning Joe in particular has as much excuse for ignoring it as the do for ignoring the Ken Gladney story.

There are two shows before election day. I’m hoping my faith is not misplaced.

I’ve talked a bit about Rand Paul and the education he is getting now that he is the republican candidate for Senate instead of a Republican gadfly. It is an education that I was surprised he needed to get (although in fairness Mr. Dukakis Paul did make his own problems) but he is learning fast.

With the defeat of Bob Bennett we are now seeing the other side of the coin as the excellent Jay Nordlinger reminds us:

You know Sen. Bob Bennett, the Utah Republican who has been pushed aside by more sparky conservatives? You know all the good press — good liberal press — that Bennett is getting now? About how sensible and decent and patriotic he is? Such an admirable legislator? Do you remember Bennett’s ever getting such press, before he was upended by his fellow conservatives in Utah?

I don’t either.

Of course he doesn’t, as long as Bob Bennett allows the media to paint the tea parties and republicans as unreasonable ideologues he will be lionized by the press. If he had won the nomination he would just be another evil republican and worth ignoring.

Watch him become a regular commentator/guest any time the networks want to attack the tea parties.

On the heels of my column about Rand Paul Sarah Palin knowingly gives the message that she has seen this before:

“One thing that we can learn in this lesson that I have learned and Rand Paul is learning now is don’t assume that you can engage in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or a media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get into the interview in regards to what your answer may be — and then the opportunity that they seize to get you,” Palin told “Fox News Sunday.”

My thought is that you have to be willing to go to those venues but be wary, trust by verify. Otherwise you are going to get an education.

My latest article Theory vs Practice is now up.

The article talks about the Rand Paul issue and the Rookie mistakes he made this week. It looks like he will have to learn the McCain/Spector lesson the hard way

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Update: Smitty links and begins a debate, thanks.