Sarah Palin called MSNBC hosts and guests "despicable" for mocking Mitt Romney's adopted infant grandson, Kieran Romney, who is black.
During a segment of “Melissa Harris-Perry” on Sunday, the panelists joked about a viral photo of the Romneys sitting in an idyllic setting surrounded by their 21 grandkids including little Kieran dressed in a pink onesie.
One of the panelists, actress Pia Glenn, sang “one of these things is not like the other,” while another joked that the photo was representative of the Republican Party's lacking diversity.
Chalk up yet another failure to the Obama administration's efforts to socialize America.
Barack Hussein Obama's attempts to regulate and control this country's banking and auto industries have failed. As will his energy cap-and-tax bill, aka The BIG Lie. And Obama's health care reform bill is floundering like a fish out of water.
Never has a president done so much in such little time to undermine and threaten this country's economy!
Critics point to Obama's efforts to sneak a tax increase and regulatory scheme under the umbrella of an Energy bill as proof that Obama is doing too much too soon, and with disastrous results.
In an editorial on Washingtonpost.com, Sarah Palin, who is stepping down as Governor of Alaska to focus on family and lucrative speaking engagements, wrote:
I am deeply concerned about President Obama's cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.
There is no denying that as the world becomes more industrialized, we need to reform our energy policy and become less dependent on foreign energy sources. But the answer doesn't lie in making energy scarcer and more expensive! Those who understand the issue know we can meet our energy needs and environmental challenges without destroying America's economy. READ MORE...
Palin also warned that the job losses now covered under a provision in Obama's cap-and-tax plan would lead to the government spending billions more in the form of welfare and handouts. Which, of course, leads to the sort of change that no one -- but Obama -- wants.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will appear on FOX News tonight to say a big 'I Told Ya So' in the face of a new report that Barack Hussein Obama will spend this country into a $11 trillion dollar deficit.
Additionally, critics are wondering what happened to those jobs promised in Obama's wasteful $800 billion Stimulus package as the unemployment sits at its highest level in 25 years.
Instead of finding solutions to fix our ailing economy, Obama is doggedly pursuing Congressional approval for his wasteful health care plan that is doomed to failure. There's that word 'wasteful' again.
I'm not sure what part of "Obama isn't qualified to run this country" -- people don't understand.
As President Obama vows to spend the 'stimulus' faster, Governor Palin tells host Sean Hannity: 'You gotta quit digging that hole!'
HANNITY: What do you make of – look at the state of the economy now...
PALIN: Well, when you consider that the federal government is about eleven trillion dollars in debt, and we’re borrowing more to spend more.. it defies any sensible economic policy that any of us ever learned through college. It defies economy practices and principles that tell ya ‘you gotta quit digging that hole when you are in that financial hole’
"America is digging a deeper hole and how are we paying for this government largesse. We’re borrowing. We’re borrowing from China and we consider that now we own sixty percent of GENERAL MOTORS – or the U.S. government does… But who is the U.S. government becoming more indebted to? It’s China. So that leads you to have to ask who is really going to own our car industry than in America."
HANNITY: You know but it goes back - It does go back a little to the campaign. I mean, ‘spread the wealth, patriotic duty…’
Katie Couric continued with her silly line of questioning in a recent interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. When asked what newspapers and magazine she read, Palin wisely avoided the question because it would indicate her favoritism for certain newspapers and magazines over others.
In this video, drama queen Sean Combs is totally clueless to Palins' savvy PR move to avoid a loaded question.
Why would Palin favor one newspaper over another -- especially since she's running for vice-president? Why doesn't someone ask Sen. Barack Obama what magazines and newspapers he reads and see if he answers?
To think that Palin couldn't recall the name of a single national newspaper or magazine is ludicrous and absurd! And shame on Katie Couric for baiting Palin with these meaningless questions. How do these stupid questions determine Palin's qualifications to be vice-president? Couric can't even hide her obvious envy of Palin.
This video shows the level of immaturity of people like Sean Diddy Combs who fear this woman simply because she's a strong female.
I suspect that most of Gov. Sarah Palin's critics oppose her simply because she's a female.
Surely the same people who clown Palin for her few misquotes are familiar with Dan Quayle? Quayle was the vice-president under the senior George Bush from 1989 -- 1993.
Quayle will forever be remembered as the VP who had to be corrected by a grade schooler when Quayle misspelled the word "potato" on a classroom blackboard -- in full view of national media cameras. The media ate that story up for weeks!
Dan Quayle was so error-prone that national news networks often led off their nightly broadcasts with silly Dan Quayle-isms.
Media outlets sent crews to follow Quayle's every move -- hoping for their next headline.
Comedians regularly used Dan Quayle misquotes as material in their stand up routines.
In those days, we were in a better place. The mood of the country was more upbeat then. We had a sense of humor which is sadly lacking in today's society.
No one seemed to worry too much that Dan Quayle was one heartbeat away from touching the nuclear codes.
I've compiled a list of Dan Quayle's more famous misquotes that left most of America rolling with laughter. Compared to Quayle, Sarah Palin is a genius:
"If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure."
"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."
Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."
"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’."
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
"It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
It has been confirmed that the McCain camp did not know about VP moderator Gwen Ifill's book which basically predicts Sen. Barack Obama will win the presidency. The controversial book is due to be released on Nov. 4 -- the day of the elections. This, according to Greta Van Susteren on her blog:
I confirmed for us here on GretaWire: the McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill’s book (I think I told them when I made my efforts - emails about midnight - to find out!) I am stunned….the campaign (actually both) should have been told before the campaign agreed to have her moderate. It simply is not fair - in law, this would create a mistrial.
The moderator of tomorrow's much-hyped showdown between Senator Joe Biden (D) and Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is putting out a book that promises to "shed new light" on Sen. Barack Obama.
The book's release date is being timed to coincide with the election of this country's new leader on Nov. 4.
Gwen Ifill is confident that Mr. Obama has the election in the bag. But should the moderator of such an important debate show such blatant bias towards one party? Couldn't she wait until after the debate to announce this book of hers?
Apparently, Ifill doesn't care if we know she's biased. She has faced criticism before for not treating candidates of both major parties the same.
During 2004's vice-presidential debate -- which Ifill moderated -- there was an intense exchange between Democrat John Edwards and Republican Dick Cheney.
Cheney asked Ifill for more time to rebut Edwards accusations because 30 seconds wasn't enough.
"Well, that's all you've got!" she snapped at Cheney. Later, Ifill told the Associated Press that the Democrats were "delighted' with her answer.
And viewers of PBS' Washington Week, which Ifill hosts, reported a "look of disgust" on Ifill's face when she reported on Sarah Plain's speech during the Republican National Convention. (Source)
Last week, presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama launched a 'Truth Squad' in Missouri asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign."
When I saw this video last week on The Huffington Post, I thought it was a joke. I assumed it was an SNL type parody and I kept waiting for the punch line -- only, it never came.
In an earlier post, I told you that Obama's camp reached out to TV stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania to block the airing of a National Rifle Association ad.
With this latest move, Obama takes us closer to an Orwellian society and gives new meaning to the words 'BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.'
As if being raped wasn't bad enough, a shameless aide in Barack Obama's camp searched for a rape victim to appear in a political ad.
According to Politico.com, Kiersten Steward, director of public policy at the Family Violence Prevention Fund, was approached by the campaign staffer to serve as the go between for the campaign and rape victims.
"Obviously, this is a big ask and I haven’t seen a script but presumably it will be a brief 'this is what happened to me, we need someone who will fight for women like me, these are the guys to do it,'" Steward wrote in a Sept. 15 e-mail. "Again, that’s just my assumption, given how these things usually go."
Steward said the Obama campaign would have a crew in Washington and was hoping to film that week.
But one rape victim in Virginia declined to appear in the ad.
Mikele Shelton-Knight said in an interview that she was glad the Obama campaign was seeking to highlight the issue.
"The more discussion about this the better," said Shelton-Knight, a full-time victims advocate in the Richmond area.
While she wasn't told about the specifics of the ad, Shelton-Knight said she thought that the ad might be about an obscure law in Wasilla, Alaska, that charged rape victims for their own exams.
But as Shelton-Knight pointed out, the law was on the books before Sarah Palin became mayor of the small city and the law was voted off the books in 2000.
The ad was never filmed probably because Obama's camp couldn't find a "rape victim" who wanted to go on camera to speak about her harrowing experience to millions of people.
I'm still surprised that anyone in that camp was that insensitive to make such a request of a rape victim especially since many states right here in this country still charge victims for the cost of the rape kit exam.
It wasn't until exhaustive lobbying by Shelton-Knight and others that Virginia localities finally agreed to absorbed the cost of the exams last year. (Source)
The National Enquirer has exposed a Sarah Palin scandal that, if true, threatens to derail the McCain/Palin campaign. According to the Enquirer, Palin cheated on her husband Tom with Todd’s former business partner, Brad Hanson, who at the time was a married man.
Hanson owned a snowmobile dealership with Palin’s husband Todd, who angrily dissolved the partnership after he heard about the affair, which occurred around 1996.
Hanson denies ever having an affair with the 44-year-old candidate, but his family members say otherwise:
Hanson family insider, Jim Burdett, has gone on the record and passed a rigorous polygraph test.
"I've known about Brad having had an affair for a long time, but it wasn't until just recently that I learned his affair was with Sarah Palin," Burdett told The National Enquirer.
"Todd found out about the affair and was so mad he broke up their partnership at the snowmobile dealership," Burdett claimed. (Source)
According to the Associated Press, John McCain has decided to suspend his campaign and skip Friday's first presidential debate.
Instead, McCain will go to Washington DC to urge Congress to pass the $700 billion economic bailout package. This morning, McCain called upon Sen. Barack Obama to do the same, saying, "It's time for both parties to come together to solve this problem."
But Obama rejected McCain's request saying he was continuing his campaign and will be at the debate on Friday. Obama appeared to mock McCain when he said a President should be able to do more than one thing at a time.
Referring to the economic crisis as "this mess," Obama said. "This is exactly the time the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess.
What I've told the leadership in Congress is that if I can be helpful, then I am prepared to be anywhere, anytime. What I think is important is that we don't suddenly infuse Capitol Hill with presidential politics."
The liberal media is referring to McCain's chess move as "brilliant."
There's another Obama email hoax making the rounds on the Internet. As you recall, last week I told you about an email instructing Obama supporters to wear blue on September 30 -- "Obama Blue Day".
Interestingly enough, Sen. Barack Obama's camp was totally unaware of "Obama Blue Day" when I contacted them.
Today, I received an email instructing the recipient to avoid wearing any campaign paraphernalia such as Obama t-shirts to the polls on Nov. 4 or they will be turned away. Here's an excerpt from the email:
Please, please, please advise everyone you know that they absolutely can NOT go to the polls wearing any Obama (or whoever you are voting for) shirts, pins, hats, etc. It is AGAINST THE LAW and will be grounds to have the polling officials to turn you away. This is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within X amount of feet of the polls. They are banking on us being overly excited and not being aware of this long standing law that you can bet will be ENFORCED THIS YEAR!!!!!
This is totally false and may even be a trick by McCain supporters.
There is no law that restricts voters from wearing a t-shirt bearing the likeness of their candidate at or near a polling office.
Individual states have different statutes governing polling place activities. But the restriction of campaign paraphernalia such as buttons, stickers and hats, etc. usually applies to poll workers and poll watchers -- not voters.
In a hilarious guest appearance on Dave Letterman last night, comedian Chris Rock clowned Bill Clinton - who he followed on the show - for being more enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton than he was for Obama.
My favorite Chris Rock one liner about Sarah Palin, "You let a white lady shoot a moose, [but] black man kill a dog -- that's a crime!"
Not that it matters, but Donald Trump just officially endorsed Sen. John McCain during the Larry King Live show on CNN. Trump criticized Sen. Barack Obama for not selecting Hillary Clinton as his running mate.
Meanwhile, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who has no interest in helping Obama win the election, canceled an attendance at a rally in New York next week. Clinton's aides claim she was "blindsided" when rally organizers also invited Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin to the same rally.
So what? Is Clinton seriously intimidated by a soccer mom from Alaska? Lol, these politicians are so predictable.
Actor Matt Damon goes in hard on the possible future president of the United States, Sarah Palin. Damon makes the argument that Sarah Palin isn't ready to be president because she's just a soccer mom who happens to be a governor and a former mayor.
How many women have those job titles on their resume? Does Palin deserve some kind of credit for pursuing her lofty dreams and actually accomplishing her goals?
What president who ever occupied the White house had prior experience running a country?
Then Damon makes the absurd statements that Sarah Palin doesn't know dinosaurs existed and she bans books. These types of inflammatory statements are intended to create conflict and have a wider effect than just Damon expressing his thoughts.
Damon is most likely a practicing Atheist - and the one thing Atheists fear above all else is a strong female Bible thumper in a position of power to change the way people think.
Atheists want people to stay blissfully ignorant and to believe that the Bible is a fraud since dinosaurs aren't mentioned.
Yes, the Bible is only 3,000 years old while dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago. Does that mean whoever wrote the Bible didn't know the dinosaurs existed? Or does it mean that whoever wrote the Bible didn't care about the dinosaurs and didn't feel they were worth mentioning?
Maybe Sarah Palin doesn't care about the dinosaurs either. And show me one instance where she tried to ban books.
Thanks to loyal reader and member, Coop for the vid!
Sen. Barack Obama is taking heat for his offensive "lipstick on a pig" comment. I bristled when I heard his awkward comment yesterday.
While I am happy that Obama is finally fighting back against the personal attacks coming out of the McCain-Palin camp, he can't compare a female to a pig and then take offense when the media jumps all over him and takes him to task for it.
When a candidate refers to his opponent and says, "if you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig," - someone is going to take offense. That's only natural. Now if the same were said about Michelle, Obama would be outraged - and rightfully so.
So maybe he should dispense with the "cute" metaphors and just get down to the business of running a smart campaign.
When Sen. Barack Obama planted a long wet kiss on the lips of the wife of his running mate during the Democratic National Convention, I was shocked.
I quickly did a Google search and I was relieved to see that I wasn't the only one who was unsettled by the kiss.
When I was a young girl growing up in London, England, etiquette class was a standard part of our school's curriculum. It was sort of like a Finishing school where girls were taught to address boys in the proper manner.
Much giggling and silliness ensued because we were little kids. But at least we knew what was proper and what was expected of us.
I would expect that as adults we should also know what is proper and expected of us in mixed company because not everyone is tolerant of the ways of the new social attitudes.
In my opinion, a man should never kiss another man's wife on the lips in a professional setting unless they're family or swingers.
For Republican presidential candidate John McCain, the rule is simple: Hug your running mate, kiss your wife. It really isn't rocket science.
Republicans and the right-wing media are raving about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice doesn't seem to share their enthusiasm.
In a weekend interview with CNN, Rice stopped just short of fully endorsing Palin for vice president.
In a less-than-hearty endorsement, Rice declined to say anything more positive about Palin than "she gave a terrific speech" and "she's a governor of a state here in the United States" during her interview with Zain Verjee of CNN.
Asked point-blank if Palin has enough experience, Rice said, "These are decisions that Senator McCain has made. I have great confidence in him." Confidence in Palin? Rice didn't say.
Rice added: "I'm not going to get involved in this political campaign. As Secretary of State, I don't do that. But I thought her speech was wonderful." (Source)