Yesterday, ever reliable Stacy sent the Editorial crew here at C4P a video the Obama campaign is using to milk even more money from everyday Americans. This time it’s for his “Two Term Fund.” It features a video clip of Gov. Palin on Sean Hannity’s show, asking donors to “Show Sarah Palin There’s a Cost to Negativity.” True to their distorting tactics, there is no context for the clip.
I was going to write a post earlier today about this lame attempt by Team Obama, but I had to attend a three hour training class to be an election judge. (Our primary here in Illinois is next week, March 20.) Before I left, though, my eye caught the Facebook status of a friend, who also happens to be a reporter for a newspaper in Ohio. His status linked to the Obama campaign’s “Two Term Fund” video and was preceded by this comment:
“Sarah Palin says Obama wants to take the country back to the time before the Civil War when there was inequality.”
That was followed by three comments, all derogatory:
- Wow, that makes so much sense…just like everything else she says!
- She needs to shut her trap! I actually felt sorry for Newt that she announced her support of him.
Since Facebook does not have “totally dislike” and “taken out of context” buttons, I felt compelled to do write what I could to set the record straight for misguided potential voters, even if it meant I risked being late to the election judge training session.
Context is everything. And Hannity had just asked her what are we to glean from the video of Pres. Obama embracing Prof. Derrick Bell, who formulated and taught “critical race theory” at Harvard. CRT claims “white supremacy” is inherent in all US institutions and are racist. Obama told students to “open your hearts and your minds to the words of Prof. Derrick Bell.” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/08/obamas-beloved-law-professor-derrick-bell
After quickly transcribing Sean Hannity’s question before and Gov. Palin’s complete response after, I posted the text in it’s entirety. (The 1:04 minute clip Team Obama used included graphics and titles, was heavily edited, of course, and taken out of context.)
Here is the text of what Palin said:
“Well what we can glean from this an understanding why we are on the road that we are on. Again it’s based on what went into his thinking, being surrounded by radicals. He is bringing us back to days– you can harken back to days before the Civil War, when, unfortunately, too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal. And it was the Civil War that began the codification of the truth that here in America, yes, we are equal and we all have equal opportunities. Not based on the color of your skin. You have equal opportunity to work hard, and to succeed, and to embrace the opportunities, God-given opportunities to develop resources and work extremely hard, and as I say, to succeed.
Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that gravity, that mistake took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes, based on income, based on color of skin. Why are we allowing our country to move backwards instead of moving forward, as our charters of liberty spell out for us, We. Are. All. Created. Equally.”11 hours ago ·
When I got home from the election judge training, I was pumped to see Gov. Palin had already responded via Facebook, too.
Before I logged out, I noticed my friend had posted another Facebook link, this one from the New York Times headlined “Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment with GOP.” I couldn’t (shouldn’t) let this one go either! My reporter friend from Ohio introduced it with this:
When Mitt Romney was in Canton, he said he would focus on the economy, the deficit and shrinking government. And indicated there was too much talk about social issues. He didn’t make one peep about birth control pills or prenatal testing. If this article is to be believed, some “politically moderate” women are angry about the GOP making contraceptives an issue. But if Romney, who doesn’t want to go there, is the nominee, and given voters’ short memories, won’t a lot of this be forgotten by November? Or will people’s anger with Limbaugh’s comments drive their decisions in the voting booth eight months after he made them?
That was another status that begged a response with a bit of fact:
Bobby, remember who brought up contraceptives–it was Obama (the mandate), with the help of George Stephanopolous asking about contraception in the GOP January debate. Everyone looked at the Clinton’s former aide with utter shock–what are …you talking about? It was a question outta nowhere. Well, now we know where –and why–that question came. Remember, as Romney said, contraception is doing just fine! We have much bigger issues to address & solve: a $16-TRILLION debt, the corruption of crony capitalism (Solyndra & the dozens of other bankrupt green energy companies who contributed to Obama’s campaign), the debacle of Eric Holder’s “Fast & Furious”, $5/gallon gas, $1.2-trillion deficits, a monstrous tax code, a weakening military, 8.5% unemployment, unsustainable entitlement programs, ObamaScare…and more!See More
He agreed! And when he said the GOP “got off message,” our friendly Facebook volley ended when I wrote this:
I would contend the GOP didn’t go off message–the press did. (i.e., blatantly biased David Gregory at NBC stubbornly tried to hammer Newt Gingrich about it–desperately trying to make this about “contraception” or “woman’s health”. He and others have done that repeatedly. That’s not the issue at all!).
Gregory shouldn’t have tried that tactic with Newt, cuz as is his talent, Newt brilliantly redirected him to the REAL issue: the gross overreach of the Federal government, and the attack on 1st Amendment Constitutional liberties. (I would add: the insane economic costs to an already destructive $16-TRILLION debt. What are we gonna mandate next? Nose & boob jobs? Sex change operations?)
Gov. Palin reminded us in her Facebook post that we don’t need a title to make a difference. I’m hopeful that by following her lead, somewhere, somehow, one by one, people will open their eyes, see the real issues at hand and vote new leadership in DC to fundamentally restore the USA in 2012.