Consider that Susan Rice, on behalf of the administration, is sent out in the middle of an election to do Obama’s dirty work. She makes the rounds refusing to categorize the attacks in Benghazi (which killed four Americans) as an act of terror. Even worse, instead of simply saying that we should await a full investigation before she remarks on the matter, she defaults to the Democrat-wild card by demonizing free speech here in the United States when she blamed the disaster on a YouTube video.
Now, sensible conservatives in Congress want her held accountable before she gets a promotion. That, according to actual elected liberals in Congress is enough to throw out yet another charge of racism (and sexism for good measure).
Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., says that the attacks on Rice have gone beyond her job performance. When asked about Rice on CNN’s Starting Point on Tuesday, Clyburn said that words like “lazy” and “incompetent,” which have been used to describe black members of the administration, including Rice and President Obama himself, are reminiscent of language used to undermine minorities in decades past.
“Lazy” and “incompetent” are “code words” for black politicians. Got it?
Okay, now let’s head over to the LA Times where, yet again, someone else has come out in a hysterical frenzy over ONE PRO-PALIN ARTICLE written.
Caught “Game Change” on cable the other night.
Read Charlotte Allen’s Op-Ed article, “Hey, GOP, take the Palin cure,” in The Times on Sunday.
And what did I learn? Well, something doesn’t add up. Or, to paraphrase “I Love Lucy”: “Charlotte, you got some ’splainin’ to do.”
In her Op-Ed, Allen serves up equal parts lemonade and venomade in making her case that Sarah Palin should be the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. In Allen’s view, Palin has it all: She has blue-collar appeal, she’s “tough as nails,” and best of all, she’s a woman, which, in Allen’s world, gives her this advantage: “Men love Sarah Palin, and she loves men.”
Yep, just what the GOP needs: a Marilyn Monroe who hunts moose too.
Heck, if you want a Republican with common-man appeal, there’s a real governor in New Jersey right now who fits that bill.
So, how does one square Allen’s image of this Republican Party Joan of Arc with the petulant, ill-informed, diva-like Palin depicted in “Game Change”? (In an homage to Palin, I didn’t actually read the book; I settled for the shallow experience of watching the movie, though in true Palin style, I didn’t watch the whole thing.)
Commentators like Allen are all over the blogs, opinion sections and the TV and radio “news” and talk shows these days. Their aim is to provoke, to inflame — to hit the hornet’s nest and see how many angry people come out.
[F]or Charlotte Allen, the best thing about Sarah Palin is that she’s good for Charlotte Allen.
What would happen to me or to any other conservative blogger/writer if something this smearing and incendiary were written about Susan Rice, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton?
Here we have an alleged man implying that one pro-Palin article wasn’t written on merit, but was aimed to “provoke” and to get “angry people” to come out. I guess it couldn’t have anything to do with Governor Palin’s record of hard work and accomplishment. I suppose it couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that Governor (yes, the real Governor) Palin was able to do everything she set out to do in four years in only 2/3 of the time. Instead of realizing how incredible this was for feminism — considering that Governor Palin also has a husband and children to take care of — he ignores the logical facts surrounding her resignation, the record of real accomplishment she acquired, and the overall good she did for Alaska as its leader by fighting corruption, big oil, and special interests.
Nope! He chooses to cite a movie which has been thoroughly debunked time and time again. He chooses to take an innocuous remark made by Charlotte Allen about Governor Palin’s attractiveness to describe her as “Marilyn Monroe who hunts moose.” He then concludes by insinuating she wasn’t a “real Governor.”
Just what does this fella have to do before someone calls him a sexist pig?
Of course we can never expect the mainstream media to call it out — nor can we rely on the GOP establishment to do anything. This is why we have to continue our collective efforts to find ways around these very powerful and corrupt entities.
As Governor Palin described a few months ago at the Right Online conference, we now have the tools to meet this nonsense head on. We have to be the media when the other kind refuses to exercise professionalism and good judgment. Leaving comments, writing letters to the editor, talking about it with one another and with friends is a good place to start. We cannot allow these one-sided narratives to continue without challenge.