Leave it to liberals to zoom in on the most salient points Governor Palin…or any conservative for that matter…tries to make.
In a post titled, “Scandalous Hat Trick,” Governor Palin outlines with brutal clarity how this administration is guilty of a three-fer breach of trust with the American people, with the Benghazi cover up, the unprecedented seizing of AP phone records and the targeting tea partiers and conservatives using the full force of the IRS:
Mr. President, how can we trust your Justice Department to conduct an independent investigation when there is a systemic violation of the Hatch Act throughout your administration?
Surely you are aware that the Hatch Act prevents certain federal employees from engaging in political activity. Specifically, it’s illegal for these federal employees to engage in action in support of or in opposition to a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.
Yet that is exactly what’s happened within the IRS, the Justice Department, and in the Benghazi cover-up. This scandalous hat trick is on your watch. It is not believable that you knew nothing about Obama administration actions in dealing with these scandals. And in regards to Benghazi, when you should have taken appropriate action to save American lives – for instance by calling in the Marines – you were AWOL. Just weeks before the election your team scrubbed the Benghazi talking points in 12 different versions, lied to the American people about some YouTube video being to blame for the deaths of brave Americans who put our country first, and you prove Michael Barone right when he writes, “What actually happened in Benghazi was out of sync with the Obama campaign line.” That’s why you all did what you did. Pure raw politics were at play during a horrific time of loss.
For more evidence of Hatch Act violations right under your nose, simply consider DOJ’s “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into the free press. Do you think they picked up some political talk when tapping the phones in the House press gallery?
It would seem to the casual observer that there was enough meat in her attack that even a concussed goldfish could find some topic of interest to cover from her piece…perhaps a thorough detailing of what the Hatch Act is and how this administration is or is not guilty of it, or perhaps a statement of consternation at the notion that the House press gallery phones were tapped.
Or…I know. How about the FACT that the President was AWOL on the night of September 11, 2012, other than a phone conversation with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 10pm. Perhaps a member of our beloved Fourth Estate could ponder just a few minutes that, if our President was missing that night, then who was there? Who gave the order to stand down? Who was in charge?
AND WHERE WAS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF?
Sadly…none of the facts stated above even slightly jiggled the needle on their interest meter.
Instead, the thing that got their attention…the item that awoke these sleeping beasts from their slumber…was this phrase:
Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas.
Immediately, a sea of liberals tweeted in glee that Governor Palin was a total hypocrite because, SEE??? Someone’s holding an umbrella for her in this picture!!! I won’t bother addressing them since our Michelle McCormick took them on in her awesome Michelle way.
But now, even the so-called press has joined the fray: Did Sarah Palin have her own Umbrellagate?
I’ll answer this individual’s question, and I’ll even use small words so I don’t confuse the poor dear:
“No, she didn’t have her own “umbrellagate”, you nit. It was a play on words given the weather and the President’s awkward and inappropriate use of two Marines as umbrella holders. In essence, it was a METAPHOR.”
Whoops, I guessed I used a big word after all. Sorry LSMer.
A single photo of someone holding an umbrella for Governor Palin walking down airplane steps during a storm does not negate the very important points she was trying to make. Heck, a DOZEN wouldn’t either. Or are you really that dim? Did you even read what she wrote? Do you even care about the points she and other people are trying to make about the serious nature of these actions by our government?
It’s easy to see why we’re in the world of hurt we’re in when the press cares more about nonsense like this in order to try to stick it to Governor Palin than the abuses of power and cover-ups we see coming out of DC.
My tip for the LSM…absolutely free of charge: You’ve got almost no credibility left, and I’m being generous here. So my advice is…start asking questions, start seeking the truth and stop the vastly inappropriate cheerleading for this lame duck administration whose chickens are in the process of returning to their abodes for the purpose of roosting.
Unless of course you don’t care about what the people think about you after all, and you have no interest in regaining even a modicum of journalistic integrity; in which case, you’ll find yourselves getting drenched by the same downpour of public outrage.
With no umbrella in sight.
PS. Feel free to test this for yourselves. But if you click on the link in the WaPo post that’s supposed to direct you to the Governor’s piece (fb.me/zAZryzjj), you are actually redirected to that same page. If you copy and paste it in your address bar, you get Governor Palin’s post.
That looks to me like they edited the link to make sure people did not read her post. What say you, WaPo?