I wanted to give a little follow up on last nights blog. I said last night that I thought that Obama delayed calling for the personal attacks on Sarah Palin to allow the media and leftists bloggers to get their message out. Once he felt the message was taking hold, he came out and called for a stop to the attacks. I don’t mind saying that I think I was right.
First though, I want to share a good blog that I came across today. This is a blog from John Moody at Fox News blogs
Shut Up and Do Something!
John McCain’s decision to cancel all but necessary ceremonies at the Republican convention this week drew respectful notice from his own and the Democratic Party. It was, simply put, the right thing to do. McCain knows that there are more important things going on in the country than his own glorification.
So how come the protesters gathered in the Twin Cities didn’t get the message? Gustav or not, misery in New Orleans or not, they’re determined to march, make noise, make the police muster in force, get themselves arrested, and generally call attention to their various complaints.
Wouldn’t their efforts be put to better use if, for example, they called off their protests, rented themselves a charter bus to the Gulf Coast, and tried to do some good for the victims of the hurricane?
It’s the difference between mature leadership and rabble-rousing, the gap between respectful disagreement and show-boating. The standard bearer of the GOP knows that his week would be tarnished by ignoring the ravages of Gustav and pretending nothing was happening. Thedemonstrators in St. Paul should learn from his example.
Now this is not only a good blog, it also helps back up what I said. McCain shows leadership and tells the GOP we’re going to put politics aside and focus on the people suffering in the Gulf states. Where was Obama? He didn’t take the same leadership. He couldn’t even admonish one of the super delegates for saying that the hurricane was a gift from God.
Now on to the attacks by the left that Obama is still not addressing.
First we have this out of Red State in which they are announcing that the Alaskan Democratic party has released an opposition paper sent to media outlets. In this release the party has listed Palin’s social security number, minus the last four digits and her address. This is despicable and as, Red State notes is reminiscent of the Democratic Party using Michael Steele’s social security number to access his credit report in 2005.
Then we have Fatima Ali from the Philadelphia Daily News saying this:
If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness - and hopelessness!
Admittedly this has nothing to do with the Palin attacks but I just couldn’t resist adding this.
Finally, I saved the best for last. This is one of the most vile, retched things I have read about a political candidate and I believe this is exactly what Obama was hoping for. This is Susan Reimer from the Baltimore Sun.
You want to look good to the evangelicals? Choose a running mate with a Down syndrome child.
(When James Dobson, the conservative Christian radio host who fancies himself a kingmaker, jumped up to say that the selection of Palin means he can now "pull the lever" for John McCain, I almost felt sick. I don't know what I'll do if she trots out the story of her 5-month-old baby to shore up the Republican base.)
Fisherman, sportswoman, hunter. Speaks truth to power in a state corrupted by oil. Has a son headed to Iraq. A woman who made the decision to carry to term a baby she knew to be developmentally disabled.
These are not only repulsive things to say about Palin but also bring up another point about the left, the fact that they seem to be absolutely offended that a woman would choose to carry her baby to term. Heaven forbid this baby should be handicapped. She clearly should have snuffed out this less than perfect life. They cannot comprehend the notion that a child like this is a life and any life is a gift to be cherished, not ashamed of. I like tough politics and I will be sarcastic and a little harsh but I generally try not to be too nasty. With this said, this woman can take her hateful comments and go straight to Hell.
As of this writing, we are still waiting for Obama to come out and really disavow this hate speech. I for one am not holding my breath.