Watching Bill O’Reilly last night I saw yet more ridiculousness from the left. O’Reilly was interviewing Marc Lamont Hill, PhD of Temple University. A couple of things caught my attention.
Mr. Hill made the comment that he did not think Sarah Palin would be an effective leader. What he forgot was that he was not on The Today Show or MSNBC. In a venue like this or any other number of other liberal networks, the comment would have been allowed to stand. Bill O’Reilly asked why he believed Palin could not be an effective leader. Mr. Hill stammered and said ‘well I don’t agree with her policy’ at which O’Reilly pointed out that this was not a legitimate argument.
This exchange pointed out two issues. One, the exchange illustrates why liberals do not like to go on Fox News. Fox is not the far right boogeyman they make them out to be. The problem liberals have with Fox is that they are not allowed to spew their Democratic Party talking points unchallenged. They are often put in the uncomfortable position of having to defend their statements and often cannot. Second is that the left is bereft of ideas. All they really have are these talking points. When they are asked to expand on them, they have nothing. He doesn’t think she will make an effective leader, not for a rational reason but because he doesn’t agree with her.
The second incident was reaction to a Sarah Palin comment. Sarah Palin made a comment about small town people and Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun Times took it as a racist quote. Note: quoted by Bill O’Reilly.
Sarah Palin: “We grow good people in our small towns with honesty, integrity, and dignity.”
Mary Mitchell: Does that mean people who grow up in urban America are less honest, less sincere, and have less dignity.
First, the short answer is yes. I don’t want to make a blanket statement because clearly there are good and bad in small and large towns. With this said, I have lived in both and the bottom line is that by and large, there are better people in small towns, proportionally.
Further I do realize that Ms Mitchell did not mention race but, in my experience, for the left “urban America” is code word for minorities. Ms Palin was not attacking urban areas, she was making a simple statement complimenting small town people and as usual the leftist media is going take anything she says and twist it out of context. Conversely, Obama did attack small town people in his ‘clinging to guns and religion’ comment. I wonder, did Ms Mitchell rush to the defense of small town people?
I do have to say though that I want to thank these leftist whackjobs. I work full time and do my blogs often after working 12 hour shifts. If they keep this up, it makes it easier for me to write a blog, they almost do it for me. Oh, plus, every comment like this is another vote for McCain/Palin. So, to the left, keep up the good work.