Watching Fox and Friends this morning I was taken to muse about the special world liberals live in. The editor of Punditmom was being interviewed on the show and one of the topics was whether the media was going overboard in talking about Sarah Palin’s family life. Her answer was slightly ambiguous but was a mix of downplaying the media frenzy and actually dismissing that it is happening.
This is curious considering that I went to her site and she has a post on the front page about the very issue, clearly acknowledging that the media is doing exactly what she was saying they were not. She even wrote a blog herself posing the question as to whether the pregnancy of Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, is fair game for discussion. Her thinking was that Sarah Palin’s support of abstinence only sex education makes the subject discussion worthy. I have an issue with this theory in that it feels that the left is saying that with Palin’s views, her daughters pregnancy is some sort of twisted Karma. This is not a legitimate point but instead is petty and mean spirited.
I realize that I have been attacking this site and I do not want to give that impression. I visited it and, truth be told, found little that I agreed with. With this said, I found it to be a well written site and some may find it worth visiting, especially mothers. The point here though is that she added credence to the argument that the left is being complicit with the vile attacks by the left leaning MSM. Listening to talk shows and perusing the internet, there is a lot of denial that these attacks are even happening. Additionally the denials tend to follow a pretty typical pattern. The person denies it is happening but then launches into a defense of why, if it were happening that is, it would be ok because…
Then we have this from Obama. Foxnews.com ran a story about Obama backing off of his promise to end Bush’s “tax cuts for the wealthy”. story here
Democrat Barack Obama says he would delay rescinding President Bush’s tax cuts on wealthy Americans if he becomes the next president and the economy is in a recession, suggesting such an increase would further hurt the economy.
Am I the only one who is seeing this? He is saying, quite clearly, that his rescinding the tax cuts will hurt the economy. What the Hell. The obvious next question is, why would he do it then in the first place? I have to say this again just for my self because it’s not sinking in. He is proposing tax increases that he believes will damage the economy but will do it anyways. Something that is almost as ridiculous is that I get the impression that he is giving himself credit for being responsible because he is delaying the cuts. Further ridiculousness is that roughly half of the voters are buying this nonsense.
Finally we have possibly the best Orwellian quote I have ever heard. Mort Kondracke of the Beltway Boys on Fox News was talking about Obama’s economic policy. He called the policy “Redistributionist Economics”. We no longer have socialism, we now have redistributionism. George Orwell would be proud, this is newspeak at it’s finest. I don’t know about you but I would rather not have my meager wealth redistributed, I like it right were it’s at.
All of this leaves us with the original question for these people, what color is the sky in your world?