Evidence Of The Effectiveness Of A Propaganda Assault.

Palin a GOP star, but little liked by center – David Paul Kuhn – Politico.com

Palin’s flash emergence on the national stage has left her as well positioned as any Republican to make a serious run for the GOP nomination in 2012, yet waning support from the political center may threaten her presidential ambitions, according to a Politico analysis of public polling.

A Gallup poll of Republican voters released last Friday found Palin atop a field of ten Republicans, including 2008 primary candidates Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, in a hypothetical 2012 matchup.

Fully two thirds of Republicans, including Republican-leaning independents, want Palin to run for president in 2012, twice as many as back Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has already made one post-election visit to Iowa, and about 20 points ahead of former Speaker Newt Gingrich.

But even as Palin exploded over a few weeks from relative obscurity to a bigger star within the party than its own presidential nominee, Democrats and independents quickly soured on her, she became one of the most divisive figures in politics.

The reasons given by most of the people for disliking Sarah Palin have nothing to do with anything she ever did or talked about doing. She attends a church that some consider “fundamentalist,” which is code for fanatical. She opposes abortion, but so do at least half of the population. She has the courage of her convictions as shown by her youngest child, who had Downs Syndrome. People won’t come out and say it but her actions embarrass a lot of people who don’t want to think that a conservative will walk the walk rather than paying lip service.

A soon as she was chosen the press descended onto Alaska to dig up dirt on her. The more personal the better. Liberal rumormongers spread rumors that her last child was not her own but that of her daughter. When the news came out that her eldest daughter was pregnant out of wedlock the slurs pivoted without missing at beat to accusations of being a poor mother.

Most of the rumors were blatantly untrue and the ones that were true were not particularly heinous. More the result of living life. But they were presented in the most scurrilous fashion possible.

The intent was not to inform but to destroy and unfortunately there are enough people that will uncritically accept what they are told to make it possible.

It’s So Because They Said It’s So

It’s really amazing what the MSM can do with very little work.

We’ve been hearing that the passage of Prop 8 in California was due to, not the evil white people, always looking for a way to keep a minority down. But the Black and Hispanic minorities.

It’s the old conundrum. What do you do if you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant. This is one of those questions that Capt Kirk used to confound world killing robots on Star Trek and probably still has some of our greener citizens sitting in a corner talking to themselves. Or at least, talking to them selves more than normal.

In this case, it is how to absolve the minority of being tarred with helping to defeat a Prop that had the support of all the right liberals? In the case of Hispanics, we just ignore them. There’s a lot of them but the illegals don’t vote in large numbers and the rest do not have a big TV presence.

The Blacks though, are a problem. They are a loyal voting block for the Democrat Party. Lining up faithfully every election day to vote for whichever Democrat promises that they will force the rest of the country to support them as payback for slavery. Slavery is kind of “the gift that keeps on giving.” Nothing that has been done is enough and will never be enough

But it wouldn’t do to have two Democrat interest groups at war with each other. That risks having Democrat politicians having to take sides and you know they will never take sides. Not even between the U.S. and France or anyone else.

So the MSM rides to the rescue. The have a plan to keep both interest groups on the plantation, so to speak.

They will just say it isn’t true. The NYT runs a column by Charles M. Blow that says it isn’t so.

Op-Ed Columnist – Gay Marriage and a Moral Minority – NYTimes.com

We now know that blacks probably didn’t tip the balance for Proposition 8. Myth busted. However, the fact remains that a strikingly high percentage of blacks said they voted to ban same-sex marriage in California. Why?

Why indeed. Why would he be able to say such a thing? What does he have to support that contention? He has a link in the original column that leads to;
Eight Is Enough: Comment: The New Yorker

If exit polling is to be believed, seventy per cent of California’s African-American voters did indeed vote yes on Prop. 8, as did upward of eighty per cent of Republicans, conservatives, white evangelicals, and weekly churchgoers. But the initiative would have passed, barely, even if not a single African-American had shown up at the polls.

And how does he know this? He doesn’t say. Maybe he had a source? Maybe he is playing junior statistician? Maybe someone at the NAACP gave him that line, or maybe it was from one of the LGBT groups.

But, by having been printed in the New York Times, it will now become gospel. “The blacks didn’t make a difference in Prop 8” will now be the official line of the MSM and soon, the TV news.

Problem solved.

Bill Roggio’s Analysis Of The Mumbai Attacks

Analysis: Mumbai attack differs from past terror strikes – The Long War Journal

The Mumbai attack is something different. Foreign assault teams that likely trained and originated from outside the country infiltrated a major city to conduct multiple attacks on carefully chosen targets. The primary weapon was the gunman, not the suicide bomber. The attack itself has paralyzed a city of 18 million. And two days after the attack began, Indian forces are still working to root out the terror teams.

For good no BS reporting and analysis, there’s no beating the Long War Journal.

The Smartest Man In The Room Is Not Always Right.

Book Review – ‘Lessons in Disaster – McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam,’ by Gordon M. Goldstein – Review – NYTimes.com

In Ambassador Porter’s dining room that night were people far less intelligent than Bundy, but they lived in Vietnam, and they knew things he did not. Yet if they could not present their views in quick and clever ways, Bundy either cut them off or ignored them. A decade later, after I had left the government, I wrote a short essay for Harper’s Magazine titled “The Smartest Man in the Room Is Not Always Right.” I had Bundy — and that evening — in mind.

Gee. Haven’t we been told ad nauseum that the problem with George W Bush is that he is not a smart as Al Gore or John Kerry?

Aren’t the Democrats always pointing out Obama’s academic record, his acheivement of being the editor of the Harvard Law Review, and pooh poohing any concern about his lack of any achievments? Aren’t they always telling us not to worry because Obama is really, really, really smart?

Actually the lesson of the Vietnam War is that the Democrats will sell you out in a heartbeat if the going gets tough. Their 1973 cutoff of aid to SE Asia was not intended to get the U.S. out of the war. The combat troops were already gone. It was intended to insure that the North Vietnamese would win.

Great! Another Novel For Grievence Mongers and Guilt-Ridden Liberals

Book Review – ‘A Mercy,’ by Toni Morrison – Review – NYTimes.com

In this American Eden, you get two original sins for the price of one — the near extermination of the native population and the importation of slaves from Africa — and it’s not hard to spot the real serpents: those creatures Lina calls “Europes,” men whose “whitened” skins make them appear on first sight to be “ill or dead,” and whose great gifts to the heathens seem to be smallpox and a harsh version of Christianity with “a dull, unimaginative god.”

Just what we need.

History That Cannot Speak Its Name.

The National Black Republican Association, (yes Virgina, there are Black Republicans) presents a little history lesson.

History of civil rights – In a nutshell

United States District Court -December 10, 2004: Under oath in court, the Democratic Party admitted their horrendous racism for 150 years under the Democratic Party’s States’ Rights claims based on their Jim Crow Laws and Black Codes.

However, using an army of highly-paid lawyers, the Democrats escaped accountability on a legal technicality and refused to apologize because they know that they can take the black vote for granted.

The Democrats are always for minorities and the little guy. Just as long as they know their place and don’t get uppity.

UNARMED Guards?

My Way News – Somali pirates hijack ship, British guards escape

The company said it was aware of the incident on the chemical tanker it identified as M/V BISCAGLIA.”We have been informed by coalition military authorities that three of our unarmed security staff were rescued from the water by a coalition helicopter and are currently on board a coalition warship in the Gulf of Aden,” the company statement said.

I don’t think they can be accused of taking the pirate threat seriously. Have they not read a newspaper or watched BBC or CNN?

Good. But I Thought It Wasn’t A “Tax Increase”

Top Earners’ Taxes Likely Won’t Change During 111th Congress

Congressional Democrats have spent the past eight years itching for a chance to undo their least favorite Bush-era policies.

But it increasingly looks like one of the administration’s most unpopular initiatives among Democrats — tax cuts for top earners — won’t get touched by the 111th Congress.

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Rep. Richard E. Neal , D-Mass., said he definitely does not want a large tax increase now, given the economic climate. Instead, he wants to look at the rates in the context of a broader effort to revamp the tax structure.

I’m glad to see that Obama’s not a complete idiot. But what’s this about waiting for the recommendations of his “economic recovery advisers?”

I’m also heartened to see a Democrat admit that it would be a tax increase and that it’s madness to raise taxes during a recession.

Mumbai massacre still raging

Hot Air has an update on the Mumbai terrorists attacks. There is a range of opinion on the identity of the group that put this together. It was a coordinated attack in several places using small arms and plastic explosives. The guesses range from the Pakistani Intelligence agency (ISI) to homegrown Islamist groups.

Mumbai massacre still raging

A reminder, India has the second largest Muslim population in the world. (Indonesia is first)

I’m waiting to see how the actions of the terrorists are going to be blamed on George W Bush. You know someone will.