I’m down with a fever and likely this will be my only post for the day; if I feel better later I will record and post Compline, but right now kind of out of it. And cranky.
Just three thoughts.
1) It seems like President Bush – who tried in 2003 to prevent the economic meltdown we’re in today – has pulled everyone’s asses out of the fire. He will get no credit for it. President Bush appears to be the last grown-up left in Washington, but he will get no props. Credit and props will go to anyone else…even to Pelosi and Reid, who yesterday wanted to run from DC as fast as they could. The little bit of reading I’m doing, I see second-string players from France being quoted in press accounts of today’s activity, but not Bush. It’s not surprising. But it is tiring. Krauthammer says “History will Judge”. Well, if the history books are all written from one perspective and the internet becomes heavily regulated, and the left’s proclivity toward throwing things down memory holes continues, history won’t be able to judge. Yes, it’s tiring.
2): Sandra Bernhard, who I thought was funny about 25 years ago, but not since then, has decided to personify the “sick-with-hate” left in a rant that suggested among other things, that Gov. Sarah Palin – who has the temerity to be a woman and a feminist who is free, and not stuck on the Official Feminist Plantation towing the Correct and Official lines and living the Correct and Official Lifestyle – ought to go to New York and “get gang-raped by black men.”
How disgusting. How low-class. And racist, too. Bernhard says about the worse thing you can say: Palin should be gang-raped. But she goes out of her way to specify; she should be gang-raped by black men. Apparently that makes it even worse, in Bernhard’s little mind. So, Disgusting. Low-class and yes, Racist.
Can you imagine if anyone had ever – ever – said anything even half as heinous as this about Hillary Clinton, the justifiable outrage and screaming we’d be hearing in the press, on the talk shows, on Oprah?
But Sarah Palin is the wrong sort of successful woman, so this is taken with a shrug and a smile by the left. And the right is “over-reacting.”
It’s so infantile. Sandra Bernhard is another perpetual adolescent, standing at a microphone saying “twat” and thinking that makes her “edgy.” (Why is the left convinced that if they swear and show a little T & A they’re “edgy” – oh, right, they’re perpetually 14 years old).
Bernhard is infantile and tiresome. If only her mother had allowed her to say “poopyhead” when she was five; she might have it out of her system by now, and would not need to stand before a microphone running through all of her “edgy” words.
And these hysterical “sophisticated” women need to grow up, too. Do they realize that they make all women seem silly and less credible when they show themselves off as shrews and hysterics? Do they realize that when they say it’s okay to do these things to Palin, they’re saying “it’s okay to do these things to all women?” Asshats. Disingenuous, intellectually dishonest, emotionally infantile asshats.3): Barack Obama is an untruthful and empty suit: He doesn’t want to discuss his plans for economic recovery. So, he’s voting “present.” Again. Oh, and he “supports” what Bush and his guys are doing. But he does not mention Bush by name. Can’t give the president any credit. Asshat. What a statesman. What a diplomat. What a fraud.
Obama, Untruthful: Untruthful, here, and afraid of this woman and her truth. Julie at Happy Catholic – who is normally apolitical – finds Obama’s response “shocking”. Yeah, well…he’s pro-choice…on infanticide. NRO’s The Corner says he’s just lying. There is audio.
If the Obama camp is going to just outright lie, then expect them to start calling McCain a liar. I’ve noticed that whatever they’re doing, lately, they accuse others of doing. And to think, I was initially intrigued with this guy.
Obama, Misleading: Even the Washington Post admits it, while noting that yes, McCain also tried to stave off this economic crisis and Congress blocked him, too:
One element of the Obama campaign’s brief against Mr. McCain is that he supported repeal of the law separating commercial banks from investment banks. “He’s spent decades in Washington supporting financial institutions instead of their customers,” Mr. Obama said yesterday. “Phil Gramm, one of the architects of the deregulation in Washington that led directly to this mess on Wall Street, is also the architect of John McCain’s economic plan.” Would it be churlish to point out that another author of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley law is former congressman Jim Leach, a founder of Republicans for Obama? Or that Obama advisers Lawrence H. Summers and Robert E. Rubin supported the repeal — which was signed by President Bill Clinton? – [Emphasis mine -admin]
It’s a reasonable question which candidate has been more attentive to the brewing problems on Wall Street and which has a better prescription for them. But Mr. Obama’s attack does not give a fair reading of the McCain record.
Obama, Empty suit. Untruthful, blithering empty suit with too many dubious connections. Ask him about the AIG bailout, he votes “present.” If Palin had answered as he did, she’d be excoriated as “stupid” and “not ready.” But he’s The One. Put him in the WH with a Dem controlled Congress and a few judges to name to the SCOTUS and you can just turn out the lights.
Ace has Obama still doubletalking on the economy.
Lorie Byrd has More thoughts on McCain and the economic crisis
I’m going back to bed. Newsbusters has more on Bernhard, if you can stand it.