While a change in our nation’s leadership is always an exciting time for America, the vicious attacks being heaped on to Governor Sarah Palin – the Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican Party – are both disgusting and inappropriate. The combination of an already biased media and far-left citizens essentially losing one of their issues seems to have driven people over the edge! The other day I was actually approached by someone who told me that she absolutely hated Palin. The person went on for about 30 minutes about all of the negative, horrible things that made her detest Palin both as a person and as a legislator. Bear in mind that Palin had only been announced three days earlier!!! Talk about bitter partisanship.
Far-right blogger Michelle Malkin has begun diagnosing crazy, angry people like this with a PDS – Palin Derangement Syndrome. I got a kick out of that!
Most of the things that this woman was saying to me a few days ago have already been proven false. But that hasn’t stopped far-left people from spreading rumors as truth. Just listen to the Howard Stern Show where there were at least three or four lies or half-truths discussed as though they were concrete facts. For example, there was a discussion about how Palin wants creationism taught in schools. Let me show you the twisted logic of the hate machine that is attacking Palin…
Palin’s original comment: “I don’t think there should be a prohibition against debate if it comes up in class. It doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.”
The biased media and far-left spin of the above comment: “Palin wants creationism taught in schools.”
In fact, Palin’s position appears to be much more in line with what our Founding Fathers would have wanted – the freedom to discuss any idea that comes up in conversation. But remember – many people on the far-left (and I’m not talking about Democrats or the traditional liberals here – but the hate merchants and vicious online attackers) don’t like the concept of all ideas being discussed freely. Instead, they only want to hear far-left or uber-progressive discussions. Hell, while I don’t have much respect for Ann Coulter’s tactics I suggest anyone read the appendix of any of her books. She is a citation queen when it comes to using people’s words against them and her appendices are second to none with primary document sources. Of course many people will write off that previous comment because Coulter is the very bottom of what the far-right has to offer, but I digress.
Maxim Lott at FOX News published an article called the Top 7 Myths, Lies, and Untruths About Governor Palin. I suggest everyone take a read. Once again, though, many of the vicious hate speech people will see that this is a FOX News article and immediately dismiss it. What a boneheaded move. Personal feelings about FOX News aside, this is exactly what a news organization should be doing right now! They should be researching rumors and suggestions about the candidates and presenting the facts to the public! But hey, let’s not let logic get in the way of bashing FOX News, right?
I said in a previous post that I hope this election season is quick and painless. Well, we know it won’t be painless, but for the sake of Palin’s family (who have also been inappropriately attacked), I hope it is quick.