Friday, September 5, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin Role As The Attack Dog

Hopefully it doesn't seem as if I’m trying to cover too many topics, but there are a few things that just have to be said about Gov. Sarah Palin's role as an attack dog.

It’s time for the media to stop the talk about the Democrats can’t go after Gov. Palin too hard, because they don’t want to be perceived as beating up on a hockey mom. On the other hand, Michelle Obama was fair game to be punched by every media outlet, especially Fox news. I already know the crazies who read this will automatically jump to their favorite talking point about how Michelle Obama wasn't proud of her country. I won’t even attempt to put Mrs. Obama’s words in proper perspective, because I know the people who took her words out of perspective are just ignorant in the first place. While I’m on the subject of who’s proud of their country and who love their country, this is what John McCain said Thursday night, “I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else’s.” Now, am I supposed to stoop to the level of the right wing Republicans and somehow dissect his comment to mean he didn't love his country before he became a prisoner of war; I don’t think so, I’m above that. But once again John McCain reminded us that he’s qualified to be President because he was a prisoner of war.

Friday morning Gov. Sarah Palin mentioned that Barack Obama finally admitted the surge worked during his appearance on the Bill O’Reilly show. Bill O’Reilly went so far as to say to Obama, “why can’t you just say the surge worked. Actually I agree with O’Reilly for asking the question, what I don’t agree with is the double standard tactics applied by the right wing media. I've never heard anyone in the right wing or the left wing media ask John McCain, why can’t he just admit the decision to invade Iraq was wrong, therefore the surge would have been unnecessary. This is the political game the American people are fed up with, I must admit Democrats play the same game also; Republicans just happen to be better at it. When I hear people say "The Surge Has Worked" I have to do everything in my power not to get into a long dialogue about it. But when I just can't help myself, I try to explain it so the dumbest person in the world can understand it. I start by explaining how the phrase, "The Surge Has Worked" is equivalent to a father allowing his adolescent child to play with a fully loaded pistol, while the mother pleads to her husband not to allow the child to play with the weapon, and beg him to put the weapon away out of the child's reach. One evening while the parents was downstairs watching American Idol on TV, thinking their son and his friend was upstairs playing video games; they heard a loud BANG!!! Their son had accidentally shot his friend with the gun, and he was paralyzed from the neck down. The father sought out the best surgeon in the world to do follow up surgery on his son friend. Eventually the young man began to gain movement in his fingers, and feel sensation in his arms; however the young man still needed assistance with the things the majority of us take for granted. The father went out and talked to every media outlet who would listen, declaring "The Surgery Has Worked." His wife met him at the door and said to him, "if you just would have listened to me when I told you not to allow our son to play with a loaded gun, the surgery would have been unnecessary." What part of this analogy that right wing pundits and Republicans don't get?

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