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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Why I love media smear campaigns

Unless you've spent the last week hiding under a rock, you should know that the national media and the liberal punditry have been throwing everything they can (including the kitchen sink) at Gov. Palin. And while I am getting severely annoyed, I'm also laughing my head off. Far from threatening the McCain ticket, the slime peddlers appear to helping it.

So far, none of the mud has stuck to Palin. In fact, most of the rumors have gotten thoroughly shot down by the conservative media within 24 of publication, and new (and more desperate) rumors have to be manufactured every day. The American public has caught on, and is seeing the hit jobs for what they are: far-fetched rants by a media still reeling in shock. Furthermore, as time goes on, the rhetoric is becoming more and more incendiary. Last week, we saw rampant sexism as Palin's parenting abilities were attacked, and this week we are seeing blatant religious bigotry as the media scours Palin's past church affiliations for doctrines that don't line up with their Washington elite mentality.

So, for my two cents, I welcome the continued attempts to take out Sarah Palin. The media and the liberals are making utter fools of themselves, just like we have always said they would. So, we are not going to waste time here debunking the daily rumors. It's much more fun to just sit back and watch the liberal media self-destruct.

So, to those in the media who may be reading, you have my full blessing with your continued efforts to nail your own coffins shut. PLEASE, KEEP THE SLIME FLOWING!

55 comments:

Chris Of Rights said...

Sure...you like it. Those of us trying to keep up with debunking them are going sleepless. ;-)

Vetting Sarah Palin.

joe said...

I laugh because I always think people are joking when they talk of a 'liberal media'. It saddens me every time to realize that people can be so delusional.


There area a few, and only a few, conservative middle of the road Democrats in the media. By and large, the overwhelming majority of those in the media, especially on television are on the extreme right.

The right wing has its own news channel. The idea of Allan Combs offering the sole liberal point of view to make for a 'fair and balanced' news channel is laughable. I can not believe that people are that stupid.

I can not believe it.

Ramblin' Rebel With a Clause said...

So are you a lesser of two evils kinda guy? Because, even with great hope we are still looking at a better looking political Marionette. Fear has people trapped in this two party system. Sarah got me all fire up too, then, reason set in. Remember McCain/Feingold? The entire system needs a blood transfusion not just one infused candidate. Our monetary system is in the tank, no one is putting their finger on the historical reason for this issue. Our enemy's can't take us militarily, but I know they own us monetarily. You give too much credence to the press and your two party routs, my hope is someday for the balance of eligible voters to rise and re capture our system. Did I mention it is a fleeting hope? I am ready for the final, financial collapse, it is imminent.

wk4christ said...

LOL, Adam! Great post! Yeah, all these ridiculous and pathetic attacks on Sarah will fail. Sarah is strong and she has a ton of supporters (like us), so she'll ride through the storm.

I am so thankful that we have Sarah Palin on the ticket! She is incredible! OH YES!!!!!!!! We're gonna win this one!!!!!

Sarah, YOU ROCK!!!!! Stay strong! We're all rooting for you!!!!!

SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!

Friction said...

Adam,

How come you can't point to a single "liberal" media outlet to give "the other side" some facts that back up your claims?

Not sure if you noticed, but the mainstream media isn't even calling Palin on her lies. There are facts Adam, and they are very stubborn things no matter how much you wish it otherwise.

So please, give us some factual references so we can get it from the horses mouth. We get why you like Palin and that's totally okay by me. I have no issues with her, but when I read her local papers at the library that can factually chronical her lies, then I come to you and I want to find out if you have any evidence that can factually refute what I'm reading in her local papers.

Cool?

MiddleNameGrace said...

It's the whole any attention is good attention theory. And I am quite proud that McCain/Palin have taken the rumors in stride and continually given the Obama crew what they don't want to hear... the truth.

afone2 said...

Great website Adam! I too am an enthusiastic Palin supporter. Just wanted to let you know, the crowd in Lebanon, Ohio today was electrified and the lady is so cool that she came over and said hello to a group of us that could not see the proceedings from a side street after she waved at us when she first arrived. It was just a small throng of people, and definitely way cool.
:-)

caem said...

SARAH IS DOING GREAT!!

Sarah has changed the game and the left and the liberal media are in disarray. We predicted all the mud they are throwing at her - and do not any of it to stick.

It is day 11 and they still haven't figured out how to derail her candidacy. She has even diminished Obama's role to that of a VP (attack dog).

I believe SARAH is going to be the next VP and God will our first female President!

caem said...

Adam!

Thank you for enabling us to be part of this history in the making.

Anyway those of us who signed the petition can get a copy thereof for our archieves?

Lisa B said...

I do not approve of slime campaigns no matter where they come from - liberal or conservative, but what strikes me is that HOW DOES IT FEEL? The "conservatives" weren't complaining when the slime was/is being thrown at Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton, or John Kerry or Al Gore....were they? Where was all the outrage from the conservatives then? It would seem that now that the shoe is on the other foot y'all are crying foul...

techno said...

The Prime Minister of Great Britain just endorsed Barack Obama. In addition Drudge is reporting that the world overwhelmingly wants Obama to win. Here is a suggestion for McCain. Use these facts to your advantage. "I understand that Obama has found favor with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, who is a fine fellow, and several other foreign interests. Let me be clear my fellow Americans. Just as we do not seek the favor, approval or judgment of the American media pundits and commentators we also do not seek foreign approval for our agenda.Our paramount concern is to win the support of the American voters, and no other.

K said...

Agreed, and the more they do it, the further the democrats keep themselves from the White house. They did there best to run a clean campaign... but at first sign of strong competition they play dirty.

Mountain Mama said...

Why do liberals keep wounding THEMSELVES!?

Most Americans are pretty decent folk, and they won't want to participate in trashing a woman and her family. Lord....... it's pathetic how rotten the attacks on the Palin family have been. I'm ashamed of these liberals.

Another thing is ridiculous: saying continually, ad nauseum, that McCain is a repeat of Bush.

Good heavens, McCain has driven Bush and many conservatives NUTS for YEARS, being TOO much of a uniter at times (in their opinion)!

McCain has been RIDICULOUSLY independent, neutral, and a LEADER in bringing both sides together to make compromises----and has riled his own party plenty in the meantime.

So liberals: WAKE UP! You're gonna LOSE this election! Otherwise, as you VERY well know, with this scary economy and two wars and a disliked president, YOUR party's ticket SHOULD BE LEADING in the polls by 15-20 points!

It ain't happ'nin' and we all know why: Obama ain't gonna win.

Give it up for the next President and Vice-President of these United States: John McCain and Sarah Palin!

questionsaboutfaith said...

Sounds like you have a lot of anger issues. Sarah Palin has not yet commented on how she would help run the country or run the country if something happens to McCain. How long do we have to wait? Sarah doesn't seem like the smartest person in the world. There are better choices for VP.

She seems like a gun toting redneck, who is ignorant on issues like abortion, evolution, foreign policy, the environment, etc.

I vote present. said...

I also love the constant rants and lies about her from the toilet media and the stars. It makes Mccains polls climb, the sheeple are getting the hint finally that the media is tyring to elect someone for you. Congratulations sheeple on finally seeing the evil tainted toilet media and their agenda of destruction of morals and family.

Robert David STEELE Vivas said...

Great post. A story is breaking today on www.gregpalast.com about Republican Party electoral fraud across the country. I hope that both McCain and Palin will denounce this fraud, while also pointing out that the Democrats commit fraud at a ratio of roughly ten to one. If they fail to denounce it, I anticipate that Greg Palast will be on Oprah Winfrey, and that the failure to denounce electoral fraud by BOTH parties might just be enough to deny them the election.

Ramblin' Rebel With a Clause said...

Yep, smear happens! It is nice to entertain the thought of Palin and new blood. The Media has been smearing this way since the day's of the whigs, and before. We are fortunate though that media editors are not going to be burned out and censored and/or killed like during Abraham Lincolns rein. Yet, the season still has time left to go, you never know. I have a gut feeling that due to all the media, rhetoric, race and gender issues this time around there just might be riots or skirmishes regardless of who wins. Sad, but I think very probable. A hard right guy with no political hat rack to hang my hat on. My apathy has taken over.

Night Owl said...

Woah, Obama's pig comment is going to come back to haunt him...

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Obama_Lipstick_on_a_pig.html

via Drudge.

Scott said...

i think it's funny because sarah stands in the place of the majority of americans.. small town regular people.. an attack on her is an attack on them and they see it.

and joe, fox news is "fair and balanced" not because of those who are employed by it, but because they allow both sides to be heard on every story.

lisa,
the difference between the attacks on sarah and other democrats is that the "attacks" on her have no merit..("slime" thrown at obama, clinton, kerry was the truth and there was no denying it)..

they're attacks by a media scrambling to cut down this new candidate that is a threat to them.. they have nothing so they have to resort to personal attacks..

techno said...

Joe Biden today ridiculed Sarah because she had a child with a 'birth defect' and therefore was remiss in not supporting embryonic stem-cell research. Also today Barack Obama called Sarah a 'pig' by saying 'that you can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig. Boy, these guys are melting down big time!

Enigmadonna said...

Obama's "lipstick on a pig" comment is one of the biggest political blunders of any modern Presidential campaign. I didn't realize he was THAT stupid. Obama is a sexist, and that's why he didn't vet any women (including Hillary) for VP. I admire McCain for being an advocate of women and real change. Democrats for McCain/Palin -- yes we can!

caem said...

Isnt this outrageous! Has Obama lost it?

Obama Says McCain Is Offering Fake Change: 'You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig, But It's Still a Pig'
September 09, 2008 6:10 PM

LEBANON, Va. -- "That's not change," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said of what Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is offering.

"You know, you can put lipstick on a pig," Obama said, "but it's still a pig."

The crowd rose and applauded, some of them no doubt thinking he may have been alluding to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's ad lib during her vice presidential nomination acceptance speech last week, "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick."

"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change,'" Obama continued, "it's still gonna stink after eight years.

"We’ve had enough of the same old thing! It’s time to bring about real change to Washington. And that’s the choice you’ve got in this election."

Obama added that "it is not going to be easy ... John McCain has a compelling biography, you know Sarah Palin is an interesting story."

The crowd booed.

"No, she’s new!" Obama said. "She hasn’t been on the scene, you know, she’s got five kids and my hat goes off to anybody who’s looking after five. I’ve got two and they tire Michelle and me out!"
_________

This is not someone i want to be my president - we need to work harder to stop him. He is very mean.

caem said...

FELLOW PALIN SUPPORTERS -

Read the follwing and draw your own conlusions. The investigation of sarah - by Obama supporters - is compromised. The public needs to know about this.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/group/AKHQBlog/2008/07

Enigmadonna said...

Adam, your wish has been granted. It was a Busy Slime Day. If I were a McCain/Palin political advisor, I'd be high-fiving everyone in sight. Barack "Lipstick on a Pig" Obama is the gift that keeps giving. Poor thing -- he's seems lost without his styrofoam columns, fake presidential seal and teleprompters.

Top Palin Lies Debunked said...

Adam:
Great job you’ve done with this blog, and promoting the Palin selection as V.P. Although I’m not quite sure I completely agree with your take, not to debunk the lies about Ms. Palin. That is to say; perception being reality, and few know this better than hardcore B.O. promoters (the evidence regarding such is very clear). I.e., tell a lie (or lies) often enough and folks begin to replace it (those) with truth.

Take the (false) claim about Palin promoting aerial culling of wolf populations in Alaska, for instance, in opposition to Alaskan voters. Nothing could be further from the truth, albeit a public largely unfamiliar with public land management issues COULD be mislead. BTW the proposed Measure 2 (“Alaska Wolf and Bear Protection Act” -- 2008) was defeated Aug. 26, 2008 by Alaskan voters; 55.6% against, with 98% of precincts reporting. Clearly Ms. Palin isn’t acting AGAINST her state’s people, but in accord with what THEY need and desire.

...And for the libs reading this?

Yes I can document the proceeding position quite thoroughly; if (and that’s the question of our time) any of you folk care to take on FACTUAL substance? (Uncertain considering too many on the left are accustomed to Mr. Obama’s camp feeding pabulum, and misperceiving the drivel as hard data.)

RailBaron said...

For those that couldn't find my post from two days ago, this link has a running list of debunked smears and rumors. That's 71 lies, and counting. Most (but not all) have links to information debunking the lie. For the rest, there are updates in the comments, and if anything is missing perhaps folks here can help Charles Martin out, as I know that in prior conversations we have debunked some on our own.

I'll dedicate some time to the debunking effort starting tomorrow night. In the mean time, I just got back from choir practice, and I need to prep for my small group study in Revelation tomorrow evening.

n8429c said...

I’ll give Obama credit for one thing, he’s got an army of mudslingers out there. I’ve tried to do some fighting back, but I came to the same conclusion Adam did; it’s like trying to hold back the ocean. I come back bruised and beaten, not by the quality of the attacks, but by the shear quantity.

I take comfort in two things:

1) The intensity of the attacks shows a certain degree of panic and desperation. The liberals know they have a fight on their hands.

2) The caustic nature of these attacks, which include name calling and profanity, is likely to have a degree of backlash.

knowitall said...

There is more on Sarah's family history, taken from the Wenatchee World Newspaper.
The Hanford Site is where the Atomic Bomb was produced for the Manhatten Project.
This reads as Follows:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's grandparents — Clem and Helen Sheeran — came to Richland in 1943 so he could work at Hanford. They had six children, including Palin's mother Sally Heath, who in 1958 graduated from Columbia High School — now Richland High School.

Palin's father — Chuck Heath — attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco. The couple eventually settled in Idaho. Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1964.

Palin's late uncle Pat Sheeran was once a district court judge in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick).

Richland's Katie Johnson, Sally Heath's sister and Palin's aunt, said Palin has visited the Tri-Cities every several years dating back to when she attended the University of Idaho. She graduated from Idaho with a journalism degree in 1987.

"Every spring break Sarah and those kids would always come and see grandma and grandpa," Johnson said. "She's very fond of the Tri-Cities."

Wait until the left learns that Sarah's grandfather helped to destroy two Japanese cities.

(as a personal note, my wife's father flew support for the Enola Gay)

This connection will futher increase the voting for McCain/Palin in Eastern Washington. I think they could win this state.

Maleah of Urban Design said...

Great blog!

I was just watching Nightline on ABC and they showed a clip of Obabma speaking at a rally today. He says something like "she has a good biography. No, I really mean that." Then he says something about her accomplishments in a some what snide manner and then says and she's a musher. Then the whole audience starts laughing and he laughs with them! They completely mocked her and anyone who is a musher! Unbelievable, I was embarrassed for them!

This after the pig routine is just uncalled for. It really makes me hate him as a women. It's uncalled for and it's offensive and degrading to ALL women!!

The fact that I know where she stands on issues, even if I don't agree with them, I like. And he looks desperate right now.

Truth_Prevails_Always said...

To the guy Joe from the top of the comment list, he claims that FoxNews only has Allan Combs as the other opposing point of veiw, well that is a liberal Lie or he doesnt know what he is talking about! The the problem with liberals is they be lying too much and getting called out for it by people from Fox like Sean Hannity! lol Now Heres a list

of Liberal regulars that are Fox contributors or show up on

or Host shows on the FoxNews channel on a frequent basis Such as
Reverund Al Sharpton,
Tanya Ackerman,
Kisrten Powers who can argue better then any liberal on any

other liberal leaning news channel,
Professor Marc Lamont Hill Out Spoken Obama Supporter,
NY City Councilman Charles Barron a Big Hugo Chaves Supporter,
Jane Hall journalist,
Geraldo out Spoken Hillary Supporter,
Bob Beckel,
Mort Kondracke,
Juan Williams,
Lis Wiehl,
Dick Morris,
Susan Estrich
Mara Liasson
Lanny Davis
Geraldine ferraro
Michael Brown
Willie Brown
Julia Piscitelli
Doug Schoen
Steve Murphy

Now thats over 20 liberals and i forgot a couple of other names, so for anyone to suggest that FoxNews doesnt try to keep it balanced, well they either dont watch that channel or are too busy being brainwashed with liberal propaganda! and even Governor Edward G. Rendell admitted during the DNC that Fox is the most Fair and Balanced news compared to the other networks.

Erin said...

To touch on Adam's comments, I hope the McCain campaign lets this lipstick/pig thing go pretty quickly. I don't think them harping on it will make anyone believe differently about what was said. Either you believe he meant to insult Sarah, or you think it was him using a common phrase. If the campaign will step back and let Obama self destruct on his own, they won't run the risk of being taken down with him.

For those who don't think this was a personal attack (or are iffy about it at best), the campaign's efforts to publicize it appear to be making political hay out of this.

Just my two cents on the topic.

Bill Grealy said...

Re: the Barack Bungle

We are all incensed by his remarks. If you would like to speak out for John and Sarah,
see "McCain Palin '08....Read my LIPSTICK" buttons, etc.

Go John. Go Sarah.

Bill Grealy

knowitall said...

There is more on Sarah's family history, taken from the Wenatchee World Newspaper.
The Hanford Site is where the Atomic Bomb was produced for the Manhatten Project.
This reads as Follows:
******************************

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's grandparents — Clem and Helen Sheeran — came to Richland in 1943 so he could work at Hanford. They had six children, including Palin's mother Sally Heath, who in 1958 graduated from Columbia High School — now Richland High School.

Palin's father — Chuck Heath — attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco. The couple eventually settled in Idaho. Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1964.

Palin's late uncle Pat Sheeran was once a district court judge in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick).

Richland's Katie Johnson, Sally Heath's sister and Palin's aunt, said Palin has visited the Tri-Cities every several years dating back to when she attended the University of Idaho. She graduated from Idaho with a journalism degree in 1987.

"Every spring break Sarah and those kids would always come and see grandma and grandpa," Johnson said. "She's very fond of the Tri-Cities."
********************************
end of article
********************************

Wait until the left learns that Sarah's grandfather helped to destroy two Japanese cities.
(as a personal note, my wife's father flew support for the Enola Gay)

This connection will futher increase the voting for McCain/Palin in Eastern Washington. I think they could win this state.

I reentered this because it is not clear when the newspaper article begins and ends. Those are my comments on the bottom.

I vote present. said...

Bill o'Riley had Obama on and the interview yesterday was Obamas Friends, I use the word losely. Obama was shell shocked that all his buddies are far far left some racist. His own wife I believe hates white people, how do I come to this conclusion? I live in Chicago and its very racist here, on the southside mostly. Except the racism goes the opposite way. The blacks are racist against whites and Obamas friends like Jesse Pfedger and Wright pander to the hate on a daily basis.
Obama can throw them under the bus but he cant shake them. Lay with dogs and get fleas.

SULZBACHMC said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_el_pr/obama_on_defense

Obama really stepped it in this time trying to call Palin a pig. Quote: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," he said to an outburst of laughter and applause from his audience in Lebanon, Va., Tuesday --- End Quote.

Now people are seeing his true colors. He is like one of those boys in school who think they are clever by making remarks about others but only showing himself to be a kid himself. He needs to grow up.

Plus my wife wants to get T-Shirt or a button that says "Read My Lipstick". Anyone knows how to get one?

Zachary said...

What gives Mrs. Palin the right to say her daughter's pregnancy is a private matter but demand government policing of abortions?

Sheri said...

One more sexist comment...remember what Harry Reid said about Sarah Palin's speech:
Shrill and sarcastic political attacks may fire up the Republican base, but they don't change the fact that a McCain-Palin administration would mean four more years of failed Bush-Cheney policies
The keyword...shrill. When do they ever refer to a man this way? And I thought the Democrats cared about women?

We should start a list of words that have been used to describe Sarah by the left:
Shrill
Pig

This could be fun! :)

caem said...

DeMint: Palin stopped the Bridge that Obama supported, and moreposted at 12:05 pm on September 10, 2008 by Ed.

Senator Jim DeMint has provided a clear voice against the corruption of pork-barrel spending, often castigating his own party while doing so. Along with John McCain, Tom Coburn, and Russ Feingold (D-WI), he has demanded that Congress act to stop the waste and influence peddling that earmarks subsidize. As such, he has a clear understanding of those who represent change, and those who offer business as usual, and he makes the distinction clear in his essay in the Wall Street Journal, emphases mine:

Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in the state’s history. She cut nearly 10% of Alaska’s budget this year, saving state residents $268 million. This included vetoing a $30,000 van for Campfire USA and $200,000 for a tennis court irrigation system. She succinctly justified these cuts by saying they were “not a state responsibility.”

Meanwhile in Washington, Mr. Obama voted for numerous wasteful earmarks last year, including: $12 million for bicycle paths, $450,000 for the International Peace Museum, $500,000 for a baseball stadium and $392,000 for a visitor’s center in Louisiana.
Mrs. Palin cut Alaska’s federal earmark requests in half last year, one of the strongest moves against earmarks by any governor. It took real leadership to buck Alaska’s decades-long earmark addiction.

Mr. Obama delivered over $100 million in earmarks to Illinois last year and has requested nearly a billion dollars in pet projects since 2005. His running mate, Joe Biden, is still indulging in earmarks, securing over $90 million worth this year.

Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation’s budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.

When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, siding with the old boys’ club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.

Who really represents change? Certainly not the duo that earmarks tens of millions of dollars every year, and in Obama’s case hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Obama and Biden have participated in the spoils system that enables massive, wasteful spending by essentially bribing legislators with home-town projects to bolster their political power.

Obama even earmarked federal money for his wife’s employer without a thought as to the conflict of interest that represents.

Obama now wants to attack Sarah Palin for changing her mind on the Bridge to Nowhere. That would certainly be reasonable if Obama had ever opposed it himself. It might be reasonable if Obama chose to defend the $200 million boondoggle that would have served all of 50 people in Alaska.
But neither are true; Obama has not admitted that his votes to support the Bridge to Nowhere were a mistake, nor has he offered a reason why Palin’s change of mind should be criticized.

John McCain opposed the earmark all along, as he opposes all earmarks. Sarah Palin has cut earmarks at some political risk in Alaska, and eventually made the right decision on the Ketchikan Bridge.

What has Barack Obama done to eliminate wasteful government spending and stop earmarks? What has Biden done? They’re the problem, not the solution. The more they talk about earmarks, the more this becomes apparent.

McCain and Palin have actually taken action to reduce earmarks and curb pork-barrel spending, while Obama and Biden have only fed at the trough.

notcomfortable said...

I have one question, are any or you confident with Palin running this country if something should happen to McCain? This is a reality we should look at due to several reasons:age health,etc...!

Bill Grealy said...

Sulzbachmc,

You said, "my wife wants to get T-Shirt or a button that says "Read My Lipstick". Anyone knows how to get one?"

Try this link "McCain Palin '08....Read my LIPSTICK" buttons, etc.

Bill Grealy

SULZBACHMC said...

Thanks for the one who sent me the place to get a Read My Lipstick T-shirt.



www.zazzle.com/sarah_palin_read_my_lipstick_shirt-235954106429985931

mike said...

hmm some mud that will stick to palin. how about a liar in her acceptance speech she said that she never supported the Bridge to Nowhere.."Thanks but no thanks to the bridge to nowhere" but before the bill came under heavy scrutiny she was a strong supporter of the bill. Palin is all the buzz now cause we dont really know anything about her but she is not that special, just another political republican pundit

tom paine said...

caem,

You seem a bit confused on exactly who is "feeding at the trough" per taking cash from Washington. Do you happen to know which state gets the most federal money (that would be USA taxpayer money) per capita? Please advise if you cannot locate the answer.

Do you happen to know which candidate has more lobbyists involved in his campaign than any candidate in our nation's history? Again, please advise if you need assistance.

As for "the problem" in Washington that you mentioned, you might want to look up exactly what party was in control of the White House for the past 7 years and Congress until 2007.

These are not trick questions and the answers are readily available.

Good luck.

Grace Explosion said...

Hi Adam,

What is happening in this campaign is scurrilous and I would like to say "beyond belief"... but I can now believe the leftists are so void of true character they have become rabid in their attack dog methods against Sarah Palin. I never would think that people could be so... rabid. I mean, but I'm seeing it so now I believe it.

The liberal media and the Democratic party what to take away the white women voter segment from McCain that is the result of identification with Sarah Palin. The rabid dog focus of attack is... that she's a mother of 5 children!!

It's absolutely a "rabid" argument by attack dogs that are out of control.

#1. How old are her "children"?? One is an adult leaving to serve the armed forces. That is not a "child". Britol, I understand is 17. She's not truly a "child", in my opinion at the age of 17. She's a young woman. Moreover, she's engaged to be married and is taking on the role of an adult. I do not know the age of the next youngest child. However, it appears to me that we are really dealing with 3 minor children, factually, giving Bristol the benefit of being 17 with 18 being the legal age of adulthood anyway.

Though it still wouldn't be a valid or civil or decent "argument" in attack, I think it's unfair to say "5 children" to create this image that Sarah Palin has her hands full with 5 small children. That's not the case. She has basically 3 children that are truly of an age of youth.

Well, Barack Obama has... TWO DAUGHTERS!.. he's responsible to raise because they are minors. Sarah Palin has 2 daughters who are minors and a new baby. Barack Obama has his wife caring for the children in his family. In the Palin family, Todd is caring for the children.

There's not a whole lot of difference here... at all!! And the Democratic party and leftist media is trying soooo hard to try to plant this "doubt" in people's minds that Sarah Palin should not have taken this job - because she has children. That's illegal for a reason. It's discrimination.

What?? Do they think we need to keep Sarah Palin barefoot and caring for the children she's borne?? How SEXIST is that??!! From Democrats and the leftist media?? They have turned on their own platform and are attacking everything they say they stand for - because they are rabid dogs trying to find a "weak spot" to satisfy their feeding frenzy... because AMERICA LOVES SARAH PALIN!!

And they are trying to throw everything at her including the kitchen sink - cuz they think she ought to be doing dishes - barefoot and "knowing her place" i the kitchen - instead of dishing out the most powerful speeches in this campaign!! (More powerful than Obama's.)

I'm sorry, but when they attack a woman because they say she shouldn't hold a job because she's a mother - against everything they've ever stood for on their platform advancing women's rights... these people have turned rabid as attack dogs and are out of control.

And absolutely no mention of Todd Palin acting as a parent to the 3 younger children is given - as if Sarah Palin is a single parent and all childrearing is "on her".

It's just completely illogical and out of context of the greater situation, it seems to me, the way her family responsibilities are being characterized (though it shouldn't even be discussed!). This is a crazy, desperate, rabid "attack dog" smear to try to yank people away from support of her candidacy on the basis of "she's a mom!"

It's despicable. NO ONE would be ALLOWING THIS if this were a Democratic female candidate. The discussion would not be permitted to be advanced and "highlighted" by the media, political analysts, and Democratic party staff seeking to "challenge" Sarah Palin's qualifications on the basis of "she's a mom".

OK, this was long... but this smear and these efforts to try to "win back" women voters in this scurrilous manner beneath the dignity of American rule of law in this nation is outrageous!!

I'm outraged as a woman who worked to support my children. Had any employer ever stated that I should "stay home" with my children instead of supporting them - that's breaking the law for him to say that. What?? It's okay to work as a working mother - as long as you stay beneath the glass ceiling and don't have a job with high level responsibilities?? How CRAZY is THAT for any Democratic party official or media reporter to state or carry a report on??

I'm outraged.

They even quote a slanted judge in a custody case who stated that family members should never criticize Trooper Wooten - with no respect for due process and the freedom of speech. They try to act like Sarah Palin was "breaking the law" to exercise her rights as a citizen to state concerns relative his position as a Trooper and to list him when she was asked if there were any threats against her. Of course she had every right, and a responsibility to honestly answer the question, that she had a concern relative to Trooper Wooten having threatened her family.

These Democrats are breaking the law, the liberal media is breaking the law by trying to be attack dogs to attack Sarah Palin on the basis of motherhood as if that disqualifies her from employment.

Last time I checked, there were many, many women who hold positions and in whose family the father opts out of the workforce to care for the children because... that's what they decided of their own free will and personal choice in a free country... was best for their family.

Let's see the Democratic Party and the liberal elite press really show us they're being "fairminded"... and move to attack female CEO's, Presidents, Vice Presidents of corporations, Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, etc., etc., etc. where the family has children, the mother works,... and tell all those women they ought to be home barefoot doing the dishes and caring for those children themselves... cuz that's the platform of the Democratic Party and the position of the liberal elite media... and a woman's place is in the kitchen!!

HOW DARE THEY!!!

This is appalling beyond belief - but now I've seen it - so now I believe it. The Democrats and liberal elite do not want women with children to hold positions of power - they want them to stay home with their children... and think they have the right to criticize working women with children.

I think MCCAIN... should get EVERY woman's vote... and no DEMOCRAT should get a woman's vote.

The Democrat's don't represent women's interests... they represent only their own.

Democrats first. Country second.

That's the reality of what they've proven to me in betraying their own platform to smear and attack Sarah Palin in so rabid a manner.

SULZBACHMC said...

Great post Grace Explosion. Especially when you made this remark:

"The Democrat's don't represent women's interests... they represent only their own.

Democrats first. Country second."

There are a lot of good Democrats , however the best example of a Democrat putting Democrats first and country second is when Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana left people to drown because she was afraid of New Orleans loosing a major block of voters if they left the state. In the end, some did drown and many left the state. Hats off to the new Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal ( Republican ) who was on the ball way ahead of time a week or so ago when the hurricane came to Louisiana. He had a list of who was notified, when they were notified and everything a Governor should be. He put his country first. God Bless Bobby Jindal.

We all know John McCain’s record of putting country first from his days in the military to his days in the Senate. God Bless John McCain.

Sarah Palin as well has a record of this by taking on Republicans and Democrats. God Bless Sarah Palin.

Sean P said...

Sarah Palin is a blatant liar, and this is confirmed true. She is another reason to fear the G.O.P.

wk4christ said...

Grace explosion:

Excellent post! You made very good points and I agree 100%! It astonishes me that Democrats, who claim to champion women's rights and who have pushed for more female leadership, would so brutally attack Sarah Palin and her family the way they have

The liberals are getting desperate. They don't want female Republican as VP (or President).

If this were a liberal, Democrat, pro-abortion female with 5 kids, you wouldn't be hearing anything about it from the liberals. But since it is a conservative, Republican, pro-life, working mother with 5 kids, they ruthlessly attack her.

Someone once told me that "to be a liberal is to be a contradiction." That statement is becoming more true by the day.

The Democrats claim to be tolerant and they are: as long as you agree with them!

They are furious that we have a woman on the ticket. They sound like they are getting desperate, as well because of these ridiculous, disgusting and despicable attacks against Sarah and her family.

ABC is going to start the interview today and finish it tomorrow. We need to pray hard that Sarah does well in the interview. I can bet that millions of Americans will watch the interview when it airs on ABC. I heard that they will be devoting a 20/20 episode to the interview tomorrow (Friday) night. It will be very interesting to see!

Sarah is attracting huge crowds to the rallies! It will be exciting to see how it turns out, going forward!

She will begin campaigning on her own this weekend, Saturday (the 13th) in Carson City, Nevada.

Good luck, Sarah! We love you, support you and are praying for you!!!!!

SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

tom paine said...

grace explosion,

You seem to confuse verbosity with making a valid point. Many, if not most of your rant makes little sense or is factually incorrect.

One point really stands out: you say that the ever evil Dems do not want women with children to hold positions of power. That is absurd.

Democrats and the equally ever evil liberals have for years been far, far ahead of the GOP in allowing and encouraging women to become involved and then giving women access to positions of power.

Please advise if you would like to compare lists of GOP actions on this subject compared to Dem actions?

I will not hold my breath!!

tom paine said...

I have a great question that Gibson could ask Palin tonight. Actually I have about 14 but this might be the most fun:

Gov. Palin, if you ever became president and abortion was outlawed, would you approve of the death penalty for a doctor who performed multiple abortions...on rape and incest victims?

tom paine said...

Adam,

Why not have a "Questions that should be asked of Sarah Palin" column or posting devoted only to that subject?

There should be nothing to fear. Right?

Professor said...

I was not at all impressed by either party.This was leaving me in a tough spot.I am somewhat conservative and have been looking for some real change in our government. I like the fact that
MCCain is somewhat liberal which opens the door to a better relationship with a bipartisn form of governing. Now that Sarah Palin is in the running with her conservative views, I think we have a great team. I have a renewed faith in my government and therefore have become a staunch supporter of McCain Palin.

If you do not listen to all the of the scare tactics of the very liberal news, bloggers, and the downright mean spirited gossip sessions, you are not being fair to yourself. Take the time to google a few of the credible Alaska government websites and other credible sources that actually show her accomplishments you will begin to se how compitent she really is,and you will begin to understand the kinds of reform she is capable of bringing to government. Also her finance and leadership abilities and proven ability to reform and take on some of the good old boys. You must look at the "FACTS" not the blogged innuendo's from uninformed indivuals.

I tried to find some small amount of background data on the leadership on Barack Obama and there is not one single item that would indicate he has had any whatsoever. He has not been able to make up his mind on most Senate issues and therefore is indecisive and refrains from a vote. He has not held any ledership roll in anything that I have been able to find. He has not had any forien policy experience, which is really scary, and has had no financial experence at all. He has not even owned or run a large buisness/corporation.


This has led me to come to one conclusion. We must "ALL" forget those so called party affiliations for the sake of the party, and look at this in a logical and intellectual manner. If we really want change, and we want to take back the government, reform people and their ways, and reinstill the values of our constitution. We must vote for the McCain Palin Ticket. I beleive that this is the only way this can or will happen.

If we want the CHANGE that all of us have been looking for this is the answer. They have actually spelled out what changethey will try to acheive.

You cannot compare McCain to Bush as many have tried to do it dosen't make any sense.They are not anything at all alike, and have completly different ideas.
I beleive there will be CHANGE in our near future.

Barbara said...

I agree . . . I am laughing out loud at the desperate attacks on Palin -- who I think will be our next President! And attacking McCain because he doesn't use email? Is B.O. implying that McCain's not smart enough? It's not rocket science -- if he wanted to use email, it would take him 30 seconds to learn it.

TaylorM said...

As a registered Democrat, I actually agree with you. Because you're right. A campaign shouldn't be about making anybody look evil. That just makes everybody look bad.

huskyonspeed said...

Hey knowitall, are you from Eastern WA? I live in Wenatchee. I think it will be tough for us to get the state, too many latte libs on the west side, but we can sure try :-)

AKgirl233 said...

I am a 24 yr old conservative R female and am looking forward to voting for McCain. Thank you for putting some truth onto the web it has been so frustrating only seeing the D smear sites.