Thursday, November 25, 2010

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 160

"Light Meets the Dark" Edition

Kevin Fobbs at
"With each passing week this good natured and extremely hardworking young woman danced her way into the hearts of Americans, in spite of liberal alarmists who blamed the Tea Party for 'fixing' the results... ABC network has already put those buffoonish claims to rest. She endured, and principled Americans who have always favored the underdog came to view her improvement and tenacity... as a badge of accomplishment... Shameful and unprincipled cold hearted talk... turns to cowardly acts. These cowards… decided it is fair play to threaten the life of 20-year-old Bristol... a mother, a daughter, a sister and... a human being that God created in his image... All of us should call those compassionless excuses for human beings into question and ask that God’s spirit to be with them this Thanksgiving holiday to teach them how to love and not hate... Open up your heart and eyes to God’s light so that you can see beyond the darkness and appreciate effort, not political contempt, for 'Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.' Luke 11: 34 – 35."
Matthew Philbin at NewsBusters:
"Now that newly resurgent conservatives have handed them a crushing mid-term defeat, liberals are seeing nefarious Tea Party plots everywhere – including in silly entertainment shows. And they’re taking plenty of shots at Bristol and, predictably, her mother."
Tammy Bruce via Human Events:
"The show is a real reflection of how the Palins are really appealing to the average Americans. And it’s also about how the American Left has devolved to such a point that they behave like psychiatric patients over a little dance competition, and the prize is a disco ball on a stick... Suddenly liberals are obsessed with voting procedures? Well, they could have shown interest when ACORN was running around, and it was really an issue."
Sissy Willis at sisu:
"And to think we once admired Bar Bush for her classiness."
William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:
"Remember, when you hear about how important it is that the next Republican nominee for President have 'gravitas,' the following have been designed by people with gravitas: The TSA's scanning and groping system... Obamacare... Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the mortgage bubble... Our tax code... Our federal and state budget deficits... Our immigration system... We need gravitas, because gravitas has worked so well so far."
Psota at Free Will:
"Where's your fair use now, Gawker?"
Melissa Clouthier at Liberty Pundits:
"By the way, watched the second installment of Sarah Palin’s Alaska. I’ve read some cynical reviews. The gnashing of teeth? That the show is one long political commercial–where Sarah Palin is paid. Well, yes. Yes it is. And who, precisely, are the dummies here? Sarah Palin is reaching the mushy middle American public–just as Obama did–through entertainment medium. Does anyone remember Obama on Nickelodean? Or how about Obama on MTV? Or how about Obama on all the late night shows? Yeah. So the sniping rings a wee bit hollow after the lovefest conducted by the media on Obama’s behalf. Free advertising for the guy they wanted as President? Hell, yes. Reaching the mushy middle via media they use and enjoy? You betcha!"
Dan Riehl at Riehl World View:
"I see plenty of establishment types calling for Sarah Palin to either go away, or at least not run in 2012. Okay, fine. But don't stop there, because Romney, Pawlenty, Gingrich and Thune are all pretty much DOA when it comes to the conservative base. But you won't hear these establishment types and their assorted flacks and hacks saying that."
Megan Fox at NewsReal Blog:
"But the real indicator that Steinem has gone off her meds and is letting the voices in her head write her columns is the claim that abortion helps combat infant mortality. Yes, Gloria, I guess there would be fewer babies who die of natural causes if you kill them first. And even worse, claiming that abortion helps stop the inability of children to bond and thrive. Again, it would be difficult to do either of those things … if you’re dead. Then there is the always-nauseating attack on children with birth defects. This is especially outrageous in an article about Sarah Palin, the mother of little Trig who has Down Syndrome. Steinem is not-so-subtly insinuating that a responsible woman would have killed him before he was able [to] infect society with his defect... Steinem’s article reads like an edition of Infanticide for Dummies written by a crazed eugenicist. Isn’t it cute how leftists, who love to throw around the slur 'Nazi' when describing Tea Partiers, always end up being the ones espousing Nazi philosophies?"
Christopher R. Barron and Tammy Bruce at The Daily Caller:
"The nature of the attacks on Palin reveals much about what motivates her critics. HRC’s press releases are ripe with misogynistic attacks on the Governor... In the meantime, while the actions of a teenager on Facebook warrant days of over-the-top press releases from HRC, a blind eye is turned by the liberal Gay, Inc. to the growing threat of radicalized anti-gay, anti-women Islam."
"Let me tell you what the national gestalt on Ronald Reagan was in 1978. By far the overriding narrative on Reagan was the 'Bedtime for Bonzo' narrative which the media had been hammering since Reagan’s unsuccessful attempt in 1976 to snatch the nomination away from Gerald Ford. Ronald Reagan was routinely portrayed in the press as an intellectual lightweight who couldn’t even succeed in Hollywood. He was interviewed several times and the interviews were every bit as damaging to his image as Sarah Palin’s interviews were. The New York Times and other mainstream 'news' outlets began running 'fact checking' stories supposedly choosing only the 'top ten' or so 'Reaganisms' of the week. A favorite tactic was to find a clip of Reagan mispronouncing some difficult foreign name and replay that on the news repeatedly. At some point in the campaign Reagan mis-spoke and confused some Eastern European nation for another and that started the 'concerned stories' about Reagan’s supposed 'senility' ... People today who talk about how Palin can’t be elected because she either is or has been portrayed as an 'idiot' simply either have no memory of Reagan’s campaign or choose to forget it."
Donald Trump via George Stephanopoulos:
"She's very interesting. And don't underestimate her. I mean, I see what she does. Do not underestimate Sarah Palin."
Jim Geraghty at NRO's Campaign Spot:
"It’s easy to picture a half-dozen GOP candidates quitting the race the day after Palin jumps in. She’ll suck most of the oxygen out of the room, almost all of the media attention, the donations, etc... We know money won’t be an issue for Palin; when she asks for donations, she’ll dwarf the record hauls of Rob Portman and Marco Rubio and Sharron Angle. And there seem to be enough Palin volunteers to make an army of organizers in most of the key states."
Tunku Varadarajan at The Daily Beast:
"Two stout old biddies got stuck into Sarah Palin this weekend —- Barbara Bush and Frank Rich."
Louise Radnofsky at The WSJ's Washington Wire:
"Sarah Palin’s second book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, is out... and it’s heavy with the kind of political red meat that you’d expect from a contender for the Republican presidential nomination and light on the personal disclosures and observations that were the focus of her first book, Going Rogue: An American Life. Chapters about the tea party movement, the military, the Constitution, the family, conservative feminism, hard work, the Founding Fathers and faith make the book read a lot like a Palin 2012 manifesto."
- JP

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