Thursday, January 20, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 197

"Don't Back Down" Edition

Jennifer at Hard Starboard:
"Don't Back Down, Sarah! I'm glad to see Sarah Palin sticking up for herself at a time when it seems many Republicans cave to what they perceive as 'public pressure,' but in reality is simply media pressure. In her interview with Sean Hannity, she basically tells her critics what to go do with themselves. More power to you, Sarah! We need conservatives with backbone, who aren't afraid of what the lamebrains in the media are going to say about them. No matter what they do, it's not going to be good. When are they going to learn that?"
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit:
"Why they’d rather talk about Sarah Palin (cont’d): States warned of $2,500bn pensions shortfall."
Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker:
"Palin's church was torched during the primary, a vicious crime that was hushed up by the MSM. And now, with the smears about Tucson, death threats against Palin have soared. Yes, leftists attack Palin because they envy her beauty; and true, she's a political threat. But the main reason for the hatred is something deeper and darker. Leftists loathe Palin because she has retained something that was stripped from them years ago: a wholesomeness, a purity of heart. People on the left despise Palin because she shines a bright light on their shame and unworthiness, which they try desperately to deny."
James Lewis at American Thinker:
"Sarah Palin is a Reagan-style constitutionalist. The hard left understands that, even though they pretend not to... The hard left consists of wannabe totalitarians. You can tell by the fear they show at the prospect of losing power."
Richard Viguerie at American Thinker:
"In the hot lights of the Tucson tragedy... the left and the ruling-class media exposed themselves in spectacular fashion to be everything long-time conservatives and new Tea Partiers claimed them to be: biased, dishonest, mean zealots... Sarah Palin was among many falsely and desperately blamed for the Tucson shootings. Palin's response to the Tucson tragedy was, like most conservatives felt, filled with sadness and prayer... At first, the media did not report the open and notorious death wishes against Governor Palin. Only when they became impossible to ignore because they were exposed by the conservative new and alternative media did the ruling class media acknowledge the rise in death threats against Palin. CBS News reported an 'uptick,' as if it were reporting on the stock market."
Mary Selby at Caffeinated Thoughts:
"Is Sarah Palin the next President? Maybe. Is Sarah Palin a leader that speaks of a reality that millions of Americans live and adhere to everyday? Absolutely! Perhaps she has also been raised up for such a time as these."
John Nolte at Big Hollywood:
"Stephen Colbert Drops His Own ‘Two Minutes of Hate’ on Palin... This is how it works. First, the media and people like Jon Stewart demand that we on the Right disarm by laying down our right to free speech within their New Rules. But... the left has no intention of doing the same. So as they beat us up for using terms like 'job killing,' guys like Colbert whip out the old ad hominem... And please stop being 'amazed' by the Left’s double standard. It’s not a double standard, it’s a political tactic... This is all pre-season. The media’s merely warming up, testing our defenses, taking note of our strengths and weaknesses, all in preparation for the big game. If you’re amazed now, just wait a year. But if you’re amazed you’re also not fighting."
John Nolte at Big Hollywood:
"Jon Stewart Delivers ‘Two Minutes of Hate’ on Sarah Palin... Stewart isn’t interested in being reasonable or fair. He has a president and an agenda to satisfy..."
Patterico at Patterico's Pontifications:
"There is no conceivable way in which, in my judgment, Andrew Sullivan’s presence on the Internet can serve any useful purpose. But that does not forbid one from noting the great example he has shown in rising above the revelation that he sought gay sex on the Internet after condemning that exact behavior in others. That he has managed to maintain an audience despite such stunning hypocrisy — coupled with his demented and protracted investigation into Sarah Palin’s uterus — is a testament to Andrew’s skill in identifying and exploiting suckers with rank demagoguery."
Josh Rosner at The Drum Unleashed:
"After four years of Obama's brand of liberalism, the country will undoubtedly lurch back towards the right. We’ve already seen evidence of this trend with the mid-term results. Sarah Palin and her Alaskan brand of folksy charm may be the perfect alternative."
Ari Fine at Strictly Right:
"Some people will never be satisfied. No matter what Sarah Palin does, it has to be wrong. There is no outcry over the vicious attacks launched by the left against her and her children, including her youngest son with Down syndrome. The Palin family is fair game for the Left because Sarah Palin fights back. It is difficult to recall any other politician ever subject to such relentless vitriol, all for the sin of existing. Palin’s policy positions are rarely mentioned. Instead, the Left has picked their target, attempted to freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it, using direct personalized criticism and ridicule. Saul Alinsky would be proud of his radical minions."
Mark Finkelstein at NewsBusters:
"On Morning Joe... Carl Bernstein insisted Sarah Palin was 'ignorant', but couldn't remember why. When pressed, he claimed she didn't know where Russia was. Oops... Palin in fact had no problems with her geography. As even Anderson Cooper admitted, you really can see Russia, as Palin had said, from parts of Alaska."
Kyle Drennen at NewsBusters:
"On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on Sarah Palin's first interview since the Tucson shooting: 'She accused the Left and the news media of trying to destroy her message, trying to destroy her, said she was being accused of being an accessory to murder.' Cordes forgot to mention her role in furthering those accusations against the former Alaska governor... During a news brief in the 8AM ET hour, news reader Jeff Glor remarked that: 'After the Tucson shooting, Sarah Palin was criticized by some.' Like Cordes, he forgot to mention that CBS News was one of those critics... Despite CBS's role in promoting uncivil and unproven charges against Palin, following his discussion with Cordes, [co-host Chris] Wragge suggested they were the arbiters of civil discourse..."
Beth Shaw at Blue Star Chronicles:
"I opened Google Earth today and noticed the locations were marked with the same ‘cross-hairs’ graphic the Left is outraged that Sarah Palin used on her map of political opponents."
Jill at Pundit & Pundette:
"They've tried smears, ridicule, and character assassination, but Sarah Palin persists as a super-sized thorn in the side of liberalism. Now, in the new tone of civility that's sweeping America, Eugene Robinson tries asking Palin, politely, to shut up and go away... One thing that can be said in defense of his condescending, mendacious piece of yesterday: it doesn't disguise the real goal of the new civility, which is to shut down resistance to the Obama agenda. In an effort to express his profound contempt for Sarah Palin, he digs deep, unearthing Nixon, Agnew, and Eva Peron. It's more proof that Sarah Palin is living in their heads..."
- JP

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