Friday, April 22, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 259

"Honesty" Edition

Francis W. Porretto at Eternity Road:
"To do as you've said you'll do is a mark of trustworthy character... Your Curmudgeon has been a Palin admirer and booster since he first became aware of her... above all, for being exactly who she says she is, and doing exactly as she's said she'll do. The coverage of Governor Palin since the 2008 elections has demonstrated this repeatedly. It's made her the most terrible threat to the Left, which is aware of how magnetic perceived, confirmed sincerity can be to the public. Thus, it must bend its efforts to her destruction, and "civility" be damned... It must denigrate her performance as a governor. It must attack her religious convictions. It must question her ethics. It must insult her children. It must invade her privacy in every conceivable manner. To those who worship power, all other considerations are dismissible. 'Civility' doesn't even register on their radars; at least, not as decent Americans understand it. It's merely one more indication that one cannot simultaneously be a decent American and a Leftist -- and the twenty percent of American voters who decline to align with either political party in an enduring fashion are becoming ever more aware of it. Keep the pressure on."
Patrick S. Adams at Patrick's World USA:
"The hits on Sarah Palin are ramping up again. The Palin hate tweet traffic was also up. Even the mainstream media was starting to lie about her again. Sarah Palin is back!"
Tina Hemond at Degrees of Moderation:
"Nothing drives the establishment press and Beltway pundits (from all political affiliations) around the bend more than someone whom they feel is not 'up to snuff' attempt to throw a proverbial hat into the ring of political ring as a candidate for higher office – be it a Senator or in this case a run at the Presidency. It is evident, and has been since one Sarah Palin hit the stage in 2008 at the GOP convention as the Vice Presidential Candidate that there was something 'not quite right' about Sarah. For starters she didn’t have an Ivy League degree, nor was she a Washington Insider, she didn’t speak in the manner to which both East and West coast academics were accustomed, rather used language and colloquiums that were more in tune with those whose education and class might be suspect to those who consider themselves America’s Elite. The fact that she was a woman and conservative, that was too much to bear – from the right and from the left came barbs from the ludicrous to the just plain crass – and it continues today, with little known professors writing tomes about Palin that are more fiction than fact."
Dan Riehl at Riehl World View:
"The point, lil' Davey, is that the media loves to cover Palin when they can somehow spin the news to make it seem bad for her. That the Madison speech went over so well, especially on the Right, is the reason people might feel compelled to point out the relative lack of coverage in this particular instance."
Peter Ingemi at Datechguy's Blog:
"Mr. Weigel is read by people on the left and independents, to include these links would defeat the purpose of the article (Mocking Palin and her supporters) rather than inform them of what she actually said or did. Thus he Mattie Fein‘s her, turning the story of an effective speech in a key battleground state into a story of her supporters as petulant children, fitting the MSM/Journolist approved template. This is more evidence to me that Sarah Palin is not only a viable candidate, but that the media still (as Rush has suggested) fear her. People who are paying $4+ a gallon for gas and lining up to get jobs at McDonalds are looking for strong leaders. The last thing the MSM wants to do is highlight one."
John Nolte at Big Government:
"Twitter Power: Mock the MSM and Watch Them Launch Phony Attacks against Sarah Palin..."
Moneyrunner at The Virginian:
"That panel of experts will decide that at some point you should be given a pain pill or a shot and left to die. We all die, and individuals or families face end-of-life decisions. But to have the plug pulled by a government panel who doesn’t know you or care about you but only about the cost of keeping you alive is repugnant. That’s why Sarah Palin was brilliant, and right, to call them 'Death Panels.' That’s their job, no matter how you try to disguise their function."
"Remember how Sarah Palin was demonized by the left for pointing out there were 'death panels' to ration health care mandated by Obamacare? The Obamacare legislation now in effect has a death panel. It is here. It is called IPAB."
ZIP at Weasel Zippers:
"Liberal Columnist Cynthia Tucker Has a Change of Heart, Now Advocating in Favor of ObamaCare Death Panels... 'Cynthia Tucker: Yes, we need *death panels*... Jay Bookman had a very thoughtful post on why rationing health care — *death panels,* if you will — is quite necessary. I wrote on a similar subject in my Sunday column. If we keeping spending our health care dollars disproportionately on the elderly, we will have little left to spend on children. That makes for an upside-down society that cannot thrive for long.' Flashback: It took me all of five minutes to dig up this column by Tucker in 2009 where she denounces Sarah Palin’s 'lies' about death panels..."
Just A Grunt at JammieWearingFool:
"Cynthia Tucker, the Maureen Dowd of the south, in her column today admits that death panels will be fact of life under Obamacare... Back in August of 2009 Ms Tucker of course called Sarah Palin's claim of death panels a lie... Well gee Cynthia somebody was lying."
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit:
"No wonder they hate her. Sarah Palin went on 'Hannity' Tuesday night and talked about a variety of topics including Donald Trump, the Tea Party, potential presidential candidates and Barack Obama. Speaking on Obama’s record, she said, 'I have spoken out about his lies… he has lied to the American public and we’re saying enough is enough.' Agreed. Enough is enough... It’s about time someone confronted this dishonest man. Heavens knows, the media won’t do it."
Ace at Ace of Spades HQ:
"Salon Debunks Deranged Trigtherism Conspiracy Theory..."
Nathan Jurgenson at
"Who Will Be the First Facebook President? ... Go to Obama’s Twitter account and ask yourself if he is really using the medium in an effective way? It is clearly ghostwritten and not at all in the style of mainstream Twitter users. In contrast, we can look at his opponents on the right. For example, looking at Sarah Palin’s Twitter account reveals that she uses the medium more in line with Twitter norms and appears to be Twitter-savvy in style. She better understands the medium compared to Obama... All of this also speaks to the fact that the right has caught up (surpassed?) the left when it comes to utilizing social media politically."
The ADN:
"Bristol Palin will be the guest of People magazine April 30 at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner..."
Patrick S. Adams at Liberty's Lamp:
"If you have someone that you support and trust as much as I support and trust Sarah Palin, stick with them. But if you don’t, join us. It will be a nerve-racking ride, but it will be fun. Following Sarah Palin is a thrill of a lifetime. It is the same thrill we had when Ronald Reagan was on his way in the late 1970’s. Believe it. Believe that we can once again be that shining city on a hill. It will take a unity of purpose and a unity of vision. Picture it. Picture Sarah Palin with a running mate that unites our movement and revives the Republican Party by rallying us like she did in Madison Wisconsin. If you can take the leap of faith, you are ready to take back our country. If you are courageous enough to stand behind Sarah Palin and take on the arrows that will fly from the media, we will win. If we have her back the whole way, she can succeed."
- JP

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the quotes, Josh.

    The time has come that we make the case to independents and fence sitters. There are a lot of people out there who are conservative, who believe Obama is destroying our economy and who are searching for a leader. They just are not like us in that they don't already see who that leader is.

    They are not bad people. Yes, we may criticize them for bouncing around like the polls going from Pence to Christie to Rubio to Trump and who knows who is the flavor of next month. But they are looking for a leader. Until we convince them that Sarah Palin is strong enough and that we will go to all ends to support her, they are going to be afraid to jump in the water.

    These may be the people who wait until the field is whittled down to two or three. Once they realize they don't like the other one of two candidates left, they will have to come to Palin. And when they do, they will be rewarded greatly when they get their country back.