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Obama doesn’t want us to know about what he really did as a young man and as a career mandarin politician. He doesn’t want us to know about his ties to radical preachers and intellectuals. He doesn’t want us to pry into his dealings with Tony Rezko and other such crooks. He just wants us to see his image as projected on the silver screen — or TV screen as the case may be — with the aid of the liberal media.
We know that the unscripted Obama stammers a lot and mutters a lot of uhs and ahs. But, notice that news programs edited all that out and showed only his good moments. Worse, the interviewers allowed him to answer the same question over and over until he was satisfied. It was like allowing an actor to do multiple re-takes on a movie set. And, Stephanopoulos even corrected Obama when he said his religion is Islam. But, people like Gibson and Couric not only asked snotty and condescending questions to Palin, but obviously chose the worst moments of the interview to string together. When they approached Obama, they assumed he was the smartest man in the world, the most honest man in the world, and the most able candidate in the world. So, they didn’t feel a need to OUT the real Obama. They simply assumed he’s The One, and fawned over him. But, Gibson and Couric approached Palin as though she’s a dummy, a nitwit, and stupid child. So, the premise of their questions were condescending, elitist, and snooty. Their attitude was, ‘she’s not one of us(urban sophisticates).’ This is rather funny when the majority of TV journalists have been chosen for their looks than for their actual intelligence or talent. Take Couric for instance. Gee, do you think her looks had something to do with her getting that gig? And, she sucks at it, by the way.p>Now, there’s nothing wrong with asking tough questions to Palin, but why only her? The media have been acting just like Oprah. Remember that Oprah pushed for Obama but refuses to invite Palin on her program — though she has no problem inviting Rap thugs and vain Hollywood celebrities on her show. The only solution to this is two-fold. More conservatives must go into journalism, or conservatives must come together and set up more conservative mainstream news sources. br> — Polly Ticks /p>
When I saw Sarah Palin look into the TV camera, flash her cosmetic eyelashes, and say so sincerely, “change is coming, and John McCain is the leader of that reform,” I could almost believe her. Except I wasn’t born yesterday. I’ve seen McCain fight to remove government regulation and oversight for 26 years, which has dumped us in the financial firestorm that is now melting our economy.
Senator Biden reminded debate viewers that the so-called “maverick” voted for George Bush’s budgets, which piled up over $3 trillion in debt. McCain voted for Bush’s exclusion of 3.6 million children from the S-CHIP health care plan. He supported Bush’s war in Iraq from the beginning, and voted billions of tax breaks for the most wealthy corporations and CEOs.p>But even if Palin really does believe that McCain would bring change, he couldn’t do it single-handedly. He’d have to use many of the same Republican operatives and lobbyists that are so deeply entrenched in Bush’s administration. These are the birds he’s flown with all his career, from Alaska to Arizona, to K Street in D.C. br> — Bruce Joffe br> Piedmont, California /p> p> I wish Governor Palin had presented a biting comeback to Senator Biden’s “Fairness” doctrine to justify the government’s robbing from the rich (those who earn more than $250K), keeping 67 percent for service charges, and giving to the “poor” (those peasants of Sherwood Forest will vote to keep the Sheriff of Nottingham in power). Something along the lines of: “When a career politician mentions ‘fairness,’ make sure that your wallet is still in your pocket.” br> —
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