Quotes of the day

posted at 10:40 pm on October 6, 2008 by Allahpundit

“[I]n the world in which Obama moves, it would seem absurd and provincial to object to partying with an ‘unrepentant terrorist’. The Senator advanced and prospered in a milieu in which men like Ayers are not just accepted but admired for their ‘passionate participation’, and function as power-brokers and path-smoothers. This is a great country, and most of us (as Peter Kirsanow notes below) make it without having to kiss up to America-haters like Ayers and Wright. But not Obama.”

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“Palin denies racism”

The headline is fine. No one really believes the implication of racism that doesn’t already believe all conservatives/Rightwingers are racist. Potentially, it will contribute to the Bradley Effect, as some White Liberal Guilt-ridden voters see that and know they are being manipulated. They may not come out now, but on Election Day, with the right encourage having been given to them, maybe they will.

The conservative/Right needs to stop running from such implied smears (not seek it, but not run from it), and instead tout it as showing the Left must really be concerned politically. It could encourage WLG sufferers to shed their WLG as unfounded.

The problem is that the WLG sufferers on here and elsewhere won’t like the idea. Too many simply do suffer from it, and thus won’t do it. They really are sensitive to the mere charge. Call them “racist,” and they get defensive and/or slither away. And then, the other side wins.

Some are also too lazy to contribute to spinning it this way, and thus in fact do what so many of them seem obsessed with–promoting specific issues regardless of the effect on the campaign. It would take standing against a strongest part of the PC movement, hanging together with others, and taking a few hits. They don’t want to make the sacrifice.

Finally, they and others would have one of their “principles” moments: “That might attract real racists to support the campaign. We do not want their support” Why not?! Hussein is accepting Communist support, towelhead support, domestic terrorist support, etc., etc., etc. A vote is a vote. Just don’t have “known racists” working for the campaign, and be willing to work to spin it.

But mere conservatives won’t do it, and Hussein reaps the benefits.

Tommygun on October 7, 2008 at 12:16 AM

The reason 70 million people tuned in to see the Palin debate was because the media built her up as borderline retarded and a lot of people wanted to see if it was true. They saw she obviously wasn’t but that doesn’t mean they will vote for her over The Lightbringer.

Speedwagon82 on October 7, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Rock on Sarah!!!

The dems are unrepentant liars.

Well, so is McCain and Palin but not as bad I guess.

Roger Waters on October 7, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Speedwagon82 on October 7, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Do you refer to yourselves as “Astroturfers”, or do you use some other word for it?

Buford Gooch on October 7, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Speedwagon82 on October 7, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Yes, but it doesn’t mean that people WON’T vote for Palin

Politics, like horseshoes, is a Game of Inches: the debate means that MORE people will be MORE likely to listen MORE closely to Sarah, and MORE likely to take her seriously–even when she is saying things which are almost unknown to most people, such as Ayers and Wright & Co.

SHE has become the Bully Pulpit that Teddy Roosevelt said that the presidency ( and by implication all candidates for Prez and VP ) inherently have and should use

she’s using it, man………

Janos Hunyadi on October 7, 2008 at 12:30 AM

Steve Diamond

And then there is Ayers’ long time comrade, Mike Klonsky, whom we introduced above. For several months this past spring, Klonsky hosted a blog on the official Obama campaign website on education policy and “social justice teaching.” When I blogged about Klonsky’s blog, his blog was promptly removed from the Obama website and all of its past posts erased without explanation, reminding me of the air brushed photos produced by Stalinist Russia whenever a renegade Trotskyite was found in the regime and taken to Lubyanka. Klonsky was luckier, he still heads up the Small Schools Workshop supported by Obama.

These activities all developed since 2002 and are impacting the Obama campaign itself yet none are mentioned by the Times, again despite my discussion of these issues at length with them.

In sum, despite the best efforts of the magicians at the Gray Lady to convince its readers to ignore the obvious, there is a readily available consistent 20 year record of a relationship between Obama and Ayers evidenced by their mutual support of the authoritarian policies they advocate in the world of education.

maverick muse on October 7, 2008 at 12:30 AM

I]n the world in which Obama moves, it would seem absurd and provincial to object to partying with an ‘unrepentant terrorist’.

Amen. As a member of the arts community and academia, I can testify that Ayers would be sought after for his activities, not avoided.

PattyJ on October 7, 2008 at 12:34 AM

As notorious white supremacist Thomas Sowell puts it:

Hahahaha. funny line. Of course Sowell carries no weight with the Libtards. In their eyes, he is, as Rev. Wright puts it, a neeeegro.

Mallard T. Drake on October 7, 2008 at 12:35 AM

I don’t know who wrote this, it came from an anonymous commenter but its interesting considering the current scenario.

Racist, A statement of surrender during an argument. When two people or disputants are engaged in an acrimonious debate, the side that first says “Racist!” has conceded defeat. Synonymous with saying “Resign” during a chess game, or “Uncle” during a schoolyard fight. Originally, the term was meant to indicate that one side was accusing the other of being racist, but once it was noticed that people only resorted to this tactic when all other arguments had been exhausted, it acquired its new meaning of “indicating one’s own concession of defeat.”

Speakup on October 7, 2008 at 1:00 AM

“Both John McCain and Barack Obama have spent time around Communists.”

“John McCain fought them.”

“Barack Obama had parties at their houses”.

“Any questions?”

Bishop on October 6, 2008 at 11:57 PM

Perfect ad, except that it assumes that the target audience has an aversion to communism… today, there are probably many that want to embrace it (and it to embrace them); they’ve never been taught what an evil, soul-destroying, freedom-robbing menace that it is (and why our brave soliders fought against it whenever they were asked to).

It actually makes me quite bitter to think of the many sacrifices made to stop the “March of Marxism” around the world and now clueless Americans eagerly invite it (in the form of Obama) to become our political system with their presidential vote. Disgusting.

It’s no wonder Rush Limbaugh oft repeats: The most expensive commodity we have in this country is ignorance.

electric-rascal on October 7, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Speakup on October 7, 2008 at 1:00 AM

If only conservatives had the guts to point that out, and the teamwork to back each other up on it.

Tommygun on October 7, 2008 at 1:02 AM

electric-rascal on October 7, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Remember two things
1. The ones wanting Communism are in Hussein’s camp already.
2. If the American people have truly slid that far Left, it’s almost a lost fight anyway.

Go for broke, then!

Tommygun on October 7, 2008 at 1:04 AM

I’m waiting for someone in the press to ask Obama directly about Ayers causing Obama to wave his hand across the reporters face in an Obi-Wan, Jedi fashion and say, “you do not know who William Ayers is.”

V15J on October 7, 2008 at 1:09 AM

V15J on October 7, 2008 at 1:09 AM

I’d say Obama is on the dark side.

Oh is that soooooo racist.

Kini on October 7, 2008 at 1:13 AM

the dark side. of the force that is

Kini on October 7, 2008 at 1:14 AM

On Ayers, anybody catch this allegation against Ayers?

Worth taking a minute to read… opinion anybody?

Pianobuff on October 6, 2008 at 10:49 PM

Obambi’s buddy is a nasty piece of work, isn’t he?

Thanks for that link, Pianobuff.

techno_barbarian on October 7, 2008 at 1:30 AM

How the O! could not have been aware of Ayers past is beyond belief. In fact I would posit that Ayers background is precisely why O! was associating with him in the first place. After all as a Red diaper baby he was grounded in the politics of hate and confrontation from his prior mentor Frank Marshall Davis.

JimK on October 6, 2008 at 10:51 PM

I’m betting that Obambi was hand-picked for this particular mission. Just the right combination to play upon white guilt at the peak of fruition of the alinsky/cloward/piven plan

techno_barbarian on October 7, 2008 at 1:34 AM

Palin unleashed!

promachus on October 7, 2008 at 1:36 AM

Don’t forget, just because CNN says it’s so, must mean it’s …………………… true!

Seven Percent Solution on October 7, 2008 at 1:45 AM

On Ayers, anybody catch this allegation against Ayers?

Worth taking a minute to read… opinion anybody?

Pianobuff on October 6, 2008 at 10:49 PM

In some States there is no statute of limitations for rape!

sonnyspats1 on October 7, 2008 at 1:48 AM

Rock on Sarah!!!

The dems are unrepentant liars.

Well, so is McCain and Palin but not as bad I guess.

Roger Waters on October 7, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Dude, I tried to warn you, now it’s on………… back up your statement.

Name one, one lie Sen. McCain or Gov. Palin has expressed.

……………. just one will do, and back it up with facts please, or the gloves will come off.

Seven Percent Solution on October 7, 2008 at 1:48 AM

BTW is anybody else having trouble loading in this site or playing embedded video, or it just my computer?

PattyJ on October 7, 2008 at 2:33 AM

‘fraid it is just you …

Buckaroo on October 7, 2008 at 3:05 AM


Obama denies pedophilia”

Fight fire with fire.

Blake on October 7, 2008 at 3:27 AM

Don’t these people have parents, and didn’t they ever read “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” to them?

Nah, man, they were raised by the “village”.

Browncoatone on October 7, 2008 at 4:09 AM

Let’s assume that “O” didn’t know about Ayers when he launched his political life in his living room. Why did Ayers see a friend/ally in Obama?

The question isn’t just “why does Obama have relations with such terrible people?” It’s “why do such terrible people feel comfortable seeking relationships with Obama?”

twoarmman on October 7, 2008 at 6:11 AM

Pop quiz (multiple choice):

If 95% of all ______________ people vote for the ___________ candidate, the election outcome will be the result of racism.

a. Black
b. Hispanic
c. American Indian
d. Asian
e. White

Take your liberal loon exam.

CC

CapedConservative on October 7, 2008 at 6:21 AM

“I didn’t know” is a good excuse, unless you’re running on your good judgment. If that’s all you’ve got, you had better be able to show examples of that so-called good judgment.

So far, we’ve seen lots of examples of poor judgment on Obama’s part (Ayers, Wright, Rezko, et. al.) but where are the examples of good judgment? (The Surge? No. The war? No. FM/FM? Apparently not).

Kafir on October 7, 2008 at 7:00 AM

Good stuff; keep it up.

Now we have the press corps hilariously quoting some wingnut at the AP in their questions. Good, we’ll slaughter the press, too.

And let’s see some more writeup on Obama’s glorious years with the left wing Joyce Foundation, too.

Jaibones on October 7, 2008 at 7:20 AM

Why does she have to defend herself against these stupid allegations rather than make the accuser defend his idiotic statements?

WTF!

drjohn on October 7, 2008 at 7:23 AM

In 2001 Obama sure as hell knew who Ayers was. Obama said knowing Ayers qualified Obama for the US Senate.

drjohn on October 7, 2008 at 7:28 AM

This morning CNN did two hit pieces on Sarah Palin. Ginny Moos insulted her winking prior to 7 am and Carol Costello insulted the “Joe Sixpack” phrase after 7 am.

It’s getting non-stop.

Add that to the defense of Obama here.

It’s enough to make you sick.

Die, CNN.

Die.

drjohn on October 7, 2008 at 7:30 AM

Wll, I see that HA has decided to link to negative stories by those two supreme experts at running political campaigns, RS McCain and R Lowry… knocking how McCain is hitting Obama on character and what a mistake it is.

In the mean time, this article:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/162297/page/2

by that political know-nothing hack, Karl Rove, seems to think that hitting him on character is just the thing to do. He suggests more to the approach than just this but, it is obvious, his prime target is Obama’s character, lies and lack of accomplishment.

Gee… I wonder who’s opinion I should put some faith in?

I’m certainly glad I wasn’t in the military with those making selections for links… I’d be wearing a neck brace from snapping my head around watching my own back.

CC

CapedConservative on October 7, 2008 at 7:34 AM

That’s right Governor, damn the torpedo’s and full speed ahead. Don’t back down a inch and keep pounding that and similiar themes. I met a woman last weekend that had never heard of William Ayers.

Hog Wild on October 7, 2008 at 7:39 AM

I’m still trying to get past “Educators for Ayers”:

Without critical dialogue and dissent we would likely be burning witches and enslaving our fellow human beings to this day…

As opposed to burning flags and enslaving “the rich” to pay for our social programs …

Quisp on October 7, 2008 at 7:44 AM

Also, not to worry, Obama is not aware that the leaders of Iran, Russia and Venezuela want America and Israel off the map./s

wepeople on October 7, 2008 at 8:21 AM

That’s the way you do it Sarah! Use the stupid MSM question/attack as an opportunity to drive the knife further into the wound, instead of going on defense! I wish more republicans were like that.

neuquenguy on October 7, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Pop quiz (multiple choice):

If 95% of all ______________ people vote for the ___________ candidate, the election outcome will be the result of racism.

a. Black
b. Hispanic
c. American Indian
d. Asian
e. White

Take your liberal loon exam.

CC

CapedConservative on October 7, 2008 at 6:21 AM

If I just write “a”, “b”,”c” etc as the answer, instead of one of the actual words, will I still get in trouble?

neuquenguy on October 7, 2008 at 8:33 AM

What kind of contortionist do you have to be to take her comments about a WHITE DUDE as racist?

Elizabetty on October 6, 2008 at 10:44 PM

I really hope Gerry Ferraro has something to say about this on Fox. ;)

I wonder if she still “supports” the O now that they’re making ridiculous charges about Palin being a racist.

lansing quaker on October 7, 2008 at 8:37 AM

In 2001 Obama sure as hell knew who Ayers was. Obama said knowing Ayers qualified Obama for the US Senate.

drjohn on October 7, 2008 at 7:28 AM

That’s the one I hope McCain plays tonight.

Spirit of 1776 on October 7, 2008 at 8:44 AM

CapedConservative on October 7, 2008 at 7:34 AM

haha

Janos Hunyadi on October 7, 2008 at 12:30 AM

Very nice.

Spirit of 1776 on October 7, 2008 at 8:46 AM

If I just write “a”, “b”,”c” etc as the answer, instead of one of the actual words, will I still get in trouble?

neuquenguy on October 7, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Well, since NONE of your proposed responses represents the CORRECT reply, you will need to enter sensitivity training immediatly…

If you had asked:

If I just write “e”, “e”,”e” etc as the answer, instead of one of the actual words, will I still get in trouble?

instead, you would not be in the trouble you now find yourself..

CC

CapedConservative on October 7, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Democrats should LOVE Sarah Palin! She speaks truth to power!

Except, not the truth THEY like to hear!

This isn’t racism, folks, it’s showing the Chicago Corruptocrats for who they are. Al Capone reincarnated!

Steve Z on October 7, 2008 at 11:35 AM

If you had asked:

If I just write “e”, “e”,”e” etc as the answer, instead of one of the actual words, will I still get in trouble?

instead, you would not be in the trouble you now find yourself..

CC

CapedConservative on October 7, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Please forgive me my lord, it was completely unintentional. Can I take the sensitivity training anyway?, never mind,I was already mandated to do that at work.

neuquenguy on October 7, 2008 at 12:59 PM

According to the media if you don’t vote for OBama you are a racist. I guess this only work if you are a liberal, but is you are black conservative Like Michael Steel the rules don’t apply.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=35560966

pukara61 on October 7, 2008 at 2:47 PM

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