I wasn’t planning on doing another post, but the more surfing on the news, the more crap I find on the Republicans and the more pissed off I am. And the what makes me even madder is the MEDIA doesn’t call them on it!!! There are little articles here and there, but not damn thing making headlines!
The only way to get them called on, is to watch the Daily Show…now how screwed up is that? You have to go to a “fake” news show to get the facts.
Palin: “To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters. I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House.”
Sarah Palin might have changed her mind on this one recently. However, a comment here notes that Palin actually slashed funding for schools for special needs kids by 62%. Budgets: FY 2007 (pre-Palin), 2008, 2009 (all pdfs).
**Another lie from Palin….they just keep finding them. How fucked up is that….slashed the budget for special needs kids by 62%?!? That is such a good mother……..
Fake Soldiers Used In RNC Video
There’s the Continental Congress…A real WWII vet…Photos of workers at Ground Zero. A close-up of a folded flag presented to a grieving widow at a military funeral… profiles of soldiers swelling with pride in slo-motion.
But CBS News found that the footage of the ‘funeral’ and soldiers is what is called ‘stock’ footage. The soldiers were actors and the funeral scene was from a one-day film shoot, produced in June. No real soldiers were used during production.
The footage, sold by stock-film house Getty Images was produced by a commercial filmmaker in Chicago. Both Getty and the production company, Mr. Big Films, confirmed that the footage was shot on spec and sold to the Republican National Committee.
One of the actors, Perry Denton of Chicago, Ill. also confirmed that he was hired on a day-rate as an actor for the shoot and told CBS News he was surprised to learn the footage was shown at the convention.
**The RNC doesn’t give a damn about REAL soldiers…the ones that lost their arms to an IED….or how about the single mothers losing custody of their children because they are serving their country?
Palin aides peeked into trooper’s files, union says
(CNN) — Aides to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin improperly obtained her former brother-in-law’s state police personnel files and cited information from those records to raise complaints about the officer, the head of Alaska’s state police union said Thursday.
**Wow….sounds like she is part of the corrupt system herself…….what a fraking liar.
Begala: Cindy McCain speech reflects new era in politics
I will note that Democrats have not attacked Cindy the way Republicans have attacked Michelle. Even mild-mannered Mitt Romney bitterly and unfairly attacked Michelle last night.
Attacking the wife is clearly a Republican thing — recall how Bush supporters smeared Cindy McCain during the 2000 South Carolina primary, then how they bitterly attacked Teresa Heinz Kerry in 2004. It’s a classic double standard and a typical Republican philosophy: do as I say, not as I do.
**Another double standard of the GOP. And you know that if it was a teenage daughter of Obama or Biden that was pregnant they would be attacking them for being a crappy parent. Now crap happens in life, but the two-face of the GOP really pisses me off.
Commentary: GOP shouldn’t knock community organizers
Bottom line, these average, low- to middle-income people didn’t have political power. They focused on people power. They organized a community to take action. iReport.com: Is Palin really ready to start an experience debate?
So when Rudy Giuliani and Palin mock community organizers, they don’t just toss a barb at Sen. Barack Obama, they demean Reginald and Emelda Martin. They degrade the women who fought for their rights. They disrespect the labor activists and immigrant worker activists like Cesar Chavez.
They dismiss those in the civil rights movement — folks from small town America who were sick and tired of being sick and tired. They thumb their noses at the Nelson Mandelas of the world who want a better life for their children.
It would have been perfectly fine for Giuliani and Palin to say that Obama’s community organizing days didn’t amount to enough experience to be president.
But when you openly laugh and mock those hard-working Americans who are in the trenches every day, then you really don’t care about “Country First” or service.
Will this be a major deal or a ripple? Likely the latter. But the one thing I know about community organizers is that they know how to organize communities. And if the McCain-Palin ticket wants to win, they best not slap those folks they need for voter registration drives and systems to get folks to the polls.
Community organizers are always told they can’t do something or are dismissed as meaningless.
Yet they often have the last laugh.
Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin and John McCain might want to remember that.
**As a friend pointed out, Obama graduated President of the Harvard Law Review, which in NFL terms is #1 draft pick….He could’ve done ANYTHING….clerked for a Supreme Court Justice, worked and make a ton of money at a big law firm….the world was his for the picking. And what did he choose? To go back into a poor community to help out….if that is not putting your country 1st over career, I do not know what is….maybe the GOP needs a few lessons.