Sep 4, 2008
Palin heaps on disgusting personal attacks that lack substance or truth
As the dust settles after the Grand Oil Party's long disgusting rant last night at the Republican National Convention, the facts are beginning to revel their stretching of the truth and outright lies.
Sarah Palin should be renamed Spiro Agnew for her attacks on the corporate media. When you do not have the issues on your side, you attack the media; and doing it for doing their job. Like Grampy McSame's campaign manager says, this election is not about the issues. Again, when you don't have the issues on your side, you attack.
I was shocked, although I should not have been, at the personal attacks and belittling of the Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. I was also shocked at the way Palin demeaned Community Organizers. They work to help the poor, improve substandard housing and even advocate for the education of special needs children.
Calling her mean spirited seems charitable. I cannot wait for the debate between Palin and Biden. She's very good at reading a speech someone else wrote; after all, that was her brief career in TV "news." I was initially worried that after Biden kicked her butt in the debate, he would be accused of being a bully, but after her disgusting personal attacks last night, that goes out the window and the gloves should be off.
Rudy Giuliani's stand up routine was even more disgusting to watch. The ethically challenged mayor did not spare the lies. His maniacal laugh was also rather disturbing. Man, this guy's ego must be huge. The good news was we only heard the words 9/11 once from him.
The Associated Press has done a little fact checking, and maybe the conservative, corporate media is trying to make up for the poor job they did leading up to the unnecessary Iraq invasion.
Palins's claim that she did away with wasteful spending and championed to end the abuses of earmarks flies in the face of the fact she hired a lobbyist to go after earmarks when she was the mayor of a small Alaska town.
She also falsely claimed Sen. Barack Obama authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform in the Senate, ignoring, of course, his record. She also completely misrepresented his tax policy.
One the most insulting and obvious lies was from former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, claming Palin got "more votes running for mayor of the small town she served than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States."
Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor's election, and got 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but he still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia where he was on the ballot during the 2008 presidential primaries. I guess he describes to the GOP strategy if you're going to tell a lie, you might as well tell a big one.
The base may have enjoyed the disgusting performance, but I don't think the rest of Americans will appreciate it.