We Won’t Stand Down, We Will ‘Refudiate’: Exhibit A
How can I say this without offending anyone? I can’t. And frankly I don’t care if I do offend someone. The left, the media, and the entire national elite have gone mad, crazy, off their rockers.
Governor Palin sends a tweet and uses the word “refudiate” and bang! whack! every national and international media outlet goes into attack mode debating whether it’s a word or not. I am not going to pretend to know what the Governor’s intentions were — whether it was made on purpose or in error. Personally I believe it was intentional. The only reason the Mosque story got the attention it did today was as a result of this made-up controversy. She gets them every time.
But for the sake of this article let’s assume the Governor made a mistake. Newsflash: Governor Palin is a human being and she makes mistakes. We’re not a bunch of kooks who believe Governor Palin is the “Messiah”. At least her mistakes don’t leave the country trillions of dollars in debt.
So it was a mistake. Who the hell cares? By the outrage of the left you’d think that this was the first time a politician made a gaffe. Let’s examine the evidence, shall we:
“The time has changed for come.” (Barack Obama)
“Let me be absolutely clear, Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.” (Barack Obama)
“I want to be very clear, we are resolved to halt the rise of [piracy] privacy.” (Barack Obama reading off a teleprompter)
“The reforms we seek, will bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” (Barack Obama reading off a teleprompter)
“There is much to celebrate from the FBI’s 100 days”[years] . (Barack Obama reading off a teleprompter)
“I don’t know what the term is in Austrian.” (Barack Obama to an audience of Austrians who, of course, speak German)
Refers to Matt Lauer as “Tim” not once but at least three times during an interview with Matt Lauer. (Barack Obama)
Refers to a guy named Mr. Williams as “Mr. Walters.” (Barack Obama)
“…Here in St. Louis… I’m in Kansas City.” (Barack Obama during his own nomination convention)
“How’s it going, Sunshine?” (Barack Obama in Sunrise, Florida)
“Thank You, Sioux City.” (Barack Obama in Sioux Falls)
Reads the word “Corpsman” as “Corpse Man“ twice (Barack Obama reading off a teleprompter)
“I have now been in 57 states.” (Barack Obama)
“One of the things which is a HUGE advantage for America compared to countries like Europe” (Barack Obama)
“The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the Presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time”. (Barack Obama in nominating Judge Sotomayor)
As the evidence suggests, politicians do make mistakes. Who knew? I mean it — who actually knew? Can you smell the hypocrisy? If it’s Barack Obama who makes a stupid blunder then it’s “Oh it was an innocent mistake” or “He’s only human” (Really? I thought he wasn’t.), but when it’s Governor Palin then all hell breaks loose. Maybe it’s just that the LSM really believes she’s a genius and as such should be held to a higher standard.
Make no mistake, this is not about covering a gaffe. This is a coordinated attack by the left and the media to silence Governor Palin. They hope that by trashing her every time she makes a mistake she will lose patience and give up. Let the media take note: earlierthis week we announced that we will no longer stand for those attacks. If you go after the Governor, we will push back, and we mean it. We won’t give up and neither will Governor Palin.
Consider this Exhibit A in our effort to hold the media accountable for their outrageous bias and hypocrisy.