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Erick Ericksen — “On every significant issue of the past decade, Mitt Romney has managed to be on every side of each issue except one — he has consistently been in favor of government dictated and government managed healthcare.”
As appropriately expressed by Don Surber, here’s the basis for the claim five years ago that polar bears were going extinct: “[W]e have an expert on birds guessing that white blobs on a photo are drowned polar bears. That’s it. That’s the science.”
Victor Davis Hanson, in his latest “Read the whole thing” item at PJ Media (“Liberal Indulgences”) — “Today, liberalism puts a comparable burden on its elites: can one occupy Wall Street and still enjoy the luxury of that iPhone 4s? Did the university professor in Zuccotti Park worry about Wall Street when his TIAA-CREF account used to return 8% plus per annum? Can we still jet to Tuscany and worry about carbon footprints? Can we live in Chevy Chase, Malibu, or Woodside and be stalwarts on the barricades of racial integration and multiculturalism? How can we make $200,000 a year as assistant vice provost for diversity affairs, when a part-time lecturer gets 1/5 for the same class a full-time, top-step professor teaches?”
The Herman Cain sexual harassment innuendo hit piece at Politico with no meaningful specifics about what or may not have happened well over a dozen years ago should be viewed in the context of what has been noted about the Obama White House of the past few: “The Washington Post reports former communications director Anita Dunn says in the book (by Ron Suskind) — quote – “This place would be in court for a hostile workplace because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.” Mao worshipper that she is, Dunn has denied saying something for which Suskind surely has proof — or this White House would have stopped the book’s publication.
Related to the previous item, from Roger Simon at PJ Media (“Politico and Cain: Return of the High-Tech Lynching”) –
It took the mainstream media nearly a year to catch up with the John Edwards Affair (and only after the National Enquirer made it impossible to ignore — Ed.), but only weeks into Herman Cain’s narrow frontrunner status for the GOP nomination, the goodfellas at Politico are letting the uppity black conservative have it.
One thing is certain, whatever Cain did (if anything), it certainly isn’t in the ballpark of using campaign funds to support a mistress and love child while your wife is dying of cancer or even inserting a cigar in the pudenda of an unpaid intern in the corridors of the Oval Office. Those are certainly more than five-figure infractions — more like eight-figure.
… As Glenn Reynolds points out, another black man ran for president and mainstream media has surfaced almost nothing about him after all these years.
At the WaPo, the item involved, which would have had “hostile workplace” in the headline if a Republican or conservative were involved, instead had these headlines: In the text, “In early Obama White House, female staffers felt frozen out”; in the browser window’s title, “Friction over women’s role in Obama White House was intense.” What tools.
I believe it’s no accident that the Politico is the outlet surfacing the allegations. The relatively disengaged don’t read it, so this crap can be rolled out during a possible general election campaign by the AP, the New York Times, and the TV networks as “new” if necessary.