I watched about five minutes of a certain morning show this morning before I had to change the channel, but I heard a guy at the table, I guess what they call the round table, making some pretty astonishing statements.
I can’t remember the exact numbers he cited but he said there was a poll showing a large number of republicans who believe Obama is not a citizen, and another number showing some republicans believe he is the anti-Christ. He at first said this was a Rasmussen poll, but then changed it to a New Jersey poll. (I guess he was referring to this)
Then he made the statement that there were some republicans who actually compare Sarah Palin to Esther of the Bible. Well, can you think of a more despicable idea than that? That’s the one that got me ticked off. Imagine someone having the audacity to think of a biblical character.
I didn’t know who he was but I searched around and found out his name. He has a new book that is #15 on the bestseller list. Fifteen, not too good. I won’t even mention the name of it because I don’t want to type it.
I noticed that a lot, if not all, of his “work” is very anti-Christian.
But why would we need Christ? We have Obama.
They should never have given him a “place at the table” because he is renowned for making gotcha films ranging from some drunk Jewish-Americans, Michelle Malkin (“Michelle Malkin goes unhinged and launches a hysterical tirade into the lens of my camera”), Sarah Palin (“The witch hunter annoints Sarah Palin”) to, more recently, a film on the 9/12 protesters, where he “captures the protest’s atmosphere of ignorance by interviewing the rally’s most delusional attendees.”
But when you see where “his work” has been featured, it all comes together.
His work has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, The Nation, Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Huffington Post, Salon Magazine, Al Jazeera English, Alternet, Democracy Now, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and The Rachel Maddow Show. He also writes for the Daily Beast.
Top it off:
He is also a Puffin Writing Fellow at the New York-based Nation Institute, a research fellow for “Media Matters for America.”
That just about says it all.
Seems to me to be a hateful little man who has little tolerance for views other than his own. But how could this be? Isn’t he on the loving left?
UPDATE: This is the poll he was referring to — one done by the Daily Kos – not exactly the most reliable poll, to be sure. Goes right along with his Media Matters credentials.
Posted: 09.22.09 Updated: 09.22.09 @ 4:30 p.m.
After writing that: the “shout downs” organized by the Republican right meet one of the classic definitions of “fascist” tactics–There is literally no defense to these tactics, says Lanny Davis.
(Note: Do you really think the republicans could organize something this successful? That’s a laugh.)
Lanny Davis ‘splains his remarks in an email to Michelle Malkin, saying, in part:
“I believe that thoughtful and civil people on the left and the right share a desire for debate and have respect for other people’s opinions. This is fundamental to a civil society and our great democracy. In my post, I only wished to protest strongly those who believe it is acceptable to attend a meeting for the purpose of disrupting and preventing honest and vigorous debate.
I take the same position if it is people on the left side of the spectrum who use such tactics as those on the right side.”
Awww. Suddenly we want to have “thoughtful and civil debate” and “respect for other people’s opinions?” Anybody who has spent any time on the internet has found out pretty quickly that the Obama people are the least tolerant of all and there is absolutely no tolerance for “other people’s opinions.”
And President Obama has said that “community organizing” is the highest of callings.
What hypocrisy for their side to now call protests at the town hall meetings “angry mobs.” Very funny. Pretty “fishy,” too.
See below a group at Columbia University protesting the appearance of the Minutemen, border patrol volunteers.
H/T: Michelle Malkin.com.
Michelle Malkin reports from Dallas:
I returned from the Dallas Tea Party this weekend inspired and motivated by the massive turnout of citizen activists. The official county estimate of the day-long event’s crowd: 37,000!
See pictures from July 4th Tea Parties at different locations in USA.
Greta is showing some scenes tonight, but no coverages of these events to speak of in the MSM. Pictures and reports have to come from those who were there.
Actually the MSM is feeding us baby food to distract us from what is really going on.
All across America today thousands of citizens expressed the growing disgust for the massive spending going on in Washington, D. C.
I made a list of at least some places.
SanDiego; North Carolina; Oklahoma City; Nashville; Orlando FL.; Ft Myers FL; Austin Texas; Portland Oregon; Shelby Alabama; Lansing Mi, Cleveland Oh, Houston; Denver; Hartford Conn; and Washington D. C. See video below and go to Michelle Malkin.com for photos.
Scenes from the DC Tea Party on Feb. 27, 2009, where hundreds of taxpayers rallied in support of free markets and limited government – and against endless bailouts.
AND WHERE IS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA?
Oh, that’s right, they’re following George Anthony around, they are staked out in front of Haleigh, Cummings house, and they are obessessing about every word Rush Limbaugh utters. And don’t forget this earth-shattering news: Michele Bachmann said, “You be the man,” to Michael Steele, which was a big compliment in my book.
UPDATE: Greta is covering this!!!
Hundreds of taxpayers took time out of their busy day to protest President Obama’s “stimulus” bill-signing in Denver today.
Jim Pfaff of Colorado Americans for Prosperity, Jon Caldara and the Independence Institute, former Rep. Tom Tancredo, and several GOP officials and state legislators spearheaded the event. Count us all among the “chattering classes” appalled at the massive pork and the short-circuited process that paved the way for the trillion-dollar Generational Theft Act.
And from Seattle yesterday:
Way. To. Go. Let it spread all across the country.
2-17-09 Jim Pfaff, Jon Caldara, Michelle Malkin, and Tom Tancredo lead a rally against Barack Obama’s stimulus bill on the west steps of the state capitol in Denver
H/T Michelle Malkin and My Own Side.