A long time ago in this very country, liberals once protected the little guy. They sided against elites and fought the good fight against overwhelming odds against the powerful. But today, the self described liberals, have joined the ranks of the rich and powerful and view the rest of the country as one would an episode of “Green Acres.”
Democrats, the mainstream media and the liberal blogosphere, are all joined in sneering at Sarah Palin. You know what they’re hitting her on. It’s the beauty pagaent, The University of Idaho degree, the family with more than 2.3 children, the hunting, the moose burgers, the hockey-Mom thing, the blue-collar snow-mobile racing husband, and the fact that she didn’t do what 90 percent of women do when their child is diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome.
NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell yesterday unkindly compared Palin to Annie Oakley. I didn’t hear any jokes about Joe Biden from the media, though there is much to mock. Mitchell essentially said only dumb women will vote for Palin:
“She (Palin) is not appealing to the same women who were really voting or supporting Hillary Clinton on ideological issues but they think that they can peel off some of these working class women, not college educated, who, the blue collar women who were voting for Hillary Clinton and may be more conservative on social causes.”
FYI, uneducated means doesn’t live in the Northeast, DC, or California. Note to Palin supporters: You must be uneducated or graduated from the University of Idaho or somewhere like that. And notice that “uneducated” and “conservative” go together in Mitchell’s assessment.
Newsweek Editor Eleanor Clift admitted without prompting on The McLaughlin Report that the media laughs at Palin. On the McLaughlin Report she said:
ELEANOR CLIFT: This is not a serious choice. It makes it look like a made for TV movie. If the media reaction is anything, it’s been literally laughter in many places across news-
JOHN McLAUGHLIN: Where is that? See that?
CLIFT: In very, very many newsrooms.
But there’s no media bias?
Right after the nomination, there was a press release issued from Barack Obama’s campaign describing Palin as the “former Mayor” of a small town. The emphasis was on the small town, just so you know. Here’s the comment:
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” said Obama spokesperson Bill Burton.
Saying Palin is a former Mayor is like calling Obama a “community organizer.” Hey, at least I know what a Mayor does.
The Los Angeles Times wrote an odd and misleading headline saying, “Palin has risen quickly from PTA to VP pick.” As if there were no stops in between. It’s like Palin was never Governor at all. See, they don’t count Alaska as a real state because the only thing they know about it is we can’t drill for oil there and they really like that quirky show ‘Northern Exposure.’ The article includes this not-so-subtle jab:
Palin is breathtakingly unlike any other vice presidential pick in American history — a gun-toting, mooseburger-eating former Miss Wasilla, an Alaska governor whose parents nearly missed her national unveiling because they were out hunting caribou.
That was supposed to be a punch line, if you didn’t get it. You’re supposed to laugh at her and her backward parents.
So the laughter and the elitism can continue. They’re laughing the day away about the Palin announcement. But you know who’s not laughing? The Obama campaign. Because just a few days after the Democratic convention when Democrats typically enjoy a 10-15 point bounce, there is nothing. The big Greek Temple set, the Hillary speech, the Bill speech, Hillary’s dramatic strut onto the convention floor to give up her delegates, the Michelle “folksy” speech, and the Barack Obama speech which made Chris Matthews and Keith Olberman swoon has resulted in absolutely no bounce. Zero. And that’s all because of some Hockey Mom from the sticks.