Palin has been the victim of an astonishing array of falsehoods. Voters have been told […][t]hat she links Saddam Hussein to the attacks of 9/11. […] All untrue.
Palin to troops departing for Iraq, including her son:
[That they would] defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.
The smears and sneers have been without end. […] A Democratic state chairman declared scornfully that Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
How Palin’s choice was described:
She has a compelling personal narrative for religious conservatives capped by the fact that she opted to have her fifth child even though she knew he would have Down’s syndrome — making her a darling of the anti-abortion movement.
Another way of saying “having a baby” is “not having an abortion.”
(3) Jacoby on Palin’s popularity:
In the latest Fox News poll, Palin’s favorable/unfavorable ratio is a strong 54-27.
Date of the Fox News poll: 9/10.
Daily Kos on 9/13:
DATE FAV UNFAV NO OPINON
13-Sep 49% 40% 11%
On the website of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commentator Heather Mallick was even cruder.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Isn’t that in Canada? Isn’t RIM in Canada? You know, the company that makes the Blackberry that McCain invented.
… has a point by point response (mostly rebuttal IMO).
Atrios has suggested that conservatives relish saying things that bother liberals so much that logical consistency, political expedience, and veracity can all take a back seat. Possibly, Jacoby retains conservative affection because he continues to “stick it” to us.
p>Generally, though, he’s a moron. The Sep 10 column on Bush hating is another example.
The only reason Jacoby could be considered “an important voice” is because newspapers waste trees and ink on him. But then, they do the same with Family Circus, an equally important voice.
The Billy Family Circus of political commentary.
A convicted plagiarist that shouldn’t be taken seriously by anyone. Ever notice how, still, most of his column is quoting other people? At least he gives them credit these days.
p>Intellectually shallow with a visceral antipathy to any government action of any kind for any reason. The only thing he wants the government to do is bomb people of color, especially Muslims and really especially Palestinians.
p>Other than that, not a bad guy.
p>The Republicans have been anti-science, anti-education, and anti-intellectual for a long time, and it shows in their inability to think rationally. Their irrationality is becoming more obvious, even to the least aware voter, and is becoming their bridge to nowhere.
p>I’ve wasted enough bits on this guy. Back to the comics.