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Despicable: Washington Post Mocks National Medal of Arts Winner, Cancer Survivor

By Gary P Jackson

This is just despicable. Only soulless “progressives” would mock a national treasure like Donald Hall, who is a cancer survivor.

From the Weekly Standard:

Eighty-two-year-old Donald Hall, former poet laureate and all-around man of literary distinction, was one of the recent recipients of National Medal of Arts at the White House, and is seen here in a photograph with President Obama:

He and the president are clearly smiling at one another. As readers will note, Hall is wearing a classic Brooks Brothers-style sack suit and Macclesfield tie, slightly hidden by the medal, and his full beard and slightly unkempt hair give him a certain Walt Whitman look. By my reckoning, Mr. Hall appears to be his age but looks hearty enough—which is impressive, since he has been battling cancer since 1989.

This is, by any reckoning, a poignant moment: High culture, personified by the Harvard/Oxford-educated formalist poet of soaring reputation and long tenure, is honored by the civil state, personified by our trim, solicitous president. Unfortunately, that is not the way the Washington Post saw it. This particular photograph was featured in a March 2 online feature called “ComPost,” written by reporter Alexandra Petri, on a blog she coauthors with columnist Dana Milbank, with the following headline: “Photo Caption Contest!

Donald Hall,” wrote Ms. Petri, “ … is not, in fact, a yeti. What does this photo say to you, other than: ‘Help! I’m a talking photo!’ Say it in the comments … We’ll announce the winner in Friday’s chat!” And the comments section, as might be expected, was full of clever observations at the expense of Hall’s age, appearance, and presumed mental state.

One of the embarrassments of the nation’s capital is that the dominant newspaper in Washington is relentlessly philistine, and routinely second-rate in its cultural coverage. Its free-standing book section was discontinued last year, and its coverage of music, art, dance, theatre, and film is either nonexistent or seemingly aimed at the lowest common denominator in its readership. The jeering, juvenile tone of this Petri joke at the expense of Donald Hall is, sadly, all too typical.

And in the fashion of a monopoly enterprise, bullying as well. As it happens, the 89-year-old ex-editor of the Post, Benjamin Bradlee, occasionally walks past THE WEEKLY STANDARD building, which is between his home and the Post, where he maintains an office. Bradlee, once a dashing boulevardier type, now looks very much like a man approaching his ninetieth birthday, and shuffles painfully along the sidewalk with a slightly bewildered expression on his face. If I were to take a photograph of Bradlee the next time I see him, and offer it to Alexandra Petri and Dana Milbank at “ComPost,” do you suppose they would repeat the Photo Caption Contest, and invite readers to send in snarky comments?

You wonder how these Washington Post losers can look at themselves in the mirror in the morning.A sad commentary on the “humanity” of the those on the left.

Sarah Palin wasn’t too pleased with these dirt bags either, tweeting this:

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Sarah Palin Punks The Huffington Post: The Reason She will Be Elected President In 2012

Unless you live under a rock, you know that over the past few days Sarah Palin has rocked the world. Sarah spoke at what is being reported as the largest ever Chamber of Commerce meeting in the country on Friday night, and by Sunday afternoon, was sharing the stage with Rock and Roll icon Ted Nugent in Houston, Texas, where, in front of an enthusiastic, overflow crowd, Governor Rick Perry gave her a proclamation naming her an honorary Texan.

Now being a Texan, I can tell you that is something that we don’t take lightly. Being born a Texan is a special blessing, and we don’t hand out the honorary stuff to just anyone.

Of course, the really big deal this weekend, proclamation notwithstanding, was Sarah’s appearance at the first ever National Tea Party Convention, where she spoke to the nation, it was the real State of the Union speech, if you will.

The speech was incredible. It was stirring and emotional, Sarah pulled no punches. The speech was followed by a lively question and answer session from the event moderator. Sarah also set down with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace for a hard hitting interview, where she hit another home run.

We’ll have a video and analysis coming. (Hey… it’s the weekend!)

Anyhow, the Saturday night speech in Nashville was a game changer. It was very fitting that Sarah gave such a powerful speech on the occasion of the 99th birthday of one of our greatest Presidents, Ronald Reagan.

So powerful was the speech that the moonbats on the left weren’t sure how to attack her. I mean let’s face it, progressives can’t compete in the marketplace of ideas. They know they will lose. It’s why all of their attacks on their opponents have to be so personal. (and false) If forced to argue strictly on the merit of their ideas, progressives would be laughed off the planet, so…they lie, hate, and scheme.

The best (worst?) Of the bunch at spreading lies and hate is the Huffington Post. We’ve long reported the ties that Zsa Zsa over there has to the money people behind the smears on Sarah Palin. We’ve also reported on the various members of Obama’s Alaska Mafia, hate mongers and serial liars like Shannyn Moore and Jeanne Devon, who she provides editorial space to, so they can spread their lies and hate.

Anyhow, these are ridiculous little people devoid of any worth to humanity whatsoever, and totally without one single redeeming quality.

Now again, none of these people could argue with Sarah’s red meat speeches or interviews. I mean how do you argue against liberty, freedom, and a strong national defense?

So they went looking. What did these loons come up with?

Oh the horror, Sarah Palin had a few notes scrawled on her hand! That’s right, this “rube” wrote a few things on her hand. How unsophisticated. How common, how ordinary.

Andrew Marcus over at Big Government has the “evidence” of the scribblings here.

Now the left is all over the place on this. To some it means she’s not “presidential” because she did something that pretty much everyone of us have done at least once in their life. To others it means she’s “dumb” because she needed notes to give a speech. Never mind Obama takes his teleprompter with him everywhere, lest he be left to his own devices, which is not pretty, as Obama is more gaffetastic than his famously gaffe prone Vice President.

I mean this guy has to have a teleprompter in a staff meeting, and while talking to school kids! How sad.


Anyhow, the left has just been having a field day with all of this today. They actually think this is something anyone with a brain cares about. That somehow this hurts Sarah.

I love the smell of desperation on the morning!

The far left moonbats like Huffington and her writers are so out of touch with America it’s simply pathetic. This is why the corrupt, Obamacentric media is going broke. They have no idea who their audience is or what they care about.

Most Americans look at Sarah and see themselves. Sarah is every man/woman. She’s one of us. And ya know, gosh darn it, she does things just like we do ‘em.

For Sarah’s part, she just punked the hell out of Zsa Zsa and her writers over at HuffPo!

If you look closely, the writing on Sarah’s hand says “Hi mom!

This dear readers is why Sarah Palin will be the next President of the United States. Oh, we’ll elect her because of her stellar record of achievements, for her strong record of getting the job done, of course, but it’s her spirit, her absolute refusal to lay down and play dead when the hate mongers on the left go after her that puts her heads and shoulders above anyone and everyone else in politics today.

Just as Ronald Reagan was smiling down on our Sarah on Saturday night, he was having a hardy chuckle with her on Sunday afternoon! Reagan was a master at hammering his opponents with a smile. It’s obvious that Sarah is cut from that same presidential cloth!

Our friends over at HillBuzz agree. Their take on this is dead on:

The reason Sarah Palin will be President in 2012, distilled in one picture

Hi Mom.

That’s what Sarah Palin wrote on her hand today, technically, before speaking at a campaign rally for Rick Perry in Texas.

Hi Mom” can also be loosely translated as “F-U, Lefties“.

Here’s what Sarah Palin did today, and why it’s not only brilliant, but it’s the chief reason this woman will be our 45th President.

She hit the Left back, in a subtle way that drives them crazy. THAT, friends, is quite an art form. We respect everyone alive who practices this sort of Fu.

Palin knew the Left, particularly the Huffington Post, has been trying to create an issue of several words Palin wrote on her hand before the Tea Party Convention speech yesterday: Energy, Taxes, American Spirit.

We do this too, FYI, whenever we have to do any public speaking, since we don’t usually take notecards with us or have a podium in front of us. We just write down a few key words, on our palm, so that we cover the three or four things we really wanted to talk about…lest we miss one of them. Unlike the current president, we don’t have a TelePrompTer traveling with us everywhere we go. Neither does Palin.

We hope Palin makes the “Hi Mom” thing a regular inside-joke.

The Huffalumps tried to make an issue of her palm-notes…and obsessed over staring at pictures of them yesterday…so Palin sent them a message today, letting them know she’s aware they are scrutinizing her palms…so she might as well send her Mom a message.

Those of you who met Mrs. Heath on Palin’s book tour have told us she’s a VERY nice woman (Mr. Heath too)…so we say “Hi Sarah’s Mom” today too.

Palin is quick with responses to the lunatics on the Left, which is remarkable. She gets in front of a story before it becomes an issue. She hits back hard when needed, but can use more subtle smacks when those are more appropriate.

We think she effectively disarmed this issue, in a humorous, fun way that’s relatable to average Americans.

Her ninja throwing star Facebook dispatches are well-crafted and deadly to her opponents.

Today, she proved her more subtle hits can be just as effective.

This woman has all the skills she needs to become President in two years.

All that’s missing is her ground team…of which we, and hopefully YOU, will surely be a part.

Go, Sarah, Go!

They are so right! Here’s the thing Sarah has that no other political figure in the country, on either side, has: Courage.

Sarah Palin is fearless. She got her “Sarahcuda” nickname while playing championship high school basketball. She was a tough player then, and an ever tougher player now.

This is the kind of leader a great nation deserves. Someone who doesn’t lay over and play dead when they are attacked by guttersnipes and low-lifes. Someone who doesn’t seek the approval of the radical elements of society.

Sarah is a hard nosed, tough minded leader. She also has a wicked sense of humor. I’m sure Ronnie would approve, I know we do!

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