Thursday, May 19, 2011

Philmon responds to a back-handed compliment

From Salon's Joan Walsh to Michelle Bachmann

Before we get to Joan's direct comments on Michelle, I feel compelled to address the "Gingrich RACIST" thing.  I'm not a big Newt fan, but can we stop already with the "coded racist remarks" bit? The only people who apparently understand that code is the Left that keeps making the charges. The rest of us look at you and ask what the heck you're talking about.

The anti-Tea Party media is quick to dismiss references to things they don't know as "ignorance".

"You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord" ... hmmm, sounds to me like she knew where the shots were fired, maybe she was just confused as to what state she was in when she was giving her talk. If you could please let us know which of the 57 states those shots were heard in, we'll make a note of her ignorance.

Also, many founders did work to eradicate slavery, even some who owned slaves. It's not as cut and dried as you think. Try, for once, to assume that you don't know everything and that someone who says something outside of your knowledgebase is not obviously wrong from the outset. Don't go to today's "experts". Go to original sources and read for yourself.

And as far as gangster government ... the bribes, the back-room deals in Obamacare alone ... and this.

Cut the lady some slack and at least investigate both sides.


Severian said...

The anti-Tea Party media is quick to dismiss references to things they don't know as "ignorance".

But liberals know EVERYTHING, Phil! That's why they're liberals!

That's pretty much my one litmus test for potential friends these days: can the words "I," "don't," and "know" come out of your mouth, in that order and with no filler in between?

Nobody likes admitting a lack of knowledge, but only the left makes an entire political system out of avoiding it.

philmon said...

I like your litmus test, and I think I shall adopt it.