Pre-Powell Endorsement Smear

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Drudge Report, a sleazy website that has officially jumped the shark this campaign season (by relentless posting often spurious pro-McCain, anti-Obama links and/or omitting links to pro-Obama news), started what will be a relentless smear job against Colin Powell if, and I stress if, he endorses Obama on Meet the Press tomorrow.

The picture I’m referring to is down now, perhaps because Drudge realized no one knows what Powell will do and thought he might find it offensive. The picture in question showed Powell dancing with a couple of black singers or rappers. The implication?

The endorsement, if it comes, is racial.

And Colin Powell, the respected general and former Secretary of State is, just another n****r.

Too harsh?

Not for that sleaze ball. Matt Drudge is a partisan hack of vicious and evil intent no better than Karl Rove. No one is willing to cross him and many pander, but his site, surging traffic aside, is a dying animal. It is merely a propaganda organ for a soon to be discredited niche party called the GOP.

As a symbolic act of protest, I am removing Drudge permanently from my blogroll. I encourage everyone with a conscience to do the same. This kind of brutish extremism must be marginalized.

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Why the MSM Focuses on Sarah Palin

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I see on the Drudge this morning that there is a link to the National Review (where else?) pointing out that Sarah Palin’s name appears 24 times on the The Blotter from Brian Ross ABC News website. McCain, Obama, and Biden barely register.

It seems necessary to point out that nobody knows anything about Sarah Palin, hence the investigative efforts. Even if she wasn’t mired in scandal and seeking to derail a legitimate investigation into abuse of power back in Alaska, even if she didn’t lie with a conviction that would make Bill Clinton blush, she would need to be thoroughly vetted by the nation – through it’s press – in order for the people to make an informed decision.

Of course, the GOP would prefer that voters didn’t make an informed decision.

The more conservatives whine about the unfairness of it all, the more they draw attention to the fact that nobody really knows what they’re getting into with Palin. Americans may be a lot of things, but they are serious voters. We all have families and we all love this country. No one, except die hard extremists, is going to pull the lever without giving it serious thought first.

Conservatives would be well advised to do so.