Sunday, 26 October 2008

FOR THE POLL WATCHERS IN THE HOUSE

Ken Berwitz

As most mainstream media continue to declare this race over, I thought you might be interested to know that:

-The IBD poll has it within 4%

-The Associated Press poll has them 1% apart

-The Zogby poll show Obama's lead at 5.3% -- less than half the 12% it was just three days ago.

What does this mean?  Nothing or something.  I don't know any more than you do. 

But, then again, that's what the other polls mean too, the ones that media are basing  their pronouncements on.

The real poll is coming.  It will take place on November 4.  That's the one worth paying attention to.


SARAH PALIN: ACCEPTABLE FOR WOMAN-HATRED?

Ken Berwitz

The following, according to www.HillaryClintonForum.net, comes from The Philadelphia Inquirer.  It was written by Helen McCaffrey, whose credentials are shown below, along with the quote.

If you care at all about how women are treated, I urge you to read every word:.

Philly Inquirer

Quote:
 
Helen McCaffrey is the director of Women's Watch Inc., a nonprofit women's advocacy group based in Cape May.

I cannot predict who will win the presidential campaign, but I already know who will lose big: all women.

I realized this when I saw a 20-something male student who attends a class in the community college where I teach, wearing a T-shirt that read, "Sarah Palin is a C-." He wore it in public, in broad daylight, and without shame or even consciousness of what he was doing.

I took the time to advise him of the "error of his ways" and informed him of the consequences if he wore it to my class.

This encounter shook me right down to my socks.

Most of my adult life has been spent working for civil rights for all Americans, as a lawyer defending constitutional rights and now as a college teacher and director of a nonprofit advocating for the rights of women.

Not since I told myself I could lose weight on the pizza and cheesecake diet have I been so self-deluded. This election cycle has been like stepping on the scale.

It was the encounter with the young man that woke me up, but there were signs all along the campaign trail. First, with the candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton, who won 18 million popular votes from the people of the United States and was ridiculed, marginalized, and put in her place when she wasn't even offered the vice presidency slot.

But the really big attack on women occurred when John McCain selected only the second woman in history to be on a major-party ticket. He chose a governor of a state critical to our energy crisis. She is a very popular governor with an 80-percent approval rate. She was elected on her own merit without previous political ties. She is her own political creation, not the wife, daughter, sister or mistress of a politician.

I thought Americans would be proud of her nomination, whether we agreed or disagreed with her on the issues. Was I in for a shock.

The sexism that I believed had been eradicated was lurking, like some creature from the black lagoon, just below the surface. Suddenly it erupted and in some unexpected places.


Instead of engaging Palin on the issues, critics attacked attributes that are specifically female. It is Hillary's pantsuit drama to the power of 10. Palin's hair, her voice, her motherhood, and her personal hygiene were substituted for substance. That's when it was nice.

The hatred escalated to performers advocating Palin be "gang raped," to suggestions that her husband had had sex with their young daughters, and reports that her Down syndrome child really was that of her teenage daughter. One columnist even called for her to submit to DNA testing to prove her virtue. Smells a little like Salem to me. I was present at an Obama rally at which the mention of Palin's name drew shouts of "stone her."

"Stone her"? How biblical.

All this is at a time when women are regularly being raped as they try to cross the border into the United States; bloody, broken women haunt the emergency rooms of hospitals; and abuse and disrespect for women and girls is rising faster than bank bailouts. That is the atmosphere in which people, including women, choose to attempt to destroy a woman who is a legitimate political leader.

Agreement on issues is not required, but Palin merits respect.

It is dismaying that misogyny and sexism are so excessively marbleized into our daily interactions that some of us cannot even recognize their existence when confronted with it or when staring at it directly in the mirror.
It is my fervent hope that those who purport to be intellectuals begin to engage in argument and not resort to their baser selves or the easy exercise of personal and biology-based attacks.

Mockery and vilification of women such as Palin should become just as taboo as race-based slams. Until then, women are the real losers.

The way it seems to work is, if you are a woman you are owed equality and respect.  But if you are a Republican conservative woman you are owed neither.

Are you disgusted?  Good.  You should be.

Who are the haters?  You tell me.

BOB W. JUST A THOUGHT! A LITTLE BIT OF DOUBLE STANDARD IS WEARING A T-SHIRT THAT SAYS SARAH-C- AND DIFFERENT THAN WEARING A T-SHIRT THAT SAYS OBAMA- N- (10/26/08)

annacares HOW ABOUT A T SHIRT THAT LISTS ALL OF SEN OBAMA'S CLOSE FRIENDS AND MENTORS......REV. WRIGHT....FR.FLAGER... PROF RASHID.....FARAKAN.....PROF AYERES...... JESSE JACKSON........ OOPS REMOVE JESSE HE MANAGED TO TELL THE TRUTH BEFORE HE WAS THROWN UNDER THE BUS (10/27/08)


IS THE LA TIMES WITHHOLDING DEVASTATING EVIDENCE AGAINST BARACK OBAMA?

Ken Berwitz

Does the LA Times have a video tape of Barack Obama attending a party with the viciously anti-Semitic, anti-Israel radical Rashid Khalidi - along with william ayers and bernardine dohrn, who he claims to barely know?

Does the video tape have Khalidi lavishing praise on an appreciative Obama?

Here is the article from Charles Johnson of www.littlegreenfootballs.com, complete with reference links.  Read it and judge for yourself:

LA Times Hiding Incriminating Video of Obama with Radical Palestinian? Update: Ayers and Dohrn Attended Khalidi Party with Obama

Politics | Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 8:18:26 pm PST

Gateway Pundit says he contacted the LA Times to ask about a video showing Barack Obama at a party for radical Islamist Rashid Khalidi, mentioned by the LA Times in this article: Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Barack Obama.

At Khalidis going-away party in 2003, the scholar lavished praise on Obama, telling the mostly Palestinian American crowd that the state senator deserved their help in winning a U.S. Senate seat. You will not have a better senator under any circumstances, Khalidi said.

The event was videotaped, and a copy of the tape was obtained by The Times.

LA Times writer Peter Wallsten said he wont release the video or reveal his sources: Confirmed: MSM Holds Video Of Barack Obama Attending Jew-Bash & Toasting a Former PLO Operative... Refuse to Release the Video!

If true, this is media malfeasance of an almost astounding degree. They have a video that could change the stakes in this election and theyre hiding it. And theyve been hiding it since last April.

Contact the Los Angeles Times and demand that they release this video.

UPDATE at 10/25/08 9:36:04 pm:

It gets even more interesting.

Also attending the farewell dinner described above: Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

In Chicago, the Khalidis founded the Arab American Action Network, and Mona Khalidi served as its president. A big farewell dinner was held in their honor by AAAN with a commemorative book filled with testimonials from their friends and political allies. These included the left wing anti-war group Not In My Name, the Electronic Intifada, and the ex-Weatherman domestic terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. (There were also testimonials from then-state Senator Barack Obama and the mayor of Chicago.)

If this tape exists and the LA Times is withholding it, then it is acting not as a newspaper but, literally, as an arm of the Barack Obama campaign. 

Because if the LA Times is holding such a tape, as very well seems to be the case, then it is suppressing hard news for the purpose of protecting Mr. Obama from a huge backlash among Jewish supporters, supporters of Israel regardless of their religion and, generally, people who fear his association with radicals and would find this to be a confirmation that the stories about him are true.

If the LA Times has any integrity at all, there damn well better be either a credible statement that it does not have the tape, or a page 1 story that the tape does exist along with a recounting of what is on it.


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