Obama’s Disgusting Rhetoric

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Many have been flabbergasted at the Presidents apparent lack of knowledge about the Supreme Court case of Mabury v Madison, which did indeed establish the power of the Supreme Court to declare a federal law passed by Congress and signed by the President as unconstitutional.

That is pretty astounding, considering he’s supposed to be a Constitutional scolar.

But there is something else he said this week that caught my ear. From obama’s speech at the Associated Press luncheon:

“Disguised as a deficit reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It’s nothing but thinly veiled social Darwinism,”

Excuse me?

My friend Dan at Gay Patriot commented on the significance of Obama’s comments in relation to the Clinton budget, but everyone is missing the real significance of the “Social Darwinism” comment.

Think about the term and how it’s been used over the last century and more. It has been justification for all sorts of atrocities and prejudices, from racism to eugenics to Nazism to state sterilization of the mentally challenged and infirm. I generally scoff at the notion that people use “code words”, which is usually an accusation tossed at Conservatives by Liberals to try and portray Conservatives as racists. Well, in this case, although he apparently isn’t that familiar with the aspects of Marbury v Madison, I think it’s hard pressed not to conclude that this was the “Unifier-In-Chief’s” veiled and half clever way of accusing Conservatives of wanting to off cleans society of the poor and minorities.

I find his use of this rhetoric to be vile and ugly. I wonder how the press would have reacted if the previous President would have said anything like this about his political opponents.

The Liberal War On Women! (or one woman)

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As someone who studied broadcasting and related industries in college, I find this stunning! Read to the end:

Sarah Palin phoned in to the “Today” show this morning as she makes her way across the country to New York where she will co-host tomorrow’s show.

Matt Lauer asked, “What are you doing to prepare? Are you reading some newspapers?,” a reference to Palin’s interviews with Katie Couric in 2008. “That’s a fine how-do-you-do. That’s a great start. Here we go,” said Palin laughing.

Palin will appear mostly in the 8am hour including taking part in “The Professionals” panel.

“Hopefully we won’t bore viewers with too much in-depth political talk,” said Palin, then boring viewers with political talk about “energy prices and some national security issues that have to be addressed and I think no matter what it is that we discuss it’s going to turn into a bit of a political discussion.”

“I appreciate NBC’s boldness in having me on,” said Palin, adding, “Doesn’t it kind of reflect that diversity of opinion that I hear that you all espouse?…”

“Or desperation,” said Meredith Vieria to laughs.

I am not a Sarah Palin fan by any means, but this kind of comment from a co-anchor of major network news show, is amateurish. Should she be disciplined or fired? I don’t know. But there will be some backlash if nothing is done.