Rick Perry has gotten an early taste of life on the national campaign trail. Within 24 hours of being in the trail, Think Progress, a far left wing group had someone film Perry while he was talking about Ben Bernanke and printing more money.
While that blip has now faded, it is a sign of things to come. What is going on?
It is the left’s never ending quest for the next Macaca moment.
The Macaca moment is a famous moment that is taken from George Allen’s Senate run in 2006. Many perceived Allen as a serious Presidential contender for 2008. Allen, for all of his flaws, certainly would have been better than John McCain. Allen had a tracker following him. A tracker is someone used by either opponents or liberal groups to track and try to catch someone in an embarrassing gaffe. In Allen’s case, he saw the same guy tracking him and said, “This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent... Let's give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia.”
Allen claimed he just made up the word. The left went nuts claiming it was a racial slur because the tracker was of Asian Indian descent. It is an obscure slur from the Belgian Congo. The left gave the incident a little push, the drive by media took off with it and what should have been a sure win for George Allen ended up with far left Democrat James Webb barely winning.
Now, in 2012, the left is out in full force, looking for the next Macaca moment. Yesterday, in New Hampshire, some nutty liberal mother tried to push her grade school child to get Rick Perry to say something about evolution. Unfortunately for her, a camera was right behind her, catching every word as she told her son, “ask him about evolution.”
USA Today jumped on the story, with only a brief mention that the mother was pushing the child’s questions.
Of course, there are double standards in the coverage of political “gotcha” moments. In 2008, Joe Wurzelbacher became known as “Joe the plumber” when he asked Obama about socialism and “sharing the wealth.”
Within minutes, everyone knew who Joe Wurzelbacher was. Within days, various state records, some of them confidential, had been accessed to get information about him. He was a just a private citizen asking a question.
Who is the woman who took her son to the event where Rick Perry was going to be? She is obviously a liberal activist who wanted to get a gotcha moment with Perry. But who is she? ABC News, which first broke the video, did not identify her nor did any journalist even try to interview her or identify her. Why?
Could it be double standards at work again?
As Bachmann and Perry are picked apart for every minor mistake they make, like wishing Elvis a happy birthday on the anniversary of his death, none of the drive by media is even looking at Obama.
Obama remains the International President of Mystery. His background remains mostly unknown. Ignoring the whole birther issue for a moment, no one has gone into his background as a student at first Occidental, then Columbia, then even at Harvard. How about his work as an Attorney? Why did Michelle Obama have her law license inactivated after only four years? You can bet if Marcus Bachmann had anything that even remotely smacked of professional misconduct, we would know about it. The media would be all over it.
There is a huge double standard in the media. In the next year, the drive by media will be doing everything it can to help Obama get reelected. The good news for us is thanks to modern technology, we have alternatives to the drive by media.
Let’s call them on their attempts to help the hard left in politics and otherwise, let’s just ignore them. If we do not support the left wing media, the market place will help cure the problem.
We can expect the liberal left to lay traps. We also should be able to expect that our best candidates will be informed enough to disarm chicanery with brief statements of truth. Unfortunately, Rick Perry countered the woman's persistence with a statement that "In Texas we teach creationism." That is simply not true. Texas' science curriculum presents Darwin’s theory and evidence that supports and fails to support it along side intelligent design theory and evidence in its support and against it. Science is a method useful in discovering truth. Texas science curriculum is designed to take students into that process. Intelligent Design is science. visit discovery.org and learn about it, Governor Perry. Better yet, pay attention to the debates going on over at the State Board of Education.
In Texas, TEA Party is not at all enthusiastic about Perry's candidacy. His push for the vastly unpopular trans Texas corridor, his close ties with Merck, the purveyor of Gardasil, which he attempted to force on all sixth grade girls in public school, and his recent failure to support the State Board of Education are among a number of issues that Texas conservatives have with the governor.
All the attention Rick Perry is getting from the left-wing media is wonderful. It is a gesture of respect. What it means is that they view him as the Republican nominee.
As far as the gotcha moment where Perry says he does not believe in evolution that is fair game. People have a right to know that RICK PERRY DOES NOT BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION. To me that is sickening, but I will support him anyway.
“I won’t lie to you. I expect to be judged by results” – President Barack Obama, February 10, 2009. So, since he has specifically asked to be judged on results, we, as dutiful citizens, owe it to him to hold him to that standard.
"Increasingly, people have caught on to the toxic combination of his (Obama’s) extreme leftist ideology, his fundamental incompetence, his defiant refusal to accept accountability, and his mean-spirited partisan scapegoating. Gallup shows his approval rating at 39 percent, an all-time low." – David Limbaugh, opinion piece, Texas Insider, August 17, 2011.
That is some good questions, if anyone lives in IL or where the obamas have lived how about we start looking into their backgrounds??
Imagine what we could find, How about going through the year book from obamas collage and asking people what they knew about him?? Imagine what we could find out. Maybe even find out someone that has copies of obamas records or a way to get them.
No offense to Elvis fans but misquoting his birthday vs his date of demise is a hell of a lot better than saying she visited all 57 states, lol...
As for the mother pushing her kid to ask those questions, how totally cool was it of Perry to say "I see that your mother wants you to ask me about evolution...". He called it right out when it happened.
Here is a link to one of the stories about that.
This is just one of the things that should be brought out, the other is the apartments obama was involved in. They are not even good enough for roaches to live in.
This is easy enough to find but the media refuses to do their jobs. Perhaps phone calls to them and then to the people that advertise on that network telling them we will no longer buy their products if they continue to support of advertise on their stations.
"Let's call them on their attempts to help the hard left... let's just ignore them."
So your call to action is... inaction?
My apology if I sound cynical, frustrated, disappointed, confounded, etc. etc. etc.
Frankly I would rather point out every error they make and also ask them to ask a democrat the same ridiculous questions they ask conservatives...
If you want to get them in the market place then thousands of people must contact their advertisers and point out why you won't buy their product anymore. This has to be done often...