Conservatives Love Being The Victim

Exhibit A is AJC columnist Jim Wooten’s latest post in which he whines that Obama is engaging in “ageism” in one of his latest TV ads.

Boo hoo! Particularly after McCain ran this ad.

It is just the latest in the GOP’s victimhood playbook. The “liberal media” is always out to get them. Legitimate criticism of Sara Palen is “sexism.” Now pointing out some of McCain’s flaws is “ageist.”

The Republican victimhood mentality is getting a little tiresome.

18 comments

  1. GreenAllTheWay says:

    Please select some worthy news source on which to base your blog…using the AJC is pittiful… they are often outdated, always misquote and never get the facts right.

  2. SouthFultonGuy says:

    DG,

    How about giving us your list of the “truthful” legitimate criticism the media is posing to the McCain/Palin campaign?

  3. From my blog post last Friday:

    In the same week when Joe Biden asks a wheelchair bound State Senator to stand up and be recognized, a tougher, more forceful Barak Obama releases an ad telling the world that McCain should not be President because he doesn’t use email.

    “It’s extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn’t know how to send an e-mail.”

    Well, Jonah Goldberg writing for the National Review Online’s The Corner reminds us of a little article in the hardly conservative Boston Globe from March 4, 2000:

    “McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan – Ted Williams is his hero – but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.”

    What’s next on Barak’s agenda? Making fun of Mini Me for not being able to do a slam dunk?

    http://community.myfoxatlanta.com/blogs/JasonShepherd

  4. Decaturguy says:

    This isn’t a Sara Palin post South Fulton, but golly gee, where do I begin?

    (1) Palin supported a windfall profits tax on big oil in Alaska.

    (2) She raised taxes, increased spending, and increased the deficit when she was mayor.

    (3) She says she’s against earmarks but when she was mayor and governor she hired lobbyists to obtain them, including supporting federal money for the Bridge to Nowhere when she was running for governor.

    Those are just a few. Just a tip of the iceberg.

  5. I’ll agree with DG about this: There’s way too much whining going on in this race. It’s bare knuckled politics that’s being played and these guys (and gal) better be tough enough to handle it. I wish McCain hadn’t run the lipstick ad. A better play would have been to make fun of it.

    Obama however, whines like crazy. He whines when nobody is attacking him. He whines about how he doesn’t look like the guy on the dollar bill (neither does McCain BTW). He gives Hillary the finger and calls Palin a pig and whines when people get upset about it. He whines when reporters ask him one question about the convicted criminal who bought him a house. He whines all the time. When will you call him on his whining DG?

    As for Sarah Palin’s record, DG distorts almost a bad as the Kos Kids.

    1) Palin did not support “windfall” taxes. She renegotiated an agreement with the oil companies to get better terms for Alaska’s taxpayers. She then sent a budget surplus back to the taxpayers (DG used to call those welfare checks. I noticed he stopped doing that). The good ‘ole boys in Alaska had set up a sweetheart deal for the oil companies and she fixed it. Show me where Obama has ever had the guts to take on powerful Chicago interests. How about Biden? Has he ever stood up to power brokers in Delaware? How often has Obama or Biden broken with the leadership of their Party?

    Democrats (and some Republicans) dream of exacting windfall profit taxes so as to punish private industry for making too much money. That’s not remotely close to what Sarah Palin did.

    2) She raised taxes, increased services, turned Wasilla into a boomtown, and built a sports facility after the residents approved it via a public vote. I don’t know if I would have supported building a sports facility, but her residents did. Of course they’re backward hillbilly rednecks so what do they know? They need sophisticated Chicago lawyers and uber-smart guys from Scranton, I mean Delaware to tell them what to think.

    3) There’s nothing wrong with seeking to obtain federal money for her City or State. That’s not “earmarks” that’s the legitimate responsibility of a Mayor and Governor. Earmarks are federal money for specific pork projects. They are usually inserted secretly for the benefit of a few people. Barack Obama mastered this skill in the few short months he’s been a Senator.

    Show me where the things Palin requested were for a few well connected insiders and then and only then can you call her a hypocrite.

    Unlike Obama’s legion of worshipers think of him, I don’t think Sarah Palin and John McCain are perfect. They’ve done things I wouldn’t have done. McCain in particular has ticked me off over the years. I fully expect a McCain/Palin administration to tick me off from time to time. However, they shoot straight and they do what they think is in the best interest of the people, not the insiders. Can anyone honestly say that an Obama/Biden administration would stand up to a Democratic Congress and tell them no when they’re wrong? I sure don’t think so.

    What is Obama going to do about earmarks and corruption? He’ll show the same courage he’s shown as a State Senator and US Senator in standing up to his own Party when they’re wrong. In other words, he’ll do nothing.

  6. Andre Walker says:

    Aside from the cursory mention of Atlanta Journal Constitution Associate Editorial Page Editor Jim Wooten in the first sentence of this post, could someone please explain to me what this has to do with Georgia politics?

  7. atlantaman says:

    Just watch the late night monologues and sketches and the absence of any meaningful jokes about Obama. They are all so afraid of hearing the whines of racism that he gets a free pass.

  8. Decaturguy says:

    Buzz,

    A tax increase, is a tax increase, is a tax increase, is a tax increase. She raised taxes on oil companies as Governor and did it over the strong opposition of the oil companies. When Democrats try to make adjustments in the tax code to correct a “sweetheart deals” made to businesses or certain taxpayers, Republicans call that a tax increase. Same thing here.

    And pork barrel spending is pork barrel spending whether you consider it an earmark or whether it is just good old pork. She just wanted the pork and now she is trying to re-invent herself.

    And I thought conservatives were against big government spending regardless of whether “the people” wanted the spending or not. It’s not just about a sports facility, she increased spending in Wasilla by 63% during her time as mayor.

  9. And I thought Democrats want to bleed oil companies dry for killing baby seals and polluting the environment? As oil company profits rise, so do the taxes they pay to Alaskans. It keeps Alaskans from having to pay income or sales taxes.

    When did obtaining federal funding for roads and infrastructure become pork? Only when a Republican requests it I guess.

  10. dorian says:

    What utter tripe. Funny, I thought the entire liberal dogma was based on the idea of victim hood. Let’s redistribute wealth from the people who can and give it to the people who can’t. Let’s reward irresponsible breeding by giving checks to people who don’t work for having more kids. Let’s lower the bar of achievement for people who don’t deserve it. Let’s kill unborn children, but defend alive cop killers. You people have this whole idea of victimization down to a science. What an absolute joke.

  11. Decaturguy says:

    As oil company profits rise, so do the taxes they pay to Alaskans. It keeps Alaskans from having to pay income or sales taxes.

    Hmmm …. that statement sounds rather socialist to me.

    Dorian, you guys invented political victimhood. Liberal judges. Media elites. Liberal college professors. Secularists are out to take away my bible. The government is going to take away my guns. Affirmative action is taking away my job.

    The list goes on and on. You would think conservatives would pull themselves up from their bootstraps and make something of themselves on their own without always finding some way to be a victim of society.

  12. “You would think conservatives would pull themselves up from their bootstraps and make something of themselves on their own”… So that we can tax them to pay for progressives that would rather create excuses than economic value.

  13. Bill Simon says:

    “You would think conservatives would pull themselves up from their bootstraps and make something of themselves on their own without always finding some way to be a victim of society.”

    We would like to “make something of ourselves” if it wasn’t for DG’s ideas of taxing us every which away to prevent us from pulling-up on those bootstraps.

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