Getting Away With…

It’s not often I’d jump much into open political wackiness, but during this last several weeks of the Presidential race here in the US, several things seem to be in that “getting away with” category, and most all of them are horribly tilted to the left.

One of my co-workers today, in front of one of my patients, decided to enter into that realm probably best left to the right-leaning conservative FOXNews, or the unashamed left-wing, atheist-loving CNN. She said, while my patient was watching FOXNews, “so who are you going to vote for?” I gave my opinion, and like any good nurse, my “rationales.”

Now, let’s get one thing straight. I’m a conservative-leaning fulfilled Jew who has voted in the past for both sides of the aisle, depending on the candidate and what I felt he or she brought to the table. I like honest criticism of every candidate, but don’t care for the over-tiltedness toward one candidate that seems to pervade certain media outlets.

Given all that, I’m finding it pretty incredibly disgusting to see where the Democrats in general, and candidate Barack Obama in particular along with his seemingly overwhelming Nuremberg rally-like army of spellbound supporters, can seem to get away with everything from below-the-belt mudslinging, double entendre, and Internet crimes.

Take for example (if I were to outline all the examples, we’d be here until Bush leaves office), the latest twist on the Sarah Palin email hacking scandal. Oh yes, I’m sure that by the time it’s all said and done, it’ll be quite a scandal. The latest as of this writing seems to be that the investigation has, for all intents and purposes, been shut down, without so much as a slap on the wrist to erstwhile computer geek turned suspected computer hacker David Kernell, son of – you guessed it – DEMOCRATIC Tennessee state Representative Michael Kernell. My problem with this stems from the fact that the whole hacking shocker seemed to grip the nation with an almost universal “how dare they break the law”… UNTIL… it was disclosed that the prime suspect (and in my opinion, the prime culprit) was the son of a Democrat. So quickly after that, the mood changed… the Obama-engine seemed to kick into overdrive, attempting to cast doubt on the Democratic connection, as well as the irritating little fact that what the kid did is commit a FELONY. Hmm… My question is, who’s putting pressure on the US Attorneys in Tennessee, to have the lock up this investigation so quickly? If this was Denmark, as the phrase infers, we’d have to throw open the windows and kick the fans on high.

And do we even dare to touch the supposed untouchables, the celebrities that everyone loves to look up to and pay so much money to see on the big screens and the small VIEWs? Since when did practically every celeb in Hollywood get sprinkled with the Michelle Obama “cute” fairy-dust, and turn into mindless zombies for Obama? Oh, even Howie Mandell, who I swear looks more like Beelzebub with that skin-head and mini-goatee, had to get into the act at the recent Primetime Emmy Awards, along with other glassy-eyed tux-stuffers such as Beelzebub, er, Howie, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Tommy Smothers, whose little rant seemed smacked more of the hippie peace-ins from his original series’ era, and left me almost expecting to see the ghost of John Lennon coast on the stage while singing “Imagine”. Overall, that bit of Hollywood back-slapping gave me the impression that they were acting on that stage, to the script written by the same Democratic script writers that roll the words on Obama’s teleprompters.

And since when did some columnist from Canada get to weigh in on the Democratic side of the aisle in the USA, in an obvious attempt to stimulate the Obama-zombies’ laugh tracks? Yes, let’s talk about what seems to be Greta Van Susteren’s apparent nemesis, CBC’s own claim to shame, Heather Mallick… who has the look of what many in America have come to know and love about Canadian inbreeding.

As the story goes, Mallick appeared on CBC news on the last day of the Republican National convention, at the same time a UK newspaper published a column of hers, in which she trashed Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s home state of Alaska as a “frontier state full of drunks and crazy people”, continuing that she “added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn’t already have sewn up, the white trash vote.” She also likened the Alaska governor’s looks as “a toned-down version of the porn actress look favored by this decade’s woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression.”

Heather, one tip for you… if you’re going to trash someone else’s looks, I’d at least get a publicity picture of yourself that’s… not you. I’m wondering if the hometown in Northern Ontario you came from, which is reportedly smaller than Sarah Palin’s mayorship town, has more in common with “Deliverance” than you’d like to admit. I’ve travelled in Northern Ontario… and personally, after that experience, I’ll stick to Toronto on my next visit.

All this politico seems to be one-sided. I really don’t see the Republicans running off teaching their followers a “bump”-y new version of a salute that any self-respecting Jew should be highly offended with. I don’t see McCain’s speech-writing team handing out scripts for public celebrities and figures to use to trash the opposition. I don’t see Palin supporters rushing to their computers to reset passwords for the email accounts of the DNC members.

So why do the Democrats seem to be getting away with all this?

If you ask me, it’s for much the same reason Adolf was able to get away with so much…