Americans! If you’re going to ignore us, at least listen to them.

The media is working hard to prevent the American people from hearing what comes from the conservatives, whether by ignoring it altogether, or by using selective cut and paste, or by engaging in intentional humiliation tactics (with their opposite number being saved for Obama).  Sometimes, though, verbal judo works — which is to say, let the other go defeat himself.  To that end, Right Wing News has compiled an amazing collection of quotations, not from us about them, but from them about them.  Here are just a few samples from this massive collection:

“Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.” — Obama’s website

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.” — Barack Obama

“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling conventions. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.

But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.” — Barack Obama

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” — Joe Biden

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God d*mn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God d*mn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God d*mn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.” — Jeremiah Wright

“(America is) just downright mean.” — Michelle Obama

“ANNOUNCER: What does Barack Obama’s running mate say about Barack Obama?

ABC’S GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You were asked, “Is he ready?” You said, “I think he can be ready but right now, I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.”

JOE BIDEN: I think that I stand by the statement.

ANNOUNCER: And what does he say about John McCain?

BIDEN: I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off.” — Biden Quoted In McCain Ad

“Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at.” — — Obama’s friend, Bill Ayers in 1970

“Dig it! Manson killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach.” — Obama’s friend, Bernardine Dohrn

“Here is a guy who, when he visited regarding Hanford, Washington, said

Here’s something that you will rarely hear from a politician, and that is that I’m not familiar with the Hanford, uuuuhh, site, so I don’t know exactly what’s going on there. (Applause.) Now, having said that, I promise you I’ll learn about it by the time I leave here on the ride back to the airport.

Wow. And the crowd applauded him! Here’s the kicker, Obama voted on funding for the Hanford facility.” — Say Anything

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  • Mike Devx

    Conservative Republicans have to address media obfuscation immediately. Some possibilities:

    Demand all interviews are live; and if not live, then an agreement must be signed, in writing, that the entire interview will be shown, or it will not be shown at all.

    Provide your own videotaping of the entire interview. Videotape your press conferences. This has two effects: It keeps em honest, and if they violate integrity with slanted editing, you have proof of what they’re up to. (I first saw the “videotape the interview yourself” on Instapundit, and I endorse it wholeheartedly.

    I will continue to insist that the political elections game is moving to video, video, video. Moving images. The mainstream media has a major lock on this right now. Written arguments and pictures (snapshots) will continue to have a major support role – especially when time is taken for thoughtful pondering – but the major influence for elections will be video.

  • eeyore

    Obama – “We were alienated.”

    No, you were immature. Because the world didn’t conform to what you thought it should be, you and all of the others just did what you wanted in order to show how “cool” you were. The rules don’t apply to you. Instead of changing the rules, you ignored them. You thought yourself greater than the rules which is why you disdain those that follow them.

    This is the same today for most “liberals.” You can say and do anything since you don’t have to follow any rules. Because you believe you are right, no one else is allowed to have an opposing viewpoint. No one can say anything against you because that would be racist or sexist or -phobe. You can squelch any thoughts because you believe you are right.

    Because you believe you are right, this is what shows your immaturity. I think you really believe you can heal the world.

    Because you believe you are right, failed programs are continued because it only takes a little more money to fix the problem.

    Because you believe you are right, people and property have no value. You destroy carpets, bother others with your music, then destroy buildings and murder people. All because you believe you are right.

    Your value system is not God, but self. Because you believe you are right.

  • BobK

    Which is why many Conservatives think liberals are misguided; liberals think conservatives are evil. In general, those of us who believe in the God of the Bible learn that God is the ultimate source and reference point. We also learn that God created all people in his image and likeness. Since we are image-bearers of God, we have intrinsic value.

    Without this absolute (there’s a word that’s poison to the left) point of comparison, a believer in self-as-ultimate-reference-point will almost certainly determine that any opinion or person perceived to be in opposition to self is evil. It’s the logical end of that line of thought.

    It’s so sad that both values and logic are being ignored in schools today; replaced by political correctness and indoctrination.

  • Ymarsakar

    (I first saw the “videotape the interview yourself” on Instapundit, and I endorse it wholeheartedly.

    Steyn and other individuals that went to be “interviewed” by the HRC in Canada ensured that the tape of the session would go out.

    This is just common and basic precaution when you are dealing with fascist, secret police, or ideologically extreme environments.

  • Mike Devx

    BobK, you said this well and truly!
    We also learn that God created all people in his image and likeness. Since we are image-bearers of God, we have intrinsic value.

    Without this absolute (there’s a word that’s poison to the left) point of comparison, a believer in self-as-ultimate-reference-point will almost certainly determine that any opinion or person perceived to be in opposition to self is evil.

    What BobK says about the “intrinsic value” of every single individual, is what religious faith brings to conservatism and strengthens it enormously. Those of us who are libertarian in principle and not that concerned with religion in our daily lives *have* to keep this in mind. It’s a key to our coalition.

    I think the same respect flows – or must flow- in the other direction as well. Classical liberalism, or its variant libertarianism, emphasizes limited government, with checks and balances across the board, because though man is made in God’s image, man is guaranteed imperfect, and our system of representative government ensures that this imperfection in human nature is built into the system.

    Most terrible governments proceed along the lines that man and Society are perfectable, and that Utopia can be reached via government power. The end result of *that*, if it is allowed to proceed to conclusion, is always a mass charnelhouse of screaming horror; shallow graves for millions.

    Our coalition of the religious providing “intrinsic value” for the every individual human, and classical liberal/libertarian principles of government reflecting the fact that we are each and every one imperfect, is why I hope we shall win the arguments and the elections in the end.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Beautifully said, MikeD (and BobK).

  • suek

    Just had to post this link…it’s totally off topic, except to point out the idiocy of a socialistic government…

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,435189,00.html