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We hate to break this to the season’s graduates, but the truth is you never left high school.

None of us have.

Remember how the self-appointed “cool kids” would decide who was cool and who was not, and somehow convince all the other students to torment the supposed nerds and misfits?

Well, welcome to the adult world as well.

Here, instead of jocks and cheerleaders calling the shots and telling you which kids to put “Kick Me” signs on, we have the “mainstream” media. They decide whom to ridicule and whom to revere – and whom to give a hall pass to. And their choices are both consistent and nonsensical:

They almost always aim their derision at conservatives, while forgiving anything a liberal does or says.

We were never allowed to forget that Dan Quayle misspelled a word – but how many people know Barack Obama once recalled visiting “57 states”? Meanwhile, Joe Biden – a gaffe machine such as the vice presidency has never seen – is considered a lovable lout rather than a stumbling lightweight. They’re laughing with him, it seems, not at him – even though he’s not laughing.

The world heard plenty about Republican Todd Akin’s oafish comments last year – but quickly overlooked Georgia Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson’s insane suggestion that the island of Guam might tip over if we put too many people there.

Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee once gave a speech on the House floor lauding today’s peaceful coexistence of North and South Vietnam. She also reportedly asked NASA if the Mars rover had been to the site where Neil Armstrong planted our flag – though that’s hard to pin down, due to a lack of media interest in it.

In contrast, Republican Sarah Palin is largely known for having said she can see Russia from her house – even though it was comedienne Tina Fey, not Palin, who said that.

It’s not enough to ridicule conservatives for the things they actually say. The slander is supplemented by fiction.

Then, when they’re done with you – or you’re done with them – their retirement gift is a reminder of the abuse they heaped on you. On word that conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann will retire after 2014, CNN jumped at the chance to note she was the “butt of a thousand jokes” – while displaying an old Newsweek cover that tried to pin her as the “Queen of Rage.”

New York magazine announced: “Michele Bachmann Retires As President of Crazyland.”

Nice. That’s what passes as civility on the left, apparently.

We followed Ms. Bachmann’s presidential campaign and had the privilege of meeting her. She’s bright, articulate and a passionate defender of traditional American values.

She is in no way deserving of the kind of treatment this country’s news and entertainment media have piled on her. Likewise for other conservatives such as Palin, Rick Santorum and more.

None of our current or prospective public servants are deserving of it, conservative or liberal. Yet the adolescents at the controls of the major media can’t help themselves. They’ve got to ridicule someone – it’s fun and funny and cool – and conservatives are the predominant prey.

How many good people have never thrown their hat in the ring, just to avoid this kind of abuse?

Welcome back to high school, kids! And you thought you hated it the first time.

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Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 06/04/13 - 05:01 am
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Where were their birth certificates?

One of the funniest editorials you've printed in quite a while.

jack234
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jack234 06/04/13 - 06:54 am
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But, you have to admit that Michelle does say some pretty nutty

But, you have to admit that Michelle Bachman does say some pretty nutty things as does Glen Beck and their base buy into it. That's what so weird is that they do have a following.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 06/04/13 - 06:02 am
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they're the Washington Generals

graciously providing "deliberately ineffective opposition"
oh, they try so hard, but in the end, their government bosses win
they've already started diminishing the IRS scandal on each nightly newscast
and it isn't separate organizations called abc, cbs, nbc, cnn, and msnbc
it's two forwards, a center, a point guard, and a shooting guard
in that order and matching up quite nicely

carcraft
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carcraft 06/04/13 - 06:24 am
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Michelle Obama or Bachman

Michelle Obama or Bachman jack123?

carcraft
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carcraft 06/04/13 - 06:29 am
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Obama once said "the reason

Obama once said "the reason Hillary did better in Kentucky than I did is because Kentucky is closer to Arkansas" Now Please remind me what state Obama represented in the Senate and what states boarder that state. President Obama talked about the Bloody Sunday March being the reason a White Women from Kansas could marry an African was because of Bloody Sunday. Obama was born six years before Bloody Sunday . Obama's biggest knee slapper is "If you like your health insurance you can keep it" LOL even the unions are catching on to that!

myfather15
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myfather15 06/04/13 - 06:46 am
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It's not simply ridicule!!

They must DISCREDIT these people they disagree with, period. This isn't just harmless ridicule; it's sinister!! The left has a strong hold on the media; with FAR more television broadcasts than right leaning broadcasts; including all three major networks (ABC, CBS and NBC). It's absolutely pathetic they can't try to be a little more unbias in their reporting.

As I've stated about LP's; including even those commentors on here; they can't refute us with common sense, rational logic. So they demean us; calling us names such as bigot, racists, sexist, idiots, simpletons, homophobes and MANY more. Because they realize they can't win with rational logic; so they demean and discredit, period. They prove this true EVERY day, watch and see!!

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 06/04/13 - 06:50 am
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Funny. The one who wrote a

Funny. The one who wrote a book with John Eidsmoe, all around racist and nutcase. You can order one of his "killing for Jesus" books that explains how Columbus, and all of the other explorers were so wonderful to liberate the Native Americans for Christ. Against their will mind you, but better to slaughter millions of them and convert a few a gunpoint than have them live as heathens. Who believes in activist judges and a made up fantasyland of American history. (Which is fine with him as long as he's the one who gets to do the making up. And he does a whole lot of it).

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 06/04/13 - 07:01 am
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I was reading this article
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I was reading this article with a smirk on my face until I got to the part about Bachmann..." She’s bright, articulate and a passionate defender of traditional American values.... " and had a good laugh. Next I guess Faux news will report that Palin got to the 2nd word in a spelling bee.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 06/04/13 - 07:08 am
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Funny silly little right wing

Funny silly little right wing initials and buzzwords again. The demographics of the US is changing and the right wing brand of fear and hate is wearing thin and becoming less and less popular. The ultra extreme of their party has taken control and is driving even more moderates away in droves and the right has to look for scapegoats. It can't be the crazy of Bachmann, Santorum, Trump, and so many of their other candidates. It can't be the hate and just plain outlandish comments they've made. No, it's the media, it's this it's that. For the party that screams take personal responsibility all of the time they are the very ones that can't look in the mirror and say" We're the problem." We're doing this to ourselves." It's always some boogeyman. You've had the big money. You've had the corporations. You've had the major PAC's. The media is owned by the big corporations, they aren't in the pocket of the left. It's more right wing fantasyland. What you're losing is the people. Without the old Confederacy and the states with no population that are gimmes for the GOP, the right would be out of power by a landslide. It was something like 2 million more votes for Democrats in Congressional seats, but thanks to gerrymandering, the GOP still holds the House. Keep think people like Bachmann are "normal" and you're going to keep losing more. It won't upset me, but it's downright scary that this paper comes out talking like one of the nuttiest members of Congress is in the mainstream. Either it's just really sucking up to the base or the people running it are as out there as she is.

carcraft
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carcraft 06/04/13 - 07:24 am
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Bod, I still prefer my right

Bod, I still prefer my right wing hate and fear better than the left wing hate and fear! At least with right wing hate and fear you can still get toilet paper unlike those poor Argentinians with their left wing hate and fear!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 06/04/13 - 07:40 am
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Bod is right

He's right. The country is heading left in a hurry. But, it reminds me of the kid who inherits his Dad's business. It is usually gone in a few yrs.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 06/04/13 - 08:02 am
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While the ship is sinking...

...we are all squabling over brand name politics and calling eachother names? What a waste. How ignorant and immature. We are a country that is being torn apart at the seams. What will your last words be as you sink beneath the waves? Oh, I'm sorry? I didn't know?

I would rather be a conservative, because being a liberal with an immense debt load is totally senceless. My cat is smarter than that.

faithson
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faithson 06/04/13 - 08:30 am
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us vs them

the whole media empire has decided to take sides in the interest of making money. yes there once was journalistic news during the 6 o'clock hour, but now with our sound bit mentalities, we are fed hyped drivel from our new celebrity class. To think that it only comes from one side is ludicrous. conservative ad dollars are just as spendable as liberal ad dollars.

grouse
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grouse 06/04/13 - 08:45 am
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“What I would say is that the
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“What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America? I think people would be — would love to see an expose like that.”

"”You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord,” she told supporters. Bachmann had confused Concord, N.H., with Concord, Mass."

“We know there was slavery that was still tolerated when the nation began,” said Bachmann. “We know that was an evil and it was a scourge and a blot and a stain upon our history. But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”

“Our children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural, and perhaps they should try it.”

“Well, what I want them to know is just like John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa, that’s the kind of spirit I have too,” said Bachmann. Problem was . . . Gacy was from Waterloo. The Duke was a native of Winterset, Iowa.

“Between 1942 and 1947,” Bachmann argued, “the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into internment camps.

“I’m not saying that’s what the (Obama) administration is planning to do. But I am saying that private personal information was given to the Census Bureau in the 1940′s and was used against them to round them up in violation of their constitutional rights.”

“Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows the carbon dioxide in a harmful gas.”

During her 2012 presidential bid, Bachmann told a campaign audience, “Before we get started, let’s all sing to Elvis Presley, ‘Happy Birthday.’” It was the anniversary of Elvis’ death.

“I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970′s that swine flu broke out under another Democrat President, Jimmy Carter.” (Actually, it was under Carter’s predecessor Gerald Ford.)

"We will talk a little bit about what has transpired in the last 18 months and would we count what has transpired into turning our country into a nation of slaves."

"Iran is the trouble maker, trying to tip over apple carts all over Baghdad right now because they want America to pull out. And do you know why? It’s because they’ve already decided that they’re going to partition Iraq.

And half of Iraq, the western, northern portion of Iraq, is going to be called…. the Iraq State of Islam, something like that. And I’m sorry, I don’t have the official name, but it’s meant to be the training ground for the terrorists. There’s already an agreement made.

They are going to get half of Iraq and that is going to be a terrorist safe haven zone where they can go ahead and bring about more terrorist attacks in the Middle East region and then to come against the United States because we are their avowed enemy."

allhans
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allhans 06/04/13 - 08:59 am
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Late night shows

Late night shows high-lighting the absent Joe Biden. They are still looking...............
We miss him...no one makes more mistakes than Ole Joe.

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RMSHEFF 06/04/13 - 09:12 am
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Bod lets have examples and not name calling...

Liberals only know how to tear down what we have built. I would like some examples of Bachman's crazy ideas. Could it be "less government"?

deestafford
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deestafford 06/04/13 - 09:18 am
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Do you notice

how the liberals are always celebrating the changes that take the country further away from the ideals upon which it was founded and are trying to tear down those who still cherish the foundation laid down by the Founders?

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 06/04/13 - 09:38 am
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Faithson nailed it.
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Faithson nailed it.

chascushman
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chascushman 06/04/13 - 09:38 am
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dummying down of the kids in public schools
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“The demographics of the US is changing and the right wing brand of fear and hate is wearing thin and becoming less and less popular.”
Techfan, I agree 100% the country is changing but disagree on the reason. The reason the country is changing is because of the dummying down of the kids in public schools for the last 30 years. The dummy down in the gov’t school and the lack of proper parenting is obvious if you listen and read what they say and write. Many on this site prove it very day.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 06/04/13 - 09:39 am
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bod is right**the country is

bod is right**the country is heading to the left...it says in scripture that when man abondons GODS moral laws** he will leave man to his own foolishness..our country is now imploding..

justthefacts
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justthefacts 06/04/13 - 09:58 am
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"faithson nailed it"

Not hardly. It may occur on both sides, but not to the extend of being remotely even. And the mainstream media that carries the water for the left is not "ad' dollars.

Jake
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Jake 06/04/13 - 10:05 am
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Bob Dole

I believe it was former Republican Sen. Dole, who a couple of weeks ago, suggested that the GOP close shop for a while and hang a sign on the door "Under Repair".
He has been a Republican for many, many years and does not like the current state of his party. His claim that not even Reagan could capture the GOP nomination with the way the party is now was very telling.
Chickens come home to roost, you know. Just ask the Democrats about their party's failures of the late 60's and 70's.

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Riverman1 06/04/13 - 11:20 am
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It appears to me the

It appears to me the Republican Party is now thriving. Chris Christie is even getting the Hollywood money now. That's something no Republican has done for a long time. Put Christie and Marco Rubio on the same ticket and Hillary-Biden will look anemic.

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itsanotherday1 06/04/13 - 11:22 am
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It is true that the MSM

It is true that the MSM carries water for the left; that is without debate. However, it is also true that people like Todd Akins are causing moderates to run like hell from the Republican party. It is tough enough to win hearts and minds against the media's stacked deck; but when you throw in Akins, Broun, and the like, Bob Dole has it right.

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Humble Angela 06/04/13 - 11:53 am
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"I would like some examples
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"I would like some examples of Bachman's crazy ideas. Could it be "less government"?"

Better not hold your breath waiting on that, RMSHEFF. Bod NEVER backs up his/her statements made on here when asked.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 06/04/13 - 12:24 pm
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bob dole has never been a

bob dole has never been a darling to the conservative branch of the republican party..Reagan not being accepted by us conservative republicans is absurd..i voted for him twice..and in the 76 primary against ford...i pray we get another grand old man like Reagan...

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 06/04/13 - 12:26 pm
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the dims parties failure of

the dims parties failure of the 60'S? HECK they are charge of the press, universities and DC today.....thats whuy we have this mess

faithson
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faithson 06/04/13 - 12:59 pm
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It appears to me the Republican Party is now thriving

that is why the young republican's report was so critical, RNC chair says we need to take a look and many of my republican friends are fed up with the party, etc, etc... ahhhhh, appearances might be decieving when one gets their take from this newspaper.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 06/04/13 - 01:55 pm
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That's right
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That's right faithson.....attack the source. Don't provide any refutation of what's in it. It's easier that way.

allhans
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allhans 06/04/13 - 02:12 pm
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Lokking at our star -struck

Looking at our star -struck leader, I have to wonder when we will see him escorting the leading Academy Award nominee down the red carpet.

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