Columnist uses front page spot to denigrate GOP convention speakers

I wonder whether the Las Vegas newspaper’s political columnist will go to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia next week and denigrate, contradict and call every speaker a liar on the front page, as he does with Republicans in Cleveland?

Today’s installment starts with a snipe at a Florida representative who wants to wean the nation off welfare because he once briefly was on food stamps. It then called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments on not filling a Supreme Court vacancy “possibly the lowest point of the convention thus far.” Then Ben Carson was called a liar with this self-contradictory commentary:

Hillary Clinton is not a follower of Lucifer, as Carson implied when it was his turn to speak at the big podium. It’s true that Clinton may have studied “Rules for Radicals,” a book by community organizer Saul Alinsky, which was dedicated to Lucifer, “the original radical.” But that’s a long walk around the block to imply that Clinton is the enemy of all good Christian values. (“I’m not politically correct,” Carson warned the crowd at the start of his remarks. Or even correct, for that matter.)

It concludes by suggesting Hillary Clinton would “govern cautiously as a moderate-to-liberal, modern Democrat,” as if that were a good thing.

The previous day’s column pilloried the mother of one of those killed in Benghazi, who dared to blame Clinton. “Donald Trump is everything Hillary Clinton is not,” the column quoted the mother as saying, followed by the commentary, “She may be right, although not in the way she intended.”

The tone in Philly will doubtlessly be one of brotherly love, if the owner of the paper can stand it that long.

Ben Carson speaking in Ohio. (R-J photo)

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8 comments on “Columnist uses front page spot to denigrate GOP convention speakers

  1. What Carson said:

    “Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors was Saul Alinsky. And, her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone that she greatly admired and that affected all of her philosophies subsequently.

    “Not, interestingly enough, let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky. He wrote a book called, ‘Rules for Radicals.’ On the dedication page it acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom.”

  2. Steve says:

    Never let context get in the way of opinion.

  3. Patrick says:

    A speaker, at the republican convention, heavily implies, that the democratic nominee for president is a Satan worshiper, is worth defending?

    What is this, the Alex Jones show?

    The guy deserved whatever critiscism people can muster and more. Lucifer. Geez.

  4. Steve says:

    Did Patrick just say Saul Alinsky is Satan?

  5. Nyp says:

    Suggest you read Paradise Lost

  6. Rincon says:

    Isn’t it customary for columnists to write about their opinions as opposed to merely reporting the news?

    As for the Republican stance on the Supreme Court appointees, the future is already written. If Hillary wins, the Republican Congress will refuse to confirm her nominee(s) for four more years – 8 in necessary. One year, four years, who’s counting? The Democrats will do the same if the situation reverses. When the Senate and President are finally of the same party, they will then pack the Court with their stooges. The precedent has been set. Great way to run a republic, fools.

  7. Bill says:

    What do you expect from Sebelius? Fairness? Objectivity? Context? Never bothered him before. He is a biased liberal commentator who sees the world through the lens of a doctrinaire liberal.

  8. I love it when Comrade Sebelius whines…it’s an indication that we must be doing something right!

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