…think alike:

If I am a “white supremacist blogger,” as Johnson now insists, why didn’t he see fit to warn anyone about this prior to my coming to the defense of Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and others after Charles had smeared them?

Charles Johnson deliberately misformed his readers about Geller et al. for months before I first spoke out against his cruel and unjust defamation. The one thing he doesn’t want deluded LGF readers to discover is the true history of his vicious campaign of lies against conservatives who supported European opponents of jihad.

Johnson smeared Geller over and over again, and savagely maligned anyone who defended her. It was the sheer sadism of Johnson’s assault on her that caused me to speak out.

Sure sounds familiar.

Apparently the importance to expose that racist, neo confederate and White supremacist Evil that is Robert Stacy McCain was so great that Charles waited until Robert Stacy McCain posted 5,071 entries on his blog on his blog before exposing him.

He was so outraged by Glenn Reynolds linking to him that he waited until his 21st instalance (yes that’s 20 instalances more than me, feel free to suggest to Glenn that I deserve another) to denounce him for it. Apparently he wanted to give Glenn every chance to change his mind.

When I look at this I can’t help but think this this quote from one of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who, the Deadly Assassin:

Hilred: We have him trapped in the Communications Tower.
Spandrell: Well done, Hilred. An antiquated capsule, for which you get adequate early warning, transducts on the very steps of the Capital. You are warned that the occupant is a known criminal, therefore you allow him to escape and conceal himself in a building a mere 53 stories high. A clever stratagem, Hildred. You’re trying to confuse him, I take it?

The actual scene is here starting at 7:15.

Those are all good questions. I wonder if we will ever get good answers?

…in a column that will not rate an above the post position at lgf:

What we are seeing, then, in the latest hysterical resort to “Racist!” is a growing realization not only that this once-effective scapegoating has become obsolete, but that it has become a boomeranging liability for all who employ it.

I guess he still takes the dictionary seriously.

I figured that they would give Obama this win to compensate for the non-corporation that they will give him on Iran and Afghanistan:

I guess not.

Not only does he lose but he doesn’t even make it out of the first round.

What does that mean? It means that the perception internationally is there is absolutely NO COST for snubbing this US president.

Let see how the media spin this one. There must be some way to blame George Bush.

I really shouldn’t but I can’t help myself:

the sad thing is I’m directing this at the Obamacult, but the rest of the world is directing it toward us.

Update: Hotair is all out.

Update 2: The greenroom too!

Update 3: Michelle on fire. Rush has a great quote:

Who knew the IOC was racist?

I bet Charles Johnson did!

Update 4: Rio Wins! This proves that the crime issue wasn’t a primary consideration against Chicago. It’s all O’Keefe’s fault, if it wasn’t for him and Hannah Giles and her bikini pics Acorn could have helped stuff the ballot. (yes Rush said it first but he didn’t mention bikini pics!).

Update 5: Some media reactions

La Times:

The decision dashes the hopes of U.S. boosters — President Obama chief among them — who had put their reputations on the line to help win the games for Chicago. The announcement came as the president and first lady headed back to Washington after making a last-minute appeal to the International Olympic Committee as it met in Copenhagen.

UK Daily Mail:

IOC makes history – and humiliates Obama – as Rio de Janeiro is awarded 2016 Olympics

The State:

The IOC decision was a major blow to Mayor Richard M. Daley, who spent three years working, cajoling and insisting that the games would be a boon for his city. The 67-year-old Daley, who has been in office for 20 years, was already grappling with low approval ratings, though it was an open question whether a winning Olympics bid would help or hurt those numbers.

Update 6: The Anchoress talks sense

Did the IOC look at Obama -who treats his nations’ traditional allies rather dismissively, and her enemies with too much deference- and see “weakness”?

I’ll never forget what Osama bin Laden said about the decision to attack the US on her own soil, that he saw the United States, throughout the 1990’s as “the weak horse.”

Beyond all the media madness concerning these Olympic Games, Obama’s losing a bid for Chicago may well be sending another sort of message altogether to the wrong people: America is weak.

If that is the sentiment being projected, then our own media have a hand in creating the impression of weakness. Yes, it’s worrisome.

Riehl has his own suggestion:

Next time, perhaps they should consider relying on advocates who truly are proud of America and like her just the way she’s been. Yes, Sarah Palin does come to mind just now.

Not a Chance, Sarah Palin is much too smart to risk US prestige in this way.

Glenn tweaks the left:

That’s too bad. I was kinda looking forward to seeing President Palin speak at the opening ceremonies. . . .

Update 7: Apparently we are all unpatriotic for laughing at the Obamacult and their God’s ineptness. That is the line of the blogs of the left. Don Surber answers them:

The left confuses standing beside the nation in wartime — something the left by and large failed to do — with hoping an arrogant president and the corrupt City Hall machine that backs him fall flat on their faces on an international stage.

The left is now fully vested in the Cult of Personality, blindly following this twerp wherever he may lead.

The president risked all for a trifle.

But there is a grain of truth in the complaint from the left. But not for the reasons they stated.

“Chicago’s dismal showing today, after Mr Obama’s personal, impassioned last-minute pitch, is a stunning humiliation for this President. It cannot be emphasised enough how this will feed the perception that on the world stage he looks good — but carries no heft,” Tim Reid wrote in the Times of London.

That is what hurts the nation and the world. President Obama pissed away the prestige of the presidency so the boys back home could line their pockets with kickbacks on an Olympian scale. In the sober aftermath, America did lose today. Obama — not the IOC — is to blame.

As I said at the top, we are laughing at the shock of the Obamacult, the rest of the world is laughing at us. As for the left which seems to have decided on their talking points, the last word goes to the blogfather:

Whatever Soros is paying, it’s too much.

Considering the number of people Charles has been hitting lately I was wondering why Glenn hasn’t taken note of all the back and forth in the ‘sphere over the McCain/Johnson et/all stuff. I figured once Tim Blair was involved as well that might produce one post and I really hoped that my Julius Caesar post Friends, bloggers, Conservatives might have gotten his notice. (Feel free to recommend it to him)

But it didn’t hit me until I was thinking about the anti-palin stuff in the Amazon discussions. The Luna(tic) woman wasn’t just taking the time to hit Palin, he included her blog link and wanted to piggyback her comments on Palin into hits in the same way that MSNBC uses Rush.

Charles now has the Palin/racist post with a photo of Palin at the top of his blog, it is there to generate interest and hits. My own mild involvement in the controversy with Robert Stacy gave me a month even better than my instalance month.

Any comment he makes will drive traffic to Mr. Johnson thus he keeps his own counsel.

Years ago Glenn published a letter I wrote him on the subject of Haditha and it led to me suddenly becoming an “internet nazi” to the left. I had it for one day but he must get it every single day since he took his first stand onlie. I asked him how he puts up with it and his answer to me that day is still valid:

Practice. Plus, like Jeff Goldstein, I crap bigger than them. Much bigger. . . .

So Glenn will likely remain silent even if Charles tries to goad him. Like Robert Stacy, just because we don’t know what he is doing doesn’t mean he doesn’t know.

Apparently the fact that Going Rogue is #1 on the list at Amazon has completely unhinged some people.

The Amazon discussion boards freature barking moonbats desperate to go after Palin and somehow prevent people from buying the book.

Some Gems:

She was bad governor, bad mother, bad wife, bad grandmother, and bad vice-president candidate, what can be so interesting about her???? How to be bad..

And we have the traditional liberal civility:

Wow anyone who buys this book is just as retarded as her son!

There is an echo of Chuckie here too:

Sarah Palin’s Ghostwriter Pals Around With Racists and Wackos

and my favorite:

Yeah but is anybody actually going to READ it?

If you are unfamiliar with this particular scam, let me clue you in.

You see what the Conservatives do is pre-order a whole ton of books by one of their minions like Glenn Beck, or Bill O’Reilly, or Rush Limbaugh, Or Sean Hannity, or Sarah Palin, and then either change their mind, leaving the book store with a whole bunch of books that NOBODY wants, or they have their money laundering book outlet, the Conservative Book Club, sell the books later at a loss.

A lot of the stuff is posted by a “Bella Luna” “Luna” appears to be short for “Lunatic”. She has a blog I won’t include the link and add to her meager hit totals.

However in the meat of the discussions you have many more people answering in sanity to wit:

Dustin:

You obviously think Sarah is some horrible person, but it’s clear to me that you haven’t taken time to consider if she’s really all that bad, or merely has different opinions. I think you would get a lot out of buying this book and finding out for yourself if you can think for yourself.

Former Bookseller:

The proof of whether anyone really buys her book is how many you find in remainder 6 months after publication. That is the only true measure of a book’s success. How many printed and how many remaindered. Oh, and don’t forget to check your public library and see how many of the books they bought and how long it takes to check one out. That’s another good measuring device. Otherwise shut your piehole and stop proving to everyone that your photo is used as the illustration of the word “fool” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

and my favorite:

She is stupid, she is irrelevent, she is a quitter”…..Yet there she is and one little twitter post from her turned the entire White House program upside down.

The real question is this: Are we dealing with a group of people who do this because they haven’t got a life or are they being paid to do this or both?

All I know is this: I went to one Palin rally in NH. The line to get in was all the way down the hill and the street. It was so long that hundreds ended up in an overflow area outside the school in a field. The people in line were well behaved and seemed to know their issues, they were very pleasant to talk to.

On the other side guys in Union shirts were on cells trying to gin up people to counter them. It was so bad that the they had kids out of school (led by an adult) to yell at us. It was amazing to see a teenage girl shout angrily at Palin for being a bad mother because her 17 year old daughter was pregnant.

When I see the stuff on the discussion boards I think of that girl and shake my head.

If these people truly believed it they would ignore her and let us walk of the cliff. They are scared REALLY scared.

Update: Apparently they do #2

Update 2: The American Thinker knows what to say:

Now correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t I hear the Jurassic media bury the career of Sarah Palin just last July? And weren’t they joined in this mockery by the so-called conservative elites like David Brooks and Karl Rove and Joe Scarborough and so on?

Wasn’t Mo Dowd just delirious in fact that the wicked witch (of her world) was dead?

You betcha.

Well, just who is looking out of touch and foolish now? Hint: It isn’t the Killa from Wasilla. And yes, I think that is her Brinks Truck in fact. One of them anyway.

Unless you live under a rock you know that Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue is #1 everywhere right now.

If I order it now I will join the long queue at the end of the line to get a copy.

However there is the possibility that the book might be offered via the Amazon Vine program of which I’m a member.

It’s highly unlikely. From what I figure vine is used to generate some buzz on a less known item. The book doesn’t need buzz to sell. I also suspect that they will want the biggest splash on release and the shortest gap between reviews and release but it is possible.

But the chance is there.

As a rule the first few minutes during the Vine newsletters releases are the remote equivalent of a mob at a store going after 10 “Tickle me Elmo” dolls, primarily due to cool electronics occasionally offered. If the Palin book goes up on either the prelim newsletter or on the main one you will see computers crashing and servers dying like you never saw before.

I’d better get the books I have now read and reviewed quickly just in case.

Oh and if I’m wrong and the book IS offered through vine AND I manage to get one I promise to get it read and reviewed as soon as humanly possible.