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Huffington Post: Basically, only Republicans hit below the belt

Take a gander of this screen capture I made on AOL’s home page in the wee hours of the morning:
It leads to a post about a bad joke a “long-time Pennsylvania GOP official” made about Obama supporters.  This is a leading national news story?

At the bottom of the article, the folks at the Huffington Post created a slideshow of “Below-The-Belt Political Attacks”, all but one of which were leveled by Republicans.  No mention made of the recent the ad released (and immediately discredited) Obama Super PAC ad accusing Mitt Romney of killing a steelworker’s wife or of nasty attacks made by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, respectively, the Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate and House.

The folks at the Huffington post are just trying make Republicans look like they’re playing nasty when, in this electoral cycle, it is the Democrats, from the party’s leadership on down, have made hitting below the belt its stock-in-trade.

Oh, and the local Republican official apologized.  Mr. Reid hasn’t apologized for calling Republicans evil-mongers.  Nor has Mrs. Pelosi apologized for comparing conservative critics to a bacterium causing food poisoning.

Sarah Palin and Daughter:
Opposition to gay marriage does not mean hatred of gay people

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:39 pm - August 9, 2012.
Filed under: Gay America,Gay Marriage,Sarah Palin

Reader MV passed along Sarah Palin’s Facebook post which, in a normal world, would generate a bit of buzz among those concerned about the improving state of affairs for gay and lesbian Americans.  The accomplished former Governor of Alaska writes that her daughter:

Bristol makes such an important point in this post! Being in favor of the traditional definition of marriage doesn’t mean a person hates gay people or is expected to shy away from candidly answering what their opinion is on something like marriage. Since when has our nation been anything but an exceptional nation that prides itself on the right of expressing personal opinion under the First Amendment and continuing to build our culture on a melting pot of diversity. Need we remind people that leaders like Barack Obama and Joe Biden held the exact same position as Bristol does in favor of traditional marriage just a few short months ago, yet were never called “haters” of anyone.

In the post Palin cited, her daughter addressed the question whether she would “mind dancing with a gay dance partner“:

Frankly, I found the question silly.  Of course, I’d most like to dance with Mark again, but that’s up to the producers! If I can’t dance with Mark, I’d love to dance with a gay partner, a straight partner, or anything in between. (more…)