The Utter Uselessness Of Certain Toronto Sun Columnists

“On this election day, a couple of factors seem valid. Judging from the length of the campaign, stretching back into the primaries, and judging from the four-to-one ratio in money raised and spent by the Obama campaign, any American who claims to be still undecided is probably going to vote for McCain. If he or she votes, that is.”
“The [Sarah] Palin factor has proved an enormous boon to McCain. Even more than bringing in additional voters, it has energized and invigorated the conservative base of the Republican party — key if they hope to win.
“Charges that she’s a religious nut (Pentecostal) and ruthlessly conservative are unlikely to hurt her. The dye seems set. She’s already a star, and unlikely to wane unless she fumbles badly against Biden, who is a bit of a motor-mouth and hardly symbolic of radical change in Washington.”
“The deeper one looks into what makes Obama tick, and who his role models and mentors were from teenage to adulthood, it’s hard to escape his radical background.”
“A review of records of the schools project and interviews with a dozen people who know both men, suggest that Mr. Obama, 47, has played down his contacts with Mr. [William] Ayers, 63. But the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called ‘somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.'”
“The phenomenon of Sarah Palin is the intensity of her popularity.
“And every time Democrats criticize her — her popularity grows.
“Palin has re-energized the Republican campaign as no one — not even John McCain — could have expected. The conservative base, which is essential if McCain is to win the White House, now seems onside and raring to go.

“Reports are that instead of Obama being something like 8% ahead of McCain with female voters, McCain is now up to 20% ahead of Obama in women backing him.


“The CBC’s Heather Mallick [a former Toronto Sun columnist] was highlighted on FoxNews attacking Palin, whom she says looks like a ‘porn actress’ and whose pregnant daughter is a ‘pramface.’

“More votes for the Republicans.

“Meanwhile, Democratic efforts to get Hillary Clinton to join the assault on Palin seem doomed. Hillary has even complimented Palin, and is probably now looking forward to being the Democratic nominee in the 2012 election. Hillary’s revenge.

“As for Obama — no more lipstick quips from him.”

From Salim Mansur’s November 1 column:

“This weekend across the great republic, especially in Middle America, families and friends will gather to discuss one final time the seriousness and consequences of their votes for the man they elect as president.

“Middle America is the last indomitable frontier of freedom. Here American exceptionalism is lived in the daily routine of family and church. Here patriotism and honour are worn proudly in the spirit of Andrew Jackson, the victorious commander of the Union forces at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and the seventh president of the republic.


“There are economic troubles and political discontent within America. There is a gathering storm beyond America’s shores. But Middle America has lived the history of freedom and discord and recognizes of the two candidates the one who will protect, unapologetically, American values. He is Senator John Sidney McCain III.

“Across Middle America men and women will head out to vote their individual conscience. And their votes will indicate to the world how strong remains the idea of American exceptionalism and love of freedom across the United States.”

From Salim Mansur’s October 25 column:

“Polls have piled up like falling autumn leaves informing American voters the election is practically over and only the matter of procedure remains for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.

“The mainstream media and the big establishment it represents have worked hard to generate the impression of inevitability on behalf of Obama for a year now.

“But like the shoe that pinches, the awkward reality for media and the big establishment remains the uncertainty of the actual vote count. Any attentive student of human affairs will remain skeptical of those predicting the future with certainty.

“The only thing certain about the 2008 election, as with previous ones, is its close finish and the vote from Middle America again will be decisive.


“It is far fetched and illogical to expect Middle America to deceive itself to vote a candidate into the White House whose worldview acknowledges at a minimum the validity of Karl Marx’s destructive ideology.

During primaries Democrats waged a contest between gender and race with race trumping gender, leaving a whole segment of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s supporters miffed. It is also Democrats and their media friends, in raising the spectre of racism in this election, who have projected their guilt on their opponents.

Hence, the culminating irony will be Democrats breaking ranks against their party ticket to put Sen. John McCain, the Republican candidate, over the top when the proverbial fat lady steps forth to sing.”

This is a sampling of the wit and wisdom of just two regular Toronto Sun columnists; one, a founding editor and the other, a professor.  Life is too short to pull out other embarrassing quotes from their equally impressive colleagues.

Instead, let’s rejoice in the fact that despite every smear, distortion, unfair criticism and outright lie directed at the campaign of the Democratic nominee for President, hope won.  Despite false, desperate suggestions that the Democratic nominee “wasn’t black enough”, “palled around with terrorists”, is a “closet radical Muslim”, has a radical anti-American wife, is really a socialist and a Communist, and doesn’t represent the “Real America”, hope won. 

Senator Barack Obama has made history tonight.  He is the first African-American man to win the United States Presidency.  In a landslide, no less.  (As of this writing, he leads Senate John McCain 338 to 156 in the Electoral College.) In two months, he will be the most powerful man in the free world with stronger majorities in The House Of Representatives and The Senate.  As he noted tonight in his terrific victory speech, this is just the first step in a long climb for progress.

Progress.  It’s a powerful word.  A powerful concept.  Too bad it’s beyond the comprehension of these utterly useless Toronto Sun columnists.
Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
1:50 a.m.
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