2010年2月9日火曜日

ペイリン 日米関係最悪

ペイリンが、日米関係最悪と言う。
 サラ・ペイリン前アラスカ州知事が、テネシー州ナッシュビルで開か
れた保守派連合「ティーパーティー」の全国大会で演説し、日米関係
について「日本はアジアの重要な同盟国なのに、最悪の状態になっている」
と述べた。

出席者1100人以上と言われるティーパーティーの全国大会で演説した。
演説料は45分で10万ドルとのこと。90円換算でも900万円。
「ティーパーティーは、(経緯的に共和党を指示しても、)トップダウンでは
なく、草の根的な運動を拡大すべき」とのこと。
ペイリンのオンライン支持者は76000人。
国の位置すらわからなかったペイリンに外交の批判を受けても、オバマは
何も感じないだろう。

米国では不適切用語の会話は当たり前のようだ。
オバマもボーリングの下手さをスペシャルオリンピックスに例え、後日謝罪。
国民皆保険に反対する民主党議員にオバマは不適切用語(F-WORD)を使った
との報道もある。
ホワイトハウス参謀長が、国民皆保険に反対する保守的な民主党員に対し、
F-WORDと差別用語(R-WORD)を使い、謝罪。
「普段使っているから何が悪い」と言う対談番組まである。
報道記事からすると、米国差別階層は、白人男性が最優位で有色人女性
障害者が最劣位と言う階層のようだ。

スラム文化傾倒から、品が良くなったと言われる日本の総理大臣。
政治角界等の品格の反面教師らが排除され、手本が無くなればまた元に
戻るのだろうか。

オバマ差別主義者発覚


In Full: Palin's Tea Party Speech


Fox News Sunday - Sarah Palin, Part 1


Fox News Sunday - Sarah Palin, Part 2


Fox News Sunday - Sarah Palin, Part 3


Rahm Emanuel Issues Apology to Palin and Democrats


WILL PALIN ASK LIMBAUGH TO APPOLOGIZE OVER USE OF THE WORD "RETARD" ?


ABC's "The View" discusses the R-word


---ペイリン氏「日米関係最悪」とオバマ批判---
2010.2.8 09:31
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/100208/amr1002080935004-n1.htm

 【ワシントン=佐々木類】2008年の米大統領選で共和党の副大統領候補だったサラ・ペイリン前アラスカ州知事が6日、テネシー州ナッシュビルで開かれた保守派連合「ティーパーティー」の全国大会で演説し、日米関係について「日本はアジアの重要な同盟国なのに、最悪の状態になっている」と述べた。
 北朝鮮やイランに対する外交方針に関し、「オバマ大統領は就任以後、敵に手を差し伸べているが、何ら成果を上げていない」と指摘し、オバマ政権の対話路線を強く批判した。
 マサチューセッツ州での上院議員補選で共和党のブラウン氏が勝利したことについて「良いことが起きる兆候だ。米国は新たな革命の準備ができている。皆はその一翼を担っている」と呼び掛けた。
 ペイリン氏は次期大統領選に出馬するかどうか注目されている。この点について「(出馬への)ドアは閉ざしていない」と否定しなかったものの、「ティーパーティーは特定の指導者に率いられるのではなく、草の根的な運動を拡大すべきだ」との考えを示すにとどまった。


---クリントン米国務長官、対北・イラン政策で一定の成果強調---
2010.2.8 09:03
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/100208/amr1002080905002-n1.htm

 【ワシントン=犬塚陽介】クリントン米国務長官は7日、米CNNテレビとのインタビューで、オバマ米政権が北朝鮮やイランの核問題で打ち出した対話路線が中国やロシアを含む国際社会の協調を促したと語り、結果的に「昨年は多くの成果をもたらした」と外交成果を強調した。
 クリントン長官は北朝鮮問題に関し、米国の対話姿勢が「侮辱的な言葉ばかりを北朝鮮に投げつけるのでなく、努力を続けていることを中国にも認識させた」と強調。国連の北朝鮮制裁についても「中国やロシアを含む強固な制裁態勢を構築できた」ことが功を奏したと自負した。
 また、核問題に関するイラン制裁に否定的だったロシアが態度を軟化させていることにも触れ、オバマ政権による単独行動主義のイメージ一掃が、米国が国際社会に「肯定的に受け入れられている」との認識を強調した。
 一方で、「2010年は実行の年だ」と述べ、具体的な成果に乏しいと批判される外交面で結果を求めていく姿勢も鮮明にした。


---「反オバマ」初の全米集会 保守派がテネシー州で---
2010年2月7日 15時01分
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/s/article/2010020701000160.html

 【ワシントン共同】米政府の歳出削減や減税などを訴え、反オバマ(大統領)色を強める保守派運動「ティーパーティー」の初の全米集会が6日、テネシー州ナッシュビルで開かれた。
 集会ではペイリン前共和党副大統領候補(前アラスカ州知事)が基調演説し、同運動を英国からの独立に次ぐ「もう一つの革命」と呼んだ。オバマ大統領とぺロシ下院議長に代表される民主党の政策は「大きな政府の下で(国民生活を)不安定にさせ(国家財政の)負債が増える」と批判。オバマ氏の外交政策も敵との対話が多すぎ「強い姿勢が必要」と述べた。
 集会が開かれたホテルの会場の参加者はほとんどが白人。ティーパーティーの主張は米社会が抱える人種や貧富の間の分裂を象徴している。
 昨年4月以降、本格的に各地で集会を開いてきたティーパーティーは、独立運動につながった1773年の「ボストン茶会事件」にちなみ名付けられた。昨年9月には首都ワシントンで大集会を開き、医療保険改革などに強い反対を表明し、団結の意思を示した。


---SNL Takes On Rahm Emanuel's Apology For 'Retarded' Comment---
First Posted: 02- 7-10 09:47 AM | Updated: 02- 7-10 11:21 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/07/snl-takes-on-rahm-emanuel_n_452596.html

Played by Andy Samberg, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel offered up an "Even-Tempered Apology" last night on SNL for his use of the word "retarded." While Samberg's impression occasionally veered toward his take on Mark Wahlberg, he captured the fiery Emanuel perfectly. Addressing Palin's call for him to be fired, he screamed:

"You come after me on facebook? What, are your fourteen? Here's a status update: Grow the f--k up! Poke me again, and I will write s--t on your wall so obsene your computer will cry. Go back to the tundra, you f--king gimmick!"

Samberg then summed things up succinctly: "In conclusion, boo f--king hoo. Get over it."


---Analysis: 'Tea Party' Is Democracy at Work---
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: February 7, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/07/us/politics/AP-US-Tea-Party-Politics-Analysis.html

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- First, the independent Ross Perot contingent. Then, the liberal ''netroots'' mobilization. Now, the conservative ''tea party'' coalition.

No doubt this is democracy at work, a quintessential part of America.

Will the latest political phenomenon become a society-changing movement influencing elections and beyond?

''We are people who understand something wrong is going on in this country, and we want to change it,'' says Dan Garner, a married 40-year-old sales representative from nearby Carthage who is new to politics. Like so many others, he's had enough. ''The core thing is a loss of individual liberty.''

Retirees, stay-at-home moms, small-business owners, corporate executives and everyone in between -- many political neophytes who aren't hardcore ideologues -- are using the latest technology to come together and vent their frustrations about their country and plot to install a new group in charge of the government.

They formed a loose network of grass-roots groups to speak out against President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress. They held their first national ''tea party'' convention over the weekend. And they're already having some impact on American politics.

The big unknown is whether their power is truly transformative.

What's more certain is, well, the uncertainty.

No one is quite sure what to make of this leaderless morass of people, born not even a year ago in communities from coast to coast.

But everyone seems to want a piece of it.

Republicans are trying to co-opt it. Democrats are trying to marginalize it. And people with personal aspirations -- whether financial or political -- are trying to take advantage of it.

''America is ready for another revolution, and you are a part of this,'' Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, told convention attendees Saturday. ''You all have the courage to stand up and speak out.''

Many ''tea party'' disciples view the former Alaska governor -- also an author, a Fox News analyst and a potential 2012 presidential candidate -- as their de facto leader. But she repeatedly dismissed that notion, saying: ''The 'tea party' movement is not a top-down operation. It's a ground-up call to action that is forcing both parties to change the way they're doing business, and that's beautiful.''

In many ways, the coalition -- decidedly conservative and libertarian but otherwise diverse -- should have been expected to emerge as power shifted in Washington. This country has a long history of citizens rising up against people in power, particularly in tough times like recession.

That ''tea parties'' formed in U.S. living rooms morphed into the latest political phenomenon so quickly after Obama took office is a testament to the power of the Internet and the changes in a country that's come to heavily rely on it.

People who once thought no one shared their views now can quickly find out they're part of a mob -- and collectively turn their words into action.

''For so many years, I have felt alone,'' says Carolyn Scott of Nashville, 71, a retired school teacher and a grandmother of six who fears the country's debt will crush the next generation. ''Now I see people like me standing up and speaking out.''

''We've found each other and we've found our voice and we are determined to fight for our freedoms,'' says Scott, wearing a white ''Freedom Czar'' baseball cap at the convention.

In some ways, social networking Web sites in 2010 are akin to a speedier version of the midnight ride that rallied people in 1775 for the American Revolution and the campus protests that spurred the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s.

Both had a monumental effect on the country.

Other political movements have had mixed success.

Disaffected independents, Republicans and Democrats rallied behind presidential contender Ross Perot in 1992, giving him nearly 19 percent of the popular vote. It was well short of what was needed but enough to send a message to victor Bill Clinton to pay attention to these largely moderate voters.

It was just a few years ago that liberals rose up against President George W. Bush and Republican rule on Capitol Hill. The groundbreaking Web site MoveOn.org lead the charge of left-leaning Web sites giving the opposition party a voice and an organization tool.

But the impact of the collective ''netroots'' was limited: It was credited with helping independent Ned Lamont beat Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary in Connecticut, but Lieberman won the general election as an independent.

Now, with a Democrat in office, the ''netroots'' is muted.

Enter the ''tea party'' phenomenon.

It's the conservative libertarian answer to Obama and majority Democrats.

And like the ''netroots,'' it's finding that creating a movement is messy. And that its power only goes so far.

The coalition is divided over everything, it seems, except the need for limited government, less spending and an end to Obama's policies. It claimed credit -- probably far too much -- for Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown's surprise win for a Senate seat last month. But several ''tea party''-backed candidates came up short in Illinois primary races last week.

Like any coalition, it includes people at the far ends of the political spectrum pushing their extreme ideology, and it probably also includes people whose anger is actually rooted in distrust of the country's first black president.

But many who call themselves ''tea partiers'' are simply real people with real concerns who have real voices and want to force real change.

And, as history has shown, politicians of all political stripes ignore such uprisings at their own peril.

---Palin Urges Obama to Take a 'Do-Over' on Emanuel, Holder---
Updated February 07, 2010
By Judson Berger - FOXNews.com
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/07/palin-urges-obama-emanuel-holder/

Sarah Palin said President Obama needs to take a "do-over" on his choice for White House chief of staff, pressing Saturday for Rahm Emanuel's firing after he used the word "retarded" to lambast a group of Democrats in a strategy session last year.

Emanuel is known for his coarse tongue, but the remarks touched a nerve among disability advocate groups, as well as Palin, when it was reported last week. Emanuel swiftly apologized to Special Olympics head Tim Shriver and then convened a meeting with him and other disability groups at the White House.

But Palin, who has a baby with Down syndrome, told FoxNews.com that Emanuel should still be gone -- something she first called for on her Facebook page last week.

"I am not a word police person but there are some things And remember too it's not as benign as the White House wants to spin this into," Palin said. "He didn't just use the R-word applying it to a plan -- he called opponents of a plan f'ing retards. That's demeaning, degrading, it's beneath the dignity of the White House. That alone should I think make the president ask for that do-over with his chief of staff."

It's unclear whether Emanuel was aiming the apparent slur directly at the group of Democrats he was scolding at the time, or whether it was just part of the usual tapestry of profane commentary he offers on ideas he dislikes.

The Wall Street Journal had reported that he blurted, "f---ing retarded," after some Democrats at a strategy session said they were looking to air ads against conservative Democrats resisting Obama's health care plan.

But Palin said Emanuel, as well as other top administration officials, should leave for other reasons as well.

"Look who the president has chosen with Van Jones and some of these other characters. I think ... even if President Obama had a do-over he would ask for some changes in his administration," Palin said. Specifically she said Attorney General Eric Holder should be out for giving "constitutional rights" to captured "terrorists."

Palin, in her keynote speech Saturday at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, slammed the administration for processing alleged Christmas Day bombing suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the criminal civilian court system.

"These terrorists do not deserve these protections," Palin told FoxNews.com.

As for the stink over the "retarded" comment, Palin said she went public with her complaint after special-needs parents reached out to her. She said she doesn't plan to join any public awareness group to eradicate the use of the word in common discourse, but won't stop personally bringing attention to it either.

"I'm not gonna sit down and shut up," she said. "I don't believe that I have to join any word or police thing or organization -- I can speak out independently and say, come on Mr. Emanuel, enough is enough of that, and Mr. President, come on, let's be civil, let's be professional and worthy of the positions that you have in the White House."


---Palin Garners Tea Party Support---
FEBRUARY 6, 2010, 11:29 P.M. ET
By SUSAN DAVIS
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704829704575050224211649694.html

NASHVILLE-Sarah Palin is not an official leader of the Tea Party movement, but her presence at the National Tea Party Convention here Saturday night underscored the depth of support for the former Alaska governor as someone who captures the spirit of the conservative grassroots movement.

"How's that hope-y, change-y stuff working out for ya?" Ms. Palin deadpanned in a 45-minute keynote address. She used the speech to sharply criticize the Obama administration and congressional Democrats on foreign and domestic policy, and at the same time called for civility and unity within the Tea Party grassroots. "The current form of this movement is fresh and young and fragile," she said. "Let us not get bogged down in small squabbles. Let us get caught up in the big ideas."

In a question and answer session, Ms. Palin, the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee, said the top three priorities for conservatives should be cutting government spending, jumpstarting energy projects, including domestic drilling for oil and gas, and "allowing America's spirit to rise again." Her remarks were met with half a dozen standing ovations and chants of "Run Sarah Run!"-- a reference to the 2012 presidential race.

Attendees, estimated at more than 1,100, dined on steak and lobster, and more than 200 media credentials were issued to cover the address.

Ms. Palin has embraced the Tea Party in public remarks but she is stepping up her participation in the movement, starting with tonight's speech and appearances at Tea Party rallies in Nevada and Massachusetts in the next two months. She said she intends to campaign, endorse, and raise money for conservative candidates in 2010.

"This is her moment," said Judson Phillips, a Nashville-based criminal defense attorney who organized the convention. "If she captures this movement, I think she's unstoppable."

She did not come for free. Reports have put her speaking fee as high as $100,000. Both Ms. Palin and Mr. Phillips have acknowledged payment for her appearance here, but they have declined to disclose the sum. Ms. Palin defended herself against critics by stating that she will not personally profit from the speech, but rather direct the funds to her political action committee, SarahPAC, which donates to Republican candidates. "I apologize if I had anything to do with the controversy that the media ginned up," she said.

Since resigning from the governor's office last summer, she has written a best-selling memoir and signed a deal with Fox News to be a political commentator. Fox News is owned by News Corp., which also owns The Wall Street Journal.

She also continues to be viewed as a potential 2012 presidential contender but remains coy about her intentions. "I would love for her to run, but if she doesn't I'll support her decision," said Debi Keatts, a retiree from Danville, Va., and a member of Team Sarah, an online organization of 76,000 supporters. "Every time she gets slammed, we get a wave of people signing up," she said.

Attendees were enthused by her appearance, but also reluctant to identify her as a leader in the Tea Party movement. "I don't think she's the leader," said Katherine Hill, a mother from St. Paul, Minn, "I see her more as a strong woman who stands up for her values."

"I do not think she should classify herself as a leader of the movement," said Mark Herr, an activist with a separate organization, the Tennessee Tea Party Coalition. Mr. Herr said he is a Palin admirer, but believes it is antithetical to the bottom-up structure of the movement to have well-known Republican Party leaders as figureheads.

Ms. Palin urged activists to resist efforts to spark a third party movement and instead urged them to work to change the current political system. "The Republican Party would be really smart to try and absorb as much as the Tea Party movement as possible," she said.

The former governor offered the crowd a personal critique of President Barack Obama's performance, particularly on national security and foreign policy. "The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can not be managed by the politics of personality," she said, adding that she doubts the president's commitment to fighting terrorism. "To win that war we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law," she said, bringing her audience to their feet.

The White House spokesmen could not be immediately reached for comment on Ms. Palin's remarks.

In a personal moment, Ms. Palin teared up when she said America must be a country where "children with special needs are welcomed in this world and embraced." Ms. Palin's youngest child, son Trig, has Down Syndrome.

Andrew Breitbart, a conservative commentator and publisher who introduced her, noted that Ms. Palin's address comes on another date notable to conservatives: today would have been the late President Ronald Reagan's 99th birthday.


---Rahm Emanuel Retard---
February 4, 2010
By Gulraiz
http://www.24breakingnews.com/rahm-emanuel-retard.html

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel apologized to the head of the Special Olympics today after the Wall Street Journal reported the fiery Chicagoan privately called a group of liberal activists “f-ing retarded.” Last August, Emanuel “showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides,” the Journal’s Peter Wallsten reported lastTuesday.”Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama’s health-care overhaul. ‘F-ing retarded,’ Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on health care and other top legislative items.”

A White House official confirms that Emanuel made the remark and reports that Emanuel called Tim Shriver last week when the Journal story first appeared to apologize to the disabled community and the apology was accepted. “The White House remains committed to addressing the concerns and needs of Americans living with disabilities and recognizes that derogatory remarks demean us all,” the official said.
The apology was reported earlier today by Politico’s Ben Smith though it was first reported last Thursday by Disability Scoop, which bills itself as “the first and only national news organization serving the developmental disability community including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, fragile X and intellectual disability, among others.”

Shriver heads the Special Olympics, which has launched a campaign urging people to stop using the term “retarded” as an insult, “Spread the word to end the word.”

Former Alaska Gov, Sarah Palin, who has a son with Down’s Syndrome, was offended by Emanuel’s reported remark, posting on her Facebook page: “Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the ‘N-word’ or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities - and the people who love them - is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.

“A patriot in North Andover, Massachusetts, notified me of Rahm’s ‘retarded” slam,’” Palin wrote. “I join this gentleman, who is the father of a beautiful child born withDown Syndrome, in asking why the Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and other groups condemning Rahm’s degrading scolding have been completely ignored by the White House. No comment from his boss, the president?

“As my friend in North Andover says, ‘This isn’t about politics; it’s about decency. I am not speaking as a political figure but as a parent and as an everyday American wanting my child to grow up in a country free from mindless prejudice and discrimination, free from gratuitous insults of people who are ostensibly smart enough to know better… Have you no sense of decency, sir?’”

This is not the first time someone who works in the White House has called Shriver after an errant remark. Last March, President Obama called Shriver from Air Force One after joking on the Tonight Show that his notoriously bad bowling skills were “like theSpecial Olympics or something.”

(One alternate theory is that the president was comparing Jay Leno’s patronizing “That’s very good, Mr. President,” to the affirmations given toSpecial Olympics athletes, but that’s not how Shriver took it, nor has any White House official supported that explanation.)

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