Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

Sarah Palin takes gloves off

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Reap what you sow, McCain.

It would seem McCain doesn’t want to discuss the economy anymore. He would rather “turn the page” on this issue (he clearly doesn’t understand how important it is right now) and start his ridiculous lying campaign against Obama again. This is stupid. McCain WILL NOT and CAN NOT help us economically, he is corrupt. He was almost convicted once of an economic crime at what he described as the lowest point of his life. He is not trustworthy.

Read all about it for yourself.

THE KEATING SCANDAL

The ABC’s of the Keating Scandal

Palin’s Choose-your-adventure-debate

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Watch the debate here.

Going into this debate, I did not expect much from Sarah Palin. She delivered cheeky winks and smiley rhetoric but failed to give any substantial or credible answer to any of the questions. This is in spite of the questions geared in her favor. She said she was not going to answer the questions asked of her because she “was going to talk straight” with the people. Um, hello idiot, it is a debate. There are questions and you are supposed to answer them. We know this is too difficult for Governor Palin, we’ve seen this much in the few interviews she has given thus far. She has had at least a week to “get back to Couric” on what policies and changes McCain has stood for in his 26 years in office but still could not come up with any answers when Biden asked her the same question tonight.

Over and over in this debate Sarah Palin avoided the questions by simply regurgitating sound bytes and campaign key words. She spoke confidently but incoherently about completely different issues. She was, at best, cutesy and played the part of what she thought was personable and someone we could relate to in everyday matters. This further demonstrated her naivete. We do not need our neighbor running the country. She is not knowledgeable in matters of foreign or domestic policies or even in basic politics.

She name-dropped and sang the tone-deaf tune of lyrical keywords implanted in her by her campaign. The usual “General Petraeus” came up a few times, as if he is their good buddy. The “success of the surge” was brought up. Her useless anecdotes remind me of Rose on Golden Girls with her fancificul but irrelevent stories about St. Olaf (Wasilla). Ad nauseum, we have heard Sarah Palin talk about “mavericks”, “…what he [McCain] is known for…” “…what I [Palin] am known for…” but we didn’t hear any specifics. They really are counting on the stupidity of the American people. They think we will hear “change” and believe it?

Will Americans accept this challenge? Or will they see through this rhetorical nonsense and see clearly that Biden is knowledgeable and Palin is ridiculous?

Palin was not debating logically or demonstrating a capacity to co-lead this country. She was simply regurgitating campaign rhetoric, that took her the entire week by the creek to perfect, in a choose-your-own-adventure-style advertisement on primetime. This was a waste of American time. There is no doubt she was once a beauty queen, this is obvious from her cheesy winks to her empty catch phrases, she is charasmatic. However, isn’t this precisely what we want to avoid? Isn’t this why we are sick of Washington in the first place? All talk and no action? Polished promises leading us into war, an economic depression?

She rambled on about taking the politics out of war, out of economy, out of Washington. This is retarded. This is what people who know nothing about politics say. This is simply ridiculous. Maybe somebody should take Palin back to the creek and explain to her what a dictionary is, so she might read the definition of politics.

Main Entry: pol·i·tics
Pronunciation: \ˈpä-lə-ˌtiks\
Function: noun plural but singular or plural in construction
Etymology: Greek politika, from neuter plural of politikos political
Date: circa 1529

1 a: the art or science of government b: the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy c: the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government
2: political actions, practices, or policies
3 a: political affairs or business ; especially : competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government) b: political life especially as a principal activity or profession c: political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices
4: the political opinions or sympathies of a person
5 a: the total complex of relations between people living in society b: relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially as seen or dealt with from a political point of view

So…war, taxes, etc. are political. You can’t separate them, nor should you. Are you suggesting, Governor Palin, that a McCain-Palin administration would not include government oversight into matters such as war and the economy and taxes? Or are you suggesting you and John will be playing golf and moose-hunting instead of dealing with these issues? How exactly do you plan on taking the politics out of politics?

They like to use words and phrases like “maverick” “bipartisan” “tax cuts” “Joe Sixpack” “hockey mom” etc. Are these the political ad words? Do they get paid .07 cents for each time they use them? Or is it that they know if they say something x amount times, they are bound to get people to believe that about them? Joe Biden nailed on the head when he said, “Maverick he [McCain] is not!”

Look for yourselves folks. Sarah Palin’s and John McCain’s records are clear even if they continue to distort them.1 Joe Biden’s and Barack Obama’s records are clear too. The only difference, they are not distorting or manipulating their own records or their opponents to win this election. They are stating the facts. McCain and Palin are the equivalency, if not worse than Bush and Cheney, period. THEY ARE NOT REPRESENTING REAL CHANGE.

Look at the records:

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Senator John S. McCain III
Governor Sarah H. Palin
Senator Barack H. Obama Jr.

I will end this particular post with a clip from Joe Biden. He said it well in the following response to the “maverick” idea:

Look, the maverick — let’s talk about the maverick John McCain is. And, again, I love him. He’s been a maverick on some issues, but he has been no maverick on the things that matter to people’s lives.

He voted four out of five times for George Bush’s budget, which put us a half a trillion dollars in debt this year and over $3 trillion in debt since he’s got there.

He has not been a maverick in providing health care for people. He has voted against including another 3.6 million children in coverage of the existing health care plan, when he voted in the United States Senate.

He’s not been a maverick when it comes to education. He has not supported tax cuts and significant changes for people being able to send their kids to college.

He’s not been a maverick on the war. He’s not been a maverick on virtually anything that genuinely affects the things that people really talk about around their kitchen table.

Can we send — can we get Mom’s MRI? Can we send Mary back to school next semester? We can’t — we can’t make it. How are we going to heat the — heat the house this winter?

He voted against even providing for what they call LIHEAP, for assistance to people, with oil prices going through the roof in the winter.

So maverick he is not on the important, critical issues that affect people at that kitchen table.

This was a clear win for Biden. He is knowledgeable and articulate and really cares. She is cutesy and has minimal knowledge of any the basics of politics. She is not ready to be Vice President. She is not even ready to be Governor. I think she should stick with being the Mayor or hockey mom or the head of the PTA. She is better suited for the latter two.

Transcript of Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin debate the issues Thursday, October 2nd, 2008: (more…)

  1. http://www.factcheck.org/ []

Race to the White “Trash” House

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

The new catch phrase being used by the McCain campaign is “Joe six-pack“. Sarah Palin is standing up for Joe Sixpack. This new catch phrase makes sense in one of two ways. She is either trying to appeal to the non-thinking, anti-intellectuals or she is going for the frat boys and girls of America. Either way this must be a ploy to get some of the less than intelligent voters to stand up for her despite or even because of her stupidity.

Let’s analyze this term…”Joe Six-Pack”. Could that be a euphemism for frat boy? Frat boy…hrm, why does that seem so familiar? Frat boy. OH! YES! George W. Bush is a glorified frat boy, albeit in the morning after period of an eight year binge, he can’t be bothered to lead this country at all, even in the wrong direction (perhaps he is too focused on his $805 billion parting gift). Joe Six-Pack…frat boy…George W. Bush. It makes sense now. Given the McCain campaign’s penchant for wordplay campaigning (aka the Straight Talk Express — shiver — is anyone else having Orwellian flashbacks to 1984?)…we can assume this new phrase means he supports the failed Bush and Rovian politics (again) but renamed them to confuse average Joe Sixpacks. I understand now.

Sarah Palin is ridiculous. She is frighteningly unprepared for the Vice Presidency or even for the Senate. This becomes glaringly more and more obvious as time (and McCain) allows her to speak in public. From foreign to domestic affairs, she lacks even the basic understanding. They should be embarrassed. McCain did himself NO favor by choosing her. Now the McCorporation ticket is headed straight to the White “Trash” House, fully equipped with someone even less intelligent than George W. (and we thought this wasn’t possible, silly us!), moose-hunting and “dontchaknows”! Yeee haw! If they become elected, we can start a bill to change the name of our country to the United Stupid of America, Land of the French Fries…the world’s beacon for Idiocracy.

Are we even remotely interested in how this country is led anymore? Or is it simply a matter of ensuring we do not think for ourselves while banishing our civil rights and liberties? Or is the support for Palin and McCorporation simply a case of latent racism? Please tell me Americans are not this stupid!

Thanks, but no thanks to PALIN!

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Please, please, please go read this blog! It is brilliant. It is a blog about a rally organized by Alaska women who reject Palin! It has lots of great photos and comments! YAY! Hip, hip, hooray!

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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin!

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did their magic on SNL last night and it is worth watching over and over and over again! Here it is for your viewing pleasure, just one more time.

(For anyone outside of the U.S. I hope this works.)

Irony in the 3rd degree…

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

“Value voters” tend to be the biggest hypocrites. They go on and on about the importance of voting based on family values, abstinence, no abortions…blah, blah, blah…etc. Despite their superior morals, they seem to be plagued by the exact same symptoms of immorality as the rest of us. Their teenage daughters get pregnant and have abortions, even more so than liberals apparently1. They have drinking and drug problems. They cheat on their spouses2 and taxes3. They lie. They steal. Their priests molest children. They have gay sex.456789 None of this seems to distract them from asserting their superior morality and insisting people vote accordingly.

Quickly blaming the lefties for our immorality, curiously they are being ever-so-forgiving of Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter who is pregnant10. Rumors are even circulating questioning whether Palin’s youngest child is actually her child and not her 17 year old’s first child. Now, in and of itself, this is not something I would normally even comment upon, save the sadness you feel whenever someone too young gets pregnant. However, this is irony in the third degree given the “value” politics Mrs. Palin espouses and moreover, the hypocrisy of the “value voters” who are jumping to her defense.

Why is it when a liberal’s teenager gets pregnant the focus becomes the immoral way of life they have chosen, the evil of their ways? Lack of supervision, poor parenting, bad values, immorality, sexy clothes, access to inappropriate media are all the causes given by these value experts. Yet, when one of their own gets pregnant, they are quick to say, “Do not judge,” while foolishly rushing the kids to the altar to do what is right in their eyes. Teenage marriage doesn’t right teenage pregnancy. Nor does it reconcile the contradictory morals and unrealistic standards to which you expect the world to live.

It is irony that the highest abortion rates are found in the very “conservative” states that opposes abortion the most.11

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  1. http://www.publicchristian.com/index.php?p=734 []
  2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html []
  3. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/15/business/15tax.html?_r=1&oref=slogin []
  4. http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/03/foley.scandal/index.html []
  5. http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/03/haggard.allegations/index.html []
  6. http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/08/28/craig.arrest/ []
  7. http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/07/12/mccain.campaign/index.html []
  8. http://www.news-tribune.net/breakingnews/local_story_219210228.html []
  9. http://www.badmouth.net/top-five-republican-gay-sex-scandals/ []
  10. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/01/palin.daughter/index.html []
  11. http://www.publicchristian.com/index.php?p=734 []

How low can you go, McCain?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

McCain’s campaign is all over the place. Picking the inexperienced Alaskan Governor Sarah “Barracuda” Palin1for his Vice Presidential running mate is the political equivalent of peeing in your pants to get attention. John McCain was getting no press coverage. Obama ran a political home run last night and McCain could not stand it, so he chose to announce his vp candidate, a token woman. And I emphasize the use of lower case ‘vp’ on purpose. This signifies what is to come for her if they should win office. She will be the token woman aiding McCain into the White House but quickly disregarded on every level of decision making once there. She will undoubtedly become the scapegoat for all that goes wrong and the puppet through which the greedy, power-hungry people will do their opportunistic bidding. Can you imagine how far back this will set the country, let alone the fight for equal opportunities for women? Her inexperience will be the folly that adds fuel to the anti-American rhetoric abroad, as well as the anti-feminist movement.

This is such a slap in the face to anyone who wanted Hillary to break through the glass ceiling. Her support did not come from just being born a woman. That was a side note, an added bonus if you will, to people who do wish women had equal rights and equal opportunities. However, I digress, despite my urges to explain in detail how important equality is today (and always), I will get back on topic. Hillary has experience and cares about this country. She has made positive, real change in our country’s policies, especially with regards to health care for children. Now, I am not saying Palin has not done anything positive, I do not know what she has done, yet. What I am saying is as a feminist, I am cringing. And as a political citizen, I am retching.

The fact that very little is known about her works in the McCain camp’s favor but against logical reasoning. She is wet behind the ears politically speaking, what if something happens to McCain? Is she really ready to become president? The irony almost goes without saying, almost. McCain has attacked Obama for months now on his “inexperience” while stealing his ideas only a few days later and now he chooses someone with even less experience? This defies logic, unless the logic is to gain political attention and perhaps the attention of some fringe voters completely fixated on getting any woman into the White House at any cost.

This is what I have read about Sarah Heath Palin so far… she is anti-choice (aka Pro-Life)2, supports teaching creationism in schools3, a lifetime member of the NRA, a former beauty pageant contestant (see picture) 45, pro death-penalty6, supports the 2nd Amendment (right to keep and bear arms), opposes privatizing social security (even funded a relief bonus check to senior citizens for extra aid), “strongly opposes” shifting our reliance to alternative fuel sources7. I need to do some more research but I find it particularly interesting her husband, Todd Palin, works for BP — the oil company and there is controversy over this and some legislation she tried to push through which would affect BP to the tune of multi-millions8. She agreed with Obama’s energy plan in as much as the gas line she wants to lay across her own her state to get cheaper gas to the U.S., she wants to open ANWR9, this being a long-term debate between capitalists and environmentalists over the effects. She doesn’t even believe humans have an effect on global warming and wants to remove the endangered species protection on the polar bear.10

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  1. Johnson, Kaylene 2008. “Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment Upside Down”. Epicenter Press. []
  2. http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Sarah_Palin_Abortion.htm []
  3. Kizzia, Tom October 27, 2006. “‘Creation science’ enters the race”, Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved on 2008-08-29. []
  4. http://www.televisioninternet.com/news/pictures/sarah-palin-beauty-queen-1.jpg []
  5. , against same-sex marriage ((http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Sarah_Palin_Abortion.htm []
  6. http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Sarah_Palin_Crime.htm []
  7. http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Sarah_Palin_Energy_+_Oil.htm []
  8. Ross, Mike (August 21, 2007). “Mr. Palin goes back to Prudhoe”, KTUU-TV. Retrieved on 2008-08-29. []
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_National_Wildlife_Refuge []
  10. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/29/124640/036/945/578739 []