Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin: Circus Clown

If you didn't see Sarah Palin's speech last night then you missed a speech in which any trace of policy-related substance was muddled (which GOP apologists would excuse with a lie about her teleprompter not working), superficial, all-out bullshit; however, she delivered the "rah-rah" divisive rhetoric like a rabid pit-viper on acid - giving the denim-clad convention-goers what they wanted: cheap thrills. You know, like a clown.

Honestly, the crowd would have clapped at anything she said. This is probably why Carl Rove, the likely author of the speech, wrote:

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities.

Brilliant!!! Don't those right-wing Christian-folk supposedly love community? Love it enough to pull money from the government to support it? Pull money that is doled out in a tragically biased manner to pay Christian community organizers to teach their children about creationism? I wonder how Pastor Wonderbread feels about this line.

Another example? OK:

We tend to prefer candidates who don't talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.

...but rather call their wives trollops and cunts.


As for my running mate, you can be certain that wherever he goes, and whoever is listening, John McCain is the same man.

...unless you count a man by the same name who ran for office in 2000. The guy that opposed the Bush tax cuts and thought that government should stay out of people's affairs.

But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion.

Good. Because they apparently feel that you’re a useless twot… and they came to that conclusion after only even knowing of your existence for a week. Good impression so far - keep up the good work. Elections are rarely about likeability.

Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests.

If that were true then your speech would have been delivered by somebody else. You know, a qualified person with intact cerebral lobes.

I told the Congress "thanks, but no thanks," for that Bridge to Nowhere.

…uhm, you told them nothing because you not the Governor yet when the bridge was proposed. You were campaigning for the position… and you told a reporter that you would continue state funding for the bridge (see Palin’s response to question #5.) Useless twot.

When a hurricane strikes in the Gulf of Mexico, this country should not be so dependent on imported oil that we are forced to draw from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Instead we should drill in Alaska to bolster our Strategic Petroleum Reserve that we in turn refuse to tap into in order to help minorities living in areas wrought with the effects of natural disasters? Ohhhhhhh… so THAT’S why you’re on the ticket. Well, that and your obvious appeal to ignorant white people.

Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America's energy problems — as if we all didn't know that already.
But the fact that drilling won't solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all.

Just “No.” Ya see, doing nothing at all is more like what YOUR party did during Katrina.

Anyway… I could do this all day. But in the spirit of my co-blogger, Sal, my response to Sarah Palin’s speech really should have been limited to just this.


Kup said...

How does this make any sense:


By (Two Deleted turds)

Published in the The New York Post on September 4, 2008



With sass and wit, sarcasm and sincerity, courage and strength, Sarah Palin last night showed us a new model of female politician.

Her family stories were genuine and real. Her commitment to special-needs children was moving. Her contempt for special interests was obvious.

And her putdowns of Barack Obama's rhetoric and her praise of John McCain's character and achievements were welcome and well delivered.

Many women look bad when they attack their opponents, too often seeming strident and shrill. But Palin was funny and irreverant, with a biting wit and a joy of combat that was exhilarating to watch.

Sometimes she reminded us of the hockey mom she is. Other times, she was an American Margaret Thatcher - mobilizing humor and biting satire to mock the opposition.

Where Hillary Clinton has but two speeds - full forward and stop - Palin displayed a range of rhetoric, emotion and language that sometimes evoked moving patriotism, at other times hilarious irony - and, frequently, a strong dose of common sense.

If her style in attacking and mocking her opponent was Thatcher-esque, her range of rhetorical style was Rooseveltian. She is, in fact, one of the best public speakers in our politics today.

Now the Democrats are stuck in a trap. They've demeaned, patronized and smeared a woman who's well on her way to becoming very, very popular. Her speech will create legions of fans; the Democratic smears of the last few days will create, for Obama, legions of enemies.

This man who dedicated two years to stopping a woman from being president now has to answer for spending two months stopping one from becoming vice president - a task he hopes to accomplish using women's votes.

Remember: The swing vote in this election are single moms. Just as the soccer moms dominated in 1996 and security moms in 2004, now unmarried women, mostly with children, will determine the outcome of the 2008 race. And they're finding in Sarah Palin an advocate whose life isn't far different from their own and whose priorities mirror theirs'.

As withering in her contempt for the country-club elites of the Republican establishment as for the pandering of the Democrats, Palin stands in stark contrast to the inherited elitism of the Bushes, the Romneys and the Kennedys. She's a woman of the people.

Was this a Republican attacking big oil? Was it the nominee for vice president of a major party who laced into earmarks and lobbyists and PACs? Yes it was - and how refreshing!

In her sincere embrace of her family and her nonjudgmental introduction of her pregnant daughter, Palin won the hearts of many single moms. By evoking life in a modest, middle-class town, she established an empathy with voters akin to what Bill Clinton built when he ate at McDonalds'.

How are the Democrats to live down their assaults on Sarah? How not to seem the enemies of the very voters they have to get?

Strategically, Palin achieved the convention's core goal - to show how McCain is not a clone of George Bush, but a man of the people eager for change and demanding of reforms.

Now the gap between Obama and McCain is not so wide. Now it is clear that they both stand for change.

So now the fear of a naive and untried Obama leading the nation through perilous times at home and abroad can work to drive voters over the narrower synapse and get them to vote for McCain.

Mission accomplished, Sarah.

alzaido alzaido said...

I liked the part when she mentioned lower taxes and more free trade. Guess she hasn't noticed any neg affects of our businesses operating over seas.

If we drill in our wild life preserves with increased free trade, won't we (by we I mean American oil companies) just have more oil and more places to sell it abroad? After all we already do. Hell, we're even selling our Iraqi oil abroad.