Friday, January 22, 2016
Sarah Palin and the Con Redneck Road to Ruin
I haven't written a post about Sarah Palin, the redneck from Wasilla, for about eight years.
Back when the one they called The Barracuda was running for Vice President of the United States.
Back in the days when people were taking her candidacy seriously.
And even Maureen Dowd was calling her My Fair Veep.
Sarah, who is now so renowned that she is known merely by one name and has a name ID of 90 percent, has to be a Kmart mom who appeals to Kmart moms and dads. She’s already shown that she can shoot the pig, put lipstick on it, bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. Now all she has to do is also prove that she can be the leader of the free world on a moment’s notice, and field dress Putin as adeptly as she can a moose.
Back in the days when Rex Murphy was defending her and blasting the media for attacking his darling Sarah, instead of the Muslim in the White House.
The ferocity they applied to the Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, in contrast with the timidity they brought to his campaign, will in time come to be seen as one of the most shameful episodes in American journalism. Not so much for what they did to Ms. Palin, but for what they neglected to do in examining the candidate for the office that really counted.
As only that ghastly Con teabagger could...
And I was trying to decide whether I could afford to buy a copy of Palin's greatest hits.
Where like Murphy she blows a big flute...
And of course trying to calculate how long we would all live if she ever became President.
But that was before I realized The Barracuda was after all just a drunken redneck loser...
And now that I've read her deranged speech endorsing Donald Trump, and see that she's threatening to take a big bite out of the RepubliCon party.
Our own GOP machine, the establishment, they who would assemble the political landscape, they’re attacking their own frontrunner. Now would the Left ever, would the DNC ever come after their frontrunner and her supporters? No because they don’t eat their own, they don’t self-destruct.
All I can say is hee haw, hee haw, go Sarah go...
You know, if you write Wasilla backwards it spells out ALL I SAW
But all I see is madness.
And yet another Con story with a happy ending...
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I keep telling myself that Trump and Palin would do a lovely meld-down. Then the nightmares start: Rob Ford got elected.
A friend of mine pointed out that the Americans seem to believe they are actually living in some movie (Dirty Harry?) rather than realise that there is a real world.
He may well be right.
We should all breathe a sigh of relief.
Everything she has ever touched she has turned to shit so we can relax about about the village idiot trump being elected now. he just accepted the endorsement of the politicos' equivalent of "Typhoid Mary" (look what she did for that other asshole, mccain). trump's fucked...he doesn't get it yet because she just hasn't kissed him yet! Talk about feeling relieved...
We have red neck problems of ur own...
If the RNC, and the DNC allows Donald Trump to run for president, he will win.
The man draws crowds of 20,000 people, and 5,000 more want to see him, but they can't be admitted.
Mark my words: assuming that someone doesn't kill Donald Trump, or they don't pull some other shenannigans he's the next President of the United States.
Sarah's just a dumbass RW grifter trying to soak the low information rubes and delusional GOP establishment types for money. If she had made an eloquent speech at the GOP convention in 08 instead of the rambling barely coherent nasty one that tried to paint Obama as a terrorist then things would have been different.
The Quitter left Alaska in a financial mess (when oil was over $100 a barrel) during her mere half term as governor. She resigned when it was revealed that she used her position to play favorites and launch personal vendettas ('shocking', I know.)
Sarah was against 'Obamacare' but revealed in her autobiography that she and her family used to seek healthcare in Canada from time to time. The same single payer healthcare that US Right Wingers frequently paint as dangerous and unsafe with the help of assholes like Tony Clement, the Frazier institute and Canadian Taxpayer Federation.
Her family isn't much better. Her oldest daughter Bristol was once a very well paid advocate for abstinence yet was a teen mom and has another baby daddy kid on the way (the old "do as I say not as I do.') Her oldest son was forced into the army after being caught burning down school buses. Sarah blamed his recent domestic charges (wife beating and waving a gun at her) on the PTSD from his time in the Army and his (non combat) service in Iraq instead of him being an anti-social asshole.
She has become a political litmus test for me as I follow US politics as much as I do Canadian politics. If one supports her seriously as a leader then it means you are someone whose judgement is highly suspect and a moron. Just another nail in Rex Murphy's intellectual coffin. If I were the Rhodes committee then I would demand Rex return that Rhodes Scholarship.
Sarah is desperate to be back in the spotlight, I'm guessing she and her clan of morons is burning through all those Political Action Committee donations, Fox News salary/severance (she got fired from Fox!) and book cash for the books she 'wrote'. Grizzly Mama needs money!
Rhodes scholar! Make me laugh. One of the requirements to qualify if being unmarried. What other pseudo-intellectual prowess scholarship requires that?
Isn't it named after the infamous Cecil Rhodes? Do you have to be white to receive it? if not, then how many blacks have ever received it?
I believe the Cons are living in the movie "Groundhog Day". They wake up every morning as if it is a new day and respond to their "new problems" by deciding who is to blame, how the perpetrators should be punished and how they can profit from the punishment. There is absolutely no concept of the idea that their actions yesterday have contributed to today's problems.Its the classical definition of insanity..Repeating the same thing over and over while expecting different results.By escaping to the Groundhog Day reality they are technically not insane because they do not recognize the destructive cycle they are perpetuating.
I agree that she is about as horrid as they come.
Simon, I think that you are far too quick to accuse people of being drunkards on little evidence. Don't get me wrong: I've worked in the Far North and seen the ravages endemic alcohol and other substance abuse cause in communities, and worked on conferences intended to heal these.
But having some beers is not the same thing as being a drunkard. There are so many proven reasons to detest and fear this person, and many of the Canadian con crew.
I don't know. McCain was close to sane when he started the campaign. Neither Trump or Palin appear to be and there may be some nasty synergy that will energize the Repub base.
hi jrkrideau...yes I sometimes feel the same way you do. It is a depressing spectacle, madness is madness, and I worry about Hillary Clinton, even as I cheer for Bernie Sanders. But remember, the Republican circus maybe the biggest circus in town right now, but the Democrats have yet to take Trump apart with their attack ads, and the young and Latino demographics are on our side. And for the divided Republicans it will be a rude awakening...
hi RT...yes that a good way to sum it up, the Cons on both sides of the border are making the same mistakes, and it is the classic definition of insanity. It can be a depressing spectacle, but I still believe that the future belongs to us...
hi anon...yes, trump needs Palin like a drowning man needs an anvil. He reached out to her for short term political considerations.i.e. to try to secure the support of the religious right. But in the long term, in an election campaign, she will cost him votes, just like she cost McCain votes back in 2008...
hi Liberta...yes I saw that, and the Cons really are hypocrites. But it's only a sign of how lost they are, and they are heading for a bad place...
hi anon...no I don't believe that at all. Trump is shooting himself in the foot, and when the Democrats turn their attack ads on him he will be shredded, and I am willing to predict right now that the election won't even be close...
hi Dan...I agree, the U.S. might appear to be a country caught up in some kind of madness, but there are gazillions of Americans who are not that stupid, and when they are finally heard from their fire will be withering. By recruiting Palin, Trump may have cemented the rabid Republican base, but so did Stephen Harper and look where it got him. Judging from my Republican cousins in Kennebunk they would rather stay at home than vote for them. I'll go out on a limb and predict that will be the big story of the next election...
hi lagatta...I've read stories about Sarah Palin being looped, so I don't think I'm being unfair. And while I may be a bit harsh on those who drink heavily, which is easy because I don't, even though my Scottish granny once grimly predicted that those who start late are the worrrrrst. If you want to know why I am biased against booze it's because I see it's devastating effects, and this story speaks for me...
Well, fortunately, except in the Far North, we don't have the horrific problem Britain does. It is just strange - I've spent very little time in the UK but throughout Europe, British tourists, students and even businesspeople are always quite visibly getting wasted - it's as if they can't imagine having a good time without throwing up at the end of it. Vile.
It just strikes me as a bit moralising; and yes, I do like some wine. With meals, with friends.
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