Monday, July 27, 2009


Just about the only sane coverage of Sarah Palin to be found anywhere on or near the left has been at the Confluence. This piece by littleisis exemplifies the point.
It’s fairly obvious to everyone with a shred of certifiable sanity that Obots are one fry short of a Happy Meal. Projection is a common psychological phenomenon, and Obots seem to use it often. They have called Sarah Palin silly, narcissistic, bumbling, rambling, and an intellectual lightweight who cannot utter three consecutive sentences without the aid of a teleprompter. Gee. I think one could make a lot of money in this recession by declaring themselves kool aid prevention counselors.
The piece offers this memorable quote: is striking to me how much of the political discourse in 2008 revolved around people who don’t exist. The main players last year, if you recall, were Obama, the genius messiah whose perfection and purity would save the planet; Hillary, the evil racist lesbian who killed Vince Foster with her bare hands before plotting the Iraqi invasion and then attempting to have Obama assassinated; and Sarah Palin, a crazed dominionist who hates polar bears and personally arranges for Christian girls to be raped by their fathers just so she can charge them for their rape kits.

Think back to the reactions to Sarah Palin’s speech at the convention. Remember the gal at Jezebel whose head throbbed with hate blood as she listened to Palin speak? The one who said she wanted to “murk that cunt”? What the hell is that? I cannot figure it out. I look and look, and it’s like trying to see someone else’s hallucination. No matter how hard I squint, I can’t see whatever it is they’re looking at. What is so horrifying?
I don't like Sarah Palin, but let's face it: 2012 is a mortal lock for the Republicans if Obama continues to upfuck as he has. So like it or not, we all have a stake in the question of which R gets the nomination, because the D is a-headin' down LBJ road. The other right-wing choices -- Huckabee, Romney, Gingrich -- make Sarah Palin look good. "Good," in this instance, means "by far the least objectionable."

(Who would be most objectionable? Either Huck or Newt; narrowing the choice further is beyond my discriminatory abilities.)

This piece
about her exit raises the suspicion that she has a plan. More accurately, there is a plan in place.
As she stepped down from the stage, Palin’s future remained a mystery.

Concluding her remarks, she only said: “Let’s all enjoy the ride.”

Others speaking before and after her were equally cryptic, referring only vaguely to her future endeavors.

In an interview Saturday, Todd Palin, Sarah’s husband, said only that they would “play it by ear.” On Sunday, her father, Chuck Heath, said in an interview he thought his daughter would stay in the public arena but had no other insights into her plans.
Something's up. I wonder what?


Tony B said...

Yes, Palin in no light weight. She is speaking to a specific audience which likes what she says. I do think that Romney is probably the most dangerous. I didn't take him seriously until I saw his concession speak. It was eloquent and helped him finish strong. He has already succeeded in a "liberal" state, he controls a good portion of the media complex and few in power have anything negative to say about him. He'll be back. I dread it already.

Joseph Cannon said...

Yeah, but what would Romney be like in power? He seems like a "which way is the wind blowing" kind of guy. Usually, that's not a good thing. But compared to a Huckabee...

Perry Logan said...

I see Sarah Palin as payback for the Democrats' misogyny.

John McCain would not have thought about Palin had not so many Democrats given vent to their rank misogyny during the primaries. The Clinton-haters may fall victim to the monster they created. Then--after the Repubs take over in 2012--we can throw the Obots out of our party and get it going again.

Anonymous said...

Her plans to speak up for pols she finds acceptable, be they left, right or center, could be plans for a (libertarian-ish) 3rd party which would usurp/preempt the left/liberal squishy-bland "talk" of a 3rd party.
time will tell. someone with brains has stuck a finger in the air to see which way the wind blows.

kenoshamarge said...

I do like Sarah Palin, perhaps more than I would have if the Dimwits hadn't attacked her so viciously.

What about Pawlenty? Isn't he, by all accounts getting ready to throw his hat in the ring?

He seems a relatively moderate sort who speaks well and sounds, whatever he may really be thinking, reasonable. And I don't think he's a fool.

DemHoldout said...

This was the money quote for me:

But to get back to the original point, Sarah Palin is not qualified to be President of the United States. And I think most everyone here, including me, would probably not vote for her, depending on the alternative. She is qualified to be VICE President of the United States, as is our current Disappointment in Chief. When we all thought the Democratic Nomination wasn’t going to be jacked from Hillary in a rigged nominating process, many of us here thought he would make a good VPOTUS. He could run around on Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, making fun of the Special Olympics and talking about who would win in a fight (Ninjas or Pirates?!) while Hillary busied herself with ramming Single Payer Healthcare through Congress and down all of our collective grateful throats. So vital were his potential talents for distraction.

To reiterate, Sarah Palin is, in fact, no more qualified to be President of the United States than Barack Obama is.

This might explain one of the reasons why the Obots not only hate Palin but ran Obama against Palin instead of the actual presidential candidate which was McCain.

The way Palin looks (an attractive woman) was enough for the Obots' heads to explode because despite all of their denials, many knew that the misogyny from the Democratic primaries might have been enough for a good amount of white women to vote for her - so they had to beat the women with the abortion stick and make Palin seems scarier than she really is.

Another reason that no one really has asked (besides a few like Anglachel) is why Obama ended up running against Palin instead of McCain. It's exactly because he is no better qualified to be president than she is. They have around the same level of experience and without a teleprompter, Obama falls apart. It amuses me that liberals like Jeralyn at TalkLeft continue to criticize Palin's speechwriting skillz and lack of sophistication and intelligence when they've elected a guy who depends entirely on speechwriters, plagiarized quotes, teleprompters, and staged town hall meetings to form a complete and coherent sentence.

I'm not a fan of Palin either but if Dubya and Obama is deemed smart enough to run the country I'm pretty sure she could do the job if not better than our current president or the one before him.

gary said...

I'm going to venture a prediction that Barack Obama will be reelected. Not that I have a great track record. I once publically predicted that John Glenn would be the next President. By publically I mean in a letter to Jim Moseley of "Saucer News", "Saucer Screws", etc. Jim printed my letter and replied that he thought my crystal ball was caked with shit.

Anonymous said...

Joe, the second quote ("it is striking to me ... What is so horrifying?") came from Reclusive Leftist.

Sandra, CA

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Romney's powerful friends in the media, let's not forget that CNN's Campbell Brown's husband was Romney's campaign manager.

Tony B. said...

Hey Joe,
If those are my only options I might want to consider learning a new language. I don't wear a tin foil hat but I find Romney to be a "stealth fascist" in every sense of the word. His market philosophy is cartel friendly and his theological views are binary.

I think Huckabee has allowed himself to be over exposed and more vulnerable to criticism. In either case, which ever way the wind blows, I'm cracking a window :)

Anne said...

Romney is the one the GOP elite want. If he's running, it's for real If someone else, then the GOP are lying down again like they did in '08.

Obama is stinking up the joint so much the GOP might run for real in 2012, and not wait till 2016. It depends on what the elite class want. Bush stunk up the joint by 04 and they still wanted him...sent in his skull and bones pal, Kerry tp perytend to run . OMG, was he lame!

Nibbles said...

My guess--big scandal. My other guess: more likely to be related to her personal life than her public one. She is attempting to reduce the media focus on her before it hits, and hopes it will be less than it would have been as Governor when it does.