Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability… Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin, including 65% who say their view is Very Favorable. Only eight percent (8%) have an unfavorable view of her, including three percent (3%) Very Unfavorable… When asked to choose among some of the GOP’s top names for their choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, 64% say Palin. The next closest contenders are two former governors and unsuccessful challengers for the presidential nomination this year -- Mike Huckabee of Arkansas with 12% support and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts with 11%.
“Now we kick in that fiscal conservativeness that needs to be engaged, and we progress this state with $57-a-barrel oil,” Palin said.
I know she has a special needs child and so this is impolite to say, but, honestly, I can't think of any other way of putting it: is she retarded or something?
"Oil and coal? Of course, it’s a fungible commodity and they don’t flag, you know, the molecules, where it’s going and where it’s not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first,” Palin said. “So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it’s Americans that get stuck to holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It’s got to flow into our domestic markets first.”
Q: Brandon Garcia wants to know, “What does the Vice President do?”
PALIN: That’s something that Piper would ask me! … [T]hey’re in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom.
Well, our founding fathers were very wise there in allowing through the Constitution much flexibility there in the office of the vice president. And we will do what is best for the American people in tapping into that position and ushering in an agenda that is supportive and cooperative with the president's agenda in that position. Yeah, so I do agree with him that we have a lot of flexibility in there, and we'll do what we have to do to administer very appropriately the plans that are needed for this nation. And it is my executive experience that is partly to be attributed to my pick as V.P. with McCain, not only as a governor, but earlier on as a mayor, as an oil and gas regulator, as a business owner. It is those years of experience on an executive level that will be put to good use in the White House also.
COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess? PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone tie it all together so neatly and thoroughly, and, dare I say it, brilliantly. I particularly like the part about how reducing taxes has to accompany tax reductions and tax relief. I've often thought that that's where a lot of economic theory went off the rails--by not including tax relief with tax reductions when talking about reducing taxes.
By any measure of human intelligence--including the ones that use voodoo or throwing bones or supply side economics or any other crazy shit like that--Sarah Palin has got to be the stupidest person ever put on a major party's ticket for the office of Vice President.
Again, I don't care. I hope Republicans run her again and again and again and again. Because she's a moron and she will lose again and again and again. She's too dumb to be President! I know that Republicans tried to obliterate that thresh hold with Reagan and George W. Bush, but even so, she's just too dumb.
Like blind people can't be wideouts in the NFL, like people without arms or legs can't be jugglers, at a certain point of disability, not everything is possible.
And so I find it amazing that ninety one percent of Republicans have a favorable opinion of this jackass.
And I understand that Republicans twice voted enthusiastically for George W. Bush, a garble-mouthed, incurious, winkin' and grinnin', know nothing Gubner, who was a bit of a late bloomer.
But I'd still like to think that even they, after twice electing such a monstrously incompetent douchebag, who inherited a country of unprecedented power and wealth and prosperity, a country with a two hundred and forty billion dollar and growing a year surplus, a country of unassailable military superiority, a country that was the sole Super Power in the world and poised to create a better world in what would undoubtably be called The American Century, and then, in eight short years, ran up six trillion new dollars in debt, destroyed our military, destroyed the world economy, destroyed our national credibility, and made nearly every department and agency of the federal government disfunctional--I'd still like to think that even Republicans would be saying, "Yeah, that was pretty fucked up. We shouldn't do that again."
But they're not.
Two out of three of Republicans would like to see Palin as President.
These people would rather wipe this country off the face of the globe than admit they were wrong.
The modern Gee Oh Pee was a bad idea to start with--a crazy Nixonian mix of bigots, self-loathing homosexuals and perverts, country club aristocrats, oil men, investment bankers, and retards. But it's gone beyond that. It's become a pathology.
It needs to be broken up, smashed into tiny pieces, and blended into a bunch of different parties with opposing agendas so that these peoples' net effect on American politics and our lives is zero.
It's the only thing that can be done. It's the only thing that can restore this nation to greatness and prosperity. Because these people are insisting, again and again and again, that idiots can run the government. As long as they are Republican.
If nine out of ten Republicans have a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, if two out of three Republicans would like to see her in the White House, then we have an entire political party that is too irresponsible and ridiculous, and dangerous to govern our country ever again.