WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said
Sunday she regrets the U.S. relied on flawed intelligence as the basis for
going to war in Iraq and took partial responsibility for mismanaging the
Aside from the Idiot in Chief, who is likewise taking a much deserved Defeat Lap and saying similarly stupid and nonsensical things, is there anyone as despicable as this woman?
She was the National Security Advisor. It was her job and her greatest responsibility to assess whether or not the basis for going to war, which she peddled non-stop on every Tee Vee show for months in 2002 and 2003, was flawed.
And the intelligence that was the basis for going to war in Iraq was so flawed that it required the Bush administration to make nine hundred and thirty five public and intentional misstatements and misrepresentations of that intelligence in order to sell the American people on the idea that immediate war in Iraq was necessary.
The intelligence was so flawed that when the Bush administration provided Colin Powell with evidence to present to the United Nations Security Council it was so laughable that even the good soldier Powell threw pages of his speech into the air and declared: "I'm not reading this. This is bullshit!"
The intelligence was so flawed that, nine months before the illegal and un-Constitutional war Bush declared on Iraq, the British had determined that it was bogus and being manipulated by the Bush administration.
The intelligence was so flawed and so weak that, just weeks before Bush and his National Security Advisor kicked the weapons inspectors out of Iraq and rushed the United States into a disastrous and unnecessary war, sixty percent of Americans still thought we should give weapons inspectors more time to determine if war was really necessary.
The intelligence was so flawed that the man who provided it to Bush and his National Security Advisor was disgraced by being forced to accept the "highest civil award given to men and women of exceptional merit, integrity and achievement", the Medal of Freedom.
The intelligence was so flawed that the Chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, whose only job was oversight of our intelligence agencies during the the rush to war, was likewise disgraced by his failure to ensure that the CIA provided reliable and accurate intelligence to the President and his National Security Advisor. As a result of his profound and regrettable incompetence, he was appointed to head the CIA.
The Bush administration did not rely on flawed intelligence. The Bush administration, including Condi Rice, manufactured flawed intelligence. They made it up, they packaged it, and they sold it to the American people. And it was still so shitty and weak and flimsy, that after a nine month and mulit-billion dollar media blitz, most Americans still weren't entirely sold on this lemon.
And now Bush and his Magic Eight Ball want to express their regrets at relying on "flawed intelligence"? They want to act like they were victims of "flawed intelligence"?
We certainly had an "intelligence" failure during the tenure of Bush and his moronic National Security Advisor Rice. But it didn't involve information gathering.
It involved having having total idiots running our government.
Only a lifelong political operative of the modern Gee Oh Pee could say this:
Republicans have a let’s follow the king…we’re not the
kind of guys who stand up and say, “Let’s kill the king.”That’s part of the problem with the
Republican party.So you have a go
along with the President, “I’ve got to be with my President even when he’s
wrong” mentality that permeates our party.
While sitting in front of a larger than life portrait of Richard Nixon.
WASHINGTON - Is Sarah Palin going through a catharsis, some
sort of political rehabilitation or is she now a permanent fixture on the
national political scene?
The former Republican vice
presidential hopeful returned home after the election to her job as Alaska
governor where she promptly held a news conference and conducted several
television interviews. She’s lined up for NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday.
And this is true. Since Sarah Palin lost her bid to become Vice President of the United States, she's been on Tee Vee very nearly non-stop.
And forget all that "what liberal media" stuff about why hasn't any other losing Vice Presidential candidate in the history of television gotten the kind of attention this woman who has higher unfavorability ratings than favorability ratings gotten.
The answer is, quite simply, what you already know: the major media is hopelessly conservative, much like its corporate owners.
But what I still want to know is why, when she's been on Tee Vee nearly non stop since getting embarrassingly trounced in a national election--not one single reporter--and despite the conservative ownership of nearly every single public and cable television and radio station, and mass market newspaper, we're still told that individual reporters are by and large liberal--has asked Sarah Palin "The Question".
As I understand socialism, it involves the state or collective ownership of the means of producing wealth and the distribution of that wealth.
And since Alaskans collectively own the oil wealth of Alaska, and since the state distributes that wealth to Alaskans, and since Sarah Palin campaigned fiercely against socialistic policies, and since a majority of Alaskans voted for her policies...
Now that she is returning to govern Alaska, what exactly is she going to about dismantling the awful wealth destructive policies of America's only socialist state?
It's not a trick question. It's not an unfair question.
It's at the heart of her political philosophy. And fifty eight million Americans voted against socialism in this country, including sixty percent of Alaskans, at her urging.
So, please, ask her. What is she going to do to put her policies into practice and end the awful socialism in Alaska?
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%.
Look, as far as I'm concerned, I hope the Gee Oh Pee runs this dimbulb every four years until she's so old that, when she idiotically winks into the camera during debates, more people think she's having a mini-stroke than being plucky.
So I don't care. That's great news for the Democratic party. That should make 2012 a real laugher.
But, even I, who am unable to elevate myself to Obamaesque disagreeing without being disagreeable, am astounded that nine out of ten Republicans have a favorable opinion of a woman so stupid she says shit like this regularly:
“Now we kick in that fiscal conservativeness that
needs to be engaged, and we progress this state with $57-a-barrel oil,” Palin
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?
She sounds more like a Vice Presidential candidate for Wasilla Junior High than the great United States of America.
And she says shit like that all the time.
Here she is, the Republican politician who knows more about energy than anyone in the United States, talking about...who the fuck knows what:
"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.”
Even if she could manage to make herself understandable to humans so that we knew what she was talking about, she still doesn't know what she's talking about. And this is her area of "expertise".
Here she is, the Republican candidate for Vice President, talking about what it is she'll be doing as Vice President:
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.
To be fair, this question was asked by a third grader, so Palin was probably a little guarded in her wrong response, fearing that she was being outsmarted and tricked.
Let's let her elaborate on her view of the Vice Presidency in a forum free from the perils of "gotcha!" questions posed by nine year olds:
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.
She'll be tapping into that position, while ushering in an agenda that is supportive and cooperative of the president's agenda in that position, which she's tapped into. Also, she'll be administrating very appropriately The Plans that are needed for this nation--as opposed to Bill Clinton's very naughty and inappropriate handling of The Plans--and putting to good use her executive experience that is partly attributable to her being picked as Vice President in the White House, also.
These are the words of a person who has shit for brains. This is a report on a book never read. This is an answer that's greatest strength is that it is impossible to decipher in real time. If it had accidently come anywhere near answering the question asked, Gwen Ifill would have been forced to slam her palm down on the giant red button on her moderator podium, causing the trap door beneath Palin to open and flush her down a water slide into a pool of green goo erected for Nickelodeon's "You Can't Say That During The Vice-Presidential Debates" show.
Then a bunch of third graders would laugh at her for being so stupid.
And let's not forget Governor Palin, who is giving us her expansionist interpretation of the zero Vice Presidential powers as enumerated in the Constitution--oh, I'm sorry! It allowed the Vice President the "much flexibility" of casting a "Yay" or "Nay" tie breaking vote any way he or she might choose--has many other scholarly insights into what "our Founding Fathers were very wise there in allowing through the Constitution", such as how the First Amendment is threatened by a free press criticizing politicians for saying things that are stupid, hateful and untrue.
And who could forget her masterpiece of socio-political economic theory--The Umbrella Of Job Creation!
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.
thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He
needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will
have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an
excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets
sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and
precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years
he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he
has committed. If Obama doesn't raise his standards, he will exceed Bush's
total before he is inaugurated.
That's Monday. From the Big Thinker of Time Magazine's 2004 Blog Of The Year!
The demented and deranged faithful ask, the high almighty Garblemouth delivers! Right on schedule:
Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said he regrets
the display of the ``Mission Accomplished'' sign as backdrop for a speech he
gave about a month after the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. ``To some, it said, well, `Bush thinks the war in Iraq is over,'
when I didn't think that,'' he said in a CNN interview today. ``It conveyed the
wrong message.” ``I regret saying some things I shouldn't have said,'' Bush
said. He cited comments he made after the Sept. 11 attacks, when he said of
al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden: ``I want justice. There's an old poster out
West that said, 'Wanted, dead or alive.''' He
also said he regretted telling Iraqi insurgents in 2003: ``There are some who
feel like that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer
is, bring 'em on.''
Bush, of course, left out his regrets at nearly and accidently declaring war on China a month into office, getting a good sense of Putin's trustworthy soul, mocking a blind man for wearing sun glasses, invoking a "Crusade" before deploying American troops to Muslim countries, idiotically and bizarrely extolling the virtues of a "peeance and freeance" Iraq on live Tee Vee, flexing his MBA credentials by explaining machines come from a "machine making place", stressing for four years that we have sufficient troops in Iraq before insisting that what we need in Iraq is more troops, promising the American people that anyone involved in the treasonous and national security damaging outing of Valerie Plame as a CIA operative would be fired and then keeping Cheney, Rove, and Libby on the gubment payroll, repeatedly insisting that the U.N. inspectors had been kicked out of Iraq by Saddam Hussein even though they were still in Iraq when Bush announced his intention to attack and invade Iraq, and on and on...
I mean, Christ, Bush says so many stupid things on such a regular basis, there's an entire industry devoted to documenting it.
Everyone in the world knows Bush is an inarticulate, garble mouthed, gaffe machine.
And, still, here's one of the most influential conservative bloggers, without irony or embarrassment, asserting that Bush "never gets sloppy" and "chooses his words with care and precision" when publicly speaking.
It goes a long way to explaining Sainted Ronny Rotten's reputation for his sunny optimism, mythic popularity, and wildly successful presidency, which nearly ended in prison terms for everyone, gubment bailouts, and, until Bush, historic fiscal irresponsibility.
And what is John Hinderacker's reward for being so willfully idiotic in defense of a president for whom he has an inexplicable and creepy and often laughable man crush on?
The same as everyone else who has ever supported this world class, incompetent, fraudulent turkey.
Honest to God, it's like battered wife syndrome or something.
Oh, geez, I got so distracted trying to remember just a fraction of the careless, public, and imbecilic things Bush has said that I forgot this great part of the interview:
In the interview yesterday, he said, ``My wife reminded me that, `hey, as president of the United States, be careful what you say.'''
Frankly, I think that's bullshit. I think that's a really calculated made up thing, like his story about his conversion to Christianity, that Bush or his handlers stupidly thought would make him sound "folksy" and humble--jus' like all ya regular jerks out there, I need the l'il misses to keep me in line! (wink, wink, smirk)
But whether it's true or more horseshit, it certainly tells you something awful about the man of "remarkably few verbal gaffes and blunders", doesn't it?
Either, three years into a four year term, after meeting very nearly every important head of state in the world, after engaging the United States in two wars, this cretin had to be reminded by his wife that "hey, as president of the United States, be careful what you say."
Because it either hadn't occurred to Bush that he was the president of the United States or that he should be careful about what he said after three years in office.
Or, after eight years in office, it still doesn't occur to this jackass how horrifying it is to anyone not named Hinderacker that the fucking president of the United States has to be reminded, after three years in office, that he is the president of the United States and, as such, he shouldn't talk like a belligerent drunk at a bar while on Tee Vee.
He thinks that's a good story.
Honestly, by 2012, Hinderacker's penis is going to be rubbed raw from polishing his "Sarah Palin is a master at the concise articulation of the unification of issues beneath her Nobel prize worthy Umbrella Of Job Creation theory" post.)
WASHINGTON – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has put the "brutal" 2008 campaign behind her and has the next presidential race in her sights, with a flurry of national television interviews and a high-profile appearance at the Republican Governors Association meeting this week…
"I did not know that it would be as brutal a ride as it turned out to be," she said.
Yes, Sarah, it did turn out to be pretty fucking brutal. But I guess we all should have expected that when you introduced yourself to the nation as a pitbull with lipstick. Even so, I can't fault any decent and right thinking person for still being appalled at your vicious brutality in accusing Barack Obama of palling around with terrorists.
ENGLEWOOD, Col., Oct 4 - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin accused Democratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday of "palling around with terrorists," in the latest sign the campaign is turning increasingly nasty.
Later, at a rally in Carson, California, Palin again said the Republican campaign would become more negative.
"As one of my campaign staffers reminded me as I was walking out, 'Ok now the heels are on, the gloves come off'," she told thousand of people at a rally in a sports stadium.
Or of attacking the patriotism of his wife.
Palin also made reference to a remark early in the campaign by Obama's wife, Michelle, who had said that "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country." The governor's comments came after country music star Lee Greenwood sang the "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless the USA."
"We believe also that there is a reason we all get teared-up when we hear Lee Greenwood sing about America, because we love America and we are always proud of being Americans," she said. "And we don't apologize for being Americans."
Or of calling your opponent a socialist.
ROSWELL, New Mexico (CNN) — Sarah Palin on Sunday levied some of her toughest attacks to date against Barack Obama, accusing him of experimenting with socialism and charging ACORN, the embattled community organizing group to which Obama has been linked, with attempting to undermine the sacrifices of United States troops abroad…
“Barack Obama calls it spreading the wealth,” she said. “Joe Biden calls higher taxes patriotic. But Joe the plumber and Ed the dairy man, I believe that they think that it sounds more like socialism. Friends, now is no time to experiment with socialism.”
Or maligning a private citizen while declaring that even casual aquaintences are now part of every American's "record".
"It seems that there is yet another radical professor from the neighborhood who spent a lot of time with Barack Obama going back several years," Palin said at an event in Bowling Green, Ohio.
"This is important because his associate, Rashid Khalidi ... in addition to being a political ally of Barack Obama, he's a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization."
Palin said her assertion "is not negative campaigning to call someone out on their record.
Or attacking a person for what they might have heard when they were at church, even if they didn't actually hear it.
Gov. Sarah Palin appeared to suggest last month that Wright is a fair issue to raise, but said ultimately it is McCain's decision.
"[Obama] sat in the pews for 20 years and heard Rev. Wright say some things that most people would find a bit concerning. But again that is John McCain's call," Palin told reporters.
I can't blame us for not knowing how brutal this campaign was going to be.
But I have to think you are a fucking moron for not knowing the appalling amount of ugliness you were about to foist on our electoral process.
And what did Obama or Biden say about her? I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think I ever heard either one say anything worse than "She gave a great speech." Which was bullshit. But it was still nice of them to say.
And now Sarahcuda, who reveled in just how nasty and bare knuckled she could be, is shocked! She's taken aback! She's surprised and hurt at how brutal these elections can be.
Completely oblivious to the fact that all of the brutality came from her and Gee Oh Pee campaign operatives.
But she's still got that spunk! And that real America optimism!
"I'm like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm like, don't let me miss the open door," she said. "And if there is an open door in '12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door."
Good Lord, woman, God just slammed that door shut in your face for being such a nasty bit of business. And He's opened another door for you! It's called the "Exit".
Don't miss it, Sarahcuda! Don't let it hit you in your horse's ass on the way back to Wasilla.
In Wasilla, Alaska, to vote on Tuesday, Palin sounded like the old governor when asked by a reporter about her future role nationally.
“You know, if there is a role in national politics it won't be so much partisan,” Palin said. “My efforts have always been here in the state of Alaska to get everybody to unite and work together to progress this state ... it certainly would be a uniter type of role.”
Her campaigning was atrocious, even by Republican standards. She mocked community service at a national convention that devoted an entire night to community service. She called her Barack Obama a socialist for proposing a 39% top marginal tax rate, as opposed to the 35% one she was supporting. She accused Obama of palling around with terrorists. She maligned a scholar and private citizen. And she suggested that who you know, who lives in your neighborhood, who your kids go to school with, and what you hear should be considered part of your "record".
She hosted rallies where she happily stirred up such ugly sentiments that her supporters were shouting "kill him" and "traitor" and "treason" and "he's a nigger". It was so out of hand, McCain had to try to put a lid on it. Even the secret service had to get involved. Though, she never did.
She talked about "real" Americans. As opposed to Democrats.
She was briefly and profoundly appalling.
And she did all that to win an election. She stirred up that kind of hate and race and class consciousness and divisiveness for purely partisan reasons.
And now she says, if she gets back into national politics, which she just got overwhelmingly kicked the fuck out of, it'll be in a "uniter type of role".
Jesus Christ. Can Katy Couric follow up with an exit interview and please ask the question we're all dying to hear the answer to: "Governor Palin, people want to know: are you out of your mind? Do you even have a mind?"
And she doesn't! Because after just getting thrashed in a national election in a large part because she was so offensive to so many people and because her ticket was rightly associated in so many voters' minds with George W. Bush, who ran as a "uniter" and then governed like he was single handedly trying to tear our great union into the tiniest pieces measurable by astro-physicists, she still thinks it's a good idea for another folksy, vicious, divisive, phony, disinterested, unqualified, incompetent, garble mouthed Republican Governor to run for national office as a "uniter".
Has she not noticed that the current version of that has a 20% approval rating and is likely to be remembered as the Worst President Ever?
If scientists can someday manage to harness the power of stupid, Sarah Palin may actually prove to be the one politician who can pave the way for energy independence for our entire nation.
With 99.3% of precincts reporting McCain
and Palin will win Alaska's 3 electoral votes but Obama 349 electoral votes
will make him the 44th President of the United States.
I don't think John McCain has been given nearly enough credit for strategically putting Sarah Palin on the ticket to rally the base by acting stupidly in public and deliver Alaska's 3 electoral votes which have always proven crucial in no elections.
But more than that, I think the people of Alaska, by voting in favor of their brainless governor, have sent a clear signal to Washington that they resoundingly reject the socialism of spreading the wealth!
And even though the good People of the Great United States are sending Governor Dipsy Doodle back to the arctic glaciers and frozen tundra that inspired and shaped her "thinking" process, that doesn't mean she still can't be that agent who delivers the kind of change just regular average folks so desperately want.
I'll be rooting for you, Sarah Palin! We all will! When you go back to Anchorage and start fighting the good fight for free markets and capitalism, and good old fashioned "every man for himself". It'll be tough. But you're a pitbull with lipstick! Grrrrr!
(CNN) -- The Republican Party of Pennsylvania launched a
last-minute television ad that calls attention to Barack Obama's relationship with
the Rev. Jeremiah Wright…
Sen. John McCain
has repeatedly said he does not believe Obama's relationship to Wright should
be an issue -- to the ire of some Republicans who feel it raises questions about
the Illinois senator's judgment. Gov. Sarah Palin
appeared to suggest last month that Wright is a fair issue to raise, but said
ultimately it is McCain's decision.
sat in the pews for 20 years and heard Rev. Wright say some things that most
people would find a bit concerning. But again that is John McCain's call,"
Palin told reporters.
What's truly funny about this--and only because the American people are going deport Sarah Palin back to the People's Socialist Republic of Alaska on Tuesday--is that here is the same Governor Brainsurgeon, who is idiotically concerned about the First Amendment implications of people writing newspaper articles she doesn't like, saying that American citizens should be judged and held accountable for things they hear.
I mean, yes, there's also the whole thing about John McCain once again--as he did with Bush's irresponsible tax cuts, immigration, special interest lobbying, negative campaigning, and basically every issue he's ever put forth an opinion about-- showing steady leadership by completely reversing himself for crass political gain.
But I don't care about that. That's how you earn your stripes in the modern Gee Oh Pee. You have to be on both sides of every issue so you can always be prepared to hysterically attack your opponent, even when he agrees with you.
Fourteen years ago, I could be amazed that Republicans would have the nuts to display such shameless contempt for Americans by proposing a Constitutional Amendment to balance the budget after spending the preceding fourteen years telling Americans that deficits don't matter.
But these days, when I read that Michelle Malkin is writing indignant opinion articles about how private citizen Joe The Plumber's privacy was invaded because he had the temerity to express a political opinion, after she personally led a public investigation into the Frost family for expressing a political opinion, I pretty much shrug my shoulders and say, "Well, she's a world class scumbag. And she makes a living writing for people like her. What did you expect her to write? Something that makes sense?"
So I don't care about that.
What's entirely disgusting about the Country First party and it's base energizing special needs Vice Presidential candidate is this whole idea that Americans now are accountable for who they know, who they work with, who lives in their neighborhood, what church they go to(which is also actually kind of funny because Sarah Palin goes to a church that had a witch doctor come in and pray over her), and, now, what things they hear.
Not even what they say. Just things they allow themselves to hear.
What's next? Are Americans going to be held accountable for things they read?
Maybe so, since the "Patriot" Act allows the federal government to look into what books you check out at the library. Maybe the federal government can look into what books you buy from Border's or Amazon. Who knows? We don't. Since a bunch of that publicly paid for legislation is classified.
This shithead, Sarah Palin, with her repugnant ideas, this is where the Gee Oh Pee is excited to go?
An America where you better be careful who your friends are? Who you work with? What you hear?
That's the kind of America these cretins think this country needs to become to save us from the evils of 39% top marginal rate taxing Obama styled socialism?
Dear Gee Oh Pee: please stop running morons to run our country. It's becoming very, very expensive and dangerous.
And when one finally goes "rogue", it won't just be your hated liberals who wind up in Room 101 with a head cage full of rats. That's not the way it works.
Palin told WMAL-AM that
her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers
and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks.
Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may
constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the
Constitution, Palin said.
[the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to
call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante,
"then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of
First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks
by the mainstream media."
I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of being retarded if people keep voting this moron into our government.
In case you are Sarah Palin or someone as stupid as she is, this is what the First Amendment says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment
of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom
of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Unless you were a person who learned, when reading, you should always skip the first five words of every sentence and then ignore all the words that come after those, you would understand the First Amendment to be a limitation on the government's ability to prohibit people from asking questions and expressing opinions.
Its greatest benefit to our democracy is that it protects people in media from people in the government.
How this fucking nitwit has managed to run the First Amendment through the Play-Do factory of her mind and turn it into something that protects people in the government from the media is astonishing, even to a person like me, who already thinks she's a world class dumbass.
She's 42 years old! She's lived in this country her whole life! She's the fucking governor of one of our states! She is running to be the Vice President of our federal government!
And she thinks newspaper articles she disagrees with threaten her First Amendment rights.
Does she really think that, if the "mainstream" media attacks her appalling accusations that Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists", Congress will have no choice but to pass a law prohibiting Americans from characterizing that sort of thing as "negative"? And thus the First Amendment is in jeopardy?
Of course not!
Does she not understand what the First Amendment says?
Of course not!
Has she never read the First Amendment? Has she never even bothered to read the Constitution? Does she have no idea how our system of government works? Even though she thinks she's the best candidate to run it effectively?
Even for a party whose greatest modern candidate had Alzheimer's disease while he was in office, even for a party who fanatically supported the Worst President in the history of the word "worst" twice, Palin is an embarrassment.