I’m not so interested in the Sarah Palin book, but I’m depressed that this is still getting tossed around (h/t reader JK):
Certainly his wife expressed this view when she said during the 2008 campaign that she had never felt proud of her country until her husband started winning elections. In retrospect, I guess this shouldn’t surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church listening to his rants against America and white people.
Two hundred years of slavery, a hundred years of Jim Crow laws, and then 40 years of a political system based on fear of young bucks buying T-bone steaks, and, still, if an African-American steps out of the Lee Greenwood zone for 10 seconds, it just shows that they suffer from irrational post-colonialist rage.
Well, given that Sarah Palin had a witch hunter lay hands on her and she often talks about ‘real America’ and not-so-real America…I don’t think she is really one to talk.
ETA: Many people knew exactly what Michelle Obama meant when she said that. I did. I felt the same way. Palin needs to STFU.
@AhabTRuler: Heh. That was a priceless quote, indeed.
Jeez, DougJ, it’s not like you really add anything to this blog, at least so far as the signal-to-noise ratio is concerned.
I think it high time that any reporter interviewing Palin should be required to ask the following question:
“You quit. How can anyone trust you to follow through on anything?”
Every single interview. Heck, all articles about her should be begun with “Quitter Sarah Palin…”
Everything else is gravy. She is the Sir Robin of politics.
Hey wait, aren’t you breaking some kinda’ law posting this excerpt? Call the police state!
Considering what actually makes it into print, it’s hard for a sane person to imagine what’s in Caribou Barbie’s first drafts.
IIRC, Michelle Obama said it was the first time in her _adult_ life, not the first time in her life.
Her first drafts? I wasn’t even aware she wrote this.
I’m getting ready to launch a Palin blog. I’m sure Sully will ink to it a lot. She scares the snot out of me, because I’m not sure the sane part of the US could GOTV enough to counter the Palinistas, and there’s the whole electoral college thing.
Statements like that will guarantee that she wins her party’s primary. Expect it to come up in the debates she has with Obama.
She’s such a rotten, awful human being.
I hate the way the Reverend Wright thing is used–in particular the locution “two decades…sitting…listening to his rants.” What? Now even being in the same room with someone who is not 100 percent happy happy all the time about race and politics in the US is the eevilest thing ever? I know that short hand is short hand and dog whistles are dog whistles but for [insert your deity here] when did it become a crime to be present while other people are unhappy?
Am I crazy for holding on to this belief that Palin’s exit from the public’s consciousness will be about as swift as her entrance? I kind of always assumed eventually the bottom will fall out with her (even more so than it has thus far) and people will get bored.
But considering how well-financed and oiled the Wingnut Welfare Machine is…I’m starting to worry that I’m merely fooling myself, and I need to accept that Palin is this era’s Schlafly and we’ll never really be rid of her…
Sarah Palin is the asshole’s asshole, the pimple other pimples look down their noses at, the crust that the crustier crusts laugh at. Whatever the nonsexist word for c#nt or dick is, that’s what she is.
She mainlines resentment, glorifies ignorance, and has turned victimhood into an art form.
If America elects her to anything, it surely deserves her.
DougJ, this just shows what a hater you are. As a godless liberal, I am sure you do not understand the impact of reverse racism on real Americans. Sarah Palin is just speaking truth to power and by doing so she’s gonna put a stop to AA’s tyranny, once and for all.
Why would a muslim go to church to hear a pastor preach? Someone needs to ask Sarah that.
As the first-black-President-ever, Obama can’t afford to appear angry, can’t ever really “kick butt.”
Anyone who knows American black history could have predicted that Obama would be ham-strung by his own transformational nature. No matter how strong he may be as an individual, he was destined to be a weak president.
You forgot the Native American genocide.
@Hunter Gathers: She knows she can’t go wrong reinforcing the exceptional victimhood of white people at the hands of black people.
I was proud of my country for a while there, and then the last two years have pretty much stomped it out of me again. I’m leaning towards being proud of Denmark instead, but I’ll have to do some more research.
As we all know, Michelle Obama knows not of the great southern struggle, a war of northern aggression, against yankee TARIFFS!!! That was the true yoke of oppression.
This makes me feel real sorry for Sarah’s whining about how mean the liberal media was during the election. She’s a troll. I wouldn’t be surprised if her pseudonym is Makewi.
@bago: Don’t worry, it’s covered. According to Fox News, Obama thinks that Native Americans killing US soldiers was a good thing.
This is really confusing me. I work in the book department of a Sam’s Club in SW MO and we’ve had Palin’s book out in the “inspirational” section for more than a month — but what I’m seeing online is that it hasn’t been released yet? Have I slipped through that darn dimensional warp again?
Sarah Palin has certainly fucked up by messing with the First Lady. As far as I’m concerned it is war. Don’t talk trash about Michelle Obama. A lot of women feel the way I do. Just look at the differences in their approval ratings.
Palin also brought up Reverend Wright. Dumb move. She is clearly opening the door wide for investigations into her pastor and her church. But she is so narcissistic and dumb she doesn’t get that a whole lot of Americans would be repulsed by her style of Christianity.
I can’t believe anyone thinks she has a snowballs chance of winning any type of national election. She can’t help herself. She is a petty and vindictive woman who has no sense of strategy. Dog whistles can only go so far. This country is not as white as it used to be.
I hate her.
Hate her with the rage of a billion burning suns.
But her special crazy can be interesting…just not in a President.
and the Wright thing?
Jesus, even Huckabee called BS on that saying that Preachers say things when they get going sometimes that might be seen as hateful. Context is everything.
AND I never understood the whole “for 20 years”…hell no. No one but the most devout Catholic or strictest evangelical goes to church whenever the doors are open.
Just does not happen.
(but she is a right slimy bitch for mentioning the First Lady in her POS, wanking material for TeaGOP dudes, book. That’s right I called her a beeyotch.)
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The Sarah!nator is like a lab rat that learns which lever to press to get the pellet. She’ll just keep pressing those same levers over and over and over for her cheap reward.
Lipstick on a pig/hockey moms-pellet!
She’s scary because she is given even an iota of credence. She ought to be laughed at, patted on the head and dismissed to the kiddie corner, bless her grinchy little heart.
@shortstop: The entire first debate between her and Obama will consist of nothing more than a primal, neo-confederate scream. She will use every dog whistle, wingnut talking point and evangelical screed for 90 minutes. And the Village will not only let her get away with it, but will declare her the winner, followed by front-page articles on the NYT, Kaplan Test Prep Daily, and every other large newspaper asking the question – “Can Palin Save Us From Our Uppity, America Hating Usurper POTUS?”.
I think this is another new one..
How many books can she have “ghost written” before she announces that she is President Palin?
Her tweets are the best:
“make tx cuts perm;quit punishing work ethic.Swallow w/promising Obama the credit…whatever it takes to break impasse & save US jobs/economy”
Freudian slip? Barely repressed desire? Hoping that she was actually Mrs. Obama?
i understand her book is the rollout of her presidential campaign which is why it’s chock-full of red meat, but i still can’t understand her sheer hatred for michelle obama. it’s pathological.
@hildebrand: I suspect Sarah Palin hopes to be Nagini.
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It’s almost like Twitter was made for Palin. It makes her stupid emissions sound even stupiderer :)
@licensed to kill time:
Twitter is good for stream of consciousness, but apparently not for stream of conscience, considering how many GOPers inhabit the twittersphere.
Don’t you understand? She found she just couldn’t continue governing ’cause of all that bad partisanship. For God knows, all that will magically disappear when you become President.
M. Obama’s been nothing but gracious to her. During the campaign, she was on Leno (I think) and was asked about that 150,000 wardrobe Palin. Michelle said she shouldn’t be criticized on something the RNC pushed on her. And comments about Palin’s family, especially the children should be off limits.
No surprise that you’re unable to show the same kind of class, Sarah.
My guess is that Sarah Palin rises or falls with the Tea Party. She can lie boldly because she doesn’t really care if she gets caught in a lie. She can lie with a degreee of sincerity that makes me think she believes her own lies. She has no discernable core principles, so she can be whatever her followers want her to be. It could be that someone will displace her simply by being a new face, but I’d be very surprised if anyone comes along who is better at what she does than she is.
Felanius Kootea (formerly Salt and freshly ground black people)
OT; this BBC story cracked me up. “Cannabis fed to ducks by French farmer for ‘deworming’.”
How many years did first dude Todd sit around listening to his fellow AIP members rage against America?
$100.00 for the first person in the media with the gumption to ask her that.
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I see very little evidence of consciousness in La Palinista, beyond that which will garner her some more attention.
God Damn John McCain for all eternity for pulling her out of her snow cave and plastering her on the national stage. I said God DAMN!
Sweet Fanny Adams
@cathyx: Listen up, cathyx! This is all part of the plan that started when the Usurper was born lo, those many years ago in a small Kenyan village and his terrorist cell started the Manchurian ball rolling by planting the “birth” announcement in the Hawaii paper in order to acquire a “legitimate” American birth certificate and the con was on from there. The muslim going to church thing? Just another layer in the deception. Misdirection, hand waving, smoke and mirrors – it’s all in there! There you go – ‘splained. Also, notice not much churchyness any more? Why? Praying to Mecca, that’s why! In the White House! It’s an outrage, I tell you!
Sarah has to be envious of Mrs. Obama’s popularity. It’s like losing the Miss Alaska contest all over again.
Davis X. Machina
50%-plus unfavorables two years out, and 100% name recognition, going into a contested primary season, before a single negative ad is run.
There’s zero — none, zilch, nada, rien — upside potential in a Palin campaign. And no amount of advertising can counteract gravity.
She’s doomed. She never makes it to Super Tuesday. Her polls will peak the day she announces, and fall from there.
Wow. Holy sweet crunchy Christ.
Public Religion Research Institute did a poll released on 17th with some revealing things. Particularly:
What. What. What.
I am certain that there is a free market solution for African Americans tired of dealing with this level of bullshit.
Oh, wait. Yeah. Liberia. Silly me.
@Kryptik: A friend called earlier today and mentioned that during a performance for a talent development program for minority students that she volunteers for a attractive white gal started chatting with her. The question about whether or not one of the high school students was her grandchild, bothered her but it was okay… She could have married early. The question about Why you must be proud of your people, really irritated her.
When whites are asked whether or not they are proud of their people, then they can complain?
What does Palin hate about Michele?
Well, she’s a successful, broadly-popular, intelligent, well-educated woman, everything Palin is not. And she’s black.
Fleas correct the era
When no one’s a right-wing whacko, of course, it’s a crime. When it’s a bunch of right-wing whacko secessionists, it’s barely even worth remarking on.
Perfect! None of this sisterhood is grand stuff for Sarah.
@aimai: And it’s especially obnoxious since the “two decades” smear only works if you’re blind enough to believe that Wright spent his entire career repeating one tiny Fox-ified video clip.
And on top of that none of these asshats accept the slightest responsibility for the statements of actual extremists they “pal around with.”
Felanius Kootea (formerly Salt and freshly ground black people)
@JMC_in_the_ATL: For the longest time, it was France (see Nina Simone, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, etc.)! Now I see a lot of non-Oprah celebrities with second homes in South Africa.
@JPL: I dunno, they complain because they say they’re not allowed to claim they’re proud of their people. (“White” people, that is. St. Patrick’s Day parades, Columbus Day parades, etc. apparently don’t count.)
Felanius Kootea (formerly Salt and freshly ground black people)
OT again – The world ends. Pope Benedict says male hookers can use condoms. How long before he is excommunicated?
Nobody Black misunderstood the First Lady. we knew EXACTLY what she meant.
and, as for Rev. Wright. I had my problems with him, but him being a thinking Black man isn’t one of them.
@Kenneth Almquist: It’s not lying, it’s bullshit. It’s not that she’s a skilled liar, it’s that she genuinely doesn’t care whether what she’s saying is true or not. She absolutely believes it at the time she says it, and that’s all that matters.
I agree she’ll crash and burn in the GOP primaries, because neither she nor the people sycophantic enough to satisfy her as staff are willing to do the actual work to win. But she’ll just turn it into a new level of victimhood to cash in on. The only question is whether she’s planning that from the start, and whether the chosen victimizer will just be the Democrats and the media, or whether she’ll blame the GOP establishment, too.
it was SEVEN YEARS.
SEVEN YEARS he belonged to a SECESSIONIST GROUP.
@Woodrowfan: Know what would be awesome? If Michelle Obama were to run for president after Barak’s term.
She’s smart, she’s qualified, and she’d probably win, too.
But the howls from the McMansions would be something to behold.
And we’d have the joy of watching yet another Clinton campaign come completely unraveled.
The Palin campaign in 57 seconds.
I’m curious whether this is a common view among women, especially apolitical women. I mean, I know Michelle Obama’s approval rating is very high. I suspect you’re right, but I’d like to hear about why you’re right.
And I keep wondering what the heck ever happened to the concept of liberation theology. Or is that only for the Catholic Church ?
Swallow pride, I’d assume. It’s hard to tell sometimes, but that tweet looks to be about as amenable to bipartisanship as Palin will ever get.
The Republicans will take the bullet and “allow” Obama credit for the economy’s rebound as long as he completely capitulates to their insane tax cut plans, which don’t promote growth or equality or fiscal responsibility. Whattadeal.
Come on, no she isn’t. Let’s not be creepy monarchists here. Or are you also anticipating the ascension of Princess Malia I next behind?
@rikyrah: Nobody who could be bothered to see or read what Wright actually said (rather than the Fox-fixed clip) had much of a problem with it. The problem was people whose minds were already made up and were just looking for a weapon, and media figures who only cared about what effect it might have on the horse race, not, y’know, whether what was presented was actually true.
She is abhorrent but the interesting thing about the Palinite view is that, to me, it’s similar to the radical “tear it all down” stuff from the 60s and 70s. Rev. Wright is way more mainstream than she is.
She derides the establishment, American institutions, the idea that advancement could ever be due to merit — all the stuff that a lot of people connect with a golden ‘bougie’ view of America. “It’s all a scam,” she says. “They’re feeding you these lies to keep you down, to trick you and they mock you from their Ivory Towers and their cocktail parties. Don’t get co-opted, don’t get lulled into thinking that it’s better to speak educated English, don’t believe it when they say that a Harvard education — or any education they offer — is something to strive for, don’t believe it when they tell you you aren’t qualified. All that stuff is done because they HATE you and want to destroy you. There is a war on YOU and you need to REBEL!”
The money and the attention and all that is certainly her immediate motive but her internal divining rod is this stuff, I think.
@Bob Loblaw: I’ve had to stop listening to “reasonable” discussions of the deficit lately, because it’s just matter-of-factly taken as a given that Republicans will oppose any and all tax increases and stimulus spending, so any “plan” should just assume that, rather than recognizing that it makes them fundamentally opposed to fixing the deficit. Grrr…
@licensed to kill time:
Please do not inflict her on any children, anywhere. The self-evident harm her type of child rearing causes is fairly appalling.
And I say that as a person who was a single, teenage mom; who has a severely handicapped child. Sarah fails so hard as a parent, and a human being. The politician part is the only functioning part of her brain/heart.
Blackity black black black! Reverse racism! Etc!
Poor Sarah. The lamestream media won’t admit how awesome she is: “That’s the most frustrating thing for me — the warped and perverted description of my record and what I’ve accomplished over the last two decades.” Tragic.
It’s almost as if the last term of political office she completed was Mayor of Wasilla (1999-2002) and Americans don’t think she’s qualified to be president.
@Redshift: My friend responded that she was proud of all the students. Next time I told her to ask whether or not the person thought the students were French, also, too.
Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle
@Trentrunner: Didn’t Denis Leary sing a song about her?
Should we send Sarah some cheese to have with that whine?
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@cckids: I should have thought of the children. My bad.
Ok, she should be sent back to the Mrs. America pageant, which is definitely more her speed.
It boils down to Palin being vulgar trash is all.
“and the Wright thing?
Jesus, even Huckabee called BS on that saying that Preachers say things when they get going sometimes that might be seen as hateful.”
Huckabee added that Wright had seen and gone through some terrible things that might have given him a “chip on his shoulder”:
“And one other thing I think we’ve got to remember: As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say, ‘That’s a terrible statement,’ I grew up in a very segregated South, and I think that you have to cut some slack. And I’m going to be probably the only conservative in America who’s going to say something like this, but I’m just telling you: We’ve got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told, ‘You have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can’t sit out there with everyone else. There’s a separate waiting room in the doctor’s office. Here’s where you sit on the bus.’ And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had a more, more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me.”
For the record, I think some slack was also due Father Michael Pfleger, whom the President also knew from his Chicago days. Pfleger is a white guy who has also said some radical, angry things (while also leading an annoying, Lieberman-esque campaign against rap & Howard Stern), but he lost a foster kid to murder. Wish the MSM had mentioned that.
@Felanius Kootea (formerly Salt and freshly ground black people): Yep, yep. Apparently my wistful sarcasm towards our Galtian Glibertarian Overlords fell flat. Ah, well.
Or maybe the Michelle should get drawn into the Jerry Springer style yelling match Palin is aiming for.
Via GOS, Charles Blow get to the heart of the reverse racism white victim nonsense:
After reading this, for about ten seconds I regretted dems going down the Citizens United primrose path with the wingnuts. Then I realized we are at war with the right wing in this country, and you do not unilaterally disarm in a war.
There is zero chance of any legislation getting passed before 2012 that would serve to mitigate CU, even on getting rid of the anonymous nature of these unlimited outside donations. And it may be likely the SCOTUS strikes down limits on donations to candidates themselves by then.
So the race to the bottom is joined. The good news is, when we do reach the bottom, we will have no where to go but up, towards public financing of our national elections.
Doug was depressed about the Whitey Tape Redux and I was depressed about the attacks on Soros. To me it was unconscionable that Beck tried attack Soros because he did more to overthrow the USSR then Reagan. We all battle depression in different ways, and I decided to decorate for Xmas. Now how to I explain to my Thanksgiving visitors why rather than pies, there are xmas cookies?
I understood exactly what Michelle Obama and the Rev. Wright were saying. I understand other prominent Black leaders when they speak of unequality. I saw the difference in treatment while I finished growing up in the predominantly Black area. It was disgusting, belittling and a travesty. Palin brings those memories back as if they were yesterday. I could use every bad word I ever learned for her and it will not be enough to make me feel better.
@General Stuck: Speaking of CU, I clicked on an ad here last week and it took me to this website.
I don’t have the stomach to watch the whole thing, but the look on Geithner’s face at 0:11 is priceless. That is the moment at which he realizes he’s dealing with a complete fucking moron. In Michelle Bachmann’s world that was a defining “gotcha” moment that proves how smart she is.
I’m sure it’s been said before, and it’s not as directly confrontational (i.e., to her grizzly face) as it could be, but I’ll say it again: Sarah Palin makes me ashamed to be a white person.
Of course it’s a big problem. They’re always pissed when the shit they’ve been heaping onto others turns around and starts splashing back on them. Why is anyone surprised at those results ?
Huffpo had a story on this yesterday and ended up with over 11,000 comments. Page after page slamming Palin. I hope she keeps it up, because the more she does, the less popular she will be.
Michelle O is First Lady. Palin is supposed to be a Presidential contender. It makes her look amazingly petty and simple minded. In other words, her normal self.
Its funny how the conservatives express a barely-concealed love for the only actual treasonous party we ever had, i.e. the Lost Cause, yet somehow it is liberals who hate America.
I think this dates to when gated communities with guards became all the rage.
Unfortunately, we will have somewhere to go but up, which is sideways, staying right there at the bottom.
If there’s no chance of getting any restraints on campaign spending enacted, why is there any chance of getting public financing? Didn’t the millionaire candidate in Florida (I think) already get a ruling that the law providing public financing if a self-financing opponent opted out of spending restrictions was somehow a constraint on his “freedom of
I have yet to see an instance where it works out very well to let things get really bad, because then people will see how bad it is and do what the more enlightened could see was the better path all along. Usually the forces that pushed it to get that bad continue to play on the same fears that prevented people from seeing it coming.
Getting published these days is like putting on a clean pair of underwear. Doesn’t take much talent at all.
Maybe, we will find out when the time comes, and whether the public will get sick enough of it all to consider a constitutional amendment to wipe away CU in lieu of public financed elections. And the ugliness and anonymity with elections is only part of the damage done by CU, the lessor part. The worst will be corporate candidates serving corporate interests way on past what it is today. And that means a shrinking pie for the American masses. I firmly believe, that while things are not that bad, Americans are politically apathetic, but there exists a threshold point where the lower classes will take up the pitchfork. We aren’t near that point yet, but we will be, imho.
@sloan: classic narcissistic personality disorder type.
That why she hates the Obama’s and everytime anyone said anything, she blames it on Obama. When her daughter’s pregancy was an issue, she blamed in on Obama, eventhough he deffended her her daughter and invoked his mother when he did so.
I don’t think she will ever run for president because her current scam is more profitable; but she will pretend to be exploring or thinking about running for the attention.
Honestly, if Obama was about dishing out payback to whitey, don’t they think he’d do a better job of it than he has? Give us some credit at least…
Mike in NC
Seems like the first agenda item for the GOP House is to go after ‘anchor babies’ by preventing them from claiming US citizenship. Then hopefully they’ll get to work on reparations for all those oppressed white Christianist people in 21st Century America!
Felanius Kootea (formerly Salt and freshly ground black people)
@JMC_in_the_ATL: Oh I knew it was snark. I just decided it didn’t sit well with me.
@Woodrowfan: All true, but you may have missed a key point: Michelle Obama is successful, broadly popular, intelligent and well educated, none of which traits are shared by Sarah Palin. But the real point of annoyance for old Sarah is that Michelle is all those things while being quite beautiful, and physical beauty* is the only reason Sarah is not working behind the register at the Wasilla Fred Meyer.
*Yes, yes, I know she thinks a trowel is a proper tool of maquillage and she chooses a Boehneresque shade of orange foundation to ensure that the NASCAR fans know she’s one of them, but she has the basic goods underneath all that.
@Redshift: But exactly.
Meanwhile, Todd Palin was an active supporter of a fringe party that wants Alaska to secede from the US, and Iquitarod herself sent them video messages of support — and no-one screams about it.
Imagine the howling if Michelle Obama was part of an actual secessionist movement.
Double Standards for Republicans, part #70283418.
I wish I could join you in that belief. I think it’s far more likely that they’ll double down on blaming The Other–racial and religious minorities, gays and lesbians, women, etc.–for their situation.
It is very, very difficult for most people to admit their own culpability in bringing about negative circumstances. Among conservatives, it seems to be virtually impossible. The entire teabagging movement is a way for Bush supporters to avoid all accountability. When economic situations get even direr, people tend to get more emotional and reactive, not less, and turn their anger on the easiest targets–the same ones the entire media and GOP are consistently telling us deserve the wrath.
Belafon (formerly anonevent)
@Joey Giraud: Saw this book yesterday at the bookstore: The Roots of Obama’s Rage. In case anyone had forgotten that they were looking for it.
@Mike G: I think the reason no one cares about that is that the no one outside of Alaska has any familiarity with the Alaska secessionist party; but most of the Republican base is already scared of black radicals (which they define as any black person with slight consciousness)
This excerpt is on the Sydney Morning Herald website along with a rather unflattering picture (nice HD of her face – starbursts may burst) of her highness where she looks like a nasty witch. I like the fact that they chose her hate face to go along with her hate speech. Makes me happy to remember I live in Australia.
Nasty witch this one is.
I dont think the link came through on my last post. Get your hate face on:
Palin is Michelle’s anti-particle. And a hateful human being – really, not a single redeeming quality.
While I am more than willing to admit that my female colleagues are not necessarily a representative slice of american women, trust me, all you have to do is mention the snowbilly quitter-drifter’s name and the invective starts to fly– it’s Pavlovian.
Just thinking about her raises my blood pressure.
Palin is a publicist. She is selling herself.
Did anyone already asked her to explain what’s the difference between what Michelle Obama said from John McCain’s statement that he “didn’t love America until [he] was deprived of her company?” Or could it be that people are avoiding asking her that because it would be just painful to hear the inevitable IOKIYAR rationalizations?
Rich White Trash.
That actually covers a lot of ground doesn’t it?
The projection here leaves one gasping.
I’m not ashamed to be a white person. I am ashamed that all evidence to the contrary there are still way, way too many white people who feel being black or brown or whatever rates one second or third rate citizenship. And that being born white blesses them as something special. I’m ashamed that a lot of white people seem to have taken hate and stupidity as their major character traits. But I no more control their hate and stupidity than I control how they drive their car. I am no more responsible for the entire group of white people than Obama is for the entire group of black people.
All that said I get where you are coming from. A lot of people suck as humans and a lot of them are white.
“Did anyone already asked her to explain what’s the difference between what Michelle Obama said from John McCain’s statement that he ‘didn’t love America until [he] was deprived of her company?’ Or could it be that people are avoiding asking her that because it would be just painful to hear the inevitable IOKIYAR rationalizations?”
It’s pretty clear to me that people avoid asking Palin (or McCain, for that matter) about that because they think McCain’s military service gives him a lifetime pass; a pass not given, of course, to Marine Corps veteran Jeremiah Wright.
To think, there are still people on the right who think the left pushes a “good veterans/bad veterans” narrative.
The Republic of Stupidity
Then that makes her a fertilizer salesperson…
What I love about the Jeremiah Wright rage is that the GOP just spent thirty years with its moral majority being defined by Jerry “Integration Will Destroy Our Race” Falwell and Pat “I Think Just ‘One Man One Vote,’ Complete Democracy, Would Not Be Wise” Robertson.
Do those numb nuts really want to get into a game of “who’s got the most preacher bigots” with us?
@Chris: Ummm, Chris, only black people are bigots, remember?
And goodness– I don’t even know how to describe what Robertson (G_d brought us 9-11 as a punishment) really is. Bigot is just way too kind.
You know The Quittah From Wasilla wants The Stimulus Package, but the First Lady won’t let her get anywhere near it.
@Felanius Kootea (formerly Salt and freshly ground black people): Fair enough.
Well, that is objectively true, of course.
I think that’s what pissed me off the most at their phony outrage at the “Ground Zero Mosque.” Oh, sure, NOW you give a flying fuck how the people of New York feel. As opposed to on the actual day of the attacks, when all you had to say was “that’s what they GIT for being fags and feminists.”
A Humble Lurker
This could actually be really good for neutralizing Citizen’s United. Obama was a money making machine even before CU. If he can prove in 2012 that it’s as much an advantage for Democrats as it was for Republicans in 2010, the Republicans might start liking the idea of campaign finance reform.
@BR: Waaay late to the game, but it’s true with this woman. Michelle Obama is pure class. More than that, she’s beautiful, successful, warm, intelligent, and gracious. She’s a role model, in the best sense of the term. Sarah Palin is none of the above. For her to be so snide about Michelle brings out the vicious in me. And, I am not the only woman I know who feels that way.
Palin is jealous of Michelle, plain and simple. And, she’s dealing with it like she deals with everything–by being ugly.
Ah, the infamous “Whitey Tape”! You’ve all been waiting so long, I bet you gave up on ever hearing it. But I finally got my hands on it and I’d like to share it with you. You’ll be shocked and appalled, I’m sure; here it is!