Wednesday, September 03, 2008

All Heat, No Light

I was out with friends tonight when Sarah Palin was giving her VP nomination acceptance speech at the RNC. Still, I just watched it on the internets...

and other than the lies and misrepresentations she continues to tell about her own "achievements" as a mayor and a governor*, it's one nasty, mean-spirited insult, disingenuous slam, and misconceived gotcha after another. Of course, this woman is simply reading what's been written for her. But she could have stopped the mean-spirited shit if she really wanted to.

Just bitter, vile, and full of anger and resentments far too many Republicans are. And why? They've been IN POWER for eight years now, and ran the country into the ground, and still they feel like... VICTIMS?!

So they believe they have the right to dishonorably lash out at some strawman version of a librul?

Can't you give me a reason to vote FOR you, rather than a pack of lies and whining about why I should vote AGAINST your opponent?

In the immortal words of Molly Ivins -- and yes, I'm stooping to their level -- I preferred Palin's speech in the original German. I am once again truly disgusted with right-wing politics... whose days are hopefully numbered. Thank you, Sarah Palin, for energizing the base.

The Democratic Base.

i.e. the "Bridge to Nowhere", which she supported as a mayor, was de-funded by the U.S. Congress 13 months before she became Alaska's Governor. Ten months after she became Governor, she killed the now-state-funded project. She never lectured Congress on anything, as she now heroically claims.


Blogger A Midnight Rider said...

The Republicans are try to pawn off know nothing country girl as a savy polictician who will save us from the evil of the world.

She just might.

Republican for Obama is a fast growing voting block.

7:15 AM, September 06, 2008  
Blogger SiouxGeonz said...

I surfed to a blog from a guy who said that the difference between liberals and conservatives was that after 9/11 the liberals wanted to understand "why would somebody do that?" and the conservatives wanted to kill whoever did that, and that he had become a conservative that day, was still bitter and angry, and would never forgive or forget.
Welp, I was compelled to comment that the trick was not to impose that anger in the wrong direction, but alas, that's one where the terrorists won.

12:10 PM, September 15, 2008  
Blogger Kin said...

Thank you Sarah Palin. When you suggested going to war with Russia, it reminded me that my son who just turned 18 needed to register with the Selective Service System.

If I was Russia, I would tell the US to back off, stay out of Georgia, or we will take back Alaska.

6:22 PM, September 16, 2008  

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