Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Monday, November 23, 2009

ANDREW SULLIVAN'S BLOG POSTED THIS VIDEO

of Sarah Palin supporters waiting in line at Borders and explaining why they believe she would make a fabulous president of the United States of America. It's a frightening look into the minds of people who "hear things on teevee," and who just have a feeling she'd be good at being a president. When asked what her policies are, domestic, foreign, none of them can answer. It's just that she's like them: Unfocused, inarticulate, and little talking-point mimics, with no substance--at least on the subject of why Palin should be president.

It's worth watching the whole depressing video so that we can understand who her admirers are.

And please link over to The Swash Zone to read a review by  of Palin's book by Dr. Joseph Suglia.




h/t Andrew Sullivan's blog

9 comments:

TRUTH 101 said...

I have to admit Shaw. The many arguments that Dmarks and Patrick have made since I joined this group have failed to sway me from my liberal leanings. But after watching the palin supporters and their rational and well thought out statements, I may just have to move to her side. I was especially moved by the several that said "I don't know" when asked what Palin stood for. The lady that said Palin was real and fair was a strong argument also. The other people that said Palin would make a difference but didn't know how were also very persuasive. How can you fight someone who is real and fair and a difference maker? Al Quaeda and the Taliban don't stand a chance against this moose huntress from the north.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Well, to be fair, I'm sure the Righties could wade into a crowd of Obamabots and find equally inarticulate people who wouldn't be able to tell anyone why they voted for him.

But that's not my job. My job is to expose the utter vacuity of Palin's rabid fans.

TAO said...

It really doesn't matter what Sarah's positions are, or if she even has any...

She is one of them! Thats all that matters; they trust her because she sounds and acts like one of them.

George Bush was always the guy that you felt you could have a beer with...he was one of them!

The world is big, its ever changing, its threatening, and overwhelming and its comforting to know that there is someone in the White House who you bond with, who appears to share your same values....someone who is just like you!

Who wants a President that is real smart? That achieved so much in their life?

See Repbulicans understand that a large percentage of Americans are scared, scared that they will lose what little they have in the future. They don't want change because they fear that change will benefit someone else and they will end up losing what little they have.

They fear that the world they know will change and they will be lost...

The are supposed to get richer, the poor are there to make this group feel superior...and they see the democrats as supporting the poor in getting more than what they get...

They are struggling and they see what their parents had in the 60's and they think that the democrats took everything away from them and gave it to the poor and the blacks.

Thats how they see healthcare, that is what the teabag parties are all about....

The rich getting richer is okay...but the thought that they could be giving up something to the poor, to the blacks, to illegal aliens...

Well that too much!

I don't have much but it is mine!

Sarah Palin understands that and they love her, George Bush understands that and they still love him...

Unions and democrats favor minorities, the poor, foreigners, and everyone else but them!

JohnC said...

More "gotcha" questions from the librul media...sigh!

Yes/No questions would be more appropriate, I suppose.

dmarks said...

"librul"

Not sure what this word is; I only tend to see it here and a couple of other blogs. Hope it is not a spelling mistake.

JohnC said...

librul = southern slang for liberal

sdemuth said...

The thing I love about Palin is that the only thing not genuine about her is the fact that she has a public platform for her otherwise completely ordinary, uninformed, intolerant, working class view of the world. You could dump Palin into the small town I grew up in, or the one I live in now, and she'd fit like a glove. Thinking in meaningless catch-phrases, demonizing anyone who is not "of the clan," and generally, thoughtlessly and intolerantly holding forth on other people and other things of which she understand nothing. The only difference between her and the plumber's wife, is that she has a megaphone attached to her ramblings.

On the other hand, I cry for a nation that actually listens to, or is even tempted to listen to, someone like Palin. Ignorance is a qualification for nothing except more education. Intolerance, for nothing at all. That this is genunie ignorance and intolerance, makes it no more appealing, and the notion that the ignorant and intolerant need some like them to represent their interests is the dumbest, most pernicious bit of demos-pandering nonsense I can imagine.

"Even if he were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they, and a little chance? We can't have all Brandeises, Frankfurters and Cardozos." - Roman Hruska, defending G. Harold Carswell.

dmarks said...

"On the other hand, I cry for a nation that actually listens to, or is even tempted to listen to, someone like Palin."

Like it or not, it's a politically diverse nation with freedom of the press/speech. Which means... oh no!... that some people will like to listen to individuals that we really really hate.

Shaw Kenawe said...

dmarks wrote:

"Like it or not, it's a politically diverse nation with freedom of the press/speech. Which means... oh no!... that some people will like to listen to individuals that we really really hate."

I think this sort of statement better reflects why Palin and Bachmann are so popular with certain elements in our society:

In defense against charges that Carswell was "mediocre", U.S. Senator Roman Hruska (Republican, Nebraska) stated, "Even if he is mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they, and a little chance?"

LOL!