Archive for category Sarah Palin
When you shut down the federal government, that means the national parks will be closed. Duh. Senators Mike Lee and Rafael (“Ted”) Cruz were protesting against themselves. The funniest part was Sarah Palin screeching about the “barry-cades.”
Tonight, Lawrence O’Donnell observed that you know you’re losing in American politics when you see Sarah Palin standing right beside you.
Seventy-four percent of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling negotiations over the budget, the Washington Post-ABC News poll shows. This is up four points from last week’s poll and up 11 points since the start of the shutdown.
A plurality of self-identified Republicans are opposed to the Republican Shutdown and the even more appalling threat of a default on the National Debt that would plunge America and the world into another recession, or perhaps all the way to depression this time.
Anyone who had heard about the Million Vet March on the Memorials knew this march wasn’t meant to be any kind of political statement.
…You also shouldn’t be shocked that Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee decided to turn the march in Washington DC into a photo-op for their own political gains.
…This is just more of the same behavior from Republicans. They’re blaming someone else for a problem they caused. Their party is the one that’s not allowing the House to vote on the Senate’s clean continuing resolution that would reopen the government. We could reopen the government today if John Boehner would just let the House vote, but he won’t.
So when these people show up at the White House holding symbols of racism and shouting things which are racist, while blaming President Obama for the government shutdown, they prove one glaring fact…
That they don’t know a damn thing.
While engaged in making his own mavericky foreign policy over in Syria, Senator John McCain met with some Syrian rebels allied with al-Qaeda– including Mohammad Nour, an infamous terrorist who has been involved in the abduction of a group of Lebanese pilgrims. Nour is the man in the center of the photo above.
Does anyone else remember what Senator McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin said during the 2008 presidential election? She accused Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists.” I think the irony meter has been pegged.
It’s one thing to read about it, and something else to see the Hollywood version. “Game Change” premieres on HBO March 10.
What can be said about Bill Maher but that he is the truthsayer of our time.
Bonus: The Reason Why Liberals Don’t Like Bachmann & Palin
Yesterday I watched most of Sarah Palin’s “Red, White and Blue America” Tea Party speech on CNN. From the Washington Post:
Palin used her nearly 40-minute speech not only to denounce those in power but also to lay out her own prescription for reviving the U.S. economy. She called it a “bona fide pro-workin’ man’s” program that would check the power of “an out of touch and out of control” federal government.
Stripped of the nonsensical rhetoric, here is Palin’s 5-point plan:
1. Give more power to state governments at the expense of the federal government.
2. Repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate government regulations.
3. More federal budget cuts in the middle of a double-dip recession, and halt ARRA “stimulus” spending.
4. DRILL BABY DRILL! (This one got a lot of emphasis).
5. Eliminate taxes on giant multinational corporations.
“This is how we break the back of crony capitalism because it feeds off corporate welfare, which is just socialism for the very rich,” she said, making no sense whatsoever. “We can change all of that.”
Palin claims to be dead set against what she calls the “permanent political class.” But I can’t tell the difference between what she is proposing and what the right-wing political establishment wants. Even the Obama administration is already implementing at least 3 of her 5 points.
Former half-term Gov. Palin addressed the Wisconsin Tea Party rally on Saturday. Unfortunately for her, progressives outnumbered baggers 20 to 1. She came on right after Andrew Breitbart, who cordially invited the assembled multitude to “GO TO HELL!” If it wasn’t obvious already, people in Wisconsin have had enough of the Koch brothers, Americans for Prosperity, the Tea Partyers, the Republicans, and the right wing in general.
There’s a time for civility, Jon Stewart style, but this is not the time. The Tea-GOP is trying to eradicate the American middle class, and we are going to stop them.
UPDATE: Raw Story has more video: Palin, Breitbart booed at tea party event
According to MSNBC, Rep. Giffords was shot point blank in the head at a public event in Tucson.
There are few details at this point.
NPR and MSNBC are reporting the congresswoman is dead, as are six others. The shooter is in custody.
UPDATE 12:50 p.m. – MSNBC is now reporting the congresswoman is in surgery – she’s not dead but she is very critical.
Yesterday’s Beck-a-thon at the Lincoln Memorial was billed unconvincingly as a “non-political” event, and “not a Tea Party rally” in order to circumvent National Park Service rules. But somebody forgot to tell the participants to leave their right-wing partisanship at home. Which is OK by me because, you know, free speech is as American as apple pie.
Incidentally, if anyone is serious about restoring the honor of America then how about calling for prosecutions of torturers and torture conspirators — as required by the U.N. Convention Against Torture?
More info: BuzzFeed: The Best Anti-Glenn Beck Signs At The Glenn Beck Rally
This is actually rather old now, but for some reason I forgot about it and didn’t publish it. After all the “good” news about oil spills and such I needed a bit of a laugh, so….
Sarah Palin, who we all know is no quitter (as she told us while quitting her job) is an independent maverick (thus the job at the ultra right mouth piece Faux “news”) and an American intellectual (as we saw by the notes she wrote on her hand so she would have a cheat sheet to make fun of Obama for using a teleprompter) as well as national treasure.
But she is so much more.
Read the rest of this entry »