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post #51 of 225
I just think there's too much anger directed at Palin and not enough at the people who were whole-heart-idly supporting the Palin-Joe the Plumber debacle. I mean they still have a fighting chance of influencing future American politics.
post #52 of 225
The problem is that there is no debating her fans/followers. They're believers not thinkers.

Palin/Wertzelbacher (2012!!1!!!) are people that say simple things that simpletons agree with. They're the icon version of comfort food.
post #53 of 225
People get stumped as to why they like Sarah Palin....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_367800.html

The guy in the Oilers jacket is special.
post #54 of 225
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Originally Posted by ThomasMN View Post
The problem is that there is no debating her fans/followers. They're believers not thinkers.
"Belief is the systematic taking of unanalyzed words much too seriously. Paul's words, Mohammed's words, Marx's words, Hitler's words - people take them too seriously, and what happens? What happens is the senseless ambivalence of history - sadism versus duty, or (incomparably worse) sadism as duty; devotion counterbalanced by organized paranoia; sisters of charity selflessly tending to the victims of their own church's inquisitors and crusaders. Faith, on the contrary, can never be taken too seriously. For faith is the empirically justified confidence in our capacity to know who in fact we are, to forget the belief-intoxicated Manichee in Good Being. Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from Belief."

-Aldous Huxley
post #55 of 225
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People get stumped as to why they like Sarah Palin....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_367800.html

The guy in the Oilers jacket is special.
"drillbebbydril" *pelvic thrusts* - most male Palin voters
post #56 of 225
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They're the icon version of comfort food.
Cheap, loaded with hidden ingredients and terrible for you and the world at large: I think that they're more akin to fast food than just comfort food.
post #57 of 225
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Yeah. Again, I'm aware of the bad crazy coming from this woman, but she's not dangerous until she shows signs of winning elections. Which she hasn't done in any way whatsoever so far. Even candidates she endorses are failures.
I'm not even convinced she wants to win one. She obviously figured out that she can become fabulously wealthy without any actual responsibility. Skipping out on your elected position to milk the gullible out of their money? You stay classy, Sarah.
post #58 of 225
Yes, and in fact, if we can repeat the Hoffman debacle for a few years, with Palin and her ilk undercutting the establishment Republican candidates by endorsing hardcore right-wingers with no chance of winning, not only will the Democrats cruise through to 2016 with a majority, but it'll probably hasten the day that Republicans realize they have to ditch the crazy and grow up into a responsible party again.
post #59 of 225
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Yes, and in fact, if we can repeat the Hoffman debacle for a few years, with Palin and her ilk undercutting the establishment Republican candidates by endorsing hardcore right-wingers with no chance of winning, not only will the Democrats cruise through to 2016 with a majority, but it'll probably hasten the day that Republicans realize they have to ditch the crazy and grow up into a responsible party again.
Honestly I'm not trying to start a bash conservatives tangent here in this thread, but really, have we seen any signs of the party ditching the crazy and getting responsible? They seem to be going the opposite direction weekly.
post #60 of 225
Yes, but what I'm saying is that once Palinites cost them a few more elections, it might finally wake them up. It doesn't seem to have registered with conservatives (or most people, apparently) that Palin lost them the Presidential election and the branch of the party she represents cost them NY-23 last month. That can only go on for so long before the party takes measures.
post #61 of 225
I'm probably just overly pessimistic from reading the comments section of this article: http://www.gazette.com/articles/obam...e=1#slComments

Shit like that makes me wonder if there's even enough sane conservatives left to form a party.
post #62 of 225
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Originally Posted by dynamotv View Post
People get stumped as to why they like Sarah Palin....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_367800.html

The guy in the Oilers jacket is special.

I love watching that guy. He is great at being 'nice and polite' while really letting the stupid rise to the top
post #63 of 225
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Originally Posted by dynamotv View Post
People get stumped as to why they like Sarah Palin....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_367800.html

The guy in the Oilers jacket is special.
That is scary awesome.


"Too much spending" is the only coherent thought in any of that video.

"We don't have Czars here"
post #64 of 225
And to think I work a mere 3 miles from that Borders. I could have witnessed that stupidity first hand.
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post #66 of 225
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The guy in the Oilers jacket is special.
Steelers.
post #67 of 225
Pgh!
post #68 of 225
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"They made a porn movie about Sarah Palin, and the same actress, Lisa Ann, played me in the porn version of 30 Rock. Weirdly, of the three of us, Lisa Ann knows the most about foreign policy."
= Tina Fey.
post #69 of 225
For some reason I'm oddly happy knowing there's a porn version of 30 Rock.
post #70 of 225
And what's the name of the movie, 30 Cocks?
post #71 of 225
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For some reason I'm oddly happy knowing there's a porn version of 30 Rock.
It looks pretty good.
post #72 of 225
I'm going to assume that isn't work safe.
post #73 of 225
It is! There's swearing, but it's clean or youtube would have yanked it. (softball lob...)
post #74 of 225
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Originally Posted by dynamotv View Post
People get stumped as to why they like Sarah Palin....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_367800.html

The guy in the Oilers jacket is special.
"We've got to get the Polar Bears off the endangered list so we can drill there."
Whaaaaaa???!!!???!!!

And people say the American sitcom is dead...
post #75 of 225
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It's like a Newsflash...from the future!
post #76 of 225
Daily Beast columnist Christopher Buckley enjoyed Palin's memoir so much, he created his own index for it.

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Alaska
mind-numbingly boring intramural politics of,
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Boredom
of, by reader while waiting for Going Rogue to get to 2008 presidential campaign,
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post #77 of 225
A new article by Matt Taibbi about Palin, the tea party movement, & the national press corps:

http://trueslant.com/matttaibbi/2009...ia-conspiracy/

It's an interesting read, & I agree with much of what Taibbi has to say. The only part that I kinda disagree with is when he asserts that the teabag crowd is now essentially being thrown under the bus by a GOP leadership that views them as a threat to the sustainability of the party. That would be easier to swallow if there weren't, for example, so many GOP pols (like House Minority Leader John Boehner) that were lining up at Michelle Bachmann's anti-health care rally in Washington this month, all clearly trying to get some love from the crowd by railing against "Obama's socialist agenda", etc.
post #78 of 225
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Originally Posted by dynamotv View Post
People get stumped as to why they like Sarah Palin....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_367800.html

The guy in the Oilers jacket is special.
I finally ended up seeing this and it's incredibly depressing. Deeply, profoundly depressing. Not even because of the Palin of it all, but the deteriorated educational system, phony, Orwellian media, and sad festering ignorance in this country.

What kills me the most is that Palin and Beck and all the hucksters riding this populist trend are the smart ones. Populist anger is very much justified in this economy, and Palin, Beck et al may be lying to them in the worst possible way, but at least they're giving them easily understood answers. I wish more progressives talked with the kind of direct language that Alan Grayson and Bernie Sanders use. I think it could help a lot of people like those in this piece understand what's going on, rather than the inchoate half-formed slogans they're spouting.
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post #81 of 225
Best laugh I've had since I heard Ann Coulter complain about our not sending soldiers to Iraq like we did for the second world war and Vietnam.
post #82 of 225
That clip of her book signing...that exemplifies why she has any support at all. When Sarah Palin says that she'll, "get right back to you on that", she's telling all of these idiots that it's okay for them to talk about things that they clearly aren't familiar with, like Socialism and cap and trade, with feigned authority. And that it's alright for them not to know about these things because they're real Americans and not the snooty, educated, liberal elite, as though knowing what the fuck the words that come out of your mouth mean is a bad thing. Most all, she tells her supporters that if their ignorance is exposed, it's not their fault. She's a banner for morons to rally behind, which I guess is fine because everyone needs a support system of some kind.

I'm not saying anything we don't already know, I'm aware of that. But watching that clip really drove all those truths home for me.

I do take consolation in the knowledge that if Palin is the GOP's candidate for the 2012 election, Obama will continue on to his second term without having to break a sweat.
post #83 of 225
Its a shame that she is going after Steve Schmidt, because I actually saw a CSPAN townhall with him and He seemed very reasonable. Especially about the future of the republican party. He said that the anti-gay marriage movement is a losing battle, that republicans have to go for the hispanic vote, and trying to run "Rhinos" out of the party is bad politics.

He bent over backwards to compliment Palin when someone asked if she was a detriment to the campaign.
post #84 of 225
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I do take consolation in the knowledge that if Palin is the GOP's candidate for the 2012 election, Obama will continue on to his second term without having to break a sweat.
Your lips to God's ears. The fact Palin does generate support from anybody scares the shit out of me, as there's the possibility that a groundswell of morons might just turn 2012 to her favor.

What we need (and what I pray for) is a good old fashioned, embarrassing, public as all get out, scandal timed just before the Republican National Convention. Something so blatant that these self-same yahoos turn against her, threatening any chance the Republicans have in 2012, and she's shamed into leaving politics forever.
post #85 of 225
I don't even think she really gives a shit about politics, it's simply been her easiest (and inadvertant) path to national fame so far. I bet she'd rather have an afternoon talk show than the presidency.
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post #87 of 225
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Originally Posted by Jake View Post
The "reformed liberal" is a meme the right is desperately trying to make happen. These people are such phonies.
post #88 of 225
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
I don't even think she really gives a shit about politics, it's simply been her easiest (and inadvertant) path to national fame so far. I bet she'd rather have an afternoon talk show than the presidency.
IAWTC. It's getting to be that she doesn't even bother me at all because she's really much more like Balloon Boy's dad than Newt Gingrich.
post #89 of 225
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Originally Posted by Jake View Post
So ......if you don't support Sarah Palin, you support Rape?

Interesting how that "author" went from assuming all Conservative Republicans were out to Rape her, to "realizing" that in fact it's those dirty Minorities and Pony Tailed White Liberals who were out to rape her! This is a woman with Rape on the Brain
post #90 of 225
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
I don't even think she really gives a shit about politics, it's simply been her easiest (and inadvertant) path to national fame so far. I bet she'd rather have an afternoon talk show than the presidency.
this
post #91 of 225
Ugh, her description of her husband in his teenage years is Danny Zuko crossed with your salt-of-the-earth Springsteen type. I quit.
post #92 of 225
I'm kinda impressed you made it as far as you did Rath.
post #93 of 225
I don't have to return the book until tomorrow, so I might make it further, but we got our first extended blowjob of Reagan! Page 47!
post #94 of 225
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Originally Posted by Jake View Post
Palin isn't being attacked because she's a woman who must be put in her place, she's being attacked because her ideas are downright dangerous to any normal-thinking person.
post #95 of 225
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Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
I don't have to return the book until tomorrow, so I might make it further, but we got our first extended blowjob of Reagan! Page 47!
Maybe you should just drop your pants and slam your balls in a door for the next 24 hours - it sounds like it'll be less painful.
post #96 of 225
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I don't have to return the book until tomorrow, so I might make it further, but we got our first extended blowjob of Reagan! Page 47!
You've got to hang on. Trust me, it get's better. The way a GG Allin show does (did!).

Think of it as a kind of innoculation. After this, you'll be able to down the Carrie Prejean book without breaking a sweat.
post #97 of 225
As a consequence of my job it looks like there's a chance I may have to meet Sarah Palin next month. I'm already sweating the thought that I may involuntarily giggle in such a situation.
post #98 of 225
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Originally Posted by Dax View Post
As a consequence of my job it looks like there's a chance I may have to meet Sarah Palin next month. I'm already sweating the thought that I may involuntarily giggle in such a situation.
Return with a full report!
post #99 of 225
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Sarah continues living the dream, drops out of 5K Turkey Trot!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_372818.html

I foresee a long career of announcing various events then quitting them!
post #100 of 225
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Originally Posted by Dax View Post
As a consequence of my job it looks like there's a chance I may have to meet Sarah Palin next month. I'm already sweating the thought that I may involuntarily giggle in such a situation.
I kind of hate bumping this thread up again, but I feel like I should report that I dodged the bullet and never directly met Palin (though I did meet her mother, which seems much more surreal).

The highlight of this whole circus was chatting with one of her security guys, who was ex-Secret Service. Unsurprisingly, he was by far the most level-headed person of the bunch. I never got a chance to bring up In The Line of Fire, though...a missed opportunity, I suspect.
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