Posts tagged Sarah Palin
Posts tagged Sarah Palin
I got blocked by Sarah Palin’s page a loooong time ago for something. Probably pointing out the truth like you did. Or for calling her an ignorant snowbilly. #WorthIt
HIGH-FIVE! We should start a club.
Can’t we just exile this snowbilly to an unpopulated area of Alaska with no internet access?
Last time she did that, we got a “reality” show. Shit.
But really. Over 25,000 people who clicked “like” on this racist drivel? I wish I could say I was shocked, but Sarah Palin will appropriate any possible occasion to remind you that SHE is a true American, not that Black man in the White House. She’s the type of person that says to her hairdresser with a wink, “WHITE House, amirite?! Get it? Eh?”
Yeah, Sarah. We get it. This is the message the GOP is sending. Auctioning off rifles in memory of MLK, Jr. and asking President Barack Obama to “stop playing the race card.” Christ, they love that King quote, but I’ll be damned if they get the context.
Charlotte Allen, arguing the GOP should nominate Sarah Palin in 2016. As explained by the subheader, “She’s hot, she’s blue collar, she’s electable.”
First off, no. Sarah Palin is not blue collar. Not by a long shot. Her white-collar may have a ring of blue around the edge, but she advocates policies that hurt blue collar people.
In Allen’s column, she also argues Bristol will pull in the single mom demographic. Now, being childless myself, maybe I’m wrong here — but it seems to me, my single mom friends don’t get a reality show, a condo in Arizona, and a starring role in Dancing With the Stars as a reward or likely career option. Nor have they had tabloid-fodder fights with the fathers of their children. Okay, maybe that’s not true. But I can’t think of one single mom that can relate to Bristol Palin, except maybe the girls from Teen Mom. Even then, they didn’t have former moms who quit being governor to be a super mega snarky media star because reasons and money.
Further, I’m not sure it’s the dude demographic that the GOP is having problems with, unless you count men of color. Once you bring in people of color, the GOP has even more issues with which to contend. And Palin’s not exactly known for racial sensitivity.
And really, should the target be uniformed voters? I would argue, ideally yes, until your argument centers around someone “Ellen-ready” and who can pull on emotional heartstrings, rather than someone WHO CAN INFORM THE VOTERS. It’s tough to inform voters when your domestic and foreign policy is a word salad tossed with Fox News. But who cares, because she’s hot, amirite?! </sarcasm>
Finally, can we PLEASE stop slamming fellow women for their looks? As a start? Maybe? This is a goddamn election to be leader of the free world, not the leader of The Plastics in Mean Girls. “Men love Sarah Palin and she loves men…” — obviously Hillary Clinton is a man-hating Brunnhilde, and Sarah Palin is not, so therefore electable. Boy, menfolk, Allen has zero faith in your abilities to critically evaluate your possible leadership.
Allen is cited at the end of her column for frequently writing about feminism, but I’d argue women like her and Palin are examples of why we still need it. Honestly, the biggest favor the GOP can do Democrats in 2016 would be to nominate Sarah Palin. She represents the worst of the Republican Party, a talking-point machine spewing invective, stereotypes, and nonsense. When Todd Akin made his legitimate rape comments, she didn’t condemn them. She could only muster an "I-told-ya-so" on Twitter because she supported another candidate in the GOP primary. Remember her “blood libel” fiasco? Palin doesn’t care about “real America” or “not real America” or America in general. She cares about Sarah Palin, and being right. If the GOP wants to open a circus tent instead of the big tent, nominate Sarah Palin as your ringleader in 2016.
Rick Unger writes on Forbes:
While the Romney campaign chose to turn yesterday’s events in Cairo and Benghazi into a political opportunity by criticizing the Obama Administration for a statement issued by our embassy in Cairo earlier in the day (more on that in a moment), a check of Twitter and other communications sources reveals that, as of the time of publication of this piece, Governor Romney has not yet seen fit to so much as express his condolences to the families of Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans who lost their lives in service to their country. Now, if I’ve somehow missed Romney’s issuance of condolences, I’m sure that there are many readers who will gladly point this out. I, in turn, will be more than willing to correct the record if this is the case—however a close search of all sources reveals that no such statement has been forthcoming from the Romney camp.
The Romney condemnation—issued prior to official confirmation of Ambassador Steven’s death—stated, “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
These words were uttered at the time when the families of our fellow countrymen were being notified of the terrible fate that had befallen their loved ones.
Is this really how leadership works?
A leader waits until all the facts are available and the impact of one’s words can be more fully assessed…
It’s amazing to watch this fall apart for Romney. Usually, he waits for the GOP to make some kind of cohesive statement with which he can fall in line. No such waiting here — Romney leapt forward, ahead of the facts, and flat onto his face. Meanwhile, everyone’s favorite snowbilly troll, Sarah Palin, found time to work a dick joke into her statement on Facebook. Unfortunately, with her busy schedule, there was not enough time to give condolences.
Keep it classy, Sarah.
What happened in Libya and Egypt is terrible. Violence against anyone — American or not — is horrific, and it is heartbreaking that those killed were attempting to broker peace. Note to Romney and Palin: We still don’t know all the facts.
I offer my condolences to those affected by these attacks. Further, I hope the families of those killed can be spared further sneers from Romney and jokes about the president’s supposed lack of a “big stick.”
I should make a set of Terrible People trading cards and sell them.
Nominate some more by sending me a message/fan mail! I think this should be a thing.
Sarah Palin, continuing her desperate last gasps of trying be relevant on Fox News.
Typically, I wouldn’t give her more attention. But I’ve heard this argument so many damn times over the few days, so let’s roll.
First, what Dan Cathy said IS anti-gay and he’s donated to anti-gay organizations — groups which have helped the efforts in Uganda to criminalize homosexuality and execute gay people, are listed as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and who have called for harmful “reparative therapy” to be standard treatment for gay people.
Plenty of folks have pointed out that this is not the way to spread a message of love thy neighbor. I would agree. As Suzette Standring wrote, “Jesus healed, socialized, walked, and ate with the marginalized and the flawed. Peter had anger management issues. Matthew was a hated tax collector. The Samaritan woman at the well was considered off limits to talk to for racial reasons. When an adulteress was about to be stoned, it was Jesus who challenged the sinless to cast the first stone. Her attackers left and when it was clear no one stayed to condemn her, Jesus said with great gentleness, ‘Then neither do I condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin’ (John 8:1-11)… If Jesus had harsh words for anyone, it was against those who saw themselves as the authorities of spiritual leadership. He criticized them publicly for hypocrisy, setting bad examples, and for perverting the word of God in order to maintain their own power.”
Second, I know this is difficult, but read this, plus this, this, this, and this. That’s why you’re 100% wrong about boycotts. Boycotts are free speech. Think about money as speech. Withholding money is also speech. It goes both ways. Please see
Less Than One Million Moms and their boycotts against JC Penney, Ellen DeGeneres, and the NBC show The New Normal.
Third, as Meghan McCain said, being anti-marriage equality IS being anti-gay. Is being anti-interracial marriage racist? You betcha.
Fourth, if a business owner gets political, even for religious reasons, expect a backlash. You don’t get to reel back and say, “Hey, no hard feelings, homos. Buy my chicken.” If your chicken gets political, we get political with your chicken. You dig?
In summary, go back to Alaska, snowbilly.
Why? Because Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin is goddamn scary.
It’s on HBO in 5 minutes, kids.
Sarah Palin, reminding us Wednesday that she doesn’t know shit about history.
Love the insinuation that the big problem with slavery was income inequality based on color of your skin — not the whole SLAVERY thing, amirite you guys?!
I swear… this woman has got to be doing some kind of avant garde performance art. Right?
What is her “thought” process? I imagine it’s something like, “You know what? I betcha the first black president misses when people like him were enslaved. They had it so good, with their free room and board… Wait… THAT’S SOCIALISM!”
And then she starts talking.
You can still screw multiple people, but you have to wink and quit halfway through. See also: Catholic Roulette.
Like catnip to the Tea Party, Sarah Palin hints she may run for president. I think she noticed she’s no longer being discussed and, since Palin consumes attention much like oxygen, she sought it.
In a pre-taped interview set to air tonight on Fox Business Network’s “Follow The Money, Eric Bolling mentioned to Sarah Palin that people constantly tell him they wish she was running for President. Instead of tut-tutting the idea, Palin — who said on Sunday that she wasn’t ready to endorse any Republican candidate yet — swung the door wide open for a possible entry into the GOP field.
Trump/Palin independent ticket? The size of those egos colliding would lead to a super-massive black hole…
Sarah Palin finally admits she’s been trolling all this time and announces she’s decided not to run for President. I’m going to guess the snowbilly from Wasilla found out she’d make only $400,000 a year, she couldn’t continue “commenting” for pay at Fox News if she won, it’s kind of a hard job, and (the big one) that she’d lose. Badly.
Meanwhile, my Twitter feed is full of disappointed Democrats. I’m going to break this down for you visually:
You should have realized it, folks. You should have known the minute she inked that Fox News deal, along with her “reality” show contract.
Palin talks a good game about loving God, the importance of family values, and how much she just HEARTS America:
But here’s all she really cares about:
It’s that simple. Don’t be surprised or even disappointed. Always remember, this could have been January 2013:
SARAH PALIN, word vomiting on Fox “News” about whether or not she’ll run for president, via The Daily Show (via inothernews)
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, and I believe that our, uh, education like such as in the Iraq, and, the everywhere, like, such as.
This is me, trying to parse the fuck out of that word salad:
And I got nothin’
For entertainment value, I’d pick either Michele Bachmann (I want to see her defending being pro-choice for light bulbs v. women), Rick Santorum (endless jokes abound), or Sarah Palin (you know she’s in it). I shudder to think that candidates who bring the lulz are considered serious contenders.
As for the greatest challenge, I’d say Jon Huntsman. He’s a moderate former Republican governor of Utah, who served as an ambassador to China under the Obama administration. Huntsman issued a full defense of civil unions at the Fox News Republican Debate in Ames, Iowa. He also believes in global warming and in evolution. No big deal, right? Well, in a field of candidates who mainly think global warming is a hoax, I think it’s a pretty big deal. He’s truthfully very close to Obama in several of his political positions. However, this hurts him with conservative republicans, and those that scream the loudest get the mostest.
Realistically, the biggest challenge I see is Rick Perry. He’s charismatic, and he’s out of the gate hitting Obama on jobs already - a primary concern for most voters. He’s also batshit. He’s called for no federal government in education. He led a prayer revival/rally in Texas featuring anti-gay pastors who are listed by the SPLC as heading hate groups - oh, and refuses to answer whether or not taxpayer dollars were spent on it. He’s fond of misogynistic jokes. I could list more, but this sums it up for me: My friend living in Texas said “Perry’s the dumb man’s George W. Bush.” However, conservatives and PACs with lots o’ dough love this guy.
So laugh at Michele Bachmann, but fear Rick Perry. If you’re a Republican, I encourage you to cast a vote for Jon Huntsman or Fred Karger, the first openly gay candidate to run for president on a major party’s ticket. Karger campaigned to get the Mormon Church to reveal their financing of Prop (H)8 in California. Unfortunately, he has less of a shot than Huntsman.
The internet is abuzz with the news that Shery Lanford Smith, chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party, posted this joke about the First Family:
Seems pretty awful, right? Well, using the Your Openbook website, you can find two things:
Click on the photoset to flip through several examples I found in a cursory, two-minute search. As you can see, it’s not hard to find other examples of the joke, and in one instance, a “helpful” Facebook friend corrects it back to the version about the Obamas.
So does Shery Lanford Smith deserve criticism? Yes - it’s a disgusting, unfunny joke. But perhaps let’s criticize her as a person in a position of responsibility who is representing her party in this manner, versus a single, isolated racist xenophobe (as I’ve seen) or something similar. She isn’t the only one who posted it, but that does not make it any less wrong or offensive. In fact, it’s more offensive when political party leaders post things like this joke, and when sentiments like this go viral.
Let’s also criticize sharing stupid jokes and email forwards like this lemming-style, not just because the statement itself is completely distasteful, but also because you never know who’s going to see it and judge you accordingly.
Hint: Before you share something so publicly with your name attached, think about how your grandmother, your boss, your first grade teacher and your worst enemy would evaluate such information and possibly even use it against you. Take it one step further - if it were on the five and ten o’clock news, would you be okay with that?
Wanna post a picture of yourself in a bikini doing a kegstand in Cabo on Spring Break? Great, but imagine the parents of your future elementary school students looking at the same pic. Invariably, people will Google you, and like it or not, they will judge you. Google “David Vitter" for an example of the internet’s stubborn inability to forget past transgressions. I’m not going to go into how wrong it is PERIOD to post racist, sexist, xenophobic, misogynistic, etc. jokes… because it’s just plain wrong.
Let’s remember the internet is forever. I did these folks a favor by not using their names and photos in the post here because they are literally one of thousands of examples I found of this very same copy/pasted BS. When you see a status that says “If you agree, re-post” or something similar, imagine yourself saying it to each person on your list of friends, possibly their friends, and maybe the internet at large. So don’t be a lemming and risk being the example. You might get named and shamed. Be a decent human being on the internet and odds are you won’t wind up like Sherry Lanford Smith up there.
Now re-blog if you agree.
This is amazing! Remember DC Douglas, the GEICO voiceover guy who got fired for drunk-dialing FreedomWorks? He’s done several hilarious progressive videos since, but nothing tops his Palin/Bachmann 2012 rock opera. The whole video is drenched in awesome sauce.
John Boehner: And look at how this bill was written…
Can you say it was done openly?
With transparency and accountability?
Without back room deals and struck behind closed doors?
Hidden from the people?
HELL NO YOU CAN’T!
JEFFERSON: There is a liberal plague upon our Christian nation
A tax and spend Kenyan born commie importation
An anchor baby union loving homo-dykie chorus
The Prog-Islamo new world order
from that bastard Soros!
CHORIS: Soros. Soros.
HANCOCK: Glenn Becks stashed his gold and guess what he’s found
A sinister connection
tween his ass and a hole in the ground.
Stop wasting time appeasing liberal babies
Time to run some bat-shit crazy ladies!
ALL: A Palin/Bachman ticket’s what we need
To trounce Hussein Obama and take the lead
Sarah shoots and kills the Russian bear
Michele channels MacCarthy’s old red scare
This grizzly set of dolls
packs the punch of ten Ron Pauls.
A Palin/Bachman ticket will succeed
JEFERSON: Come Tea Party bring your spell-checked signs and fight
And save our corporations from their plight
Drugs and oil and guns in bed to lend a fiscal stroke
Rupert’s ready to distort
after snorting the Brother’s Koch
HANCOCK: Limbaugh’s Oxycontin logic drives the train,
his panties sport a hammer and sickle stain.
Must build upon St. Reagan’s work in the eighties
Time to run some bat-shit crazy ladies!
ALL: A Palin/Bachman ticket’s what we need
To trounce the anti-christ and take the lead
Palin tweets her snark upon the land
And Bachman fertilizes it by hand
These champions of guns
don’t draw fire like mormons.
A Palin/Bachman ticket will succeed
JEFFERSON: But where is our Newt?
He’s helped us out plenty…
HANCOCK: That philanderer’s as boring as Pawlenty.
JEFFERSON: Surely you’ve forgotten how we
HANCOCK: He is one of us
white male Christians with type-2 diabetes
JEFFERSON: Pussy RINOs will cry foul and surely picket!
HANCOCK: Not when they see these two bat-shit crazy
ladies on the ticket!
ALL: A Palin/Bachman ticket’s what we need
To trounce the gangster POTUS and take the lead
Palin is the thinking man’s Bachmann
Bachmann is the female
A Palin/Bachman Ticket will succeed
To dumb down the electorate
so they’ll drink all their tea!
A Pailin/Bachman ticket is the way
Sorry if you’re poor, brown or gay
A Palin/Bachman ticket,
to guide us through the thicket
To the day
When we say
President of the U.S.A!