Monday, September 08, 2008

Palin Smears So Far

The left hasn't quite figured out how to attack Sarah Palin just yet, so they are reduced to making stuff up. Here are the best of the left-wing lies up till this point.

- Palin's youngest son is actually her daughter Bristol's.

-Palin called Barack Obama "Sambo" and made a myriad of other racially insensitive statements.

- Palin wanted to have books, such as Harry Potter, banned from the Wasilla library when she was mayor.

Expect more of these as McCain widens his lead and the panic starts to set in.

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Shannonymous said...

But banning books? You condone that? And wanting people to "pray out the gay"??!?!? There's plenty of stuff to ACTUALLY smear her with. She's pretty dirty... and NOT in a good way.

dan said...

First off She never banned any books. But look at what you and your liberal friends are doing. You're passing around an article full of unsourced accusations of an egregious nature.

That's just as bad a a conservative trying to convince someone that Obama is a Muslim.

You're just upset becasue she doesn't agree with you on social issues. That doesn't make her dirty.

Jack said...

Shannonymous has her head so buried in fancifull liberal propaganda she cant see anything other than possible threats to her one world united under Obama dream.
Such a shame her insulated world never experienced the real effects of communism.

bartonb said...

Actually, I think I've figured out how to attack her.

Let me give it a shot --

Sarah Palin is an inexperienced, myopic, narrow-minded, untested, pro-life, anti-choice, gay-bashing, gun-toting, backwoods hockey mom, who three months ago, when asked if she'd consider a spot on the ticket, giggled at the CNN camera and said "I don't even know what the vice president DOES!"

But that’s probably not the kind of attack you’re talking about.

Those are just some of my first impressions. I’m open to being convinced otherwise, but she did not have me at “hello.”
I don’t doubt that she’s probably done fine enough up there in Alaska. I DO doubt that she knows and understands the complexities of this country.

So far - All she seems to represent and speak for is this strange anti-intellectualism attitude in America. She’s suddenly the new face for this whole "common man," "NORMAL American" (and we all know what that really means), "family values" "just-one-o-the-gals" nonsense that has infused our country’s national dialogue. (personally, I WANT my President to be smarter than me, maybe even somewhat "elite," but… yeah). Pundits can scramble to justify her selection and her preparedness, but what in her life has prepared her to be a heartbeat away from the throne of the free world? Okay, okay, she was mayor and now she's governor, fine. So is EVERY mayor-turned-governor qualified for the White House, then?

Not according to svengali extraordinaire Karl Rove, who had this to say about Virginia Governor Tim Kaine (D) --
"With all due respect again to Governor Kaine, he’s been a governor for three years, he’s been able but undistinguished. I don’t think people could really name a big, important thing that he’s done. He was mayor of the 105th largest city in America. And again, with all due respect to Richmond, Virginia, it’s smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa or Gilbert, Arizona; north Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. It’s not a big town."

Well, it’s a bigger town than Wasilla. In fact, the population of Richmond is 1.1 million. The population of the entire state of Alaska is approx. 630,000. But I suppose that’s neither here nor there.

Say what you will about Obama’s “experience” (or lack of), but dude has been mentally preparing for this his whole life. He wrote, like, two books and stuff. He has a complex background, a rich life experience. And agree or disagree with what he’s actually about, fine, but at least he’s proven himself to be a sophisticated and engaging critical thinker. Hell, so has McCain for that matter. He’s the maverick, for God’s sake! But Palin? So far, she’s just coming off like a fired-up God-fearing gun-lovin’ anti-choice PTA member. Which is probably exactly how the GOP WANTS her to appear, so – rock on, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Bart. Dude. You embarrass yourself. "...dude has been mentally preparing for this his whole life. He wrote, like, two books and stuff."

I'd laugh but I think you might be serious about this empty suit's qualifications to be president.

dan said...

"inexperienced" so is Obama.

"untested" Obama.

"Myopic", "Narrow Minded" perhaps to Liberal New Yorkers who think that partial birth abortion is just fine and that kids should read "Heather Has Two Mommies" before they can walk, but not to most people in this country.

"Gay Bashing" I am yet to hear of any instance where Sarah palin has bashed a gay, either with her words or physically.

"Gun Toting" So What

"Backwoods Hockey Mom" Actually that's kind of interesting.

But here's where you really get it wrong. It's where you doubt that she really understands the "complexities of this country" because of her small town roots in Alsaka.

What liberals never seem to understand is that the small towns ARE the country. Regardless of how small or large the place is, you're going to get a far better understanding of the way a majority of Americans live in Wasilla, AK than in dealing with poor blacks in Chicago IL.

Again, just because the so-called "intellectual elite" disagrees with Palin, doesn't mean that she's wrong

bartonb said...

Ha ha.

Uh-oh. Well, I wouldn't want to embarass myself.

To clarify a few things - Unfortunately, the two party system forces me to pick between... well... two parties. I support Obama by default. I was actually into Edwards for a while there, but that didn't turn out so well.
At the end of the day, Obama probably IS an empty suit who realized that he could go far shilling hope and change to the despondent and the frustrated. But, boy, he sure does talk pretty. So just let me dream, okay?

That being said - I'm not sure that I can agree that "the small towns ARE the country." I can agree that they are located within the country. I can agree that they are part of the country. But as I understand it, the country is made up of fifty states, each of which boasts a peppering of towns and cities with varying populations and demographics.

Oh, and - As far as the gay bashing goes - I got an email linking me to a blog called CuriusLeftyMonky [sic] and it said that Sarah Palin uses gay people instead of clay pigeons when she goes shootin'.

Shannonymous said...

Well the "pray out the gay" b.s. is pretty close to bashing in my book.

And just because she DIDN'T ban any books, doesn't mean she didn't TRY to. Either way censorship is NOT an American value I value.

As for you, Jack, why don't you try making some valid points instead of just insulting those who disagree with you, or is that too hard?

Shannonymous said...

PS- anonymous, Bart was being humorous with his sentence "...dude has been mentally preparing for this his whole life. He wrote, like, two books and stuff." And yet you couldn't pick up on that... who exactly is embarrassing him/herself???

bartonb said...

oh oh -

"Again, just because the so-called "intellectual elite" disagrees with Palin, doesn't mean that she's wrong."

Right. So - When the so-called "conservatite base" disagrees with Obama, does that mean he's wrong?

dan said...

Nope. I know Obama is wrong, history tells us that he's wrong, but opposition from the GOP base does not automatically mean that.

In addition to this, just because you're not a so called "itellectual" doesn't mean that you're not incredibly intelligent. The term "intellectual" refers to a very specific group of people, at least in the way you're using it. It is meant to refer to professors, literary experts, those who spend their time critiquing artwork and other forms of high art. Being referred to as an intellectual does not infer that you know squat about politics or policy.

Finally, "praying out the gay" may sound like gay bashing to you. But think about where these church goers are coming from. They believe that being gay very well could land these people in hell. Therefore by praying to make these people no longer gay, they are actually trying to save them from eternal hell-fire. So whether you agree with the tactic or not, these folks are just trying to help. It is unclear whether or not Palin supports this, just like it's unclear as to whether Palin is a creationist, but like Obama I would not be surprised if she holds views that were different from her churches. GOD DAMN AMERICA!!!

Anonymous said...

Who Am I?

I am under 45 years old,

I love the outdoors,

I hunt,

I am a Republican reformer,

I have taken on the Republican Party establishment,

I have many children,

I have a spot on the national ticket as vice president with less than two years in the governor's office.

Have you ever heard of me before now?

I am Teddy Roosevelt.

bartonb said...

Teddy Roosevelt! The same Roosevelt who studied and wrote several significant then-contemporary historical text? The same Roosevelt who championed Ben Harrison? Same one who served on the Civil Service Commission, served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, planned the Spanish-American war, and formed the Rough Riders and earned a Medal of Honor nomination? The anti-corporation monopoly-busting Teddy Roosevelt? The great environmental conservationist?
Nice! This is an honor.

Shannonymous said...

Dan, that is SUCH a copout on the "pray out the gay" program. I mean, really, are you saying you think these people are just or smart in their efforts???

dan said...

If they hated the gays, would they be praying for them?

Jen G said...

So much fury!
Can we return to our Constitutional rights for a moment? We have the right to disagree with each other - it's legal for someone to think that homosexuality is immoral, it's even legal for you to disown your own sister for choosing to love someone of the same sex and, yes, you can try to "pray away the gay" - from your own home/church (though I think it's terribly sad).

It's legal for one person to use birth control and have sex, while another can practice abstinence. (I think nformation about both (all) options should be available/accessible to everyone, especially teenagers whose hormones often win the battle against their morality.)

It's legal for one person to own/use guns while another decries their danger and misuse. (I don't like guns and the idea of hunting gives me the willies, and I support legislation to restrict the TYPES of guns available, but if you want to own a legal one and use it responsibly, go ahead.)

But it's NOT okay for you to impose your personal moral view of it on the Constitutional rights of others. That's the beauty of this country - everyone is guaranteed the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness regardless of their definition of it. And if there is ever a candidate (of any party) who wants to alter the Constitution to restrict social and civil liberties to adhere to his/her PERSONAL views of morality, then that's the biggest violation of the Constitution I can imagine.

Shannonymous said...

"What kind of budget-cutter makes a show of getting rid of the state plane, then turns around and bills taxpayers for the travel of her husband and kids between Juneau and Wasilla and sticks the state with a per-diem tab to stay in her own home?

Why was Sarah for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against the Bridge to Nowhere, and why was she for earmarks before she was against them? And doesn’t all this make her just as big a flip-flopper as John Kerry?

What kind of fiscal conservative raises taxes and increases budgets in both her jobs — as mayor and as governor?

When the phone rings at 3 a.m., will she call the Wasilla Assembly of God congregation and ask them to pray on a response, as she asked them to pray for a natural gas pipeline?

Does she really think Adam, Eve, Satan and the dinosaurs mingled on the earth 5,000 years ago?

Why put out a press release about her teenage daughter’s pregnancy and then spend the next few days attacking the press for covering that press release?

As Troopergate unfolds here — an inquiry into whether Palin inappropriately fired the commissioner of public safety for refusing to fire her ex-brother-in-law — it raises this question: Who else is on her enemies list and what might she do with the F.B.I.?

Does she want a federal ban on trans fat in restaurants and a ban on abortion and Harry Potter? And which books exactly would have landed on the literature bonfire if she had had her way with that Wasilla librarian?

Just how is it that Fannie and Freddie have cost taxpayers money (since they haven’t yet)?

Does she talk in tongues or just eat caribou tongues?

What does she have against polar bears?"

-Maureen Dowd

Shannonymous said...

Also- how do you feel about Palin making rape victims pay for their own rape test kits?!?!?!?

dan said...

I heard about this story and it seems like a reach. I highly doubt that as Mayor, Palin knew about this and if she did know, I doubt that any politician would have ever supported the policy.

Shannonymous said...

Um... isn't it her JOB to know about it?!?!? Especially since she wants to make sure that any rape that results in a pregnancy also doesn't result in an abortion.

dan said...

A mayor rarely gets involved in individual crimes in any city.

I'm not even sure how many rapes there are in Wasilla on an annual basis.

But if she were asked about this I'm almost positive she would vigorously condemn it.

Shannonymous said...

doesn't mean it is right, and it happened under her watch. if you didn't agree with something that happened under Obama/Biden's watch I KNOW you'd be holding THEM accountable for it.

Shannonymous said...

PS- looks like we don't need anymore tabloids to smear Palin- she's doing a great job smearing herself with Katie C! ;D