I'm not really a Palin fan.
Palin goes to a
(though not anti-American) church.
She has supported creationism in schools.
She opposes stem cell research.
fruit fly research,
having no idea of its fundamental importance to biology.
But the worst thing is that, until nominated at the age of 44,
she never said anything in her life about foreign policy.
She has shown little interest in it,
and seems to know little about it.
Her heart is in the right place, though (she is instinctively pro-America),
and no doubt she will learn.
She's not infected with the bias of youthful anti-Americanism like Obama.
She does not have a lot of nonsense to unlearn, as he does.
And certainly none of this justifies the unbelievable outpouring of hatred from the left for Palin in 2008 and since.
Joking about raping her,
joking about her disabled child
- no woman in the history of American politics has had such disgusting attacks thrown at her,
from people who claim to be liberals!
I would have preferred if McCain had picked Joe Lieberman.
But it's an imperfect world.
I still wanted McCain-Palin to win.
Shame they didn't.
A tiny sample of the flood of
hatred for Palin
I tend to agree with
I'm not a big Palin fan, but
"I usually find that the sort of people who say they hate or despise her are nobs of the first rank."
did not support
the appalling Pat Buchanan.
I know where
is coming from:
"Governor Palin is not merely .. "all-American", but hyper-American. What other country in the developed world produces beauty queens who hunt caribou and serve up a terrific moose stew? As an immigrant, I'm not saying I came to the United States purely to meet chicks like that, but it was certainly high on my list of priorities. And for the gun-totin' Miss Wasilla then to go on to become Governor while having five kids makes it an even more uniquely American story. Next to her resume, a guy who's done nothing but serve in the phony-baloney job of "community organizer" and write multiple autobiographies looks like just another creepily self-absorbed lifelong member of the full-time political class that infests every advanced democracy."
A final point. Many leftists said:
If Obama loses, it will be because the American people are racists.
As if racism is the only reason people could dislike a left-winger!
Now with Palin we have the answer:
If Obama wins, it will be because the American people are sexists.
You only like Obama because you hate strong women! First Hillary. Now Palin.
Like the equally stupid
the best response is simply to agree and use the argument against them!
The McCain campaign:
"For Barack Obama to argue that he's experienced enough to be president because he's running for president is desperate circular logic and it's laughable. It is a testament to Barack Obama's inexperience and failing qualifications that he would stoop to passing off his candidacy as comparable to Governor Sarah Palin's executive experience managing a budget of over 10 billion dollars, and more than 24,000 employees."
Ed Morrissey points out that:
"running for office isn't executive experience".
David Warren on Palin's experience, September 03, 2008:
"As one of my Canadian correspondents wrote, "It is like giving the job to someone who was the mayor of Strathroy two years ago."
To which the reply is, had Barack Obama been mayor of Strathroy two years ago, he could begin to compete with Ms. Palin in management experience.
So could McCain and Biden for that matter."
I enjoy how she annoys the left,
this lightweight interview
on foreign policy
shows that comparisons with
Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher
They had a well thought out geo-political world view.
Claire Berlinski on why Palin is no Thatcher:
"Margaret Thatcher had a 20-year parliamentary career in which she clearly expressed every position relevant to Britain's political life, foreign policy, and economy in terms that were absolutely clear to anyone who wanted to consult them - and all this by the time anyone was seriously talking about her as a leader of the Conservative Party. No one was saying, "Well, in a few years maybe she'll have mastered this." She had mastered it all years before she became a serious candidate for prime minister."
Still better than Obama:
Palin said nothing about foreign policy before 2008.
Her heart is in the right place, though (instinctively pro-America).
She's not infected with the bias of trendy anti-Americanism like Obama.
She does not have a lot of nonsense to unlearn, as he does.
The difference is, her church isn't hard left and anti-American.
Her church doesn't make you worry about her political worldview.
It's just the kind of religious nonsense that so many people
does make you worry about his political worldview.
points out that:
"for 26 years she attended a church where they speak in tongues. Call me Richard Dawkins, but that strikes me as being just a bit odd."
Though he agrees that:
"Obama's background is also pretty wacky too - give me speaking in tongues any day over Jeremiah "America's chickens coming home to roost" Wright."
Sarah Palin's church has repeatedly entertained
Thomas Muthee blessing Sarah Palin, 2005. "In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus! Every form of witchcraft, it will be rebuked in the name of Jesus. Father, make her way now. In Jesus' name, Amen."
What a loony.
Men punching women is OK now, if the woman is conservative.
You learn something new from the left every day.
From this cartoonist.
When I picture bitter Internet Palin-haters, somehow I always picture them like this guy.
Image found here.
Stephen Hanks ("Your mother's a whore!")
47 year old
attacks Sarah Palin's 20 year old daughter
in public, Sept 2011.
"Did you ride Levi like that?
Your mother's a whore!
Her mother's a fucking whore. She's the devil.
Your mother's the fucking devil ...
If there is a hell, which I don't believe there is one, she will be there.
You're a white trash from Wasila.
Fuck you, you fucking bitch."
When Bristol asks this inarticulate idiot why her mother is evil and the devil,
he is unable to explain why.
This hate-filled man is
captures one of Stephen Hanks' tweets.
Shortly after the Bristol Palin incident, he deleted his Twitter feed.
Sandra Bernhard joked about black men raping Sarah Palin in a show on 19 Sept 2008.
She warned Palin (not in video above) that if Palin came to New York she would be
"gang-raped by my big black brothers".
In response to David Letterman,
Bill Maher .. jokes about the rape of Palin's 14 year old daughter, 12 June 2009.
Victor Davis Hanson, June 14, 2009, has the best round-up of the whole sordid Letterman "Palin rape jokes" story.
Convicted rapist Mike Tyson fantasises about big black men having rough sex with Sarah Palin, Sept 2011.
On the radio show "Gridlock" on KWWN, ESPN's Las Vegas affiliate.
Martin Bashir, Nov 2013, jokes about shitting and pissing in Sarah Palin's mouth.
Palin said federal debt is like slavery.
Obviously not literally, with kidnap and beatings,
but such humdrum analogies
are commonplace in both left and right discourse.
But there's something about Sarah Palin that seems to trigger the sexual pervert in left-wing men.
So Bashir says debt is not like slavery (duh)
and starts talking about disgusting punishments for slaves in the 18th century, including defecation in the mouth,
and ends up joking that someone should shit in Palin's mouth.
How the hell did he get from Palin's speech to this?
reminds me of
the Tucson hysteria about target election maps.
Both left and right have used target metaphors in elections since forever.
But when Sarah Palin does it, it is evil.
What conservative women have to put up with:
Some leftist called
Charlie Vogel, 19 Jan 2016, tells Bristol Palin that too many men have "cum inside her" for his liking.
There's something about the Palins that triggers the sex pervert in left-wing men.
Would this filthy creep
say these words to any other 25 year old mother of two?
You learn something new every day from the left.
First we find that joking about raping women is now ok
- if the woman is conservative, or if her mother is conservative.
And now we find that mocking disabled children is also ok
- if their mother is conservative.
68 year old porn mogul
Larry Flynt sneers at Sarah Palin's disabled 3 year old child, interview published 27 May 2011:
"Sarah Palin is the dumbest thing. ... She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down's Syndrome. It's brain dead. A virtual vegetable. ... she did it just because she didn't want to say she'd had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesn't even know it's in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she?"
41 year old comedian
spews hatred against Sarah Palin's disabled child, Oct 2008.
"Sarah Palin is this woman - she's the mother of five children, two of whom are retarded.
One's got Down's Syndrome and the other one volunteered for Iraq.
after that last fucking retard baby came out of her - did you see the the head on that thing? The fucking alien skull on that fucking retard baby had to tear her apart. Can you imagine the carnage, the violence of that thing coming out of her.
I heard the only thing you broke up was that sorry cunt of yours when you fucking threw that spastic out of your tard launcher".
In August 2008, Stanhope (of course) endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
22 year old "Wonkette" blogger
Jack Stuef mocks Palin's little disabled child on his 3rd birthday, 18 Apr 2011.
of the now deleted post.
See full story.
Image from here.
This childless "man", who looks like he has never had sexual intercourse with anyone,
suggests that Todd Palin
had sex with his 16 year old daughter:
"Is Palin his true mother? Or was Bristol? (And why is it that nobody questions who the father is? Because, either way, Todd definitely did it.)"
Who I block on Twitter:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who:
(a) target my job,
(b) target my appearance, or:
(c) libel me.
Also, since 2016, abusive reporting has become a thing.
I was targeted with abusive reporting by
an Israel-hater pretending to be "Jewish".
So I now also block:
(d) any account that even hints that it reports its enemies,
(e) any Israel-hater that claims to be Jewish.
It is just self-defence.