Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The fact that the dominant group in the evangelical movement are white men, would lead one to think that Palin is their secret sexual fantasy.

"Rush Limbaugh calls Palin`s book, quote, "truly one of the most substantive policy books I've read," end quote. Rush, I believe you. I cannot imagine you, in full recline on your Gulfstream, Cuban cigar in hand, struggling to get through a more substantive policy book than Sarah`s index and footnote free, score settling campaign memoir. No mind numbing charts or graphs, no big words, no scholarly Latin phrases, like caveat emptor. And I bet the pictures are, like, amazing."
-Lawrence O'Donnell


Sarah Palin has moved to the front and center again in the media. I watched her briefly on Oprah, poor Oprah looked pained trying to make sense of what Palin was saying. Listening to Palin is difficult. She babbles and while she seems to be making sense it dawns on the listener after a few minutes that it is basically incoherent. Her train of thought is erratic, she changes subject mid sentence and talks fast like she has to get it all out of her mouth before she loses the thought.
The fact that someone with her obvious intellectual deficits can generate so much interest and support from the Republican Conservative base is interesting. It has to have to do with the fact that she is a good looking woman and supports the radical wing of the Republican movement who see her as their darling and champion. The fact that the dominant group in the evangelical movement are white men, would lead one to think that Palin is their secret sexual fantasy. When watching her on TV turn the sound down while she is speaking it actually better, after all she is good to look at.
Her support for exploitation of Alaska's resources at the expense of the wild life, is unpopular with millions of Americans and has generated a massive campaign in opposition. The polar bears, wolves, seals, caribou and the rest of the Alaska wild life is a precious resource that Sarah Palin saw as expendable.
Her radical religious views are another issue. She is a part of that evangelical Right that believes the world is five thousand years old and man did not evolve but was created according to the bible. While it is her right to believe anything she wishes, and many Americans agree with her view, she supports a movement that would impose its beliefs on the nation and pervert the constitution, if one were to believe the statements of the evangelical leadership in America. J.R. Rushdoony the evangelical prophet said, "Christianity is completely and radically anti-democratic; it is committed to spiritual aristrocracy." [R.J. Rushdoony, Reconstructionist theologian, from _The Religious Right] These views are not compatible with American Democracy.
It is clear that she is politically a lightweight and it would be a disaster for the Republican party if she were to be their candidate in 2012. I will still vote for her in 2012 Republican primary but ONLY the primary, it will be good for America and insure four more years of a Democrat in office.

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