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Not Scared Of Sarah

by AmyO (writer), Marin County, September 04, 2008

A Speech for the People Already Planning to Vote Republican

I hate to admit this, but I was worried about Sarah Palin’s speech yesterday. All the negative media attention she has garnered in the last few days has been a boost to the Democrats and provided a question mark about if John McCain’s judgement is really there. So, I worried, if she does a good job, she would surely take away some of that boost.

Fortunately, it turns out I don’t have anything to worry about. To the Republican base, Sarah “Barracuda” Palin did everything Right, if you will pardon the pun. She “rallied her base” and attacked the Democrats for their “liberal media and empty promises.” She attacked her opponent for his “lack of experience” and even called herself, what was it? Oh right, a “Pit-bull with lipstick”.

However, what she also did while shouting from her high horse, was alienate independent voters and other voters who were looking at the Republicans for a reason to vote for them. She insulted “community organizers” by saying they do not do anything and implied that any American that isn’t a Republican is unpatriotic. She also attacked Barack Obama’s wife after he has very graciously said this week with the revelation that Palin’s daughter is pregnant, that family is off limits. It would have been so easy for the Democrats to say how ironic it is that Republicans preach abstinence only education and then provide a prime example that it doesn’t work. But they did not, preferring to instead let Palin dig her own grave.

And why not talk about Flip-Flops, as Republicans so love to do with Democrats. According to a fact check article from the Associated Press, she only opposed the “Bridge to Nowhere” AFTER she found out how unpopular it was.


Despite what many believe, being the mayor of 7,000 and the governor of a state of 700,000 for 18 months does not provide more experience than working with the people as a “community organizer” and being in the State Senate of a state of 13 million and in the U.S. Senate for 4 years (even if many would like to say two of those years were spent campaigning).

After reading many news sites message boards today, I was surprised to see just how many people were seriously turned off by her, even though I guess I shouldn’t have been. People were looking to the Republicans to motivate people, not insult people. The Republicans spent the night mocking the Democrats, conveniently forgetting about the awful economy their administration has created and trying to invoke fear into Americans, as usual. Palin did not mention any of the things that Americans want to hear about how that administration would fix the problems of the country and instead used the same abuse and sarcasm that Republicans have always used to dumb down their message for voters. People can say the same about Democrats if they want to, and I am sure they will, but the truth is that most people don’t want to play these kinds of politics anymore.

The sexism argument is just a way for people to try and make the media shut up. It is not sexist to question her experience and it is not sexist to say she is not the right choice for America. The truth is, no politician is perfect, we know that. But to put this woman out there as the best choice for VP and have her attack the way she did is not the change this country is asking for.

JUST A FEW OTHER FACT CHECKS FROM THE SPEECHES YESTERDAY PROVIDED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080904/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_fact_check



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By fashionista on September 04, 2008 at 03:32 pm

It amazes me how republican's spend more time insulting democrats, than they do focusing on the issues...

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By AmyO on September 04, 2008 at 03:36 pm

I know. You would think they would take a clue from last week's convention and try to inspire as well, but obviously that is too far above them.

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By AmyO on September 04, 2008 at 09:03 pm

Actually, it was written by a former George W speech writer... I know, its very it troubling that she is be so firmly conservative, especially when John McCain is trying to portray himself as a "maverick"

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By D. E. Carson on September 05, 2008 at 12:15 am

Okay, I'll bite (probably wish I hadn't later, but here goes).  Could someone please explain to me in immense detail just what the hell a "community organizer" does?  So far I've heard Democraps extoll the virtues of being one (only because Osama...er Obama was one) and Republicans bash on the title because the Democraps love the fact that their guy was one.  Am I to believe that a community organizer is someone who organizes communities?  If so, for what purpose?  Under what auspices?  By whose authority?  To whom does s/he report?  Who's the boss?  Is there a budget with which to work?  Are there subordinates in some sort of chain of authority?  Is the position paid or unpaid?  Is a community organizer appointed, elected, hired or a volunteer?  If community organizer is a stepping stone to being president, how can I become one?  Do I want to be one?  Would it really look that good on a resume?  As a community organizer, do I have to actually meet with people who are known terrorists?  As a community organizer, do I have to attend churches pastored by America haters?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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By Gary Schwind on September 05, 2008 at 08:16 am

I am horrified of Sarah Palin too. Book banning? (http://news.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1117009&srvc=2008campaign&position=15) What century does she live in? And what's next? A return to trials in which the accused in thrown into a raging river?

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By AmyO on September 05, 2008 at 12:23 pm

DE- The wikipedia definition of "Community Organizers". Among the descriptions is this: A career as a community organizer is an option for people who want to make difference, are concerned about political issues or social inequities, and are interested in community solutions and empowering people. Hopefully this will help answer all your questions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_organizing

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By Lila M. on September 05, 2008 at 06:40 pm

very true Amy.  I don't understand this woman at all.   Her arrogance is embarrassing.   She needs to focus on the facts and appeal to people.  Maybe she has taken this "pitbull" thing she calls herself a little too far.  All she knows how to do is attack.   She came in too high and mighty and arrogant.  She lost me at Hello.

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By D. E. Carson on September 05, 2008 at 09:47 pm

Okay, thanks to my friend Morgana from Reno who lavished numerous links upon me that were supposed to help me understand what a community organizer is.  After having read all of the definitions and pages, I'm still confused as to how being a community organizer makes one qualified to be president.  So you managed to get a bunch of like-minded people to write their congressmen and get something changed.  Isn't it possible that the community Obama organized might have been some derivative of the old American Communist Party?  After all, his mentor was a man named Frank Marshall Davis who was widely known to be a communist back in the 1940's and 1950's.  Are we really sure we want someone with ties to communism as our president???

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By D. E. Carson on September 05, 2008 at 09:55 pm

BTW Gary, did Sarah Palin actually ever get/have any books banned, or was she just inquiring as to how to keep garbage out of the hands of children?  Hmmm....  Might help to know exactly what kind of books she had in mind, don't you think?  Or is it just because she's the GOP VP nominee that this point is ignored in favor of the "let's hate Palin because she wanted to ban books and we don't really give a damn what kind of books they were" attitude?

Frankly, Obama scares me more than Hitler.

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By AmyO on September 06, 2008 at 12:23 am

So now Obama is a communist and Hitler? Wow... you Republicans never cease to amaze...

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By D. E. Carson on September 07, 2008 at 01:42 pm

Julian, I have no problem with parents deciding what their children read -- in fact, I am highly in favor of it.  The problem is that there are too many parents (many of whom just happen to be liberal -- notice I didn't say all were liberal or that all liberals are this way) who are derelict in their duty as parents.  As a result, and while I don't like this idea, sometimes the government has to step in to protect children.  Once someone turns 18 they are on their own, but until then, yes, the government needs to protect children when the parents won't.  I absolutely would never let my child read sexually explicit books -- it's not appropriate, period.  But my point wasn't to arbitrarily ban books, but let's have some guidelines.  Remember, your freedom of speech ends when it begins to harm someone else.

And before I go, let me clarify that:  You can call me a fat, rich-ass white man all day long and I dont' really care (because someone actually did), but the minute you start rallying a bunch of people to kill me because I'm a white Christian male, then your right to free speech just ended.  I grew up when calling other people names was generally regarded as childish, playground idiocy.  Now it's a federal offence -- unless you really do happen to be a fat, rich ass white man -- then it's open season.  Can't call blacks "niggers", can't call Jews "kikes", can't call Mulsims "hate-mongers", can't call Vietnamese "gooks", but we can call white men "crackers" and no one cares one iota.  Do you understand the stupidity behind that logic?  If it's somehow wrong to use all those other derrogatory names, then it needs to be wrong to use the last one as well.  OR we just realize that the stupid, moronic, jerk that is using those words is an uneducated oaf and we just ignore him because unless he's rallying a group to actually bring harm to someone, he's harmess!  There is absolutely no hatered or animosity associated with any of those words in and of themselves.  They are just words.  When you start putting them into a negative context that's when people start getting nervous.  This whole politically correct mentality is your wonderful "Thought Police" working for you.

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By D. E. Carson on September 07, 2008 at 02:03 pm

Amy: actually Obama is closer to being a communist than you might think.  When he was a child in Hawaii, one of his mentors was a man named Frank Marshall Davis, a known communist who was listed on the FBI's Security Index and was under investigation from 1944 to 1963.  Davis was selected by Obama's maternal grandfather to give Obama male influence in his life until Obama turned 18.  The reason being was that Obama's father went back to Kenya, abandoning him and Obama's mother abandoned him as well.  This mentor is mentioned in one of Obama's books (I believe it was Dreams of My Father) by name only as "Frank", however, another member of the Communist Party USA, a man by the name of Gerald Horne has publicly stated that the Frank in Obama's book was none other than Frank Marshall Davis.  Now, ask yourself this question: If Obama weren't somehow influenced by the CPUSA, why would the CPUSA even bother with identifying Davis as the Frank of Obama's book?  They would have nothing to gain by releasing this information.  BUT if somehow, the CPUSA had ties to Obama, they would do anything to get him elected not try to hinder that.

This is why Obama scares me more than Hitler.  He has a hidden agenda.  Hitler started the same way.  He got the media on his side to proclaim him "the one God has chosen for us at this time."  He railed against the incumbent government blaming it for all of Germany's economic problems even after many of his own party were in parliament.  He got himself elected chancellor of Germany and then with the help of his party supporters in the reichstag he got himself named furher -- a word that to this day is not used in Germany to describe the leader even though that's what the word means.  All through his campaign to become chancellor, Hitler promised change from the current government.  Obama has taken his campaign right out of Mein Kampf.  That's a book that every American should read -- both volumes!  And trust me, you can find it out on the Internet along with much of what else I've found.

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By CCNY on September 07, 2008 at 03:58 pm

Wow, DE, even for you, I think comparing Obama to Hitler is a stretch.

But I agree with you on who's able to say what offensive words.  There's a ridiculous double standard... can you imagine a white guy talking about black people the way that Chris Rock talks about white people.  Never happen... he'd be run out on a rail.

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By D. E. Carson on September 08, 2008 at 12:05 am

Well, as I said, my comparison comes from actually studying how Hitler came to power in German in the 1930s.  People are always so quick to want to put Hitler off in his own special category and then put "DO NOT ENTER" in front of it.  If you remember the Jonestown massacre in 1978, there was a sign posted over Jim Jones' throne that read "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."  The moment I saw that sign I began studying history.  Good, bad or indifferent, Hitler is a part of history and if you look at how he came to power the parallels between him and Barack Obama are frighteningly similar.  The parallels between the rise of the old Soviet Union are also similar in nature.  Obama spent time under the influence of Marxists like Frank Marshall Davis and much of what Obama is saying is steeped in Marxism.  I may not be popular for saying such things about Obama, but when someone makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up I can't be quiet about it.  I've looked into many things written about Obama and this guy scares me, period.

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By Gary Schwind on September 08, 2008 at 10:46 am

Obama has a hidden agenda? No way! That wouldn't be like a politician at all. You think W didn't have a hidden agenda when he stole the last two elections? I'll let you in on a little secret, but you have to promise not to tell anyone. Bush's agenda was to make himself and his cronies rich. Mission accomplished indeed.

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By Gary Schwind on September 08, 2008 at 12:21 pm

DE, I do have one other question. So a guy who is "under the influence of Marxism" scares you, but a woman who claims to KNOW the will of God doesn't? And neither does a guy who is going to lead the US into more war in more places? To each his own, I guess.

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By D. E. Carson on September 08, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Last time I checked, John McCain said he plans to use all methods at his disposal and he named diplomacy first.  Or did you miss that one?  Also, please cite me exactly when and where John McCain said he would use war.  Seems to me like Obama was the one who was chiding McCain about not going after bin Laden in the caves of Afghanistan.  Or did you miss that one too?

I can't speak to what Sarah Palin may have said, but I do know that Joe Biden is the smartest man in the world, just ask him, he'll be happy to tell you.

In an attempt to conserve my energy, when are you going to learn that George W. Bush did not steal either of his election.  He was elected fair and square.  In fact, if you go back and look at how Bush wanted the Florida votes counted in 2000 versus the way Gore wanted them counted, you will find that the method Gore proposed (the one that won out) made Bush the winner and Bush's plan for counting the votes, Gore would have won.  Terribly ironic if you ask me, but that's what happened.  There was no problem with 2004 either.  I just think it's funny that Bush-hating liberals scream "foul!" whenever a Republican wins.  I remember in 2000, 2002 and 2004 liberals were whining constantly about how votes were miscounted, but in 2006, when liberals took over Congress, no one said a word.  Since the liberals won in 2006, everyone was so happy and content.  Of course, liberals got into Congress and they did exactly what they accused conservatives of doing: sitting on their fat cans and doing nothing.  This Congress has the lowest approval rating of any seated Congress in the history of this country all because Democrats sat and whined and complained about what was wrong.  I kept waiting for "Pothead" Pelosi and "Scary" Reid to do something, but all they could do was commit treason by trying to demoralize American troops in a war zone saying the war was lost.  They are the two most worthless leaders Congress has ever had.  Pelosi makes Tip O'Neill look like Abraham Lincoln and Reid has an IQ so low that if you were to covert it to dynamite, he wouldn't have enough to blow his nose.

Liberals wanted a chance to make something happen and they got it in 2006.  And what do they have to show for it?  Approval ratings lower than the president's and nothing else worth a damn done.  They couldn't even get immigration reform right -- and yes, I blame John McCain for that as much as I blame Ted (hic) Kennedy.  Liberals had their chance and they blew it.  Now they want to put the most liberal senator ever to be sworn into Congress in the White House just so they can spend another four years wringing their hands and trying to figure out if they're shot, stabbed, powder burned or snake bit and bending the American people over the railing while they do it?  I DON'T F-ING THINK SO!  Congress is paid to make laws, not sit up there and point fingers at the president and scream vitriol at him, but that's exactly what the Democrats have done.  They don't realize that 1) The president isn't responsible for the economy -- CONGRESS IS and 2) they just plain hate Bush, period.

Frankly, I'm not pleased with either candidate running for president but under no circumstances will I vote to put a communist in the White House.  At least John McCain has the balls to stand up to people who threaten America.  Obama's balls are in a jar on the bathroom counter next to Michelle's face spackle.  And since you're on the subject of Sarah Palin, I'll put her up against ANY world leader any time, anywhere and she'll kick his butt from Wasilla, Alaska to Canberra, Australia and not even break a sweat.  I'd a lot rather have her on my side in armed combat than Barack "Apollo" Obama OR Joe Biden.

So yes, Obama scares me.  I don't really care if you like that or not.  I'm not here to win a popularity contest, just to make sure that I've done the best I can to keep his lying face out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Nuff said!

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By Gary Schwind on September 08, 2008 at 11:30 pm

So let me get this straight. McCain, a politician, is as good as his word when he says he will use diplomacy? Even with all the finger-pointing he's done at Iran? I agree with you on two things, DE. I am not terribly excited about either of the two main candidates. They both have their major flaws. Secondly, neither one of us is going to bring the other off of his opinion. But to me, theocracy is a pretty frightening proposition.

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By Lumiere on September 09, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Good Article Amy. :)

D.E. Carson, you CRACK ME UP!!! YOU of all people are comparing Obama to Hitler and communism? lol   You claim to have studied the rise of Hitler and yet you defend the Republican party with your life and their facist legislation although you are aware of the fact the Bush family has heavy financial ties to the Nazi party and Bush's great grandfather Prescott / JP Morgan Chase and the Remington family tried to assasinate Roosevelt.  Not a conspiracy theory but a FACT and you are worried about Obama?  Let's talk about Bush's Directive 51... copied right from the words of Hitler's own policy. Talk about being hypocritical.  You are about as Anti-American as a citizen can get...completely unwilling to see Treason for what it is...the writing of communism is on the Republican wall baby. Although, I understand... you and El G carry a deep sense of guilt for electing a Nazi as President.  You can remain in DENIAL for life, but the facts of history speak for themselves.

On another note; I find it ironic that McCain has a better voting stance on abortion than Obama. And Obama voted in favor of Bush's recent wiretapping overhall- which violates our Constitutional rights.  I'm not really happy with either of the candidate choices at the moment, I think the Presidential election is Lip Service at it's finest. All political candidates enjoy screwing America with a smile and a wave.  I promise this.... I promise that... blah, blah, blah...let me feed you more Bushit. Really, our political plan of wither party is to Corporatize America and pay you less than $1.25 an hour, which the Global Poverty Initative requires. Oh, $4.00 for Gas, $4.50 for a gallon of milk and $7.25 an hour for minimum wage. Watch the value of the dollar sink into the toilet...Go America...GO....win the race to POVERTY while we - the Government and Defense Contractors make BILLIONS off of the WAR.  Smile, wave... empty promises. Wolves in sheeps clothing.


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By AmyO on September 09, 2008 at 01:07 pm

I agree Lumiere. Neither candidate is perfect... that is for sure. Our politics are a joke at this point and have pitted Americans against each other while the rest of the world laughs at us. It is very sad. I love my country and no we can do better but unfortunately, I don't see that happening in the near future.

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By AmyO on September 09, 2008 at 01:08 pm

I agree Lumiere. Neither candidate is perfect... that is for sure. Our politics are a joke at this point and have pitted Americans against each other while the rest of the world laughs at us. It is very sad. I love my country and know we can do better but unfortunately, I don't see that happening in the near future.

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By Lumiere on September 09, 2008 at 03:50 pm

Interestingly, the word on the street is that if Obama is elected, many in the African American community believe he will be assasinated to start a race war in the US.  True or not, who knows. However, here is some interesting info from Wickepedia about Western Imperium:

"While most neo-Nazis simply want to establish the Western Imperium in order to secure a future for the Aryan race from the depredations of population decline and non-white immigrant invasion, by the principle of ethnopluralism, many neo-Nazis don’t want to interfere with other races, although they want them to be separate.

However, some of the most extreme neo-Nazis have advocated the extermination of all non-Aryans. In his novel The Turner Diaries [8] William Luther Pierce (the novel was originally published under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald), the late leader of the Neo-Nazi group the National Alliance (a white supremacist organization), a violent racist revolutionary struggle in the United States is depicted that escalates into global genocide, leading ultimately to the extermination of all human beings who are not white. [9] The neo-Nazi political philosopher Savitri Devi, in her misanthropic book The Impeachment of Man, advocates the extermination of most non-Aryan human beings by atomic war and/or biological warfare (possibly including the use of what are today known as genetic weapons), in the name of what are today called animal rights and Deep Ecology in order to cut back the population of the Earth to its natural carrying capacity of about 2,000,000,000 people. [10] [11] Since there are today two billion Aryans (people of Indo-European ancestry), this would mean in terms of today’s population the extermination of about four and a half billion people. Then the Aryan master race, whose population would be permanently limited to no more than two billion, would be able to inhabit a park-like planet in which the natural ecology would return and allow the animals to regenerate in their natural ecosystems. Savitri advocated leaving a few non-Aryans alive to use as slave labor in a renewed caste system. "

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By D. E. Carson on September 09, 2008 at 09:53 pm

Lumiere...I...have...never...laughed...so...hard...at...such...liberalism...and...plain...igornance.

You might actually have a career as a speech writer for Al Franken!!!

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By Lumiere on September 10, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Yes, gives the expression 'sleeping with the enemy' a whole new meaning. lol

Can you defing Aryan Julian? Some claim they are the descendants of Atlantis, others with IndoEuropean roots...anyone from a non-jew background.

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By slowasigo on September 10, 2008 at 10:36 pm

I can feel the love!

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