Monday, February 08, 2010

The Wasilla Wonder Wows Tea Baggers with Lies and Deception

Oh what a night! It was everything a bunch of grass-roots revolutionaries looking for a better (or is it tax-free?) America could have hoped for. Intense excitement filled the air as "The Future," former Alaska blink-of-an-eye Governor Sarah Palin, took center-stage at the cultish Tea Bag Party Convention in Nashville Saturday (haven't these poor people yet realized they've named themselves after a nadsack on the chin?).

There was absolute joy among Palin's ever-shrinking far-right-wing base when she bragged "0-for-3," referring to the three key Republican victories in recent months in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts. "How's that hope-y, change-y stuff workin' out for you?," she obnoxiously asked in that painfully annoying fake-cutesy voice.

Now I'm no math whiz, but I do know that "0" means zero. And that would mean that Democrats have not won any key special elections this past year. But wait...didn't Bill Owens defeat Republican Doug Hoffman in New York's 23rd Congressional district, where a Democrat hadn't won that House seat in 140 years? Or how about Scott Murphy's upset victory over Republican Jim Tedisco in New York's solidly GOP 20th District? How about California Democratic Lt. Gov. John Garamendi's defeat of Republican David Harmer in California's 10th Congressional District? Or Kirsten Running-Marquardt's landslide win over Republican rival Josh Thurson? Or Democrat Terry Mills' special election victory in Kentucky's 24th State House district, where Republicans had held court since 2003? We could keep counting, but already that flips Palin's tally to 5-3 for Democrats. Seems like the moose-shootin' Wasilla Wonder with the irritating accent has as big a problem with math as she does geography, current events and grammar.

But math seems to be a huge problem for other prominent Republicans as well, as demonstrated by Rudy Giuliani's bold declaration following the recent underwear-bomber terror attempt that "We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we've had one under Obama." The only problem with this score is that it leaves out the biggest fucking terror attack in the history of mankind, which occurred nine months into George W. Bush's presidency. But what's 3000 dead Americans when you're puking up propaganda, right?

During her 45-minute blabberfest, Palin blasted President Obama for being weak on terror, shouting "We need a Commander in Chief, not a professor of law," to her 1100 ravenous groupies. Perhaps she's forgetting that Obama's ordered 40 drone missile attacks into Pakistan since taking office, more than Bush fired in the last three years of his presidency. Or that Obama recently ordered an additional 30,000 troops into Afghanistan. Sounds pretty Commander-in-Chief-y to me.

And here's one for the hypocrisy file: In talking about the Tea Bag movement's leadership needs, Palin took a cheap shot at Obama's presentation skills: "This is about the people. It's a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter." This coming from an airhead who literally wrote crib notes to herself on her hand.

"Run, Sarah, run," chanted the kool-aid drunken crowd, as Ms. Golly Gee made her exit at the Nadsack convention. And maybe they'll get their wish, as the very next morning Fox News aired a taped interview from Saturday where Palin hinted she'd run for president in 2012.

I'm sorry, but Sarah Palin is a moron and, quite frankly, anyone who would vote for her for president is an even bigger moron. Which is why, as Hardball's Chris Matthews often demonstrates when putting leading Republicans on the hotseat, none of them are willing to say publicly that she's qualified to be president.

The truth is, Palin can read all the prepared speeches and palms she wants in an effort to make her look presidential, but I'd bet $10,000 that if she spent another 5 minutes with Katie Couric she'd once again reveal her true dimwitted self.

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steve said...

Inspired ,sarcastic,funny and to the point. On target thinking,great writing. Thanks Andy I couldn`t agree with you more

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin is the teabaggers' beard.

Anonymous said...

What stricks me as sad is so many of these "Re-Palin-cans" are far more caught up in their own retoric and not listening to what is being said by their speakers.
The more sane amoung us should keep in mind that most of these movements are "backdoor" funded by some of the same people and corporations which are so demonized by such groups. In this way they will be backing the winner reguardless of who it is.

Realist said...

If Republicans cared about being factual, they would lose every election they enter. Ergo, they tell people what they want to hear in trade for votes, then spend the time to the next election conducting a classic distraction campaign so that the voters don't catch on that they have been had.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see Katie asking her questions from the Alabama "literacy" tests that Tancredo wants to bring back.

OT: OMG the word verification is "palues" - is that a new word for Palin Values (i.e., lyin', graftin', pallin' around with anti-American Alaska Separatists, not being able to keep your teenage daughter from gettin' knocked up, and quittin' (among other things))?

Anonymous said...

Another great article Andy and some good points! On another note, please, oh please, oh PLEASE comment on these Bush billboards(Miss Me Yet?) that have been supposedly popping up all over the country. (By an anonymous group which supposedly consist of a few Obama supporters no less!)

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Andy - excellent post. Sure wish someone with your thought process and knowledge could be a bigger voice.

I still don't get the fascination with Palin - the only thing she is right now is $$Whore for herself and the RNC.

Anonymous said...

Palin gave a 45 min speech and had 6 words on her hand and the left freaks out and makes it a story. Obama uses a teleprompter everywhere he goes, including classrooms, and people sweep in under the rug.