"How's that hopey, changey thing workin' out for ya?"
On behalf of America, I’d be happy to answer that question, Sarah.
How’s that hopey changey thing working out? Well, it’s working out a damn sight better than the folksy former governor we Alaskans elected. You know, the one that was supposed to be bi-partisan? The one that was going to end politics as usual? The one that was going to bring big-oil to heel here in Alaska and who promised to put citizens above the lobbyists and corporate interests? The one that was going to end corruption in Juneau? The one who vowed to represent all Alaskans?
You know, the one didn’t do any of those things and then bailed out on us in the middle of her term so she could concentrate on helping America by becoming a millionaire? The one who forgot her bi-partisan promises and turned to spreading hate and division and partisanship? You know the governor who abandoned her state and the people who elected her so she could sell books and tour the United States giving speeches? I’m talking about the politician who sold us Alaskans down the Goddamned river in order to further her own agenda. You know who I’m talking about?
Yeah, as a matter of fact, the hopey changey thing is working out one hell of a lot better than that, actually.
You know, Sarah, I’d be damned careful about mocking somebody else’s campaign slogans when your speeches consist primarily of sound bites and stock phrases designed primarily to elicit applause from the Tea Party folks.
In other words, how’s that bullshitty thing working out for you?
Hypocrisy is like that, it comes back to bite you in the ass. It’s kind of like deriding the president for using a teleprompter and then using one yourself, like every other politician (or news reporter… say, didn’t you used to be one of those? Of course, I suppose you could write your speech on your hand instead). Or calling out a member of the opposition for using the word “retard” but giving Rush Limbaugh a pass when he it does it repeatedly, and in fact actually mocks the handicapped, solely because he’s on your side and you need his support and audience.
How’s that two-facey hypocrisy thing working out for ya?
"In the campaign, we tried to bring attention to the fact that Obama had really not a lot of experience. And I do say that my executive experience, as an administrator, as a team manager if you will was, and so was John McCain's as a matter of fact, was stronger and we had more experience than Barack Obama did in terms of managing huge multi-billion dollar budgets and thousands of employees…and that hasn't changed.”
That hasn’t changed?
So you’re saying that your year in the governor’s chair of one of the smallest state governments in the Union trumps Obama’s year in the Oval Office? How has it not changed? Is that creationy sciencey math? Or are you including Todd’s experience at running the state too?
How’s that whole mathy for beauty queens working out for you?
I’ll tell you what, I’m damned glad to have a president who believes in America again. Who believes that our ideals and laws apply to everyone – not just those deemed worthy by the arbitrary whim of those in power.
"[Obama] is treating the trials of these terrorists and kind of as, gosh, they're on a crime spree right now. No, we are in war. We need to treat them a little bit differently than an American who is worthy, an American being worthy of our U.S. constitutional rights. I don't think the terrorists are worthy of our rights that people like my son fight and are willing to die for."
I’m glad to have a President who actually knows Constitutional law, who taught it at one of the best institutions of higher learning in the world, and who understands what the Founders intended when they broke free of the arbitrary power of King George – and why they did so. And I’m damned glad to have a leader who has enough confidence in the America that I fought for to trust that a criminal caught red-handed (or red-testicled, so to speak) in an act of attempted mass murder could be easily convicted in a US court of law. Honestly, if you don’t have that minimal confidence in our justice system, one of the most fundamental institutions of the United States, and you can’t understand why this is so important, then I really don’t want you in the White House. Seriously.
NOTE: Also, as retired veteran, I think it’s important to point out that I don’t want any President who thinks that US Soldiers are only required to fight and die for those they deem worthy. We swear an oath to defend the United States and all of her citizens, even those we don’t like.
NOTE: And as long as we’re on this subject, as a veteran, I find it utterly detestable for a politician to use the military as emotional pawns in their political debate – most especially their own children. It’s dishonorable and disrespectful and it demonstrates a profound lack of understanding of America’s professional military services and any who would do so are not fit to command those forces. I can’t speak for your son, but you have no right whatsoever to use my service to score political points and you have no fucking idea what I was willing to fight and die for.
And speaking of the military, how’s the war-mongery working out for ya?
You said you didn’t think President Obama could get re-elected…unless he gets “tough on terrorism.” So you suggested the following:
“Say he played the war card. Say he decided to declare war on Iran, or decided to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do.
In order to get re-elected?
Are you serious? Or are you fucking insane?
Seriously? We’re up to our ass in two wars now, and you want to start another one? I bet that’s a real popular idea with your son’s squadmates. More saber rattling. More of the Bush Doctrine. You going to bring back the draft too? Because that’s what it’ll take to wage three wars at the same time.
Also, as long as we’re on the subject, just so I’m clear on it, the President shouldn’t apologize to France when we act like jackasses, or bow to Japan when we need their help to give people like, oh, your son for example, better odds in the war zone – but, we should declare war on Iran because Israel wants us to? Is that about right?
Going to sacrifice another 6000 American Soldiers to help bring about the Rapture? Going to sell out the whole country for your goofy religious beliefs? Going to march our kids off to yet another war for Jesus? Is this the common sense you’ve been telling us about?
"How's that hopey, changey thing workin' out for ya?"
Frankly, it’s working out just fine, Sarah.
Thanks for asking.
I am aware that Stonekettle Station is on the verge of becoming the All Sarah Palin, All The Time blog, but I swear, every single time this pitiful excuse for a human being opens her mouth I feel compelled to respond. Not all of us military folks and damned sure not all of us Alaskans are as bugfuck bananas as this evil witch and I think it’s important that people know it. - Jim