Wednesday, September 17, 2008
More from the McCain/Palin Bush-like Pants on Fire Express
Since I've written the RNC about war and torture I've ended up on their mailing list. They asked me about what I thought of Sarah Palin, so I told them...
The choice of Sarah Palin is very upsetting to the future of our nation. I originally thought she was just a bone thrown to the evangelical right, who was expected only to attend funerals and dinners, without much expected of her beyond that. If the occasion arose for her to take the reigns of the executive branch the Neoconservatives would be pulling her strings. After hearing as much of her acceptance speech as I could stand it's not hard to realize that she has another asset; Palin can deliver fighting words just as well as our current president Bush. Elect McCain and we have another puppet prepared Bush-like personality for the fascist-leaning Neocons to exploit, should that unfortunate situation arise.
She and her husband have also expressed hatred for the United States through the Alaska Independence Party.
Being able to see Russia from some parts of Alaska does not qualify a person to deal with foreign policy any more than I'm qualified to run NASA because I can see the Moon from my home.
She doesn't know what the Bush doctrine is.
She believes the false assertion that Russia invaded Georgia un-provoked.
She's a book banner that doesn't believe in science.
McCain picked a trophy wife type partner. It wouldn't be the first time. Sadly, when you sit down and think about all the reasons, she doesn't measure up, to all the many, many, exceptionally qualified battle-harden women in the GOP; it's hard to come to any other conclusion than he wanted only to use her to look good.
It's quite shameful when you think about it.
Her right-wing identity and closeness to the top office along with McCain's medically complicated age make her a dangerous choice for VP. If the country were to be foolish enough to put McCain into office and something were to happen to him she would have no choice but to trust her, already ever present in the McCain campaign, Neocon handlers in running the country.
She would be another Bush-like character close to the oil companies with even less experience running the nation into the ground.
I worry that what we see as such an obviously shallow choice will be welcomed by the reality show obsessed Fox-accepting crowd as a good idea with no solid reason why they believe so.
Thanks to the Daily Show and Colbert we have an opportunity to laugh a little at all this nonsense which is in reality, frightening.
Sarah Palin Won't Blink
I know many on the left don't like hearing that McCain is soft on abortion, but from the perspective of the right he is, because of his stance on stem cells, and exceptions for rape and incest. I know he will put conservative judges on the bench but for similar reasons as Bush in order to consolidate power into the arms of the Executive branch and large corporations. It causes me to wonder that if he were to become elected the rabid evangelical fundamentalist right will be praying for his untimely demise so they can have their Sarah in office.
Cindy McCain parts with Palin on abortion, sex ed
from the NY Times...
Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes
Feisty ladies of The View grill McCain on campaign claims (with video)
Noonan and Murphy on Palin
So-Called Energy Expert Sarah Palin Doesn’t Know How Much Energy Her State Produces
Palin Repeats Bridge To Nowhere Lie For The Ninth Time
McCain Issues A Challenge: ‘Nobody Can Name’ An Issue I Have Flip-Flopped On
Here's one on regulating financial institutions from ABC...
Flashback: In 2007, McCain belittled mayors and governors.
The McCain campaign and the height of hypocrisy and dishonesty
This is an insidious lie; using the troops in order to give her an illusion of having more foreign policy credentials than just being able to see Russia from some parts of Alaska.
Do they really know how ridiculous this sounds?
But this is what we're battling. A group so vulnerable that they don't care about lies or are, too, ignorant to be able to discern anything close to the truth.
Dem Rep.: Palin lied about visiting troops in Iraq
Just another example showing radical conservatives yielding to their lesser nastier selves, which has come to fit them like an old shoe...
Palin cut funding for Alaska Special Olympics.
Dem hopes to spike Palin's second 'bridge to nowhere'
Radio host Burke suspended for a week
Quoting fascist at your acceptance speech should draw attention from the media. But it should also draw attention from the old guard Republican faithful, if such a thing exists anymore. Judging by the acceptance of Palin's words coupled with the tolerance of past fascist moves by this administration the old loyal opposition Republican has gone the way of the dodo bird.
Governor Palin's Reading List
from an earlier post that still holds true...
Bush-hugging McCain has made fear of terror and nation-building occupation and still more war as the center of his run for the presidency.
As is typical he and the other so called conservatives (fascist) like to claim that the liberals are to blame for the problems in Iraq.
The Republicans were in charge;
when warnings about terrorism were ignored before 9/11,
when Afghanistan and the battle against the Taliban and Al Qaeda was abandoned,
when a war of choice against a country that was not an imminent threat was begun,
when a war in Iraq was begun based on lies,
when this ill-advised war was begun without a cultural understanding of the people,
when far too few troops were used for that illegal action in Iraq,
when lawlessness and looting were tolerated,
when the Iraq army was disbanded,
when troop armor and gear were kept sup-par for the mission,
when a forced vote was held too early before Sunni concerns were addressed,
when torture was allowed to become administration policy,
when illegal detentions became administration policy,
when spying on Americans became administration policy,
when support for war profiteers became administration policy,
when habeas corpus became something not available to all,
when posse comitatus became abandoned,
when spying on American citizens became an okay thing to do,
when a culture of corruption was allowed to flourish at home,
when congressional oversight was abandoned,
when doing the same failed thing over and over without success became the plan,
when our war dead became something to hide in shame,
when the injured military and their families were treated without proper care or respect,
when terrorism was allowed to grow world wide while claiming success,
when fear became a weapon of propaganda against the American people,
when failure became always someone else’s fault,
and when lies and propaganda became an acceptable substitute for truth when dealing with the public,
when obscene debt, weak dollar, $100+ a barrel of oil, inflation and recession have appeared.
For these reasons and many more Iraq has become the volatile mess it now is.
For these reasons and many more impeachment is well deserved for the Bush/Cheney cabal.
For these reasons and many more McCain does not deserve the presidency.
Remember that this current group of Conservatives, especially the Neo-kind, have a distorted view of spiritualality.
They worship at the Alter of Commerce in the Church of Supremacy.
Their dungeons are full of skeletons and sinister secrets.
Half truths, self- aggrandizement and trepidation are the subjects of their sermons.
The virtues they cherish are greed, pride, gluttony and tyranny.
The fruit they bare is misery, death and devastation.
Darkness follows in their wake;
And ruin is their toll.
The Sarah Palin Church Video Part One
The Sarah Palin Church Video Part Two