Friday, August 29, 2008
So it's official - John McCain has thrown a Hail Mary and tapped Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. The trad med types are ga-ga about what a game-changing choice Palin is. And they're right. It is a game-changer. The Palin pick takes a race already leaning toward Obama and pushes it further into his corner.
Why? Because Sarah Palin is the most unqualified VP nominee in modern history, with the possible exception of Admiral Stockdale.
She's worse than Quayle.
After his selection in 1988, Dan Quayle was rightly lambasted as a dim, inexperienced lightweight with no real pertinent experience who was named by George H. W. Bush as a gimmick - a case of an old, out-of touch candidate trying to appear relevant by teaming up with a much younger pol. Now, Palin's not Quayle - by all accounts, she's quite bright. But she's fantastically inexperienced, far more so than Quayle was when he was tapped. And she possesses an attribute far worse than Quayle's stupidity - she's a big corrupt wheel in Alaska's big corrupt Republican Party, arguably the most corrupt political apparatus in the United States.
We're told that McCain really wanted to pick his old friend Joe Lieberman to run with him, but that Karl Rove and the rest of the elite Republican politburo nixed the idea, and told McCain that he had to take a conservative. And as he has at every step of his campaign, the one-time "maverick" sold out to the venal, icy core of the Republican leadership, and acquiesced by selecting Palin. Palin is really a Republican after Rove's heart - she's a product of the party that produced the indicted Ted Stevens and ethically tarred Don Young, and she's embroiled in a Troopergate scandal of her own, with state investigators looking at serious allegations that Palin abused her office by pressuring the state Public Safety Commissioner to fire "an Alaska state trooper involved in a rough divorce from Palin's sister." Sounds like a woman after Karl Rove's heart.
In addition to further associating McCain with the Republican culture of corruption, the Palin pick undermines one of his main anti-Obama narratives. It's going to be laughable to hear McCain assail Obama's supposed lack of experience after naming the first-term governor -- only one-and-a-half years into her term -- of the 47th largest state to be his running mate. Palin lacks any foreign policy experience, and is bereft of even the two core areas of policy expertise that governors are supposed to bring to a ticket -- ag policy (Alaska doesn't have much in the way of traditional agriculture) and urban affairs (Anchorage is the 65th largest city in the US, behind giants such as Corpus Christi). She's easily the least experienced running mate in recent memory, which is pretty scary, given McCain's age and his history of cancer.
By picking Palin, McCain revealed his desperation to make a splash to rival the genuine excitement generated by the Obama campaign. But desperation leads to poor decisions -- and McCain's Hail Mary, like most last second desperation moves, is destined to fail miserably. He's smeared himself with the pungent mud of Alaska Republican corruption, while cutting the legs out from one of his most reliable attacks against Obama. And he's presented Americans with the prospect of electing a dangerous neophyte to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, behind a man whose life expectancy is less than two presidential terms.
We all expected McCain to pick someone underwhelming to run with him. But we never could have expected a pick worse than Quayle. Yet that's what we got. Thanks, John!
(And for those who are certain to point out that Bush-Quayle won in '88 -- do you really think that Barack Obama is remotely close to Michael Dukakis in political skill? No? Didn't think so.)
What's even funnier is to see right wing morons trying to make the argument that she has "executive experience."
She's been governor of Alaska, the 47th largest state with a population smaller than Austin Texas.
LESS THAN TWO YEARS AGO she was mayor of a town of 5500.
And yet in Republican "fantasy land" this qualifies as "executive experience." You've got to be kidding.
Mayor of a town of 5500 qualifies as executive experience, yet being a United States Senator doesn't qualify you to be anything right?
Seriously dude, you've got to be kidding.
And using your analysis, George W. Bush was more qualified to be president when elected than:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You still want to make that "executive experience" argument?
According to her bio:
Before becoming governor, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council from 1992 to 1996, and was elected mayor of Wasilla twice, in 1996 and 1999. She also ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 2002. Palin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Idaho.
She was appointed to the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission from 2003-2004. Then she ran for Governor.
I still maintain that working on the wasilla city council, and being mayor of wasilla, don't count as "executive experience" in any meaningful way.
So the bottom line is she's got 18 months as Governor of Alaska.
John McCain has told us that the most important thing for the next president is foreign policy experience. Yet he picks someone who has ZERO foreign policy experience to be a heartbeat away from a 72 year old man's job.
Again, I say you've got to be fucking kidding me.
This is political pandering of the lowest kind.
"She's been governor of Alaska, the 47th largest state with a population smaller than Austin Texas."
Population, 2006 estimate, 853476 of...are you sitting down...? Delaware not Alaska.
So by your logic Joe Biden isn't qualified, but I didn't say that you did. I think Biden is qualified but wouldn't be ideal.
John McCain commanded a Navy squadron. For anybody with military experience, they know that when you hold a command it's absolutely executive experience. Barack Obama was community organizer. That means he was a glorified Al Sharpton of Chicago.
"I still maintain that working on the wasilla city council, and being mayor of wasilla, don't count as "executive experience" in any meaningful way."
But being a community organizer does?
Barack Obama started running for President after only serving 140 days in the Senate. He has no legislative accomplishments. NONE.
And by the way, I don't understand how you can be so rude and angry to somebody you don't even know. "Right Wing Morons?"
You don't even know me. I think liberals are the most selfish, diabolical, weasels on earth but I don't call them morons. Partly because they know they are selfish, diabolical, weasels and don't give a damn about the truth.
Let me guess,..."Bush is a liar,...Cheney worked for Haliburton,...Valerie Plame,...War for oil,...No WMD's,...blah blah blah..."
Save it for your angry selfish, diabolical, weasels you call friends.
Fuck You. I'll call you what I want on MY blog.
You come to our blog, posting inane bullshit about how Sarah Palin has "executive experience" when your candidate has spent that last 6 months telling us that foreign policy experience is the most important thing in this election? And then he picks Palin?
You guys are a fucking joke. Look at your last great pick for president. And you expect us to take you seriously now?
All you've done is post Republican Talking points but you have the nerve to claim you know what liberals think? At least we do think and don't vomit out or leaders talking points like you Republican Troglodites.
By any standard that Republicans have set for Obama, Sarah Palin fails at executive experience. But you continue to proclaim she does have executive experience.
Notice how you abandon the original republican talking point "foreign policy experience" and have now substituted "executive" experience.
You claim that McCain's "executive experience" as a naval officer more than 40 years ago qualifies him to be President?
I'm laughing at you. I'll call you names all I want. And I delete your bullshit posts if I want. I'm selfish, you said it, I didn't.
Go spread your lies somewhere else.
Barack Obama is a communist.
Bill Ayers is a terrorist and is his friend.
His racist pastor and angry wife are militants.
Barack is a cocaine drug addict.
His mentor, Frank Marshal Davis, was a pedophile, anti-American, communist.
Barack Obama is friends with Tony Rezko, a slumlord who destroyed the lives of thousands of black families and helped Obama buy his million dollar house.
Barack's father was communist.
Barack Obama is the least qualified person for president I have ever seen. Oh, and did I mention he's black?
Democrat's who are Union members aren't going to vote for a black man.
The Democrat party is the party of the K.K.K., Jim Crow Laws, and segregation. So racism came from the democrat party. The republican party was formed in 1854 to fight against the racist democrats. MLK Jr. was republican and have never voted for Barack Obama.
Neither will union members vote for him.
Especially because he's an angry, militant, communist, black man with an angry militant wife who, for 20 years, attended a church with a bigoted, racist, communist, Marxist reverend, who is not only a lunatic. He's an ex-Marine, anti-American, un-American afront against the God he is claiming to serve.
So take your little foul mouth, angry, selfish, diabolical mindset and vote for the black man because you are guilty and because think you are a good person.
Beware! The person who think they are a good person should be feared. For they have self righteously proclaimed the moral mantel. And whatever they do they do with the authority of their own self righteousness. For it's this person who will steal the food out of the mouths of children. Only to remind them self they are a good person.
So when you surf the internet for child porn because you think you are a good person and you deserve to masturbate to children being raped and you tell yourself you aren't hurting anybody by doing so. Remember, Barack Obama thinks himself, too, a good person.
Judge not, lest ye be judged Andy.
Turn the other cheek.
Thou shalt not bear false witness.
Oh, wait that's just bullshit you guys spew but don't believe.
You're a racist. The reason you don't like Obama is because you fear the black man. You've bought the right wing's lies and are spewing them from that mouth-breathing knuckle dragging pea brain of yours.
You feel your insulated white world slipping away and you want somebody to blame for it.
Why don't you go bomb an abortion clinic?
Maybe you should take your guns and go blazing into a "liberal" church. That's what you right wing fanatics do.
Go back to listening to Rush Limbaugh as he calls you "ditto heads" (meaning you can't think for yourself if you didn't get it, which I'm sure don't because you're so damn thick.)
Seriously, just give it up. You're a terrible debater. Go back to your right wing fantasy land and leave politics to those who actually think, and research and don't just parrot Rush Limbaugh.
You've been bought and sold.
Why is it that you guys always seem to have raping children on your mind?
It must be tough for you fighting those urges isn't it? Does the bible give you comfort after you molested your child? Did it make you feel better knowing that Jesus forgives? Does it make you feel better knowing that "the person who think they are a good person should be feared"?
You know you're not a good person, so you can do what you want, right Andy?
Man, you're one sick fuck.
Stay away from the Children Andy. Stay away from the Children.
As far as being a terrible debater. You never refuted my claims that Barack Obama's a coke addict, a protege of a racist pastor, a communist father, a pedophile, anti-American, communist, (Frank Marshal Davis), close friends with Bill Ayers, a terrorist, close friends with slumlord and convicted felon, Tony Rezko, had gay sex with a guy in a limousine named Sinclair while doing cocaine, has a militant wife, and has done nothing for black's or low income families.
As far as me being racist?
Pay close attention.
I'm not a member of the party of the K.K.K.
The Democrat Party gave us the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidation's of thousands of black and white Republicans.
My forefathers fought and died to end slavery while your forefathers fought and died to continue slavery.
My party doesn't have a former member of the K.K.K. in it, Robert Byrd.
My party has never legislated racism like your party has.
# Democrats supported and passed the Missouri Compromise to protect slavery.
# Democrats supported and passed the Kansas Nebraska Act to expand slavery.
# Democrats supported and backed the Dred Scott Decision.
# Democrats opposed educating blacks and murdered our teachers.
# Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 straight hours to keep it from passage.
# Democrats passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by Republicans.
# Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd were the chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
# Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963, declaring there would be segregation forever.
# Democrat Arkansas Governor Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of Little Rock public schools.
Thaddeus Stevens, a Radical Republican that introduced legislation to give African Americans the so-called 40 acres and a mule and Democrats (Your Party) overwhelmingly voted against the bill.
My party marched on Washington in 1963, gave a speech at the Washington Memorial against the democrat party.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities are named after Republicans, not Democrats.
The 1964 civil rights legislation was written by republicans while your party legislated oppression.
As of 2004, the Democrat Party (the oldest political party in America) had never elected a black man to the United States Senate, the Republicans have elected three.
Your party is still the party of racism but under different names. Names like affirmative action, and welfare.
Unlike the republican party, the democrat party thinks blacks aren't smart enough to achieve through hard work, raise their own kids, plan for their retirement, and think for themselves.
That's why every inner city in America is run by, and destroyed as a result of, democrats.
That's why under democrat programs the black family has been destroyed.
That's why under democrat programs 70% of all black children are born to single mothers.
That's why under democrat programs more black men grow up without fathers.
And you want to lecture me about being a racist? I could go on but I know you want to type on about how Christian's murder abortion doctors and shoot up liberal church's.
Unlike you, with all the racist history in your party, I would never ascribe those things to you or your whole ideology because of the terrorist acts by some in your party.
Unfortunately, you don't live by those same tenets.
Let me leave you with this.
I'm not a perfect person. Never claimed to be. But when I die, and I will one day, I will be with God and so will you. Now whether you stay with him after judgement is up to you. That's my goal.
He doesn't love me because I'm a good person. He wants to make me a good person because he loves me.
I understand liberals think that when you point out the truth about their God, Barack Obama, that you are committing heresy.
That's why I always say, "People don't get mad when you lie about them. They get mad when you tell the truth."
The Punisher, you are mad.
I don't believe that is true. I shouldn't have included that. But everything else is absolutely the truth.
You're a right wing sycophant.
You spread lies because you can't debate on the issues.
You engage in character assassination because you know that you can't compete on facts.
Nothing you've said is even remotely close to the truth. It's a semi-literate understanding of reality. And a lot of it is downright delusional.
You believe what you want to believe.
But if everything you say about the "Democrat" party is true, oh and I like how you even parrot Sean Hannity and Fox New's insult to the Democratic Party. If everything you say is true why do African Americans vote 90% Democrat?
You must think they're stupid. You must think they don't understand their own history. You must think they can't think for themselves.
That makes you a racist piece of shit. Go back to your Republicant party. I'm sure they'll be happy to have you.
Please just shut the fuck up. Your lies and tiresome rants don't mean shit to me.
You're a dumbfuck religious nutbag who's voting for President of the United States because you don't like the color of his skin.
You don't believe in the Constitution where all men are created equal. You're a fucking joke of an American.
Thanks for visiting our blog, but I'm going to quit responding to you. Trying to convince you how wrong you are would take a lifetime. And you aren't willing to even try to learn.
So we're done. Go preach to people who don't think you're delusional.
And if heaven is filled with people like you, I'll enjoy my time in hell.
Hugs and Kisses,
Prove me wrong on just one thing I said and I'll vote for Obama.
Like I said, people don't get mad when you lie about them. They get mad when you tell the truth.
Come on, The Punisher, prove me wrong.
All labels aside, if you voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you will always be a piece of shit to me.....like Ronald Reagan.
"You know the parties switched, right? Democrats were Conservatives, and Republicans were Liberals?"
That is absolutely false. And,
"All labels aside, if you voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you will always be a piece of shit to me...
Here's the actual roll call vote from the 1964 civil rights act.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act Roll Call Vote: In the House, only 64 percent of the Democrats (153 yes, 91 no), but 80 percent of the Republicans (136 yes, 35 no), voted for it. In the Senate, while only 68 percent of the Democrats endorsed the bill (46 yes, 21 no), 82 percent of the Republicans voted to enact it (27 yes, 6 no).
I know this will not matter to you but as you will notice more republicans voted for the bill as a percentage of votes than did democrats.
As for Ronald Reagan, he was never in Congress Einstein.
And you are fucking delusional if you think there wasn't a polar change in the parties over this.
And fuck you, you wingnut piece of shit.
Barack Obama is a Communist.
You said it. It's not true.
You see, in most debates, if you make a claim, you must back it up with evidence. Facts even.
But you didn't. You state it as truth. Barack Obama is the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States. He's not the Communist Party Nominee.
You're wrong. Go vote for Obama.
Barack Obama is a coke addict.
You said it. Prove it. In a debate we like some evidence. The truth is that Obama said he tried cocaine. He never said he was an addict. No one beside you has said he's a coke addict.
You're wrong. Go vote for Obama.
You also said you're not a racist because you've never been a member of the KKK. So by your definition, the only way you can be a racist is to be a member of the KKK? That's not true. You can say things you've said and show that you're a racist. Because the things you've said today are racist.
You use all the racist "code" words. Angry, Militant, Communist, Drug Addict.
Because that's how racists like you define Blacks in America.
So you're a racist. I've proved you wrong again. Go vote for Obama.
Now I've got a question for you. You dodged it the last time.
Why do Blacks Vote 90% Democrat if the party is the "party of racism" as you claim.
Part of what you claim is true, Southern Democrats were very racist for much of their history. Until the Democratic Party embraced the civil rights act of 1964. Then they became Republicans, like Strom Thurmond.
Southern Republicans also embraced the racist legislation. Many of them in fact opposed the civil rights act of 1964.
You claim "my party" never enacted racist legislation. Unfortunately your understanding of civics is just as bad as your understanding of history. Those laws didn't pass with only Democratic support. They passed with Southern Support. Some of whom were in fact REPUBLICANS.
So again, I've proved you wrong. Go vote for Obama.
Trent Lott still associates with White Citizen's Councils. These groups are "KKK Lite" designed to keep blacks down in the Southern States.
The Democrats renounced their racist past in 1964. The Republicans saw it as a political opportunity and took over the south ever since. From Nixon's "Southern Strategy" to George W. Bush's brother purging 120,000 African Americans from the Voting Rolls in 2000.
Republicans entire election strategy is based on division, because they can't win on ideas. And they know it.
So again, explain to me why 90% of Blacks Vote Democrat?
And if you say "liberal media" I'm gonna laugh my ass off.
Truth is I could refute every one of your claims about Obama. But you've proven you're not interested in truth.
Go suck on Hannity's nuts some more.