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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Palin supporters

I've been avoiding the Palin coverage, but this makes me wonder whether I should have been watching.


  • Forehead slappingly uninformed... No, I'd go further. Delusional to the point of rejecting facts in favor of "belief."

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:46 AM  

  • Yeah. The "return us to the constitution" bit was great. "So what do you mean specifically?"

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:47 AM  

  • You'll here several things repeated among Palin supporters (and teabaggers in general)

    She's a regular person -- "She's like me. She's not really educated or informed about the world beyond her community. She doesn't threaten me by challenging my views."

    Common sense -- "God made people, well Christians, smart enough to figure out anything just by believing strong enough that they're right, in the name of Jesus. Amen. 'Cause if you ask Jesus to guide you, you can't possibly be wrong... 'cause it's really God who's speakin'. If you disagree, take it up with Him, 'cause that's who you're really disagreein' with."

    Victim of elites/media -- "People with real knowledge make me feel stupid. Sometimes I feel a little inferior. It's easier to just hang around people who validate my mediocrity as wholesome and virtuous."

    Constitution/Rights -- "I have the right to do whatever I want. It's a socialist idea to suggest I have responsibilities. I just have rights. And that means I can do -- or not do -- anything I want. And I can pluck random clauses and sentences from the Constitution and interpret them as I see fit... completely out of context and with no regard to the volume of history that has pass between the founding of our nation and today. If it's good enough for the Bible, it's good enough for the Constitution."

    Looking out for the taxpayer -- "Mine. All mine. Money, money, money. I love money..."

    By Blogger -epm, at 11:46 AM  

  • Yeah. "Regular person" especially makes me laugh, too.

    What sort of weird, Maoist, Khmer Rouge kinda thinking is it that we need a cultural revolution to put the "regular people" in charge.

    We can argue over who it might be, but the idea that "regular people" are best suited to run the world is just downright foolish.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 12:40 PM  

  • You're just an elitist!

    In what other profession would you choose a "regular person" over the gal or guy who graduated at the top of the class from the best university? We treat pols as if they were contestants on a entertainment program.

    By Blogger -epm, at 1:52 PM  

  • Sarah PAlin is a reality star....

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 5:47 PM  

  • Welcome to my world!

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 5:50 PM  

  • Hasselbeck from Alaska?

    By Blogger -epm, at 7:30 PM  

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