Skip to comments.Sarah Palin and the Haters of American Normal
Posted on 12/13/2010 3:13:43 AM PST by Scanian
We are just south of Christmas, and the nation's insiders -- self-proclaimed blue-bloods by birth and/or worldview -- have declared open season on Sarah Palin. Crazed left and sclerotic right have united in common purpose -- "hellbent," as Politico put it -- to rid this nation of the possibility of a presidency that would most assuredly end in "apocalyptic disaster" after which "the survivors will envy the dead" (or so says that fading leftist icon, The New Republic). Stop her now -- or we may end up with a normal American at the helm.
Sarah Palin is just too dumb to understand how lousy it is to be in this materialist and fascist society, this hateful America, the Atlantic tells us. Scorn laces the left as New York Times opinion writers let us know that behind the deceptive Palin smile "lies anger" and an unwillingness to accept the decline that those who know better have visited upon us out of wisdom and necessity. Shut up and bowl (or hunt or fish or tailgate, or any one of the thousands of pursuits those with little culture and no brains participate in), they say, and leave the decisions to us.
Meanwhile on the right, MSNBC's house conservative, Joe Scarborough, says it's time for Republican insiders to "man up and confront Sarah Palin." She's poison for responsible (read: insider) government. Bush consigliere and FOXNews analyst Karl Rove is leading the charge to stop this outsider, whom he regards as "unsuitable" for the presidency, which is a job best left to those who brought us porous borders, intrusive regulation, and exploding government spending. (In some respects, the Obama reign is simply the Bush presidency on steroids.) From left and right, insiders all, the anger is palpable at what James Lewis of American Thinker terms...
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Dude. It was sarcasm. Or more accurately, exposing absurdity with absurdity.
Yeah. The new American “normal.” Where not killing your child is a political bragging point and a “pro-life” credential.
Sarcasm can be damaging.
I’d like to know the source of the quote.
I just ran a search and this thread is the only example of the quote I can find. I have had Rush’s show on since it started today and I haven’t heard him say any such thing.
Did I miss something? Or do you have a source?
Wurtzel was brought up in New York City in a Jewish family. Her parents divorced when she was young. As described in her memoir Prozac Nation, Wurtzel's depression began at the ages of 10 to 12. She attended the Ramaz School in the Upper East Side of New York City.
While an undergraduate at Harvard College, she wrote for The Harvard Crimson and the Dallas Morning News, from which she was later fired for plagiarism.
as writer Elizabeth Wurzel also found when, recovering from cocaine
Truer words never spoken.
Rush said he was getting supremely tired of such things coming from friends of the Republican Party (so called). Again, I'm paraphrasing.
Rush said he responded and thought he would forever to the effect that (again, a paraphrase): Great Caesar's Ghost! Yes. Give us a choice between Palin and Obama and all thinking people have to go with Obama!
He then said his conversation partner blinked a few times and changed the subject.
Naturally, no thinking person would take Obama over Palin. In 2010 probably the majority of Democrats want Obama to disappear. The only people in the United States who would take Obama over Palin are the 35% looney-toon liberals who inhabit the Democrat Party plus Karl Rove, Krauthammer, Barbara Bush and some women pundits that simply can't stand other women...ANY other women...period.
I can even cut Barbara Bush some slack. She's old so probably thinks the anchor people on the evening news are objective.
Limbaugh's point was the absurdity of those people who claim to be friends who aren't. Once in a great while Rush says something I don't understand. This wasn't one of those times.
I don't think anyone can put a paraphrase in a 'Google Search' and get anywhere. Same with Lexus-Nexus. So, sorry for the paraphrase.
I'll bet dollars against doughnuts that if Palin gets the nod in 2012 Rush will be her most ardent supporter...make that second most ardent.
I agree...the sentence was badly in need of a “/s,” wasn’t it?
Good for you. Maybe you got through to her, but I doubt it.
I once had a debate with a liberal woman about Sarah Palin. I didn't "box her in," because she just kept raising her voice and saying "B-E-C-A-U-S-E she is so S-T-U-P-I-D!!!! B-E-C-A-U-S-E she is so S-T-U-P-I-D!!!!"
It reminded me of the scene from the movie "Raising Arizona" where the moronic character Glen says:
"Why does it take so many Pollacks to screw in a lightbulb? Cuz they so dang stupid!"
Yeah, Palin’s “stupid”, like when she said there were 57 states or when she said “corpseman”, or a lot of other things.
It is much the same with sarcasm ... sometimes. It is unclear, as we do not have expression on faces to see or knowledge of the writer's personality. .
I will also be one of Sarah's ardent supporters should she decide to run.
Rush does a great job of seeing clearly and preparing the audience for what is coming down the pike. He also can make us sorta angry. A good thing at times.
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