Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Shocking News! Palin Criticizes President Obama!

You smug little troll, you.

In a rather interesting (albeit unsurprising) turn of events, Palin took to the internet on Monday the 8th to prove once again that she is the ultimate troller.  I attempted to visit her Facebook page for more concrete information but, to be perfectly honest, my mind couldn't bear all of the ignorant, racist word-crap that it was taking in.  Within seconds, I felt as though I had just gazed upon the Ark of the Covenant's disgusting, unholy twin.  

Luckily, I was able to find the filter button that showed only Palin's posts before my face melted.  In a "note" that she titled "Conquering the Storm", Sarah Palin bragged about how she saw the downgrade in the U.S.'s credit rating coming, and that the whole Obama-Reid-Pelosi spending binge got us to this point.  She then went on to talk about how we need to get off foreign oil and create more jobs here.  With alternative energy perhaps?  Nope!  She wants to drill here in America (forgetting all about the BP gulf disaster), and like a Natural Gas executive talking point, she listed all the reasons why natural gas is good and clean and blah blah blah.

Not only that, she pulled no punches against the president by suggesting that this entire mess is his fault, and that the conservatives had nothing to do with it.  Well, Sarah, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you are as wrong as you are irritating.  Representative Boehner said that he got 98% of what he wanted in the recent deal - the deal that also caused S&P to downgrade our credit rating from AAA to AA+.  Add to that the fact that most Americans are extremely unhappy about the way the Republican party handled the negotiations, and you've got yourself a one-way train ride to Blamesville.  

I have a hard time believing you're as mature as you say you are...

This whole economic issue started with President Bush Jr.  The spending never seemed to be an issue under his command.  In fact, he felt as though he could piss away more money than he could drink without dehydrating by allowing huge tax cuts on the rich.  Now all of a sudden President Obama is the one going on the giant spending spree?  Sorry, Palin, but factual history is going against you on this one.

Interestingly enough, Palin even omitted some rather damning evidence when she said that S&P's decision was based off nothing more than our spending problem.  Actually, Standard and Poor's rationale was a bit deeper than that:

"We lowered our long-term rating on the U.S. because we believe that the prolonged controversy over raising the statutory debt ceiling and the related fiscal policy debate indicate that further near-term progress containing the growth in public spending, especially on entitlements, or on reaching an agreement on raising revenues is less likely than we previously assumed and will remain a contentious and fitful process. "

In other words, Congress acted like a bunch of children, the President backed down completely in the face of the angry right-wing, and taxes should have been raised.  Getting back to Palin's cute little Facebook note, it's funny to see her comments towards the president, as well as the facebook fan's own personal comments.  I'll start with her Obama remarks first:

"Be wary of the efforts of President Obama makes to 'fix' the debt problem.  The more he tries to 'fix' things, the worse they get because his 'solutions' always involve spending more, taxing more, growing government, and increasing debt."  1) Taxing the rich would definitely help fix the debt problem.  2) When he spends money, it's usually in the interest of creating jobs.

"...get engaged in 2012 electoral politics and support experienced, vetted, pro-free market fiscal conservatives..."  Well said, Palin.  I assume you're hinting at yourself?  You're less experienced than Obama, less knowledgeable, and more of a "celebrity" (as you called him prior to the 2008 election) than he ever was.

The inside of her skull must be awfully drafty.

"So, how shamelessly cynical and dishonest must one be to blame this inevitable downgrade on the very people who have been shouting all along 'stop spending'?  Blaming the Tea Party for our credit downgrade is akin to Nero blaming the Christians for burning Rome.  Tea Party Americans weren't the ones 'fiddling' while our country's fiscal house was going up in smoke."  No no, blaming the Tea Party for our credit downgrade is akin to blaming the arsonist for burning down a nursing home.  Then again, I am quite the shamelessly cynical and dishonest individual.  

And now for some gems from the conservative facebook community.

Michael Gerardi writes, "...those who refuse to listen must be PURGED in 2012!"  Hm.  Sounds violent.

Jim Lotz writes, "She does speak the truth.  Although the left will try, I can't pick anything that can be disputed.  And I love the way she slams the Narcissist in Chief."  I tried, and I picked out quite a few things.  It's pretty easy.  By the way, I don't see how President Obama is more of a "narcissist" than any other POTUS.  Seems like a requirement for the job.

Jon Varga suggests, "PALIN/BACHMANN 2012!!!!"  With three extra exclamations marks for emphasis.  I would flee the country if that ever were to happen.

Linda Kilcoyne Suk writes, "Perhaps we can have the State of California secede from the Nation and all of the liberals, celebrities included, can all practice socialism there and stop try to force it down our throats."  A good idea, except for the part where you decided to comment.  Socialism is not a bad thing, and neither are liberals.  Without liberal-minded people, Linda, you probably wouldn't even be able to vote, let alone leave the house to work.  

Richard Meyer chimes in with, "You know Sarah , You get it right 99% of the time, the average politician gets it right about 14.7%."  You, Mr. Meyer get your grammar and sentence structure wrong 100% of the time.  By the way, 89.967% of all statistics are made up on the spot.  Nice try though.

Edwin Lupo turned on his racism font to write, "The skunk may replace the eagle as the new symbol of the American Presidency.  It is half black, half white, and everything it does stinks!... This Muslim leader has a clear agenda to destroy the U.S.  I fear for Israel as well.  The world does not need a Muslim Emperor to worship."  Anyone else ever think that people are just calling Obama a "muslim" because they can't call him that other word that starts with an "n" and ends with an "r"?

And perhaps my favorite comment comes from Diane Thompson, who writes, "If people had listened to Sarah and Glenn Beck, much of this mess wouldn't have happened!"  Well, done, Diane.  You successfully mentioned two detriments to society in one sentence.  Actually, I've been to this alternate future, and I can tell you that you're absolutely right.  If we had just listened to Glenn Beck, none of this would have happened.  Instead, we'd all be his subjects in his crazy utopia of anti-liberalism.  

By the way, liberalism is defined by Merriam-Webster as "b : a theory in economics emphasizing individual freedom from restraint and usually based on free competition, the self-regulating market, and the gold standard.
c : a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties; specifically : such a philosophy that considers government as a crucial instrument for amelioration of social inequities (as those involving race, gender, or class).

Interesting.  I wonder what the antonym for liberalism is?  Whoops!  Would you look at that?  It's conservatism.  

Admittedly, I'm a bit torn here.  On the one hand, I want her to run so that she will guarantee a democratic president.  On the other hand, if she does win, she would win.  But maybe that wouldn't be so bad.  After all, she quit being governor halfway through her term.  Maybe she'd just quit being the president.  Still, at the end of the day, I think that the only thing that's "open for business" in Sarah Palin's possible campaign is her mouth.

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