Oh, the humanity, the hypocrisy, roll up your pants, when will the EGOP (Evangelical Grand Ole Party) ever speak to its possible constituents with authenticity and an honest plan? I listen, but all I get is classis caricatures, a wink, and mouth full of hypocrisy.
During her debate on Thursday with Senator Joe Bidden, VP candidate, Governor Sarah Palin had no answer for her running mate’s voting record in the senate. “There you go again Joe looking to the past. We think it’s more important to look to the future.” And then, Saturday at a rally in Carson, CA, she attempts to link Senator Obama to a sixties radical of his past. Obama was a child in the 60’s. Hum? I guess the EGOP believes its smarter than you, holier than thou hypocrisy justifies its behavior.
Sarah wags her finger, winks “I know better, ya betcha” don’t look to our record, we’re “mavericks,” we ignore our past, but your past is moral turpitude. WTF, I still hear the EGOP blame President Clinton for whatever ails y’all. HELLO, 2008 calling, Bill Clinton was president 8 years ago, and I find it interesting how the EGOP can’t accept responsibility for the “Worst President Ever,” its own George W. Bush, but you, well, you just don’t get it. Don’t think, shut up and do what we say, believe what we tell you to or else you are going to HELL or Guantanamo or terrorists will eat your hat.
John McCain a maverick? I can’t find any reference where McCain ever held a private sector job; he is a life-long bureaucrat. I thought the EGOP didn’t like life long public servants, and “W” was the ultimate answer to them. I thought he was going to make government smaller, balance the budget, and not build democracies elsewhere? Hypocrite or liar?
We are not stupid. If it smells like crap, well do I need to say more? If McCain/Palin were mavericks, they would say exactly what they think is right with authenticity, emotion, and in the moment. Instead, it’s just the same ole EGOP, you’re stupid, we know better, so shut the fuck up and bend over, we will do whatever the hell we want, and you’ll like it, heehaw, heehaw, wink, wink, you’re a joke, “ya betcha.”
And now, I offer a little humor.
Palin, A Post Turtle Tale
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Palin and her bid.
The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Palin is a “Post Turtle'”.
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a “post turtle” was.
The old rancher said, “When you’re driving down a country road you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a “post turtle”.
The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain. “You know she didn’t get up there by herself, she doesn’t belong up there, and she doesn’t know what to do while she’s up there, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put her up there to begin with”.
How Palin and politics made TV better. Count the ways: 70 million viewers.
According to Tom Goodman, Television Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, the boob tube loves VP candidate, Governor Sarah Palin.
1. The Nielsen ratings are in for Thursday night’s vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden and they are astounding- 70 million people watched (numbers on who wept are not available). That destroys the 52.4 million who watched the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. Draw from that what you will, politically (because, as you know, I loathe politics – talking about it, having someone talk to me about it, watching people talk about it, reading comments about it, etc… Now, comedy about it – that I’ll watch). Anyway, the point is this: Television rules. It remains our nation’s shared cultural experience.
2. Palin may have resurrected Katie Couric’s career. Talk about your “gotcha” moment – those interviews now allow Couric to throw it back in the face of her critics. Yep, this one included. That’s almost as stunning as:
3. Tina Fey’s Palin impersonation made “Saturday Night Live” funny again. Well, at least the parts where she’s on. The rest of it is God awful.
4. Ratings are up for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Better yet – he and the show are doing some of their best work ever.
5. Stephen Colbert is also having a field day with this on “The Colbert Report.”
6. When McCain snubbed – and lied to – David Letterman, it woke up the late night talk show host. The worry was that Letterman had put his show on cruise control and was heading for retirement.
7. This gets back to No. 1, but it bears repeating: The networks are loving this election. So is cable. In the early going – five or six months ago – there was a lot of talk about this election creating interest and driving ratings, but at that point the proof wasn’t there. It is now. And it proves that television, not the Internet, is still the most powerful medium on the planet. And for this country alone it remains the bastard machine we all gather round in important times.
EGOP’s Palin Debate notes, Flow Chart, “How to Debate,” from Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic Monthly.