Skip to comments.Why Sarah Palin is disliked in Ireland (Spew-tastic!)
Posted on 06/10/2011 2:53:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I know from experience that I'm going to get into hot water over this, but I don't give a tinker's curse whether I do or not.
There are times to keep your mouth tightly closed and there are times to yell. This is one of these occasions.
In the name of the sweet and suffering Christ Almighty what is wrong with ye over there? How is it even remotely possible that a significant number of the citizens of your mighty and well-educated nation have created a political climate which sees Sarah Palin emerging as the most likely Republican choice to contest the upcoming presidential election?
Has the world gone mad? Has America gone madder still? Are there Irish Americans out there supporting Palin?
What right has an Irishman living at home to make any comment on domestic politics in America? I have every right.
Your president is not just the president of the United States and the most powerful man in the world. He is also the leader of the free world and, as such, his international strategies and policies impinge powerfully on all our lives and futures.
We here are involved whether or not we like it. If your great nation shivers we catch double pneumonia. Your Lehman Brothers crisis, for example, saw our banks go down the tubes and begin a recession from which we will not emerge for years. Ye have sufficient resources to survive the worst and begin a recovery.
We palpably do not and accordingly have had to grovel with our begging bowl before the IMF and the European Central Bank.
Whatever one thinks about Barack Obama's term in office to date, it is certainly true that the election of a black man to the White House represented the bright and free and enlightened facet of the American Dream. Incredibly, on the other hand, the soaring popularity of Sarah Palin reflects the exact opposite. I saw her on TV the other evening. She was appropriately dressed as a Hell's Angel for God's sake!
I ask one fundamental question. Would you elect this woman to be the most powerful person in the world and to be, as president, in charge of the black box with the red button that loosens your atomic arsenal? Would you?
At the redneck level where she wholly and properly belongs, were she a candidate for election to my town council I would probably vote for her. Just for the craic and excitement she would harmlessly generate around the parish pump. But certainly not for any higher office.
We probably need a redneck element in the lower political levels to keep the pot boiling and officials on their toes. And for the entertainment value.
But the White House? In charge of the red button!!!!!! It's insane.
Are ye so close to the media feeding frenzy that ye cannot see the wood for the trees? Is it not true that this dangerous fundamentalist who seems to appeal only to the lowest common denominator of American society was totally destroyed and exposed after Senator John McCain plucked her from the frozen obscurity where she properly belongs in the last election?
Is it not true that she made an idiot of herself time and again during that campaign? She was expected to have some grasp of world affairs and realities and she had not. She had not even a passport.
In the debate between the vice presidential candidates, which I watched, the less than stellar Joe Biden wiped the floor with her.
In about any European democracy Sarah Palin would have disappeared back into her redneck obscurity in Alaska -- maybe shooting wolves from helicopters after her political hammering. She hindered McCain rather than helped him.
But, amazingly, her profile has soared since. How can that be?
She wrote a book called Going Rogue which sold millions, she got a slot on Fox News, she effectively generated this far right Tea Party, she commands thousands of dollars per speech on the redneck circuit.
She is now running a campaign-style bus tour through all of Redneckia and garbing herself as a Hell's Angel while successfully driving herself towards the Republican nomination without even officially announcing her candidacy. She is playing back country games with all of you and fooling a remarkably high percentage of the population.
Think, for God's sake, of a possible day in the future when the president of the United States, dressed in leathers, miffed by some family or political dispute, is sitting in the Oval Office within feet of that black box with the red button...
People of other countries don’t get an opinion on our politics.
The IRISH HATE her ... why???
Because she can drink Irish men Under the table!!!????
That’s the Only reason that I can think of that the Irish would not like her
Remember that when Obama's policies continue the decline of the once-great US economy and by extension your own Irish economy. Hope that thought keeps you nice in warm at night!
The Irish are the world’s foremost experts on politics. They say so themselves.
I hear this guy got so drunk when he vistied Rome, that he kissed his wife and beat the Pope’s foot with a coal shovel.
No you don't. Especially when you are ignorant enough to buy half truths and outright falsities. Why would any American listen to an ignoramus expound on what he's been spoon fed?
Isn’t Ireland up to their earlobes in financial trouble?
It sure looks like their really smart politicians have done just as much good as our really smart politicians. There comes a time when you have to consider someone other than the really smart.
Then this story pops up and my mind is decided for me, no wonder they are in such deep trouble if they greet Ubama like a god but Hate Sarah for no good reason, I guess the Irish like the entitlements and being spent into oblivion.
OR,it could be that like many nations around the world Ireland sent her best sons to America and the ones who stayed are Nanny-State loving nimrods, Yeah lets go with that.
I've been to England and Ireland several times, even studied some of their history and much of their literature, but I'd never pretend to know with a real degree of familiarity the intricacies of their political culture.
Some of the stereotypes they entertain, including some in this article, are laughable and embarrassing.
Reagan was despised by most Europeans.
He’d be wise to look to getting Ireland’s house in order before concern-trolling America’s.
I'm not a supporter of Sarah Palin for president but it seems to me that if you spend all your time time looking for hate pieces about her, of which there is no shortage, you're going to start believing that any opposition to her candidacy is the result of hating her. This is why those of us on FR who don't support her AS A CANDIDATE constantly get accused of “PDS”. You see genuine derangement so much because you're actively seeking it out. Then you assume anybody that doesn't support her presidential ambitions must hate her.
Sarah will take care of America’s business, and that will help make Ireland all better. Strange this silly Irishman can’t figure it out.
Great-grandparents, born in Ireland, came here. He was the 13th of 20 kids.
Thank God they came here.
Ahh, fer the love of beer, wine and whiskey Mr. Cormac. Ye have no right to stick yer nose were it d’not belong.
Someone whose political leaders sold his county down the river to the EU should recognize the need for a gifted provincial to clean out the rotten central elite.
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