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Why Sarah Palin is disliked in Ireland (Spew-tastic!)
Irish Central ^ | June 10, 2011 | Cormac MacConnell

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...


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Did he miss a stereotype to insult her with?
1 posted on 06/10/2011 2:53:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People of other countries don’t get an opinion on our politics.

Period.


2 posted on 06/10/2011 2:55:01 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


3 posted on 06/10/2011 2:56:14 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (islam ... church of the Perpetually Offended!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

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!

4 posted on 06/10/2011 2:57:08 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Irish are the world’s foremost experts on politics. They say so themselves.


5 posted on 06/10/2011 2:57:17 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cormac MacConnell

6 posted on 06/10/2011 2:58:34 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
IDK, but he gives a lot of credibility to the stereotype of the stupid drunken irishman. Why is electing a half black psychopath a bright shining tribute to the American Dream but electing a bright patriotic woman something to be ridiculed? Obviously any irishman with any brains already emigrated a century ago. Nobody left over there but the potato worms.
7 posted on 06/10/2011 2:59:40 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Cormac. How is that stellar socialist economy treating you in Irland? I am sure you were front and center protesting the austerity measures you left wing piece of Euro Trash. Or did you come over here to suck off of our welfare system and are scared that someone might take your stolen money away from you?


8 posted on 06/10/2011 3:00:15 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stereotypes?

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.


9 posted on 06/10/2011 3:02:04 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What right has an Irishman living at home to make any comment on domestic politics in America? I have every right.

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?

10 posted on 06/10/2011 3:03:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 06/10/2011 3:03:32 PM PDT by lurk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OHHH!!! I have Always been torn, the Catholic in me sympathizes with Ireland over the very troubled history with them and Catholic/Protestant issue, but the British in me allows be to dislike the Irish for always being a problem.

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.

12 posted on 06/10/2011 3:04:42 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I love how English and Irish think they know so much about America, I guess because they see us on TV.

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.

13 posted on 06/10/2011 3:05:08 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reagan was despised by most Europeans.


14 posted on 06/10/2011 3:05:58 PM PDT by matt1234 (ObamaCare: Killing mommies for commies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’d be wise to look to getting Ireland’s house in order before concern-trolling America’s.


15 posted on 06/10/2011 3:06:27 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do you people spend all your waking hours trying to find articles by obscure writers (in this case one who isn't even American) who hate Sarah Palin? Why don't you just worry about how she's viewed in Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina and the rest of the primary and caucus states?

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.

16 posted on 06/10/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am sure good old Cormac considers himself to be an expert on American Rednecks because he has all of Jeff Foxworthys scholarly books...and the DVDs too.
17 posted on 06/10/2011 3:12:24 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama makes me yearn for the good ol' days of Carter.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


18 posted on 06/10/2011 3:12:49 PM PDT by pallis
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To: KC_Lion

Great-grandparents, born in Ireland, came here. He was the 13th of 20 kids.

Thank God they came here.


19 posted on 06/10/2011 3:14:11 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( Ft. Lauderdale Florida)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


20 posted on 06/10/2011 3:14:32 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“In about any European democracy Sarah Palin would have disappeared back into her redneck obscurity in Alaska”

European Democracies are on the wane; victims of their own arrogance, envy and elitist conceit veiled in altruism.

Come to think of it, sounds a lot like the current regime here.


21 posted on 06/10/2011 3:16:15 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Artemis Webb

Do you seek out all the anti-Palin threads here just to berate us who are here? Or do you have to do something to pass the time until hunting season begins?


22 posted on 06/10/2011 3:18:33 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama makes me yearn for the good ol' days of Carter.)
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To: lurk

Ireland puts one of the I’s in PIIGS :)


23 posted on 06/10/2011 3:24:49 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I stopped listening to the country of my heritage when they elected Bernadette Devlin to parliament. Doesn’t take much to know why the Irish hate Sarah—take a look at the American Irish they like: all the Kennedys, Kerry (if indeed he’s at all Irish), Leahy, Kerry’s congressman-priest Drinan (who got disgraced Kerry into Boston College for a law degree that should have been denied him), the Dalys, Chrissie Matthews’ old boss, even O’Bama! Not that we haven’t had a few decent Irish (all the Buckleys but Chris, Ronald Reagan, Al Smith, Paul Ryan) but as a political lot—especially *over there*—they’re one big, bully union.


24 posted on 06/10/2011 3:26:06 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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?

Yes!

25 posted on 06/10/2011 3:28:48 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You know, I don't know a freaking thing about Ireland's politics.

The difference between me and this donkey is, I don't write opinion pieces about Ireland's politics.

26 posted on 06/10/2011 3:29:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: gwilhelm56

Not only that,she knows how to handle a weapon and can out shoot most men.


27 posted on 06/10/2011 3:30:34 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Tallguy

Theres no one as Irish as Barack OBama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xkw8ip43Vk


28 posted on 06/10/2011 3:32:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: freedumb2003
He's probably looking to get a thousand comments from us on his opinion piece. I no longer make comments in foreign newspapers ‘cause it only makes them write more hit pieces.

The Irish can never forgive us for giving them a home for the last 200 years. Whenever the English abused them, we allowed them to come to our shores. When they won independence, they still couldn't get their act right and we had to take them in. They flood the East Coast and take jobs. Or worse, their drunken exchange students hit San Diego and cause true havoc. I have NO use for them.

29 posted on 06/10/2011 3:34:01 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (W)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No wonder Ireland welcomed Obama with its hands out. The country is full of idiots like this man.


30 posted on 06/10/2011 3:34:01 PM PDT by linn37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Whaaaaa. It's always somebody else's fault. How about you man up, Paddy, and start taking care of yourselves for a change?

When your economy feeds like a leech off the body economic of others, you can't start complaining about the quality of the blood.

31 posted on 06/10/2011 3:36:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Drunk again, eh Cormac?


32 posted on 06/10/2011 3:37:01 PM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jealousy is ugly, Cormac....just like you. How’s that hopey changey stuff workin’ for ya?


33 posted on 06/10/2011 3:39:16 PM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a couple centuries ago it was the Irish emigrants here who were the white trash! They seem to have done just foin.

I suppose this wanker prefers another 4 years of the O’bama clan


34 posted on 06/10/2011 3:39:41 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, since recently we were reminded Mcbama is of Irish decent, I'm not surprised a few wackos joined his assault on Christianity. I doubt the majority of Irishmen agree with any of this drivel from a questionable blend of croMagnon and primate chromosomal ancestry.

Some people just seem to believe that attacking Sarah confers a sophistication to their position. Pompous ass is what he is, and others like him.

35 posted on 06/10/2011 3:41:11 PM PDT by existtoexcel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. MacConnell should do a little more research before committing pen to paper if he does not wish to prove to his readers that he’s a credulous fool. IMHO.


36 posted on 06/10/2011 3:41:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: crazyhorse691
"Do you seek out all the anti-Palin threads here just to berate us who are here?"

Um...this is not an "anti-Palin" thread. This is a pro-Palin thread. Try not to hurt yourself next time.

37 posted on 06/10/2011 3:43:46 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: nascarnation
Theres no one as Irish as Barack OBama

You forgot an apostrophe.

Sure and begorrah, it's Barry O'Bama, almost a native Irishman.

38 posted on 06/10/2011 3:44:46 PM PDT by Ole Okie (!)
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To: gwilhelm56
Because she can drink Irish men Under the table!!!????

No, they're too drunk to begin with........

39 posted on 06/10/2011 3:46:38 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (<i>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah wouldn’t stick her pinky out when drinking a pint of Guinness.


40 posted on 06/10/2011 3:49:07 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

It’s so funny . The Canadians . Brits and the Irish are so critical of the us. That must be why they flock here like roaches.


41 posted on 06/10/2011 3:50:05 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spew-tastic is right. This lame-brained juvenile lib crap made it into a newspaper?


42 posted on 06/10/2011 3:50:41 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cormac MacConnell is a Leftist plant. This wall of hystrionic bumperstickers, and ad hominem attacks solely through the recitation of successes with a sneer, is a shameful misrepresentation of Irish intelligence and Irish politics. The Irish should throw this fraud into a bog and piss in his collectivist face.


43 posted on 06/10/2011 3:51:26 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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Disliked in Ireland? Is there a country more insignificant on the planet? A damp little island full of whiners and backstabbers. Eurotrash deadbeats and parasites.


44 posted on 06/10/2011 4:02:19 PM PDT by Godwin1
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That must be why they flock here like roaches.

There were many Canadians who worked for my company in Detroit and none of them had anything bad to say about us...........Don't bring up Canadian taxes or healthcare tho, that sets them off............LOL!

45 posted on 06/10/2011 4:08:51 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (<i>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

that was actually fun


46 posted on 06/10/2011 4:13:38 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Artemis Webb

This is a pro-Palin thread


Really? I thought the article was anti-Palin. So, does that mean you seek out anti-Palin articles knowing the comments are going to be pro? And now back to my original questions.


47 posted on 06/10/2011 4:13:48 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama makes me yearn for the good ol' days of Carter.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fear!

I smell fear!

48 posted on 06/10/2011 4:14:18 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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?

HEY MORON!
Are you aware of what trash was elected in 2008 in this "well educated" nation?

Butt out.

49 posted on 06/10/2011 4:19:09 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: crazyhorse691; 2ndDivisionVet

Is it that difficult for you?
You didn’t say “anti-Palin article”. You said “anti-Palin thread”. There’s a difference. Regardless of that fact that I consider 2ndDivisionVet to be kind of obsessive I can tell you the last thing he’s going to do is start an anti-Palin thread.


50 posted on 06/10/2011 4:25:40 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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