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...
“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.
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?
Ireland puts one of the I’s in PIIGS :)
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.
The difference between me and this donkey is, I don't write opinion pieces about Ireland's politics.
Not only that,she knows how to handle a weapon and can out shoot most men.
Theres no one as Irish as Barack OBama
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.
No wonder Ireland welcomed Obama with its hands out. The country is full of idiots like this man.
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.
Drunk again, eh Cormac?
Jealousy is ugly, Cormac....just like you. How’s that hopey changey stuff workin’ for ya?
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
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.
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.
Um...this is not an "anti-Palin" thread. This is a pro-Palin thread. Try not to hurt yourself next time.
You forgot an apostrophe.
Sure and begorrah, it's Barry O'Bama, almost a native Irishman.
No, they're too drunk to begin with........
Sarah wouldn’t stick her pinky out when drinking a pint of Guinness.
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