Skip to comments.Tom Friedman: All the Interest in Sarah Palin 'A Sign of the Apocalypse'
Posted on 09/04/2011 10:31:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
If it's Sunday, someone must be bashing Sarah Palin on "Meet the Press."
On this holiday weekend, it was New York Times columnist Tom Friedman who said of all the interest in the former Alaska governor, "Thats a sign of the apocalypse" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
(VIDEO AT LINK)
DAVID GREGORY, HOST: And you do have Perry on top followed by Romney and Sarah Palin, which gets to our "Trend Tracker" right now, tracking the hot political stories, and you may not be surprised when you look at the tracker that it's Sarah Palin. Still the question, as she was in Iowa over the weekend and dropping hints and making speeches. Will she run? Tom Friedman, there's still a great deal of interest in Sarah Palin as this political force in the middle of this huge conversation we're trying to have.
TOM FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Well, to me personally - thats a sign of the apocalypse.
Funny. That's what a lot of conservatives said about all the interest in Barack Obama in 2008. Given the economy, unemployment, and the exploding debt, such people have been validated. But I digress:
FRIEDMAN: But, I mean, you know, because this woman, everything I hear from her is, has nothing to do with what we argue in our book, the long-term trends of where our country's at. There is no short-term solution. Its not just getting rid of Obama. What strikes me about this moment, David, is like, we're having an economic crisis and the politicians are having an election and there's like no overlap between the two, almost. Yeah. Its like these two circles.
You really have to wonder if Friedman pays any attention to what anyone that doesn't have a "D" next to his or her name says for folks like Palin and all the named Republican presidential candidates have been talking non-stop about the economy.
For him to suggest otherwise means that he's either not paying attention or is willing to lie on national television to promote his agenda.
But the real problem for Friedman is conservatives don't believe government can solve what ails the nation.
Quite the contrary, they think everything that's been tried to get the economy going since Obama took office has in the long run made matters worse.
And they're not alone.
If Friedman thinks the direction we're heading avoids the apocalypse, he's in a very small minority as currently almost 75 percent of Americans believe the nation is on the wrong track.
Makes you wonder which of the four horses he's riding.
I thought WhatsHerName Carlson said she was fading away like the dog days of summer.
The stress of the upcoming election appears to be getting to old Tom. I think he’s losing it.
Why old Tom sounds like a Perry supporter.
She's not even officially declared yet, and libs like Thomas Friedman are calling interest in her candidacy a sign of the Apocalypse?
What the hell is going to happen to their state of mind when she officially declares? Will they cry on camera and pull their hair out by the roots? Will they stand in the middle of the street and slice themselves to pieces with razors? Are they going to (finally) leave the country (for real, this time)?
Maybe they'll have mass "die-ins" and kill each other to spare themselves the horror of an imminent Palin presidency.
One can only hope.
This is after her speech. She spent about an hour meeting people and signing autographs. Todd makes an appearance as well.
“TOM FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Well, to me personally - thats a sign of the apocalypse.”
“Funny. That’s what a lot of conservatives said about all the interest in Barack Obama in 2008.”
No we didn’t. We said Obama was “a sign of the antichrist.”
oh, I liked the first one a whole lot more. Tell him to move.
That place makes me think that Tommy may be suffering from a severe case of wealth guilt. Most rich liberal elitists have that problem.
That is Babs Streisand house. I mixed up my links. The first is far more exciting in my view too.
This comment is made by one of the "intellectual elite"? I'm just a high school graduate from fly-over country so I'll need someone to explain just what in the hell he is talking about.
Yeah. Friedman wouldn’t be so crass as to have the focus of the back yard be a swimming pool. I do dare say.
He has the class to set the pool off to the side. Because you see, only the nouveau riche put their pools right outside the back door. Indoobitably. You tea party hobbitts wouldn’t understand.
Uh.... This is Free Republic, Dude.
Shouldn’t that be “Hugh” Manatee? :-)
You are so right. I have my pool a couple of steps from the back door. How vulgar.
Little Tommy thinks he sees the coming of the apocolypse now. Funny.
Everytime I see Little Tommy I think I see taco lips and a uni-brow.
But thats just me.
Yes. But where do you keep your yacht?
I even have the outrigger to run my Johnson 3 HP motor on it. High living.
- TOM FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Well, to me personally - thats a sign of the apocalypse.
How can the apocalypse be possible with his cherished Obama as President?
Friedman is admitting that Obama is a disaster, of apocalyptic magnitude!
>> FRIEDMAN: Dude, it’s like... wow... man... like... apocalyptic, dude...
Oh...we’ll that’s much more reasonable. Clearly he is a man of the people.
LOL, me too :)
APOCALYPSE FOR THE CORRUPTOCRATICAN EMPIRE.
RENAISSANCE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
She’s brave...she’s beautiful...she’s deadly to caribou...
The Woman from Wasilla is coming to wreak vengeance on the Dark Overlords of DC! Now coming to a voting booth near you!
S A R A H - T H E - L I B S L A Y E R
The Liberal Apocalypse is Here. And Its Name is PALIN.
He’s shilling his book.That’s what it means.
A Jew is tying her appearance to Revelation, written in the NEW Testament.
Tom and the whole fascist democrat party have been working to build a fascist nobility to run their ideal one party state the same way the same way the democrat party has been working toward that goal ever since the eighteen eighties. Tom has even written articles singing the praises of the one party state and technocrat rule by fiat back when the whole fascist crowd thought Barry taking office signaled the end of the Republicans and others who didn't go along with their scams. The Republicans and Independents, though, haven't had a long term goal of any sort since they managed to do what they formed the Republican party to do, end slavery in this country. As a result of having no goals and not looking at the real motives of the democrat fascists, we're well on our way to regulating the vast majority of the population into economic ruin with the ever faithful minorities providing workers for the coming enlargement of welfare plantations along and a recruiting base for the Nazi SA type of muscle that will be used to push us into the sort of anarchy that the democrat fascists will leverage into a one party system.
Maybe people will catch on when working two days a week is he norm (but you'll have wonderful government healthcare!!) and black folks are working dawn to dusk, plowing behind mules and oxen in those huge new “green spaces” we're going to be seeing in Detroit and other major cities. At last we're seeing the outline of that Great Society LBJ promised us when he started bulldozing the black sections of town in most cities around the nation. What a great way to destroy the role models for a whole segment of the population, just seize and bulldoze their property. That's way more effective than the propaganda and hedonism route they've used on the white folks who had to be brainwashed for decades in order to get average folks to live like dogs, breeding whenever they're in heat, running in selfish little packs that fight one another, and in general living for their glands.
kruchev, gorby, pooty... all commie leaders live like... well... gates and buffet and soros... they all live like each other because they are all communist leaders.
this is a very good sign...these assholes are the enemy.
Now I axe you, is this series of phrases a coherent sentence? Even an incoherent sentence?
I think the pool should be a part of the house....that’s how folks in Florida live.....right off the dinning room and bedroom.....
I think the pool should be a part of the house....that’s how folks in Florida live.....right off the dinning room and bedroom.....and screened in, too....no bugs, fully illuminated for night time use, why wouldn’t your pool be a part of the house.....
How cute, Tommy has a solar panel on his house. It must cut his electric bill by .00001 percent.
No Solar panels or Windmills? No way!!! That can’t be Tommy’s house.
How old is Tom Friedman?
Like.. you know, like she like you know...like..
In my bathtub. . .
Then again, maybe he is correct in one way -- Sarah Palin in the White House would be the death-knell for the Marxist's current hold on power, and signal the demise of many of their failed socialist polices here in "the land of the free".
If that's 'apocalypse', then it can't come too soon.
Obama campaign 2012: FDR's "fear" statement (slightly modified to) "We have nothing to use but fear itself."
Unfortunately a Democrat misused it against Bush years ago vis-a-vis 9/11.
.. and the "fear" statement was recently ripped off by some on Democraticunderground to attack Palin, et al. (capital "D". Have you seen what they type in over there? True democrats are educated and can express themselves without the f-word being every other word.)
As Obama discovers that "hope and change," "we are the ones we're looking for (or whatever)" just ain't going to be enough this time he's turning to scaring people.
To wit, stuff like Those Republican religious nuts want a Christian Republic modeled after the Islamic Republic of Iran. Run away! Run away!" shout the Rat Party (formerly the traditional Democratic Party). The Nytimese follow the example.
So no matter that it was used against Republicans it is supremely more appropriately to describe the Obama campaign 2012.
Obama 2012 campaign theme:
We have nothing to use but fear itself.
I thought the U.S. electing a muzzie only 7 years after 9/11 was a sign of the Apocolypse.
Friedman is a statist. Statists hate non-statists aka conservatives. Simple as that.
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