Skip to comments.Palin and her people [Jourbalist flop-sweat flood warning]
Posted on 02/07/2010 1:57:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin, the former half-term governor of Alaska, threw plenty of red meat to a ravenous Tea Party audience in Nashville last night, reminding the political world that she's still a hero to confused, unhinged right-wing activists.
There wasn't anything especially surprising about her 40-minute diatribe -- apparently, she does not hold President Obama in high regard -- but there were a few interesting remarks of note.
For example, it was pretty amusing to hear Palin trash the financial-industry bailout, which she just so happens to have supported at the time -- a detail she hopes her adoring fans won't remember.
But the real entertainment came during the post-speech Q&A, when Palin fielded a few "pre-screened, pre-selected" questions. She was asked what Congress's top three priorities should be, if "conservatives" retake the majorities in both chambers. She said lawmakers' priorities should be to (1) cut federal spending, though she didn't say where, (2) adopt a conservative energy policy, and (3) turn to "our creator." Seriously.
This was the third part of her answer, verbatim: "I think, kind of tougher to, um, put our arms around, but allowing America's spirit to rise again by not being afraid to kind of go back to some of our roots as a God fearing nation where we're not afraid to say, especially in times of potential trouble in the future here, where we're not afraid to say, you know, we don't have all the answers as fallible men and women so it would be wise of us to start seeking some divine intervention again in this country, so that we can be safe and secure and prosperous again. To have people involved in government who aren't afraid to go that route, not so afraid of the political correctness that you know -- they have to be afraid of what the media said about them if they were to proclaim their alliance on our creator."
For those keeping track, the first part of that answer was a 100-word run-on sentence.
Ron Chusid asks, "So, one of the U.S. Congress's top priorities should be ... asking for divine intervention from God?"
The answer, apparently, is yes.
I realize right-wing activists adore the former governor, but her conspicuous unintelligence should be obvious to anyone above the age of 4. There hasn't been a more ridiculous figure to hold American political prominence in a very long time.
She's simply an embarrassment.
I like it, sounds like some sort of an insect.
She simply frightens Lefties like Benen to their Marxist core.
Like twice saying corpse-man?
Verbal fluency is nice, but you can get that in a used car salesman. How well did we do with Slick Willy? How are we doing with the the lecturer in chief? A good heart & simple common sense are a million times more important. I’ll take Sarah any day of the week!
If Sarah Palin never does a single thing more in life, I will always treasure her for driving all the right people into foaming at the mouth hysterics.
Benen just called me a confused, unhinged right-wing activist. I like the sounds of that...
It’s time to take back the country. Sarah Palin is a big part of that, IMO.
This Steve Benen has missed his calling in life.
He's be much better off being a comedian. What he writes is just too laughable.
You gotta be impressed at how smart all these leftist journalists are, they can call SP “stupid” 3,184 times and still think they have something really clever to say.
It been a really fun filled Sunday so far, watching all e liberals heads explode. If the liberals are so incensed, her speech must have been really effective.
Coming from a true elitist.
Asking for divine intervention? Kind of like when FDR said this in his war message to Congress after Pearl Harbor:
With confidence in our armed forceswith the unbounding determination of our peoplewe will gain the inevitable triumphso help us God.
Or how about this one where FDR went live on natl radio on June 6, 1944 to speak about D Day:
My Fellow Americans:
Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.
And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest — until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them — help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.
And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keeness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment — let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.
Thy will be done, Almighty God.
Can you imagine if she said anything remotely close to that? FDR put Bush to shame with his religiosity.
This guy has no clue.
No like having to use a teleprompter to talk to school children.. That is an embaressment.
“...apparently, she does not hold President Obama in high regard....”
There are few people who do these days, here and abroad. And that includes the folks who voted for him and then expected gold bricks to start shooting out of his rear end.
From the article:
“For those keeping track, the first part of that answer was a 100-word run-on sentence.”
Oh no! A run-on sentence. Guess I’ll vote democrat.
Yeah, she’s such an embarrassment, she probably thinks that there are 57 states.
I think you meant “Gerbilist” in the title.
Yep. I can see the T-shirt now...
They are getting desperate.