Skip to comments.Sarah Palin, meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Juan Cole at Salon... Mother of all BARF!!!)
Posted on 08/03/2009 12:27:54 PM PDT by SolidWood
Aug. 3, 2009 | Is Sarah Palin America's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? The two differ in many key respects, of course, but it is remarkable how similar they are. There are uncanny parallels in their biographies, their domestic politics and the way they present themselves -- even in their rocky relationships with party elders.
Both are former governors of a northwest frontier state with great natural beauty (in Ahmadinejad's case, Ardabil). Both are known for saying things that produce a classic Scooby-Doo double take in their audiences. Both appeal to a sort of wounded nationalism, speaking of the sacrifice of dedicated troops for an often feckless public, and identifying themselves with the common soldier. They are vigilant against foreign designs on their countries and insist on energy and other independence.
But above all, both are populists who claim to represent the little people against wily and unscrupulous elites, and against pampered upper-middle-class yuppies pretending to be the voice of democracy. Together, they tell us something about dangerous competing populisms in an age of globalization.
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Don't give them a click... unless you want to make your hair stand up in disgust.
Juan Mole equates American gun-owners with the mullah "baseej" thugs, who actually are the soulmates of ACORN.
This drivel is the new low.
Is this idiot insane or what? My God what idiocy.
Wow, I did not know that Sarah Palin had loudly and repeatedly promised the nuclear destruction of Israel and buddied up to Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro!
Leave Juan a little comment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Okay, that’s just stupid.
In college I once had an English paper returned with just two words scratched on it by the teacher: “Very Contrived”
Juan Cole: “Very Contrived”
It’s the human instinct to see patterns where there are none.
Coming up next: Sarah Palin and Eva Peron!
She’s taller, for one thing :>)
You are a Jerk JUAN
I am the farthest thing from a Sarahlian, but comparing her to Ahmedinajad is something worthy of a 15-year old writing at a high school newspaper. Juan Cole is proof that those who can’t do teach, and those that can’t teach wind up at Wolverine U.
Dear Juan, whatever drugs you are taking, I suggest you stop taking them immediately. They are destroying your last brain cell.
Good luck in your endeavor,
GEEE, I didn’t know SARAH had taken American Embassy employees Hostage. Who knew.
Hey Juan. Get a clue.
I think this guy takes the term nut job to a WHOLE new level. I think he meant to compare Obama to Ahmadinejad
Both are former governors of a northwest frontier state with great natural beauty
Wow! That's gonna prove it!
Email to the retard sent.
but comparing her to Ahmedinajad is something worthy of a 15-year old writing at a high school newspaper.
Yes, I don’t know too many Mid-East scholars who reference “Scooby-Doo.”
LOL. I guess they don’t have anything else to write about Sarah.
During the Palin/McCain campaign, Palin heard her uneducated supporters yell horrible things about Obama and not once did she stop the crowds from doing so. McCain, on the other hand corrected an uneducated supporter who said Obama was an Arab. McCain took the time to set the deranged woman straight.
They’re missing her already.
YOUR LINK TRIED TO HIGHJACK MY PC.
Well, he is more Caucasian than Arab. He is also more Arab than Black. I think there is a lot of self loathing in play here.
1) What "horrible things about Obama" did the Sarah crowds "yell"? The faux BS drivel the MSM and nutroots claim to have heard, although the Secret Service rejected these claims?
2) What "point" of this comment is "interesting"? The false claims about Palin?
Which one... The salon.com link? No problem here... if no one else has trouble, it's your computer that needs a clean-up.
“But above all, both are populists who claim to represent the little people against wily and unscrupulous elites, and against pampered upper-middle-class yuppies pretending to be the voice of democracy”
He is describing himself as the object.
But I could be mistaken, did A-jad ever denounce yuppies?
Thanks for the pic for all of us.
Now we know whom not to give sanctuary to when the crap hits the fan in the near future.
He can use his frying pan or something similar to protect himself.
McCain, on the other hand corrected an uneducated supporter who said Obama was an Arab. McCain took the time to set the deranged woman straight. “
Obama’s Daddy was a Muslim.
There are many Muslims in Africa of Arab heritage.
Guess we have to ask the Mormon church who did up a complete lineage for NObama to give us a clue as to whether Nobama’s Daddy was Arab or other. He was for certain a Muslim.
You do know that Arabs are "caucasians", right? This is why we should use the term "European-American" instead. "Caucasian" is rooted in 19th century junk science.
Arab = a semitic ethnic group.
Islam = a religion, only 15-20% of whose members are ethnic Arabs. The largest majority Muslim nation, btw, is Indonesia.
As soon as I clicked on the Salon link, there was an attack.
According to Jonathan Calt Harris, Cole “is blindly anti-Israel to the point of being an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, an apologist for radical Islam, and someone who despises American public opinion.” Cole has supported the Israel divestment campaign by numerous American colleges, on grounds that Arabs are “mistreated” by Israel.
Cole’s views are shaped by his fundamental belief in a conspiracy of Jewish “neo-conservatives” who dictate U.S. policy toward the Middle East. His recurrent theme is that a nebulous “pro-Likud” cabal controls the American government from a small number of key positions in the Executive Branch. He never names the leaders or organizations behind this conspiracy, but vaguely associates it with AIPAC, MEMRI, and Jews in the Bush administration.
Odd. No such problem here (or apparently other posters).
Make sure to scan your PC for malware.
If anyone else has this problem, tell the mod to disable the link.
But above all, both are populists who claim to represent the little people against wily [he wishes] and unscrupulous [fits Cole] elites, and against pampered [Cole] upper-middle-class [Cole] yuppies [Cole] pretending [Cole] to be the voice of democracy
Fits him well.
Someone please tell me what is up with the Sarah bashing links? I’m just curious - is it to keep us up todate with all the slander/lies in blogs/MSM and how they hate Sarah? Just wondering.
Lots of mischief going on these days.
Plus they both have dark hair....I’m sold.
Well, yes. Know your enemy.
Again, thanks for tipping me off to the poison on Salon.
“”disregard for the facts as understood by the mainstream media,”
“”Right-wing populism is centered on a theory of media conspiracy,””
Tag line material.
Naomi Wolfe has already done the Evita Peron comparison. Remember her on Fox calling Governor Palin an Evita-like Barbie Doll!
Surely even Salon has some minimum expectation that its contributors should at least do some elementary homework. How could anyone with an ounce of intelligence believe that the Mullahs of Iran would tolerate a woman like Governor Sarah Palin in any position of authority whatsoever. Can anyone imagine someone like Ahmadinejad (a) fighting for liberal liqour laws, as Governor Palin did in Alaska, (b) vetoing a legislative attempt to reduce the acquired rights of Gay couples, as Governor Palin did in Alaska and (c) publishing the most ambitious plan for green renewable energy of any state in the world.
And that is just a few examples, which demonstate just how ignorant Mr Cole actually is.
>>>Naomi Wolfe has already done the Evita Peron comparison. Remember her on Fox calling Governor Palin an Evita-like Barbie Doll!<<<
Damn! Another example of humor being beat out by reality.
Hmm, if Sarah was so much like Mahmoud, you’d think Obama would be much more respectful/supportive of her.
There is a very old (author disputed) quote that fits this nitwit Juan Cole perfectly:
“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad”
Maybe the liberal’s better watch out. PDS is like the bubonic plague — it first arrives via rats and then spreads to all who have frequent contact with rats.
In the time of the black death the victims thought they were doomed because of their misdeeds. Maybe PDS works the same way.......
>Wrong. This is an internet legend that has been posted often. Barack Obama’s father is a Luo, a BLACK Kenyan ethnic group that did not do much intermixing with the Arab traders.
I know that Kenneth Lamb is the source of that notion. What do you know or think of him?
>You do know that Arabs are “caucasians”, right?
For the most part. However, the Arabs who settled the East Africa coast intermingled with the native Swahili Bantu people, if I’m not mistaken.
Juan Cole, meet Joseph Goebbels. Let me count the ways.
Among other things it’s total bad faith by Cole, who has made a career of apologetics for radical Islam. Now all of a sudden he wants to diminish Palin by comparing her to...radical Muslims.