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Sarah Palin, meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Juan Cole at Salon... Mother of all BARF!!!)
Salon ^ | August 3, 2009 | Juan Cole

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; barf; cole; juancole; liberalprojection; obama; palin; pds
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Juan Cole

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.

1 posted on 08/03/2009 12:27:55 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: SolidWood

Is this idiot insane or what? My God what idiocy.


2 posted on 08/03/2009 12:29:30 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: SolidWood

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!


3 posted on 08/03/2009 12:29:53 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: SoCalPol; Victoria Delsoul; cripplecreek; PennsylvaniaMom; KansasGirl; Perdogg; jla; ...

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Leave Juan a little comment: jricole@gmail.com

4 posted on 08/03/2009 12:31:13 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood

Okay, that’s just stupid.


5 posted on 08/03/2009 12:31:48 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SolidWood

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”


6 posted on 08/03/2009 12:32:01 PM PDT by avacado
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To: SolidWood

It’s the human instinct to see patterns where there are none.

Coming up next: Sarah Palin and Eva Peron!


7 posted on 08/03/2009 12:33:13 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: SolidWood

She’s taller, for one thing :>)


8 posted on 08/03/2009 12:33:51 PM PDT by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: SolidWood

You are a Jerk JUAN


9 posted on 08/03/2009 12:33:54 PM PDT by Danae (- Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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To: SolidWood

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.


10 posted on 08/03/2009 12:34:30 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: SolidWood
"Leave Juan a little comment: jricole@gmail.com "

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,
Nat.

11 posted on 08/03/2009 12:35:05 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: SolidWood

GEEE, I didn’t know SARAH had taken American Embassy employees Hostage. Who knew.

Hey Juan. Get a clue.


12 posted on 08/03/2009 12:35:33 PM PDT by Marty62
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To: SolidWood

I think this guy takes the term nut job to a WHOLE new level. I think he meant to compare Obama to Ahmadinejad


13 posted on 08/03/2009 12:36:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: redpoll; All
To top off his idiocy:

Both are former governors of a northwest frontier state with great natural beauty

Wow! That's gonna prove it!

14 posted on 08/03/2009 12:36:38 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood

Email to the retard sent.


15 posted on 08/03/2009 12:43:03 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Clemenza

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.”


16 posted on 08/03/2009 12:47:04 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: SolidWood

LOL. I guess they don’t have anything else to write about Sarah.


17 posted on 08/03/2009 12:51:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SolidWood
One interesting point from the comments thread:
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.

18 posted on 08/03/2009 12:53:07 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: freekitty

They’re missing her already.


19 posted on 08/03/2009 12:59:29 PM PDT by budwiesest (Obama's parasitism is designed to kill the host. I wonder why?)
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To: SolidWood

YOUR LINK TRIED TO HIGHJACK MY PC.

Malicious attack!


20 posted on 08/03/2009 1:00:59 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: steve-b

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.


21 posted on 08/03/2009 1:01:08 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Three M President (Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: steve-b
Your point?

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?

22 posted on 08/03/2009 1:01:21 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: wolfcreek
YOUR LINK TRIED TO HIGHJACK MY PC. Malicious attack!

Which one... The salon.com link? No problem here... if no one else has trouble, it's your computer that needs a clean-up.

23 posted on 08/03/2009 1:03:28 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Nathan Zachary

“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?


24 posted on 08/03/2009 1:03:44 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: SolidWood

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.


25 posted on 08/03/2009 1:05:02 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Shermy
did A-jad ever denounce yuppies?

Only Jewppies.

26 posted on 08/03/2009 1:08:00 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: steve-b

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.


27 posted on 08/03/2009 1:08:03 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: GeorgeTex; steve-b
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.

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.

28 posted on 08/03/2009 1:09:20 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: ridesthemiles
Again, this is a foolish internet rumor. Obama's father was a LUO, who DID NOT intermix with the coastal Arabs.

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.

29 posted on 08/03/2009 1:11:27 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: SolidWood

As soon as I clicked on the Salon link, there was an attack.


30 posted on 08/03/2009 1:17:46 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: SolidWood

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.


31 posted on 08/03/2009 1:18:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: budwiesest

So true.


32 posted on 08/03/2009 1:18:56 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: wolfcreek; All

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.


33 posted on 08/03/2009 1:27:16 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood

“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.


34 posted on 08/03/2009 1:28:27 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: SolidWood; All

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.


35 posted on 08/03/2009 1:29:52 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: SolidWood
I might of just got unlucky. Happens from time to time.

Lots of mischief going on these days.

36 posted on 08/03/2009 1:30:10 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: SolidWood

Plus they both have dark hair....I’m sold.


37 posted on 08/03/2009 1:36:27 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: HollyB
I’m just curious - is it to keep us up todate with all the slander/lies in blogs/MSM and how they hate Sarah?

Well, yes. Know your enemy.

38 posted on 08/03/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood; rlmorel
Rimorel~

Again, thanks for tipping me off to the poison on Salon.

39 posted on 08/03/2009 1:39:53 PM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: kcvl

“”disregard for the facts as understood by the mainstream media,”

then-

“”Right-wing populism is centered on a theory of media conspiracy,””

Tag line material.


40 posted on 08/03/2009 1:41:10 PM PDT by Shermy ("disregard for the facts as understood by the mainstream media"..That's me!!)
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To: steve-b; astyanax
Should have know I'd find you stalking a Sarah Palin trashing thread.
41 posted on 08/03/2009 1:41:44 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: steve-b
"Palin heard her uneducated supporters yell horrible things about Obama and not once did she stop the crowds from doing so."
Link?!
Didn't think so...
Tool.
42 posted on 08/03/2009 1:47:30 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: redpoll

Naomi Wolfe has already done the Evita Peron comparison. Remember her on Fox calling Governor Palin an Evita-like Barbie Doll!


43 posted on 08/03/2009 1:49:14 PM PDT by Emerson Car
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To: SolidWood

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.


44 posted on 08/03/2009 2:00:09 PM PDT by Emerson Car
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To: Emerson Car

>>>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.


45 posted on 08/03/2009 2:10:00 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: SolidWood

Hmm, if Sarah was so much like Mahmoud, you’d think Obama would be much more respectful/supportive of her.


46 posted on 08/03/2009 2:40:33 PM PDT by chickpundit (Sarah Palin - Jim Thompson 2012!)
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To: SolidWood

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.......


47 posted on 08/03/2009 2:50:20 PM PDT by LoneStarC
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To: Clemenza

>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.


48 posted on 08/03/2009 2:53:43 PM PDT by Jacob Kell (At least Carter went to Annapolis and served in the Navy. What has Obambi done for America?)
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To: SolidWood

Juan Cole, meet Joseph Goebbels. Let me count the ways.


49 posted on 08/03/2009 3:00:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SolidWood

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.


50 posted on 08/03/2009 3:07:27 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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