Skip to comments.The Palinization of the GOP (Barf)
Posted on 11/19/2011 1:55:17 PM PST by Qbert
The headline on Democratic strategist Paul Begalas recent Newsweek essay dodged subtlety: The Stupid Party.
Republicans used to admire intelligence. But now theyre dumbing themselves down, was the subhead.
Democrats couldnt agree more. And quietly, many Republicans share the sentiment. They just cant seem to stop themselves.
Scientific skepticism, the engine that propels intellectual inquiry, has morphed into skepticism of science fueled by religious certitude. In this strange world, it is heresy to express concern about, for example, climate change or even to suggest that human behavior may be a contributing factor. Jon Huntsman committed blasphemy when he told ABCs Jake Tapper that he trusts scientists on global warming.
Nevertheless, the Republican base requires that candidates tack away from science toward the theistic position only God controls climate. More to the point, Rush Limbaugh says that climate change is a hoax and so it must be. Huntsman may as well be a Democrat.
Despite his difficulties, Cain is still polling in the top tier, just behind Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Even so, there are signs that the GOP is recognizing its weaknesses and is ready to play smarter. To wit: The sudden surge of Gingrich, who, whatever his flaws and despite the weight of his considerable baggage, is no intellectual slouch. Whether he can pull off a victory in Iowa remains to be seen, but a populist professor a bombastic smarty-pants Republicans can call their own may be just the ticket.
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She still pretending to be a conservative?
Dear Kathleen Parker, weather expert:
Please explain to me what a dry adiabatic process is.
And what do they mean by jet stream vorticity?
And what is a skew T / log P graph?
Since you and all your pundit and journalist friends are such experts in weather science, I am sure you can explain all that to us theistic morons.
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
Kathleen Parker - a liberal pretending to be a conservative berating conservatives questioning liberals who pretend to have facts to back their views on global warming.
I think her voting for Obama and “leading the charge” against Governor Palin put that to rest if nothing else would.
They still identify her as a “Republican” on TV when they drag her out to bash the conservatives.
Same with Meghan McCain.
I try hard not to remember her.
“They still identify her as a Republican on TV when they drag her out to bash the conservatives.”
Yep- the “southern, religious Republican” who just happens to always bash southern, religious Republicans.
Whatever they say....just go the opposite for the truth.
When people get smart, usually they stop voting for Democrats!
Okay, looking at the field as it is right now, the Palinization of the GOP sounds like an excellent idea. And is sounding better by the minute.
The people who deny that a baby is alive in the woumb are calling us “skeptical of science”??
Not so fast, my friend. Ever heard of Andrew Sullivan?
Loser from CNN says what?
You don’t have to be a weatherman
To know which way the wind blows
Kathleen probably made an average score. Obama, remains a complete unknown, like a rolling stone.....Haha. But I have my own assessment which is not kind.
That's all I need to know about Kathleen's insight into intelligence...
Is she still fixated on Sarah Palin? Severe PDS. And to think I once admired her work.
Hey, Kathleen. I’m changing the clutch in my pickup this weekend. Since you’re so smart, why don’t you come over and do it for me since I’m a mere High School dumbass.
I’ll even give you $100.
“...Janeane Garofalo - Janeane Garofalo’s SAT score is listed at 950”
LOL- Well, that explains a lot!
Kathleen Parker is a bitter old hag who became a useful idiot a longgggggggggggg time ago
A little hatin' on The Sarah should do the trick for Parker.
What a phony hack.
Parker is a very mean and bitter woman. She really needs to lighten up. Try a little Prozac or something.
...stemming from the fact that she is boringly average in talent, appearance and intelligence which kept her from making it to FOX.
I thought the republicans were the party of the rich? I am confused are we rich or stupid? because we can’t be both, because if we were stupid we wouldn’t be rich.
ANY column written by this PRETENDER witch is worth SQUAT. Don’t waste time reading it. You’ll only risk a stroke or coronary, and she is HARDLY worth it.
Your condescension -- and your ignorance -- know no bounds.
May you find comfort in the rubble of your superiority.
PS — if she thinks Newt may be acceptable, I’m definitely OUT.
Me not understand, get angry, cling to fiery boomstick and primitive sky god.
Ms. Parker is projecting.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"
"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."
Kathleen would buy a used car from that man ~ more than once too!
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