Skip to comments.Are conservatives deserting Sarah Palin? (Another one)
Posted on 04/29/2014 6:06:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin has long been a bete noir of the left, but she has always been able to count support from grass-roots conservatives. At least, until now.
During a speech to members of the National Rifle Association this weekend, Ms Palin cracked a joke that - while being well-received by the crowd - didn't go over as well with many Christian commentators, many of whom considered her an ally.
"They obviously have information on plots to carry out jihad," she said, referring to prisoners. "Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptise terrorists."
For The American Conservative's Rod Dreher, Ms Palin's statement is "sacrilegious". He says that those who laughed at the joke should be ashamed of themselves. Baptism, he says, should be about starting a new life, not celebrating torture.
"If I thought that kind of hateful declaration and abuse of the Christian religion was what conservatism stood for, I wouldn't be able to call myself a conservative," he writes....
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Yeah, and the TEA Party is over.
And the Pope is secretly pro-homosexual.
All truths in Liberal-land.
No kidding. They used to include it in many elite military training programs.
We would not torture our own guys.
I’m a conservative and I’m not deserting her. But as far as I know, she isn’t running for anything.
So many Lefty heads would explode it would be deafening.
deserting? Not me. I like the lady; she tells it like it is. I wish she would run for President but I think she “gets” that she is a lightning rod. She is much better suited as a “citizen” and causing massive heartburn for DC.
No, it’s over here screechy voice!...wait that was last month. OK Waterboarding it is.
Can you ping me before the next meme on why I’m deserting Palin? I’m kinda busy and don’t wanna miss it. you know...so I can desert her for the 400th time.
uh, are candidates the only class of people you are interested in??????
Nope. Ain’t gonna happen.
We live in an era when saying anything offends someone. And the speaker somehow, somewhere has to pay a price.
Anyone who states waterboarding is torture isn’t a conservative or is proudly ignorant.
No. Gov. Palin was accurate and honest,
unlike the CRIMINALS that run the US government and the GOP
(enablers of every DC criminal, for their own profit).
I’m with Dreher on this. Using Baptism as any kind of metaphor was a poor choice.
We used to give people a baptism by fire. No one seemed to worry too much about that. Another fraudulent issue made up by the marxists.
You know I will. LOL
And parroted by their supporters.
Deserting her? I’d like to smother her...
“Waterboarding isn’t torture, guys.”
Want to volunteer to test that notion?
I do YouGov,com online polls.
This was the topic of todays poll.