Skip to comments.Visceral Has Its Value (backhanded Palin compliment? Obama slam?)
Posted on 11/22/2009 2:41:35 PM PST by Daisyjane69
Its easy to dismiss Sarah Palin.
Shes back on the trail, with the tumbling hair and tumbling thoughts. The queen of the scenic strip mall known as Wasilla now reigns over thrilled subjects thronging to a politically strategic swath of American strip malls.
The conservative celebrity clearly hasnt boned up on anything, except her own endless odyssey of self-discovery. And she still has that Yoda-like syntax.
And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional and helpful way for John McCain, she told Bill OReilly.
Yet Democrats would be foolish to write off her visceral power.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Let the parade of CZJ pics begin.
Gratuitious Palin-bashing thinly veiled by a slight at Obama.
The usual PDS tripe.
I didn't read anything past, "Shes back on the trail, with the tumbling hair and tumbling thoughts."
So I'm afraid I will of little help to you in figuring it out.
Gee thanks! I feel much better now...
Go ahead and read it. She summed things so far up this way:
“If we could see a Reduced Shakespeare summary of Obamas presidency so far, it would read:
Dither, dither, speech. Foreign trip, bow, reassure. Seminar, summit. Shoot a jump shot with the guys, throw out the first pitch in mom jeans. Compromise, concede, close the deal. Dither, dither, water down, news conference.”
Finally, something I agree with!
Do people actually exist who read MoDo and the NY Times?
The spinster is in panic mode. I wonder if her liver can take it.
Dither, dither, speech. Foreign trip, bow, reassure. Seminar, summit. Shoot a jump shot with the guys, throw out the first pitch in mom jeans. Compromise, concede, close the deal. Dither, dither, water down, news conference.
Not, "Toil, toil, boil and bubble"?
Maureen means that an alley full of winos on Manhattan Island is more picturesque than anywhere in the natural wonderland of Alaska because, well, it’s on Manhattan.
She also means that anyone supporting, admiring or - heaven forfend - voting for Sarah Palin does so simply because Sarah Palin. The women’s ‘visceral’ reaction is to Palin’s beauty and their desire to emulate it. The men’s ‘visceral’ reaction is....you know the rest.
‘Visceral’ also means anyone supporting Palin or sharing her values is a bloodthirsty hate-monger intent on restoring the institution of slavery and ripping the so-called social safety net away....although neither Dowd nor any other lefty can explain how having promiscuous unprotected sex often accompanied by drug and alcohol abuse is in any way relevant to the concept of ‘safety.’
‘Visceral’ also means ‘non-thinking’ as - repeat after me - all liberals are smarter than Palin (this is an article of faith even with union types who went and voted Obama only to watch their plants and coal mines idled thanks to environmental restrictions).
Finally, ‘visceral’ means ‘Palin gets a better reaction than I do and I’m envirous. At least Dowd is on a level with us common folk on this one.
We ordinary Americans are so beneath queen Maureen. Her allusion to the strip mall of Wasilla speaks far more about Dowd than it does about America.
Me neither. Perhaps some meditation and CZJ omphaloskepsis is in order.
=> voting for Sarah Palin does so simply because Sarah Palin is attractive.
Wow! Too bad she could’t afford to bead the rest of that pattern.
Ran out of cloth, too.
Yeah, that's what Michael Douglas said when he dumped maureen dowd and chased Catherine Zeta Jones.
Do people actually exist who read MoDo and the NY Times?I don't. And since this requires a login, I'm not going to break my streak here today.
Is that what DemocRATS are doing?
Does Dowd ever stop to consider how such a piece opens up the window into her own inadequacies and biases? Surely not!
MaDo remains a snide, pathetic little human.
Of course, of the four men there, the only one who drank real beer was the only one who had ever had a real job.
Ouch! I wasn't expecting that Mo pic.
"Obama showed a flair for the theatrical during his campaign, and a talent for narrative in his memoir, but he has yet to translate those skills to governing."
Surely Dowd knows that Obama's talent for narrative in his memoir was almost certainly borrowed from Bill Ayers.
"As with the debates, he seems resistant to the idea that perception, as well as substance, matters.
I think she got her terms reversed. It's substance where Obama lacks any firm standing, unless she is referring to his Marxist ideology which he attempts to hide under a perception of moderation. Obama's success is a pure product of perception. Everyone tells us how brilliant he is as he reads from his teleprompter in constant campaign mode, continually spinning every failure as a success, unless it can be blamed on Bush. In staged oratory he tells us how every Democrat proposal is the will of the people, even when opposed by large majorities. When off the teleprompter, Obama sounds like a dolt.
If we were to strip away the false perceptions of eloquence and brilliance, his approval rating would be around 20%. Obama is about as resistant to the idea that perception matters, as was the Wizard of Oz.
I've heard that before. Where is it from? There's a verse in a similar vein in Shakespeare's Macbeth:
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire, burn; and caldron, bubble.
Oh. Is that how it goes? No wonder I got an F in Lit.