During her appearance on Fox News Sunday, Sarah Palin took her jealousy of President Obama to a new low as she questioned his manhood and toughness while discussing immigration reform, “Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have to look out for all Americans.”
Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:
First Palin touted her little mini-me Jan Brewer, “This is a temporary suspension of some of the key elements in the law that Jan Brewer pressed hard for Arizonians and the country to have the result of us being more more secure, so that’s unfortunate that the judge chose those steps and Jan Brewer bless her heart, she’s gonna do all that she can to continue down the immigration pass to allow secure borders, because she’s.”
Then Palin attacked Obama, “Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have to look out for all Americans, not just Arizonans, but all Americans in this desire of us to secure our borders and allow legal immigration to help build this country, as was the purpose of immigration laws. If our own president won’t enforce the federal law, more power to Jan Brewer and 44 other states who are in line to help to help support Jan Brewer in state laws and state efforts to do what our president won’t do.”
The idea that Obama somehow lacks toughness because he challenged an unconstitutional state law is strictly a right wing invention. In my mind toughness means standing up for the law of the land that Obama has taken an oath to protect, without regard for politics. Palin is using the Bush/Cheney model of toughness which throws out the Constitution in order to do whatever you want. Ignoring the basic power structure set forth in the Constitution is not a display of strength. It is a display of disregard for the rule of law, which Palin has in spades.
Sarah Palin used a law designed to discriminate against brown skinned people to attack the black president. This is the epitome of the race baiting nexus of politics that currently dominates Republican thought. Palin was also playing on the old Republican stereotype of the weak liberal, while attempting to project the image that her and her mini-me Brewer are the kind of toughness that America needs. Reality though has a slight problem with Palin’s projected persona.
Her personal history shows that when the going gets tough, Sarah Palin gets to quitting. Sarah Palin has a lifelong history of quitting things both big and small. From quitting on four colleges to the 2004 quitting of her job as the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairwoman to quitting on the 2008 McCain campaign and “going rogue,” through her quitting on Alaska while she was governor, the only true talent that Sarah Palin seems to possess is the ability to quit any position of responsibility that she holds.
Within this context, it is laughable that Palin would question Obama’s cojones. What turns this joke into pure side splitting comedy is that she questioned Obama on Fox News, which is not only her employer, but also the only media outlet that Palin is not terrified of. It is kind of difficult to sell toughness, when the world knows that Sarah Palin wakes up with night terrors due to little Katie Couric. When Palin stops dodging the media, while blaming the media for her Sharron Angle-like dashes away from any type of objective interview, then maybe her criticism will rise beyond the level of entertaining stand up comedy to the rest of the country.
You may be able to fool the empty headed zombies who keep lining the pockets of their false prophet, but we know who you really are, Sarah. You are the political equivalent of an Internet troll living under the cyberbridge polluting our national dialogue with your mangled words and half truths all to satisfy your insecurity and desperate need for attention. We don’t fear you. We mock you, and we can’t wait until you, if you don’t quit first, step up to plate in 2012 and discover just how big Barack Obama’s cojones really are.