Sarah Palin says Barack Obama lacks “cojones.” This, we might note, from a woman who just up and quit as governor. Didn’t serve out the term people elected and trusted her to complete. Just up and quit. So for one with such “cojones deficit” to accuse another – who hasn’t quit – smacks a little of hypocrisy, doesn’t it?
Mike Lupica of NY Daily News calls her a “a hypocrite of the absolute highest rank.”
In Palin’s opinion, Jan Brewer, Republican governor of Arizona, “has the cojones that our President does not have. If our own President will not enforce our federal law, more power to Jan Brewer.”
Here is the video of Palin on Fox News Sunday:
Challenging the Constitution means you have cojones. Staying the course?
Well, let’s not beat a dead horse.
Perhaps Sarah Palin is a bit more of a secessionist than she ever let on. It’s no secret that her husband was a registered member of the Alaska Independence Party, a Party whose sole purpose is to secede from the nation. She apparently thinks each state is a separate nation, somehow loosely joined…by what, exactly, if not the Constitution?
Here is Palin addressing the 2008 AIP convention and telling them to keep up the good work:
That was the point of a federal government after all, even a lose one, that there be a body to set foreign policy for the United States. That was never something left to the states, not even in the conservatives’ beloved Tenth Amendment.
It has been observed before and by others that the Tea Party has never given America a description of what they expect “their” America to look like after they “take it back.” This is just another example of Tea Party rage rhetoric that leaves a person wondering what sort of nihilistic future we can expect.
The fact is, that immigration is an issue that requires more than rugged individualist sheriffs violating the Constitutional rights of people and throwing them into detention centers while racial profiling pulls those of Hispanic heritage over to check their citizenship. It’s going to require more than a “Great Wall of America” and more than 1200 National Guardsmen on the border.
And states don’t get to decide on their own foreign policy. Perhaps since, as Al Franken noted, Republicans feel entitled to their own facts we shouldn’t be surprised that they want their own foreign policy. They have already opted out of government in a snit because they lost the 2008 elections. I shudder to think what they will do if they lose again in November.
Once you’ve screamed your tantrum and stomped your little feet and then taken your toys and gone home, what do you have left in your playbook, Sarah?
Oh, that’s right, you lack the cojones to stay the course. When the going gets tough, you whine and you quit and you blame everyone else, and that’s about the extent of your playbook, isn’t it?
Not only do you need cojones, Sarah, you need to grow up.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.