Sarah Palin took to her Twitter account to let the world know that she thinks it is very unfair that Dr. Laura Schlessinger is ending her radio show at the end of the year due to the fall out from her racist n-word rant on the air last week. Palin wrote Dr. Laura’s resignation “isn’t American, not fair.”
Here is Palin’s Tweet via Media Matters:
Compare Palin’s tweet on Dr. Laura to her feelings last month on the community center, “Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand. Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in the interest of healing. So let me see if I have this straight, according to Sarah Palin, American citizens who happen to be Muslims and wish to build a community center six blocks from Ground Zero have no constitutional protections, but Dr. Laura is allowed to use the word nigger 11 times in a rant on the radio?
Why in Sarah Palin’s mind does a conservative white woman get constitutional protections, but Muslims do not? It must be pointed out that Palin’s blame of liberal activists for trying to silence Dr. Laura is a pure manifestation of her own paranoia along with the classic Right Wing persecution complex. By the way, the activists that Palin claims are trying to silence Dr. Laura include Media Matters, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Women’s Media Center, and UNITY Journalists of Color. I don’t know about you, but except for GLAAD and Media Matters, I am not overly familiar with these organizations.
Palin’s two tweets on the “Ground Zero Mosque” and Dr. Laura speak volumes about her true character, and the politics that she is practicing. Sarah Palin is running a strictly whites only operation. One only has to look at all the lily white female faces in her SarahPAC’s Mama Grizzly video for proof of that. Much like the GOP, Palin’s entire political strategy is to divide the nation by race. She wants 2012 to be White vs. Black and with herself as the flag bearer for the white cause.
Palin’s lack of basic constitutional knowledge along with her special education teenage girl tweeting skills alone should disqualify her from the White House, but apparently Sarah doesn’t think that she has made her racism clear enough, so in the belief that there is no such thing as bad publicity, Palin has ambulanced chased her way to the defense of Dr. Laura. Sarah Palin has become a consistent defender of racism and discrimination.
When she chose to frame Park51 in the politics of fear and intolerance she was discriminating against a group of innocent Americans who only want to practice their freedom of religion, and as she ran to Dr. Laura’s aid, she was defending the type of ugly racism that every use of the word nigger revives. If Barack Obama represented the hope of what America could be in 2008, Sarah Palin and her potential 2012 bid represent the ugliness that America has been, and if we aren’t careful could once again become.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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